Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s best FPL players for Gameweek 38

Fantasy Football Scout contributors David, Andy, Tom and Neale assemble for the final time this season to pick out their favoured Fantasy Premier League players for the upcoming Gameweek.

Our weekly Scout Squad feature always takes the form of a ‘Free Hit’-type selection and there’ll be plenty of FPL managers looking for a Hail Mary punt ahead of Sunday’s deadline, with this round of matches offering one final chance for us to improve our ranks or claw back mini-league deficits.

All of our panelists have put forward an 18-man long-list of Fantasy assets and will explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The players listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.0m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the deadline at 14:30 BST on Sunday.

Each writer must meet the following requirements:

  • At least one goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • At least one sub-£5.0m defender
  • At least one midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • At least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower
  • No more than three players from the same club

SCOUT SQUAD PICKS

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKMartin DubravkaEdouard MendyEdouard MendyEderson
Robert SánchezAlphonse AreolaAlphonse AreolaAlphonse Areola
Jordan PickfordMark GillespieBernd LenoMartin Dubravka
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldStuart DallasTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold
Andrew RobertsonTrent Alexander-ArnoldStuart DallasStuart Dallas
Vladimir CoufalJames TarkowskiMatthew LowtonKieran Tierney
Ben ChilwellAlex TellesVladimír CoufalBen Chilwell
Federico FernándezCalum ChambersKieran TierneyVladimír Coufal
MFMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
RaphinhaRaphinhaSadio ManéSadio Mané
Joe WillockMason MountRaphinhaRaphinha
Son Heung-minKevin De BruyneJesse LingardFerran Torres
Mason MountSaid BenrahmaMason MountChristian Pulisic
FWPatrick BamfordPatrick BamfordMichail AntonioPatrick Bamford
RodrigoChris WoodPatrick BamfordMichail Antonio
Harry KaneMichail AntonioHarry KaneHarry Kane
Christian BentekeDominic Calvert-LewinChris WoodChris Wood
Chris WoodKelechi IheanachoKelechi IheanachoKelechi Iheanacho

Most popular picks: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah, Raphinha, Chris Wood, Patrick Bamford (four), Stuart Dallas, Vladimir Coufal, Alphonse Areola, Mason Mount, Harry Kane, Michail Antonio, Kelechi Iheanacho (three)

DAVID SAID

Goalkeepers are hard to choose for Gameweek 38 so I’ve gone with Martin Dubravka ahead of Newcastle’s trip to Craven Cottage considering that Fulham have failed to find the net in three of their last four home matches.

Meanwhile, Jordan Pickford has produced 4.2 saves per game in meetings with top-six sides this season, so I’ve included him in the expectation of a few scant additional points.

With very few goalkeepers offering strong clean sheet potential in Gameweek 38, the same is true of defenders, so I have mostly included those I believe can get attacking returns.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is an obvious option considering that his total of three assists across his last six is the most among defenders. Unsurprisingly, the Liverpool right-back is also top of that category for expected assists (xA) across the same period. Andrew Robertson‘s xA score of 0.88 is also the sixth-best among defenders over their last half-dozen run-outs.

I was torn between Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal but went with the latter considering he is usually the more effective West Ham defender at home in terms of attacking returns. The Czech Republic international has four Premier League assists at the London Stadium this season, compared to two for Cresswell. Meanwhile, the Englishman has registered just one touch inside the box at home in 2020/21, while Coufal has 17 to his name.

Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane both have a Golden Boot award to chase, each one on 22 goals for the season thus far. The Egyptian has produced 19 shots in the box over his last six, the second-most in the league, while I think Kane can capitalise on Leicester’s need to go gung-ho for Champions League football on Sunday.

That is why I have also included Son Heung-min in my selection while I should also note that Christian Benteke is one of only two players with more shots in the box than Salah over the last six. He also leads the league for shots on target over the same period, producing goals in each of his last four and, in Gameweek 38, he – fitness permitting – faces a Liverpool defence that has conceded more big chances than any other Premier League side.

Joe Willock‘s form is looking sustainable still as he added a sixth goal in as many games against Sheffield United. With Fulham coming up on the final day, the fact he is third in the Premier League for minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) bodes well.

Finally, I want to throw my weight behind Leeds’ attack for a meeting with West Bromwich Albion. This will be the Whites’ first Premier League game to feature fans at Elland Road for 16 years and that alone might be enough to suggest a big win.

