Differential Potential: Gameweek 37

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.

Not seen how we got on last week? Check it out here! Another week where we broke the 100 mark. We’re on good form!

Here’s our lineup for the penultimate gameweek of the 2018/19 season, Gameweek 37. Good luck!

Goalkeeper

Vicente Guaita (18% owned)

Our differential XI performed well again last week, however our goalkeeper pick left a lot to be desired. Rui Patricio managed to return a negative score in both of his double gameweek matches, meaning this week’s pick Vicente Guaita will surely perform better. With his opponents Cardiff City needing a win to stand any chance of escaping relegation, Guaita should be busy on Saturday.

Defenders

Juan Foyth (12% owned)

This is the part of the season where rotation really takes hold. Tottenham should ring the changes ahead of their Semi Final second leg in Amsterdam, meaning Juan Foyth should be one of those selected, whether that be at right back or centre back. The Argentinian was extremely unlucky not to claim an assist last week when Vincent Janssen failed to convert his teasing cross.

Victor Lindelof (40% owned)

Manchester United are due a clean sheet: probably one of the biggest Premier League understatements there is at the moment. Huddersfield away should provide an ideal opportunity for that to happen. Victor Lindelof looks to be the only United defender guaranteed to keep his place at the moment. He’ll be hoping for more help from his goalkeeper this week…

Issa Diop (16% owned)

Issa Diop put in a monstrous performance to keep Tottenham at bay last week, giving him a return of 20 points. He nearly capped it off with a stunning solo effort towards the end. Southampton at home should be an easier game for him in theory. A similar points haul would be nice.

Midfielders

Robert Snodgrass (47% owned)

A return for one of our differential heroes right before the season’s end: welcome back Robert Snodgrass. West Ham’s performance at Old Trafford hinted that they weren’t on the beach just yet. The win at Spurs confirmed it. Michail Antonio is the man in form for The Hammers but Snoddy should still perform well at home against West Ham this weekend.

Victor Camarasa (57% owned)

Another old differential favourite and one that we probably won’t see next season. As previously mentioned, Cardiff must win this weekend against Crystal Palace to stand any chance of avoiding relegation. A big performance from Victor Camarasa is needed.

Ruben Loftus Cheek (57% owned)

Ruben Loftus Cheek earned himself a little run in the Premier League starting eleven but his form and appearances in general have tailed off a little in recent weeks. With Europa League dominating Chelsea’s thoughts this week, Loftus Cheek should get the start in the league with squad rotation a must. A Watford team with one eye on Wembley provide ideal opponents under the circumstances.

Phil Foden (23% owned)

Is this another week where we see Phil Foden make an appearance? Pep Guardiola has shown that he trusts the English youngster, even in the biggest games. Foden has scored 19 points in each of his last two appearances which were both home games. If Guardiola continues to show faith in Foden, he could be in for another big haul against Leicester on Monday night.

Ander Herrera (28% owned)

United are a better team when Ander Herrera plays. The Spaniard should win most of his duels in the midfield against Huddersfield and often turns up with a goal or assist in these types of games. Could be his penultimate game in a United shirt…

Forward

Nathaniel Mendez Laing (7% owned)

Have I mentioned that Cardiff need to win? Nathaniel Mendez Laing has been Cardiff’s bright spark in recent games and this is backed up by his Fantrax scores of 17, 12.5 and 16.5 over the last three weeks. I really like the look of Mendez Laing this week and he could be the ultimate under the radar pick for GW37.

Shane Long (17% owned)

In a weird turn of events, Shane Long now can’t stop scoring. Southampton’s misfiring front man now has four in his last five games, including the fastest goal in Premier League history against Watford. After firing the Saints to safety, he will be confident that he can add to his tally this week in what should be a very open game against West Ham.

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