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Differential Long offering incredible value for final matches of 2018/19

The penultimate Gameweek of the season is now upon us and it won’t be long before we can head to the beach, just like most of the mid-table Premier League teams.

With four English teams still fighting it out in European competition and the title race still being a two-way shoot-out, many variables are still in play.

It’s still important to look out for differentials that are free from the risk of rotation with a good fixture or two at hand.

Here are three low-owned players that may be worth considering for Gameweek 37…


Shane Long

Price: £4.7m

Ownership: 3.6%

GW37 fixture: West Ham (away)

Having scored four goals in his last five games, it’s hard to look past Shane Long (£4.7m), especially given his price.

During that time he has helped Southampton avoid the drop for another season, as well as scoring the fastest ever Premier League goal.

If timing is anything to go by he’s planned it to a tee as he only mustered one goal prior to Gameweek 33.

It’s also worth noting that he is currently ranked the best for form on the official FPL website for all strikers valued at less than £9.0m.

What’s also interesting is that in the last six Gameweeks he’s had 13 fewer goal attempts than Jamie Vardy, yet is only two goals behind him in the same period.

This is all the more remarkable when considering Long didn’t even play in Gameweek 32 and costs almost half the price.

It just goes to show how accurate he has been in front of goal of late and has made the most of the attacking opportunities available to him.

Southampton face off against West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.

The Hammers have conceded the fifth-highest number of home goals this season, which suggests Long will have plenty of opportunities this weekend.

And don’t forget, Southampton are the only side remaining with a home fixture against Huddersfield…

Victor Lindelöf

Price: £4.9m

Ownership: 5.2%

GW37 fixture: Huddersfield (away)

It’s always a hard sell to even encourage buying a defender from a team that has only kept 7 clean sheets in the league from a possible 36 this season, but I guess that’s what I’m doing with Victor Lindelöf (£4.9m).

In fairness to him, he has put in substantially improved displays from last season and has gradually pushed himself as a regular starting defender for Manchester United.

For a club of this magnitude, you would have expected them to keep double the number of clean sheets in comparison to their current tally.

But questions over their number one goalkeeper’s performances and the transition between managers have not helped their backline woes.

At the same time, Lindelöf has hardly been a bastion of attacking fortitude for United with only 12 penalty area touches all season, and one goal.

With him, it’s less about his individual or team Fantasy returns and even more about who they play next.

Huddersfield are only averaging 0.5 goals per home game this season and it would take some doing for them to threaten United’s goal, let alone score.

As an added bonus, United will play Cardiff in the final Gameweek of the season against a possibly relegated Cardiff at Old Traffor.

They have only scored 11 goals on the road in 2018/19 which also bodes well for Lindelöf and his defensive colleagues, who will be hoping to sign off the campaign with clean sheets with two of the weakest attacks in the division.

Seamus Coleman

Price: £5.2m

Ownership: 1.6%

GW37 fixture: Burnley (home)

In the seasons of yesteryear, it would have been unheard of to say that Seamus Coleman (£5.2m) was anything but a must-have.

However, injuries and form issues have restricted him to only four attacking returns since August 2017.

Everton’s backline also struggled for clean sheets at the start of this season which also limited his worth in the eyes of FPL managers.

With that said, there has been something of a turnaround at Goodison Park, to say the least.

Everton have quietly registered seven clean sheets in their last nine games.

Coleman played a role in each of them, as well as contributing two assists.

And if his heatmap from Gameweek 1 is anything to go by he still seems to be dominating that entire right flank with almost 30% of his touches being in the final third.

At the same time, the burden of him having the pressure to deliver regular attacking output as he did in the past has waned somewhat with the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison in the team, as well as Lucas Digne providing similar creativity for the opposite flank of defence.

In addition, the season is far from over for Everton with them still mathematically in the hunt for seventh place.

Up next are Burnley, who are now safe from relegation and have been a shadow of their former selves.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Everton managed a clean sheet win against them based on both teams motivations and recent form.

