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The best FPL players the Scout Network are considering for Gameweek 38

The final Gameweek of the season is finally upon us.

It is make or break for those mini-league positions and for securing final positions in overall rank.

We asked the Scout Network for their views on the best defender, midfielder and forward for Gameweek 38.

Defenders

Leeds defence in danger of achieving FPL 'whipping boy'  status once more

Ezgjan Alioski (£4.3m) has gone a little under the radar with teammate Stuart Dallas (£5.4m) taking all of the limelight. The Leeds defender has got two goals and three assists so far this season and will be on all out attack against West Brom in the final Gameweek of the season.

FPL Nymfria

The last Gameweek of the season is typically high-scoring so we would go for a defender with high attacking-return probability.  Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) has been very impressive since the March international break, he has blanked only once in his last eight games, registering a goal and five assists in that period. Liverpool need to win and win big to hold onto their top-four place and Alexander-Arnold will play a large part in that.

FF Titans
Should Liverpool defenders be back on FPL radars and is Jota a trustworthy asset?

Siempre es difícil apostar por una defensa en la última jornada, ya que suele haber muchos goles. Sin embargo, un equipo que está con el ánimo a tope es el Liverpool, que se enfrenta a Burnley y Crystal Palace, dos equipos que ya luchan por algo en concreto. Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) puede ser una apuesta interesante, ya que es probable que mantenga la portería en cero en al menos de los dos encuentros mencionados.

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Dallas is the he highest scoring defender in the game and signs off with a match against West Brom at home. With the Baggies already relegated, I cannot see them putting up much of a fight as they come to an Elland Road hosting fans for a Premier League for the first time in 16 years.

El Statto

Midfielders

Joe Willock (£4.7m) has scored six goals in as many matches and currently ranks third in the Premier League for minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) over the same period. He faces a relegated Fulham side in Gameweek 37.

FPL Nymfria

With the race for the top four likely to go to the final game and Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) going for the Golden Boot, that’s enough of a reason for me to back him against Crystal Palace. The fans at Anfield on the final day could be the perfect boost for Salah to finish the season with a flourish.

El Statto
Bale's superb home form against also-rans bodes well for Gameweeks 36 and 37 2

Gameweek 38 will be the last match of Gareth Bale‘s (£9.2m) loan move at Spurs, so he will no doubt want to end it on a high. Bale’s form has been picking up over the past weeks and on a personal note, he is building up his fitness level for Euro 2020.

FF Titans

En la media Diogo Jota (£7.0m) se ha convertido en un problema con la lesión y a ese problema hay que anotar a Jesse Lingard (£6.6m) que ha perdido impulso en la recta final. El mejor reemplazo en caso de tener los fondos suficientes es Mason Greenwood (£7.2m) quien tiene un partido que se antoja interesante vs Fulham en casa y con el regreso de su público.

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Forwards

Wouldn’t it be great to plump for Sergio Aguero (£10.3m) for nostalgia’s sake, but who knows how much game time he gets. So that aside, it’s hard to look past Harry Kane (£11.8m), as he tries to sign off the season with the Golden Boot, especially given his goal-scoring record against Leicester City.

FPL Nymfria

Christian Benteke (£5.5m) is owned by just 1.5% of the game and can could be a great differential on the final day of the season. The Palace forward is currently on form, scoring in each of his last four games and preparing for Euro 2020 with Belgium. Benteke also has a good record against Liverpool, scoring seven career goals against the Reds, making them his (joint) favourite opponent. Meanwhile, no Premier League player has registered more shots on target over the last six matches, a period in which Liverpool have given up more big chances than any other side.

FF Titans
Fit-again Antonio bursts back onto the FPL scene in time for season run-in

En la delantera una situación similar se presenta con Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.2m) quién sigue estando en buena forma, sin embargo sus rivales serán muy difíciles en los últimos dos partidos del torneo. En contraste Michail Antonio (£6.5m) tendrá rivales a la medida y es el cambio recomendado, ya que enfrentan a un débil WHU y cierran contra SOU en casa. 

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What’s happening in the Scout Network?

Scout Network: Thinking ahead to the blank and double Gameweek in 18 and 19

Ahead of Gameweek 36 FPL Family‘s Sam was joined on Scout The Gamweek by FPL Nymfria to look ahead to the blank Gameweek. This week in the aftermath of Gameweek 37 and ahead of the final Gameweek of the season Sam will be joined by FPL Take The Hit to look at the best options for FPL managers.

