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. Pellegrini Falcon
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Which is the better move for just GW37 only? (FH38)

    A. DSilva to Martial
    B. Azpi to Tarkowski

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      But neither

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

      B

    4. There's Always One!
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A all day long

  2. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Repost.

    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

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      DCl Wood Taylor Tarkowski?

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

      Downgrade TAA and transfer DCL > Ings?

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

      cover sheff utd defence, everyone has one and worth covering the %

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

    Pulisic & Jota > Stanislas & Ings -4

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Eh, rather Jota to wood

  4. arkom
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Ederson
    TAA / Doherty / Saiss / Taylor / Lascelles
    KDB / Salah / Bruno / Pulisic / Foden
    Greenwood / Rashford / Jimenez

    2 FT
    0,4£ ITB

    A) Ederson, Lascelles, Pulisic —> Pope, Tarkowski, Dilva (-4)
    B) Lascelles —> Tarkowski
    C) Other? (Like Jimmy —> Ings)

    1. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A could pay off
      B good move and give you 2ft for final gw

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

    Who to get for Aurier?

    A) Saiss
    B) Pieters

    1. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B imo two good fixture

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

      A

  6. kopite65
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    thought? captain
    A rash. chasing ml
    B bruno. safe and prob most captained
    C chance kdb or sterling
    cheers

  7. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    How's this looking.
    Pope
    Trent Doherty Tark
    Martial Mane Son Bruno
    Jimmy Ings Greenwood

    Pull Kiko
    Good to go or play Pulli ?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I’d play him over greeny

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

      Gtg

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

    Guys which of these is more nailed and have more attacking threat?

    Pieters
    Long

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

      We could get early team news for this game, so wait on that.

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

        So none of them are nailed for the 2 last?

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

        Oh that's good..

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Pieters

  9. Geordie19
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Morning all!

    KDB Foden Salah Bruno
    Ings greenwood Wood

    Mahrez on the bench...
    would you start Mahrez or greenwood?

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

    GW37+ team G2G?

    Pope
    Egan, Saiss, AWB
    KDB, Salah, Bruno (C), Foden
    Jimenez, Vardy, Greenwood

    McCarthy, VVD, Aurier, Pulisic

    1.2ITB

    anything worth a hit?

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

    Anyone already thinking of players from the potential newly promoted clubs that you would want to own next season?

    Benrahma could be a great asset - potentially OOP too; Mitro could have a Pukki-style impact; West Brom will surely have a reliable 4.5 defender; Casilla at Leeds could be a nice 4.5 keeper...

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

    Front 3 of Jimenez, Jota and Greenwood. Any of them out for Wood?
    Was thinking Jota but he seems to be coming in form and playing Palace next.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jota

  13. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Stanislas nailed to start?

    Why didnt he start the game vs leicester?

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

      It’s because he is fragile. He will 100% start unless he gets a niggle which with him you can’t rule out

  14. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    By the way congratulations to all Leeds fans. Well deserved promotion. Bielsa is real genius:) I hope that Brentford will be able to secure automatic qualification spot.

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

      Looking forward to seeing them back!

      Remember the days they were in Europe. When they got relegated it was shocking.

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

        To be honest from FPL perspective I do not consider any of their players right know. But form pure football perspective they will be fun to watch

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

    I want to bring in Martial for Willian. Who should I bring in for Greenwood to enable this?

    A) Wood (nor)
    B) Maupay (NEW)
    C) C.Wilson (SOU)
    D) Jota (CRY)

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

      A!

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

    Thinking of starting Foden and benchIng Mahrez. Guessing it will be the other way round in the fa cup.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Play both?

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

        Would have to bench greenwood then

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Good

  17. Wigg_1992
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Will David Silva start against Watford if rested in the FA Cup?

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

      Prob not

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

        Sorry misread - yes

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Definitely

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

    On Bench Boost. 4 point hit for Button to Pope?

