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! It’s fair to say it went pretty well for us…
Here’s our lineup for Gameweek 34, good luck!
Neil Etheridge (44% owned)
After Vicente Guaita’s heroics of last week, this week’s goalkeeper has plenty to live up to. It’s Cardiff’s Neil Etheridge who gets the nod this week. The Blue bird’s stopper has made the second most saves in this year’s Premier League (114) and should see plenty of action in the relegation six pointer against Burnley this weekend. This differential could easily be this week’s highest scoring goalkeeper.
GW34 score: 10.75 points
Diogo Dalot (37% owned)
With Manchester United’s forward shortage now a thing of the past, its the defence they are struggling with now. Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are both ruled out of the match against West Ham through suspension, meaning Diogo Dalot will get the nod in one of the full back positions. His attacking potential makes him a fantastic differential pick.
GW34 score: 7 points
Jan Bednarek (11% owned)
Wolves have been a breath of fresh air this season but it remains to be seen what effect the devastating FA Cup semi final defeat will have had on their players. Southampton will be the team to put that to the test this weekend, hungry for a win to improve their survival chances. Jan Bednarek has featured regularly in this column this season and continues to be one of their highest scoring players in Fantrax.
GW34 score: 10.75 points
Kyle Walker Peters (6% owned)
With the second leg of their energy sapping Champions League clash with Manchester City to come, I fully expect a great deal of rotation from Tottenham with Huddersfield Town visiting them this weekend. Kyle Walker Peters could easily be one of those to benefit if Mauricio Pochettino chooses to rest the legs of Kieran Trippier.
GW34 score: 18 points
Victor Camarasa (53% owned)
Another of our differentials favourites is selectable once more as he goes into this week’s relegation six pointer. Cardiff City have to beat Burnley this weekend. If they do, Victor Camarasa will have a lot to do with it.
GW34 score: 1.5 points
Alex Iwobi (54% owned)
Arsenal were awful against Everton last week but got marginally better when Alex Iwobi came on. Much was made of another Mesut Ozil disappearing act so it wouldn’t be surprising to see Iwobi get the nod.
GW34 score: 19 points
Bernard (36% owned)
Bernard is a man in form at the moment. He followed up his MOTM display at the London Stadium with another excellent showing against Arsenal. His “ghost points” showing saw him pick up 11.5 points last week. A trip to already relegated Fulham makes him a wonderful differential pick.
GW34 score: 7 points
Harvey Barnes (35% owned)
I can’t remember the last time Harvey Barnes wasn’t selected for the differential XI. Let’s just say he’s due a goal.
GW34 score: 9.5 points
Ryan Babel (44% owned)
Playing for a move? Despite the fact Fulham are awful, Ryan Babel has actually been pretty good. Three goals and one assist in seven games is hardly setting the world on fire but he consistently scores well in Fantrax. A more than worthwhile differential who is startable on a regular basis in deeper Fantrax leagues.
GW34 score: 26.5 points
Dwight McNeil (47% owned)
Him again! Another differential favourite makes the cut. Dwight McNeil’s breakthrough season has been a memorable one. This week’s clash against Cardiff City is the definition of a six pointer and both sides will be looking for a hero. It could easily be McNeil for Burnley this week if he keeps up his hot run of form.
GW34 score: 21 points
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (40% owned)
Everton have looked sharp in the last couple of weeks, spearheaded by Dominic Calvert Lewin in attack. The academy graduate isn’t getting all of the goals that his performances deserve but he’s still producing the goods in the all round scoring provided by Fantrax. Great differential potential this week facing already relegated Fulham.
GW34 score: 2 points
Total score: 133 points