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2020/21 campaign concludes with Aguero brace in FPL farewell for Man City

Sergio Aguero stole the show on the last day of the season as he scored a brace in his final Premier League match for Manchester City.

After a a recent injury and poor form had blighted his start to 2021, the Argentina international was named on the bench but came on for Riyad Mahrez in the 66th minute to get his goals.

Kevin De Bruyne also starred as he registered a goal and an assist in the first half while Ederson added a penalty save to his clean sheet.

The Gameweek’s favourite captain Mohamed Salah had to settle for an assist as Sadio Mané scored twice at Anfield, securing Champions League football for Liverpool.

Harry Kane secured the Golden Boot and set a new personal best for FPL attacking returns in as single season (37), scoring and assisting one of Gareth Bale’s two strikes in Spurs’ 4-2 win over Leicester City.

Bale’s total of 11 goals in 2020/21 was only beaten by four other FPL midfielders, despite the Welshman not making it to 1,000 minutes of pitch-time.

Son Heung-min also claimed an assist for Kasper Schmeichel’s own-goal.

Jamie Vardy had begun the season with two goals from the spot and ended it in the same manner, scoring twice from 12 yards having won both spot-kicks.

Cesar Azpilicueta will miss the first three matches of 2021/22 after being sent off for violent conduct in Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa.

Jack Grealish started again for the Villans but it was two of his fellow midfielders who did the damage, with Anwar El Ghazi scoring his fourth goal in seven matches when converting a first-half penalty.

Bertrand Traore was involved in both of Villa’s goals, first converting a Matt Targett corner to break the deadlock before winning the hosts’ spot-kicks.

Ben Chilwell scored a consolation for Chelsea, who lost goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to injury at half-time.

Gameweek 38’s most-bought player Patrick Bamford had something of a mixed afternoon, named on the bench to allow Pablo Hernández a farewell outing at Elland Road.

However, he emerged at half-time and dispatched a penalty won by Jack Harrison. Those invested in Stuart Dallas lost their clean sheet late on though as Hal Robson-Kanu punished a rare Kalvin Phillips error.

Joe Willock’s remarkable end  to 2020/21 ended in triumphant fashion as he scored for the seventh successive game.

Willock was transferred in by more Fantasy managers than all bar two players in the run-up to Gameweek 38 and his solo goal against Fulham provided instant reward for his new owners.

The Magpies’ win over the Cottagers was rounded off when the unlikely figure of Fabian Schar scored from the spot after Matt Ritchie had been fouled.

Newcastle scored 18 goals in their last nine games, ending the campaign as one of the division’s form attacks.

Vladimir Coufal banked his ninth assist of the season in West Ham United’s 3-0 win over Southampton.

Teammate Aaron Cresswell was the only defender to beat that tally among FPL defenders in 2020/21.

Jesse Lingard and Michail Antonio couldn’t get in on the act as the unheralded Pablo Fornals walked away from east London with the highest score of Gameweek 38, having scored twice and assisted Declan Rice’s late strike en route to a 19-point haul.

Nicolas Pepe made it five goals in three appearances with a brace in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion, registering his second successive double-digit haul in the process.

Pepe ended the season second in FPL’s form table, which ranks players by their average score over the last 30 days.

The Gunners kept their fourth clean sheet in eight matches, with their defence the best in the division over that time.

Finally, Sheffield United secured another post-relegation win at Burnely’s expense while a heavily-rotated Manchester United side beat Wolves in Nuno Espirito Santo’s Molineux farewell.

Gameweek 38 Results

  • Arsenal 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
  • Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea
  • Fulham 0-2 Newcastle United
  • Leeds United 3-1 West Bromwich Albion
  • Leicester City 2-4 Tottenham Hotspur
  • Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace
  • Manchester City 5-0 Everton
  • Sheffield United 1-0 Burnley
  • West Ham United 3-0 Southampton
  • Wolves 1-2 Manchester United

Written by David Munday and Neale Rigg

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453 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Yes!!!! 75 all out takes me to 9.3k overall rank, my highest ever finish & just into the top 10k, absolutely buzzing.

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Congrats sir, well played all season long. Now take a screenshot of it and go enjoy your summer/winter break on a high!

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Woosh, nice!

    3. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Congrats!

    4. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks so much guys, absolutely over the moon!

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Already used my FT to bring in Fish from United unfortunately

  2. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone else feel like their C pick was especially cursed all season long?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Literally was. Captained Salah for that entire run of witch doctor induced blanks.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Oh my what a time that was, may never experience anything like that again. Wonder what the doc is up to these days

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      My entire team was cursed all season long.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Tell me about it, so glad this season is over both for FPL and for the actual on field play. Hopefully we start fresh next season

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Goodbye, Sergio. Thank you!

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Still can’t believe he’s leaving. He was the man that got me to love this sport in the first place. Hope to one day be able to tell kids/grandkids about that one game against QPR... nostalgia running high right now

  4. Giggs Boson
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Fitting Kane, Salah and Ronaldo into our GW1 teams is going to be tough.

    1. justaguy9
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Why is salah required?

  5. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    My rival was 42 points ahead before today.

    He got 39 points today with Schmeichel OG and Azpi RC 😆

    I got 77! So close!

    If I'd captained Kane over TAA, or swapped Targett and Castagne around on the bench, we'd have drawn.

    Captaining Bale would have won it for me 😐 Dayyym

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Atleast you kept Bale 😀

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Haha yeah. Would have cost me 2 points switching to Mane. Unbearable!

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

      I take that back: I think captaining Kane or swapping my bech around would have won it by a point too. This is all very overwhelming! Who knows?

