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The Scout’s Gameweek 3 Differentials

By The Scout 22 Aug 2023
FPL Differentials for Gameweek 3

See the four low-owned players tipped to shine during the next round of matches

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The Scout is tipping four low-owned players for a breakthrough Gameweek in 2023/24 Fantasy Premier League, ahead of Friday’s 18:30 BST deadline.

Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea) £5.0m

The Argentinian has the potential to be a cut-price gem in Fantasy for Chelsea’s kind run of opponents.

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According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), five of Chelsea’s next six matches score only two. That sequence starts on Friday evening when they entertain Luton Town at Stamford Bridge.

Although Fernandez has blanked in each of the first two Gameweeks, the signs are very encouraging that he will soon deliver attacking returns.

He has created six chances against Liverpool and West Ham United, at least twice the total of any team-mate.

Despite missing a penalty against the Hammers, Fernandez could now be the Blues’ first choice for spot-kicks under new head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Pascal Gross (Brighton) £6.4m

The midfielder has been overshadowed by his Brighton & Hove Albion team-mates at the start of 2023/24.

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Whereas Solly March, Kaoru Mitoma (both £6.6m) and Pervis Estupinan (£5.2m) all rank among the five top-scoring players in Fantasy, Gross has blanked in both matches.

However, the underlying numbers show Gross has been unfortunate not to be involved in any of his side’s eight goals against Luton Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Indeed, his eight chances created rank joint-second for the Seagulls alongside Estupinan, eclipsed only by the nine of Mitoma.

See: FPL experts' lessons from first two Gameweeks

Gross’s dead-ball duties also boost his potential for points against West Ham this weekend.

The Hammers have conceded seven headed shots in the first two Gameweeks, the fourth-worst total in the league.

Pape Matar Sarr (Spurs) £4.5m

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was a huge success in his first start of the season against Manchester United last weekend. 

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Sarr scored the opening goal and earned 10 points in the 2-0 win, alerting managers to his potential as a rare £4.5m starter in midfield in Fantasy.

See: Whose FPL prospects have improved after Gameweek 2?

The underlying numbers suggest Sarr can be more than just a handy squad member to sit on managers’ benches.

His six shots in the box over the first two Gameweeks are double the total of any other Spurs player and rank second only to the seven of Marcus Rashford (£9.0m) among midfielders.

A run of favourable matches against AFC Bournemouth, Burnley and Sheffield United gives Sarr the chance to provide more exceptional value for money in Fantasy.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Man Utd) £4.6m

A visit from Nottingham Forest looks encouraging for Man Utd's cut-price defender. 

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Wan-Bissaka claimed a 12-point haul in the Red Devils’ last home match, supplying the assist for the goal scored by Raphael Varane (£5.1m) in a 1-0 win over Wolves in Gameweek 1.

Man Utd boasted the best home defensive record in 2022/23, keeping 11 clean sheets at Old Trafford.

Nott’m Forest, meanwhile, had the worst away attacking record last season, scoring a mere 11 goals on their travels.

That points to another successful home outing for Wan-Bissaka on Saturday afternoon. 

Also in this series

Part 1: Best replacements for benched Joao Pedro in Fantasy
Part 2: Whose FPL prospects have improved after Gameweek 2?
Part 3: FPL experts: Lessons learned from first two Gameweeks
Part 4: The Scout’s FPL Gameweek 3 Ones to watch
Part 5: Wissa or Mbeumo: Who is the better Brentford pick in FPL?
Part 7: FPL experts: What to do with Fernandes and Rashford?
Part 8: FPL long view: Be wary of Brighton fixtures from Gameweek 4
Part 9: FPL experts: Is Alvarez or Jackson the better forward to pick?
Part 10: Scout Selection: Best FPL team for Gameweek 3
Part 11: Best alternatives to Haaland as FPL captain in Gameweek 3
Part 12: How penalty duties are changing the FPL landscape in midfield
Part 13: Best replacements for injured Shaw in Fantasy

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