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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 Overthinker
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bench order right if Robertson doesn't start .

    A) jiminez
    B) jota
    C) Doherty

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

      Good order

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

      Yes

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

      I'm playing jota over jimi myself

    4. antis0cial
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Redmond or Fraser is a tough one. Any particular reason for either?

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

      Home game

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

      Redmond I think. Home game and facing the worst team in the league.

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

        worst? 1-1 vs ManU

        lol

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

          Next to worst, Man Utd is the worst atm. Man Utd supporter here..

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

    Play Ings or Jimenez?

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

      Will Ings start ?

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

        Yeah, thats the thing mate. If I knew I eould play him...

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

          On paper it has to be Ings.

          Even I am an owner, and this worries me. Long has been in good form.

          I have started Ings ahead of jiminez.

          Don't see pool conceding a goal

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

      Im starting Ings over him.

  4. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Just read back over the in-game comments last night. Pretty funny, especially after Ajax scored the second. So much fail 😀

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

      Yeah, I read it too 🙂
      Classic ffs 😆

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

        Bemba at his finest

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

      And now we are guaranteed a bore fest final. Probably 0-0 and penalties.

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

        0-0 AND pens after 0:1 first leg 😆

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

          There's no first leg. it's the final.

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

            Thought it was a quote from yesrday 😉

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

    Just checking - is the consensus that there are better mid price strikers than Rashford this week?

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

      Wilson probably

    2. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Vardy

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

      Zaha for example but if Rash is fit I would get him

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

      I'd rather have Zaha, or Wilson than Rashford this week.

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

      Great. I have 3 ahead of him in my mind (Wilson, Zaha, Arnie). Thanks.

  6. Daghe Munegu
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Leading ML by 4 pts.

    Rival has Kun and will cap him. He doesn't have Salah.
    Should I cap Salah ? Or Kun and just be happy to have Salah as a differential ?

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

      Salah best C option anyeay. Defo C him bro

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

      I would normally match his captain and count on Salah as a differential. But I feel Salah will outscore Aguero so would be tempted to captain him.

    3. Daghe Munegu
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thanks guys

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

      I'm in same position. Going to C Salah

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

    Greenwood will start for ManU this week. Watch.

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

      I think United might start a lot of their youngsters, like Giggs did when he was caretaker manager after Moyes left.

      I think Chong will start for sure.
      ...and could easily see Garner playing in midfield instead of Matic.

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

      ...but Solskjaer has already hinted there will be changes to his team for the game against Neil Warnock's relegated side.

      Given the dire recent form of each and every senior forward in United's squad, both Greenwood and Chong should be certainties to start against Cardiff.

      Given Ander Herrera's impending departure, the apparent lack of quality possessed by Fred and Andreas Pereira, and Nemanja Matic's lack of form, Garner should start alongside Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba in a midfield trio on Sunday.

      https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/man-utd-news-mason-greenwood-16239087

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

        Would love too see:

        DDG
        Dalot-Lindelof-Smalling(if fit)-Shaw
        Garner-McTominay-Pogba
        Chong-Greenwood-Martial

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

          martial wont play. OGS dislikes him. Rashy will play.

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

            Sadly I know... I dislike Rashy atm. So selfish and awful.

            1. Geoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Same could be said about Martial

  8. GW38 breakout players
    Geoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Entering the final GW of the season, who do you think will find form and step up to score big this GW, and why?

    Maybe someone who hasn't had a double digit score in a while, who has a series of no attacking returns, or has very low ownership.

    Do you think it will be an already-established name in many of our sides or someone who is a major differential?

    Have you seen something in a someone's play or in their stats to make you think they could be ready for a breakout GW?

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

      Hazard to depart from PL with a 12 pointer

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

      Mitrovic

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

        Hope you are right!

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nice shout

    3. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      JWP

    4. Team Cruel
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Redmond (TC)

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

      My diff tip is McNeil. Rested for most of last game and at home to the defensive horror show that is Arsenal. As if they are not bad enough anyway, Emery has said all their focus is now on Europa

      1. Van La Parranormal
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        What about westwood?

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

          Not enough attacking threat

    6. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Llorente

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

        Hmm. On my bench. You think he is a good pick this week.

      2. Geoff
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Convinced he starts?

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

      Lanzini, Townsend, King all going under the radar here. Bats too.
      Not that I am getting them

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

      Bilva is looking good in last few games but just cant score.
      Think he can finally make a haul to sum up his great season.

