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The Scout Squad for FPL Gameweek 38

The regular prelude to the Scout Picks article returns for one final time this season.

In this piece, our four panellists each submit an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets with the focus on the coming Gameweek.

The 72 nominations listed below will then be narrowed down to a squad of 14 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.5m) ahead of the Gameweek 38 deadline at 14:00 BST on Sunday afternoon.

Peter, Paul, Az and Neale (deputising for the recovering Joe) expand on their notable inclusions and omissions in the article below.

Az accidentally included four representatives of both Manchester clubs – the limit is three per team but we’ve let him off as it’s the final Gameweek of the season…


  Paul Neale Az Peter
GK Sergio Rico Kasper Schmeichel Ederson Hugo Lloris
  David de Gea

Sergio Rico

David de Gea Angus Gunn
  Tom Heaton Jordan Pickford Angus Gunn Sergio Rico
DF Trent Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold Aymeric Laporte Trent Alexander-Arnold
  Andrew Robertson Aymeric Laporte Trent Alexander-Arnold

Aymeric Laporte

  Aymeric Laporte Maya Yoshida Lucas Digne Lucas Digne
  Ryan Bertrand Luke Shaw Scott Dann Luke Shaw
  Joe Bryan Ben Mee Luke Shaw Fabian Schar
MF Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah
  Raheem Sterling Nathan Redmond Sadio Mane Sadio Mane
  Paul Pogba Sadio Mane Paul Pogba Raheem Sterling
  James Ward-Prowse Raheem Sterling Nathan Redmond Ryan Fraser
  Ryan Fraser Ryan Babel Bernardo Silva Ryan Babel
FW Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero Sergio Aguero
  Jamie Vardy Jamie Vardy Jamie Vardy Jamie Vardy
  Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Marcus Rashford Marcus Rashford
  Marcus Rashford Marko Arnautovic Marko Arnautovic Shane Long
  Aleksandar Mitrovic Callum Wilson Wilfried Zaha Chris Wood

Most popular picks: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Aymeric Laporte, Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero, Jamie Vardy (four), Sergio Rico, Luke Shaw, Sadio Mane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Chris Wood (three)

Paul said…

The race for the title will play a significant part in our final Scout Picks of the season.

Both Liverpool and Man City have the form that justifies investment at both ends of the pitch.

If Andrew Robertson is passed fit, I’d look to include him as part of a double-up on Liverpool’s full-backs against Wolves.

I’m also tipping the Fulham defence at home to Newcastle.

The Cottagers are no pushovers under Scott Parker and have three clean sheets in four, conceding a single goal.

Joe Bryan looks a decent prospect against the Magpies.

The left-back sits second for key passes (four) under Parker, while no team-mate has bettered his 12 successful tackles.

That all-round contribution helped him earn maximum FPL bonus in the goalless draw with Bournemouth in Gameweek 35.

Bryan has produced 23 of his 53 points this season in four appearances with Parker in charge.

A home encounter with relegated Huddersfield looks encouraging for Southampton.

James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond were benched last weekend and I expect both to return to the teamsheet.

Of the two, I prefer Ward-Prowse. Granted, Redmond has the stronger underlying statistics in terms of goal threat but his team-mate has the output to back up his cut-price potential.

Costing just £5.0m, Ward-Prowse has produced at least nine FPL points in five of his nine home appearances under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Up front, Chris Wood could bully the Arsenal backline at Turf Moor on Sunday.

The Burnley forward has three goals and three assists in six and his aerial threat will trouble Unai Emery’s men.

The Gunners have the league’s worst away record in terms of shut-outs, with a single clean sheet on their travels.

Wood, meanwhile, has the statistics to back up his recent run of points.

Over his last six matches, the Kiwi’s totals of seven big chances and four big chances created both rank among the top four players overall.

Neale said…

With Manchester City and Liverpool being the only two teams left with anything meaningful to play for in Gameweek 38, it theoretically makes sense to triple up on the title-chasing pair this Sunday.

As City have shown in recent weeks, however, the high-stakes nature of these games can sometimes lead to tighter affairs.

