The Premier League has resumed after the World Cup break, and managers will be looking for individuals who can aid their FPL teams in the forthcoming gameweeks.
Managers are constantly looking for players with low ownership who could have a significant influence on their teams as the Fantasy Premier League season progresses.
This FPL Gameweek 18 Differentials 2022/23 guide will look at five Fantasy players that could end up as transfer targets in the future if they continue their recent success.
Mason Mount (£7.1m, Chelsea) vs Nottingham Forest (A)
Nottingham Forest, who has given up the league’s second-most goals (33) and anticipated goals (27.1), will face Chelsea in GW18. Chelsea is also one of two teams with a double game week in GW19, playing Manchester City and Fulham.
Mount is a vital performer for Chelsea this season, scoring 10 points in GW17. He has started every game this season except for one game, and his three goals and two assists are tied for the club’s most goal contributions.
Mount has produced the most opportunities of any Chelsea player, with both goal danger and creative potential (21).
Anthony Martial (£6.7m, Man United) vs Wolves (A)
Manchester United defeated Nottingham Forest 3-0 thanks to an outstanding performance. Anthony Martial played a key role in Ten Hag’s team’s victory.
The Frenchman, who scored the game’s second goal, appeared to be the up-front presence United had been missing all season.
Last night against Forest, Martial had two shots in the box, both of which were on target and one of which was a goal. The only player to have more attempts within the area was Rashford.
Meanwhile, the Wolves debut under their new boss occurred in GW17. The Midlands side only manages an NPxGA of 1.6, ranking them seventh-worst out of the 18 teams already played.
The team of Lopetegui gave up 60% of their chances through the middle of the goal. Martial works specifically there.
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Tim Ream (£4.5m, Fulham) vs Southampton (H)
With a solid away victory at Crystal Palace, Fulham got off to a strong start in the post-world cup campaign.
Fulham, after that, has a double week. Up next comes a miserable Southampton team that appears destined for relegation.
All of the Fulham defenders are cheap, and hardly anyone owns any of them, but I’ve decided to go with the seasoned American, who was the most effective Fulham defender last time out with 14 points.
Philip Billing (£5.4m, Bournemouth) vs Crystal Palace (H)
In FPL for Bournemouth this year, Billing and Tavernier are tied for the most points scored.
The midfielder currently has 61 points, including four goals and one assist. He was unlucky not to receive a penalty in his most recent game against Chelsea.
Only 4 midfielders/attackers with a price tag of £5.5 had better points total. This weekend versus Palace, he will want to increase his win total.
Palace, meanwhile, lost to Fulham 3-0 and had the second-worst xGC in their previous game. In that contest, two Eagles players were also dismissed.
Tomkins and Mitchell’s suspensions indicate that Nathaniel Clyne will play again. In 8 games where the fullback played 40 or more minutes, Palace surrendered 15 goals and failed to record a clean sheet.
Eddie Nketiah (£6.5m, Arsenal) vs Brighton (A)
Nketiah will likely start as Arsenal’s primary striker because Gabriel Jesus will be out for two to three months due to injury. Mikel Arteta, the manager, has expressed faith in Nketiah, and the forward also scored in GW17’s matchup with West Ham.
Nketiah hasn’t played much this season, but when he does, he usually contributes positively and enthusiastically. Nketiah scored five goals in eight starts as Arsenal’s primary striker at one point last season. Out of his colleagues, he also has the most shots per 90 (4.7) and the most on target per 90 (1.6).
Only 2.3% of the managers are owned by Nketiah, making him a potential differentiator for managers trying to advance.
Although Arsenal’s forthcoming gameweeks include challenging matches against Brighton and Newcastle, the club has been in strong form this year and is expected to play well.