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FPL 2023-24 – Differential XI For Gameweek 5


We offer some differential options in each position to give FPL managers a helping hand ahead of Gameweek 5.

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


GOALKEEPER: Nick Pope – £5.5m – Newcastle
Fixture: vs Brentford (H)

Is surely due a clean sheet after a tough run of fixtures to start the season. One of the top FPL goalkeepers last season.

DEFENDER: Kyle Walker – £5.2m – Man City
Fixture: vs West Ham (a)

Hasn’t missed a single minute of action in six games for Man City in all competitions this season – an impressive feat in Pep Guardiola’s ever-changing side.

DEFENDER: Destiny Udogie – £4.7m – Tottenham
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (H)

Two attacking returns so far for a full-back who still just about qualifies as a differential under our criteria.

DEFENDER: Lucas Digne – £4.5m – Aston Villa
Fixture: vs Crystal Palace (H)

Going under the radar but has logged five assists in five appearances in all competitions this season.

MIDFIELDER: Heung-Min Son – £9.1m – Tottenham
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (H)

Scored a hat-trick against Burnley in Gameweek 4 and now takes on another of the promoted sides in the form of Sheffield Utd.

MIDFIELDER: Phil Foden – £7.6m – Man City
Fixture: vs West Ham (a)

Assists in his last three appearances for Man City and was also on the scoresheet for England over the international break.

MIDFIELDER: Moussa Diaby – £6.6m – Aston Villa
Fixture: Crystal Palace (H)

Three attacking returns in his four Premier League appearances and is occupying an advanced position for new club Aston Villa.

MIDFIELDER: Eberechi Eze – £6.3m – Crystal Palace
Fixture: vs Aston Villa (a)

Got off the mark in the Premier League in Gameweek 4 and an impressive cameo for England over the international break is bound to have given him confidence.

FORWARD: Darwin Nunez – £7.4m – Liverpool
Fixture: vs Wolves (a)

Four attacking returns in his last two appearances for Liverpool and also recorded an assist for Uruguay on international duty.

FORWARD: Julian Alvarez – £6.7m – Man City
Fixture: vs West Ham (a)

His 14-point haul in Gameweek 4 showed how explosive he can be. Will not stay a differential for long.

FORWARD: Taiwo Awoniyi – £6.6m – Nottingham Forest
Fixture: vs Burnley (H)

Scoring streak ended against Chelsea, but has nevertheless either scored or assisted in his last eight Premier League appearances. Faces promoted side Burnley in Gameweek 5.

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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