Differential Potential: Gameweek 23

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 23!

Paulo Gazzaniga | Tottenham Hotspur | 24% Owned

I picked Paulo Gazzaniga last week with a prediction that he’d have plenty of saves to make against the league leaders. He proved the prediction to be correct and scored 8 points which is all that’s required from your goalkeeper. He keeps his spot for the visit to Watford.

Fabian Balbuena | West Ham | 15% Owned

Fabian Balbuena has been picked a few times in this article. He gets the nod again due to his non-clean sheet dependant scoring and with half an eye on his double gameweek in GW24.

Frederic Guilbert | Aston Villa | 37% Owned

Another popular choice in the Differential Potential XI. Frederic Guilbert lost his place in the Villa lineup last week despite his goal in midweek. A 6-1 loss in GW22 means he’s likely to return this week…

Aaron Webster | Brighton | 32% Owned

Another defender who scores well even without a clean sheet. Aaron Webster is a consistent Togga points scorer and plays against a Villa team who still have no recognised strikers.

Erik Lamela | Tottenham Hotspur | 50% Owned

Erik Lamela has made yet another return to fitness recently and took advantage of his start in midweek by scoring a fine goal. Tottenham need to shake things up in attack without Harry Kane there to lead the line so a start for Lamela this weekend wouldn’t be a surprise.

Bernard | Everton | 47% Owned

Bernard has benefitted from the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti and has arguably played some of his best football over the last couple of weeks since arriving at Everton.

The Brazilian has managed scores of 11.5 and 12.5 in his last two starts without any goals or assists and its only a matter of time until the creative midfielder gets in on the act.

Stuart Armstrong | Southampton | 9% Owned

Southampton’s revival has been remarkable and Stuart Armstrong has been a big part of that in recent weeks. The Scot has scored a decent tally in ghost points recently and got amongst the goals in their impressive away win against Leicester.

Facing a Wolves side who played in midweek, I’m expecting the good form of Southampton and Armstrong to continue.

Mario Vrancic | Norwich City | 5% Owned

Facing out of form Bournemouth at hone this week, it’s a good week to be starting uour Norwich players. Mario Vrancic looks to have cemented his place in Central midfield and should be creating the chances alongside Emi Buendia this week.

Alternatively, Onel Hernandez is worth a punt if he starts. If he regains his place, I’d go for him over Vrancic.

Shane Long | Southamtpon | 10% Owned

While Danny Ings (quite rightly) takes all the plaudits, Shane Long is providing the perfect partner for him and getting in on the act with assists. It shouldn’t be long until one of the chances falls to the Irishman.

Pedro Neto | Wolves | 18% Owned

Pedro Neto is enjoying an extended run in the side due to Diogo Jota’s absence. He looks set to start again this week and despite being goal dependant in Togga scoring he always looks a threat when on the field.

Alireza Jahanbaksh | Brighton | 25% Owned

It’s been an unbelievable start to 2020 for a player whose name is worth a lot of points in scrabble.

Alireza Jahanbaksh struck the first Premier league goal of the calendar year before scoring the best one so far with that acrobatic effort against Chelsea. Facing Villa who come off the back of their mauling at the hands of Manchester City, AJ and his Brighton team mates will fancy their chances of getting on the scoresheet once more.


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