Spot the Differential

Coleman a tempting FPL differential with creativity and clean sheet potential

Blank Gameweek 36 is almost upon us, so it’s time to have a look at some more differential options for the weekend and beyond.

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

As always, to qualify, the player must have a Fantasy Premier League ownership of 5% or less at the time of writing.

Seamus Coleman

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  • FPL ownership: 2.9%
  • Price: £4.9m
  • GW36-38 fixtures: SHU | WOL | mci

With five clean sheets and two assists in his last seven appearances, plus an appealing next two fixtures, veteran full-back Seamus Coleman (£4.9m) could be a solid, under-the-radar pick.

Given his age and history with injuries, he isn’t a guaranteed starter every game but remains the club’s captain and a crucial part of this Everton side.

In recent matches, Carlo Ancelotti’s team selection has often meant that both Coleman and Lucas Digne (£6.2m) have been deployed as wing-backs in a 3-5-2 formation, where they provide the width and an attacking outlet on the flanks. That’s enabled them to concentrate on getting forward to support the attack, which has coincided with the no. 23 taking up some of his most advanced positions of the season so far.

His ability to create has caught the eye, too.

Amongst team-mates over the last six Gameweeks, Coleman ranks joint-top for chances created with 11, which is level with Digne despite fewer minutes, and second for expected assists (xA). It’s also worth noting that he came agonisingly close to scoring late on at West Ham United last weekend, only to be thwarted by a last-ditch block.

Overall, it has been a good season for Everton, who sit eighth in the Premier League table ahead of back-to-back home matches against relegated Sheffield United and mid-table Wolverhampton Wanderers. Encouragingly for owners of the Toffees’ defensive assets, both opponents rank in the bottom four for big chances and expected goals (xG) since the turn of the year.

Coleman has delivered a string of impressive displays of late, and given his fixtures, could be the pick of the budget defenders for the next two rounds.

Dwight McNeil

  • FPL ownership: 0.5%
  • Price: £5.7m
  • GW36-38 fixtures: LEE | LIV | shu

Dwight McNeil (£5.7m) has been one of Burnley’s standout performers in recent months, developing into his side’s main creative outlet.

Over the last six Gameweeks, he sits top at Turf Moor for chances created, big chances created, crosses and final-third touches, while amongst all Premier League midfielders, only Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) has a higher xA total.

That upturn in form has coincided with an increased attacking output from Sean Dyche’s side, which has seen them score in each of their last nine games. During that time, Chris Wood (£6.4m) and Matej Vydra (£4.8m) have thrived as a strike partnership in Burnley’s 4-4-2, which is encouraging for McNeil, who now has two confident forwards capable of converting his chances. Crucially, the winger also has a share of set-pieces.

From a position in the Premier League’s relegation places in mid-December, Burnley have put together an impressive run to remain in the division. Up next is a home encounter against Leeds United, a game McNeil’s crossing from deeper zones is perfectly suited to, before they welcome back supporters for the first time in over a year against Liverpool in Gameweek 37. However, the real appeal lies in Gameweek 38, when they end their season at relegated Sheffield United.

McNeil has been a major influence in Burnley’s improved form, and could be an effective midfield differential for the remainder of the season.

Sergio Reguilón

  • FPL ownership: 4.4%
  • Price: £5.6m
  • GW36-38 fixtures: WOL | AVL | lei

Sergio Reguilón (£5.6m) has made a real impact at Tottenham Hotspur this season.

The Spanish full-back joined Spurs from Real Madrid last summer and has since made 24 Premier League appearances. During that time, he’s provided five assists and largely made the left-back spot his own.

In Ryan Mason’s first match in charge against Southampton in Double Gameweek 32, Reguilón was heavily involved in the final third as he assisted Son Heung-min’s (£9.6m) disallowed goal before winning the penalty that won the match. He ended the game with more opposition half touches than any other player on the pitch and carried that form into Gameweek 34, when he set up Harry Kane (£11.8m) for a good first-half chance and then went close himself with a curled effort.

While Spurs’ defence has often been criticised, it’s worth noting that only Chelsea and Manchester City have conceded fewer goals on home turf this season. That’s relevant with Wolves and Aston Villa travelling to north London next, both of whom have been more susceptible to giving up chances from their right flank in recent matches.  

In a relatively short space of time, Reguilón has proven he has the ability to thrive in the Premier League, and with the possibility of attacking returns and clean sheets, could be a nice pickup for those in search of a differential.

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  1. Luton_Fan
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Pick 1. Son, mahrez or ings?

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I’d be tempted for that order

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Son

    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Son

    4. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Son

    5. No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I did -8 and picked all 3 lol

  2. Sal8
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Meslier
    Dallas coufal keane phillips
    Salah jota lingard son
    Bamford kane

    Subs Henderson fernandes holding nacho. 0m itb 1 ft

    G2G and save transfer?

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Gtg

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      GTG

    3. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      G2g

    4. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Gtg

  3. Catastrophe
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A) DCL, Raphinha, Digne
    B) DCL, Mahrez, Coleman
    C) DCL, Mahrez, Dallas
    D) Wood, Mahrez, Digne

    Have no Everton or City coverage, and only Llorente from Leeds.

