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Differential XI: GW 9 TSB Ratings of 2% or less.

Updated: Oct 5, 2022

In this feature we scout for players with low ownership but potential to return in the coming fixtures. We picked players with no more than 2% ownership in this week's team.......................


Formation 4-3-3


Aubameyang CHE

£9.0 Ownership: 0.4%

A last minute signing of a long transfer window, zero minutes and 2 cancelled games have all contributed to Auba's lowly 0.4% ownership. A new manager in Graham Potter has come in too and we are not 100% sure how he will play Auba in the team, but he did start him in the one Champions League game they have had so far. We couldn't resist his massive potential although he is not the player he once was. He is up against Crystal Palace in a tasty London derby at Stamford Bridge next game. Let's hope Potter can get him going again.

Solanke BOU £5.7 Ownership: 0.5%

A bit of a gamble with this one, but if all these picks were safe bets they wouldn't be so low owned. Solanke's Bournemouth have been one of the lowest scoring teams this season, but he hasn't been able to contribute much, just a goal and an assist in the game against Notts Forest, as he was out injured for 2 and half of those games. He is Bournemouth's main man up front and contributed 29 goals for them in the Championship last season. So we know he has a goal in him. Solanke comes up against a leaky Brentford defence in his next game, which is also at home at the Vitality Stadium.

Antonio WHU £7.2 Ownership: 1.9%

A popular pick at the beginning of the season but a combination of poor form and West Ham's dreadful run of results has had owners flock to drop Antonio in recent weeks. That is good for us, we hope, as it now qualifies him for a Differential XI. West Ham have been bad, but they can't keep performing below par as they have some great players and seemed to buy well over the summer, Paqueta in particular raising eyebrows. He still seems to be adjusting to the Premier League but if he can mirror his displays in Ligue 1 this season, Antonio will have the ammo to convert into goals. With a home fixture against a Wolves team struggling somewhat, we think Antonio can add to his solitary goal this season.


Sinisterra LEE £6.5 Ownership: 0.7%

2 goals in his first 2 starts for Leeds has propelled Luis Sinisterra into our differential midfielder of choice this week. He has yet to play a full 90 minutes which is a slight concern. But with 23 goals and 14 assists in 49 games across all competitions last season for Feyenoord, the young Colombian may not need the full 90 minutes to produce attacking returns when he can produce those excellent numbers. After having their last 2 games called off he should also be fit and raring to go. Leeds are at home on Sunday next gameweek, and face an Aston Villa team that have only kept 1 clean sheet all season.

Tielemans LEI £6.3 Ownership: 1.5%

We know Leicester have been woeful, we know Youri Tielemans has been as poor as anybody in that team this season, and we also know that his motivation is in question due to his being in the last year of his contract. However, this is a differential team and we will look to the positives of this fine footballer. The next home game against Notts Forrest is key for the Leicester coach Brendan Rogers - lose and it must be curtains for him, so we are hope he can inspire Youri and co. to get their first win of the season. They won't get a better game than this to break their duck and, with a goal and an assist in his last 2 games, we are guessing Tielmans can get in on the action. He is also on penalties too in Vardy's absence and, although his first effort was a dreadful penalty, it took a lot of confidence to score the retake against Hugo Lloris and Tottenham in the last game.

Paqueta WHU £6.0 Ownership: 1.3%

West Ham's marquee summer signing has yet to complete a full 90 minutes in the Premier League this season, or register any attacking FPL point returns. That's why he's a differential then. West Ham have a pretty good run of games coming up and are at home next week to a misfiring Wolves team. Paqueta was brilliant last season for Lyon and contributed 9 goals and 6 assists from attacking midfield in 35 games. West Ham have had some tough games and been in poor form this season but they are a good team and we are hoping Paqueta can get in on the action against Wolves and finally get some attacking returns on the board.


Cresswell WHU £4.8 Ownership: 1.8%

One of the standout attacking defenders in the game for some of the past seasons, has yet to really get going this season however, but neither have West Ham as a whole. We think he will do well against Wolves side with striker issues in the coming fixture. Cresswell is an ideal FPL defender as he corners and free kicks along with continually gets himself into forward positions in and around the box. A great differential for the next few games too as West Ham have some decent fixtures.

Kristensen LEE £4.8 Ownership: 0.4%

We have decided to opt for Rasmus Kristensen as our second defender in the team this week. He is new to the Premiership but performed so well last season netting an impressive 10 goals from the right back position for Salzburg. He looked good going forward this season and we think he could contribute some attacking and defensive returns for a well rested Leeds United at home to a underperforming Aston Villa team.

Castagne LEI £4.4 Ownership: 1.1%

We are backing Leicester to get a result in their next game, against an erratic Notts Forest at home. Castagne is a wing back that excites us as FPL managers, as he gets into forward positions frequently and has an eye for goal. He has chipped in with a goal and assist already this season, but not a clean sheet unfortunately so it will be the potential attacking returns we are really banking on in his next fixture.

Targett NEW £4.9 Ownership: 1.0%

Trippier gets all the attention in FPL but as such he can't be included in our Differential team so we have plumped for his opposite number on the Newcastle defence, Matt Targett. Obviously he is not as strong as Trips going forward but he does get up there and has chipped in with the odd goal and assist in past seasons for Southampton and Aston Villa. It's Newcastle's defensive strength that we are counting on, but any attacking returns from the mercurial left back would be most welcome. Newcastle have a decent fixture up against Fulham, although the game is away from the support of St James' Park.


Fabianski WHU £5.0 Ownership: 1.2%

It's always tough to pick a differential goalkeeper but we are going to go with Fabianski at the back this week. West Ham have only kept 1 clean sheet in the league this season but are up against a goal shy Wolves side this weekend. West Ham are at home and have made a couple of decent signings in defense and attack over the transfer window. We expect West Ham to dig deep and keep it tight at the back at home this weekend, and with any luck hopefully Fabianski can make a few saves to add some points if he doesn't manage to keep a clean sheet against the Wolves.

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