Spot the Differential

Redmond a differential for Gameweek 26 and beyond as Saints’ fixtures improve

Our selections of Harvey Barnes (£6.0m) and Martin Dubravka (£5.0m) paid off last week, so now, ahead of Gameweek 26, we go in search of more differentials that could help move you up the rankings.

There are a host of players clamouring for our attention but we’ve focused on two midfielders with promising fixtures and a defender who is looking to build on recent form, all of whom are held by less than 5% of Fantasy Premier League managers.

Steven Bergwijn

  • FPL ownership: 1.2%
  • Price: £7.5m
  • GW26-30 fixtures: avl | che | WOL | bur | MUN

There are never any guarantees when a player arrives in the Premier League from the Eredivisie but Steven Bergwijn’s (£7.5m) debut against Manchester City suggests he has the quality to succeed at this level.

In from the start against the champions, Bergwijn made an instant impact when he scored Tottenham Hotspur’s opener, a superb volley from Lucas Moura’s (£7.1m) clever cross.

Stationed on the left, but with freedom to roam more centrally and even to the right flank at times, Bergwijn worked tirelessly throughout and returned ten points for the small number of FPL managers who chose to invest.

As far as debuts go, it couldn’t have gone much better.

READ MORE: Our Scout Report on Steven Bergwijn

Signed from PSV for a fee thought to be around £27m just a few days prior, the 22-year-old left Eindhoven with three Eredivisie titles and nine Dutch caps, which he’s expected to add to at the European Championship this summer.

Having been ineligible for Spurs’ midweek FA Cup replay win over Southampton, the Netherlands international should be raring to go at Villa Park, against an Aston Villa side who have conceded 14 goals in their last five at home.

As with most 22-year olds, there is still plenty of room for improvement, but with his eye for a pass, direct running and dribbling ability he’s certainly made a good first impression, and offers FPL managers a mid-price route into the Spurs attack.

Yerry Mina

  • FPL ownership: 2.2%
  • Price: £5.3m
  • GW26-30 fixtures: CRY | ars | MUN | che | LIV

Following a stop-start debut campaign, Yerry Mina (£5.3m) is starting to realise his potential under new manager, Carlo Ancelotti.

The former Barcelona centre-back finally got off the mark last weekend, scoring twice in Everton’s 3-2 win at Watford.

Mina’s goal threat was a key part of his appeal when the Toffees spent £28m on him 18 months ago, having scored three headed goals for Colombia during their 2018 World Cup campaign, yet he only managed just one goal last season.

That needed to improve, and having now opened his account for the season, statistics suggest more goals are on the way.

Since Ancelotti took charge in Gameweek 19, he has recorded more shots and shots in the box than any other defender, whilst as a team, the Blues look more robust. They’ve conceded just eight goals in seven games, whilst only five teams have given up fewer big chances over the same period.

Everton are aiming to extend a four-match unbeaten run when they host Crystal Palace on Saturday, and a win would lift them into the top seven.

Clean sheet prospects are encouraging too, with the Eagles having failed to score in their last two matches. After that, it’s an Arsenal side who have only managed eight goals in seven league games under Mikel Arteta, and Manchester United who have failed to score a single goal in four of their last five.

With Mina finally putting his threat inside the box to use, the Colombian international looks an ideal gamble for Gameweek 26, and possibly beyond.

Nathan Redmond

  • FPL ownership: 1.0%
  • Price: £6.2m
  • GW26-30 fixtures: BUR | AVL | whu | NEW | nor

Southampton’s transformation in recent months under Ralph Hassenhutl has provided FPL managers with several mid-price and budget options, including the standout attraction, Danny Ings (£7.0m), who now sits in 29% of squads.

However, for those on the lookout for a differential, or even an attacking double-up with Ings, Nathan Redmond (£6.2m) is worth a look.

In their recent 2-0 win at Crystal Palace, the 25-year-old set Saints on their way with a stunning opener, and added an assist in their FA Cup fourth round replay at Spurs earlier this week.

The form table has Southampton behind only Liverpool over the last eight matches, with wins over the likes of Leicester City and Chelsea, whilst Redmond’s partnership down their left with Ryan Bertrand (£4.8m) has been one of the key reasons behind their revival.

It’s not only this season Redmond has impressed though. He was a major reason why Southampton avoided relegation in 2018/19 and was voted player of the season by the fans and by his teammates, before being unexpectedly called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the UEFA Nations League tournament.

