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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ridiculous GW of lineups for Free Hitters!

    1. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      In fairness, as long as City got a point from their match then was always likely Klopp would rotate

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        120 killer too.

      2. *Reformed-Character*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Goal difference is more important than ever.

        1. Not again Shirley
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Goal difference is irrelevant with the city draw.

      3. Tinkermania
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A point on none shouldn't matter if City lose to Villa and Pool won their remaining 2.

        1. Tinkermania
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          * or none

        2. Not again Shirley
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Klopp knows that City will beat Villa (easily probably) hence why he has rested so many. The league is gone for Liverpool.

  2. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Just Jota

    1. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 13 days ago

      fml

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What you mean?

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Playing from 1st team I think he means

      2. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Starting

    3. CRAZY TRAIN
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Excellent

    4. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Nice

  3. Scholes Out For Summer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Jota hat trick please, I'll even take a brace

    1. CAVEAT KING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Main ML rival has him. Sofa time

  4. fantasist
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Broja, Salisu, Tella, Elyounoussi, Diallo.

    Subs: Caballero, Romeu, Long, Armstrong, Adams, Armstrong, Djenepo, Bednarek, Valery.

    Liverpool: Alisson, Konate, Milner, Firmino, Gomez, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Tsimikas, Matip, Elliott.

    Subs: Kelleher, Thiago, Keita, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diaz, Robertson, Origi, Williams. 

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No cameos at least.

    2. lugs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      nice, sold Salah, benched Robbo, played Matip 😎

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Tsimikas ... my hero. (at the moment)

  5. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    White and Schar off the bench. I'm so done with this game man.

    1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Davinson Sanchez here. Feel a bit guilty. Was the best I could afford.

      1. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        You really hit the jackpot here! I had 1.4 in the bank and could easily take another hit but couldn't decide if it's worth it. I really thought at least one of them will start. Well, screw it. Time to move on.

        1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Nothing but blind luck. Wanted Sessegnon on FH, but couldn't scrape the extra 0.1.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      The pain ends on Sunday. Look up.

      1. Arteta
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Whatever happens, happens. It's not in our hands anymore.

        1. NorCal Villan
            1 month, 13 days ago

            It never was

    3. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Oh dear

    4. fedolefan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Need that Broja brace more than ever.

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Seems TAA not even on bench.

      Hope Alonso starts.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        same sentiments here, need James and Alonso to start!

    6. ‘Tis the Season
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Klopp has conceded the league with this side

      1. DavidBW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        They’ll still win

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          We need goal difference with the hope city draw and we beat wolves

          1. Pep's Money Laundry
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            I'm that case Liverpool win the league by a point and not on gd, gd plays no part in a Liverpool title win

          2. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            No. Goal difference matters if city lose and Liverpool draw and win.

      2. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Smart of him. Unlikely City don't win final. Good to give players a rest before champions league final

    7. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It's safe to say that free hitters are winning this round by a large margin.

      1. Hiiler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Went with a risk and got 11 DGW'rs benched Son and Cancelo. So yeah so far almost everything has gone my way this GW. So now only thing I have to worry about is Chelsea players.

    8. Bishopool
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Pools midfield: 19, 21 and 36 yo

    9. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Come on Broja. Show your worth just one time!

      1. NorCal Villan
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He has worth?

      2. DavidBW
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Matip and Jota and Watkins coming in for Trent. Yes sir

        1. Tinkermania
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          3 players coming in for Trent?

          1. DavidBW
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 13 days ago

            No, Matip and Jota starting. Watkins coming in for Trent.

            Are you happy now?

            1. Rocket Raccoon
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              Davidbadgrammar

              1. DavidBW
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Rocket Raccoon. Did you get the name from the Beano?

            2. Tinkermania
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              No. I prefer your original combo using a Triple-sub chip.

        2. Demba Demba
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I was also very confused by this

      3. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        BrunoG 11pts off the bench get in!

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          WOW!!!!

      4. FantasyTony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Jota dining at the kids table

        1. DavidBW
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Hatty incoming

      5. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Liverpool odds now 8/15 for the win after that line-up announcement.

