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.
Here are your picks for Gameweek 11!
Mathew Ryan | Brighton | Fixture: Norwich City (H) | 58% Owned
Maybe it’s a slight cop out going for the goalkeeper who faces Norwich City (no offence Canaries fans). However, Brighton have allowed a fair few shots at their own goal this season so Mat Ryan should have a busy afternoon. He gets the nod in our Differential XI.
Martin Montoya | Brighton | Fixture: Norwich City (H) | 17% Owned
I tipped Martin Montoya for attacking returns earlier in the season but he’s yet to deliver.
The former Barca man is, however, still getting into those promising positions. A goal or assist couple with a clean sheet would be very handy and certainly not out of the question.
Chris Basham | Sheffield United | Fixture: Burnley (H) | 28% Owned
Sheffield United defenders are all the rage at the moment (and rightfully so). But while Jack O’Connell and Enda Stevens keep getting the plaudits, Chris Basham has quietly got on with business and is scoring well.
Burnley are the latest side to visit Bramhall Lane and the Blades will fancy themselves to get another positive result. Basham should see plenty of opportunities to win aerials and even get forward in their unique system.
Angelo Ogbonna | West Ham United | Fixture: Newcastle United | 8% Owned
Angelo Ogbonna is a real under the radar pick this week. West Ham face a Newcastle United side struggling for goals, mainly because their main striker Joelinton doesn’t seem to score them.
Centre backs seem to be relishing the aerial challenge against the big Brazilian. Ogbonna has scored just under 10 points in his last two matches without a clean sheet. Expect similar this week, if not better.
John Fleck | Sheffield United | Fixture: Burnley (H) | 23% Owned
Everyone needs a John Fleck in their Fantrax roster.
Solid but unspectacular, Fleck guarantees between 7.5 and 10 points every single week. With key passes and shots and target increasing, surely the Scot is due an attacking return.
Robert Snodgrass | West Ham United | Fixture: Newcastle United | 26% Owned
Staying with Scotland… Robert Snodgrass took his latest chance in the West Ham lineup last week against Sheffield United.
It’d be tough luck on him to miss out again this week after scoring the Hammers only goal in GW10.
Robbie Brady | Burnley | Fixture: Sheffield United (A) | 8% Owned
Here is a fantasy football name for the ages. Robbie Brady was a fantastic differential while playing for Norwich but hasn’t really established himself in the Burnley side yet, largely due to injuries.
He wasn’t given long to impress against Chelsea in GW10 but he made the most of his cameo, setting up two goals. With Johan Berg Gudmundsson out for a little while, a gamble on Brady could pay dividends shoukd he be handed a start this week.
Onel Hernandez | Norwich City | Fixture: Brighton (A) | 9% Owned
Along with Teemu Pukki and Emiliano Buendia, Onel Hernandez was touted as one to look out for as Norwich returned to the Premier league.
Injury has meant that his introduction has been delayed but he finally took his chance on Sunday, scoring off the bench against Manchester United in a 17 point haul.
With an eye for goal and pace to burn, Hernandez has all that’s needed to be a success in Fantrax. Thanks to his generous classification as a midfielder, the Cuban shouldn’t be a differential for long.
Allan Saint-Maximin | Newcastle United | Fixture: West Ham United (A) | 35% Owned
Why is Allan Saint-Maximin still available to us?
Aaron Connolly | Brighton | Fixture: Norwich City (H) | 25% Owned
Aaron Connolly burst on to the scene with his two goals against Tottenham in GW8 and two assists against Aston Villa last week certainly haven’t hurt his case to keep his position.
The return of Leandro Trossard (if he’s available, go and get him) will make life a little tougher fog Connolly but he should be good for one more week at least.
Neal Maupay | Brighton | Fixture: Norwich City (H) | 49% Owned
We started with Brighton and we will finish with them too. Neal Maupay looks to have taken over from Glenn Murray at the spearhead of their attack and he’s doing it well so far.
The Frenchman is well on target to reach a double figure goal tally and last Saturday only added to his value as it appears he will be on penalties. Maupay has the ideal fixture when hosting Norwich in Gameweek 11.