Fantasy Football: Rooney, Terry, and others bidding fond farewells

Paul Ellis
Our Fantasy writer looks at players from Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea who could well be playing their last game for their clubs

With an incredibly long match week 37 in the rear view mirror, we look forward to the final round of the Premier League season.

With players suffering from a season full of knocks and the title and relegation battles already settled, fantasy players are faced with the most frustrating opponent: rotation. That’s why, this week, we are highlighting players who will absolutely play in the last game of the season.

That’s because, for different reasons, all are likely to depart their clubs and will be hoping to do so in style.

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Wayne Rooney - Forward, Manchester United, Price: 7.3, 2.27%

The Manchester United captain will exit Old Trafford Sunday as the club’s all-time leading scorer. As for his performances of late, Rooney has scored three goals in his last five starts. This weekend he will face Crystal Palace’s bottom 10 defence which, while better of late, should not be enough to put you off the Englishman.

Daniel Sturridge - Forward, Liverpool, Price: 6.8, 2.08%

Sturridge has had a rough season at Liverpool having gone from their talisman up front to a bit part player. In fact, he’s only started six Premier League matches this season. That having been said, he has scored in his last two starts. With it unlikely that he would want to ride the bench again next season, this could be his last match in a Liverpool shirt.

Alexis Sanchez - Forward, Arsenal, Price: 9.9, 37.15%

Owning Alexis is obviously a no brainer having notched three goals and an assist in double game week 37. He, and all the Arsenal players, are pushing as hard as they can in the hopes that Liverpool will slip up which would mean the Gunners could make their 20th consecutive appearance in the Champions League. If they don’t, however, the Chilean talisman could force a move out of London. 

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Gylfi Sigurdsson - Midfielder, Swansea, Price: 8.0, 5.47%

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After a mediocre stint at Tottenham, Sigurdsson moved back to Swansea last season and has clearly been their best player since. He leads the league in accurate crosses and is second in assists which is even more impressive considering that Llorente is his only team-mate that has scored more than 10 goals this season. He certainly would have left had they been relegated but, even still, it’s unlikely he remains a Swan come the 2017/18 season.

John Terry - Defender, Chelsea, Price: 4.5, 1.5%

Terry, like the aforementioned players, will absolutely get the start at the weekend in what will be his farewell game at Stamford Bridge. He scored what felt a fairytale goal in the goal fest against Watford last week and has a great chance at a clean sheet this week against Sunderland’s second worst attack. His low price and ownership make him a must own this week.