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As the battle heats up for a top four finish between Liverpool and Arsenal in the final week of the Premier League, the “football managers” across the world will get stuck to their computer screens as they set about picking their Fantasy Premier League team for the last time this season.
The title is sealed with Chelsea having been crowned the champions, the relegation clubs having been confirmed, with the Europa League spots taken up too. The only thing on consequence in the top half of the table is the final Champions League spot that is up for grabs. Liverpool are the front-runners though as a win against Middlesbrough would confirm their spot, irrespective of what happens in the Arsenal vs Everton encounter. This week, it will be more of a case of teams looking to finish off the season on a high and put up a show for the fans to enjoy.
As the deadline for the Fantasy football managers nears, to complete their transfers for one last time this season, here are five picks that will help in earning plenty of points in Gameweek 38:
The Chelsea captain is a sure starter for the Blues as it is going to be his final Premier League game for the title winners. The 36-year old started the previous game against Watford and managed to get himself on the scoresheet as well. Against an injury-hit Sunderland outfit, a clean sheet should be a certainty for Chelsea and don’t rule Terry out from finishing off in style with a goal as well. A must have for your fantasy team.
Liverpool will be taking the game against relegated opponents Middlesbrough very seriously as their Champions League hopes hinge on getting a positive result against the Teesiders at Anfield. And the Reds’ man for the big occasions Philippe Coutinho should be a certainty in the FPL teams. The Brazilian was sensational in the Reds’ 4-0 rout of West Ham United last weekend and managed to find the back of the net twice. He could prove to be unstoppable against a deflated Boro side.
Pretty sure he will be in most people’s FPL teams. If not, then draft him in. The Brazilian attacker has been sensational for Manchester City since joining in January. Has scored 6 goals already in 9 league games and against a Watford defence that has been hit by injuries, Jesus has the ability to wreak havoc. Has scored in his last 2 league games. With him in the team, goals and assists are a guarantee.
Scores goals, sets his teammates up and is listed as a midfielder in the FPL, meaning an additional point if Arsenal manage to get a clean sheet. Has 4 goals and an assist in his last 3 games and was the Gameweek 37’s current top scorer with 27 points. With Champions League football on the line, he will be gunning to score and the added incentive of chasing down Romelu Lukaku for the Golden Boot award will fire him up even more.
With Burnley set to clash against West Ham United at the Turf Moor, the Clarets captain and goalkeeper Tom Heaton could prove to be an excellent choice to have in your teams. The 30-year old has kept 6 clean sheets at home and has made 58 saves this season – a record he shares with Jordan Pickford of Sunderland. With the Hammers’ issues in front of goal and the fact that they have just scored one goal in their last 4 games gives a strong hope for a Burnley clean sheet, making the FPL’s top scoring goalkeeper a natural pick for your side.