It’s been another crazy draft season but we can now finally look forward to settling down to watch some real football. If you’re not happy with your draft, a differential XI is exactly what you need to kickstart your season!
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 3
Emi Martinez | Aston Villa | Goalkeeper | 44% Owned
As debuts go, they don’t come much better than Emi Martinez’s first game for Aston Villa on Monday evening. A penalty save and a clean sheet to help your new club secure a narrow 1-0 victory is as much as any goalkeeper can ask for! He faces up to Fulham this Monday in another favourable match up and will be looking to match his GW2 heroics.
Kenny Tete | Fulham | Defender | 16% Owned
This one seems a little left field but I managed a to get Kenny Tete for $0 of FAAB in waivers this week and I was surprised and very pleased to do so. Fulham’s new full back impressed on his debut despite being on the losing side, amassing 12.75 points despite conceding four goals and picking up a yellow card. You’re not going to get clean sheets from your Fulham defenders but Tete may not need them if he puts in more all action performances like he did against Leeds United.
Ryan Fredericks | West Ham United | 20% Owned
Another full back in the same category as Tete, Ryan Fredericks has conceded four goals and picked up two yellow cards in his two games so far but still managed to average nine points per match at this stage. In fact, he leads the for key passes among defenders with seven so far. He’s had a decent start despite his team’s misfortunes.
Matty Cash | Aston Villa | Defender | 30% Owned
Matty Cash also looked very bright on his debut for Villa on Monday and had amassed 8.25 points thanks to his attacking style at the halfway stage. He slowed down a little in the second half, finishing with 12 points thanks to a booking but his accurate crossing will encourage owners. He should get plenty of opportunities to go forward against Fulham.
Erik Pieters | Burnley | Defender | 6% Owned
We could be getting an OOP defender this weekend in the form of Erik Pieters. The unlucky Johann Berg Gudmundsson has picked up another serious looking injury while his fellow treatment room hogger Robbie Brady only lasted 41 minutes of the game at Leicester. Pieters finished last season on the right of Burnley’s midfield and could do so once again against Southampton this weekend.
Moussa Djenepo | Southampton | Midfielder | 24% Owned
We’ve tipped Moussa Djenepo a couple of times this season and we’re tipping him to do well again in GW3. The winger came in for the injured Nathan Redmond against Tottenham and looked very bright, although he got lucky in winning a late penalty to boost his score to 11.5 points. He should enjoy running at Burnley’s Phil Bardsley this weekend and could be staying in the side for a little while longer thanks to news that Redmond’s injury will keep him out for a few more weeks.
Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa | Fulham | Midfielder
This fantastically named gentleman came out of nowhere to post a massive score of 24.5 points against Leeds last weekend and you can do much worse than starting Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa this time around against Villa. Rumours are that the Fulham midfielder is attracting a lot of attention from bigger clubs so the next couple of weeks may act as a shop window for him as he looks to impress potential suitors. His big haul on Saturday featured an assist but was mostly built with successful take ons.
Grady Diangana | West Brom | Midfielder | 55% Owned
How are we still able to select Grady Diangana? The West Brom man was electric against Everton and will fancy a run at a Chelsea defend which still doesn’t look completely watertight. This should be the last week that his ownership is below 60%.
Bertrand Traore | Aston Villa | Midfielder | 23% Owned
The latest bandwagon? Bertrand Traore could be an exciting prospect judging by his world class finish on his debut in the League Cup (of course he meant it) but what was even more impressive was his instant link up and constant involvement in Villa’s attacking play. It’s exciting to think what a front three of Jack Grealish, Ollie Watkins and former Chelsea man Traore can achieve this season! Former Chelsea players tend to do quite well when they return to the Premier League…
MAtej Vydra | Burnley | Forward | 0% Owned
You want to be starting your Burnley assets when they face a terrible looking Southampton defence this weekend and Jay Rodriguez’s injury means Matej Vydra should be rewarded for his midweek goal in the League Cup. That’s it really…start your Burnley players.
Che Adams | Southampton | Forward | 53% Owned
In the same game, you can do worse than starting your Southampton forwards! Steer clear of the defenders but starting the attacker could pay dividends with regular Burnley defensive pairing James Tarkowski and Ben Mee set to miss this weekend’s game once again. Che Adams looks sharp so far this season but is just lacking a goal to top off a couple of decent displays. Maybe it’s coming this week…