FPL Gameweek 38+ Captain Options

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With Champions League, Europa League, the Golden Boot and the relegation battle still to play for, choosing an FPL Gameweek 38+ Captain is no easy task.

It’s been a long and winding road, but now it is almost over. The 2019/2020 Premier League season draws its curtains on Sunday, and with it so does the FPL season. However, there’s still plenty to be decided in FPL Gameweek 38+.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester City and Wolves will continue to exchange blows, as they fight for the rights to European football next season. Meanwhile, Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Watford will be looking to secure key wins in their respective relegation battles.

As for individual battles, the Golden Boot race also wraps up this weekend. While Jamie Vardy certainly looks the favorite to secure the accolades, there are still a few players looking to ruin his party.

With so much still to play for, we outline your best FPL Gameweek 38+ Captain options.

As always, be sure to check out our FPL Captaincy Guide for more tips on selecting your FPL captain.

Raheem Sterling – NOR (H)

Remember when Raheem Sterling was having a bad FPL season?

Well, heading into the final Gameweek of the season, the Manchester City star sits in 6th spot in FPL scoring with 196 points. His ascent to the top of the FPL leader boards is largely in part to his excellent second half form.

Since returning to action in GW30+, Sterling has recorded an impressive 8 goals and 4 assists in 8 matches. The resulting 78 points over this stretch translates to a superb 9.75 points per game. More remarkably, Sterling has managed to achieve these results having played over 60 minutes just 5 times.

Looking at his more recent form, the numbers are even more jaw dropping. Despite only starting two of the last four games, Sterling still recorded 6 goals and 1 assist – easily the best stats of any player over this period.

The recent goal scoring form suggests that he has not yet given up on the Golden Boot race. Despite leader Jamie Vardy (23) well ahead of Sterling (19), a visit from a relegated Norwich side could put the England international back in the lead. The Canaries have lost their last 5 games, and have been dreadful in defense, having conceded 10 goals in the process.

An in-form Raheem Sterling, chasing the Golden Boot, against an awful Norwich defense is simply too delicious to pass up on. This makes Sterling a standout FPL Gameweek 38+ Captain choice.

Anthony Martial – LEI (A)

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With Manchester United fighting for Champions League football next season, Anthony Martial is back in contention for your captaincy this week.

The out-of-position (OOP) United striker has been in fine form since returning from the break. Indeed, since Gameweek 30+, Martial has scored 6 goals and added an additional 5 assists in 8 games. His 72 FPL points over this stretch equates to an average of 9 points per game. Not too shabby.

Looking at the underlying statistics suggests that Martial can build on his success in Gameweek 38+. Since the break, his 59 penalty touches (7.4 per game) is second only to Salah (67). Penalty touches are typically a good indication that a striker is in an advanced, high yield scoring position.

Most importantly, Martial has been extremely clinical when the chances present themselves. In the last 8 games, the Frenchman has seen 6 big chances go his way, and has scored 6 goals in the process.

A trip to Leicester should present plenty more opportunities to showcase his proficiency. The Foxes have struggle recently, having conceded 7 goals in the last 3 games. This makes Anthony Martial a tempting FPL Gameweek 38+ captain.

Mohamed Salah – NEW (A)

In a season filled with the unexpected, one thing remained unchanged: Mohamed Salah is the FPL points leader.

His success over the course of this season has been well documented. A goal scoring machine, Salah leads the league with 232 FPL points thanks to an impressive 19 goals and 10 assists.

However, it appears that the Liverpool star is just not ready to rest on his laurels. Despite scoring 2 goals and 2 assists in the lat 4 games, Salah has been unlucky to not come away with more. The underlying statistics clearly show that the Egyptian is pushing for the Golden Boot.

Indeed, in the last 4 games, Salah has led all players in goal attempts (21), shots inside the box (19) and big chances (8).

Luckily, a Gameweek 38+ trip to Newcastle should give Salah plenty to look forward to. The Liverpool winger has a fine record against the Magpies, having scored 4 goals and 2 assists in 6 games played. That includes a goal in the reverse fixture earlier this year.

With the Golden Boot (and FPL) scoring title within reach, Mo Salah is definitely an excellent FPL Gameweek 38+ captain.

Our Pick: Raheem Sterling

It is difficult to look past a Manchester City player this week, so Raheem Sterling gets the nod. A visit from a relegated and battered Norwich side will provide plenty of opportunities for Sterling to continue his exceptional form. A big thrashing is certainly on the table, and we expect Raheem to make a strong push for the Golden Boot.

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