Spot the Differential

In-form Saint-Maximin and £4.0m defender among the Gameweek 33+ differentials

Gameweek 32+ saw one of last week’s differential picks, Jarrod Bowen (£6.4m), deliver for his owners, whilst former column favourites Miguel Almirón (£5.8m), Michail Antonio (£6.9m) and Paul Pogba (£8.3m) all registered attacking returns.

So now, ahead of Gameweek 33+, we go in search of more differentials who can help you climb the rankings.

This time we’ve focused on two midfielders with promising fixtures and an intriguing budget defender who has only recently emerged on the scene, all of whom are held by less than 5% of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers.

João Moutinho

Fantasy assets who can be more than just a Blank Gameweek 31 wonder 1
  • FPL ownership: 4.8%
  • Price: £5.4m
  • GW33+ – 37+ fixtures: ARS | shu | EVE | bur | CRY

Portuguese midfielder João Moutinho (£5.4m) may get less love than some of his more popular teammates, but the 33-year-old playmaker has a huge influence on the way Wolverhampton Wanderers play, and the numbers confirm it.

When it comes to creating chances, Moutinho is one of the best.

Amongst midfielders this season, only Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m), Jack Grealish (£6.2m), James Maddison (£7.4m) and Emiliano Buendía (£6.0m) have registered more, whilst he also leads the way at Molineux for touches and successful passes.

This season alone, Moutinho has racked up seven FPL assists, and 14 across all competitions.

A key part of Moutinho’s appeal lies in his opponents this weekend, Arsenal.

The Gunners have often struggled to defend set plays this season. In fact, only Aston Villa and Newcastle United have allowed more attempts from dead-ball situations. You’d imagine this is something Nuno Espírito Santo will look to target, which is encouraging for Moutinho, who has taken all of Wolves’ corners since the restart.

Wolves are a club in form. They’ve improved their Champions League prospects by winning all three of their matches since Gameweek 30+ without conceding a goal, and have only allowed their opponents three shots on target and a solitary big chance.

Moutinho is a superb technician, whose delivery could be a key weapon this weekend, and with an ownership of just 4.8%, is a tempting differential.

Tariq Lamptey

  • FPL ownership: 0.4%
  • Price: £4.0m
  • GW33+ – 37+ fixtures: nor | LIV | MCI | sou | NEW

Tariq Lamptey (£4.0m) moved to Brighton and Hove Albion from Chelsea in January in search of more first-team opportunities.

The 19-year-old has had to be patient, but has now started back-to-back matches, providing Brighton with an exciting option on the right side, both at right-back, and also further up the pitch.

Over the last two games, Lamptey clocked 135 minutes and ranked fourth amongst teammates for final third touches with 23. That’s more than forwards Neal Maupay (£5.7m) and Aaron Connolly (£4.2m), and in the first half against Manchester United, only Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m) was more advanced.

Graham Potter’s side remain in 15th place, six points above the relegation zone. Despite being brushed aside by Manchester United, they have been in good form since the restart, picking up four points, and have shown enough quality to suggest they should be able to pull themselves away from danger. In fact, no team has given up fewer big chances since Gameweek 30+.

The Seagulls face a huge game against bottom-of-the-table Norwich City on Saturday. The Canaries have looked blunt going forward in recent matches, and it’s worth noting only Aston Villa have conceded more chances from the left flank since the restart.

In a short space of time, Lamptey has proven he has the physical and technical ability to thrive in the Premier League, and could be a useful budget asset for the run in.

Allan Saint-Maximin

  • FPL ownership: 2.6%
  • Price: £5.5m
  • GW33+ – 37+ fixtures: WHM | mci | wat | TOT | bha

With three double-digit hauls in his last four Premier League starts, Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m) is becoming hard to ignore.

The 23-year-old was a constant threat against Bournemouth on Wednesday night, laying on three assists for his teammates, and having been subbed off just after an hour, should be raring to go when West Ham United visit on Sunday.

