There is only 1 gameweek 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 37, there has been a lot of share of points with the premium assets delivering huge points. In this FPL Gameweek 38 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 38 Differentials 2021/22
1. Joel Matip (Defender) – 5.2 Million
Joel Matip has been a key member of a Liverpool side that has the most clean sheets in the domestic league, as well as the top five European leagues. Only 6.9% of the top 10k and 7% of the top 100k fantasy managers possess the German-Cameroonian international, which costs only 5.2 million.
Indeed, his price is modest when compared to other players who are anywhere near his FPL form (5.2). Although the inclusion of Konate in the squad has allowed Klopp to rotate his defense more, Matip has been a league regular.
On the final league game day against Wolves, which might possibly become a title decider, Matip may be called upon to assist on defense. Not to mention his 7.83 progressive carries per 90. In addition, he has 4.94 progressive passes per 90 minutes and 1.74 touches inside the opponent’s penalty box per 90 minutes. As a result, fantasy players seeking a trustworthy defensive asset with a low differential may want to consider the Liverpool CB.
2. Oleksandr Zinchenko (Defender) – 5.3 Million
Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola, is on the brink of winning the Premier League for the second consecutive season. However, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Kyle Walker, and even Aymeric Laporte appeared to be hurt in the game against Wolves, causing alarm for the Spanish coach.
This appears to be the ideal time for Ukraine international Zinchenko to make a statement. He has played full parts in the last three games in the league and can well be hoped to start in the ultimate title decider against Steven Gerrard‘s Aston villa.
Manchester City will also provide added emphasis on their defensive record as their Brazilian goalkeeper is on the verge of winning another golden glove this season if they keep a clean sheet in the last game. With ownership of less than 2% among global fantasy premier league players, Zinchenko is the perfect differential option for game week 38.
3. Emerson Royal (Defender) – 4.6 Million
Tottenham Hotspurs are fighting for the champions league spot under currently looking favorite for the 4th spot in the league table. Emerson Royal has started for nine straight games for the London side and is looking sharp ahead of the last game of the season. He is listed in the FPL at a very pocket-friendly price of 4.6 million with a total percentage of 2.3% of global FPL managers selecting him for his team.
The fullback has accumulated 96 FPL points in the season itself with 4 key passes each game and at least 2 big chances created. Spurs play against an already relegated Norwich City and are considered clear favorites by pundits, so Emerson royal can be the perfect pocket-friendly differential for the last FPL game week of the season.
4. Christian Eriksen (Midfielder) – 5.6 Million
The second innings of Christian Eriksen‘s career at Brentford has seen quite brilliant moments much in resemblance to his passed before the injury in the EURO 2020. Brentford is currently placed in 11th position in the league table and is absolutely safe from relegation, and not much intinction towards the European spot. But with the high intensity of their footballing style under Thomas Frank, Eriksen can be a very good differential pick ahead of their final game against the relegation battling Leeds United.
Brentford’s attack has been very strong recently, scoring 6 goals in the last two games itself. The starting price of £5.6 million for a player of Christian Eriksen’s ability, who also received a National team call-up next, looks enticing enough. With barely 1.5% ownership, he has a lot of potential as a differential.
5. Harvey Barnes (Midfielder) – 6.5 Million
A repeating name in the differential column this season, Harvey Barnes once again, perhaps for the final one makes his entry into our rundown of differential options for this game week. So far, he has 130 FPL points for the season, with 6 goals and 11 assists for an npxG + xA of 0.41.
In addition, he averages 6.62 progressive passes in attacking play, with a whopping 8.8 progressive carries and 3.05 progressive passes recorded every game. Barnes also accumulates about 2.52 shot-creating actions per 90, which results in a goal or at least a shot on goal.
Harvey Barnes had a relatively quiet first half of the season in line with the desired contributions for Leicester City, however, the right-footed English midfielder has recently begun to fire for the foxes. Leicester move to their home in the last game against Southampton and is considered the favorite with Barnes likely to have a favorable outcome for his team. Only 4% of worldwide FPL managers pick him, but he’s quickly becoming one of the team’s best goal scorers, so he might be a great value at 6.5 million.
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