At least we can be fairly confident of starts for the likes of Sadio Mane, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero et al – which is half the battle in May.

Nailing down where the goals will be scored in the end-of-season dead rubbers is tricky, not least because of the uncertainty over rotation.

That unpredictably causes me to overlook the likes of Angus Gunn, for example, following Fraser Forster’s start at West Ham.

Southampton representation is a must, though, and Nathan Redmond‘s impressive xGI (joint-eighth-best in the last six matches) gets him the nod over his attack-minded team-mates.

I realise that Maya Yoshida is currently red-flagged but, should he recover from illness, I’d like the Japanese centre-half to be our route into the Saints defence: Yoshida has recorded ten penalty box touches and six attempts on goal in his last four matches.

Should the budget Southampton stopper fail to recover, there are others in the same price bracket – Yan Valery/Jan Bednarek – who can deputise in our Scout Picks.

England’s two Europa League representatives are back in domestic action less than 72 hours after their respective semi-finals and there could be joy to be had by backing Burnley and Leicester assets this weekend, with Arsenal and Chelsea fairly dismal on their travels this calendar year.

No Premier League side has allowed more headed chances than Unai Emery’s troops over their last six matches, so the likes of Chris Wood and Ben Mee could have a field day against a suspect-looking Arsenal defence that has one away clean sheet all season and that is shipping headed goals for fun of late.

No defender has had more headed chances without scoring than Mee in 2018/19 but to my eyes, he has looked more of a threat than James Tarkowski of late and Sean Dyche seemed to hint that Mee would at least start on Sunday to keep up his ever-present record.

At the other end, the Clarets have allowed fewer big chances than any other club when Premier League sides are filtered by last six home matches.

My Digest article outlined Ryan Fraser’s credentials for this week but I’ve gone with half-namesake Ryan Babel as my fifth midfielder, given that I have already plumped for Callum Wilson (43 FPL points in his last four away starts) up front.

Babel has three goals and four assists in his last seven home appearances and has been presented with 11 big chances in his short time at Fulham – Mane is the only midfielder with more in the last 15 Gameweeks.

The Marko Arnautovic selection looks like knee-jerkery of the highest order given that his brace last weekend broke a four-month dry spell in front of goal but Watford have gone 11 matches without a clean sheet (no side is on a worse run) and may have one eye on their forthcoming FA Cup final.

I’d previously mentioned that I considered West Ham’s Gameweek 37 and 38 fixtures to be among the most attractive in the top flight and the Hammers have produced some excellent displays in recent weeks, even in their defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Az said…

So, the final week is upon us. Thirty-seven weeks have led to this moment and I for one have found this season the hardest of all. I’ve clawed my way back inside the top 100k; the hard part is going to be making sure I stay there.

Gameweek 38 looks pretty tough, with the entire league pretty much decided and all but Liverpool and City playing for pride or a slight increase in the league positions.

From those two teams, I reckon a City clean sheet and win is inevitable (sorry Liverpool fans) but can’t see a complete demolition job of Brighton. I actually think Liverpool are far more likely to rack up the goals at home to Wolves, who have now cemented seventh place in their outstanding season. Mohamed Salah looks the ideal captain this week – shame I don’t own him!

I normally favour teams at home on the last day of the season, as you would expect them to want to give the fans something to cheer for on the final day. That means backing for Southampton, Man United and Crystal Palace, with only the Eagles showing any real form lately.

Still, for some differentials, these would be the teams I’d be targeting. Nathan Redmond and Wilfried Zaha, in particular, look like they have potential to do well. I also like the look of Marko Arnautovic away at Watford, who will surely have one eye on their FA Cup final in a few weeks.

So that’s me for the season, I hope my ramblings on this each week have been useful. All the best for the final Gameweek!

Peter said…

2008: Middlesbrough 8-1 Manchester City
2013: WBA 5-5 Manchester United
2018: Spurs 5-4 Leicester City

Will 2019 also produce end-of-season fireworks to sweep rank outsiders to FPL mini-league glory and, if so, at which venue? And will a tight Golden Boot battle (with four or five players still in the race) play its part in the season finale?