774 Comments Post a Comment
  1. simong1
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Good to go for this week?

    Lloris
    TAA – Laporte – Doherty
    Sterling – Son – Jota – Mane
    Aguero (c) – Jimenez – Rashford

    Foster – Redmond – Valery – Duffy

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yep. Any news on Rash?

  2. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Shane Long impossible to ignore?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      😆

    2. Pras Scott Talent
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It is a bit of a Long shot

  3. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Need an Eriksen replacement that’s gonna gain me ~ 50 points on my rival to win my mini league, any ideas ?

    1. squits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Haz? Differential and explosive

      1. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        For a hit? (To fund)

    2. squits
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Im chasing 30 points....Haz for me, but my rivals both dont have aguero so he will be my captain...otherwise would do haz capt

    3. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Jota or Antonio - value

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Jota, Haz, Rashford, Pogba, Zaha

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Or Salah

  4. Openboxman
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Was there no news on rashford injury?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      "No point giving you the insides, you get that from whoever you get it from anyway."

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Is that what he said? 😆

  5. Openboxman
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bloody hell Haha. That's all I was waiting for!

  6. FPLGeezer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Leading ML by 59 points rival has Salah and TAA whom I don't have but I have Sterling who he doesn't have. Play my own game is go for Pogba and Shaw to bring in with my 2 FT or should I look to block?

    1. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      assuming your rival has no chips left, it would take a minor miracle to catch you in two gameweeks. Do you have Mane and Robertson? If so then no need to block

      1. FPLGeezer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes have Mane and Robertson and he has Mane too. Hoping the lead is big enough but can see him captaining Salah.

      2. Ready Player One
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Appreciate reading comment and reply here. In a similar boat and was considering bringing in Salah to block. Will hold off now I think. Thanks

        1. Ready Player One
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Have TC chip left as forgot to deploy last GW.

          Any suggestions how to put it on?

          Lloris (Foster)
          TAA, Valery, Boly (Kolasinac, Yoshida(!))
          Eriksen, Mane, Sterling, Son (Hojbjerg)
          Vardy, Aguero (c), Jimenez

          Sorry for piggybacking!!

          1. FPLGeezer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            No problem. I would look to use the TC this week whilst it's a must win game for City and they're at home. I'll be captaining Kun as he has the home form but Sterling would be a decent option too if you went for him.

          2. scubasmithy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            TC Aguero makes sense this week.

            1. Ready Player One
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 4 months ago

              Cheers guys!!!

              Have had the armband on Aguero all week, but considering Sterling as Rogers isn’t a ‘sit back’ kind of manager. Both Sterling and Aguero are likely to exploit.

              My go Sterling as rival doesn’t own...

  7. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Danny Ings is the man

    1. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Long to be on the bench?

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He'll be warming my bench this week.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        yeah mine too, saving all his energy for huddersfield at home

  8. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Son, Vardy -> Aguero (c), Long (-4)?

    1. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ignore, meant STERLING

  9. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Link to OGS' team? Doesn't seem like he wants to give his ML rivals any pointers.

  10. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I have Gunn and Ryan. With Hassenhuttl hinting that Forster might get a chance, is it worth a FT to get someone like Guaita in?

    Or just hold and hope?

  11. Tshelby
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Best move?

    Have 2FT with 0.0 ITB

    Lloris, Foster
    Duffy, Valery, Kolasinac, TAA, Doherty
    Sterling, Salah, Moura, Son, Deulofeu
    Long, Kun, Jimenez

    A) Kola -> Shaw
    B) Long, Moura -> Rashford, Holland
    C) Moura -> Jota/Babel
    D) Moura, Deulofeu -> Bilva, Camarasa/Hojbjerg
    E) Moura, Jimenez -> Jota, Rashford

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Duffy to AWB?
      Deulofeu to Babel?

  12. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Keep Eriksen or Son?

    1. Tshelby
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Son

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Son

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers guys.

  13. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    With the slight doubt over Pogba, is it best to hold off on the Erik to Pog move?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      What's the doubt? Been out of the loop lately.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Something about missing a training session, but I'm not that clued up either so look for evidence!

