Differential Potential: Gameweek 24

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 24…

Lukasz Fabianski – West Ham – Goalkeeper

West Ham stopper Lukasz Fabianski is back in training following his COVID recovery. He is expected to go straight back into the starting XI when Watford come to town this evening. The Hammers have been less than convincing at the back but will be confident of shutting out the struggling Hornets in GW24.

Cristian Romero – Tottenham – Defender

Cristian Romero made his long awaited return to action in the FA cup following a hamstring injury picked up on international duty a couple of months back. He’s undoubtedly Tottenham’s best defender and will score well in Fantrax due to his aggressive style. He should pick up plenty of points when facing up to Southampton this week.

Grant Hanley – Norwich City – Defender

It’s no coincidence that Norwich are a much better side when Grant Hanley is fit. We tipped him to score well against Watford in GW23 and that’s exactly what he did when guiding his side to a much needed win and clean sheet.

Hanley and co should be busy once again when they face a fluid Crystal Palace side and the Scotland international should pick up a good number of points regardless of whether he keeps a clean sheet.

Yerry Mina – Everton – Defender

Yerry Mina was the unexpected scorer of the first goal in the Frank Lampard era in the FA cup on Saturday. The giant Colombian should start against Newcastle this week following confirmation of Ben Godfrey’s absence and should pick up plenty of aerials against Chris Wood while being a threat in the opposition penalty area.

Milot Rashica – Norwich City – Midfielder

Milot Rashica has been Norwich’s best attacking player for much of the season and is easily their top creative outlet. There will be a lot of pressure on him to continue to deliver but he will fancy his chances of more goal involvements in their upcoming game at home to Crystal Palace as they continue to mount their great escape.

Jonjo Shelvey – Newcastle United – Midfielder

Eddie Howe earmarked Jonjo Shelvey as a key player when he took over at Newcastle and that’s exactly how things appear to be panning out. The midfielder scored the only goal in a crucial win at Leeds in GW23 and will be trusted with the job of patrolling the midfield again this week.

The arrival Bruno Guimaraes should serve to make Shelvey an even better asset as it will give him more license to drive forward and join the attack.

Michael Olise – Crystal Palace – Midfielder

Michael Olise just about makes our ownership threshold (which I am absolutely stunned by to be honest!) so it’s impossible to result throwing him into our starting XI ahead of his visit to Norwich. The Palace youngster is set to be a star and is in hot form. I’d be surprised if he doesn’t pick up another goal contribution this week.

Jacob Ramsey – Aston Villa – Midfielder

Another young player enjoying Premier League life is Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey. Villa host Leeds in GW24 in hot form and Ramsey continues to show how good he is in that role behind Ollie Watkins. He’s one to get into your Fantrax roster ahead of some good fixtures and potential double gameweeks.

Anthony Gordon – Everton – Forward

Youngster Anthony Gordon came on in the 55th minute of the loss against Aston Villa and scored 11 points in a very useful cameo. For all his managerial faults, Frank Lampard is well known for getting the best out of his young players and Gordon could benefit further from the new appointment at Goodison Park.

This week’s trip Newcastle give Gordon another good chance to impress as long as he keeps his place in what is now a very competitive starting eleven.

Joao Pedro – Watford – Forward

While most were expecting big things from Josh King and Emmanuel Dennis ahead of Watford’s double gameweek in Gameweek 23, it was Joao Pedro who proved to be the best Fantrax asset. Even though the Hornets failed to get on the scoresheet in either fixture, the Brazilian looked their most dangerous threat and picked up 25 points over the double.

Pedro faces a leaky West Ham defence this week ahead of another kind looking double gameweek in GW26. One to stash.

Wout Weghorst – Burnley – Forward

Burnley’s new target man Wout Weghorst was one that was much talked about ahead of the latest Waiver Wire run but a poor showing against Watford on his debut may have put Fantrax managers off, meaning he gets a run out in the low ownership XI.

This week’s game against Manchester United should be a more open one, leading to more chances for Weghorst to open his Premier League account. Regardless, the giant Dutch striker is one to stash ahead of plenty of double gameweeks but I fancy him to score much better than his debut score of 3.5 points this week.


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