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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. The Train Driver
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    If Firmino isn't ready Winny I think will play false 9, a great punt for those chasing..

    1. Christina.
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Winny the Pooh?

    2. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Do you not think Salah will start up front with Shakiri on the right maybe?

    3. Tsssst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nah it'll be Sturridge flanked by Salah and Mane

    4. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Can't see it myself, Sturridge or Origi to lead the line surely.

  2. Christina.
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Of the milfs, Richarlison and Siggy have best away record and Mane best home record.

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      The stage is set.

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Mane?

        1. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Potentially if you rival doesn’t have him. But if you still want a differential Siggy could be a great put against a tired Spurs side.

          1. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            rival has Salah

    2. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Vardy or Mane ??

    3. donlobatto
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Interested to know how you’ve conducted your research into the Milf status of these players? Family photos? 😉

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        ...membership.

        pornhub.

        1. donlobatto
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Lol. Didn’t know you could filter by sporting celebrity relationship. Excellent knowledge

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    What's more likely:

    A) Kompany goal vs Brighton
    B) Two Redmond goals vs Huddersfield

    1. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Probably Kompany when you put it like this. LOL 🙂

  4. niallbonner
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 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. the Penman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      1. Pogba, Richarlison/Siggy, Fraser.
      2. Probably. Milner will be LB.
      3. Why not? As good a game as you’ll get from them.
      4. No. He could hurt Liverpool, and who else is nailed on to get a return for you? Nobody much.

      1. niallbonner
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        thanks man probably gonna do Pogba and hope he gets a return, is getting rid of Robbo worth a -4?

  5. United10
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Son and Jimenez out for Aguero and cheap 4.5m on the bench -4? Mini league rival 15 points behind me will likely captain Aguero.

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I would. Blocking a Ml rivals big hitter is the only thing I’d take a hit for this week.

  6. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Lads, I will need some help for the last day... Leading my league by 3 points... What should I do?

    My team:
    Fab
    TAA Valery Robbo
    Salah, Son, Hazard, B. Silva, Moura
    Aguero Long
    Patrício Doherty Jiménez Bednarek
    1FT, 0.1 ITB

    His team:
    Alisson
    AWB, Matip, Digne
    Fraser, Mane, Sterling, Pogba, Jota
    Aguero, Jiménez
    3.9 Ings Rice Bednarek

    We have no chips remaining
    Cheers

    1. Birds of Prey
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Son > Pogba is a good block

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Are we sure that Pogba will play?

  7. Iceball
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Need 48 points in final week to break my best season 2 years ago, where I ended nr. 1226.
    Now I will probably do that but only at 6k. Its getting tougher isnt it?

    1. the Penman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      More players, and also more points scored this season generally.

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This was a particularly high scoring season. I've surpassed last season's points total with a week to go but have a marginally lower rank than at the same point.

  8. PortoGuy
    1 month, 8 days ago

    2.4 itb 0ft
    Foster
    TAA Laporte Robbo Valery
    Mane Pogba Bilva
    Rashford Jimenez Aguero

    Ryan Jota Camarasa Bednarek

    A.Jimenez to Wilson/Zaha/Rondon/Longe
    B.Camarasa to Redmond/Fraser/Moura
    C.No hit

    Thanks.

  9. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Can't make up my mind...

    A keep eriksen : son and Jimmy to Redmond and vardy

    B keep Jimmy : son and eriksen to Redmond and sterling

    Both for free

    Thank you

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B seems much better for me

    2. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thanks guys 🙂

      1. PortoGuy
        1 month, 8 days ago

        +1 for B

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Thank you 🙂 good luck all for the final push of the season !

    4. PEP_TALK
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Got to be B

  10. HD7
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Any chance Son ban is removed and Robertson playing in GW38... or just sell them both?

    1. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sell if have 2 FT.
      If only one I'd sell Son & keep Robbo

    2. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Both extremely unlikely. Especially Son getting to play.

  11. Trust John
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Random (pointless) observation.

    My Lowest Overall Rank this season - 206,782 (after GW27)
    My Highest Overall Rank this season - 40,919 (after GW12)

    A variance of only 165,863 all season.

    How dull is that!

    Currently 95,801.

    1. Burger
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Who needs Horlicks when you have posts like these 😉

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      My high-low gap is only just over 13k 😀

      1. Trust John
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Now that IS interesting...! You must be near the top!

      2. cpo001
        1 month, 8 days ago

        388 in the world, nice!!

    3. cpo001
      1 month, 8 days ago

      188,509 (GW18)
      8,919 (GW6)

      Current rank 11,540 and hoping to get in top 10k for the first time ever, given my previous highest was 284k (casual turned FFS member!)

  12. Greek Flair
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Im surprised to see no Hazard in the scout picks?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Better choices elsewhere I suppose. Pool and city play for the title so mids from their teams are required

      1. PEP_TALK
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        With the extra pressure on those games could be low scoring so why are they required. Hazard can just play his normal game. I think Hazard has just as much chance of a haul as any City or Pool mid.

