This year, the first blank gameweek has arrived early in the season. Indeed, this week we have blanks for both Manchester City and Arsenal. FPL managers should be concerned since it makes it difficult to field 11 players.
It makes it all the more critical to get those transfers properly. Are there any low ownership possibilities that could give management the upper hand during a challenging week of negotiations?
We are here for that reason. We’ll give you the Top 5 FPL GW12 Differentials in this blog.
Dominic Solanke (£5.8m, Bournemouth) vs. Southampton (H)
Over the last several Gameweeks, Dominic Solanke has been unstoppable. Congratulations to everyone who bet on him in the Wildcard. Only five players have scored more points since GW6 than the Bournemouth player: Kane, Foden, Haaland, Saka, and Ivan Toney.
The Cherries forward has two goals and four assists in the previous five games. Only Haaland has been involved in more goals over that time.
The record at home is a significant factor in Bournemouth’s performance this year.
The fact that three of their upcoming five games will be played at home makes this a perfect moment to insert Solanke. In addition, 3 of the final five games before the World Cup have an FDR rating of 2.
⬆️ #FPL PRICE RISERS ⬆️
Dominic Solanke – £5.8m
Ivan Toney – £7.4m
Mason Mount – £7.7m
Kieran Trippier – £5.7m pic.twitter.com/VeYtBnITSo
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) October 17, 2022
Adam Webster (£4.5m, Brighton) vs. Nottingham Forest (H)
Brighton went five games without a clean sheet after keeping three in their first four outings.
When they play host to a Nottingham Forest team that has only scored once away from home thus far, Roberto De Zerbi will be hoping that can change.
There isn’t much separating Adam Webster and Lewis Dunk. Still, the former edges him out because he is £0.1m less expensive and has seven more attempts on goal than Lewis Dunk.
Harvey Barnes (£6.9m, Leicester) vs. Leeds United (H)
In their matchup with Crystal Palace at home, Leicester City performed admirably. They easily could have scored all three points except for clumsy finishing.
The Foxes have performed far better at home this season than on the road overall. The King Power Stadium is where they earned all five of their points.
This week’s midweek matchup features Leeds, a squad that has been having trouble away. James Maddison, out on suspension, would typically be the Foxes’ attacking unit’s captain.
Still, Harvey Barnes would be taking over in his place. This season, the Englishman has scored two goals.
Kepa Arrizabalaga (£4.4m, Chelsea) vs Brentford (A)
Brentford away is not exactly a walk in the park for Chelsea. Still, Graham Potter’s unbeaten start will continue if Kepa Arrizabalaga can repeat his performance from Sunday at Villa Park in west London on Wednesday.
Kepa has started each of Potter’s five games in charge and has frustrated Aston Villa’s attackers seven times. At under £4.4m, Kepa is a steal just waiting to be snatched up.
3.2 – Despite only playing in three matches, Kepa Arrizabalaga has prevented more goals than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season with his saves (3.2).
3.2 – Kepa
2.7 – Alisson
2.7 – Pickford
2.6 – Neto
2.2 – Pope
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 16, 2022
Fabio Carvalho (£5.4m, Liverpool) vs. West Ham (H)
This is a significant opportunity for Carvalho because Jota has been ruled out for GW12 with a calf injury, and Luis Diaz has been out for the long term.
Caravalho might take over for Jota on the left wing since Klopp has recently preferred a 4-2-2-2 system for defensive stability. Carvalho has consistently passed the eye test with a reasonably good appearance this season.
Despite playing for only 17 minutes in his cameo against Manchester City, Carvalho maintained composure, made solid decisions, and never lost his cool under pressure.
Carvalho had good stats in the 211 minutes of activity this season: 7 shots, six shots inside the box, xG-0.58, and he came back with two goals and an assist.