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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
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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 month, 16 days ago

      And to relegate teams 😉

  2. rohaansunil
    1 month, 16 days ago

    What to do with son and vardy?

    1. Perthite
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Maybe keep Vardy and trade Son out?

    2. rohaansunil
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

    3. Pillson
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days 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
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

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

        1. FredrikH
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

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

          1. Perthite
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

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

            1. FredrikH
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

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

  3. Maarrrr17
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Play Moura or Jota?

    Have son and jiminez.

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Jota is captain material this week.

    2. Jacky boy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

  4. Perthite
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days 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
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days 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 month, 16 days ago

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

    1. aleksios
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      yes

    2. good biashara
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

  6. Mike132
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Who will perform better this gw:

    A) Rashford
    B) Digne

    1. aleksios
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Rash

  7. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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 month, 16 days ago

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

    2. SweepaKeepa
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days 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
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Help!

    A) Mane -> Hazard

    B) Son -> Pogba

    C) Son -> Hazard (-4)

    D) Keep Mane and Son

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      D

    2. aleksios
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      D

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      D

  9. Miguel Sanchez
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeap great team.

    2. "DC"
      1 month, 16 days 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 month, 16 days ago

      G2G mate

  10. aleksios
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You lost me at play for fun...

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B - maybe with Jota

    3. aleksios
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      i meant i dont mind taking hits..

  11. insertcomedyname
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A for sure.

  12. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Jota or Long?

    1. aleksios
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Jota

    2. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Joter

    3. Jones Bond
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Jota

  13. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    chances Matip start?

  14. BIG TONES
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Best forward up to 6.8?

    1. FlashGilbert
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Wilson or Zaha probs.

      Zaha has the fixtures

  15. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Or Son Firm to Haz Rash -4?

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Play Larportr or TAA,

    already playing Robo and Doherty

    1. Royal5
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Bench Doherty.

    2. aleksios
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      TAA.
      I would play all 4.

    3. YEAH PITCH!
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Play all 4 over attaxker

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Thanks

  17. Jose is Legend
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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 month, 16 days ago

      A if he doesn't have Hazard

    2. Jose is Legend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No mate we have the exact same front 7

      1. Amey
        1 month, 16 days ago

        😮
        A for me & hope Kun flops.

    3. Brawlers
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

  18. Amey
    1 month, 16 days 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. Jose is Legend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yeah Son a good option

      1. Amey
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Yep 😉

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Whats the latest on Pogba.

      1. Amey
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Not pictured in training on Wednesday

  19. Mattymo23
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Any changes here with 1FT?

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

    1. Jose is Legend
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It would only be a keeper change so maybe just stick

  20. ddfc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

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

  21. Jones Bond
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

      Matip to Shaw seems a good move

      1. Jones Bond
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

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

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days 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. Jones Bond
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days 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
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

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

          1. Jones Bond
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Cheers really have no confidence in him

  22. b82rz
    1 month, 16 days ago

    chasing mini league leader

    thoughts on: Mane & Wilson > Long & Hazard?

    Alternatively could bring in Pogba & Rashford

    1. Jones Bond
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      It’s a tough call A might tempt me

  23. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    G2g?

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

    Ryan JWP Doucouré Yoshi

    1. Jones Bond
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

    2. donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Cheers both

  24. Jacky boy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

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

  25. Mattymo23
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Sterling and Llorente to Pogba and Rash for - 4?

    1. Christina.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      jesus.

      I will have what you are having.

      1. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        I agree, madness to sell Llorente

    2. donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days 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
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      not for a hit..

  26. donlobatto
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days 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
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      8
      2
      3

      1. donlobatto
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days 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
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I would bench mili
      Relegation battle

      1. donlobatto
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days 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
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          No

          1. donlobatto
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Ok. Cheers for reply!

  27. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

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

    1. Jones Bond
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

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

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Matip to Shaw only

  28. Gashead9
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Good lord Bristol Rovers have won something 🙂

      1. Gashead9
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Doesn't happen often!

        1. TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

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

  29. Brakos2k
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days 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
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

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