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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. Millie7
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days 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. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Hart to Guaita

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Same below. Ings > Barnes possibly

      1. SirT83
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        This. I just did this move. Feel good about it!

    3. Millie7
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      thanks guys

  2. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    G2G?

    Lloris
    Wan Bissaka / TAA / Digne
    Salah (C) / Richarlison / De Bruyne / Pogba
    Auba / Kane / Kamara

    Button / Snodgrass / Bednarek / Doherty

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Kamara is awful. Play snoddy?

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        do you think? Appreciate Kamara is awful btut figured he'd probably got a better chance or returning against BUrnley then snoddy vs Arsenal.

        Snodgrass will become Redmond next week

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          That solid Arsenal defence 😆

          1. NorwichCityLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I would play Kamara

            1. ShaunGoater123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              i still think i will. Purely as i'd rather have a striker playing then a midfielder when they are both as likely to return nothing, just feels like slightly more potential for upside

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Might just burn my FT for the first time ever! 😎 RMT saying my small moves are pointless 🙂

    1. Amey
      2 months, 13 days ago

      If there was a provision to trade FT amongst others 😮
      Ghost team's issue completely takes out that option though as everyone will create one after every gw.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah true haha. I wish you could roll to 3

        1. Amey
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I'd never achieve that though as a very impatient manager 😀

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Nooo, just do the bednarek one imo

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        RMT says it’s an awful move haha 🙂

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Haha guess it thinks he's not nailed!? It's a solid move

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Must be. Cheers for the help pal and GL

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      How many points does RMT for you next 6?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        With my team?

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        361

    4. ShaunGoater123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      don't burn it, there must be something you can do to improve the squad or simply release money for future transfers

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Got a few ideas, what you think?

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

        1. ShaunGoater123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I mean yeah there is nothing glaringly obvious but if it were me i'd be tempted to take schindler out for bednarek.

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Yeah, that was one of my options. Probably my slight preference too. I’ll do it, thanks for the input mate and GL

            1. Flapjack ✅
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              That’s the obvious move to me too. It really makes sense.

            2. ShaunGoater123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              no worries. you too pal.

    5. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Do the bednarek one mate

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Possibly. Just RMT put me off there. Worse prediction than Schindler

    6. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      RMT suggest me to bench Alonso for 3 of next 5! I will sell him after this week though.

    7. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Thought about it myself but have managed to find a transfer (below) which gives me 0.1ITB so going for it

  4. barters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Son for Pogba now or as soon as next week's are available?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Next

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Next GW.

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Next

  5. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Got these 2 transfers lined up... Have exact cash.
    Son + Tripper -> Salah + Bednarek (2FT)

    Fabianski
    Robbo, Digne, AWB
    Salah, Hazard, Richarlison, Pogba, Anderson
    Kane, Jimmy

    Button, Kamara, Doherty, Bednarek

    Good moves?

    1. Boxwoods
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Believe I would do it.

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Losing Son is my only concern but will be priced out next week if I don't do it

        1. Boxwoods
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yeah. This week Son-Salah could go either way. But gotta think long term.

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Very good good move, normalizing the value in defense and getting Salah for a player playing against ManU and unavailable afterwards.

  6. Misteak
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Richarlison or Fanderson? This gameweek only.

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Richy.

    2. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Richarlison

  7. Boxwoods
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Kamara or AWB 1st bench with Guaita in goal?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      AWB.

    2. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      AWB

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      AWB

    4. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Kamara

  8. dr.No88
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC

    Etheridge, Button

    Digne , TAA, , David. L, Bednarek, Bennett

    Pogba, Salah , Hazard , Richarlison , Camarasa

    Aubameyang ,Jimenez , Rashford

    I have 1.7 m in bank . Next week Aubameyang for Kane

  9. HellasLEAF
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    How nailed is Bednarek?

    On WC, looking for cheapest 5th d that starts..

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Heard he's nailed. Brought him in 2 weeks ago on WC

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Very very nailed

  10. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

    About to make the most boring transfer in my ~10 years of FPL.

    Button -> Speroni.

    Welcome, 0.1m!!

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Haha, button plays though and speroni doesn’t

      1. FPLGraham
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah... got Fabs though who is pretty nailed so would be pretty unlucky to need my 2nd keeper!

  11. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Question.. why would RMT start kiko over digne after next gameweek with a lower points prediction?

  12. Unai Emery
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    What do you think about Son out for Richarlison? I have Kane from Spurs.

  13. Jones Town
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    I've got 2 free transfers but can't really see anything I want to do? Anything obvious? 0.2 ITB

    Lloris
    AWB - Kola - Digne - TAA
    Salah - Hazard - FAnderson - Pogba - Richarlison
    Kane
    (Speroni - Kamara - Ings - Chambers)

    I can only sort out Kamara/Ings if I drop one of the midfielders, and I feel like should give each of them another week?

