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FPL 2023-24 – Differential XI For Gameweek 3


For those managers looking for a point of difference with their transfer moves ahead of Gameweek 3, we’ve compiled a ‘differential XI’ featuring some low-owned, but potentially high-impact assets.

All selected players have an ownership below 15% at the time of publication:


GOALKEEPER: Emiliano Martinez – £5.0m – Aston Villa
Fixture: vs Burnley (a)

Featuring in our differential XI for the second week in a row. Kept a clean sheet last time out and faces promoted side Burnley in Gameweek 3.

DEFENDER: Josko Gvardiol – £5.0m – Man City
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (a)

Settled in nicely to a defence that has kept clean sheets in both their matches so far, and has displayed some attacking threat.

DEFENDER: Matty Cash – £4.5m – Aston Villa
Fixture: vs Burnley (a)

Excellent value for money, offers goal/assist threat and helped his side keep a clean sheet in Gameweek 3.

DEFENDER: Malo Gusto – £4.0m – Chelsea
Fixture: vs Luton (H)

Filling in for the injured Reece James at right wing-back. Budget price but won’t remain a differential for much longer if he returns against Luton.

MIDFIELDER: Phil Foden – £7.6m – Man City
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (a)

Looks to have nailed down a spot (for now) ahead of a favourable fixture for the reigning Premier League champions. Looked excellent against Newcastle last weekend.

MIDFIELDER: Raheem Sterling – £7.0m – Chelsea
Fixture: vs Luton (H)

Has excellent FPL pedigree and, although he hasn’t shown it often for Chelsea, is certainly capable of making attacking contributions against Luton.

MIDFIELDER: Solly March – £6.6m – Brighton
Fixture: vs West Ham (H)

The highest FPL points scorer to date but is still being largely overlook for Brighton teammate Kaoru Mitoma. Thriving under Roberto De Zerbi.

MIDFIELDER: Moussa Diaby – £6.5m – Aston Villa
Fixture: vs Burnley (a)

Didn’t return in the win over Everton last weekend but promises much this season. More than capable of a double-figure points haul in Gameweek 3.

FORWARD: Julian Alvarez – £6.5m – Man City
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (a)

Scored the only goal of the game against Newcastle and could well be amongst the goals if Man City put a few past Sheffield Utd.

FORWARD: Joane Wissa – £6.1m – Brentford
Fixture: vs Crystal Palace (H)

Has started the season in fine form yet has been overshadowed in FPL circles by teammate Bryan Mbeumo. Won’t be a differential for much longer if he returns against Crystal Palace.

FORWARD: Eddie Nketiah – £5.6m – Arsenal
Fixture: vs Fulham (H)

While Gabriel Jesus is back in training, he isn’t ready to start in Gameweek 3 so Nketiah is likely to take to the field again. Has logged an attacking return in both matches so far.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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