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. olidooley
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Sarr (MCI)
    B) Aaron Connolly (NEW)

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

      B

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

      B

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

      A

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

      B and pray he starts

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

    Lost on last

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

    Or stick with Bruno and rashford

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

      Maybe not worth the - 4
      Captain rashy and pray

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

      Depends on your situation but I’m thinking of taking a hit to do that

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

      I'm doing DDG+ Pulisic to Martial+ Pope.
      Martial looks confident and dangerous
      West Ham safe as they play Villa in GW38

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

      I would say you need to lose Williams... so yeah, do it. It’s a shame you didn’t do it a few weeks earlier

    5. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      If you're chasing a ML leader or need to take a risk; make the transfer. Otherwise, I'd hold firm- no hit

  3. 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... 🙂 GL all

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

      One of ManU mids or Salah

  4. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    GTG boys and girls?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Maguire Egan
    KDB Sterling Martial Foden
    Rashford Wood (C)

    Fab Pulisic DCL Cresswell

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

      Wood captain!

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        100%

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

          Incredible scenes. Hope it pays off!

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

        He’s branching out with his captain picks.

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

      Must be chasing?

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

      Yes.

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

      Good to go..Hope Wood grabs a hattie assited by Pieters and Bardsley...

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

      Foden plays?
      Awb doesn't concede vs West ham?
      Same decisions for me and stuck!
      Thoughts pls

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

    Martinez
    Doherty Boly vvd
    KDB Mahrez martial bruno antonio
    Jiminez rashford (dcl)

    A) keep vvd and safe ft (no fh)
    B) sell vvd for Burnley def

    Also play one
    X) Antonio
    Y) dcl

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      VVD to Tark mate and play Antonio

  6. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    OK final decision before I have to go to work for the day- Foden or greenwood?

    1. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Greenwood just, as I think he is more certain to play.

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

      Greenwood

  7. Goooo Rickie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Who are the City assets we believe are a must have for GW38+? Do we think KDB & Dsilva is enough?

    Willian > Salah this week and (c)? Sound good :D?

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

      City will want a cricket score for Silva departure imo, so KDB, Dilva, Sterling

      1. Goooo Rickie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Does Silva not play in the Champs League?

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

          Good point. It's almost a 2 week break in between, strong team vs Norwich

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

          Maybe a cameo or two

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

    Reposting:
    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

  9. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    2pt behind ML rival (but he has FH for 38).

    What to do here (1ft £1.7m itb)

    My team:

    Patricio
    Doherty TAA Maguire
    Salah(C) Bruno(vc) Sterling Foden Puli
    Vardy Greenwood
    (Martin, Nketiah Aurier Holgate)

    Rival:

    Patricio
    Doherty TAA Aurier
    Martial Bruno Foden KDB
    Rash Jimi Jesus
    (Martin,Fernandez,Saka,Azpi)

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

    Tark or Dunk?

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

      Tark

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

      Tark if you are following the crowd, Dunk to be different

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

      Tark imo

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

    Pick one:
    A) J.Rod
    B) Maupay

    1) Pieters
    2) Anyone under 4.3?

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

      A
      1

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

        Thanks!

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

    Does Trossard start?

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

    Who to play:

    A. Nketiah (AVL)
    B. Vardy (tot)

    1. Foden (wat)
    2. Lamptey (NEW).

    Thank you.

    1. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B1

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

      B1

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

    B2

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

    Doing FH next week and have a transfer to burn.

    Who will score most points this week?
    A) antonio
    B) pulisic
    C) trossard
    D) dilva
    E) stanislas

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

      Trossard

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

      D

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      D

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

    Gtg?
    Patricio
    Doherty, TAA,Azpilicueta
    Salah(vc),Sterling,Fernandes,Martial(c)
    Rashford,Ings,Nketiah

    McCarthy,Saka,Taylor,Lascelles. 0FT. -4. 0.0m itb

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

      Looks good to me!

    2. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Looks good! Nketiah could be a real master-stroke depending on how things play out in the FA cup. Would you consider starting Saka ahead of Nketiah?

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

        50/50 on that call.

        1. Najoman86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Saka in the advanced role (ahead of Pepe) - would be great option. Agreed though line ball call

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

      Saka over Nketiah?

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

        Torn

  17. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I did Pulisic to Dilva. Watch Pulisic haul...

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

      I did Pulisic > Martial
      Then Martial or Fernandes > Dilva next week.

  18. Ian & Zen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Which 2 from these 3 would you play?
    a) Pulisic
    b) Antonio
    c) Greenwood
    Cheers

  19. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    G2G? Any captain thoughts?

    Pope
    Doherty TAA Wan-Bissaka
    Mane Mahrez KDB Fernandes (C)
    Jiminez Vardy Wood

    Subs: Foden, Aurier, Lascelles

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

      G2G and Bruno cap here too mate

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

    Burnley can do Norwich in. Rodriguez?

  21. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Play Antonio or
    Sell any one below and play the player I bring in
    1.Willian
    2.Digne
    3.Aurier
    4.TAA

    FH 38 so don't want to waste my transfer 1.7 ITB

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

      I'd stick with Antonio for now, but if you can bring in a Martial/City mid for free I'd consider it

      1. Champions united
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Already have martial Bruno green
        Kdb jesus ederson

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

    Hi 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?

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

    Burnley, Sheff Utd or Brighton for clean sheets in the last two games?

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

      Burnley

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

      I would say Burnley have good chance of 2 cleanies, the other two probably have 1 clean sheet this week but not gw38.

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

    Repost!
    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. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Who for?

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

        Deeny... To Ings

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

          Thanks!

  25. Ole.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A) Alonso to Tarkowski
    B) Alonso to Doherty
    C) Alonso to Saiss, Nketiah to Wood (-4)

    I've got no Burnley or Wolves atm. Rest is City, Utd, Pool, Sheff

    Any other suggestions? Alonso and Nketiah (Also Targett and Lascelles) willing to sacrifice. About mill in bank.

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

      I’d go Doherty, seems an almost certain cs

    2. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

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

      A or B. Flip a coin

  26. Ohh1454
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bench ?
    A. Foden
    B. Greenwood
    C. Pulisic

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

      A

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

    Who would you rather bring in for 37?

    A) Sterling
    B) Martial (lose Greenwood)

    Thanks

    1. BucketHead
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I've brought in sterling for salah

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

        Cool, thanks

  28. BucketHead
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    If trailing a mini League by 4 would you take a hit for Jimi to Ings or maximin to McNeill??
    Tia

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

      Neither of those moves for hits, personally

  29. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Play Kevin Long or Digne?

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

      Longy.

  30. La vida FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Greenwood + Mahrez > Wood + Martial (-4)

    Crazy? Got FH to play next week so just want a final roll of the dice. Nothing to play for.

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

      Similar situation and considering similar moves

      1. La vida FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        May just go for it