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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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  1. jba
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Hi guys, I am struggelig with my last call this season. Current team holds 10 healthy players (3-4-3) and Pereira with yellow flag. Team is ok, but on bench all injured. Got to take hits to adjust.

      A) 1 defender hit will save the day if someone don't play. Really want Robbo, but then I need two hits. Digne vs City seems crazy. Cant see other good options.
      B) 1 midfielder hit to backup Pereira. Mane, Raph/Harrison, Pepe, Torres maybe if he plays. Several good options here. Jota to Mane is first pick, but miss approx a mill on budget. Mane requires two hits.
      C) Do nothing. Team is good enough

      Comments appreciated.

      Team
      Mendy
      Dallas TTA James
      Salah Lingard Son Pereira
      Antonio Kane Wood

      Bench
      Forster Coleman Jota Veltman
      Itb 3.8
      Rank sub 500

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        And spelling.

        1. TheBiffas
            2 months, 14 days ago

            helpful

        2. TheBiffas
            2 months, 14 days ago

            B

          • jba
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Thx. I will probably go for B. Let's see on latest update tomorrow;)

            • Maarrrr17
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Pereira to a Leeds mid probably

          • Chrisitis
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Leicester-Spurs could end 5-0 or 0-5
            Leicester need a big W and Spurs know how to counter

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Hopefully its a 3-2 kind of score rather than only one team scoring.

            2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Perfect conditions for Son and Kane.

            3. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Who says Liverpool will definitely win?

              1. Dr Van Nostrand
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                The bookies have them at about 90%

                1. Qaiss
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  It's Woy's last game and Liverpool have been poor at home for some time. But the crowd are back, so who knows.

                  1. Dr Van Nostrand
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Empty stadiums don't really count as home games. It was the first season in history for any division where the away team won more. So ya 10k fans makes all the difference. Expect fortress Anfield to return

                  2. Dr Van Nostrand
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Woy has a putrid record at Anfield too even when he had the advantage of actually managing Liverpool

          • It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Anyone here joining the UEFA Euro Fantasy?

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Couldn't think of anything worse right now tbh

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                I hear you 🙂

            2. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Yeah mate I have done a team

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Let’s see it 🙂

            3. TheBiffas
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Donarumma
                Pavard - Maguire - Cancelo - De ligt
                Mount - Alaba - Kroos
                Ronaldo - Mbappe - Kane

                As u can see i made sacrifices for that front three 🙂

                1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Nice! I only have Kane out of those.

                  Courtois
                  Kjær P. Torres Maguire Meunier
                  Eriksen Foden F. Torres
                  Lukaku Immobile Kane

                  1. TheBiffas
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      nice, much more balanced than mine.

              • GE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Bruno ->

                1) Mane
                2) Pepe
                3) Bale
                4) Other? (have Salah)

                1. Mr Ozil
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  1 for Me

                  1. GE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Thanks

                2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  I would disregard the price and play the form and fixture. Raphinha, Harrison and Willock all look more tempting.

                  1. GE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Thanks

                3. Snooze ya lose
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  1

                4. pricycle
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  What's wrong with Bruno?

                  1. JBG
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    People expect him to be benched.

                    1. pricycle
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Thanks

              • thegaffer82
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Bring in

                A) Phillips
                B) Ayling
                C) Alioski

                (I can't afford anyone else more exciting)

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  C

                2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Phillips could be good if you've room and don't have him.

                3. BENOIT
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  C

              • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                48 points ahead.
                Should this take me home?
                Mendy
                Trent Coady Holding
                Salah c Son Jwp Greenwood
                Dcl Bamford Antonio

                Bruno Shaw Coleman
                Should I start Bruno.
                Anything needed for a hit?

                1. #Swish41
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Nobody is catching 48 points

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  If half of those are injured, you win.

                  1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Hope they're not. Will Greenwood start do you reckon?

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      I think that’s a really hard question to answer to be honest. Depends on his perceived value to the team. I’d say if he starts he plays 65 mins.

                      1. Would Ed Woodward
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        I do hope he starts the final but I'm not sure.

                3. pricycle
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Why is everyone ditching Bruno?

