The season is drawing to a close and we have just two gameweeks remaining to clinch some silverware/pride with our Fantasy iTeams. Whether it’s battling it out for the World Championship, the last monthly win of the season, a weekly win, chasing mini league glory, or just cementing a place in that World Championship top 100! Whatever it is that you’re hoping to achieve, it’s make or break time… So let’s knuckle down, and go for it! Make those crucial transfers that could make or break your season, month, gameweek. Remember, with all GW38 fixtures kicking off simultaneously, transfers made in GW37 will have a massive impact on how well you do in the final gameweek of the season.
Here’s my little preview of the GW37 fixtures…
Aston Villa vs Chelsea
Villa have given their premier league survival hopes a massive boost win successive wins over Sunderland and Norwich in the last two gameweeks, but could still need something from this fixture to avoid a potential “winner takes all” relegation decider at the DW stadium on the last day of the season. Benteke’s had an outstanding season and will definitely be one to watch. Chelsea will have Wednesday evenings Europa League Final on their minds and may rest a few first team regulars ahead of that fixture. Chelsea do have a squad more than capable of picking up the three points while still rotating players, so this fixture could come down to who wants it more.
Stoke City vs Tottenham
Stoke are almost safe from relegation having gone through the forty point mark, Spurs still have it all to play for if they want Champions League football at White Hart Lane next season. It’s not going to be easy for Spurs, Stoke can be stubborn and tough to break down at home, Spurs have Gareth Bale though, that alone should be enough to see Spurs grab the three points here, we’ve all got Bale in our teams, right?
Everton vs West Ham United
You’d fancy Everton to have enough to beat West Ham and secure that sixth position in the premier league. Andy Carroll could yet be Liverpool’s player of the season if he helps West Ham to a victory over Everton to keep Liverpool’s faint hopes of finishing above Everton this season alive. It’s worth noting Everton have a tough away fixture at Chelsea in GW38, West Ham have a juicy looking home fixture against already relegated Reading, I may even bring in Andy Carroll myself!
Fulham vs Liverpool
Fulham are almost safe from relegation, which is good for them as they’re on a very poor run right now, they where well beaten by Reading in GW36 and have picked up just one point from their last six fixtures, if Liverpool play like they did at Newcastle in GW35 there could be lots of points up for grabs here. Bringing in the right Liverpool players this gameweek could pay dividends with the two fixtures they have remaining.
Norwich vs West Brom
There’s at least one fixture every gameweek that I leave alone, and this is the one for GW37. Norwich still need points to be safe and will be hoping for a win against West Brom who are safe, but with Norwich away at Man City in GW38 and West Brom home to Man United I can’t see any value in bringing in players from either team.
QPR vs Newcastle
QPR are already relegated but will want to sign off with a win against a struggling and relegation threatened Newcastle team. Newcastle know they need a win here to help secure their premier league status, their last game of the season is home to an Arsenal team chasing a Champions League place. Newcastle have found goals hard to come by lately but know anything less than three points here could leave them in serious trouble.
Sunderland vs Southampton
A real six-pointer. Sunderland are stuttering after a mini Di Canio revival, losing Sessegnon for the rest of the season for the sending off at Villa was a massive blow to their survival hopes. Di Canio is quoted as saying Danny Graham is going to score in the next couple of games, he didn’t manage one against Stoke so if you believe Di Canio bring Graham in for GW37. Southampton have Stoke at home in GW38, I’d fancy their players more if I was transferering anyone in, which I’m not.
Man United vs Swansea
It’s partyime at Old Trafford and United will want o sign off with a home win before being presented with the premier league trophy. It’s anyone’s guess on the starting line up so a real bonus that this fixture comes late in the gameweek. Swansea could always spoil the party, but with the main threat and leading scorer Michu out injured I can’t really see that happening.
Arsenal vs Wigan
A game vital to both teams or differing reasons, Arsenal need the win to maintain her Champions League qualification hopes alive, and Wigan will, depending on how earlier results go, be fighting for premier league survival. I’d bank on the Arsenal victory here, possibly a clean sheet too, Walcott and Mertasacker will be high on my transfer targets list.
Reading vs Man City
Last up in GW37 should be the most attractive of all fixtures his gameweek, Reading should be no match for Man City, who follow this fixture with an equally attractive home game against Norwich in GW38. The trouble you’ll have is finding a couple of Man City players that feature in both games. Hart, Kompany, Silva, Tevez, maybe…
Here’s my best shot at a team for GW37, no budget, regular FiT rules, just for fun!
Szczesny, Kompany, Agger, Walker, Baines, Coutihno, Bale, Lampard, Walcott, RVP, Sturridge. Transfers, Mertasacker in for Walker, Tevez in for Sturridge… PS. If I was losing my H2H I’d use the ET and bring in Silva for Lampard!
That’s it from me, hope to see you in the UK mini league, enjoy what’s left of the season and the very best of luck in GW37.
This post was written by FiT Admin