Here we are with the last Gameweek overview of the season; Gameweek 38. It’s emotional times but we will do our best to get through this. The Gameweek 38 deadline is on Sunday 23rd of May at 14:30. Like every year, all games kick off at the same time (4pm GMT).
Another question on peoples mind is, who will win the Premier League Golden Boot 2020/21? With both Harry Kane and Mo Salah on 22 goals, surely these two will be fighting for the award right?
If you are looking to boost your overall rank or finish your mini-league on a high, we have you covered with this week’s articles.
Like we do every Gameweek, we will be providing you with the following helpful articles to help you with your Gameweek planning:
The FPL Way XV – Scout Picks
Here are the Fixtures for GW38
The FPL Way XV – Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For GW38?
Here are our Scout Picks for Gameweek 38 with a team budget of only 100 million. This week’s teams value comes out at 99.5 million.
The FPL Way Value Picks – Which budget players should we consider for GW38?
Here are recommend budget/value picks for GW38. Whether you need to free some funds for your team or even add some potential differentials, then this is the thread for you. This weeks budget team comes out at a record low 75.0 million.
We’ve explored the best options for captaincy for Gameweek 38. Check out the article below, it certainly could help you come to your final decision! We’ve analysed the best captaincy picks for Captain Sensible, Captain Differential, and Captain Huge Cahonas!
Following BGW36, we now have only two matches remaining where all teams will be playing as normal. The deadline for Gameweek 37 is on Tuesday 17th May at 16:30. With such a small gap between Gameweeks, we’ve decided to combine everything you need to know in one article including:
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Here are the Fixtures for GW37
Remaining Fixtures by Difficulty
The table below shows the difficulty of the remaining two fixtures, sorted by overall difficulty (easiest to most difficult fixtures):
Looking at the above table, it’s quite easy to see which teams have the best fixtures for the last two games. We will be looking at the best players to bring in for your team with both of the last fixtures in mind.
So let’s get started…
Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For GW37?
Each week we build a team who we feel will make a solid team for the Gameweek with a 100 million budget. This weeks team comes out at 99.9 million. You may have more funds in the bank so there are possible upgrades you could do here. We have also taken GW38 into consideration as well, so we’ve based this team on players you can keep for the remaining two matches.
THE FPL WAY XV – Scout Picks
We will be going through all the fixtures for our team selection and will provide you with the reasons why we have selected them.
Man Utd vs Fulham
Our only selection for this game is Victor Lindelöf (4.8m). For that low price for a Man Utd defender and a player that should most likely start, this guy is a no brainer. With Maguire unfortunately out as well, it is highly likely he will start for the last two games of the season as well. With two favourable fixtures and potentially two clean sheets for the last two games, we definitely believe he’s a great selection.
Southampton vs Leeds
We have doubled up with Leeds assets in our starting XI with Stuart Dallas (5.4m) and Raphinha (5.5m). Another team with very friendly fixtures for the final games. Dallas as a defender usually tends to play in midfield, so attacking returns are very possible here which boosts his value. Raphinha has provided 6 goals and 9 assists this season, and with these great fixtures, we’re pretty sure he will add a few more to his tally.
Brighton vs Man City
Our only pick for Man City is Ferran Torres (6.9m). We know this guy is in form and will most likely start following the hat-trick he got against Newcastle in BGW36. Man City still have the Champions League final to consider against Chelsea. We do strongly feel he will start especially since we expect players like Mahrez to start in the following week. When somebody is in his form, we can’t see him missing the next game and he will no doubt get some attacking returns as well.
Spurs vs Aston Villa
We have only selected one Spurs asset moving forward here and that is Harry Kane (11.8m). As we have said before, he’s still fighting for the Golden Boot as Salah drew level with him yesterday, with both players now on 22 goals. We understand he’s had a few blank Gameweeks recently, but we’re very positive he’s going to finish this season with a blast! You could also take Son and Bale into consideration; as we said, we select our squad based on a 100 million budget, so you could potentially upgrade some players we have selected.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
Our only selection here is Rob Holding (4.3m). With David Luiz still recovering from injury, it’s pretty likely this guy will start. Arsenal got a clean sheet against Chelsea in their last fixture and with Crystal Palace and Brighton to play in their last two games; they can surely get at least one clean sheet here.
