Spot the Differential

Wood’s aerial presence could cause problems for Arsenal in Gameweek 25

Gameweek 24 saw double-digit returns for 17 players, 10 of whom have ownership of 5% or less – encouraging our search for effective differentials.

Options such as Jack Stephens (£4.4m), Nathan Redmond (£6.2m) and Aaron Mooy (£4.8m) all delivered for those willing to think outside of the box, while two of last week’s selections, Joe Gomez (£5.3m) and Sébastien Haller (£7.0m), returned eight and seven points respectively.

This time, we focus on three low-owned picks who we like for Gameweek 25 and beyond.

Chris Wood

Ownership: 1.5%

Price: £6.2m

GW25-29 fixtures: ARS | sou | BOU | new | TOT

Chris Wood’s (£6.2m) goal in the recent win over Manchester United took him to 10 for the campaign, which means he is now one of only 12 players to have scored 30 or more Premier League goals since the start of the 2017/18 season.

The New Zealand international has been a model of consistency since joining the Clarets from Leeds United in August 2017, with his latest goals helping to deliver back-to-back wins for Burnley, who now sit 13th in the table, just four points behind fifth.

His tally could be even higher this season, with his 24 big chances only bettered by Jamie Vardy (£9.9m). That points to a player who more often than not, is getting into good positions in front of goal.

With Arsenal, level with Burnley on 30 points, due at Turf Moor on Sunday, Wood’s aerial ability could be key.

His five goals from set plays are more than any other player this season, whilst only Newcastle United have conceded more attempts from dead ball situations than the Gunners.

Sean Dyche’s team appear to have moved up a gear when it comes to attacking in recent weeks, with more confidence on the ball, and given Wood has scored in his last two games, more could be on the way.

Harvey Barnes

Ownership: 0.9%

Price: £5.9m

GW25-29 fixtures: CHE | wol | MCI | nor | AVL

In recent weeks, Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) has established himself as one of Leicester City’s main offensive threats.

The 22-year-old winger has scored three goals in five appearances during January, netting against Burnley and West Ham United in the league, with his performance in the 4-1 win over the Hammers arguably the best of the season to date.

Barnes’ ability to create has caught the eye, too.

He has assisted seven goals for the Foxes so far this season, which is two more than James Maddison (£7.6m).

Whilst rotation is a slight concern, he’s now started 16 of the last 21 league matches, and seems to be finding his feet at the top level.

Leicester currently sit third in the Premier League table and look well-placed to finish in one of the Champions League spots. They have an opportunity to move 11 points clear of their opponents Chelsea, who sit fourth, this weekend, while it’s also worth noting Frank Lampard’s men have struggled to keep clean sheets away from Stamford Bridge this season, with just one in 12.

Under the tutelage of Brendan Rodgers, there aren’t many hotter prospects than Barnes right now in the English game.

Martin Dubravka

Ownership: 1.6%

Price: £5.0m

GW25-29 fixtures: NOR | ars | cry | BUR | sou

Since arriving on Tyneside in January 2018, Slovakia international Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) has firmly established himself as Newcastle United’s number one.

In a season where the Magpies have often struggled in front of goal, Dubravka has produced a number of key saves.

In fact, his total of 97 is the best of any goalkeeper in the league, six more than second-placed Bernd Leno (£5.0m), which combined with six clean sheets, has seen him rise to fourth in the overall goalkeeper standings, on 92 points.

Newcastle boast one of the best home defences in the league this season, conceding just 12 goals in 12 games – only Liverpool (9) and Sheffield United (11) have conceded fewer.

They have also improved their form in recent weeks, having drawn at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton and won 1-0 at home against Chelsea.

Surprisingly, only 1.6% of FPL managers own Dubravka ahead of his home match against Norwich City.

A clean sheet is a real possibility with the Canaries only scoring six Premier League goals on the road all season. They’ve also created the fewest amount of Big Chances (seven) over the last six Gameweeks.

With a kind fixture run, Dubravka could be a major influence in the second half of 2019/20.

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1,630 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    G2G for this gw? and which transfer to make next putting in mind the BGW 28?

    McCarthy
    TAA-VVD-Lundstram
    Salah(c)-KDB-Grealish-Maddison
    Aubameyang(vc)-Jimenez-Ings

    Button-Cantwell-Soyuncu-Kelly
    0.4itb

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Auba to vardy by then. Looks good mate

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cheers Rafa, appreciated...

