Trying to find one or two key players who will provide a big fantasy points finish at this stage of the season isn’t easy. Plenty of fantasy managers are sorting through the data trying to assess who can turn the tide for them. Get them over the line. But key in your decision making must be form and fixtures.
The numbers have been crunched at FantasySports.co.uk headquarters, and the top 5 midfielders for FPL gameweek 37 are ready.
FPL Gameweek 37 top 5 midfielders
Josh King – Bournemouth
Total FPL points: 169; GW 36: 5 points
Sure, it was only five points, but I love Josh King. He has scored some timely points for my FPL team this season, and FPL managers wanting a cheap midfield option, at £6.2m, should sign him up.
He has scored or assisted a goal in five of his last six matches; and Bournemouth finish the Premier League season with matches against Burnley and Leicester. Play the hot hand.
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
Total FPL points: 175; GW 36: 17 points
Speaking of hot fantasy hands, Kevin De Bruyne’s 17 point haul in gameweek 36 was his sixth double-digit performance this term. His 17 points led him to be the player of the week in FPL. Unfortunately, De Bruyne and many of Manchester City’s stars, have been too inconsistent this season.
The Blues have an easy road to finish the season and need to keep pushing to make the Champions League. Leicester are next and Manchester City should get revenge on them from earlier this season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – Swansea
Total FPL points: 173; GW 36: 3 points
Picking Gylfi Sigurdsson may seem like a gamble for FPL gameweek 37 after he scored just three points last weekend. But there are two reasons he will play well for FPL managers. Firstly, Swansea take on already relegated Sunderland, a team Sigurdsson scored 13 points against last time out.
Secondly, Swansea are fighting for their Premier League lives and desperately need a win to help their chances of survival. It is a good week to take Sigurdsson in FPL and daily fantasy sports.
Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
Total FPL points: 147; GW 36: 8 points
If De Bruyne costs too much or you already have him in your team, Raheem Sterling could be a very good alternative. Last weekend’s eight points was his best in some time. Again, Manchester City’s players seem to feast or famine in FPL points this season.
Sterling hasn’t set the Premier League on fire as was expected under Pep Guardiola. In fact, he has reverted to being highly inconsistent. But he is a hot fantasy hand after last weekend, so give him a go at £7.5m, if you are looking to freshen up your team.
Manuel Lanzini – West Ham
Total FPL points: 13o; GW 36: 9 points
Nine times this season Manuel Lanzini has tallied seven or more points. His goal against Tottenham in gameweek 36 looks to have ended Spurs’ title challenge for good.
The Argentine is considered to be on the Premier League ‘hotlist’ and is drawing interest from clubs around Europe. West Ham do face Liverpool in gameweek 37, but the Reds have shown the team have difficulty when there is pressure placed on them. Can the Reds get into the Champions League? They have been their own worst enemy lately.
Lanzini all but killed Spurs run at the Premier League title. He could stop Liverpool’s ascent to the Champions League, too. Once a winger, now a creative midfield genius, Lanzini is our final hot fantasy prospect for the week ahead.