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My Gameweek 38 team reveal and top three picks for the final day

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It’s that time again.

It’s just a couple of days before what has to be my favourite day of the year, when all 20 teams play at the same time and our overall ranks and mini-leagues are ultimately decided in one frantic 90-minute period.

It’s been a good season for me personally, having joined Fantasy Football Scout as a permanent member of the team just before the start of the campaign and going on to have a finish that (hopefully!) will see me add a top 10k finish to my season history.

GAMEWEEK 38: GOALS, GOALS, GOALS?

I’m always fascinated by Gameweek 38, as medium-long term planning is no longer required and people look for ways of making one final push. Who are the one or two players that can salvage someone’s season? Is there a differential captain that can propel you up the rankings? Can we benefit from a hit that needs to be repaid instantly, or is this too big of a gamble? Add into the mix the unpredictability of Gameweek 38 that in previous seasons has seen Manchester City hit for eight by Middlesbrough, Liverpool stung by Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur pounded by Newcastle United and you have a recipe for an explosive end.

In fact, looking at the fixtures, I think there is huge potential for some hauls. Norwich v Spurs, Chelsea v Watford, Leicester City v Southampton and Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers all look like great games – and I can see big wins for the bookies’ favourites. In fact, I can see goals in every fixture, with players from Newcastle, Brentford and Crystal Palace perhaps going under the radar, despite good-looking games against Burnley, Leeds and Manchester United (!) respectively.

For me, you could fill two different squads with players and I wouldn’t be comfortable betting on which would score the points (see below). There are just so many options, but Son Heung-min (£11.2m) is the one that seems indispensable. It’s likely that if at this point you don’t have him, he will be priority number one, as he seeks to chase down Mohamed Salah (£13.1m) for the Golden Boot and faces statistically the worst defence in the league. Norwich have conceded an expected goal (xG) every 41.3 minutes and have shipped the highest number of goals in the league (79); is there a sofa big enough to hide behind if you don’t own the South Korean wizard?

POSSIBLE GAMEWEEK 38 FREE HIT SQUADS – AND TOP THREE PICKS


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643 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Movement
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hello guys. Winning my league by 2 points and the winner get £2k, so really wanna win this one. Who would you choose out the following pairing?

      A) Kane and Mount
      B) Kane and Kula
      C) Mane and Kula

      Thank you

      1. sulldaddy
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A since you are leading...do you have Son

        1. The Movement
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Yes I do

            1. sulldaddy
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Def A then

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I'd say A but don't blame me if you lose (;

        3. Pegboy
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

        4. Dammit_182
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I am considering A mysekf

        5. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

        6. chekaro
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          can i see ur current line up, then we can suggest

        7. @FPL__Engineer
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Pick one from each, please

        A) Salah
        B) KDB (-4)

        1) Weghorst
        2) Nketiah (-4)

        ML rival only has B out of these four players.
        I'm chasing 27 points and I don't think he will be taking any hits.

        1. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          B1 and hope for the best

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Actually no. I think I’d go B2 - it’s just putting yourself 31 instead of 27 behind is not ideal

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              B2 means -8 so that's a total of -35

          2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Everyone seems convinced Salah won't start or is it just due to form?

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Real Madrid. The others should be able to cope with Wolves.

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                CL final is almost a week after Sundays game.
                And yeah, I they should! Hmm..

            2. RedRo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 7 days ago

              It’s the start for me. I don’t see it happening based on the info we have. If you think he starts I’d definitely stick with him

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                I have no more info than the rest, no idea if he will start..
                Sounds like B is the way to go.. thanks!

        2. sulldaddy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          B and Toney? Im not real fond of either striker TBH

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            What can I expect from Toney? 12 points tops? They have nothing to play for while both Burnley and Arsenal needs to go for the win.

            Weghorst might not even start but all the strikers are disappointing...

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Someone on here wrote earlier that there is bad blood between him and Leeds ... he'll be trying.

            2. Hairy Potter
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Last home game of the season so will want to put on a show for the fans. Plus aren't Leeds poor at defending corners?

