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 (£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.
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.
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
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