Fantrax Differential XI: Gameweek 8

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 Eight tips right here:

A beautiful combination of a busy night with the possibility of a clean sheet gives Bernd Leno the gloves. Nottingham Forest have to come out firing against Fulham and the German stopper will be a busy man.

We’re going all out attack with this week’s defensive picks as we’ve gone for four players who may start as attacking wing backs.

Spurs were (frankly) rubbish in the Champions League so Antonio Conte may ring the changes for their home game against Leicester this weekend. Ivan Perisic got the nod in midweek, meaning Ryan Sessegnon could be given another chance to impress, just like he did against former side Fulham in GW6.

Renan Lodi will be expected to fly forward from left wing back too for Forest against Fulham while Everton will look to make home advantage count against an unpredictable West Ham outfit. Our final two defenders will be on opposite sides at right wing back and will be hopeful of whipping some crosses in from the byline to their respective target men.

While Nathan Patterson has started the season well, Vladimir Coufal will hope he can kick start his campaign from his favoured right wing back slot, a role he performed so well two seasons ago.

At 51% rostered, Morgan Gibbs White doesn’t feel like much of a differential. However, needs must in a depleted Gameweek. His big money move to Forest hasn’t started that rapidly but an assist (and 16.5 Fantrax points) against Bournemouth should build his confidence. I can see him scoring well again in a similar fixture on Friday.

Marcus Tavernier has been covered plenty of times in this article. I’d expect his rostered percentage to increase as his fixtures get better. He’s got a decent floor and attacking returns seem to be just round the corner and only a matter of time. Jacob Ramsey is almost the polar opposite, relying on goals and assists to score well but should get plenty of opportunities to get involved in the action at home against Southampton.

Our midfield gamble of the week is Ryan Fraser who can expect the frostiest of receptions from the travelling Bournemouth support up in the Gods at St James’ Park. Allan Saint-Maximin is still struggling for fitness, meaning Fraser may start once more against his former team. You know how these scripts are written…

Another man set to face his former team is Danny Ings who swapped the stripes of Southampton for the claret of Aston Villa. His strike rate at Villa is a far cry from his prolific Saints days but with Ollie Watkins struggling with illness, Ings should lead the line against his former employers and will also be hoping that its written in the script that he silenced the fans who once adored him.

Fulham’s Bobby De-Cordova Reid completes the lineup. Last time we tipped him to do well he scored. Here’s to similar good fortune this week!

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