Fantasy5 Picks GW38: Barnes and van Dijk backed for final day success

Pick five Premier League players to beat their Fantasy5 ‘points target’ and you could win a prize of up to £10,000.

We love alternative challenges at Fantasy Football Community, so we really enjoy the Fantasy5 game. It’s a free-to-play challenge, where each week you select a player from five matches who you back to beat their designated ‘points target’. It follows the exact same scoring system as FPL but without bonus points.

Get all five correct and you get a split of the £10,000 jackpot prize. Full terms and conditions are here.

In the meantime, we attempt to suggest five successful picks.

Gameweek 38 Fantasy5 picks

  • Crystal Palace vs Man United
  • Norwich vs Tottenham
  • Liverpool vs Wolves
  • Leicester vs Southampton
  • Arsenal vs Everton

Deadline is 16:00 (GMT) on Sunday 22 May.

There was one successful pick within last week’s selections. Jamie Vardy did indeed follow his two goals against Norwich with another pair at Watford, scoring ten points. In fact, Leicester trio Vardy, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes were each amongst the nine players who beat their points target.

So let’s back Barnes (7.5) to do so again versus Southampton. After taking part in just 158 minutes of the previous six league games, the attacker played all 90 of the last two and delivered two goals and three assists.

Meanwhile, Man United need a win at Crystal Palace to seal sixth place. It’s a tough trip but Cristiano Ronaldo has a generous 6.5 points target. Not risked on Tuesday night, Virgil van Dijk (6.5) should be available to face Wolves on the final day. Liverpool can still win the title and – with the Champions League final a further week away – Jurgen Klopp is likely to play a strong line-up.

Perhaps Rodrigo Bentancur is a strange pick but the other Spurs assets are very highly priced. Harry Kane (10.5), Son Heung-min (12.5) and even Dejan Kulusevski (9.5) need multiple returns to succeed, with a clean sheet and assist still not good enough for wing-back Ryan Sessegnon (9.5).

Finally, FPL managers may be slightly nervous about Eddie Nketiah‘s (6.5) starting spot. He hasn’t scored in his last two appearances and, with Champions League football at stake, there’s always a chance that Alexandre Lacazette is preferred against Everton. But, if Nketiah does start, he’ll fancy his chances of netting at least once.

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