    9. Toby Lerone
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Redmond

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

      Long. Has been in quite good form recently want to get a new contract. Very good fixture.

    11. The Sociologist
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thinking one of Zaha, Rondon, or Babel is going to come out of this GW with a double digit haul.

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

        Fingers crossed for Rondon - only one I can afford

    12. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lucas Moura

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

        there you are...

        lol

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          1 month, 7 days ago

          You missed me? 🙂

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

            ...not at all, but your spurs friends did.

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I don't have Spurs friends 🙁

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

      Wood / Barnes. Arsenal are in Spain tonight, can't achieve 4th in the league, don't travel well and have conceded 6 goals in the last 3 games. It's a recipe for good old fashioned forward bullying and defensive blunders!

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

        This.

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

          The only issue is deciding which one. Invariably you will chose the 2 pointed rather than the one that hauls.

      2. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Arsenal have about 4 clean sheets away in premier league in last two year and 2 if them were away to Burnley

    14. jia you jia you
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hopefully the two players that I'm bringing in - Arnie & Moura to double brace (cool shades emoji) 😉

      1. Pieterke30
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Transferring in Moura now is just an emotional transfer.

        Everton are in form, Spurs will still be dizzy from yesterday

        1. jia you jia you
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Perhaps thats true but I think Spurs will want to end on a high in the last game in their new stadium this season. Not too many better options at the price point anyway.

    15. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Redmond 5.6% owned looks the shout as a Son replacement and take the spare cash home

    16. wernerhedgehog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wilson.

      3 double digits haul in the last 4 away. Look at Palace's counter attacks conceded and home form. Look at their centre backs.

    17. FPLephant
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Really hoping Sterling breaks out of his recent FPL slump (he's my differential captail again this week).

      And I could see Zaha having a strong game (although sometimes that means more points for Milivojevic than Zaha!).

      Geoff, do you know when Spurs' appeal of Son's red card will come in? That would actually be huge for a lot of sweating what to do with him... and he might actually play if they reverse the red card ban. Would be great if it could be an FFS tweet with the announcement whenever it comes. Can't find much about when the decision will come when I search online.

      1. Mr. Hindsight
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Are they even appealing? I didn't hear anything of the kind.

    18. Jacket Potato
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mason Greenwood - I heard it hear first

    19. Glory Punter
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Origi

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        This

    20. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Deulofeu, thanks to West Ham's away defensive stats. Wilson for the reasons that Wernerhedgehog mentioned, plus his shots in the box over the last few games.

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

    Boruc to

    1) Guaita (H vs Bournemouth)
    2) Rico (Newcastle)
    3) Heaton (Arsenal)
    4) Gunn (Hudder)

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

      Gunn.

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

      2 for me. Have 4 but not certain to play.

  10. 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. Cheers!

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      i like C. I know its -4. but its for a captain who could be explosive and make those points up...

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

      I have same issue (and Robbo), I'll be taking a hit or two when we know for sure they are both out - C

  11. Benteke Fried Chicken
    1 month, 7 days ago

    In a big league worth £300 for the winner, i am 3 points off top but have 2 players within 15 points below me. Every little thing will matter!

    After i sell Son for Bilva i will have 1.9m itb,

    Would you :-

    A) Play Gray
    B) Play Jiminez ( i have 2 pool, Salah and TAA)
    C) sell Jimenez for a striker up to 8.7m for -4.

    Cheers.

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

      A

      1. Benteke Fried Chicken
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Just perved on your team, i cannot dispute a man with your ranking. However, is 666 a good ranking or a work of the devil?!

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

      B

    3. Cech-King MoSalah
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I have exactly the same players dilemma and 6 points behind leader for £120 for the winner.

      1. Benteke Fried Chicken
        1 month, 7 days ago

        let's go for a beer and plot tactics.

        1. Cech-King MoSalah
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          In Portugal mate, Vilamoura - Free afternoon if you can make the Marina for 12:00

          1. Benteke Fried Chicken
            1 month, 7 days ago

            on my way

            1. Cech-King MoSalah
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Great if you could.
              I am getting Bilva and going to go Sterling(C) because the leader will go Aguero. Therefore Sterling is my differential. Leader has already gone -4 hit, so I think that he may have gone Pogba, so I'm going to keep off him. Gray Jiminez is a problem for me. Is anybody guaranteed to better them by 4 points in that price range?

