Matchday 6 of the 2019-20 Premier League is upon us and the FPL teams will now begin to take shape, with many users likely to use their wildcard – some may have already used it while some should use it within the coming couple of matchdays.
The heavyweights disappointed their users a bit. But, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane and Son Heung-min delivered. Tammy Abraham continued his hot streak and Callum Wilson has only improved on his start to the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.
Tottenham’s thumping win included a clean sheet, which in turn, saw Toby Alderweireld and Serge Aurier bag the most points in defence in FPL on Matchday 5. Marcus Rashford ensured his owners received a decent bag of points thanks to his converted penalty while Teemu Pukki continued his blitz with a goal and a brace in the shock win over Manchester City.
The coming gameweek has some interesting matchups, which only means that there could be huge differentials up for grabs. We take a look at five options that can enable your team to skim the differential advantage in your favour.
Son Heung-Min (Tottenham) – Midfielder – £9.6
The industrious South Korean has been the most forward player for Tottenham in many of the games over the last year or so, with his runs always troubling opposition. The Crystal Palace game was a stark reminder that Harry Kane isn’t the only Spurs star to be worried about and interestingly, Son isn’t in many teams right now.
Owned by just 6.7%, Son not only provides crazy points potential but also the differential embedded in his ownership or lack thereof. Son is priced a bit fairly at £9.6, but the return he promises outweighs the cost of bringing him in, especially as an alternative scoring option for people who have the injured Alexandre Lacazette in their squad.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – Forward – £7.8
Honestly, how Callum Wilson is not owned by more than the current ownership % of 9.9 is beyond us. The Bournemouth forward has been continuously in form and has had a goal involvement in each of the five Premier League games played by Bournemouth so far this season, something the current FPL darling Teemu Pukki hasn’t managed to do.
There has been a slight increase in ownership from last gameweek, but the proportion is negligible compared to his form. A natural number 9 that has a strong header and is equally adept with his feet is a deadly combination and one that seems to paying dividends for Wilson and his owners so far.
Wilson is now a top-tier forward who promises regular returns throughout the season, regardless of the run of fixtures. In with a relatively okay set of fixtures, Wilson should be very high on the wishlist of FPL users right now.
Richarlison (Everton) – Midfielder – £8.0
The Brazilian did not hold his end of the bargain as one of the five differential picks for Matchday 5 as Everton went up against Bournemouth. But, up against Sheffield United, the Everton star is again expected to be one of the premier attacking outlets for the home side.
Richarlison has a streaky habit and this might be the season to establish himself as a consistent contributor, especially with Everton struggling to get going in attack so far. His ownership has risen by 150 basis points (decimal) to 9%, which means he is still classified as a differential option and could be a potent addition to the FPL teams this gameweek.
Neal Maupay (Brighton) – Forward – £6.0
Providing the highest potential differential for Matchday 6 is Brighton forward Neal Maupay. The former Brentford star currently finds himself in just 0.6% of the FPL teams right now. But, Maupay is slowly gaining influence within the Brighton squad and can now be regarded as a regular part of the starting eleven.
Brighton will be up against Newcastle, who have had a similarly struggling start to the 2019-20 campaign. And while they do face North Londoners Arsenal and Tottenham in the following gameweeks, Brighton have proven they can stand their own ground on the field.
Chris Wood (Burnley) – Forward – £6.3
Another one of our Matchday 5 FPL picks, Ashley Barnes has slowed down a bit after his early season scoring spree. Chris Wood, on the other hand, hasn’t even managed to get going so far. The New Zealand forward though, should start firing soon, with Burnley having a very comfortable run of fixtures on their way.
Wood is owned by just 0.6% of the FPL users, just like Neal Maupay. But, unlike the Brighton star, Wood doesn’t have recent form backing his pick up. This could in turn, work in the owners’ favour, with not many people likely to pick Wood due to the lack of form shown up until now, compared to Maupay.