But let us also consider that they are joint-top of the form table over the last nine matches (20 points from six wins, two draws and one defeat) and West Brom have the worst expected goals conceded (xGC) over the last six. For that reason, I am including RaphinhaPatrick Bamford and Rodrigo in my Scout Squad selection.

NEALE SAID

Double-ups or more on Liverpool, Leeds United and West Ham United are fairly self-explanatory, so I’ll instead focus on less-predictable selections elsewhere.

Starting at the back, I’ve plumped for two goalkeepers whose sides have very little defensive form at all.

Fulham haven’t kept a clean sheet since Gameweek 27 but with a gung-ho Newcastle potentially missing the first three players in line for striking spots (Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton) and with Joe Willock “fatigued” after his heroics over the last month, Alphonse Areola could enjoy one final shut-out before the Cottagers drop to the Championship – providing Scott Parker doesn’t follow in the footsteps of many of his peers and hand a start to a back-up custodian.

A reserve shot-stopper could indeed well be between the posts in west London, as I’d be surprised if Newcastle risk aggravating Martin Dubravka’s niggling hamstring with Euro 2020 coming up. Enter Mark Gillespie, who could be facing a Fulham attack who have scored just twice in their last eight home matches.

Wolverhampton Wanderers just keep conceding goals from set plays so I’m immediately drawn to dead-ball specialist Alex Telles for a presumably under-strength Manchester United’s trip to Molineux, with Wolves’ struggle for goals (seven in their last ten) also an incentive.

Calum Chambers and Arsenal will be facing a Brighton attacked blunted by the unavailability of Danny Welbeck and Neal Maupay, meanwhile. Presuming he gets the nod at right-back with Hector Bellerin out and Cedric Soares peripheral, Chambers also carries a threat going in the opposite direction: he has had seven shots and 10 penalty box touches in his last six appearances, two of which were as a substitute.

Sheffield United’s recent tendency to concede a lot headed opportunities (Willock’s goal and Jonjo Shelvey’s big chance in midweek the tip of the iceberg) surely plays into the hands of James Tarkowski and Chris Wood, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin may have some unexpected joy at the Etihad, as Manchester City have conceded exactly two goals in each of their last four home games – and shipped six in total at Brighton and Newcastle in the last two Gameweeks.

I’ve selected Kevin De Bruyne as a last-week punt. City’s line-ups are a bit of a crapshoot and perhaps they are best avoided in Gameweek 38, but would Pep Guardiola allow his star Belgian to go into a Champions League final off the back of a 25-day stretch without any game-time? The former Barcelona boss has, remarkably, done this before, but has more recently talked up the importance of “rhythm”.

Finally, I’ve opted for Said Benrahma over the plethora of other West Ham midfielders. The unpredictable Algerian has spent a lot of time on the right flank over the last two Gameweeks and it was from this position that he assisted against West Brom. If stationed there on Sunday, he’ll be up against a Southampton side who have conceded the second-highest number of chances from their left flank over the last six games – a period that coincides with Ryan Bertrand’s unavailability and the deployment of centre-halves at left-back.

TOM SAID…

Edouard Mendy is my first-choice goalkeeper in Gameweek 38. 

Despite conceding in each of their last three Premier League matches, Chelsea have kept 18 clean sheets in 28 attempts under Thomas Tuchel, and with a strong line-up assured look like one of the better teams to target from a defensive perspective.

I’ve also selected Alphonse Areola, mainly due to Newcastle United’s mounting injury list in attack, and Bernd Leno.

In defence, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is my top pick. The in-form right-back has been one of the Reds’ standout performers in recent weeks, creating 21 chances in his last six matches, at least two more than any other Premier League player.

Elsewhere, amongst defenders, only Aaron Cresswell and Lucas Digne have a higher number of assists than Vladimír Coufal this season, an impressive achievement considering he doesn’t take set-pieces. He is still in search of his first goal but continues to threaten going forward, as shown by him hitting the post against Everton in Gameweek 35.

Stuart Dallas, Matthew Lowton and Kieran Tierney complete the picks at the back.

Further forward, the inclusion of Liverpool and Leeds United’s attacking players largely speak for themselves, so I’ll dedicate a bit more time to a few of my other selections.

