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Fantasy Football Team News and Predicted Line-ups GW38

Fantasy Football Team News and Predicted Line-ups GW38

FPL Team News and Predicted Line-ups Gameweek 38

Welcome to Gameweek 38. Instead of running through all the fixtures let us have Ol’ Blue Eyes bring us home.

And now, the end is near and so I face the final curtain…

As this FPL season comes to and end, I hope that we feel that through the good and even the bad that at least we did it our way.

Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
and more, much more than this, I did it my way….

Sure there were moments where we wish we could take a move back, but in the end that is FPL and if mistakes were not part of the game, it wouldn’t make the moments we get it right so gratifying.

I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
and now as tears subside, I find it all so amusing
to think I did all that and may I say, not in a shy way
oh no, oh no, not me, I did it my way…

For what is a man, what has he got?
if not himself, then he has naught
to say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels
the record shows I took the blows and did it my way

Yes, it was my way

Fantasy Football TipsArsenal






AWAY – Huddersfield Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Wenger bows out with a trip to Huddersfield hoping that he can finish with Arsenal’s first points on the road this year.
  • Expect Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Alexandre Lacazette to all start after the trio were rested in midweek while Jack Wishere could also feature after missing the defeat at Leicester due to the birth of his baby.
  • Konstantinos Mavrapanos misses out through suspension and Laurent Koscielny, Mohamed Elneny, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Özil all remain sidelined.

Current form: WLWLWL

Fantasy Football TipsBournemouth






AWAY – Burnley Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Having adopted a 3-4-3 formation for the last two games Eddie Howe will likely keep faith with that formation for Sunday’s visit to Turf Moor.
  • Howe confirmed in his press conference that “the ones that were out are still out”.
  • This means that Harry Arter, Junior Stanislas and Adam Smith will all miss the game.
  • Apparently there are one or two other knocks that will need to be checked on but Howe didn’t feel the need to inform us who might be carrying these knocks.
  • Having played the final couple of minutes from the bench last weekend Tyrone Mings might be handed a start in the back three.

Current form: DDLLLW

Fantasy Football TipsBrighton






AWAY – Liverpool Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • No fresh injuries reported by Chris Hughton ahead of Sunday’s visit to Anfield.
  • Steve Sidwell is the only absentee.
  • The only dilemma is whether Hughton decides to rest some of his players who have performed so admirably vs Man Utd and Man City over the last week.
  • The Seagulls have lost five and drawn the other in their last six matches vs Liverpool, conceding 22 goals in the process.
  • Brighton, alongside West Brom, have scored the fewest away goals in the Premier League this season.

Current form: DLDDWL

Fantasy Football TipsBurnley






HOME – Bournemouth Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • This team could change as Dyche has said he will talk with Arfield and Marney about whether they want to play in their final Burnley game.
  • Ben Mee is still out injured with a shin injury so he will miss out.
  • Barnes will also miss out due to a shoulder injury.

Current form: WWLDDL

Fantasy Football TipsChelsea






AWAY – Newcastle Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Conte says that Thibaut Courtois trained today and is therefore in contention to play on Sunday.
  • There are no reported injuries, but David Luiz and Danny Drinkwater remain out.
  • Chelsea have to win and hope Liverpool lose at home to Brighton for Conte to deliver Champions League football to the Bridge next season.
  • The Blues have won their last three away matches – however Chelsea haven’t won any of the last four at St James’ Park.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored eight goals in nine league matches vs the Toon.

Current form: DWWWWD

Fantasy Football TipsCrystal Palace






HOME – West Brom Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Hodgson praised the work done by the clubs medical team. It’s only Scott Dann and Bakary Sako, both of whom are recovering from serious injuries, who are unavailable.
  • Therefore, we must assume that Joel Ward, who limped off with an ankle injury last weekend is available.
  • Hodgson will be keen to maintain the good form through to the final whistle of the season and as a result I don’t expect any changes. Famous last words!
  • Roy expects that Wilfried Zaha will still be a Palace player when next season begins! Hmmm…

Current form: LDWDWW

Fantasy Football TipsEverton






AWAY – West Ham Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Thankfully that’s the last I’ll see of Allardyce until August!
  • Apparently Wayne Rooney is set for showdown talks with Allardyce this morning over reports of a move to the MLS. Does anyone care?!
  • Allardyce didn’t mention whether any players were doubts for the game on Sunday so I’m not sure where that leaves us, but we’ll assume that Walcott and Rooney are doubts given that they missed 1-1 draw with Southampton.
  • Don’t be surprised should Allardyce opt to start with a back three, with Funes Mori starting in place of Bolasie. In fact, don’t be surprised should he make wholesale changes!

