Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s best players for FPL Gameweek 38

The usual foursome of Sam, Neale, Tom and Az momentarily step away from the Connect 4 and Boggle on the last day of Squad Squad term, ready to discuss the best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards for Gameweek 38.

No fewer than 10 players have been given universal backing for the final weekend, although four are forwards and won’t all be able to be accommodated into the all-important Scout Picks.

ABOUT THE SCOUT SQUAD

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In this series, our four resident Fantasy Football Scout contributors each propose an 18-man squad of Fantasy players with the focus solely on the upcoming Gameweek.

Their selections serve as a long list for the Scout Picks, as the players nominated will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.5m) for our final weekly selection ahead of Sunday’s deadline.

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 £7.0m or lower
  • No more than three players from the same club

SCOUT SQUAD’S PICK OF THE BEST FPL PLAYERS FOR GAMEWEEK 38


AZSAMTOMNEALE
GKDavid RayaKasper SchmeichelDavid RayaAlisson
Martin DubravkaMartin DubravkaKasper SchmeichelKasper Schmeichel
Aaron RamsdaleDavid RayaMartin DubravkaEderson
DEFReece JamesReece JamesReece JamesReece James
Trent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold
Ryan SessegnonJoao CanceloJoao CanceloRyan Sessegnon
Andrew RobertsonRyan SessegnonRyan SessegnonMarcos Alonso
Joao CanceloAntonio RudigerTimothy CastagneJoao Cancelo
MIDSon Heung-minSon Heung-minSon Heung-minSon Heung-min
Luis DiazKevin De BruyneMohamed SalahLuis Diaz
James MaddisonMason MountKevin De BruyneJames Maddison
Mason MountChristian EriksenMason MountMason Mount
Bruno GuimaraesLuis DiazChristian EriksenBryan Mbeumo
FWDJamie VardyHarry KaneHarry KaneJamie Vardy
Harry KaneJamie VardyJamie VardyHarry Kane
Ivan ToneyIvan ToneyIvan ToneyIvan Toney
Callum WilsonCallum WilsonCallum WilsonCallum Wilson
Romelu LukakuJoe GelhardtRicharlisonJoe Gelhardt

Most popular picks: Reece James, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joao Cancelo, Ryan Sessegnon, Son Heung-min, Mason Mount, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Ivan Toney, Callum Wilson (four), Kasper Schmeichel, David Raya, Martin Dubravka, Luis Diaz (three)

AZ SAID

Mbeumo and Toney 1

It’s time for the final push. Perhaps you are happy with your rank and are just looking to consolidate, but hopefully (like me) you are seeing Ganeweek 38 as one final opportunity to finish as high up the rankings as possible – or catch the mini-league leader.

I don’t think we could have a more perfect set of fixtures on paper to try and catch the big hauls. Spurs v Norwich, Leicester v Southampton and Chelsea v Watford all stand out for me as having great potential for monster returns, and eight of my selections in the Scout Squad reflect this. Son Heung-min will carry the weight of many captain armbands this week but the attacking potential of wing-back Ryan Sessegnon, who is ranked first out of all defenders for minutes per non-penalty expected goal involvement (NPxGI) over the last six Gameweeks, and Harry Kane should not be overlooked.

For Leicester, the return of Jamie Vardy and exit from Europe has coincided with impressive performances against basement dwellers Norwich and Watford, and Southampton (ranked 17th for minutes per NPxG conceded over the last six) provides another likely obliging opponent for the Foxes. Vardy is an exciting ‘differential’ captain for those looking to roll the dice in the final week, although James Maddison, who has 20 attacking returns this season in the Premier League, also looks a potentially explosive candidate.

Heading over to London, I’m expecting a big performance from Chelsea after a turbulent season both on and off the field. Over the last six Gameweeks, no team has conceded more crosses or chances down their left-hand flank than Watford – meaning that if we see Reece James line up at wing-back, I would be very confident of a haul. Mason Mount represents a safe choice too, and he has had his most profitable campaign yet, with 22 attacking returns this season. He’ll surely be confident of adding to these against the Hornets, who have just one clean sheet in their last 11 games. If you’re really looking for someone leftfield, why not take a punt on Romelu Lukaku? With Thomas Tuchel sweating on Kai Havertz’s fitness, could the Belgian replicate his Gameweek 38 heroics when he scored three goals for West Brom against Manchester United back in the 2012/13 season?

