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Scoutcast: Who will be the Gameweek 38 FPL heroes?

Joe and Andy offer advice to Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers as they prepare for the final Gameweek of the season.

Gameweek 38 is special. It has an almost mythical quality among FPL managers as they recall a time of surprise points hauls and a dramatic rise in the number of goals.

This week’s episode looks ahead to the latest final Gameweek of a season to see if the myth of a goal-fest finale is real.

Here they examine the average number of goals on final days over the last decade, compared to season averages.

They also look back on some particularly high-scoring encounters, with Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge of Manchester United one of the memorable final-day epics.

Then there is Tottenham Hotspur and Harry Kane (£12.4m), a team and player that tend to thrive as the season draws to a close. With an enticing trip to Norwich City for the north London side, 2021/22 could see another stellar final-day attacking display.

Joe often becomes more of a ‘heart’ rather than ‘head’ FPL manager on the final day as he is so enamored by the narratives of a dramatic conclusion to a season. Brentford’s home clash with relegation-threatened Leeds looks particularly enticing.

There are plenty of statistics from the Fantasy Football Scout Members Area to look through, too. Could the most recent ‘expected goal involvement’ kings, goals imminent table and weakest defences give our Scoutcast pair more clues as to where the highest-scoring games will be?

There’s the community team to catch up on and elsewhere there are more regular features, including quick-fire questions and our duo’s captaincy and transfer plans.

This latest episode was streamed during Liverpool’s victory over Southampton during Gameweek 37 and following the announcement of yet another shock team selection from Jurgen Klopp.

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189 Comments Post a Comment
  1. JBG
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which transfers to make?

    a) Ings+Raphinha to 4.5+Mane -4 and (C) Mane
    b) Raphinha to Luiz Diaz and (C) Kane

    1. grennans2
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B for me

      1. JBG
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B!

      1. JBG
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks

  2. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Barnes Sesegnion James Lukaku

  3. grennans2
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    So I'm 7 points behind 1st in my ML. Last move to make.

    I'm slightly worried Jesus won't start and he'll come on for a 1 pointer or I'll have to play Weghorst instead. Considering this, do you think it's worth taking a hit, or best just to swap Salah for free (assuming he's out)? My ML rival is unlikely to take a hit.

    A) Salah > Mane
    B) Salah & Jesus > Kane & Diaz (-4)
    C) Salah & Weghorst > Vardy & Diaz (-4)
    D) Salah & Weghorst > Kane & Maddison (-4)

    Dubravka
    TAA - Matip - Cancelo - Laporte - James
    Son - Kulu - Salah - Saka
    Jesus

    Ramsdale - Gordon - Weghorst - 4.3

    1. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Tough one tbh but B looking interesting

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      D or B.

  4. Josh.E
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Hello people! some needed help here, 1FT

      Pickford
      Cancelo, Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Silva, White
      Foden, Salah, Saka, Maddison, De Bruyne (C)
      Nketiah
      Subs: Foster, Richarlison, Mateta, Cash

      A. Salah to Son
      B. Salah and Foden to Son and Mount (-4)
      C. Other Suggestions appreciated

      1. grennans2
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A

      2. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A

    • Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      What to do to seal the ML win?

      It is my:
      Ederson, Cancelo, Robo, Alonso, KDB, Mount, Pukki

      to his:
      Pope, Matip, Laporte, Foden, Maddison, Jesus, Werner/Toney

      Just get Son (c) without hit?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Get Son (c)

      2. JBG
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Who would you take out for Son though?

        1. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Salah if said not to play

          1. JBG
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Ah do it. Klopp said that he might only make it to play couple of minutes.

            1. Atimis
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I'm basically between Salah to Son (c) and Salah Pukki to Maddison (c) Kane

              1. JBG
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Salah to Son imo.

      3. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        He will also have 1FT and 0.0ITB so I recon he may be moving for Spurs as well

      4. grennans2
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yeah I think that makes most sense. I'd give your players the slight advantage currently

        1. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Yeah I hope Chelsea boys will do the job

        2. Arteta
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I'm thinking the same. No need to take a hit in this situation.

      5. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Cheers all and good luck!

        1. Rocket Raccoon
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          What if your rival posted in this too? Surely you don't wish him 'good luck'? :p

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Tricky 😀

    • Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Dream on, there's absolutely no way Brighton will sell Cucurella for £30m. Laughable bid. They bought him for £15m, he has a contract until 2026 and was just named POTS. Why would they even starts talks below £50m? They're under no pressure to sell and City have the money.

