Premier League: GW38 Transfer & Starting XI

It’s the final week of the season and after a dismal performance in DGW37, it can’t come soon enough. It’s been a long and turbulent season, which has see highs and lows. However, it’s the lows that always seen to linger during the season. Harry Kane can fuck off! He’s been virtually useless on my starting XI all season long. Thankfully Mohamed Salah was a refreshing face that picked up much of Kane’s ineffectiveness.

While I will cover the season in review shortly, the lack of green arrows during the middle of the season has left me short of nearly ever pre-season goal I set. More notably, as I mentioned, Harry Kane has been the most expensive failure on my squad this season.

So the last changes of the season have come. I’ve decided to make two changes, costing me a -4 hit. But after droppging 75k last week, this move can’t hurt, right? I moved Vincent Kompany for Mamadou Sakho and David Silva for Christian Eriksen. Palace is home to a resurgent Baggies squad, but could potentially pitch a clean sheet. As for Eriksen, why not? Maybe Spurs will do something at home against Leicester, who’s been on the beach for months now.

I just realized that the activation of my Bench Boost Chip never happened for DGW37. Not that it would have given me a green arrow, but would have made the red a bit smaller. So for GW38, I will be boosting, but don’t expect much at all

Starting XI this week will feature Jordon Pickford in goal away to West Ham, while David de Gea, is supposed to get a rest. Defensively I line up with a 3 defender set, led by Burnley’s, Matt Lowton along with Alfie Mawson and Mamadou Sakho. Paul Dummett occupies the bench, as Newcastle host Chelsea and Florent Hadergjonaj is home to the Gunners.

The midfield four brings in Eriksen to partner with Heung-Min Son, Dusan Tadic, who was a bust in the DGW and Mohamed Salah. Spurs are home to Leicester giving my midfield duo a great chance to return, while Salah faces Brighton at Anfield. The only concern, Tadic home to Man City, but I can’t see a strong lineup from Pep, so Tadic might returning something other than 2 points. I can wish, right? Ashley Young, OOP as a defender will start on the bench, home to a hapless Watford.

Up front I go unchanged with Cenk Tosun away to West ham, Gabriel Jesus away to So’ton and the uninspiring Kane home to Leicester. Good match ups, but will keep my excitement down as they haven’t done much in recent game weeks.

I need 72 points to tie my best ever overall points, but I don’t believe a recording breaking week will save me from breaking the top 100k. Currently at 219k I am coming off a big red arrow that knocked me well off my mid-season goal. At any rate, last game of the season and there will be lots of cold beer during the offseason with the #FPLBeerClub

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