FPL Differential XI: Gameweek 10

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 creep up that table. Here are the options we like the look of for GW10…

Goalkeeper: Vicente Guaita Crystal Palace – 2.1% TSB

Crystal Palace’s favourable run of fixtures is about to start with this week’s home game against Leeds United. It’s time to jump on their FPL assets, starting with £4.5m goalkeeper Vicente Guaita. The clean sheets haven’t come for Palace yet but they’re just around the corner!

Defenders: Ryan Sessegnon Tottenham Hotspur – 1.1% TSB, James Justin – Leicester City – 1.2% TSB, Kurt Zouma – West Ham United – 1.9% TSB

Tottenham’s wing back conundrum has been a tough one to navigate this season. However, Emerson Royal’s suspension and Antonio Conte’s evident lack of faith in Matt Doherty should ensure Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon occupy the wide positions for the next three matches. Brighton represent tough opposition in GW9 but Everton at home next up makes Sessegnon a decent pick up.

James Justin enjoyed a very rare clean sheet against Nottingham Forest last week, as did Kurt Zouma against Wolves. Both have appetising fixtures this time round, facing Bournemouth and Fuham and will be confident of achieving back to back shut outs.

Midfielders: Philippe CoutinhoAston Villa – 4.3% TSB, Jack Grealish Manchester City – 1.2% TSB, Harvey Barnes Leicester City – 1.3% TSB, Bruno FernandesManchester United – 2.3% TSB, Jarrod BowenWest Ham United – 4.0% TSB

This week’s midfield consists of three huge names that are yet to get going this season and two mid-range options that will be hoping their goals in GW9 can kickstart their campaigns.

Star trio Philippe Coutinho, Bruno Fernandes and Jack Grealish have just two goals and one assist between them going into GW10. Pretty awful.

Coutinho has been the worst of the lot so far with the Brazilian yet to register an attacking return so far this season. Recent signs are good though as he’s looking much sharper and was denied a wondergoal by the post against Leeds United on Sunday. Oh, he plays against Nottingham Forest this week too.

Jack Grealish is another showing plenty of promise having done almost everything but score or assist in the Manchester derby while city rival Bruno Fernandes cut a frustrated figure at the other end. The Portuguese maestro has a fixture against Everton to look forward to getting his teeth into after an Etihad nightmare. You’ve heard of chasing points…well this is the opposite!

We’ve tipped Jarrod Bowen and Harvey Barnes to get back towards their brilliant best in recent weeks in this article and it looks like that prophecy is beginning to come true. Both got on the scoresheet in GW9 with the former adding a fortunate assist to his score. These two are prime candidates for a price rise in the coming weeks with a good run of fixtures to come.

Forwards: Odsonne EdouardCrystal Palace – 1.8% TSB, Ollie WatkinsAston Villa – 2.1% TSB

Crystal Palace are bursting with creative players nowadays and with plenty of good fixtures to come, their forward is going to get plenty of chances to get on the scoresheet. Step forward Odsonne Edouard!

Palace don’t face a traditional top six side between now and the World Cup and Edouard looks likely to be the man to benefit from them. The Frenchman got on the scoresheet against Chelsea and will be confident he can keep finding the net, starting with this weekend’s game at home against Leeds United.

Rounding us off this week is Ollie Watkins who couldn’t buy a goal against Leeds United this weekend, thwarted on several occasions by Illan Meslier. Like Coutinho, he has the privelege of playing against the Forest defence. Do I need to say much more?

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