West Ham United’s chances of a top-four finish are gone but European football next season remains very much on the table, and I’m tipping them to finish strongly against Southampton. Jesse Lingard’s goals have dried up across the past five games but he remains one of their key attackers, while Michail Antonio has performed well on the road this season having been directly involved in nine goals. He may be on penalties, too, following Declan Rice’s midweek miss.

Meanwhile, for a fourth consecutive season, Chris Wood is into double figures for Premier League goals. The New Zealander boasts 11 attacking returns since Gameweek 27, and takes on a Sheffield United side who have kept just three clean sheets at home all season.  

The offensive list is completed by Mason Mount, plus forwards Harry Kane and Kelechi Iheanacho, who face off against each other in what I’m anticipating will be an open game.

ANDY SAID

As usual, it’s difficult to pick a Manchester City player without worrying about rotation. But after a very brief appearance against Brighton in Gameweek 37, I’m backing Ferran Torres to get another run-out. If Kevin De Bruyne is still not fully fit, I think Pep Guardiola may want to see Torres play in the number nine role again. He’s managed 0.44 expected goal involvements (xGI) per 90 minutes this season, which is higher than Phil Foden (0.39).

I’m backing Leeds v West Brom to be one of the ‘famous’ Gameweek 38 goal-fests. Leeds are fourth for total expected goals (xG) from open play this season, only behind Liverpool, Man City and Man United. The narrative is there: it’s the first Premier League game in front of home fans for the best part of two decades, so they’re going to want to put on a show. Patrick Bamford reminded us last week why we shouldn’t write him off yet, and the Whites are facing the team who have conceded the most expected goals this season so far. Raphinha has to be the second attacker, with five shots in the box and 13 chances created over his last six matches.

Kelechi Iheanacho (4.42) and Michail Antonio (4.36) are the top two forwards for expected goal involvement over the last six matches. Between them, they had 30 shots in that same time period. Antonio certainly has the easier game but Leicester may need to score a lot of goals against Spurs in order to get into the Champions League spots and I’m not sure Brendan Rodgers will leave Iheanacho out of the starting line-up again.

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1,086 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Reckon greenwood will start ?

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Unsure but if he is benched he will come on

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers

  2. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Evening all. 1FT and 3.6m ITB.

    Meslier
    Coufal - Phillips - Alioski
    Willock(C) - Salah - Raph - Greenwood
    Kane - DCL - Antonio

    (Martinez) - Bale - Shaw - Digne

    A) DCL > Anyone.
    B) Digne > Robbo and bench Coufal.
    C) Bale > Anyone and bench DCL.
    D) Anything else.

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bale to Manè

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        This or Auba

  3. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Play Martinez or Areola?

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      martinez

      1. Firmino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Really? Leaning towards Areola myself

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Areola

  4. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    With my proposed transfers I can afford to hold Bruno instead of Greenwood. Would you just keep him and play him (ESR 1st bench)? I think almost all of the higher ranks will get rid, so could be a differential if I get lucky and he makes a surprise appearance.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Even if he plays ( which I can't see) he

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Hasn't exactly been on fire lately

        1. Phil's Stamps
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers. Yeah it would be a punt, and could backfire if Greenwood starts. Would you start Greenwood over ESR? The home fans seem to have had a mostly positive effect on the teams so think he could do well.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Esr yes

  5. ZAWAd25
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    BB active. Zaha + Davis >> Raphinha + Antonio (-4) ?

    Bench boost team:
    Mendy
    TAA Phillips Coufal
    Bruno Salah (c) Greenwood Lingard
    Kane Bamford Antonio
    (Meslier Raphinha Holding Lowton)

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      yep

  6. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Kane to Bamford for a hit is mad right?

    I own Son. Wish I owned neither!

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      yes it is mad

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Front line is Kane Firmino DCL

        Want both Bam and Antonio but can't see it right now

        Also need to sell Meslier for Bamford move

        Maybe just DCL to Antonio and roll with Antonio Kane Bobby?

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Mad yes

        2. Stupendous
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Kane's last spurs match against a high line Leicester

          Yea. Could be hat trick in fairness, no matter how crap they were the other day.

          Madness thanks.

        3. Bobby_Baggio
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          why sell meisler? who is sub keeper? probably will play

          1. Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Forster

            Casilla is playing

          2. Werner Brothers
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Looks more likely casilla who'll play

        4. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Antonio Kane Bobby is a good frontline.
          Hopefully you have Raph for some Leeds points.
          Can’t see Bamford guaranteeing out-scoring Kane by more than 4.

