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

    Who to captain from
    A: Bruno
    B: Martial
    C: Rashford
    D: Jimmy...no fa cup so no risk of injury etc

    1. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      ...but Jimmy’s wife’s about to give birth any day now, so his involvement is not certain. Probably a case of either starting or being completely absent, though, so in that sense a ”safe” captaincy pick assuming you have set the VC wisely.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Jimmy is out when his baby comes tho

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

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

      I'll prob just keep it on Bruno on basis one of these week's I'll get it right, Martial being talked up as most likely benching

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

      If they are injured, they wouldn’t play anyway so don’t understand the rationale for the injury scare when captaining.

  2. wilson007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bottomed:

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

    Vardy currently benched...

    G2g?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      would rather bench Greenwood this GW than Vardy mate, Spurs will concede, Vardy going for GB too.

    2. wilson007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah.. Spurs have been better at the back though. Or maybe bench Foden?

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        tough call, I would still bench Greenwood rather than Vardy still.

        1. wilson007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Cheers mate 🙂 Good luck this week

  3. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Captain who?

    A) Bruno
    B) Sterling

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

      A

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I'm on B so definitely go A

    3. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

    4. Could Have Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

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

    A) Azpi to Tarkowski (Also own Pope)
    B) Vardy to Jesus
    C) TAA+KDB to Tarkowski+Sterling

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

      C for -4

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

      Tough to call City picks at the moment, so would be hesitant to take any hits for them. A or B

    3. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Patricio
    TAA Dunk Doherty
    Salah(c) Sterling Dilva Martial Fernandes
    Jesus Greenwood

    Pep going to troll...

    GTG?

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

      Solid! GTG

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Brave captaincy considering Bruno will be fresh for the first time in a while

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

        How so?

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

        FA cup vs Chelsea??

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Should be massive rotation in the fa cup Game, top 4 is priority for both. Obviously some good players have to play they can't change all 11 but Bruno due a test

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Rest*

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

        FA Cup game tomorrow though

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

    Vardy & Greenwood > Rashford & Wood for -4pts?

    1. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No way man

    2. BERGKOP
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No

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

      out of all those players Vardy is the one I'd want

  7. davies
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    GTG?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Saiss
    Salah KDB Bruno Mahrez Martial (c)
    Ings Greenwood

    Cheers.

  8. olidooley
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Gtg?

    Pope
    TAA AWB Pieters
    Salah(c) KDB Bruno Mahrez
    Jesus Rashford Connolly

    Button Sarr Holgate Robinson

  9. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Best 1 week punt defender under 5m?
    A) Dunk
    B) Saiss
    C) Pieters/Bardsley
    (Swaying towards Dunk due to attack threat & good CS odds, already have Doherty & Pope)

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

      I'd be more tempted for Dunk if Newcastle (and Burnley) weren't managing at least a goal per game... which they are.

      1. Mr. Mystic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        So who would you go for?

    2. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Dunk, BPS magnet also.

  10. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Am I GTG? Bit worried about City exposure but not knowing lineups or injuries post semi final is too much of an unknown

    Fabianski
    VVD, Doherty, AWB
    Mane, KDB, Martial(c), Bruno, Pulisic
    Jimenez, Wood

    Subs: Connolly, Lascelles, Simpson

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

    Predictions plz
    Spurs vs Leicester
    Pool vs Chelsea

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      1-1
      2-1

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

      1-2
      1-1

    3. FPL_WILDCARD
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      2-1
      3-1

    4. Kannbury
        3 months, 5 days ago

        2-1
        3-1

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

        2-1
        2-0

    5. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Why city mid do you think gets the most minutes over the next 2 premier League games?

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Dilva

      2. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Dilva

      3. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        KDB

    6. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Martinez
      Doherty Alonso Maguire
      Burno Sterling Pulisic 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. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Can't look past Bruno or martial for cap because of pep rotation but if sterling was guaranteed a start he'd be up there

    7. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Who are you captaining and why? I’m going for Ings. Feels like a differential captain, in form against a depleted defence and a team that must win so will (hopefully) be leaky. Plus I’m a Saints fan 🙂

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Good shout

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

        Do you not think Saints have been looking very tired recently?

        1. seanie3
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          nope, the opposite.. they play a high temp high press game and very impressed with them, could have beat utd at old trafford..

