With Manchester City hosting Leicester on Monday night and looking to move one step closer to reclaiming their Premier League title, Gameweek 37 offers FPL bosses another chance to end their year on a high.
Ahead of the penultimate Gameweek before this year’s FPL campaign draws to an end, we have found three hidden gems that you should be looking to bring in before Friday’s 19:00pm deadline.
Picking up a 1-0 win away at bitter rivals Tottenham on Gameweek 36 and becoming the first team to beat Mauricio Pochettino’s side at their new home, West Ham will be looking to mount a late charge for the top half.
While the Hammers would have felt incredibly hard done by to not have picked up maximum points against Leicester (Gameweek 35) and Manchester United (Gameweek 34), they have shown plenty of improvements.
One man in particular who is enjoying a bright end to the campaign in the versatile Michail Antonio.
Scoring the winner against Spurs last weekend, the 29-year-old has now scored in back-to-back FPL Gameweeks for the first time this season.
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Picking up 15 points in his last two appearances for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, his underlying statistics highlight Antonio’s importance to Saturday’s hosts.
The winger has produced eight shots on goal and four shots on target over the last two Gameweeks, both those tallies are at least double that of any other West Ham player.
Even more impressive, despite featuring in a string of different positions for the Hammers this season, Antonio’s overall FPL points haul of 102 sees him one of just three players at the London Stadium to break to the 100-point barrier.
Given Southampton’s defensive issues at the back end of the season, Antonio should be confident of extending his goalscoring on Gameweek 37.
Playing out a dramatic 3-3 draw against South Coast rivals Bournemouth last weekend, the Saints have managed to record just one Premier League clean sheet since a 2-0 win over Fulham on Gameweek 28.
With Southampton shipping 11 goals in just their last five appearances, coupled with Antonio being owned by just 1.1% of FPL bosses across the country, the West Ham midfielder is certainly a wise investment before Friday’s deadline.
While Southampton may have some defensive issues that still need resolving, the Saints have secured another season in the Premier League and they are showing real improvements in the final third.
Putting three past Bournemouth on Gameweek 36, Saturday’s visitors have now managed to find the net in each of their last nine appearances.
With many expecting a lively encounter at the London Stadium on Gameweek 37, Ralph Hasenhüttl will be looking for the red-hot Shane Long to carry on his remarkable end to the season.
Finding the net at St. Mary’s last weekend and picking up five FPL points, the Irish veteran has been a major influence in Southampton’s revival.
Despite finding the net just once in his opening 32 FPL Gameweeks, the 32-year-old has now found the net in four of his previous five matchups.
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Enjoying by far his most successful spell in recent memory, Long has averaged a shot every 30.1 minutes over his past four Gameweeks, the best tally of any player on the South Coast.
While West Ham have shown their own improvements at the back end of the campaign, the Hammers have once again struggled with their continued defensive issues.
Pellegrini’s men have recorded just a single clean sheet in their last seven Premier League outings and they have picked up just a single clean sheet at the London Stadium since a 1-0 win over Arsenal back on Gamweek 22.
With Long costing just £4.7million, it is also worth noting that after their trip to East London on Gameweek 37, the Saints face a matchup against rock-bottom Huddersfield on their final appearance of the season.
Appearing to put their FA Cup heartbreak behind them, Wolves have continued to enjoy a stellar return to the Premier League.
Last year’s Championship winners hold a three-point buffer in that lucrative seventh spot and Nuno Espírito Santo’s side have their sights firmly set on securing Europa League football for Molineux next season.
Picking up back-to-back victories over Arsenal (Gameweek 35) and Watford (Gameweek 36), one man who is really spearheading Wolves’ European push is the in-form Diogo Jota.
Once again finding the net in Wolves’ 2-1 win away at Vicarage Road last weekend and also picking up an assist, the 22-year-olds 12 points saw him land a spot in the FPL Team of the Week.
With Wolves continuing to shine in the Midlands and now enjoying a seven-Gameweek unbeaten run at Molineux, Jota, in particular, has enjoyed his appearances on home soil.
Scoring four in his last four at Molineux, the former Atletico Madrid man has also found the net against both Arsenal and Manchester United on that run.
Diogo Jota’s game by numbers vs. Watford:
75% pass accuracy
7 touches in opp. box
3 fouls won
2 take-ons completed
2 tackles won
A match-winning display. 🐺 pic.twitter.com/Q2HD9qhXC3
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Even more impressive, picking up an overall FPL points haul of 136 in his debut Premier League campaign, only leading goalscorer Raul Jiménez has registered a better return than Jota.
While Fulham have undoubtedly shown plenty of improvements at the end of the season, Scott Parker’s side have already secured their fate and will face a stern test on Gameweek 37.
Despite winning their previous three matches on the bounce, the Cottagers have lost seven of their last eight Premier League matches on the road and have conceded two or more goals in each of those defeats.
Already the most purchased player ahead of Gameweek 37 and brought in by over 78,000 FPL bosses across the country, Jota seems like a very smart investment for the back end of the season.