From one eventful double gameweek, we move to a quieter but still important blank gameweek.
Six sides have a blank for Gameweek 28. Nonetheless, there’s still a plethora of options to choose from. Especially, for aspiring managers wanting to make up ground on their mini-leagues.
For the managers in the top 100k, who want to enter the elite 10k bracket, some stellar differential options are below.
- Fixture: Crystal Palace (H)
- Price: £6.6m
- Picked by: 7%
The first of the differential gems is one of Arsenal’s January transfer signings. A signing, who has made an immediate impact under Mikel Arteta.
Trossard has contributed with a goal and five assists since he arrived at Arsenal. All of his assists have come in the last four games.
His impact has made him become one of Arsenal’s important players in recent times.
This is reflected in his 70% chance of starting against Crystal Palace, despite contending for Martinelli’s position on the left flank.
His upcoming opponents show more returns potentially beckon. Palace has not fired a shot on target in their last three games.
Following Palace, Arsenal go away to Liverpool and then West Ham.
Trossard scored a hat-trick at Anfield in GW9 as a Seagull. Furthermore, Arsenal boasts a 14-0 aggregate scoreline in their away London derbies this season, winning 5 from 5.
- Fixture: Everton (H)
- Price: £5.9m
- Picked by: 4%
Chilwell recently return from a long-term injury and has made an immediate impact.
He has contributed a goal and an assist in his last two league games.
Notably, Chilwell started alongside Reece James in Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Dortmund.
Both of them combined brilliantly in their 2-0 win and it was one of Chelsea’s three wins in the space of a week.
In that game, Chilwell ranked top for xA (expected assists), with an xA of 0.43. This corresponds to the returns he’s already delivered.
Looking further forward, 5 of Chelsea’s next 7 league games are at Stamford Bridge. They also have a double gameweek in GW29.
- Fixture: Bournemouth (H)
- Price: £7.3m
- Picked by: 10%
Another recommended option is Villa’s frontman, who has been thriving under Unai Emery’s management.
Watkins is one of the most in-form players currently, having scored 6 goals in his last 7 league games.
His form is reflected in his total points scored in the last six gameweeks. He is ranked fifth amongst all players, scoring 42 points in that time. Only Rashford, Salah, Martinelli, and Saka have scored more in that spell.
His coming opponents prove as a favourable match for him to continue his rich vein of form. The last-place Cherries have conceded 35 away goals this season, which is 6 more than any other opponent.
With Danny Ings having gone to West Ham, Watkins is their designated penalty-taker. This only enhances his appeal as an option.
- Fixture: Aston Villa (a)
- Price: £5.1m
- Picked by: 1%
If you fancy going extremely differential, look no further than Bournemouth’s top fantasy points scorer.
Billing has scored in back-to-back games, helping him to a 10-point double-digit haul against top sides Arsenal and Liverpool.
This adds to his already impressive season tally of 6 goals and an assist. Furthermore, Bournemouth have one of their last 12 fixtures rated as a 4 on the FDR.
In addition to the Cherries’ favourable run, they are too one of 8 sides who have three matches in their next two gameweeks.