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

    It's not gonna be my best week I feel, but think I need to save my ft for the last week. Weak bench is an issue:

    Martinez
    Azpi, taa, Doherty
    Salah, martial(c), bruno, kdb, Mahrez
    Vardy, greenwood

    Button- nketia, Kiko, holgate
    1ft 0.1 itb

    Save ft right?

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Terrible team

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        That's helpful

        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Jk, team is great and ready to roll. Save FT imo

    2. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Might aswell do Azpi to Burnley def, 2 good fixtures

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Not a bad shout, thanks

      2. Martial Matas
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Or Holgate, then azpi 1st sub

  2. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A) Greenwood to Wood (bench Pulisic)
    B) Pulisic to McNeil (bench Greenwood)

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Current front 8:

      Martial Bruno KDB Foden Pulisic
      Greenwood Vardy Jesus

  3. Reddonkeyham 42
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    WHEN TO USE TC?

    AND ON WHOOOOOO

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Very punty Dilva in 38? Reckon he’ll be given all set pieces and whole team will try and give him attacking returns.

      1. PartyPooper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        This. Im considering captaining him in 38 for this reason

  4. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Aurier+Vardy--->Tarkowski+Auba (-4) yay or nay?

    Martinez,3.9
    Doherty,Aurier,VvD, Lasceless*,3.9
    Mane,Mahrez,Bruno,Pulisic,Saka
    Vardy,Greenwood,Rashford

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

      Team looks a bit weak

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        cheers!

    2. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Lasc -> Burnley and keep Aurier around for 38+

  5. Reddonkeyham 42
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 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??

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

    Jesus or David Silva for the final two gameweeks?

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

      DS

  7. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Any suggestions for this team? 1ft, 0.5m itb. All chips used.

    Schmeichel
    Taa Doherty AURIER
    Salah kdb Bruno Mahrez
    Rashford Jimmy greenwood

    Martin Foden TAYLOR NGAKIA

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

    No intrest in Tierney?

    Very attacking and surely better than a injury ravaged Burnley defence?

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      38 for me

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

      Considering him on bench Boost. Do you expect him to start both games if he plays tonight?

      1. Yozzer
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Hard to say. I just think he offers more than a Burnley defender at the moment

        1. FPLGeezer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Worth a punt id say with his fixtures and hope he gets moved back to the left flank.

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

      1 chance created and 1 shot in the box since restart, 6 starts for him, doesn't scream "very attacking".

      1. Yozzer
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        If you follow numbers and don't watch games then yes. You are right.

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I sort of got you, he's more appealing on eye-test than stats but still - numbers don't lie.

  9. TMF86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Ings/Vardy/Greenwood

    Mad to bring in Jesus for Ings when I've got KDB and Foden?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      keep ings mate, i would !

  10. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Which 2 of these transfers for 37 only?

    A) Mendy ----> Doherty (no backups if Mendy doesnt show)
    B) Pulisic ----> Salah
    C) Giroud ----> Wood

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

      AB

  11. Reddonkeyham 42
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Late deadline playing mind games on any one?

  12. dshv
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Patricio
    Awb doherty tarkowski
    Kdb sterling bruno willian pulisic
    Rashford ings

    Captain for differential?

  13. PMz
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    30 points behind in my ML with BB and TC still to play (my opponent has neither left). 0.0 ITB, is the right strategy to BB GW37 and do Taylor > Bardsley/Long. Then TC a City player in GW38?

    Ederson

    Azpi Lundstram Saiss Bednerek Taylor*

    Martial Fernandes KdB Pulisic Salah

    Ings Greenwood Jesus

    1. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Good plan

  14. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Pulisic to Dilva Yes or No?

    1. ididnt
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    2. Moose™
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yay

    3. checkit_j
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No guarantee he plays this week. Will defo play week 38

    4. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      do you think DSilva will play both last GW's?

      1. ididnt
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Surely he will

      2. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        My guess is sub appearance today, than about 60' with Watford and close to full game in GW38.

  15. ididnt
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Giroud & Pulisic > Wood & Dilva -4?

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Sure

    2. Moose™
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yep.. But Pool def that solid imo..

  16. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

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

    Do it?

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      2 FTs are good

    2. PartyPooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Tough one. Might backfire since you will have to make up those 4 points in a short window. The guys you take out could punish you.

      Can you not do 2 out of those 3, so without a hit?

      1. Moose™
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Cant afford.. I always make this kind of transfer.. Usually the guy I took out frok my team will haul or get a return that week.. If I hold them, they will get blanking.. Haha

        1. PartyPooper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Same here mate... Same here. Story of my season

  17. Garam MOSALAH
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start

    A) Willian (LIV)
    B) Nketiah (AVL)

    1. Moose™
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A imo

  18. checkit_j
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Taa to Tarkoski
    Or Lascelle to pieters/bardsley and bench Taa or puli?

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Pieters
      Bench TAA keep for 38

      1. checkit_j
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I have FH in 38.

        Taa or puli bench?

  19. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Playing Bench Boost...

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

    Henderson Foden Pieters Lundstram

    0FT, 0.1itb

    Is this GtG ?? Or anything worth (-4) hit ??

    Thanks

    1. Garam MOSALAH
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Gtg
      Hope Lundstram start

  20. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Seen some saying that Dilva will start and ceremoniously get subbed off on 21 minutes like John Terry, can't see that happening without fans though...

    1. rohan
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      As a Dilva owner, I can defo see this with Foden replacing him

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Isn't the whole point of such a thing so the player can get a dedicated ovation? Seems totally pointless in the current environment.

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

      That was pretty cringe as a Chelsea fan. Can’t see City doing the same with Silva

  21. Nolberto Solano
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Should I make these moves for 1 GW only (FH’ing 38):

    Foden & Greenwood -> Martial & Maupay

  22. Heres hoping x 6
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Pep is going to rest KDB and Sterling again vs Watford isn't he? Could cost me my ML!

  23. KP - FPL
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Which Wood scores more this weekend?

    a) Chris

    b) Green

    1. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Chris

  24. Ninjaa
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I'm chasing in mini league and dont feel confident in backing a City rotation player in last Gw with them still in fa cup and Champions league . I got 4 players who leader ain't got for this gw and was thinking of TCing one of them as a last gasp chance of finishing top
    A. Jiminez
    B. Rashford
    C Trent
    D. Doherty

    Thoughts??

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

      B

  25. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Play foden or greenwood ?

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yikes that’s tough. Ideally both what are your other options?

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        No other options

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      The one that doesn’t start in the fa cup

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah wish i knew

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I have both and playing greenwood.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Greeny

  26. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Hello folks. Which one would you play?

    A) Saiss (double with Doherty)
    B) Garcia
    C) Fleck

    Thank you

    1. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

    3. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Forgot to mention I was playing Digne

  27. JT11fc
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Azpi Connolly - Tark Wood? -4

  28. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 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. JT11fc
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      C

  29. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best option out of these?

    A. Dunk
    B. Tark
    C. Egan

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

  30. FPL Pillars
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    GW37 team:

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Saiss
    Salah KDB Martial Fernandes
    Kane Jesus Greenwood

    Foden Tanganga Kiko

    GTG? Who to cap...