      3. Mr. Mystic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Ings could be rested

        1. seanie3
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Ings rested for what exactly? two games left to play to try and get the golden boot, playing well and as his manager said last game he is very fit now and doesn't need to keep taking him off after 60 mins...

      4. Kannbury
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Taking a risk with a KDB triple cap

      5. ZAWAd25
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Captain Bruno or Sterling?

      6. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        GTG?

        Martinez
        TAA Doherty Aurier*
        KDB (vc) Son Bruno (c) Mahrez
        Jesus Rashford Greenwood

        Martin Antonio Azpilicueta Robinson

      7. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I’m 16 points ahead of rival in cash mini league. He’s got Rashford but He has no Sterling, Martial - will likely bring in Martial this week I think. Thoughts on following transfers? I personally think Rashford - he has form & shields from rival.

        A) Greenwood to Rashford
        B) TAA & Greenwood to Tark & Auba (-4)
        C) Hold, 2 FTs

        My current GW 37 team:
        Pope (McCarthy)
        TAA / Boly / Doherty (VD & Taylor)
        Bruno / Martial / Sterling / KDB / Pulisic
        Ings / Greenwood

        His GW36 team:
        Ederson (Martinez)
        Saiss / Egan / Azpi / Ritchie / Aurier
        Pulisic / Willian / Fernandes / Foden / KDB
        Rashford / Ings / Niketiah

      8. olidooley
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        So Man Utd and Man City have FA cup before their GW37 fixture?

        1. dshv
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Yes

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

          Yes - get your VC in order

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

          Yea team news half hour before the deadline! Wish it was hour earlier.

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

            Half hour after th deadline even

      9. The Man Pastore
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        What would you do?

        Patricio
        Doherty Tarko Keane
        Salah Bruno Martial KDB Mahrez
        Greenwood Vardy

        Bench: Martin Nketiah Kiko Lascelles

        1FT / 0.3ITB

        A) Save FT
        B) Vardy --> Ings

        Cheers!

        1. jimmy.floyd
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          B

      10. jimmy.floyd
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Captain one:
        A Bruno
        B Rashford

        Play one:
        1 Pulisic
        2 Foden

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          B2

        2. The Man Pastore
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A1

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

          A
          1

        4. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          B2

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

        Who to bench?

        A. Giroud (liv)
        B. Pulisic (liv)
        C. Greenwood (WHU)

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

        2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Pulshit

        3. jimmy.floyd
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

          1. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            ...expected goal involvement during the past 4 gameweeks; Giroud 3,3...Pulisic 1,2... Greenwood 0,5....and Giroud; SiB every 16 minutes, 6 big chances...

        4. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

      12. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Auba(C) anyone? Chasing

        1. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Definitely

      13. BERGKOP
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Bench Digne or Azpi?

      14. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Who is better?
        A. Mahrez, Maguire
        B. Martial, Saiss/Pieters (-4)
        Ta.

        1. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Hmm B

        2. The Man Pastore
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

      15. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        What cruel man came up with the idea of a drawn-out gameweek starting with only one match today, and that match is Norwich v Burnley

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

          Yea could be painful this gw.

      16. woodles
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Does Vardy to Wood seem a good move for this week in isolation?

        1. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Not particularly

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

          Yeah, decent in isolation

        3. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Not a good move in any scenario

        4. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Nah, I'd hold.

        5. seanie3
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          nope, only move on Vardy for Jimi, Auba, Jesus someone like that not wood.

      17. dylano21
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        AWB + Willian => Pieters + Martial ?

        1. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Yes

        2. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          yep

        3. Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          yeah

      18. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Really overthinking this now!

        A) Greenwood & Foden > Wood & Martial (-4)
        B) Pulisic & Foden > Sterling & McNeil (-4)
        C) Just Puli to Sterling (but have to play Foden or Nketiah)

        Would captain Sterling or Martial

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

        Thanks!

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          C

        2. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          C. Play Foden

        3. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          C and Foden easily.

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

          Thanks everyone

      19. Phil's Stamps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Start

        A) David Silva
        B) Foden

        ?

        1. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

        2. BERGKOP
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

        3. Winston.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          A

      20. Kasper the ghost keeper
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        KDB minutes prediction Vs Watford?