The Chief's fantasy football picks - Gameweek 37

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Gabriel Jesus has scored four goals in his last five Premier League games but he has failed to score more than once in one game since Gameweek 8 against Stoke.
Gabriel Jesus has scored four goals in his last five Premier League games but he has failed to score more than once in one game since Gameweek 8 against Stoke.

Must-have pick – Gabriel Jesus

Having scored three goals in his last three games, I can’t look beyond the Brazil international as the prized asset for this week’s action. I tipped him to do well last week and he duly delivered in a comfortable victory against West Ham United.

He has now scored more league goals (12) than Alvaro Morata (11) and Wayne Rooney (10), despite missing the middle of the season due to injury. With Aguero still sidelined, Gabriel Jesus will remain as Manchester City’s first choice centre forward possibly until the end of the season.

Gabriel Jesus boasts a shooting accuracy of 63% and his dynamism has allowed him to score multiple goals with his right foot, left foot and head. With that said, he has missed 13 big chances since August which is a minor cause for concern.

Manchester City’s next two games are at home to Huddersfield and Brighton. City still have plenty to play for with Premier League records such as the 100+ points tally milestone still in sight. I expect the Citizens to treat their fans with goals and wins in their remaining home games, which is more than ideal for Gabriel Jesus’s attacking productivity.

Comeback pick – Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba has been directly involved in four of Manchester United’s last seven goals with three goals and one assist.
Paul Pogba has been directly involved in four of Manchester United’s last seven goals with three goals and one assist.

When he’s on form he’s sensational and when he’s off the boil in matches he’s simply dreadful to watch. Paul Pogba started the season off in style but has been somewhat of an enigma since then.

He’s gone through patches in which he has struggled to be involved in Manchester United’s goal output. A lack of consistent minutes has not helped his cause. However, a goal and an assist in his last two outings seems to hint at a comeback.

Perhaps he is looking to finish the season off in style, to prepare accordingly for the World Cup. Whatever the case, his presence generally has a positive impact on the team with a 70% league win rate in matches that he has appeared in since August.

Manchester United’s next opponents, Brighton and West Ham, are almost safe from relegation, unless the teams below them all start winning concurrently – which seems unlikely. Complacency could kick in, which could allow Paul Pogba to add to his ever growing tally of goals and assists.

Differential pick – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not scored in his last three games but he did manage two assists in that time.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not scored in his last three games but he did manage two assists in that time.

Let’s face it, one of the implications of Arsenal having a long run in the Europa League has meant a decline in their domestic form. In fact, they have now lost six consecutive league games in a row. One exception to their woeful league form has been Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

His individual exploits have allowed him to register five goals and three assists in his last eight league games. With Wenger vowing to end his Arsenal tenure on a high, this could see his team put in a few final amazing shifts for him to give him the send off that he deserves.

Wenger’s final home game is against Burnley. The Clarets may have shown robustness in defence throughout the season, but they haven’t kept many clean sheets of late. With his ineligibility in the Europa League, I would expect a fully fit Aubameyang to score in their final and most poignant home league game of the season.

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