Differential Potential – Gameweek 38

Here it is, the grand finale! As the best Premier League title race in years comes to a conclusion, so do many draft FPL leagues! We hope that our tips and tricks have helped you to gain an advantage in your draft league this season. Thank you to everyone who has supported this series this season, there’s plenty more to come in 2019/20!

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.

It’s all come down to this week…good luck!

Goalkeeper

Neil Etheridge – 53% owned

Unless he gets the summer move that we deserve, this is the last we will see of Neil Etheridge in the Premier League. A differential favourite, his 239.25 points despite the high number of goal concessions has won him many admirers. A trip to Old Trafford this weekend isn’t as daunting as it has been in the past but the Cardiff stopper should get plenty of chances to score well through save points.

GW38 score: 34 points

Defenders

Jan Bednarek – 26% owned

Again. Jan Bednarek’s low ownership continues to be a surprise. The big Pole consistently scores well and finishes his season with a home game against Huddersfield. He’s been a legendary differential pick this season so it’d be rude not to have him in our last lineup of the season!

GW38 score: 6 points

Fabian Schar – 53% owned

See above. Fabian Schar has been a consistent figure in our differential lineup and it’s not hard to see why. As well as winning countless aerials and interceptions, Schar is a fantastic ball player and often shimmies his way up into great attacking positions. He’ll be looking to finish on a high at Fulham this week. One to look out for in next year’s draft.

GW38 score: 26.75 points

Vincent Kompany – 53% owned

We just had to. After scoring what will be one of the Premier League’s iconic goals (if City lift the title, that is), Vincent Kompany has to be in our lineup for this one. This could be his last league appearance in a Manchester City shirt. What a player he’s been.

GW38 score: 1 point

Joe Bryan – 21% owned

Joe Bryan is probably the only member of the Fulham back line that has shown that he possesses Premier League quality. The young full back has bombed up and down the line all season and has score well in Fantrax in recent weeks as a result. He finishes the campaign against Newcastle this week. Playing for a move?

GW38 score: -0.5 points

Midfielders

Erik Lamela – 42% owned

Whatever we say about those Champions League fixtures in midweek will not do it justice. As Liverpool fans were pulling through their hangovers, Tottenham were pulling off something equally remarkable as what happened at Anfield. What does this mean for FPL? Rotation. One of those who only featured late on in that one is Erik Lamela who was coming back from yet another injury. After a draining night on Wednesday and with a Champions League final to now consider, Lamela should get minutes, making him a handy differential.

GW38 score: 18.5 points

Marc Albrighton – 16% owned

Marc Albrighton falls into the James Milner category of footballers: a manager’s dream. He’s worked his way back into Leicester’s lineup after a lengthy injury layoff and looks to be up to full fitness already. Facing Chelsea who played 120 minutes on Thursday and will now have one eye on the Europa League final, Albrighton could be a great, low ownership differential.

GW38 score: 8 points

Juninho Bacuna – 11% owned

It’s easy to see why they think so highly on Juninho Bacuna at Huddersfield. The last few weeks have been a shop window for the young Dutchman since the Terriers relegation and he has performed well. Surely he won’t be playing in the Championship next season…

GW38 score: 4 points

Forwards

Divock Origi – 47% owned

What is there to say about this man?! The hero of Saturday became the hero of Tuesday in a week that Divock Origi will never forget. After his performance against Barcelona, Liverpool fans will be less concerned about the probable absence of Roberto Firmino this week. With Mo Salah likely to return, Liverpool will look to ride the wave of the Champions League success and pip Manchester City to the title. Who would bet against Origi grabbing the winning goal?

GW38 score: 3 points

Shane Long – 37% owned

Shane Long seems to have found his goalscoring touch towards the end of this season and it couldn’t have come at a better time for Southampton. His goals have kept the Saints in the Premier League this season and with the pressure off, Long will be a good differential this week with Huddersfield in town.

GW38 score: 2 points

Fernando Llorente – 53% owned

Another midweek hero makes it into our differential lineup. Lucas Moura will get all the headlines for his hat trick, and rightly so, but it was the introduction of Fernando Llorente at half time which completely changed the game. It’s fair to say the Llorente hasn’t exactly lit up White Hart Lane since his arrival at Tottenham. However, his part on Wednesday will ensure he goes down in Spurs folklore. WIth Son Heung Min suspended (yes, really) and others struggling with fatigue, the Spaniard should start at Goodison Park.

GW38 score: 5 points

TOTAL SCORE: 107.75 POINTS

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