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The Stock Check – Gameweek 37 – Thursday

The race for the Golden Boot proves decisive in the final fixture of Double Gameweek 37 as Harry Kane runs riot at Leicester City on a night that will live long in FPL folklore.

On the Rise

Harry Kane
Spurs’ title aspirations may have been quashed prior to their first match of Double Gameweek 37, but Harry Kane lacked little motivation in his bid to finish the season as the Premier League’s top scorer once again.

Starting the match two goals behind Romelu Lukaku in the Golden Boot race, Kane notched four times and supplied an assist in a 6-1 win over Leicester City’s patched-up defence, earning 24 points and taking his overall tally to 31 for Double Gameweek 37 – the highest individual score of 2016/17.

His output sent shockwaves through FPL mini-leagues. Perhaps wary of last year’s capitulation after the Foxes pipped them to the title, only 5.5% opted to captain Kane, with just two of the top 100 FPL managers ahead of Double Gameweek 37 affording him the armband.

That caution was punished as Kane showed just why he’s now regarded as Fantasy royalty with a devastating blitz against Craig Shakespeare’s side. An average of 7.1 points per match sees him leapfrog Alexis Sanchez’s 6.9 as the best on show, with last night’s haul also topping the Chilean’s 27 points for Arsenal’s pair of matches last week.

The bandwagon is now in full flow – Kane is second only to Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho for transfers-in over the last 24 hours, with many now looking to hand him the armband for Sunday’s trip to relegated Hull City.

Son Heung-Min
It says everything about Kane’s performance that the South Korean’s two goals and an assist were completely overshadowed.

While Dele Alli mustered just an assist and Christian Eriksen was surprisingly handed the night off, Son flourished in a central role in Pochettino’s 3-4-2-1, ending the evening with 17 points – his first return in five appearances.

An impressive average of 148 minutes per goal is second only to Arsenal’s Sanchez (144 minutes) among FPL midfielders this season, yet Son’s security of pitch-time continues to remain an issue – he’s started just 22 league matches this term, with a further 11 appearances off the bench.

Going by last night’s performance, start number 23 could well be on the cards come Sunday, though a move back to 4-2-3-1 may be the only way to facilitate Son, Eriksen and Alli in the same line-up.

Ben Davies
An assist for Kane’s fourth maintained a fine run of form for the Spurs defender.

Owned by just 5% of FPL managers, Davies has proven a canny differential over the last few months since deputising for the stricken Danny Rose in Gameweek 24.

The Welshman has started each of the last 14 league matches either as a left-back or wing-back, returning three assists and seven clean sheets and creating 21 chances for team-mates – third among defenders over that stretch.

With Rose still stuck on the sidelines, Davies’ ability to provide points at either end could be in profit once again as Spurs make their way to the KCOM.

In Decline

Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli
While Kane and Son ran rings around Leicester’s rearguard, the Dane was surprisingly handed bench-warming duties from start to finish at the King Power.

Eriksen was captained by over 33,000 FPL managers as he looked a secure pick – he’d started 35 of his side’s 36 league matches prior to last night. Yet with his side facing three matches over eight days, Pochettino’s decision to give his playmaker a breather afforded Double Gameweek 37 one final twist.

On the upside, Eriksen’s owners will surely now expect a return to the teamsheet ahead of the Hull encounter and he’s bagged two sets of double-figures in his last three road trips.

Alli was named in the starting XI, but that hasn’t stopped him being the most sold Spurs player in the Gameweek – over 28,000 have now moved him on.

Worryingly for his 33% of FPL owners, Alli’s influence on the Spurs attack seems to be dwindling as the season comes to a close – he’s played a part in just four of the 19 goals his side have scored in their last seven league matches.

With Son making such a convincing case for inclusion and Eriksen rested, the England international could be the one to make way should Tottenham continue with a 3-4-2-1 set-up at the KCOM.

568 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pirlø's Pen (C)…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    At a bit of a loss as to how I finish the season...thoughts appreciated.

    Cech
    Alonso Yoshida Bavies
    Sanchez KDB Ozil Alli Sane
    Kane Jesus

    Pickford Stephens Holgate Anichebe

    1FT. 0.4 ITB.

    A) Cech, Sane -> Coutinho, Mignolet (-4)
    B) Alli/Ozil -> Coutinho
    C) Bavies -> Matip

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. JustPark
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B with Alli.

    3. Urchin-Blindian
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B with Alli

    4. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B with Ozil for me.

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B

  2. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who to keep this week, playing AOA?

