FPL Gameweek 6 – Best Differentials

In FPL GW6 there are some great differential options to mix up your team and potentially increase your rank.

Differential assets have the ability to catapult you to a higher rank as not many FPL managers are benefitting from their points. Here are some to consider for GW6.

Best Differentials for FPL GW6

The best differentials to bring in ahead of GW6 are Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Raul Jimenez.

You can also try our Best FPL Differentials Live Table which shows the best performing players under a filterable pick percentage.

Player Team Position Price Pick % GW5 Score Total Points
Sadio Mane Liverpool Midfielder £11.9m 3% 8 32
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Forward £9.9m 2% 2 13
Raul Jimenez Wolves Forward £7.5m 5% 2 8
Nicolas Pepe Arsenal Midfielder £7.2m 2% 3 13
Harvey Barnes Leicester Midfielder £6.8m 4% 2 11
Adam Armstrong Southampton Forward £6.0m 3% 2 17
Abdoulaye Doucoure Everton Midfielder £5.5m 3% 2 27

Sadio Mane

  • Picked by: 2%
  • Price: £11.9m
  • Fixtures: Brentford (a), Man City (H), Watford (a)

Mane has three goals this season, which makes it hard to understand why his ownership is only 2%. He has 21 points in the last three gameweeks and has the most points out of players with less than 5% ownership.

The winger has the highest non-penalty xG (4.5) and has taken the most shots (25), highlighting his constant threat in front of goal. Also, he has had 10 carries into the penalty area, which could gain his side penalties and therefore assist points.

In GW6 he has a good fixture away at Brentford but a tough fixture against Manchester City the folloing week. However, he does have 6 goals in 14 appearances against the reigning champions.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

  • Picked by: 2%
  • Price: £9.9m
  • Fixtures: Spurs (H), Brighton (a), Crystal Palace (H)

With Arsenal winning their last two, now might be a good time to bring in the forward. He has only scored once this season, but he’s only completed the full 90 twice, in his last two matches.

His Premier League pedigree is undeniable. Scoring 65 goals in 118 Premier League games, averaging better than a goal every other game. Facing Spurs he has a great record, scoring 7 times in 11 matches against them.

For his upcoming fixtures, the Gabonese striker may be worth a gamble.

Raul Jimenez

  • Picked by: 5%
  • Price: £7.5m
  • Fixtures: Southampton (a), Newcastle (H), Aston Villa (a)

Despite not scoring so far, Raul Jimenez has been lively for Wolves. He’s taken 14 shots in his opening 5 games and supplied 13 key passes for his teammates.

In GW6 Wolves play Southampton, who are conceding 13.6 shots per game, whilst Wolves are taking 16.4 shots per game. With Adama Traore in his side, supplying 12 key passes and 35 shot-creating actions, he will have lots of service to get him off the mark this season.

After the disappointing loss against Brentford, they will be determined to win, and Jimenez will be itching to get his first goal. It could be a case of once he gets his first, he won’t be able to stop scoring.

Nicolas Pepe

  • Picked by: 1%
  • Price: £7.2m
  • Fixtures: Spurs (H), Brighton (a), Crystal Palace (H)

Like Aubameyang, Pepe may start to hit his best form now that Arsenal’s losing start is behind them. He’s taken 14 shots this season, the 10th most, as well as 19 shot-creating actions.

In his first North London derby, he claimed an assist in a 2-2 draw, and will be hoping for a similar impact in GW6. He’s ranked 8th and 9th on FPL’s threat and creativity indexes, which emphasises his contributions to Arsenal’s attack this season.

Harvey Barnes

  • Picked by: 4%
  • Price: £6.8m
  • Fixtures: Burnley (H), Crystal Palace (a), Man Utd (H)

Barnes hasn’t scored in the league yet, but performed well in the Europa League, scoring and assisting once against Napoli. He has started every game for Leicester and should be able to pick up a decent amount of returns this season if he continues to do so.

Whilst on the pitch he’s been a bright spark, having 9 carries into the penalty area, the 7th most. His opponents in GW6 are Burnley, who have been allowing 16 per game and have the fifth leakiest defence, conceding 9.

Last season he scored against Burnley and has two goals in four meetings with the Clarets. With his upcoming fixtures, Barnes’ form could pick up.

Adam Armstrong

  • Picked by: 3%
  • Price: £6.0m
  • Fixtures: Wolves (H), Chelsea (A), Leeds (H)

Armstrong made a bright start to his Southampton career, scoring on his debut against Everton. The summer signing from Blackburn finished last season with 28 goals, the second most in the Championship.

His xG this season is 1.4, which suggests he could have scored more goals and in his next few fixtures it’s likely that he will. He’s taken 16 shots (5th most) and had 5 on target (10th most) and faces teams in the next few gameweeks that have conceded a lot of shots.

He faces Leeds, Burnley and Watford in his next 5 matches who’ve conceded an average of 15.8 shots per game. Next, he also faces Wolves who are yet to find their form as well, making him a great differential pick.

Abdoulaye Doucoure

  • Picked by:
  • Price: £5.5m
  • Fixtures: Norwich (H), Man Utd (a), West Ham (H)

Doucoure has four attacking returns so far, one goal and three assists, replicating his form in 2017/18 where he scored 7 and assisted four. With 27 points at the price of just £5.5m he has the highest points per million of players under 5% ownership (4.91).

He’s supplied three goal-creating actions for his teammates and is getting forward a lot more under Rafael Benitez. His next 5 fixtures are decent too, including bottom club Norwich, West Ham, Watford and Wolves.