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FPL Gameweek 12 – Best Differentials

As FPL GW12 comes around it seems that changing managers is popular in the Premier League.

Daniel Farke and Dean Smith were sacked by Norwich and Aston Villa respectively, with Eddie Howe and Antonio Conte taking over at Newcastle and Spurs.

These changes will bring new styles to those clubs, meaning certain players may become more attractive assets under new leadership.

Therefore, there will be plenty of differentials to choose from in Fantasy Premier League.

Best Differentials for FPL GW12

The best differentials to choose from in FPL GW12 are Sadio Mane, Callum Wilson and Tariq Lamptey.

Our Best FPL Differentials Live Table gives you a full list of Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 12 differentials.

PlayerTeamPositionPricePick %GW11 ScoreTotal Points
Sadio ManeLiverpoolMidfielder£11.9m4%259
Callum WilsonNewcastleForward£7.4m3%132
Leandro TrossardBrightonMidfielder£6.5m3%1051
Emerson RoyalSpursDefender£4.9m1%614
Tariq LampteyBrightonDefender£4.4m1%24

Sadio Mane

  • Picked by: 4%
  • Price: £11.9m
  • Fixtures: Arsenal (H), Southampton (H), Everton (a)

Mane is possibly the most ignored premium asset, usually as Salah is the preferred Liverpool player of choice, but this makes him the best differential if you can afford him.

He has 6 goals this season, underscoring his non-penalty xG (7), which is also the highest in the league.

As well as this he has the second highest npxG per 90 (0.69), averaging 3.74 shots per 90 (fourth most) and taking 38 shots overall (second most).

A Liverpool double up of Salah and Mane for the next few games could be wise, as Liverpool have scored the most goals (31) and have the highest xG in the league (27.44).

Callum Wilson

  • Picked by: 3%
  • Price: £7.4m
  • Fixtures: Brentford (H), Arsenal (a), Norwich (H)

With 4 goals, Callum Wilson is Newcastle’s top scorer, averaging 0.61 per 90 (6th most) and scoring 0.67 goals per shot on target (6th most).

Newcastle have hired a new manager, Eddie Howe, who worked with several of the players at Bournemouth, including Wilson.

This could be good for Wilson’s form, being used to Howe’s style of play which is usually very attacking, which could lead to lots of goals.

Facing Brentford and Norwich at home in their next few fixtures could see the former Bournemouth man profit, as Brentford have lost their last four matches and Norwich have conceded the most goals (26).

Leandro Trossard

  • Picked by: 3%
  • Price: £6.5m
  • Fixtures: Aston Villa (a), Leeds (H), West Ham (a)

Trossard has two goals in his last two games, taking his tally to three this season.

He’s been a danger in front of goal, taking 30 shots overall (6th most), hitting the target 11 times (6th most).

The Belgian has also made 22 passes into the penalty area (5th most) and is on penalties, scoring from the spot against Newcastle.

His next two opponents are struggling, Villa have lost 5 in a row and are without a manager, whilst Leeds sit in 15th, one place above Villa. They have conceded 20 and 18 respectively.

Emerson Royal

  • Picked by: 1%
  • Price: £4.9m
  • Fixtures: Leeds (H), Burnley (a), Brentford (H)

Emerson started Conte’s first match as Spurs boss playing in an advanced wing-back role.

The Brazilian got forward often, even having a decent chance to score, which he headed over.

He could be a bonus points magnet as well, making the most tackles in the league (35) and having 87.5% successful dribbles (third highest).

Being owned by less than 1% of players means he’s a great differential to Reguilon, who is one of the most coveted Spurs assets under Conte.

Against Everton, two of Tottenham’s biggest chances fell to the wing-backs, so we could see them getting on the scoresheet in weeks to come.

Tariq Lamptey

  • Picked by: 1%
  • Price: £4.4m
  • Fixtures: Aston Villa (a), Leeds (H), West Ham (a)

Another marauding wing-back that could be a great differential is Tariq Lamptey.

The FPL favourite has returned from injury and is part of a solid Brighton defence, conceding only 12 (fourth least), but he gets very high up the pitch, almost acting as a winger.

Last season he impressed, scoring once and assisting three in 11 games, producing 2.44 shot-creating actions per 90 and 0.41 goal-creating actions per 90.

In 162 minutes this season his numbers are high again, producing 7 shot-creating actions (3.82 per 90), which highlights why his ownership could soar in a few gameweeks.