  6. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Thank God that's over. Closest fantasy Euros game to FPL?

  7. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Literally just collect 40k ranks for fun these days. 41k, 43k, 48k and now 44k in my last 4 seasons. Not really complaining, but not exactly happy about it either. FPL purgatory.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Excellent work.

      Top 0.005%.

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Times it by 100 🙂

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Great finish tbh, well done mate!

    3. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Congrats, it's a lot more impressive to consistently finish in the 40k across 4 seasons than finish something like top 5k in one!

    4. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Nice! 😉
      Just played for four seasons, but after today I just got past the 40K mark making my record:
      9K, 12K, 20K and 39K

  8. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Is LiveFPL rank final?

    1. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Yes

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

        Assuming no changes to Bonus Points.

        1. Ragabolly
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          of course

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Argh, cheers!

        Was surprised to see a 3k drop after auto-subs.

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I think so

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      99% EXACT

  9. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    ffs season over...

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      See you next week, uh.

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Yep Yep...need a good break first though haha 😀

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I refreshed the Sheffield United forums Brewster transfer rumour thread hundreds of times in pre-season, all for a striker with 0 goals & 0 assists this season.

    Who will be the dirty penny for next season?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Too much group think on here!

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      i remember being slaughtered on here for advising that he was not going to be the player many wished he would be ... having watched him play for Swansea ... no one wanted to listen 🙂

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

    So, who's turning up to the Pukki Party?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Won't be surprised if he's in the Top 3 most owned players when GW1 kicks off next season.

    2. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Probably gonna kick the 2021/2022 off with this frontline:

      Pukki - Toney and some cheap playing fodder

  12. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Thanks for all the advise and help I have received from all of you. Had a good season, now time for the break.

  13. Ragabolly
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Repost from old article:

    My friends at FFS, congrats on ending the season and I hope you've had fun with the game this season

    1. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Copy paste fail 😀 Just wanted to say sorry for LiveFPL being overloaded this past hour, it was expected and I am actually surprised the site was up and running until minute 80' or so. The traffic is going down at the moment, so you should be able to get in. All OR's are final pending bonus recalculations. Thank you for your support!

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks, Raga! Wonderful touch with the message congratulating us on the end of the season 😀

      2. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks for LiveFPL actually. I only use this site apart from official FPL site

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

        Thanks so much. Nice work on getting the site to perform so well today.

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

        Fantastic work, and appreciated by thousands and thousands of people.
        Thank you for what you do.

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

      Thx!!!

      PS One wish though. Those blue bubbles are annoying feature and may disturb people with epilepsy. You could perhaps consider removing them, since they have no value for users?

  14. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Forrest Green Rovers score against Newport in the grassroots of English professional football....

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      2 in quick succession.

      What a day!!

  15. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    90 with so many differentials and zero hit but still few points short of ML leader 🙁

    1. Skorr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Well, you can walk away knowing you left nothing on the table in the final gameweek.
      Great score. 🙂

      1. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Yes but it was painfully close

  16. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Well done everyone in a tough season and thanks for all the advice. Can't wait for next year! 🙂

    1. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      x2

  17. GoonerSteve
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    74 all out takes me to around 46k overall, which isnt bad for a tough season.

    Won all my mini leagues also bar the scout one and one other, but my mate that won that finished in the top 500 I think!

  18. Jack.Armstrong96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Terrible season! Lost my ML after leading going to the final day! Onto the next one

  19. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Cant wait for euros and next season!

  20. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Jesus seems to have only two facial expressions, totally baffled and beaming dimpled smile.

  21. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    From 62k to 32k in GW 38!! Differentials really worked

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      mane(C), Willock and coufal in particular

  22. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    My Eleventh Top 50 K in a row overall.

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Great consistency. Well done.

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Awesome consistency!

  23. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    All out at around 1.9K. Went in today at 1.5K and brought an Arsenal attacker in for Bruno - only problem was it was Auba not Pepe!

    Turns out even that wouldn't have got me there - the only option would've been Mane & Willock in for Bruno & Greenwood for a hit. And I don't think I'd ever have got Willock when I could afford Raphina.

    Anyway. Heck of a season.

    1. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Great rank. Well done

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

      Congrats!

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Congrats

    4. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Congrats!

    5. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Well done mate.

      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        thanks all!

  24. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Won my ml by around 80 points but drop from 9.5k to 12.5k..My career highest though.

  25. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Small red arrow to end the season with the Lingard captaincy punt predictably failing to come off. Ah well. 13.8k ain't bad. I'll win it next year.

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Oh it's 14.5k.

  26. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Is the season timeline back to normal next season? When does pre-season start? Going to have some withdrawal symptoms I fear....

  27. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    it was bruno to
    willock
    kdb
    torres
    pepe
    son

    went torres, cheers pep ,one final bending over

  28. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Goodbye to a season which was the worst in 5 years. Til next season, God willing. Congrats to all who did well. Cheers

    1. Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Cheers, and good luck next year mate!

      1. ZeBestee
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks mate. Have a fabulous time ahead.

  29. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Already make my gw1 line up without fixtures. Lol

    Meslier (Doubt Martinez 4.5), 4.0
    Trent, Coufal, Targett, Justin, 4.0
    Salah, Pepe, Barnes, Jota, 4.5
    Kane (if stay in EPL), Pukki 4.5

    😀

    1. Salarrivederci
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Aight so Jota is on vacation after European World Cup. Same for Coufal, Pukki & Kane.

      1. 3 A
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Still 'have time' to change imo 😀

        1. Salarrivederci
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Ye :p

          Guess the players in the European squads will be out the first 3-4 GW's