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EPL GW-18: Best FPL Differentials (THURSDAY DEADLINE!)

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Dejan Kulusevski - Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
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As we edge closer to the halfway point of the season, it is time for FPL managers who are looking to close the gap on their mini-league rivals to start considering differential picks.

In this article, we take a look at some of the best differential FPL picks for GW-18, starting with some notable returns from injury.


Dean Henderson (G, CRY, £4.4m, 0.2%)

Back from summertime hip injury with a whopping seven saves against Man City in GW-17, Henderson is expected to hold the #1 spot when Palace hosts shot-happy Brighton in GW-18.

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Michael Keane (D, EVE, £4.3m, 0.2%)

Back after two months with an undisclosed injury, Keane played a full 90, bagging a goal and a clean sheet. It doesn’t get much more differential than 0.2%, but watch fitness reports for hints of his minutes being managed.

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Dan Burn (D, NEW, £4.4m, 3.2%)

Starting again for Newcastle after a six-week back injury and UCL run-out, Burn netted a goal and tallied a clean sheet in 83 minutes. His back is not at risk for reinjury, so he is likely to hold his starting spot going forward.

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Mohammed Kudus (M, WHU, £6.7m, 4.3%)

Kudus has been in superb form in recent weeks for West Ham. The Hammers’ midfielder has himself a total of 39 FPL points in his last five games, scoring three goals and assisting two in that time. With owernship of 4.3%, Kudus is a really spicy differential pick.

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Dejan Kulusevski (M, Spurs, £7.1m, 3.8%)

Tottenham’s fixtures have taken a huge turn in recent weeks. With games against Everton, Brighton and Bournemouth on the horizon, Kulusevski could be a solid differential pick for FPL managers looking to get some Spurs cover. Kulu has hauled two double-digit returns in his last four games with 14 and 12 points respectively, and as long as Maddison remains out, we expect Kulu to continue in the play-maker role.

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Jean-Philippe Mateta (F, CRY, £4.9m, 0.6 %)

Mateta is another ultra-differential pick, currently owned by a scant 0.6% of FPL managers. Mateta’s bargain price and recent form are the reasons why we have him on list of great differential picks. With 19 points between his last two games against tough Man City and Liverpool, we expect the Palace forward to continue to impress in GW-18 against Brighton, a side that hasn’t been in form in recent games.


So which of these were already on your watch list? Are you buying any? Who else would you recommend? And is anyone playing a chip to go on a shopping spree? Please log in and tell us in the comments!

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