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Fantasy Football Tips and Advice: Transfers, Picks and Captains in Gameweek 38

20 May 2022 | 08:00

Tom Carnduff offers his fantasy football tips and advice for Gameweek 38 with transfer and captaincy options discussed.


What is the best transfer to make for Gameweek 38?

While we often discuss the best fixtures to start this column, having everyone playing at the same time on the same day means we’ll miss out and start moving straight.

Those fixtures, if you’re wondering, are…

Based on stats, form and fixtures, we select three players worth considering for Gameweek 38.

Mason Mountain

  • Position: MID
  • FPL price: £7.7 million
  • Sky price: £9.2 million

Mason Mount was unlucky to miss the penalty that decided the penalty shootout in the FA Cup final but a home game against Watford on the final day of the season would provide a chance to get it back.

The attacking midfielder has scored 11 Premier League goals from 7.51 xG this season – 10 more assists from 6.74 xA.

Gameweek 36 has seen Mount score a huge 13 and this Watford defense will give them a good chance of hitting a good total here.

Chelsea get to play very little but a draw at home against a poor team will help them get a comfortable victory.

Son Heung-min

  • Position: MID
  • FPL price: 11.1 million pounds
  • Sky price: £10.8 million

Yes, this is an expensive option in midfield but Son Heung-min has the Golden Boot in sight. A trip to relegated Norwich on the final day is what he wants in his quest for the title.

Although Burnley made them work hard to get a win in Gameweek 37, Spurs still hit 2.31 xG, which shows the quality of attack.

Son was denied twice by Nick Pope’s excellent saves and he should have had some counterattacks. A repeat performance is sure to yield goals.

Keep an eye on Mohamed Salah’s form and availability. His transfer could be the answer to the search for a budget for the Tottenham striker.

Jarrod Bowen

  • Position: MID
  • FPL price: £6.8 million
  • Sky price: £8.2 million

It’s hard to ignore Jarrod Bowen this season when he’s made up 11.6% of FPL teams. A lot of people are missing out on his score – he’s racked up a total of 24 in his final two weeks.

He’s certainly in the ‘affordable’ category for most at £6.8m. While West Ham have a trip to Brighton on the final day, the fact that they conceded 2.30 xG away from Leeds suggests they will have a chance.

Bowen scored twice in a 2-2 draw with Man City. He could easily have had a hat-trick with opportunities late in the game.

This form all season has led to calls to join the England squad for the World Cup. Bowen could end the season strong on the south coast.

Who is the best captain for Gameweek 38?

Spurs know they need to win if they want to secure a place in the top four and a trip to Norwich means Tottenham’s assets should be targeted in the final week.

HARRY KANE and SON HEUNG-MIN jumped out as obvious candidates. Both are in good form in front of goal and they will most likely support each other.

After all, Norwich are bottom of the table and relegated – conceding 78 goals from 77.0 xGA. Both are the tallest in the league.

Alternatives from this game include DEJAN KULUSEVSKI, who did not start the match against Burnley due to illness. He should be back in the starting lineup here.

Elsewhere, Man City’s entry into the title race means KEVIN DE BRUYNE is a strong candidate despite not getting any offensive spearheads against West Ham.

JOAO CANCEL should also be considered in defense as he poses a major threat in the future. JESUS ​​GABRIEL is a brave choice that can also work.

Those who are looking for courageous options that can succeed should consider JARROD BOWEN as mentioned above, while MASON MOUNT maybe start with Watford.

FPL: Gameweek 38 chooses captain

Safer options:

  • Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Kevin De Bruyne

Alternative options:

  • Dejan Kulusevski, Mason Mountain, Jarrod Bowen

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