Differentials

Differential options on offer among budget midfielders

We have gone fifth-midfielder-crazy when it comes to differentials this week.

There are now a wealth of potential options around the £4.5m mark in the middle of the park ahead of Gameweek 22, all of which are owned by less than 5% of Fantasy managers.

With some looking to create the perfect Wildcard squad for the second half of the season, and others looking to restructure, these cheaper options could offer decent value this weekend and further ahead.

Dwight McNeil

Price: £4.4m

Ownership: 0.1%

Owned by just 0.1%, Burnley midfielder Dwight McNeil (£4.4m) is about as differential an option as you will ever see in Fantasy Premier League.

The 19-year-old winger has recently broken into the Clarets’ team starting the last two matches. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.6m) and Aaron Lennon (£4.9m) are still facing injury struggles which means he should keep his place on the left, especially with Robbie Brady (£5.4m) now suspended for the next three matches.

McNeil has not wasted any time in making himself useful to Sean Dyche scoring against West Ham in Gameweek 20 and assisting at Huddersfield last time out.

Those attacking returns have come from some impressive underlying statistics too, suggesting he could sustain his form.

The Burnley man has had a shooting chance every 25.5 minutes in his two starts so far, registering more efforts in the penalty box than Mohamed Salah (£13.3m), Eden Hazard (£11.1m) and Raúl Jiménez (£6.4m) in that time.

With the obliging Fulham defence up next for the Clarets, McNeil will have a strong chance of more attacking returns in Gameweek 22. With Watford and Southampton also coming up soon for Burnley, there is long-term appeal and his price makes him benchable when facing Manchester United in Gameweek 24. Furthermore, if Spurs beat Chelsea to earn a place in the League Cup final, then McNeil won’t have a fixture in Gameweek 27, again less of a problem because of his price.

Víctor Camarasa

Price: £4.6m

Ownership: 2.8%

Cardiff City midfielder Víctor Camarasa (£4.6m) was close to being chosen for the Scout Picks this week but we erred on the side of caution considering his current yellow flag.

However, he could still provide plenty of value as a differential over the next few weeks as Neil Warnock believes the Spaniard’s problem is not serious.

If Camarasa does play against Huddersfield this week he is likely to be deployed through the middle, where the Terriers are most susceptible to conceding chances.

David Wagner’s men have allowed more big chances in the last four Gameweeks than any other side, and only three have conceded more opportunities through the centre.

Camarasa looks likely to be involved in any goals scored against Huddersfield as he has created seven chances in the last four Gameweeks and tried five shots of his own. His role in set pieces and the fact he is designated penalty-taker for Cardiff mean he has several aspects to his appeal.

Matches against Newcastle, Bournemouth, Southampton and Watford, are all on the horizon too, all of whom have struggled with clean sheets of late. Even the Gameweek 24 trip to Arsenal could yield attacking returns considering the Gunners’ defensive problems of late.

Alex Pritchard

Price: £4.8m

Ownership: 0.1%

Sticking with the Gameweek 22 clash at the Cardiff City Stadium we’ve also picked out Huddersfield midfielder Alex Pritchard (£4.8m).

Neil Warnock’s Cardiff have seriously struggled to defend set pieces this season, with no side allowing more chances from such situations in the last four Gameweeks than them.

Eight of Huddersfield’s 13 Premier League goals in 2018/19 have come from set plays, which is a whopping 61%, more than any other club. For that reason, Wagner will surely use them to his advantage.

With Aaron Mooy (£5.1m) still out, those duties will likely be handed to Pritchard once again, giving him the chance to punish Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.

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614 Comments Post a Comment
  1. anish10
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Who to captain

    a) Hazard
    b) Son
    c) Mane
    d) Kane

    1. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      A

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      A

    3. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      A

    4. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      B

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      All good options. D for me

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Or A. Tough haha

    6. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      A

    7. French Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      E) Salah

    8. Simon Says...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      A, and I own the other three...

    9. 2hotty
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      A will make u angry when he blanks I'm going b fancy son to give the fans a going away present

  2. glufs
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    According to fplstatistics and fffix, it looks like Salah is NOT rising tonight. Can it really be? Cant afford him if he rises before deadline.