FPL Nymfria – Nymfria’s Gameweek preview video looked at her best ever Gameweek points total – 150! She also shone the spotlight on the Trending Transfers and some key player picks to consider for the end of the season.

El Statto – El Statto’s website has welcomed two new writers to the team. They are getting ready for a busy summer of Euro 2020 content as well as the preseason build up for the 2021/22 season. El Statto will be doing a peice on each nation for Euro 2020, if you are a fan of a country competiting in the Euros and have a few minutes to spare please contact El Statto on Twitter.

Bendito Fantasy – No se pierdan la recta final del campeonato en los podcasts y transmiciones en vivo en el canal de YouTube. Tendremos invitados especiales y entrevistas con los lideres de este año. 

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175 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FootballDog
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    DCL to Woods for free

    Ya / Nah

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      nope

      everton are good away from home
      man city have let in 8 goals in 3 games
      man city will play a b-team with maybe a couple of first choice

      Wood has come off early lately - Burnley have 4 strikers they're using each game.

      I'm sure you have a weaker player than DCL to move for free.

      1. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks, well I do have Mahrez I could sell to Torres or someone up 9mil

    2. ktk_interista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Absolutely

    3. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

    4. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Antonio?

      1. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        got lingard and coufal , dont like the idea of triple west ham

  2. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    #ManCity have confirmed that after the #PL trophy lift and a lap of honour from the squad on Sunday afternoon, there will be a special farewell ceremony honouring Sergio Aguero

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Jizz fest incoming

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    If I remember correctly, there were team leaks before gw38 last season, any chance of that happening again? 😀

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Could do with knowing if Greenwood starts.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Thats why they changed to 1:30 before deadline

    2. Les Bleus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Probably not since the deadline is now 1h30 before the kick offs rather than 1h like last year

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Certainly possible; however, now they have to be 90 minutes before the deadline to be of any use.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I think an innovation on final fun day with all the kick offs together would be a 30 minute deadline so people could hit away as they wish...

        On solid team sheets.

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Would be fun 🙂 !

        2. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          That's great if one hasn't any other commitments or responsibilities in life. Discriminatory for example against carers who can't guarantee to be poised over their computers for half an hour in the middle of the day. If something like that happened, then I think there should be an eight point penalty for that half hour pre-kick off advantage!!?

    4. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yes I think so. Couple on twitter who are in the know have said they will leak line-ups early just this once because it won't technically affect their team. So Man Utd yes, but Chelsea less likely. City could be likely since theres nothing to lose, so I will definitely be holding out for late news

  4. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Hi.....any advice on what to do here please? 1.8mitb. Reckon United players benched before Europe....

    Maybe dcl to Antonio / Bamford?

    Will ings start??

    Mendy
    Taa Dawson holding (shaw konsa)
    Salah son lingard raphinha (greenwood)
    Kane dcl ings

    Thanks

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      DCL to Bamford. Ings should start.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Ings > Bamford for me.

      WH looked better at the back last game and Ings has hardly been looking great.

  5. Ginola
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I am chasing 29pts in my mini/cash league. What would you do in my situation? Go kamikaze style with big chance to lose 2nd place or defend 2nd place?

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Depends how far 3rd was behind and what the 1st/2nd/3rd prizes were

    2. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Depends how much you care about you rank history I guess. May as well go for 1st if you don’t care about it but 29 points is too far imo so if you are in top 10K o and want to hold it I wouldn’t risk it

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Defend 2nd place imo

    4. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      In hindsight of my own GW37 I would say defend. Went from battling for first to now have third place breathing in my neck.*

  6. HD7
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Pick the best duo of differentials from:
    Raphinha, Harrison, Pepe, Torres, ESR.

    Ofc if you have other ideas, Im listening:)

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Raphinha isn't really much of a differential, so Harrison and Torres for me.

    2. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I'll have the first two I think. Willock for a punt?

  7. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Rudiger Coufal
    Salah Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
    Kane DCL Antonio

    (Guaita Digne Shaw Jota*)
    1 FT & 1.7m

    DCL ➡️ Bamford for free?

    If we get some team news/leaks that Greenwood is benched I will do Shaw to Robbo for a hit and bench Greenwood.

    Thoughts?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      yes

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      i would be tempted with your rank doing 8 pt hit and sell kane for a punt and get mane for jota

  8. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    In hindsight of my own GW37 I would say defend. Went from battling for first to now have third place breathing in my neck.

