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 25!
Vincente Guaita | Goalkeeper | Crystal Palace | 48% Owned
Crystal Palace are starting to resemble a recognisable starting XI with first team players emerging from their injury crisis! I fancy them to pick up the three points at home against Sheffield United this week and for goalkeeper Vincente Guaita to score well once more.
Fabian Schar | Defender | Newcastle United | 53% Owned
Fabian Schar was a differential Potential legend last season but fitness worries have seen him become a shadow of his former self this season. I expect him to score well as long as he starts against Norwich City this weekend.
Arthur Masuaku | Defender | West Ham | 13% Owned
As outlined in the Waiver Wire article this week, Arthur Masuaku didn’t warrant the double gameweek pick in GW24. Have patience, however. Brighton at home is exactly the kind of fixture the marauding full back is often good value for. Give him one more week.
Yerry Mina | Defender | Everton | 58% Owned
For once, low ownership defenders are hard to come by this weekend. Matt Targett was just out of range on 61% so I’ve gone for Yerry Mina who just makes it in. He should win lots of aerial battles up against Troy Deeney.
Adam Masina | Defender | Watford |
Told you it was slim pickings on the defender front. I don’t expect a clean sheet from Adam Masina and Watford against Everton but he has scored very well recently, picking up 42.5 points in his last three appearances. Worth a gamble!
Alex Oxlade Chamberlain | Midfielder | Liverpool | 57% Owned
I’m surprised to see Alex Oxlade Chamberlain’s ownership so low at this point of the season. Having returned to fitness, the Ox looks like he’s cemented a place in the midfield three in recent weeks. His goal and 20 point Fantrax haul against West Ham won’t have done his case any harm ahead of another winnable fixture at home to Southampton this week.
Fred | Midfielder | Manchester United | 55% Owned
If someone told you a few months back that Fred would be Manchester United’s best player, I’d have been enquiring about your state of mind. However… He actually is!
His good form has even transferred to good Fantrax scores, with the Brazilian averaging just under 11 points per game over the last four without a goal or assist.
Ondrej Duda | Midfielder | Norwich City | 41% Owned
Norwich City are doomed to relegation but Ondrej Duda may at least help them to go out in style. The new signing has hit the ground running at Carrow Road and will look to carry on his promising start in a winnable fixture against Newcastle United this weekend.
Bernard | Midfielder | Everton | 50% Owned
Apart from a disastrous display against West Ham two weeks back, Bernard has been one of Everton’s star performers recently. His clever assist against Newcastle was part of an impressive 18.5 haul for the Brazilian. He’s definitely more of a gamble in a tough away game against Watford but could be the key to unlocking a defence that has been much more stubborn under Nigel Pearson.
Allan Saint-Maximin | Forward | Newcastle United | 57% Owned
At hone against the worst team in the league with an ownership of under 60% (how?!)… It’d be criminal to not start Allan Saint-Maximin this week!
Takumi Minamino | Forward | Liverpool | 34% Owned
This is my big gamble of the week! With Sadio Mane all but ruled out of this week’s fixture and Divock Origi struggling with cramp at the end of the West Ham game, I expect Takumi Minamino to be given another chance to adjust to Premier League life this week. Southampton may be a tougher nut to crack than most people predict so the creative Minamino could be the type of player ideal for this fixture.