Burnley vs Liverpool
Within our starting XI, we only have Mohamed Salah (12.8m). The Egyptian legend has accumulated 22 goals and 5 assists so far this season and is the man who is up against Harry Kane for the golden boot. We feel both Salah and Kane are essential picks to finish this season.
West Brom vs West Ham
We have two picks from this fixture with Jesse Lingard (6.6m) and Michail Antonio (6.5m). Yes, we understand that Lingard has blanked in the last 4 Gameweeks but he’s definitely due some attacking returns, especially when they come against West Brom. Lingard is currently joint top with Kane based on Points Per Game. We definitely feel he will recover from his attacking drought and finish the season on a high. With such a great final two fixtures for West Ham, we also had to include Antonio. We could potentially see a great partnership with the two and get some nice attacking returns from the pair moving forward.
Our Bench Picks
Alphonse Areola (4.5m)
Areola can be a nice pick for the final Gameweek facing Newcastle at home. Definitely not a pick for this week but a decent sub keeper for sure.
Patrick Bamford (6.5m)
Following the blank against Newcastle where Leeds won 4-0, we haven’t included him in the starting XI but he could be a serious contender. The guy has scored 15 goals and assisted 10 times this season… He is quite likely to start and with favourable fixtures you could even start him as well.
Nathaniel Phillips (4.1m)
For only 4.1m for a Liverpool defender, this is an easy pick to add to your team. He even provided an assist in the last fixture. This guy is a great player to have with Liverpool’s very favourable fixtures.
Tyrick Mitchell (3.8m)
Mitchell is the cheapest defender in the Premier League… He even picked up a goal and an assist against Aston Villa! For that price, how could you not have him in your team?
Gameweek 37 Differential Picks – Fantasy Premier League
Here we are with the differential picks for Gameweek 37. We hope all is well with you and that you have had a great week so far. We are back with a shorter article today due to the fact the Deadline is Tuesday which is usually the day we publish this segment on the website.
Before we get started, we’re just going to quickly highlight the success we have had recently with identifying some really fruitful differential picks including:
Ferran Torres: 3x Goals (GW 36)
Che Adams: 2x Goals (GW 35+36)
Sadio Mane: 2x Assists (GW35+36)
Mason Greenwood: 2x Goals (GW 35)
Raphinha: 1x Assist (GW36)
Eberechi Eze: 1x Goals & 3x Assists (GW35+36)
Above you will see that 6/11 players that we picked have returned at least once. So to say we are having a good run is a little bit of an understatement.
So let’s bring our focus to this week. We will be pointing out five players this week and unfortunately, there will not be any stats to go with the picks as it needs to be shorter than normal to fit into our complete Gameweek 37 guide! (We will be back to normal next week).
Joe Willock: £4.7 – 0.6%
Fixture: Sheffield United
Joe Willock has returned in the last two fixtures and incredibly it was against Man City & Leicester City. This is why he has been included in this week’s guide. Willock plays SHU this week who we know is the number one club to target this year; especially now that they have been confirmed relegated. In the final Gameweek of the season, they play Fulham so back to back relegated teams means that Willock could be a great differential to climb your mini-league in the last few weeks.
Said Benrahma: £5.9 – 0.2%
Fixture: West Brom
Now I will mention that he isn’t 100% nailed on, however, based on last season in the Championship & glimpses on quality this season, we know he can turn it on when the time is right. He has started two of the last three matches and came on to have an impact vs Brighton in which he levelled up the game. West Ham plays West Brom in the battle of the “West” named teams. After that, they play Southampton, so if he started at least one of those it would pay dividends in our opinion.
Jack Harrison: £5.5 – 3.8%
Kneejerk of the season or smart? You decide! With this one, if you can’t afford Raphinha or Bamford; then go for Harrison. With two assists and one goal in the last game, this certainly qualifies this as a knee-jerk move. That being said, what isn’t knee-jerk is getting on Leeds for the last two Gameweeks. They play SOU this week and in the final Gameweek of the season, they play WBA; this just screams the potential here.
