Writing the Player Picks for a Double Game Week is somewhat of an easy task, as the majority of teams will have very similar line-ups. Depending on where you are in the rankings, however, this is a perfect time to pick a few oddballs, and try to end the season on a high note. The Game Week 37 Player Picks will be divided into two categories, Single Gamers and Double Gamers.
Kasper Schmeichel – at £1 only, but even then I am apprehensive to start him because there will be goals in this one and Leicester City has not kept a Clean Sheet three games in a row this season.
Kelvin Davis/Paulo Gazzaniga – priced at £1.83 and £1.05, respectively, coming off an embarrassing away loss at Leicester City and playing home to Aston Villa in the early game of the weekend, it could end badly but could also end in a Clean Sheet. Just make sure you know who starts.
Aaron Cresswell – at £1 only, the West Ham defender is a sure started in an injury ravaged backfield and allows spending elsewhere.
Ryan Bertrand – has not been in double digits since Game Week 30 against Burnley, but will be looking to make a strong statement in the final home game.
David Silva – in form and priced relatively low after a 20 point performance.
Eden Hazard – the Belgian’s price went down slightly after a scarce display against Liverpool. Away to a West Bromwich Albion team that could not defeat the dire Newcastle this could be a good game to bring the Player of the Year back into your Starting 11.
Harry Kane - home to Hull City. Enough said.
Sergio Aguero – after a three goal performance, only the brave ones will dare to drop Kun.
Charlie Austin - relegated but not forgotten, Austin will be looking to cement his name in the minds of Premier League managers and front office people and the final game at home against a Newcastle team fighting to avoid relegation.
Arsenal: away to Manchester United, home to Sunderland
My subjective view of this Double Game Week is simple: I prefer teams/players fighting for survival over those fighting for European football. The players are carrying far more responsibility and hence more desire not to let the fans down.
David Ospina – priced at £9.12, the Colombian will be in goal for the Arsenal double. Quite affordable, but rightfully so due to the fact the Gunners have had a torrid time keeping clean sheets as of late, he is the safe goalkeeper pick of the week.
Costel Pantilimon – priced £10.71 at retail, unless you grabbed him on barndoor at £7.72, the Romanian along with the Sunderland defense, in general, is quite a gamble. Sunderland, however, has kept 11 clean sheets this season (most notably against Chelsea), although lost 0-2 in its only meeting against Arsenal (Alexis Sanchez scored both goals).
Per Mertesacker/Hector Bellerin/Laurent Koscielny – they are not cheap, but all three are sure starters and represent a good value for the double week after the loss to Swansea.
Patrick Van Aanholt/Billy Jones/Wes Brown – having this odd bunch in your backfield is like having the Three Stooges, but it will be just as entertaining. Van Aanholt is a must, in my opinion, even at retail. Jones and Brown come with serious Yellow and even Red card risks. Tread carefully (you know, I won't).
Aaron Ramsey/Santi Cazorla/Mesut Ozil – the premier midfield of the week, especially if you have any of the three at a discount.
Jordi Gomez/Sebastian Larsson – both are intriguing picks. Larsson is on direct free kicks and corners while Gomez is on penalties.
Alexis Sanchez/Olivier Giroud – the premier strike force of the week.
Jermaine Defoe/Connor Wickham – the alternative strike force duo, with my preference given to Wickham who always works hard and is due a goal (or two). Danny Graham has not done enough for me, notwithstanding the odd goal last week, to recommend him.
My team at the moment is:
Best of luck this Game Week.