In almost two weeks with three sets of fixtures, the Premier League 2020-21 campaign will be over. With Finale Sunday now in our sights, we’re in the endgame now. Man City has been crowned the Premier League champions after Man United fell to Leicester at Old Trafford. Meanwhile, Sheffield United, West Brom and Fulham have all been relegated. Only the race for European qualification remains, with coveted Champions League spots still very much on!
Also, let’s not forget that we have another now-almost-routine Friday deadline; don’t miss it!
Jordan Pickford (£4.8m, Everton v Sheffield United)
Last week Pickford picked up a crucial three points and a clean sheet against in-form West Ham. Facing relegated Sheffield, that will give the England international enough confidence to grab another to make nine for the term.
Ederson – (£6.1m, Newcastle v Man City)
The Brazilian keeper has kept 18 clean sheets and will likely win the golden glove award. He’s the safer but more expensive option this weekend since Newcastle has struggled to put the ball in the net.
Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m, Brighton v West Ham)
One player who has been under the radar and the key figure for West Ham has been the right-back Coufal. The Hammers’ defender has pretty much played every 90 minutes this season, producing eight assists and eight clean sheets, so he is essential for David Moyes’ men to secure their dream of Champions League next term. Also, they face bottom-half clubs Brighton (A), West Brom (A) and Southampton (H) in their final three fixtures.
Stuart Dallas (£5.2m, Burnley v Leeds)
Who would have thought that by the end of the season, Stuart Dallas would have the most FPL points for any defender (158)? He usually plays as an attacking midfielder, so has produced eight goals and three assists plus 10 clean sheets. He’s an all-around player who attacks and defends well. Best of all, Leeds also has a favorable run-out, facing Burnley (A), Southampton (A) and West Brom (H).
Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m, West Brom v Liverpool)
The England international may have had a tough season, but with Liverpool fighting for the Champions League spots and the right-back trying to prove his worth for the up-coming Euros, he is highly motivated in the home stretch of the season. The Reds also finsh against West Brom (A), Burnley (A) and Crystal Palace (H), so they could win out and challenge for a top-four slot.
Heung-Min Son (£9.5m, Tottenham v Wolves)
Unlike captain Kane, Son has been playing very well since Ryan Mason has taken charge. Despite Spurs inconsistent form and 3-1 loss to Leeds last week, the South Korean international has three goals and an assist in his previous three matches. Spurs face Wolves (H), Aston Villa (H) and Leicester (A).
Raheem Sterling (£11.0m, Newcastle v Man City)
At this stage, having landed the title, Pep Guardiola will likely look to preserve his regular forwards for the Champions League final against Chelsea, though they will get game-time here and there. So Sterling should feature domestically, and he can likely take charge at Newcastle. He scored one over the weekend in the loss to Chelsea, and he will try to reclaim his forward position to make his manager reconsider him for CL glory.
Mo Salah (£12.7m, West Brom v Liverpool)
Salah will be critical for Liverpool’s hunt to secure next season Champions League campaign, and the game against relegated side West Brom is a must-win. The Egyptian winger’s teammates will surely look to serve his runs, and he may aim for the Golden Boot award as well. Plus, Salah has gotten three goals and an assist in his last four league starts, pushing his point tally to 205, his fourth consecutive season with 200+ FPL points.
Chris Wood (£6.4m, Burnley v Leeds)
With such a low budget, Sean Dyche has managed to produce another masterclass by securing Burnley another Premier League campaign. Plenty of credit goes toward Chris Wood. The striker makes the list purely on his goal-scoring form since GW-27, putting the ball into the net eight times in eight appearances. Not bad for someone in the budget price-range.
Patrick Bamford (£6.3m, Burnley v Leeds)
Bamford managed to get his name on the score-sheet after three drought appearances, but the English international has still had a good season with 15 goals and 10 assists. It’s not a risky pick when an attacking team like Leeds will provide enough chances for the striker to put the ball into the net or even create one for his team mates.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m, Everton v Sheffield United)
Potential captain of the week, Calvert-Lewin may not have a brilliant second half of the season as compared to his first, but he’s still a strike threat. Everton will look for him to help and grab three points against a relegated Sheffield side.
Harry Kane (£11.8m, Tottenham v Wolves)
Despite Harry Kane having zero goal contribution in his last three matches under manager Ryan Mason, it’s tough to take the Englishmen out of the list given his world class attributes and 21 goals plus 13 assists. Kane will look to restart his scoring in the final three fixtures so he can take charge in the Euros with full confidence.
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