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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. Pepeye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    KDB likely to start for Man City as left on bench in last Belgium game. 14 days off for Ederson, Fernandinho & Jesus so they may play Sat

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      think so! And the 3 times 90 mins for Gundo will bench him i guess....

  2. King Kun Ta
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Current team.....

    Martinez
    Cancelo AWB Ayling
    Bruno Jota Lingard Bale
    Kane Antonio Bamford

    Martin Gundo Mee Holding
    0 FT and 6.2 ITB

    GTG? Or do Bale to Son (-4)? Or use WC?

    Ta for the feedback lads!

    1. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Have the exact same bale related dilema. I'm thinking straight swap for Son.

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        But Kane, Son and Bale for next week sounds good as well

        1. Your Man With The Hair
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          You mean for the follwoing week? I have zero faith in Bale playing more than 120mins over the DGW. It could be as low as 60mins.

  3. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    On a -8 so need to nail the captain choice? Who’s everyone going with?

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Kane

    2. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Bruno

    3. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Kane or Bruno

  4. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Which one?

    A. Play Auba (LIV) or
    B. Get KDB (lei) -4 ?

    1. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      B

    2. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      B

    4. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A

  5. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Jota in - yes or no?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Bobbys back

    2. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      yes for me....has form and Liverpool needs new energy

  6. LIARS POKER
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Auba to Havertz (WBA) or Bruno (BRI) with my ft before I WC next week?

    1. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      They don’t compare for me just get Bruno. I get Havertz could be good but he has 1 goal this year and 2.9 points per game. If you’re happy with the your team could be a good punt but if you don’t have Bruno that’s priority for me

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Bruno

    3. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      No comparison there I’m afraid.

      1. The Senate
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        (Bruno obvs)

    4. artvandelay316
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Bruno

  7. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Who will score more this gw?
    A. Son + Dias
    B. Gundo + Alonso
    Ta.

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Same dilemma here. If I get Son for Bale, I play Cancelo or Stones (just that is a headache itself), if I prioritize Alonso, without a hit I have to play Gundogan or Bale, which is probably 0-1 points anyway. I think I'll go Son and City def.

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Yes, I probably do A

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A

  8. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Bit of a benching headache this GW:

    Areola
    Shaw Dallas Targett
    Bruno Son Lingard Raphinha
    Kane DCL Watkins

    Bench: Johnstone, Auba, Dias, Mitchell

  9. artvandelay316
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Any news on Mount's likelihood to play?

    Current squad needs tweaking for this week but hard to know what to do...

    Pope (Forster)
    Stones, Cresswell, Dallas (Holding, Mitchell)
    Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Lingard (Mount)
    Kane, Bamford, DCL

    Initial plan was to sell Salah, bring in Azpi and Jota. But with both Gundo and Mount as doubts I need some cover in midfield.

    So far I see my main option is to bring in an extra defender and change formation to 4-3-3:
    A) Holding > Rudiger FT (change formation to 4-3-3) But he is also a doubt to play.
    B) Holding > Christensen FT (change formation to 4-3-3) But not a long-term prospect for me.
    C) DCL > Iheanchenko + Holding > Azpi for -4
    D) Mount > Raphina + Holding > Azpi for -4 (change formation to 4-3-3)

    I can only bring in Azpi if I use the cash from DCL or Mount.

    Which should I go with, or other suggestions?
    Cheers.

  10. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Martinez, Johnstone
    Cancelo, Stones, Digne, Dallas, Dunk
    Bruno, Son, Gundo, Lingard, Raphinha
    Kane, Antonio, Bamford

    1FT £2.0m ITB

    What to do here guys?
    Planning on WC'ing in GW 31

    1. SomeoneKnows
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Similar team to mine... I decided on doing Cancelo/Stones > Azpiliicueta and bench Gundogan

  11. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Start Gundagon or Dias?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      G

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Dias

  12. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Good to roll FT?
    WC, TC intact and 1.2ITB

    Johnstone
    Dias Shaw Keane
    Salah Bruno Son Mahrez
    Watkins DCL Bamford
    (Sanchez | Gundo Mee Amartey)

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Need a better keeper.

  13. Well you know, Triffic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Is it worth doing Salah to Bruno if I won't captain Bruno? Ideally I should have both at some stage.

    1. artvandelay316
      5 months, 23 days ago

      For Bruno, yes IMO

  14. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Play:

    A) Lingard wol
    B) Watkins FUL

    ?

    1. artvandelay316
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A

  15. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    guys would you roll FT? 1 FT and 0.3 ITB, WC + TC left..

