As the final Gameweek approaches, our Sky weekly article draws to a close. Once again, we take a look at the Man of the Match (MoTM) awards, bonus point beneficiaries and current market trends.
Gameweek 38 Man of the Match Awards
Here’s a match-by-match breakdown of the players that won the plaudits from the Sky Sports reporters last time out, earning five additional points for the Man-of-the-Match award.
|Aston Villa vs Hull||Andreas Weimann|
|Everton vs Man City||Joe Hart|
|Man United vs Sunderland||Sebastian Larsson|
|Newcastle vs Cardiff||Tim Krul|
|Stoke vs Fulham||Oussama Assaidi|
|Swansea vs Southampton||Luke Shaw|
|West Ham vs Tottenham||Hugo Lloris|
|Arsenal vs West Brom||Olivier Giroud|
|Chelsea vs Norwich||Michael Turner|
|Crystal Palace vs Liverpool||Dwight Gayle|
|Man United vs Hull||Adnan Januzaj|
|Man City vs Aston Villa||Pablo Zabaleta|
|Sunderland vs West Brom||Lee Cattermole|
A very even split of awards this week with three goalkeepers, defenders, forwards and four midfielders claiming MoTM. The only players listed above with over 10% ownership were Pablo Zabaleta, Luke Shaw and Olivier Giroud, with many of the others having little impact across the rankings. Going into the final week Eden Hazard, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez have the joint most MoTM awards for the season, with nine apiece.
Gameweek 38 Bonus Points
Five goalkeepers managed five saves or more. Brad Guzan was the top performer with seven saves over the two games. Vito Mannone is still top overall with 30 additional points.
In defence, 21 players gathered bonus, seven for tackles and 14 for passes completed – full-back Marcos Alonso was the stand out performer here with two clean sheets and an assist to go with his tackling bonus. Swansea’s Angel Rangel leads the way for the defenders with 28 extra bonus points.
In midfield, 22 players earned bonus points – four for tackling and 20 for passes. United’s Michael Carrick managed tackling once and passing twice over the two games to earn an additional six points. Mikel Arteta is the games top bonus earner overall with 48 extra points.
A reminder that Fantasy Football Scout members can access all the data regarding bonus points using player stats and clicking the Sky Sports tab.
The Transfer Trends
Top Transfers Out
|Name||Team||Value||% of Managers|
Wayne Rooney looks likely to miss out this week whilst Oscar remains a doubt for Chelsea. Sergio Aguero and Aaron Ramsey have been passed fit after recent injuries.
Top Transfers In
|Name||Team||Value||% of Managers|
The top five transfers in unsurprisingly involve title chasing Liverpool and Man City players. With few teams left with anything to play for it looks a sensible tactic going into the final Gameweek.
The Fantasy Football Scout League
Our own Fantasy Football Scout League is on top of the Private League rankings. With a £1000 prize to the winner, you’d be mad not to get involved. To join, visit Sky Sports Fantasy Football and key in League Name: FFScout, League Code: 8000112.
The Fantasy Football Club
This Friday The Fantasy Football Club show, where you can catch Fenners and Merse at 18:30 Skysports One HD where they will be discussing the previous week’s Fantasy Football events, quizzing former Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta and asking German legend Lothar Matthaus for his #One2Eleven.
For next season were looking to change our Sky article slightly and will be running the article more like a blog with a Fantasy team run by myself. We will be revealing the team before the season starts and talking you through our transfer and captain decisions in a bid to try and reach as higher rank as possible.
Also if you have any suggestions or ideas you think could improve our article for next season please contact any of the Scouts or you can each me @d1sable on Twitter.