We are reaching the very end of the 2019-20 season, and the journey has been one to remember! With everything happening in the world right now, Project Restart truly was a success, helping many football followers to survive the new ‘normal’.
After 30 long years, Liverpool fans can finally frame their Premier League title picture after witnessing the celebration yesterday from Klopp and the Reds, and the same can be said for Leeds United as well.
The final Sunday showdown still has to answer whether Manchester United can nick a Champions League entry at Leicester, and can Frank Lampard’s Chelsea earn another try in Europe again? It’s going to be two to go and one to be left behind.
Here are the final FPL picks of the final game-week of the Premier League 2019-20 campaign:
Burnley’s players will do everything in their power to help Pope get the golden gloves he deserves, and manager Sean Dyche’s game plan will support that. The English keeper is nose to nose with Manchester City’s Ederson with 15 clean sheets. Pope has been many fantasy manager’s favorite keeper, delivering 169 points in 37 appearances and sitting on top of the stats. And, he has conceded just three out of the last six fixtures.
Plus, this Burnley side are undefeated in their previous seven home matches, while Brighton have drawn five of their last six away games.
Aaron Ramsdale (£4.4, Bournemouth at Everton)
With everything on the line and to play for, surely Ramsdale and his players will play till the final minute of the game. The goal keeper had a decent amount of saves against Southampton this week, but his side was unlucky to lose. It is a risky call as Everton have been undefeated in their past 11 home matches, but they have had a dip in form recently. With the cheap price on Ramsdale, one can always invest savings in some other position in the squad.
Emiliano Martinez (£4.4, Arsenal vs. Watford)
Arsenal’s second choice keeper has been a revelation and is the cheapest starting goal keeper in the game who would certainly be looking to grab hold of another clean sheet to make life difficult for Mikel Arteta, especially when facing a manager-less Watford side at the Emirates. Argentine is budget-friendly and has been tremendous at shot stopping for the Gunners who would look to end the season with a three point victory.
Matt Doherty (£6.5, Wolves at Chelsea)
Another FPL favorite, Dohery has been exceptional this season for Wolves. 8 goals, 15 assists and 16 clean sheets and counting over just two seasons for a defender is not bad at all. He has provided eight this season so far, and two in his previous two matches. Against Chelsea, Wolves will aim to finish ahead of Tottenham and cement their Europa League campaign next season.
Lucas Digne (£5.9, Everton vs. Bournemouth)
If Everton can follow their game-plan in the win over Sheffield where they grabbed a clean sheet, Digne can be dangerous on the left-flank against a Bournemouth side who are fighting for their lives. However, the Frenchman is third on the list with Wolves’ Matt Doherty for the most assists (8) after Liverpool fullbacks Alexander-Arnold (15) and Andy Robertson (11).
Enda Stevens (£5.2, Sheffield United at Southampton)
Stevens has been spectacular for Chris Wilder’s side with 13 clean sheets to his name, plus he has been consist with minutes. Irishman has played every 90 minutes for Sheffield except for two games, where he played 45 and 60 minutes due to a knock. However, this just shows how critical he’s been at the back. Against a confident Southampton squad, Sheffield will look to end their season with a victory as they have been the surprise package of this season.
Eric Garcia (£4.5, Manchester City vs. Norwich)
Despite Pep Guardiola making 143 changes to his starting XI in the league this season – the most by a manager in a single season in Premier League history – the start of Eric Garcia is guaranteed. The youngster will likely be replaced next season but has been a decent backup for his team who face relegated Norwich, owners of the worst goal scoring ratio this season so far. Plus, Ederson will be on his fellow defenders to give him a clean sheet in his race for the golden gloves.
Bruno Fernandes (£9.1, Manchester United vs. Leicester)
The influence and impact that Bruno Fernandes has brought to the entire Manchester United side is just remarkable. Despite having played only twelve games this season, the Portugal international already has more points than any West Ham player in FPL this season. With Champions League on the line for the Red Devils and a dull Leicester side, Fernandes should step up with more goal production for a front-line, which he has been doing so well.
Anthony Martial (£8.5, Manchester United vs. Leicester)
Martial’s form has been excellent since the restart: five goals and four assists for an average of 9.5 points per game. It’s the final match against Leicester to decide Champions League qualification. The Frenchman will be confident against a recently shaky Foxes’ back-line.
Christian Pulisic (£7.4, Chelsea vs. Wolves)
Pulisic is arguably Chelsea’s best attacking player since the restart, coming from the bench against Liverpool to score one and provide one. Well rested now, the American striker will look to find the net again as Chelsea want at least a draw against Wolves to solidify their Champions League plans.
David Silva (£7.4, Manchester City vs. Norwich)
Silva missed the previous game against Watford. but with his career finale at home, he will be starting in his 309th appearance for Manchester City. With the quality players surrounding him, they and Pep Guardiola will want to provide the perfect sending off to the club legend despite no fans to applaud the Spaniard. The magician has 30 FPL points in his last two home games and is a must-have for this round. He is a joy to watch for the world.
Daniel Podence (£4.9, Wolves at Chelsea)
Despite struggling to become a starter since moving from Olympiacos in January, Podence has finally started three matches in a row. And during those games, the Portuguese winger scored a goal and provided an assist. He could prove to be a difference-maker against a dull Chelsea defense.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9, Arsenal vs. Watford)
If there is any game where Aubameyang should score, it’s this one against a headless Watford side facing relegation. In the hunt for the golden boot and three behind Jamie Vardy’s 23 goals, recall that the Arsenal captain put two in the net in last year’s finale to share the boot with Sadio Mane and Mohamad Salah.
Harry Kane (£10.9, Tottenham at Crystal Palace)
With nothing really at stake for either side, Kane would like to continue his momentum of firing the ball into the net. The Englishman finally got his confidence and mojo back over the past two gameweeks, netting back-to-back doubles. The striker is even the favorite for captaincy arm-band this week as the Eagles are on a seven-game losing streak.
Jamie Vardy (£9.7, Leicester vs. Manchester United)
The English striker has been crucial for the Foxes, but his side has been tumbling downward since the restart. If there is anybody Brenden Rodgers is looking at to save them, it has to be Vardy, even if there is no service for him. However, the forward could still win the golden boot even if he fails to score against Manchester United with a Champions League spot at stake.
Danny Ings (£7.6, Southampton vs. Sheffield United)
If only Ings had converted the penalty against Bournemouth, he would be within a single goal of Golden Boot leader Jamie Vardy. Still, the former Liverpool striker sits two back at 21 so will be looking to redeem his miss against Sheffield and possibly even nick the award.
What do make of our Player Picks this week? What players are you picking and dropping? Any remaining Chips you have to use in the last game of the season? Who will win the golden boot? Which three teams do you think are favourites to grab those UCL spots? Who is being relegated? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Who will win the Premier League Golden Boot?
This poll is closed
Jamie Vardy, Leicester – 23 goals
Danny Ings, Southampton – 21 goals
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal – 20 goals
Raheem Sterling, Manchester City – 19 goals
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool – 19 goals