Fantrax Differential XI: Gameweek 2

The new season is here and we’re BACK with our trademark Differential XI!

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.

Check out our Gameweek Two tips right here!

Gavin Bazunu endured a torrid Southampton debut up against Son, Kane and co on the opening day. The new Saints stopper saw four goals fly past him at White Hart Lane but still came away with a useful five points.

The quality of opposition is considerably weaker this weekend but Leeds trio Bamford, Harrison and Rodrigo should ensure he’s still kept busy.

Kenny Tete looked a certainty to come away from the opening day encounter with Luis Diaz and Liverpool with a tasty minus score. Thanks to a tidy defensive display and a picture perfect assist for Aleksander Mitrovic, he posted a more than healthy 13.25. Not bad! A clean sheet at Wolves is unlikely but Tete has shown that a shut out may not be necessary.

Opening day fortunes were not as good for Kurt Zouma up against Erling Haaland but a trip to Nottingham Forest should allow for more ghost points through aerials as well as a much greater chance of a clean sheet.

Our biggest defensive gamble comes in the form of Everton wing back Nathan Patterson. The Scottish youngster should start once again against Aston Villa and although an Everton clean sheet looks less and less likely each week, the attack minded full back should see more chances to get forward.

The midfield signals the beginning of our barrage of Wolves and Brighton players.

Leander Dendoncker and Morgan Gibbs White combined for 24.5 points (the former being responsible for 16 of them) on the opening day without any goal involvements. They should see plenty more chances of getting involved in the goal when hosting newly promoted Fulham in GW2 following their team’s false start against Leeds United.

In contrast, Brighton enjoyed a hot start to their season, coming away from Old Trafford with a well deserved three points.

Moises Caicedo was the star of the show, bossing the midfield with a commanding display that saw him earn 13 points. He should be a great asset this season! As predicted, Solly March reclaimed his wing back role but there wasn’t much “back” about it as he spent the full match on the front foot. Throw in a few set pieces and March looks like he could be that late round draft sleeper this season.

Completing the midfield is Bournemouth new boy Marcus Tavernier. He won’t have been on many rosters ahead of GW1 but his ownership will shoot up thanks to 15.5 points without a goal or assist. It’ll take a brave man to start him away at Man City this week but he will certainly have a busy day in the centre of that midfield!

We round off with a bit more Wolves and Brighton with Danny Welbeck and Hwang Hee Chan making up the attack.

Welbeck has enjoyed a resurgence in form under Graham Potter at Brighton and was instrumental in their opening day win at his old stomping ground. Newcastle at home is arguably a sterner test than Old Trafford nowadays but the former England man looks to be in top form heading into the new campaign.

Raul Jimenez’s absence has allowed Hwang to start the season in his favoured central role, a role that may be his for longer than expected following a decent opening outing. The South Korean set up Daniel Podence for their only goal but will also be hopeful he can get in amongst the goals himself as Wolves host Fulham.


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