After last week’s round of FA Cup action, Premier League action resumes this weekend and we are back with our 3 differential picks – or hidden gems – for Gameweek 28.
Junior Stanislas (vs Newcastle United – H)
Junior Stanislas has been one of Bournemouth’s most consistent goals scorers over the past 3 seasons – when fit. Since his return from injury, Stanislas has scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists over the last 4 gameweeks. The midfielder, who scored 7 goals and provided 6 assists last season, is set to go up against a Newcastle United defence that struggles away from home. With an ownership of just 0.5%, Stanislas provides a cheap attacking route into a Bournemouth attack that put 3 past Chelsea 2 gameweeks ago.
Jose Izquierdo (vs Swansea – H)
Brighton Hove & Albion’s big money summer acquisition – Colombian Jose Izquierdo – is finally setting the Premier League alight after a slow start to life in England. The 0.2% owned £5.9 priced midfielder has finally found his form, scoring twice in his last 2 matches against Stoke City and West Ham United. This week, Brighton entertain a Swansea side that have shut up shop effectively since the arrival of their new charismatic manager Carlos Carvahal. However, Izquierdo possesses all the tools to open up the Swansea defence and manager Chris Hughton will be banking on the Colombian to get on the scoresheet.
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (vs Southampton – H)
7th place Burnley are currently enduring a treacherous run in the Premier League. The Clarets, who have failed to win any of their last 10 encounters in the league, will be desperate to get back to winning ways against a struggling Southampton side. Their 1.4% owned Icelandic midfielder Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson is their highest attacking points scorer this season so far. He has scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists at home this season and will be the odds-on favourite to punish a Southampton defence that has conceded 9 goals in their last 4 away matches in the Premier League.