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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. Mattymo23
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Sterling or Salah to Hazard?

    My rival who is behind has Salah

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Sterling then

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Sterling if you own Aguero

    3. balint84
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      save both

    4. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Why would you sell Sterling now?

    5. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I'm bringing Sterling in!

  2. cescpistols111
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    G2G?

    Ederson
    TAA - Coleman - Bennett
    Mane - Hazard (v) - Son - Fraser
    Aguero (c) - Rashford - Jimenez

    Ryan - Deulofeu - Valery - Lascelles

    1. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      did you transfer rashford in ?

  3. La vida FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    23 points ahead ML. Any thoughts on the below?

    Ryan,
    Robbo, Doherty, Valery
    Mane, Son, Eriksen, Sterling (c)
    Aguero, Jimenez, Zaha

    Foster, Hjoberg, Jonny, Duffy

    0.8 ITB 1 FT

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Play Jonny over valery and do eriksen to pogba

  4. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Firmino to Rashford?

    1. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      is there any updates on rashford ?

  5. greggles
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Selling Doucoure. Jota or Richarlison?

    Leaves me with

    Gunn
    Valery / Laporte / Doherty
    Salah / Mane / Son / JWP / Jota-Rich
    Jimenez / Aguero(c)

    Subs: Foster / Llorente / Duffy / Dunk

    1. FlashGilbert
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Jota for me.

    2. balint84
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      again

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

      now I stay with B, plyaing without Wolves defender

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Those who planned to do Erik to Pog (some doubts), are you...
      A. Still doing it?
      B. Keeping now.
      C. Switching to other options.

      1. FPLGeezer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        In between A and B. Could go for Hazard too

      2. Geezer
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        C. Shaw in for Dunk

    4. Fpl-king
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Help needed

      Last week did aguero to find salah which paid off.

      Now leading mini league.

      This week I’m wanting Aguero back. But how and who to sacrifice help needed

      Current Mid & attack:

      Sterling- mane - salah - Son
      Jiménez - Wilson

      1. Pillson
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I would not want to lose any of those for a hit

        1. Fpl-king
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I feel a Kun haul incoming though

    5. Simmoo
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Mane + Rashford -> Redmond + Aguero (C)

      1. rmt this, rmt that so i sai…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 19 days ago

        do u have sterling? if not probz yes but again i wouldnt tbh

    6. FlashGilbert
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Draft League - Need a fairly decent GW this week to seal top spot.

        Proposed team:

        Alisson
        Robertson Laporte TAA Boly Bertrand
        Alli Bilva Redmond Mili
        Wilson

        Bench: Foster Ings Deleu Gray

        Any changes needed here?

      • Pillson
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Alisson
        Robbo TAA AWB
        Sterling (C) Eriksen Son
        Vardy Jiminez King

        Ryan Brooks Periera Masina

        2FT's.
        A) Eriksen + King -> Hazard + Long
        B) Eriksen + King -> BSilva + Rash
        C) Something else (please suggest, most open to losing Eriksen, King, Periera)

        1. #FPLBhuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          always enjoyed playing with 10 men myself

          1. Pillson
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Pogba* he goes missing in real life and in fantasy teams you know

            1. ItOnlyTook9Years
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Pogba may not play, how about him and Erik to Haz and Bilva?

              1. Pillson
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Not flagged, no news articles Ive seen suggesting this. Have I missed something?

      • Lingard’s Shin Guards
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Foster, Firmino, Son > Leno, Rash, Haz (-4) gives me -

          Leno
          Laporte TAA Doherty
          Sterling Haz Mane Redmond
          Aguero Rash Jimenez

          Ryan Hoj Valery Duffy

          GTG?

          1. ItOnlyTook9Years
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Wouldn't bother with the GK switch

          2. Ole Trafford
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Why take the hit for the gk

        • The Senate
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 19 days ago

          checking in -
          Eriksen to Sterling/Hazard/Someone Else?
          Trippier to Laporte/Robertson/keep?
          any other issues I may not have thought of?

          1FT, 3.8ITB
          Foster(Ryan)
          TRIPPIER TAA Doherty (Valery Cathcart)
          Mane ERIKSEN Son Milivojevic (Deulofeu)
          Aguero Rashford Jimenez

          1. Pillson
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Eriksen to Hazard for me

        • ItOnlyTook9Years
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Hmmm, 29 behind in ML but very tempted to go Vardy and Son to Hazard and Rashford (-4).

          A) do it
          B) nah
          C) do Kolasinac to Shaw instead

          1. yakirh
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            A

          2. The Senate
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 19 days ago

            do it.

        • yakirh
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Chances to start?
          A. Rashford
          B. Lukaku
          C. Pogba

          1. Jacky boy
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            100
            25
            100

          2. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            75
            25
            90

          3. ItOnlyTook9Years
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            99
            50
            75

          4. SweepaKeepa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            I'm just going to follow this thread until someone says "Lukaku 80%" and then buy him.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 19 days ago

              0
              80
              0
              😉

              1. SweepaKeepa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Thank you. Normally I have to read here for hours before I find the exact confirmation bias I'm looking for.

          5. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            I'd say Rash is most likely, and Lukaku least likely. Pog we're not sure yet.

