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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. CAPTAIN CRESPO
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Start one of these:

    A) AWB vs WAT (H)
    B) Jiminez vs MCI (A)

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

      The eternal question! I would play AWB personally.

    2. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      AWB even though I've benched Jimi vs. top 6 sides to my detriment before

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      glad I don't have the choice. Playing both.

  2. Tcheco
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Do prices freeze when you activate Wildcard?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Nope.

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

      No, wildcards are good to be played right after a gw starts so you can get players into your team earlier doors to catch price rises or even double price

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

      Thanks lads. Will do so after this GW. So many fixture swings

  3. Daghe Munegu
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Cap?

    A Hazard
    B Salah
    C Kane
    D Sterling

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Raz.

    2. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Haz.

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

      B if you have him

    4. rocco10 - AMERICAN DYCHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      B

  4. T96
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    G2G?

    Guaita
    Alonso - Robbo - AWB
    Haz - Eriksen - Pogba - Sane - Rich
    Aub - Jim

    Hamer - Kamara - Doherty - Kiko.

  5. The Legend of Casiraghi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    I have a mad impulse to buy Aguero. For Auba. At -4. I need talking down from the ledge.

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      For a hit? Na, crazy talk, I would captain Aubameyang if I had him.

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

      i'm stuck between Augero & Auba for this week only... I wouldn't sell Auba & def not for a hit!!!

    3. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      I'd rather Auba

    4. Slumdog-Mignolet
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Mad. And Pep said he has been ill. Auba a good captain pick this week.

      1. The Legend of Casiraghi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Thank you for saving my fantasy sanity. Crazy idea... until he scores a hat trick on Monday!

        Still fancy Kane as captain. Expect him to score against utd at least once.

  6. dee_top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Start one vs CRY away
    A) Holebas
    B) Deeney

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Deeney.

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

      B

  7. Slitherene
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    A) Trippier + Luiz + Doherty + Kamara

    OR

    B) AW-B + Bednarek + Bennett + Aubameyang/Aguero?

    Rest of the defence being Digne & TAA.

    These moves, over the next 2 weeks with a hit will enable me to have Salah, Hazard, Kane and Aubameyang/Aguero.

    1. Fantasydreamer
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      B - all three of the defenders have decent enough fixtures coming up that you could play one or two each week

  8. La Roja
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Is this worth -4?

    Son Martial Auba ➡ Hazard Salah Kamara

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      No

    2. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes & captain Hazard

    3. Slitherene
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Not this week

  9. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Would you change anything here or G2G?

    Foster
    Alonso TAA AWB
    Salah(c) Dilva Pogba Brooks Camarasa
    Kane Aubamayang
    Lossl Jimenez Bednarek Bennett

  10. Solanke
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    What to do? 1.1m, 2FT

    Fab
    Kol | WanB | Rob | Digne
    Siggy | Salah (c) | martial | richa
    Rash | Kane

    Bench: Hammer | Wilson | Doherty | Elneny

    1. Roll
    2. Fab> Guita/Etheridge
    3. Wilson>Jiminez (who i'll bench against city, but get transfer in before wilson price drop + injury)

  11. Frasmac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Hi all,

    Thoughts on Fabianksi and Fraser to Allison and Camarassa?

    Allison set and forget for rest of season and Camarassa as 5th mid

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Sounds good

  12. Drum8888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    If money was no object, what would your ideal FPL team be right now?

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

      Auba Kane Kun
      Hazard Salah Sterling
      Alonso Robbo VVD
      Kepa

      I have questions about 11th member

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 12 hours ago

        Pogba surely

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

      Alisson
      Robertson, Alonso, Luiz
      Salah, Sterling, Sane, Son
      Kun, Kane, Aubameyang

    3. PurpleMonster
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      We need a new chip with those conditions 🙂
      It could be interesting...