          1. Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Harrison

          2. Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Meslier Dallas Harrison

  7. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Play Rudiger or Digne?

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Rudiger easy

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Rudiger

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      CS odds
      LIV: 56%
      MCI: 45%
      CHE: 45%
      ARS: 42%
      LEE: 38%
      WHU: 37%
      LEI: 31%
      FUL: 29%
      BUR: 29%
      WOL: 29%
      MUN: 26%
      SHU: 26%
      NEW: 23%
      TOT: 21%
      SOU: 18%
      BHA: 18%
      AVL: 17%
      EVE: 15%
      WBA: 13%
      CPL: 9%

      From drafthound

  8. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Will Henderson play this weekend?

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes imo as Ddg will play in the el final

  9. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Have 2ft Im sure Im gonna get Robbo for Digne but would you do Siggy and DCL to Raphinha and Bamford for a hit, or just get one of them?

    1. moz_1983
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Depends if you're leading or chasing. Just Siggy to Raph for me.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Depends what your priority is with OR and ML

  10. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Mendy
    TAA Shaw Dallas
    Salah Greenwood Son Lingard
    Kane Bamford DCL

    Forster JWP Holding Coleman

    2FT, 1.0 itb

    Best option:

    1. JWP + DCL >> Raphinha + Antonio
    2. Coleman + DCL >> Robertson + Antonio

    Thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Raphinha vs Robbo is a tough one. Not sure I can actually pick one. Both good options

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Oh I just realised I can’t actually afford the Robertson move haha

  11. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    With only a 5pt lead in ML, I'm trying to decide how to use my 1FT.

    Which move would you do here?

    A. Bruno to Mane
    B. Davis to Bamford and bench Bruno
    C. Both transfers -4 and bench Greenwood

    1FT 3.2ITB
    Mendy* Forster
    TAA* Dallas* Rudiger Shaw Holding
    Salah* Bruno* Lingard* Raphinha Greenwood
    Kane* Antonio Davis

    2FT 0ITB
    Mendy* Pickford
    TAA* Dallas* Coleman AWB Mitchell
    Salah* Bruno* Lingard* Son Jota
    Kane* Nacho Bamford

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      C

  12. Come on you Kante
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Will Bruno or rashford play ? With Europe final in mind?

    1. moz_1983
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Probably will I'd say, though limited mins perhaps. A UCL place is sewn up but they'll need some mins before the final next week.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      It's a nothing game. 3 days before the final and 2nd place secured. Can't see it happening. Risk of injury is there

    3. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      No. No point risking it a few days before the final

  13. moz_1983
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I'm chasing 14 points and both my ML rival and I have Bruno, Salah, Kane, Bamford, Lingard, in common.

    Go baws deep and get rid of one of the big hitters? Kane for Kun for example? Bruno for Mane? Or stick and hope that the captaincy gods favour me?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I would do both Bruno to Mane as I don't think Bruno will play and with a differential captain in Mane, Bamford, Antonio etc

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Balls deep is always a good answer!

      Bruno to Manè

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        "Baws deep"

  14. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Play 1:

    A) Nacho

    B) Greenwood

    1. moz_1983
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A for me, marginally. Leicester need to go all out and score well.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      B probably, I will starting both

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

    4. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

    5. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

    6. TimoTime
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Cheers guys, regretted not playing Nacho last week

    7. Aster
      4 months, 6 days ago

      B

    8. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A

  15. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Team pre transfers below. Which option would you go?

    A Son to Mané
    B Digne to Robertson
    C Son to Mané and DCL to Bamford -4

    Leno
    TAA Holding Dallas
    Salah Son Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
    Kane DCL

    Forster Vydra Digne Fofana

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      C

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      C

    3. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Just DCL to Bamford and no hit.

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Rashford and DCL to Mane and Nacho -4?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I'm not against that hit

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes- may consider Wood over Iheanacho

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Can't afford Wood, it is bang on the money

    3. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yep, looks good.

  17. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Would you do this for -4?
    JWP, Son, DCL --> Willock, Mane, Bamford (or Antonio)?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes I would, looking at these moves only

    2. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes, definitely

  18. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Two free transfers

    A) Greenwood and Adams to Lingard and Bamford (bench Watkins or Foden)
    or
    B) Watkins and Adams to Antonio and Bamford (bench Greenwood)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      B easy

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      B

    3. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Cheers both

    4. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      B

  19. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Did DCL to Antonio!

