The final week of the season is all about one-week options. Focussing on sides with something to play for is always a smart approach, but there are some great fixtures elsewhere. We’ll be consulting our Fixture Tracker to help with our final selections of the season.
FPL GW 38 Tips – Attack
The Blues may not have anything to play for, but hosting an already relegated Watford side (giving Chelsea an xG of 2.91) is too good to ignore.
Mason Mount’s (7.7m) record against struggling sides makes him a top pick for this gameweek. The England international has produced six double-figure hauls, five of which have come against the current bottom five, including 13 points in gameweek 36 and 12 in the reverse fixture against Watford.
Timo Werner’s (8.6m) form has dipped with four successive blanks before missing gameweek 36’s trip to Leeds, while Kai Havertz’s (7.9m) place in the side looks far from assured. Christian Pulisic (7.9m) bagged 13 points in double gameweek 36 with 167 minutes under his belt, and Romelu Lukaku (11.4m) scored three during the same period, playing the full 180. All four come with risks over game time, but any one of them could score well against a defensively-weak Watford.
The title race has come down to the final game with City knowing a win will clinch it. Pep Guardiola’s side are projected an xG of 2.74 goals against Aston Villa.
Kevin De Bruyne (12.1m) has been in excellent goalscoring form, bagging eight in as many games, as well as five assists. In a squad where the goals are so often spread, KDB is the main man right now.
Raheem Sterling (10.5m) and Riyad Mahrez (8.6m) can be explosive assets, but both come with doubts over their starting place. Meanwhile, Phil Foden (7.9m) and Bernardo Silva (7.0m) have been steady, if unspectacular FPL options in recent weeks. In what could be his last game for Manchester City, Gabriel Jesus (8.6m) could be the pick of the bunch, as he looks to add to his six goals in his last five PL starts.
The task is simple for Spurs – avoid defeat to the bottom side in the league to guarantee Champions League football. Tottenham won 3-0 the last time they faced Norwich and a similar result is surely likely here.
Heung-min Son (11.1m) has somehow closed the gap to just one goal in the race for the golden boot. There’s every chance Mo Salah misses out at the weekend, giving Son plenty of motivation to add to his 10 goals since gameweek 30. Meanwhile, Harry Kane (12.4m) has ended the season strongly with five goals and seven assists since gameweek 29. His lofty price tag means just over 1 in 5 FPL managers own him ahead of this enticing fixture.
Dejan Kulusevski (6.3m) hasn’t quite reached the same heights as his attacking counterparts, but nor should he given his FPL pricing. Three goals and nine assists since joining at the end of January is enough to justify a final-day triple up.
FPL GW 38 Tips – Defence
The Reds are relying on a Manchester City slip-up, but don’t expect them to take their eye off the ball. A golden glove is up for grabs for Alisson with the Brazilian tied on 20 with Ederson.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (8.4m) and Andrew Robertson (7.3m) were rested against Southampton, but both should return for the final PL game before the UCL final next week. Robertson has been in superior attacking form, is more affordable, and is owned by almost 4x fewer managers than Alexander-Arnold. Nevertheless, both are excellent options and a double up could prove profitable.
Joël Matip (5.2m) has back-to-back goals and looks even more likely to start with Virgil van Dijk (6.8m) a doubt. However, if game time is a worry, there’s no one more assured of a start than Alisson (6.1m) for a likely six-pointer.
We’re back with the Blues and their tempting fixture against Watford. The Hornets have averaged less than a goal a game, and the likelihood of a Chelsea clean sheet is 60% according to our data.
Reece James (6.4m) has frustrated many FPl managers this season thanks to several injuries and long spells of poor returns. Nonetheless, he has produced hauls of 21, 18 (x2) 13, and 12 (x2) and is the perfect choice for anyone in need of a big finish. Elsewhere, Antonio Rüdiger (6.1m) will be playing his final game for Chelsea, and with nothing on the line, you can expect some trademark long-range efforts.
Teemu Pukki has proved a nuisance for many targeting Norwich for clean sheets, but just three conceded in their last seven suggests Spurs have improved significantly at the back.
Several injuries at the back mean that the wing-back roles are locked in. Emerson Royal (4.6m) is a solid choice, but it’s opposite wing-back Ryan Sessegnon (4.3m) who really catches the eye. The 22-year-old scored 15 Championship goals as a teenager in a single campaign and netted a further two whilst on loan at Hoffenheim earlier this season. The left wing-back could be the ultimate differential with an ownership of 0.7%.