Differential Potential – Gameweek 8

Let’s forget about last week shall we? Sean Morrison was great in all fairness, largely thanks to the 19 aerials he won. However, Anthony Martial blew his chance (again) while Joselu was…well, Joselu.

Here’s a few more differential before we all slump into the second International Break of the season.

Sam Vokes

After a pretty dismal start to the season, it looks like Burnley are back.

With Europa League a distant memory, attention had turned back to resurrecting a disastrous start to the Premier League season and a spectacular 4-0 drubbing of Bournemouth was backed up by a less than memorable win against Cardiff City.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson is playing well again which often means Burnley are too. He’ll be looking to supply the bullets for Sunday’s match winner Sam Vokes who will be licking his lips at the prospect of facing a less than inspiring Huddersfield defence.

Vokes is likely available on a free agent in Fantrax leagues atnd is well worth a start in GW8.

Kiko Femenia

An injury crisis at right back should pave the way for Kiko Femenia’s first start of the season for Watford.

An old FPL favourite, Femenia loves to get forward and should have plenty of chances to do so against Bournemouth in GW8.

Femenia is normally favoured for his attacking returns but a new look, solid Watford have tightened up at the back so a clean sheet isn’t out of the equation.

Davinson Sanchez

Speaking of clean sheets, Tottenham will be expecting one when they host Cardiff City this weekend.

To say the Bluebirds don’t carry a big goal threat is an understatement. Tottenham haven’t exactly been watertight this season but Kenneth Zohore will be a much more welcome sight than Lionel Messi was on Wednesday for Hugo Lloris and co.

Jan Vertonghen’s injury should mean another start for Davinson Sanchez in GW8. Picking him up should mean a decent amount of aerials won as well as a clean sheet.

Kelechi Iheanacho

It’s hard to avoid scoring when you play next to Jamie Vardy and in front of James Maddison.

Kelechi Iheanacho is finally getting a little run in the Leicester team at the moment and a matchup against Everton (who have kept only one clean sheet in their first seven games) should provide the Nigerian with a good chance of adding to the goal and assist he picked up against Huddersfield.

Luciano Vietto

Fulham v Arsenal at midday on Sunday has all the ingredients of a classic.

Both love to attack while possessing an apparent phobia of defending, meaning the likelihood of a 0-0 bore fest is small.

Luciano Vietto currently had the lowest ownership of the attacking players on offer so he gets the nod as the differential. Can’t wait to watch this one.


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