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. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Clueless what to do here, Aurier doesn't have a sub and want to move Vardy, 2.3 itb, 1FT, little assistance please? Cheers

    Martinez,3.9
    Doherty,Aurier,VvD, Lasceless*,3.9
    Mane,Mahrez,Bruno,Pulisic,Saka
    Vardy,Greenwood,Rashford

    1. BNMC
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Aurier to Tark

      • Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I done Lascelles to Tarkowski, Might as well get a couple of playing subs just incase

      • Triple P
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        move Vardy? I'm captaining him!

      • Aztec Kamara
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I’ve got much the same decision, could really do with knowing whether Aurier has returned for training or not. Really don’t want to use my FT on defence.

        Mind you I’m tempted by Vardy>Kane so maybe I need saving from myself!

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

          I'd rather get Auba man

          1. Aztec Kamara
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah you’re probably right. I’ve just been burned by Auba and not by Kane so I’m biased 🙂

    2. timawflowers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bring in son or salah?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Salah

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

      Anyone triple captain on Martial?

      1. royals forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Me

    4. Maradona
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      For a -4, AWB and Pulisic to Martial and Burnley def?

    5. JUNITED
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'm having dilemma when to use my triple captain. Can anyone please help me?

      Martial vs West Ham GW37
      or
      Jesus vs Norwich GW38

      1. BNMC
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I assume TC is your only chip? I'd give it to Martial this week but it's close.

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

            Yea I was thinking about that but Norwich defense is terrible.

        • MOZIL
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Martial, because his minutes should be longer

        • CravenA
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I'd wait 'cos you don't know what'll happen injury-wise in the FA cup

        • Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A bit risky to give to a player who has an important cup match before the league match.

        • jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Can you get on Sterling gw38?

      2. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Pullisic to Mcneil for a -4?

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

          If you’re chasing, yeah you can try

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

          No

      3. royals forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Your help is needed please

        Pick two to play out of

        Azpilicueta
        Fernandez
        Stevens
        Egan

        Any ideas would be welcomed

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

          Azpilicueta and Stevens

        2. Gunner Boy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Egan and Stevens

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

          Egan and Stevens.

      4. BEEZUS
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Bring in Martial for:

        A) Salah
        B) KdB
        C) Bruno
        D) Save the FT

        1. royals forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          D

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

          Would save

        3. Gunner Boy
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          D

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

          B

      5. Gunner Boy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Good Morning All,

        I have a problem in my backline: 1FT, 1.7 itb

        Foster
        TAA Alonso Saiis Lascelles* Simpson*

        Which is better?

        A- Foster > Pope. I think Foster might get negative points against City
        B- Alonso > Pieters and spend the cash GW38 (to get the likes of Auba)
        C- Something else?

      6. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Norwich to stun Burnley.

        1. BNMC
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Pope to save a Pukki penalty

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

            No way imo

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

            Yup - got to score at some point

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

          Bench Pulisic (Liv) or Greenwood (Whu))?

          1. Gunner Boy
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Tough one, I'd bench Pulisic

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

            Same position as you, only Willian instead of Pulisic... Going with Willian by myself

          3. V-2 Schneiderlin
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            tough I'd bench Pulisic

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

          I have BB and TC left.
          I'd like to play BenchBoost (nice fixtures) but I will have Saint-Maximin and Aurier on my team. Will they plax or should I rather play TC now (Martial) and BenchBoost in last GW?

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

          Foden owners are u guys selling this week?

          1. Gunner Boy
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            giving him one last chance.

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

              but is he gonna start this week

              1. Gunner Boy
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I think priority now for City is the cup game. He will be benched tonight and he will start vs Watford I think

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

                Yes... Expect he plays this week with David Silva and not KdB.

        5. We ain't got no histor…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Morning Gents
          Left with both FH and TC, which ine shall i use this gw

          Current team, 1 FT
          Pope
          TAA Azpi AWB
          KDB Mahrez Bruno Mane
          Ings Greenwood Vardy

          Bench: Foden

          1. BNMC
              2 months, 1 day ago

              If you TC now, you'll have 2 FTs for 38 which could be very useful.

              1. We ain't got no histor…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Mate i have FH left as well

                1. BNMC
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Right, completely forgot! Yeah I'd still FH next week - the fixtures there are better. TC Bruno this week.

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

                May be Mahrez to Martial and TC one of Bruno or Martial

                1. We ain't got no histor…
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Already got 3 Utd players mate but yea really one use my FT

              3. jamiejoe
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Free hit this week then sub Sterling in if you can for TC gw38.

            • fylde2022
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I'm chasing a 24 point league, but I believe I have a stronger team than my rival.

              Who should I captain?

              Patricio
              Basham Doherty Egan
              Dilva Bruno Martial Pulisic Antonio
              Aubameyang Rashford

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

                Martial or Bruno

              2. BuYaKasha
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Dilva

            • Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Ben mee lolepy to be put for last game as well?

              Mp rival going with pieters and im a little behind

              So kevin long a decent option?

            • King Kohli
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              How do you catch rival who has a 20 pt lead here?

              Me : Sterling + Mahrez + Foden + Rashford + DCL

              Rival : KDB + Martial + Pulisic + Vardy + Ings ( FH left)

              Common players: Salah, Bruno & Greenwood.

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

                Salah and Bruno >>> Mane and another differential. Captain Mane

                1. King Kohli
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Lack of options if you exclude the Manchester clubs

              2. fylde2022
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I'm the same. I'm chasing a 24pt lead.
                Antonio is my most dangerous weapon of the lot.
                A differential that delivers points.

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

                Pray kdb gets 90 in the cup and sterling starts in the league, Ings over DCL too could make up the 20 this week.
                FH next week may be a killer

                1. King Kohli
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  He has Ings which doesn't help.

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

                Rival wins as your Sterling and Mahrez at risk of rest to his Sterling.

