Another weekend is looming, and another set of Premier League football is about to get underway. And with that, another chance for you to get ahead of your opponents in the Fantasy Premier League world.
If you haven’t changed your team by now, well you’re in luck because sometimes the most obvious player to bring in isn’t always the most profitable, as your opponents are likely to make the same ‘mainstream’ move.
So (like we do every week), we’re here to offer you some alternative options that many and most Fantasy managers may be overlooking.
As you know, these players are called differentials… and they could really propel you up your respective mini-leagues if your ‘gamble’ pays off and they perform.
So without further ado, here are THREE FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE DIFFERENTIALS ahead of gameweek 15! (Wow… we are almost half-way into the season)
He’s back! Well for the time being at least.
Given his first start against Southampton in the Capital One Cup, Daniel Sturridge (10.1 and owned by just 1.5%), repaid Jurgen Klopp’s faith and scored a brilliant brace en route to a 6-1 win right before an enticing run of fixtures that include Newcastle (Away), West Brom (Home), Watford (Away), Leicester (Home), and Sunderland (Away).
And an interesting stat, Sturridge has scored six goals against Newcastle United, more than any other side, with four in his last three against the Magpies in the English top flight.
Now, he just needs to stay injury-free.
Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (5.5 and owned by just 1.8%) hasn’t had the best of seasons so far with niggling injuries and poor form, but he will be vital to the Gunners now amid their injury problems.
The England international is expected to start down the right flank for Arsene Wenger and when given the opportunity he usually steps up to the plate.
So when Sunderland travel to the Emirates this weekend, Chamberlain will be looking to once again impress his boss ahead of an enticing run of games starting with the Black Cats then Aston Villa (Away), Southampton (Away), Bournemouth (Home) in the next five… with only a tricky game against Manchester City (Home) in Gameweek 17.
A replacement for the injured Alexis Sanchez?
It is set to be an important month for Chelsea, and Kurt Zouma (5.4 and owned by 3.2%) will play a big part if they turn their form around.
The Blues have kept two clean sheets in succession for the first time this season in their last two gamed ahead of some you would call ‘easier’ match-ups, with three home games against relegation battling sides in the next four.
So it seems Zouma could be involved in a few more shut-outs in December, and the Frenchman is also a threat in attack given his one goal and one assist already this term.