ATFPL brings you Gameweek 36’s differential options as we highlight a pair of overlooked alternatives to consider ahead of this week’s deadline. Read on to find out who we have chosen this Gameweek.
Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov has benefited from an injury to team mate Gael Clichy in recent weeks with the 29-year-old having started the last three league matches and keeping the Frenchmen out of the side in the span of three Gameweeks, Kolarov has produced a goal, an assist and kept two clean sheets for his side. Highlighting the defenders potential at both ends of the field.
In the last three Gameweeks, Kolarov has produced five Key Passes (third most for defenders) and registered six Goal attempts (most for defenders) three of which have been on target.
Kolarov is available at 5.7 million and sits in 3.2% of teams as City face QPR at home this weekend. And with QPR having scored just 1.1 goals and conceding 2.2 goals on average away from home, Kolarov has the potential to produce returns at both ends of the field this weekend. Beyond this weekend, City face Swansea and Southampton and if Kolarov can continue to keep Clichy out of the side he could be an excellent differential for those Fantasy Managers willing to take the risk.
Leicester’s recent attacking revival has seen them score 2.1 goals on average in their last seven league fixtures whilst also having recorded five wins in their last six matches. And since being re-introduced back into midfield, Marc Albrighton has been a key figure to the Foxes recent successes with the 25-year-old having produced a goal and a pair of assists in the last two Gameweeks.
Statistically, Albrighton has produced 15 Key Passes in the last four Gameweeks, leading the category for midfielders over the likes of Jordan Henderson (13) and Cesc Fabregas (11). Whilst also managing six Goal Attempts, four of which have arrived from inside the box.
Albrighton is priced at a budget 4.2 million and sits in 2.3% of teams ahead of Leicester’s weekend encounter against Southampton, who have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last three matches. Leicester then face favourable fixtures against Sunderland (A) and QPR (H) to end their season. With Nigel Pearson’s side just one point above 18th placed Sunderland, this weekend’s encounter at the King Power Stadium promises to be an eventful affair.
*All selected by percentages were accurate as of the posting of the article*