Inevitably, the two title contenders lend three players each to my selections this week and I anticipate that I won’t be alone in choosing as my top choices in each position Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero for the Sky Blues and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah for the Reds. That’s not to say I’m expecting the title deciders to be a walk in the park for either side – City, in particular, having ground out three one-goal victories from their last four matches – but you’d be brave to bet on Brighton or Wolves this week.

Thereafter, there’s plenty of room for some cheaper punts.

It’s the last chance to back against Huddersfield and Cardiff for at least a season as they visit St Mary’s and Old Trafford respectively.

Southampton have nine goals in their last four home matches (including games against Liverpool, Spurs and Wolves) compared to three from their last four road trips and Shane Long has found the net four times from just 385 minutes during that time.

I escaped without any cover from the Red Devils last week and it’s only my irrational fear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will surely have them in better shape to see off the league’s third-worst team at home that justifies my selection of Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw.

After Manchester City (one goal conceded), Everton (two goals) and Spurs (three goals) have the meanest defences over the last six matches. Everton have failed to score in their last two away games, whilst a tired-looking Spurs have just one goal from their last two home fixtures. My expectation of a low scoring affair is reflected in the selections of Hugo Lloris and Lucas Digne, so cue that 5-5 thriller…

I’d love to give Ashley Barnes one final hurrah as he has served me well when needed this season, but his strike partner, Chris Wood, has far better form and stats with seven big chances to three from the last six matches and six attacking returns to two. Burnley’s visitors, Arsenal, have recorded only one away shut-out in the league this season and I don’t think they’ll make it two on Sunday.

In closing, good luck to everyone looking to secure their mini-leagues and more importantly my best wishes to Joe.

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  1. United2603
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Lloris/Foster
    Robertson Laporte Valary Duffy Doherty
    Mane Sterling Jota Son Hoijbjerg
    Aguero Wilson Jimenez

    Currently 10 pts clear of ML rival, what to do??

    A - Robertson to TAA (is a doubt and rival has TAA)
    B - Son to either Pogba, Babel or other
    C - Do both for a -4

    Thanks guys

    1. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Double up City defence, dont take a hit. Not worth it.

    2. pjomara
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Have to transfer out Son, but don't take a hit for a forward not a defender.
      You have to play two of Jota, Jimenez and Hoijbjerg so worth taking a hit there.
      Son + 1 of them to two from: Rashford, Redmond, Zaha, Pogba or Arnie.

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I’m probably way behind on this - but if Arsenal win the Europa & the top 4 stays as is - 5 teams in CL next year? Or does 4th miss out?

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      5 teams

    2. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      5 teams.

  3. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best mid for this week? Budget 11M

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Morning all! 2 FTs.

    Lloris
    Robertson* / Laporte / Yoshida*
    Salah (C) / Mané / Son* / Jota
    Aguero / Vardy / Jimenez

    Foster // Valery / Hojberg / Masina

    At a bit of a quandry what to do this week. Sitting 6-7 points outside of the Top 10k so reluctant to take an unnecessary hit, although my team (almost) needs it.

    A) Robbo/Hojbjerg > Kompany/Redmond
    B) Robbo/Hojberg > Coleman/Redmond
    C) Robbo/Hojbjerg > TAA/Redmond

    I'm not sure I can afford to do much else, for free. That includes dropping one of the Wolves boys. Do I bet against the Liverpool CS?

    Or what would be best for a -4?

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Why are you dropping Hojbjerg over Son? Doesn’t make any sense.

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Aside from Redmond obviously but are you that desperate to have him?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Well who do you suggest putting in thst place instead?

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Which other midfielder excites you?

  5. Hansel
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any of these moves worth a -4? One point ahead in ML with very similar teams

    A) Jimenez -> Auba
    B) Gray -> Vardy (bench Jimenez)
    C) Jota -> 10.4 mid (not City or Liverpool)

    Not too fond of playing two of Jimmy, Jota and Gray but guess I might have to

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B looks the best. Gray may not even start the match.