              1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Same, Bilva for son. I'm going salah captain, sterling hasn't been too convincing and city aren't smashing teams. But obviously he can be very explosive. I don't own Aguero.

                I think gray will start though, he scored 2 in a row, then benched in a 3-0 defeat. Last game before the final, im sure he'll play. I think wolves could be at the beach already and do not trust them this week.

                Arnie has been considered, but would he get +4 more than Gray if he started?! i own zaha, and do not trust long or ings, especially after i have JWP.

                1. Cech-King MoSalah
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yes, I agree with all of that, I have Mane not Salah, so I don't fancy him as captain. I also have Redmond not JWP, so extremely similar. Could do with a Watford fans opinion,

                  1. Benteke Fried Chicken
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Let me know how you get on

    4. paullufc17
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Zaha in for -4

      1. Benteke Fried Chicken
        1 month, 7 days ago

        he is my third striker lol!

        1. Cech-King MoSalah
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          and I imagine, your first choice for this week

          1. Benteke Fried Chicken
            1 month, 7 days ago

            yes, not even debatable. Home record not amazing but Bournemouth defence is just as bad.

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

    Robertson to TAA for a hit worth it?

    1. paullufc17
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      is he definitely out?

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

        Read some reports this morning which suggest that although the injury isn't as bad as first feared (as in, no ligament damage, or tear) it's more likely he will targeting being fit for the CL final, than this weekend.

        @AnfieldHQ on Twitter.

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

          Looks fair with Liverpool's POV.

    2. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      only consider this if robbo becomes fully confirmed out. Don't rush the last week. Also, do you have a half decent option who could cover robbo?!

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

        Have the wolves guys on bench.

  13. Pompey92
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Babel (C) a risky punt for a last GW differential? I have 40 points to make up in my mini league!

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      too risky. I would probably think he will start, but as they are relegated and its the last game, some shady rotation could happen for the other players to get a final game. Could also mean he is subbed off early in a similar scenario.

      I think owning him is punty enough.

      Try find a differential who also takes set pieces as well so can get points from many sources.

      1. Pompey92
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Very handy input, thanks.

  14. 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??

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jim to zaha?!

      I know his home form is not the best, but i can see goals in this game. It's also not like zaha is like scared of scoring at home.

      Gunn.

  15. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Final punt of the season trying to catch up in my ML. Selling Sterling as my rival has him. Who is the best replacement in your opinion? It can be anyone except Salah, Mane, Pogba, Redmond

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      hazard?!

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

        Isn't he at risk of being rested for EL final? Nothing to play for in the league

        1. Benteke Fried Chicken
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Risk yes. But if he plays can get double figures. The final is 2.5 weeks away, sarri may want to finish 3rd?!

    2. liverpool01
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Why sell Sterling if your rival has him? He could score big.

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

        ...

        1. liverpool01
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I'm thinking of taking a - 4 hit because my rival has him lol

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

      Salah

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

    Did Dragon fly away....?

    😆

  17. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    22 pts behind leader, we both have Sterling but only I have Aguero. I have to Capt him right?

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

      Yes

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

      Yes. Cant ask for a better differential than Aguero.

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

      Cheers, pity. I really wanted to capt Sterling

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

        listen to the gut.

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

          I don't have much left 😉

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

            I'm missing a kidney. Snap.

    4. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Track him, make sure he doesn’t try cover you and buy aguero, is that possible for him?!

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

        Not without selling Salah ot Mane for a hit

  18. kime67
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Stupid to go with 4def this week?

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

      Not really depends on which defenders though.

    2. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Are they attacking defenders?! Say the 4 defs were Digne TAA Luiz and Laporte, wouldn’t be that bad tbh!

    3. kime67
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      robbo taa shaw awb. I think palace will concede

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

        It would seem Robbo is a serious doubt (at best) so most likely a back 3 anyway.

  19. teneighty
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which club do you think will pay up for De Ligt?

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

      Chelsea. Oh wait..

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

      Barcalona
      https://www.marca.com/en/football/barcelona/2019/05/07/5cd1ace922601ddf7c8b460d.html

      Don't know how reliable the source is but a lot of talk of him joining Barca

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

        I think that would be a bad move for him. Regular starts is key at his age and don't see it with Pique and Umtiti ahead of him.

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

      Man Utd certainly need him the most

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

        Agreed and I'm sure that they would stump up whatever asked, but why would he go there? City as Vinnie replacement?

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

          City certainly have the cash and are strong contenders.

