Gameweek 38 Tips – Fantasy Premier League Tips
Gameweek 38 Tips – The Final Stand
Gameweek 38 is finally upon us after we wipe away our boredom filled tears next weekend we will probably look back at this season as one of the best Fantasy Premier League campaigns we have seen. There have been some massive highs and some almighty lows. Many players have over-performed (most notably Harry Kane) and some have under-performed (notably Radamel Falcao and Mario Balotelli). Remember the Aguero injury and the almighty price fall… we get ahead of ourselves – we still have one more week to play.
The only positive about it being the last game week of the season is that we get an extended deadline to make our transfers and pick our captain. 11.30am GMT on Sunday 24th May to be precise.
Although we have an extended deadline, for some managers it will pay to make the changes early. For example, those poor souls who watched Cesc Fabregas’ amazingly accurate ball kicking antics on Monday night through pressed fingers on their faces will be looking to make an early change – he will of course be suspended and has already dropped in value by £0.1m following his -2 points tally for GW37. Put simply, if you have Fab – then sell him now – as soon as you read this article – if you don’t then you are throwing away your money. Our suggested replacement would be David Silva for just £0.4m more (at time of writing) but if you cannot afford that price and you have £9.2m or less then my best value replacement would be Santi Cazorla at Arsenal for just £8.4m or an even cheaper option in Sigurdsson at Swansea for just £6.5m.
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At the time of writing, gameweek 37 is still to be completed with Arsenal and Sunderland still to play – however, at this stage we are pretty pleased with the Van Aanholt tip for Sunderland and we will be sticking by him for the final game against Chelsea. Benteke scored again and takes on Burnley at home this week. I am pretty confident that Tim Sherwood will play a strong team against Burnley to try and get some confidence back before the FA Cup game – however, should Villa be winning by 2 goals or more by around 60 minutes I would imagine Benteke and the other prized assets will be rested to spare any injuries before the cup final.
The same applies to Arsenal who have a tough home game against WBA, but again I see Wenger keeping a strong team out – after all, he has the squad depth should any ill timed injuries happen to crop up.
David Silva – Man City Vs Southampton
Man City players could be playing for their place in the team this week with a major overhaul expected in the summer. One player who Pellegrini will be looking to keep at all costs will be David Silva who has been in inspired from over the last 3 games and looks set to continue here. Yaya Toure has also entered our radar and could give you some good differential but he is more expensive than the more consistent Silva. The Saints are hot of their big win last week, but this is a different kettle of fish and I expect City to go out on a high with David Silva at the heart of their good work. Silva could be pure gold this week!
Romelu Lukaku – Everton Vs. Spurs
With concerns over Benteke’s involvement due to the FA Cup and the same for Giroud at Arsenal. Diego Costa looks like a fitness worry and Harry Kane has stopped scoring, but one player who has come back to form for the end of the season is the Belgian front man Lukaku at Everton.
With a goal and an assist last week against West Ham and a goal two games before against Villa, the ex-Chelsea player has become a serious option once again. Everton take on a Spurs side who look devoid of identity and who look to have nothing to play for. Everton will not want to lose the place they gained on West Ham last week I can see Lukaku causing them a problem at the back.
Fantasy Scout on the lookout:
The other players that we have been tapping up this week include a cheeky punt on Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5m Chelsea) given his recent run in the first team. With Fabregas out, he might be afforded a little more license to roam forward and he is likely to start against Sunderland. Bafetimbi Gomis is another player in the kind of form that we like for our strikers and he takes on a Crystal Palace side who have become inconsistent.
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