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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. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Are Jota and Laporte good picks this week or is getting them chasing last weeks points?

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Both solid picks for this week’s fixtures imo

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks - not owning Laporte has been ruining me

    2. Lukakuna
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Wouldn't get Jota as he has a difficult game in 38

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Laporte still good. Jota probably give a miss now with that 38 fixture

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I’d bench him for 38

        Jota and Laporte are the 2 who have been really hurting me not owning the past few weeks

  2. Lukakuna
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Which plan for this weekend? 🙂

    A) Play Ward-Prowse and save FT

    B) Rondon > Long and play him over JWP

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      If those are your only options then A all day

      1. Lukakuna
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Long is quite tempting tho 😉

  3. GrantShane
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    A) Son to Pogba
    B) Bobby to Rashford
    C) Son & Bobby to Kun & Siggy (-4)
    D) Son & Bobby to Pogba & Auba (-4)
    E) Roll FT

  4. JONALDINHO
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Gtg?
    Ryan
    Robbo | Bennett | Valery
    Salah | Mane | Bilva | Jota
    Aguero(c) | Jimmy | Wilson
    (Foster / Deulofeu / Feminia / Dunk)

    TC Aguero(LEI) or Salah(WOL)?

  5. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Any Rashford update?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Only OGS press conference

  6. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    I wanted to get some views on the best course of action for my team? I have a transfer in mind for a while but feel my mind is too blocked so looking for unbiased views. 1FT and 0.3m itb

    Patricio -- Foster
    Doherty • Laporte • Kola
    Sterling • Son • Pogba • Mane • JWP
    Kun • Jimenez

    Foster Valery Gray Duffy

    would like to hear your suggestions for this gw and potentially next gw

    1. Marty McFly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Save FT.

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I’d second this

    2. Shteve
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Looks pretty solid to me. I'd hold the transfer and look to upgrade a couple of the wolves players next week..

    3. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Thanks guys, not tempted with Duffy >> Dann/Shaw? That would allow Jiménez >> Mitro or Rashford respectively.

      Would prefer either Dann/Shaw over jwp this gw i think

  7. Shteve
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Did Emery say anything about Koscielny in his post match presser last night?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Tired basically. Couple journos touched on how he was struggling to move after the game, gave everything last night.

      Have a read here:
      https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1124219759812390913?s=19

      1. Shteve
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers, he did look knackered in fairness. Guessing there is a good chance monreal will slot in there on Sunday so..

  8. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Eriksen & Murray to Pogba & Raahford for a -4, yay or nay? Chasing 30pts

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Yeah it’s a gamble but Huddy are that bad

    2. Geezer
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Pogba and Rash a doubt they say

    3. Lukakuna
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Nah, think you can find better differentials

      1. chelseabrad
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Any suggestions? Hud & Car last 2 games...

  9. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Captains?

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Haz for me

    2. Guy Demel
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Kun x3c

    3. J - Gimme your Mané …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Sterling

    4. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Faithful Kun

    5. Amey
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Eden "The Troll" Hazard

      • donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Cannot decide between Kun and Sterling!

      • Bunk Morrisonland
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Salah.

      • Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Sterling

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Hazard to finish off with either a hat-trick or a two pointer. Either would be the perfect finish to his time as an FPL legend.

        1. Amey
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Leicester away last gw still good fixture 😉

        2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Eden

        3. The Nuttman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Currently on Sane, only has 1 less assist than Aguero in last 5 appearances for each, could be Mane though.

      • co11ingwood
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Have Ryan & Foster, want a better keeper for final 2 GW, also not convinced by Son anymore

          a) Ryan to Leno (FT)
          b) Son to Pogba (-4)
          c) Both
          d) something else

        • FlockofSeagulls
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Some advice please my friends.

          I have 1 free transfer left after doing Trippier to Shaw.

          The ML that matters to me has me leading by just 4 pts. I think overall I have a better team than my opponent but he does have Pogba which concerns me if he plays.

          Should I take a punt and transfer Wilson out for Rashford with my other FT, or should I chill and take 2FT into the final he and reassess then?

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Chill imo. You only have to watch Pogba to realise you shouldn't be worried.

            1. FlockofSeagulls
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Lol, Thanks.
              I know what you mean and I'm not actually worried about Pogba scoring points from open play, but I am worried that he'll score easy points from pens because I expect the opposition to give him that opportunity, lol.

              Maybe I chill and hope Shaw scores a hatty and then load up on Southampton players next gw.

          2. Amey
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Roll FT
              Rashford not 100% guaranteed to start so why risk

              1. FlockofSeagulls
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 18 days ago

                Thanks. Good advice I think. Just needed to hear it from a few of you. 😉

                1. Amey
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    GL mate 🙂

                    1. FlockofSeagulls
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      Thanks mate and same to you. 🙂

            • Jarvish
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Gollum you bell-cheese. Why can't you just tell us who is injured rather than being a nob about it. Grrrr.

