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. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I’m chasing so I should captain Martial right?

    1. BNMC
        2 months, 2 days ago

        He seems to be the most popular captain now.

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

      (C) out of:

      A) KDB (wat)
      B) Martial (WHU)
      C) Bruno (WHU)
      D) Jimenez (CRY)
      ..?

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

        B/C

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

        B

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Anyone captaining Sterling?

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

        Seems risky

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

        Good option.

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

      Anyone bringing Kane in?

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

        Bringing him in? I was going to move him on if anything. What’s your thoughts on bringing him in?

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

          His record bs Leicester is the best of any team he plays in PL. Leicester defence is injury hit, seems like a hold to me!

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Always finishes season strong too

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

        Captain material this week, goals galore v Leicester usually

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

      Fabianski
      Maguire TAA Garcia
      Bruno Martial Mahrez Antonio
      Kane Vardy Jesus

      Button Aurier Lascelles Guend

      1FT 1m itb

      A) Fabianski to Pope
      B) Antonio to Stanislas
      C) Kane to Aubameyang
      D) Lascelles to Burnley def
      E) Antonio to Armstrong

      1. In a Rush
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        D for me

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

        Forgot to say FH in 38

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

      Close to my 2nd top 5k finish. I can't let this slip.

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

        Amazing stuff mate. Good luck.

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

          Thanks homie

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

        Captain this week?

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

          I'm not overthinking it. Martial for me.

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

        Same here. Good luck

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

          We are the same rank

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

            Wow that’s weird!

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

      Start Foden or take a -4 for Wood?

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

        If start Foden

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

          I’d

      2. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Foden could start who knows it's really hard decision id probably start him

    8. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Who would yo captain this GW?

      torn between Sterling / Rashford and Bruno.

      Although I had it on Sterling all week with the feeling that watford is a shoe-in for him. What are your thoughts?

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

        Im between Raheem and Tony right now.

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

        Martial for me

    9. In a Rush
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Last decision play
      A Armstrong
      B Nketiah

      Cheers all good luck

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

        B

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

        A

        1. In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Cheers, anyone else to help clear this one up?

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

        A

        1. In a Rush
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Cheers

    10. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Planning to FH in 38, what to do with this lot for gw37?

      Pope
      TAA Doherty AWB
      Sterling Dilva Bruno Martial Pulisic
      Jesus Ings

      Button Nketiah Lascelles Robinson

      2.1 itb 1ft

      Cheers in advance

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

        1 week punt maybe Pulisic to Son?

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

          Just short of funds for that move, could take a hit though......
          Thanks for the reply

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

            not sure its worth a hit as Pulisic + 4 could equal Son's points say if Pul gets an assist..

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

      Help me play pep roulette?

      A. Vardy to Jesus
      B. Pulisic to Dilva
      C. Pulisic to mahrez
      D. Salah to sterling

      Already have KDB and Foden

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

        A

      2. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        C

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

        B

    12. BNMC
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Would you get rid of Doherty next week vs Chelsea?

      • seanie3
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        So Auba only played 30 mins last game against Liverpool, so Arteta clearly resting him for FA Cup game, so do we think he plays against Villa if he gets 90 mins today?

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

          Probably

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

            Probably? neither a yes or a no, great thanks for that 🙂

        2. BNMC
            2 months, 2 days ago

            That was the only time this season Auba was benched in a league game. He definitely starts both of the last 2 games

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

              thanks

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

          Bring Auba or Kane for Vardy? For -4 - nothing to lose

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

            Kane

          2. squits
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Kane

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

            Why? Vardy has a good chance against spurs

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

              Are you are Vardy owner 🙂

        4. cilz88
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Going to use my bench boost this week.
          I have Charlie Taylor who i need to transfer out. I have 0.8 in the bank. Should I swap him for Branthwaite at 4.0m and save the money to upgrade vardy to Aubameyang next week or pick a better defender (give options).my team is
          Pope Martinez,
          Saiss, Taylor, Digne Aurier Justin
          Sterling De Bruyne Martial Fernandes Saka
          Jesus Vardy Greenwood

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

          reasons for not doing Vardy -> Auba?

          1. BNMC
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Doing it next week for free instead of a hit this week

            • MOZIL
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              none

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

                Vardy top goalscorer in the league

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

                  the league havnt finished yet, auba to top vardy:)

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

                  not for long if auba hits a brace against villa and smashes toothless watford at home.

          2. striiiker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Hi all,

            Foster
            TAA, Doherty, Saiss
            Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Martial, Foden
            Greenwood, Giroud

            Button, DCL, Holgate, Lascelles

            1FT 1.5 ITB

            Any thoughts on what to do here? Maybe a -4 to move out DCL and Lascelles for Ings and Pieters? Any other ideas?

            1. striiiker
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I have the funds to swap DCL for Ings without doing the other move if that would be better?

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

            Any greater benefits to either Bardsley or Pieters over one another, or is it really just pick one and hope? Thanks.

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Pieters more attacking

              1. LeicesterA
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Thank you!

          4. JoeSoap
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Who has most attacking threat out of Pieters, Long & Bardsley?

          5. Gunner Boy
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Bench one:

            A- Greenwood
            B- Foden
            C- Willian

            1. Leo10
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              B

            2. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              A

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

              C

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

            In terms of fixtures this week is better for bench boost for me, but I have players I don’t really want like Vardy and Willian. Thoughts on what to do here? 1 FT, 2.7 ITB

            Pope / Martinez
            Doherty / Saiss / AWB / Aurier* / Lascelles*
            Salah / Willian* / Martial (c) / Mahrez / Saka
            Vardy* / Jimenez / Greenwood

            A) get rid of Aurier and Lascelles for 4, play BB
            B) Save the FT and splurge next week
            C) ditch Willian this week for someone better (or play Saka), keep BB for next week

          7. Big Col
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Have Sterling, KDB & Dilva, thinking Dsilva might get benched so looking to switch to Son for 1 week as I’m chasing.

            Is Son at risk of rotation this week?

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

              KdB and Sterling are you bench risks.

              David Silva plays.

          8. Leo10
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Vardy to Ings or Auba this week?

            Will be selling Jimenez for the other one next week.

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Ings

            2. Tree House
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I’d hold

          9. Philip Jones's Diary
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Triple Captain one of the following:
            A. Salah
            B. Bruno
            C. Sterling
            D. KDB
            E. Jiminez

            1. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              B

          10. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Willian > Mahrez or give Willian one more chance?

            1. Leo10
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Mahrez

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Ta

            2. Tree House
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Mahrez

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

              Definitely going for mahrez over silva? I'm in a similar boat

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

            Pulisic or Greenwood ?

            1. Leo10
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Greenwood

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

            Willian / Greenwood > Martial / Nketiah (-4) ?

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Probably not

          13. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            What to do with this lot and 1FT? 0itb. Will DH38+. Top of two big mini leagues by only 12 and 16 points.

            A. Lascelles >> Pieters / 4.3m def
            B. Vardy >> Ings / Wood (play Kiko)
            C. Vardy+Lascelles >> Ings/Wood+Tarko (-4)
            D. Other??

            Martinez
            TAA • Doherty • Holgate*
            Salah • Martial • Sterling • Bruno • Foden
            Vardy • Jimenez
            (3.9, Greenwood, Lascelles*, Kiko)

          14. Tree House
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            A) mane to sterling
            B) hold for 2fts for gw38

            Thanks!

            1. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              B easily

            2. Leo10
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              B

          15. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Who will score points this GW:

            A) JIMINEZ

            B) RASHFORD

            1. Leo10
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              B