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FPL — A Scintilating Squad of Differentials for TGW35

As a tasty treat to go with the delicious news that game week 35 will be a triple game week, I have cooked up a feast of options in every position to excite your palette. The options are endless heading into this game week and many managers will find themselves choosing from the differential buffet table. Splattering your team with a side order of low owned players is an exciting way to leave you feeling satisfied without wanting to chew the bones after the matches have finished.

As always, a differential is considered to be a player with under 5% ownership.

 

Goalkeeper

Vicente Guaita

Crystal Palace, £4.8m, 3.2% owned, Fixtures - shu/sou

The Eagles haven't exactly been setting the world alight in real-life football terms, or in Fantasy Premier League, but one thing they do boast is a steady, consistent goalkeeper who keeps them alive in games when they really do not deserve to be. Guaita is a safe pair of hands and has shown numerous times this season he is good for the odd save point. With Sheffield United and Southampton both severely lacking in form and confidence, one clean sheet in these matches isn't too much to expect.

 

Defenders

Caglar Soyuncu

Leicester City, £5.3m, 3.0% owned, Fixtures - NEW/mnu

Leicester City have, arguably, one of the easier fixtures of the double game week followed by one of the toughest. Newcastle at home provides a very nice opportunity for a Foxes clean sheet and leaves the Turkish international with a chance and bonus points also. Having already beaten Manchester United in the cup this year, it isn't out of the realm of possibility that they can snatch a result at Old Trafford too. 

 

Seamus Coleman

Everton, £4.9m, 2.5% owned, Fixtures - whm/avl

Now seemingly nailed in this Toffees defence, Seamus Coleman has been rolling back the years. With away fixtures to West Ham and Aston Villa, many FPL managers will be worried about bringing in an Everton asset for this run. However, on closer inspection, it is clear to see that Everton have performed superbly away from home this year and a clean sheet in one of these fixtures would leave you happy with this bargain pick.

Victor Lindelof

Manchester United, £4.8m, 1.5% owned, Fixtures - avl/LEI/LIV

Much will be said about the Manchester United defence before their triple game week, and many managers will likely consider doubling up on their defence at one stage. Lindelof offers a steady way in to the United back line at a cut price. He is not guaranteed to start all three games, but the fixtures in the triple gameweek could be devoid of chances due to the fixture pile-up. If investing in the young Swede means you can spend more elsewhere, then it's worth the gamble.

 

Midfielders

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Everton, £6.9m, 3.0% owned, Fixtures - whm/avl

The talismanic Icelander has long been an FPL darling and is slowly finding his way into more and more FPL teams, mainly due to the double game week but also due to his form and continuous minutes. With set pieces and Everton's fine away form there is every reason to believe that Siggy can get some attacking returns in GW35.

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Emile Smith-Rowe

Arsenal, £4.2m, 2.3% owned, Fixtures - WBA/che

Not only is the young Englishman a talented prospect with the world at his feet, but he is also a bargain enabler. Not every exciting pick has to start for your team this game week and Smith-Rowe gives you the opportunity to go big elsewhere. A truly selfless act by the creative midfielder. With him first on your bench, you can be sure that he's ready to come in for you if needed.

 

Paul Pogba

Manchester United, £7.6m, 2.0% owned, Fixtures - avl/LEI/LIV

This pick is for the real gamblers amongst us. Sitting comfortably between Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford in price, the Powerful Frenchman can turn a game on its head in an instant. He has started to appear more frequently for United of late and has also occupied the left-wing on occasion. With moments of brilliance always a sharp intake of breath away for Pogba, he should find some form of attacking return in the space of three games.

Anwar El Ghazi

Aston Villa, £5.2m, 1.0% owned, Fixtures - MNU/EVE

If there is one phrase to sum up the Dutch winger, it is 'Shoot on Sight'. With the ball at his feet, he always has one thought in mind and that is not to pass to his teammates and create them an opportunity. For real-life managers this can be frustrating. For FPL managers it can be gold. With two fixtures that leave something to the imagination, trust that El Ghazi will at least have a few chances at goal.

 

Eberechi Eze

Crystal Palace, £5.8m, 0.9% owned, Fixtures - shu/sou

In the lead up to TGW35, much of the talk will be about Wilfried Zaha and his niggling injury which could see him miss some game time before two tasty fixtures. If he is confirmed out for one of the fixtures (or even if he isn't), Eze should perform admirably. Sharing set-piece duties in a Premier League team at his age is not to be scoffed at, and the young English winger has a touch of magic in his boots. It could be a big game week for him.

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Forwards

Che Adams

Southampton, £5.7m, 4.2% owned, Fixtures - liv/CPL

Not an overly exciting pick but someone has to score the goals if Southampton are going to get anything from these two games. The feisty forward found good form at the beginning of the season but has been in and out of the team since. Now his place has been restored he could see some joy against a Liverpool team that doesn't enjoy keeping clean sheets at the moment and a Crystal Palace team who can suffer from severe collective brain farts. 

 

Christian Benteke

Crystal Palace, £5.5m, 0.9% owned, Fixtures - shu/sou

This is it. The big one. Benteke has found hinself firmly nailed as the Crystal Palace frontman and hasn't looked out of place despite his age and lack of consistency over the years. With Sheffield United and Southampton in his double, I believe Benteke could be the biggest differential going this week. At under 1% ownership, if he hauls, you could be looking at a three-figure game week rank. Imagine.

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I have been playing Fantasy Premier League for almost 13 seasons, with multiple top 100k finishes. I still enjoy the start of every season as if it was my first. Always make sure you're enjoying the game!

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