Punting For Gold – GW19

Draft Fantasy Football is all about picking a diamond from the rough, a hidden gem that no one else has considered, or a Premier League player hitting a good run of form.  This weekly article is here to help you find your golden ticket to a big score, recommending five attacking differentials who could score big in the upcoming gameweek.

Your third striker just got injured?  Your fifth midfielder stuck in rotation hell?  We’ll help you out with some suggestions to give your team a little boost!


Ilkay Gündogan (Manchester City)

How about this for a cheeky little punt.  Draft Fantasy Football managers out there take note; Pep Guardiola has suggested that David Silva might again miss out this weekend.  So, why not take a punt on Ilkay Gündogan?  Gündogan replaced Silva for GW18 and repaid Pep with an assist and a goal, plus two bonus points.  not to mention another assist midweek against Leicester.  It’s a big gamble, because no one can be sure whether Silva will indeed miss out, but if he does; an in-form Gündogan up against a Bournemouth defence shipping goals considerably (10 goals in the last 5 games).  So, considering Draft Fantasy Football is a matchplay scenario; if you’re able to accept it’s a one gameweek strategy: the possibilities for attacking returns could be significant in your quest for GW19 victory!!!

Points Scored: 1


Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield)

The Australian wizard bagged two goals in GW18 and looks a great option for the coming weeks.  He’ll start every game, and will gain steady returns, despite the the congested fixture list.  His two goals in GW18 took his overall goal tally to 4 for the season, and the creative midfielder scored one of those goals from the penalty spot.  You can find out in our Set Piece feature who takes the set pieces for other clubs.

Points Scored: 2


Juan Mata (Manchester United)

This is a big shout, as Manchester United are blessed with attacking potential.  However, Juan Mata has started the last two gameweeks and has returned two assists in this time.  This being said, Jose Mourinho does enjoy a bit of rotation, and with Pogba returning from injury; the risk is that you might well be signing a rotation chap.

Points Scored: 15


Marko Arnautovic (West Ham)

This chaps has been really excelling in the past few gameweeks with two goals in three games.  Arnautovic has featured heavily in the Fantasy Football Chaps previous ‘Punting for Gold’ GW17 and GW18 posts.  Arnautovic has also been graded as a ‘hot’ player in our ‘Hot or Cold‘ list for a few weeks; if you haven’t signed him and he’s still available in your Draft Fantasy Football league, you really do need to snap him up (even if it is just for trade leverage).  Or if you decide to keep him, signing him now will be just in time for a nice little Christmas fixture list.

Points Scored: 7


Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)

The young Englishman has started the last five games, and gained attacking returns in three of them.  Worth a punt!  He isn’t the most fashionable yet he is really starting to fulfill his potential.  With the attacking riches that Jose has to deploy, the risk is that Lingard becomes embroiled in a rotation with; Pogba, Mata, Martial, Rashford for two spaces.

Points Scored: 5


Laurent Depoitre (Huddersfield)

A Huddersfield striker?!  Oh yes.  With two goals and two assists in his last two appearances, the Belgian striker could be set for further returns over the Christmas period which see’s Huddersfield entertain Southampton, Stoke twice, Burnley, Leicester, and West Ham.  Worth a punt if you need a 3rd striker hey!?

Points Scored: 9


Total Score: 39

Average Score: 6.5


Previous Scores


Arnautovic, D.Gray, Arfield, Pereyra, Lennon.

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6


Arnautovic, Lanzini, Gayle, Alrbighton, Giroud.

Total Score: 12. Average Score: 2


Wood, Bony, Gayle, Townsend, Surman.

Total Score: 30. Average Score: 6


Pereyra, Defoe, Diouf, Albrighton, Niasse.

Total Score: 13. Average Score: 2.6


A.Ayew, Gayle, Rondon, Surman, Ramsey.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2


Loftus-Cheek, Sobhi, Hughes, Lanzini, Calvert-Lewin.

Total Score: 29. Average Score: 5.8


Knockaert, Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Depoitre, Wilson, Chamberlain.

Total Score: 22. Average Score: 3.6


D.Gray, Shelvey, Mooy, J.Ayew, Murray.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2


Stanislas, Doucoure, Mahrez, A.Ayew, J.Ayew.

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6


Lanzini, Atsu, Diouf, Chadli, Townsend.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2


Hendrick, Gross, Carillo, Bony, Batshuayi.

Total Score: 9. Average Score: 1.8


📝 Draft Platform 📝

Here at The Fantasy Football Chaps, we’re proud to be pioneer’s for having a Draft Fantasy Football League that runs COMPLETELY OFFLINE!  Check out our article looking into how to make this a reality, and have full control over customising your Draft League!

If this sounds like too much effort, we would highly recommend using an online platform from either the guys at Draft Fantasy or Fantrax.   Draft Fantasy uses a scoring system similar to the standard Official FPL game, where as Fantrax mainly uses the more intelligent scoring system made famous by Togga.  Both offer potential for end of season playoffs, as well as many other options for customisation!


🔥 Hot or Cold Player Rankings ❄️

Our Hot or Cold Player Rankings are here to outline the current prospects of key Draft Fantasy Football Players.  Our ‘Hot‘ or ‘Cold‘ status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Premier League players, and bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Draft League.  Use these hints and tips to increase your chances of success!


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