    Thinking Everton defence for SHU this week and would then get Dallas in GW37.

    Cheers

    1. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      C

      1. Catastrophe
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers

    2. Miro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      C

      1. Catastrophe
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Ta.

  4. Werner Bremen
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    A for Antonio

    B for Bamford

    W for Wood

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Baw

    2. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I have gone for Antionio but there is a case for any of them to be honest.

      1. Dr Ennet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        *Antonio

  5. C_G
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    guys i took a -8 and came up with this:

    Martinez

    TAA Ward Dallas

    Lingard El Ghazi Son Salah Jota

    DCL Kane

    Did I make a huge mistake?

    I did Vardy + Greenwood + Castagne ----> Dallas + Son + DCL

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      It’s too late to ask so why ask?

      To answer, no, gold players in for players that won’t play this week.

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      If you've done it already then no point dwelling on it now.

      FWIW I think you made some good moves

  6. S I L V E R F O X
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I feel that Watkins is going to score Two past Palace, stats don't take in consideration that he had a one match ban after sent off at United.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I can only hope lol.

  7. RooneyforLife
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any news on why Mane didn't start yesterday ?

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Rotated

    2. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      And his petulance at the end of the game wont help his cause this week. I have taken him out of my FH team because of it.

  8. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Sorry no replies

    Guys need your help

    Forster Mendy*
    Taa digne coady shaw * veltman*
    Salah siggy elghazi lingz bruno*
    Kane dcl nacho*

    Am 60 points ahead in ml , rival have son dallas

    A) veltman bruno son dallas -4?
    B) Bruno to son free and start coady
    C) nacho shaw to dallas Bamford -4.

    Suggestion needed guys.

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      If you are ahead, block. But where is the fun in that?

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Winning the ml is also fun 🙂

    2. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Would probably go A mate.

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks bro

    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      C....

      Or B if you really don't wanna take a hit

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks

  9. Foozeball
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    thoughts on this FH team?

    Martinez
    TAA - Digne - Stones
    Salah - Son - Jota - Foden
    Kane - Bamford - Watkins

    McCarthy, Dallas, Lingard, Mitchell

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I think there must be a risk on Jota if Klopp heals those rifts with Mane and decides to start him. As a result of it, I am avoiding both Jota and Mane on FH. Have Salah (who could also be rested though i dont think so). Firmino surely starts after two goals.

  10. S I L V E R F O X
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    I don't think Kane will be at his best, and his limelight will be taken by Bale who will score atleast 2x

    1. Luton_Fan
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Im hoping for this. Bale cap for me

    2. demob
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      He's going for golden Boot ya don't think teammates will be trying to help. You right Bale doesn't give AF about that tho haha

  11. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Hi all just a quickie Ineacho to Antonio minus 4 worth it or play with 10 men

    1. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I would probably go for it.

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers mate its for the last few games good luck

        1. Dr Ennet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Thanks! You too!

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I’m doing similar

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yeah why not I've not taken many hits this season

    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yeah it's worth the hit. West ham have an extra game and far better fixtures than Leicester

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers mate

    4. Mweene
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'd never buy Antonio due to his hamstrings but I'm sure he can last 3 games.

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Fingers crossed

  12. demob
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    FH team.. Any brutal honestly appreciated.

    Pickford
    TAA Phillips Digne Dallas
    Salah Mahrez Son
    Kane(c) DCL Bamf

    Fodder keeper/Raph/gundo/coufal

    1. Boly Would
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I'd play Raph over Phillips

      1. Dr Ennet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        This

      2. demob
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks yeah.. I'm needing to keep one eye on my h2h rival though as we're in playoffs. He's going to have 3 Liverpool def and knowing him he's gonna capt TAA

  13. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Would really appreciate some help with my team

    Mendy Forster
    Shaw TAA Rudiger Diop Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Lingard Jota 4.2
    Vardy Nacho Kane

    1. demob
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      How many transfers you got etc?
      Get rid of Mendy and Vardy for a minus 4 if necessary. Consider taking a minus 8 or more.. You gonna blank hard anyway might as well go for it

  14. asquishypotato
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Fernandes replacement

    Chasing a 50 point lead on a league leader who has Son but not Salah

    Do I go Son for safety?
    Or Bale to chase (who I had for his hat trick prior to the double)

    1. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      If you are chasing I would go for Bale.

      1. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Yeh, nothing else left to play for other then this league so may as well go for ut

      2. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        This

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

      Bale or something unexpected yet possibly powerful like captaining Mahrez tonight

  15. Bennyboy1907
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Which defended for 4.0 starts this week? Only need him for this week

    1. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I think Mitchell is your best bet mate.

      1. Bennyboy1907
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Or struijkk?

        1. Dr Ennet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          There is a risk with Struijk as well. Toss a coin 🙂

          1. Boly Would
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 3 months ago

            Yeah there's a chance Struijk sits this one out if Cooper's back

    2. demob
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Mitchell maybe dropped after last match.. Struijk could work

  16. Dr Ennet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Good morning!

    Any glaring errors on my FH team? Bench correct?

