Spot the Differential

Three FPL differentials to consider for Double Gameweek 36

Double Gameweek 36 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 Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City 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.

LUIS DIAZ

  • FPL ownership: 3.6%
  • Price: £8.0m
  • GW36-38 fixtures: TOT + avl | sou | WOL

Luis Diaz (£8.0m) has slotted into Liverpool’s setup with ease following his January move from Porto.

The 25-year-old has been directly involved in five league goals across 10 appearances – scoring three and assisting two – and his performance against Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final summed up his season: he came on at half-time but was still the man of the match.

As a result of those displays, it now feels like Diaz is part of Jurgen Klopp’s strongest XI.

That certainly doesn’t guarantee two starts in Double Gameweek 36, especially given the timing of next weekend’s FA Cup final, but 110-120 minutes across both matches could be enough to haul. His impact as a substitute is also worth noting: already this season, he has returned against Everton and Villarreal from the bench.

Since his arrival on Merseyside, Diaz is averaging 3.66 shots per 90 minutes in the Premier League. Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) is the only member of the Liverpool squad who averages a higher rate, while his 3.82 expected goals (xG) is another encouraging statistic.  

As for Liverpool, they are undefeated in 15 Premier League outings – netting 36 goals in the process – as they chase down a historic quadruple. And while the defensive data for Gameweek 36 opponents Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa suggests neither will roll over, matchups against Emerson Royal (£4.5m) and an advanced Matty Cash (£5.3m) does feel appealing for the Reds’ left-winger.

Diaz is an intriguing differential for the run-in, and could be an explosive option for those willing to gamble on his minutes.

YERRY MINA

  • FPL ownership: 0.3%
  • Price: £4.9m
  • GW36-38 fixtures: lei + wat | BRE + CRY | ars

Yerry Mina (£4.9m) was back in the Everton starting XI in Gameweek 35 after he was rested for the defeat to Liverpool the previous weekend.

The Colombian international has only recently returned from a long-term quad issue and is being carefully managed, but has now had a clear week of training before making the trip to Leicester City on Sunday.

In his two outings since his return to fitness, it’s no coincidence the Toffees are unbeaten, with his presence in defence shoring up a backline that has struggled so often this season.

“With Yerry, I’m delighted he’s come back into the fray in terms of his fitness. You can see that leadership, presence and personality he brings. He is a big leader for us. It was great to see him play like that.” – Frank Lampard on Yerry Mina

Mina’s goal threat was a key part of his appeal when Everton spent £28m on him, having scored three headed goals for Colombia during their 2018 World Cup campaign. And it’s that potential from set-pieces that could be key in Double Gameweek 36, with opponents Leicester and Watford both susceptible to conceding chances from dead-ball situations.

Everton’s away form is a concern as they get set for two games on the road, but confidence is on the up following their 1-0 win over Chelsea, which moved them back within two points of Burnley and Leeds United, having played a game fewer.

Mina looks like an ideal gamble for the run-in, and could be set to put his threat inside the box to good use in Double Gameweek 36.

RIYAD MAHREZ

Three FPL differentials to consider for Gameweek 24 and beyond
  • FPL ownership: 4.2%
  • Price: £8.6m
  • GW36-38 fixtures: NEW + wol | whu | AVL

Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) has been in excellent goalscoring form for Manchester City this season.

The Algerian is the club’s overall top scorer with 24 goals in all competitions – next in the list is Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) with 15 – and clearly gives Pep Guardiola’s side something unique in attack.

Notably, only Salah can trump Mahrez’s 0.87 expected goal involvement (xGI) per minutes in 2021/22, whilst penalties are another nice route to points if City are handed a spot-kick.

NameGoalsStartsGoals per 90Mins-per-goalTotal shots
Mahrez11130.71127.157
De Bruyne11210.5317063
Sterling10210.46193.953

Riyad Mahrez has scored 11 goals in 13 Premier League starts in 2021/22

Of course, the above doesn’t necessarily mean Mahrez will start both matches in Double Gameweek 36, but like Diaz, it does feel like he has now worked his way into the best XI, which should ensure plenty of minutes during the run-in.

Man City now face Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers knowing they can’t slip up in the title race, which offers huge potential for their assets to haul in Double Gameweek 36 and beyond.

A move for any City midfielder this week certainly carries risk, but Mahrez’s potential is clear when handed minutes, which makes him such an exciting differential for the remainder of the season.


