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. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Aurier and Lascelles on my bench. Thinks that's trouble.

    Pope (Patricio)
    TAA - AWB - Saiss (Aurier, Lascelles)
    Kdb - Salah - Martial - Fernandes (D. Luiz)
    Jesus - DCL - Jiminez

    1ft
    0.1 itb

    Was going to save, but now reckon is should do a straight defender transfer?

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

      Yeah, Aurier to a Burnley defender like Tarkowski?

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

        Can't afford, Tark 5.4, sell Aurier for 5.

        Could do Lascelles to Pieters?

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

      I think you should be fine, save

  2. seanie3
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    best TC option this week

    a) Auba
    b) Sterling
    c) Martial

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

      C

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

        Aub for me

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

      Martial has the form and more consistent returns since the restart. His home form especially.

    3. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

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

    1 week punt on a defender. Who would you go for?

    Martinez
    Doherty VVD Alonso
    KDB Mahrez Foden Fernandes Martial
    Rashford Ings

    Alisson DCL Holgate Taylor

    1ft 0.5m

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Maybe some Burnley cover, on paper a CS and imagine a lot of people own at least Pope or Taylor

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Nvm, Taylor on the bench

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

          He's injured isn't he?

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

        Yep. Burnley or double up on wolves

    2. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Save
      So worth the two transfers for next week
      That’s a great team you’ve got

      1. Young Lingard
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Oh wait alonso fixture
        Okay just get that cheap long guy in
        Or dunk
        Someone who might return on top of a cs
        Or risk holgate

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

      Tarkowski or Dunk

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

    Martial gonna end up with over 100% EO this week

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

      Prob close on top 10k

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

      That’s why I had to get him in, happy now he’s there

  5. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best defender upto 4.7?
    Egan
    Saiss
    Long/pieters/bardsley

    Ta

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

    Repost::

    Massive help needed. I am 40 pts behind the table and and leader is flying high with Man Utd triple.

    Martinez
    TAA- Robertson- AWB
    KDB- Salah- Dendo- Willian
    Auba- Greenwood - Ings

    Button, Holgate, Cantwell, Dunk
    Considering a free hit this week.. Or I have 2 FT as well where shall I look into?

    1. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      2 FT this week, FH next

  7. Who Am I?
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start Greenwood or Foden? Who is more likely to play 90'?

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

      GW

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

      Greenie

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      G

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

    HI, I'm 29pts off where I need to be. Is it time to cap the likes of Ings instead of Martial, Bruno, Sterling, Kdb

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

      You literally posted the same thing 2 mins ago

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

        Thanks for letting me know that. Although its not literally the same thing as it now says 29pts because I made a mistake i my other post!

    2. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      same,I am 18 points off top 10k... captaining a burnley player.

      you should captain martial...

  9. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Captain Pieters or Bardsley? Thanks

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

      Bards

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

        thanks.. I am going for it....

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

      Both the stand out options for 37 😉

  10. ManTree(v2!) or just JAY!
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Triple captain - Jimenez or Bruno F?

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

      Jimmy

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

      Bruno has more consistency of returns & potentially more explosive

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

      out of them Bruno. Hes far more likely to haul

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

    my def
    saiss kiko (v city)
    out lascelles, taylor, holgate a doubt, would you
    A just leave
    B burn def for -4( bards, pieters long
    will use fh next week, so one week punt for a minus even worth it for a def?
    thanks

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

    Is it Lascelles —> Bardsley ok move?

    Don’t have enough money for Tarko..

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

      They should all get 6 points. Prob the same move in making

  13. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    How do you catch rival who has a 20 pt lead here?

    Me:
    Pope
    TAA Doherty Long
    Salah Raz Bruno Mahrez Foden
    Rashy Greenwood

    Rival:
    Ederson
    TAA Egan Saiss
    Salah KDB Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Vardy Ings

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

      I don't think KDB plays.
      Maybe look at Egan to Burnley and hope your big city players start and his don't.

      It's s bit of luck now. I'm out of my ML cause mane was benched and Salah scored 24 points.

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Not much really.
      Hope that Raz,Mahrez,Doherty,Foden outscore his players.

      I’d be worried about Ings but Rashford could cover him. So sit tight this week and see what the gap is next week.

    3. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Get Martial & cap him

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

    Why is Vardy worth keeping?

