Joe Hart (WHU) – The Englishman has two clean sheets in his past three games for the Hammers, and will look to make it three in four when the Swans visit the Olympic Stadium this weekend. It’s worth noting that Swansea have only scored 3 goals in their first 6 games this season, giving Togga differential hunters optimism that Hart will be able to validate an investment for a minimum 10pt return. [OWN%: 24]
Other worthy differential: Heurelho Gomes (WAT) away at West Brom. The Baggies are in horrible form after picking up only 2pts in their past five games. After perhaps being unlucky not to score in their last game at the Emirates, the Baggies will look to get on the scoreboard, which may benefit Gomes’ owners. The Brazilian has kept 2 clean sheets on the road at Bournemouth and Southampton so far, and will be keen to bounce back after averaging 0pts in his past two games. Expect a good attacking game with Gomes looking to add to his save count and (hopefully) register another clean sheet for the Hornets. [OWN%: 34]
Punt: Rob Elliott (NEW) home to Liverpool. The Merseysiders have averaged a high number of shots this season with not as many goal returns as you’d expect (2 goals per game), which means save points are always in the offing. Elliott has averaged about 3 saves a game so far, and sits 6th in the goalkeeper’s ranking with a respectable 7.3PPM. It’s also worth noting that Liverpool have failed to score on their previous two visits at Newcastle, leaving this encounter perfectly setup to be a classic for Togga punt enthusiasts.
Kiko Femenía (WAT) – Averaging 15.6PPM in his previous four starts, Kiko has replaced Janmaat as Marco Silva’s #1 choice RB. The defender has adapted superbly to both the Premier League and Silva’s style of play, making him an irresistible differential pick for Togga players. Away at the Baggies in GW7, expect another solid performance from the Spaniard with returns on both ends of the pitch more than likely. He’s currently owned by only one-fifth of the Togga population, so snap him up quickly! [OWN%: 20]
Other worthy differential: Chancel Mbemba (NEW) home to Liverpool. The 6ft tall Congolese has returned to full fitness, boosting Newcastle’s back line tremendously. Averaging a healthy 9PPM return so far, expect Mbemba to continue to deliver defensively in all aspects. If Lascelles and Mbemba can continue their great partnership, Newcastle’s chances of survival will be all but confirmed. Liverpool will still pose a huge attacking threat, but I’m backing Mbemba to have a good return overall. [OWN%: 12]
Punt: Antonio Rudiger (CHE) home to Manchester City. Replacing Luis has been a relatively easy task for Conte, because in Rudiger he has a more than capable defender who has delivered 12PPM in his previous three starts. This weekend he will probably face his biggest test in a City attack that is both relentless and in full throttle at the moment. A monumental task then for the Blues to keep a clean sheet, but Conte has masterminded such performances before. Can the Premier League winners hold off Pep’s mouthwatering City? A tantalizing clash is on the cards, and a Rudiger investment might just be the punt of the week!
Mikel Merino (NEW) – On loan from Dortmund, is the Spaniard our next Togga gem in the central midfield position? He’s currently contributing chances created, tackles, interceptions and successful take ons, en route to averaging a decent 8PPM. Yet to register a single goal or assist, the Spaniard is not owned by many Togga players at the moment. Home to Liverpool might just be the kind of match-up for Merino to step up further, with Liverpool’s high press allowing for a lot of gaps in the middle of the field. He is worth a look in at least, especially if his total points return is higher than the likes of Bakayoko, Ince and Defour for the time being. [OWN%: 15]
Other worthy differential: Cheikhou Kouyaté (WHU) home to Swansea. A proven Togga performer of the past, Kouyaté has opened his account with a goal scored against the Spurs last weekend. With the Swans visiting next, Kouyaté will look to continue his good form and gradually drive forward from his central midfield position as the game progresses. Another central midfielder that is worth a look-in, at least for the current game week. [OWN%: 16]
Punt: Joe Allen (STO) home to Southampton. After shining at Stoke in his first season where he scored 6 goals and 2 assists, Allen has gotten off to a rather slow start, averaging only 6PPM. Allen has a solitary assist to his name after six games, with no shots on target recorded. With easier home games on the horizon, Togga players could make Allen their punt of the week in the hope that he will contribute offensively and get the Potters out of their miserable 16th position.
Jay Rodriguez (WBA) – JRod looked really lively at the Emirates last weekend, and was perhaps unlucky not to have had the penalty given after being taken down by Mustafi’s trailing leg. With Watford visiting the Hawthorns next, JRod will be looking to break West Brom’s poor scoring form this season (4 goals scored in 6 games). If given the start over Rondon again, expect an end-to-end encounter with JRod notching his second of the season. [OWN%: 27]
Other worthy differential: Andy Carroll (WHU) home to Swansea. After coming off the bench in the loss against the Spurs, expect Bilic to reinstate the burly striker against the Swans. Averaging almost 10 aerials a game so far, Carroll is bound to notch a headed goal or two this weekend. The Hammers usually perform better when Carroll starts, and Togga owners will be aware of his abilities. [OWN%: 42]
Punt: Tammy Abraham (SWA) away at West Ham. After notching his second goal of the season coming off the bench, the striker on loan from Chelsea is gradually coming to terms in the Premier League. With Bony looking out of sorts, Tammy may get another chance to impress against the Hammers. Another option for Paul Clement would be to pair Tammy with Bony, as Jordan Ayew has looked far from being effective up front. Can Tammy get a rare away goal for the Swans? He is your attacking punt of the week for a reason!