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. Khalico
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Who should I put in place of C.Taylor as I have 4.3m. Thinking either Bardsley or Pieters Vs Norwich.
    Already have Pope.

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

      Flip a coin on those two. Others suggesting Long as well.

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

      Bardsley & Long the safe bets

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

        Is Pieters not nailed?
        I need guaranteed burnley starter for next two.
        (Got aurier, Lacelles and Holgate all out)

  2. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Who to captain?

    Patricio
    TAA | Saiss | Tarkowski
    KDB | Mahrez | Bruno | Martial | D. Silva
    Vardy | Rashford

    Martin | DCL | Aurier | Holgate

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

      Rashford

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

      I'd captain Rashford if I had him.

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

    really not sure what to do with my team. Been having a great season doing -4s and -8s nearly every week (ranked 2000k). What crazy -4 or even -8 would you approve me of doing this week haha:

    Hendo

    Egan Doherty TAA

    Sterling Bruno Martial Antonio Pulisic

    Giroud Ings

    Bench: Leno Lundy Alonso Greenwood

    Options:

    A) Sterling and Giroud --> Salah and Maupay (-4)
    B) Sterling, Giroud and Pulisic --> Son, Kane and Stanislas/trossard (-8)
    C) Sterling --> Salah

    I know crazy moves, but its the end of the season and im trying to hit my best finish.. thanks

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

      2m is not a good rank . . . .so take the -8

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

        hahaha my bad, meant to write 2k

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

          Looking at your history that's been a super aggressive strategy - worked out well though! So keep doing it, take the -8

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

            *based on your history

            And how many hits have you taken so far?

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

            Thanks man, you were able to see my team history?

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

      how much did you spend on hits?

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

        96 PTS

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

          Wow

  4. Old Fashioned Parisian
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Morning Chaps

    Sterling or Mane' this week?
    Have KDB already.

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

      Mane

  5. Thomas M.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Really need hello with this 🙁

    A. Vardy + Greenwood (rivals has them and we are really close in ML) -> Rashford and Ings -4
    B. Vardy -> Auba/Kane
    C. Hold

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

      Vardy to Auba and cap him 37 and 38?

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

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

    Bottomed

    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.

    1. Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      What do you reckon Bruno comes in at, 11.0m?

      I'll probably go for Salah depending on fixtures

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

        I think Bruno will be at 10m and Salah at goes down to 12m.

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

      Will likely be salah and kdb, plenty of other utd options imo

      1. Kannbury
          3 months, 5 days ago

          All 3 and go from there, maybe sacrifice defence.

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

      A) Aurier to Doc
      B) Vardy to Auba

    4. Cech's Magic Hat
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Which gets more points this week?

      A. AWB & Mahrez/dilva
      B. Tark & Martial (- 4)

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

        A

      2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        In the same boat. Will you C Martial? Afraid of Mahrez benched again.

        1. Cech's Magic Hat
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Would captain if I had him

    5. gers23
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      What about Giroud? Anybody rolling the transfer or are they punting on somebody?

    6. Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A) TAA + Wood
      B) Tarkowski + Vardy
      C) TAA + Ings

      Pick one for GW37+ only

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

      A is risky but could pay off. id go with A

    8. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I have both KDB and sterling, keep both or sell one?

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

        Sell 1

    9. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Greenwood to Wood? 28 points behind in cash ML

      1ft 4itb
      Pope
      TAA Doherty Saiss
      Martial (c) KDB Bruno Sterling
      Ings Jimenez Greenwood

      Martinez Foden Aurier Taylor

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

        Can you get Rashford for Greenwood with your spare cash?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          no got Greenwood in early, 0.3 short!

    10. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Ings or Jesus for the last 2 games?

    11. luqies
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I have bench boost and free hit left. Which 1 should I use first?

      Fabianski pope
      Awb stevens Justin keane Garcia
      Soucek sterling mane saka keita
      Jesus vardy iheanacho

      Already used a transfer for gw 37

    12. FPL failure
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Pulisic + Maguire -> Martial +
      A) Dunk
      B) Bardsley

      1. FPL failure
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        This is for a one week punt only - FH next week

    13. THEKID_88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      If you guys could help with this it will be much obliged

      A - Foden > Silva
      B- Nketiah > Wood & bench foden

    14. BigBillyBass
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Current bench - Henderson Greenwood Egan Aurier

      Best to bench boost this week or next?

    15. Lukakwho
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Stanislas or Bergwijn? willian differential replacement

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

        Stani. Berg has been average

    16. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      protecting a 20 point lead - rival has KDB

      should i bring in KDB or Jesus?

      essentially it is for pulisic

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

        No

    17. Siggy Azalea
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Is it mad to drop Trent for Pulisic?
      Feels wrong having him on the bench with his attacking potential....

    18. New Post
    19. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A. Keep Mahrez with Bruno (C)
      B. Or replace Mahrez with Martial (C) -4

    20. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Who else is tempted by Salah captain this week? Alot of people going Utd assets but WH know the only chance they have of going down is if they suffer a battering at Utd. Surely they will set out to keep the score low and be happy to park the bus?

    21. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Going for FH in 38+ so this is my last FT. Which is my best option?

      1) Lord to Tarkowski, have double Burnley defence
      2) Lord to Doherty, have double Wolves defence
      3) Jesus to Ings, to take advantage of Bournemouth match

      Pope
      AWB // Saiss // Egan // Lord*
      Bruno // KDB // Mahrez
      Rashy // Jimenez // Jesus*

      Bench: Krul // TAA // Pulisic // Cantwell

    22. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Predictions for the following please guys:

      BOM vs SOU
      TOT vs LEI
      BHA vs NEW

      Thanks!

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

        2-1
        2-1
        2-1

    23. ooooo
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Martinez
      Doherty Trent Pieters
      Salah Sterling Pulisic Fernandes
      Rashford Greenwood Jiminez

      4.0 Willian Kiko Holgate

      1Ft 0.0itb any changes?.

    24. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Good to go? Thanks

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

      Martin Antonio Alonso Simpson

    25. EWH2020
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A) Greenwood to Rashford -4
      B) Connolly to Wood -4
      C) Save and play Greenwood

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

        A

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

        c

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

      Wow prem league is considering letting utd, city, Wolves and Chelsea start next season later than the rest of the teams. That would be interesting for fpl!

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

        I think next season is going to be tough to navigate!