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Best Differential Picks for FPL GW20

Following a weekend break from Premier League action, it’s time to take a look at transfers for the second double gameweek of the season – DGW20.

The likes of Haaland, De Bruyne, Rashford, etc are all highly picked, so a differential or two might make all the difference.

So, here are some of the best differential picks for GW20.

Lucas Digne

  • Price: £4.6m
  • Picked By: 2%
  • Fixtures: Leeds (H), Southampton (a), Leicester City (H)

Under new boss Unai Emery, Aston Villa have had a dramatic upturn in form.

3 wins, including victories over Chelsea and Tottenham provide evidence of this.

While clean sheets have not been a regular occurrence, the upcoming fixtures look promising.

Leeds are a struggling side that can be unpredictable while Southampton are rock bottom of the league.

A derby with Leicester is the toughest fixture on paper although the Foxes are also struggling.

Digne is a guaranteed starter for Aston Villa barring suspension or injury.

As well as defensive points, Digne has the potential for attacking points.

2.75 shot creating actions per 90 is bound to turn into assists eventually in the season.

His xA per 90 has increased since Emery took over, too.

Yoane Wissa

  • Price: £5.3m
  • Picked By: 0%
  • Fixtures: Bournemouth (H), Leeds (a), Southampton (H)

A selection of Wissa is dependent on the injury status of Brentford star man, Ivan Toney.

He will start up front despite being listed in FPL as a midfielder should Toney be ruled out.

A goal against Liverpool along with 2 ruled out by narrow offside calls leaves Wissa in confident form.

4 goals and 1 assist for the Premier League season does not tell the full story.

He only has 7 starts from 18 appearances which shows the above stats in a better light.

His xGI per 90 sits at a respectable 0.47. The likes of Jarrod Bowen, Miguel Almiron, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and James Maddison all have lower!

Chances are likely to follow in the upcoming fixtures as all three teams are struggling at the bottom of the table.

The Bees are currently flying with 3 wins out of the last 4 games in the league.

Jack Grealish

  • Price: £6.8m
  • Picked By: 1%
  • Fixtures: Man Utd (a) + Spurs (H), Wolves (H), Spurs (a)

Any Man City selection, especially at the upper end of the pitch, needs to come with a warning – beware of Pep roulette!

Guardiola is often the Achilles heel of many an FPL manager. Players that appear to be nailed-on starters end up with merely moments on the field.

Grealish was rested in the FA Cup fixture this week and this could point toward a start in the Premier League.

However, if you do want to transfer him in, it may be worth waiting to see if he starts midweek against Southampton in the League Cup.

An assist against Chelsea from the bench last week could put him in the manager’s good books.

Man City as a team have the highest number of goals in the league with 45.

With Grealish himself having an xA per 90 of 0.33, setting up a teammate could be his best chance of getting points on the board.

Matt Doherty

  • Price: £4.6m
  • Picked By: 1%
  • Fixtures: Arsenal (H) + Man City (a), Fulham (a), Man City (H)

Despite some daunting looking fixtures on paper, Matt Doherty could be a shrewd pick.

He is expected to start, via our Premier League predicted lineups page, ahead of Emerson in the right wing back role.

Doherty started the season as the backup in this position but has started all three Premier League games since the World Cup.

The 30-year-old also scored his first goal of the season in the last game against Crystal Palace.

Tottenham are battling for top 4 as they are currently in 5th position in the Premier League.

Facing two teams above them in the upcoming double gameweek means defensive points are more likely than attacking ones for Doherty.

They cannot afford to lose ground and Doherty will be hoping to add to his 1 single goal of the season.

Rico Lewis

  • Price: £3.9m
  • Picked By: 1%
  • Fixtures: Man Utd (a) + Spurs (H), Wolves (H), Spurs (a)

Once again, beware of Pep roulette.

Fortunately for prospective owners, Guardiola has gone on record to say Lewis is an important part of his team.

After replacing Joao Cancelo at half-time against Chelsea in the league, Lewis is in strong contention to keep his place in the side.

It’s likely he will start one of the two games in the upcoming double gameweek.

City have 7 clean sheets in the league and this puts them in the top 4 defences.

Furthermore, due to only having 6 appearances in the Premier League, Lewis is less likely to be rotated for fitness reasons.

Kaoru Mitoma

  • Price: £4.9m
  • Picked By: 1%
  • Fixtures: Liverpool (H), Leicester (a), Bournemouth (H)

Mitoma has burst onto the scene in recent weeks and is a cheap option with a very small selection percentage.

Understandably, a home game against Liverpool may scare many FPL players off but the Merseysiders have been leaking goals all season.

A 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture shows the Seagulls have what it takes to get at what seems a fragile and depleted backline.

Sitting at 8th place in the table, Brighton have provided many cheap options that yield a good return.

Mitoma has shown brilliant form in the last two games as he ran the league leaders ragged, finding a goal in the process.

Another goal followed as the Japanese international slotted home in an away win against Everton.

An xA of 2.3 from 5 starts is not a bad return considering he has only just cemented himself as a first-team regular.

In the aforementioned 3-3 draw at Anfield, the pacey winger gave Alexander-Arnold a torrid time which bodes well for DGW20.