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. DALEDOBACK
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Henderson

      TAA Stephens Holgate
      Mane Salah C Grealish KDB
      Vardy Jimi Ings

      Button Dendo Lascelles Kelly

      GTG?

    • Cricket_Badger
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Awful TV but think Martial + Greenwood --> Traoré + Ings (-4) is best for this GW?

      Guaita
      TAA - Holgate - Lundstram
      Salah (c) - KDB - Son - Martial
      Vardy - DCL - Greenwood

      Button - Dendoncker - Rico - Williams [1FT + 2.4m ITB]

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I'd keep Martial.

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Why?

        2. Cricket_Badger
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          The fixtures are awful, bar Watford. Not coming into them with any form. Appreciate nothing much out there but no real reason to keep him IMO.

          Chelsea (A)
          Watford (H)
          Everton (A)
          Man City (H)
          Spurs (A)

    • MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Any news on Ings?

      Haller -> Ings g2g?

      1. Wxdz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yes

    • BNMC
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ings is staring at me in my team. He wants me to captain him.

        1. Rider on the Storm
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Dont

        2. Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          He is much better in away games just like Soton

      • Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        GTG?

        Henderson
        TAA Gomez Cahill
        Salah KDB B.Fernandes Grealish
        Auba Jiminez Ings

        Bench:McCarthy,Adama,B.Williams,Lascelles

        1. Wxdz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Gtg

      • Rider on the Storm
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Bottomed
        I need to transfer out of kelly (and maybe lundstram later).
        Best sub 4.3 defender?
        A lascelle (new)
        B lowton (bur)
        C taylor (bur)
        D tanganga (tot)
        E lunds out to egan first

        1. jdogg
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I would also like opinions on this.i think im leaning towards lascelles.x

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I did Kelly to Lascelles last week, but I'm benching him this week.

      • LMR Athletic
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Man City game in doubt this weekend due to the storm coming in!! is it worth taking the risk in doubling up with KDB and Agureo?

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Is it? They haven't mentioned anything on their twitter feed.

          2. Rider on the Storm
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            What? In doubt?

          3. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            It’s not in doubt

          4. clodhopper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Stop it

          5. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Nice grav

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          GW31 looking to be a humdinger of a blank 🙂

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            FH unless Chelsea knock out Liverpool

            1. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Even then i wouldnt use FH

            2. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              FH written all over it

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Something like this:

                Pope
                Digne Tark Doherty
                Traore Richarlison Buendia Sigurdsson
                Wood JImenez (c) Pukki

                Watford/Bournemouth bench

        • Wxdz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Team gtg? No FT Maupay to Jimi next week

          Mccarthy
          TAA Sidibe Stevens
          Salah Mané KDB Grealish
          Vardy Ings Maupay

          Button Lascelles Rico Hayden

        • Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Gtg here?

          McCarthy
          Trent sidibe gomez
          Kdb grealish (c)Salah (vc)mahrez
          Auba ings Jimenez

          Button dunk Hayden Williams

          On a -4 2.7itb wc intact

        • Better Call Raul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 20 days ago

          How would you order these lot? Currently ABCD

          A. Traore
          B. Grealish
          C. Fleck
          D. Stephens

        • Niho992
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          On WC. What to do?

          I think Son is really expensive...

          A : Son and Perez
          B: KdB and Bergwijn

          1. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A

          2. Eastman
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Son is a dilemma. Just can’t make my mind up on him. B for me

            1. Niho992
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Me too. Just think he is too expensive..

        • FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Some say this game is all about luck. BS when most on here post their teams, their WC thoughts, whether to get rid of Vardy, to get in an inform Redmond. Base there in and outs via stats etc.

            Is getting in Kun now and him mega hauling this GW based on the fact that you do not know whether Pep is either going to start him or give him a 20 minute cameo? Do you base your decision on luck with Kun?

            Instinct plays a major part of your decisions. I got rid of Vardy and that has seen me break the 100k mark. Luck when he is clearly out of form? Triple captained Salah and he delivered in GW24. I have not captained any player more than what I have have captained Salah this season. Not once this season have I captained KDB.

            Are Liverpool going to be lucky if they win the League this season? What I can confess is that if you do not have triple Pool, your luck will not run out. You will be left behind.