      1. Hansel
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I'm most likely playing Jimenez Jota with Gray on the bench if not taking any hit

    2. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm thinking of Auba myself .... going under the radar because everyone is put off by Arsenals poor away form .... but could still win golden boot and Arsenal need goals to be in with a shout of overturning the 8 goal difference that would see them become the 3rd miracle comeback this week.

      1. Hansel
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah, an interesting differential going for the golden boot. Just not sure it's worth a hit

  6. ☻ Jon Snow ☻
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    So if two English teams plays each other in the CL and EL final, what does that means in PL table? Will the 5. place grant access to CL in any way?

    1. Pasqualinho
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Nope. Arsenal can grab a 5th spot if they win EL. Otherwise the Premier League will have 4 CL spots.

    2. the Penman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      If Spurs won the CL but get hammered on GW38 and finish 5th to Arsenal, then Spurs get CL qualification and so do Arsenal in 4th. 5 teams from England.

      But if Arsenal do that and win the EL, it’s still just the same 5, nobody extra down the league get it.

      But if Arsenal are in 4th, Spurs 5th and lose the CL to Liverpool, and Chelsea win the EL, Spurs lose out.

      But if Arsenal are 5th and win the EL, they get CL next season.

      Bleurgh...!

  7. fenixri
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Gtg?

    Foster
    Taa Valery Kola
    Salah(C) Sterling Eriksen Fraser Deulofeu
    Aguero Long

    Bench: Ryan, Jimenez, Doherty, Duffy

  8. George James
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who partners Laporte and centre half on Sunday?

    A) Kompany
    B) Stones
    C) Ota

    1. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Has to be A

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A surely

    3. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kompany

  9. Better Call Salah
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Would you do Son, Jota to Poggers, Mata for free ?

    Crappy form, but last game of the season at OT

    1. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I would rather have likes of Fraser/Babel etc than Manu assets

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        This - went fixtures over form last week and got 4 points from Pogba and Rashford against Huddersfield.

  10. The Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who would you bring in and why?

    A) Bilva
    B) Hazard
    C) sane
    D) Moura

    1. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bilva out of those as he is a sure starter and has something to play for.

  11. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What's the latest on Robertson?

    I'm leaving for Kenya tomorrow, and won't have internet access for 8 days.

    I have no FT left, so should I stick, or take a hit? (Doherty(liv) would autosub)

    1. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not worth a hit. Just play him.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      https://twitter.com/AnfieldHQ/status/1126244151375343616?s=19

      Not a confirmation, but not awesome...

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks 🙂

      2. Pompel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Damn, didn't need that. Main rivals have TAA ofc

    3. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Doubtful.
      Probably improves Doherty s attacking potential.
      Not worth a hit. Not sure there will be many CSs this last GW.

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Good points!

  12. Karan14
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Better option out of these?

    A) B.Silva (bha) & TAA (WOL)
    B) Redmond (HUD) & Laporte (bha)

    Prefer B.Silva & Redmond over Pogba, Fraser, Babel etc for this week.
    Priority is to get one of TAA or Laporte as everyone chasing me in MLs have either one or both of them.

    Cheers! 🙂

    1. Tshelby
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B for me. Just think Laporte is more sure about getting a CS than TAA

      1. Karan14
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Will have to sell one of Valery or Bednarek to get those two as I have 3 Soton already.

        But that doesnt make a huge difference as Im anyways going to bench one of them just makes bench a bit weaker I guess.

  13. George James
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best combination of players?

    A) Kompany / Hazard / Jiménez

    B) Duffy / Hazard / Wilson

    C) Duffy / Babel / Kun -4

    1. Tshelby
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A for me but don't know if Hazard is likely to score a lot of points in the away game

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        He’s the second highest score in the game on pens and set plays but can’t score away, interesting.

        1. Tshelby
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          "can't score away" who said that? Difference between not likely and can't score..
          8 blanks in 9 away games does indicate something for me

  14. Tshelby
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which striker do you prefer this gw?

    A) Wilson
    B) Zaha
    C) Vardy
    D) Laca

    1. fenixri
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      CADB

    2. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Id probably go Vardy out of those if cash is not needed elsewhere.