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not surprised, when one of the scouts picks the Fulham GK as top billing I just switched off then and there. I think the way Leicester play will be good for Haz, but he’s one to monitor with tonight’s game and the pressers.

    3. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If Chelsea progress to the EL final, there is a bit of uncertainty as to whether or not he'll start. Leicester have looked pretty good defensively too - only 1 conceded in 2 games against Arsenal and City, and that was a Kompany wonder goal.

  13. Blanka
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Chasing 10 points. This - 8 would make it 18, but probably 3 differentials.

    Robbo, Son and Jimi >>>

    Valery, Salah and Long?

    Captain Salah.

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Depends who you’d currently have to play if Son and Robbo are out?

      Taking a -8 for 1 GW seems crazy but it might work out here

      1. Blanka
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Would be Jota and Kolisinac!

    2. Birds of Prey
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      do it

    3. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      10pts is nothing. Dont make it 18imo.
      If you have few other players than your opponent than it could be enough.
      If first 2 moves possible for -4 than maybe do it but defo not -8. Generally try just to use FT imo.

      1. Blanka
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yeah, true. I ballsed up by taking salah out for Hazard last week and Llorente for Rashford. Gained 1 point! He has 2 frees to my 1!

  14. MaticMVP
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Wtf should I do with Son :|. I have 9.4 itb when I transfer him out and already have players like Sterling, Mane and Pogba in my midfield. I've won both my cash leagues, so just want a good OR finish. I'm also considering transferring out Jota or Jimenez for a -4, but who should I replace them with.

    Thanks for any input I can get.

    1. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Just look for a random differential in that case.
      Redmond, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Antonio, Milivojevic, Fraser - basically pick a fixture that looks like it'll have a few goals and hope you get lucky with it.

      1. MaticMVP
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks :).

  15. Pompel
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Is it worth a hit to keep Hazard?

    1. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Hit to keep him?
      Hit to sell defo no, hit to get also no imo as you have better options.

      1. Pompel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        As I'm set on brinigng in Salah, and can do Haz to Salah for free
        But as I have Robertson and Son as likely non-starters, I can also do

        Son + Robbo -> Salah + £5m defender (e.g. Lindelöf) -4pts

  16. puhd
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I think I’ve nailed it, this is my FH Team:

    Rico
    Bednarek Laporte TAA
    Hazard Salah Redmond Sterling
    Mitro Aguero Rondon

    Any suggestions are welcome!

    Thank you

    1. Tsssst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Needs Vardy

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No Vardy party?

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nice. I'd be tempted with Kompany and then upgrade a striker - but it looks good.

    4. Stoichkov#8
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Vardy has Chel so defo not needed here imo.
      Very strong side!

    5. Tsssst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Having the keeper and two of your strikers in the same match is just wrong.

      Upgrade keeper and do Rondon to Vardy, Hazard to Fraser

    6. puhd
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thanks lads

  17. Little Red Lacazette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Is Yoshida likely to be fit to play on Sunday?

  18. TheDragon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    If Kane is fit (or at least mostly fit) for the CL final, does he start?

    Would be very harsh on whoever gets left out

    1. HIT ME!
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No doubt he'll start if he's fit

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Drop Alli?

    3. #FPLBhuna
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      will be either son or lucas that drop out sadly

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        This would be outrageously harsh as they have carried spurs between them in the CL when Kane has been out (and Son carries them in the league earlier in season when he was out too).

        If I was either of them and got dropped for the final - I can’t even imagine

    4. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If he's half fit, he'll start as he always does. I think they would pose more of a threat without Kane with Lucas or Son up front. Maybe Kane off the bench might be better for them.

      1. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I’d put Kane on the bench if I was the manager

        1. Berbinho's Forehead
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          So would I. van Dijk would (probably) deal with him as he did at Wembley and Anfield.

          1. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            (c) in 38?

            1. Berbinho's Forehead
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Salah or Haz

              1. Christina.
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                heart will let you go Salah surely? Amazing what Livp/Spurs did this week.

                1. Berbinho's Forehead
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Most probably. Crazy week of footy.

    5. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sissoko
      One cdm for another 😀

    6. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Kane, after the game last night.

      "Rehab is going well. I start straight-line running this week, which is why I was OK to run on at the end.

      "We have beaten Manchester City and Ajax so I have to start training even harder to prove myself to the gaffer."

  19. Tsssst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    If Robertson doesn't play who will take his place at LB?

    Gomez or Milner?

    I'm thinking Gomez as he's back and Milner might still be needed in midfield?

    1. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Milner/Moreno

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Probably Milner.

  20. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Would you play Gunn or Lloris?
    Also, play Deulofeu and do Jota to Redmond or Jim to Arnie/Long/Zaha?

  21. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    If Son and Robbo are out, is this move worthwhile for - 4?
    Poor rank, so I'm okay with risk.

