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Who is the best captain for FPL Gameweek 38?

Deputy Editor Tom Freeman joined Scoutcast regular Joe earlier today to look at the best captaincy candidates for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) in Gameweek 38.

You can watch the video either embedded in this article below or on our YouTube channel.

Son Heung-min (£11.1m) is the current leader of the captain poll, with 44.17% of total votes from our users at the time of writing.

The South Korean is, of course, chasing Mohamed Salah (£13.2m) in the race for the Golden Boot and has a plum fixture at relegated Norwich City.

But is there a case to be made for team-mate Harry Kane (£12.4m), who is another strong candidate for the armband and loves his final-day goal bonanzas, having plundered 48 FPL points in his last four Gameweek 38 appearances?

Manchester City and Liverpool’s attacking assets are discussed, while we also focus on some of the less considered options, such as Reece James (£6.4m), with opponents Watford allowing more chances and crosses from their left-flank than any other team under Roy Hodgson.

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Don’t forget to check back for our Captain Sensible article later in the week, which will delve into even more detail on the leading candidates.


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349 Comments Post a Comment
  1. matiakez
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Anyone else got Ben White's -2 off the bench to look forward to?

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

      🙁

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      No. Bench boost instead. Collectively with Ramsdale adding zero to the chip

    3. Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Nope, just you

  2. Kodap
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Really need Jota to blank, or Diaz to come on and score..

  3. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Got Tsimikas in last week as needed a cheap defender.

    Didn't have the balls to play him this week. I'm expecting at least 15 points while stuck on the bench.

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

      Yeah on my bench also

  4. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Wait a second, did Klopp arrange a B team match with Southampton tonight??

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

      As expected.
      Pretty good B team though.

    2. amonito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I would say B+++ to C.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Doesn't have much choice.

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I mean the Saint's selection too.

  5. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I knew it, it's was really fun when I said Klopp thrown the towel not this GW but last GW. It was quite obvious and they were very lucky vs Villa.

    Tonight the PL will have a new (same) champion at 22h.

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

      It's not throwing in a towel ; you can't field a team that played 120 minutes on Saturday on Tuesday.

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

        You can! Sunday and Monday off!

        1. Not again Shirley
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I agree with bush wacker. Yes Klopp could have played more of the players who played 120 minutes on Saturday but he has to be thinking of the CL final. If they are to beat Madrid they will need to be at their best and have their best players available. Players are also more injury prone if they are over exerted. Playing TAA and Mane is too risky with that in mind when Klopp knows it is very likely City will win at the weekend.

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

            You have good points but, don't you think Villa are capable of getting a result at City? If Liverpool lose this and lose the league by 2 points, they will wish they played a stronger team.

            1. Not again Shirley
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I don’t rate Villa and City have superb record against them. Literally every single player of City is better than Villas. Plus Villa have nothing to play for.

              You never know obviously but would be absolutely amazed if Villa get anything out of that game.

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

                Ah! That's it then. If you don't rate Villa (a PL team) then there is no chance of them getting at least a point at City. No chance at all!

                1. Not again Shirley
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  You think Villa can get something at City. City will be like 8 to 1 on to win that game.

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

                    I also think that City will win. To say it's a forgone conclusion is just ridiculous. City have lost to Soton and Palace this season. You and I would have predicted an easy win for City then just like you are predicting for Sunday.

                2. NorCal Villan
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    I support Villa but think it is highly unlikely they get anything from the match at City. It would go against everything shown on the pitch of late.

                    Can it happen? Of course. Will it happen? Not likely

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

                      Exactly what I am saying!

              2. NorCal Villan
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Villa getting a result at City?

                  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t0hK1wyrrAU

                  Have we each been watching a different Villa?

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

        That Liverpool line up is incredible - mainly because my 2 Liverpool players are Matip and Jota.

        1. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Enjoy the points, you'll get a haul I'm sure

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I'm still happy that I punted on Salah --> a couple of weeks ago.

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Salah --> Diaz*

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          You just reminded me I also had them in draft 😆

        3. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Matip and Tsimikas here!

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Let's JWP!

      4. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Never leaving BB this late again...

        1. Bishopool
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          who u got?

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

          Did you use it this GW, yeah?

        3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          The exact same feeling here.

        4. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I used to like saving my BB to get an end of season boost but got really badly burnt last season.

          Played it GW11 this year and got a genuine 27 points from it

          Next season it’s going GW1. It’s the most cursed chip

      5. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Putting my hard earned on Saints @ 6/1; that Pool team are leaving any hope they had in the bins at St Mary's.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yep

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

          There's little hope to be had ; Klopps only option was to field a team that can last 90 minutes.