I also want to pay special attention to Ivan Toney, who stirred the pot by re-sharing a video of Leeds players taunting Thomas Frank and indeed Brentford following their 2019/20 campaign. There’s some bad blood here, and with Leeds playing the way they are, I can see a Bees side fired up by the home crowd making light work of them, with Toney likely to be the main benefactor.

SAM SAID

Mount illness latest as 3

Gameweek 38 is the week to target teams with something left to fight for. With the title, top four, European spots and relegation still not settled, there is plenty of potential for motivated players to excel.

Martin Dubravka faces Burnley this weekend, a team that may need to win to secure their place in the league for next season. However, Newcastle have been solid defensively of late and Burnley’s goal output is the second-lowest in the league this season. Dubravka has also returned either a save point, a bonus point or both in each of the last three Gameweeks. Kasper Schmeichel is similarly a great option for the final day having been rested in the first half of Gameweek 37, and he’ll be facing a Southampton team whose season has petered out. Saints have scored just eight goals in their last 11 fixtures.

Only Mason Mount has more attacking returns for Chelsea this season than Reece James. In his 24 appearances, the wing-back has created 42 chances for his teammates and supplied 105 crosses. Alongside James, I think a Chelsea defensive double-up could prove potent. This looks likely to be Antonio Rudiger‘s last game for the Blues but it’s not just a sentimental pick, as Watford are also joint-bottom for set-play chances conceded over the last six matches.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is my prefered selection from the Liverpool defence, having been spared the trip to St Mary’s on Tuesday evening. He has the most attacking returns across the Liverpool defence this season with 14 and is also top for chances created among his teammates with 84, some 22 more than Mohamed Salah has registered.

Son Heung-min is just one goal behind Salah in the race for the Golden Boot. The midfielder is in great form and has returned in each of his last two Premier League meetings with Norwich, registering 20 points in this time.

Kevin De Bruyne and Man City need to win their final match of the season to secure the Premier League title. In his last nine appearances, De Bruyne has returned 88 points. This includes three double-digit hauls as well as two nine-pointers. Indeed, in this period, the Belgian has only failed to return twice. De Bruyne is top for attacking returns at City this season and only Joao Cancelo has had more goal attempts than him – and even then, the full-back has played six more matches.

I think Christian Eriksen could be a great differential option this weekend. Leeds have conceded 93 big chances this season, more than any other club. In addition, only Liverpool and Man City have had more attempts from free-kicks and corners than Brentford this season. With Eriksen’s set-piece threat, alongside his motivation to find a new club for 2022/23 as his contract with the Bees expires, he will be highly motivated. In addition, if Brentford win and other results go in their favour, they could yet finish in the top half of the table, an amazing achievement in their first campaign.

Up front, Harry Kane has a fantastic record on the final day of the season, as well as against Norwich. The forward has returned in all of his last four appearances on the final day. In those four matches, he has recorded three double-digit hauls and averages 8.43 points per game. Meanwhile, against Norwich, the England international averages nine points per match.

Callum Wilson‘s appearance against Arsenal was outstanding in Gameweek 37 and he makes my picks as a result. Burnley are struggling without key personnel in their defensive line, something WIlson could exploit. With the Clarets likely having to push forwards to try and win the game, that could leave them susceptible to Wilson and Newcastle on the break.

TOM SAID…

The best Spurs players for FPL Double Gameweek 29 and beyond 5

Goalkeepers are hard to choose in Gameweek 38 so I’ve gone with David Raya ahead of Brentford’s home meeting with Leeds United, considering that the visitors have managed just two goals in their last five matches. Meanwhile, Kasper Schmeichel is averaging 6.3 points per match in his last six home appearances, so I’ve included him after Brendan Rodgers confirmed in his pre-match presser that the Danish shot-stopper would start on Sunday.

Reece James is an obvious option given his haul potential. Watford have scored only 10 goals in Roy Hodgson’s 17 matches in charge, while they have also allowed more chances and crosses from their left flank than any other team in that time. Unsurprisingly, the wing-back is third for expected goal involvement (xGI) among defenders in 2021/22, only behind Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joao Cancelo.

I was torn between Emerson Royal and Ryan Sessegnon but went with the latter considering that he has created at least three more big chances than any other defender since his run of starts began in Gameweek 34. The wing-back has recorded one assist in that period, but his -0.96 expected assists (xA) delta suggests he has been unfortunate not to add more.

Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah (providing he is fit) both have a Golden Boot award to chase, with the South Korean entering the final round just one strike behind. Liverpool take on a Wolverhampton Wanderers side that have taken just two points from a possible 18, ranking 19th for expected goals conceded (xGC) in that time despite facing Burnley/Brighton and Hove Albion/Norwich City, while Tottenham Hotspur have a plum fixture against the already relegated Canaries. That is why I have also included Harry Kane in my selection, who has racked up at least nine points in each of his last four Gameweek 38 appearances. He also leads the league for goal attempts, shots in the box, big chances and xGI since the turn of the year, and is a decent captaincy shout with only 18% of the current vote in our captain poll.

Brentford’s form has been excellent since the beginning of March, winning seven of their last 10 Premier League games whilst also finding the net on 20 occasions. Christian Eriksen has a goal and four assists from Gameweek 29 onwards and, over the last six matches, is second for chances created, while Ivan Toney’s debut season in the top-flight has seen him rack up an impressive 17 attacking returns.

Elsewhere, I found spots for Mason Mount and Jamie Vardy, and I also like the returning Callum Wilson against Burnley. The 30-year-old gives his team a totally different dynamic in the final third with his pace and ability to make dangerous runs in behind, while his 0.41 goals per 90 minutes in 2021/22 is a decent return given his injury problems.

NEALE SAID

Alonso sub explained and Coutinho concern for Gameweek 37: FPL notes 13

What a wealth of options we have this week, so much so that only one Manchester City outfielder gets into my Scout Squad long-list despite the champions-elect facing an Aston Villa side that haven’t beaten or shut out a top-eight club under Steven Gerrard’s rule. It’s a match I could see City winning, say, 2-0 or 2-1 (Villa have lost only by one goal in each of their three previous meetings with the top two), but there just so happens to be a handful of other Gameweek 38 fixtures that carry ‘thrashing’ potential (xT).

Leicester and Chelsea are involved in two of those final-day mismatches but it’ll pay dividends to see what sort of line-ups Brendan Rodgers and Thomas Tuchel name at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night, as minutes played might be a big factor when it comes to Gameweek 38 selection. Tuchel also gave me the collywobbles a bit in his pre-match presser, when saying that “everyone deserves to play” in these two dead rubbers.

Until I’ve seen the teamsheets, I’ve gone for triple-ups on the Foxes, the Blues and indeed Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, who also face favourable opponents.

Southampton, Watford, Norwich and Wolves are all in the bottom six for both goals scored and conceded in the last half-dozen matches. They are, according to the Premier League form table, the four worst teams in the division over this period.

There are some very favourable individual match-ups that catch the eye: Watford, for example, have allowed the most chances to be created from their left flank not just in the last six matches but also in the whole of 2021/22 – a fixture made for Reece James, you’d think, even more so given that the injury-hit Hornets have the worst scoring rate (0.59 goals per match) in the division since Roy Hodgson took over.

A left-sided player has delivered an attacking return against Norwich in each of their last six matches, meanwhile, which is a positive omen for Son Heung-min and Ryan Sessegnon.

In reality, not many of my picks from Spurs, Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea require much explanation beyond perhaps a rested Luis Diaz: over the last six matches, he boasts the best minutes-per-xGI figure of any likely Gameweek 38 starter for Jurgen Klopp’s side bar an is-he-fit-isn’t-he-fit Mohamed Salah.

There always seems to be at least one goalfest on the final day and my money would be on Palace v United this weekend, although I’d struggle to name an Eagle who was guaranteed to start beyond Wilfried Zaha and I’m fresh out of midfield slots.

There could be some frenzied box-to-box action at Turf Moor and the Brentford Community Stadium, too, with Burnley and Leeds potentially both needing victories to ensure Premier League survival. A purring Brentford, fourth in the form table over the last 10 matches, could certainly do serious damage against Leeds if the Whites are forced to chase the game, and I’ve gone with Bryan Mbeumo – first among midfielders for shots in the box in his last six matches – alongside Ivan Toney, who has somehow managed to not score any of the Bees’ last eight goals despite having 16 shots and three big chances in that time.

