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Fantasy Premier League tips: Must Have Differential Picks for Gameweek 36

By Holly Shand

Published: 13:00, 3 May 2024

We’re just hours away from the deadline for Gameweek 36 in FPL and the decisions you make now could prove to be a huge impact on your season. 

With the help of the Comparison Matrix, our FPL expert Holly Shand has picked out another three fantasy football sleepers you should be considering for the forthcoming weekend.

Who has a favourable fixture? Who is entering the form that could make them, and you, a title winner? Don’t bank on a hunch, let Holly steer you through the statistics behind our picks.

Josko Gvardiol vs Wolves (H) – 6.8% ownership

Manchester City have tunnel vision in their quest for a fourth consecutive Premier League title, making a triple up on their assets an important move. Centre-back Josko Gvardiol waited until April to score his first goal for the club, then scored three in all competitions.

City have kept 11 clean sheets this season, including three in six since the international break. Gvardiol has picked up bonus points on each of those occasions, starting every single game in that period. Opponents Wolves have failed to score in three of their last seven.

Kai Havertz vs Bournemouth (H) – 7.7% ownership

A lack of double gameweeks in their remaining fixtures has seen Arsenal players highly sold, with Kai Havertz continuing to play out of position as the Gunners central striker. He is a differential in the game in less than 10% of sides, with seven goal involvements in seven.

He has become a mainstay in the Gunners squad, starting all of their last 13 league games and with the side’s sole focus on Premier League glory, we can expect the squad to remain settled in their final three games. He scored in the reverse fixture against Bournemouth.

Chris Wood vs Sheffield United (A) – 1.8% ownership

It’s all still to play for at the bottom of the table, with Nottingham Forest in need of another three points on the board as they travel to Sheffield United, which has been the best fixture on the calendar this season. The relegated Blades have conceded 46 goals at Bramall Lane.

Chris Wood sits in less than 2% of sides, with three goals in six since the international break. He’s had four big chances on goal in this period, the most of any forward in the game. He scored the winner when these two sides met back in Gameweek 2.

Remember you can compare all players on the Squawka Comparison Matrix to find the best FPL differential picks and climb your mini-league. Use our FPL template here, or edit the stats and create your own.