Saturday, 12 May 2018

Gameweek 38 - Daily Fantasy Football Tips

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Safe Pick – Aubameyang vs. Huddersfield (A)

Sunday not only brings us the end of the Premier League season, but also the final game of Arsene Wenger’s managerial career at Arsenal – surely the Gunners are going to provide the perfect send off?

Aubameyang has scored nine goals since his January move, three of which have come during his last two games.

He is the striker on form and goes straight into my Starting 11 lineup this weekend.

Differential - Giroud vs. Newcastle (A)

Who will start upfront for Chelsea?  Morata and Giroud continue to be rotated, however given that Morata started on Wednesday night – I reckon Giroud will get the nod on Sunday.

The Frenchman has scored three goals during his last five games, despite only starting three of them.

Newcastle are already easing into their summer break which is evident from their recent poor performances, I expect Chelsea to take advantage.


Safe Pick – Hazard vs. Newcastle (A)

Chelsea have to win this weekend and hope Liverpool slip up, otherwise there will be no Champions' League football at Stamford Bridge next season.

It’s been a quiet season by Hazard’s high standards. However with a win required it’s the likes of Hazard who need to step up and create some magic.

As I said, Newcastle are poor of late – if they give Hazard too much time and space he will most certainly punish them.

Differential - Loftus-Cheek vs. West Brom (H)

Making his final appearance in a Crystal Palace shirt before returning to Chelsea, overall it might not have been the season Loftus-Cheek was expecting, although we have seen glimpses of his class.

Crystal Palace are one of the form teams in the league at the moment, undefeated during their last five games including the 5-0 win over Leicester.

It’s no surprise that the recent upturn in form leading to Palace’s survival has come hand in hand with the performances of Loftus-Cheek as well as Zaha – 'RLC' has scored a goal and recorded an assist during his last two games.


Safe Pick – Jones vs. Watford (H)

Jones spent the early part of the season as Manchester United’s first choice centre back and formed a brilliant partnership with Eric Bailly – injury caused the England international to lose his place.

With 2nd place now secured, Mourinho has announced he is ready to shuffle the pack on Sunday – which may include resting Smalling.

I am expecting Jones to start this weekend against a Watford side who have only scored two goals in their last four games

Differential – Van Aanholt vs. West Brom (H)

He only went and scored again, finally showing us the kind of returns I expected from the Dutchman from Gameweek 1 – Crystal Palace’s version of Marcus Alonso?

West Brom have found form but having had their relegation confirmed (as well as Crystal Palace’s form) I think they will be too much for the Baggies

With two clean sheets and two goals from his last three games – PVA is not only a player who will make my Starting 11 this weekend, but a player I will be monitoring in preseason ahead of the 2018/19 season.


Safe Pick - Romero vs Watford (H)

This man wouldn’t normally be a safe pick but after Mourinho’s comments post match on Thursday night – he made it clear than De Gea would be rested on Sunday and that Romero would start the final league game of the season.

De Gea’s clean sheet vs West Ham made it 18 for the season and confirmed the Spaniard as this season’s Golden Glove winner – Romero will be wanting to show that he can keep Watford out as well as Big Dave could!

I think a home fixture vs Watford warrants a Manchester United defensive stack this weekend.

Differential – Pope vs Bournemouth (H)

Nick Pope has been a regular differential this season since taking over from Heaton in the Burnley goal. I couldn’t complete my final preview of the season without him.

I know the clean sheets have dried up lately but after they shut Brighton out I have hope that they can end the season with one final parking of the bus.

Their opponents Bournemouth have only scored two goals in their last four games, another side who have lost some drive since securing their Premier League status.