Spot the Differential

Set-piece duties and three assists in last four warrant DGW32 punt on Moura

Gameweek 32 is almost upon us which gives us an opportunity to have a look at some more differential options.

This time, we’ve selected low-owned picks at Manchester United, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur who we think have the potential to make an impact.

As always, to qualify, the player must have an ownership of 5% or less at the time of writing.

Lucas Moura

  • FPL ownership: 2.4%
  • Price: £6.6m
  • GW32-36 fixtures: eve + SOU | – | SHU | lee | WOL

Tottenham Hotspur are the only team who play twice in Double Gameweek 32, as they travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton tomorrow night, before playing Southampton at home on Wednesday.

Loading up on their assets is a no brainer, but if your budget won’t stretch to Son Heung-min (£9.4) or Harry Kane (£11.7m), or if you fancy complementing them with a differential, FPL bosses could do a lot worse than look at Lucas Moura (£6.6m).

Until last month, it felt like another patchy season for the Brazilian, as he struggled to establish himself in the starting XI. However, the 28-year-old has now started nine of the last ten league matches, providing two goals, four assists and 47 FPL points during that time. Interestingly, that’s five more than Son over the same period, and you could argue that along with Kane, he is one of Spurs’ in-form players right now.

Moura’s numbers over the last six Gameweeks are also encouraging. Among team-mates, he ranks second for chances created and joint-third for shots in the box, while no player has touched the ball more often in the final-third. Crucially, he has been taking some corners too, which could yield returns against Everton, who rank third-worst for set-piece attempts conceded over their last six home matches.

Son and Kane remain the stand-out picks in Double Gameweek 32, but Moura continues to be overlooked and could offer real value at just £6.6m.

Jarrod Bowen

  • FPL ownership: 2.3% 
  • Price: £5.9m
  • GW32-36 fixtures: new | CHE | bur | EVE | bha

With Michail Antonio (£6.6m) side-lined with a hamstring injury which could see him miss the remainder of the season, Jarrod Bowen (£5.9m) is impressing in his absence.

The 24-year-old has now scored three goals in as many games, and also provided an assist against Leicester City last time out. 

In his new role as a striker, Bowen has shown he is capable of leading the line by using his pace to make clever runs in behind the opposition’s backline. His partnership with Jesse Lingard (£6.5m) is thriving, and the duo’s movement in recent matches suggests Newcastle’s defenders could be in for a long afternoon on Saturday. It’s also worth noting that the Magpies’ have conceded more goals from counter-attacks than any other side this season, and have kept just one Premier League clean sheet at St James’ Park.

West Ham continued their charge towards Champions League football with a win in Gameweek 31 and most of their remaining matches are against teams currently in the bottom-half. In fact, the home game against Chelsea in Gameweek 33 looks to be the only fixture to be truly wary of.

Though Lingard has stolen the show since arriving in east London, Bowen is stepping up right when the Hammers need him most, and could be an effective differential for the run-in.

Mason Greenwood

How Spurs' FPL assets fared in their final match before Double Gameweek 32
  • FPL ownership: 2.1%
  • Price: £7.0m
  • GW32-36 fixtures: BUR | lee | LIV | avl | LEI

After a difficult start to the season, Mason Greenwood (£7.0m) has now scored three goals in his last four appearances.

The 19-year-old played a decisive role in Manchester United’s 3-1 win at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, as he came off the bench and provided a goal and assist.

Tactically, it was an interesting setup, with Paul Pogba (£7.6m) starting as the left-sided player in a 4-2-3-1 formation. However, as the game went on, he and Marcus Rashford (£9.5m), who Greenwood later replaced, took up narrower positions and effectively swung the clash in Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side’s favour.

If Pogba is to continue in a similar, more advanced role, where he has the vision and ability to quickly switch play, United’s right-sided forward stands to benefit most.

Rotation at clubs still involved in Europe is always a concern at this stage of the season, but Greenwood has now started eight of the last ten matches in all competitions, and with Anthony Martial (£8.6m) out injured, more opportunities should come his way.

The number 11’s push for a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the European Championships this summer could be an important factor, too, as he will need to showcase his undoubted talent during the run-in. Encouragingly, the fixtures offer him an opportunity to do exactly that, as the Red Devils now face Burnley, Leeds United and Aston Villa between Gameweek 32 and 35.

Greenwood is one of the Premier League’s brightest young stars, and with an ownership of just 2.1%, is a tempting midfield differential.

