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
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Pick 1. Son, mahrez or ings?

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I’d be tempted for that order

    2. Il Capitano
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Son

      • House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Son

      • Dr Ennet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Son

      • No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I did -8 and picked all 3 lol

    3. Sal8
        2 months, 15 days 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
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Gtg

        2. Il Capitano
            2 months, 15 days ago

            GTG

          • asquishypotato
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            G2g

          • Dr Ennet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Gtg

        3. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 15 days 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
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            C

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Cheers

          2. Miro
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            C

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Ta.

        4. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          A for Antonio

          B for Bamford

          W for Wood

          1. asquishypotato
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Baw

          2. Dr Ennet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days 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
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              *Antonio

        5. C_G
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days 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
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days 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
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days 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
            2 months, 15 days 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
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I can only hope lol.

          • RooneyforLife
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Any news on why Mane didn't start yesterday ?

            1. Luton_Fan
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Rotated

            2. Fit_to_drop
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days 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.

          • SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days 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
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

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

              1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Winning the ml is also fun 🙂

            2. Dr Ennet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Would probably go A mate.

              1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Thanks bro

            3. House Frey Wedding Planner
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              C....

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

              1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Thanks

          • Foozeball
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days 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
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days 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.

          • S I L V E R F O X
              2 months, 15 days 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
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Im hoping for this. Bale cap for me

              2. demob
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days 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

            • Jack Burton
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days 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
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I would probably go for it.

                1. Jack Burton
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Cheers mate its for the last few games good luck

                  1. Dr Ennet
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Thanks! You too!

              2. asquishypotato
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I’m doing similar

                1. Jack Burton
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

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

              3. House Frey Wedding Planner
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days 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
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Cheers mate

              4. Mweene
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 15 days 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
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Fingers crossed

            • demob
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days 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
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                I'd play Raph over Phillips

                1. Dr Ennet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  This

                2. demob
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days 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

            • Please Answer Me
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days 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
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days 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

            • asquishypotato
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 15 days 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
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                If you are chasing I would go for Bale.

                1. asquishypotato
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

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

                2. House Frey Wedding Planner
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  This

              2. No Kane No Gain
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Bale or something unexpected yet possibly powerful like captaining Mahrez tonight

            • Bennyboy1907
                2 months, 15 days ago

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

                1. Dr Ennet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I think Mitchell is your best bet mate.

                  1. Bennyboy1907
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Or struijkk?

                      1. Dr Ennet
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

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

                        1. Boly Would
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

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

                  2. demob
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Mitchell maybe dropped after last match.. Struijk could work

                2. Dr Ennet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 15 days 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
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

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

                    1. Dr Ennet
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Cheers mate 🙂

                  2. Jack Burton
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Looks good

                    1. Dr Ennet
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Thanks! 🙂

                  3. Catastrophe
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Looks good, prefer Wood to Antonio.

                    1. Dr Ennet
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

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

                      1. Catastrophe
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 15 days 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...

                3. VaVaVoom14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Does Jota start against West Brom?

                  1. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Will ask Klopp, bare with.

                    1. VaVaVoom14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      What did he say?

                  2. Dr Jekyll
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 15 days 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 (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Hopefully

                4. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 15 days 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.

                5. b91jh
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 15 days 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
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Probably Dallas purely for goal threat.

                    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Dallas

                6. Jdpz
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Raphinha or Saint-Maximine?

                  1. Il Capitano
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Raph

                    • Dr Ennet
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Raph

                  2. Il Capitano
                      2 months, 15 days 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
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Yep. Good to go.

                    • rhysmd
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days 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!?

                    • Hryszko
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 15 days 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
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        What about Mendy to Pickford or Meslier?

                        1. Hryszko
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 15 days 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
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Oh right - probably not then.

                      2. Boly Would
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Looks a good 10 and agree with capt choice

                    • C_G
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 15 days 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

                    • Reeker
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 15 days 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

                    • Erdogan
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

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

                    • Tibbs
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 15 days 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
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Salah for me

                      2. Dr Ennet
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Salah for me as well.

                    • Fantasydreamer
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Bench 1 from below

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

                      1. Traction Engine Foot
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Tough, probably A

                      2. Tibbs
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        A

                      3. Dr Ennet
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

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

                    • Traction Engine Foot
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days 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

                    • Eastman
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

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

                      1. Zladan
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Probably worth keeping Mason for Fulham next week

                        1. Dr Ennet
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          This.