With just one day separating Rounds 18 and 19, you have no time to waste before turning your squad around. And as always, getting your differential selections right can make or break your week. Take Dominic Solanke, for example, who was previously named as a differential in this space. The Cherries’ hitman blew up for a hattrick and a sweet 17-point haul last time out, gut-punching the nearly 80% of FPL managers who still don’t own him.
Here are our sneaky picks for this week.
Cameron Archer (£4.6m, Sheffield United v Luton)
Archer scored his third goal of the season in Sheffield’s surprising draw against Aston Villa. The striker is Sheffield’s top scorer in the league this season, so he’ll be relied upon for goals when Blades take on Luton in a potential relegation six-pointer on Tuesday. He won’t set you back much either.
Lucas Paqueta (£6.0m, Arsenal v West Ham)
Paqueta has assisted four of West Ham’s last five league goals. The Brazilian midfielder has forged a remarkable relationship with Kudus and Bowen in the Hammers’ attack and looks primed to maintain his creative form, even against Arsenal.
Richarlison (£6.7m, Brighton v Tottenham)
Currently playing as the club’s primary striker, Richarlison has turned his form around by scoring in his last three games. Those four goals are already more than he scored for Spurs in all of the last campaign.
Christopher Nkunku (£7.3m, Chelsea v Crystal Palace)
Nkunku marked his Premier League run-out for Chelsea with a late consolation goal in the 2-1 defeat to Wolves. But his performance offers a ray of hope to Chelsea fans: The striker was also denied another by a goal line clearance from Toti. With Palmer and Sterling both ruled out against Crystal Palace, and with Nicholas Jackson and Armando Broja disappointing against Wolves, the path looks clear for Nkunku to feature from the start this time.
Elijah Adebayo (£4.8m, Sheffield United v Luton Town)
Two goals in Luton’s last three games tells you all you need to know about the forward. The Hatters impressed in defeats to Man City and Arsenal, finally grabbing a deserved victory against Newcastle last week. With Luton now set to face fellow newly-promoted side Sheffield United, an end-to-end encounter should provide a lot of goals.
Michael Olise (£5.8m, Chelsea v Crystal Palace)
Olise has delivered returns in his last two games and currently looks like the Eagles’ best player going forward. Up next for Palace is a Chelsea side that has been woeful at both ends of the pitch this season.
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