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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. boogle
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 15 hours ago

    Not seen much talk of PvA on here - 2 nice fixtures to finish the season and likes a late flurry of points...

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 15 hours ago

      And to relegate teams 😉

  2. DragonSquad
      9 months, 15 hours ago

      What to do with son and vardy?

      1. Perthite
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Maybe keep Vardy and trade Son out?

      2. DragonSquad
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Man city look very good defensively so idk what to do with Vardy....Also son replacement?

        • Pillson
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          I have both and plan on keeping both. Vardy on pens, in form, likes playing top 6. Son got a rest midweek with 2 fixtures that look like goals

          1. Perthite
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            Will Son play all 3 games though (inc CL)?

            1. FredrikH
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 15 hours ago

              Yes. They won't spare their "only" capable goalscorer in the three most important games of the year.

              1. Perthite
                • 9 Years
                9 months, 15 hours ago

                I guess they might take him off at 60 mins if game is under control.

                1. FredrikH
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 15 hours ago

                  If it's under control he'll be in the goals I'd imagine.

      3. Maarrrr17
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Play Moura or Jota?

        Have son and jiminez.

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Jota is captain material this week.

        2. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          How do you ask this?
          I'm selling moura for jota

      4. Perthite
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Worth taking a hit to do:

        Firmino & Lacazette -> Aguero & Wilson (or Zaha)?

        (Son is a bit of a question mark to remove too)
        ------
        Ryan Foster
        Robertson Doherty Valery AWB Bednarek
        Salah Sterling Son Jota Camarasa
        Firmino Jimenez Lacazette
        0.8m 1FT

        1. Pillson
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          I think it is arguable if the transfers even improve your team, never mind for a hit. You have excellent captain options for your team in both weeks so its not like you need aguero for this either

          1. Perthite
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            Except Firmino is a maybe this week (and even next week?).
            And Lacazette doesn't seem to be scoring much (in PL)

      5. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Foster, Son, Firmino > Leno, Haz, Rash (-4) good moves?

        1. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          yes

        2. good biashara
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 14 hours ago

          You should leave the goalies out, you're effectively taking a hit for Leno which can't be a good idea.

      6. Mike132
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Who will perform better this gw:

        A) Rashford
        B) Digne

        1. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Rash

      7. Flapjack
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Such a shame to miss out on Utd players with those fixtures

        I’ll either do Eriksen to Siggy/Richarlison or just start Matip over Eriksen

        Can’t be risking Pogba

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Same feeling here !!
          I'm keeping Son now.

        2. SweepaKeepa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          I really was primed for Firmino to Lukaku... but just feels too risky after such unclear updates on both. Shaw could still be value?

      8. Ruinenlust
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Help!

        A) Mane -> Hazard

        B) Son -> Pogba

        C) Son -> Hazard (-4)

        D) Keep Mane and Son

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          D

        2. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          D

        3. Gobigorgohome
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          D

      9. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Going aggressive to make up a 17 point deficit after doing Vardy and Son to Rash and Hazard with 2FTs. GTG?

        Fabianski
        Robbo TAA Doherty
        Salah Sterling Hazard (c) Pogba Brooks*
        Rashford* Jimenez

        Etheridge AWB Deeney Duffy

        1. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Yeap great team.

        2. Just bleed
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Like the Hazard captain pick, I expect him to do well. He can bring you 30 odd points that no one else has

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          G2G mate

      10. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

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

        --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.

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          You lost me at play for fun...

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          B - maybe with Jota

        3. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          i meant i dont mind taking hits..

      11. insertcomedyname
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Bottomed so shameless repost (actually, with some shame)

        A. Eriksen > Siggy and Foster > Ederson (for free and gives me money in the bank for say Doherty > TAA next GW)
        Or
        B. Eriksen > Hazard, Foster > Guaita and Kola > Kelly (-4 and nothing left in the kitty)

        Thanks. Last throw of the dice!

        1. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          A for sure.

      12. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Jota or Long?

        1. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Jota

        2. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Joter

        3. In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Jota

      13. balint84
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        chances Matip start?

      14. BIG TONES
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Best forward up to 6.8?

        1. FlashGilbert
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Wilson or Zaha probs.

          Zaha has the fixtures

      15. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        What would you chnage here with 1FT?
        Firmino to Rash?

        Lloirs
        Laporte/TAA/Boly
        Sterling/Mane/Son/Jota
        Kun/Firmino/Jim

        Gunn/Deulofeu/Dufy/Kiko

        1. Atimis
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Or Son Firm to Haz Rash -4?

      16. Gobigorgohome
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Play Larportr or TAA,

        already playing Robo and Doherty

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Bench Doherty.

        2. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          TAA.
          I would play all 4.

        3. YEAH PITCH!
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Play all 4 over attaxker

        4. Gobigorgohome
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Thanks

      17. CFC1990
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Got this front 7 which is exactly the same as my rival who is 13 points ahead and a bench boost (but has a bad bench)

        Jota, Erikson, Son, Mane, Sterling
        Aguero, Jimenez

        I have 1FT but feel the need for a hit this week just to be more different.

