Spot the Differential

Lively Stanislas can finish season with an FPL flourish

With only two Gameweeks to go, opportunities to catch mini-league rivals or hit pre-season targets are fast running out.

With that in mind, we’ve scouted three mid-price differentials for the run-in, who we hope will have a similar impact to last week’s pick, David Silva (7.4m).

As always, to qualify, the player must have an ownership of 5% or less. 

Junior Stanislas

  • FPL Ownership: 0.1%
  • Price: £5.8m
  • Remaining Fixtures: SOU | eve

Junior Stanislas (£5.8m) has had to watch on from the sidelines for much of the season with a knee injury that required surgery, but is now thriving and has arguably been Bournemouth’s best player since the restart.

Against Manchester City on Wednesday night, the winger was electric and unlucky not to return. In the first half, Ederson (£6.0m) was at full stretch to superbly touch his free-kick onto the post, whilst later in the game Joshua King (£6.1m) swept in his effort, only to see it ruled out by VAR for offside. On another day, it could have been a double-digit haul. 

Since Gameweek 30+, Stanislas leads the way at Bournemouth for shots, shots in the box, created chances and crosses, whilst his three goal involvements (two goals, one assist) is more than any other teammate. 

Following the loss at City, Bournemouth remain 18th – three points adrift of Watford and West Ham United, with two make-or-break games against Southampton on Sunday, and Everton on the last day of the season.

Stanislas has been really unlucky with injuries in recent years, but when fit, is perhaps the most talented player at Bournemouth, and if the Cherries are to stage a great escape, it’s likely he’ll be heavily involved.

Neal Maupay

  • FPL Ownership: 1.7%
  • Price: £5.7m
  • Remaining Fixtures: NEW | bur

Neal Maupay (£5.7m) arrived at Brighton and Hove Albion during the summer of 2019 from Brentford, having scored 41 goals in 95 games for the Bees.

The former France Under-21 international has settled well, and netted his tenth goal of the campaign at Southampton on Thursday night, one which puts him in an esteemed group – Eric Cantona, Thierry Henry and Anthony Martial (£8.4m) are among the other five Frenchman to have hit double figures in their first season. 

Despite Graham Potter’s tendency to rotate, Maupay has now started five of Albion’s seven Premier League outings since the restart, and has featured for over 30 minutes both times he’s appeared off the bench.

Amongst teammates, he’s registered the most shots, shots in the box and big chances this season, whilst his xG ranks 11th amongst forwards. 

Though he could have scored more, his goals have been key to winning points this season. In fact, they are yet to lose when he’s been on the scoresheet.

Up next for Brighton is Newcastle United, who have injuries to several key centre-backs, and rank 20th for xGC since the resumption.  

Maupay has done well in his first season since stepping up from the Championship, and whether deployed as a no 9, on the flanks or deeper to link play, we’re backing him to deliver in Gameweek 37+.

Dwight McNeil

  • FPL Ownership: 0.9%
  • Price: £6.0m
  • Remaining Fixtures: nor | BHA

Winger Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) has impressed for Burnley this season, developing into his side’s main creative outlet.

He sits top at Turf Moor for chances created, big chances created, crosses and take-ons, whilst only five players in the entire division can boast a higher xA.

Key to his appeal is this week’s opponents Norwich City, who have now lost eight consecutive league games for the first time in their history, whilst the goal they conceded against Chelsea on Tuesday night, a close-range header by Olivier Giroud (£6.7m), was the 21st goal they have conceded from a cross this season.

Their 12 goals conceded from corners is also the worst in the Premier League, which bodes well for McNeil, who has a share of Burnley’s set-pieces, and regularly puts the ball into the box from wide areas. In fact, only eleven players have delivered more crosses than him since the restart.

It isn’t all about his opponents though. 

Tenth-place Burnley are a team in form, with only one defeat in their last 14 Premier League matches, and with aspirations of a Europa League spot, still have plenty of motivation for the run-in.

The last time McNeil made an appearance in this column, he responded with a 14-point haul in Gameweek 27, and given his opponents vulnerability from crosses, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he delivered again on Saturday evening.

