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 7…
Ben Foster – Watford – Goalkeeper
The Cycling GK keeps his place in our Differential XI this week! Eight points without a clean sheet for Ben Foster was enough to convince us to put the shot stopper in against shot happy Leeds United. Double figures without a clean sheet wouldn’t be a surprise.
Charlie Taylor – Burnley – Defender
We advised Charlie Taylor as your waiver wire defender earlier this week he is startable in any sized league in GW7. Facing struggling Norwich this week, Burnley will be expectant of their first clean sheet of this season. A shut out should see a 15 point display from the left back in Fantrax this week.
Craig Dawson – West Ham – Defender
Craig Dawson’s low ownership figures come as a surprise this season. West Ham face Brentford this week and Dawson should be well up for the aerial test that will certainly be provided by the impressive Ivan Toney.
Liam Cooper – Leeds United – Defender
Another differential favourite with a friendly looking fixture this week, Liam Cooper should be started wherever owned this week. The Leeds United skipper always seems to get in and around the double figure mark and he managed it last week despite conceding twice against West Ham! Watford this week is an easier test on paper.
Roman Saiss – Wolves – Defender
Roman Saiss is back in favour under Bruno Lage and played a pivotal role in their clean sheet away at Southampton last week. Always a threat from attacking set pieces, Saiss is due a big haul and Newcastle United are often a good opponent to provide those big scores.
Ozan Tufan – Watford – Midfielder
A bit of a punt, this one, but Ozan Tufan’s first 45 minutes of Premier League action against Newcastle United offered a glimpse of a potentially useful Fantrax midfield asset. Four key passes in a score of nine is an encouraging sign and if this week sees the Turk’s first start, he plays against an open Leeds United team who are giving up countless chances so far this season. He is worth the punt!
Callum Hudson Odoi – Chelsea – Midfielder
This one is a pure stab in the dark but midweek starts for Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva and an injury to Reece James should surely combine to result in a start for Callum Hudson Odoi at right wing back. In a favourable fixture at home to Southampton, he’s a must start if he claims a place in the eleven. With the squad stretched by injury and fatigue after a tough game in Europe, be sure to be checking the Chelsea lineup first at 2pm on Saturday to pick up on any surprise starters.
Mathias Antonsen Normann – Norwich City – Midfielder
Six games, six losses: Fantrax assets are hard to come by among the Norwich City squad already this season but new midfielder Mathias Antonsen Normann. He followed a debut assist with a 10.5 ghost point showing in a 2-0 loss at Everton from the centre of midfield. If The Canaries have any hope of pulling off a miraculous escape from relegation this season, Normann will be central to it. He loves a long range shot which is always good in Fantrax scoring!
Ademola Lookman – Leicester City – Midfielder
Leicester have looked well below par so far this season and despite another sloppy against Burnley in GW6, Ademola Lookman was the bright spark and will surely have nailed down a starting spot going forward. We tipped him last week and after 15 points without a goal or assist in GW6 we are tipping him again in GW7 (and probably will while his ownership is so low!)
Vitaly Janelt – Brentford – Midfielder
Looking for a solid, dependable midfielder? Look no further than Brentford’s Vitaly Janelt. Even before his weekend goal against Liverpool, Janelt was a very usable Fantrax player thanks to a decent floor. With the apparent goal threat and his new dominance of dead ball situations, Janelt could be a season keeper if you pick him up now! Should be owned in all deeper leagues and I’d even consider him in a 10 team league.
Rodrigo – Leeds United – Forward
Another week without Patrick Bamford is another week that Rodrigo can impress in his favoured striker position this week. Leeds desperately need a won and a home game against newly promoted Watford gives Rodrigo the ideal opportunity to get on the scoresheet. He’s scored 7.5 and 5.5 in has last two outings but owners will want more from a striker with a lot more potential than he is showing at the moment.