Callum Wilson meanwhile looked excellent against Arsenal the other night. A tally of 18 goals in 38 starts for Newcastle, who until recently were a bang-average side at best, is very impressive and he could be one of those under-the-radar final-day punts who hauls out of nowhere.


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232 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ElChapo
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    19k with Schmiechel, James, Cash, Amartey, Maddison & Ings(C) tonight...

    Could make or break my season.

    1. ElChapo
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fully expecting an Ings benching...

      1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Good Luck, I'm hoping Buendia starts and smashes it along with Mings.

        1. ElChapo
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          good luck mate, hopefully burnley play less like burnley and we see some goals..

          1. mrelpea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Me too…my mini league rival had double Villa defense and I can’t afford a CS

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

      Ings with 2 or Amartey own goal?

      1. ElChapo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Amartey loves a 30 minute appearance with a yellow card, Ings loves disappointing me. we'll see.

  2. as33
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Will Alonso starts tonight?

    1. mdm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes

  3. The Mantis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Hmm I was sure on my moves earlier but now at a crossroads

    A) Kane & Maddison
    B) Vardy & Mount

    Either move is for -4. I do have Son fyi

    1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tight, B for me.

    2. mdm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

    3. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Can you do Vardy & Diaz? I'm deliveberating the same two spots!

      1. The Mantis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah I could do that tbf another good option. That would help me with Liverpool coverage as I would be getting rid of Salah for one of these options

        1. mox81
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah I think I'm leaning towards that over Mads & Kane, guess we need to see how many mins are played this eve and what Klopp says about Salah

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

      Who ever plays less minutes tonight.

      Possibly A is better anyway.

  4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Having played fpl for the past 6 seasons. I can't remember a season where my goal keeper didn't bring me points by saving atleast a penalty but not for this season. One gw to go. What about you guys? Popular goal keepers haven't made a pen save this season apart from kasper right?

    1. Black Knights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Quite a few people had Foster come off the bench for his save and 11 pointer at Emirates iirc. But yeah, certainly not many.

    2. Ooh Ah Cantona
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      From transfermarket for league penalties

      125 league total penalties last season 23 missed

      100 league total this season and 19 missed

      1. Ooh Ah Cantona
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        From FPL site this season

        27 players total have 'missed' their penalties

        Goalkeepers have saved 11 penalties

        So 16 of the 27 penalties taken wouldn't have been on target. That does seem high!

    3. Wild Card this!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fabianski saved 3
      Schmeichel and De Gea saved 2
      Martínez, Butland, Gunn and Foster saved 1
      That’s 11 penalties saved. Not bad at all.

  5. Ooh Ah Cantona
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Mason Mount has 11 goals so far in the league, and the teams they've come against?

    Watford
    Norwich
    Leeds
    Southampton
    Everton

    #Flat track bully

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Will he play in 38 though?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Why wouldn't he?!

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Tuchel's latest comments.

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

        Yes. He's a fan favourite and very important to that team.

    2. Nanook
        1 month, 6 days ago

        So disappointed he didn’t score against Burnley. Could have completed the bottom 6 sweep 🙂

    3. Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      If Barnes plays something like 60 minutes today and doesn't look totally gash, I am going to go Saka -> Barnes I think

    4. Mane Mane Mane
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’m about 50 points behind my ML leader so with my free hit I plan on going with a lot of differential picks. My team so far is…

      Raya
      Emerson Royal, Robertson, Sess
      Mane, Son, Maddison, Bowen
      Lukaku, Toney, Vardy

      All players my ML hasn’t got, he has Kane and I have a feeling he will bring Son in for Salah. So do I

      A) keep same
      B) go full differential punts and do Toney to Ronaldo, Son to a cheap bench player, upgrade 3.8 def to Alonso
      C) Son to Salah it fit, Robbo to Alonso

      1. mdm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        B) as 50 points is a lot at this stage

      2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Go diff Luk (c) imb but I would not be losing Toney in that game, should be genuine fireworks and expect a good showing from him.

        1. Klaren
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Normally I’d agree but it’s the most important game of the season for Leeds. Despite how terrible they are, they’ll still give it all they can.

          1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Imagine the space they are going to leave....A space bigger than the space they've left all season!

        2. Mane Mane Mane
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah I would be very reluctant to get rid of Toney

    5. mdm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Zaha to Mount worth -4?

