Fantasy Premier League Week 38 Transfers and Tips: Full-backs provide value this Sunday

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Can Wayne Rooney end his Everton career with a goal?
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It is the final round of games of the season and for those still hoping to beat their mates, Neil Monnery brings you his likes and dislikes ahead of GW38...

Wayne Rooney - 7.1m. With a move to DC United being heavily touted in the media, can Wayne Rooney sign off his Premier League career with a goal? The romantics would say yes but the last time he scored in the league was before Christmas.

Eight to like

Wilfried Zaha - £7.0m. Ever since the former Manchester United man has taken over at the forefront of the Crystal Palace attack, he's been a fantasy goldmine. A mid-priced midfielder playing in the No. 9 role is the dream. With four goals to go with three assists in his past five, there is no reason to believe his hot streak won't continue at home to relegated West Brom on Sunday.

Wilfried Zaha is available at 6/4 to score anytime in Crystal Palace v West Brom (Sportsbook)

Sam Vokes - £5.7m. Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are both currently rated as doubtful for Sunday's clash with Bournemouth, so why not invest in one of Burnley's backup front men? Eddie Howe's side haven't been good defensively all season and they'll be in their metaphorical flip-flops at Turf Moor.

Sam Vokes is available at 7/5 to score anytime in Burnley v Bournemouth (Sportsbook)

Sead Kolasinac - £5.8m. Following his performance in the Community Shield, Arsenal's summer signing was a fantasy darling. His numbers haven't lived up to expectations but he's started the past three. It is Arsene Wenger's final game and I'd fully expect his side to just go for it. Clean sheet potential to go along with the possibilities of an assist or a goal here.

Trent Alexander-Arnold - £4.4m. Another full-back to buy into this week is a long-shot for the England World Cup squad. With Joe Gomez ruled out, it means this position should pick itself. Brighton are travelling all the way to Merseyside still on a high having beaten Manchester United. With a point still needed to guarantee Champions League football, a comfortable home win is expected.

Harry Kane - £13.1m. Liking the most expensive player in the game isn't exactly going out on a limb I know but Harry Kane has a terrific match-up on Sunday. Leicester conceded five at Crystal Palace the last time they played away from home. With the England man still hoping to win the Golden Boot, his teammates will surely be trying to feed him all afternoon long.

Harry Kane is available at 15/2 to score a hat-trick or more in Spurs v Leicester (Sportsbook)

Leroy Sané - £8.6m. With Southampton all but safe, this game will have more of a festival atmosphere than anticipated. This suits the visitors as they'll look to put the icing on the cake of a truly wonderful Premier League campaign. I like them to win big and Sané is due a goal or two. Ales Keble says if they are interested then they could score five or six, who would disagree?

Will Hughes - £4.6m. Jose Mourinho may well rest up his big names for the FA Cup Final, if he does then Watford may pull off a big upset. To do that then the former Derby man will surely be at the heart of things. The 23 year-old been getting regular playing time recently and is starting to fulfil the potential anyone whose played Football Manager will know he possesses.

Patrick van Aanholt - £5.2m. My final like of the 2017/18 comes from south London, where Crystal Palace have provided a lot of value in the second half of the season. With goals in back-to-back games and seemingly popping up in attacking positions several times a game, the Dutchman is in excellent form.

Two to avoid

Álvaro Morata - £10.4m. Antonio Conte gave Morata the start against Huddersfield on Wednesday night and the Spaniard did not repay his manager. He's been a fantasy dud for an awfully long time now.

Wayne Rooney - 7.1m. With a move to DC United being heavily touted in the media, can Wayne Rooney sign off his Premier League career with a goal? The romantics would say yes but the last time he scored in the league was before Christmas.

Captain's pick

Harry Kane is the main man this week as he looks to overhaul Mo Salah for the Golden Boot. Gabriel Jesus hasn't put up the numbers expected of him in Sergio Aguero's absence but he's still a good pick. Lastly Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has only failed to score in four games he's started for Arsenal since his January move to the Premier League, that is a sign he's genuine captain option as well.

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*Remember the deadline to submit your teams for GW38 is 14:00 on Sunday.

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