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, 6 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, 6 days ago

      C

    2. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

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

      B

  2. Esraj
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Missing Aguero.

  3. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What’s the latest on Aurier?

    1. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

        I think he’ll play but who knows.

  4. BNMC
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Doherty owners, will you keep next week vs Chelsea?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Will prob sell

    2. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I've got bigger issues so will keep

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Absolutely

  5. MOZIL
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Cap Auba or bruno

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Bruno

  6. Henning
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      3 and 5

  7. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Worth doing?

    Azpi Puli - Tark Moura

    Feeling punty
    FH38

    1. PartyPooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Mcneil? I guess a one week hits just too dodgey

        1. PartyPooper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

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

  8. Igor-Stimac
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez (Villa) or Patricio (Palace)

    And

    Fernandes cap or Jesus cap?

    1. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Martinez Bruno

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

  9. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      A or B

    2. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Bruno

    3. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Bruno

  10. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      B ings

  11. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      What’s wrong with Fede?

  12. SirStevieG
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      A

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      C

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

      A

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone punting on Lordstram

  14. TheGrumpyManager
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 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

  15. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      Play your own game imo

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Also bring in one of Ings/ Jimmy.

      1. Moose™
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

        Do it?

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

            Thanks matey!

  16. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Why is tark in such high demand.

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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.

  17. rohan
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

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

  18. POMO
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      Think no.

  19. Whiskerz
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      A A.

    2. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A/B 2

    3. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

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

    Play Pulisic or Egan?

    1. HVT
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Pulsic, Everton have to get better surely

  21. WildLingz
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 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)

  22. Cech's Magic Hat
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

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

  23. BOOM XHAKALACA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 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

  24. Reddonkeyham 42
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 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?

  25. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Vardy ➡ Auba for -4?
    Yay or Nay?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If FH 38 prob not for a hit

    2. HVT
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No

  26. HVT
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      Kinda like C

      1. HVT
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

          Yeah save in that case

  27. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 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

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

      No way

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

      Be careful with FA cup

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

        Exactly.

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 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.

  29. Indalo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      Trent

    2. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Stephens

  30. Yozzer
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 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, 6 days ago

      Save that