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1,023 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Should Auba miss out for long? Does that make Laca nailed on even with the Europa ?

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I would like to know this also

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Yes and no. Nkeitah and Martinelli could be used in the league to protect Lacazette if Auba is out long term.

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Thought so.

  2. ajay_kl +42
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    RMWCT. Start Coufal or Holding? Not sure on my defence

    Martinez
    Holding TAA Stones
    Saka Bruno Salah Son Lingard
    Kane Nacho

    Forster Welbeck Coufal Veltman. 0.4 in bank

    1. All de Gea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I'm starting Holding. Nice 2 bonus points last time out.

  3. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    coufal to?
    a)Alonso
    b)Castagne
    c)Reguilion

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I stick to be honest. But if forced .. take a punt on castagne

    2. Cojones of Destiny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      why sell quite attacking

  4. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Bench one:

    a) Dias (avl)
    b) Rudiger (BHA)
    c) TAA (lee)
    d) Shaw (BUR)

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Rudiger

    2. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      c

  5. Life_Ban
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Strange I always pictured Mason Greenwood to be white.

      So gents which is the best week to use the Bench Boost???

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Depends who you got. 35 maybe?

        1. Life_Ban
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Thx i need to bench boost when there are most double game weeks...this one only with spurs...do we know which teams might double on GW35?

            1. Honourvolley
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              We don’t for sure but Ben Crellin is your best bet for info.

              https://twitter.com/bencrellin/status/1382719322804658187?s=21

            2. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Pretty much everyone who has a game in hand and FA Cup semi teams I think

      2. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Do I BB?

        Or Hold for DGW35

        Kasper
        Reguilón Rid Semedo
        Salah Mount Son Traoré
        Kane Laca Iheanacho

        BB. Foster Holding Trent Jota

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Think I might if I were you

        2. cigan
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I would

        3. BERGKOP
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yes

      3. arkom
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Bench one:

        A) Phillips (leeds A)
        B) Gundogan (villa A)
        C) Watkins (city H)

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          C

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Ummmm, Phillips? Leave Gundo decision to Pep.

      4. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Is Holding a good budget pick for the run in? Seems great value at only 4.2

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yup

          1. Jellyfish
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Cheers - thinking of doing Stones > Holding for a hit this week (already got Dias and am short of players for gw33)

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              If you are going to have to hit anyway to get out 11 for GW33 then yes

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Think I'd get Dunk first

              Average to poor one this week, then a great one in 33 and good one in 35 too. I suspect Brighton defence is a better bet than Arsenal over the next 4. Both WBA and Newcastle are less appetising than they appear.

        2. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Yeah very tempted as a cheap defender to rotate. Prefer Phillips but both good.

      5. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Bench order ok? G2G?

        Areola
        Dias Shaw Azpi Coady
        Salah Bruno Son Jota
        Kane Iheanacho

        martinez raph bamford veltman

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I think so

      6. Mcpuker777
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Mendy
          Alonso Dias Shaw TAA
          Son(v) Bruno Lingard Jota
          Kane (Tc) Nacho

          Sanchez | Rudiger | Gundo | Vydra

          Bench correct of Transfer out Gundo to G.Wood/Pogba/Moura/Maddison?
          And bench Dias?

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Gundo's gone for me so yeah. Madds probably your man.

        • Yozzer
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Gundo out for a - 4 to ?

          A Maddo
          B Mount
          C Greenwood
          D keep Gundo with Bamford first on bench

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Not a hit fan generally, but A if any

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            D

          3. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            C is what I did

          4. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            A or C

          5. Yozzer
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Much appreciated lads.

        • Hybrid Theory
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Would you bench boost this team?

          Leno
          Reguilon - TAA - Rudiger
          Lingard - Son - salah - jota
          Vardy - Nacho - Kane

          BB - Martinez - Saka - holding - Coady

          Cheers

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            I reckon so

        • Life_Ban
            3 months, 19 days ago

            The make or break of my BB is on 1 player:

            Amartey

            Do you think this dude will play???

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 19 days ago

              More likely no than yes imo

              1. Honourvolley
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Agreed with this

            2. Blandiblub
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Soyuncu is back (according to his own Twitter feed).

            3. Life_Ban
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Thanks guys very helpful

                Cancelling bench boost

                Esp finally as GW35 looks a promising one

              • Ooh Ah Cantona
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  As things stand then no. Leicester currently have three centre backs in Soyuncu, Evans and Fofana all fit along with wing backs Perreira and Castagne, all of which are ahead of Amartey.