      1. Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        ehhhhh, not sure. If Mount starts tonight then no

      2. Dwotle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I fancy Zaha at home against United.

      3. mox81
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        It's a gamble, Mount outscoring Zaha by 4 pts is what, about 25% chance? Do ya feel lucky?

        1. mdm
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Don't fancy gambling. Prefer the calculated risk based on odds

      4. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        RMT has Mount at 5.3 and Zaha at 3.8 predicted points

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

      With the season the club has had, on and off the pitch, aren't Chelsea prime contenders to be on the beach by Sunday?

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yes, though are playing another team on the beach!

      2. Klaren
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        All teams other than Man City, Liverpool, Spurs, Burnley, Leeds and Everton are on the beach by now.

        1. Ooh Ah Cantona
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          My FPL team is also on the beach!

      3. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        It's a n expensive beach in the Bahamas, Watford are off to Southend.

      4. Float
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Sure, but we're still talking about the third best team in the league playing against the second worst one who also have nothing to play for. Don't overthink it.

    7. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Have rotation fears with my squad for this weekend. Who would be your priority to ship out? Can only afford 1 of them to miss out:

      Matip - Digne - Maddison - Vardy - Richarlison - Ings

      Was originally going to ship the Villa boys given their fixture, but might have to reconsider.

      1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Villa

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Villa players

    8. Devos
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Closing in on ML-leader, who is going to Free Hit in GW38.

        This is my current team:

        Allison
        Cancelo, Laporte, Robertson, Rudiger, Alonso
        Maddison, Raphinha, KDB (c), Salah*
        Nketiah

        B: Ramsdale, KDH, Werner*, Dennis*

        1 FT and 0.0 ITB. What would you do?

        a) Salah > Son
        b) Salah > Sterling
        c) Salah + Werner > Son + Vardy (-4) and bench Raphinha
        d) Werner > Jesus
        e) other suggestion

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

          C

        2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          You can't do b)

          1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            or d)

            1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              But for a juicy -8 I would lose Laporte and get in Sterling over Salah and bring in Luk over Wern._ I think it's viable.

            2. Devos
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Oops

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            A or C

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

          Guys, Simple one play one.

          A, Barnes.
          B, Tony.
          C, Sessengon

          1. Cheeky Onion
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            That's tough - at least you'll have a strong bench which I think will come in handy this week.

          2. Dwotle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            A.

          3. Float
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Toney for me

          4. wulfrunian
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            a

          5. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            A or B by a mile. Probably B for me

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

            B>A>C

          7. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            BAC

          8. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            that order

          9. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            B

          10. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Big Tone.

          11. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            gotta be A

        4. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          which looks best:

          A) Coutinho> Diaz
          B) Dennis> Toney

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Diaz

            1. popey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              A

        5. Tonyawesome69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Looking to take a - 4

          Who would you sell?
          1. Saka (H v EVE)
          2. Zaha (H v MUN)

          Transfer in?
          A. Mount (H v WAT)
          B. Diaz (H v SOU)

          Other transfer will be Laporte to Alonso (-4)

          1FT 2.7ITB
          Schmeichel
          TAA Robbo Cancelo James Laporte
          Salah Son Kulu Saka Zaha
          Kane
          (Steele Brownhill Gelhardt Greenwood)

          1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            1A

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              You favour triple Chelsea v Watford over triple Liverpool v Southampton?

              1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yes, yes I do marginally but marginally significantly.

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Cheers. Difficult to pick between Mount and Diaz. I am leaning towards selling Saka over Zaha.

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Salah shouldn't be in the team*

          3. Cheeky Onion
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            1B, especially if Mount plays today

        6. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          looking for differentials to catch a ML, leader has both Arsenal players and will start them, are there any options worth a -4

          Saka > max 8.2 mid (already have Madd, Mount, Foden)
          Nketiah > max 9.1 striker

          Only one I can see is Luiz Diaz perhaps

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Diaz, Bowen, maybe Pulisic

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Toney the only fwd I would consider this GW at max 9.1m

              1. popey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yes fwds so sparse, only one I'd consider is Kaku but that would require either a -8 or no Son - neither of which appeals

                Hadn't condidered Puli at all but guess with doubts over Timo/Kai he has a shot

                thanks

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

          The -2 for rule missing a pen is so dumb, basically kicking a man when he is down, you already lost 5 potential points for the miss, why do you need to lose a further 2?

