Differential Potential: Gameweek 7

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.

After falling just short of the 100 point mark in Gameweek 6, here are your picks for Gameweek 7!

Goalkeeper

Vicente Guaita | Crystal Palace | Fixture: Norwich City (H) | 30% Ownership

Diogo Jota’s last gasp equaliser denied Vicente Guaita a 15.25 point haul when we picked him last week. Still a nice differential this week with a hone game against Norwich providing another decent clean sheet shout.

Defenders

Diego Rico | Bournemouth | Fixture: West Ham (H) | 43% Ownership

Honestly, I couldn’t big Diego Rico up any more. Having touted him for weeks, I’ve loved watching him provide two assists in two weeks.

The fact his still a differential with under 50% ownership baffles me. Get him in.

Fikayo Tomori | Chelsea | Fixture: Brighton (H) | 37% Ownership

As mentioned in our Waiver Wire article this week, Frank Lampard has shown faith in Fikayo Tomori at centre back.

He’s expected to start against Brighton, a side that even Newcastle kept out last week. Surely Cheksea’s first clean sheet is round the corner…

Joel Ward | Crystal Palace | Fixture: Norwich City (H) | 37% Ownership

Joel Ward was cruely denied a goal against Wolves last week (admittedly his shot was going well wide) but he’s still performing above expectations this season.

Norwich at home is an excellent chance to get some more attacking contributions on the board.

Matt Lowton | Burnley | Fixture: Aston Villa (A) | 28% Ownership

I’m surprised to see Matt Lowton’s ownership so low.

Lowton has reclaimed Burnley’s right back slot as his own this season and looks good going forward and defensively. He scored a tidy 16 points last week and I wouldn’t be surprised to see similar returns against an Aston Villa side short of goals.

Midfielders

Tom Cleverley | Watford | Fixture: Wolves (A) | 32% Ownership

We tipped Tom Cleverley in Gameweek 5 against Arsenal and he delivered. Big time.

Watford will be keen to erase the memories of last week’s nightmares at Manchester City and Cleverley along with Gérard Deulofeu should be key to any success the Hornets have at Wolves.

Phillip Billing | Bournemouth | Fixture: West Ham (H) | 46% Ownership

Phillip Billing is one of those useful Fantrax players who picks up those wash tackle/interception points. However, this year at Bournemouth he seems to be involved more in an attacking sense too.

He registered an assist in the win at Southampton last week. It certainly helps to play for a team that spends at least part of the game on the front foot after enduring last year’s nightmare with Huddersfield.

Harvey Barnes | Leicester City | Fixture: Newcastle United (H) | 28% Ownership

I wasn’t high on Harvey Barnes at the start of the season. And, to be honest, I’m still not. However, Barnes could be one of those picks that has decent short/medium term value.

The Leicester youngster was handed his first start of the season on Saturday with James Maddison dropping back into Central midfield. This seems to be Leicester’s preferable lineup, meaning Barnes should see plenty of game time when competing with three out of form players in Ayoze Perez, Demarai Gray and Marc Albrighton.

Barnes scored 8.5 points against Tottenham in Gameweek 6 and should have a good chance of improving on that against Newcastle if he does get the nod.

Ahmed El Ghazi | Aston Villa | Fixture: Burnley (H) | 31% Ownership

Another one of our Waiver Wire targets makes it into the Gameweek 7 differential XI.

Ahmed El Ghazi seems to be settling into life in the Premier league fairly well and gained his first attacking return with an assist against Arsenal. He will fancy his chances of adding another assist or a goal at home vs Burnley.

Forwards

Adama Traore | Watford | Fixture: Watford (H) | 28% Ownership

Here he is again. Adama Traore gets another shout out in our Differential XI.

He finally got his chance up front last week, scoring 20 points in a game where he assisted the late equaliser. Matt Doherty noticeably played the full 90 minutes in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, meaning it may even be at right wing back where Traore starts on Saturday.

Wherever he plays, the speedster is well worth an add this week.

Allan Saint-Maximin | Newcastle United | Fixture: Leicester City (A) | 18% Ownership

Adama Traore 2.0? Allan Saint-Maximin has all the tools needed to be as much as an exciting loose cannon as the aforementioned forward.

His blistering pace and trickery should see plenty of easy points made up in successful dribbles. We will see how good his end product is very soon

Saint-maximin is unpredictable, meaning you never know what you’ll get from him week to week. Long term, he looks to be a very exciting player to own.

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