Differential Potential: Gameweek 26

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 26…

Vicente Guaita – Crystal Palace – Goalkeeper

Bar Aaron Ramsdale, Vicente Guaita should be the pick of the double gameweek goalkeepers this week. The Palace stopper should pick up plenty of saves in the first game against Chelsea while a clean sheet should be on the horizon against Watford in game two.

Connor Roberts – Burnley – Defender

It’s always good to have a Burnley defender on board with so many matches coming up. Connor Roberts seems to have won the right back job over Matt Lowton and seems to add something extra going forward that Lowton maybe couldn’t. He seems to be locked in for this week’s double and probably next week’s too, though Charlie Taylor should be fit for GW27 who I still prefer to Roberts.

Kiko Femenia – Watford – Defender

One thing that can be said for Roy Hodgson’s Watford tenure so far is that the do look marginally better defensively (as you’d probably expect). They go into another double gameweek this week and although I don’t necessarily expect clean sheets from The Hornets, they’re no longer conceding in threes and fours like they were. Hassane Kamara is the obvious choice from the back line but Kiko Femenia has also looked good and seems to have grabbed a share of the right footed set pieces.

Shane Duffy – Brighton – Defender

Straying away from the double gameweeks for a second…Lewis Dunk will miss Brighton’s game this weekend through suspension, paving the way for the return of early season hero Shane Duffy. There’s not many better fixtures than Burnley at home for the aerial monster and he should score really well this weekend through those aerials and a possible clean sheet.

Cristian Romero – Tottenham – Defender

Back to the doubles! Tottenham won’t keep a clean sheet at Manchester City on Saturday evening. Not a chance. But, Cristian Romero has proved that he can pick up usable scores even when Spurs concede multiple times (e.g. 7.5 vs Wolves despite conceding twice). Plus, Spurs face Burnley in game two where Romero should be the most aerially aggressive defender, leading to plenty of defensive points. Even if no clean sheets are kept, I fancy the Argentine to come away from the week with around 15 points.

Daniel Podence – Wolves – Midfielder

A slightly higher ownership option here but Daniel Podence has finally established himself as a Wolves regular and benefits from a double gameweek this week. He will particularly fancy his chances against the defensively fragile Leicester City while Podence scored brilliantly in Fantrax in the 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal recently. Should be a decent option this week.

Thomas Partey – Arsenal – Midfielder

Solid but unspectacular. Two starts are probably guaranteed for Thomas Partey and in two home games that Arsenal are expected to dominate, he may get a piece of the attacking action too. You should expect 12-15 points from Partey this week but it probably won’t be all that pretty to watch…

Rodrigo Bentancur – Tottenham – Midfielder

…see Thomas Partey but apply that to Tottenham new boy Rodrigo Bentancur. Solid but unspectacular.

Jakub Moder – Brighton – Midfielder

Jakub Moder was my double gameweek hero of last week (hero might be a bit strong) and he gets a start this week despite having only one fixture. Moder was incredibly unlucky not to score in both games of his double last week but still came away with a tidy 19.5 points. He will no doubt get plenty more chances this week when hosting Burnley and is worth starting despite playing only one match.

Anthony Gordon – Everton – Forward

Anthony Gordon is just good, isn’t he? The Everton youngster continued his break out season in style against Leeds last Saturday, running riot with another massive Fantrax score thanks to a slightly fortuitous goal and an assist. He will look to keep his run going against Southampton this week…

Armando Broja – Southampton – Forward

…who also boast of a young forward making a name for himself this season. Armando Broja has all the ingredients needed to be a top Premier League and I fancy him to keep a good run of form going against Everton who are still yet to convince me of their defensive solidity despite a clean sheet against Leeds last week.


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