Fantasy Premier League: Target Saints' differentials

By SFC Media time Wed 21 Oct Fantasy Premier League
Photo by Matt Watson | Ché Adams

How’s your Fantasy Premier League season started? If you’re in need of some differentials to propel you up your mini-league, look no further than these hidden gems who can score you the points your rivals don’t get…

Whilst the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah feature in around 50% of teams, we’ve targeted players with less than five per cent ownership to accelerate your progress, starting with four lesser-selected Saints…

Defender: Jannik Vestergaard £4.5m (1.2%)

With Alex McCarthy the second-most selected goalkeeper in the game at 19% ownership, we’re skipping straight to defenders, where Vestergaard has impressed greatly in recent weeks.

The Dane has scored at least six points in each of the last three gameweeks, posing an attacking threat with his aerial ability from set-pieces and raking passes from the back, as well as the chance of clean sheet points.

Midfielder: Theo Walcott £5.8m (0.2%)

With Walcott hardly used by parent club Everton in the early weeks of the season, his price has dropped to a tempting £5.8m – the cheapest he’s ever been in FPL.

Now that he’s set to pick up regular minutes, it feels cheap for a man who has recorded at least 10 combined goals and assists on five occasions, and is already up and running after setting up Vestergaard’s equaliser at Chelsea.

Midfielder: Stuart Armstrong £5.5m (0.2%)

Maybe it’s a case of one or the other, with both men likely to be competing for the same position, but Armstrong should be in line to replace the ineligible Walcott this weekend.

The Scot also contributed an assist on his last appearance, only missing the Chelsea game because of a positive COVID-19 test, and Saints always seem a stronger side when he plays.

Forward: Ché Adams £5.8m (1.6%)

Adams’s 11-point haul at Stamford Bridge ensured his inclusion in the FPL Kings of the Gameweek, and if last season is anything to go by, his first goal of the campaign will do him the world of good.

The striker scored four times in the last six games of 2019/20, and his blossoming partnership with Danny Ings means he’s also gaining major assist potential.

Already maxed out your three-man Saints quota? There are plenty more low-ownership stars who could boost your prospects…

Goalkeeper: Vicente Guaita £5.0m (4.8%)

Guaita starred on the opening day, racking up 10 points at Saints’ expense, but Crystal Palace have not kept a clean sheet since.

They were agonisingly close against rivals Brighton at the weekend, and with an appealing run of fixtures ahead, one of the division’s most defensive teams are unlikely to concede many goals.

Defender: Sergio Reguilón £5.5m (2.9%)

Tottenham’s A-list assets have been registering serious returns of late, but another attacking threat now lies in a deeper position.

New signing Reguilón provided his first assist in Spurs colours against West Ham, and with Burnley, Brighton and West Brom lying in wait, could be in line for returns at both ends of the pitch.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17:  Ryan Bertrand (L) of Southampton and Christian Pulisic (R) of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on October 17, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Ryan Bertrand leaps above Christian Pulisic to win the ball in the air

Midfielder: Christian Pulisic £8.3m (4.0%)

The fact that Pulisic is only just back from injury is the only reason for him to have such low ownership, as his numbers last season were exceptional.

The electric American registered nine goals and eight assists in his first Premier League campaign, despite only starting half of Chelsea’s games.

Forward: Sergio Agüero £10.4m (2.0%)

A seasoned veteran of FPL, Agüero is always a safe bet to score goals when fit, and right now he’s the only fit striker City have got.

His valuation has never been lower than £11.1m at the end of a season, so now seems the perfect time to get him in, particularly with Calvert-Lewin and Harry Kane so heavily owned elsewhere.

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