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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.

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  1. simong1
      2 months, 15 days 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
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yep. Any news on Rash?

    • Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Shane Long impossible to ignore?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        😆

      2. Pras United
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        It is a bit of a Long shot

    • AnfieldLad
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

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

      1. squits
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Haz? Differential and explosive

        1. AnfieldLad
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          For a hit? (To fund)

      2. squits
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 15 days 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. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Jota or Antonio - value

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Jota, Haz, Rashford, Pogba, Zaha

      5. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Or Salah

    • Openboxman
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Was there no news on rashford injury?

        1. Team Cruel
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

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

          1. Bubz
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Is that what he said? 😆

      • Openboxman
          2 months, 15 days ago

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

        • FPLGeezer
            2 months, 15 days 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
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 15 days 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
                  2 months, 15 days ago

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

                • Ready Player One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 15 days 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
                        2 months, 15 days 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.

                      • scubasmithy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        TC Aguero makes sense this week.

                        1. Ready Player One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 15 days 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...

              2. drughi
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Danny Ings is the man

                1. Tshelby
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Long to be on the bench?

                2. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  He'll be warming my bench this week.

                  1. drughi
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

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

              3. Stimps
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

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

                1. Stimps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Ignore, meant STERLING

              4. Team Cruel
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

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

              5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days 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?

              6. Tshelby
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days 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
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Duffy to AWB?
                  Deulofeu to Babel?

              7. EmreCan Hustle
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Keep Eriksen or Son?

                1. Tshelby
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Son

                2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Son

                  1. EmreCan Hustle
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Cheers guys.

              8. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

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

                1. EmreCan Hustle
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

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

                  1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days 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
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days 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
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

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

                4. scubasmithy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Ok, so I assume this is the source

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

              9. EL tridente
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Duffy and Gray to Shaw and Rashford for -4?

              10. LewanGOALski
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Rashford - Yay or Nay?

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  who you selling?

              11. Monkey magic 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

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

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  nope

                  1. Monkey magic 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Very helpful, thanks.

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      anything for you

                      1. Monkey magic 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

              12. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days 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
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  C if you're set on selling Eriksen.

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

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

              13. Bubz
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Which crappy GK would you play out of these two?

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

                1. Pieterke30
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Boruc

              14. Brodsterm9
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Hold up... Pogbas injured,!

                  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Source??

                    1. Brodsterm9
                        2 months, 15 days ago

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

                    2. fr3ddy
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 15 days ago

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

                      1. Brodsterm9
                          2 months, 15 days ago

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

                    3. konrad.sygula95
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 15 days 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

                    4. adams_6
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Solskjaer feeling the pressure? Getting a bit prickly today!

                    5. EmreCan Hustle
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

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

                      1. Team Cruel
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Owners want to keep him a differential

                    6. Pieterke30
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days 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)

                    7. Stimps
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Worth a hit?

                      Son, Vardy ->

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

                    8. Ready Player One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 15 days 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.

                    9. barcaa7
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Eriksen to
                      a-Pogba
                      b-Siggy

                    10. teriyaki 69
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      someone needs to give me a full update on Pogba.

                      1. Skloppy Kops
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        how can we if Ole himself isn't sure?

                    11. Millie7
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      A) Erikson > Sterling
                      B) Laca > Aguero

                      already have Son

                    12. Skloppy Kops
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days 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

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

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

                      1. Bubz
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        C