Who are the best FPL Gameweek 7 differentials? @FPLTIPZ scours the FPL market for low-owned players with the potential to help boost you up the rankings.

This week, he uses our OPTA stats tool to pick out three differential FPL players for Gameweek 7. These players are currently under 10% owned from a variety of price points and teams.

Don’t forget to check out our Ultimate FPL Gameweek 7 Guide. This has everything you could ever need to help you make the best decisions ahead of the deadline.

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Tips for Gameweek 7 | The Ultimate Guide | 2021/22

FPL Gameweek 7 Best Differentials by Position

Kieran Tierney (£4.9m, 6.3% owned) – FPL Gameweek 7 Best Differential Defender

After the first three Gameweeks of the season, Arsenal were one of the biggest disappointments. They had three loses to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City.

However, more than the results themselves, it was the manner of these defeats that caused concern. Mikel Arteta’s side failed to score or keep a clean sheet and conceded nine goals.

Since then, Arsenal have conceded just one goal in three matches. They also scored five goals over this time.

Only Manchester City have conceded fewer goals or recorded a lower expected goals conceded total. This implies that Arsenal may be turning a corner in relation to their defensive form.

There are several Arsenal defenders worth considering. New signing Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.5m) has come in as a more assured right back.

Yet it’s fellow fullback Kieran Tierney (£4.9m) who looks worth the bulkier price tag. This is because of the attacking threat the Scottish defender possesses.


Key Stats – FPL Gameweek 7 Best Differentials

So far this season, Tierney has the highest expected points out of all of the Arsenal defenders. He also happens to be the only one to have started all six matches.

This improved output is supported by the expected attacking returns where Tierney also ranks first.

Tierney has put in 26 crosses so far this season with nine of these being successful. Both of these stats rank first amongst all Arsenal players.

On top of this, Tierney has attempted more shots than any other Arsenal defenders with six. Three of them have been inside the opposition box.

FPL Gameweek 7 Best Differentials

Arsenal Defence’s Expected Points this season

Arsenal rank third for the best run of fixtures for the next five Gameweeks using the Hub’s Fixture Ticker. This run of matches includes Brighton and Leicester away with Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Watford at home.

Out of these opponents, only Brighton sit in the top half for expected goals scored so far this season. This indicates that there is clean sheet potential for Tierney over this run.

On top of this, the OPTA stats page shows that all of these teams, with the exception of Brighton, have a higher proportion of their chances conceded coming from the opposition’s left hand side.

Conor Gallagher (£5.7m, 8.0% owned) – FPL Gameweek 7 Best Differential Midfielder

Before the beginning of the season, there was doubt surrounding how Crystal Palace would perform under their new manager. They currently sit 15th with one win and three draws but there is plenty to be optimistic about.

The main goal threat for Crystal Palace has come from Gallagher (£5.7m), Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) and Edouard (£6.5m). All of them have scored two goals this season.

However, Gallagher has the potential to offer great differential ability despite his cheaper price.


Key Stats – FPL Gameweek 7 Best Differentials

Gallagher has the highest expected goals of all Crystal Palace players with 2.34. This is despite playing a game less than Zaha but he also has sustainable assist potential.

The Chelsea loanee has returned three assists, made seven key passes and amassed an expected assist total of 1.45, all of which rank first amongst all Crystal Palace players.

However, the ability of this budget midfielder does not stop there. Amongst all midfielders under £10m, Gallagher sits third for expected attacking points per start with 3.2 per game. Only Ismaila Sarr and Diogo Jota have more with 3.3 and 4.0 respectively.

Expected Attacking points per start – Midfielders under £10m

The combination of Gallagher and Zaha have improved Crystal Palace’s goal threat. At just £5.7m, Gallagher could be a great cheap enabler for the upcoming run of fixtures.

Over the next five Gameweeks, Crystal Palace rank ninth in the Hub’s Fixture Ticker for the best fixtures from an attacking point of view.

Patrick Vieira’s men have three favourable home fixtures against Leicester, Newcastle and Wolves with potentially more difficult matches away to Arsenal and Manchester City in the middle of this run.

However, given the good home fixtures, the opportunity to rotate Gallagher with other in-form cheap midfielders could prove a strong option for Fantasy Premier League managers.

Raul Jimenez (£7.5m, 4.9% owned) – FPL Gameweek 7 Best Differential Forward

In Gameweek 6, Jimenez got his first attacking return in almost a year with the solitary goal in a 1-0 win over Southampton.

Despite only scoring once so far this season, there is grounds to think Jimenez has the potential to continue with these attacking returns.

The Mexican could be a great differential for the upcoming weeks, especially with other forwards such as Patrick Bamford and Dominic Calvert-Lewin potentially being injured.


Key Stats – FPL Gameweek 7 Best Differentials

So far this season, Jimenez has done well to combine goal threat with assist potential. He ranks first for shots inside the box and big chances among all Wolves players so far this season.

Similarly, he also ranks first for key passes and expected assists.

This shows that if Wolves continue to improve, Jimenez will likely be involved but the Mexican also ranks well compared to other forwards.

Over the past three weeks, Jimenez has received the second most big chances, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo, and has the third highest expected goals.

Once again, this is only behind Ronaldo and Jamie Vardy despite costing at least three million less than both of these players.

Wolves players expected goals per start

Although Wolves started the season with a difficult run of fixtures, this has recently turned more favorable. Ultimately, it lead to Jimenez notching his first goal in Gameweek 6 and finally capitalising on the good underlying statistics from the opening five Gameweeks.

Nevertheless, the easier fixture run for Wolves has not ended as it ranks fifth on the Hub’s Fixture Ticker as the best attacking matches over this period.

Wolves now go on to play Newcastle and Everton at home with away fixtures against Aston Villa, Leeds and Crystal Palace. This after just playing Southampton, Brentford and Wolves.

All of these teams have conceded a minimum of 1.17 goals per game so this could allow Wolves to build on their two wins in the last three matches. Yet most importantly, this could allow Jimenez to add more goals to his tally.


Final Thoughts

Thanks for reading my article each and every week. I hope you have enjoyed, and profited, from these picks.

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