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697 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Malinwa
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Is Thiago Silva a good alternative for White? Chelsea got some interesting upcoming fixtures.

  2. Brehmeren
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    So Richarlison now a doubt.. hmm

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No

      1. Brehmeren
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        He is flagged now..

    2. MARVELLUS
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I reckon he starts, but on FH and not sure if it is worth the risk. Or aggravate it and miss next game?

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Why !!

      1. Brehmeren
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Lampard: Sore ankle, "hopefully he'll be fine".

      2. mdm
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Didn't train

  3. Dynamic Duos
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bb, past caring now it is a horrible chip

    Foster
    TAA Cancelo Royal
    Salah Son Mount Coutinho Maddison
    Richarlison Watkins

    Pickford Nketiah Lamptey Johnson

    Thoughts?

  4. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Which is better?

    A- 4-3-3 with Richarlison
    B- 4-4-2 with Gordon

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

  5. No Salah
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Mount to Foden for -4?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No

    2. European Bob
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No

    3. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No, doubt Foden will even start against Newcastle

  6. tinear
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    A) -12 with BB
    Kane to Richarlison
    Kulu to Mahrez/Foden
    Schar to Laporte
    Gelhardt to Nketiah

    B)-8 with BB
    Kane to Nketiah
    Kulu to KdB
    Schar to Matip

    Team is:

    Ramsdale
    TAA Alonso Cancelo Cash
    Salah Mount Saka Maddison
    Kane Mateta

    Dubravka Kulu Gelhardt Schar
    1ft, 0.3 itb

    1. Bobby's Teeth
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      In a similar boat, however would worry for your team without any Spurs - I would retain Kulu and maybe try to get Son in (if you are set on Kane to Richarlison)

      1. tinear
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        FH37 and now trying to get City in for 36

        1. Bobby's Teeth
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Got it, what about GW 38 then? Spurs play Norwich

          1. tinear
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Thinking of KdB to Son

            1. Bobby's Teeth
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Fair enough. One last thought - would probably sell Maddison over Kulu (Leicester have nothing to play for)

  7. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Have white saiss broja in my bb team. Take -8 ? Am 5k rank.

    1. European Bob
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Depends what your starting 11 is without doing it

      1. European Bob
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Ignore this idiot, you said BB. Who would you get?

        1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Lol

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Depends on the ins.

  8. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Repost

    My options are down to 2, please help me decide which one?
    Aiming to do the transfers today and log off...

    A- Kane-Havertz > Jesus-Son
    B- Havertz> Foden

    1. cheese XL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

    2. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A

    3. European Bob
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

    4. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers All

  9. Fake Madrid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Got a free hit left, what should I do keep or do some changes to the team below?

    Schmeichel

    Robertson James TAA (vc) Matip

    Mount Kulusevski Havertz Son (c) Maddison

    Kane

    Subs: Raya White Mateta Broja

  10. European Bob
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Werner to Jesus (FT)?

    1. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

    2. MFC86
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Easy yes

  11. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Gtg or take a hit or two? 1.8 itb

    Ramsdale
    TAA VVD James
    Salah Son Raphinha Saka
    Nkethia Watkins Pukki

    Sa Coady Ramsey Doherty

    1. European Bob
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Would've said Pukki to Rich but with the doubt I'll say gtg

    2. tokara
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Gtg

  12. AdamJ91
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Plan to BB; G2G?

    1FT; 0.8ITB

    Schmeichel, Foster
    TAA, Cancelo, Robbo, Laporte, Cash
    Salah, Mount, Havertz, Zaha, KDH
    Jesus, Pukki, Nketiah.

    1. Bobby's Teeth
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Comfortable with no Spurs? Rest looks good.

  13. HM2
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Chasing ML rival who has Schmeichal:

    a) Sa > Schmeichal (-4)
    b) Sa > Pickford (-4)
    c) Keep Sa

    1. Robson-Canoe
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Keep Sa

  14. FF Dirtbag
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Is white out?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I think he'll miss Leeds and play against Spurs.

