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.
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Here’s our lineup for the biggest gameweek of the season so far, Gameweek 36 good luck!
Rui Patricio (57% owned)
Setting the tone nice and early. The majority of our Differential Potential XI will be benefitting from the double gameweek scenario. Wolves face Arsenal at home on Wednesday before travelling to Watford on their revenge mission. Both fixtures have good potential for accumulating decent save points, meaning Rui Patricio gets the nod between the sticks.
GW36 score: – 3.75 points
Jan Bednarek (14% owned)
Him again. If there was a candidate to take the captain’s armband for our differential XI then Jan Bednarek would be it. Last week wasn’t his best but the double gameweek fixtures against Watford and Bournemouth should allow the colossal centre back to get back to his old self. The rest of his season doesn’t look too bad either.
GW36 score: 7.5 points
Craig Cathcart (24% owned)
Hardly the most fashionable pick but half of the double gameweek strategy relies on a player playing both games and Craig Cathcart should do exactly that. I’d much rather have picked Kiko Femenia but the chance that he is rotated with Daryl Janmaat is too much of a risk. With fixtures against Southampton and Wolves, Cathcart should still score well.
GW36 score: – 1.25 points
Calum Chambers (35% owned)
Our first single gameweek player! Calum Chambers seems to have lost the midfield gig that made him such a popular choice in mid season but I still fancy him to score well this week. In a bizarre turn of events, Fulham kept a clean sheet in their last outing against Bournemouth. The visit of Cardiff will mean plenty of aerial duels for Chambers to compete for as well as a good opportunity for a clean sheet (see Lewis Dunk’s efforts of last week!).
GW36 score: 14.5 points
Kyle Walker Peters (11% owned)
Last time we picked Kyle Walker Peters, he didn’t disappoint. Tottenham have an extremely kind double gameweek schedule (Brighton and West Ham) and with the Champions League semi final on the horizon, I expect more rotation by Mauricio Pochettino. It’s unlikely that KWP will get both games but should score very well if he starts one of them.
GW36 score: 0 points
Ryan Babel (51% owned)
If there’s one player who won’t be playing Championship football with Fulham next season, it’s Ryan Babel. The Dutchman has shown he’s still got what it takes to play at the top level, scoring four and assisting four goals since joining in January. A home game against fellow relegation candidates Cardiff City gives him a great opportunity to add to his tally.
GW36 score: 19 points
Solly March (50% owned)
One of our double gameweek heroes of last week, Solly March gets the nod once again. Despite the fact that Brighton failed to score in both games last week, March scored a very credible 23.5 points over the 180 minutes. His side won’t expect to come away from White Hart Lane with much to cheer about but the clash with Newcastle on Saturday could define their whole season.
GW36 score: 13 points
Pierre Emile Hojbjerg (55% owned)
Another solid yet unspectacular pick. Pierre Emile Hojbjerg has two goal contributions in his last four outings but is known more as one of those midfield engines that does the dirty work well, picking up interceptions and tackles on his way. He will, most likely, see 180 minutes of action over this double gameweek and should get you around 15 points over the two games. Useful in deeper leagues.
GW36 score: 31.5 points
Etienne Capoue (53% owned)
Will Hughes is, perhaps, a more exciting option but Etienne Capoue is one that will provide those solid points. The midfielder is a crucial part of Javi Gracia’s plans and is one who should benefit from getting all 180 minutes in Gameweek 36.
GW36 score: 6 points
Jordan Henderson (47% owned)
Never thought you’d see Jordan Henderson picked in this team, did you? The Liverpool skipper has been given a new lease of life in his more advanced role in recent weeks and the visit of Huddersfield on Friday should see another assist or two added to his collection. Rotation ahead of the Barcelona game is a worry but this game is just as important for the Reds as the title race goes right down to the wire.
GW36 score: 11.5 points
Fernando Llorente (31% owned)
Similar to Walker Peters, Fernando Llorente should see some action over these next two games. Another goal from the Spaniard will bring more cries of “hip-hip-hooray!” from the Spurs faithful. Sorry.
GW36 score: 8 points
Overall score: 106 points