Differential Potential: Gameweek 9

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 9…

Vicente Guaita – Crystal Palace – Goalkeeper

Despite the much publicized takeover, few fixtures are more favourable than Newcastle at home. Crystal Palace’s Vicente Guaita gets the nod this week, hoping to lose those painful Monday night memories from The Emirates.

Mohammed Salisu – Southampton – Defence

Facing Burnley is normally a good scenario for a ghost point scoring centre back in Fantrax. This week’s prime candidate is Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu who is good for an aerial, interception and even a successful dribble. We tipped Salisu in the waiver wire article following his top score of the season in GW8 and there’s every chance he can surpass that this week. If Salisu isn’t available,

Seamus Coleman – Everton – Defence

Everton should be good for a clean sheet this week against (a quite frankly awful) Watford this week. The returning Seamus Coleman will be expected to support a depleted Everton attack from right back and could even be in for an attacking return too.

Jonny Evans – Leicester City – Defender

Jonny Evans has proven himself to be Leicester’s most important player in recent weeks and despite the five goals conceded, it’s no coincidence that his return has led to two consecutive wins. The Foxes are desperate for a clean sheet this week and the aerial battle against Brentford’s Ivan Toney should lead to plenty of point scoring actions.

Callum Hudson Odoi – Chelsea – Midfielder

It’s time to pick up those back up Chelsea assets! The combination of the best possible fixture this week and the quickest possible turnaround following the midweek European tie (oh, and the Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku injuries) means that there should be plenty of rotation for the league leaders against Norwich. Callum Hudson Odoi made a great impact off the bench in the Champions League and along with Kai Havertz should be one of the favourites to start in attack this weekend.

Ruben Loftus Cheek – Chelsea – Midfielder

See above! Ruben Loftus Cheek has started the last two league matches for Chelsea and should keep his place in a rotation filled Chelsea side. RLC’s ghost points aren’t great but you’d expect plenty of goals and therefore plenty of goal scoring actions for him to get involved in!

Mathias Jensen – Brentford – Midfielder

One of those tipped as a decent new asset pre-season, Brentford midfielder Mathias Jensen has finally broken into the Brentford XI and despite not scoring too well against Chelsea, his dominance of set pieces should lead to plenty of chances of an assist to an aerially strong attack.

Moussa Sissoko – Watford – Midfielder

Another of our waiver wire tips, Moussa Sissoko is one of the few bright sparks at Watford. His defensive counting stats and potential to get involved in goal scoring chances should see Sissoko become a decent MID 4/5 throughout the rest of this season.

Nathan Redmond – Southampton – Midfielder

Our star of last week, Nathan Redmond keeps his place in this week’s Differential XI! James Ward Prowse’s continued absence should see Redmond keep set piece duty and he was undoubtedly the best player on the pitch in last week’s Southampton win, demonstrated by his six key passes in a 26 point Fantrax haul. A home game against struggling Burnley gives him the ideal opportunity to repeat his feat.

Salomon Rondon – Everton – Forward

Salomon Rondon’s return to English football hasn’t gone as planned so far with the big striker failing to find the net so far. With Dominic Calvert Lewin’s injury worse than first thought, it appears that he may get a few more chances to get off the mark, starting this week in a favourable home game against woeful Watford.

Armando Broja – Southampton – Forward

Armando Broja was a surprise inclusion against Leeds last week but his performance proved to be a match winning one as he went on to score the only goal of the game. He should keep his place in the side against Burnley this week and will be confident on scoring in consecutive matches. Should probably have scored more than one last week!


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