Paul Pogba: £7.6 – 2%
Paul Pogba hasn’t been a favoured FPL asset this season, however, he has found some form lately. If you’re in a position where you need a serious differential, he could definitely be worth the punt at this stage. He’s been taking a slightly more attacking left-sided position recently so we are seeing Pogba in a more advanced position and contributing to goals & assists. With good fixtures (FUL & WOL), we can’t see too many issues with bringing him in.
Emile Smith Rowe: £4.2 – 2.6%
Fixture: Crystal Palace
Smith Rowe accumulated 19 points in DGW35. That consisted of two goals and some very nice Bonus Points! That being said, we can see him continuing his form in his last two fixtures where Arsenal face Crystal Palace and Brighton.
That being said, we also asked another member of The FPL Team to come up with their XV Differential team and this is what they come up with:
Gameweek 37 Value Picks – Fantasy Premier League
Our value picks selection this week comes out as a record low of 74.7 million! In this article, we’re going to discuss the three best value picks you should have in your squad for GW37.
Our first differential pick is Joelinton Cássio Apolinário de Lira. With Callum Wilson out for the rest of the season, Newcastle needs someone to step up and get some goals for their club. Newcastle has scored 7 goals in the last two Gameweeks so if I were to take a risky punt, I’d probably put it on this guy with only 0.5% ownership. With Sheffield United and Fulham to play in their last two fixtures, we feel this guy will get some attacking returns ahead!
Secondly, we have Ilkay Gündogan. Well, we all know how much of a beast this fella can be, he’s scored 12 goals and assisted 4 times so far this season. For the price, the fact we believe he will start and the fact he’s only 5.6m, this guy is definitely worth a shout. When it comes to Man City, it doesn’t matter who they play, there are surely going to be a fair few goals in their final two fixtures against Brighton and Everton.
Finally, we have Michail Antonio. West Ham plays West Brom and Southampton in their final two fixtures. If there is someone who is going to bag a goal, it will no doubly be this man. With 9 goals, 5 assists this season, and the added bonus of having Lingard playing with him, we’re very confident this guy will be an awesome pick to end your season with.
WHO’S THE BEST CAPTAIN FOR GAMEWEEK 37?
This week, we’re going to be analysing the best three captaincy picks we feel will return the most points in GW37. We feel this a going to be a great week for 3 premium player picks; Salah, Kane and Fernandes. Salah and Kane are joint level at the top of the table for most goals scored. Surely these two guys will both be fighting for the award and will no doubt get returns in the final two fixtures. Fernandes is in third place in the top scorer table but is also second in the most assists made this season. Taking that into account, here are our top three picks for captaincy for Gameweek 37:
Mohamed Salah (12.8m)
Salah has provided 22 goals and 5 assists this season which is very impressive. With Liverpool facing Burnley and Crystal Palace in their last two fixtures, we’re very confident this man will be running the show. He’s always been known as ‘captain reliable’, and I don’t think there is an exception to this Gameweek either. In the last three Gameweeks, he has provided two goals and one assist, and we’re confident that he will add to his tally in his very favourable remaining fixtures.
Harry Kane (11.8m)
Next up, we have the top goalscorer this season who have scored 22 goals and 13 assists. Very positive stats here, and he’s broken the curse of a couple of blanks and will definitely add some attacking returns before the end of the season. He got a goal in his last fixture against Wolves and with Aston Villa and Leicester to play, we will no doubt see some more from the English man.
Bruno Fernandes (11.4m)
In the last two matches where Fernandes started, he has scored in both games. Man Utd suffered from having 3 games in GW36 which is why he got only 12 minutes when they faced Leicester. You know this man will start, you know what the Portuguese star is capable of, so yeah, he’s definitely a very worthy contender here. With 18 goals and 13 assists this season, you can only expect more attacking returns to finish the season.
Due to Blank Gameweek 36 ending on Monday 16th May and Gameweek 37 commencing on Tuesday 18th May, we decided to combine all the articles we usually do into one large one covering everything you need to know. We sure hope you have found this article useful for your Gameweek 37 decisions. As you already know, the FPL season is coming to an end, but fear not; we’ll continue over the summer to help you with your Euro 2020 teams.
We’re preparing a lot of great features for the next season since our team will be working hard to get as many features in one central hub ready for then.
As always, we wish you the best for GW37 and we sure hope you all finish on a high!
