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How the FPL title race looks ahead of Gameweek 38 finale

Fantasy Football Scout member Adam Levy is in a very strong position to become the 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League champion.

The New Zealand manager has held the number one spot since Gameweek 29 and from then onwards has only consolidated his position.

Crucially, he pulled in triple-figure hauls for every single one of his chip deployments apart from the second Wildcard.

Playing his Triple Captain on Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) in Double Gameweek 25, he scored 125 points.

The Free Hit chip in Double Gameweek 32 yielded a score of 102, while a Bench Boost in Double Gameweek 35 produced a 117-point haul.

Despite not playing any chips in Gameweek 36, Adam still managed 109 points to strengthen his position ahead of the final two sets of matches.

All of those scores helped him create one of the biggest cushions an overall leader has ever enjoyed going into the final day of the season.

The gap between him and second-placed Falah Allawati stands at a massive 60 points.

The would-be challenger from Oman may also be out of chips but does have a few assets over the world leader.

Adam Levy’s team in Gameweek 37

At this point in time, there is an overlap of just six players between the two squads, Hugo Lloris (£5.4m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.8m), Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m), Raheem Sterling (£11.7m), Son Heung-min (£8.7m) and Raúl Jiménez (6.9m) the assets they share.

Crucially, at this stage, Adam has no Liverpool attackers.

He currently has a double-up on their defence with both Andrew Robertson (£6.8m) and Alexander-Arnold.

The fact that Falah owns Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) could prove the difference, although Son’s suspension may have opened an easy opportunity for Adam to cover the Egyptian off.

As of Friday night, Adam had cashed in the two free transfers he banked in Gameweek 36, opting to do them fairly early.

Son will have almost certainly been one of these, and a downgrade of Christian Eriksen (£9.2m) to bench-fodder will probably have given him the extra cash to get Salah if he wants – or Sadio Mané (£10.3m), who Falah currently doesn’t have.

That would allow Adam to start both Ryan Fraser (£6.3m) and Callum Wilson (£6.8m) against Crystal Palace’s out-of-sorts defence on the final day of the season.

How Falah got on in Gameweek 37

That’s an exciting attacking double-up that Falah owns neither of, although he has also done two transfers as of Friday night too, admittedly for a four-point hit.

Adam’s other exposure after Gameweek 37 is the fact he does not own Aguero.

The Manchester City striker may be a little out of form, just one goal in his last six matches, but he remains a highly-owned figure.

This could be who Adam pursued with his two free transfers, as the money gained from downgrading Son may have helped him upgrade Alexandre Lacazette (£9.4m).

However, despite all of these potential avenues for Falah to catch up with Adam, it really would take something utterly spectacular from the world number two to stop the FPL title heading down under to New Zealand on Sunday.

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  1. Bad Kompany
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    For free:
    A. Fraser and jimmy
    B. Laporte and jimmy
    C. Arnie/Wilson and jota
    D. Sane/bilva and jimmy

    For a hit:
    E. Vardy and Fraser
    F. Sane/bilva and Arnie/Wilson
    G. Laporte and Fraser/arnie/Wilson

    1. Schafsalat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I'd probably go B as the safe option or E as the more risky option (if trying to catch up).

  2. CFC1990
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    a) Doherty and Pogba

    or

    b) TAA & Jimenez.

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. Amey
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Only Taa will return imo 😛
        So B for me

        1. CFC1990
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I can see a massive haul from TAA for some reason

          1. CFC1990
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Well probably because he has done well in last three games haha

    3. We Will Klopp you
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Have Robertson, Son, Jota and Bednarek in my starting 11 at present, Jiminez first on bench. 0 itb.

      A) Son to Pogba
      B) Son & Jota to Pogba & Redmond - 4
      C) Son, Jota & Jiminez to Pogba, Redmond & Wilson -8, bench Bednarek.

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B imo

      2. Schafsalat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A safer, B seems more fun. I'm not a fan of C (-8 and bench someone who plays vs Hudds).