The Frenchman has always had raw talent but has often frustrated due to his erratic decision-making. Now, he looks to have added consistency and an end product to his game and leads the way at St James’ Park for shots, final third touches and take-ons since the restart. He’s also created three big chances over that period; only De Bruyne has more.

The upturn in Saint-Maximin’s form has coincided with Steve Bruce’s decision to switch from a defensive 5-4-1 system to a more attacking 4-2-3-1 in Gameweek 28. Since then, Newcastle have played some of their best football of the season, with three wins and two draws in their last five matches, and looked poised to finish the season strongly.

Saint-Maximin’s unpredictability and individuality makes him one of the most exciting players to watch in the Premier League, and if you do choose to invest, it’s probably going to be a lot of fun.


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1,529 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JelliedSpark968
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Salah or Mane?

    Fernandes or Martial?

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A
      A

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      S and F

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Salah Fernandes
      All good options tho.

  2. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Foden Or Greenwood?

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

    2. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      The other city options are better than the other United options

  3. chelseabrad
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Pope Martinez
    TAA Chilwell Doherty Saiss Lascelles
    KDB Bruno Bergwijn Saint-Maximin Saka
    Rashford Jimi DCL

    2FT and 0.5 ITB

    A) Saka & Bergwijn to Pulisic & Foden
    B) Saka & DCL to Greenwood & Pulisic
    C) Other?

    Considering taking a hit...

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

    2. FPL Egregious
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  4. FPL_DON
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Connolly or worth paying the extra for Nketiah?

    1. FPL Egregious
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Connoly

      1. FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        thanks bud

    2. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Connolly has looked like their best player last couple games

      1. FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        cheers mate

    3. Hktrader88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      After his goal against Southampton, Nketiah was benched in the FA Cup game for Lacazette. Looked like he was being rested for the easy confidence building game against Norwich. But he was benched again for Lacazette.
      I would prefer Greenwood. Also has a chance to be rested, but has better fixtures in a better team.

      1. FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Already got 3 united sadly

    4. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Saying that. I think Arsenal are more likely to use Nketiah away from home when playing teams a little more on the break.

  5. unitednations
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best move(s) here:

    Ddg
    Taa • Doherty • Aurier -- Holgate Kiko
    Kdb • Salah • Bruno • Sarr -- Guendouzi
    Dcl • Jimmy • Rashford


    A: Aurier + Sarr >> Lamptey + Pulisic
    B: Salah + Sarr + DCL >> Mahrez + Pulisic + Jesus (-4)
    C: Salah + Guendouzi >> Mahrez + Pulisic + 1.2m. Will bench one of Sarr/DCL and ship one of them out next gw depending on how they look

    All of them seem good options

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      C looks best to me out of those mate

    2. Yozzer
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Don't lose Mo. It is a little shortsighted. He will be hungry for goals for few games and Klopp is not going to completey rest him

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bottomed.
    Would you do Guendo > Pulisic (WAT) for -4 if it meant you had to bench one of these this week?

    A) KDB (sou)
    B) Jimi (ARS)
    C) Greenwood (BOU)

    Would mean a front 8 of this, hence the benching!:

    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Bruno, Pulisic
    Rash, Jimi, Greenwood

    The key is whether you think Puli scores > 4pts more than one of the other 7!

    1. Over Midwicket
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      No...

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        He's looking quality though and I can see him doing well vs WAT with his style of play but the benching seems a lot of a headache especially because it is becoming far rarer for players to totally miss out and require one of our bench players...

    2. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      good move for the coming weeks

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        But now and take the hit or just wait a week?

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I reckon Greenwood may be benched (possible sub appareabce) so do with that what you will.

      Depedens what your defensive cover is like too.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Defence is
        TAA, Doherty, Lascelles (Kiko, Simpson)

  7. Ask Yourself
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    If Lascelles is out would you start:

    A) Ward (lei) - Leicester can’r create chances at all
    B) Robinson (bur) - much better defending last game and Burnley are often impotent

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        B

    2. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      b

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lascelles out ?? Have i missed something, nothing flagged on FPL ??

