Trying to pick out budget options and differentials over the course of the season is a major part of having a successful FPL season. This weekly article will try to pick a few players who can help you catch up or kick on in your mini leagues.
West Ham United winger Marko Arnautovic is set for a return to the first team this weekend as the Hammers visit Huddersfield Town and also returns to our punt of the game week. The Austria international has returned consistent FPL returns since GW 16 till GW22 except the clash at home against Arsenal. In this process he has scored 5 goals and provided 1 assist along with 4 bonus points which must be considered as a healthy FPL return. West Ham have a kind run of fixtures including GW23 HUD (A), GW24 BOU (H), GW25 CRY (H), GW26 Brighton (A), and GW27 Brighton (H). Add to the run of games Antonio is ruled out for some time and this allows Arunautovic to play more forward even if Moyes decides to play him alongside Andy Carroll. At $7m price and 7.9% TSB he is a differential who can help you catch or kick your ML rivals. In the absence of Mark Noble it’s not really sure who is the dedicated Penalty Taker for the hammers as Lanzini, Arunautovic and Andy Carroll have shared the responsibility in past. I am expecting Arunautovic to take the Penalties till Noble returns to the team.
Next up is Ryan Fraser, the Bournemouth man is a real differential at just 0.6% ownership. He currently has 3 goals to his name so far but has missed many games since beginning of the season. Eddie Howe loves him in the attack and his underlying statistics show he could be due for more FPL returns soon. Josh King, Defoe and Stanislas Jr. are out of injury and this brings Ryan Fraser to the main focal point of attack. He has registered 6 shots on goals in last two games and Jordan Ibe’s form may help him even more. The little dynamo is also a bonus point magnet when scores or assists. 3 goals and 9 assists in last season was only a curtain raiser to his talent and I am sure going forward Fraser will be a smart investment at $5.1m for the FPL managers.
Wish you all a great match week and green arrows.