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Should have been a comment 😀

  9. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Meslier / Forster
    TAA / Coufal / Coleman / Holding / Philips
    Salah / Bruno / Son / Greenwood / Lingard
    Kane / Wood /  Iheanacho

    Think I'll take the punt on Forster playing and use FT in a more... 'useful' way.

    A. Shut up, ditch Meslier
    B. Son to Raphinha/Foden
    C. Iheanacho to Bamford
    D. Coleman to Dallas

    Leaning towards D. What do you suggest, please?

    1. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      C

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Appreciate it, sir

  10. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    I'm going to get rid of Jota, Bruno and DCL for a -4. I don't have Bamford or Antonio so I'm thinking either:

    1. Salah, Harrison, Antonio
    2. Salah, max 7.4, Bamford

    Thoughts? And if 2, then who? Punt on Greenwood/Torres/Willock (have Lingard and Raph)?

    1. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Also play Martinez or Forster?

  11. ZAMUNDA
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Leading ML by 66 points and still 5 points off 10k. Any thoughts what do do here? 1 FT - 0.0 ITB

    Mendy
    TAA - Rudiger - Dallas
    Salah - Bruno - Mahrez - Lingard - Raphinha
    Kane - Antonio

    Forster - Adams - Shaw - Coady

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Unfortunate no money ITB. I think Bruno to anyone you can afford looks like the obvious move. You don't really have any backup and it's fairly likely he's rested really. Mahrez a risk, shaw too, and Adams is flagged? So yeah, Bruno to Mane obviously would have been ideal but can go to anyone really. Bale / Son / Harrison / Mount / etc? Tricky. I'm not sure what I'd do..

      1. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks man, appreciate it. Considering Adams to Rodrigo. Otherwise, Bruno to Mané

        1. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 11 days ago

          You could also consider Shaw / any def to Philips?

          1. ZAMUNDA
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I wouldn't make the last FT for a defender still. But it's an option

  12. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    RmFHt?

    Dubravka | Gillespie
    TAA Dallas Cresswell
    Salah Bruno Mane Pepe
    Wood Antonio Bamford
    | Smith-Rowe Mee Mitchell

  13. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    1 FT and 1.5 ITB

    A - Wood > Bamford
    B - Other suggestion?

    Mendy
    Dallas - Holding - Lindelof
    Salah (c) - Son - Lingard - Raph - Bruno
    Kane - Antonio

    Forster - Wood - Rudiger - Holgate

    1. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I definitely wouldnt be selling Wood. He's probably one of the best options with a game against Sheff? Very least I'd get him in your starting 11. Since Bruno probably rested I'd play Wood for him and I'd consider a transfer in Def. Lindelof or Rudiger to someone nailed to play, Phillips?

      1. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks makes sense. I just had a feeling Bamford could do well but there's no guarantee I guess. Are Sheff Utd not playing some good stuff just now?

  14. RedJive79
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Start Digne or Struijk?

  15. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Will Bruno play?

  16. The Smudger88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    What would you do for a transfer? Not sure what to do for the final GW. 2.1 itb

    Meslier
    TAA Dallas Ruduger
    Raphinha Salah Lingard Bruno
    Wood Antonio Kane

    Forster Willock Dawson Veltman

    Cheers and good luck everyone!

    1. artvandelay316
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Meslier isn't going to play. Either swap him for Forster or transfer him out.

    2. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bamford or Antonio?

      1. artvandelay316
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Bamford IMO

      2. artvandelay316
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Which three would be better to bring in?
          A) Casilla, Torres, Wood
          B) Casilla, Torres, Nacho
          C) Aereola, Raph, Wood
          D) Aereola, Raph, Nacho
          E) Aereola, Torres, Rodrigo

          Cheers.

        • OldTraffordRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I don't pay my subscription for stuff written in Spanish.

        • get_up_early
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Pickford
          TAA Maguire Dallas
          Bale Salah Harrison Zaha Foden
          Bamford Kane

          Guaita DCL Digne Mitchell

          Help please - who to TC, how to set up & who to bring in?
          0.4m in bank
          OR 88k
          Leading ML by 38 , 2nd and 3rd have 2 united who may not play

        • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Bale/Traore >

          A. Raphinna
          B. Willock

        • Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Bale/Traore >

          A. Raphinna
          B. Willock.