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

      He’s having a party tomorrow 😉

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

      Going for top 4 and golden boot.

      I sold though

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

      Bigger issues elsewhere. Tottenham are hardly solid. Both have something to play for.

      Would go to Jiminez or Ings if I had a free transfer though. Or even Aub if chasing

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

        Auba was the FT I was considering

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

      Top striker playing for a team fighting for CL spots..

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

        Is that what they are doing 😉

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

      The guy already has 23 goals this season and regularly scores against big teams and looked good last couple of matches (should really have had a hattrick of assists last match - if not for a complete Barnes off day)

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

        His supply line is looking a bit thin these days

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

      Nailed as it can be. Focal point of the team. Steady production and he plays Spurs which cannot defend currently.

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

    Hello! Bottomed sorry.
    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 & Pulisic/Foden > Ings/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. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B, maybe Foden to keep Pulisic this week vs Liverpool and then swap out for Dilva in GW38?

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

        Cheers. Yeah, happy to lose anyone really because of FH38

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

          Plus Foden game time with FA Cup uncertainty too. I think Pulisic more likely to start vs Liverpool with Chelsea chasing Top 4

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

            Thanks. Foden looks great in real life but just not worked out FPL

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

    A : Wood
    B : C.Wilson

  17. DAVESAVES
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Any news on Aurier? Still in France?

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

      Just asked the same thing

  18. Shawcus
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Does anyone know if Aurier made it back from France yet? Still waiting to see if I’ve got to transfer him out for someone.
    Who Would everyone Bring in? A shef Utd defender, already got Pope in goal so don’t really want double Burnley.

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

      Even if he travels back after seeing his family and his brother has been murdered there be other things on his mind than football.

      1. PaulRUK3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Except he played on Wednesday, only 2 days after the actual shooting?

  19. bodgejob
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    One week midfielder punt .... Trossard anyone?

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

      Yeah why not, 8 players missing for NEW.

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Him or Armstrong for me. Not sure Trossard starts

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

    Guys what would you do here? FH in 38 so just for 1 week. 1FT and 3.2itb

    Martinez (Button)
    TAA Saiss AWB (Lascalles Simpson)
    Salah KDB Bruno Pulisic Foden
    Jesus Jimenez (Greenwood)

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

    Any decent forward options under 5.4m? Not Greenwood.

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

      Nketiah?

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

      Gayle?

  22. Bald Eagle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best defender for 6.5M or less not named Doherty just for this GW?

    Thanks all.

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

      Tark

  23. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Don't have a player playing until Monday, glad the FA Cup is on or else it'd be a boring weekend...

  24. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start Saka or Greenwood?

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

      Greenwood

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

    Pulisic > Dsilva for -4?

    Worth a hit?

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

      No

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

        Def for GW38+ though right!

  26. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Would it be madness to start Pieters (nor) and bench TAA (CHE)?

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nope, think I'm starting Egan and benching TAA

    2. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      no

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

      Im starting Egan and beching VVD 🙁

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

      No

  27. TheJag
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Ok is this a bit of a strange thing to do?

    My team is...

    Martinez
    TAA/Ritchie/Doherty
    Martial/Bruno/Antonio/KDB/Mahrez
    Rashford/Jesus

    Martin - Saiss - Robinson (Sheff U) - Connolly

    I am playing my free hit in GW38 and I have only 0.1 itb. So any transfer is do this week only.

    I can’t see anything I can do without taking a hit and even then I’m ok with all my starters this week so I’m considering just burning the transfer. Or should I improve my bench in case of rotation by doing Robinson to a defender who is more likely to play?

    1. Ritchies Magic Hat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'd probably do Ritchie to Tarkowski?

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

      KdB or Mahrez to David Silva is the obvious move.

  28. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bring in for 1 week:
    A) Trossard
    B) Redmond
    C) Armstrong

    Captain: (rival has none)
    A) Sterl
    B) Bruno
    C) Ings

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

      A
      C

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

      Im alsof looking at Armstrong or Redmond. The first seems a good shout, he just had a rest.

      Captain B I would say

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

    should I play Antonio or Greenwood?

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

      Antonio

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

      Mason.

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

      Antman

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

      Antonio

  30. FISSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Would you guys take a -4 to get martial in? (would have to sell Williams)

    Or stick with Bruno and rashford.