Welcome back to our weekly look at possible Fantasy Premier League differentials ahead of the weekend matches.
It’s glad to be looking forward to a Saturday with league football, as the international break (apart from the Irish and Swedes) felt like a few decades at least.
The biggest news this week comes with the injury to West Ham United star Dimitri Payet, who was in most teams after an amazing start to life in the English top flight.
Sadly, the Frenchman will be out until the end of February, and will have to be replaced adequately ahead of a busy December period.
You could easily follow the bandwagon trends and bring in the likes of Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil or Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho, but with Sergio Aguero coming back in the fray very soon, a cheaper differential could save you the funds to make the switch after the weekend.
Without further ado, here are THREE Fantasy Premier League differentials ahead of Gameweek 13!
It might be against common sense to back a Chelsea player, but our first differential pick is Blues winger Willian (6.9 and selected by 4.1%).
The Brazil international seems to be the only good thing coming out of Stamford Bridge at the moment, with the former Shakhtar Donetsk star having ironically the best season in a Chelsea shirt to date.
He has scored five goals in all competitions this season and ahead of a rather ‘kind’ schedule featuring Norwich (Home), Bournemouth (Home), Leicester (Away), Sunderland (Home), and Watford (Home) in the next six, Willian has amble opportunity to help the Blues turn their disastrous season around.
The last few weeks have been nothing short of spectacular for young Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard (4.5 and owned by just 0.5%), whose recent displays even earned him a call-up to the England squad.
The youngster became the Man United hero in their 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion with a spectacular strike, and in the previous game assisted Wayne Rooney for the only goal in a 1-0 Champions League victory.
With the news that Antony Martial is out with a foot injury, Lingard is expected to start on the right of midfield against Watford and won’t come any cheaper than he already is. His price tag makes him the perfect player to come in ahead of plans to bring in Sergio Aguero.
Another youngster that is having a great few weeks, Dele Alli (5.0 and owned by 1.7%) has just come away from his England debut with a goal against France following an impressive start to the season.
Despite his age of just 19, Alli has started Spurs’ last eight games and has been in dangerous attacking areas, scoring two goals and supplying two assists so far this term.
Also a cheap option at just 5.0, Alli is almost the perfect fifth midfielder for your squad who is guaranteed minutes and is goal threat. And with several Lilywhite midfielders out with injury and/or suspension, he could be on the mark once more against West Ham United this weekend.