    A) Carroll
    B) Gabbi

    Can't ditch both as that will cost -8.

    1. kalmoffit
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. JustPark
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A(he won't play anyway)

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Tom Carroll won't play?

        1. JustPark
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Thought it was Big Andy.

    3. Going Home
      8 months, 7 days ago

      but can keep both...

  3. Hungry Singh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who to Captain?!

    Are people going with the conventional choices, or is a differential in the pipeline?

    I've got to choose between:

    Jesus
    Kane
    Vardy
    Sanchez

    And I have no idea who to pick.

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Kane on red hot form, against an already relegated Hull

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        There was a GW38 where Sturridge had just scored a hattrick and faced an already relegated QPR.
        He didn't get a single shot on target.

        I'm sure he'll do well, but I wouldn't dismiss other options! 🙂

        1. Going Home
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Don't remind me! Cost me a cash H2H league when my opponent cleaned up with a Bony brace...

    2. quayle99
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Tough one Id say from the top, least risky

      Kane
      Sanchez
      Jesus
      Vardy

    3. kalmoffit
      8 months, 7 days ago

      It depends on what you're aim is. Hazard ( c) will probably not work but if it did then you could scythe through the ranks

      1. Hungry Singh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Mini League.

        10 points clear at the top, with a grand at stake lol.

        Only key differences are that he has Costa and KDB, whereas I have Vardy and Sane.

    4. Going Home
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I'm taking a punt that Costa starts and destroys Sunderland

    5. dimitros
      8 months, 7 days ago

      My order is :

      Kane
      Jesus
      Sanchez
      Vardy

      But i have only the first two.

  4. quayle99
    8 months, 7 days ago

    So one final question for you guys

    Fabregas, Kane, Origi

    or

    Coutinho, Llorente, Grouid

    Whos the cap? (sanchez, kane, coutinho, jesus, alonso? )

    1. JustPark
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I would go for Giroud.

    2. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Giroud
      Kane

  5. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    MLs are done and dusted. 35 clear of 50k and 47 up to 10k so haven't got anything to play for. My goal is therefore to try and catch Ville Ronke who is 24 points ahead of me.

    Me: Willy, Alonso, KDB, Pedro, King, Kane
    Him: Cech, Brunt, Alli, Eriksen, Costa, Gabbiadini

    Do I just go ahead and captain KDB or Kane? He's the dullest dullard ever so I can't see him taking a hit to bring in either.

    Willy (Pick)
    Alonso - Yoshi - Stephens (Holgate, Maguire)
    Alexis - KDB - Hazard - Pedro - King
    Kane - Jesus (Chubby)

    1FT, 0.4 ITB.

    1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Captain kdb I would suggest.

    2. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Jesus against Watford?

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Ronke has him as well so won't profit that big if I captain him.

      2. willgriggsonfire
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Kane then.

  6. Shifty
    8 months, 7 days ago

    All pressers today? or some tomorrow

    1. Holmes
      8 months, 7 days ago

      No announcement yet, I guess few will be today

  7. Eden Wizard - Matagascar AM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Klopp on Firmino: "No decision until now but he's good. He's not been part of team training yet but we will make a final decision tomorrow."

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Doesn't sound good.

      1. Eden Wizard - Matagascar AM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Good for Studge punts

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Isn't Origi preferred to Sturridge?

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Both will start without Firm.

          2. Eden Wizard - Matagascar AM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 7 days ago

            4-4-2 diamond with both up front versus WHM when Firmino was out.

    2. Holmes
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Very helpful

    3. Spencer - Hungary Neville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Sturridge (c) it is then!

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Could be ace if you remember to activate the WC.

        1. Spencer - Hungary Neville
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah. Activated early this time. 🙄

          1. Team Cruel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            8 months, 7 days ago

            😆 Good.

    4. Going Home
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Good for my Lallana punt - top of the mf diamond (crosses fingers)

  8. Jafoole_88
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone know why Bertrand didn't start last Soton game, do you reckon he'll play against Stoke? Thx

    Finally if you have a choice: play Yoshi or Holding this Sunday?

    1. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Likely to play.
      Yoshi

    2. mcrayeps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      id play yoshi

  9. Ravager
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Good day, overtook my ML to open a 20 point lead. Want to keep it. Suggestions of a transfer to make?

    Hennessey (Pickford)
    Yoshida Bailly Vertongen (Stephens Holgate)
    Alli Hazard Sanchez King (Albrighton)
    Jesus Kane Gabbi

    1 FT 0.9 ITB

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Gabbi to Llorente. Captain?