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1,815 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who to bring in just for next GW?
    A) Pietere/Bardsley
    B) Dunk
    C) Saiss
    (Already have Doherty & Pope)

    1. WildLingz
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      C

    2. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  2. Esraj
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Missing Aguero.

  3. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What’s the latest on Aurier?

    1. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I really want to know this - any spies in the camp telling us whether he returned for training today?

      1. TheTinman
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I think he’ll play but who knows.

  4. BNMC
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Doherty owners, will you keep next week vs Chelsea?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Will prob sell

      2. V-2 Schneiderlin
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I've got bigger issues so will keep

      3. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Absolutely

    • MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Cap Auba or bruno

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Bruno

    • Henning
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Which 2 would you bench?

      1. TAA
      2. Boly
      3. Azpilicueta
      4. Stevens
      5. Fernande

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        3 and 5

    • JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Worth doing?

      Azpi Puli - Tark Moura

      Feeling punty
      FH38

      1. PartyPooper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Azpi Tark yes. Im prolly doing the exact same thing. Moura I dont know tho.

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Mcneil? I guess a one week hits just too dodgey

          1. PartyPooper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yeah if for a hit I would just stick to 1 transfer

    • Igor-Stimac
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Martinez (Villa) or Patricio (Palace)

      And

      Fernandes cap or Jesus cap?

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Martinez Bruno

      2. Bunk Moreland
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Patricio. Plays for a better defense . Faces a team with nothing to play for .

    • EL tridente
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Who to captain?
      A) Bruno
      B) Rashford
      C) Salah
      D) KDB

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        A or B

      2. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Bruno

      3. V-2 Schneiderlin
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Bruno

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      To make this shorter;

      A. Lascelles >> Pieters / 4.3m def
      B. Vardy >> Ings/Wood (play Kiko)
      C. Vardy+Lascelles >> Ings/Wood+Tarko (-4)

      1. V-2 Schneiderlin
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        B ings

    • Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A - Aurier to Pieters -4
      B - Pullisic to Mcneil -4
      C - Greenwood to Wood -4
      D - Save?

      Pope
      TAA Doherty Aurier Fernandez Diop
      Pullisic Sterling Martial Bruno Foden
      Vardy Jesus Greenwood

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        What’s wrong with Fede?

    • SirStevieG
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Willian to who (anyone 10.2 and under)

      A) Son
      B) Mahrez (own KDB and Dilva)
      C) Fernandes (own Martial and Rashford)

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        A

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        C

      3. Indalo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        A

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Anyone punting on Lordstram

    • TheGrumpyManager
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Hello fellow managers
      Pope
      TAA Doherty Digne
      Salah Bruno Dilva Pulisic
      Greenwood Rash Jesus

      1FT and 3.0 ITB
      Any suggestion? Was thinking -4 and bringing Martial/Auba for Greenwood and Salah

    • Moose™
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Martinez

      TAA Doherty Digne

      Mane KdB Bruno Willian

      Rashford Vardy Greenwood

      3.9 Taylor* Guendouzi 3.9

      2FT & 0.0ITB

      Leading my ML by 40 points margin only..

      Any ideas lads? He had Ings, Antonio, Jimmy, Mahrez, Pulisic..

      Should I match his picks to secure my ML? He used his FH.. I have my FH for GW38..

      Your opinions are much appreciated..

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Play your own game imo

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Also bring in one of Ings/ Jimmy.

        1. Moose™
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Willian Vardy Greenwood >>> Martial Ings JRod (-4)

          Do it?

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Looks good maybe monitor jrod. I think he came off injured in the last game. I am not sure

            1. Moose™
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Thanks matey!

    • DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Why is tark in such high demand.

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        most people have spare cash and are looking to move aurier and capitalise on bur vs nor.

      2. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Because, as someone pointed out here earlier, he’s playing against the Norwich children.

      3. PartyPooper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Good chance of a cleanie, could get a goal against NOR; defending against long balls/headers is their weakness from what I gather.