      1. Ask Yourself
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Bruce said he’s a doubt with a cut. Nothing major just for bench order really

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Lascelles out?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        See scout tweets

    5. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Cheers to all the Bs I quite agree I think

    6. GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Cheers for that. Lascelles not flagged yet. On WC so will swap for other Toon.

  8. FPL Egregious
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hello! For you with the TC chip available, when are you planning to activate it and which player(s) are you targeting?
    Are the games vs Bmouth a viable strategy?
    (Please don't reply "the player who I think will score the most points")

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      got the same problem.......was committed to Salah v Villa this wknd but I have my doubts after last night

      1. FPL Egregious
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        What about bruno or kdb vs bmouth?

  9. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Krul
    TAA Doherty Taylor
    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez

    (McCarthy Lascelles Holgate Guendouzi)
    1FT 0.4 ITB

    Krul -> Pope?

    1. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Don't like moving keepers but your team is solid, so why not

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Im just never getting the keepers right. Probably spending too little money. Thanks!

    2. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Save. Brighton always struggle away against weak sides, plus you already have Taylor. SHU looked much better in attack against spurs and will want to chase Europe now

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Another option would be to make the move and play Lascelles over Taylor.
        Can't understand why I went for Krul. He's good at penalties but that's it, really.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          This wouldn’t be the week I’d recommend doing it but it’s fair. Watch out tho as Lascelles is a doubt

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Thanks!

    3. FPL Egregious
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes pope will go for the golden glove

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        🙂

  10. FPL_DON
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Really stick what to do here, what are your thoughts on the below, please chaps

    DDG - (fodder)
    TAA - Aurier - Doherty - (Lascelles - Holgate)
    Mane - Pulisic - Fernandes - KDB - (*Guendouzi*)
    *DCL* - Jimi - Rashford

    Guendouzi, DCL > Mahrez, Nketiah -4?

    1. what's my name
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      probz best move

      1. FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        thanks bud, appreciate it

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yep looks a good move mate

      1. FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thanks bud

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I've been burnt by Mahrez before so I'm not sure.
      DCL -> Ings?

      1. FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        True point, just not mad on Ings' fixtures myself

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Wouldnt worry about that. He can score at any time against any team.

    4. Big Ronnie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Mahrez & Greenwood

      1. FPL_DON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        already got 3 united, sadly

  11. what's my name
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    bench order:

    1. what's my name
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      fast fingers lol
      a. Fernandes
      b. Nketiah
      c. Willams

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Hope you mean Fernandez (NEW def) and not Bruno!

      ACB imo

      1. what's my name
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        yes mate thx

  12. Jafooli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is my FFS membership still valid? ^^

    1. Jafooli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Looks like it - ticker not working for anyone else?

  13. Goonerly
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Joe Gomez still likely to start right?

    1. what's my name
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      don’t think so

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Lovren flagged and Matip out for the season?
        Who's Klopp gonna put in there?

        1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I think he'll start.

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I think it's a certainity he starts, klopp doesn't punish starting players for having one bad game. He gives them the opportunity to get their confidence back

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Cheers. Think Liverpool will keep a CS?

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      of course he'll start

  14. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Worried about son to mahrez with son having good fixtures and mahrez’s rotation. Someone convince me!

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Go for it

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I did it last night!

      YOLO

    3. Dr. Agabuse
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Dont do it.
      Son will score a hattrick vs BOU and Mahrez will be benched every other game with 1min cameos like yesterday.

      Just imagine that innocent Son laughter after his second goal. He runs off as if he hadnt done anything.

    4. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I'm a spurs fan and even i got rid, playing too wide

  15. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) ASM, Rashford, Ings
    B) Pulisic, Greenwood, Jesus

    1. what's my name
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  16. rozzo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hendo Leno
    TAA Lascelles Saiss Egan Lund
    Salah KDB Son Martial Saka
    Rashford Jimenez Nketiah

    1ft
    1.4 itb

    So ive missed all the hauls from Martial, Bruno, Aub and Mahrez last few weeks. Team in freefall

    Triple Utd attack to much?

    A). Son to Bruno
    B). Son to Mahrez
    C). Lund to AWB
    D). Anything else?

