Sky Sports Fantasy Football transfers are likely to be in short supply for most as we prepare for the final three Gameweeks of the season…if you have any left at all!
But if you’ve planned well and have squirrelled one or two away, they could make a real difference as you seek to make a final push in your mini-league.
So rather than the usual weekly differential XI, I’ve compiled a list of a few top differentials to consider bringing in for the remainder of the season.
Good luck – and thanks for following my articles this season. Hopefully, they’ve made a difference to your teams.
Bernardo Silva (£9.3m/6.4%)
It’s a two-horse race for the title and every man and his dog will have City and Liverpool cover in abundance.
Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and premium defenders like Virgil Van Dijk are the most popular picks – but there’s not nearly as much love as expected for Bernardo, who was named in the PFA Team of the Year.
A goal against Man United in midweek saw him outscore Sterling and Aguero, adding eight points to the 143 he had previously scored this season.
Despite not scoring or assisting in his previous game, he picked up the MOTM award for a stellar display against Spurs.
City face trips to Burnley and Brighton and a home tie versus Leicester. Could Bernardo outshine his teammates and reward his backers? Or could a double-up in your side pay off?
Christian Eriksen (£11.2m/6.4%)
Son Heung-Min (this week’s top-transferred-in player) is another great pick in a Spurs side battling for their place in the top four without talisman Harry Kane.
But in my team I’ve opted for fantasy stalwart Eriksen to see me through to the close. He repaid the faith against Brighton, scoring the only goal of the game on his way to ten points. It was his second double-digit haul in four games, between which he added an assist.
The Dane has scored seven and assisted 12 times. In the assists standings, only Eden Hazard beats him, and he sits second with Ryan Fraser.
Considering his track record, he’s not highly fancied relatively speaking. He faces West Ham at home, Bournemouth away and Everton at home.
Alexander Mitrovic (£9.1m/8.5%)
It might be a surprise to see a player from a relegated team in this final shortlist.
But under Scott Parker, Fulham have been a far better side than when they were still fighting for survival.
Mitrovic is a man showing some form, too. And he has Cardiff at home, Wolves away and Newcastle at home to make his final push for points.
I had considered the super-in-form Ayoze Perez (Newcastle) ahead of the Serbian striker, but I think the latter edges it on fixtures, with the Magpies playing Liverpool.
In his last three games, Mitrovic has managed two tier-one shots bonuses, a goal, an assist and a MOTM. Only a solitary yellow card marks his record.
Gerard Deulofeu (£7.7m/5.2%)
With an FA Cup final looming, the Watford midfielder may represent a risk. But at his price point, he’s one of few who can threaten some really big returns.
He’s in my current side, and served me well with 22 points last week over two games – identical to Christian Eriksen.
He faces Wolves and West Ham at home in between an away game at Stamford Bridge – so not the best fixtures but Watford have proved to be worthy opponents for most this season.
If you’re after a punt in search of a big payday, the little Spaniard could be your man.
Marcus Rashford (£10.4m/8.5%)
Man United have gone off the boil since I was celebrating huge captaincy returns from Paul Pogba as Ole took the wheel.
United’s remaining fixtures, though, cannot go ignored. And against City, Rashford looked the likeliest to make a difference.
After Chelsea, matches against Huddersfield and Cardiff are more than enough to consider a late investment in the red half of Manchester – as well as the blue half!
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