By now, if you’re still playing the Premier League’s Fantasy Football, you’re undoubtedly looking for some differential picks to help you move up your mini-league table.
We have selected three players – all with ownership of less than seven per cent – for you to consider ahead of Gameweek 6. Don’t forget, the deadline for transfers for this gameweek is 7 pm on Friday evening.
Heung-Min Son – 9.6m
The Tottenham forward is hardly a player that goes under the radar – he’s one of the best in his position in Europe and has been prolific for Spurs over the last year. However, he is owned by only 6.3 per cent of Fantasy managers, making him an excellent differential option.
Son registered 16 points at home to Crystal Palace last weekend, scoring twice in a 4-0 rout. The South Korean also recorded an assist in Spurs’ previous game and has amassed 23 points this season from just three games.
4 – Son Heung-Min has scored in all four of his Premier League home games against Crystal Palace (four goals), with Spurs going on to win each of the previous three. Routine.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2019
At 9.6m, he’s not cheap. But Son’s low ownership – for now – makes him a very tempting option for gameweek six, with Tottenham travelling away to play Leicester City.
He is arguably a better use of your Fantasy funds than Harry Kane – who costs 11m. Son, as he is registered as a midfielder on the game, will also get you extra points for attacking returns and can a earn clean sheet points.
He has been more effective in the final third than the England captain, averaging a shot on goal every 37 minutes, compared to every 132.5 minutes for Kane.
Following the Leicester game, Spurs play Southampton at home, Brighton and Hove Albion away and Watford at home over the next three gameweeks. Get him in now, while he’s still a differential option.
Nicolás Otamendi – 5.4m
Otamendi is the only fit senior central defender Manchester City have at the moment, with Fernandinho set to start beside him against Watford on Saturday. City are without the injured John Stones and Aymeric Laporte, meaning Otamendi simply must start for the foreseeable future.
He may not be your idea of an elite central defender, but the Argentine is a great differential option. He will set you back just 5.4m and is owned by just 2.5 per cent of Fantasy managers. City are generally fixture-proof, but they do have a favourable run coming up.
After facing Watford, they travel to Everton before playing Wolves, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Southampton. Otamendi, barring injury, looks set to be involved in each game.
Chris Wood – £6.3m
If you’re looking for the ultimate differential pick for this weekend, Chris Wood could be your man. The Burnley forward has yet to score this season, but he isn’t expensive and is owned by just o.6 per cent of Fantasy managers.
His dry run in front of goal could also change on Saturday against in-form Norwich City at Turf Moor. The Canaries are playing some excellent football, but they have conceded more headed shots on target this season (23) than any other side.
Nine of Wood’s 21 Premier League goals have been headers. Meanwhile, ahead of the current season, 35.6 per cent of Burnley’s Premier League goals have come from set-pieces. The Burnley centre-forward could be primed to open his account against Norwich.