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

      You’ll get at least 2 of those 4 back so might be worth it

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

      Might as well

    3. TheTinman
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yh

  19. TAT
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I’m considering playing the BB this game week, but that involves taking out three out of these players for a -8. Is that too much of a gamble at this point? Got nothing to lose really, as I’m at 140k.

    (Alternative is to play BB in GW 38, with the risk of even more rotation…)

    Foster
    Fernández
    Hayden
    Aurier (depending if he’s available)
    Stephens

  20. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Morning all, this team look GTG? Chasing in my ML and am at -4

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Kiko
    Salah KDB Martial Fernandes
    Jesus Ings Greenwood

    Subs: Button Holgate Lascelles Hayden

    £3.5ITB -4

    Subs bench a huge worry as all injured so have to play Kiko v Man City unless I take a -8 for a budget defender.

    Any advice greatly appreciated. I’m currently chasing a 25 point deficit in my Cash ML so wary of taking a -8. Should I just play Kiko?

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

      Looking good. No more hits.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Perfect, thanks for the feedback!

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

    Patricio
    Awb doherty tarkowski
    Kdb sterling bruno willian pulisic
    Rashford ings

    Captain for differential????

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

      KDB

    2. olelukoje
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      To really differentiate you could captain Doherty. Almost a certain cs and hoped attacking returns too

  22. frenchfries
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Who gets more points?

    A) Mahrez+Bruno(C)+AWB
    B) Martial(C)+Bruno+Tarkowski (-4)

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

    3. frenchfries
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks, transfers made

  23. olelukoje
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Hi guys. Have to BB this week as I’ll FH in 38.
    With injuries to both Lascelles and Taylor now, I’m not sure if it also makes sense to take a hit to get rid of Deeney.

    What do you suggest?
    A) Keep Deeney (vs. City)
    B) Ings
    C) Rodriguez/Wood
    D) Jota (have Jimenez too)
    E) C. Wilson (punt vs. SOU)

    B-E will be for -4

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

      C - Wood
      Or B

  24. bigbudgie
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Non free hitters in 38,who are targeting?

    Thinking Kane could be gold?

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

      Walcott

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

      Auba or Kane

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

      Walcott

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

      Walcott was the last name I was expecting!

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

    Repost soz

    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

  26. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Any Manchester United fans with a selection theory for the Cup over the League?

    Or is the league the clear priority for Champions League qualification for United?

    1. There's Always One!
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      league is the priority for sure!

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        So Martial could be rested?

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          In the FA Cup!

  27. There's Always One!
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Im 26pts off where I need to be. Is it time to cap the likes of Ings instead of Martial or Bruno?

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

      For sure, no FA cup to worry about either

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Good option. Have the armband on him myself but will likely switch to Martial.

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

    Start;
    A. Foden
    B. Greenwood

    Captain;
    1. Salah
    2. Martial
    3. Bruno

    1. There's Always One!
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

      2

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

      A1

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

      Martial looks like a fun captain pick but I can’t choose between Foden and Greenwood. I’ve got Foden and have my doubts about him as an FPL asset

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

      B and not sure yet not decided myself

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

    Hello!

    Using FH in 38 and chasing in ML so looking to make aggressive moves and maybe take a hit this week.

    A) Pulisic & Foden > Sterling & McNeil/Stanislas (-4)
    B) Greenwood & Foden > Wood & Martial (-4)
    C) Something else

    1FT 5.5ITB
    De Gea
    TAA Doherty Holgate* (Justin Lascelles*)
    Salah Bruno Pulisic KdB Foden
    Jimi Greenwood (Nketiah)

    Thanks!

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      KdB to Martial

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

        Already got three United

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

      Like the Mcneil pick

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

        Cheers

  30. kumadinya welah
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    If i made transfer of willian to david silva using free transfer, and then i use free hit, will i have david silva in my team for next GW?

    Or that transfer doesn't count so i will have willian next GW?

    Thanks!

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Willian

      1. kumadinya welah
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks! Guess i'll use free hit for next GW then