      6. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Is it today, finally, that Broja repays my incredibly irresponsible spot on my team? Surely Soton will score...

        1. No Need
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Cannot believe him and Weghorst ever got anywhere near my team

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Well, Weghorst scored for me and Broja also, I think..

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              But it's so long time when I had them, so can't really remember 😉

        2. NorCal Villan
            1 month, 8 days ago

            The much-beloved Broja Cat

        3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          As expected, only Dias owners have any right to be aggrieved really.

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

            Nailed for Sunday though?

            1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              They all come back for Sunday imo (Salah and VVD will depend on severity of injury).

              Even if title is gone, it's a chance to play with freedom against Wolves (19th for XG and XGc last 6), at home, and stake a claim for a UCL final spot - in a final gameweek that tends to see more goals than average.

              A bloodbath essentially.

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Or mourn the fact they gave up on the league and conserve themselves. There aren’t any spots up for grabs for the final.

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

                  Who gave up? They need to win tonight and stay healthy ; all they can do. That's the team that's been picked.

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

                I'm with you.

          2. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yep out for season 🙁

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Diaz was never going to start tonight. Bad bad pick if you thought otherwise.

            1. Big_Andy_GAWA
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Only played 70 or so in the final, did he not? Bet many wouldn't have thought Minimimo (sp?) wouldn't have started...

          4. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Dias was never going to play.

          5. Paulo67
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Very disappointing

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

            Free Hit Diaz out for Jota after the FA Cup. Will be happy to have Diaz back for GW38.

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

          Was glad that Schär started and Toons kept cs. Not that glad that I will get his 1p from bench when rival has Dubravka on bb bench. 😀

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

            Be happy I am getting in Ben White for Taa

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

              Ouch. Very bad luck mate.

        5. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I do hope that Liverpool tonight just to proved to all you doom merchants that Klopp knows more about football than we do. You're just p1ssed off that he's screwed our teams. Too bad eh? 🙂
          Klopp's a pragmatist .... all eyes on the Champions League.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            *win tonight

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

            Klopp literally had no choice but to rest the team from Saturday after 120 mins and penalties. It's just not feasible to go again so soon, certainly not sensible with two more games to go.

          3. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Exactly what I've said. After the draw vs Spurs he realised it, no way they would be winning this league. And he's right. Shame all the Liverpool fans spewing that quadruple crap though.

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

              Those aren't Liverpool fans ; that's the media. There isn't a Liverpool fan I know who thought the Premier League was on from the minute we drew with City.

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

            if they lose tonight and City win the league without kicking a ball, it will obviously effect how City will approach the game at the weekend too, so for most of us with double or treble Pool & City, our teams will be decimated because of Klopps tinkering

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

              It's not tinkering when you have no choice.

        6. Cheeto__Bandito
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Ive owned KDB for one week this season and he scored 30 points lol

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            On Sunday will you make 2 weeks though?

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

              no

        7. No Need
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Sold Trent for Cash literally. Might still get hurt next week but gives me money for a punt

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

            wolves at home is as good as it gets

            1. No Need
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I could get back but its one week and others could randomly haul

        8. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Know Klopp loves his sport science but if Liverpool don’t win this is a disgrace to the league. And I benched TAA.

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

            Why? People around here have a really odd sense of what the human body is capable of.

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

              Listen, I can play 5 aside on a Monday and a Thursday no issue. And I'm late 30s.

              These youngsters can play every day at their age!

              1. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Exactly. Injury prevention is one thing but they could definitely play

              2. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                well... not really

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

                  I was only half serious with this, I'm aware elite football is different from my 5 aside!

                  1. Monty the Magpie
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    You're fitter than me, bud. I'd be a stretcher case doing that.

            2. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Spurs played Thursday Sunday last week. Are 30 extra minutes that big a deal?

              1. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I’d be interested to see what Spurs B team looks like. They had a must win game (can argue whether true for Liverpool) and struggled against Burnley. And no CL to save themselves for

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

                1. Yes.
                2. Spurs haven't played anywhere near the number of games Liverpool have this season.

          2. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I would be very surprised if they do but...

          3. Patio Kev
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I’m sure he still thinks he can win this tonight but ultimately they have more chance of CL final than PL.

        9. King Carlos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          TAA scored me 8 pts this GW. I'll take it!

        10. Paulo67
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Not that the previous Southampton defence were anything special but there’s goals there for Liverpool surely with that defence

        11. Yank Revolution
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Ahh what a week to Free Hit this has been...nothing but green lay ahead...

