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Clinical Wood set to exploit Arsenal’s Europe hangover

The last day of the season is perhaps when Fantasy Premier League differentials are needed more than ever.

That’s why, for the final time in 2018/19, we’ve pulled out three options, one from each outfield position, who could help your one last hurrah.

Chris Wood

Price: £6.3m

Ownership: 1.4%

Chris Wood (£6.3m) looks like a decent differential for Gameweek 38 as Burnley host an Arsenal side on the back of Europa League exploits on Thursday night.

The Gunners’ trip to Spain was not quite as emotionally draining as Chelsea’s penalty shoot-out with Eintracht Frankfurt, but Unai Emery certainly made sure his players put their all into the 4-2 win on the night (7-3 on aggregate).

With the Europa League final now approaching for Arsenal, even if it is a few weeks away yet, it seems likely that some key players will have their minutes managed. After all, Emery has rotated his team quite often this season.

For that reason, Burnley will fancy their chances of a positive result at Turf Moor, especially as Arsenal’s away record in the Premier League remains fair mediocre.

Wood looks like the most likely to benefit from this as he has been afforded more big chances than any other player in the last four matches.

He has not shot at the same rate as Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) in that run, just eight times, but 50% of those efforts have been on target.

That has helped Wood to three attacking returns in that time.

Owned by just 1.4% and an easy step-down from anyone unsure of Raúl Jiménez‘s (£6.9m) chances at Anfield, he could be a great difference maker.

Michail Antonio

Price: £6.8m

Ownership: 1.2%

West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio (£6.8m) has enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks as his team seems to have returned from the beach to finish the season on a high.

The Hammers travel to Watford in Gameweek 38, to face a defence that is still without a clean sheet since February.

Their last shut-out was now 11 matches ago, the longest such run in the division.

Furthermore, the Hornets remain in a precarious position for defensive statistics.

In their last six at home only Arsenal have conceded more big chances than Javi Gracia’s side.

That should mean West Ham have plenty of opportunities at Vicarage Road, which should play into Antonio’s hands.

The only player with more shots on target than him in the last four matches is Mohamed Salah (£13.3m), so the numbers suggest he stands a high chance of getting some difference-making returns this weekend.

Joe Bryan

Price: 4.8m

Ownership: 0.2%

Owned by just 0.2%, Joe Bryan (£4.8m) is just about as much of a differential as you could possibly find.

Fulham’s defence has obviously not been too strong this season, but thanks to the work of goalkeeper Sergio Rico (£4.4m), they do have three clean sheets in their last four.

Newcastle come to Craven Cottage on Sunday with a fairly poor record on the road, so there is definitely the possibility of another shut-out on Fulham’s Premier League finale.

The Magpies are bottom of the league for their three big chances created in their last six away matches.

Furthermore, Bryan himself ranks second among Fulham players for key passes (four) under Scott Parker, suggesting he has the potential for some attacking returns.

Any crosses into Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.3m) could be particularly effective given Newcastle’s vulnerability in the air.

Also, left-back Bryan tops the charts among Fulham players for his 12 successful tackles since Parker took charge, indicating the potential for bonus too.

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1,227 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What are the odds that Ings starts?

    Keep and start him over Jimenez/Jota?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

    2. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This is my problem too.
      Im afraid he wont. Can easy see Long+Redmond up front.

  2. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which option looks better?
    A Son & Richarlison > Moura & Alli
    B Richarlison & Jimenèz > Eriksen & Long
    C Son & Jimenèz > Redmond & Lukaku
    D Son & Richarlison > Pogba & Moura
    E Son & Jimenez > McTominay & Aguero
    F Son & Richarlison > Elliot & Sterling
    G Son & Jimenez > Moura & Vardy

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      H

    2. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      F

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Who is Elliot? Probably D

      1. All Out of Mounie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Elliott is 4.0m benchfodder

  3. All Out of Mounie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    For the armband:

    A. Mane
    B. Sterling

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

    2. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B is me.

    3. All Out of Mounie
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sterling it is

  4. Fernando Torres
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is Doherty to Laporte worth -4? All my rivals have Laporte

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      not worth a hit imo

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This,and you giving them 4 point advantage

    3. Taking one for the team
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Nope

  5. Brendan95
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Foster/Ryan
    TAA/Doherty/Kola/Valery/Duffy
    Sterling/Mane/Eriksen/Son/JWP
    Kun/Jimi/Gray

    best Son replacement?
    And who else to dispose of?
    2FT

    1. Killitzer
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If Utd can pull it together it should be

      Son--> Pogba
      Or how about Son+ Gray--> Zaha+ Milli/Redmond

  6. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    With 2 free transfers what would best moves be to maximise overall rank ?

