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Five players who could help you win your FPL mini-league in Gameweek 38

Seven-time top 10k finisher Zophar looks at the Premier League’s in-form attacks and leakiest defences before picking out Fantasy assets to consider for Gameweek 38. He also reveals his own FPL team for the final day of 2020/21.


With the season drawing to a close, there are still mini-leagues to be won and ranks to be improved upon. In this piece, I will be looking at five players who I feel can give you the push you need.

Spoiler alert: I have resisted the temptation to add Timo Werner (£9.2m) to this list…

Who are the form attacks?

That’s it from me for the 2020/21 season. It has been a challenging one for all of us in many ways but I hope that playing FPL has provided some sort of escape from it all. I hope you have enjoyed the content this year, both on the podcast and in these articles. I look forward to seeing you again next year. 

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924 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    This site will become unsuable tomorrow so gl all thanks for all the help and hope I haven't given too much bad advice 🙂

    I have really enjoyed this season and hopefully can finish on a high, fingers crossed.

  2. Stoichkov#8
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is DCL to Bamford worth a hit?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No

    2. Nemanja Vidic
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      yes

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      not the way city have been defending

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        This

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Play DCL

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

    I am 6 points behind ML leader. He doesn’t have Son so thinking Digne to Robertson might be better than Son to Mané but is gambling on Liverpool defence- might also be worth getting Bamford ( who he doesn’t have) for hit to play over DCL. Best option between

    A Digne to Robertson
    B Son to Mané
    C A plus DCL to Bamford -4
    D B plus DCL to Bamford -4

    Leno
    TAA Dallas Digne
    Salah Son Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
    Kane DCL

    Forster Vydra Holding Fofana

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Just do DCL to Bamford and start Holding over Digne

  4. JurgenRodgers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Jota - Raphinha -4

    Or play Greenwood

    1. CSF150473
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Greenwood

  5. FootballFanatic365
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    MUFC players out even for a hit would be the right thing or is there a chance they start.

    The likes of Cavani, Bruno, Greenwd, Shaw ?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I'm not feeling at all confident on Shaw - there's just no incentive to risk him tomorrow. Same goes for Cavani I think.

      I have a feeling Greenwood will start though as I guess he starts on the bench for EL final

      1. FootballFanatic365
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        bruno?

  6. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Watkins > Nacho (-4)

    Yay or nay ?

  7. Nemanja Vidic
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    1FT 0.0 ITB
    -14 behind rival in mini league

    Mendy
    TAA Rudiger Holding
    Salah Son Greenwood Raph
    Kane DCL Antonio
    Forster Regulion Ward Jota

    RIVAL: 1FT
    Mendy
    Philips Holding Dallas
    Fernandes Salah Son Greenwood Raphinha
    Bamford Kane
    Forster Coady Vydra Amartey

    a) Son & Jota to Mane & ESR
    b) DCL & Jota to Firmino & Saka
    c) Greenwood & DCL -> ESR & Aguero
    d) Something else

  8. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    To bring in :
    A. Lingard (double with antonio)
    B. Bamford (double with Raph)
    C. Wood

    1. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B

    3. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B

      1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Are West Brom going to get battered as everyone seems to think? West Brom played well against Liverpool and can see a similar performance

        1. Robin Cook
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Depends whether players got on with Big Sam and play for him or whether they don't care if he finds a new job after this.

  9. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Thoughts? 1ft, 1.5 itb, good lead on n ml, just outside 3k

    Mendy
    Taa dallas holding
    Salah c ling son mahrez
    Kane nacho Antonio

    Forster jota• shaw holgate

    Thanks

  10. Fantasy man on the top
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    eading ML by 37 pts.

    Should I take -4 to bring out
    Bruno and Godfrey to Mane and Cresswell

    Or

    Bruno and Struijk to Harrison and Robertson (double LFC defence, but LFC are going ALL IN to win CL spot)

    Mendy

    TAA, Shaw, Dallas (Struijk, Godfrey)

    Salah, Bruno, Greenwood, Willock, Maddison

    Kane, Bamford (Benteke)

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I like the Manè and Cresswell move

  11. Squib
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Will Forster play tomorrow?
    Missed gameweeks and have BB left so need both keepers

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Looks like he will play

      1. Squib
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers. Where you see the info?

  12. BigKeith
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Son and Zaha>Mane and Willock (-4)?

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I kind of like the punts to be honest. Especially if chasing down a mini league rival or something like that

    • Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Finally set on the team, irrespective of leaked lineups.

      Dubravka | Casilla
      Alonso Tierney Dallas
      Salah Son Auba Torres
      Firmino Wood Antonio
      | Harrison Cresswell Phillips

      0.3 ITB

      Can this work out?

      1. Slitherene
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        On a FH

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Good luck.

          On a fee hit I'd load up with the Man City players with the form.

          Mahrez and Foden or Gundogan as well as Torres all good options.

    • thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      With this horror show of a DF, only 1FT and zero cash;

      TAA - Shaw - Coady - Coleman* - Veltman*

      Would you...

      A) Coleman > Alioski
      B) Coleman & Shaw > Alioski & Dallas (-4)
      C) Coleman & Shaw > Dallas & Lowton (-4)
      D) Any suggestions welcome!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B or c

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B but West Brom could be lively and Big Sam has never lost at Ellend Road...

        Every stat is waiting to be turned over tho!