      1. Rocket Raccoon
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        True. But rumours are of a release clause for clubs in CL for 30 mill. So Arsenal would have to pay 50, but City 30.

      2. Crunchie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Release clause?

        Olise only has a £35m clause at Palace (But as fans unclear if it is relegation or not).

        But he is signing a new one, but it will be £55m apparently.

        We just don't know what the players insists on in signing.

        Cucurella obviously sees Brighton as a stepping stone and |Brighton thought he was worth a risk, but it is all speculation on my part?

    • Sillet Bang
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Pickford
      Cancelo Robbo Alonso
      Zaha Son Kulu Coutinho Kdb
      Kane Richarlison

      Nik Gunn Tsm Fofana

      Zaha or Coutinho - Bowen and Maddison -4

      Maybe! Only one free transfer so any suggestions?

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Coutinho out for sure imo

    • tibollom
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Currently 16pts ahead in my ML.. rival has a midfield of KDB, Son + Salah.. only got 1 FT 1.5 ITB..

      What are my options?

      a. Salah to son
      b.Salah + KDH to Son + Mount/Bowen for -4
      c. Salah + Dennis/Pukki to Son + Toney/other? for -4

      Schmeicel Foster
      Taa Cancelo Laporte MAtip Alonso
      Salah KDB Kulu Saka KDH
      Nketiah Dennis Pukki

      1. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        B could be either Mount, Bowen or Madds

      2. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        B with Mount could work

      3. Cojones of Destiny
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        B

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Best defender at 4.5m>? not Sess, thanks

      1. Cojones of Destiny
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Guehi, Jansson, Davies

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Like Jansson, Guehi v Utd? Have 3 spurs

    • Cojones of Destiny
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Jota + Mahrez to:
      a. Mount + Diaz
      b. Mount + Bowen
      c. Barnes + Diaz

      1. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        a or b

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        A or D) Bowen and Diaz

        1. Cojones of Destiny
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Im hotestly prioritizing Mount plus second spot mate

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Diaz then mate, 100% starts aswel

            1. Cojones of Destiny
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              gracias

    • Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      23 pts v 66 pts. Think the FH has been something of a success this gameweek. How are others faring?

      1. vova
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        also on 66 points! Maddison and Richarlison captain on a FH worked out very well 😀

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Same. 100k gameweek rank. Nice job. 🙂

      2. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        14 vs 57 so far

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Big upswing there - well played! 🙂

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Thanks, triple Pool, triple City and Kulu looking pretty bad this week in my original team!

        2. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Son (c) so the score is lower

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        30 v 62 (with 6 to play)

      4. Black Knights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Would be on 17 if i'd made no transfers, with just Rudiger and Gordon left.

        Instead i'm on 70 with 9 to come.

        1. Black Knights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          10 to come if we count the captain. This looks surely the best GW to have used a FH for me.

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

        38 vs 68. 9 games to go.

    • DagheMunegu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      FH
      Anything you would change ?

      Dubravka
      TAA Cancelo Alonso Sessegnon
      Son Mount Diaz Maddison
      Kane Vardy

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'm fh too

        For me its vardy or mane.....I like mane and Diaz

        As for the keeper I've no idea...don't see many clean sheets!

    • madmafc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A) Salah to KDB (+ play Dewsbury-Hall)

      B) Salah & Dewsbury Hall to Maddison & Mount (-4)

      Already have Son and Kane

      1. Bavarian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Salah to Mane

    • De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Who scores more in GW38?

      A) Kane + Maddison
      B) KDB + Toney + Maddison

      1. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        basically do KDB + Toney score more than kane..

      2. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kane and maddi

      3. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        More or less the same imo

      4. Union_Jacks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Obviously I’m gonna pick the option with an extra player…

      5. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        B. Unfair contest though

      6. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks guys! Trying to justify not bringing Kane in. Rival has him but no KDB. We both have Son

    • Prinzhorn
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Schmeichel

      Robertson - James - Cancelo - White/Guehi

      Son - Saka - Kulusevski - Gordon

      Kane - Richarlison - Nketiah

      Forster - White/Guehi - Zaha

      A) Zaha -> Maddison
      B) Zaha -> Mount
      C) Zaha -> Diaz
      D) White -> Alonso
      E) Guehi -> Alonso
      F) else

    • Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Who do you see as the best differential for the last week?

      Initially, I thought KDB. More likely to be Kane or Vardy perhaps.

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        maybe liverpool or chelsea players?

