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GW36 FPL Tips top five differentials

With 12 teams playing twice in this gameweek, members of the FPL Community all over the world are in high spirits as they anticipate a gameweek that has the potential to make or mar their seasons.

Below are the twelve teams and their fixtures:
ARS: LEE, tot
AVL: bur, LIV
CHE: WOL, lee
EVE: lei, wat
LEE: ars, CHE
LEI: EVE, NOR
LIV: TOT, avl
MCI: NEW, wol
NOR: WHU, lei
TOT: liv, ARS
WAT: cry, EVE
WOL: che, MCI

N.B: Upper case: Home match; Lower case: Away match

In subsequent paragraphs, I will be looking to identify under-the-radar differentials who could help you move up rank.

Differentials:

  1. Anthony Gordon (EVE: lei, wat; £4.4, TSB: 4.2%, Goals: 4, Assists: 3):

The budget midfielder has gained prominence this season, taking his spot in the starting XI and establishing himself as one of the Toffees best players. His three double-digit returns (14, 14, 10) so far this season is a testament to his high ceiling. Furthermore, he comes in at a very interesting price which permits you to make a move for a more expensive asset.

One caveat to take note of is that the lively winger is inconsistent with his returns. He has only returned on five occasions in FPL this season (5, 5, 10, 14, 14) – but as the numbers indicate, when he returns, he returns big.

  1. Kevin De Bruyne (MCI: NEW, wol; £11.9, TSB: 10%, Goals: 11, Assists: 6)

The Belgian midfield maestro is another low-owned player who could deliver the goods for your FPL team. With Manchester City having only the Premier League to play for, one would expect Pep Guardiola to line-up with his strongest team in all of their remaining four matches.

KDB’s creativity is second to none in the league and his ability to get goals – as indicated by the 11 he has so far is an added advantage. The only worry with him is his price. However, if your team is well poised to accommodate him, you should go ahead with it. Despite his potential, I would not recommend selling Salah or Son to fit him in.

  1. Luis Diaz (LIV: TOT, avl; £8.0, TSB: 3.7%, Goals: 3, Assists: 2)

Since joining the Reds in the January transfer window, Luis Diaz has slotted in seamlessly into the Liverpool starting XI. The Colombian’s speed, trickery, and ingenuity has made him one of the most-feared wingers in the league, with many touting him as the signing of the season.

The main worry with Diaz is his certainty of minutes. There could be some rotation with the Liverpool side over the double especially if we are to consider their recent schedule and the fact that they play in the final of the FA Cup before the deadline for GW37.

  1. Richarlison (EVE: lei, wat; £7.5, TSB: 8.0%, Goals: 8, Assists: 4)

The Everton forward has returned three times (13, 7, 8) in his last five appearances in the league. With Everton still in the relegation battle, the stakes are higher than they have ever been for the Merseyside club. If they are to turn their fortunes around and remain in the Premier League, the influence of the talented Richarlison is pivotal.

There is a slight worry on his fitness though, but the FA has paused investigation on the “flare throwing” incident until after the Police is done with theirs.

  1. Eddie Nketiah (ARS: LEE, tot; £5.5, TSB: 5.9%, Goals: 2, Assists: 1)

The young striker has taken the top striker spot from veteran Alexandre Lacazette. Nketiah’s brace against Chelsea in GW33 are his only goals in the league this season, but one would believe that his output improves as his game time increases. The match against relegation-threatened Leeds bodes well for him and his price makes him an interesting option especially if you want to make some big-money moves elsewhere.

Good luck in GW36, and hopefully the arrows are green.

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