      3. Croaker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A: wouldn’t take a hit for a defender if you can field a team without it

        1. RichRover
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          No

        2. RichRover
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          No hit

        3. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I think I'm struggling to get 11 out to be honest (don't think Shaw will play). But I suppose Coady can play for me so maybe just A then

      4. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Can you do Veltman to Phillips?

        Otherwise do A and start Coady

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I can do Veltman to Phillips actually.

          Good call that!

      5. Robin Cook
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Leeds with weakened / unsettled defense and no goalkeeper. Casilla may have been one 7-8 years ago.
        Big Sam plays strongest team as he needs to win to get a new job.
        My guess is 3:2 to Leeds.

    • Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I have Salah, TAA, Dallas and Bamford. Looking for to use my 2 FTs.
      A. Robbo + Raph (bench Coufal)
      B. Mane + Coufal (Martinez to Casila)

    • Radzio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      My front 8 is:
      Salah, Harrison, Lingard, Mahrez, Son
      Kane, Nacho, DCL

      Should I do:
      a) Son-Mane, bench DCL and hope Mahrez plays
      b) DCL-Bamford/Firmino and have bench headache but cover Mahrez no-show?

      1. House Frey Wedding Planner
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B

    • Muscout
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA Shaw Dallas
      Salah (c) Greenwood Lingard Willock
      Kane Watkins DCL

      McCarthy Rud Zaha Dier

      2.8itb, 1 FT, 25 points ahead in ML, what would you do?

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

      Transfer suggestions? 2FT's £1m

      Mendy Forster
      TAA Reguilion Shaw Holding Phillips
      Salah Son Mahrez Greenwood Lingard
      Kane DCL Antonio

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

      DCL & Shaw -> Antonio & Dallas/Alonso/Mendy (-4)?

      Martinez
      TAA/Phillips/*Shaw
      Salah(c)/Bale/Lingard/Harrison
      Kane/Bamford/*DCL
      (Johnstone/Digne/Greenwood/Velt)

    • Igz08
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Right lads, any advice please?

      Martínez
      TAA Dallas Ayling
      Bale Raph JLingz Salah Bruno
      Kane Nacho
      Forster DCL Shaw Coady

      I’m 16 points clear in my ML, opponent is without Salah, but has Son and might bring in Mane. Am worried Bale won’t play again and can’t afford Bruno -> Mane

      A) DCL -> Antonio, bench Bruno
      B) Bruno, DCL -> Mane, Antonio (-4), bench Bale

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I would do A. I wouldn't take a -4 with your team.

        1. Igz08
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I wasn’t going to either but with Bale potentially out I’ll have Coady coming in :/

      2. Croaker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B looks good

      3. CSF150473
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I would do Bruno to pulsic or a city mid

        1. Igz08
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Pulisic too risky imo. I could get Mahrez who my rival has but not sure it’s worth it

    • BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Who scores more points:

      A. Bamford & Greenwood +4 points
      B. Iheanacho and Torres

      1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A

      2. ppv
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        B

      3. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A

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

      Morning guys. Play Greenwood or Maddison ??

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Greenwood

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

      Play Son or Lingard?

      Martinez
      Trent Dallas Holding
      Salah Mane(c) Son Raphinha
      Bamford Antonio Nacho

      Areola Lingard Digne Shaw

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Lingard

    • Tomsk
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Which goalkeeper to start?
        A) Pickford (away to Man City) or
        B) Forster ( away to West Ham)

        Horrible options I know but thanks for any advice.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          B

        2. Kno
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Slight edge towards B and hope he gets dem save points

      • Kno
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Who do you think has the highest potential upside this week, antonio or raphina?

        Thinking either dcl to antonio or pereira to raph

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Antonio

        2. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Antonio

      • timawflowers
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        play inj perrera (dunk back up) or bring one of these for a hit
        a - son
        b - bale
        c - torres

      • Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        The salt of Klopp. Havent City been without Laporte and Fernandinho most of the season?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Well they have got Dias and Stones as backup. Liverpool has Phillips and Kabak/Williams 😀

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Doesnt change it. Rather than blame the injuries take a look at why the team is reliant on one player.

            City can win the league with three key injuries. Liverpool cant

      • ItOnlyTook9Years
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        8 point lead in ML, rival has Son, Raph and Antonio.
        I have 2 ft and Rash, Bamford and Lingard

        Should I:
        A) prioritise covering Raph and Antonio
        B) go with planned and get Mane and Willock

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I would get Raph and Antonio.

        2. Cognitive Dissonance
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          What about Antonio and Willock? Cover + differential

          1. ItOnlyTook9Years
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Could do.
            Getting Antonio would be for Nacho still worth it?

      • King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        My team atm....already did Welbeck -> Bamford for free

        Areola
        Shaw TAA Holding
        Son Salah (C) Bruno JWP Lingard
        Antonio Bamford

        Martinez DCL Digne Coady

        1 FT & 0.4 ITB

        What to do...

        A Bruno -> Mane
        B DCL -> Iheanacho
        C Shaw -> Dallas
        D other suggestion....willing to take a hit!

        Ta lads and good luck will the final GW!

        1. BeWater
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          A

        2. ItOnlyTook9Years
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          A

        3. Cognitive Dissonance
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          A. makes most sense - Mane has a good record v Palace. Bruno probably won’t start

        4. King Kun Ta
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          To get the funds to do A (missing 0.5 for Mane).....

          1 DCL -> Nacho
          2 JWP -> Willock
          3 Digne -> Dallas
          4 other suggestion?

      • RichRover
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Which GK would you recommend this week?
        Up to 5.4m