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            For fun.

          2. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Can't lose what you never had

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

              You did have something - the chance to score 4/5 points when a player has the opportunity to take the pen, that is not eer a given each week.

              1. Biggsy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Same "loss" as when someone blazes an over goal over the bar from six yards out.

                1. Biggsy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  *open goal

          3. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Should be -3 imb

            1. THE SHEEP HUNTER
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              And an hour in the stocks with rotten veg from Asda being the choice of ammo after getting an online shop the other day.

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

                oddly specific

          4. ToffeePot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Same with yellow card losing both 1pt and bps points...seems harsh, especially with Premier League refs being gash

          5. mox81
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Easy come, easy go. You could argue there should be a flat 3pts for any player scoring a pen, but they can also get assist pts if they earned it. Probably fine as is.

          6. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            You also get a big bonus deduction
            A midfielder that misses a penalty and scores later probably doesn't get bonus

        8. FPL Insanity
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Anyone else noticed Salah moving up from 50% to 75% on FPL?

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Someone at FPL towers has an ITK source?

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Klopp basically said he will play iirc, just question around whether he starts or comes off the bench. He wants his golden boot!

        9. Cojones of Destiny
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          go
          a. Toney
          b. Diaz

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Prefer Diaz over Toney

          2. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I fancy both, guess B could be benched

            1. Kryptonite666
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              There is no way Diaz is benched. He just had his rest and is first choice

            2. Tonyawesome69
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I can't see Diaz being benched after rested in the last game and Liverpool could still win the league

            3. Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Fair enough. Wasn't sure if a Firmino/Jota, Mane, Salah front line was a possibility

          3. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            i could play Jota instead of -4 Diaz bunt not sure he even plays

        10. Biggsy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Waiting on Salah news but figure shipping to Son and taking a couple of punts final day will make it more interesting. Which would you add (all moves are hits)

          A. Coutinho to Diaz (or other £9.5m mid)
          B. Coutinho & Richarlison to Kulu/Barnes & Vardy
          C. Coutinho & Richarlison to Toney & Diaz (or other £10.2m mid)

          A and C may be Mount or Foden instead of Diaz

          1. Kryptonite666
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            can you Vardy and Mount/ Diaz ?

            1. Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              No, only got £6.7m with the move for B

          2. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I like both Mount and Diaz. Slightly favour Diaz over Mount but not much between them.

            Are options B and C a - 8?

            1. Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Yes. I'm about 180k (subject to tonight's games) and whilst I'd like to stay above 200k, not really fussed as 100k was always target (once top 10k was out of reach) so figure why not make final day a bit more interesting

              1. Tonyawesome69
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Since its a case of last GW fun, I would go with option C Diaz

                1. Biggsy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Thanks

          3. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            C Foden

            1. Biggsy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Yeah was thinking that given City got to secure title. Thanks

        11. Kryptonite666
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Lads, I have a slender (20 point) lead and could use your inputs

          Pickford (Ramsdale)
          Robertson Cancelo Matip James (Laporte)
          Son KDB Saka Jota Coutinho
          Richarlison (Nketiah) (Mateta)

          My ML opponents have Mount.

          Would you

          A. Coutinho, Saka, Richarlison to Mount, Maddison, and Toney for -8
          B. Coutinho, Richarlison to Mount and Toney for -4
          C. Any other ?

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I'm not sure a hit to block is sensible. You're basically cutting your lead with no chance of making it up via that move. I'd do B over A but not sold on Mount given chance Chelsea rotate/are on the beach

          2. mox81
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Play Ramsdale over Pickford, Laporte over Coutinho, then just move Rich to Toney and you're good to go. Else Cout to 4.5 mid and upgrade Rich to Vardy if you're feeling punty

          3. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            B or Coutinho to Maddison 1FT

        12. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Bring in:
          A. Son
          B. KDB

          Triple captain:
          1. Kane
          2. A/B from above

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Son TC

          2. mox81
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Son TC

          3. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Son could be on for Golden Boot so could be handed pens. Would Def TC him

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

          Salah to Son even if you already have Kane?

          1. Biggsy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I'm doing it

          2. Tcheco
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I’m between him & KDB. See above

          3. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Keep monitoring news, Salah could be a huge differential at this rate if he plays

        14. Ghost X Aura
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Vardy and maddison or KDB and broja