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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
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Sterling or Salah to Hazard?

    My rival who is behind has Salah

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sterling then

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sterling if you own Aguero

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

      save both

    4. Niho992
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Why would you sell Sterling now?

      • Stimps
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I'm bringing Sterling in!

    5. cescpistols111
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      G2G?

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

      Ryan - Deulofeu - Valery - Lascelles

      1. Wakanda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        did you transfer rashford in ?

    6. Guti14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 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
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Play Jonny over valery and do eriksen to pogba

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

      Firmino to Rashford?

      1. Wakanda
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        is there any updates on rashford ?

    8. greggles
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 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
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Jota for me.

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

            In between A and B. Could go for Hazard too

          • Geezer
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            C. Shaw in for Dunk

        2. Fpl-king
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 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
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

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

            1. Fpl-king
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I feel a Kun haul incoming though

        3. Simmoo
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Mane + Rashford -> Redmond + Aguero (C)

          1. No Mo Salah
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

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

        4. FlashGilbert
            1 month, 15 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
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 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
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              always enjoyed playing with 10 men myself

              1. Pillson
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

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

                1. ItOnlyTook9Years
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

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

                  1. Pillson
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

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

          • Lingard’s Shin Guards
              1 month, 15 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
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Wouldn't bother with the GK switch

              2. Ole Trafford
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Why take the hit for the gk

            • The Senate
                1 month, 15 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
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Eriksen to Hazard for me

              • ItOnlyTook9Years
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 15 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
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  A

                2. The Senate
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    do it.

                3. yakirh
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

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

                  1. Jacky boy
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    100
                    25
                    100

                  2. Miguel Sanchez
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    75
                    25
                    90

                  3. ItOnlyTook9Years
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    99
                    50
                    75

                  4. SweepaKeepa
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

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

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        0
                        80
                        0
                        😉

                        1. SweepaKeepa
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

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

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

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

                    3. The Senate
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        100%
                        10%
                        66.7%

                    4. ddfc
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

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

                      1. Keep Vardy
                      2. Sell for Rashford

                      Thanks

                      1. FlashGilbert
                          1 month, 15 days ago

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

                          1. Jacky boy
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            On pens but there won't be one

                      2. Ole Trafford
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 15 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
                          1 month, 15 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
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Is rashford worthy the gamble?

                          1. Miguel Sanchez
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            If you have enough bench cover I think it is.

                          2. ItOnlyTook9Years
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

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

                          3. Jacky boy
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            It's not a gamble

                        • Lucky Z
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 15 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
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            do we like the look of bilva in here?

                            1. FlashGilbert
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                Absolutely.

                              • TheDragon
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                Decent looking fella

                              • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

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

                            2. Blanka
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Would you rather Zaha or Bilva?

                            3. mikefeely
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

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

                              1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                Yes I would

                            4. Lucky Z
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 15 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
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 15 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
                                1 month, 15 days ago

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

                                B might me good depending on your other keeper.

                                1. CRO KLOPP
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  Foster

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

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

                                  1. CRO KLOPP
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    Thanks, Guaita it is

                              2. dbeck
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 15 days ago

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

                                1. CRO KLOPP
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  Cheers and GL

                            6. Blanka
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

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

                            7. Gruu
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Salah to sterling for free?

                              Already have Mane & Aguero

                              1. dbeck
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                I’d prioritise hazard over sterling

                            8. BigBillyBass
                                1 month, 15 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
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  A or D

                                2. donlobatto
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  B if chasing. D if looking to maintain

                              • donlobatto
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 15 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 month, 15 days ago

                                    I'd play Mili over JWP

                                    1. donlobatto
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 15 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

                                  • TyroneGAA
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 15 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
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 15 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!

                                2. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 15 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
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    That’s an interesting midfield

                                  2. dbeck
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    G2g, should grab a nice score

                                  3. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    Thanks peeps

                                  4. donlobatto
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

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