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Best Differential Picks for FPL GW21

With so many FPL managers relying on template picks, differentials become more important.

This could be seen last time out with 7 of the 8 top scorers in the round being picked by less than 5%.

Four of them feature in our picks below while the others, for note, were Leon Bailey, Emiliano Buendia, Mathias Jensen, and Morgan Gibbs-White.

Here are our tips for the best differential picks for GW21.

Brennan Johnson

  • Price: £5.6m
  • Picked By: 1%
  • Fixtures: Bournemouth (a), Fulham (a), Leeds (H)

A brace against Leicester City doubled the goal tally of the Welsh forward for the season.

4 goals from 19 games isn’t breath-taking form when it comes to FPL but with favourable fixtures upcoming, now could be the time to take a punt.

He has underperformed his xG of 5.6 for the season and this could be down to adapting to the league.

16 goals and 10 assists in the Championship last season proves that there is certainly potential for Johnson.

He is a cheap option that could be at the start of an upward trend and that could set you apart in your mini-leagues.

Nottingham Forest travel to Bournemouth in GW21, with the hosts winless in their last 3 league games.

James Ward-Prowse

  • Price: £6.2m
  • Picked By: 5%
  • Fixtures: Aston Villa (H), Brentford (a), Wolves (H)

Southampton ever-present Ward-Prowse is becoming hard to ignore.

Over the last three gameweeks he is the equal-second highest point scoring midfielder.

Two brilliant goals at Goodison Park have given his side a massive lift in their relegation battle.

Free-kicks, penalties, and corners are all potential point earners for the skipper as he takes them all.

Scoring 5 goals and chipping in with two assists from midfield is massive for a club like Southampton.

For £5.6m, you would be picking up a set piece specialist that rarely loses points to silly bookings.

Only the 2 yellow cards thus far indicate how disciplined he is.

Aston Villa will make the trip to St Mary’s for GW21 and it looks like a tight game on paper.

The England international will be high on confidence and you wouldn’t bet against him if a free kick presents itself on the edge of the area.

Solly March

  • Price: £5.1m
  • Picked By: 3%
  • Fixtures: Leicester (a), Bournemouth (H), Crystal Palace (a)

Following a 3-0 dismantling of Liverpool in the last fixture, Brighton are a team high on belief.

The fixture list looks extremely kind to the Seagulls, not only in GW21, but for the next 3 gameweeks.

Leicester are struggling severely in the absence of James Maddison and are in danger of getting dragged into a relegation battle.

A similar story is unfolding at Bournemouth while Patrick Vieria can’t seem to buy a win at Crystal Palace.

March is a regular in the starting eleven and appears to be of the first names in the Brighton starting lineup.

Being able to play in a multitude of positions, March is the 10th highest-scoring midfielder in FPL this season.

Amassing more points than the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden and Wilfried Zaha show how good value he is at £5.1m.

Coming off an impressive brace against Liverpool, March will be flying high into GW21.

Levi Colwill

  • Price: £4.4m
  • Picked By: 0%
  • Fixtures: Leicester City (a), Bournemouth (H), Crystal Palace (a)

Update: Colwill is unavailable for GW21.

As said previously, Brighton are looking ahead to very favourable fixtures in the coming weeks.

A clean sheet against Liverpool gives them a base to build upon as they look to add to their 5 shutouts so far.

Colwill has impressed of late and now looks to be nailed alongside Lewis Dunk as Brighton’s centre back pairing.

Interestingly, Colwill has more BPS than Dunk per minute played. His XGI per 90 is also double that of Dunk.

Starting the last 8 games in all competitions shows Roberto De Zerbi has faith in the young loanee.

While he may not be a big-name signing for your team, it could prove to be shrewd business.

GW21 is the start of a good run of games where Brighton could keep multiple clean sheets.

Wilfired Gnonto

  • Price: £5.0m
  • Picked By: 0%
  • Fixtures: Brentford (H), Nottingham Forest (a), Man Utd(H)

An outside shout is an emerging young talent from Leeds.

Gnonto really got football fans’ attention. Despite losing the game 2-1, he was comfortably the most dangerous man on the pitch.

He’s backed it up with goal involvements, too. In his last two matches, he has scored against West Ham and provided an assist against Villa.

For a player with only 7 games under his belt for Leeds this season, Gnonto has impressed with 4.03 shot creating actions per 90.

Home form is vital to the teams down the bottom and therefore Leeds will be heading into GW21 with a must-win attitude against Brentford.

Granted, these aren’t the easiest fixtures but any attacking play will likely involve the little Italian.

He seems to have gained the trust of manager, Jesse March, as he has started the last 5 games.

He has also completed the full 90 minutes in 3 of those games which means he will have a good amount of time on the field to make an impact.

While it is not ideal for Gnonto to be listed as a forward in FPL, he does provide a viable budget option up top.