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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. Federico
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Chasing 26 points in my ML, where everyone relevant are Son owners.

    Son -> Pogba worth the FT?
    Let's just assume Pogba is fully fit.

    1. Original Pirate Material
      1 month, 22 days ago

      If he is fit.

      If.

    2. Amey
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Do you think pogba will play ??
      I'm thinking about same for a hit

      1. Federico
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I have no idea. All I know is that FFS tends to exaggerate these things.
        United fixtures looks very tempting, and I believe we'll get some high scoring games.

        Not convinced Pogba is worth a hit, but he makes the most sense for my team structure and ML situation.

        1. Amey
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Yep
          Fixtures are awesome tbh.
          That's why I'm tempted. Will wait for more news if it comes out. Really think Pogba will have great two gw's though

          1. Federico
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I think it's a good transfer (for free), so will probably do it. But I don't expect Son to blank the next two, so hopefully Pogba gets 180 minutes.

            1. Amey
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Yeah.
              I'm thinking about avoiding it now with doubt.
              Cheers mate & GL for last 2 gw's 🙂

  2. Original Pirate Material
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Shaw worth a hit? I’ll be taking out Duffy.

    1. Federico
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Would you play Duffy? If not then who would you play?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Nope, Bennett of Wolves.

        1. Federico
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Play Bennett, no hit!

    2. The Rock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Not worth a hit for me.

    3. lilmessipran
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      nah

  3. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Morning Lads n Lassies
    Not great keeper options for me this week
    Which would you play

    A. Foster away to Chelsea
    B. Ryan away to Arsenal

    Cheers!

    1. wolvesmad
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Foster

  4. LIARS POKER
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Vertonghen to Laporte for a hit or play Valery?

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Play Valery

    2. Kepa's at the wheel
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Play Valery. CS for Laporte and you still come up with 2pts total

  5. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Who makes way for Leno, Ryan or Foster?

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      The more expensive one.

  6. Cruz88
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Can anyone tell me where in the members area I can view the tables they used in the captains article? With the xG and xGa, team attacking and defensive data etc. If I go to the "team statistics" section the data seems different...

  7. The Rock
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Gunn
    Trent, Doherty, Kolasinac
    Mane, Eriksen, Son, Pogba
    Aguero, Vardy, Jimenez
    Ryan, Bednarek, Duffy, Hughes

    2 FT and 0.4 in the bank.

    Thinking of losing Vardy for Zaha or Mitrovic. Would like Hazard but that would mean a 4 point hit. any suggestions?

  8. Amey
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I'm not able to find any Pogba news. Anyone have any links Re him being absent in training on Wednesday ??
    Thinking about Son to Pogba (-4) move.
    It looks worse now with all this 😀

    1. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Doubt he missed it because of injury, probably just had a meeting with Zidane

      1. Amey
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Lol
        Good one.
        Would you do the move mate ??

        1. Team Cruel
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I've got both so difficult to say. I might've done it because Poch will have an eye on Wednesday.

          1. Amey
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Exactly !!
            This bloody rumour 😕
            Too much information ruin it sometimes

      2. STRANGER INGS
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        LOL!!

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      From press conference:

      Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard were absent from Wednesday's part-open training session, with United juggling a few injury issues ahead of facing Huddersfield.

      "We've got a few niggles and a few injuries," said Solskjaer.

      "We've still got two days, today and tomorrow, to see who gets on the pitch, we missed a few last week."

      1. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Personally i think Pogba plays although not sure i would do -4 for him (especially if removing a fresh Son

        1. Amey
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Cheers
          That's helpful 🙂

  9. FredrikH
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Asked this last night. Lot of comments were on B. Is this still the best move with recent pressers?

    Lloris
    Taa Laporte Valery
    Mane Son Jota Sterling
    Firmino Jimenez Agüero

    Foster - Deulofeu Duffy Bednarek

    0.3ITB 1FT.

    A. Roll FT
    B. Duffy -> Shaw
    C. Son -> Pogba
    D. Firmino -> Rashford
    E. Do all of them for -8? huhuuehu.
    F. Suggest something

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A. Roll FT

    2. wolvesmad
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      B

    3. niaz1982
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Roll free transfer

  10. BoomBoomShacktheroom
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Now what the hell do I do with this? Any suggestions? 1FT and 0.1 in the bank.

    Lloris
    TAA VVD Boly
    Mane Son Bilva Martial
    Wilson Jimenez Aguero(c)

    Gunn; Eriksen, Bednarek, Kiko

    Eriksen to Pogba? And bench Wilson?

    1. wolvesmad
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Would go Jota instead seeing as you have Martial...

  11. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Eriksen + Lukaku > Hazard(TC) + Rashford -4 worth it?

