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FPL Gameweek 13 – Best Differentials

FPL GW13 sees us reach a third of the way through the 2021/22 Premier League season. At this stage you may need help catching mini-league rivals or to simply achieve the best rank possible.

To do that, you may need a couple of decent differentials to help, which is where this article comes in handy.

We’re approaching December, which means the games will be coming in quick succession, so it’s a crucial time for FPL managers.

Best Differentials for FPL GW13

The best differentials to look out for in FPL GW13 are Christian Benteke, Teemu Pukki and Kyle Walker.

Furthermore, our Best FPL Differentials Table provides a full list of Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 13 differentials.

PlayerTeamPositionPricePick %GW12 scoreTotal Points
Christian BentekeCrystal PalaceForward£6.4m3%1242
Teemu PukkiNorwichForward£5.8m5%845
Kyle WalkerMan CityDefender£5.5m7%744
Pierre-Emile HojbjergSpursMidfielder£4.9m4%1046
Marc GuehiCrystal PalaceDefender£4.5m1%741
Rico HenryBrentfordDefender£4.5m2%745

Christian Benteke

  • Picked by: 3%
  • Price: £6.4m
  • Fixtures: Aston Villa (H), Leeds (a), Man United (a)

Benteke hit a brace against Burnley, taking his tally to four goals this season, all in his last 5 games.

During that time he’s taken 18 shots, the most in the league, including 16 in the box, as many as Mohamed Salah.

In the Palace squad he has the highest npxG (3.4), taking 3.04 shots per 90, also the most.

In his next game he faces his old club, Villa, followed by trips to Leeds and Man United, who have conceded the fourth and third (tied) most goals overall.

Teemu Pukki

  • Picked by: 5%
  • Price: £5.8m
  • Fixtures: Wolves (H), Newcastle (a), Spurs (a)

Pukki also has four goals this term, scoring in his last two matches.

Norwich are on the rise, winning two games in a row and leapfrogging Newcastle off the bottom of the table.

They’ve only lost two of their last 6 as well. Consequently they face Wolves with lots of positivity around the club now.

Pukki hit 11 goals in 2019/20 and is on his way to match that total this season, aided by the fact he is on penalties for Norwich, scoring two this season.

Kyle Walker

  • Picked by: 7%
  • Price: £5.5m
  • Fixtures: West Ham (H), Aston Villa (a), Watford (a)

Most FPL players by now have realised the points potential that defenders have this season.

The likes of Cancelo and Reece James have often hauled this term, but if you find yourself not being able to afford them, then Walker is a cheaper alternative.

He’s started all but two matches this campaign, keeping 8 clean sheets and only conceding 6 goals. Perhaps most notably, he is the cheapest starting defender for City at £5.5m.

Additionally he’s made 81 passes into the final third, which places him fourth in the league, showing his attacking side too.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

  • Picked by: 4%
  • Price: £4.9m
  • Fixtures: Burnley (a), Brentford (H), Norwich (H)

With two goals and one assist, Hojbjerg has the most points out of midfielders priced under £5.0m (46).

The Dane has hit the target with 62.5% of shots, the 6th highest in the league, scoring a quarter of his shots.

He’s also a bonus points magnet, claiming 6 so far this season, winning 23 tackles out of 35 (6th most in league).

As an enabler capable of getting an attacking return every now and then, Hojbjerg is an underrated choice.

Marc Guehi

  • Picked by: 1%
  • Price: £4.5m
  • Fixtures: Aston Villa (H), Leeds (a), Man United (a)

Guehi has adapted well to the Premier League, helping Palace to 10th as it stands, losing only twice.

He also scored against Burnley last weekend and is the fourth highest scoring defender costing £4.5m and under.

Palace have been solid at the back, keeping four clean sheets whilst only conceding 11.8 shots per game (6th least in league).

Also, the Eagles are unbeaten at home, conceding just four at Selhurst Park. On the other hand, Villa have the worst away record in the league, getting just three points on the road.

Rico Henry

  • Picked by: 2%
  • Price: £4.5m
  • Fixtures: Everton (H), Spurs (a), Leeds (a)

Despite Brentford’s 5 match winless run, Henry has impressed, scoring two in as many games.

He’s averaging 0.4 goals per shot (third best in the league), scoring from every shot he’s had on target.

His next opponents, Everton, have lost four of their last 5, including their last two away games.

Perhaps Brentford’s defence could get back to their early season form at home to the Toffees, who’ve scored just 6 goals on their travels.