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I don't want to go all MBP, but Vardy's wife had a baby, he got injured in-game and also had a pen saved - hardly 'clearly out of form'

            2. Greek Freak
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Can confirm this is true. Because of my skill and skill alone I bought and captained Salah instead of Mane two weeks ago.

            3. Better Call Raul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Congratulations pal

            4. Feed tha Sheep
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              So re Agureo will he play and will he haul?
              And if so is he worth getting in when blanking in a few GWs?

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  So getting Kun in this GW, and if he hauls, are you lucky? Does not work that way with Guardiola.

                  Fact is with Pep, Kun will either start or come off from the bench. That is the risk you take. Is your risk based on luck?

                  1. Feed tha Sheep
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Yes I do think your Risk/decision is definitely based on luck as we don’t know whether or not Agureo will start. If someone gets him in for a hit and he doesn’t play is that not considered unlucky? It’s not like salah where we know he will more than likely always start. So I think your theory isn’t exactly correct

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Kun will either start or not. If he gets injured etc, that cannot be unlucky as he has a history of injury issues. If he starts you will not be unlucky either. If he does not start, you know for a fact it is because of Pep.

                        Aguero is a very expensive asset to own. I have owned him this season and comfortable not to have owned him again. I am not lucky or unlucky owning him or not 🙂

                • Rash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Salah vs mane was blind luck imo but maybe I'm just bitter.

                  1. Greek Freak
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    I think you should've been a better manager and predicted that Mane would get injured 😛

              2. Daniel S.
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Hi lads,

                Which 2 to play?

                Traore, Barnes, Doherty?

                Have Jimmy too and other Leicester players

                1. Daniel S.
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  * and no other Leicester players

                  1. Daniel S.
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Anyone? Thanks

                    1. Niho992
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Doherty and Barnes

                      1. Daniel S.
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        They are starting currently. Thanks man.

                        Anyone else?

              3. GE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                What to do? 🙂

                (1FT, 0.2 itb)

                Pope
                TAA/Robertson/Lundstram
                Salah/KDB/Son/Martial
                Vardy/Ings/DCL

                Bench: Button, Rico, Williams, Dendoncker

                1. GE
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Selling price Lundstram: 4.5, Vardy: 9.4

                2. Rider on the Storm
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Save ft?

                  1. Rider on the Storm
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    And play rico instead of lunds

                    1. GE
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Thnaks

                      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        That's not the fun answer you want right? 🙂

                3. Greek Freak
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Agree on saving, having 2FTs might turn out to be important with the next deadline being more than two weeks away.

                4. Cricket_Badger
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Similar but better team than mine (see earlier on in the page).

                  I'm looking to ditch Martial (and Greenwood). Nothing exciting in that price range so currently looking at Traore (don't want Grealish due to fixtures and blank in 28).

                  1. Cricket_Badger
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    It cut off the bottom of my reply.

                    Would save FT with that.

              4. teddypicker
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Any tips on Chip and WC strategy? I've got 3 shu and 2 city so free hit for gwk28 worth it or will there be more blanks to navigate?

                1. Holmes
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  31 will have more blanks

                  1. teddypicker
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Ty, guess I should avoid using it if I can then

              5. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                On WC is KWP worth bringing in over Stephens to get ahead of bandwagon if he starts well as many anticipate.

                Henderson Pope
                TAA Stevens Boly Fernández
                KWP/ Stephens

              6. Davew88
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  DCL to Ings?

                • Feed tha Sheep
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Best defender (not Lpool)? Baring in mind the BGW

                  1. Niho992
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Bednarek

                    1. Feed tha Sheep
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Should have said I have McCarthy in nets?Double up worth it?

                      1. Niho992
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Not then.. maybe just get Lascelles or SHU defender?

                    2. Dthinger
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      really? Of all the SOU defenders, you would go with Bednarek? Stephens has more points in 700 fewer minutes; and neither have the assist potential of KWP or Bertrand.

                      1. Niho992
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        He started 24 of 25 games.

                  2. Holmes
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    SHU and NEW defender

                    1. Feed tha Sheep
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Even with Sheffield blank? Who’s the best option from them Stevens/O’Connell/Baldock?

