Differential Potential: Gameweek 23

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 23…

Kepa Arrizabalaga – Chelsea – Goalkeeper

Eduoard Mendy’s AFCON commitments sees back up goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga given the chance to have a run between the sticks for Chelsea. It also gives Fantrax managers a cheap (albeit temporary) way into the Chelsea defence.

They face London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and should make a few saves with a good chance of a clean sheet while Spurs are without Son Heung Min.

Hassane Kamara – Watford – Defender

Hassane Kamara’s first Fantrax outing was impressive, seeing him score 13.5 points despite conceding to Newcastle United. Watford will never be a decent defensive side in this season’s Premier League but that may not matter for Kamara owners if he continues to give these all action performances.

Gameweek 23 gives him the ideal opportunity to continue this hot start as The Hornets host fellow strugglers Norwich City in a must win game for both sides.

Luke Ayling – Leeds United – Defender

I fancy Leeds assets to score well across the board against Newcastle this week. If you’re after a defensive option, I like the look of Luke Ayling the most due to his aerial dominance, set piece threat and his dangerous forward runs. He’s scored well recently thanks to a tonne of ghost points against Burnley and an assist at West Ham.

Grant Hanley – Norwich City – Defender

It’s never a good policy to pick Norwich defenders but facing Watford normally leads to plenty of points for aerially dominant defenders. Grant Hanley has scored well despite the large goal concessions and I feel he could reach double figures this week even though The Canaries are likely to concede to Watford.

Milot Rashica – Norwich City – Midfielder

Like Norwich, Watford are far from defensively sound. Milot Rashica looks like their best creative midfielder and should pick up plenty of key passes through set pieces and during open play. Loves a long range shot too…

Mateusz Klich – Leeds United – Midfielder

One of those who has enjoyed the recent upturn in form at Leeds United is Mateusz Klich who has thrived in his midfield role. Klich scored in a 22 point haul against Burnley and was desperately unlucky to see another disallowed against West Ham when his goalbound shot clipped Rodrigo in an offside position.

Klich should be in the thick of the attack once again as Leeds look to propel themselves to safety against a Toon side who can’t buy a win at the moment.

Michael Olise – Crystal Palace – Midfielder

Simply put, Michael Olise is a special, special player. He looks set to start again this weekend and although Liverpool at home is a very tricky one on paper, Palace may be able to capitalize on a Reds side tired from their Thursday night Carabao cup semi final.

Ademola Lookman – Leicester City – Midfielder

Ademola Lookman appears to finally be getting close to his best in a Leicester shirt and I expect a reaction from them against Brighton after their disastrous ending against Spurs in midweek. He’s fun to watch, fun to own and has as much upside as any player in Fantrax.

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain – Liverpool – Midfielder

With Mo Salah and Sadio Mane set to stay at AFCON for the near future, it leaves one forward spot available at the spearhead of the Liverpool team for their trip to Crystal Palace. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain got on the scoresheet against Brentford so may be favourite for that right wing position once again. However, if injury rumours are true, Takumi Minamino and Kaide Gordon are also in with a shout and are well worth a pick up.

Joao Pedro – Watford – Forward

After early season injury problems, Joao Pedro has come into some form in recent weeks. His goal in GW22 followed a strike in the FA cup last weekend at Leicester and the Brazilian will be confident of making it three in three against Norwich City on Friday night after missing out on what could’ve been a golden double gameweek score in GW22. He now arguably has an even tastier DGW this time around…

Adam Idah – Norwich City – Forward

Three Norwich player! Adam Idah inspired Norwich City to their first win in what feels like an eternity against Everton last weekend and he will be ready to take the game to Watford this week in their massive relegation clash this Friday.


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