18 Aug.

GW3: Differential Focus

GW3: Differential Focus

If you are the sort of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) manager who enjoys going against the grain – or takes satisfaction from finding hidden gems before the crowd – then lowly selected players (differentials) can often provide value and offer a source of points which won’t be shared by many other managers. As long as the player picks are justifiable, differentials can give you an edge over your mini-league rivals.

In this article we look ahead to Gameweek 3 and find players from each position who are currently selected by less than 10% of managers, but could reward their owners in the upcoming gameweeks.

David Raya

  • Cost: £4.5m
  • Selected by: 5.9%
  • Next Fixture: FUL (a)

brentford fixtures

Brentford is 2nd top for defence difficulty over the next five Gameweeks - taken from the Fixture Planner

With 9 points in two games, including what was meant to be a challenging fixture against Manchester United, David Raya (£4.5m) is the fourth best goalkeeper – as ranked for Expected Clean Sheets (xCS) – in the game.

In addition, Brentford now has a fantastic run of fixtures between Gameweek 3 and Gameweek 12, only facing a ‘Top Six’ team once (when they play Arsenal in Gameweek 8). If you are in the market for a new goalkeeper, look no further than David Raya.