If at the start of the season you carefully selected a fantasy football XI but have long since abandoned tinkering with it on a weekly basis, you’re probably not alone.
Unless there’s money at stake it’s easy to lose interest in something that requires so much of your time. Yahoo Fantasy Football offers a solution to both of these problems, allowing you to win cash by picking and choosing which weeks you want to compete in.
Follow the link, sign-up and choose the starting XI you think will deliver for the final weekend of the season for the chance to win cash prizes.
What’s more, if you deposit just £5 with the bonus code FW50 you’ll receive an additional £50*.
Of course working out who’ll perform in games that, for the most part, are dead rubbers is tricky. Fortunately we’ve done the hard work for you, and chosen the players we think will offer plenty of points.
Like with other fantasy football platforms, on Yahoo goalkeepers receive most of their points for a clean sheet (6), and lose points per goal conceded (-2). However, it’s worth noting there are also 4 points on offer for keeper if he’s on the winning team, as well as 1.5 points per save.
Chelsea hosting Sunderland might have considered a dead cert for a Thibaut Courtois shut out earlier in the season, but considering the newly-crowned champions shipped three at home to Watford on Monday you’d be best trusting in another pair of hands this week — especially as the Belgian will probably be rested for the FA Cup final.
We’d back Simon Mignolet to keep out the Premier League’s most profligate attack, Middlesbrough on Sunday, especially as you’d expect Liverpool to dominate the game as they chase the win that would guarantee Champions League football next season.
At the back
Like goalkeepers, defenders receive bonus points for a clean sheet (3), but unlike the men between the posts, they don’t lose points for a goal conceded.
They can however pick up points for successful tackles (0.5), interceptions (0.5) and blocks (1). With this in mind you could do worse than pick one or two of the Middlesbrough back line.
They’re cheap, will be required to do plenty of the above against Liverpool and you wouldn’t bet against Jurgen Klopp’s side coming up short yet again against a side they should beat and draw a blank — though that’s an outside shot. Ben Gibson will set you back just £12 from your £200 player budget.
With points on offer to midfielders for every shot (0.5), shot on target (2), successful cross (0.5), goals (8) and assists (4), you’ll want to pick midfielders who will be at the heart of their side’s attacking forays.
The Swansea City squad will be in fine spirits following confirmation last weekend they’ll be playing Premier League football again next year, and you’d fancy them to get one over on a West Brom side that are eight games without a win and that have scored just three goals in that time.
Tom Carroll (£13), Leroy Fer (£13) or Ki Sung-yueng (£14) could represent good, low cost options.
Chelsea may not have anything to play for against Sunderland on the final day, other than wanting to make sure they sign off their title-winning campaign with a win, but Michy Batshuayi certainly has something to prove.
IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED ??❤ Need one last so I can be faster ? (who cares about my passing ??) https://t.co/1y8p4ftHQf
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) May 17, 2017
The Belgian has barely featured for Antonio Conte’s side this season, but he’s certainly taken his chances when they’ve been given to him, scoring three league goals in just 211 minutes — including the winner against West Brom and again against Watford.
Up against an already relegated Sunderland defence he’ll be eager to make a lasting impression on his manager.
Despite being the joint-most expensive player available, Alexis Sanchez is one of the few strikers playing for a team with anything on the line this weekend.
The Chilean once again was the man making a difference for Arsenal against Sunderland on Tuesday, scoring both goals to keep Arsene Wenger’s men in with a shout at Champions League football.
In theory, Everton looks like a tricky opponent for the Gunners, but the Toffees are in awful form on the road, having not won since January and scoring only five goals in that time. Ronald Koeman’s side may prove to be acquiescent guests on Sunday, something Sanchez will be first in line to take advantage of.
As a budget option, Burnley’s Ashley Barnes (£14) could be a good bet for having an impact against a beleaguered West Ham.