      1. Tshelby
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not really. The only high budget player I might want to get is Mane but think I will not do it cause I already have Salah

        1. Karan14
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Vardy then. I think he has the best chance of scoring out of those.

          1. Tshelby
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks Karan!

    3. George James
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Vardy from those.

      Thoughts above?

  15. Christina.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Hazard+Camasara->Fraser+Redmond -4

    Lets do this.

    😎

  16. Olivier Bernards watch
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Apologies if this has been covered already: what's the story with Gunn? Likely to play against Hudd?

    1. Burger
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Likely yes, guaranteed no.

      1. Olivier Bernards watch
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        thanks so just an injury last time?

        1. Burger
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Gaffer trying to be clever, got burnt.

  17. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which midfielder to replace Son?
    A. Pogba
    B. Fraser
    C. Redmond
    D. Moura

    Cheers 🙂

  18. Feed tha Sheep
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is JWP expected to start this GW?
    Play him Doucoure or Valery?

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I expect him to start

  19. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    buy
    A) Pogba
    B) Babel

    1) Guaita
    2) Rico
    3) Heaton

  20. George James
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    If you are 21 points behind someone which is the best differential captain option?

    A) Rashford
    B) Sterling
    C) Long
    D) Hazard
    E) Salah (he also owns and will cap I’m sure so will have to make up difference with other players)

    1. Skill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      D out of those.
      I'd say TAA or Van Dijk

      1. George James
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        He will bring Trent in I think so that won’t do it. Cheers for reply

    2. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Any transfers left?! Maybe buy a differential. If he captains salah I would try avoid if he’s the main guy you’re catching. Sterling would be my next choice.

  21. PEP_TALK
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I did have 6 choices earlier in the week for my final transfers of the season .... thanks to the FFS community I am down to 3. So next round ... please tell me which you think is best (or worst) giving reasons for your choice.

    Out: Kolasinac (rotation and no away cs), Son (suspended), Firmino (injured)

    In:
    A) Van Dijk (or Robertson if fit), Redmond (HUD), Aubameyang (golden boot and goals needed for top 4?)
    B) Shaw (CAR), Salah (golden boot and title challenge), Long (HUD)
    C) Shaw (CAR), Moura (another hat-trick against EVE?), Aubameyang.

    Thanks for you help.

    1. Skill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

      1. PEP_TALK
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Why do you think A?

    2. Skill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Big chance of a cleansheet for Liverpool, maybe another attacking return for VD, I prefer Redmond over Long and I can see alot of goals in the Arsenal game (but not only for Arsenal..)

      1. PEP_TALK
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks SKILL. Solid reasoning. I can also see a lot of goals coming in the Arsenal game ... think that one could be another end of season goal fest 4-4, 5-5. 🙂

        1. Skill
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I prefer McNeil or Gudmundsson (if he starts) over Redmond btw.

  22. Burger
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any update on Robertsons scan yesterday?

    1. donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      https://twitter.com/anfieldhq/status/1126243952942813184?s=21

      With the comment below the tweet: “The 25-year-old will have further tests on Thursday but the player and Liverpool medical staff believe there is no serious damage. It is likely veteran James Milner will continue to deputise at left-back at the weekend.”

      This is all I have seen so far. It isn’t official so it’s just guessing at this stage

      Given I have Mo (who will be close to still being borderline under concussion protocol) it is frustrating as I had just planned doing one FT punt on Jimi/ Jota out.

      Really don’t want to take a hit

  23. Benteke Fried Chicken
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who should I start out of Luiz and bednarek?! Cannot make my mind up!

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Luiz for sure. Form over fixture, and he can always get an assist or a goal (or two!). If Bednarek doesn't get a CS he'll score 1-2 points.

    2. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I can see why it's a hard choice. Luiz is the better player with the greater potential for points but Bednarek has the easiest CS chance of the season. Still think Luiz's ceiling must be higher.

  24. Brimble82
    1 month, 7 days ago

    To hit or not to hit?
    Hold Jota/Jimi or move on.
    Thinking for a -8 (already shipped Son>Sterling):
    Wijnaldum (rest of midfield is Sterling, Bilva, Salah, JWP) & Rashford (other striker is Kun, with Gray benched)

    Hit, hold or another MID+FWD for £13m???