    All set for the final hurrah????

    Maybe missing a keeper again but not worth a hit right?

    Meslier
    Taa Rudiger. Dallas
    Son Salah(c) Lingard Harrison
    Kane. Antonio (v). Firmino

    Forster Pereira Holding Targett

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I think Forster will play. I’d probably start Holding over Rudiger.

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Holding has burnt me a few times
        Rudi been great

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Just risk Forster, not worth a hit.

      Not much in the bookies CS odds between arsenal 42% and Chelsea 45% (drafthound)

  20. squ1rrel
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    11 Points off ML leader...

    Martinez - Areola
    TAA - Dias - Digne - Struijk - Maguire
    Salah - Bale - Greenwood - Raphinha - Lingard
    Kane - Iheanacho - Bamford

    0.1 ITB, 1 FT

    His team:

    Mendy - Forster
    TAA - Dallas - Rudiger - Shaw - Holding
    Salah - Foden - Bruno - Son - Jota
    Bamford - Antonio - DCL

    1.6 ITB, 1 FT

    What should I do?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Both teams are fairly different already. Play your own game here. Probably lose Bale to someone you like

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Digne to dallas and go a differential captain from him as he will most likely go salah. Kane probs

  21. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    22 points behind in minileague. Leader probably with Salah captain. Would you go with Antonio or Kane? ( he has neither)

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Prob Kane cause of the golden boot and Leicester needing to attack

    2. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Kane has a really good record Vs LEI and no Evans.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Antonio

    4. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Kane.

  22. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Current set up:

    Martinez,
    Rudiger, Dallas, TAA
    Raph, Son, Lingard, (S)alah
    Nacho, Kane, Antonio

    3.9, Greenwood, Dias, Reguillion

    0ITB and 1 FT

    Stick and burn the last transfer of the season? 18 points ahead currently in ML, main rival has Son who I am tempted to ship....

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I think in this case you should play your own game. Let him worry about being differential to close the gap.

  23. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Meslier to return in goal for Leeds?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I think Bielsa said Casillas starts but cannot find quote

      1. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        He did

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Nope.

  24. BIG TONES
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone else punting on Certain Torres?

    1. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Ferran* lol

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Nope

    3. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Was tempted but now think Son will do equally as well against Leicester.

      Also Everton aren't an easy team to play.

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Son has looked awful the last 2 home games

  25. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Is 20 points off top10k too far? Made it so hard for myself trying to break into it this week (maybe unlucky), benching Phillips cause I thought Pool would concede (Which they should have) and playing Holding (When the scorer Benteke should have been sent off).

    Do I have to captain a mega differential and just pray they outscore Salah by a big margin?

    1. BIG TONES
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Depends on your team but probably need a differential captain that goes big

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Got triple Leeds, Mendy, Son, Holding and the rest is fairly template.

        I'm thinking Auba (who's not even in the captain poll ahead of Watkins surprisingly...) or a Leeds player.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      It is unlikely. You would need to go against the popular cap pick

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Which will be a Salah by a huge margin, who is golden boot hungry. Very unlikely sadly.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          I quite fancy Bamford to do well

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Yeah him and Raph are good picks, the crowd will be rocking too.

    3. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Pretty much- bring in another differential too

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Less than 15/20% top10k ownership?

        1. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Maybe even Bamford won't be enough (could easily be second most captained). Possibly go for Raph and pray to the FPL gods?

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Mane loves a goal vs Palace

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Yup, I captained him against them last season. But I feel like I have to captain someone that is not in that Liverpool game and just hope Salah blanks and Woy somehow nicks a result for his final game.

  26. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    A. Bale to Raphina/Harrison
    B. DCL to Bamford
    C. Both for a hit

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      C with no other factors to consider

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks. Or play Torres and bench Bale?

    2. Aster
      4 months, 6 days ago

      B

  27. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Yay or nay? JWP, DCL--> Willock, Bamford

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      For free yeah

    2. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Haha, snap. See below

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

  28. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    JWP DCL to Willock, Antonio/Bamford (-4)?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I guess so 🙂

  29. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Zaha & Watkins > Raph & Wood
    Yaaay
    Naay

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      No

  30. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Hold Grobelar!

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Grobelaar used to steal my mate's lunch.