FPL GW32 Differentials XI

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My FPL GW32 differentials pick article will provide FPL Managers with a line-up of gems you may not be considering but may pick up valuable points to help you outscore the competition. My starting eleven of differentials will be made up of players with an ownership of less than 10%, meaning if selected by you, you could be outscoring 9 of every 10 Managers in the game!

Two very poor weeks in a row. Last week I went for high risk, high reward but ultimately the risk did not pay off as 4 players did not play a single minute. This week I have factored in recent minutes to ensure the players mentioned are more certain of a start in GW32.

This starting eleven was selected on Tuesday13th April 2021 and as of this date had an average ownership of 3.5%, and an overall value of £69.5m.

Goalkeeper

Dean HENDERSON – 1.5% – £5.2M

Dean Henderson has had to bide his time this season, but he finally looks to of become Manchester United’s number one, at least in the Premier League.

The stopper has started the past 5 League games (setting it up for a de Gea start aren’t I..!) and kept 3 clean sheets in those 5 games while not being at fault for the two games conceded in, making a great save from Welbeck before the rebound was scored and then Son being gifted an open goal for Spurs.

Henderson has averaged 2.9 saves per game in the 8 League games he has played showing that the potential of a save bonus is there too. Manchester United next face a Burnley side who have had 3 or more shots on target in their last 6 League games while scoring the third lowest amount of goals (25) this season, a total only lessened by Fulham (24) & Sheffield United (17), meaning a clean sheet plus a save point will be a strong possibility for Henderson this GW.

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Defenders

Antonio RÜDIGER – 6.1% – £4.7M

7, 6, 7, 0, 7, 2, 6, 6, 6 & 2. Rüdiger’s points in the games he has started since Thomas Tuchel took charge of Chelsea. 7 clean sheets out of 10 games with a bonus point earnt in 3 of those games. In the two games Rüdiger did not play, Chelsea won 2-0 vs Everton and lost 5-2 to West Brom. Rüdigeraverages 1.2 shots per match and in total has 9 clean sheets from his 14 Premier League games this season, at £4.7m he seems a snip! He is a player I regret not bringing in on my 2nd wildcard and if you have the opportunity to transfer him in, I’d recommend you don’t think twice about it.

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Nélson SEMEDO – 2.7% – £5.2M

Nélson Semedo was someone I had in my wildcard until being convinced to go with the Coady-Shaw duo instead of  Semedo-Lindelöf, however, I do wish I went with my gut feeling as Semedo came away with 9 points last GW compared to Coady’s 6. Semedo has taken his time to get to grips with the Premier League, however, he now seems to be one of the more settled Wolves players and with Sheffield United (H), Burnley (H), West Brom (A) & Brighton (H) in their next four games I would be very surprised if there are no defensive returns, let alone the possibility of attacking returns too.

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Ricardo PEREIRA – 0.7% – £5.9M

A favourite of most from last season, Ricardo Pereira is now fighting fit and has cemented his place in this Leicester side. While Pereira hasn’t reached the form of last season, he is starting to show what made him so loved as he finds his feet. He registered his first assist of the season vs West Ham and making 3 key passes showing he is creating chances for his team-mates. As with Semedo, Pereira has a lovely looking next 4 in the League as Leicester face West Brom (H), Crystal Palace (H), Southampton (A) & Newcastle (H). If you’re looking at a Leicester defender, there doesn’t appear to be anyone better than Ricardo Pereira.

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Midfielders

Jarrod BOWEN – 2.0% – £5.9M

Bowen has 3 goals and an assist in his last 3 West Ham games and looks to be the man tasked with leading the Hammers front line in the absence of Michail Antonio. My only reservation to selecting Bowen is that in those 3 games he has been substituted, in the 73rd minute vs Arsenal, the 54thminute vs Wolves & the 83rd minute vs Leicester, so getting 90 out of Jarrod Bowen may not be something that happens regularly, but while he is in the form he is how can you not consider him?

