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Sky Sports Fantasy Football differentials for the run-in

Billy Lumsden picks out three differential options to consider bringing into your Sky Sports Fantasy Football team for the remainder of the campaign.


The end of the season is in sight but there are still places to fight for on the leaderboard and in mini-leagues, and the fixtures are there to be taken advantage of.

Some clubs’ schedules look more generous than others, while the individual game days provide teasing and tempting captaincy choices.

Thiago Silva – £9.2m

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Thiago Silva has accrued 121 Sky Sports Fantasy Football points from just 17 Premier League starts this season, racking up an impressive 7.1 points per game. The injury he sustained at Tottenham Hotspur has kept him out for seven matches but Silva could be in line to make his return at home to West Bromwich Albion, fitness – and Thomas Tuchel – permitting.

The Brazilian centre-half has hit double-figure hauls on eight occasions this season, and where there is a clean sheet, there are usually tier two bonus points. With Chelsea to play West Brom, Crystal Palace, Brighton, West Ham and Fulham in their next five, now could be the time to strike, not only with the former PSG man but Chelsea defenders in general.

Currently in 0% of the top 1,000 Fantasy Football teams, Silva provides a real differential pick for the latter stages of the season. His nonchalance and experience at the heart of the Chelsea defence could be invaluable if they are to consolidate that top-four position and continue to strive towards that Champions League final.

Jesse Lingard – £7.2m

Since joining West Ham, Jesse Lingard has contributed to eight goals in only seven starts, finding the net on five occasions and assisting three strikes for David Moyes’ side. Off the back of these performances, the Manchester United loanee has earned another England call-up, featuring in all three of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup qualifying matches.

Lingard has tallied 66 points from his seven starts at the Hammers, notching just under 10 points per game in that spell. This includes four double-digit hauls, three Man of the Match awards and a 20-point debut against Aston Villa. A rich vein of form indeed – and all at only £7.2m.

His ownership figure is increasing, too. He is in 7.6% of the top 1,000 Sky Sports Fantasy Football teams but with a decent opportunity to captain him further down the line when West Ham face Newcastle, as well as matches against Burnley, Brighton and West Brom in the pipeline, he looks a shrewd acquisition.

Conor Coady – £8.1m

Conor Coady is fresh back from England duty, where he impressed once again. There could be more joy for him with Wolves’ fixture list in mind: clean sheets, and even a goal or two, could be in the offing for the centre-back.

West Ham, Fulham, Sheffield United, Burnley, West Brom and Brighton are who Wolves will face in their next six matches. With Coady recently admitting that his side are targeting set pieces more, there could be points in abundance for the Wolves captain and any of his teammates coming up for dead-ball situations.

A mere 0.3% of the top 1,000 Sky Sports Fantasy Football managers currently have Coady in their team and these high flyers look to be ahead of the trend. Those fixtures are too generous to pass up on, when combining the single game days at Fulham and other noticeable captaincy days like West Ham and Sheffield United.

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488 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Knock Down Your Aerial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Is it 11am Saturday yet?

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      No, go back to bed.

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Only for an hour though, then come back and worry a lot

  2. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    What are the best options for Chelsea Defence this game week in order?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Alonso
      James
      Azpi
      CBS

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      It'll be a 1-0 so they'll all likely be as good as each other

  3. Gazwaz80
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Play up.... getting excited now lads after the agonising 2 week wait for FPL 😀

  4. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Already on a -4 after doing Auba + Dunk -> Bruno + Rudiger. Worth it to do Bale -> Son for a additional -4?

    *Have Kane in my XI and Lookman first sub

    1. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      No

  5. jimbobmij
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Greenwood or Ziyech as a punt for my draft league?

    1. Ruinenlust
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Ziyech

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

      I'd jump at either. Mind, I was in a league of 16 last time I played and pickings were slim!

      Maybe Ziyech, as Tuchel has picked him a fair bit. And he's really good at football, of course

  6. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Who to play out of

    Bale
    Odegaard

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Bale

  7. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    If I have a BB left.

    What are the best GK rotation pair?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Leno Martinez

  8. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Martin Dunk to Azpi Mendy -4 and BB?

    Martinez/Martin*
    Digne/Cancelo/Dallas/Dunk*/Coufal
    Bruno/Bale/Raph/Gundo/Lingard
    Kane/DCL/Bam

  9. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Play Trossard, Coufal or Soucek?

  10. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Any news on Son?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Pictured in training

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Thank you. Dp you think he will start?

        1. Guru Mediation
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          If he's back in training Mourinho will play him. He loves playing half fit players

  11. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Mitchell teetering on 3.7. Wonder if he has enough active owners left to send him down to 3.6.

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      He's been one of those that the algorithm loves to push down. Weird how they work it - some never go down! Or rise at a crazy rate

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Strange thing is that once/if Palace get to 40 points he's likely nailed and has a juicy DGW probs in 35

    2. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      I can't recall a player ever getting to as low a value as 3.6!