          If Toby leaves (which seems a certainty) I would love to see him in Spurs.

    4. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Spurs normally buy all ajax centre backs.

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

        Would absolutely love this but his price tag will be hefty and Levy is not exactly a big spender.

        1. how now brown cow
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Hugely unlikely.

          In truth right back/ cdm / attacking mid and striker are sll higher priority if toby does stay.

    5. kime67
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      imagine robbo virgil de ligt taa
      alisson

    6. HamezMace
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Barca, or Madrid probably.

      15 years from now, we'll be talking about him as the best ever.

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

    Better use of 1FT:

    A) Doherty (liv) to Laporte (bha)
    B) Jimenez (liv) to Redmond (HUD) and go 3-5-2

    1. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Cech-King MoSalah
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B? - How can that happen?

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

        Bench Jimenez and bring in Redmond for Brooks

        1. Cech-King MoSalah
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Ah, one step ahead of my thinking

    3. Kanchelskis
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      A - bigger upgrade

  21. how now brown cow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What a week.

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

      Imagine if it ended with a late Duffy header nicking Pool the title...

      1. how now brown cow
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Sat 3rd on my bench

  22. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Lots of mid priced forward options, those that are selling Jimenez, who are you getting in and why?

    1. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Might be forced to keep with son and robbo, but if I can sell probably zaha.

    2. Cech-King MoSalah
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      If you had a dream that the Liverpool score was 3-2, would you sell Jiminez

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

        Not if you believe in dreams, crystals and so on

  23. antis0cial
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    1ft .8itb Very tight in money league, really struggling with what to do for the final week, suggestions?

    Toying with Son to Mili/Antonio or maybe Jime to Arnie/Wilson/Zaha. For a -4 could do Son+Jime to Mili/Vardy but don't think a hit is wise.

    Lloris
    Robbo TAA Laporte Valery
    Pogba Sterling Mane
    Jime Ings Aguero

    Guaita Bedna Jota Son

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

      No hit if it is tight. Solid team there already.

  24. kennethrhcp
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    1FT 0.6itb

    A: Son & Robertson out for Sterling & Bednarek (-4, exact money)
    B: wait on Robertson news & get priced out of the above & rethink then?

    1. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B

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

        cheers

  25. Little Frank
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Robertson and Son to...
    A. Laporte and Pogba
    B. Kompany and Mane

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

      B

  26. Roll The Dyche
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Son will be available for the CL final won't he? Wasn't it a one-match ban he received?

    1. how now brown cow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Prem league. Irrelevant for cl.

      1. Roll The Dyche
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I know that. It was just a general question about the CL in isolation.

        1. Roll The Dyche
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Sorry my bad - he actually played last night!

        2. how now brown cow
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I dont get it. What ban then?

          1. how now brown cow
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            🙂

            1. Roll The Dyche
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Nice rank HNBC

  27. Disturbed
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is Moura expected to start the last gw?

    1. Benteke Fried Chicken
      1 month, 7 days ago

      70/30.

      Wouldn’t buy wouldn’t sell

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

        Thanks BFC

  28. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on these moves?

    Son, Jota and Jiminez to Babel, Aguero and bench fodder (MvTominay) for -4

    Assuming Firmino is fit leaves me with:

    Ederson
    Monreal, Lindleof, VVD
    Sterling, Pogba, Manè, Babel
    Aguero, Firmino

    Foster, Llorente, McTom, Lascelles

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

      Firmino fit assumption is the problem. Can you wait?

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I have exact money so once there are no changes I can wait.

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

    When can we expect pressers this week?
    Today, tomorrow? Presumably not Saturday?

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not sure, but assume Friday / Saturday. Will try find out now for you

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Today we will have Sarri post match and Emery post match, but Emery will likely do another perhaps Friday.

        There are 13 Pressers currently scheduled for Friday, and this will likely increase.

        Keep an eye on scout tweets for further updates!

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

        A man of your ilk and fpl skill doing my bidding. Doesn't seem right!

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Always happy to help! 🙂

          *Or at least try 😉

  30. Jeff Wilson
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Who wins? Mini league in the balance:

    Bench Boost:
    Patricio, Guaita, Robertson, Bednarek, Fraser, Wilson, Salah, Wan-Bissaka, Maddison, Brooks, Aguero

    Vs me:
    10 points, Ederson, Trippier, Mane, Hazard, Rashford, Llorente &
    Differential (c)

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

      Sorry Jeff could you put full teams side by side?