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, 6 days ago

    Who to (C) Bruno or Tony?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      T

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Im plumping for tony

    3. Bushman
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Tony

    4. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Tony

  2. rilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

      Save

  3. Vazza
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Who to bench -

      A. Greenwood
      B. Foden

      1. Bushman
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

    • Silecro
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

        Go Ings in that case

      3. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

    • mrodgers91
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

        bench Saka and 1 Liv def

    • Belli2007
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

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

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Vardy to jimmy

          Sterling to salah if rivals have salah

      2. Boberella
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

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

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

    • AJ24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

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

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

      Play one:

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

      1. Adzy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

      2. Basil1977
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        a

      3. Bushman
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A obv!

    • dorrian123
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

        well done boss

      2. Belli2007
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Best of luck, top effort!!

      3. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Nice. All the best

      4. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Nice one, good luck man

      5. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yay

        Genius. Big cash at stake no?

        1. dorrian123
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Winner gets 50k

          1. beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Fuuuuu

          2. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Oh wow. good luck then!

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

        All the best. Good luck for the remaining matches.

      7. batmaniac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Good luck. Hope you nail it.

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Best 4.7 defender? Got Pope TAA Doherty currently

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Saiss or Pieters

      2. pitstop1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Saïss

    • JT11fc
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days 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

    • Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

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

        B

        1. Basil1977
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          cheers

    • Isco Disco
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

        keep Vardy and captain Martial

        1. Isco Disco
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          You reckon Vardy will score against Jose's bus?

          1. pitstop1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            If Toby gets a rest he will.

        2. pitstop1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          This

    • stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

        E

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

          Or C

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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.

    • Fodderx4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

          Yeah have Henderson mate

    • Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

          Nice PVA stat!

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

              And he’s out with a dislocated shoulder.

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

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

            2. Sgt Frank Drebin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

        City, Liverpool, maybe WHU.

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

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

    • ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Is Pieters a viable option? Or just go Tark?

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

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

    • Vazza
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

      • aapoman
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days 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

      • Pachi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. Vazza
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Son

          • aapoman
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Son

          • feem01
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I wouldn't change for that mid f

          • Jimbo-Jones
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days 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...

        2. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

            Just play Cresswell imo

        3. Gegenpress
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days 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)

        4. eazy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

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

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

            I'd do it.

        5. BNMC
            2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

              fpl website does

          • simong1
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Bench Pulisic (Liv) or Greenwood (WHU)?

          • ZakyJ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days 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, 6 days ago

              I’ve got similar and doing it in 38

          • diesel001
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days 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.

          • Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Bench one:

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

            Thanks!

          • manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days 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