Entering almost the penultimate stage of the season, there are only 3 gameweeks of FPL remaining. Now that the fantasy managers know they need to do some serious planning in order to have a better finish, here are some differential options for them to boost their ranks. After the end of FPL 2021/22 Gameweek 35, there has been a lot of share of points with the premium assets delivering huge points. In this FPL Gameweek 36 Differentials 2021/22 guide, we will be looking at 5 Fantasy players, who could become future transfer targets, carrying their good run.
These assets are not only expected to carry on their good form but also their cheap prices and low ownership make them have a place in our piece. This article contains 5 players who can be decent differentials for your teams, hence do read till the end.
FPL Gameweek 36 Differentials 2021/22
1. Jordan Pickford (Goalkeeper) – 4.8 Million
Everton managed to hold out for a clutch victory in GW35 against Chelsea. On top of that, they came out with a surprise clean sheet, and fans will have Pickford as one of the main players to thank. The Englishman made a crazy double-save in that match and stopped three other shots to add to his season total of 103 – the 5th best in the league.
The Toffees have a double fixture in GW36 against Leicester City and Watford. Both sides rank in the bottom half for xG created, and especially in the last 5 game-weeks, Leicester and Watford rank 18th and 19th for that statistic. Leicester will be coming off the back of the UEFA Conference League tie midweek, and they’re expected to rest many key players, considering they have little left to play for in the league. As for Watford, they are almost certainly relegated, having lost all of their last 5 league games.
2. Joel Matip (Defender) – 5.2 Million
An in-form defender, coming at a cheap price. Joel Matip has been an integral part of a Liverpool team, who have the most clean sheets in the domestic league, across the top 5 European leagues. The Liverpool Centre back costs only 5.2 million and is owned by only 7% of fantasy managers. Indeed, if compared with other players anywhere near his FPL form (5.2), his price is low. The presence of Konate in the squad has helped Klopp rotate his defense a lot, but Matip has been a regularity in the league.
With fixtures against an in-form Spurs side first, Matip might have to do some defensive duties. Lest we forget his potential threat from setpieces and 7.83 progressive carries per 90. Also, he has 4.94 progressive passes per 90 further on the top of 1.74 touches inside the opposition penalty box per 90. Hence, fantasy players who are looking for a defensive asset, dependable, cheap differential, may consider the Liverpool CB as an option.
3. Anthony Gordon (Midfielder) – 4.6 Million
Sitting in 18th place and at risk of relegation, Everton has all to play off at the tail end of this season. They play a double fixture against Leicester City and Watford in GW36, which is a good opportunity for the Toffees to make up previously postponed matches. Owning Everton players ahead of this week could be useful, especially as they come off the back of an underdog victory against Chelsea in GW35. Anthony Gordon is priced at a mere 4.6 million and is owned by just 3.7% of global FPL managers.
Although inconsistent at times, the 21-year-old has proved to be an explosive FPL asset, racking up 3 double-digit hauls this season. Gordon is a creative spark for Frank Lampard’s side, and the winger ranks high for playmaking statistics. Over the last 5 matches, no other Everton player has beaten Gordon’s tallies of 2 big chances created, 6 crosses, and 36 entries into the opposition box. Furthermore, Gordon has also been assigned corners and free-kicks as well.
4. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Midfielder) – 4.4 Million
The main reason to keep Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall on this list is his 4.4 million price tag. Managers will be preparing the team for the Bench Boost chip on gameweek 36 hence, reallocating funds is very important. In the last six matches, the English Man has netted once firing seven shots with and non-penalty expected assist figure of 0.07 (xG) per 90, and provided one assist creating 4 big chances with an expected assist figure of 0.14.
Dewsbury-Hall has an average of almost 1.77 touches in the box with an average stat of 4.16 progressive carries every match in the above-mentioned spell. Apart from this, his partial corner duty adds some extra value to his tally.
Leicester City is one of the few team that has two double-gameweeks in both 36 and 37 therefore assets from Leicester City are inevitable. The Foxes will be facing Everton and Norwich in gameweek 36, followed by matches against Watford and Chelsea in their next two gameweeks.
5. Timo Werner (Forward) – 8.7 Million
Timo Werner looked like he had finally established some contribution in Chelsea‘s attack back in GW32/GW33, where he tallied 3 goals and 1 assist in just 2 matches. Since then, he has gone on to blank 3 times. Nonetheless, his underlying numbers have still looked very good, and this combined with Chelsea’s upcoming double game-week fixture makes Werner a very promising differential.
The Blues have a home game against the Wolves on the weekend, followed by an away trip to Leeds midweek. Despite their poor form, Chelsea still has enough quality about them to turn the ship around, so it’s hard to write them off just yet. Over the last 5 matches, Werner has been the most active in front of goal, totaling the most shots on target (8), big chances (5), and touches in the opposition box (38). Although quite pricey, the German is owned by just 4.4% of players, so his upside is huge.
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