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Spot the Differential

Rested Silva could be excellent City differential in FPL Gameweek 36+

Michail Antonio’s (£7.0m) 26 points in Gameweek 35+ may be one of the best Fantasy Premier League differential hauls ever.

We first alerted readers of this column to his ‘out of position’ potential back in February, when he was owned by just 0.7% of FPL managers, and again last week.

If you missed Saturday’s haul, it isn’t too late to invest either – he’s still owned by just 3.0% of squads, with a schedule that suggests further attacking returns may be on the way.

However, it wasn’t just Antonio who delivered in Gameweek 35+.

Recent column favourites Gabriel Jesus (£9.8m), Oliver McBurnie (£5.5m) and Ismaïla Sarr (£6.0m) all registered attacking returns at the weekend, confirming there is still time to find some effective differentials for the run-in.

This time, we focus on three low-owned picks who we like the look of for Gameweek 36+ and beyond, all of whom have an ownership of 5% or less.

Jay Rodriguez

  • FPL ownership: 0.6%
  • Price: £5.7m
  • GW36+ – 38+ fixtures: WOL | nor | BHA

Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) now has nine goal contributions in 14 starts in 2020.

The Burnley-born forward has deputised brilliantly for the injured Ashley Barnes (£6.1m), and is a major reason why the Clarets sit an impressive 19 points above the relegation zone and just nine off of fourth place.

One of Rodriguez’s best attributes is his clever movement and ability to drop off the front, but whilst his average position tends to be a bit deeper than that of his strike partner, his goal threat since the restart can’t be matched at Turf Moor.

Amongst teammates, Rodriguez leads the way for shots and shots in the box, and although he isn’t a huge creator, his two assists this year, against Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United, have helped earn valuable points.

During the 30-year-old’s run of starts, Burnley have only lost once, to Manchester City, winning six and drawing five.

In fact, they’ve lost just one of their last 13 Premier League games and are now unbeaten in five. Only Manchester United (11) are on a longer current unbeaten run.

With games against Norwich City and Brighton and Hove Albion, who rank 18th and 19th respectively for expected goals conceded since the restart, to see out the season, Rodriguez has an opportunity to finish strongly and stake a claim for a regular starting spot ahead of the next campaign.

David Silva

De Bruyne and Foden unlucky as Silva and Sterling score big for Man City
  • FPL ownership: 4.8%
  • Price: £7.3m
  • GW36+ – 38+ fixtures: BOU | wat | NOR

David Silva (£7.3m) will depart Manchester at the end of the season as a club and Premier League legend.

Despite this, the 34-year-old shows no sign of slowing down, having produced a midfield masterclass in Manchester City’s recent 5-0 home win over Newcastle United, where he registered his biggest points haul (17) of the season so far.

Since the restart, and bearing in mind he’s been limited to just four starts, Silva has had more opposition half touches than any other teammate. He also sits top for successful passes in the final third, and second for chances created and big chances created behind you know who.

Minutes is always a concern for City’s outfield players, but having logged less than half an hour off the bench in his last outing at Brighton, the Spanish playmaker’s chances of a start against Bournemouth on Wednesday night look good.

He also looks certain to make the starting XI in Gameweek 38+, in what will be his final match at the Etihad Stadium.

A key figure in City’s recent success, and arguably their greatest player of all time, Silva is one of the most creative, technically gifted midfielders the Premier League has ever seen, and could be a potent differential for those looking to make a late surge up the rankings.

James Ward-Prowse

  • FPL ownership: 1.6%
  • Price: £5.7m
  • GW36+ – 38+ fixtures: BHA | bou | SHU

Saints’ new skipper, James Ward-Prowse (£5.7m), has been one of the heroes of their season so far.

The 25-year-old has started every league game this term, highlighting his importance to the side, and scored his fifth goal of the season against Watford in Gameweek 32+, beating Ben Foster (£4.9m) with one of his trademark free-kicks that curled into the top corner.

His ability from dead-ball situations is key to his FPL appeal.

Since the restart, he’s taken 26 of Southampton’s 27 corners, whilst no player has scored more than his five direct free-kick goals since the start of the 2017-18 season.

He may also be on penalties too, despite missing from the spot in last week’s 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.

In his six appearances since Gameweek 30+, Ward-Prowse ranks first amongst teammates for opposition half touches, successful passes in the opponents’ half and crosses.

He’s created nine chances and has now registered 14 shots. That’s just one behind Danny Ings (£7.5m), whilst they’re tied on big chances, with three apiece.

Ward-Prowse is one of Southampton’s most important players, and now settled in a central role where he can dictate play and have a bigger influence on games, could be an effective mid-price differential for the run-in.


