With the last major double gameweek of the season upcoming, Tipster Joe Murphy takes a look at the best differential picks to consider in gameweek 36 of FPL.


With only three gameweeks left of the 2021/22 FPL season, this is definitely the time to add differentials to your team. These players should help you with a last-minute push for top 10k or catching a mini-league rival. I will be giving you three players in each position with under 10% ownership. Some positions were easier to find good low ownership than others.

Here are all the teams doubling in gameweek 36:

  • Arsenal: Leeds (H) and Tottenham (A)
  • Aston Villa: Burnley (A) and Liverpool (H)
  • Chelsea: Wolves (H) and Leeds (A)
  • Everton: Leicester (A) and Watford (A)
  • Leeds: Arsenal (A) and Chelsea (H)
  • Leicester: Everton (H) and Norwich (H)
  • Liverpool: Tottenham (H) and Aston Villa (A)
  • Man City: Newcastle (H) and Wolves (A)
  • Norwich: West Ham (H) and Leicester (A)
  • Tottenham: Liverpool (A) and Arsenal (H)
  • Watford: Crystal Palace (A) and Everton (H)
  • Wolves: Chelsea (A) and Man City (H)

FPL Forward Picks

 

Eddie Nketiah

💰 Price: £5.6M

🚀 Ownership: 6.4%

📆 Next fixtures: Leeds (H) and Tottenham (A)

For me, Nketiah is Arsenal’s #1 striker. With him playing back to back 90 minutes, while Lacazette remained an unused sub, I can see him starting upfront against Leeds. He had four shots on target against West Ham and was unlucky not to score. You can tell he is playing with confidence, and his hold-up play was exceptional at the end of the game. This hold-up play makes him look like an experienced forward and I think he’ll start in the North London Derby.

 

Richarlison

💰 Price: £7.5M

🚀 Ownership: 8.3%

📆 Next fixtures: Leicester (A) and Watford (A)

Richarlison is Everton’s key man, and it feels like every FPL Content Creator is banging on about him. Although it is for a good reason, you’re probably sick of him by now. He is also a slight injury doubt and could face a suspension because of the flare incident.

 

Timo Werner

💰 Price: £8.7M

🚀 Ownership: 4.2%

📆 Next fixtures: Wolves (H) and Leeds (A)

Chelsea have one of the best doubles, but it comes before the FA Cup final. So that means they’ll be rotation in this double. I feel like he’ll go 110-120 minutes, and he can easily haul with games against Wolves and Leeds. Chelsea may look disinterested, but I’m sure that in these games, they’ll have to wake up and go into the final with some rhythm. It is worth noting that Lukaku could start in the next game as Tuchel has hinted, so it is a good idea to stay up to date with more news before punting on Werner.



FPL Midfielder Picks

 

Ismalia Sarr

💰 Price: £5.7M

🚀 Ownership: 2.8%

📆 Next fixtures: Crystal Palace (A) and Everton (H)

Yes, Watford are pretty much relegated, but that doesn’t make Sarr a less appealing option. Sarr will likely leave them in the summer, so he will want to impress visiting scouts for a selfish reason. Watford have an excellent double, and if they score, he’ll likely be involved.

 

Luis Diaz

💰 Price: £8.0M

🚀 Ownership: 3.8%

📆 Next fixtures: Tottenham (H) and Aston Villa (A)

The reason why his ownership is this low is that most players have triple Liverpool already. But if you are one of the few that don’t, Diaz is the fourth-best one, in my opinion. He got subbed on at HT in the Champions League, which means he will likely start at the weekend. The positive about Diaz is that he is just as effective off the bench. You always fancy him to get a return no matter how low his minutes are.

 

Martin Ødegaard

💰 Price: £5.6M

🚀 Ownership: 6.6%

📆 Next fixtures: Leeds (H) and Tottenham (A)

Ødegaard is the biggest key to this Arsenal attack. He has often gone under the radar by FPL managers as he only has one double-digit return, which came in GW5 vs. Burnley. Despite this, he has steadily chipped over 5-6 points over the season. You know he is guaranteed to play in that Arsenal attack, and I can see him getting at least one return over the next two games.

 

Bonus Pick

 

Milot Rashica

💰 Price: £5.2M

🚀 Ownership: 0.1%

📆 Next fixtures: West Ham (H) and Leicester (A)

This is a differential and half. Norwich will be playing two teams who have just had to play in Europe, so they’ll be up against some tired legs. It could easily lead to them slipping up in Norwich’s favour. We have seen it before where a team that has just been relegated starts to play better football as they play with no pressure (this could also go the other way where Norwich collapse in the final few games).



Defender Picks

 

Seamus Coleman

💰 Price: £4.9M

🚀 Ownership: 0.8%

📆 Next fixtures: Leicester (A) and Watford (A)

Coleman and Mina are probably the two most nailed Everton defenders, but with Mina just coming back from an injury, he might miss one of the games. If that is the case, I don’t see them also resting Coleman in this game. It’s also important to note that Coleman has played every minute under Lampard when he has been available.

 

Joel Matip

💰 Price: £5.2M

🚀 Ownership: 8%

📆 Next fixtures: Tottenham (H) and Aston Villa (A)

A similar reason to Diaz as to why he has such low ownership. Matip is the cheapest way into Liverpool’s defense, although I’m not sure if he plays both with Konate playing mid-week games. He’ll get you at least one cleansheet over the double if he plays both.

 

Ben Davies

💰 Price: £4.5M

🚀 Ownership: 2.9%

📆 Next fixtures: Liverpool (A) and Arsenal (H)

A cheap way into the Tottenham backline. He has a bad double, but his GW37 and GW38 fixtures are good for Tottenham. He is probably the best fit defender from Spurs and will be your 15th man on bench boost if you decide to go with him. With Davies, you are more hoping he grabs an attacking return in the double as it is more likely that he won’t keep a cleansheet.

 

Bonus Pick

 

Marc Guehi

💰 Price: £4.5M

🚀 Ownership: 2.1%

📆 Next fixtures: Watford (H)

This is more for people planning to bench boost who need a cheap defender with a decent cleansheet chance in GW36. Palace at home to Watford looks like one of the best cleansheet chasers this week. Crystal Palace don’t have a double, but if Guehi keeps a cleansheet, he could easily outscore Ben Davies. Important to note that he also has a double next week, so Guehi could be a nice punt for the next two weeks. Another positive about Guehi is that he is a threat from corners, so he could get you an attacking return over the next two gameweeks.

 

Thanks for reading, and good luck with this double gameweek!


You can find Fantasy Premier League (FPL) resources for the 21/22 season here.

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