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Fantasy Premier League – Gameweek 38 Preview


So another season reaches its conclusion and for most part the last weekend will be spent gambling on random captains, hoping for entertaining goalfests in meaningless games and hearing jokes about having hung parliaments. There are still a few things to decide, and the destination of the title itself. But given Chelsea are at home to Wigan, I don’t foresee too many surprises.

In my private league, Clint Dempsey and Adam Johnson ensured a slight increase in lead over Sportboy P. It now stands at 27 which should be fine assuming the same captain is gone for this week. We only have six different players of the 16, and they’re mainly on the cheaper side of things so there’s not too much room for differing scores.


Gameweek 37 Top Gun (aka Tom Cruise Approves):

gomes spurs

Maverick approves of Gomes' recent displays.

bale spurs

Goose approves of ape-man's score. Less so of his big ape-man face.

assou-ekotto spurs

Iceman is too cool for school to mess around with such things like a thumbs up.

begovic stoke

Why the hell am I here?!

This is what happens when I do a silly gimmick to represent the highest weekly scorers and there’s a four way tie. All four of those players got 14 points as they all played twice. Any more and I’d be running out of Top Gun characters to use. I think Kelly McGillis would have been next. I’ll leave you to be frightened by Gareth Bale’s weird face.


Three Captain Picks:

Not many games matter so it’s a bit pot luck this week but there are three options which are self explanatory.

1. Drogba/Chelsea – Need to beat Wigan at home to ensure the title. Somehow don’t see them slipping up. Drogba’s still chasing the golden boot and it’s rumoured he’ll be on penalty duty this weekend because of it.

2. Van Persie/Arsenal – The Gunners have faded so badly that they still need a point to ensure Spurs don’t come third. Fulham have nothing to play for and will field a reserve team ahead of the Europa League final. Arsenal will want to finish with a win – Van Persie’s the man to get it.

3 Rooney/Man Utd – Need to beat Stoke at home to have an outside chance of the title. Rooney fighting Drogba for the golden boot.

Told you they were obvious.

Wildcard choice – Arteta at home to Pompey or Darren Bent away at Wolves trying to overtake messrs Rooney and Drogba.

Didier Drogba Chelsea

Gets a Captain's tick.


Transfers In:

It’s probably too little too late but for it’s worth you should be looking at the captain choices if you don’t have them as well as people like Nani, Nasri, Kalou, Malouda and Gerrard.

samir nasri arsenal

Might be worth a pick.

Transfers Out:

People not likely to play this weekend.


End of season review at some point next week. Friday I’d imagine.



Fantasy Football – Gameweek 38


And so we reach the end of another fantasy football season. Personally it can’t come soon enough, another promising campaign falling apart down the straight. Congrats once again to the Football Guy for winning our league for the third consecutive year, he can consider himself the Fergie of this world. Well done too to Sportboy P who has reached the lofty heights of second for the first time leaving yours truly in third after two second place finishes. I’ll do a bit of analysis/end of season awards next week and perhaps some justification for not having Fat Frank in my team all year (might prove hard to do). In the meantime let’s look at the final picks of the season.


Top three captain picks:

1. Gerrard or Torres/Liverpool – With Liverpool pretty much guaranteed second bar a big swing of events, there’s not too much to play for at Anfield. That said, Rafa will want to end the season on a high and I have no faith in Spurs’ ability to prevent them from scoring a hatful. As usual Gerrard and Torres are the men to rely on.

2. Ireland/Man City – They face Bolton at home. It’s a dead game but that can often mean plenty of goals. Pick their best player this season for one final flurry.

3. Bendtner or Arshavin/Arsenal – With Adebayor still ‘injured’ Bendtner should get the start along with RVP against Stoke. The Potters are safe and will be in party mode, while Arsenal will want to show that the Wenger way is still the right way. Expect several goals with Arshavin at the heart and Bendtner on the end.




Three final throws:

1. Anelka/Chelsea – He’ll be gunning for the top scorer crown. On a side note, it’s a shame we don’t have a good name for it here unlike La Liga’s ‘Pichichi’ or Serie A’s ‘Capocannoniere’? Top scorer is a bit dull really.

2. Man Utd reserves – With Fergie pledging to rest his first choice XI for the forthcoming Champions League final on Wednesday, it falls to the youngsters and second choice players to face Hull. The like of Welbeck, Macheda and Nani are all cheap and a good shout for that final transfer. 

3. Viduka/Newcastle – Whether or not the Geordies get the win they need may rest on fat man Viduka. I think he cares less about Newcastle staying up then impressing some other club enough to offer him a new contract in the summer. One final/first big performance from the big man?




Three to get rid of:

1. Any Everton players likely to play in the FA Cup Final – Of course they’ll try against Fulham but somehow I don’t see 100% commitment for fear of injury knocking them out of the big day.

2. Adebayor/ArsenalTold you he wouldn’t play again this season.

3. Man Utd first choice (bar Rio) – They won’t play against Hull, you could use that money elsewhere.





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