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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. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    If I can't get rid of DCL without a hit, is there a case for playing Vydra over him for the SHU fixture? Not seeing anyone starting him, but he's predicted to start.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Do it. Hail Vydra!

    2. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Just play DCL. Man City will rest a lot of first team players.

  2. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Best option?

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

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. themaindanger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      If you are willing to play Pep roulette, C has the highest potential.

  3. Better Call Raul
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Anything here worth a -4? 1.2m itb

    Ederson
    TAA-Holding-Shaw
    Salah-Mane-Greenwood-Lingard-Raphinha
    Ings-Antonio

    DCL-Coady-Coleman

    1. Cognitive Dissonance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      DCL for Bamford and bench Greenwood?

  4. Malkmus
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Morning all. 30 points off my ml so need a bit of a miracle. 1 ft, 0.0. Can’t do Bruno to Mané annoyingly with Nat p in there

    Mendy
    Trent - Phillips- Dallas
    Son - Bruno - Salah (c) - Jesse - Raphinha
    Kane - Bamford

    Subs - dcl, rudi, Mitchell

    A - Bruno to Torres
    B - Bruno to Mount / Pulisic
    C - other

    Ta !

    1. Louis99
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I think Torres could be a good pick - reckon that game may be a goal-fest.

      Also, I wouldn't captain Salah if the lead is that wide (assuming your rival has Salah) - Perhaps give the armband to someone your rival doesn't have?

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      DCL to Antonio/Nacho and bench Bruno?

      1. Malkmus
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers both

    3. For Fuchs Sake
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'm chasing in ML, I'm captaining Jesse, none of my rivals have him

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    1. Play one

    A. Dunk
    B. Digne

    2. Best defender for 5.7 except Dallas?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Cress?

  6. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Bale > Mane (-4)?

    I'm against it, personally, but wonder if and why people might think it's worth it...? Could change my mind

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yes, Bale will not get 90 & Mane has everything to play for & good fixture.

      Many C Mane

  7. Louis99
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA - Dallas - Lowton - Shaw
    Salah - Bruno - Lingard
    DCL - Watkins - Bamford

    Forster - Mahrez - Holgate - Jota

    0.1itb and 1FT

    Got a 22 point ML lead, but as you can see my team is very much limping towards the finish line... will probably need a hit just to have 11 starting. I'm telegraphing the fact that my rival will get Mane in, so he's going to come in for Bruno, the question is how to fund it for a hit...

    A) DCL > Antonio: Probably better as a stand-alone transfer but may leave me with only 10 starters...
    B) Jota > Raph

    Rival has both Antonio and Raph, hence those being the options.

    Cheers everyone, and good luck!

    1. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B by a mile

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I find it funny how those who come on here & mention rank very few have team linked.
    Even funnier some have teams linked with horrific ranks 🙂

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

      What about Pepe as an ultra differential? The stats say he could haul.

  9. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A) Bruno, Greenwood -> Mané, Raphinha -4

    B) Greenwood, Vydra -> Raphinha, Bamford -4

    C) Greenwood -> Raphinha

    My or is 9.5k and my objective is just staying within top 10k

    ?

    1. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA Shaw Holding
      Salah(c) Bruno Son Lingard
      Kane Antonio Vydra

      Johnstone Greenwood Coady Coleman

      1FT 0.3 itb

  10. artvandelay316
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bench one:
      Lingard
      Greenwood
      Torres
      Pepe
      Kane
      Nacho
      Bamford

      1. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Greenwood

    • down_shift
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Hi all,

        24 points above 2nd place.
        My team:
        Mendy
        TAA Shaw Robertson
        Bale Lingard Greenwood Son
        Iheanacho Bamford Vardy
        Bench:
        Forster Strujik Coady Jota

        Should I bring Dallas in for Shaw, captain Bamford and forget about it or take a hit and bring Salah in to captain him?
        I know that the manager that is chasing will captain Salah.

        Thanks in advance!

      • FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Start one:

        A Wood
        B Lingard

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Ling

      • Balmdk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        How does this look please
        Mendy
        Signed, Coufal, Dallas
        Greenwood, Son, Lingard, Raphina
        Kane, Iheanacho, Watkins

        Martinez, Bruno, AWB, Godfrey

      • Balmdk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Signed = Digne

      • spiky
          2 months, 8 days ago

          please help a noob guys, wat do i do and who to capt? i haf 1 free transfer. rival ahead by 3 points in mini league:

          Him: (1m itb)
          Meslier
          rhys williams, holding, coufal
          zaha, salah, son, bruno
          antonio, kane, bamford

          forster, mitchell, struijk, asm

          Me: (0.7 itb)
          Martinez
          coufal, nat phillips, dallas
          greenw, salah, son, bruno
          nacho, kane, watkins

          fabri, veltman, targett lookman

        • Catona75
            2 months, 8 days ago

            R James + Bruno + DCL to Dallas + Mane + Bamford (-8), or just parts of it?

            Already have Rüdiger, Raphina, TAA and Salah.

            1. George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Not sure about a -8

          • George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Last one question.

            Would you change anything? Somehow play Rudi?

            Martinez
            Taa, Robbo, Dallas,
            Salah, son, raph, lingard
            Kane, bamford, Antonio

            Fabri, Rudi, shaw, Greenwood,

            1. artvandelay316
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Yes. Antonio > Nacho

                1. Pickle juice
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Nacho to Antonio....are you mental

            2. FPL_Pugster
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Got a massive benching headache.

                Bench one?

                1)Mahrez
                2)Son
                3)Jlingz

              • Pickle juice
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                For a differential against leader in mini league should I do the below for a -4 hit :

                Greenwood -----> Tories

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  I wouldn't back the Tories...

                  Guess a fair few on here do.

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

                What about Pepe as an ultra differential? The stats say he could haul.

              • Faz4853
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Play Watkins or Calvert Lewin?

                1. The Ilfordian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  I think I’m keeping Watkins and selling DCL (mainly on form) if that helps