FPL GW33 Differentials XI

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My FPL GW33 differential 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!

GW32 looks like being a good GW as at the time of writing this article I have had 10 players play with 6 of those producing returns, with a current points total of 48.

This starting eleven was selected on Wednesday 21st April 2021 and as of this date had an average ownership of 4.02%, and an overall value of £61.8m.


Robert SÁNCHEZ – 3.3% – £4.5m

In his last 4 games Sánchez has kept three clean sheets (GW29 vs Newcastle, GW31 vs Everton & GW32 vs Chelsea) while making 5 saves in the 2-1 loss to Manchester United in GW30 to earn himself a save point. This weekend Brighton travel to Sheffield United and admittedly it’s going to be hard to not select a goalkeeper facing Sheffield United each week, but I see no better chance of a clean sheet this weekend than for Brighton.

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Lucas DIGNE – 8.6% – £6.1M

Digne has played 7 games since his last assist and surely this run will not go on much longer. Digne has a wand of a left foot and against a team with a single clean sheet in their previous 11 Premier League games I am backing Everton to get success from set pieces as they travel to the Emirates. You cannot discount a clean sheet for Everton but Digne is my team as he looks to stop his longest run of League games with an assist this season.

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Joël VELTMAN – 2.0% – £4.4M

Much like Sánchez, a defender facing Sheffield United is a selection that makes sense. I’m a big fan of full-backs/wing-backs playing against wing-backs as it allows them to push further up the pitch, increasing the chances of a goal involvement. Veltman has one goal and one assist this season but when he plays he does looks to pick up positions in the opposition half and has an accurate crossing percentage of 32% this season, which equates to one in every three crosses finding a Brighton player. Brighton’s failings are down to their attacking players, not their defensive players. Veltman has ensured that Tariq Lamptey has not been missed and I’m backing a Brighton clean sheet this weekend and Veltman has as good a chance as of any defender at getting himself a goal involvement.

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Conor COADY – 7.3% – £4.9M

Wolves face Burnley on Sunday and I expect Conor Coady to be in the thick of the action with Burnley favouring their route one approach. Coady has scored 6 and 7 points in his past two games, vs Fulham & Sheffield United, and with Burnley, West Brom & Brighton to come you wouldn’t be surprised to see Wolves defenders picking up more clean sheet points.

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Marcus RASHFORD – 9.0% – £9.5M

Last week I selected Mason Greenwood and he duly delivered with 15 points. His partner in crime that match? Marcus Rashford. Rashford may have only returned one assist but he was turning the Burnley defence inside and out, although some may say he done that one too many times when unleashing a shot may have been the better option, but Rashford looks like a player enjoying his football right now. With Manchester United travelling to Leeds in GW33 you can only see goals, goals, goals as Leeds look to attack and Manchester United exploit those gaps, in this instance I am backing Rashford to profit greatly.

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Matheus PEREIRA – 4.0% – £5.4M

This article was written before West Brom travelled to Leicester but Matheus Pereira has scored 30 points in his previous two matches as West Brom beat Chelsea 5-2 & Southampton 3-0. 3 goals, 2 assists & 4 bonus points makes Pereira the form man in the Premier League at the moment and at £5.4m, in a team that NEED to win games, I see a lot more positives than negatives in selecting him.

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Bukayo SAKA – 7.4% – £5.1M

Arsenal aren’t great at the moment, that much is clear, but one positive of their season so far has been Bukayo Saka. Saka has been the best player for Arsenal this season, I don’t think anyone can argue with that, but his numbers for returns have been poor. 4 assists & 5 goals in 26 games does not scream “SELECT ME IN YOUR FPL TEAM!” but at £5.1m he can free up funds elsewhere and if you have watched Arsenal this season you will know he has passed the eye test and has been very, very unlucky to not get more returns. As he gets older I expect his returns to be more consistent, and if Arsenal are going to get anything vs Everton I expect Saka to be involved.

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Pascal GROß – 0.4% – £5.8M

I am a big fan of Groß although I do feel Fantasy Premier League overpriced him this season, especially as he started the season with 6 appearances on the bench, coming on in 5 of those games, before his first start in GW7 where he got an assist vs Spurs. At £5.8m I’m sure you could find money to be spent elsewhere, but having started 15 League games in a row I don’t think you can be more of a nailed start than Pascal Groß and with his set piece delivery and technique he will be putting dangerous balls in for those Brighton strikers who will hopefully be wearing their goal scoring boots this weekend.

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Daniel PODENCE – 1.1% – £5.3M

Much like my Greenwood to Rashford selection, this week I have selected Daniel Podence after my selection of Adama in GW32. Wolves have a lovely run of fixtures and have come through the first two of those with victories. Next up are Burnley and with Podence’s trickery and low centre of gravity he could cause them all sorts of problems. Podence hasn’t hit the heights he did prior to his injury and is still returning to fitness, but it will not be long until he shows his quality as Wolves look to increase their run of wins to three. Adama hitting form means teams will be more wary of him which may allow Podence to operate under the radar and get you those much loved returns.

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Danny WELBECK – 0.6% – £5.5M 

A fourth Brighton player!? I am all in on Brighton this week, setting up a Sheffield United win I’m sure… Welbeck scored in the fixture between Brighton & Sheffield United earlier on in the season and with 2 goals in his last 4 games he looks to have formed a good partnership with Neal Maupay that may just be what Brighton have been looking for all season. Welbeck has been quality his whole career, and at less than 1% owned, he could be quality for your team as Brighton head to Sheffield United, before welcoming Leeds and travelling to Wolves.

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Eddie NKETIAH – 0.5% – £5.3M

2 goals, 1 assist and 3 starts in 16 games is not the season I thought Eddie Nketiah would have, especially as he started 7 of the 13 games he played after being recalled from Leeds in January and then starting the Community Shield game vs Liverpool. Nketiah was actually in my GW1 team as I expected him to start the season for Arsenal, but it seems Arteta has had different plans for him and has limited his game time this season.

Nketiah is Arsenals only fit striker at the moment with Aubameyang & Lacazette out injured so unless Arteta switches things up I expect Nketiah to get a chance vs Everton, however, I do not expect anyone to be transferring Nketiah in this week. If Lacazette & Aubameyang are out for a while then Eddie Nketiah could be a very cheap option leading the line for Arsenal in the coming weeks as they face Everton (H), Newcastle (A) & West Brom (H) in their next 3 games.

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