    2. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Without a confirmed source, we have to assume there is no issue with Pogba, be careful about posting things like this though. Mods are all over any rumour spreading without named sources.

    3. DMil
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      We’ve been here before with Mane and Vardy...

    4. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ok, so I assume this is the source

      https://www.skysports.com/football/huddsfld-vs-man-utd/preview/391122

  14. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Duffy and Gray to Shaw and Rashford for -4?

  15. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Rashford - Yay or Nay?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      who you selling?

  16. Pique and De Bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Given all the Utd injuries anyone think that Moura > Martial could be worth a punt?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      nope

      1. Pique and De Bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Very helpful, thanks.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          anything for you

          1. Pique and De Bruyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

  17. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which of these do we think is best? Thank you.

    A. Foster >> Guaita (save FT)

    B. Eriksen >> Pogba (save FT)

    C. Duffy+Eriksen >> Shaw+Pogba

    D. Gray+Eriksen+Duffy >> Rashford+Pogba+Kelly (-4)

    E. Gray+Eriksen+Foster >> Zaha+Pogba+Guaita (-4)

    Foster
    Laporte. TAA. Doherty
    Sterling. Mané. Eriksen. Son
    Agüero. Jiménez. Gray
    (Ryan, Højbjerg, Bednarek, Duffy)

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      C if you're set on selling Eriksen.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        A is the only decent option I can think of without selling Eriksen

  18. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which crappy GK would you play out of these two?

    A. Ryan (ars)
    B. Boruc (TOT)

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Boruc

  19. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Hold up... Pogbas injured,!

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Source??

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Loads of people saying he didn’t train on Wednesday - along with Rash and Rom

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      We don’t know that for sure? But there are doubts

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes - I have him as captain at the moment - ahead of Sergio,Salah,Sterling,Mane,jota,and Jimenez!
        Jimenez (VC)

  20. konrad.sygula95
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I have 2 free transfers and 2.1 itb
    what would you change in this team ?

    Foster
    Robbo/Laporte/Jonny
    Mane/B.Silva/Son/Jota
    Aguero/Vardy/Jimenez

    Subs:Ryan/Hojberg/Bednarek/Duffy

  21. adams_6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Solskjaer feeling the pressure? Getting a bit prickly today!

  22. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Why is Pogba a doubt? I have seen a couple of posts on that.

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Owners want to keep him a differential

  23. Pieterke30
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Repost - Would you start Redmond or Eriksen?

    Spurs and Eriksen are tired, Ajax 2nd leg to come, and afraid of an Eriksen 15-min cameo blocking Redmond with more points on my bench if the Dane doesnt start.

    (for my draft team, if that matters)

  24. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Worth a hit?

    Son, Vardy ->

    A) Long, Sterling (c)
    B) Aguero (c), Redmond
    C) Keep and save 2 FT for next

  25. Ready Player One
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bottomed...

    Any suggestions here? 1FT, TC, £0 ITB

    Lloris (Foster)
    TAA, Valery, Boly (Kolasinac, Yoshida(!))
    Eriksen, Mane, Sterling, Son (Hojbjerg)
    Vardy, Aguero (c), Jimenez

    I'm top of my ML by 36. They have no chips but own Salah and Jota.

    I'm prepared to take hits in hope the TC covers cost.

  26. barcaa7
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Eriksen to
    a-Pogba
    b-Siggy

  27. 6ix9ine #1 on billboard
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    someone needs to give me a full update on Pogba.

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      how can we if Ole himself isn't sure?

  28. Millie7
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A) Erikson > Sterling
    B) Laca > Aguero

    already have Son

  29. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    What's going on with Ole.. He's teasing us or what?
    Has nobody told him yet that we FPL players also has the pressure to deliver?

    So, will Rash and Pog be fit for this GW?
    I was planning to go Erik + Murray >> Pog + Rash

  30. altomfredrik
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    A) Deulofeu - > Sigurdsson (-4)
    B) Llorente - > Zaha (-4)
    C) play Deulofeu

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      C