Scout Squad

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…


 PaulNealeAzPeter
GKSergio RicoKasper SchmeichelEdersonHugo Lloris
 David de Gea

Sergio Rico

David de GeaAngus Gunn
 Tom HeatonJordan PickfordAngus GunnSergio Rico
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldAymeric LaporteTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Andrew RobertsonAymeric LaporteTrent Alexander-Arnold

Aymeric Laporte

 Aymeric LaporteMaya YoshidaLucas DigneLucas Digne
 Ryan BertrandLuke ShawScott DannLuke Shaw
 Joe BryanBen MeeLuke ShawFabian Schar
MFMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
 Raheem SterlingNathan RedmondSadio ManeSadio Mane
 Paul PogbaSadio ManePaul PogbaRaheem Sterling
 James Ward-ProwseRaheem SterlingNathan RedmondRyan Fraser
 Ryan FraserRyan BabelBernardo SilvaRyan Babel
FWSergio AgueroSergio AgueroSergio AgueroSergio Aguero
 Jamie VardyJamie VardyJamie VardyJamie Vardy
 Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Marcus RashfordMarcus Rashford
 Marcus RashfordMarko ArnautovicMarko ArnautovicShane Long
 Aleksandar MitrovicCallum WilsonWilfried ZahaChris 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
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 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, 7 days ago

      Winny the Pooh?

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

      Nah it'll be Sturridge flanked by Salah and Mane

    4. avfc82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

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

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

      The stage is set.

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

        Mane?

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

            rival has Salah

    2. Amey
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Vardy or Mane ??

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

          ...membership.

          pornhub.

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

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

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

      What's more likely:

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

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

        Probably Kompany when you put it like this. LOL 🙂

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

        Son > Pogba is a good block

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

          Are we sure that Pogba will play?

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

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

      2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 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, 7 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.

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 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, 7 days ago

          B seems much better for me

        2. Amey
            1 month, 7 days ago

            B

          • Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks guys 🙂

            1. PortoGuy
                1 month, 7 days ago

                +1 for B

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

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

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

              Got to be B

          • HD7
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

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

            1. Amey
                1 month, 7 days ago

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

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

                Both extremely unlikely. Especially Son getting to play.

            2. Trust John
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 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, 7 days ago

                Who needs Horlicks when you have posts like these 😉

              2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

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

                1. Trust John
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

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

                2. cpo001
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    388 in the world, nice!!

                3. cpo001
                    1 month, 7 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!)

                4. Greek Flair
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Im surprised to see no Hazard in the scout picks?

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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.

                5. Blanka
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 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, 7 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, 7 days ago

                      Would be Jota and Kolisinac!

                  2. Birds of Prey
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    do it

                  3. Stoichkov#8
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 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, 7 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!

                6. MaticMVP
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 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, 7 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, 7 days ago

                      Thanks :).

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

                  Is it worth a hit to keep Hazard?

                  1. Stoichkov#8
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 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, 7 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

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

                    Needs Vardy

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

                    No Vardy party?

                  3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 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, 7 days ago

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

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

                    Thanks lads

                9. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Is Yoshida likely to be fit to play on Sunday?

                10. TheDragon
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 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, 7 days ago

                    No doubt he'll start if he's fit

                  2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Drop Alli?

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

                    will be either son or lucas that drop out sadly

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

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

                      1. Berbinho's Forehead
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 7 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, 7 days ago

                          (c) in 38?

                          1. Berbinho's Forehead
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Salah or Haz

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

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

                              1. Berbinho's Forehead
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                Most probably. Crazy week of footy.

                  5. Amey
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Sissoko
                      One cdm for another 😀

                    • HamezMace
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 7 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."

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

                        Milner/Moreno

                      • Berbinho's Forehead
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Probably Milner.

                    2. Atimis
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

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

                    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 7 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, 7 days ago

                          Like it mate 🙂

                          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

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

                      2. Boabdulrahman8
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 days ago

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

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

                        buy

                        A) Guaita
                        B Rico
                        C) Heaton

                      4. Shackalackaboomboom
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

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

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

                          A

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

                            still waiting for your fpl id kimosabe....

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

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

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

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

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

                          B

                      5. Joshua1
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 7 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, 7 days ago

                          Bednarek for me

                      6. Mitchstone
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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.

                      7. Arfaish
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 7 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!

                      8. Jones Kusi
                          1 month, 7 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, 7 days ago

                            Not if Robertson is fit, wait for presser

                            1. Jones Kusi
                                1 month, 7 days ago

                                But if Robertson isnt fit?

                          2. ASOUSA12
                              1 month, 7 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, 7 days ago

                                A1
                                B2

                            • Iceball
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 7 days ago

                              Son to
                              A) Pogba
                              B) Moura
                              C) Redmond