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 6…
Ben FOster – Watford – Goalkeeper
Daniel Bachmann dropped out of the Watford XI to give a chance to ex-England, current Youtube sensation Ben Foster between the sticks. He played well in their first away victory of the season and will keep his place as they face another beatable opponent in Newcastle United.
Valentino Livramento – Southampton – Defender
The wonderfully named Valentino Livramento continues to impress as he flys forward from full back for Southampton. Following an unexpected clean sheet at Manchester City last week, the backline is full of confidence and Livramento will have his license to bomb forward re-instated as his side faces Wolves.
Jonny Evans – Leicester – Defender
Leicester City’s struggles during the recent absence of Jonny Evans suggest that he is the most important player in the squad this season. He looks set to return this weekend and it can’t come too soon for The Foxes who suffered a damaging defeat at Brighton in GW5. We say so often that playing your centre backs against Burnley is a decent play. This week is no different with Evans!
Mohammed Salisu – Southampton – Defender
Mohammed Salisu is finally settling into life in the Premier League at Southampton and is becoming a Fantrax asset in the process. Southampton have looked very solid at the back in the last couple of weeks and when Salisu starts, he scores well, with his last 90 minute outing bringing him 18 points. If he starts against goal shy Wolves this week, he’s certainly one to consider.
Ben Godfrey – Everton – Defender
Ben Godfrey/whoever plays as Everton’s right back this week! Matchups don’t get better than facing Norwich at home at the start of this season so stack up on Everton where you can!
Alex Iwobi – Everton – Midfielder
…which is why I am also recommending Alex Iwobi this week! The creative midfielder started the season well but scored poorly in his last start away at Aston Villa last week. Injuries will ensure Iwobi starts once again against struggling Norwich this Saturday and a better day at the office for him wouldn’t be a surprise.
Moi Elyounoussi – Southampton – Midfielder
Another mention on the site for Moi Elyounoussi! We recommended him on waivers this week and therefore he sees a start for the Differential XI too.
Ademola Lookman – Leicester – Midfielder
More Ademola Lookman love too! Leicester need that spark at the moment and Lookman looks like the man to provide it at the moment. A decent cameo at Brighton last weekend was followed by a first start and a first goal in the midweek League Cup tie. Surely he is set to start this weekend too.
Tom Cleverley – Watford – Midfielder
A bit of a punt but Tom Cleverley was re-instated to the Watford lineup last week and they looked better for it thanks to his creativity. The veteran playmaker came away from GW5 with 9 points in Fantrax which included three key passes. You’d expect plenty more chances to come against Newcastle at the weekend.
Salomon Rondon – Everton – Forward
A one week punt, literally because he plays up front against Norwich City this weekend. Everton will be with talisman Dominic Calvert Lewin once again this weekend so Salomon Rondon gets the nod. The former Newcastle and West Brom man scores next to no ghost points but you’d fancy him to get on the end of at least one of Andros Townsend’s deliveries against a defence that can be described as leaky at best.
Josh King – Watford – Forward
An old Fantrax favourite finally returned to Fantrax relevance last week thanks to two assists and 21.5 points. Josh King looks like the first choice centre forward at Watford now and a lively display against Norwich will have done him absolutely no harm! He faces another leaky defence in Newcastle who have already conceded 13 in 5 games and don’t look like keeping a clean sheet any time soon. You’d fancy King to have at least one very good chance to score his first goal in a Watford shirt in GW6.