The Indian Super League (ISL) Fantasy has provided fans with a chance to create their own teams featuring their favourite ISL players. Experiencing a taste of what coaches go through on the pitch, ISL Fantasy managers are constantly seeking players who can give them an edge over their competitors.

While obvious picks like Adrian Luna, Jorge Pereya Diaz, and Dimitri Petratos are more certain to deliver points and hence their popularity also makes them common selections for many. Consequently, they end up granting the same points to multiple fantasy managers simultaneously. This situation forces managers to make unique choices and include uncommon players in their teams who can differentiate the team from others, hoping these players will bring in extra points to set their team apart from the competition. These distinctive selections are termed as "differential picks."

Differentials are players owned by a relatively lower number of fantasy managers and they have the potential to provide high points returns if they perform well. However, the risk of them not performing well, which is why they have lower ownership percentages, is always a factor to consider. Therefore, identifying and selecting the right differentials can provide a significant advantage to a team and help them quickly climb up the rankings.

So, without further ado, we present the top differential picks for matchweek 4:

PC Laldinpuia (Jamshedpur FC) – 14 points – Owned by 5%

If you're searching for a differential defender to add to your team, Laldinpuia is an excellent candidate. He has been in exceptional form this season and is a strong contender for that position. This right-back has contributed to his team's success by maintaining two clean sheets and is a reliable option for consistent playing time. He could serve as a valuable differential for upcoming matchweeks, especially in Matchweek 4 when his team hosts Punjab FC.

He is priced at ₹ 4.3 Cr.

Danish Farooq (Kerala Blasters FC) – 13 points – Owned by 3%

The midfielder hailing from Jammu and Kashmir has been a consistent starter for the Tuskers this season. He made it onto the scoresheet in their match against Mumbai City FC with a well-executed header. With his evident creative abilities, Farooq could certainly be the x-factor that fantasy team managers may be looking for to elevate their team above the competition.

 He is priced at ₹ 7.2Cr.

Jerry Mawihmingthanga (Odisha FC) – 13 points – Owned by 6%

Mawihmingthanga has already scored two goals within the first three matchweeks, establishing himself as a crucial starter for the Juggernauts. He managed to find the back of the net in both matches where Odisha FC secured points. The Mizo forward has displayed consistent performance thus far, delivering valuable points to ISL fantasy team managers who have chosen him.

He is priced at ₹ 6.3 Cr.

Manvir Singh (Mohun Bagan Super Giant) – 13 points – Owned by 2%

If you're searching for a differential forward, you don't need to look any further than Manvir Singh of Mohun Bagan Super Giant. The Indian international has been in fantastic form during the early stages of the season. He has already scored two goals in the first three games, making him a compelling choice for your playing XI. Singh is known for his trademark moves, which include tight-angled finishes and extravagant footwork, both of which we've seen in action this season. It's worth noting that only 2% of ISL fantasy managers have him in their teams, making him an excellent super-differential pick.

He is priced at ₹ 6.8 Cr.

Melroy Melwin Assisi (Punjab FC) – 11 points – 1%

The Dubai-born defender has displayed remarkable skill in his debut season in the ISL. He has played every available minute for his team during the first three matchweeks. Assisi played a crucial role in securing his team's first point of the season. After experiencing two consecutive defeats in their inaugural ISL season, the 24-year-old delivered a right-footed shot from the centre of the box, resulting in an equalizer against NorthEast United FC.

He is priced at ₹ 4.4 Cr.