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Fantasy Premier League preview for Gameweek 38

Can Harry Kane deliver late-season heroics for fantasy players yet again? AP

We've reached the finish line, folks: Gameweek 38 in the Premier League. Ten games, all kicking off at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday, and one last chance to boost that Fantasy Premier League overall rank.

Here's what you really need to know:

Red alert: There are still things at stake on the final day of the season -- including the final spot in the top four, which means qualification for the Champions League next season. Liverpool need a win or draw against Brighton at Anfield, so you can expect to see a full-strength lineup from Jurgen Klopp.

The concern is, Liverpool have looked tired in recent games, thanks in part to their run to this year's Champions League final. They lost to Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge last weekend, and before that was a scoreless home draw with now-relegated Stoke City.

Will they beat Brighton? Probably. But I don't have any Liverpool players in my FPL squad right now, and I probably won't burn points on an extra transfer for any of them, even Mohamed Salah. In Liverpool's past two games, against Chelsea and Roma, Salah has had just 34 and 30 touches, his lowest two totals of the season.

Last gasp: Chelsea need to win at Newcastle to give themselves a chance of finishing ahead of Liverpool. But they're coming off a very disappointing 1-1 home draw with Huddersfield Town on Wednesday. Antonio Conte benched Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud, despite the importance of the game. Chelsea attackers continue to be a waste of FPL money.

I'd hold on to any Chelsea defenders you have, though. A clean sheet against Newcastle is quite possible, and Marcos Alonso scored his seventh goal of the season against Huddersfield (although it was a fluke deflection off his head). One note of caution: Goalkeeper Thibault Courtois, currently on 10.3 percent of FPL rosters, missed Wednesday's game due to a back injury.

Harry up: Spurs secured their top-four place with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle on Wednesday. They'll wrap up the season against Leicester City at Wembley.

Harry Kane scored the goal against Newcastle. It was his 28th league goal of the season, putting him three behind Salah in the race for the Golden Boot. Kane still doesn't look himself -- he took only three shots against Newcastle and scored with his only shot on target. But there's still the potential of him going off in a quest to catch Salah. After all, Kane scored four goals in a 6-1 romp over Leicester in the second-to-last game of last season and followed that up with a hat trick in the season finale against Hull City.

Pep confidential: Without warning, Pep Guardiola stuck it to FPL players again on Wednesday, sitting several of his stars for Manchester City's 3-1 win over Brighton. Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Otamendi, Kyle Walker and David Silva weren't even in the squad, and Kevin De Bruyne and Ederson were on the bench. On top of that, Gabriel Jesus didn't score for the second time in a week, although Leroy Sane had three assists.

I think several of those players will be back in the starting lineup Sunday at Southampton, though. The game against Brighton was meaningless for both teams, but Southampton still hasn't clinched its top-flight status for next season. And Guardiola has spoken in the past about playing to win when the game matters, in respect to all the other teams in the league.

Second best: Manchester United will host Watford on Sunday, with second place in the league already secure after their scoreless draw with West Ham on Thursday.

Romelu Lukaku is still on 22.8 percent of FPL rosters, but he has been ruled out for Sunday's game, so obviously dump him if you haven't already. And don't replace him with Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial, because Jose Mourinho didn't start either of them against West Ham, even with Lukaku out.

The fact they couldn't score a goal against West Ham, or Brighton in a 1-0 defeat last week, is also a concern. But Man United are always capable of a clean sheet. So stick with David de Gea in goal if you have him, and Chris Smalling has now started 15 games in a row at center back.

Farewell: Arsene Wenger has also done FPL players no favors in his final games in charge at Arsenal. Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Alexandre Lacazette -- three of Arsenal's top five players in terms of FPL popularity -- weren't even in the squad for Wednesday's 3-1 defeat at Leicester City.

Well, maybe Wenger has done us one favor ... continuing to play Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, who has been sensational since coming over from Borussia Dortmund midseason. Aubameyang scored the goal against Leicester, had two goals and an assist last weekend against Burnley, and now has nine goals and four assists in his first 12 games with the club.

Arsenal now play at Huddersfield, who improbably secured their top-flight status for another season with that draw at Chelsea on Wednesday, and will probably have spent the rest of the week celebrating. I certainly don't blame them ... in fact, that's even more reason to bring Aubameyang in this week, perhaps for Jesus.

Relegation zone: As mentioned above, Southampton have something to play for against Manchester City. They're three points ahead of Swansea City and nine ahead on goal difference, meaning Southampton would have to lose, Swansea would have to win and there would need to be a 10-goal swing for Swansea to stay up.

It's highly unlikely, but not impossible. Southampton are playing a team who just set a new Premier League record with 105 goals, and still have one game to play. Swansea are hosting already relegated Stoke, who have given up 67 goals this season (joint-most in the league, along with West Ham).

I think Southampton will be focused on defending but highly doubt they'll be able to keep Man City out of their net. Despite their motivation, I wouldn't depend on any Southampton players this week.

Poor Swans: I wouldn't be surprised if Stoke doesn't turn up Sunday. I certainly wouldn't be surprised if Swansea wins the game. But they've only scored 27 goals this season, the fewest in the league. It's hard to see them putting up a bunch this week, despite the predicament they're in.

That being said, I'd definitely play Jordan Ayew if I had him as my third forward. He took four of Swansea's 11 shots in the 1-0 loss to Southampton on Tuesday, and I expect him to have his shooting boots on again this week.

Palace intrigue: I recommended James McArthur and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as good, very cheap midfielder options last week, and both delivered in a 2-1 victory over Stoke. McArthur scored a goal for the second game in a row (and collected three bonus points), and Loftus-Cheek provided the assist.

Crystal Palace host West Brom on Sunday, who have played much better of late but still couldn't avoid the drop. If you have more cash available, Wilfried Zaha is still the best option on Palace -- he also had an assist last week and now has a goal or assist in five of the past six games.

Time's up: What the heck happened to Burnley last week? Five goals allowed at Arsenal ... was that a parting gift to Wenger in his final home game?

More likely they're just running out of steam, and the days of counting on Burnley for clean sheets were over anyway -- they've only posted two in the past 16 games. They'll host Bournemouth in their season finale, and I'd bench my Burnley defender if I had one.