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. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who to (C) Bruno or Tony?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      T

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Im plumping for tony

    3. Bushman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tony

    4. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tony

  2. rilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pope
    TAA Saiss AWB
    KDB Mahrez Foden Bruno
    Auba Vardy Greenwood

    G2G? 1FT 2.9ITB

    Thinking about some transfers, but maybe best way for GW 38 will be to save transfer.

    Any advice?
    What is on my mind is Willian, Vardy - > Salah, Nketiah which will allow me Foden-Dilva GW 38. Or i can get Wood this GW

    1. pitstop1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Save

  3. Vazza
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who to bench -

    A. Greenwood
    B. Foden

    1. Bushman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

  4. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Advice for captain

    A) Bruno
    B) Ings

    Trailing 15pts in ML, rival doesnt have ings, but has BB+TC

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You've probably lost that ML by the sounds of it.

      Fernandes (c) over Ings for me.

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

      Go Ings in that case

    3. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You're up against it there, I'd go ings

  5. mrodgers91
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I went with the logic of keeping a decent bench in case of my players being rotated. Just leads to more benching headaches.
    TAA robbo boly tark (lascelles)
    Kdb bruno martial foden saka
    Currently thinking TAA and foden

    1. WOLVERiNES
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      bench Saka and 1 Liv def

  6. Belli2007
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I have FH left which I will play GW38 so it's what to do this week.

    Squad is......

    Pope (Button)
    AWB, TAA, Saiss (Justin, Kiko)
    KDB, Sterling, Bruno, Pulisic (Foden)
    Vardy, Ings, Greenwood

    0.9 ITB and 1FT

    1pt lead at top of mini league...they have Martial

    1. Belli2007
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      So a hit would have to be well justified....

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Vardy to jimmy

        Sterling to salah if rivals have salah

    2. Boberella
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’d play Foden over puli/greenwood
      Decent team for this week.

      1. Belli2007
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Actually, talking rubbish, have 2.5 in the bank!!!!

  7. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pope
    Trent, Saiss, Boly
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Pulisic
    Jesus, Rashford, Greenwood

    Stek, Foden, Lascelles, Robinson - 0.1ITB and 1FT

    Playing Free Hit in GW38, so I have one transfer to do something this gameweek. Grateful for any suggestions. Thanks.

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tough. Im in the same boat. Pulisic to Moura? He due surely

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

    Play one:

    A) D.Silva (wat)
    B) Pulisic (liv)

    1. Adzy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      a

    3. Bushman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A obv!

  9. dorrian123
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I’m still in first place in sky fantasy football. Hopefully still be their come next Sunday. Big few days ahead for me.

    1. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      well done boss

    2. Belli2007
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Best of luck, top effort!!

    3. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nice. All the best

    4. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nice one, good luck man

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yay

      Genius. Big cash at stake no?

      1. dorrian123
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Winner gets 50k

        1. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Fuuuuu

        2. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Oh wow. good luck then!

    6. Pdes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      All the best. Good luck for the remaining matches.

    7. batmaniac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Good luck. Hope you nail it.

  10. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best 4.7 defender? Got Pope TAA Doherty currently

    1. JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Saiss or Pieters

    2. pitstop1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Saïss

  11. JT11fc
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    One week punt?

    De gea
    Saiss Doherty Azpi
    KDB Sterling Bruno Martial Pulisic
    Jesus Ings

    Martin Aurier Fodder Fodder

    1 Azpi - Tark?
    2 Pulisic - ????

    0.4itb

  12. Basil1977
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Play one?
    A) Digne (Sheff utd away)
    B) Pieters (Norwich away)

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

      B

      1. Basil1977
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        cheers

  13. Isco Disco
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Please advise folks! Vardy -> Kane/Auba(-4)?
    Captain Kane/Auba/Martial if chasing 40 pts?

    1. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      keep Vardy and captain Martial

      1. Isco Disco
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You reckon Vardy will score against Jose's bus?

        1. pitstop1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          If Toby gets a rest he will.

      2. pitstop1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        This

  14. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Need to bench one of these guys

    A) TAA
    B) Saiss
    C) AWB
    D) Pieters
    E) Foden

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

      E

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

        Or C

  15. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Stanislas has never been fit for more than 3 games before. This is getting weird. What is it now, 10 games since he was last crocked?!

    He must have made some sort of blood deal with a demon.

  16. Fodderx4
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Morning All,

    I'd appreciate any advice here as still in contention for a cash league but need to nail free hit and captain (rivals don't have free hit but top has bb) it to have a chance as 40 off top.