                      1. Daniel S.
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Fernandez and is not even a competition

                        1. Dthinger
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          could Danny Rose come into the conversation?

                          1. Wild Rover
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 20 days ago

                            Too expensive

                        2. Feed tha Sheep
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Do you expect Newcastle to keep clean sheets in next 3/4?

                          1. SamOS1993
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 20 days ago

                            Not against Arsenal but their fixtures after that are really good.

                            I have Dubravka for the run but benching him for Ryan this week.

                          2. Greek Freak
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 20 days ago

                            Newcastle have been overperforming defensively, mostly thanks to Dubravka but also some luck too.

                            1. Holmes
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 20 days ago

                              Thats how they always perform and keep clean sheets

                • Dele
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Mahrez or Son?

                • AnyLaporteinastorm
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Stevens in for Lund?

                • Liastro ⭐️
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Should I wildcard this mess? 6.4m and 1FT...

                  Henderson Button
                  TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Rico Kelly
                  Salah KDB Grealish Traore Dendoncker
                  Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

                  1. Daniel S.
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Had similar team without Traore and have done it

                  2. Cricket_Badger
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Lol my team is so similar and I have 2.4m ITB. No need to WC that - just spend the 6.4m to make it better.

                  3. Mortal.Swinbat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    I’d probably WC, or maybe Greenwood > Ings and Kelly > Stevens/Egan/OConnel and take a -4

                • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Whats the news on Mane ?

                • Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Ryan
                  Lundstram TAA Holgate
                  Salah Martial Traore KDB
                  Vardy Auba Ings
                  Button Kelly Soyuncu Dendo (1.9itb 1ft)
                  A. Soy to VVD
                  B. Kelly to Stephens/SU def
                  C. Vardy to Jimi plus Kelly to Vvd (-4)
                  D. B plus Auba to Kun (c) (-4) who will become Jimenez next week.
                  E. Other (save/wildcard/combo)

                  Increasingly tempted by D. Is it stupid?

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Just do D already man and enjoy the goals in the rain on Sunday

                    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Haha - you planted that seed!
                      West ham fan too (kind of)
                      One more later then I'll decide this evening

                • I Member
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Pope
                  TAA, VvD, Soyuncu
                  Salah, KDB, Martial, Grealish
                  Vardy, Ings, DCL

                  Button; Rico, Lundstram, Dendoncker.

                  0 FT 2.4 ITB

                  Good to go? Defence needs work I know but don't think it's worth a hit.

                • Niho992
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Front 8 on WC

                  Salah-Fernandes-Bergwijn-Fleck-Traore
                  Aguero-Firmino-Ings

                  1.0 ITB.

                  Thoughts.

                  Chasing and need some differentials. What to change?

                  Do i need KdB?

                • Kizza_10
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Can I get some advice on this wildcard team please. Do you think the defence is too weak or do you think they are good value ?

                  Henderson
                  Egan TAA Stephens
                  H.Barnes Salah KDB Son
                  Jimenez Firmino Ings

                  Subs: Button, Lascelles, C.Taylor, Hayden

                  1. zhiren
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    We have very similar WC team. I got Gomez which makes the defence look a little stronger. Tinker with Gomez as third liverpool player?

                • zhiren
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  How does this WC team look? Will save FT in gw 27, and then switch Kun + Mooy to Vardy + Barnes for bgw 28.

                  Pope
                  TAA // Gomez // Tanganga // Egan
                  Salah // KDB // Son
                  Kun (c) // Ings // Jimi

                  Button // Mooy // Stephens // Hayden

                • FredrikAndre
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Foster - Button
                  Dunk - Rico - TAA - Lund - Willems (injured)
                  Salah - KDB - Perez - Cantwell - Traore
                  Vardy - Firmino - Ings

                  I have 2 FT and 1.8M ITB

                  Considering:
                  Cantwell and Vardy to Son and Calwert-Lewin

                  Only thing is that I feel Vardy is coming back to form.

                  Any tips / other transfers are very welcome.

                  Thanks

                • L S P
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Better move this GW?

                  A) Targett->O'Connell (not concerned about BGW)
                  B) Maupay->Jimi (planning to do next week)

                  Cheers.