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Alison
      Robbo Alonso Trippier
      Salah Hazard Sterling Son
      Auba Kun Kane

  13. OO
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    diop to arnold worth it for a hit?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      can you get 3 decent defenders out there? if yes then I wouldn't. do it for free next week

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

    Might play Button over Fab :cool/

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

      #coolfail

  15. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Bench order correct?

    Jiminez - bednarek - doherty

    1. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Yep

  16. Slitherene
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Who to play?

    A) Trippier (MUN)

    B) Camarasa (HUD)

    1. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      B

  17. AFC49
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Hazard or Salah captain?

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

      Very tough, I’m going Haz probabl

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

        y

    2. PurpleMonster
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      I think Hazard but Salah is very tempting

    3. Super Saints
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Salah has been so much better + the stats

  18. Main Stand Fat Arse
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Latest on Fraser?

    If risk, who to replace with?

  19. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Fabianski
    Alonso Digne AWB
    Hazard Son Pogba Richarlison
    Kane Auba Jimenez
    Hamer Doherty Lovren Hojbjerg
    0.1 itb 1 FT

    Really don't know what to do here,no pool and City, should I save? Don't mind taking a hit

  20. Monkey Hanger
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Auba captain.

    Guess that pretty much means I will know my GW22 fate by 2.15pm tomorrow.

  21. Nightf0x
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    A) capt.? Salah haz auba
    B) bench 1? Doherty kamara holebas

  22. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Hazard cappers where we all at?

    o/

    ‘Hazzaaaaaaa..’

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Never got excited so much for 2pts 😮

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

        *4pts 😉

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          7 days, 11 hours ago

          YC? We won’t be scoring haha!

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Here

  23. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Need a little help, please

    A) alonso anderson > bednerak salah -4
    B) kane anderson > firmino salah -4

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

    Son to Sterling? Own Kane but no City.

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes

    2. Slumdog-Mignolet
      • 7 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Good move

    3. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      Yeah

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

    Would you WC?

    Etheridge (Fabianski)
    Wan-Bissaka - Robertson - Kolasinac - Alexander-Arnold (Bednarek)
    Brooks - Salah - Pogba (Puncheon - Hudson-Odoi)
    Agüero - Aubameyang - Kane

  26. Whats the Mata? (RobboKlopp…
    • 4 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Pereyra or WanBissaka 1st sub?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      7 days, 12 hours ago

      AWB.

      1. dr.No88
        • 2 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        AWB

  27. Typo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Worth saving ft and keeping Snodgrass one more week.

    Or upgrade to siggy/ downgrade to Camarasa?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes to part A & need to see full team re: part B

      1. Typo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 days, 11 hours ago

        Thanks

  28. Pigsinblankets
    • 3 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    How does she look?

    Fab
    Alonso TAA Digne AWB
    Hazard(c) Richarlison Pogba Son
    Auba Kane

    Button Kamara Snodgrass Doherty

    Saving one FT to do Son and someone else to Salah and someone else next week.

  29. greggles
    • 8 Years
    7 days, 12 hours ago

    Only 34 points and plummeted in the ranks last week.1 FT and £1.1m ITB. Where to begin?

    Fabianski
    TAA / AWB / Digne
    Richarlison / Salah / Martial / Hazard (c)
    Ings* / Aubameyang / Jimenez

    Subs: Hamer / Shaw / Doherty / McTominay

    Ings has to go but who can you get for £6.7m that's decent for this week?

    1. dr.No88
      • 2 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Wood

    2. ImPasta
      • 5 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      Barnes...Burnley vs. Fulham...not a bad enabler moving forward either

  30. dr.No88
    • 2 Years
    7 days, 11 hours ago

    Thoughts on this WC

    Etheridge, Button

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

    Sane , Salah , Hazard , Richarlison , Camarasa

    Aubameyang ,Jimenez , Rashford

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 days, 11 hours ago

      look at Spurs after United... I'd want Kane in there