The new season is here…and we are back with our trademark Differential XI!
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 4…
Jose Sa – Wolves – Goalkeeper
Wolves have been tighter at the back than most expected so far this season and are about to embark on a nice run of fixtures. An average of six points per game against three tough opponents in Leicester, Tottenham and Manchester United suggests Jose Sa may be the set and forget goalkeeper you need over the coming months.
Marcal – Wolves – Defender
Staying with Wolves, you can do worse than getting one of their wing backs on board. Trading low on Nelson Semedo is a great play of you can do it. Failing that, left wing back Marcal should be available on your free agents pool if you fancy the punt!
Joel Veltman – Brighton – Defender
Joel Veltman should start at right wing back this weekend for Brighton. They travel to Brentford for a Saturday 3pm fixture they will be expecting to win and his 8.25 points in 45 minutes against Everton in GW3 is a very good sign.
Mason Holgate – Everton – Defender
He’s not normally the best scorer in Fantrax scoring but Mason Holgate surprised everyone with an 18 point showing against Brighton. With Seamus Coleman set to miss out, Holgate may start at right back, centre back or even at the base of midfield. Failing that, Ben Godfrey it set to return and may be paired with Michael Keane at centre back ready for that aerial onslaught against Burnley. Whoever partners Keane at the heart of the defence is worth a pick in GW4.
Nuno Tavares – Arsenal – Defender
This is this week’s long shot but one that could pay big dividends if he starts! Things have to change for Arsenal ahead of this week’s bottom of the table clash with Norwich City. Maybe Nuno Tavares will be given his chance at full back with Mikel Arteta desperate for a win. International rotation could be a big factor for Arteta and Kieran Tierney is one of those who played a lot of football over the last fortnight. He may be rested for this one or even deployed as a left centre back to allow for the attacking Tavares. Either way, Arsenal play early in the week, leaving plenty of time for you to drop the young full back if needed!
Mohamed Elyounoussi – Southampton – Midfielder
Probably our hottest tip of the week and one that we already tipped in our waiver wire article: Mohamed Elyounoussi is a low ownership punt who could easily become a season keeper. The Saints man has been praised highly by manager Ralph Hassenhutl in recent days, suggesting his four goals in two games will be enough to keep him in the starting XI for a while yet. Get him in while his ownership is low and look to trade him high if he keeps the good run going!
Marc Albrighton – Leicester – Midfielder
Ayoze Perez’s suspension should see Marc Albrighton be given the chance to add to his first goal of the season for Leicester in GW3. Opposition don’t come much tougher than Manchester City but Albrighton should get plenty of defensive points while looking for chances to hit the champions on the break. Worth the punt this week if you need that fourth or fifth midfielder with internationals set to cause mass rotation across the league.
Callum Hudson Odoi – Chelsea – Midfielder
Another long shot but if Callum Hudson Odoi is going to get league minutes, surely they will come this week! Reece James is suspended for the visit of Aston Villa and with Thiago Silva expected to be one of those suspended by the Brazilian FA (can;t get my head around that one), CHO may see his first minutes of the league season at right wing back.
James McArthur – Crystal Palace – Midfielder
James McArthur seems to be going the radar in Fantrax terms despite a very consistent start to the season. Most will be focused on follow Eagles man Connor Gallagher but after scores of 10.5, 8.5 and 14.5 so far, McArthur would be my choice! He faces a depleted Tottenham side looking to propel his team to their first win of the season.
Bryan Gil – Tottenham – Forward
With Son Heung Min and Steve Bergwijn registered as early injury doubts, is there a chance that Bryan Gil is handed a surprise Tottenham debut against Crystal Palace this weekend? Being the early kick off, it’s worth the use of a roster space knowing that you can drop him as soon as lineups drop at 11.30am on Saturday. If he starts, he’s well worth starting in your Fantrax squad!
Neal Maupuy – Brighton – Forward
Neal Maupay is another one whose hot start his gone unnoticed! The Brighton front man has hit two in three games but his 10 points ghost point game is the encouragement that Fantrax managers needed in order to keep the Frenchman in their sides. I thought Maupay was underdrafted this summer and a decent start seems to be proving that to be the case so far. With Brighton facing his former side Brentford, Maupay is worth a pick if he’s available in your league!