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Reckon below boss?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Good, Lund, Kelly and Soy might need to go at some point

      1. Bavarian
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        On the list but one by one 🙂

  2. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Wildcard
    Re-posted + Bottomed

    Suggestions appreciated!
    Dubravka
    TAA Gomez Egan
    Salah KDB Grealish Bruno
    DCL (Ings placeholder) Jimenez Auba

    Bench:McCarthy,Lascelles,Adama,Lamptey

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Looks good to me g2g for this week for sure. Salah C could be gold for you this week

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        play Lasc

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Over who?

          Thanks both!

    2. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I wouldn't want double NEW defense.

  3. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Hi everyone two quick questions if I may:
    1. Is having Vardy & Maddison now too much with Leicester's slight downturn?
    Do I need to think about getting rid of Lund? If so why? I keep reading on here about replacing him just unsure why?
    Cheers

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      1. Probably
      2. New bodies in, alternatives playing OK. TSparkes thinks he is on his way to the bench.

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Cheers for that. Any advice on the best way to replace Lund cheaply? Cheers

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Might play this week.
          O'Connell, Stephens/KWP, Fernandez/Lasc

          1. nico05
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Thank you 🙂

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Mané+Maupay >> Traoré+Agüero for free? Leaves:

    McCarthy
    TAA • Lunds • Rico
    KDB • Salah • Grealish • Mahrez • Traoré
    Vardy • Agüero
    (McGov. Greenwood. Soy. Aurier)

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Perfectly good option sure.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        But given you have double city I'm surprised you were never keen on Auba...I guess Kun is the man with the higher ceiling

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yeah just never sold on Auba. And the stats point to Kun. I think Mahrez will go next week to find Ings anyways

          1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Fair play and I can see your point

    2. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I beleive Auba will be gold specially you own Mahrez and KDB

  5. Kuyt Hero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Start Targett or Lundy?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Lund

  6. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Likelihood of Tammy llayjny?

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Keep one for the next 2! Who?

    A. DCL
    B. Deeney

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      The other one will be sold for Aguero this week!

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Keep Troy - home this week and easier game next week

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Imo DCL

  8. Vardy boys
    1 month, 27 days ago

    12k to 50k - on a Wildcard

    Henderson (McCarthy)
    TAA Gomez Lacelles (Dunk) (Holgate)
    KDB Salah (C) Grealish Traore (Fleck)
    Aubameyang Vardy Ings

    G2G ?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Dunk and Holgate to another SHU and a cheapie?

      1. Vardy boys
        1 month, 27 days ago

        0.0 in the bank - Dunk 4.6m and Holgate 4.5m. any suggestions welcome

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          O'Connell and Williams? Lasc up to Fernandez or just O'Connell and Stephens/KWP?

          1. Vardy boys
            1 month, 27 days ago

            wary of the DGW for SheffUtd - already reaching limit with 5 players to Blank GW28...

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Fleck to Mooy help?

              1. Vardy boys
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Prefer Flecks fixtures

          2. Vardy boys
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Holgate to Stephens makes sense..

          3. GuenDoozy
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Why would you say lasc up to Fernandez?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Costs a little more, Rafa the Gaffa thinks he is nailed and has a bit more threat.

  9. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Likelihood of Tammy playing?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Why does it matter?

      1. Manani
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Because I got him and would like to keep if he's fit

      2. Bushwhacker
        1 month, 27 days ago

        7-6-2-6-5 .... consistent points scorer rather vital.

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      50-50. But apparently he is still in some pain.

  10. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Did Fabianski > Henderson a while back. How does this move sound?

    Neto, Mane, Vardy > Fernandes, Richarlison, Aubameyang (-8)

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Punt-tastic

    2. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Only if you are putting armand on one of them.

  11. ceerus
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Hudson-Odoi or Fleck?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Fleck

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      CHO more exciting

  12. mattyb09
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which option?

    a) Aguero Hayden Williams
    b) Jimenez Mahrez Targett

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

    2. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Rest of squad:

      Henderson (McCarthy)
      TAA Gomez Lund Lascelles ***
      Salah KDB Traore Grealish ***
      Auba Ings ***

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B, Kun breaks your team a bit

      1. mattyb09
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm not sure he breaks my team...Just gives me no flexibility. The other option might be a benching headache though lol

    4. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A

  13. EmreCan Hustle
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Hold DCL or get Auba?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I'm doing latter, or Aguero

  14. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Keep Tammy?