    Ederson (Button)
    Dallas / TAA / Digne
    Salah(c) / Son / Mahrez / Foden
    Kane / DCL / Antonio

    Subs: Lingard / Godfrey / Philips

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. Boly Would
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I currently have the same outfield 10, so I love it.
      Bench is good

      1. Dr Ennet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers mate 🙂

    2. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Looks good

      1. Dr Ennet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Thanks! 🙂

    3. Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Looks good, prefer Wood to Antonio.

      1. Dr Ennet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Cheers for your input! Find it hard to nail that last striker spot - Antonio, Wood or Bamford. Could go either way. 🙂

        1. Catastrophe
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Down to luck really 🙂 I don't like how early Bamford gets taken off and Antonio is quite hot and cold, and injury prone. Wood's form is ridiculous! But he's clearly over-performing and due a blank...

  17. VaVaVoom14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Does Jota start against West Brom?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Will ask Klopp, bare with.

      1. VaVaVoom14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 3 months ago

        What did he say?

    2. Dr Jekyll
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      I think so on current form. Mane seemed to be sulking with Klopp strangely at the end of the Man U match

    3. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Hopefully

  18. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Forster (assuming he doesn’t play)
    TAA Dallas Coleman
    Salah Lingard JWP Son
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Mendy Shaw Holding Greenwood

    Currently on -8...

    1. Mendy >> Ederson -12
    2. Hold (play with no GK) -8

    Thanks all.

  19. b91jh
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Dallas or Digne for the last 3?
    - Dallas will start all 3
    - Could be Holding/AWB(if not rested) to comes in for 38 if picking Digne

    1. Mweene
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Probably Dallas purely for goal threat.

      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Dallas

  20. Jdpz
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Raphinha or Saint-Maximine?

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Raph

    2. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Raph

  21. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 months ago

    All set here?

    0 FT 0 ITB

    Martinez
    TAA Digne Targett
    Salah (C) Son Jota Lingard
    Kane (VC) DCL Bamford

    Fabri - Mitchell ESR* Shaw*

    1. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Yep. Good to go.

  22. rhysmd
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Really struggling on captain choice - chasing down a 30point margin in my ML...

    Guaita
    Trent Digne Struijk Creswell
    Son Lingard Eze
    Kane Bamford Watkins

    Any inspiration!?

  23. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Can't afford to swap Forster for anyone so I'm potentially just fielding 10 this week, but how does it look? Who's the best captain choice?

    Forster
    Coufal - Trent - Coleman
    Salah (c) - Son - Lingard - Raphina
    DCL - Kane - Vydra

    Bench: Mendy - Veltman - Rudiger - Bruno

    1. Mweene
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      What about Mendy to Pickford or Meslier?

      1. Kodap
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        Could do, it would be for a -8 as I've already taken a -4 hit this week, worth it or no?

        1. Mweene
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 3 months ago

          Oh right - probably not then.

    2. Boly Would
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Looks a good 10 and agree with capt choice

  24. C_G
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    i took a -8 and came up with this:

    Martinez

    TAA Ward Dallas

    Lingard El Ghazi Son Salah Jota

    DCL Kane

    Did I make a huge mistake?

    I did Vardy + Greenwood + Castagne ----> Dallas + Son + DCL

  25. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Have Shaw, Trent, Dallas, Rudiger and Castagne.
    Would you rather do; Castangne to:

    1. Coleman to basically use him for GW 36 alone
    2. Coufal for GW 36 and possibly GW 38 because Shaw might not play with Europa League Final so close and Rudiger playing a tricky Leicester team

    Will probably do Iheanacho to Antonio next week and DCL to Chris Wood in GW 38

  26. Erdogan
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Worth gamble on Aguero for the last few games? Is he going to start?

  27. Tibbs
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Finding captain choice tough this week, currently 100k OR:

    Salah/ Kane - presumably the safer choices
    DCL - In OK form and playing SHU
    Zaha - Outside the box, have a feeling as Zaha always puts himself in the shop window towards end of season

    Thoughts?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Salah for me

    2. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Salah for me as well.

  28. Fantasydreamer
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Bench 1 from below

    A. Dias
    B. Gundogan
    C. Watkins
    D. Antonio

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Tough, probably A

    2. Tibbs
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      A

    3. Dr Ennet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Agree with Traction. Tough choice but I would probably also go with A.

  29. Traction Engine Foot
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Any of these -4s worth it or good to go? Play Targett or Pereira (WBA one)?

    A Jota to Son
    B Iheanacho to Antonio

    Sanchez
    Dallas TAA Digne Targett
    Salah Jota Lingard Raphinha
    DCL Kane

    Henderson Pereira Iheanacho Castagne

  30. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 months ago

    Greenwood to Mahrez worth a -4. Have Bruno benched.

    1. Zladan
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 3 months ago

      Probably worth keeping Mason for Fulham next week

      1. Dr Ennet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 3 months ago

        This.