              • g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Are Phillips & Dias correct on the bench?

                Mendy,
                Rüdiger, Shaw, Pereira
                Son, Sterling, Lingz, Jota, Bruno,
                Kane, Nacho

                Martinez, Dias, Watkins, Phillips,

                2.0

                1. Cojones of Destiny
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  i’d play dias over rudiger

              • Cojones of Destiny
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                got a feeling Kane won’t be the highest scorer despite dgw

                1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Probably not, highest scorer is always pretty hard to predict, so much variability. But, he's more likely to be the highest / within the highest few than anyone else.

                  1. Cojones of Destiny
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    agree and hope he is but if i’m right after this gw i’ll get back to ya gl )

              • MGD
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                A) Schmeichel
                B) Mendy

                I think Leicester fixtures look absolutely amazing... 🙂

                1. Cojones of Destiny
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  A

              • Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Thoughts on Reece James over Rudiger?

                1. Cojones of Destiny
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  if plays and i think he will i would

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Gets regular cameos but more upside. I'd stick with Rudi and be prepared to bench him

                  1. Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 19 days ago

                    Guess id just stick with Mendy in goal and avoid them all.

              • Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Raphinha --> Maddison/Greenwood

                or

                Bamford --> Cavani

                Thanks all!

                1. Miguel Sanchez
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Raph to Greenwood

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Similar place

                  I'd hold Bamford - good chance of a return this week. Torn on the mid choice. Both good options if it's free. Greenwood on current form I suppose

              • Blandiblub
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 19 days ago

                KDB > Bruno; or be more exciting with Greenwood / Maddison, which allows Trent in (-4)? Chasing in a minileague (rivals have Bruno and none of the others mentioned). Iheanacho for a -8 (seems excessive).

                1. KUNingas
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Greenwood

                2. @johnnyteams
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Having been looking hard at Maddison myself (for Bruno). Think he will hit the ground running when he returns - and then of course there is all of that extra cash 🙂

              • KANTEnders
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                BB this lot or TC Kane in GW32?

                Forster, mendy
                TAA,Holding,Dias,Rudiger,Coady
                Son,Salah,JLingz,Jota,Mahrez
                Bamford,Kane,Iheanacho

                Cheers!

                1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Nah. Hold.

              • KUNingas
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Bench one

                A) Dias (avl)
                B) Holding (FUL)
                C) Rudiger (BHA) (Mendy as GK)

                1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  C

              • rnrd
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Leicester fans, how do you think the foxes will line-up with Maddison and Soy back?
                Iheanacho seems undroppable at the moment so is a 3-4-1-2 the preferred option with a back three of Fofana-Evans-Soy and then Pereira and Castagne as wing back, Ndidi and Tilemans the middle and Maddison as a 10 behind Nacho and Vardy?

                at least until Barnes is back (he's still a few weeks away according to Rogers)?

              • Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Play one

                A. Areola
                B. Martinez

                1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  B

              • Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                9 out of first 11 scout picks ... never a good sign, template or not.

              • Hazz
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                First on bench?

                A) Bamford
                B) Dallas

                Don't really see Bamford coming on but there's definitely always a chance.

                Also have Dunk. Third on bench?

              • Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Thoughts on Leicester defence? Shipped quite some goals now. One to avoid?

                1. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Went for Schmeichel myself. Good fixtures.

              • dabber7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Please chaps, already have TAA and Shaw in my defence, do I also start ...

                A) Coufal (Newcastle A)
                or
                B) Dallas (Liverpool H)

                Many thanks for your help!

                1. Dr. Rog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  2-0
                  1-3

              • Tinmen
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Which one should I bench folks?

                Gundy
                Stones
                Dallas

                1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Stones

                2. Whatever100
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 19 days ago

                  Most likely stones will either play the the whole game or not at all so may as well play him.

              • Razor425
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Should I BB this squad - BB was the original plan but Raphina potentially being out has me doubting it slightly?

                Leno, Forster
                Holding, Shaw, Rudiger, Fofana, TAA
                Salah, Jota, Lingard, Son, Raphina
                Kane, Ihenacho, Lacazette

                Bench most likely Forster, Holding, Raphina, Shaw/Fofana/Lingard

              • Fernandito
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 19 days ago

                Neto to Greenwood worth a -4? or just bench and play one of Holding/Fofana