    1. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      You'll never get a -8 back from one GW imo

      1. Brimble82
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Blanks for Jota/Jimi vs an assist for Gini and goal for Rashford?
        Not that far fetched surely?

        1. PEP_TALK
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          That's just to break even. One return from either Jimi or Jota and you are down again. I still don't like your odds, sorry. What about only a -4 and just do Jimi to Rashford.

          1. Brimble82
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Yeah. Fair. I’m trying to convince myself, rather than thinking logically.
            Unfortunately I’m short on Rashford.
            See below, could go Wilson or Arnie.
            Maybe an Arnie punt for his last game in the Prem?

            1. PEP_TALK
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Arnie's not a bad shout actually. Was on my list of possible replacements for Firmino. That list being Zaha, Wilson, Arnie, Perez, Rondon, Llorente and Long.

          2. Brimble82
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Or a super punt on Mason Greenwood?

        2. Brimble82
          1 month, 7 days ago

          What about just Jimenez for -4?
          I’d have £6.8m (those I’m chasing all have Jimi)
          - Wilson
          - Arnautovic

  25. Irbox ⚽
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Woeful past few weeks have seen me drop out of top 5k. Thoughts here? Am thinking Son, Jimenez > Sterling, Wood for free with 2FT and 2.7 ITB, leaves me this:

    Lloris
    Robbo Laporte Valery Yoshida
    Salah (c) Sterling Eriksen JWP
    Firmino Wood

    Foster Siggy Gray Duffy

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Would be playing Siggy over Yoshida seeing as you have Valery.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        But I guess Firmino could well force your hand there. Moves look sensible.

      2. Irbox ⚽
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nah double Saints defence is the kind of differential stuff I need this week and Yoshida has more goal threat than Valery.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Cool - missed you had Robertson as well so very likely that Siggy comes in for one of them. Good Luck for the final GW.

          1. Irbox ⚽
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Cheers bro. Same to you

  26. #FPLBhuna
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    still feels like a dream

    2 amazing nights of football, but none more so than last night

    no words... keep getting emotional everytime I see the lads celebrating 🙁

    wow

    1. The Overthinker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Enjoy the moment mate

  27. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Robertson Son and and Jimenez to Van Dijk B Silva and Wilson-4

    Good moves or not?

    Lloris
    TAA Yoshida Van Dijk
    Sterling Mané Eriksen B. Silva
    Aguero Wilson Long

    Foster Jota Doherty Duffy

    1. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wait for news on Robertson injury (unless you have know something already - if so please share 🙂
      The other two transfers look solid though.

    2. Karan14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Robbo & Son to VVD & B.Silva for free

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks. Yes that’s sensible and play Jota but fancy Wilson haul and ML won - trying to make up 25 points on top 10 k which is unlikely!!

  28. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    1FT, 0.6 ITB, thoughts?

    Lloris, Foster

    Robertson, Doherty, Dunk, Valery, Yoshida

    Sterling, Mane, Pogba, Son, Hojbjerg

    Aguero, Jimenez, Zaha

    1. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sell Son?

  29. Christina.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    So looking at home, Vardy & Mitrovic have best home record and Wilson best away record.

    1. donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep. Trouble with Vardy is price so unless you have a Bobby to dump, you need to find an extra £2m to fund a Jimi to Vardy

      Agreed re FUL form. I’m considering Jota to Babel for this reason. Stats are great and I already have JWP to cover any SOU potential points hopefully

  30. niallbonner
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Few questions:

    1) Best Son replacement under 8.9m (No city or Southampton players)
    2) What’s the story with Robbo will he be rested on Sunday?
    3) Should I play my 2 Southampton players?
    4) Is getting rid of Jiminez worth a -4?

    Thanks alot

    1. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      1) Moura, Maddison, Mili, Fraser or Tielemans.
      2) Waiting for the press conference or news on Twitter from Liverpool Echo.
      3) Who are your 2 Southampton players? (in theory ... yes)
      4) Depends on the rest of your team and whether you need that extra forward or can just bench Jimi?