Current form: LDDWWD

Fantasy Football TipsHuddersfield






HOME – Arsenal Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Whitehead may come into the side as he retires at the end of the season.
  • No other injuries for the Terriers and Wagner hopes that’s how they will end the season.

Current form: LDWLDD

Fantasy Football TipsLeicester






AWAY – Tottenham Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Schmeichel is a slight doubt for the game, Puel will have to see if he can play.
  • Simpson and Dragovic will face a late test to see if they can play this weekend.
  • Albrighton is suspended so will miss out.

Current form: LLDLLW

Fantasy Football TipsLiverpool



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HOME – Brighton Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Jurgen Klopp was at pains to stress that the season was not yet over and his focus is entirely on Sunday’s clash with Brighton.
  • In typical Liverpool fashion they are going about things the hard way. CL football could have been sewn up 2-3 weeks ago, but oh no, Liverpool chose to bring it to the final day of the season. Numpties!
  • It does mean that Klopp is likely to play his strongest possible team.
  • Klopp described Adam Lallana as being “as fit as possible”. We’re not quite sure what that actually means, but if he’s available he’s likely to be given some minutes ahead of the CL final.

Current form: WDWDDL

Fantasy Football TipsManchester City



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AWAY – Southampton Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • The league has been won, the trophy presented, records been broken, Yaya has been waved off. What have City got left for us?
  • Unfortunately, there was little in terms of team news from Pep, but expect Raheem Sterling to return after he was rested in midweek while David Silva was allowed to return to Spain in midweek and it’s not known if he will be back for Sunday.
  • City have won six of their last eight meetings with the Saints, won 3-0 at St Mary’s last season and won the reverse fixture 2-1 at the Etihad in November.

Current form: LWWWDW

Fantasy Football TipsManchester United






HOME – Watford Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Mourinho is set to ring the changes for Sunday. Sergio Romero will play in goal leaving David de Gea owners in a state of panic as they look at their bench.
  • Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford will also start, probably at the expense of Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard. Mourinho says Chris Smalling will be rested ahead of Wembley after the defender has played all of the last 15 league matches.
  • Michael Carrick will captain the side in his last appearance for the Reds.
  • Romelu Lukaku remains out.
  • To further cloudy the selection waters, Mourinho says, ‘some other players are going to play because second place is achieved and we as a team are going to play the FA Cup final’.
  • The match will clearly be very ‘end-of-seasonish’ with an obscure starting line-up as United ease into the Cup Final week.

Current form: WLWWLD

Fantasy Football TipsNewcastle






HOME – Chelsea Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Newcastle will be without the ineligible Kenedy and Islam Slimani who is suspended, while Ciaran Clark and Christian Atsu are both ruled out through injury.
  • The Toon are on a run of four successive losses and have scored just a single goal in that time.
  • Newcastle’s record vs Chelsea isn’t great either – four losses and a draw in the last five, however their home record vs the Blues is better – a draw and three wins in the last four at St James’ Park.

Current form: WWLLLL

Fantasy Football TipsSouthampton






HOME – Manchester City Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • As the Saints first team prepare for the Champions League final their sorry excuse for a second team cling to life in the Premier League. Barring a monumental collapse against Man City they should be fine. But here’s hoping….
  • In the biggest irony of ironies it looks like the whinging Welsh wonder has cost our hero Carvalhal his job. While Hughes himself is talking up his chances of staying on next season. Wonderful.
  • He was a little bit full of himself, explaining that they beat Swansea because they were brave and attacked rather than simply defending, which apparently is much easier, “being destructive is easier to accomplish than being on the front foot”. Sunday should be very easy for them indeed then!
  • As for team news Maya Yoshida will return from suspension and will probably replace Jan Bednarek after he suffered a head injury but Hughes hasn’t fully ruled him out just yet.
  • Mario Lemina is also touch and go as he recovers from a hamstring strain.
  • Other than those the team should stay largely unchanged from midweek.
  • Come on City, hammer them!!!

Current form: LLDWDW

Fantasy Football TipsStoke City






AWAY – Swansea Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • The Potters are down, the nation rejoices, the world is a happy place.
  • Stoke end their Premier League existence (for now) with a trip to Wales. Jeez, when you’re down life really does kick you in the nuts.
  • Paul Lambert has not seen his team win since the victory over Huddersfield in GW24 which was Lambert’s first game in charge – that’s 13 matches without a win, relegation form that Pardew, Pulis, Hughes and Carvalhal would be truly proud of.
  • On the injury front (not that you care, be honest), Lambert says that Choupo-Moting trained this week but may not be ready for Sunday and Bruno Martins Indi continues to miss out.
  • The Potters have only won six matches all season, one of which was the reverse fixture in December.
  • That’s about as exciting as it gets.