    A Son to Redmond/Fraser or Tielemans and Yoshida to Laporte
    B Son to Pogba and Yoshida to Valery
    C Would welcome other suggestions as I am going round in circles. 12.8 m available.

    Lloris
    TAA Robertson Yoshida*
    Mané Eriksen Sterling Jota Son*
    Aguero Long

    Foster Jimenez Doherty Duffy

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B looks most straight forward

    2. CRO KLOPP
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A with Redmond

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      C - Son to Redmond and Jimenez to Vardy

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks and play Doherty then- with 2 Liverpool defenders may be worth-4 to get Valery and gamble on CS and possibly an attacking return?

  7. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Deulofeu or Fraser?

    1. SkeletONv01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fraser for me.

      1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Fraser

  8. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I fecking hate Saturdays...

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Said no one ever

        1. Mince n Tatties
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Apart from GW38

    2. Marv25
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Made a pre season accumulator of title wins for barce, page, nice, Man city

      A) Cash in for £31.78 now
      B) hold out for £41.20 returns

      1. Marv25
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        *PSG
        *Juve

      2. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        B

      3. Bagheri Arce
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Wow. That is a slow burner.

        What was the stake, £2? Over a season.....live a little!

        B

    3. NUFCAndrew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Already done Son > Fraser, anything for a -4? 3.3 ITB.

      Ederson

      Robbo Shaw Bednarek

      Salah Mane Pogba Fraser

      Aguero Wilson Long

      Gunn WB Boly Brooks*

      1. Mince n Tatties
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        You are all good to go
        Nice team!

      2. SkeletONv01
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Great team, GTG.

      3. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yea g2g

    4. CHARLIE HULL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hojberg owners - not seeing much love to start him ahead of Wolves assets? Just thinking on balance of probability he’s more likely to get something than Jota/Jimi? He’s not been averse to attacking returns lately.

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        It's what I'm doing.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Football Fantasy Fix tells me nearly week-on-week that he had 0 attempted shots or assits in the week's match.

        It's is Huddlesfield though...

        1. CHARLIE HULL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Returns in 3 of his last 7 though? and yeah it being Huddersfield is what’s currently swaying me.

    5. Burger
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      There's usually a game that's bonkers scoreline on last day of season. What do you think will be the one this year?

      I'll go first:

      Fulham 3-5 Newcastle

      1. All Out of Mounie
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Fulham 2 - 3 Newcastle

      2. kalmoffit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Brighton 0 City 8

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Man U 2-0 Cardiff

        1. SkeletONv01
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          😀

      4. ryacoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Palace 2-3 Bournemouth

      5. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Pool 3-wolves 2

      6. Zenith UK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Brighton 4 - 0 City
        Liverpool 4 - 4 Wolves

        #Praying

        1. TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I think we’ve used up the footballing miracles

          1. Zenith UK
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Early Christmas present then? 😀

      7. TRASH BOAT
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Watford W Ham4-4

        1. Zenith UK
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          4-5* please 🙂

      8. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Fun post, I'm thinking the Ful game too... Maybe NewC winning 4-1 as example

    6. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hey guys, nearly time...

      Lloris
      Laporte TAA Valery
      Mane (c) Sterling Hazard *Son* Jota
      Aguero Jimmy

      Gunn, Gray, Bednarek, Duffy

      2FT 0.0ITB

      Transfer ideas below:
      A) Haz + Son >> Salah (c) + Fraser
      B) Son + Jim >> Vardy (c) + Fraser
      C) Son + Jim >> Pogba + Wilson (cap either Sterling Kun or mane)

      Bench headaches as well...

      1. Brendan95
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I like either A or C

      2. Zenith UK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A & play double So'ton defence? (bench Jota)

    7. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Best move here experts? 1FT with 0.6itb.

      A. Son >> Moura / Fraser / Redmond
      B. Jiménez >> Zaha / Wilson

      Foster
      Laporte. TAA. Bednarek. Shaw
      Sterling. Mané. Pogba. Son*
      Agüero.. Gray
      (Ryan, Jiménez. Højbjerg, Doherty)

      1. Marv25
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A) Fraser

      2. kalmoffit
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A as Jimenez will be playing

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Thanks mate. Which of A do you reckon?

          1. kalmoffit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Everto have a lot of injuries, so Moura tempting. I have Redmond myself

    8. Tshelby
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son/Jimenez/Kola -> Redmond/Vardy/Laporte?
      For a -4 Yay or nay? want to sustain my rank

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        How many more times are you going to ask the same question? It's not like you haven't got any replies either. Looks good to me...

        1. Tshelby
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Sorry that I'm uncertain but okay.

          1. Fitzy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Why bother asking then, if positive replies aren't convincing you?

            1. Tshelby
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Look for more opinion on the matter isn't that why this site is for?