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      no-= better options even if healthy

      1. Manani
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Like who? Jimenez who else

  15. Henning
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    1 FT and 1.1 m in the bank

    1. DCL and Mane out for Agüero and Grealish

    2. Soyuncu out for Lascells/Fernandez

    3.Keep ft

    Ryan Button

    TAA Soyuncu Sidibe Stephens Lundstram

    Salah Mane KDB Traore Perez

    Vardy Ings DCL

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      1 way more up, but you'll want another Liv option soon

  16. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best striker up to 7.0 for THIS WEEK?

    thanks!

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Dominic

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Teemu Pukki baby

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Have Dubravka already and even considering starting Lascelles!

        Seems like a good pick but almost sure I will go DCL

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      His picture is at the top of this page

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Woody?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Exacccctly

  17. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    KDB + Gomez
    OR
    VVD and Mahrez

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Umm... Kevin and Gomez

      1. Vardy boys
        1 month, 27 days ago

        agreed no brainer

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Thought so. Thanks chaps.

  18. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Yay or Nay (-4)?

    Mane & DCL to Grealish & Kun

    1. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yes

  19. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Guys...

    What to do here??

    Mcarthy button6
    Taa soyu rico lund holgate
    Sarah Mane kdb martial cantwell
    Vardy ings greenwood

    1ft 0.3itb
    1)save(look for Jan transfers and how they are performing)
    2)mane to richarlison free
    3)mane and greenwood to Jimenez and rich -4
    4)mane and greenwood to Jimenez and Alli -4
    5)mane and cantwell to traore and Alli -4

  20. bigdip
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A) Would you take -8 hit to bring in Salah (I have Mane injured and no firmino - just TAA and Gomez)? Yes or No
    B) Who would you captain? Aguero or TAA?

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No and id be inclined to go TAA purely on him being a safer pick

  21. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    2FT, tough decisions...

    Ryan
    Taa Lundy Rico -- Aurier Zaba
    Salah Grealish Kdb Mane
    Vardy DCL Ings

    A: Zaba + Mane >> Robbo + Martial
    B: Zaba + Mane >> Lascelles + Sterling/Son
    C: Mane + DCL >> Traore + Aguero

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A. Mane, Kelly, DCL & Martial to Traore, Robbo, Fleck, Aguero (-12)
    B. Mane & DCL to Traore & Aguero (-4)
    C. Mane & Kelly to Traore & Robbo (-4)

    Schmeichel Button
    TAA Lundy Rico Williams Kelly
    Salah Mane KDB Martial Dendo
    Vardy Deeney DCL

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      C

  23. The King
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    A quick comment would be appreciated

    Pick two to play:

    A) Ings
    B) Lund
    C) Williams
    D) Fleck

    Got Henderson in goal if that changes anything.

    Cheers

    1. Nevermind the Baldocks here…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Id go ab (stick with the crowd) - d 1st bench in case lund not playing

  24. Vardy boys
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Aguero or Aubameyang ?

    1. ya no fair
      1 month, 27 days ago

      aguero higher ceiling and good fixtures for the next couple weeks

  25. ya no fair
    1 month, 27 days ago

    would u guys go foster or ryan pls PLS

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Foster, better defense

      1. ya no fair
        1 month, 27 days ago

        got dcl tho :\

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          don't worry if 1 player plays another twice a season

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Aubama or Aguero on WC?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Prefer Aubameyang due to fixtures but Kun is obviously a better quality player.

    2. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      i went both on current WC, give them 3 weeks to see who to ship for the blank

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm doing this too. Kun probably going to Jamie for GW28 on.

  27. what's my name
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    DCL to Auba for 3 gws for a minus 4 worth it Yes or No ?

  28. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What to do here?

    Ramsdale
    Lundstam-TAA-Dunk
    Mane-KDB-Grealish-Salah
    Vardy-Jimi-Ings
    Button, Kelly, Hayden, Söyuncu

    1 FT, ITB 1,4

    Plan was to save and improve defense next gw or maybe ship Vardy out

    Any other ideas or suggestions would be appreciated thanks

  29. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Alli or Martial?

    1. ya no fair
      1 month, 27 days ago

      martial

  30. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    When are you wildcarding ahead of the double and blank gameweeks?