FPL Differential XI: Gameweek 15

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 GW15…

Goalkeeper: Illan MeslierLeeds United – 2.4% TSB

Illan Meslier and Leeds are the goalkeeper top for the week. He has a busy week at Anfield last week but passed with flying colours. Could a clean sheet against Bournemouth be on the horizon this week for the young Frenchman?

Defenders: James TarkowskiEverton – 1.5% TSB, Luke Shaw Manchester United – 1.3% TSB, Rico HenryBrentford – 1.2% TSB

Targeting the set piece takers and targets against Leicester is certainly a useful ploy so big James Tarkowki is an outside pick for this week. Everton have improved defensively in recent weeks and big Tarks is surely due a goal from an enticing Demarai Gray cross.

Luke Shaw’s latest renaissance continges meanwhile as he is hitting top form at the perfect time in regards to his World Cup hopes. Aston Villa and Fulham are appetising opponents before the England squad fly out to Qatar.

Rico Henry completes the back three as we look to pick a real outsider. Brentford play Forest this week and will be hopeful of an overdue clean sheet on the road.

Midfielders: Jack GrealishManchester City – 1.1% TSB, Brendan AaronsonLeeds United – 1.0% TSB, Demarai Gray Everton – 0.7% TSB, Adama TraoreWolves – 0.3% TSB, Morgan Gibbs-WhiteNottingham Forest – 0.3% TSB

Is Jack Grealish about to burst into life at the last minute before the World Cup? City host Fulham and Brentford in an extremely friendly last two games before the winter break and Grealish will be desperate to shake off the Miguel Almiron comparisons to catch the eye of Gareth Southgate.

Brendan Aaronson and Demarai Gray are two set pieces demons looking to make the most of favourable home matches this weekend, particularly the latter who has been incredibly unlucky to not have picked up more attacking returns in recent weeks.

For the remainder of the attack we go for two mega low ownership options in Adama Traore and Morgan Gibbs-White who both sit at 0.3% TSB. Adama’s end product is one of football’s hottest topics but he’s managed a goal and an assist since reclaiming a spot in the team. Wolves will be relying on him to produce some creativity in their home game against Brighton this week while struggling Forest will need exactly the same from one of their very few bright sparks in Gibbs-White. His set pieces make him their best FPL asset.

Forwards: Bryan MbuemoBrentford – 1.6% TSB, Gianluca Scamacca West Ham United – 1.9% TSB

With Ivan Toney suspended, it’ll fall on the shoulders of Bryan Mbuemo to lead the Brentford line this weekend in a good matchup for them against Nottingham Forest this week. As well as his normal free kicks, Mbuemo should take charge of penalties too and will be their main asset this week.

Joining him in attack for us is Gianluca Scamacca who hasn’t found the net for a couple of weeks now. A home match against a Crystal Palace side who were thumped by Everton on their last away trip represents a great chance for him to get back in on the scoresheet.


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