FPL News: One of the most chaotic Fantasy Premier League seasons will finally be over when all the 20 teams line up for one final time today.
The season saw numerous unprecedented events. Due to the Covid outbreak and adverse weather conditions resulting in more than the usual number of blank and double game weeks. It also included two Free hit chips, the impact of the newly introduced UEFA Conference League, and even an official website breakdown.
However, this has also presented an opportunity for all the managers to think out of the box, and more often than not, this season has rewarded the brave ones for their bold decisions.
In this final round, we take a quick look at the best XI which can help you end the season on a high note:
FPL News: Nick Pope (Burnley, £5.3m)
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Although Burnley have failed to rack up their usual defensive prowess this season, Nick Pope seems to have regained his form over the recent period. The England international is proving decisive in keeping his team alive in the relegation battle with Leeds United and the crowd at Turf Moor will expect the same heroics from him when they take on a rejuvenated Newcastle United side.
Burnley will look to shut Newcastle down at home hoping that a point will be enough to avoid relegation, setting the floor for a potential Nick Pope haul.
Ryan Sessegnon (Spurs, £4.3m)
Spurs asset Ryan Sessegnon has filled the void at the left-back position successfully after Sergio Reguilón’s injury with some impressive performances, especially against Liverpool and Arsenal.
Apart from the high clean sheet probability against the already relegated Norwich City side, Spurs hold the potential to score in any game too. Interestingly, Sessegnon has created five big chances in his last five starts, three more than any other defender over the same period.
FPL News: Joao Cancelo (Manchester City, £7.2m)
One of the only four defenders to touch the 200-point mark in the game’s history, Manchester City’s full-back Joao Cancelo has been an essential FPL pick since the onset of the season. His 11 assists to go with one goal doesn’t tell the story that he could’ve added much more to his tally with the consistent attacking threat that he possesses.
Andy Robertson (Liverpool, £7.3m)
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After a slow start to the season, Robertson has scored 151 points since his 12-point haul against Southampton in gameweek 13, averaging more than 6 points per match over this period. Facing a lackluster Wolves attack at Anfield in the final game of the season, Liverpool is expected to win comfortably with a clean sheet.
Joel Matip (Liverpool, £5.2m)
Joel Matip has been instrumental in Liverpool’s defensive line and often offers an attacking threat with his forward runs and on set-pieces. He has scored three goals, two assists and 17 bonus points so far.
For his price, Matip is a cheat code to one of the best defensive teams in the league and is further expected to keep another clean sheet when they face Wolves in their final game of the season at Anfield.
Son Heung-min (Spurs, £11.2m)
The South Korean international is eyeing his first-ever Golden Boot award in the Premier League and is only one goal behind the current top scorer Mohamed Salah. While Salah’s minutes are expected to be managed in the final game due to a recent injury, it presents a golden opportunity for Son to overtake the Egyptian when he faces a leaky Norwich City defense that has conceded 79 goals so far.
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, £12.1m)
Kevin De Bruyne is a big game player and you expect him to be heavily involved when they face Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa in a must-win game. Having won the Premier League Player of the Season award a day ago, the Belgian will be desperate to make an impact and finish the season with the league trophy. He has also not blanked in any of his previous five home matches.
Mason Mount (Chelsea, £7.7m)
A full-rested Mason Mount will take on a Watford defense that has shipped five goals against Leicester City in their previous match. Known to be a flat-track bully, Mount has already produced a double digit haul in the reverse fixture at Vicarage Road Stadium. Following his crucial penalty miss in the FA Cup final against Liverpool last week, Mount will look to end the season on a high against one of his favorite opponents.
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal, £6.7m)
Arsenal’s Champions League fortune will not be in their hands but they will come out to give their home fans some joy on the final day when they take on Everton. You would expect the Gunners to avenge their unexpected loss at Goodison Park and end the season on a high.
Everton, on the other hand, are safe from relegation and Lampard could chose to rest some of his important players for this match. Bukayo Saka is by far the best attacker to bet on as he is on set-pieces as well and the Toffees certainly are not comfortable dealing with one.
Harry Kane (Spurs, £12.5m)
Harry Kane has been at his usual best after a disappointing first half of the season. The forward looks rejuvenated since the arrival of manager Antonio Conte and is currently the highest scoring forward this season with 16 goals and 10 assists. Kane is also well-known for his final gameweek explosiveness and will have the odds in his favour against a down and out Norwich side.
Ivan Toney (Brentford, £6.8m)
Ivan Toney has been a standout performer for the newly-promoted Brentford side, scoring 12 goals and five assists, and will look to end the season on a winning note in the final home game of the season.
Leeds have conceded 10 goals in their previous four matches and Brentford, on the other hand, have turned on the heat in the final quarter of the season, losing just two matches in their last 10.