We take a look at some of the best differentials in FPL Gameweek 23. With the help of the Fantasy Football Scout members area, we can use its underlying stats and fixture difficulty rating system to help us pick out some of the best players with low ownership for the round ahead.
Looking at the best differentials in FPL Gameweek 23 can be very beneficial to FPL managers in their quest to reaching their goals. Differentials can be vital to those that are looking to get ahead of their competition or gain rank.
Below we can see teams with the best fixtures at the top, all of the way down to teams with the worst fixtures at the bottom.
Manchester City sit top of the fixture. They face a double Gameweek of Arsenal and Aston Villa so investing in their assets is an obvious move. This season they also rank first for goals (53), first for goals in the box (39), first for attempts on goal (350) and first for big chances total (72) making their attack the best in the league.
Rotation has been an issue for FPL managers and Manchester City over the years but Riyad Mahrez (£7.7m) has started their last five matches in all competitions. This suggest his minutes could be assured going forward.
Amongst all players in the league in the last six matches Mahrez ranks fourth for non penalty expected goal involvement (4.35), ahead of his teammate Kevin De Bruyne (£12.4m). The Algerian midfielder has also secured four returns in the same period including a huge 17-point haul against Tottenham.
Arsenal rank second on the fixture ticker. They play a double Gameweek against Brentford and Manchester City. Defensively things are looking good. With two shots at the clean sheet managers will be looking into the league leaders backline.
One player who should be considered is Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.1m). Although there are some question marks over his reliability in terms of minutes, he has still started the last five Premier League matches in a row.
Managers will want some attacking threat from the defenders they buy. Zinchenko leads his backline members for expected goal involvement and chances created in the last six matches, so if you are seeking the defender with the most threat you may have found him.
Brighton continue to impress this season. They are now unbeaten in their last four matches whilst also scoring a cool 10 goals in the process. Brighton rank second for goals (15), joint fourth for big chances total (18) and second for shots on target (35) in the last six matches.
Crystal Palace lay ahead for Brighton. Although Brighton rank 12th on the fixture ticker, their opponents are in a torrid run of form. Losing six of their last 10 matches, Crystal Palace have kept just three clean sheets and appear a team to target.
Whilst many back Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma (£5.2m) others could choose to select fellow midfielder Solly March. Interestingly March has bettered Mitoma for non penalty expected goal involvement. It’s also worth remembering that March has also bagged three double-digit hauls in his last six matches
Newcastle rank fifth on the fixture ticker for the round ahead. They face a match against promoted side Bournemouth who have been struggling. In fact they have lost the seven of their last eight matches. In that period also failed to keep a single clean sheet in that period.
Bournemouth are a team to target. In the last six matches they rank the joint second worst for goals conceded (11), joint worst for clean sheets (zero), third worst for attempts on goal conceded (100) and the third worst for attempts on target conceded (32).
Newcastle have been short of goals recently but when they have scored penalty taker and focal point to their attack Callum Wilson (£7.1m) has been involved. In fact, Newcastle have scored just two goals in their last five games and Wilson scored and created an assist. With a poor opponent up next, we could see Newcastle get their shooting boots back and Wilson extend his run of form.
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