As the season draws to a close we look forward to just one more weekend of Premier League football.
And with everything to play for between Man City and Liverpool in the title race, it’s going to be one to remember!
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FST Gameweek 38 Line-up
GW37 Points: 46
Overall Points: 2,184
Overall Rank: 139,799
Total Players: 6,322,334
GW38 Fantasy Football Tips
Raheem Sterling (Man City, £11.7m)
You might have to do a bit of tinkering to get Raheem Sterling into your fantasy football team, but the Englishman should prove a valuable City differential for the last game of the season. He may not have had any huge returns the last few games, but he still has five goals and an assist to his name over his last seven Premier League starts, while also bagging a brace against Tottenham Hotspur in his last Champions League outing – a competition City no longer have to worry about.
Notably, he’s tallied at least two shots on goal in nine of his last ten league outings – a number on par with teammate Sergio Aguero, who is owned by around 18% more managers. Hence, returns from Sterling could make a significant impact in mini-leagues on the final day. He’s one to watch ahead of a match away to Brighton, a side who have conceded an average of two goals per game over their last five home outings. Sterling also found the back of the net against the Seagulls in the reverse fixture.
Sadio Mane (Liverpool, £10.3m)
Sadio Mane has been in top form in 2019 and continues to be one to keep an eye despite his blank against Newcastle last weekend. The Senegalese winger has found the back of the net 12 times in his last 15 Premier League outings – his 20 goal total for the season is his best ever record – and over that run he’s also taken 40 shots on goal, an average of almost three per game – numbers on par with Salah within the Liverpool squad, who costs about £3.0m more.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have a somewhat favourable end to the season, facing Wolves at home. With the Reds fully focused on the title race, you can expect them, and Mane, to go all out for goals on Sunday. Wolves arrive at Anfield having struggled defensively in away matches this season – in fact, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have conceded in each of their last 14 away days – and they’ve also failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last six meetings with the Reds.
Jamie Vardy (Leicester, £9.0m)
Brendan Rodger’s appointment at Leicester City has made striker Jamie Vardy a viable option once again. Under former-boss Puel, the 2015/16 Premier League winner wasn’t quite the same standout performer he has been in seasons gone by, though he still tallied a respectable eight goals. A change of formula since Puel’s departure has, however, seen him find the back of the net ten times in ten games.
Leicester aren’t lacking for creativity in the final third either with youngsters James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Demarai Gray all capable of producing quality assistance for the forward. Full backs Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira have also proven of service at times too. Leicester do have a tougher end to the season than most, facing Chelsea at the King Power Stadium, but there’s no pressure on the Foxes and Vardy thrives in these sorts of fixtures.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth £6.8m)
Even though Callum Wilson has missed eight gameweeks so far this season, he remains the second-most valuable Cherries’ asset, having returned 14 goals and 12 assists over his 29 appearances. Only Alexandre Lacazette (12) has equalled his creativity among FPL forwards. Wilson heads into this having blanked last time out at home to Tottenham, even when the visitors were down to nine men for a large portion of the game, but there are a few reasons why he still looks a good option.
He has scored or assisted around half Bournemouth’s goals when selected, which is a higher percentage than popular duo Ryan Fraser and Joshua King, and he’s also registered double-digit hauls in three of his last four away days. Eddie Howe’s men travel to Selhurst Park on Sunday. Crystal Palace have conceded multiple goals in three of their last four Premier League outings and may give game time to retiring keeper Julian Speroni, who conceded four in his only appearance this season.
Luke Shaw (Man Utd, £5.1m)
With Man United facing a relegated Cardiff at home for their last game of the 18/19 Premier League season, it doesn’t look too unreasonable to take a punt on Luke Shaw. United have been far from defensively stable over the past few weeks – no thanks to a number of uncharacteristic errors from goalkeeper David de Gea – but no side has scored fewer than the Bluebirds (11 goals) away from home this term.
Shaw has also shown that he’s capable of attacking returns, having tallied one goal and five assists since last August, one of which came last time out at Old Trafford in a 1-1 draw against Chelsea, a performance which also saw him collect the maximum three bonus points. Owned by just 7.6%, another goal or assist along with a clean sheet against Cardiff, a side that have failed to score in 46% of their games this season, could be the answer you need for you mini-league.
More GW38 Fantasy Football Tips
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, £10.8m) vs Burnley (A)
Divock Origi (Liverpool, £5.0m) vs Wolves (H)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool, £5.8m) vs Wolves (H)
Lucas Digne (Everton, £5.4m) vs Tottenham (A)
Bernardo Silva (Man City, £7.8m) vs Brighton (A)
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