Welcome to our differentials series where ATFPL highlights two potential stars, so far overlooked by the general fantasy premier league public. Read on we delve into the midfield department selecting two wingers who have the potential to light up gameweek 34;
With a double gameweek that looks dubious at best as Crystal Palace travel to Liverpool followed by welcoming title chasing Spurs, fantasy managers must pray that with extra minutes comes extra opportunity despite the opposition. And in Andros Townsend, managers will be drafting in a player who recently has had such opportunity in abundance. Involved in 20 goal attempts in the last four gameweeks which is the same feat achieved by loftier FPL assets such as Dele Alli and Gylfi Sigurdsson, Townsend’s possession of corner kick duties may just sway the balance of power between him and Wilfrid Zaha in the former Newcastle’s man favour. Indeed Zaha in the same period has played a part in two less attempts with Townsend’s set piece duties accounting for three key passes but don’t be fooled, the winger has more to his game than deadball situations. 25 attempted crosses, completing 13 tops the Premier League in the same above period while 40% of all passes made being a forward pass along with 19 touches inside the opposition box and 50.67% of passes completed in the final third shows us Townsend is a player playing with the right attributes and within the right areas of the pitch to pose a threat. It’s no surprise then to find out that the Crystal Palace man has a goal and three assists to his name in the last three gameweeks based on the above statistics.
Andros Townsend is available for 5.8 million and has a current ownership of just 2.6%.
In a gameweek that should be dominated by double gameweek options the fixtures, rotation and truth be told, ability of the clubs involved has limited the opportunity for this article to very few options – Zaha, Negredo, Benteke and Rashford are all out of reach. Therefore step forth a surprising option in Kamil Grosicki as Hull City prepare to entertain Watford at the KC Stadium. An absolute must win encounter for Marco Silva’s men if they are to stave off relegation come the end of the season, Hull will look to their most influential player in recent weeks for inspiration and leadership to drive home another three points. Influential, really? How about 9 key passes and 15 goal attempts at home in just 373 minutes of action to answer any concerns? Combined those numbers are more than double any other Tiger for goal involvement while 25 touches in the opposition box when plying his trade at home is six clear within the squad. Mix in that of those 15 attempts, 10 have been inside the box and like Townsend above, fantasy managers have an option who is playing in the right areas of the pitch to score points. For the cherry on top of the Grosicki cake, the playmaker has four big chances at home to his name of which two have been missed so with a little improvement in accuracy the Polish international is due to deliver a double digit FPL performance a la last week’s selection; Marko Arnautovic’s.
Kamil Grosicki is available for 5.5 million and has a current ownership of just 0.3%.
*All selected by percentages were accurate as of the posting of the article*