      1. Ravager
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Currently on Kane I think and Jesus (vc)

  10. villian-ty
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Which option
    A. Bench Gabbi and play King
    B. Gabbi for Giroud and bench King -4

    1. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A

    3. mcrayeps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A

  11. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Gonna go with Vokes over Llorente and Origi.. Right choice?

    1. MANGE TOUT RODNEY
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I've gone with Llorente personally.

  12. SpiderHands
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Best Liverpool defender? Price no issue

    1. Urchin-Blindian
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Matip

    2. Jacky boy
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Clyne

    3. Spencer - Hungary Neville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Matip could've/should've scored last game, so probably him.

    4. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Matip

  13. Urchin-Blindian
    8 months, 7 days ago

    My GKs are Pickford and Jakupovic, who to start?

    1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Pickford

      1. Urchin-Blindian
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

    2. Holmes
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Jak

  14. Jacky boy
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who to play? Pedro or sterling or stephens ?
    Any chance for pedro or sterling to start ?

    Currently on :
    Cech
    Belleerin bertrand davies ake stephens
    Sanchez alli sane
    Kane jesus

    Pickford pedro sterling gabbi
    0 ft

    1. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Pedro likely, Sterling doubtful.

    2. Going Home
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I'm shipping Sterling - his away minutes are horrific! What change have you made already?

      1. Jacky boy
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Holgate to ake

        1. Going Home
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Surely shipping Sterling/Gabbi were higher priority moves? In effect, you've taken a hit for a defender where (realistically) best case scenario is a break even

    3. DJ1000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I would go Pedro. Not sure Ake will start. Think Chelsea will play their full team bar Hazard.

  15. HurriKane
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Chelsea has average nearly 3 goals per match in last 5 pl matches (14 goals)

    And against sunderland at home surely there will be goals ? Too bad Hazard is a risk to start. (only chelsea attacker i have)

    1. Jacky boy
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I have pedro who is at same risk

    2. Urchin-Blindian
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Alonso is also a Chelsea attacker 😉
      I am sure you own him

      1. HurriKane
        8 months, 7 days ago

        yh. maybe double up on chelsea defence ? i could get in john terry for free

        1. willgriggsonfire
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Get innnn

  16. Atimis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Willy
    Alonso Monreal Davies
    Sanchez Hazard Eriksen Sane King
    Kane Jesus

    Pick Yoshida Gabbi Holgate

    1FT 0.6ITB

    Hazard or Eriksen to Coutinho?
    Rest GTG?

    1. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Haz to Cout only if you must

      1. Atimis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I feel he can be gold however if Hazard starts its not soo bright...

    2. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Exact same front 7, same situation, I'm waiting for presser first.

  17. dimitros
    8 months, 7 days ago

    I am playing AOA on gameweek 38.
    Which 2 defenders to choose?

    Vertonghen (Away against Hull)
    Yoshida(at home against Stoke)
    Stephens(at home against Stoke)
    Baily(might not play against Crystal Palace)
    Kosielny(might not play against Everton)

    Or should i not play the AOA? Do you think that 3 of them could give many points? I have the option to place 3 in defense and leave Herrera/Kante on the bench.

    1. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Vert, Kosc

    2. MallettMan
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Great week for it. Play One of the southampton defenders and Koscielny/vert

      Kos will play

      1. dimitros
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Im glad that i asked for.
        I have forgotten that Man Utd does not have any hopes for higher.
        I had Bailly as my first option but now i will have him as last :p

    3. djenzio
      8 months, 7 days ago

      bench Kane and play Vert/Stephens/Kos with Yoshi first sub

      1. djenzio
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Kane = Kante lol

      2. dimitros
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Do you think Kante will not even play?

      3. dimitros
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Why Stephens over Yoshida?

    4. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I think I would play it, final game and I guess many goals and few cs.

      1. dimitros
        8 months, 7 days ago

        But Southapton is still having clean sheets even if they don't care a lot for the win...

  18. Legomané
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts very much appreciated. 16pts off top 1k..reckon it's out of reach even with a maverick move...so :

    A. Holgate > Bavies
    B. Sané > Coutinho
    C. King > Fabregas
    D. King > Sigurdsson
    E. Hazard Holgate > Alli/Coutinho + Cahill (-4)
    F. Hazard King > Alli/Firmino + Coutinho (-4)

    Cheers 🙂 (1 FT 1.3 ITB)

    Cech
    Alonso Kompany Stephens
    Sanchez Hazard Eriksen Sané King
    Kane Jesus

    (Pickford Yoshida Holgate Anichebe)

    1. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Team looking good as it is.