  12. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Leno Azpi or Mendy Tierney?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Mendy Tierney

      Tierney is the one real upside player there if you decide Azpi has his goal for the season. Also Mendy doesn't need anyone to rotate with

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Ta

  13. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    On the beach I think... blistering sun the last few days, blistering Son back in training, basically just hoping for green arrows but just looking at getting promoted in the FFS H2H league now.

  14. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Would you bench boost with
    Forster Dias Coufal Antonio.
    Have Grealish and Son starting so that's a worry.

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      would save for another week, as there could be a few doubts, forster ,jack still doubful, son just back from injury, dias int duty etc

  15. abaalan
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Martinez
    Struijk, Shaw, Tierney
    Odegaard, Raphinha, Fernandes (c), Gundo
    Antonio, Bamford, Kane

    Areola, Gross, Stones, Burn

    1Ft, 10.0 ITB....GTG ?

    A) Burn -> Rudigier
    B) Gundo -> KDB
    C) Gross -> KDB
    D) Save and get rid of Leeds/Burn/Gross next week with 2FT

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      A

  16. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Morning all, any news on Grealish.

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      He’s fine

    2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Really hoping he starts. Great differential at this point.

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Just in, still has a terrible barnet

  17. marcos11
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Pick one out of each for just this week?

    a) Shaw
    b) Struijk

    a) Salah
    b) Son

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      A & B

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

      For what, firing squad?

  18. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    DGW35?

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Step aside Parkinson

    2. ebb2sparky
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      How many games still need to be rescheduled? Is it just 3?

  19. jimbobmij
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Ruben Neves, Adama Traore or Ziyech as punts for my draft league?

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Erm... True!

      Sounds like a quiz

      1. jimbobmij
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        lol sorry

        Should have worded as pick one as a punt for a draft league: A) Ruben Neves, B) Adama Traore C) Ziyech.

        1. Bennerman
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          You have decent options! I'd still go Ziyech, based on pure quality and pedigree

  20. No Professionals
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Who to replace aubameyang with

    A) fernandes
    B) son

  21. Kane and Ablett
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Has Christensen done enough to be ahead of Rudiger when Silva returns? I need to pick one to stick with for a while

    1. Bennerman
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Luckily you have contacted me, Thomas Tuchel himself.
      However, I've not decided on my team yet

      1. Bennerman
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Or... dunno

  22. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    For us with only FH and TC left:

    Which GW seems best for FH?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Gw 38 FH could be fun

    2. Kane and Ablett
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Depends on your team and how you feel about Liverpool and Spurs but probably GW32 or 33

    3. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      If you've loaded up with Spurs and City players then GW33

    4. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      The optimal play could be triple Spurs for DGW32 and then FH in 33 when plenty of people will be taking hits to get rid of them and City players. You could make some gains just by getting a choice XI out and not taking any hits.

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      GW36 could be where it's at if the DGW BGW scenario works out in 35/36

      The likely doubles in 35 don't look appetising but if Chelsea blank and City have a fixture against Newcastle in 36 then that could work really well.

  23. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Bench which two ?

    A. Cancelo
    B. Dias
    C. Ayling
    D. Cresswell
    E. Targett

  24. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    1ft 0.4m in the bank
    Martinez
    Konsa Dallas Cancelo
    Son Bale Raphina Lingz
    Kane(c) Antonio Bamford

    Steele Aubameyang Stones Dunk

    Aubameyang to Bruno but bench who?
    Or summat else

    Cheers

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Bench Antonio

  25. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Wildcard time?

    Martinez,
    Shaw, Dias, Coufal, Dallas, Veltman
    Son, Lingard, Odegard, Fernandes, Gundogan
    Kane, Antonio, Bamford

    1ft - 5.4 itb

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      No way. Upgrade Odegaard to KDB.

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        0.5 short 🙁

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Not this week surely

      The defence and attack look fine so I'd have some fun in midfield. Have gone Jota a week early here. Arsenal are conceding a ton of shots in the box and Liverpool are creating chance after chance. Two and two will make five of course.

      Mahrez would be my second pick

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Love it! Jota it is

  26. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    One week only who scores more pts?

    A) Salah ars
    B) KDB lei

    1. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      A

  27. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    I own Bale & Son. Who’s worth selling for KDB?

    A. Bale
    B. Son

    1. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      A

    3. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers guys

  28. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    What would you do here?

    Martinez
    Rudi, shaw, stones
    Salah, Bruno, kdb, Gundo, bale
    Kane, Antonio

    Subs Fabri, Neco, Dallas, Brewster

    A. Bale > son
    B. Upgrade Neco

    1. BucketHead
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      I'm thinking bale to son

  29. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    I have BB and WC. Do I BB this lot now, or wait and hope for DGW35?

    3.2 ITB

    Martinez
    Dallas | Rudiger | Digne
    Raphinha (C) | Lingard | Bruno | Son
    Watkins | Kane (V) | Bamford

    GK: Pope | Cresswell | Gundogan | Cancelo

  30. BucketHead
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Hi guys.
    Mini league leader has son/kane and I have bale/kane.
    He has small lead and I'm considering bale to son for a hit as damage limitation for next few weeks.
    What would you do??

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Bale to Son