    • rohan
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Who to start b/w Egan and Lamptey? Already got Henderson

    • POMO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Need to get ahead of my ML rivals. Worth punting on Son over Martial as a differential for the rest of the season?

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Think no.

    • Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Bench
      A. Foden?
      B. Greenwood?
      C. Vardy?

      Captain
      1. Sterling
      2. Martial
      3. Bruno

      1. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        A A.

      2. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        A/B 2

      3. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        on B 1 currently. Think foden has a higher ceiling and is fitter than greenwood atm.

    • aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Play Pulisic or Egan?

      1. HVT
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Pulsic, Everton have to get better surely

    • WildLingz
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      FH GW38 so maxing points for this GW...

      A) Aurier (suspect he won't play) --> Boly
      B) Antonio --> McNeil
      C) Pulisic --> D.Silva

      Team for this week so far with 0.4ITB & 1FT:
      Pope (McCarthy)
      Azpi, Saiss, Aurier Basham (Lascelles)
      Salah, KBD, Fernandes, Pullisic (Antonio)
      Rashford, Jesus (Nketiah)

    • Cech's Magic Hat
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Who would you say is best midfielder for this week only, up to 8.8?
      Not including Bruno or martial

    • BOOM XHAKALACA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Pope
      Alonso TAA Doherty
      Antonio KdB Martial Bruno Pulisic
      Jesus Rash

      1 FT and FT next week. I'm chasing in my ML, but not far off

    • Reddonkeyham 42
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Pope
      Alexander-Arnold, Boly, Wan-Bissaka
      De Bruyne, Fernandes, Salah, Pulisic, Foden
      Greenwood, vardy

      Button

      Lascelles, Egan, Connolly

      1.8 IN THE BANK, would really apprieacte any help?

    • LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Vardy ➡ Auba for -4?
      Yay or Nay?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        If FH 38 prob not for a hit

      2. HVT
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        No

    • HVT
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      1 ft,, 2.0 itb
      Pope
      TAA/Doc/Saiss (Kiko/Lascelles)
      Martial(c)/Bruno/Salah/KDB (Guendozi)
      Jimi/Vardy/Greenwood

      A few options;

      A - Save
      B - Vardy > Ings (enables Dozi > Silva in 38)
      C - Vardy/Greenwood > Ings/Rashford
      D - Other (like Salah/KDB > Sterling?)

      Thanks

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Kinda like C

        1. HVT
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Only problem with it is that it leaves 0.1 itb and I’ve no FH in 38, so what move would I do then?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yeah save in that case

    • john25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Hey guys, a bit unsure what to do here, have 2FT and FH left so have to use both TFs this GW. 0.5 left ITB.

      Pope - 3.9
      TAA - Doherty - Taylor - Kiko - 3.9
      Salah - KDB - Sterling - Foden - Bruno
      Rashford - Greenwood - DCL

      Taylor is injured so maybe that’s one TF so I don’t have to play Kiko vs. City?

      Thank you

    • Blanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling to Mane for free?

      Already have KDB and Jesus. City fixtures are amazing, but who plays?!

      Least not all my eggs are in one basket, no other Pool attack.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        No way

        1. Blanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          No way? Mane has more goals and assists and wil probs play more minutes though?

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Raz was just rested, could well start up top. Mane is a huge differential and I think a huge risk with Liverpool’s play

            1. Blanka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Raz had played less than 60 mins in 3 of the last 4 games.

              Does that guarantee more playing to come or more of the same? Who knows!

      2. Heiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Be careful with FA cup

        1. Blanka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Exactly.

      3. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I would do it, I feel like you have to have a guaranteed starter in these last 2 GWs, that's why I took out Mahrez for Salah, beside I'm chasing in my ML and nobody has Salah there so that's that as well.

    • Indalo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Have to bench one, but who?

      A) TAA (CHE)
      B) Stevens (EVE)
      C) Doherty (CRY)
      D) AWB (WHU)

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Trent

      2. Heiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Stephens

    • Yozzer
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      What you think lads ?

      A Vardy --》 Wood
      B save the transfer

      I am chasing

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Save that