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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1,470 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Knowsnothingaboutnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Foster
    TAA - Aurier - O'Connell
    Salah - KDB - Fleck
    Ings - Firmino - Jiminez

    Who to take last place ??

    Martial or Holgate

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Holgate

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Sorry. Read it as who to make way. Defo start Martial

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Martial. Not a lot of point in having him if Holgate keeps him out, except for the very worst fixtures (Liv or City away)

      1. Knowsnothingaboutnothing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Agreed, but have other fires to put out more important than Martial

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I didn't say sell him. Just if you have him, play him 🙂

    3. Taribo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Martial all day

    4. Mufc202020
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Martial 100000%

    5. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tony

  2. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Ryan
    TAA - Stephens - Stevens
    Salah(C) - KDB - Grealish - Martial
    Ings - Firmino - Vardy
    Button - Hayden - Evans - Fernandez
    G2G?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      V nice. Gtg

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Like the double Steve. GTG

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No room for Dale?

  3. Neevesy
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any tips on Chip and WC strategy? I have all left but don't know where to start - there was an article a few weeks ago that I thought I'd saved, so if anyone has that then great.....thanks all 🙂

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Make sure you can play a full XI in GW 28, after that just loiter round here and they will tell you what to do

  4. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    2ft 0itb

    Hendo
    TAA Robo Lund
    KDB Salah Martial Alli
    Vardy Maupay ings
    (Martin, Cantwell, Rico, Williams)

    A) Lund to JOC/Stephens
    B) Martial, Lund to Traore, Stevens

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A, and reassess next week. I went for Stephens of those two - no blank and fixtures are nice pretty much until the end now

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Just A for now

    3. otbcwill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I've been toying with Lund To Walker Peters. Good price, good fixtures and Southampton have a scarcity in that right back slot. Food for thought

  5. claretparrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    GTG here, ladies & gents?
    Doucouré was a rubbish pick and the Leicester boys have worn my patience down, but think I'm happy to roll the FT this week.

    McCarthy
    TAA - VVD - Digne - Stephens
    Salah (C) - KDB - Madds
    Ings - Vardy - Jiménez
    [Button ¦ Doucouré - Rico - Cantwell]

    £0.9m ITB, 1 FT

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Gtg mate

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yep, GTG for this week

  6. Tabbara
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on
    Son for Martial (-4)
    Thx

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son in? No. Tony should do ok this week I reckon:
      rested
      play in best position
      Chelsea will attack MU

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I assume this means Martial > Son? Probably not for me...

    3. Your Man With The Hair
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      makes sense,

  7. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    who gets the C armband this week lads?

    a. Salah
    b. Kun

    Cheers

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Aguero

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Kun if you have both

    3. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I don't have Kun but would 100% go with him if I did

  8. Atwood
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Maupay/Soyuncu > Aubameyang/Stephens (-4)
    Sound good?

    Henderson
    Soyuncu - TAA - Kelly
    Cantwell - KDB - Salah - Martial
    Vardy - Maupay - Ings

    Button - Rico - Lundstram - Dendonker

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Looks decent - don't think Kelly is a thing anymore though

      1. Atwood
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, will be getting rid very soon

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Have you considered another transfer in defence and bench Maupay this week? Seems that's where your biggest problems lie

      1. Atwood
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Defence is terrible, you're right, but I think Lundstram will start this week.

        If I does I'll play TAA - Lundstram - Stephens, then I can ship out another of the dead wood next week.

  9. Fulchester's New Centr…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Really nice article about Masina at Watford if anyone has 5 mins to kill:

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/07/watford-adam-masina-interview

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Cool story, bro

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Just read it, truly is a cool story and helps put things in perspective.

    3. Jekori
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      His grandmother reminds me of dr. Kelso from scrubs: Nothing in life worth having comes easy. Nice to see all the fighting is now paying off for him. With that mentality from the whole team watford surely will stay up

  10. Brimble82
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Need to downgrade Soy to afford a £0.5m upgrade of DCL>Ings next week.
    Would you go:
    a) Stephens
    b) Saiss
    c) other

    Team is:
    Ryan
    TAA/Soy/Tanga
    Salah (C)/Mane/KDB (vc)/Martial/Grealish
    Vardy/DCL

    Button/G'wood/Rico/Lascelles

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Easy A - lovely fixtures for next few weeks

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Stephens is twice the pick Saiss is

    3. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thanks both, confirmed my thinking.

  11. Fernando Torres
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pick one...

    A) O'Connell
    B) Egan
    C) KWP

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      C would be great if we knew he was starting. A of the other two

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A, C if no cover for GW28

      1. Fernando Torres
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I've got Rico (chelsea) to play gw28

  12. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What is this winter break BS?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Strange isn't it - almost as if putting as many games as possible on TV is the main consideration

  13. baps sniffer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What are Henderson owners doing? My original plan was to get another playing gk for -4 and start to build BB-team without using WC (FH 31). Saving WC for last weeks when some teams are on beach would be nice differential strategy. Yet now I am in doubt if it is going to be doable with my team. Is being without playing gk a possibility? (Hendo in, Hendo out costs 8 pts.)

