Differential Potential: Gameweek 8

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 8…

Caoimhin Kelleher – Liverpool – Goalkeeper

Alisson looks like one of those who will fall foul to the late Brazil kick off so Caoimhin Kelleher should be the stand in between the sticks for Liverpool this weekend. Worth a stream if that’s your goalkeeper policy this season.

Dan Burn – Brighton – Defender

Big Dan Burn is back! A clean sheet and 15 points was a very good showing against Arsenal and things should only get easier for the Brighton giant against bottom club Norwich City. As always, he shouldn’t need a clean sheet to score well this weekend.

Oleksander Zinchenko – Man City – Defender

One of our one week punts for Gameweek 8. There’s certainly no guarantee that Oleksander Zinchenko starts for City this weekend (far from it) but Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo being away on international duty over the last fortnight and the Ukranian’s own return to fitness could see one of the regular full backs rested ahead of the midweek Champions League fixture.

Ezri Konsa – Aston Villa – Defender

Ezri Konsa owners have enjoyed a nice upturn in his Fantrax scoring this season. The addition of blocked shots to the scoring as well as the Villa formation change seem to have led to some higher scores for the centre back, most notably the 16 points against Manchester United three weeks back.

Emerson Royal – Tottenham – Defender

Emerson Royal’s low ownership surprises me, especially after a great performance against Aston Villa in GW7. A visit to Newcastle should see plenty more opportunities for the new Spurs full back to score good points, particularly when joining the attack which he did on numerous occasions against Villa.

Moi Elyounoussi – Southampton – Midfielder

The international break brought about more goals for Swiss winger Moi Elyounoussi and Southampton fans will be hoping that form can be carried into their upcoming run of kind fixtures. He has shown glimpses that he can be a great Fantrax asset, despite the inconsistencies in his scoring.

Mathias Antonsen Normann – Norwich City – Midfielder

The new midfield ghost point king? Mathias Normann has been far and away Norwich’s best player in recent weeks and that has translated into some good Fantrax, most notably his 14 points in a 0-0 draw against Burnley. His points are well spread across the board in terms of scoring categories which could mean his good scores will continue in Norwich’s latest must win game against Brighton this weekend.

Nathan Redmond – Southampton – Midfielder

A combination of missing James Ward Prowse and Che Adams will probably see Southampton rely on Nathan Redmond to provide a creative spark as the second striker this weekend. The former missing out should even see Redmond take charge of most set pieces. Hosting struggling and similarly depleted Leeds represents a great chance for The Saints to record a much needed victory.

Michael Olise – Crystal Palace – Midfielder

It remains to be seen whether Michael Olise will start against Arsenal or will come off the bench as he keeps on building his fitness. Either way, his 16.5 points off the bench against Leicester is a very encouraging sign for his future as a Fantrax asset! He’s certainly a buy low option at the moment as she has shown he has the potential to be Palace’s top asset going forwards.

Rodrigo – Leeds United – Forward

No Patrick Bamford will see Rodrigo lead the line once again for Leeds. The Spaniard should see plenty of chances to get on the scoresheet for the first time this season against fellow strugglers Southampton. There’s very few good forward streaming options at the moment so Rodrigo is likely to be the best available this weekend.

Adam Armstrong – Southampton – Forward

Adam Armstrong’s Premier League career with Southampton is yet to fully kick off but he is looking more and more lively as Southampton enter a friendly run of fixtures. Armstrong has already taken 21 shots this season and you feel that his second goal of the season can’t be far away. Once the next goal comes, you feel he could go on a run.


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