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. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Bench 1: Jim, GW, D.Silva, Martial, Puli, Salah, Bruno

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

      Pulisic or Greenwood

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This

        1. BrutalLogiC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          currently on Puli, will prob stick but it's tough

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

        This

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Probably Pulisic but that’s one hell of a benching headache

  2. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    How about a sneaky Doherty (c) pick?

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Love it

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      His attacking output recently has been poor. Not for me. (His assist last gw was very lucky!)

    3. Donnie D
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Risky. Palace were a bit unlucky not scoring against United

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Who plays in pva’s place?

  3. asquishypotato
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I’m going rogue with my midfield transfer for a one week punt, any particular suggestions?:

    Stanislas for a Bournemouth side that are fighting relegation
    Trossard against an injury hit Newcastle
    Dwight (as above)
    Any others?

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Trossard or Armstrong for me, can't decide yet.

  4. Zladan
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Best midfielder this week with a budget of 9.7m?

    Cannot play for United
    Cannot play for City
    Cannot be Lionel Antonio.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Son

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thinking that! Leicester without Pereira Chilwell or Fuchs.

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

      Son

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Agreed. Thanks.

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

      Son, McNeil

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers. I feel McNeil would be a nice risk, but still don’t fancy him to do much. Chelsea didn’t do too much v Norwich, so not sure Burnley can muster much more.

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

    Anyone else thinking of doing KDB to sterling?

  6. 20LEGEND
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Bench Trent or Digne?

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

      Dig

    2. Donnie D
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Digne. Everton looks awful lately. I have him and would bench if Taylor wouldn't get injured last gameweek.

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      D

    4. 20LEGEND
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cheers both, thought so but leaky Pool are not filling me with confidence. The week off and lifting the trophy might help them. Don't think he'll keep a clean sheet but might get an assist

  7. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone else seeing it ending up 1-0 to Norwich this evening?

    1. 20LEGEND
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Double Burnley defence here

    2. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I think they will come away with at least a point.

  8. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    this gw feels like it's going to be the height of jammyness:x

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lots of surprises in store

  9. asdf_1
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Awb and foden to pieters and martial for -4??

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not bad

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I prob wouldn’t though

  10. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Does anyone have a feeling one of Martial/Rash/Bruno could be benched against Chelsea?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lots think Tony for ighalo

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

      Of course.

      1. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        yep easily, I think Martial will be benched.. rashford and bruno won't be imo

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yes - think Chelsea and United both rest a few of the big guns

      1. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        chelsea don't have any big guns anymore 🙂 imagine now its resting Giroud to keep him fit is our main priority, how times have changed from the world class strikers we used to have..

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Don’t be so ungrateful, next season you’ll have such a good team if you improve the defence and keeper. And Giroud has won plenty and will cause Liverpool problems.

          1. seanie3
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I'm not it was a tongue n cheek comment hence the smiley... yes next season we will have big guns again, looking forward to seeing our new signings esp since Hazard left..

    4. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Martial

    5. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Martial possible.

      If it is really above Champions League qualification.

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        * about

      2. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I think that’s more important than the cup for them

    6. Donnie D
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Have a feeling Martial and Greenwood starts on the bench with Ighalo and James playing. Probably Pogba too, with McTominay or Fred alongside rested Matic

    7. There's Always One!
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Lol at all the people saying Martial will be rested. 2 more games left to snatch a CL spot and you think he'll rest his most in form goalscorer

  11. Darthshearer
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    GK: Pope
    DEF: Stevens Saïss Alexander-Arnold
    MID: Saint-Maximin De Bruyne Martial Fernandes Foden
    FWD: Vardy Jesus

    BENCH: Nyland Egan Fernández McBurnie

    Thinking of leaving for this week and FH next week. Thoughts?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yep. Gtg.

  12. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Out of the relegation candidates and Norwich (Villa Bourn Wat) who would you like to sign in your football team?

    I am split between Stanislas and Docoure. Dac edges it because Everton are in dire need of an all round midfield player.

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Nathan Ake as a CB for Chelsea

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Good call

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

        Probably a buy back option

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Grelish and Ake are the only two worth their salt

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Grealish probably but he will have to learn not to be the big fish

    3. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Wilson or Brooks back for me. I'd love billing or doucoure but very unlikely. Maybe mcginn from villa

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Brooks and doucoure I can get behind but McGinn is a squad player at best

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Both good and obvious but if I see anyone making a difference in Bournemouth performances it is Stanislas

    4. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I’d have both those at Everton.
      Cantwell, Aarons.
      I’d have Deeney for competition and Sarr.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        All good mentions. Obviously I would like both. I forgot Buendia too

    5. Goonerly
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      The players who looks most interesting IMO from each:

      Wat: Doucouré, Sarr
      Villa: Grealish, Mings, McGinn
      Bou: Aké, King, Stanislas

      Don't want them for Arsenal necessarily, but think they're good players

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Oh, and Brooks from Bou as well!

