FPL Differential XI: Gameweek 5

We’ve all seen the “template XI” and will, no doubt, have figured out which elite assets we’re going to jump on this season.

Whether you’re on the Salah train or the Haaland bus (or both), you’re going to be needing some handy differentials in your side to ensure you’re always one step ahead of your mini-league rivals and can climb up those world rankings!

In this weekly series, we explore those low ownership options that could be the hidden gems to help you to creap up that table. Here are the options we like the look of for GW5…

Vicente Guaita – Crystal Palace – Goalkeeper – 1.4% TSB

Crystal Palace haven’t exactly been inundated with clean sheets so far this season but a home game against Brentford signals the start of a kinder run of fixtures. Vicente Guaita could be decent value now at £4.5m.

Diogo Dalot – Manchester United – Defender – 3.7% TSB

Our value full back has arrived. Diogo Dalot is firmly Erik Ten Hag’s first choice right back and he announced his arrival as an FPL asset this year with a clean sheet and an assist in GW4. That 3.7% ownership should rise rapidly.

Joachim Anderson – Crystal Palace – Defender – 2.4% TSB

See our goalkeeper selection! Joachim Anderson has had a great start to the 2022/23 campaign despite the lack of clean sheets and proved he can be a threat at the other and of the field with an unexpected goal at the Etihad on Saturday.

Kieran Tierney – Arsenal – Defender – 0.9% TSB

Kieran Tierney came back into the Arsenal eleven on Saturday against Fulham thanks to Oleksander Zinchenko’s injury. Mikel Arteta confirmed that the Ukrainian is missing again, meaning Tierney should be a good FPL pick against a struggling Aston Villa

Emerson Palmieri – West Ham United – Defender – 0.8% TSB

We have our latest starting £4.0m player! Emerson Palmieri made his debut for West Ham against Villa (yes, he was hooked on half time) and should play once more against Tottenham with Aaron Cresswell struggling for fitness. If David Moyes reverts to the five at the back as expected, Emerson could be incredible value as a left wing back.

Jack Harrison – Leeds United – Midfielder – 4.1% TSB

While everyone is (rightly) flocking to get Leeds team mate Rodrigo in, we are still sticking with Jack Harrison. Like Rodrigo, Harrison blanked in GW4 but will be confident he can add to his attacking returns this week against a lackluster Everton.

Mason Mount – Chelsea – Midfielder – 4.8% TSB

The flat track fantasy bully hasn’t done any bullying yet so far as Mason Mount is yet to register a goal or assist in this campaign. Chelsea face Southampton tonight in the kind of game Mount usually comes to life in. He’s definitely overdue!

Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United – Midfielder – 2.1% TSB

Cristiano Ronaldo is still nowhere near the starting eleven at Manchester United and Bruno Fernandes is starting to come to life once more. Coincidence? Bruno has already dropped to £9.8m but is looking sharp once more and took his winning goal at Southampton well. One to watch if you’re losing patience with Son Heung Min…

Eberechi Eze – Crystal Palace – Midfielder – 2.3% TSB

Another one who is set to benefit from nice fixtures! Eberechi Eze has performed superbly at the start of this season and has assists away at Liverpool and Manchester City to show for it. Eze is Crystal Palace’s chief creator at the moment, having created six chances so far in very tough fixtures and is one that is looking to explode as the fixtures get kinder.

Leandro Trossard – Brighton – Midfielder – 2.7% TSB

Brighton are top class and although Pascal Gross is getting most of the credit, Leandro Trossard is also showing everyone why he’s considered their top man. The signing of Pervis Estupinan at left back should enable Trossard to play further forward from now on which will only serve to increase his FPL value. His fixtures look great too with Fulham, Leicester and Bournemouth their next three…

Raul Jimenez – Wolves – Forward – 0.6% TSB

Raul Jimenez still looks a shadow of his former self but the Mexican is still a nailed on starter and was denied his first goal of the season against Newcastle by VAR. With Bournemouth and Southampton his next two fixutre, Jimenez will be confident of getting off the mark sooner rather than later.


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