              1. Amey
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  He said "you'll know anyway" to Journalists 😀
                  Might be angry about leaked line up against City

              2. Ruinenlust
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 18 days ago

                A) Mane -> Hazard

                B) Son -> Pogba

                C) Son -> Hazard (-4)

                D) Keep Mane and Son

                ???

              3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                  2 months, 18 days ago

                  Redo. Firmino, Son > Rash, Haz for free gives me -

                  Ryan
                  Laporte TAA Doherty
                  Sterling Haz Mane Redmond
                  Aguero Rash Jimenez

                  Foster Hoj Valery Duffy

                  GTG?

                • HanS14
                    2 months, 18 days ago

                    Play 2
                    A) Redmond
                    B) Jota
                    C) Long

                    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        AB

                      • dbeck
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        A and B

                      • TheDragon
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        How is not playing B even a thought

                    2. FredrikH
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 18 days ago

                      To secure 2 mini leagues or go for the 40 point gap up in the to others MLs.
                      A. Secure Duffy -> Shaw
                      B. Gamble Son Firmino -> Haz Zaha

                      what would you do? 😀

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Gambbbbooooollllll

                      2. Amey
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          B

                        • NUFCAndrew
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          B

                        • FredrikH
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Going A then.

                        • Bruno BaNani
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          B

                        • FredrikH
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Zaha or Rashford though? Can afford both.

                      3. Flippo_
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 18 days ago

                        Best captain option?
                        A) Mane
                        B) Sterling
                        C) Lacazette
                        D) Jimenez
                        E) Pogba

                        1. Amey
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Raheem

                          • Bunk Morrisonland
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            I guess B

                        2. Fuddled FC
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Would you do?

                          Salah & Eriksen > Hazard & Sterling (-4)

                          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Yeah. Am looking at doing the same, TBH.

                        3. NUFCAndrew
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Play Boly (FUL) or WB (car)

                          1. Miguel Sanchez
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Boly

                          2. The Nuttman
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Boly but both look good.

                        4. Miguel Sanchez
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Play:

                          A) AWB (car)
                          B) Brooks (TOT)

                          1. NUFCAndrew
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            WB for me

                          2. FlockofSeagulls
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Brooks a doubt apparently.

                          3. The Nuttman
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            A.

                        5. CFC1990
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 18 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

                          Many thanks

                          1. TheDragon
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            13 is nothing

                            Don’t take a -4. Just captain someone different - that’s plenty of differential for you

                          2. Shteve
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Pogba punt for eriksen and don't take a hit..

                          3. CFC1990
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Thanks guys. It's good advice. Think he will Captain Sterling so would probably go Jimenez

                        6. WhySoSerious?
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          A) Duffy to Shaw
                          B) Llorente to Zaha
                          C) Camarasa to Redmond
                          D) Save ft and play Llorente

                          Thanks!!!

                          1. chelseabrad
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            I did A

                        7. Bunk Morrisonland
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Thoughts on Martial as an option for the last two?

                          1. Shteve
                            • 9 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            I'd stay clear, minutes not guaranteed

                            1. Bunk Morrisonland
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              They're not. If Rashford and Lukaku are out he should play though?

                              1. Shteve
                                • 9 Years
                                2 months, 18 days ago

                                Yeah, probably. Did Ole say anything in his press conference this morning?

                          2. CFC1990
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Probably noty

                        8. CFC1990
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          AWb

                        9. The Nuttman
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Ryan
                          Doherty, Lindelof, Jonny
                          Mane, Son, Pogba, Sane (c), Mata
                          Aguero, Jimenez

                          (Wilson, Masina, Yoshida)

                          1.1m itb

                          G2G? Anything for a hit?

                        10. chelseabrad
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Chasing 30pts in my ML and really stuck for ideas this week. 1FT 2.5 ITB

                          Leno (Ryan)
                          Robbo Shaw Doherty (Valery Duffy)
                          Sterling Eriksen Son Jota (Camarasa)
                          Firmino Jimenez Murray

                          Was looking at Eriksen & Murray > Pogba & Rashford for -4 but also considering doubling/tripling up on Utd defence as there are a lot of injury doubts...

                          Any ideas? Cheers!

                        11. Orion
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Should I drop Moura or Fraser for Hazard?

                          1. The Nuttman
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Only if differential captain, so probably not.

                            1. Orion
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 18 days ago

                              Yeah I’ll cap him... Moura or Fraser... ?

                        12. el polako
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Which one to keep Son or Eriksen ?

                          1. TheBrat
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Son

                          2. Orion
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Son is fresh so go with him

                          3. The Nuttman
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Sonaldo.

                          4. el polako
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 18 days ago

                            Cheers guys, that's who I was leaning towards myself.

                        13. Bruno BaNani
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Is getting Sterling in now worth:
                          A) selling Mane
                          B) selling son (-4)
                          Already have aguero and salah.

                        14. Dave Dreamer
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 months, 18 days ago

                          Hi guys,

                          Scratching my head here.

                          Vardy to Rashford
                          or
                          Trippier to Shaw?

                          If i keep Trippier then i'll have to play Valery (when he is rested)