          6. The Senate
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 19 days ago

            100%
            10%
            66.7%

        • ddfc
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Chasing 28 points in ML, no1 has Vardy or Rashford... do I:

          1. Keep Vardy
          2. Sell for Rashford

          Thanks

          1. FlashGilbert
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Keep. Vardy on form and is on pens.
              Rashford is a doubt.

              1. Jacky boy
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                On pens but there won't be one

          2. Ole Trafford
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Repost sorry bottomed a few pages ago.

            Save ft here folks? Worried about Pogba/Firmino. 1ft 0itb

            Ederson
            Lindleof, VVD, Monreal
            Sterling, Manè, Son, Pogba, Jota
            Jiminez, Firmino

            Foster, Llorente, Lascelles, Duffy 1ft 0itb

            Firmino should play right? Could improve my bench by Llorente to Long or Duffy to AWB for example? Thanks

          3. Oh Maddison
              5 months, 19 days ago

              What to do with this?

              Ryan / Foster
              Doherty / Robbo / Yoshi / Valery / Dunk
              Sterling / Salah / Son / Deu / Jota
              Jimenez / Llorente / Aguero

              A. Hold FT
              B. Foster -> Guaita

              Who to cap?
              1. Kun
              2. Salah
              3. Sterling

              Any other suggestion?

            • Tommyg
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Is rashford worthy the gamble?

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                If you have enough bench cover I think it is.

              2. ItOnlyTook9Years
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                He's definitely a gamble. The worthiness we'll only know after the match

              3. Jacky boy
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                It's not a gamble

            • Lucky Z
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Guys, best combo for GW38?

              1. Redmond Salah Gray
              2. Rashford Salah Gray
              3. Rashford B.Silva Salah -4
              4. Rashford B.Silva Son (and DDG instead Foster)

            • lindeg
                5 months, 19 days ago

                do we like the look of bilva in here?

                1. FlashGilbert
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Absolutely.

                  • TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Decent looking fella

                  • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    He's not bad - a bit short for most tastes I suspect

                2. Blanka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Would you rather Zaha or Bilva?

                3. mikefeely
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Lacazette to Rashford for -4 - don’t have any United players.

                  1. Athletic Nasherbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Yes I would

                4. Lucky Z
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  With nearly the same points with two rivals who have Hazard is it smarter to get him or find differentials. Already has them even if I get Hazard in

                5. CRO KLOPP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  2 FT
                  I'm doing Eriksen to Hazard but 0.7 short

                  A) Lloris to Guaita/Gunn
                  B)Gray to Long

                  1. Lionac
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    I am currently considering A with Guaita. Already own Gunn.

                    B might me good depending on your other keeper.

                    1. CRO KLOPP
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Foster

                    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Don't do Gunn - he's a risk now

                      1. CRO KLOPP
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Thanks, Guaita it is

                  2. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    A with guita. I’ve just done eriksen and trippier to hazard and Dann

                    1. CRO KLOPP
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Cheers and GL

                6. Blanka
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Salah & Llorente >> Haz and Rash for a -4?

                7. Gruu
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Salah to sterling for free?

                  Already have Mane & Aguero

                  1. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    I’d prioritise hazard over sterling

                8. BigBillyBass
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Advice please.

                  Ryan (Foster)
                  Robbo TAA Laporte Doherty (Valery)
                  Sterling Mane Eriksen Son (Hojbjerg)
                  Aguero Jimenez (Long)

                  A) Eriksen > Pogba
                  B) Eriksen + Son > Haz + Jota (-4)
                  C) Eriksen + Robbo > Haz + Shaw (-4)
                  D) Roll FT to next week

                  1. CRO KLOPP
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    A or D

                  2. donlobatto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    B if chasing. D if looking to maintain

                9. donlobatto
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  G2G for a non-Hazard and non-Utd team? Going to be a scary FPL Sunday for me!

                  0itb -4 taken
                  Lloris
                  Robbo, Laporte, Doherty
                  Salah, Sterling, Jota, JWP
                  Kun (C), Jimi, Wilson
                  (Foster) (Mili, Valery, Yoshida)

                  Cheers and GL. This week is a tough one for decisions that could change an FPL season finish!

                  1. The Senate
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    I'd play Mili over JWP

                    1. donlobatto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      It’s a coin toss I think. I expect an open game in SOU-WHU and West Ham have been susceptible to set pieces which is JWP’s thing.

                      Cardiff are battling relegation, whether that means they could give away a pen is the only reason to pick Mili

                  2. TyroneGAA
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    similar team..my current mid is mane sterling and son..

                    Im thinking of doing trip to shaw and playing 4 at the back with your same defence

                    but im not sure if I want rashford in for Wilson or upgrade my bench to siggy and bench Wilson?

                    your team looks good though.. not having utd palyers against hudd is scary and im nit sure I want to go without one

                    1. donlobatto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      It is scary but you can’t have everyone and I don’t think I trust Rashford enough. The rest are all doubts and I don’t want to be taking out Doherty this week for Shaw

                      GL with your decisions!

                10. FF Dirtbag
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Am I good to go? What's your thoughts?

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

                  Gunn; Wilson, Bednarek, Kiko

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    That’s an interesting midfield

                  2. dbeck
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    G2g, should grab a nice score

                  3. FF Dirtbag
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Thanks peeps

                  4. donlobatto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Good team. I don’t love the Martial pick but worth a shot!