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973 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Weasel51
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Should i FH this team? 0.4 itb with 1 ft

    Martinez
    Doherty Saiss TAA
    KDB Sterling Mahrez Fernandez
    DCL Vardy Greenwood

    3.9, Saka, Lascelles, Kiko

    Or should I do Mahrez >>> Pulisic?

    1. SerieD
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mahrez--> Puli FH W38

  2. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Already plan to do KDB and Jimenez to Dilva and Jesus for free but with a bench of Lascelles Robinson Nketiah, is it worth taking a hit to ship Lascelles(injured) for someone who plays just in case someone is benched?

  3. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Ballers, G2G, Thoughts?

    Pope

    TAA, Doherty, Aurier*
    (P)ulisic, Sterling, KDB, Martial, Bruno
    Greenwood, Ings
    Button, DCL+, Taylor, Lascelles

    * Aware he's unlikely to play
    +worth to Giroud for a hit?

  4. TheGrumpyManager
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who those who believe Sterling will start, any particular reason for it?

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I have him and I think he’s being benched

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I think he plays 60

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Reasons, fitness and to keep him in form

    3. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      fa cup semi on saturday

    4. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I'm on fh and have him, but changing my mind every 5 mins and no idea who will start.

    5. Reyson
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I think he start, since kdb mahrez willl face arsenal

    6. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Any particular reason you think he'll be benched?

  5. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    if u have Mee & Martin
    It's better to sell one of them this Gw to active BB for GW 38 ?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      :/

  6. Freund88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Rate my FH team:

    Ederson
    Azpi TAA Ben Davies
    Maritial Fernandes Willian Pulisic Antonio
    Jesus Kane

    First sub: Greenwood

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      not for me. Kane seems an odd pick when so many options currently though I would have spurs defender in.

      1. nadman89
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        kane is due and newcastle are poor esp with lascelles out. i would get dsilva in that midfield

    2. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Kane to Ings and GTG

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Mahrez/Vardy -> Pulisic/Jesus -4? (Bench Jimmy)

    Pope Martinez
    TAA AWB Doherty Fernandez Taylor
    Salah KDB Bruno Mahrez Foden
    Vardy Greenwood Jimmy

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      1st one is worth it. Cant decide on 2nd tho!
      Over next 3 might pay off. Vardy plays but has a tough run. Jesus risk of reduced minutes but 3 great fixtures

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers mate, yeah its the 2nd one i'm not sure on as i could also go Ings who has great fixtures but could also be due a rest.

        1. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          would you consider dropping KDB at all instead for a city attacker and keeping Vardy?

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Maybe for Sterling, Just worried KDB starts and Sterling gets benched. Would be a risky move.

            1. Rinseboy
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              yeah agree. Feels like a lot of hits for city players this week could burn a few with rotation or even Bournemouth playing and keeping it tight

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Burnley one of the best defences in Prem.
      Who knows with Pep, Pulisic for one week?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah mate i know. i talked you into going Martial over Willian just due to fixtures. Think i should just avoid Puli and get Ings for Jimmy and bench Mahrez this week (play Vardy?)

        1. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          think i might for a 1 week punt on Giroud and get Dsilvs for Mahrez!

  8. FPLYuval
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Okay everyone....

    After having my worst gameweek this season, i'm down to 6th in my ML after being top for literally all season.

    Going to punt on David Silva. Do I take out KDB or Mahrez?

    All replies appreciated. Will captain either Silva or Pulisic this week. Time to be brave.

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mahrez. sounds good

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mahrez

    3. Reyson
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yes do silva or puli

    4. FPLYuval
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      thanks all.

    5. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      mahrez has started last two games could easily see him rested for bsilva

  9. MGD
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    DDG
    TAA - Doherty - Aurier
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Foden
    Vardy - Jimmy - Greenwood

    Fodder - ASM - Saïss - Lascelles

    0.3 ITB 1 FT

    Feel pretty clueless but looking at either Salah to Sterling or Vardy to Jesus.

    No Chelsea coverage either...

  10. Mini Mahouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    KDB vs Pulisic for captain?
    Chasing by 20 points in mini league - Rival has KDB and Willian so Pulisic is a differential

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Puli, KDB will have minutes managed and won't be used in an attacking way unless CIty find themselves losing.

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Pulisic

      Got to step out and go for it at some point - this seems as good a chance as any to make up those 20 points

    3. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Puli

    4. Mini Mahouse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks guys, Pulisic it is!

  11. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Aurier > Holgate -4

    Worth it?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Who comes in if aurier doesnt play?

