Differential Potential – Gameweek 32

Simple fact: a good differential pick is the difference between winning a crucial Fantrax matchup 99% of the time. It’s all very well (and also, essential) having a core of top players. However, that low ownership gem that no one thought of can, more often than not, be the difference between a narrow loss and a convincing win which leaves your rivals in awe of your football knowledge.

Each week on Fantasy Football 92, we pick a full eleven consisting of low ownership players which you can help yourselves to in your league in order to (hopefully) grab yourself the win. All of our differentials are 60% owned or lower.

You can see how we got on last week right here!

Here’s our lineup for Gameweek 32, good luck!

Goalkeeper

Mat Ryan – 40% owned

Brighton’s stopper from down under gets my vote this week. At home to Southampton, Mat Ryan should have plenty of opportunities to make saves while the Saints less than clinical nature leaves a good chance for a clean sheet. Picking and holding Ryan ahead of Brighton’s busy fixture schedule could be a shrewd move.

GW32 score: 0

Defenders

Jeffrey Schlupp – 53% owned

The fact Jeffrey Schlupp is still eligible for a differential eleven is madness! The Ghanaian “defender” has found favour in Crystal Palace’s midfield and his attacking and defensive contributions have seen him score double figures in four of his last six games (two of them being over 20). Fixtures don’t come more favourable than this week’s (Huddersfield at home) and if Wilfried Zaha is indeed absent, he may even start in a forward role. If he’s available in your league, you’d be mad not to pick him up.

GW32 score: 18

Yan Valery – 11% owned

Goals in his last two games have turned Yan Valery from an unknown to a genuine fantasy asset. The Southampton youngster has made that full back spot his own since the departure of Cedric Soares and is shown exactly why new boss Hassenhutl trusts him. A trip to Brighton is the start of a nice run-in for the Saints who will fancy their chances of beating the drop.

GW32 score: 13

Wes Morgan – 6% owned

With Harry Maguire suspended, Wes Morgan will almost certainly come into the Leicester lineup to face Bournemouth this weekend. Captain Morgan chipped in with a priceless late winner at Burnley last time out and will fancy more FPL returns in a winnable fixture. An ownership of 6% makes Morgan a nice differential.

GW32: 20

Midfielders

Anthony Knockaert – 58% owned

Last time we tipped Anthony Knockaert he rewarded us in style. I’m expecting similar returns this time as the continued absence of Pascal Gross should see his involvement in set pieces significantly enhance. The game against Southampton is a big one!

GW32 score: 12

Manuel Lanzini – 59% owned

The Argentinean magician is still just under the differential threshold! Manuel Lanzini picked up his first attacking return of the season last time out after winning a penalty against penalty. More of the same against Everton, please.

GW32 score: 4

Ainsley Maitland Niles – 8% owned

The low ownership of Ainsley Maitland Niles doesn’t surprise me as he is hardly the most fashionable pick. However, he was many people’s man of the match during the win over Manchester United and also scored his first Arsenal goal in the Europa League win over Rennes. Maitland Niles should have plenty of license to get forward from right wing back against Newcastle on Monday night.

GW32 score: 3.5

Robbie Brady – 11% owned

The first real gamble of this week’s eleven. FPL darling Robbie Brady has struggled to get into the Burnley eleven this season, due to his own fitness and the form of Dwight McNeil. He has, however, managed to get some more minutes under his belt during the Internationals with the Republic of Ireland and with Johann Berg Gudmundsson struggling with a knock, this could be Brady’s chance to remind Sean Dyche what he can do.

GW32 score: 0

Max Meyer – 20% owned

And here is our second gamble. Max Meyer has failed to nail down a starting place since joining Crystal Palace but has shone in fits and starts. If Wilfried Zaha fails to recover in time, Meyer could easily be one of those who benefits and would be an excellent differential. Like a said, a massive gamble!

GW32 score: 4.5

Forwards

Ashley Barnes – 60% owned

Bang on the 60% mark, I fear this could be the last time I can select Ashley Barnes in a differential team. He’s been heroic!

GW32 score: 4.5

Dominic Calvert Lewin – 35% owned

DCL is finally being given his chance at Everton and, at the moment, his taking it well. I fully expect goals galore to be the order of the day between West Ham and Everton. If Calvert Lewin is amongst them I wouldn’t be surprised.

GW32 score: 10

Total score: 89.5

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