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FPL Gameweek 16 – Best Differentials

FPL GW16 arrives this weekend with illness affecting Spurs in particular putting their game against Brighton at risk.

With that in mind, it may be best to avoid their players and instead bring in a differential that may give you a rank boost.

Best Differentials for FPL GW16

The differentials to bring in this week are Sadio Mane, Jarrod Bowen and Harry Maguire.

Furthermore, our Best FPL Differentials Table provides a full list of Fantasy Premier League GW16 differentials.

NameTeamPositionPricePick %GW15 scoreTotal Points
Sadio ManeLiverpoolMidfielder£11.9m4%379
Jarrod BowenWest HamMidfielder£6.4m4%1171
Harry MaguireMan UnitedDefender£5.4m5%731
Armando BrojaSouthamptonForward£5.0m2%833
Marc GuehiCrystal PalaceDefender£4.5m2%152

Sadio Mane

  • Picked by: 4%
  • Price: £11.9m
  • Fixtures: Aston Villa, Newcastle (H), Spurs (a)

Mane has 7 goals this season, yet has been outshone by his teammate, Salah.

The Senegal international has the second highest non-penalty xG in the league (8.1), with Salah in first.

However, Mane is only 4% owned and you could make a claim to have both in your team.

He’s second for both overall shots (47) and shots on target (17), averaging 3.32 shots per 90.

With Liverpool unbeaten at Anfield, and being at home for the next two, a midfield double up on the pair doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

Jarrod Bowen

  • Picked by: 4%
  • Price: £6.4m
  • Fixtures: Burnley (a), Arsenal (a), Norwich (H)

Bowen is enjoying a great season, scoring three goals with West Ham in the top four.

He’s fourth in FPL’s threat index and has 7 assists, producing 50 shot-creating actions (8th most in the league) and 10 goal-creating actions (second most), averaging 0.74 per 90.

Also he has a npxG of 4.7 (9th highest), taking 37 shots (8th most) and landing 14 on target.

Along with impressive stats, he has favourable fixtures too. West Ham face Burnley and Norwich in their next three who are both in the relegation zone.

Harry Maguire

  • Picked by: 5%
  • Price: £5.4m
  • Fixtures: Norwich (a), Brentford (a), Brighton (H)

Man Utd defenders haven’t been first on many people’s transfer list this season, but that could be about to change.

They were impressive against Palace, recording only their third clean sheet of the season in a 1-0 win.

They face Norwich in their next game, who’ve scored the fewest goals (8) and have the lowest xG in the league (13.3).

Then they play Brentford, Brighton and Newcastle who all, apart from Brentford, rank in the bottom half for goals scored.

Maguire is also an aerial threat, scoring four headers last season and two this season for United and England.

Armando Broja

  • Picked by: 2%
  • Price: £5.0m
  • Fixtures: Arsenal (a), Crystal Palace (a), Brentford (H)

If at the start of the season we’d know of a £5.0m striker who could score goals we would all own him by now.

Broja is Southampton’s top scorer with three goals, scoring 0.56 non-penalty goals per 90 (5th most in the league).

As well as a npxG per 90 of 0.47 (7th best) he’s dangerous in front of goal, getting 1.3 shots on target per 90 too (9th most).

If you’re looking to use most of your budget on high scoring defenders and midfielders, Broja is a cheap differential who can definitely get you returns.

Marc Guehi

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

Palace have been solid under Patrick Viera, only conceding 6 goals at home (fourth best in the league) and losing just once at Selhurst Park.

They’re also only allowing 12.1 shots per game, the 6th lowest, with their next two matches being at home.

Everton and Southampton have only scored 6 each on their travels this season, the joint third least.

Guehi himself has also been good at the other end of the pitch, scoring twice this term whilst collecting four bonus points as well.