Differential Potential – Gameweek 25

Following a huge return in GW23, the midweek representatives didn’t quite cut it in GW24. The disappearance of Ainsley Maitland Niles hardly helped while it’d have been better for us if Lewis Dunk had stayed at home.

Here’s the GW25 differentials looking to break that magical 100 point mark once more.

Goalkeeper

Tom Heaton (33% owned)

Always chasing the clean sheet. Over to you Tom Heaton. Burnley look quite good again which coincides with the return of the draft hero of two years ago.

Defenders

Jan Bednarek (8%)

A trip to Burnley means plenty of aerials for Jan Bednarek to get his head on. I expect Burnley to score but that might not even matter for this points machine. Such a low ownership is criminal.

Jeffrey Schlupp (10%)

This could easily flop but could also explode. Wilfried Zaha’s idiotic behaviour at Southampton earned him a well deserved suspension meaning Schlupp could get another chance on the left wing. Registered as a defender and playing at home to Fulham too. Nice.

Martin Montoya (2%)

Über differential Potential. The former Barcelona man grabbed an assist for Brighton (what an odd sentence) in midweek and scored well despite conceding four times. A normally solid Brighton defence will surely be a lot tighter against Watford this weekend.

Midfielders

James Ward Prowse (50%)

Yes it’s boring. Yes it’s predictable. But until he’s no longer a differential and people actually pick him up, he’s the first name on this team sheet.

Junior Stanislas (16%)

This old fantasy darling is finally seeing consistent minutes. Stan had fun in the number 10 role in the demolition of Chelsea. Cardiff next…

Marc Albrighton (48%)

Not the most exciting pick. However, Leicester face Manchester United this weekend and Albrighton is a manager’s dream in these fixtures. Expect good scoring from him without needing an attacking return.

Ryan Babel (37%)

Most people saw Fulham swoop for Ryan Babel and thought “that could be a decent signing”. Those same people are probably surprised to see he actually might be a good season. A lively debut hour against Tottenham was swiftly followed by two assists against Brighton in midweek. There’s nothing stopping him from producing once again this week against Crystal Palace.

Victor Camarasa (58%)

An old differential favourite. His ownership is just about acceptable for the differential outfit. He’s due a performance having looked out of sorts since picking up a knock against Tottenham.

Forwards

Fernando Llorente (40%)

Forget about the own goal at Fulham for a minute…since coming in for Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente has done very, very well. To see his ownership below half following his midweek goal and assist is a big surprise.

Ashley Barnes (28%)

Ashley Barnes is one of those players that will always be underrated, especially as a FPL option. This week’s fixture gives the Canadian another great chance to add to his tally of 5 this season.

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