    Thanks! 🙂

    1. FPLGraham
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Maybe just Chambers to Bednarek to free up some cash?

      1. Jones Town
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks - was just reading this suggestion above and is probably a good shout!

  14. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Son to Sane?

    Have Kane and no City cover.

    Or wait till next GW

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yes if it does not involve hit

    2. Duka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      go for it

  15. Beehindyou
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Any obvious moves with 2FT and 0.4 ITB? I'd like to turn Son in Salah next week, but I cant see any obvious way to set this up. Leaning towards just letting FT go...

    Fab
    Robbo, Digne, Wan Bis
    Sane, Haz, Pog, Son, Rich
    Kane, Jimmy

    (Hamer, schindler, Doherty, Kamara)

    1. Beehindyou
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Readin above, maybe Shcindler to bednarek to free up cash?

  16. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Which option?

    A) Martial Son Auba ➡ Hazard Salah Kamara -4

    B) Martial Wilson* ➡ Hazard Kamara

    C) Martial Auba ➡ Salah Arnie

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      C but not sure on Arnie maybe Jimenez

  17. Hazardous1983
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Sterling and rashford or sane and firminho on wc?

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Former

    2. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Option 1

  18. Manani
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    pretty happy with my team, but have 2FT, 0.5mITB

    Fabianksi Button
    AWB Dohetry TAA Digne Holebas
    Salah Hazard FAnderson Richarlison Pogba
    Kane Jimenez Kamara

    should I let the FT go to the bin?

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Lovely team, maybe downgrade Holebas?

  19. JariL
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    I'm struggling to see how to use a FT. Ideas? 2FT 0.1ITB

    Fabianski / Speroni
    Robertson / Digne / Holebas / AWB / Bennett
    Salah / Hazard / Pogba / Richarlison / Deulofeu
    Kane / Rashford / Kamara

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Bennett to Bednarek?

      1. JariL
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah, I guess I could take the 0.2 that way. Thanks!

  20. XABI 15
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    after way too much tinkering this is my final WC. thoughts?

    Etheridge
    Digne Pereira TAA Robbo
    Sane Salah (C)Sterling Pogba Richarlison
    Jimenez

    Guaita Rashford Bednarek Kamara

    1. Manani
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      would prefer a big hitter as forward for flexibility

      1. XABI 15
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        just fancy midfield in v short term. Will save transfer next week and then will have 2 so can downgrade one of expensive mids

    2. mogadishu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Big fan

      1. XABI 15
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        cheers

  21. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    De Bruyne to start for city do you think? Man City forums seem to think he will....

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yeah

  22. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Instead of Sane ----> Salah

    ...would you do Hazard ----> Salah?

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I wouldn’t do either

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Go Salahless?

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I never said that 😛

          But perhaps for this week because both Sane and Hazard are capable to bring bacon home this GW

  23. Evasivo
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    2FTs and £0.0itb.

    Fab
    Alonso AWB Digne
    Haz Son Rich FAnderson Pogba
    Wilson Kane

    Steke Boly Jimenez Dunk

    Any suggestions?

  24. TLF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Bench one:

    A. Martial
    B. Camarasa
    C. AWB

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      AWB

    2. Nose for baps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      B

  25. mogadishu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Thinking about wildcarding... hows this?

    Foster Guaita
    TAA Pereira Doherty Bamba AWB
    Salah KDB/Sane Pogba Richarlison Fraser
    Kane Rashford Kamara

    Its clear this season this value is in midfield. Whether cheap defence or cheap attack. With Kane's upcoming fixtures and (c) potential he's a shoo-in.

    Thoughts?

    1. XABI 15
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Reply fail see below. I agree with midfield

      1. mogadishu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers mate, yep midfield is the clear trend. Want to pull the trigger on that WC early to reshuffle funds to midfield and hopefully make a gain pre-blanks/doubles

  26. XABI 15
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    i have a very similar team but Jimenez instead of Kane and Sterling instead of Fraser

  27. Shteve
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Need some advise on this one. Have 2 free transfers.

    A. Martial + Auba to Salah + 5.9m striker
    B. Martial + Hazard to Salah + 5.4m midfielder
    C. Wait at least another week before getting salah in because of favourable arsenal and chelsea fixtures this week.

    1. Lyonnais
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I wouldn't sell Auba/Hazard this week.

      1. Shteve
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah, i'm finding it hard to justify selling either of them so was leaning towards option C

  28. Giggs-Tosun Particle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Liverpool defenders - yay nor nay?

    (Who do we think will partner VVD at CB, btw?)

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yay.

      Matip trained today but could be Fabinho tomorrow.

  29. Lyonnais
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Would you rather play Fabianski (ARS) or Button (LIV)? 😀

    1. Shteve
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I think Button has more chance of a clean sheet