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FPL Gameweek 7 – Best Differentials

Now that we’re at FPL GW7, we’ve seen players rise in ownership due to good performances but that means we’ve also missed out on players going under the radar.

A differential can help you stand out from the crowd and gain points that hardly anyone else is getting too. These are the differentials to look out for in GW7.

Best Differentials for FPL GW7

The best differentials to consider in GW7 are Kai Havertz, Raul Jimenez and Chris Wood.

If you want to see more differentials head over to our Best FPL Differentials Live Table.

Player Team Position Price Pick % GW6 Score Total Points
Kai Havertz Chelsea Midfielder £8.2m 5% 1 18
Raul Jimenez Wolves Forward £7.5m 5% 8 16
Chris Wood Burnley Forward £6.8m 2% 2 19
Pablo Fornals West Ham Midfielder £6.0m 3% 1 26
Andros Townsend Everton Midfielder £5.5m 3% 10 33
Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal Midfielder £5.3m 4% 12 24

Kai Havertz

  • Picked by: 5%
  • Price: £8.2m
  • Fixtures: Southampton (H), Brentford (a), Norwich (H)

Chelsea have a great fixture swing starting from GW7, where their next 5 opponents all have a FDR of two. Havertz himself has made a quiet start to the season, scoring just once, but has a non-penalty xG of 0.9, the third highest in the Chelsea team.

He’s also taken 10 shots in total whilst averaging 2.94 per 90, the second highest in the team. The German is more known for his creativity, and whilst he hasn’t had an assist yet he’s provided 8 shot-creating actions (2.35 per 90) and has 18 touches in the opposition penalty area (joint second most in the side).

Chelsea’s tough start to the season has no doubt deflated these stats somewhat, so we can expect plenty of points from him in the next few weeks.

Raul Jimenez

  • Picked by: 5%
  • Price: £7.5m
  • Fixtures: Newcastle (H), Aston Villa (a), Leeds (a)

After waiting nearly a year Jimenez has finally found the back of the net again. With fixtures against Newcastle, Aston Villa and Leeds next up, now could be the time to purchase the Wolves front man.

They’ve conceded 35 goals combined, whilst Wolves have taken 14.5 shots per game (5th most), although they have underscored their xG more than any other side (-6.13). However, this could suggest goals are coming, who, under Bruno Lage, are slowly growing into the season.

Additionally, Jimenez has also made 14 key passes. This is the most by any out and out striker. So, there’s certainly the potential for assists too.

Chris Wood

  • Picked by: 2%
  • Price: £6.8m
  • Fixtures: Norwich (H), Man City (a), Southampton (a)

With just one goal so far this term, against former club Leeds, it’s no surprise Wood isn’t in many teams. But there is definitely reason to be optimistic about him in GW7. Norwich are up next who have lost every game so far. They’ve conceded 16 goals and 20 big chances which is more than any other side.

Interestingly Wood scored twice against the Canaries last season. The £6.8m forward is averaging 2.12 shots per 90, as well as having the 4th most shots inside the 6-yard box.

After GW7, Man City away is one to leave him out for, but against Norwich, owned by just 2% of managers, he’s a great differential.

Pablo Fornals

  • Picked by: 3%
  • Price: £6.0m
  • Fixtures: Brentford (H), Everton (a), Spurs (H)

In the hype surrounding Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma, Fornals has gone slightly unnoticed. The Spaniard has two goals and an assist and is roughly averaging a return every two games.

He’s also supplied 10 key passes, the second most in the West Ham team, and made 36 progressive passes, the 7th most in the league. Also, he’s had 20 shot-creating actions, 3.44 per 90, and three goal-creating actions, 0.52 per 90.

If you can’t afford Antonio or Benrahma, Fornals is a great choice at £6.0m.

Andros Townsend

  • Picked by: 3%
  • Price: £5.5m
  • Fixtures: Man United (a), West Ham (H), Watford (H)

Townsend is a man in form, totalling the most points in the last three gameweeks out of players with less than 5% ownership (24), scoring twice and getting an assist. Overall, he has two goals and two assists, and has landed 75% of his shots on target.

He’s also provided four goal-creating actions at a rate of 0.84 per 90, the 10th most in the league. Additionally he’s scored the 10th most points per million (6 ppm) and, at £5.5m, is a great enabler for your team.

Emile Smith Rowe

  • Price: £5.3m
  • Picked by: 4%
  • Fixtures: Brighton (a), Crystal Palace (H), Aston Villa (H)

Smith Rowe provided his first returns of the season after scoring and assisting against Arsenal.

The attacking midfielder has made 5 key passes and has an xA of 0.6, whilst also scoring 4.15 points per million. We’d expect this to only increase over the next few gameweeks.

Facing Brighton and Palace in his next two could end well, as they’re games in which Arsenal got three wins from last season.

Costing just £5.3m, he offers a cheap way into a side that will be challenging for European football this season, and over the next few fixtures could be a steal.