    Lloris
    AWB Dias Cresswell
    Bruno(c) Auba KDB Gundo Raph
    DCL Watkins

    Areola Bam Struik Veltman

  16. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Should I BB this team:
    Martinez
    Stones,Dias,Targett,Dallas
    Bale,Bruno,Raphinha,Gundogan
    Bamford,Kane

    Button, Lingard,DCL,Alonso

    Can also take -4 to do Button to Mendy,

    A) use BB
    B) hold it

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      In a similar position. I have benched Forster, Dias, Stones, Gundogan this GW. Don't think a BB is worth it as can see Stones and Gundogan being benched.

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Wouldn’t use BB on that personally

  17. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Start Gundo or Lingard?

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      lin

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Lingz, but only just because I believe Gundo's playing time will be limited. If the expected minutes are equal, real headache.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Lingard

  18. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    My starting XI are all playing bottom 8 teams. Crazy to bench Forster, Dias, Stones, Gundogan?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Who are you starting in defence? I’d want to start Stones probably for attacking potential

  19. lets talk about 6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Cancelo to Alonso for -4?(WC next week)

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      No

  20. S.Kuqi
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Bale -> Kdb no brainer right?

    Martinez
    Stones-Targett-Digne (Dunk,Coufal)
    Bruno-Son-Raphinha-Bale (Lingard)
    Dcl-Kane-Bamford

    1. artvandelay316
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Yes

      1. S.Kuqi
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Medium to long term yes. Is KDB essential vs LEI this week... unsure

      1. S.Kuqi
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Will no doubt captain Kdb vs Leeds even if he might start from the bench.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Misread it. Not essential against Leicester but should atleast match Bale and captaincy set up for gw31

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 23 days ago

            So go for it mate

  21. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    A bit torn here! If I WC in 31 then Alonso is v tempting but I could equally hold off WC until 33/34.

    A) Bale > Bruno
    B) Dunk > Azpi / Alonso
    C) Both -4

    1FT 6.6itb Only WC remaining
    Martinez
    Dallas, Shaw, Dias
    Son, Bale*, Raphinha, Lingard
    Kane, DCL, Bamford
    (Pope) (Gundo, Coufal, Dunk*)

    Cheers!

  22. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Whom to captain this week?

    A) Kane
    B) Bamford

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A

      1. Danstoke82
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Cheers!

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Bamford, it's poor man's Kane, and I mean it in the most positive sense. He gets into chances, also has penalties and also gets assists, same as Kane. Ok, he might not be the same level of player as Kane, but still he plays the worse opposition this week, imo.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A. Has more potential to find blistering form than Bam

  23. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    1) gundo to raph
    2) salah to raph
    3) stick

    1. Kroneek
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      1

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      What wrong have Gundo done?

      1. Sid07
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        Might be rested this gw and will play wc next week
        Planning to get raphina for this gw

    3. artvandelay316
      5 months, 23 days ago

      3, but all depends on your squad as well.

  24. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Play Gündogan before Watkins I suppose?

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 days ago

    it will be very funny if people jump on Grealish and then dean smith reveals he 'wasn't quite ready but is pain free and on the grass'

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      Never sold him. He will be bench at best.

  26. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Start:
    A) Auba
    B) Bale
    C) Dias
    D) Bale to Son and start Son

  27. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    G2G or should I change my bench / order?

    Martinez
    Azpilicueta, Cancelo, Dallas
    Bruno, Bale, Grealish, Raphinha
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    (Fabri, Gundogan, Stones, Veltman)

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I’d play Stones over Cancelo actually! Otherwise G2G

  28. Crofty92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Benching headache!

    Martinez
    Cresswell Dias Shaw Rudiger
    Son Raphina Salah
    Richarlison Bamford Kane

    Lloris
    Gundogan
    Lingard
    Targettt

    Who to bench who to play?!

  29. JaydenLFC87
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Is it worth playing my BB this week with the team below ??

    Pope Meslier
    Dunk Stones Cancelo Cresswell Phillips
    Trossard Bale Fernandes Son Raphinha
    Kane Bamford DCL

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      I guess no. Dunk will probably concede, ok, he might get an attacking return, but unlikely he gets more than 2 points vs United. Stones and Cancelo, will they both play, if they play, will they get something vs Leicester? Phillips also has not that great fixture vs Arsenal. Trossard, he blows hot and cold, he might get another blanking streak now, Bale, who knows will he play?

  30. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 days ago

    Who to play?

    A- Stones
    B- Cancelo

    1. artvandelay316
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      A

      1. lets talk about 6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 23 days ago

        why

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 23 days ago

          Recently more chance of attacking returns

    3. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      b

    4. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 23 days ago

      B