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Fantasy Premier League tips: Three must-have differential picks for FPL Gameweek 26

By Holly Shand

Published: 12:15, 23 February 2024

Holly did it again last week, picking out a couple of cracking differentials that pulled in the points. What has she got in store ahead of Gameweek 26?

Our resident FPL expert has been working alongside the Comparison Matrix to determine who are the low-ownership picks that could return big hauls this weekend.

Holly has picked out three players that could prove to be the difference in your league. Can Rayan Ait-Nouri profit from a Sheffield United side that seem to be in freefall and will Alejandro Garnacho be the difference maker for Man United against Fulham?

Rayan Ait-Nouri vs Sheffield United (H)

0.8% ownership

Sheffield United have the defensive fixture of the weekend at home to Sheffield United who have failed to score in two of their last four games. The Blades have scored just 22 goals this season, the fewest of any Premier League side and have conceded the most, 65.

Wolves wing-back Rayan Ait Nouri is a huge differential in just 0.5% of sides and given his advanced positioning, he’s also their most creative defender in this campaign, sitting top for key passes with 16. He has one assist in this time and is friendly on the budget.

Alejandro Garnacho vs Fulham (H)

9.8% ownership

Manchester United are hitting a purple patch, winning each of their last four games, scoring 11 goals in that time. Winger Alejandro Garancho has been involved in three of those goals, but remains a differential in just 8.8% of sides at a budget price tag of £5.0 million.

Garanacho has demonstrated some impressive underlying numbers in this period of games, sitting fourth for shots with 17, with 12 of those efforts coming from inside the box. He’s not limited to goal threat either, with 12 key passes in this period showing his routes to points.

Danny Welbeck vs Brighton (H)

1.0% ownership

Brighton’s Danny Welbeck has been the key beneficiary of the injury to Joao Pedro, starting two of the last three games and chalking up a goal and two assists in this time. He remains a major differential in the game, in just 0.9% of sides with Everton at home up next.

The Seagulls have demonstrated great form in recent weeks, scoring ten goals in the last three gameweeks. Welbeck is top of Seagulls attacking assets for big chances on goal in this period, with two.

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.