  19. Arsène Around
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Gonna do Costa > Jesus for the last transfer of the season
    Give the TC armband to Sanchez

    Cech
    Yoshida - Cahill - Gibbs
    King - De Bruyne - Sanchez (TC) - Eriksen - Zaha
    Kane - Jesus

    Jaku - Stephens - Holg - Gab

    GTG?

    1. mcrayeps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      TC Kane imo

      1. willgriggsonfire
        8 months, 7 days ago

        This

      2. Arsène Around
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah i'm definitely tossing between the two - but this could arguably be sanchez's last game for Arsenal so surely he'll turn up with one of his performances?
        Hull will want to reconcile that battering last week

    2. Going Home
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I'd wait for the presser before pulling the trigger on Diego. He could be fantasy gold of Kane proportions...

  20. Eden Wizard - Matagascar AM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    17 points from Top 10k......Happy to gamble -4 (1FT, 0.8ITB) on punts. Help please!
    Cech
    Alonso Yoshida Stephens
    Sanchez Hazard Sane Sterling***
    Kane Costa Jesus

    Pickford, Gibbs Fernandez, Carrick

    1. Eden Wizard - Matagascar AM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Punt thoughts: Son, Lallana, Martial

      1. Going Home
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Lallana in for Sterling for me (subject to Conte saying he's just playing the kids again)

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Wijnaldum

      1. KREAM OF THE KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Now you're talking!!

    3. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Son

  21. The Butch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    So who to take out for Couthino?
    A. Hazard
    B. Alli

    1. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. cushendall walls
      8 months, 7 days ago

      droppe dhaazard last week, and will most likly drop erikson for courtihno or milner or wjennum

  22. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Haz and king to sane and coutinho for free? Yes or no?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Why sell King?

    2. The Brown Casanova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah, nice move. Although try to sell someone else instead of King as he could easily score.

    3. Going Home
      8 months, 7 days ago

      You watched Lei***ter defend yesterday, right?

    4. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Just Hazard to Cou would be fine.

      1. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Ok

  23. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone doing the unthinkable and selling ... Alexis?

    1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I'm selling him for Coutinho.

      1. La Roja
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Condolences

        1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
          8 months, 7 days ago

          That would be seen after the match.

    2. willgriggsonfire
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Everyone's been thinking. Few have done it though...

      1. Dreams - Bolivia Giroud
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Done it.

  24. Jet5605
    8 months, 7 days ago

    2 FT and 0.2 ITB. Will do Haz > Cout but who else should I get with 2.1 ITB?

    A - Eriksen > KDB
    B - Stephens > Clyne
    C - Other?

    Willy
    Cahill - Monreal - Yosh
    Sanchez - Haz - Eriksen - King
    Kane - Jesus - Gabbi

    Pick - Stephens - Holgate - Albrighton

  25. Sedemuda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Exact cash for Gabbi to Rooney
    Or Capue to Lallana and bench Gabbi?
    Current team
    Cech
    Alonso Monreal Yoshida
    Alli King Sanchez Coutinho
    Kane Jesus Gabbi
    Foster Capoue Collins Fabio

  26. grifster69
    8 months, 7 days ago

    a)Hazard/Gabbi>Jesus/Fab
    B)Hazard/Gabbi>Coutinho/Giroud
    Thanks

  27. KREAM OF THE KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Wijnaldum, anyone??

    1. Kloppen Schloppen
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah it's a good punt this week!

  28. kalmoffit
    8 months, 7 days ago

    No pain, no gain. Hazard(c)

    1. My Name Is Prince
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I hope you're above me in OR 😉

  29. Guti14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Final gameweek... holding a 15 point lead so don't want to take a hit... options are:

    A) Sane > Sigurdsson
    B) Kompany > Matip

    Cech,
    Alonso, Yoshida, Kompany
    Sanchez, Fabregas, Sane, King
    Kane, Jesus, Costa

    Pickford, Albrighton, Stephens, Holgate

    1. Kloppen Schloppen
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B

  30. 007 - BALEGIUM
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Hi, please pick one to replace with Coutinho.

    A. Hazard
    B. Alli
    C. Eriksen

    Thx you

    1. My Name Is Prince
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Sedemuda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Hazard doubtful after 90 mins last game with FA cup final coming.
      I think Alli and Eriksen will both start.

    3. Kloppen Schloppen
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A, B then C in that order