                4. Gizzachance
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Think Coleman is out
                  Shaw may not play
                  With 48 pt lead maybe Bruno to mane, puli, havertz etc as think most with Bruno may ditch, even if they don’t prob won’t cap him

              • Mr Ozil
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Current team for this GW: 1FT, 0.4 itb

                Need your help guys, leading ML with 5 points

                Mendy
                Holding Dallas Robertson
                Salah (c) Raphinha Zaha* Bruno* Greenwood*
                DCL Kane

                subs: Forster Vydra Rudiger Coady

                Thinking one of the below:

                A- DCL + Bruno > Antonio + Mane' (-4), play 3-5-2
                B- Bruno + Greenwood + Zaha > Mane' + Lingard + Pepe (-8), play 3-5-2
                C- Bruno + Zaha + Vydra > Mane' + ESR + Antonio (-8), play 3-4-3
                D- Something else

                1. tbos83
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    DCL to Antonio and step away

                  • Oz
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    why not just Bruno to Mane for no hit? DCL has reasonable chance against MC. Conservative, but just imagine if you lost that ML by 1.

                    1. Oz
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      OK - only possible if you get 11.4 for Bruno

                  • pricycle
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Why do all of these moves involve ditching Bruno? Doesn't he look quite good against wolves? Resting risk?

                    1. Oz
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      rumour is resting risk, but just a rumour.

                      1. pricycle
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Thanks. I guess based on ogs presser and Europa final coming up. Still seems a bit nuts to be taking hits to remove him

                2. Dynamic Duos
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Any one doing Euro fantasy?

                  1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    No I need a break after this season.

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Been rough hasn't it

                      1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Yeah I've found it tough going last few weeks.

                  2. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    God no.

                  3. Rasping Drive
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    I say no chance now, but might get dragged into it if the withdrawal symptoms overwhelm.

                  4. JBG
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    I made a team.. but probably won't keep up with it as much as I did with my FPL team. As someone mentioned here, need a break :/.

                  5. TheBiffas
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Donarumma
                      Pavard - Maguire - Cancelo - De ligt
                      Mount - Alaba - Kroos
                      Ronaldo - Mbappe - Kane

                      As u can see i made sacrifices for that front three

                  6. abaalan
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Bruno + Jota -> max 18.1 (for free)

                    A) Salah + Willock
                    B) Salah + Soucek
                    C) Raphinha + Mount

                    1. Snooze ya lose
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      A

                    2. MightyGar
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        A

                    3. Rasping Drive
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Thanks for the article, Zoph, all stellar picks, and to you, Bakar and Lateriser for the excellent FPL Wire pod (including all the Wood quips and taking the piss out of Bakar). Best of luck this week. Green arrows all round.

                    4. Crinix
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Good day ,

                      Up by (60) pts in mini league. A (-8) required to get Mane who 2nd place might captain. Uneccessary hit no ?

                      Since it's (60) pts, just kept captain on Salah & have both Arnold & Robertson.

                      Appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.

                      1. ZAMUNDA
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        No need to do that hit

                      2. Fitzy.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        A 60 point lead and you're trying to protect it by taking a -8 to get a player the other guy might captain? Surely he's the one who should be taking risks?

                    5. Tmel
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Pick one from each:

                      a) Son (lei)
                      b) Willock (ful)
                      c) Torres (EVE)
                      d) Greenwood (wol)
                      e) Pepe (BHA)

                      1) Areola (NEW)
                      2) Mendy (avl)

                      1. mr messi
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        C2

                      2. ZAMUNDA
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        c1

                      3. Snooze ya lose
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        C2

                    6. mr messi
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Start Shaw or Digne?

                      1. ZAMUNDA
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Shaw isn't likely to start tho

                      2. Snooze ya lose
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        D

                      3. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Shaw unlikely to play

                    7. Snooze ya lose
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Wood or Kane to nacho, Antonio or firmino?

                      1. Jamb0
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        I would hold those two and do something else

                    8. TheBiffas
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        so tempted by son + nacho -> raphinha + aguero

                        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          I really wouldn't

                          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Spurs should be an open game.

