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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.

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Alonso has impressed recently in Conte’s new formation

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.

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