    Son, Erik and Robbo to Salah, Redmond and Kompany.

    1. Amey
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Like it mate 🙂

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I'm keen. Means keeping 3x wolves, Cathcart and Llorente though. Yuck

  22. Boabdulrahman8
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    What do you guys think of in terms of taking hits in the last GW?

    Currently i'm just outside the Top 10k and with Son's injury + Robbo's fitness + 3 Wolves assets, I'm thinking of taking something around a -8 or -12 to just go all in on the last GW as a last push for the rank. The hits would translate into sensible differential picks that could act as "Swords" for the last week.

    For me there is no difference between a rank of 13k (My current rank) and say 19k if my hits don't go as planned. However, there is a big difference between 13K and 9K.

    What's your view on taking hits in the last GW?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Trying to make up 12-15 points on the top 10k in a single game week us not easy

      1. Boabdulrahman8
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        You're absolutely right, but the point is why not if the risk is not that big (difference between a 13k rank and a 19k rank)

    2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      if you are fine with getting a big red arrow incase of plan failure than go for it

    3. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Several ways to look at it, and it does depend on ML strategy - for example, blocking rivals players.
      But in general it doesn't really make sense, especially if it's for a player who is likely to at least start.
      For example, taking a hit to remove a Wolves defender for a City/Liverpool one. The Wolves defender will likely get you two points, so then you need six points from whoever you bring in just to break even, which means you're relying on attacking returns, or BAPS to get you into a better position than how you started, it's unlikely.

      1. Boabdulrahman8
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Good points, it would definitely need a lot of catching up to do. But, historically GW38 is always high scoring. I need to ponder on this more.

        1. HamezMace
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          It is, but predicting who will score is the tricky part...it's rarely who you think it'll be.

    4. Pompel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Only makes senseif part of a double transfer to bring in potential haulers like e.g. Salah, Vardy, Sterling etc.

  23. balint84
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    buy

    A) Guaita
    B Rico
    C) Heaton

  24. Shackalackaboomboom
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    What's the best option for gw38?
    A.Mane+Salah
    B.Double Liverpool defence

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A

      1. Christina.
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        still waiting for your fpl id kimosabe....

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I’d probably give you it if you told me why you wanted it! 🙂

          1. Christina.
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            to look at your history over 37 weeks? Why else?

    2. Skill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B

  25. Joshua1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I imagine a few will have this dilemma, interested in your thoughts - start Bednarek or Holbjerg? (already starting Valery)

    Holbjerg attacking stats better than one might expect and I always feel it's better to attack on the final day, as opposed to defensive double-up. Tricky decision given Huddersfield are crap at both ends.

    1. Arfaish
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bednarek for me

  26. Mitchstone
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Top of my ML by 25 points. Looking to do a blocking transfer this week for a -4.

    Chaser currently has two x City def (Ederson and Laporte), I have 0. Chaser has Sterling only in attack, I have Aguero only in attack.

    A) Eriksen > Sterling
    B) Duffy > Laporte

    Sterling higher ceiling but offset slightly by owning Aguero. City clean sheet (plus the inevitable Laporte BPs) would halve the gap between us on that alone. but with a -4 is it really worth going for the defender who, unless gets attacking returns, would net me net 2/3 pts overall?

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

      I could do both of these for free, but I have Son I need to sort out as well.

    2. Arfaish
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Are you starting Duffy? If not then don't -4 for Laporte. A looks good to me as I don't see where their goals are coming from and Everton in form at the back.

  27. Arfaish
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I have Son and potentially Firmino to deal with:

    A) Son > Fraser
    B) Son > Pogba
    C) Son, Firmino > Salah(C), Long (have Mane) -4

    I have double Saints defence so if Firmino I would just start Bednarek instead 4,4,2. Thanks in advance!

  28. Jones Kusi
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Is it worth a hit to get in Fraser and Laporte or Kompany and Hazard for Robertson and Son if im chasing 12 points(will be 16 with hit)?

    1. Arfaish
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Not if Robertson is fit, wait for presser

      1. Jones Kusi
        1 month, 8 days ago

        But if Robertson isnt fit?

  29. ASOUSA12
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Hello, any advice would be welcome. Current team as per below:

    Foster / Ryan
    TAA / Laporte / Robbo* / Valery / Doherty
    Mane / Son* / Pogba / Sterling / Jota
    Jimenez / Aguero / Llorente

    2FT (£0.0 ITB), currently thinking (choose one each)

    A) Son Out

    1) Redmond
    2) Fraser
    3) Mili
    4) Alli
    5) Siggy
    6) Deulofeu

    B) Jimenez Out

    1) Vardy
    2) Rashford
    3) Mitro
    4) Zaha
    5) Ings
    6) Wilson

    Currently leaning on Redmond and Rashford, but Man Utd poor form is worrying, could stretch to Vardy perhaps...

    1. Mince n Tatties
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A1
      B2

  30. Iceball
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Son to
    A) Pogba
    B) Moura
    C) Redmond