Game Week 38 Captain Tips
Gameweek 38 Captain
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Such is the drama associated with the final day of the Premier League season and more specifically the last day of the Fantasy Premier League 2015/16 season that I almost feel it should be played to the melodramatic soundtrack of 80’s soft rock songs with Europe’s ‘The Final Countdown’ being the obvious one that springs to mind. It would probably be followed by a couple of Queen classics but whether you are playing ‘I Want It All’ (the chasers), ‘The Show Must Go On’ (those who have already drifted away) or ‘We Are The Champions’ (you get the idea by now) there is still another captain selection to make and it is your duty to see the season out on a high.
There are a couple of very tasty fixtures for GW38 but the captain pick for gameweek 38 will be as tough as ever, particularly with many mini-leagues being very close at the top. That being said, it looks like the Fantasy Football Tips league has been all sown up with Dimitri Nicolaou sitting pretty in first place and clear by almost 60 points. His current rank is number one and it would be great to see one of our league members and website followers finish in first place so good luck to him. The Hakuna Matata team that is in second place has been up there all season will push him close but it does look a done deal – however a savvy captain pick can make all the difference and many of you will be in similar situations so lets get down to business.
Captain Pick No. 2: Harry Kane
With Newcastle being relegated in midweek by Sunderland this game could go one of two ways. They could improve like Villa did once their fate had been sealed or they could collapse against a Spurs side that just needs a point to seal second place in the Premier League – an achievement that is better than their start of season target.
There are a number of sub plots in this game, but one significant one is the quest for the golden boot with Harry Kane currently in pole position with 25 goals. Vardy and Aguero have 24 goals and the question is who will score the most Premier League goals? Kane will not want to lose the prized award so I expect him to end the season on a high and with Spurs wanting to ensure they beat Arsenal to second place I don’t see Spurs settling for a draw – a minimum of 2 goals for Spurs should be on the cards here.
Captain Pick No. 1: Alexis Sanchez
The form of Alexis Sanchez has excellent for the last 10 games or so and although Arsenal have been poor at home this season I expect this game to be a bit of a rout. Villa have surprised Arsenal at the Emirates in the not so distant past but I don’t see anything other than a considerable win for the Gunners who need to win to ensure they take fourth spot and in an effort to claim 2nd.
If you had told anyone that they had the chance to finish above City, Chelsea, United, Liverpool and Spurs going in to the final day of the season then most people would say it’s been a good season and if they do claim second place then perhaps the critics will be deterred a little longer.
With a slight injury concern lingering over Mesut Ozil (who hasn’t been in form anyway) the obvious captain picks for Arsenal have to fall to Sanchez or Olivier Giroud who looks set to play following injury to Danny Welbeck. Sanchez makes the entire team tick and although Giroud did return to scoring form last week it is difficult to get away from the consistency of the Chilean.
We have a big differential pick this week that we have in our members only game week 37 article as well as our other favourite Queen songs matched to FPL personality traits – you can read the article here.