Spot the Differential

Pogba and Alli differential United and Spurs options for Gameweek 31+ onwards

The return of the Premier League, and Fantasy Premier League, saw several intriguing mid-price differentials emerge with double-digit hauls, including Matt Ritchie (£5.3m), Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m), Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) and one of our Gameweek 29 selections, Phil Foden (£5.1m).

Suddenly, there’s no shortage of low-owned picks to consider for those willing to think outside of the box.

This time, we focus on three assets who we like the look of for Gameweek 31+ and beyond, all of whom have an ownership of 5% or less.

Dele Alli

  • FPL ownership: 3.4%
  • Price: £8.3m
  • GW31+ to 35+ fixtures: WHU | shu | EVE | bou | ARS

Having missed Friday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United through suspension, Dele Alli (£8.3m) is back for Tottenham Hotspur’s home clash with London rivals West Ham United.

The feeling amongst supporters is that he will replace Erik Lamela (£5.7m) in Spurs’ starting XI and will line up in his favoured no. 10 role, behind Harry Kane (£10.8m) in a 4-2-3-1.

Alli’s resurgence at the time of Jose Mourinho’s appointment in November saw him go on a run of four goals and three assists in seven league matches. In fact, no teammate has scored more goals (six) or provided more assists (four) for Spurs in the Premier League since, whilst his 12 big chances over that period is more than any other midfielder.

His ability to both create and score is appealing, and the hope is now that he can kick on and finish the season strongly.

Spurs sit nine points behind Chelsea in fourth, and four points behind Manchester United in fifth, which could be enough for Champions League qualification depending on Manchester City’s appeal against their impending ban.

Whilst many are looking to Son Heung-min (£9.7m) as their Spurs differential of choice this week, Alli is flying under the radar, and with nine goals in all competitions already this season, it surely won’t be long before he’s into double figures.

Paul Pogba

  • FPL ownership: 3.7%
  • Price: £8.3m
  • GW31+ to 35+ fixtures: SHU | bha | BOU | avl | SOU

At his best, there is no doubt that Paul Pogba (£8.3m) is one of the most talented midfielders in the world. The question for FPL managers is, how consistently can he show it?

The 27-year-old has endured a stop-start campaign due to a string of injuries but returned on Friday night with an eye-catching cameo. In just over half an hour at Spurs, he completely changed the course of the game and won the equalising penalty after some neat footwork. The stats were telling: 95% pass competition, two out of two take-ons completed, four ball recoveries, one assist and one shot.

Whilst debate rages about his inconsistencies and off-the-ball contributions, what no-one can doubt is his ability. Amongst midfielders who have played over 500 minutes this season, he ranks seventh for chances created per 90, and his passing and dribbling ability will be a key weapon for United when trying to unpick deeper-lying defences.

The Red Devils are now unbeaten in 12 games across all competitions, and with Bruno Fernandes (£8.7m) adding some much-needed creativity and invention further forward, they are starting to look good again.

We suspect we may see Pogba from the start against Sheffield United and, if he can repeat what he showed on Friday night going forward, he can be a key figure as United battle for a place in the top four.

James Justin

  • FPL ownership: 0.4%
  • Price: £4.7m
  • GW31+ to 35+ fixtures: BHA | eve | CRY | ars | bou

James Justin (£4.7m) has had to wait patiently for his opportunity since joining Leicester City for £6m plus add-ons last summer but with first-choice right-back Ricardo Pereira (£6.3m) out until October after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament, the 22-year-old is set for a run in the first team.

In Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Watford, Justin provided an exciting glimpse of his potential. Amongst teammates, only James Maddison (£7.5m) had more final third touches, whilst he also created two chances and won seven of his eight tackles. It was a composed performance, in what was just his third Premier League start.

The young English full-back, who can play on either flank, is a forward-thinking, energetic and hard-working player, and whilst he doesn’t offer the same level of attacking threat as Pereira, his performance at the weekend suggests he should do well for bonus.

Leicester are now only three points clear of fourth-place Chelsea and while they still look odds-on to secure Champions League football, Brendan Rodgers has to make sure his side don’t take their foot off the gas during the run-in.

The Foxes are unbeaten in their previous five encounters when facing Brighton and Hove Albion and head into the match as heavy favourites.

Looking at Leicester’s next five opponents, the highest-ranked team is Crystal Palace in ninth, and with Justin now the cheapest route into their backline, he could be a nice differential for those in search of a budget defender.

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  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    After Duda I think I will pass on differentials for a bit...