                And has Martial.
                And you've still got DCL!

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

                  His KdB.

              5. Martial Matas
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Dcl -> Wood & (c) rashford

                1. King Kohli
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Unfortunately tripled up on Burnley defy so can't get wood.
                  Already on Rash(c)

            • jimmy.floyd
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Play Pulisic or Foden?

              1. Respect My Authoritah
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Foden

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

                Pulisic, he starts for sure

              3. V-2 Schneiderlin
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Pulisic

              4. POLSKA GOLA
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I guess it depends on your targets such as mini league situation, rivals team.
                I think Pulisic is a safer option but Foden could be great differential if he’s rested in FA Cup. It’s one of those 50/50 calls, I usually get them wrong 😉

            • POLSKA GOLA
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Which two to start:
              A) Pulisic
              B) Foden
              C) Nketiah
              D) Aurier (most likely out anyway, isn’t he?)

              1. jimmy.floyd
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                AB

                1. POLSKA GOLA
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Thanks, that’s what I’m leaning towards as well

              2. V-2 Schneiderlin
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                AC for me

                1. POLSKA GOLA
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  He’s likely to start after 3 game rest but if Foden is rested in FA cup he does offer bigger upside

                  1. POLSKA GOLA
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    I meant Nketiah

                  2. V-2 Schneiderlin
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    I've had Foden for a while - just think he's been slightly off his best recently, playing deeper and wider and less attacking - could change though with a rest

                    1. POLSKA GOLA
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      He’s done nothing for me since I got him in, last chance saloon on Pep roulette I guess

            • Triple P
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Ederson (Pope)
              Digne / AWB / Boly (Azpi / Taylor)
              KdB* / B. Fernández / Son / Puli / Antonio
              Jimi / Vardy (McBurnie*)

              *Worth a hit to do:
              KdB+McBurnie > Saka+Kane?

              Will play 343 then

            • BEEZUS
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Option 1:
              Kdb to Martial for no hit.

              Option 2:
              TAA and Foden to Martial and Bardsley for-4

              Option 3:
              Roll the transfer

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

                1

              2. FPL Pillars
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                3

              3. jamiejoe
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                1

            • BNMC
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Think I'll be sticking my vice captain on a non-FA cup player, just in case.
                Most likely Ings...

              • RossoneriHammer
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Jiminez or Ings for a differential captain?

                1. THFC4LIFE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Either are good options imo

                2. Respect My Authoritah
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Jiménez

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

                    So bloody torn on this!

              • V-2 Schneiderlin
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Which of these will score most this gameweek?!:
                A. Vardy
                B. Ings
                C. Martial
                D. KDB

                thanks..

                1. BNMC
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Anyone but D

                  • Respect My Authoritah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Martial

                  • jamiejoe
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    C
                    B or A

                  • V-2 Schneiderlin
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Thanks all

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

                  Pope
                  TAA Doherty Masina
                  Salah Mahrez KDB Pulisic Bruno
                  Greenwood Vardy

                  Button Nketiah Lascalles Holgate

                  1 FT 0.4 ITB.

                  Vardy > Jesus ? Ready to take a hit too if any suggestions

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

                  Was tempted by Vardy to auba but he more than likely plays 90 if it's a close game in the cup. Vardy > Jesus for 37/38?

                  1. Respect My Authoritah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Nope, same problem

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

                    Would prefer jesus to auba anyway tbh

                  3. Bunk Moreland
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Stick imo

                4. FPL Pillars
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Good Morning, wasting time procrastinating here. 2FT will FH38
                  ___
                  TAA Doherty ___
                  Salah KDB Bruno ___
                  Kane Jesus Greenwood

                  DDG Saïss Pulisic
                  to
                  Martinez Long Martial -4?

                  Is getting in Martial worth a hit? Can only do it with a hit as have DDG and Greenwood

                  Alternatively I could do Pulisic and Greenwood to Stanislas and Wood for free. Could backfire though.

                  Really stuck in FPL Mud

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

                    If you are free hitting gw38 no need to hold KdB.

                    I too need to hit to get in Martial.

                    Is he rested in the FA Cup semi final for champions league qualification?

                    Opposite to the Man City dilemma.

                    1. FPL Pillars
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      KDB I think will play mate. I’ve made my moves, happy with this. I was able to keep Saiss downgrading Lacelles who is out and Tanganga might have the outside chance of playing but he will be on bench anyway so shouldn’t be needing.

                      Puli DDG Lacelles out Martial Martinez Tanganga (bench fodder) in

                5. Big Ronnie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Who would be the 1 player you would want this week who isn't in the team below?
                  Going to FH in 38. So transfer this week can be a 1 week punt or stay in for FH. Thinking Salah or Sterling in for Willian. 60 points ahead of rival who has Salah.

                  Pope, Martin
                  TAA, Doherty, Saiss, Kiko, Lascelles
                  KDB, Martial, Bruno, Willian, Foden
                  Ings, Jimenez, Greenwood

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

                    David Silva

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

                    Salah/Sterling

                6. Cech's Magic Hat
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Seems like Vardy is worth keeping this week right? Was considering swapping for Jesus

                  1. BNMC
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I'm keeping solely because it will need a hit to get him out.

                    • jamiejoe
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I'm keeping... Can see him scoring 1 or 2 with decent service at Spurs.

                  2. Team17
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Madness to captain Wood this week?

                    Pope

                    Egan Trent Mendy

                    Antonio Bruno (vc) Willian KDB

                    Auba Kane Wood (c)

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

                      Who is your first sub for KdB?

                      1. Team17
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Lamptey. If Everton weren't so terrible I'd have started him ahead of Egan...