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 33, good luck!
Vicente Guaita – 15% owned
It’s hard to resist the doubles. This Differential XI will feature a few Crystal Palace and Chelsea players that wouldn’t normally get a look in! Vicente Guaita scored well against Huddersfield last week, making five saves in a score of 18.5 points. Trips to Tottenham and Newcastle in Gameweek 33 should give plenty of chances for save points.
GW33 score: 32.25 points
Jeffrey Schlupp – 58% owned
I know, him again. We’ve been banging on about Jeffrey Schlupp for a couple of months now but it’s easy to see why. His score of 18 last week was the 5th double figure haul in a run of seven games and the Ghanaian is right up there with Fantrax’s in form players. The double fixture is too difficult to ignore, Schlupp gets the nod again.
GW33 score: 13.75 points
Adam Masina – 1% owned
The first in a series of gambles this week but that’s what we’re here for! Watford are expected to rotate heavily tonight against Fulham ahead of their FA cup semi final at the weekend. Ageing full back Jose Holebas will surely be one of this given a break, meaning Adam Masina could get a chance at left back. Like I say, it’s purely a hunch but one that could pay dividends.
GW33 score: 0 points
Ben Davies – 56% owned
Hunch number two. Poch loves to rotate those full backs. As Danny Rose got the nod at Anfield at the weekend, surely Ben Davies will get the chance against Crystal Palace in midweek with the games coming thick and fast. Could be an outstanding differential if this hunch is correct
GW33 score: 14.5 points
Ruben Loftus Cheek – 27% owned
I get the feeling there will be uproar at Stamford Bridge if Ruben Loftus Cheek doesn’t start at least one of the games in Chelsea’s double gameweek. Loftus Cheek did himself no harm at the weekend, coming off the bench to head home the winner as Neil Warnock tried not to explode from the touchline. Chelsea fans aren’t shy in letting their opinions known about Mauricio Sarri and Loftus Cheek is one of those that they’d like to see a lot more of. We’ll get to the the other one of those in question a bit later…
GW33 score: 43 points
Harvey Barnes – 41% owned
Harvey Barnes has experienced a dip in form in recent weeks. What better way to put things right than a trip to already relegated Huddersfield. Should one of our differential favourites get rested or even dropped, Rachid Ghezzal could be an even better pick if it’s him that gets the nod.
GW33 score: 4.5 points
Bernard – 29% owned
We finally got a glimpse of what Bernard can do in Gameweek 32. The Brazilian looked very much like a Brazilian as his twinkle toes dazzled the Hammers at the London Stadium. Could this be the start of a purple patch at the end of the season? Everton’s game at home to Arsenal should be a fairly open one which would suit Bernard perfectly.
GW33 score: 11.5 points
Juninho Bacuna – 4% owned
Those in deeper leagues looking for an uber differential, Juninho Bacuna may be your man. As bad as Huddersfield have been all season, Bacuna has been one of their better players. One of the few players that seems to be able to dribble past an appoint, the livewire midfielder seems to score well in the Fantrax format, averaging 12 points per match over his last three matches. With relegation finally confirmed, will Huddersfield start playing with a bit more freedom and prove that they deserved to be a Premier League team?
GW33 score: 2 points
Callum Hudson Odoi – 13% owned
The other member of Sarri’s outcasts. Callum Hudson Odoi’s conversations with Loftus Cheek while sat on Chelsea’s bench must surely revolve around what they have to do to break into this sub standard Chelsea XI. After watching an abject display at Cardiff which was crying out for his pace and creativity, Hudson Odoi will surely be looking forward to getting stuck into Brighton and West Ham in this double gameweek. Surely…
GW33 score: 36 points
Olivier Giroud – 47% owned
There’s a theme occurring here. Having seen milk turn quicker than Gonzalo Higuain over the weekend, Olivier Giroud will also be expectant of a recall. Over the two upcoming games, you’d expect the Frenchman to be given one start and one substitute appearance at least. Then again, who can predict Sarri?
GW33 score: 16.5 points
Dwight McNeil – 45% owned
Maybe we’ve been picking the wrong Burnley player all this time. Dwight McNeil’s breakthrough season has been something special. Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Robbie Brady have been forced to watch on from the sidelines as McNeil continues to put in consistent performances which have seen him score in his last two appearances. This is the point of the season where you want players that are playing for something and Burnley are certainly one of those teams. Averaging 10.2 points per game, McNeil’s ownership should be much, much higher.
GW33 score: 7 points