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

    https://twitter.com/SimonPeach/status/1124237294888734720

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says #MUFC have “a few niggles & few injuries” but was coy when asked about the names of those doubts. Pogba, Lukaku & Lingard were conspicuous by their absence from open training on Wednesday

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      keep up at the back...

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

      I read it too few minutes ago
      Is this guy Simon reliable ??
      You're active on Twitter so ..

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

        seems reliable, but I've not kept up to date with his posts

        seems legit though, blue tick brigade and what have you

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

          Cheers 🙂

        2. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Simon is a good reliable source, will be using this tweet on my roundup iirc.

          But yes, old news now 😉

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

            Thank you mate 🙂

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

      #breakingnews

    4. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Dafuq

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

    Would you rather

    Rashford

    Bilva

    Zaha?

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

      Bilva if looking to protect. Rash if chasing

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

    Bottomed

    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. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      G2G bro 🙂
      I'm also non-united unless someone says pogba is fit 100%

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

        Which I don’t think we’ll hear before the deadline.

        I’m actually not scared re Utd. It’s purely Haz. Just hoping he doesn’t go too mental (the opposite of your hope lol)

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

          Ha ha
          I hope your hope is not fulfilled 😛
          Raz 21 & Hazard 21.
          Deal ?? 😉

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

            Deal!

            Still not sold on Kun vs Sterling cap choice! Kun at home has been awesome. Sterling hasn’t found his form for a little while now

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

              Ha ha
              Go with your gut feeling bro

  4. Puzzle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    2 FT.
    Eriksen, Monreal > Kelly, Hazard.
    How does this look? Have Son and Sterling/Aguero if that matters.

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

      Good moves

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

      Good moves
      Dann for Kelly a good option too

      1. Puzzle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Just a tad too much unfortunately

  5. No Salah
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Playing
    Loris
    Laporte TAA Robertson
    Mane Son Eriksen Jota Sterling
    Jimenez Long

    Bench Vardy, Ryan, Duffy, Dunk

    With 1.0 ITB should I do
    Eriksen Vardy > Hazard Rashford

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Good moves

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

      thinking of similar moves if that helps

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

    A) Eriksen -> Pogba

    B) Foster -> Pickford

    C) Ryan -> Guaita / Fabianski

    D) Save FT for last GW

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

    Is Llorente to Long for free worth it?

    Will be first on bench in case Firmino/Pogba miss out.

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

      I'd probably rather just sell Firmino tbh, all of Wilson, Jimenez, Zaha, Mitrovic look good for the final 2 games, and then you have more funds for a final week transfer.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      No

  8. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Is Bilva nailed?

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

      Yes
      Most nailed player @ City

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

        Except Laporte, Aguero and Ederson.

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

          NO
          It's Bilva + 10 😉

  9. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Right this is me set for this week I think...

    Boruc
    Laporte, TAA, Doherty
    Salah, Hazard (C), Jota, Babel
    Aguero (vc), Rashford, Jiminez

    Ryan, Deulofeu, Rice, Duffy

    All in agreeance with my bench/team order?

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

      I like Deulofeu more than Babel. Otherwise gtg.

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Away to Chelsea though?

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yes. I am benching Deulofeu too. Not sure on the GK, clean sheets seem unlikely from either but I Guess I would start Boruc as well with Spurs having Ajax midweek.

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Just hoping for save points or a pen save really

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

    Current Trippier owner.

    will he play?

    Or go Shaw for the remaining games

  11. supersham
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Topped my ML with TC on Mo last week. 2FTs this week and in a predicament. Options are.

    A, Salah to Haz Fraser to BSilva

    B, Vardy to Rash Tielemas to Pog

    Any help?

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

      What is your full team? Haz I feel is the priority this gw but not keen on silva or ditching salah

  12. JSoprano
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    What would you do if you had Salah + Mane?

    A) Keep
    B) Salah -> Haz
    C) Salah -> Sterling (got Aguero)
    D) Other?

    Thanks

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

      I’d be smug about all the points I got in GW36!

      I’d definitely do C or D. Which depends how much of s differential you want.

