So here we are, week 38 and our final chance to debate a Fantasy team until ummmm a couple weeks when the countdown the the World Cup starts. Unusually there is little last day drama left. Champions League is wrapped up with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal safe. Relegation is resolved with Cardiff, Fulham and Norwich gone. There is a slim chance that there may be one final twist in the title race but we would need a West Ham win at City to allow LIverpool to pinch the title with a home win over Newcastle. Not likely then but don't be surprised if City make it hard on themselves.
Onto the picks then.
On paper should be a clean sheet and home win. Price is ok just the nagging feeling that City don't do things easy (see home to ten men Queens Park Rangers to win their last title).
With Cech out Mark will start and will save you 2-3m over Hart. Away hames suit Joses tactics with his current squad and he will have to make a few saves. Only concern is that Cardiff have been able to raise their game against the big boys at home.
Probably the best keeper in the league plays behind one of the worst defences. Each and every game he needs to make saves but Aston Villa arrive with no Benteke and maybe Agbonlahor. You have to like the win here and price is give or take matching Hart.
Last match of the season for JT and he is the kind of guy who will be giving 100% this weekend. Plenty of blocked shots chances and due a goal.
Price is fantastic but it is a question of guessing Joses team (I know your feelings on this). Away from home after a couple of flat results Chelsea will want to end on a victory. His half time impact against Norwich may see him start here and at his price he is MY ALTERNATIVE PICK OF THE WEEK.
If Jan the man is confirmed back I could be very tempted. Still hasn't scored this season but should he start, there could be points at both ends of the pitch
We have him cheap right? fixture and form perfect but wait who is he marking this week?
Very expensive but returning double figures most weeks.
Home to Newcastle should appeal but the theory is when Sturridge plays he steal his points.
The seasons second best player he is in form and if City need a late goal Yaya is the man for the job. With Kun doubtful he may be on pens. He is often all or nothing but is in form.
Samir Nasri/David Silva
It will be their job to find the killer balls to set up the City winning goal/s. Silva is the better player but Nasri has shown he can score when it matters.
I think maybe the least likely to be rested of the Arsenal stars. Still he is not 100% certain to start so a risk. I say it every week but he is due a monster. If you are chasing someone this week then perhaps the type of gamble you need.
Adam could do with one more big performance to try and persuade Roy Hodgson he should be starting the opening World Cup game rather than just being in the squad. A poor Utd team arrive and with Ryan Giggs determined to player every player in the squad a team without the normal Utd winning approach could be the perfect prey for the Saints star player.
Gone quiet again in the last couple week but a genuine 20+point player if the Spurs side set out playing with attacking purpose. Hard to resist this pick but Villa are better on the road.
Graham Dorrans/Chris Brunt
West Bromwich Albion are safe regardless of the math and I fancy they will want to put on the style to celebrate. Stoke are playing very well and under Mark Hughes play a little looser in defence so a goal is not out of the question if you get the correct player.
Not in his managers good books but he is the only flair in the current Chelsea side needing a win. Should start and Cardiff will leave enough holes for him to enjoy. He strikes me a strong willed guy like his manager and I like the idea he will try and prove a point.
Back to back braces most/many of you will hold him, Fixture and form then for the Bosnian so why don't I like this pick. I missed the BD last week so I have him ay 19 and I'm very tempted to drop. Perhaps its the West Ham bus?
Ok here is where I smile when writing. I kept him last week when a number around me didn't. Home to Newcastle should see a return on my faith. In a wonderful season for the player of the year and possibly his last game for Liverpool before a summer move to Real Madrid (I'm ready for the fallout of this comment) it seems fitting that he hits a 20-30-40 point game to round of the season. He will be my captain.
Back to fully fit he could steal the points form my man Luis however found himself in the wider role on Monday. Many of us used the SAS through the season and this is the perfect fixture to do so again.
Robin Van Persie
After two sub appearances surely starts this week. However away to the Saints is not a kind fixture. A hat trick hero at St Marys last season and back in the goals midweek he will be in many teams. The question is, will he get the supply in the hour or so he plays?
Tim Sherwood has been rewarded with young Harry goals when picking him, He should start again and a very nice price. My top forward alternative pick this week.
So there you have it. I feel to 10th in a shocking week 37. I hope to stay in the top ten and finish as high as possible.
My current BD team is
Hart, Luiz, Kompany, Vidic, Dorrans, Silva, Yaya, Eriksen, Dzeko, Sturridge and Suarez.
Of those only Kompany, and Suarez definately stay. I'm not liking picking too many World Cup players but find it hard not to do so.
Who are you on this week