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        This - unlikely as Holgate is in theory a 6 points max player

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Taylor. He's not bad I guess. Not great either.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Easy call then to play taylor. Shd not get 4npoints less than holgate and u will start him next 2 i guess

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Not worth it

  12. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which Man City defender is best?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Are you on FH?

      Maybe risk Cancelo?

    2. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      this week Otamendi probably

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Cancelo great punt this week but if I was FH-ing I think Bournemouth looked to good in attack for me to go city defence.

    4. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      cancelo for me

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      triple attack >>>>>>>> defendrs

  13. Just a fountain
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone else benching kdb and play greenwood vardy rashford sterling foden pulisic bruno?

    1. Just a fountain
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Feeling like playing the pep roulette

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Nope. Would bench Greenwood.

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      well I have mahrez to so would bench him first i think

  14. Ian Davis
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Time to sell Mané, or do we think Liverpool will show up vs Arsenal?

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      They have to show up otherwise they FF.

      But Id keep, poreus defence.

      1. Ian Davis
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        FF ?

        1. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Forfait

  15. Netters2018
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    On a free hit..
    A) Martial and Jesus
    Or
    B) Foden and Rashford

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A

  16. wilson007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pope
    AWB TAA Doc
    KDB Sterling Pulisic Bruno
    Vardy Jimmy Greenwood

    Martin Guen Kilman Simpson

    1FT

    Thoughts?

    Thanks guys.

  17. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which combo on FH?

    A) Jesus and Willian

    B) David Silva and Giroud

    Also have Sterling, Foden, Pulisic and Azpi

    1. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A

  18. rowdog24
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    On free hit - marks out of 100 please.

    DDG (cry)
    AWB (cry) Digne (AVL) Azpil (NOR)
    Sterling (BOU) Foden (BOU) Pulisic (NOR) Willian (NOR) Bruno (cry)
    Jesus (BOU) Vardy (SHU)

    Button Diop Simpson Mcburnie

  19. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I'm chasing so who should I captain? (they only have pulisic)

    A) Bruno
    B) Willian
    C) Pulisic
    D) Jesus

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      A or D

  20. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Dilva or Jesus? Already have KDB and Mahrez. Or lose Mahrez to get Sterling?

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Jesus looked good last game.

    2. FPLYuval
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      i'm bringing in silva for mahrez. can't bring myself to take out salah, fernandes or pulisic now.

    3. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Never sure ofcourse, but of all players I feel Mahrez is most likely benched.

  21. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    We are probably all aiming for a starting player, but wondering whether a last 30minute appearance vs a knackered bou defence might not be better in some ways.

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Subs coming on can mess up the rhythm though.

  22. grennans2
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who to bench out of Mahrez and Greenwood?

    Don't think Mahrez will start but if he does his upside is much greater than Greenwood's. Also, he has potential to get points off the bench still.

    Thoughts?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Greenwood bench

  23. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pope
    TAA AWB Saiss
    Salah(c) KDB Fernandes Foden
    Greenwood Ings Vardy

    Henderson Mahrez Lascelles Lundstram

    0FT, 0.0itb

    Is this GtG ??

    Thanks

  24. gelisiguzel
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    what do you think about my FH team? Do I need to have some attacking MANU players?

    Ederson
    TAA, AWB, Azp
    Mane, Salah, Pulisic, Willian, Foden
    Jesus, Kane

  25. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Would you chance captaining KDB tonight? I know some think he will be rested but he only played 60 mins last game & was benched 2 games prior. Silva's effect on his position is a worry however.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Probably wouldn't risk it.

    2. Reyson
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      If u wanna capt kdb then better prepare a sub and vice capt

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      No

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      If Dilva benched KDB plays going to be master stoke. # askpep

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Plays Wed by the way, another day’s recovery

    5. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      “...Would you chance captaining KDB tonight?...”. Nope. Owner.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I would C tonight as he plays tomorrow?

  26. Reyson
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    With dsilva ster and pulisic. Who should i capt?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling

      1. Reyson
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Is that ur capt too? U think he will start too?

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      puli or dsilva

  27. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Any advice for my team please this week. No idea what to do:
    Henderson
    TAA Doherty AWB
    KDB Mahrez Bruno Salah Foden
    Jimenez Greenwood
    Leno Egan Taylor Nketiah

    1ft 0.6 itb

    Thanks

  28. Dele
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Salah, Vardy, DCL >>> Sterling, Jesus, Ings for a -8 DONE!

    1. SerieD
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Snaap. Vardy will bite

  29. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I am 6 points behind my ML rival and he owns Sterling, who should I get?

    a) Dilva

    b) Sterling

  30. toerag
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    sterling or mahrez

    1. Reyson
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ster