                            Aguero not fully fit who knows how many minutes he will get

                      • tbos83
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Start
                          A) Areola (v New)
                          B) Mendy (v Avl)

                        • iL PiStOlErO
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Any ideas?

                          Mendy 3.8
                          Robbo Shaw Coufal Castagne Mitchell
                          Bruno Salah Lingard Zaha Maddison
                          Bamford Watkins Lacca

                          1ft, 0.4itb

                        • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Bruno > Willock is underrated here in ffs.

                        • Ajax Hamsterdam
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Am stuck on the idea of selling Bruno to Auba but maybe I need to be less stubborn. Can't get mane as have 3 pool players already. Rest of my team is template enough so willing to take a wee gamble. Someone suggested pulisic last night. Son could also do well against an attacking Leicester team.

                          Any thoughts? Thanks

                          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Too many options. See my post below yours. Just cannot decide.

                          2. Qaiss
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            I like Auba as well and his record on the final day over the last 7/8 years is really good. Just hoping he starts but surely he will.

                            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Cheers. He should start yes surely.

                        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Pick one:

                          A) Pepe
                          B) Havertz
                          C) Pulisic
                          D) Mount
                          E) Torres
                          F) Bale
                          G) Maddison

                          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Haha wish I knew 🙂

                            D possibly or G

                            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              A lot of people are going with E!

                          2. iL PiStOlErO
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            C or E

                            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              C is a good option but will depend on whether Havertz will play. Do you think Torres will play for sure?

                              1. iL PiStOlErO
                                • 2 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Hard to tell with roulette man but I would say so. He is in form and didn’t play that much this season, also I don't think he will start in the final so yea.

                                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 14 days ago

                                  True. Good chance he does. Might be the explosive differential I need to cover the 10 points I need in my ML. But then it's Pep!

                        • Jeremy Corbyn
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          People in GW38 being scared of not owning Bamford

                          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            I don't own him. Probably not getting too. Need to transfer one out of Bruno and DCL. I think Bruno out is more of a priority.

                            1. pricycle
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              I've obviously missed something here, why does Bruno have to go?

                              1. Jeremy Corbyn
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Minutes and money

                              2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Will play lesser minutes than DCL.

                          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                            • 7 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Yep but I'm a bit of a coward when it comes to FPL 🙂

                          3. Stupendous
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Not scared but would love him

                            Kane Firmino Antonio here

                        • corderz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Bench one:

                          A) Mahrez
                          B) Greenwood
                          C) Lingard

                          1. Jeremy Corbyn
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            C hoping A starts

                            1. Jeremy Corbyn
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Although I'd not bench Lingard lightly

                        • Stupendous
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Gtg?

                          All set?

                          Forster
                          Taa Rudiger. Dallas
                          Son Salah(c) Lingard Harrison
                          Kane. Antonio (v). Firmino

                          Meslier Pereira Holding Targett

                        • timawflowers
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          who scores more points this week?
                          a - mane
                          b - antonio

                        • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          DCL -> Bamford(C) for a hit?

                        • Le _ Professeur
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Play One of :

                          A- Coufal (SOU)
                          B- Lindelof (wol)

                        • columbo
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Sell Digne or Reguilon, please? Cheers!

                          1. iL PiStOlErO
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Regs

                            1. columbo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Ta

                        • JUST ONE LOMBARDO...
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Tied 3rd in cash ML looking for a differential.

                          Don’t think Bale will play.

                          A) Bale >> Torres
                          B) Bale >> Mount
                          C) Bale >> Harrison (already have x2 Leeds)
                          D) Bale >> Son

                          1. iL PiStOlErO
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            A

                        • Jamb0
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Sell one:

                          A) Watkins (CHE)
                          B) DCL (mci)

                          Buy one:

                          1) Firmino (CRY)
                          2) Bamford (WBA)
                          3) Antonio (SOU)

                          1. iL PiStOlErO
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            B2

                          2. JUST ONE LOMBARDO...
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            A3

                        • abaalan
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          If you owned Bruno, Shaw, Coleman and Jota - who would you prioritise with 2ft.

                          (Have gundo and Burn who could come in for no-shows)