      6. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Jesus Christ. If we dont win this game and ManC draw vs AstonV….we gave ManC the PL.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          If, if, if. Southampton haven't been fab & your backup XI isn't that dreadful anymore.

          Last thing you want to see is more players drop due to 120 mins at weekend, ahead of UCL final & given title in City's hands. Gotta fight the correct battles.

        2. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          "Stop and think before you post nonsense " warning.

          1. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Just my opinion. I rate the PL higher than CL. Klopp wouldn’t play the kids if it was Real Madrid tonight.

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          You really would prefer Madrid to win CL?

          1. GreennRed
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Real look like their name is on the cup. The gods are smiling on them in Champions League. But a Ramos on Salah-style takedown on Benzers might have the gods frowning on them.

          2. Firminoooo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Yes, If we won the PL.

      7. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I definitely saw some here predict Liverpool wouldn't rotate that much lol.

        Nice to have a week where you've sold Liverpool players & no adverse risk to rank.

      8. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        There goes my top 1k dream! Thank you Klopp.

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Who did you have? I have Trent and Diaz with Rudiger coming on for Trent.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            TAA Matip. On BB

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Your LIV assets?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            TAA Matip

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 13 days ago

              At least you have Matip

              1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 13 days ago

                Yes. But what a disastrous season from my ML point of view. Tavares 1 point cameo in 36 made me lose my H2H league. BB this week will make me lose my main league.

      9. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Jota - good stuff.
        Robbo needs to stay on the Liverpool bench, to let Matip come off mine. No pointless 1pt cameo please...

      10. FantasyTony
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Have Tsimikas coming on for robbo. Klopp better not bring him on.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Nketiah autosub here. Bring Robbo on! :mrgreen:

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Paradoxically I have Tsimikas coming on for TAA!

      11. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I thought Diaz was safe with Salah out in a must win game. I give up.

        1. Paulo67
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Same and I brought him in instead of Maddison on my free hit!

      12. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Ouch, I didn't sort my bench. TAA first, but Greenwood over Gelhardt. Well... If Alonso and R James play even one minute, it doesn't matter.

      13. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Well that Pool starting 11 is really something …

      14. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        For gw 38

        Coutinho ➡️ Bowen

        Schar➡️Spurs defender - 4

        Should be 40 or so ahead in ML hopefully by then.

      15. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Me too, first time ever i could end up with only 2 defenders..
        Thr annoying part for me is the 1-1 in Leeds-Brighton as when they scored i was so certain Raph would be involved.. And he comes in for Dijk for me. He is involved in above 35% of the goals they scored and they scored 1 vs Arsenal so in theory this or the next goal they score he's involved. Dont ask why i kept him this long-)

      16. tbos83
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Getting Gabriel's haul* off the bench

        *2

      17. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I free hit Tsimikas in and deliberately benched TAA.

        However, I also got Diaz in for Salah, so rough with the smooth.

        1. Paulo67
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Same. Brought in jota and Diaz on free hit as differentials with Tsimikas first on the bench. More than likely Diaz gets a cameo now let’s hope he goes on scoring spree if he does

      18. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It would be quite funny on Klopp's tactical genius if Liverpool don't win today and Villa get some points at Manchester City on Sunday.

        And Real Madrid win the Champions League to boot.

        1. Rocket Raccoon
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          They’re knackered.

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            They're stuffed if they don't win today.

            Madness.

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          I think he'd love to go full strength it that was sensible/didn't put his players in the red zone - so it completely makes sense when you take everything else into account.

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/24994192

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/24994179

          https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/24994194

          I'm sure Kloppo knows how to manage 😛

          1. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            There was a lot of close journos saying this was likely and you are right about the aspect of red zone.
            When i look at Liverpool line up and then Southampton i still would prefer Liverpools. The problem is more how the players relate to one another as they have not played much together in games. First goal would be crucial here.

      19. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I got 9 out 11 right with my predicted Liverpool lineup. Just went wrong with Elliot for Keita and Minamino for Origi.

        I still expect both of those to come on