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Adama TRAORÉ – 5.1% – £6.0M

Jarrod Bowen is one consideration for my team to replace Pedro Neto, who else is under consideration? This guy. I know his end product isn’t at the standard many hope it to be, with only 1 goal and 1 assist this season, but those solitary returns have both come in his past two matches (assist vs West Ham & goal vs Fulham). With Neto out for the season the onus will fall on Traoré even more and adding attacking returns to this game can only boost his confidence. Traoré averages 4.3 successful dribbles and 1.4 key passes a game, so he is causing the opposition constant issues, but the returns have not been there, until now. As mentioned with Semedo, Wolves have some nice looking fixtures coming up, if Traoré continues to turn it on, I fear for Sheffield United, Burnley, West Brom & Brighton!

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Mason GREENWOOD – 2.0% – £7.0M

I know above I said I would be factoring in recent minutes and Greenwood only had 18 minutes in GW31 vs Spurs, but what an 18 minutes! Assist, goal and two bonus points to register 11 points for the GW and give him as good a chance as any of starting in GW32 vs Burnley. Previous to his 18 minute cameo Greenwood had started 4 of the previous 5 League games and it’s hard to look past him becoming more and more of a regular starter for Manchester United, particularly with him looking comfortable anywhere across the front 3. 

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Lucas MOURA– 2.2% – £6.6M

Lucas Moura is someone who has featured regularly recently in my selections for this article and with 4 attacking returns in his past 4 games and Spurs facing a double GW, it makes sense to select him again. The risk of rotation is there, of course, but Spurs look a better outfit with Lucas on the pitch than without, him, Son & Kane seem to all be on the same wavelength. This season Lucas Moura has played 26 League games, and 13 of them have come from the bench but with 9 starts coming from their past 10 League games I think it’s a fair assumption to say he is now established as one of Spurs starters and a much cheaper option than Kane (£11.7m), Son (9.4m) or Bale (£9.2m).

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Kai HAVERTZ – 3.1% – £8.2M

Kai Havertz is someone who I’m sure many Managers have put their faith in, and many Managers have come away disappointed. Those disappointments look to be a thing of the past and he is now looking more and more like the player Chelsea paid between £62m & £71m for (depending on which report you read).

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Trusted in their recent bigger games to play through the middle, it appears Tuchel wants to ensure Havertz is involved in the play as much as possible and a goal and an assist vs Crystal Palace certainly is a good start in repaying Tuchel’s faith. Havertz got two assists vs Everton as Chelsea won 2-0, played 90 minutes in the 0-0 vs Leeds before finding himself on the bench in the 5-2 loss vs West Brom, after starting all 3 games for Germany in the international break, before being restored to the line-up vs Crystal Palace and rewarding owners with 10 points. Brighton are never an easy match for anyone but with Havertz looking to be an important part of the Chelsea starting XI I think his new-found confidence will bring returns and points aplenty in the closing stages of the season.

Forwards

Callum WILSON – 5.5% – £6.5M

Callum Wilson is back from injury and alongside the return of Allan Saint-Maximin, boy do Newcastle need him. While ASM took the headlines with a goal and assist in the victory over Burnley in GW31, Wilson returning will, in my opinion, have just as big an impact for the last 6 GW’s as Newcastle look to avoid the drop. Newcastle travelled to the London Stadium on the first day of the season and Wilson came away with a goal and 8 points, while prior to his injury Wilson had 2 goals and 2 assists in 3 games and with 10 goals and 6 assists overall for the season, Wilson has been directly involved in 50% of Newcastle’s League goals. You cannot ignore those numbers if looking for a differential forward.

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Alexandre LACAZETTE – 7.8% – £8.3M

The second week in a row that Lacazette has featured, and deservedly so. He rewarded my selection with 13 points against Sheffield United and appears to be someone Arteta trusts to lead his forward line. With Fulham up next, a team who have conceded 9 goals in their past 4 League games, there is as good a chance as any that Lacazette continues his recent run of 5 goals in his past 6 League games and replicates his goal from the opening day of the season as Arsenal came away from Craven Cottage winning 3-0.

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