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

        Fail - I meant B or C

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

          That indeed was a glorious week (TC on Mane instead of Salah though).
          Thanks, that makes sense to me as well!

  13. SALVA
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    TC Sterling

    a) This GW?
    b) Next GW?

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

      A

    2. Simple Man
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

  14. HanS14
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Lloris
    Doherty laporte taa
    Redmond mane Salah son jota
    Aguero jimenez

    Ryan long valery duffy
    1.6 Itb any ideas what to do? 
    Was thinking mane>sterling. sideways move?

  15. Fantasyamateur
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Lloris
    Doherty - Laporte - Kolasinac
    Sterling - Jota - Son - Mane
    Agüero - Jimenez - Lacazette

    Bench: Foster, Deulofeu, Duffy, Dunk.

    1FT and 0.4M ITB.

    G2G and bank a transfer for the final GW next weekend? Hopefully I don't have to use my bench..

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

      Looks good to me!

  16. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Locking this

    Lloris
    VVD Robbo Laporte
    Mane Jota Bilva Hazard
    Kun (c) Jim Wilson

    Foster Redmond Duffy Valery

    GL all and thanks to all who recommended Redmond over Wilson - you were probably right! Saving him for 38

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

      GL Buddy 🙂

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

      good team GL

  17. b82rz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Salah & Wilson > Haz & Rashford? for a -4

    Chasing my ML and he doesn't own any of the above

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

      Yes but only because you're chasing

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

      if ur rival doesnt own any of the above arent those you replacing good differentials by themselves?))

  18. Ronin13
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Gray + Duffy -> 3.8def + whom?

    A. Rashford
    B. Zaha

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

      A if fit.

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

    Pick two to play:

    A) Smalling (hud)
    B) Kolasinac (BHA)
    C) PVA (car)
    D) Wood (eve)

  20. HizzerWhizzer
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    11 points off top 10k, looking to close the gap...

    A) Eriksen + Cathcart > Pogba + Shaw (play Wilson)

    OR

    B) Eriksen + Wilson > Pogba + Rashford (play Valery)?

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

      A

  21. Simple Man
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Who scores most points next two
    1. Sterling
    2. Salah
    3. Hazard
    4. Mane

    1. daitheboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      1 or 3 for me

  22. daitheboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Lucas & Vardy to Hazard and Long?

    1. daitheboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      For a -4

  23. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Am I mad considering Mata? Surely he’ll play this weekend and when he does he usually does well

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

      Will he play : yes imo
      He usually does well when plays : absolutely not. He'd have been regular starter if that was the case

  24. YoungPretender
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    GTG?
    Lloris
    Robbo Bednarek Boly
    Hazard JWP Mane Bilva Son
    Aguero(TC) Jiminez

    Foster Gray Dunk Cathcart

  25. Rustin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Salah to haz for free have mane also cheers in advance

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

      It’s a yes from me

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

        Cheers mate tempting

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

      Yes

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

        Cheers Amey prob do Salah to haz then Doucoure to B Silva for minus 4 nice 1 chaps

    3. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I did Mane to Haz and kept Salah

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

        Cant afford that Bubz love Salah been in my team from the start pains me to get shot to be honest

  26. boogle
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    If you could have any defender for the last 2 fixtures not including VVD or Doherty - who would you choose?

    1. HanS14
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Maybe laporte or van aanholt

      1. boogle
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        I was thinking PvA too.. hmmm

  27. Jones Town
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    I think I'm going to dump Vert to get Laporte for the final 2... but need a couple of 100k to fund this. Would you do:

    A) Foster -> Gunn
    B) Llorente -> Long
    C) Keep Vert

    Thanks! 🙂

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

      B

  28. Sturridge Wars
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on lindelof? Good pick?

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

    re-post appreciate responses

    if chasing which option likely to score more:

    a. Son -> Haz and play Redmond
    b. Liorente -> Rash and play Son

    both moves are for free thx

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

      B imo

  30. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Any Rashford update? Considering Eriksen & Murray > Rash and Pogba

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

      Rash and Pogz both could haul if fit