With Redmond up against a Burnley side who have conceded 20 goals on the road this term, followed by Aston Villa, West Ham United, Newcastle United and Norwich City, the winger could be a shrewd pick for those in search of a midfield differential.


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  1. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Don't like my 3rd defenfer options this GW (start TAA and Aurier).

    Lundstram, Lascelles, TAA, Kiko Fermenia, Aurier.

    The obvious move is to replace Lundstram with Egan (I have no money ITB so can't afford anything other than a like for like £4.5 replacement).

    But, I'm equally tempted to save it for 2FT next week as its a long GW and play Lascelles.

    What do you think people?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Benching both Lasc and Lunds myself. Maybe play Kiko?

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Don't think he'll start, but good shout really. Lundy 1st sub?

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Start Lord, 20 points incoming 😉

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        ... or this 🙂

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Oops, new thread just started.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Stephens from Southampton.
      Rotate well with Lascells

  2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    So what doing peoples with Mane ?
    Starting or benching 🙂

    Im starting and i think he will play, and probably Salah (my captain) will be benched

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Got rid for Son

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Got rid for Salah.

      2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        nice move, but you are on WC.
        I decieded to save WC, im curently -16 from WC team, so i will took hits in the next period

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Yup. Had to change the entire defense and forwards.

    2. FantasyHero
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      He will prob come on at 64th minute

  3. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Vardy to kun for a hit exact fund cant do it tomorow

    mcarthy
    stevens TAA vvd holgate
    salah KDB fleck
    Vardy jimmy ings

    Grealish soy cantwell

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Vardy haul incoming!

      1. Champions united
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Praying from past 4 weeks

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Just realized City are my only players playing this weekend. That's quite boring

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      This GW is infected by the Corona virus

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Henderson, Baldock, Rico, Digne and Kdb here

  5. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Who wud score the least points amongst these 3 for rest of the season??

    A) KDB
    B) Son
    C) Vardy

    I think KDB as he cud miss some of the games especially in the DGWs - your thoughts?

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Vardy

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 4 days ago

      You maybe right.
      B & C are talisman of their clubs. Won't be rotated at all

      1. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 4 days ago

        Need to sell one of them to get mane back next week - do u think I shud sell KDB over the other two ?

        1. Ole Trafford
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          I’d sell Vardy

        2. FantasyHero
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 4 days ago

          Taking kdb out would be the biggest mistake of your life.
          But ya go ahead do it

  6. Totti
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    reposting

    best replacement for cantwell
    A) moura
    B) redmond
    C) grealish
    D) barnes

    pope ryan
    TAA soyuncu lundstram rico kelly
    salah KDB snodgrass traore cantwell
    aguero ings firmino

    1FT and 2.6 itb

  7. Noregretz
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    TAA, VVD, Soy, Kelly, Lund

    Replace 1:
    1. Soy
    2. Lund

    A. Stevens / Egan / Baldock
    B. ??

  8. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    a) Vardy > Aguero
    b) hold

    I brought in the Ox as a placeholder for Mane but still 0.1 short unless Mane falls. Bringing in Aguero would mean Mane is unobtainable in near future. Aguero has lei, blank, mun next 3. They then play Real Madrid away before Villa away when he could be rested.

    If I hold then I could do Ox > Mane and either Kelly > Tanganga or Ryan > Henderson GW27 then Holgate to Egan.

    Pope/Ryan
    TTA, Aurier, Rico, Holgate
    Salah, KdB, Ox
    Vardy, DCL, Ings
    Cantwell, Dendoncker, Kelly

  9. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone tempted to get Jesus as big differential on WC if Aguero out of reach? Only 2.7 % owned, with Sterling out chances are good that he plays alongside Aguero and one of Bernardo or Mahrez, good record against West Ham ( scored 3 and assisted 3 in 3 previous appearances, easy switch to Firmino v West Ham in 27 or Vardy in 28.

  10. Mr. Chimes
      5 months, 4 days ago

      Thoughts on this move for a hit?

      Grealish > Hayden
      Maddison > Son
      Lundstram > Stephens

      or start Lundstram and hope he plays and ship him out next week?

      Currently at 99K, just getting bored.. rest of the team is

      Henderson Button
      VVD TAA B.Williams Kelly
      KDB Salah Cantwell
      Vardy Ings Jiminez

    • Bevan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 3 days ago

      Should I swap Grealish for Redmond with a 4 point hit?

      1. Sgt. Schultz
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 3 days ago

        definitely not for a hit

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        4 months, 15 days ago

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            1. Moon
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

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              4 months, 15 days ago

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