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      He will. He always does.

    2. SuperMario
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Surely

    3. Nuno
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      The transfers are always busiest the night before the deadline. I'd say 95% chance that he rises

  3. Fantasyamateur
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Fabianski
    Bissaka - Digne - Robertson
    Salah - Felipe - Hazard - Pogba - Camarasa
    Kane - Rashford

    Bench: Button, Jimenez, Doherty, Yoshida.

    1M ITB and 2FT. Any suggestions on what I should do here?

    My thinking is Fabianski and Felipe out. Maybe Alisson and Richarlison as replacements, but usually I'm not a big fan of expensive goalies.. Guaita is a good alternative I think, but already have AWB and not too keen on double Palace.. Also no City is a bit worrying, although it went okay over the Christmas period..

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      tough spot... I'd give (I am) Anderson another few games before shipping.

      Maybe just the Fabs out & bank 2nd FT

      1. Fantasyamateur
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Don't fancy the upcoming fixtures for WH.. Also Arnautovic is back which will be stealing points of Felipe.

    2. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Isn't Yoshida going to away now for the next few games. Are you ok with that?

      1. Fantasyamateur
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Yeah, will be sitting in that last bench spot. Don't see that I would be needing that spot in a while.

    3. Teddy Brewski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Yosh to Bednarek this week.
      Then Robbo and Felipe to TAA and Sane week?

  4. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    1 week only gamble...

    A: Aguero (WOLVES)
    B: Auba (westham)
    C: better option? please do tell

    1. SuperMario
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      B

    2. anish10
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      B

      1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Has to be a striker?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          ya. It's an ol hokey/cokey for 1 week as I've an FT going to waste other wise

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      cheers lads!

  5. SuperMario
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Afternoon all, how are we fixed for GW22?

    Salah captain for the majority over Hazard??

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes please.

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      I've been on Salah since last deadline... talk of travel affecting him had me worried earlier but still on Salah

      1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        I am lately considering Sterlo boy instead of Hazard

  6. SPorting
    • 7 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    GTG?

    Lloris
    Robbo, TAA, Digne
    Salah(C), Pogba, Rich, Fraser, FAnderson
    Kane, Rahsford

    Button, Jimenez, Holebas, Doherty

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Jim over Fraser? isn't his hamstring playing up?

      1. SPorting
        • 7 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        I think so, that's why Jimmy is first on the bench.

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    2FTs and 0.4itb. Best option?

    Likely to save 1FT to get Salah next GW for Son.

    A. Fab >> Guaita
    B. Schindler >> Bednarek
    C. Kola >> TAA

    Fab
    Kola • Digne • AWB
    Haz[vc] • Rich • Son • FAnders • Martial
    Auba[C] • Kane
    (Button / Schindler / Doherty / Kamara)

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      C.

      Or Fab -> Etheridge, is quite popular

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      I like C

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Are you doing Auba and Son to Rash and Salah next week Rafa or something else?

      All the transfers look sound. Schindler is your weak link - but TAA is the best upgrade.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Yeah, the first two will allow Auba+Son >> Rash+Salah but if Salah rises tonight I’ll be short by 0.1 anyways. A and B raise funds and give me one more week to decide on Kola/Digne/Doherty to TAA. But I agree TAA is a nice move, just Kola is a decent pick this week perhaps. Hmm

        Lots to think about 🙂 probably over thinking things

  8. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Which looks preferable?
    A) Fabs to Guaita. Next week: Hazard and Son to Salah and Richarlison (no hits, keep Martial).
    B) Fabs to Guaita. Next week Son and Auba to Salah and striker 7.1 or below (Wilson/Arnie etc) (no hit)
    C) Fabs to Guaita and Martial to Richarlison. Next week: Son and Auba to Rashford and Salah (-4).

