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, 3 days ago

    I’m chasing so I should captain Martial right?

    1. BNMC
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He seems to be the most popular captain now.

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

    (C) out of:

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

    1. Sailboats
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B/C

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

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

    Anyone captaining Sterling?

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

      Seems risky

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Good option.

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

    Anyone bringing Kane in?

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

        Always finishes season strong too

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

      Captain material this week, goals galore v Leicester usually

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

      D for me

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

      Forgot to say FH in 38

  6. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 3 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, 3 days ago

      Amazing stuff mate. Good luck.

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

        Thanks homie

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Captain this week?

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

        I'm not overthinking it. Martial for me.

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

      Same here. Good luck

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

        We are the same rank

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          Wow that’s weird!

  7. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Start Foden or take a -4 for Wood?

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

      If start Foden

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

        I’d

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

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

  8. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 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, 3 days ago

      Im between Raheem and Tony right now.

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

      Martial for me

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

      B

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

      A

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

        Cheers, anyone else to help clear this one up?

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

      A

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

        Cheers

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

      1 week punt maybe Pulisic to Son?

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

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

        1. seanie3
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 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, 3 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, 3 days ago

      A

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      C

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

      B

  12. BNMC
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Would you get rid of Doherty next week vs Chelsea?

  13. seanie3
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 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, 3 days ago

      Probably

      1. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

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

    2. BNMC
      2 months, 3 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, 3 days ago

        thanks

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

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

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

      Kane

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

      Kane

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

      Why? Vardy has a good chance against spurs

      1. seanie3
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Are you are Vardy owner 🙂

  15. cilz88
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 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

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

    reasons for not doing Vardy -> Auba?

    1. BNMC
      2 months, 3 days ago

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

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

      none

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

        Vardy top goalscorer in the league

        1. MOZIL
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

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

        2. seanie3
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

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

  17. striiiker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 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, 3 days ago

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

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

      Pieters more attacking

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

        Thank you!

  19. JoeSoap
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

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

  20. Gunner Boy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Bench one:

    A- Greenwood
    B- Foden
    C- Willian

    1. Leo10
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

      C

  21. greggles
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 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

  22. Big Col
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 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, 3 days ago

      KdB and Sterling are you bench risks.

      David Silva plays.

  23. Leo10
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 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, 3 days ago

      Ings

    2. Tree House
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I’d hold

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

      B

  25. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Willian > Mahrez or give Willian one more chance?

    1. Leo10
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Mahrez

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ta

    2. Tree House
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Mahrez

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

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

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

    Pulisic or Greenwood ?

    1. Leo10
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Greenwood

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

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

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Probably not

  28. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 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)

  29. Tree House
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 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, 3 days ago

      B easily

    2. Leo10
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

  30. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Who will score points this GW:

    A) JIMINEZ

    B) RASHFORD

    1. Leo10
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B