  15. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    If you have Cancelo would u get
    A- Alonso
    B - Laporte
    C - Dias

    1. Catastrophe
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I've gone for C (have James so dont want Alonso)

    2. MARVELLUS
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      C

    3. European Bob
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      C

    4. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      C

    5. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Cheeers

  16. cheese XL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Ideas please.
    1fh left, will likely use in 37
    1ft,1.0itb

    Foster (Sa)
    TAA Cancelo Rudiger (Schar white)
    Saka Salah Havertz* Mount* Gordon
    Kane Watkins (greenwood)

    A) Kane & Havertz ➡️ KDB & Richarlison (-4)
    B) Kane, Havertz & mount ➡️ Nketiah, KDB & Son (-8)
    C) Havertz & Mount ➡️ Maddison & Foden (-4)
    D) Havertz & Kane ➡️ KDB & Jesus (-4)
    E) fh in 36
    F) something else

    Keeper switch worth an extra -4?

    Thanks in advance

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      D

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      D

  17. HM2
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Where there any Pep updates on KDB?

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      He's fine, tactical sub

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        But did he actually say that? He certainly didn’t look himself

        1. MARVELLUS
          • 13 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          He did, check the tweets

          1. HM2
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Great, thanks!

        2. Ruinenlust
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          He’s always like that in big games

  18. MARVELLUS
    • 13 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Taking into account the slight doubt with Rich, who would you rather have this week?

    A) Rich Gordon
    B) Pukki Nketiah

  19. GE
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    What would you do here with 2FT?
    On BB, no other chips left.

    (2FT, 0.2 itb)

    Schmeichel/Foster
    TAA/Robbie/Cancelo/Laporte/Alonso
    Salah/KDB/Kulu/Mount/Gordon
    Nkietah/Dennis/Pukki

  20. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Kane + Barnes + Willock + White TO Nketiah + KDB + Gordon + Laporte/Dias (-8)

    FH 37.

    Thoughts?

  21. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    White to holgate for a hit to bench boost?

    1. mdm
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Each will play one

  22. Legohair
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Best move here?

    Ramsdale
    TAA-Cancelo-Laporte-E.Royal
    Salah-Saka-Kulusevski-Mount-KDH
    Kane

    Sanchez, Tarkowski, Weghorst, Greenwood
    1 FT 2.5 itb

    A. Weghorst to Richarlison
    B. KDH to Maddison
    C. KDH& Weghorst to Maddison&Nketiah
    D. Kulusevski & Weghorst to Richarlison & Maddison
    ???

  23. gmando2011
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Free Hit this week is tough, so many good defenders... is my order correct??

    1. Cancelo
    2. Alonso
    3. TAA
    4. James
    5. Laporte
    6. Robertson
    7. Dias
    8. Rudiger
    9. VVD
    10. Azpi

    1. gmando2011
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      out of these - whose potentially gonna get a rest 1 game

      1. Cancelo
      2. Alonso
      3. TAA - R
      4. James - R
      5. Laporte
      6. Robertson - R
      7. Dias
      8. Rudiger
      9. VVD
      10. Azpi - R

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        TAA had his rest

  24. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    So no news on DCL?

  25. mdm
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Matip or Alonso?

    1. Robson-Canoe
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I'd go for Alonso for the attacking threat

  26. Robson-Canoe
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    What combination on a FH do you prefer?
    A) KDB Saka Robbo
    B) Mahrez Son VVD

  27. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Pukki or Cash as first sub?

  28. TeddiPonza
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    FH in 37 so looking at 36 and 37 together. Which option is best?

    A. Maddison in 36 and 38 (EVE NOR SOU)
    B. Foden in 36 and 38 for -4 hit (NEW wol AVL)
    C. Coutinho in 36 (bur LIV) and Foden in 38 (AVL)

    Thanks

    1. King of Kings.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I would and am going A

      1. TeddiPonza
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Sounds sensible. Foden rotation risk for Newcastle and also means extra transfer in 38 if needed

  29. King of Kings.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Who would you keep out of these two?

    A - Rudiger
    B - James

    1. mdm
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

      1. King of Kings.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Not reckon he gets rested against Leeds?

    2. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Rudiger. More likely to survive a heavy rotation vs Leeds.

      1. King of Kings.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I think I agree....

    3. MyNameIsBigManRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

  30. gart888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    BB active. Have 3.1 ITB. Anything worth a hit?

    Schmeichel Foster
    Alonso Matip Cancelo Laporte Trent
    Salah KDB(C) Martinelli Mount Gordon
    Nketiah Dennis Pukki