    1. K-Ala Ber-Bala
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      both A and C are good options! C even for a hit looks promising as both Rashford and Richarlison are going to be essential for the next 4 to 5 GWs. Good luck!

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Depends who impressed out of Haz and Auba this week! Same boat as I am in

  9. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    #thfc Pochettino on Eriksen: "It’s his right to wait, to sign this week or in six months, to have different dreams and challenges. Christian is a very special person & you need to give him freedom, like on the pitch. You need to give freedom & trust him, like my dog, in the park"

    1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      So Erriksen is a dog? Wow

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        I can already imagine he tabloid headlines
        Eriksen called Lap Dog by Pooch!

      2. ImPasta
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Maybe Poch really likes his dog...backhanded compliment.

    2. Mysterion
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        It's like a cow that sees the same train for 10 years

      • Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Did he really compare the mercurial Dane to his dog? Or did you add it for shits and giggles?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Check twitter haha. He actually did!

        2. Mysterion
            7 days, 12 hours ago

            Compared the great Dane to his dog

      • Trilogist
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Is Son available this week?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Yes, he is. Leaves straight after for Asia though.

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Yes, last game. Parting gift hopefully

      • Millie7
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Foster - (Hart)
        AWB - Robbo - Digne - Holebas - (Doherty)
        Hazard - Sane - Pogba - Anderson - (Masuaku)
        Kane - Jimmy - (Ings)

        2FT and 2ITB

        Really Struggling to see where to use my transfers to better my team...any help is much appreciated.

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          allison

      • barcaa7
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          Which option is better??
          a-Martial and Kamara
          b-Rashford and Camarasa for -4

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            7 days, 12 hours ago

            b but not for -4

        • Nuno
          • 5 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          For Draft, pick one:

          A. Davies
          B. Rose
          C. Vertonghen
          D. Maguire
          E. Chilwell
          F. Tarkowski
          G. Bellerin
          H. Kolasinac

        • COLLIN QUANER
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 12 hours ago

          I'm going to captain Sterling this week with Hazard as my vice captain.

          1. barcaa7
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              Good luck

            • Daniel - juuuhuuu
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              Hoot boy. I might follow u

            • britzdubb
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              ok

          2. Simon Says...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            7 days, 12 hours ago

            Mane or Sane - who would you like for the next few gameweeks? Bringing one in this week. No Salah (will have him next week).

            Have some sneaky feeling Mane will hit form, but having no City is an issue.

            Your thoughts, fears and wild guesswork welcomed.

            Cheers

            1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
              • 9 Years
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              Mane for me

          3. Lignja
            • 1 Year
            7 days, 12 hours ago

            Gtg?

            Fabianski
            Taa, Digne, Wb
            Salah, Sane, Pogba, Richaelison, Camasara
            Kane, Auba

            Hammer, Kamara, Kiko, Doherty

          4. barcaa7
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              Which option is better???
              a-Martial and Kamara
              b-Rashford and Camarasa for -4

            • sirmorbach
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              Guys, I could really use some help here. How would you lads fill iin the remainign spots?

              Fab / Guaita

              TAA / Pereira / Doherty / Duffy / *

              Salah / Hazard / Sané / Fraser / *

              Rashford / Jimenez / *

              A. Auba, Camarasa, AWB
              B. Firmino, Richarlison, AWB
              C. Firmino, FAnderson, Bednarek

              I'm leaning towards A, but I'd love to hear your thoughts.

              1. Rasping Drive
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                A

                1. sirmorbach
                  • 2 Years
                  7 days, 12 hours ago

                  Cheers, mate

              2. Daniel - juuuhuuu
                • 9 Years
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                C

              3. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                b

              4. sirmorbach
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                Ok, now I don't really know what to do.

                1. EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  7 days, 12 hours ago

                  sorry lol

                  1. sirmorbach
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 12 hours ago

                    Hahaha, don't be. I really do appreciate it.

                    (Might as well flip a coin though. :p)

            • Nose for baps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              Gunnarsson at 4.4 is one differential also for those who cannot afford Camarasa. One goal, certain starter and has some attacking threat. I guess he has longest throws in PL, so set piece threat is there.

