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FanTeam GW19 100K Weekly Monster Differentials

The €100K Weekly Monster is back on FanTeam with a hefty €10k in line for the winner. Taking down massive EPL tournaments like this is impossible without a batch of juicy differentials, read on to see who I recommend for this slate. 

Michail Antonio (West Ham, 10.7)

Only one West Ham forward Antonio is available for selection on FanTeam (with no Safety Net cover if he fails to feature) will keep his ownership down, but this is the risk I’d like to take. The explosiveness of the Englishman is well-documented and he is facing Burnley, who are ranked 14th in the league in xG conceded (5.22) over the last 4 matches. Antonio has already scored 3 goals this season from the very limited playtime and wiil be eager to rediscover his goalscoring form. He is also an ultra-differential captain material for me this week.  

Antonio is given a 36% chance to score

Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, 12.0)

Pulisic played 90 minutes in 3 of his last 4 EPL outings for Chelsea, making him the most solid and attractive Blues’ attacking asset. During this period, he recorded 30 penalty area touches (3rd best among the Premier League midfielders), 9 shots (6 inside the box), and 2 big chances. Pulisic is underperforming this season, having scored only once from 2.86 xG. The big game from him might be around the corner and Fulham seems to be a favourable opponent.

Read more: EPL GW 19 Cheat Sheet

The Cottagers were terrible in defense against Tottenham (2.58 xG conceded) and are very unlikely to improve significantly in a short period of time. Given that, Pulisic is an exciting differential pick for the tournament, whereas captaining «Captain America» is appealing as well.

Pulisic is given a 34% chance to score

Jayden Bogle (Sheffield United, 4.3)

While Sheffield United are still occupying the bottom position in the league, some improvement in their defensive performances has been evident recently. In fact, over the last 4 matches only Manchester City conceded less big chances (2) than Sheffield (4). Bogle stands out as the best choice from the Blades’ defense right now, having recorded  incredible 10 penalty area touches (the most of all Sheffield players), 3 shots (3 inside the box), 1 big chance and 2 chances created last time against Newcastle. The Spurs are a different opposition, but they may struggle at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield is given a 19% chance to keep a clean sheet

Anthony Martial (Manchester United, 7.9)

Martial generally gets overlooked by FanTeam players compared to Bruno and Rashford, making him a great differential option. The Frenchman racked up the team's highest 0.74 xGI against Burnley, having fired 5 shots in total (4 inside the box). In fact, out of all EPL forwards, only Bamford and Watkins registered more shots than Martial (11) over the last 4 Gameweeks. Liverpool find themselves in bad form and are utilising two midfielders in the centre of their backline right now, so there surely will be opportunities for Martial to score. In case Martial fails to start, Cavani is the player to replace him via the Safety Net, which is totally fine.

Martial is given a 26% chance to score

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, 13.1)

It looks Aubameyang completely lost the trust of Fantasy players with a meager 11% ownership in FanTeam’s 5-game slate contest against Crystal Palace speaking for itself. This time, I am predicting him at around 5% ownership, which is really good for a player of such caliber.

Newcastle’s defense has been leaky recently. Over the last 4 matches, they conceded 12 big chances (the joint-second worst in the league) and 7.12 xG (the third-worst result). Moreover, only 3 teams in that period conceded more chances from the right flank than the Magpies (14), which exactly bodes well for Aubameyang. The Gabonese international is still on penalties, is still playing 90 minutes every time, and is certainly still capable of a monster game.

Aubameyang is given a 40% chance to score 

We hope these tips lead you to success this week on FanTeam! Enjoy playing Daily Fantasy in Europe and become the best!

Khan
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Khan

Khan, a Ph.D. student in Economics, loves studying advanced sports analytics and using it to his advantage in DFS. Having started to play daily fantasy sports in 2017, he currently has a net profit of over 70000 euros. Sits in the top-5 of DFS players in Europe, finished 3rd in FanTeam's WCOFF 2018 and WCOFF 2020.

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