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’m getting McCarthy in. McGovern out.

      Need two keepers for future bench boost

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Starting without a keeper better thn -8.
      Pope and stick?

  14. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I am so torn

    1. Vardy to Aguero
    2. Start fixing my Lund, Soy, Kelly defense

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’m in the same below. Vardy > Agureo sounds nice but then that I another blank player which could be difficult

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2

    3. PocketZola
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Me too, may just do kelly to vvd

    4. Your Man With The Hair
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Go for Aguero, and captain.

    5. Brimble82
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I've spent the last two weeks fixing the same defensive shambles.
      Hoping Vardy repays the faith and Pep does his thing!

    6. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2 for me. Trying powerplays instead of sorting out the fundamental issues has burnt me more than once

    7. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      1 day as a lion vs 100 years as a sheep (no offence FTS)

    8. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Maybe consider fixing one of Lund and Kelly + Aguero.

    9. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Same, I really wanna do Vardy > Kun as my rival doesn't have but I'd pretty much have to WC next week to sort out my defence and other areas.

  15. Feed tha Sheep
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Need help please

    2.8 ITB what’s the best option?

    McCarthy
    TAA Robertson Soy Rico Lundstram
    Salah KDB Grealish Fleck Dendoncker
    Vardy Ings Jimi

    Was thinking upgrading Fleck or anything else more important?

    1. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lund & Soy are your priorities to ditch, in that order. Fleck could do well this week

      1. in sane in de bruyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        This

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Best def to get in then considering the blanks? (And no more Liverpool slots)

  16. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Scenes when Lundstram signs off on a two-year contract and follows it up with two goals this weekend!

  17. Your Man With The Hair
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    1. Lund -> Lascelles
    2. Martial -> Redmond
    3. DCL -> Jimenez

    Which of the above should I do? 1, 2 , 3 or a combination?
    1 FT

    1. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      1 or save if you can play someone else

      1. Your Man With The Hair
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks

  18. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Mane owners holding or selling?

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Starting and perhaps captain.

      He is training now with Milner, at Melwood.
      Salah will be off pen too

      1. Brimble82
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'm starting but (C) on Mo.
        Just cos Milner is training, doesn't mean he'll be starting.

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        1 pt. sub mate. Good luck.

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If you havent sold by now id just keep and play. Never know he could start v norwich.

      Salah maybe rested for Atletico a few days later.

      ... Ninja runs and hides.

  19. Me Spurs
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which two to start?
    A: aurier
    B: O’Connell
    C: traore

    1. Your Man With The Hair
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A & C

  20. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    In the games that sterling missed. City have scored 6 or 7 goals.

    West Ham thrashing coming up

  21. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Lund Holgate
    Salah Traore Grealish KDB
    Auba Vardy Jimi
    (Button Rico Dendoncker Soy)

    1FT & 0.2ITB

    1) Lund > Egan
    2) Vardy > Ings
    3) Lund & Soy > Egan & Gomez (-4)
    4) Lund & Vardy > Gomez & Ings (-4)

    1. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      3

  22. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Usual indecision before the off, so help a chap, happy to do -4...

    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. Martial to Mahrez
    D. Vardy to Jimi (future planning)
    E. B plus Auba to Kun (-4) who will become Jimenez next week.
    F. Other (save/wildcard/combo)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      E is fun if you capt.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I'm leaning that way. Plus it doesn't add a blanker.

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          If E - I'll also do
          1. Lundstram to Stevens
          2. Kelly to Stephens
          3. Soy to Gomez
          Any preference?

  23. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    ago
    Thoughts on Reece James as Lundstram replacement? It would be for the remainder of the season...

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      too early with those fixtures

  24. Cahill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    GTG?

    Guaita
    TAA Sidibe Stevens
    Salah KDB Grealish Martial
    Vardy Firmino Ings

    Martin Lund Rico Shelvey

  25. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who should i play Traore or Barnes ?

  26. in sane in de bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Good to go?

    McCarthy
    Trent Digne Gomez
    Salah(C) KDB Mahrez Grealish
    Auba Vardy Deeney

    (McGovern Lundstram Rico Cantwell)
    1FT 0.5ITB

  27. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on Martial, Lund to Traore, Stevens?

    Could do Lund to JOC but feel Stevens is worth the extra

  28. ajay_kl +42
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Lundstram, Cantwell and Greenwood. Which one to play?

    I know, awful situation

  29. RossoneriHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is Mahrez being massively overlooked for captain this week?

    1. Ginola14
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      could be gold

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A bit. Aguero (C) or Salah (C) the better options though.

  30. Ginola14
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    afternoon folks
    hendo

    vvd / taa / tanganga
    salah (C) / kdb / son / moura
    ings / dcl / vardy

    button / cantwell / soy / hanley
    all set?