    Current team (2 free transfers .7 ITB)
    De Gea (Hendo)
    Digne Trent Docherty (Egan, Lascelles)
    KDB Willian Bruno Foden
    Auba Greenwood Vardy

    Options
    a) Free hit 38 and use the 2 free transfers, possibly de gea and willian for Button and Tony M and captain him (no one else has him) or digne and willian to thomas and son (no one has him)
    b) free hit this week and fill the team with differentials

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A with Tony looks the best for me.But only if you will have a playing GK.

      1. Fodderx4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah have Henderson mate

  17. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best defensive options for GW38 Free hit? Looks like there aren't many good options... Burnley defender (vs Brighton), Sheffield (Soton away)?

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

      Aurier
      TAA
      Tarkowski
      Tierney
      PVA as a punt - has scored in his last home game of the season in each of the last 4 seasons

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nice PVA stat!

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

          Yeah I always seemed to remember him doing well on final day so looked it up. Shame he doesn’t have much chance of a CS that fixture

          1. pitstop1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            And he’s out with a dislocated shoulder.

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

              Shame - prob makes Aurier a better pick then if he is available

          2. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Really interesting, thanks. Maybe for the final game he always captains himself in FPL to gain places in his mini-league (not that mini with so many players in it...)

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      City, Liverpool, maybe WHU.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        City probably with the highest chance of CS but you would probably want 3 attackers for that game...

  18. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is Pieters a viable option? Or just go Tark?

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

      Viable - people, myself, including assuming Tark definitely scores this GW. Pieters has assist potential.

    2. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tark if money no object, norwich hopeless at defending set pieces

  19. Vazza
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Can we reasonably expect either Holgate or Taylor to return for their final games in Gw38+ ?

  20. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Chasing and got nothing to lose. Vardy to Kane and captain him? Otherwise I'm really happy with my team

    1. Isco Disco
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      This is what 'm thinking but follks here think Kane won't go big against Leicester and think Vardy is a better option if chasing. I mean the way this season has gone Vardy could easily score a brace once I captain Kane

  21. Pachi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who is the best midfielder up to 10.8m for only this gameweek?
    Already have sterling, kdb, bruno, martial

    1. Vazza
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son

    2. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son

    3. feem01
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I wouldn't change for that mid f

    4. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If you can handle Pep Roulette, maybe Mahrez / Foden / Silva.
      If you don’t already have triple United, maybe Pogba.

      Otherwise there’s a couple of lads in the article above that might be worth a gamble...

  22. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    1. Play Cresswell
    2. Lascelles to Tarkowski for -4 and start over Cresswell.

    Don’t really like points hits, especially for defenders, but WHU very unlikely to keep so much vs Utd.

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Cresswell
    Salah KDB Bruno Martial Foden
    Ings Rashford

    Nketiah Lascelles Robinson

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Just play Cresswell imo

  23. Gegenpress
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Chasing 30 points (I'm 3rd) 2nd has Salah, None have Sterling.. Brought in Wood for Giroud, now looking at either Salah or Sterling for a -4.

    Who would you go for and why?

    1) -4 Sterling(C)
    2) -4 Salah (C)

  24. eazy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling->Salah yes or no?
    Currently have Mahrez, KDB and Sterling but no Liverpool coverage

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd do it.

  25. BNMC
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Does anyone know of any websites that save your full FPL history, or does that not exist?

    1. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      fpl website does

  26. simong1
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Bench Pulisic (Liv) or Greenwood (WHU)?

  27. ZakyJ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    BB

    This week:
    Button* Lampty (NEW) Digne (Shu) Greenwood (WHU)

    Next week:
    Martinez (WAT) Lampty (bur) Boly (Che) Greenwood (lei)

    1. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’ve got similar and doing it in 38

  28. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I own Pope, but would be funny if Burnley conceded the time we didn't expect it. Although bookies' odds suggests they have only a 35% chance of keeping a CS, which means a 65% chance of conceding.

  29. Goonsquad245
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Bench one:

    A) Boly (CPL)
    B) Egan (EVE)

    Thanks!

  30. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    2pts behind rival but he has FH for 38.

    Should I save FT to avoid him knowing which players to cover in gw38 with FH?

    Patricio
    Doherty TAA Maguire
    Salah(C) Bruno(vc) Puli Foden Sterling
    Vardy Greenwood

    Martin, Nketiah Aurier Holgate