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      differntials go both ways...

    2. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      🙂

    3. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ha

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yeah I think that one took us all by surprise, with the move to a 4-4-2 and Drmic starting.

    5. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Think Duda will start from now on... Farke will make lots of changes.

  2. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Okay, I have finished my WC, how it looks? Is bench too weak?
    Really like two Wolves defenders with those fixtures. Can we trust De Gea or just get someone cheaper?

    De Gea (Martin)
    TAA - Doherty - Saiss (Lascelles, Simpson)
    KdB - Mane - Son - Bruno (Guendouzi)
    DCL - Jimi - Rashford

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Nice team, bench is fine, you have 2 players who should at least be starting if you need them to come in for a no show.

      1. Strchld
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah, really hope so.
        Thanks.

  3. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Patricio, Stekelenburg
    TAA Doherty Lascelles Lowton Simpson
    Salah KDB Fernandes Son Saka
    Rahsford Jimenez Greenwood

    Any good this team? Please make any suggestions.

  4. Boss Hogg
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Worth a hit to replace any of these in my starting XI?

    Grealish
    Aguero (Nketiah will come in Aguero is injured)
    Nyland

    Current team is:
    Nyland (Leno)
    TAA, Doherty, Lascelles (Lundstram, Robinson)
    Grealish, Salah, KDB, Mount, Bruno
    Jimenez, Nketiah (Aguero)

  5. Tempestic
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Any news on the Ngakia contract?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      “ West Ham United have reportedly made one final effort to agree a new contract with defender Jeremy Ngakia.

      Despite making the breakthrough into the first-team setup, the academy graduate is currently showing an unwillingness to pen fresh terms at the London Stadium. “

      Deadline is later today...

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        The FPL deadline, or his contract deadline? Will we know before the GW starts? I have him as cheap last on bench player at the moment.

        1. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          both i think

      2. Tempestic
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Thanks, not looking hopeful then

  6. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which option folks:

    ***
    TAA Doherty ***
    Salah KDB Son Fernandes
    Rash Jiménez DCL

    Bench is:
    Button / Lacelles, *** & Guendouzi

    A) Patricio, Maguire, Simpson
    B) Foster, AWB, Kiko

    1. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Patricio, AWB and Simpson for me.

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      C. Pope Fernandez plus one

    3. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      What about
      DDG, Saiss, and leaves 4.5 for last spot.

      Cheaper that Rui/Maguire, and offers same CS, and maybe even better attacking potential.

  7. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Bottomed

    Critical decision

    First sub

    A. Nketiah
    B. Taylor

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cheers

  8. YoungPretender
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A) De Gea & Saint-Maximim
    B) Martinez & Sarr

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Marouaninho
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

  9. Vedas
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Bergwijn nailed?

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No one is 100% nailed

    2. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      looks like it

    3. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No

    4. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I'm not convinced he's nailed with Lucas lurking, but I think he starts tonight.

  10. RamaJama
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Matthew Longstaff worth it as 5th mid on WC as he’s reported back this/next week?

  11. The Colonel
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    WC team. No Salah/Mane. Too heavy on Everton attack?

    DDG, Button

    TAA, Doherty, Aurier, Holgate, Lascelles

    KDB, Son, Richarlison, Bruno, Saka

    DCL, Rashford, Jiminez

  12. Lord Flashheart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    on WC,

    Ings or DCL?

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Ings but both really good

      1. Lord Flashheart
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        rashford and jimenez other two strikers...

    2. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      ings

    3. SPFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      DCL imo, Ings maybe in bench vs Watford or Arsenal

    4. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      ings , and if you can get rich in midfield

  13. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Will rashford start tomorrow?
    Choosing between him and Bruno as captain

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      yes he will

    2. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes- Utd are pushing for 4th place, and he is one of our best attackers.

  14. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Hows this WV look? BB 32.

    Patricio (Pope)
    TAA - Aurier - Saiss (Taylor, Lascelles)
    Kdb - Mane - Martial - Fernandes - Son
    Vardy - DCL (Nketiah)

  15. Cahill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    1ft, 0.2 itb

    guaita
    awb taa boly
    kdb salah bruno barnes
    kane vardy jota

    martin cantwell taylor egan

    a) barnes -> traore
    b) kane -> jimi/rash
    c) save

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Barnes to Foden Jota to jiminez

      1. Cahill
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        thanks mate - dont fancy taking a hit though

        1. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I don’t either mate but feel like jiminez will heavily outscore Jota

  16. SPFC
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    If you are not going to have (C) a 12.5 player (or 12.7) in next 2 GWs, is it really worth having him?

