Fantasy Premier League 2016: Dare to differential
Having a good differential pick in an FPL squad always comes in handy to score more points than your rivals.
Big name stars in the Fantasy Premier League are bound to get huge points for FPL managers on a consistent basis but they are often too expensive. These stars are also selected by most FPL managers which means that one manager can’t outscore the other in a Gameweek because most have the same stars.
Having a good differential pick in an FPL squad always comes in handy. A differential is any player who is owned by a very small percentage of FPL managers in the game. They help in providing a crucial edge in mini-leagues and bet leagues, which managers so often desire. Without any further ado, let’s mull over some good picks for Gameweek 13, with players owned by less than 6-7% being considered only.
Marcos Alonso (£6.1m) – Chelsea
The summer signing from Fiorentina has enjoyed a good start to the PL since slotting into Antonio Conte’s recent change to a 3-4-3 formation in GW7, when they faced Hull away. Since then, Chelsea have kept 6 clean sheets in 6 games, with Alonso featuring for 90 mins in each game, earning him a total of 45 points across those games.
The wing-back’s propensity to attack has already earned him an assist and a goal in the 5-0 drubbing vs Everton, where Alonso was ranked 3rd for the most forward passes in the attacking third, with 21/25 passes completed (via Opta).
They now face Spurs at Stamford Bridge, who are still unbeaten, but with a measly ownership of 5.0% and taking Chelsea’s defensive solidity into consideration, he is an excellent purchase for managers.