Fantasy Premier League GW9 differentials – Joseph’s picks

Here is Joseph’s article containing his fantasy premier league GW9 differentials. As always, he will be giving three choices of varying ownership; 5-10%, 1-5% and <1%. Joseph finished with an overall rank of 13k last season.

fantasy premier league GW9 differentials – Joseph’s picks

Last week’s picks

Further success amongst the realms of my differentials picks for GW9 although there was some disappointment as well. Richarlison won a converted penalty for Watford to pick up an assist and is increasingly looking like the budget midfielder to own. There’s something not quite right at Everton and it seems to be affecting Sigurdsson who blanked once more away at Brighton. One week punt Batshuayi rather failed in his opportunity during Morata’s absence and was withdrawn after just 57 mins so will seemingly fall out of favour again.


This week’s picks

Aguero, 11.5mil MID, 8.2%

Now I will admit that this is a rather obvious pick to start me off this week but arguably the greatest striker in FPL history is sitting at just 8.2% ownership which presents an opportunity for managers. This is of course due to the unfortunate car accident that he was involved in a few weeks ago. However, he has been on the bench during the last 2 games which suggests he is close to, if not at full fitness. Pep has previously romanticised about Aguero breaking the Man City goal-scoring record and he would love for the record to broken in front of the Man City faithful. Could this mean a start against Burnley at the Etihad this weekend?

Aguero had started the season brilliantly with 6 goals and 3 assists during the opening six fixtures with his ownership approaching 30% before the accident. We all know about the form that Man City are in at the moment so that surely mean goals for the Argentinian, especially looking at the upcoming schedule. Fixtures against West Brom, Leicester and Huddersfield are all in the next 6 gameweeks, starting with that game against Burnley this week. A brace to take him to top of the Man City goal-scoring leaderboard? I wouldn’t bet against it.

Man City’s next 6 fixtures:
Burnley (H)
West Brom (A)
Arsenal (H)
Leicester (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Southampton (H)

Martial, 8.0mil MID, 2.5%

Moving to the other side of Manchester for my second pick and we’re taking a look at the flying winger. In the wake of the injury to Rashford, there could be ample opportunity for Martial if the Englishman is out for a few weeks. So far this season we have seen Mourinho rotate the pair in the LW position almost every single game. After being dropped to the bench in the Champions League, it looked very likely that the Frenchman would play this weekend anyway but the injury confirms this and he looks a good punt.

His points per 90 minutes is frankly ridiculous at the moment at 14.7 and he seems to always get himself involved in a goal. He has 3 goals and 2 assists in the league which is very impressive considering that he has only played more than 60 mins once. Man Utd face Huddersfield this week who were taken apart 4-0 by Spurs the last time that they played one of the big boys so there could be goals for the 2nd place team in that game.

Man Utd’s next 6 fixtures:
Huddersfield (A)
Tottenham (H)
Chelsea (A)
Newcastle (H)
Brighton (H)
Watford (A)

Dann, 4.7mil DEF, 0.5%

I will confess that I had some difficulty finding a <1% pick this week so I’ve got for a slightly longer term option. Palace have obviously been struggling massively this year but their win against Chelsea last week should provide them with a massive morale boost. They have some good fixtures coming up over the next 11 gameweeks which could see them get their season going. Hodgson by trade is a rather pragmatic manager who likes to concentrate on sorting his defence which should increase the potential of Dann.

He is now available at a reduced price of 4.7mil which is a good price for a defender who poses such a strong threat in the opposition box. He has 10 goals and 7 assists during the last three seasons and has already take 7 shots inside the box this year. If Hodgson can organise the defence with Dann at the heart of it, then surely there will be some points coming his way along with the possibility of a goal or two.

Crystal Palace’s next 6 fixtures:
Newcastle (A)
West Ham (H)
Spurs (A)
Everton (H)
Stoke (H)
Brighton (A)

That concludes my picks for this week. Let me know any of your differential picks in the comments section and feel free to ask any questions about your team for this gameweek. You can also find me on Twitter.


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2 thoughts on “Fantasy Premier League GW9 differentials – Joseph’s picks”

  1. Looking for some advice on where to go with my team. I’m usually pretty good at planning where I want to go, but I’m a bit stuck with what to do with my team at the minute (wishing I still had my wildcard). I feel a lot of transfers are needed yet my wildcard has already been used. Advice on what to do would be appreciated both in the short and medium term.

    My stats are:
    Overall Rank – 300,631
    Squad Value – £102.2m
    Free transfers – 0 this week (already transferred out Dawson earlier in the week when it looked like his price was going to drop)


    GKs – Elliot and Foster
    Defs – Jones, B Davies, Cedric, Bertrand, Mee
    Mids – D Silva, Salah, Carroll, Chalobah, Davis
    FWDs – Kane, Jesus, Lukaku

    My issues/thoughts:
    – Foster has a slight knock and WBA haven’t been great at CS’s so far this season and have trickier fixtures coming up
    – Davies not starting and Rose being fit again and trickier fixtures upcoming
    – Two Soton defenders, I feel at least 1, if not both need changing
    – Chalobah long term injured (previous transfers have focused on more important issues)
    – Davis not starting previous game and as a third midfielder doesn’t fill me with much confidence of returns each week
    – Jesus’ gametime/postion now Kun is fit
    – Kane struggling at home (I don’t think I could bring myself to get rid though)

    My thoughts at the minute are on bringing Morata in for Lukaku to free up some funds. I would also like to get Kun in for Jesus. I really need to sort my defence out though as well as trying to upgrade my 3rd midfielder to Richarlison. I did ponder going 5-2-3, but anyone’s thoughts are welcome on how best to approach the changes needed, do I take hits? (I’ve taken 8 points in hits over the past 2 game weeks and my strategy this season is to try and minimise hits as they cost me too much last season) or do I try and do it one transfer a week at the risk of price changes and not being able to afford players?

    Please throw your thoughts, however brief or detailed my way, it would be much appreciated.


    A confused FPL player

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