The final gameweek is here and hopefully you are all comfortably at the top of your mini leagues and your captaincy selection won’t matter too much. For those who see their title challenge being decided in gameweek 38, this article may be one for you. But before we look at this week’s picks, as ever, here’s how last week’s FPL Captaincy Analysis did:
1. Harry Kane – 12 points
2. Gabriel Jesus – 2 points
3. Marcus Rashford – 3 points
Differential – Jordan Ayew – 4 points
Gamble – Mohamed Salah – 1 point
Now onto this week’s picks…
1. Mohamed Salah (BHA)
38 gameweeks. 38 times I’ve probably had to write the name “Mo Salah” as number one. While it’s annoying, I have to admit, there’s literally nothing more I can say about him. Every so often, a player like him turns up in FPL. Suarez, Yaya Toure, Kane, and now, Salah. He’s the top scorer of the league by a country mile, and fully deserves the Golden Boot, as he has scored in what feels like every match this season. He faces a Brighton side who’ve confirmed their position in the Premier League, and with nothing to play for, a goal looks likely for Salah, to end the season on a high!
2. Harry Kane (LEI)
Ever since ‘Goal-Gate”, something about Kane doesn’t feel right. The chemistry he once possessed with his teammates seems to have disappeared slightly, and although he scored in the double gameweek, it’s a disappointing return considering how many points he managed last season in double gameweek 37 (31!). Kane faces a Leicester side who also have nothing to play for, and if he can replicate the goals he scored against them last season, he may prove to be a fantastic option for the last week of the season.
3. Leroy Sane (SOU)
Pep Guardiola quite clearly doesn’t play FPL. Benching Jesus and Sterling in a double gameweek, come on Pep! Sane seems to be the only player exempt from such rotation and with a hat-trick of assists in the double gameweek, he’s definitely one to consider for captaincy if you need a late surge in the rankings! City take on a Southampton side who have practically solidified their position in the Premier League next season, so they too have nothing to play for, meaning that Sane, as well as adding to the assist tally may also end up on the scoresheet!
Differential – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (HUD)
He’s certainly impressed us all with how quickly he seems to have adapted to life in the Premier League! He’s only played 990 minutes, and has somehow scored 9 goals and assisted 4 times, which is a seriously good goal contribution record! In Wenger’s last ever Arsenal game, I’d be surprised if the players don’t put a huge shift in for their greatest manager in history, and as they’re up against an already safe team in Huddersfield, he may add to that impressive goal tally!
Gamble – Roberto Pereyra (MUN)
Hear me out on this one, because I’m sticking my neck on the line with this call. Watford have struggled to score ever since Everton ruined their season (sorry!), but one player who’s impressed me is Pereyra. The last 9 goals that Watford have scored, stretching back to their 4-1 win over Chelsea in gameweek 26, Pereyra has been directly involved in 6 of them, indicating to me how influential he is in Watford’s goal scoring. This would be a huge gamble considering his ultra low ownership, and I’d only recommend it to those with literally nothing to lose, especially with it being the last week of the season!
Written by Bonus FPL (@BonusFPL)