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A. Dont think taking a hit this week is prudent since you have no more weeks for it to be recouped.

      4. El Fenomeno R9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B

      5. We Will Klopp you
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers all, appreciate the advice.

    4. Schafsalat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I'm still unsure who to get for Firmino and Son (all options for -4 since I just have 1 FT):

      a) Auba & Sigurdsson
      b) Sterling & Wood
      c) Salah & Long
      d) Bilva & Vardy

      I have no Everton/Arsenal/Burnley but already two players each of City, Liverpool and Southampton. I somehow like all options.

      Your opinions would be much appreciated! 🙂

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Not a.

        C for me

        1. Schafsalat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks!

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            No problem.

            Would you mind answering my post above?

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Here's my team, any changes suggested?? 1 FT, 0.1 itb

      Jimenez out, Zaha in I have exact cash for - the other move I've thought about is Doh out as bench D insurance for Robertson.

      Leno
      Rob/TAA/Bednarek
      Sterling/Salah/BSilva/Redmond
      Kun/Wilson/Jimenez

      Jota/Doh/Lascelles (Boruc)

      1. Tsssst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Jim out Zaha in Sounds good mate

      2. We Will Klopp you
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Looks like Robertson is fit, so Jimi to Zaha looks good, nice team.

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thx Klopp- I escaped not having a WC late and built my team week by week to have decent chance to keep climbing thru 38

    6. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Scout Picks include Shaw in starting 11. This made me hesitated between Shaw and Kompany.

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Not yet updated, still GW37

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          New post

      2. Riders of Yohan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Surely still kompany?

      3. Hand of clod
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Kompany surely a better choice. Would not surprise me in the least for Utd to leak a goal.

    7. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Best use of my FT? 0.7m it’s
      Lloris
      TAA, Doherty, Valery
      Salah(c) Hazard,Sigurdsson, Redmond,Jota
      Aguero,Lacazette

      Foster,Jimenez,Duffy,Yoshida

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Doherty to kompany or jimmy to wilson

        1. Amey
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Lol

          • The 12th Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks,
            Duffy > Kompany instead ? And have Doherty as backup.

            Would you do both for -4?

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Definitely lose Duffy instead of Doherty (wasn’t sure how much kompany costs).

              Still deciding whether it’s worth a -4 for my own team

              1. The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                5.2.
                Duffy > 5.4, so yes can afford Kompany

        2. Amey
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Duffy to kompony & bench Doherty

            1. Amey
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Or Jimenez to Wilson/Mitrovic

              • Bad Kompany
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 6 days ago

                This is better actually

              • The 12th Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Kompany a definite starter?

          • lilmessipran
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Any word on Salah and Robbo?

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Both should play according to Klopp

          • pol
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I know it's a long post but would appriciate some opinions on the below:

            I am trailing in my ML by 5 pts leader took a 4 point hit do 2 Transfers should I take a -4 to do : Son + Jimenez > Pogba + Zaha or just do Son > Pogba

            My team:

            Lloris (Foster)
            Shaw Bednarek Laporte (Yoshida Doherty)
            Mane JWP Stelring Son (Jota)
            Rashford Aguero Jimenez

            Leader team: (I am assuming he go Mane for Son)

            Ederson (Boruc)
            Laporte TAA Trippier (Keane Doherty)
            Hazard Sterling Poba Son (Jota)
            Jimenez Ings (Deeney)

            1. Schafsalat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 6 days ago

              I'd just go Son => Pogba and hope your captain choice makes the difference.

              1. pol
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                I was going to captain sterling but I have a feeling he will do the same so might go Aguero

            2. Garfield1001
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Definitely no hit. Captain aguero

          • El Fenomeno R9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Last chance to take hit hurry up,next hit after 3-4 months

          • Ravager
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Suggestions on how to afford Sterling for this bunch?

