It’s tough in the world of Fantasy Premier League football. Correct predictions have been few and far between so far this season, and players that you expected to do well just have not performed.
Few would have imagined the incredible form from the likes Riyad Mahrez and Dimitri Payet early in the campaign, or the first hattrick being bagged by Callum Wilson from newly-promoted Bournemouth.
Not to mention the meteoric rise of Anthony Martial, who was thought to be a panic deadline day signing from Manchester United.
But what do these players have in common? They were at one point differentials, players that most Fantasy managers did not consider picking before they started to go on an amazing run of form.
So, we are here to not only find these players before they become a popular bandwagon, but to help you slowly climb up your respective mini leagues with these differential picks.
Here are Three Fantasy Football Premier League Differentials ahead of Gameweek Seven!
Two starts, one assist and one goal… with his strike last weekend helping West Ham United to an unlikely 2-1 victory over league leaders Manchester City. Victor Moses (5.3) has once again arrived on our Fantasy Football radar as a very neat differential option to his much owned team-mate Dimitri Payet (7.8).
The winger tormented defenders in his two games for the Hammers, and Chelsea’s loss has definitely been West Ham’s gain. Slaven Bilic’s men also have an enticing run of fixtures which feature Norwich (Home), Sunderland (Away), and Crystal Palace (A) in the next three… giving ample opportunities for the Nigerian to plunder more points.
The midfielder is also owned by just 0.4% of managers, so a good day in the office for him could spell a bad day in the FPL for your league rivals.
Well it looks like Bojan Krkic (5.3) is capable of doing it on a cold night in Stoke, because in his first start this season coming back from a knee injury, the Spaniard got on the score-sheet straight away and also collected a nice 3 bonus points against Leicester City last weekend.
With lone striker Mame Biram Diouf (6.5) also currently struggling with a hamstring problem, the 1.4% owned Bojan is expected to start for the Potters against Bournemouth this weekend and another goal will definitely see him become a mainstream budget-priced striker for managers.
Stoke’s fixtures are also quite enticing with Bournemouth (Home), Aston Villa (Away), Swansea (Away), Watford (Home), and Newcastle (Away) in the next five.
Sometimes it’s nice to keep faith, because those that did hold on to Matt Richie (5.7) before Gameweek 6 were rewarded with 8 points from the midfielder… who struck an absolute goal-of-the-season contender against Sunderland.
The Bournemouth star was expected to be the Cherries’ goal-scoring midfielder, with many drafting him in ahead of the campaign. However, it didn’t turn out as planned so a significant managers sold the midfielder off for other options.
Now owned by just 1.9%, Ritchie will look to come closer to his 15 goals and 17 assists in the Championship last year, and he has two games against Stoke (Away) and Watford (Home) to prove his worth as a decent differential.