This article will highlight 5 differentials (under 5% ownership) across a variety of positions to help push managers up the ranks over the coming gameweeks starting in gameweek 28.
Patrick Van Aanholt (£5.5m) – Crystal Palace – 4.9% TSB
Crystal Palace and van Aanholt face an away trip to Brighton this week, which will be a tough fixture, however Palace will be suborn and hope to keep a clean sheet. Not only does van Aanholt offer the ability to get fantasy managers clean sheets, he also provides attacking returns, with 3 goals in 20 Premier League starts. Priced at £5.5m, there is an argument that he is a bit pricey for a defender in the lower half of the table, but with just 4.9% TSB he could just help you up the ranks if he provides more returns like the 15 points he scored last week!
Federico Fernandez (£4.5m) – Newcastle – 2.5% TSB
Newcastle may not be the most defensively sound team in the Premier League, but what Fernandez does offer from defence is not only the potential for a clean sheet, but the ability to get attacking returns also, with him managing 2 goals and 2 assists so far this season. Newcastle also have a great run of fixtures, not facing a side with a FDR of 4 or above until gameweek 34, with 4 of the 6 games being against teams with a FDR of 2.
Harvey Barnes (£6.0m) – Leicester City – 3.0% TSB
Aged 22, Barnes has really broken through this season and is showing his class in this Leicester side. Priced at £6.0m, he has returned with 4 goals and 7 assists in 1,525 minutes of play, a return every 139 minutes which isn’t too bad for a player priced £6.0m. More impressively, he has managed 4 returns in the last 5 games, with 3 goals and an assist. Playing Norwich this week, the Leicester midfielder could have a field day and is one to keep an eye on!
Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) – Southampton – 0.4% TSB
Armstrong has been in and out of the Saints side this season, but he has appeared to have a solid place in the starting XI now, with 8 starts in the last 10. Priced at £5.2m he is a cheap player that enables you to invest more in the more expensive players, but he has also provided some good returns lately, with 3 goals in his last 5 games, not bad for £5.2m! This week the Saints travel to a leaky West Ham side, meaning there will me even more chances for the midfielder to impress.
Shane Long (£4.6m) – Southampton – 2.4% TSB
Many fantasy managers have gone with Danny Ings, but it was Shane Long who impressed last week and priced at £4.6m, not only is he a differential, but he is also a BARGAIN! Long has started all of the last 6, scoring just twice, but Ings hasn’t exactly outscored him also scoring 2 in that time. With the Saints facing West Ham this week, both Ings and Long should have plenty of opportunities to find the back of the net, but if you need to gain some ground in those mini leagues, then the differential of Long may just help this.
Written by FPL Tipz (@FPLTIPZ)