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

    Morning Guys. Can I have your help....
    I have BB to play this GW...........is it worth taking a -4 hit to remove Lascelles to.

    A, Burnley defender Beardsley/Pieters.
    B, Brighton defender. Lampty
    C. Any other 4.5 def.
    D. Not worth the hit ( real terms a 2pt hit )
    I lead my Cash ML by only 21pts....

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

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

      I'd say A because Newcastle could well score at Brighton.

      Taking a hit for a defender away is against conventional thinking, but all that goes out of the window as people are desperate for 15 players to BB.

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

      A pieters

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

    Repost.

    Bench:
    A) Digne
    B) Azpi

    1. gers23
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

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

      B

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

      B

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

      Cheers

    5. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Tough but B

    6. jomikijiq
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B

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

      Thanks all. Much appreciated

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

    Anyone think Willian has a chance to do ANYTHING against Pool? Thinking of ousting for a hit.
    (Other option is to play ASM)

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      LFC officially on the beach....nothing to play for.....CFC chasing CL. I would keep as CFC will need to win both games in my opinion.

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers mate!

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

        I don't buy into these posts about LFC on the beach & nothing to play for... they just got beat by Arsenal and Klopp was not happy, all the media around those defensive mistakes, they will want to put that right against Chelsea at home... if Chelsea do manage to win or get a draw the players involved will be Willian or Giroud in my imo...

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

          also as a chelsea fan, i'm hoping for a boring game with chelsea sneaking a win, but i'm concerned about our shakey defence against mane and salah...

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

      Play ASM

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Fit to play?

    3. Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I expect a cagey 2-1 to chelsea maybe. Not worth the hit but could Willian could easily score a FK or bag an assist

    4. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks all for your input

  4. JollyGoodYellows
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Who scores more:

    A) AWB + Pulisic
    B) Tarkowski + Martial (-4)

    1. Cech's Magic Hat
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      B. But you could also lose Pulisic for free? I'm making same decision

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

    Will Pieters play both weeks?

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

      Could be a risk the second week if Taylor is back

    2. Thescaff
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      They are down to the bare bones, so probably

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yes, was playing mid before

  6. Jdpz
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Will Aurier play in 37 GW?

      1. Goat
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yes

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Based on what?

    • Bookkeeper
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      likely Chelsea sit back and take a point against Liverpool and go for a win against Wolves, making Salah (c) questionable.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        They just don't have the personnel nor manager to be able to sit back imo

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

        chelsea do not have the great defence of before to sit back and soak up pressure, we are crud at the back and as for Kepa.. well.. hoping for a cagey boring game and sneak a 2-1 win like we did against city

    • gers23
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Maguire out for somebody or roll the transfer?

      1. Goat
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Roll

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

        Got to keep imo. Fernandes put 4 of 5 corners in last game right bang onto the slab.

        1. Effe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          This

          1. gers23
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Interesting thanks

    • Stoic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      DDG+Pulisic to Martial(c)+ Pope done.
      Bench Vardy or D..Silva?
      If Silva starts cup, he gets benched for sure

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

        Why does Silva start in the cup over the league game?

    • kumadinya welah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Who to play?
      1) J.Rod
      2) Foden

      Currently chasing in my ML. 1 of 4 rival have foden, and none has J.Rod.

    • itsmeguneet
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Activated Bench Boost here:

      So my 15 men squad goes like this:

      Martinez- Ryan
      TAA- Robertson- AWB- Dunk- Baldock
      Martial- Salah- Dendo- Willian- Cantwell
      Auba- Greenwood - Ings

      GTG?

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

        GTG

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

        Is Cantwell starting again?

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

      Vardy > Ings with the FT??

      Current line up:
      Pope
      TAA Maguire Saiss
      KDB Sterling(vc) Martial Pulisic
      Vardy Jimenez Greenwood
      (Martin Alonso Saka Lascelles)

      1. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Not for me, no.

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

          Cheers Hippo

      2. Prison Mike
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I’d save FT

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

          thanks Mike

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

        no, but maybe to Auba or Jesus.

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

          No cash for Auba, but could go Jesus, Seanie.

    • Prison Mike
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yay or Nay lads?

      TAA & Nketiah -> Tarkowski & Wood (-4)

      1. Effe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yay

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

        Go for it

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

        Not for a hit, I don't think

        1. Prison Mike
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I could just save FT, bench Nketiah and play Pulisic, better option?

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

            Makes sense, prefer that

      4. jomikijiq
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        nay

    • Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Son worth bringing in and Captain for this Gameweek?

      1. TheTinman
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        No

        1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Thanks

    • CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Any news on Holgate?

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

      Chasing...

      Who to start?
      A) Foden
      B) Nketiah

      Who to captain?
      1) Salah
      2) Sterling
      3) Bruno

      Thanks!

      1. Effe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A3 I reckon

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

          Cheers!

    • Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Good to go?

      Pope
      TAA Doherty Stevens
      Salah Son Bruno Martial(c)
      Ings Greenwood Jimenez

      Martin Antonio Alonso Simpson

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

      Hold Vardy or sell for Ings?

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I also don't know what to do about this. Anybody?

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

          Hold

    • ooooo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Martinez
      Doherty Trent Pieters
      Salah Sterling Pulisic Fernandes
      Rashford Greenwood Jiminez

      4.0 Willian Kiko Holgate

      1Ft 0.0itb any changes?

      1. Kannbury
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Puli > Adama / Antonio if feeling punty.

      2. Ed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Anything worth a hit here?

        Martinez
        TAA Saiss Doherty
        Salah KDB Foden Martial Fernandes
        Greenwood Ings

        DCL Alonso

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

          KdB to David Silva

      3. Jdpz
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Sold Aurier or Saint-Maximin?

        • 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Mahrez, Maguire -> Martial, Pieters
          Yes or No?

          Cheers.

          1. Effe
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Yes

        • zizoo10
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Start
          A) Foden - has never started when he's played 90 mins previous game
          B) DCL - due?

        • Cech's Magic Hat
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Who do we think is more likely to start v Watford?

          A. Mahrez
          B. Dilva

        • Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Mahrez greenwood > martial nketiah -4?

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

            Yes

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

            No

        • Big Ronnie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Start Foden or Greenwood?

          1. Effe
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Greenwood

        • Aaa
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Anything worth a hit here? Will struggle to get 11 out this week I think

          0.3 itb

          Pope
          Doherty/Mendy/Pieters
          Mane/KDB/Fernandes(c)/Pulisic
          Rashford/Vardy/Greenwood

          (Button/Saint M/Azpi/Taylor)

        • cheeky moses
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Bench one:
          A) pulisic
          B) Vardy
          C) Phoden

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

            C
            A

          2. Kannbury
              2 months, 4 days ago

              A

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

            Repost:
            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

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

              Took a -16 last GW.
              Main issues for you is lack of money.
              You could load up on Burnley.

              1. TAT
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                Yes, Burnley assets is very much in my thinking right now (with Martinez a possible Foster replacement if I want to save even more cash), but it's very much a gamble.

                If I wait playing BB until GW 38, I'll have two FT and no cup games complicating things. But there's always a chance there will be rotation then as well.

          4. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            With KDB going to be minimum 12m next season and will be flavour of the week in majority of teams GW1, who will you pair with him?

            Salah or Fernandes? Guess you can go for all three but then chances are your team structure will be buggered.