        1. Jafalad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Has to be big points from a CHS player this week.

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Mount Mané Diaz Maddison Vardy

    • mdm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Any news/rumors on whether Keane and Schmeichel will start today?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Neither will

        1. mdm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          If true, that will be great

          1. mdm
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Just your feeling or you have sth to back it up?

      2. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Rogers has confirmed that Schmeichel will start

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          *Tomorrow

      3. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        1 day too early

        1. mdm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Lol. Indeed..Thanks

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Anyone doing any worse than 22 points so far? 😆

      1. mdm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Wow. How is that even possibe..

      2. gogs67
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        15 with 9 played, including 6 for Son (c)

      3. Radulfo28773
          1 month, 19 days ago

          21 and looking forward to White’s -2 from the bench!

      4. Mozumbus
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A. Mendy (with Gunn backup) + Veltman
          B. Dubravka (no backup) + Rudiger/James?

          1. Bavarian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            B

        • Corgz Dark side of the Loon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Morning Guys. On a FH 38............pick one to play.

          A, Maddison.
          B. Toney.
          C. Sessegon

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

          2. Bavarian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

        • dshv
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Salah ->

          1. KDB
          2. salah/richarlison To kane/diaz (-4)

          Casper
          Robbo taa cancelo alonso
          Son kulusevski mount salah saka
          Nketiah

          Richarlison cash pukki

        • Bavarian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Schmeichel
          TAA-Matip-Laporte-Cancelo-Alonso
          Salah-Son-Mount-Saka
          Jesus

          Foster-Pukki-Gordon-Dennis

          A- Salah > KDB/Mane
          B- Salah-Dennis > Kane-Barnes
          C- Dennis > Nketiah
          D- Save
          E- Other

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            B

        • grennans2
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          A or B? Only a few points in my ML so not sure if the hit is worth it?

          A) Salah > Mane (and start Jesus)
          B) Salah & Jesus > Kane & Diaz (-4)

          1. Bavarian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

          2. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

        • Bishopool
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Imo it seems perfectly reasonable why Klopp did not need to score big and played bench players.

          Draw was only option to be in level with points on last GW (ManC will lose and Pool will get draw and win). Draw wont change goal difference as well. So basically knowing that any win with any score would help, even 2:1.

          Hope is the same, ManC have to draw the last and Pool has to win the last, no matter how big they score. Goal difference was not the issue.

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            it will matter if city lose and liverpool draw

            1. No Kane No Gain
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              That scenario ain’t happening is his point

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Well he's missed a vital goal difference scenario in that case.

          2. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 19 days ago

            For me it’s more about respecting the competition. Imagine the uproar from the media and the FA if Utd fielded a 2nd string in what was meant to be a competitive competition. We’d never hear the end of it

            1. RedRo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Not a fan of either side btw. Would just like to see the same standards applied across the board

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                tough to believe you are not a man utd fan

              2. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                True neutral,. respect

            2. Black Knights
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              United have been playing like a second-string all season and haven't had any uproar about it.

            3. Slouch87
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Utd have fallen so far behind I doubt very much whether anyone would care at all.

            4. Top Mark.S
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Are you saying they have been fielding their first string this whole time? Oh my days

        • Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Team is in a very bad state for gw38.

          * : Possible rotation
          ** : Injured + Useless + high chance of rotation

          Dubravka
          James* - TAA* - Cancelo
          Salah** - Kulusevski* - Saka - KDB - Gordon (useless as well)
          Nketiah - Che Adams**

          Subs: Ramsdale - Mateta** - Dias** - Doherty**

          Have 1FT and 0.7 in the bank. Pretty set on Salah to Son (C). What other moves would you make here - irrespective of chasing or leading?

          Cheers.

        • Mo Mane No Problems
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Play two:

          A. Raphinha (bre)
          B. Dier (nor)
          C. Nketiah (EVE)

        • TimoTime
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Salah > Mount of Bowen for 38?

          1. JohannaAdams10
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Maybe just Mount for me

        • JohannaAdams10
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Bowen or Maddison for 38?

        • Whats the Mata?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Who scores more in gw38?

          A. Gordon + 4 points
          or
          B. Maddison

        • The Mantis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          What to do for the last GW then? Likely to remove Salah & Pukki for a hit to bring in Kane or Vardy and a Mid?

          Schmeic (Foster)
          Laporte / Cancelo / TAA / Alonso / Davies
          Saka / Son / Salah / KDB (Gordon)
          Nket (Pukki / Gelhardt)

          Missing a decent striker for sure

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            There's a good podcast addressing exactly that.

            Kane
            Son
            Toney
            KDB
            Bowen

            Etc.