Fantasy Premier League: differential picks for GW38 to end the season on a high

Ten months of fantasy action wraps up this Sunday with Gameweek 38. It’s the last chance to reach the next overall ranking barrier and achieve mini-league glory.

If you have ground to make up for on the final day, taking a points shot to transfer into some differentials might be the way to do it. So, who can we trust for that final roll of the dice?


Defense

Alisson (£6.1m, 9.2% ownership) and Ederson (£6.2m, 12.1%) are locked in a battle for the Golden Glove, with 20 clean sheets each. Although we normally look for more economical options between sticks, either is a credible choice on the last day of the season.

Alisson, who belongs less well, just has the edge for me given Wolves’ lack of form in recent weeks – they are winless in their last six games. Both goalkeepers have registered two assists in the Premier League and you never know when another attacking return might come.

If you’re shopping for a defender this week from the teams involved in the title chase, Joel Matip (£5.2m, 9%) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.3m, 1.3%) offer affordable entry points. Matip has scored twice in the last four match weeks and Zinchenko has two assists.

Ryan Sessegnon (£4.3m, 0.8%) continues to get minutes for Spurs with Sergio Reguilon out through injury. The wing-back spot is crucial to Antonio Conte’s system and Sessegnon ranks first for big chances created in the last four matchweeks with five. Their opponents Norwich City scored only one goal during this period.


Midfielder

Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) is still injured so we have the option of launching another, much less detained Liverpool striker.

Jurgen Klopp will use this last game of the season to prepare his players for the Champions League final, with Sadio Mané (£11.8m, 4.4%) and Luis Diaz (£8.1m, 6.5%) likely to be part of his favorite top three on Sunday.

Mane has registered 20 attacking returns for the season, including three goals and one assist since the international break. He also played on the final day of the season, scoring in his last three Gameweek 38 appearances.

Diaz is more budget friendly and has two goals and three assists in this season finale. Their opponents Wolves have conceded 11 goals in their last four Premier League games.

Looking the other way, Brentford will take on Leeds United and will be looking to sign a fantastic Premier League opener, with plenty of history between these two sides.

Christian Eriksen (£5.6m, 1.5%) has caused a sensation since his arrival and without a contract for next season, he will prove himself. He has one goal and four assists in nine starts, creating more chances (16) than any other player in the last four matchweeks. Leeds, struggling for survival, have conceded 10 goals in their last four.

Elsewhere, in-form Leicester host a Southampton side with just one clean sheet in 11. Harvey Barnes (£6.5m, 4.0%) is part of a top three that have scored three against Norwich and five against Watford, with Barnes registering two goals and three assists in those two matches.


Attackers

Danny Welbeck (£5.9m, 1.2%) has been a surprise of the last leg of this season, with two goals and three assists in the last four matchweeks. He’s out of contract this summer, which could be a key factor in his current form. He leads for big chances in this span with seven.

Alexandre Lacazette (£8.1m, 3.2%) will play his last game for Arsenal as they look to challenge for a top-four spot. He has four goals and eight assists this season and his involvement in this game could be bad news for owners. Eddie Nketiah (£5.7m, 10.8%), which has been a fantastic favorite in recent weeks.

To finish, Romelu Lukaku (£11.4m, 7.5%) found himself in favor at Chelsea, scoring three goals in his last two Premier League starts. A home game against already relegated Watford could see him end the campaign on a high. Roy Hodgson’s side have scored five goals at Leicester and four at Manchester City in recent weeks.

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