        From Norwich Buendia, Cantwell, Aarons and Godfrey all look interesting too

      2. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Mings is so overrated

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Tend to agree

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Great championship CB

      3. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        All good but not sure how Mings and McGinn would do just yet. Mings has tried a few times.

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Bet you Bournemouth would kill to have him back after this year...

  13. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Foden should start v Watford right?

    1. Alexanderjg23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      You'd imagine so.

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

      I don’t know. Even if he does, as a Foden owner, I’d have low expectations

      1. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        since the restart he hasn't started an away match, in both the away games he has played it was coming on for last 30 mins and didn't do anything... I'm torn between benching him and GW as the latter has looked pretty leggy/tired the last couple of games.. but we all know how Ole likes to flog his players..

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Using BB GW38+ and dont know if I should ship this week or leave him and have DSilva, KDB & Foden for 38+?

  14. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Third in mini league, 1 point off second and 10 off 1st. Neither ahead have KDB and my best differential on them. Risk the captaincy v Watford or play safe and make up the ground next week?

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

      If you think he is the best captain option then do it but don’t captain him just because he is a differential. 10 points gap isn’t too big anyway, you don’t necessarily need a differential captain.

  15. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Auba C ?
    Yaaay
    Nope

  16. fridge
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Foster
    TAA. Doherty. Laporte
    Salah. KDB. Bruno. Martial. Saka
    Jiminez. Greenwood
    4.0. DCL. Holgate. Lascelles

    1FT, 0.6 ITB

    A) Foster > Pope
    B) Something more exciting?
    C) Save

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

      DCL > Wood/JRod?

    2. Reyson
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dcl still there? I will sell dcl to ings and start ings instead of saka

  17. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Which 3 would you pick to start GW37+?

    a. VVD
    b. Saiss
    c. Egan
    d. AWB

    At present I have VVD on the bench and feels a little wrong lol.

  18. Dele
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Think I’m there, G2G?

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Egan
    KDB, Sterling, Bruno(c), Martial
    Jesus, Ings, Greenwood

    Martinez, Pulisic, Aurier, Holegate

  19. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    If you want to watch competitive football. Yeovil vs Barnet 3pm BtSport1 playing in the non league playoffs

    1. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Come on Barnet...

  20. Reyson
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pope
    Awb doherty vvd
    Sterling dsilva(vc) pulisic bruno
    Rash(c) ings jimmy

    Subs: button aurier saka lascelles

    Gtg? Or do aurier to tarkowski for minus 4?

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

      GTG

  21. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Anyone C Salah vs Chelsea?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not a bad shout as Pool always do better against the bigger teams.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      0/

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

      As good an option as any at this stage. Playing his old side, Kepa prone to the odd howler

  22. THEKID_88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Morning

    A) Foden > Dilva
    B) Nketiah > Wood & bench Foden

  23. wilson007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Doc Bardsley
    (M)artial Bruno KDB Sterling Foden
    Jimmy Greenwood

    Vardy currently benched...

    G2g?

  24. There's Always One!
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pick one from each to play this week please

    A, Henderson B, McCarthy

    &

    1, Greenwood 2, Antonio

    1. wilson007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A1

  25. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Martinez
    Doherty Alonso Maguire
    Burno Sterling Burno Martial
    DCL Vardy Auba
    Martin ( Holgate - jamal- Saka)
    1 FT 0.9 M itb
    DCL > Wood
    Or any other Thoughts ?
    And Who is C ?

    1. Donnie D
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Two Brunos?
      DCL -> Wood looks good
      C one of ManU boys in midfield

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thank U

    2. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sec Burno is Pulisic

  26. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    First to 3.

    A) Armstrong
    B) Trossard

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

      A

    2. wilson007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

    3. Goonerly
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

  27. Alexanderjg23
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any big hitter switches worth it?

    ie.
    Fernandes to Martial?
    Foden to D. Silva?
    KDB to Sterling?

    1. Reyson
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      U think dsilva and ster surely start for gw37? But i hope so too

      1. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I do, he won't play fa cup today and if he does it will be sub appearance so big chance he starts during the week for 60 mins or so and he will 100% play his last ever game for city in gw38 with a huge haul..

        1. Reyson
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I jus need him to start gw37 esp dsilva. I actually wanted capt him. Shld i?

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

      Foden is not a big hitter.

  28. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Play Antonio or Digne/aurier to Doherty and play Doherty

    for free already have Saiss fh 38

    1. Doylaz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Play Antonio

  29. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Start Greenwood or Puli? (Already have Bruno & Martial)

    1. GARRYSMEDLEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      This is my dilema

    2. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I think it will be a goalless draw at best where Pulisic gets a cs point.

      I’m selling for Son.

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Also, of course I’m starting Robin VanGreenwood.

    3. Reyson
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I will start puli

  30. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    DCL to score this week?

    Holding him through stubbornness at this point.

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Get rid man. Pile of pony.

      1. Goonerly
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I'm as hopeful as you, but don't think he will.. ever