    Cheers

    1. royals forever
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  17. UnitedFan
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How did Son look overall yesterday?

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Meh

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Great at defending not much else apart from the final few minutes

    3. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      bad

  18. FPL Kakarot
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Who is more likely to start for City?

    a) Foden

    b) Jesus

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B much more likely this week

      Can see Foden being rested

  19. Nedvěd11
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best striker for 6.5 or below option?

    1. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      there arent many, DCL probs or greenwood

    2. Ask Yourself
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Greenwood, Connolly and Everton’s Gordon looks good but he’s reverse OOP

  20. royals forever
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Hi

    In your opinion what is the best 5.5m GK for this back 7 for the next few GWs

    Ramsdale xxxxxxx

    Boly Fernandez Stevens Egan Azpi

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. michaelington
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Easy, Pope.

  21. klopp2567
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Suggestion on changes done:-

    TAA Masina Out
    VVD AWB IN
    2 FT

    Current team as below:-

    Martinez Nyland
    Aurier TAA Doherty Lascelles Masina
    KDB SALAH Bruno Saint Maximin Cantewell
    Ings Jiminez Rashford

    Any suggestion?

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Your midfield is a bit weak, Taa season keeper for me.
      Whats your budget?

      1. klopp2567
        1 month, 1 day ago

        0.3 ITB

  22. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Pope
    Doherty, Taa, Lascelles
    Mahrez, Bruno, Kdb, Mane(C)
    Greenwood, Rashford, Jimenez

    Mccarthy, Saiss, Holgate Hayden

    0 FT

    1.2 ITB

    GTG?

    Next Gw could do

    A)Holgate/Lascelles> Awb
    B)Hayden> Foden

  23. FPLYuval
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How is this WC team looking?

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty AWB
    KDB Salah Fernandes Pulisic Mahrez
    Jimenez Rashford

    1. allaboutthemagic
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Looks very good to me

      1. FPLYuval
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        thanks mate. would prefer martial over rash but I can't drop any of those mids. rashford should hopefully match his points.

  24. allaboutthemagic
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Auba or Kane?!

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Kane

  25. olidooley
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Gtg? Bench order is difficult for me to settle on especially....

    Pope
    TAA Doherty AWB
    Salah KDB Bruno Mahrez Sarr
    Rashford Jiménez

    Button Connolly Robinson Lascelles

  26. gomez123
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A) Salah & Greenwood
    B) Rashford & Pulisic

    Already got Bruno & Martial
    Other 2 forwards are Jimmy & Nketiah
    Would give me a midfield of KDB/Mahrez/Bruno/Martial *Salah/Pulisic

    1. JelliedSpark968
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  27. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Suggestions for below? 3.8 ItB

    Martinez
    Awb aurier Doherty
    Salah KDB Son pulisic
    Rashford Jimenez Greenwood

    3.9 lascelles hayden 4.0

    I am thinking about martinez to ederson for a hit

  28. Ian Davis
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Saka > Pulisic
    Aubameyang > ? (9.5 max)

  29. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    i didnt listen to the Ole presser but hathered from the comments that he will be benched 1of2 again,
    But HY Liverpool said, listening to Ole sounded like Greenwood nailed down that spo.
    Obv United have the fixs, have the form have smth to play for.
    Greenwood played 90.

    Who knows Oles mind?
    What gametime will he get esp. over the next two games?
    Might start over Martial or Rash aswell?

    1. Big Ronnie
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Personally I think he will start this weekend, from Ole's comments I didn't take that as him being benched.

  30. JelliedSpark968
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How do I fit Man United cover into this team?

    Henderson, Dubravka
    TAA, Boly, Fernandez, Taylor, Williams
    Salah, Mane, KdB, Sarr, Mooy
    Jimenez, DCL, Giroud

    2FT, 0.4ITB

    1. liverpool01
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Mane>Bruno or DCL to Greenwood

      1. Big Ronnie
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        You don't think Mane starts?

        1. liverpool01
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I reckon he will start Salah or Mane is enough, so much more money to upgrade other positions of the team.