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

            It’s a nice feeling. Yeah me too, am already on a green arrow and with lots still to play then it can only get greener.

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Yes- feels nice to have done something right with only 2 weeks to go. My TC was a disaster.

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

          Juicy White points from the bench...

          1. King Carlos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Oooooh, that's gotta burn

          2. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Dan Burn

          3. Patio Kev
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Congratulations !!!!

        13. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That klopp rotation at the back helps the fh-ers out no end, especially those that went without TAA.

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

            Pretty much everything has gone the way of FH ers this GW, if Everton keep a cleaner that will top it off

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

              Cleanie*

            2. Jordan.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              and aston villa

          2. Yank Revolution
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Zero Pool in my FH team this week- after the carnage of the FA Cup Final, it was obvi to me none of them would lace em up.

          3. Patio Kev
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Got Jota on a FH but benched Tsimikas for double Everton and Villa pure greed.

        14. lilmessipran
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Soton really look dreadful on paper...take away JWP and I am sure they would have been in the relegation battle this season

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

            Every single season there are somehow always 3 worse teams sadly.

        15. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Wow... in just the space of 2 weeks and 2 quick mistakes I've gone from an alright season to ... pretty trash.

          - Failed to confirm BB last week meaning I played it this week instead... Foster 0, Salah 0, Jesus 1... rest of team also pretty bad.
          - Forgot about Sunday deadline this week meaning I'm stuck with Salah and Robbo

          Shame, after 35 weeks to have it all go belly up that quick 🙁

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Sole saving grace has been captaining Richarlison this week, so far...

            1. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              This. Rest been a disaster. Hoping for Zaha and Coutinho to come good is like hoping England win a test match

          2. Baron Penguin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Good timing, I had a moan below! All over soon.

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Given Covid Christmas this season was a total lottery anyway ; chin up.

        16. Baron Penguin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          The fact I’m still fuming about forgetting the deadline to change my ‘bus’ FH because I was seeing old friends for the first time in years tells me I’m an amateur FPL manager with Robbo instead of Maddison.

          1. Dammit_182
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            You were cracking on with things in the ‘real’ world. I did the same so have £2M in the bank on FH as I was on holiday with family. Not amateur, just getting on with real world things.

            1. Baron Penguin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Also never use the what if thing on LiveFPL to find out where you’d be if you hadn’t messed up

              1. Baron Penguin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                P.S. I’m mostly joking. Maybe half joking.

              2. Dammit_182
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                No need for that. I just mentally add 27 points on to my score and kick myself for captaining salah last week and not KDB. That’s torture enough!

          2. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Some people even miss the deadline because they’re playing real football, instead of vicariously living through the lives of millionaire sport stars through a computer screen

            1. Baron Penguin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Weird people

        17. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          The overreaction of people on here and various social media is just so funny.

          Gomez, Konaté, Matip & Tsimikas are very good players. Firmino and Jota were previous first choice members of Liverpool’s front 3. Minamino might be lightweight but is actually very prolific.
          The midfield is probably nothing to shout about but apart from JWP, saints midfield isn't that much better.

          Enjoy your bench points (some of you anyway), I did say expect wholesale changes

          1. Dammit_182
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Do you think next week sees the ‘first’ team back or more time for these guys?

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

              GW38 will be first team in preparation for CL final.

              1. Dammit_182
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Inc salah or is he wrapped up in COtton wool??

            2. Pep's Money Laundry
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Full team depending on injury situation.

            3. Bushwhacker
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I think it depends on if they win tonight. There may be a lot of Sunday cameos if they lose or draw tonight.

              1. Dammit_182
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Good point

          2. Patio Kev
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Minamino will be fired up and have a point to prove having had an unsuccessful loan spell at Soton last season.

          3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            There are some people on here that might just want to make this their last year in FPL because 5 subs next year is going to trigger a weekly 5hitfit.

            It's a squad game.

        18. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I can't be the only one here who is not on FH and started zero Liv players? Or am I? Others here with no FH and no Liv players starting?

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

            Me. There was no chance Liverpool would field any first team (regular FPL) players tonight.

        19. sulldaddy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Well, Ive got Matip playing today. With the lineups and FPL rosters, even a CS could result in a green arrow I suspect

        20. Alcapaul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Zaha and Coutinho to Mount and Diaz -4 is quite tempting depending on if Mount starts on Thursday.

          1. Dammit_182
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I’m thinking of holding onto zaha.

        21. akhilrajau
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Which combination ia good

          A. Laporte, Toney
          B. James, Pukki