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 3 Years
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                I had both for a while, both are pretty turd tbh 😀

              2. Nuno
                • 5 Years
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                More set-piece threat, attacking player and PK's for 0.2m seems like a no-brainer

            • The Mighty Whites
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              1FT, 1.5 ITB, thoughts?

              Allison - Hamer

              Robertson - Doherty - Keane - Holebas - AWB

              Sane - Pogba - Richarlison - F Anderson - Stephens

              Kane - Aubameyang - Jimenez

              1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                Roll the FT, you look good for this week. Captain Auba presumably?

            • Trentminator
              • 3 Years
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              A Mitro + Pereyra
              B Firmino + McNiel,

              Who you recon score most point?

            • Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • 2 Years
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              GK situation an obvious mess, Boruc to Etheridge/other?
              Or would you just save?
              Would also like to deal with Lowe but nothing stands out. I'm keeping Wilson for now on the (dangerous?) assumption that if he's fit he'll start, and if he's not he won't play at all and I get AWB.

              Any advice at all would be most welcome

              Boruc
              TAA Digne Chilwell
              Haz Salah(C) Pog Rich
              Kane Wilson Mitro
              (Pat | AWB Lowe Hoj)
              1FT 0.6ITB

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                i’d get etheridge in

                1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                  • 2 Years
                  7 days, 11 hours ago

                  Cheers, I've just done it

            • Hail Hydra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              which one?
              A. Salah + Rashford
              B. Kane + Pogba

              1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                A I think. Salah more trustworthy with the armband, and I'm worried about Kane without Son. OGS seems to love Rashford

              2. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                a

            • 4zim
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              7 days, 12 hours ago

              Ederson Hamer
              TAA Alonso Pereira AWB Doherty
              Salah Hazard Pogba Fraser March
              Jiménez Lacazette Wilson

              Thinking of Laca + Wilson —> Aguero + Barnes

              Thoughts?

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                is march + laca to richy + rashford possible?

            • barcaa7
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                a-Martial and Kamara
                b-Rashford and Camarasa for -4

              • fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                If I use the rate my team tool what is then a good 6 round total score? 380-400?

                1. Teddy Brewski
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  7 days, 12 hours ago

                  65 per week average over the season would get you bloody close to winning fpl overall

              • Gassemannen
                • 2 Years
                7 days, 12 hours ago

                Choose 1:

                A: Martial + Jimenez
                B: Mcneil + Firmino (bench Jimenez) -4

                1. barcaa7
                    7 days, 12 hours ago

                    a

                  • Dr. Mantis Toboggan
                    • 2 Years
                    7 days, 12 hours ago

                    a

                  • EMBOLOFAN
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    7 days, 12 hours ago

                    a

                2. Gamer18
                    7 days, 12 hours ago

                    Going into Week 1 of Last Man Standing who should I pick? Comment below

                    1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
                      • 9 Years
                      7 days, 12 hours ago

                      Chelsea

                    2. Amey
                        7 days, 12 hours ago

                        Burnley

                        1. Annie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          7 days, 12 hours ago

                          this, you want Chelsea in GW27

                      • Brosstan
                        • 4 Years
                        7 days, 12 hours ago

                        No idea what you are talking about

                        1. Annie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          7 days, 11 hours ago

                          Sounds like where you pick one team in the GW to win and if you're right you proceed to next week. The key being you can only pick a given team once.

                    3. HAMMERTIME107
                        7 days, 12 hours ago

                        How's this please?

                        Etheridge
                        Pereira | Wan-Bissaka | Digne
                        Mane | Sane | Richarlison | Martial
                        Kane | Rashford | Aubameyang

                        Speroni | Billing | Dunk | Targett

                      • EMERGING STAR
                        • 3 Years
                        7 days, 12 hours ago

                        I dont see Sterling in any of the teams here.
                        Surely because of other premiums? He is too good to ignore.