Current form: LLDDDL

Fantasy Football TipsSwansea

J. AyewAbrahamA. Ayew




HOME – Stoke City Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Shed a tear. It was but a brief love affair. It seems only yesterday that Carlos breezed into our lives and stole our hearts with his eccentric ways, his odd but lovely stories. And his cakes. Oh, the cakes… If only you got Premier League points for charm. The reality is that you don’t though, Swansea are all but down and sweet Carlos is all but out.
  • Let’s cherish his final moments and words.
  • In typical fashion Carlos did things his own way. He opened up by basically holding his own press conference with himself! He then spent no less than 6 minutes giving us all the statistics from his tenure. It almost felt like a job interview. Unfortunately for Carlos the only stats that matter now are that you need to score a few on Sunday and hope Man City can do likewise.
  • There were no fresh injuries to report but we would expect a few minor changes given that they basically have to go for this and die trying if that is how it pans out.
  • Tchau Carlos, we hardly knew thee….

Current form: DDLLLL

Fantasy Football TipsTottenham






HOME – Leicester Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Kieran Trippier, Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier, Serge Aurier and Mousa Dembele will all need to be assessed as Spurs get set to say goodbye to Wembley.
  • Kyle Walker-Peters could play right back if both Trippier and Aurier fail fitness tests.
  • Danny Rose is battling Ben Davies for a start in what could be Rose’s final game for the club.
  • Poch says he is focused on winning the game and securing third place.
  • Having finally secured Champions League qualification in midweek, Spurs can relax somewhat and maybe this will mean their attackers start looking interested again.
  • Spurs’ recent record at home to Leicester isn’t great – they have drawn and lost the last two, though many FPL managers will be hoping for a repeat of the 6-1 scoreline at the end of last season when Kane scored 4.

Current form: WLDWLW

Fantasy Football TipsWatford






AWAY – Manchester United Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • On Nathaniel Chalobah’s prospects of returning to the side after a long spell on the sidelines, Javi Gracia said: ‘He has a chance’, hinting at a probable cameo role.
  • Kiko Femenía, Miguel Britos and André Carrillo are all unlikely to play this weekend having all missed training midweek. Stefano Okaka is still out.
  • Gerard Deulofeu came off the bench last weekend following a period on the injury table. We expect him to start this weekend.
  • On deploying the Troy Deeney-Andre Gray partnership again, he said he was ‘very happy with the last performance so we’ll see’. I guess we will see, because that information was useless!
  • With the news that Étienne Capoue looks set to miss out for personal reasons, Gracia’s hand may be forced into playing a 4-4-2 again.
  • Typifying Watford’s press conferences this year, Gracia said: ‘I’m not only thinking about the last game though, I need to prepare the next game thinking about United and we’ll see if [Deeney and Gray] is the best option or not.’ Sounds like you are only thinking about the last game at the moment, to us!

Current form: DLLDLW

Fantasy Football TipsWest Brom





AWAY – Crystal Palace Sunday 8th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • Darren Moore says he is keen to end the season on a positive note.
  • The Baggies will again be missing Gareth Barry and James Morrison, but everyone else is available.
  • West Brom have taken just a point from their last three matches vs Palace and have failed to score in all three matches. The Baggies are the joint lowest scorers on the road in the Premier League (cue a J Rod goal – he has scored in three of his five league starts vs the Eagles).

Current form: LDWDWW

Fantasy Football TipsWest Ham






HOME – Everton Sunday 13th May 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 11th May 2018

  • David Moyes did not turn up at all this week. To be fair, for once he had a legitimate excuse – no presser was arranged!
  • Unfortunately for Cheikhou Kouyaté, who has played the last umpteen games as if he cannot be bothered, looks like he did not pick up an injury during the Manchester United game despite receiving medical treatment in the latter stages, which means he will probably be picked to play again this weekend.
  • Adrian has been favoured over Joe Hart for West Ham’s last two games since the England Number, erm…, goalkeeper was unable to play against Manchester City due to the terms of his loan agreement. On a run of two clean sheets, we would expect Adrian to get the nod again. We don’t see Moyes as the sort that would factor in that it will (probably) be Hart’s last game for the club.
  • There has not been much movement in the starting eleven in recent weeks, and we don’t expect much here. Andy Carroll was brought on against Manchester United with 25 to go but did not really make the big impact that was needed to convince Moyes not to play Marko Arnautovic as a lone striker.

Current form: DDLLWD

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    Neilos says:

    Hi all. Firstly thank you all for the brilliant articles over the season and assistance. Secondly I need to call on you all again!! Have one ft and 1.6 itb. Was thinking Eriksen to Salah but also worried about Son starting. Then also thinking Jesus to Auba somehow…thoughts welcome people.
    All the best to you all !

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