If you need any help or advice with your team transfers/selections, feel free to drop a comment below or get in touch with us via Twitter: @TheFPLWay
Let’s look at one of The FPL Way’s Team…
To add some extra depth to this article, we will look at one of the members of The FPL Way Team; @FantasySilva. FantasySilva’s team is currently 10,798k and he is hoping for a top 10k finish this season. He currently has £105.6 million squad value due to the price transfer rises he has accumulated over the season.
The current side he has going into Gameweek 37 is as follows:
He currently has 104 million squad value and 1.6 ITB (In The Bank). Since Jota picked up a foot injury and won’t feature in the remaining games, you might be thinking that he is the obvious substitution… However, with only two Gameweeks to go, you could make a transfer elsewhere (in some cases, there is no need to worry about benched injuries at this stage of Fantasy Football).
However, for this specific team, we would actually suggest making the transfer of Jota to Greenwood (simply because this particular team can afford to do this change and keep Maddison for bench fodder). Well, this goes to show that there are a lot of considerations to take into account when making your managerial decisions, it all differs based on your current situation.
So what would you do with this team?
Don’t forget to send across your teams in the comments below, we’ll let you know what decisions we would make with your team!
The FPL Way Value Picks – Which budget players should we consider for BGW36?
Here are recommend budget/value picks for BGW36. Whether you need to free some funds for your team or even add some potential differentials, then this is the thread for you. This weeks budget team comes out at only 81.1 million.
This Gameweek should be an interesting one with 8 teams having a Double Gameweek. To add to this, now that the Man Utd v Liverpool fixture has been rescheduled, we have Man Utd with a TRIPLE Gameweek! Do remember that there are four teams that will still blank in Gameweek 36.
We have the following article for you:
The FPL Way XV – Scout Picks
The deadline for Double/Tripe Gameweek 35 is at 18:30 GMT on Friday 7th May.
Here are the Fixtures for DGW35 / TGW35
Below we have listed all the teams that play at least twice and those that actually blank in the following week (GW36):
WBA (H), CHE (A)
MUN (H), EVE (H)
MCI (A), ARS (H)
SHU (A), SOU (A)
WHU (A), AVL (A)
NEW (H), MUN (A)
SOU (H), MUN (A)
AVL (A), LEI (H), LIV (H)
LIV (A), CRY (H)
The FPL Way XV – Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For DGW35?
Like we do every week, here is our team selection for Double Gameweek 35 on a team budget of 100 million. This week’s team comes out at 98.8 million.
Note: The Scout Picks was selected before the announcement of the Triple Gameweek
The FPL Way Value Picks – Which budget players should we consider for DGW35?
Here are recommend budget/value picks for DGW35. Whether you need to free some funds for your team or even add some potential differentials, then this is the thread for you. This weeks budget team comes out at only 76.9 million.
Note: The Value Picks was selected before the announcement of the Triple Gameweek
We’ve explored the best options for captaincy for Gameweek 35. With the new Liverpool Double Gameweek and Man United Triple Gameweek; our captaincy pick was changing over the course of the week. Check out the article below, it certainly could help you come to your final decision.
In this Gameweek, we now have all 20 Premier League teams back in the action. To add to this, we also have to consider DGW35; so let’s prepare carefully to get the most points out of this.
Since Spurs are facing Sheffield United in GW34 (bottom of the league), all eyes appear to be on Harry Kane (11.8m) and Heung-min Son (9.5m). That being said though, we can’t ignore the fact that Kelechi Iheanacho (6.2m) is simply in the form of his life! It goes without a doubt that these will be the most popular Captain picks this week right?
Over the course of the week, we have created our Fantasy XV Scout Picks, Differential Picks, Value Picks and Captaincy Picks to help you succeed with GW34.
Don’t forget, the deadline for Gameweek 34 is at 18:30 GMT on Friday 30th April.
Here are the Fixtures for GW34
The FPL Way XV – Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For GW34?
Here is our scout picks selection which is based on a team budget of 100 million. This week’s team comes out at 99.7 million.
The FPL Way Value Picks – Which budget players should we consider for GW34?
Check our recommended budget players which could add great value to your team. Need the boost in your mini-league? Well, these players could well be some nice differentials. This weeks budget team comes out at only 79.8 million.