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I disagree cause you might think multiple players will be high scoring

      1. SPFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Okay, but I don't think Salah or Mane scores more than 10 points. Palace has a solid defense. It might be better to invest elsewhere

    2. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Why would you not captain Salah home to Palace?

      1. trinzoo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Palace looks solid. Liverpool a little lazy.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I think Palace will be tricky for Pool.

      2. SPFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Bruno, Jimenez, Son best options imo

  17. Greko82
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Kane or Vardy for the long run?

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      vardy

    2. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Vardy, Mourinho has said Kane won’t be able to play every game

    3. Captain Haddock
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Vardy

    4. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Neither, but vardy of the two

  18. Smokey_Lowkey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Is Nketiah - > DCL worth a - 4 hit this week? He would start and I currently have no Everton coverage...

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Do you think DCL will score more than one, if so do it

    2. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably if you're going to keep him long-term.

  19. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Current team:

    Pope (McCarthy)
    TAA,Doherty,Saiss (Lascelles,Stephens)
    Salah,KDB,Sarr,Perez (Fleck)
    Auba,Ings,Jiminez

    Salah to Bruno madness or a good move?

    1. Captain Haddock
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No

      1. Captain Haddock
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Would not

  20. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    RMWC Team
    Degea
    Doherty Aurier Lascalles
    Son Ali Bruno Pogba KDB
    Vardy Ings Jimmenz

    Open to suggestions

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Like the Alli and Pogba punts.

    2. _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      353 like it

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Opened up a cheat to start 12 players?

      Please tell us more

    4. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      my bad... will probably bench ings

    5. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      or should i swap pogba to salah and unplayable FW

  21. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    New WC draft - 0.2 ITB

    Pope, Button
    Robertson, Doherty, Lascelles, Justin, Ngakia
    Salah, Sarr, Fernandes, Dendoncker, KDB
    Rashford, DCL, Jimenez

  22. Captain Haddock
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    A) Patricio - Richarlison - Son
    B) Foster - Mane - Bergwin

    1. NielsvanDelft
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      A

  23. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Third defender on Free Hit in GW31? Currently have Trent and Doherty.

    5.5 max.

    A) Chilwell
    B) Maguire/AWB
    C) Aurier
    D) Boly/Saiss

    1. tempest
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Saiss best value I think...

      Aurier big ceiling but could be sent off 1st minute too

      1. Rains of Castamere
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Cheers, currently on Chilwell but Saiss/Boly also tempting me.

  24. tbhogal
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Worth holding Lundstram guys? Had him since day one.

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I’ve sold on WC to fund Aurier, also had him since GW1

  25. tempest
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Which bits of this team would you talk me out of? I need to make some gains in MLs

    Patricio
    TAA/ Laporte/ Lascelles
    KDB/ Mane/ Bruno/ Alli/ Traore
    Kane/ Jimi

    3.9/ Robinson/ Taylor/ Nketia

  26. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Best defender for max 4.3? Have Lascelles already.

    Will be bench, except required for BB 32.

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      holgate

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Against Leicester in 32 when he'll play on my BB?

    2. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I was set on Taylor but having doubts after that City performance and the whole Burnley fans being anti-anti-racist banner

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah, hes in at the moment, but have Pope and dont want double..

        1. POLSKA GOLA
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          I also have Pope, I think I may go Holgate like someone’s suggested above

    3. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      ward , kabasele and holgate all pretty good options tbh. ngakia is you wanna put .3 somewhere else .

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Ta, Ward I think - playing Burnley on my BB.

  27. nadman89
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    is it crazy going with only KDB from city + liverpool for next 2 gws ?

    1. tempest
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yes

    2. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Bold, not crazy

  28. ooooo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    changes to wc team?0.0itb
    Martinez
    Trent Doherty Lascelles
    Salah KDB Son Bruno
    Rashford DCL Jiminez

    Button Holgate Guendozi 3.9.

  29. gers23
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Aguero to DCL,Rashford or Vardy?

    1. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Rashford

      1. gers23
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        thanks

  30. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Repost from other thread:

      WC active guys

      Have at it. Couldn't afford Son. Went Alli. Couldn't afford Richarlison, went DCL.

      Patricio, (Button)
      TAA, Doh, Lascelles (Kiko, Williams)
      Salah, KDB, Bruno, Alli, (Saka)
      Jiminez, Rashford, DCL