Here we are! The end of the road in Fantasy Premier League this season - gameweek 38.Twenty teams, ten games all kicking off at 4.30pm GMT and one final chance to get some points in before the FPL league tables are finalised. With that in mind, here are five essential picks for your team this week: (All prices accurate as of Thursday 25 May) For more picks, differential top tips, chip strategy and more, sign up for our newsletter by entering your email address at the top of this article or clicking here.Consider bringing in Sam Johnstone to stand between the sticks.With Nottingham Forest now safe, expect Steve Cooper's side to take their foot off the gas in their final game against Crystal Palace.The English shot-stopper has averaged over four points per game in his 12 appearances in the League this season, and Palace's recent form, which includes three clean sheets in their last seven, should give you hope that Johnstone could punch above his averages.
Crucially, at just £4.4m, Johnstone would allow you to re-direct funds from goal to more important areas of the squad.The Egyptian winger has enjoyed yet another astonishing season in terms of output, which has perhaps slipped under the radar given the exploits of Erling Haaland and Liverpool's struggles.
Against an already relegated Southampton, the dynamic forward is an essential pick and is a strong candidate for captaincy.Cometh the hour, cometh the man?Leicester's talisman simply must perform against West Ham if his side have any chance at staying up.His (and Leicester's) attacking output has actually been quite respectable (currently his second-best season for goals in the Premier League), despite their league position, and the maverick midfielder grabbed a goalRead more on independent.co.uk