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The final matchday of this nail-biting season is upon us and an exciting Gameweek 38 awaits as Fantasy Premier League managers look to surge up their mini-leagues.

With every game kicking off at the same time, the intrigue is even higher and the action will make for a truly up-and-down flow of emotions. The best bet, if you want to consolidate your current FPL position, is to stick with Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City assets while those looking to chase down a top spot on the final day can seek low-owned assets playing for in-form or home teams.

Although the temptation is to select players with something to play for on Gameweek 38, it is also sensible to have those currently playing well like Crystal Palace or Liverpool stars who could offer nice differentials. Top players such as Mohamed Salah, Kai Havertz, Son Heung-min and Cole Palmer are just a few who might provide a huge captaincy differential boost.

The FootballCastle has all the tools you need for a glorious end to the season and the good news is there is no pressure to make these changes early in the weekend ahead of the deadline at 14:30 BST on Sunday 19 May.

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David Raya (£5.2m)

The Golden Glove winner is on a run of four clean sheets in the last five matches and he will look to end the season on a high even though an Arsenal win may not be enough to win the Premier League title.

The Gunners have been in some ruthless form this season and they are expected to tear Everton apart. 

Djordje Petrovic (£4.7m)

The Serbian has five clean sheets from ten starts at Stamford Bridge this season and he is reliable in terms of save points. Chelsea also have three successive home clean sheets and only a point is needed against Bournemouth to secure UEFA Europa League football next season. 


Josko Gvardiol (£5.2m)

The Croatian continued his sensational late-season form by providing two goals and two clean sheets in DGW37 to claim 27 points.

Since Gameweek 33, Gvardiol has racked up four goals, two assists and four clean sheets to total 66 points. West Ham visit on the final day with a win securing Manchester City’s fourth consecutive title and there is set to be another huge haul. 

Gabriel (£5.4m)

Gabriel Magalhaes is an FPL clean sheet magnet and that should be the case against Everton. While his attacking output has dried up in recent weeks, he can pop up with a goal in a high-scoring encounter and he is a solid pick nonetheless. 

Malo Gusto (£4.3m)

The fullback returned with an assist on his first start in five games against Brighton and his bargain price is a good choice to bank on as Chelsea look to continue their strong home form.


Michael Olise (£5.7m) 

The exciting forward has three goals and one assist in his last two matches as Crystal Palace have won five of their last six games, scoring 16 goals.

Olise has made the most of his limited playing time this season with 10 goals and five assists from only 13 starts, yet he is owned by only 3.1 per cent of managers ahead of GW38. Champions League-bound Aston Villa visit and Olise could act as a wonderful differential.

Mohamed Salah (£13.4m) 

A return of 18 goals and 11 assists is a measly sum for a player of his high standards, and it secures Salah’s worst FPL season as a Liverpool player. 

Given the visit of Wolves is Jurgen Klopp’s farewell game and possibly Salah’s too, this could be a high-scoring game with little at stake. 

Son Heung-min (£10.0m) 

Tottenham welcome bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United who have conceded the most goals ever in a Premier League season (101). Meanwhile, their captain is on 17 goals and nine assists and he will look to end the campaign on a high in one of their best fixtures.

Leandro Trossard (£6.6m) 

The Belgian is in his best run of form this season ahead of facing Everton with four goals and five clean sheets in the last five league matches. 

Trossard is likely to start on the final day but he is in only 2.9 per cent of squad to showcase his high differential value. 

Cole Palmer (£6.3m) 

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The Young Player Player of The Season is also the highest-scoring player in the game with 238 points and he boasts incredible captaincy value in GW38.

Chelsea have won nine of their last 11 games at home, scoring 32 goals and Bournemouth should be put to the sword by Palmer who has been a revelation with 22 goals and 12 assists. It is also worth noting that the 22-year-old has returned 134 points in 13 home starts this season.

Kai Havertz (£7.5m) 

With a total of 12 goals and 10 assists, Havertz is enjoying his best FPL campaign while eight goals and eight assists since Gameweek 25 have produced more FPL points (111) than any other player.

The German has hauled in each of the last four matches and he can end the season with a bang against Everton.


Ollie Watkins (£8.9m) 

Watkins’ incredible efficiency this term stretches to away matches where he has 10 goals and seven assists from his 17 away matches.

A trip to Crystal Palace may see changes to the team but Aston Villa’s striker should be able to get a return on GW38.

Jean-Philippe Mateta (£5.0m) 

The Palace frontman has been a menace at home since Oliver Glasner took over as he registered eight goals and one assist in six games at Selhurst Park. 

In fact, Mateta is the top-scoring FPL forward since GW25 with 85 points in 13 games.

Erling Haaland (£14.3m) 

With the Premier League title and Golden Boot within touching distance, Haaland is set to come alive in the final game of the season after seven goals in the last four matches. 

West Ham and their porous defence are at the Etihad and it is all set for a massive haul from the Norwegian. 

Nicolas Jackson (£7m)

The Senegalese forward has four goals and an assist in the last four matches although he had a goal harshly ruled out for a foul against Brighton.

Jackson is in good form and the relaxed atmosphere against Bournemouth could see him return points once more.


Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.

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