    1. Brawlers
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes

  12. lilmessipran
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Best defender only for this gw out of

    A Shaw
    B Doherty
    C Digne
    D Shaw
    E Kola

    1. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Shaw

    2. TheBabyfacedAssassin
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A and/or D

    3. cutch
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      B

    4. lilmessipran
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      One of the Shaw's is PVA

    5. wolvesmad
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Shaw

  13. cutch
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Lloris
    Robertson - Laporte - Valery
    Salah - Eriksen - Son - Jota - Deulofeu
    Agüero - Jiménez
    (Foster - Gray - Duffy - Dunk)

    2 FT 0.0 ITB

    Thinking of:
    Salah + Eriksen -> Mané + Sterling (captain)

    Good idea?

    1. wolvesmad
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looks good

  14. Numb
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Rashford “to be assessed”

    1. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Source...?

      1. Numb
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Ben Dinnery on Twitter, maybe from the post Press Conference quotes.

        1. Amey
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Has he mentioned anything about Pogba mate ??

          1. Numb
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            No

            1. Amey
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Cheers

    2. Christina.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      ?

    3. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Greenwood

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        his leg fell off?

    4. rocco10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Too risky getting him in now?

    5. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Imagine he’s fine- been training in the week unlike some.

    6. Weasel Boy
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      F### sake

  15. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    buy

    A) Shaw
    B) Doherty

    have only Jimenez from their teams

    1. wolvesmad
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Shaw

  16. Mr_Barbs
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    A) Eriksen & Dunk > B.Silva & Digne/Shaw
    B) Eriksen & Dunk > Redmond & Robertson/Laporte

    1. wolvesmad
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A Shaw

  17. Ribus
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Leno
    Robbo Laporte Doherty
    Salah Mane Son Jota JWP
    Kun Jiminez

    Ryan Verthongen Llorente Valery

    1ft, 0.0 itb

    A) Salah -> Sterling
    B) Verthongen -> Shaw (and bench JWP)
    C) Son -> Pogba
    D) save

    Thanks

    1. wolvesmad
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      B

  18. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    How’s this plan? Is there too much uncertainty now? The Rashford and Zaha transfers can be either way?

    GW37: Gray+Eriksen+Duffy >> Rashford+Pogba+Kelly? (-4)

    GW38: MITB for Jiménez >> Zaha

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

    1. Srv210
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      i'm also looking at vardy,moura to rashford ,pogba ....but united's form has me in confusion over the moves

  19. aleksios
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Won ML and rank almost in 1k so play for fun..2 ft 0.0 itb.
    what would you do?

    --Lloris
    --VVD--TAA--Doherty
    --Mane--Son--Sterling--Eriksen--JWP
    --Kun--Jimenez

    --Foster--Dunk--Valery--Gray

    a) Dunk+Eriksen to PVA+Bilva
    b) Eriksen+Son to Hazard+Mili
    c) Eriksen+JWP to Bilva+Mili.
    d) Dunk+Eriksen to Shaw+Pogba.

    Thanks a lot guys.

  20. Christina.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Lukaku may not play again this season after aggravating a hamstring problem last weekend. Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia have trained as normal. Jesse Lingard (knee inflammation), Chris Smalling and Marcus Rashford (shoulder) are among those who will be assessed.

    -Ben Dinnery

    1. Amey
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Cheers
      No mention about pogba means he's G2G ?? 😮

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        not pictured in training.

        1. Amey
          1 month, 22 days ago

          *cancelled pogba transfer in !!

        1. Amey
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Thank you mate.
          I'm dropping the idea to get him now. My luck recently with Injuries means he'll not even make the squad 😀

  21. Christina.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    On the possibility of Firmino starting at St James' Park. "...... we'll see." #LFC

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thats helpful

  22. nach248
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Is Eriksen to Pogba a good idea?

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Annoying about these doubt rumours. I'm waiting to see if anything more comes out pre deadline.

    2. Jose is Legend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yes

  23. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    De Gea
    Doherty VVD Bednarek
    Salah Richarlison Son Mane
    Rondon Wilson Jimenez

    Gunn Babel Cathcart Dunk

    4.3m ITB & 1 FT

    Which option looks better?
    A Rondon > Rashford or Lacazette
    B Wilson > Aubamayang
    C Wilson & Rondon > Rashford & Lacazette for -4 (Exact funds)

    1. Jose is Legend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

  24. Jose is Legend
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    a) Hazard (C) and Rashford
    b) Redmond and Aguero (C)

    Big decision for me which could win me some decent money.

    Many thanks

  25. Christina.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Ball ache.

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      you gotta empty once a week atleast

  26. Messiah Hazard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Lacazette to Rashford yay or nay?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      No way

    2. wolvesmad
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nope

  27. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Ole blasting martial in conference suggesting eh has been complacent. Does he start this weekend ? Maybe they are forced to I hope he is a great player huge points if he plays these last 2

    1. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Doubt he plays.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Dang

  28. Federico
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Play Rondon (lfc) or JWP (whu)?

  29. Teddy Brewski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Pretty uninspiring 11th man pick. Thoughts?

    A. Llorente
    B. Bednarek
    C. Take a hit to get Shane Long in....

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A I guess

  30. Miguel Sanchez
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Bring in

    A) Wilson
    B) Rashford