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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. TheBrat
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Play A Valery
    B Duffy
    ?

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Valery

  2. Evasivo
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    2FT + £0.0ITB

    Etheridge
    Doherty TAA(vc) Duffy
    Jota Sterling Mane(C) Son
    Jimenez Firmino Aguero

    Gunn Hojbjerg Dunk Bednarek

    I guess Firmino and Duffy out?

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

      Yes
      & Take the armband off Mane 😉

      1. Evasivo
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        🙁

  3. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Gtg? or dunk - digne -4?

    Lloris
    Trent Robbo Valery
    Son Mane Sterling Hazard
    Kun Long Jiminez

    Hamer redmond dunk connolly

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

    What would you say about Firmino to Rash?

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Rashional

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

      From one injury doubt to another

  5. good biashara
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Help please... which is the best -4? Already have Sterling (c)

    A) Moura to Bilva, Mane plays
    B) Moura to Pogba, Mane plays
    C) Mane to Hazard, Moura plays (or Morrison (CRY))
    D) No hit, Mane and Moura/Morrison play

    Thanks!

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

      A

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

    Messed up previous moves, can't afford. So, for the last 2,
    A) Vardy
    B) Rashford

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

      A if ahead, B if chasing

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

        Yes 29 behind

        1. good biashara
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah try rash then

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

    People say that Pogba didn’t train on wednesday. But what about yesterday or todays training?

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

      Yeah - where's the bloke who takes the exciting pictures of people driving into the training ground car park when you need him?

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

      Well, Ole said "we still have 2 days", I assume they didn't have a session yesterday

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

        Sorry his actual quote:

        "We've still got two days, today and tomorrow, to see who gets on the pitch, we missed a few last week."

        From BBC sport

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

    Which??

    A) Mane -> Hazard

    B) Son -> Pogba

    C) Son -> Hazard (-4)

    D) Keep Mane and Son

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Spam

    2. ChuckN
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Such tough calls. I have the same issues.

  9. chelseabrad
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 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 but also considering doubling/tripling up on Utd defence as there are a lot of injury doubts...

    Any ideas?

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

      I'd probably prefer Bilva + Rashford or maybe Zaha?

  10. Would Ed Woodward
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Wtf is that presser from Ole?! At least Howe has the decency to lie about injuries.

    • ChuckN
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      If you didn't own any of these who would you want most this week?

      Haz
      Kun
      Sterling
      Pogba
      Rashford

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

        Kun

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

        In that exact order imo

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

        Hazard

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Will troll you

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

            Ha ha
            I love him 🙂
            Would kindly accept the trolling !

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

        Kun due to ownership but Hazard due to confidence in return

    • rohaansunil
        5 months, 19 days ago

        1.Vardy+Foster+Cathcart--->Aguero+Guaita+3.8(for -8)
        Or
        2.Gray+Foster-->Zaha+Guaita

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

          Be a tad careful with Guaita

          Roy benched him away to Burnley as he’s not good under the high ball - and he isn’t. This looks the same sort of fixture and it could happen again as the move worked last time.

          1. rohaansunil
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Oh ok thanks! Which would you prefer 1 or 2?

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

          Need some help with 2 questions:

          Transfer this week? 1ft, 0.4itb
          1) save ft and play current team, valery will come in for Vertongen
          2) Vertongen-> shaw
          3) mane Vertongen-> sterling shaw for -4
          4) Wilson-> Rashford/ Zaha

          Who to play:
          a) Wilson (TOT)
          b) Redmond (whu)

          Current line up:
          Foster (Ryan)
          Taa Doherty Vertongen (Duffy valery)
          Son jota mane Salah (Redmond)
          Jimenez Wilson Aguero

        3. CHARLIE HULL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 19 days ago

          What are people's thoughts on Rashford? Was planning on bringing him in but Ole's press conference was not helpful!

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

            I think the lack of mention potentially mean he's all set to play

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

              He didn't mention anyone specifically.

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

          KDB + van Dijk/Robertson -> Mané + Lindelöf/Shaw? (-4)?
          Have this feeling Liverpool will concede in the next 2 GW's.
          1 FT - 0.0 ITB

          Leno
          Laporte - van Dijk - Robertson
          Salah - Sterling - Son - Redmond - ***KDB***
          Wilson - Jiménez

          (Ryan, Duffy, Rondón, Dunk)

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

          So what's the consensus on Bobby, keep or ditch?

          1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
              5 months, 19 days ago

              I’m ditching

            • Gregor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Think i’d be ditching.

              1. Big Ronnie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Yeah with Klopp's comments doesn't fill me with confidence. Think i'll go Zaha with the doubts over Rashford.

            • Berbinho's Forehead
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              He'll start imo but ditch

              Don't fancy this fixture

            • The Sociologist
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Ditch. Go up or down a price point for the alternative.

                1. Big Ronnie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Thinking ditch for Zaha and then upgrade somewhere else.

                  1. The Sociologist
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Yep, I'd make those moves

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

                Chasing in ML. B. Silva, or Hazard -4?

                Thanks.

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

                  Hazard

              • kime67
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Hows man utd gonna line up?

                1. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  sh1te x11

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

                  Begrudgingly

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

                  Let me just speak to Ole, one sec.

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

                  The defence will lineup in a vertical formation based on previous matches. Not sure about the rest.

              • balint84
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                A) Matip to Shaw
                B) Dunk to Shaw

              • New Post
              • Reckoner
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                What's all this about Pogba not being at the open training session? Any further info?

                Not sure it's good to downgrade Erikssen to Pogba, might backfire heavily....

              • Tsssst
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                help please guys:

                Ederson
                Bednarek Robertson TAA
                Pogba Son Sterling Mane
                Mitrovic Jimenez (A)guero

                Foster Duffy Dunk CHO (inj)

                Which option?

                1. Bank FT
                2. Duffy > Shaw
                3. Duffy > Kelly, Mitrovic > Rashford -4

              • Federico
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Need to find some differential moves, to make up a 26p deficit. Any of these the right amount of crazy?

                A) Son -> Pogba
                B) Manè + Rondon -> Hazard + Long
                C) Salah -> Hazard (Salah also a diff)
                D) Save FT

              • JT11fc
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 19 days ago

                1 coleman
                2 digne

              • semiconductor
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Do we think llorente will start?

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

                  50/50.

                  Please help below thanks..

              • Gearoid
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Ryan
                TAA Kolasinac Vertonghen
                Sterling Mane Son Jota
                Aguero(c) Vardy Gray

                Foster, Hojberg, Bednarek, Duffy

                A. Vert and Gray to Lindelof and Zaha for free
                B. Vert to Shaw and have 2FT and 0.9 for GW38
                C. Other

                I feel I need to use the 2FT this week as leading ML by 15 points

              • Gentle_Turks
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Gunn to Guaita a waste of a free transfer? I'm hearing Southampton might play Forster over Gunn. Other keeper is Foster.

              • Bergkamps second touch
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Would anyone bring in Luke Shaw?

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

                Any news on Pogba? Rumoured to be a doubt? Cheers

              • J to the T
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                A) Erickson -> Pogba
                B) Kolasanic -> Shaw

                Have Son and Rashford