Differential Potential: Gameweek 14

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 14!

Goalkeeper

Paulo Gazzaniga | Tottenham Hotspur | Fixture: Bournemouth (H) | 41% Owned

We’re all waiting for the Mourinho effect to take place with Tottenham’s defence having seen them ship four goals in the two games he has taken charge of. Facing Bournemouth, a team that has managed only three goals in their last six Premier League fixtures, could easily lead to the first clean sheet for Mourinho’s Spurs and Paulo Gazzaniga.

Defenders

Dejan Lovren | Liverpool | Fixture: Brighton (H) | 45% Owned

Dejan Lovren has kept his place in the Liverpool lineup and also keeps his place in this one! His good form was rewarded with a goal in midweek and should be followed by a clean sheet this week against Brighton.

Jose Holebas | Watford | Fixture: Southampton (A) | 38% Owned

One of those defenders only valuable in a format like Fantrax but as a differential goes, Jose Holebas has plenty of potential. No one is expecting Watford clean sheets but key passes and assists are always probable from Holebas, (especially due to his set piece delivery) while he’s also won a surprising 27 aerials.

Reece James | Chelsea | Fixture: West Ham United (H) | 34% Owned

The Chelsea team sheet in the Champions League should give plenty of encouragement to Reece James owners, of which is appears there isn’t that many. The youngster dropped back to the bench against Manchester City last week but was trusted to do a job in Valencia on Wednesday by Frank Lampard. I expect him to get the nod again this weekend and should spend plenty of his afternoon on the offensive down Chelsea’s right hand side.

Brandon Williams | Manchester United | Fixture: Aston Villa (H) | 17% Owned

Brandon Williams probably surprised even himself when his right footed effort flew into the back of the net to kickstart Manchester United’s revival in Gameweek 13. The youngster was preferred to the experienced Ashley Young last week and with Luke Shaw still far from match fitness, Williams should get the start at left back once again.

Midfielders

Onel Hernandez | Norwich City | Fixture: Arsenal (H) | 24% Owned

Onel Hernandez is Fantrax’s latest ghost point hero! Last week saw the electric Norwich winger total 17.5 points without any attacking returns away at Everton, a fixture in which many owners will probably have left him on the bench. His ownership is still far too low for how he is performing and he will be relishing the thought of having a good go at an Arsenal back line that is shaky to say the least.

Kenny McLean | Norwich City | Fixture: Arsenal (H) | 23% Owned

It’s not often we go double Norwich in this XI. Maybe that’s a sign of where Arsenal are at right now! If Hernandez is one of those exciting ghost point scorers, Kenny McLean is more…agricultural. Tackles and key passes make up his points and the midfielder is doing very well from it, scoring 16 points without a goal or assist in that success at Everton. If you’re looking for a dependable midfielder, McLean is your man.

John Fleck | Sheffield United | Fixture: Wolves (A) | 56% Owned

We like our Scottish midfielders in this article! John Fleck has featured plenty of times and it’s easy to see why. The Blades man has been one of the most consistent midfielders in Fantrax this season and a goal and assist in Gameweek 13 signalled his best return yet. Fleck continues to get better and better and now has genuine trade value.

Moussa Djenepo | Southampton | Fixture: Watford (H) | 30% Owned

This week’s clash between Southampton and Watford has all the hallmarks of a six pointer at this early stage of the season. Therefore, I can see Southampton starting with their best attacking players on the pitch, one of them being Moussa Djenepo. Djenepo came on as a substitute at Arsenal last week and missed a sitter which cost them two points in the end. He will be desperate to make amends in another huge match for the Saints this week.

Andreas Pereira | Manchester United | Fixture: Aston Villa (H) | 37% Owned

Andreas Pereira’s performance at Sheffield United last week was…forgettable. However, this is the sort of game he tends to thrive in. Another return like the 21 pointer against Brighton could be on the table in a game Manchester United will be expected to be on the offensive for the majority of 90 minutes.

Forwards

Michy Batshuayi | Chelsea | Fixture: West Ham United (H) | 33% Owned

Michy Batshuayi only came into the plans last night following the injury to Tammy Abraham (this is probably true for Frank Lampard’s thoughts too). But with Abraham a major doubt for the visit of struggling West Ham, Batshuayi becomes a real Fantrax option for this week. Many (quite rightly) believe that the Belgian is at his best coming off the bench so he will be determined to take his chance from the start on Saturday. He won’t get many better chances than this one.

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