        Would you advise Eriksen and Firminho to:

        a) Hazard (C) and Rashford

        or

        b) Aguero (C) and Milo/Redmond

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          A if he doesn't have Hazard

        2. CFC1990
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          No mate we have the exact same front 7

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            😮
            A for me & hope Kun flops.

        3. Brawlers
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 14 hours ago

          A

      18. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        After complete u-turn from Pogba transfer for Son, it's time to see the positive.
        Keeping son means Saturday early KO 2 players in Son Lloris.
        Hattrick for Son. He has scored 5 in last 4 against Cherries 😀

        1. CFC1990
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Yeah Son a good option

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            Yep 😉

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Whats the latest on Pogba.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            Not pictured in training on Wednesday

      19. Mattymo23
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Any changes here with 1FT?

        Foster Ryan
        TAA Duffy AWB Coady Valery
        Salah Sterling Mane Son Hojberg
        Kun Jiminez Llorente

        1. CFC1990
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          It would only be a keeper change so maybe just stick

      20. fcsaltyballs
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Son & Vardy >> Hazard & Zaha (-4) ??

      21. In a Rush
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        What to do with this lot or gtg ?
        1ft 0.1 Itb not happy with martial but don’t really need a replacement this week.
        Maybe Matip ➡️ Shaw

        Ryan
        Robertson Doherty Matip
        Sterling son Salah Jota
        Jimenez Aguero Wilson

        Foster martial valery Bednarek
        Any thoughts appreciated cheers

        1. b82rz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          If I had Martial I'd be playing him vs. Huddersfield!

          Matip to Shaw seems a good move

          1. In a Rush
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            Will he play though and who to drop is the question any thoughts on that maybe Wilson?

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Martial is the issue as could be out of favour. I’d play him and hope for the best as you’ll have a pretty decent first sub.
          Matip to shaw is the move to make as Matip might not play.

          Who is your captain?

          1. In a Rush
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            Cheers for feedback so you think play martial instead of Wilson?
            Captain on Aguero at the minute probably stay that way

            1. dbeck
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 15 hours ago

              I think so, Wilson first sub. Good luck with martial

              1. In a Rush
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 15 hours ago

                Cheers really have no confidence in him

      22. b82rz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        chasing mini league leader

        thoughts on: Mane & Wilson > Long & Hazard?

        Alternatively could bring in Pogba & Rashford

        1. In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          It’s a tough call A might tempt me

      23. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        G2g?

        Ederson
        Laporte TAA Robbo Dann
        Son Mane Haz (c)
        Kun Rash Jimmy

        Ryan JWP Doucouré Yoshi

        1. In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Yes looks pretty good obviously Rashford a bit of a doubt, any thoughts on my team above

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Yep looks good mate. JWP good cover in case Rash doesn’t play

        3. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Cheers both

      24. Jacky boy
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Prefer the time when press conferences times where on a hit topic than twitter section

      25. Mattymo23
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Sterling and Llorente to Pogba and Rash for - 4?

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

          jesus.

          I will have what you are having.

          1. GARY AND JAMIE
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            I agree, madness to sell Llorente

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Assume this is a joke? Both players you’re bringing in are a doubt and Sterling is likely to be one of the highest scorers this week

        3. TyroneGAA
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          not for a hit..

      26. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        An alternative way of asking the same question. Points predictions for this week?

        A) Wilson (TOT)
        B) JWP (whu)
        C) Mili (car)

        Thanks

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          8
          2
          3

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            Cheers. This is my benching headache but Wilson is the type to steal a goal so maybe playing him and having JWP as my bench cover will work

        2. Jacky boy
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          I would bench mili
          Relegation battle

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            Don’t you think that means it will be going for goals from Cardiff and be more susceptible to concede though?

            1. Jacky boy
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 15 hours ago

              No

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                9 months, 15 hours ago

                Ok. Cheers for reply!

      27. balint84
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        A) Dunk+Matip to Shaw+Doherty means -4 for me
        B) do only Matip to Shaw

        1. In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          I’m tempted to do Matip ➡️ Shaw as well. I think Lovren will play again

        2. Gobigorgohome
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Matip to Shaw only

      28. Gashead9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Anyone punting on Sane?
        I have wrapped all my ML's comfortably so just looking for a top 50k finish now, worth a shot surely with his ownership could be a great differential?

        1. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 15 hours ago

          Good lord Bristol Rovers have won something 🙂

          1. Gashead9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 15 hours ago

            Doesn't happen often!

            1. GARY AND JAMIE
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 15 hours ago

              Our lot contrived to balls up the play offs so can hardly gloat...

      29. Brakos2k
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Anyone tempted with a Siggy and Richarlison double-up? Got the former and tempted to get in Rich for Erik. Alternative is to keep Erik and get in Digne for Duffy and bench JWP.

      30. Gobigorgohome
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 15 hours ago

        Ok so Salah to Hazard(C) for free worth it?