            0.6 ITB 2 FT

            Lloris (Boruc)

            Valery Robertson Laporte (Doherty, Duffy)
            Mane Redmond Jota Pogba (Son)
            Jimenez Vardy Aguero

            1. FPLinho
                2 months, 6 days ago

                How close can you get with Son to 4.0 and Jota to Sterling?

            2. Garfield1001
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Best defensive option this week?

              Already have Laporte and VVD

            3. vityovics
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Fraser or Redmond or Lucas?

              1. Disco Stu
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                I have Lucas and I'm worried about what's left in th he tank

              2. Riders of Yohan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Redmond easily

            4. Disco Stu
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Taking a -4 to send out Jimi for either Arnie or Vardy. Convince me which I should get

              1. jjandellis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Vardy

            5. Pat Bonner
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Which do you prefer:

              A salah valery Jota (-4 salah captain)
              B eriksen robbo Deulofeu (mane of Aguero captain)

              1. Riders of Yohan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 6 days ago

                A

              2. grumpyman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                A

            6. The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              This is the first week I’m leading my main ML.
              9 point lead but 2 nd place has BB and 2 FT’s so I’m playing it as though I’m behind.

              His differentials are Alison,Luiz,Duffy,AWB,Bilva, Sterling,Mane,Rashford,Jimenez then his bench of Patricio,Rice,Maddison,Neves.

              Mine. Lloris,Valery,Doherty,Salah,Hazard,Redmond,Sigurdsson,Lacazette.

              So my captain choice needs to go big to have a chance. Probably Salah (c)?

              1. jjandellis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Salah defo

              2. Pistol
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Salah

            7. Riders of Yohan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Any help appreciated!

              A) son -> bilva/pogba
              B) son + eriksen -> salah (C) + redmond (-4)
              C) A + Doherty -> Laporte (-4)
              D) something else

              1.2 ITB 1FT

              Foster / Ryan
              Robbo / Doherty / Shaw / valery / Duffy
              Mane / son / eriksen / sterling / jota
              Aguero / long / Jiménez

            8. FPLinho
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Trying to cover ML rival. If you could cover 2 of these, which would it be:

                A) Siggy + Wilson
                B) Hazard + Mane (already have Salah)

                B seems a no brainer in a way but could easily see Wilson outscore Hazard and Siggy get some set piece off a tired/half suspended Spurs all the same, so very unsure

              • jjandellis
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                n a real tight fight for 2-4th place. Currently in 3rd, 4 points behind 2nd and 1 point ahead of 4th. Pay jumps between each spot are the same. I have 1 x FT, 2nd has 1 xFT, 4th has 2 x FT. I read that as me being effectively 3 points behind in 4th with hits.

                Leno
                TAA, Robbo, KOLASINAC,
                Mane, W-P, Hazard, Jota
                Wilson, JIMENEZ, Aguero
                Bench includes Duffy, Son

                Do I:
                a) Son & Duffy to Babel & LaPorte (both rivals have latter) 4 POINT HIT
                b) Son & Jimenez to Babel & Vardy 4 POINT HIT
                c) Son & Jimenez to Babel & Perez/Arny 4 POINT HIT
                d) Son, Jimenez & Duffy to Babel, Vardy & Pereira 8 POINT HIT
                e) Son to Babel NO HIT

              • SomeoneKnows
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Play Jimenez or Jota?

                1. yemzinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Jota for me

                2. Pistol
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  Jota

              • Pistol
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                2FT £0.1m ITB. Help please?

                Lloris (Ryan)
                Laporte, Robbo, Bednarek (Jonny, Duffy)
                Sterling, Salah, Mane, Hojbjerg (Brooks)
                Aguero, Jimmi, Ings

                A. Jimmi & Ings > Wilson & Long
                B. Jimmi & Robbo > Wilson & TAA
                C. Jimmi & Duffy > Wilson & Diop (1st sub)
                D. Something else

              • Visionaries
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Jim to Zaha or Rashford worth a -4?