              1. Fitzy.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Apparently.

                1. Tshelby
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Happy you replied! 🙂

                  1. Fitzy.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    😉

      2. BERGKOP
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yes

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yes

    9. JayBomb
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Best option to bring in this GW?

      A Kun and Redmond
      Or
      B Long and Sterling

      Thanks for your help good luck in the last GW!

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Toss a coin

      2. Tsssst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A

        1. JayBomb
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Thanks

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A, just

      4. Tshelby
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A

    10. Tsssst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Which?

      A.
      Son to Fraser/Redmond
      Hudson-Odoi to Maddison
      Jimenez benched

      B.
      Son to Fraser/Redmond
      Jimenez to Vardy

      1. Tshelby
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        B for me

    11. Cassius Clay
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      6 points ahead in mini league

      Me : TAA, Matip, Pogba, Gray/Jota
      Him: Robbo, Laporte, Deulo, Zaha

      Should i take a hit to take Gray out for Wilson or Jota for some one else? Thinking that zaha will score max 4 pts and Matip can compensate Laporte...

    12. NUFCAndrew
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Captain Salah or Mane?

      1. Wizard of Özil
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Gotta be Salah. Rested and so consistent recently

        • RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Mo

        • Cassius Clay
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          salah

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Mo

      2. Brendan95
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Any help is appreciated on this, just so many options

        Pick 2 to transfer out and 2 to transfer in from this lot
        Out: Son (obvious choice), Doherty, Kolasinac Jiminez (other?)
        In: Pogba, Fraser, Shaw, Laporte, VVD, Robertson, Wilson, Auba, Laca (other?)

        Foster/ Ryan
        TAA/Valery/Duffy/Doherty/Kola
        Sterling/Mane/Eriksen/JWP/Son
        Kun/Gray/Jimi

        1. Cassius Clay
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          kola to laporte
          gray to wilson

          1. Brendan95
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            can't afford that unfortunately.

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Which of these would you consider covering from my rival? Got a 40 point lead

        Mili
        Wilson
        Moura
        Fraser

        1. Tshelby
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Wilson

        2. TRASH BOAT
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Hard to know how Palace game goes. Both counter attack teams neither will want to get caught on break

      4. WijnaldumLeviosa
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Mane and Son to Salah and Redmond? or just switch out Son for Eriksen?

          1. kalmoffit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            First one. Esp if free!

        • Wizard of Özil
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Do we think Kompany will start this game?

            1. Tshelby
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Yeah he should start

            2. FlockofSeagulls
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Definitely.

          • drughi
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Which team are you most certain to get a CS ?
            Which team would you expect to score 3 or more goals ?

            1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                1 month, 6 days ago

                City and City

              • Gobigorgohome
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                City and City

            2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Alright guys,

                Who to cap out of Sterling, Mane and Aguero?

                1. RamaJama
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Sterling

                2. JohnRoss
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Mane

                3. Gobigorgohome
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Sterling

              • Oggle22
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                5 points behind in my ML

                Foster
                TAA Bednerak Valery
                Mane Sterling Hazard Hojbjerg
                Jiminez Kun Rashford

                Ryan AWB Kolasinac Son
                1)Hazard & Son > Salah & Fraser - 4
                2) Son > Bilva
                3) Some thing else
                Rival has Tielimens Zaha and Milivojevic
                Cheers

                1. RamaJama
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  2

                  1. Oggle22
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Was tempted with Salah for Hazard worried about Hazards minutes? And Fraser against a weaker defence and have city cover with sterling and Kun or would you be worried about the -4
                    Cheers

              • The EJJ
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                In a tough spot. Equal points with a rival in one league and 8 points ahead in another.

                Lloris
                Bednarek, Robbo, Shaw
                Son, JWP, Salah (c), Mane, Jota
                Aguero, Jimenez

                Foster, Gray, Dunk, Doherty

                Son -> Bernardo
                Jota -> Redmond (-4) look good?

                Risky taking a -4 but team is struggling this week. Just got to hope Robbo is fit!

                1. RamaJama
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  A

              • Cassius Clay
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                6 points ahead in mini league

                Me : TAA, Matip, Pogba, Gray/Jota
                Him: Robbo, Laporte, Deulo, Zaha

                A) i take a hit to take Gray out for Wilson or Jota for some one else?
                B) Dont take hit and decrease lead to 2. Just hope gray starts and pogba scores

                1. Zenith UK
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Deulo to be rested maybe?

              • buzdo
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Anyone considering Austin? Or rather any news if he is starting?

                1. FlockofSeagulls
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Probably 4th choice for the 2 strikers spots atm.

                2. Gobigorgohome
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  No way

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Can't beleive I'm considering a -4 for Jimenez to Wilson.

                Two of the players that have trolled me most this season.

                Whatever I do, it's bound to go wrong!

                1. kalmoffit
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  You may as well save yourself the anguish of the -4 then.