DGW37 brought thrills and spills but it wasn’t the points bonanza many hoped it would be.
Shock results from Brighton, West Brom and Huddersfield scuppered FPL managers who had invested heavily in both Manchester sides, Spurs and Chelsea.
The most-captained player of the week, Harry Kane, could only manage one goal over two fixtures as Spurs spluttered and lurched towards the end of their campaign.
It goes to show just how unpredictable this time of the season is, but there’s one last chance to roll the dice. Here are my thoughts ahead of GW38.
Huddersfield v Arsenal
It’ll be a party up at the John Smiths Stadium as Huddersfield celebrate their incredibly hard fought and unlikely Premier League survival in what is also Arsene Wenger’s last game in charge of Arsenal.
Although they struggled at Leicester thanks to a red card in the first half, against Burnley, Arsenal showed how lethal their overlap play is. Full backs played a key role in each of their 5 goals and Hector Bellerin (£5.9) impressed in particular with two assists.
Meanwhile, the uber mobile Aubameyang (£10.7) is a threat in the middle. His movement in the box has been excellent since he joined in January and has earned him 9 goals and 4 assists in 12 games. He’ll be looking to finish the season on a high and underline his importance in the post-Wenger era.
I have a feeling Wenger will sign off by sticking to his lifelong commitment to youth players. Alex Iwobi (£5.1) and Maitland-Niles (£4.5) are likely to make an appearance if you’re still looking for cheap differentials.
Huddersfield are a hefty 11/2 on Bet365 for a clean sheet. However, Schindler (£4.6) is surprisingly the 9th highest ranked defender in FPL for Bonus points and may deliver again if they manage a shutout against an experimental, end of the season Arsenal side.
Finally, goalkeeper Jonas Lössl (£4.6) will be sky-high after making one of season’s best saves against Chelsea. He’s bested Cech, Schemichel, Foster and Butland in FPL this year and whilst he might not get a clean sheet, he could add a few more Save points to his tally.
Newcastle v Chelsea
Chelsea will be bereft after throwing the kitchen sink, the dinner table, and the family china at Huddersfield on Wednesday night and still only coming away with a point.
They could still qualify for the Champions League but only if Liverpool lose their tie at home against Brighton.
Key men Giroud (£8.3), Willian (£7.1), Fabregas (£6.8), Alonso (£7.1) and Hazard (£10.5) will be pushing to make that happen. They were all involved in some great passing moves against the Terriers but just couldn’t create the winning goal. I would be amazed if they failed to do so again against Newcastle.
Could Perez (£5.4) nick one at the other end? His strike against Watford in DGW37 makes him the Toon’s most in-form player.
Swansea v Stoke
They have both really struggled to score this season but I’m hoping this could be a last day of the season thriller. Swansea will play like madmen from the start in order to try and stay up and Stoke players should either be putting themselves in the shop window or simply playing with confidence now they’ve finally gone down.
Jordon Ayew (£5.4), Andre Ayew (£6.8), Tammy Abraham (£5.4) and Fabianski (£4.7) are the Swans’ best hopes but very unreliable. Mawson (£5.1), who seems like a fantastic player that should stay in the league if Swansea go down, could get something. Surprisingly for a centre-half, he is ranked 3rd for Swansea in the game’s ICT index.
Two men who are definitely too good to be playing the Championship, Shaqiri (£6.1) and Butland (£5.0), would be my picks if anyone is going to drag a performance out of that Stoke side.
Patrick Van Aarnholt (£5.2)
Two goals in his last two games and an appealing final fixture against West Brom. Whilst the baggies have shown a lot of character in their fight back, Van Aarnholt is a good shout for either defensive or attacking returns.
Ryan Fraser (£5.1)
Curled in a stunning free kick against Swansea in the first half of DGW37 and faces a Burnley side that really struggled against the pace and overlap of Arsenal. A fun way to spend a little bit of cash at the end of the season if you fancy taking a punt on a non-premium player.
David de Gea (£5.9)
It’s the last game of the season at home, and whilst for most teams that would mean they can take their foot off the gas slightly, Jose Mourinho won’t be allowing that. De Gea has been United’s highest scoring player on FPL this season. He’s being given 1/1 by Bet365 for a clean sheet against Watford and I’d wager he’ll top it off with a few save points too.
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