Fantasy Premier League tips from the team at FPL Connect ensuring you have those key performing players as well as a few cheeky differentials to get the jump on your rivals from gameweek to gameweek
Hello and welcome FPL managers. The sixth instalment of our weekly H2H series is here!
If you’re just reading this series for the first time and have absolutely zero idea what this article is about, hit the link > https://fplconnect.blog/2017/08/10/team-fpl-connect-picks/ where the concept is introduced and explained fully.
Gameweek 5 Results
It’s finally happened guys!!
Yes, Gaz Kaye has managed to get his first point on the board after blanking his first 4 attempts.
He successfully identified a differential in Trippier, who scored 6 points in Spurs’ surprise 0-0 draw against Swansea, which gave Gaz his very first precious point.
Elsewhere, my differential [Hazard] didn’t start and couldn’t influence the game after coming on as a sub in the second half in the way I anticipated he might.
Pilko’s differential, Antonio, couldn’t find a way past Tony Pulis’ resilient WBA outfit, leaving him with a blank, as well as picking up a booking, giving him just 2pts.
We all backed the Spurs boys for our predicted top scoring player in Kane and Alli, who as we know, frustratingly couldn’t find a way through an organised Swans defence.
Agüero’s mighty 20 point haul went unrivalled for the top score that week, a player that half a million FPL managers have drafted in ahead of the expected annihilation of Palace on the weekend.
So with that, the score board at the top stays the same with both myself and Pilko stuck on 2 points each, while Gaz is now just a point behind us after his first correct predicted differential.
Gameweek 6 picks
- Top scoring player (TSP): KDB – 17pts
- Differential: Sánchez – 13pts
Justification for TSP: Has to be the City game where the big points are this week surely? We identified Spurs last week as the game where all the points would be and it backfired, but I can’t see that happening this week. Palace were shocking again against Southampton last time out and City have been simply irresistible! With most of their main men rested for the mid-week Carabao cup tie, I just can’t see anything other than a high scoring romp for the Citizens. With 3 assists in his last 2 games, KDB is finally starting to get the points and I can see him scoring in this one too with a couple of assists for the deadly duo up front.
Justification for differential: Another one who’s currently a differential, owned by just 2.4% of FPL managers, I had to get this man in whilst I could, much like Hazard last week, despite him not returning. Sanchez also has a nice fixture at home against WBA. Tony Pulis knows how to park it against Arsenal, but with their new formation and Welbeck out, meaning Alexis should return to the first team, I can see Arsenal winning comfortably and Alexis getting a goal and an assist. He’s just too good and I expect him to have too much for the stubborn WBA defence.
- Top scoring player (TSP): Agüero – 16pts
- Differential: Mendy – 10pts
Justification for TSP: Rare that the top scoring performer from last week does it again the following week but I think Agüero is the exception, so I’m going with the obvious pick. He proved last week, emphatically, that he’s still got it and that if he’s fit, it’s difficult to overlook him, even with all the good striker options this year. I think Roy will eventually get Palace more organised, but 2 weeks isn’t enough time to get a team organised enough to keep a rampant Man City at bay and I think they’re gonna tear them apart again, like they did last time at the Etihad (5-0). If there’s goals, which I expect there to be, Agüero with the form he is in, surely has to be amongst them – a brace and an assist for Kun.
Justification for differential: After my victorious wing back differential pick last week, I’m gonna keep the trend again this week and pick another wing back in Mendy – don’t change a winning formula as they say! City have kept 69% possession on average in their matches so far this year and will probably get more than that when they face Palace, with Roy likely to park the double-decker and that limits the Palace attacking threat. I would be incredibly surprised to see them score one and with the beastly Mendy putting in an outrageous 18 crosses in his couple of Premier League games, I can see a cheeky assist too as well as him knicking 1 bonus point.
- Top scoring player (TSP): Sané – 16pts
- Differential: Richarlison – 10pts
Justification for TSP: I’ve gone a little controversial this week with my predicted top scoring player of the week. Leroy has been brilliant every single time he’s featured for Pep so far this season and last night was no exception, scoring a brace in a full 90 minute cameo out on the left wing. With Jesus getting the full 90 also and City playing Shakhtar 3 days after their match against Palace, I have a feeling Sané has earned a starting place, giving Pep an excuse to rest his golden boy Jesus on the weekend, keeping him fresh for the Champions League tie. If he starts as I’m predicting, I can see him bagging a brace again and I can’t see Palace scoring, so a point for a clean sheet.
Justification for differential: Watford have started well this season and the away form has been fantastic with two lovely 2-0 wins at Bournemouth and Southampton. Swansea have been better away than they have at home, with them conceding 5 goals in 2 games at home. Richarlison has been their bright spark on the left hand side with his pace and skills. He looks confident and assured in his performances, despite only being 19 and I fancy him to get back to scoring ways in this one.