            3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              This makes it even more difficult, haha.
              Will consider Toney -4 over Weghorst.
              Thanks guys.

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

          B2

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

        I reckon I'm only asking this as I'm chasing and differentiating myself from rival as much as possible, but what's a better move?

        A) Richarlison > Kane
        B) Zaha > Mane

        30ish point gap between myself and rival, and reckon he'll best me but gotta go for it.

        He has Kane & Salah, but no Son. Will probably get Son too.

        I have Son & KDB already; we both have Zaha but not impressed with him these last couple of GWs.

        Captaicty will make the difference in the end.

        1. sulldaddy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          B 100% IMO

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

            Who would you (C) out of Son, KDB, Mane, out of curiosity? (Given situation!)

            1. sulldaddy
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Son or Mane for Cap

              I like KDB a lot but matchups are better for others.

              Good luck!

        2. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I would do A - Atkinson hates Utd and it’s last game so he’ll want to go out with a bang and Zaha is on pens

        3. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Be careful with zaha out, man utd are one of the worst teams in the league

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

            I know they've been bad, part of why I got him initially. Just a tad concerned about the United rest, Palace quick turnaround & poor stats!

      4. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Which one ?

        A Laporte (have Cancelo)
        B Maddison -4

        1. Angelic upstart
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A for me.

          Depends if you're chasing or defending top of the league I guess

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Close call.. honestly, flip a coin (:

      5. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ramsdale
        Trent Rudiger Cancelo
        Maddison son Kulu Zaha Saka
        Toney nikeita

        Bench: Richarlison VVD cash Guaita

        4.5m in back, 1 free transfer

        Thinking Vardy in for Richarlison and bench Zaha or nikeita? Advice welcome please?

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

        Nketiah and Kane

        Or

        Toney and Mane

        Best option?

        1. sulldaddy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Leading and content A

          Chasing, then B

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Probably this

        2. No Kane No Gain
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Toney and Mane. There isn’t much in Kane and Mane but I think Toney has much more potential than Nketiah

      7. Slitherene
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Raya ¦ Foster
        Dias* Alonso Matip
        Salah Son Bernardo Zaha*
        Kane Pukki* Nketiah
        ¦ Amartey Gordon Cash

        1.5 ITB

        Dias, Zaha -> Laporte, Mount

        Or transfer Pukki out?

      8. Ohh1454
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Is son a must for tomorrow?

        1. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I’m going without so I’d have to say no

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 days ago

            And he’s definitely not a must for tomorrow. Sunday’s another question 😉

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I'd say there is no player that is more of a must

        3. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          there's no one answer. it completely depends on your situation.

      9. Gudjohnsen
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Most boring question this week

        Mount or Diaz?

        1. Valdez
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Easiest question so far. Mount

        2. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Diaz

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

          pount

      10. Valdez
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Does Vardy start?

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

          i think Daka

        2. Kun Tozser
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          He starts then taxi straight to the airport

      11. Bobby
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        maddison or bowen this week?

        1. Angelic upstart
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Bowen for me. West Ham will be all out to win

      12. Hairy Potter
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Any of these a priority to move out?

        A) Zaha
        B) Jota
        C) Saka

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Nah all should play

          1. Hairy Potter
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks

      13. Angelic upstart
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Salah for mane

        Or

        Salah for mount and richa for Kane -4

        I'm equal points in my mini league

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Second option sounds good

        2. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Just Salah to mount unless you're captaining kane

      14. blauriecon
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Who scores the most points GW38?

        Bowen, Diaz, Eriksen, James, Toney?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          James
          Bowen
          Diaz
          Toney
          Eriksen

      15. Bobby_Baggio
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Afternoon all. 1FT and 0.3m ITB. I'm leading by 19 points. 2nd place has no Salah or KDB but does have Son, Kulu & Kane. Salah > Son right transfer? Worth a -4 to do Cout > Eriksen?

        Schmeichel
        Cancelo - Robbo - Laporte - Matip
        Coutinho - Saka - Salah - Mount - KDB
        Nkeitah

        (Foster) - Pukki - Fofana - Mateta

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Cout > Maddison/Bowen makes.more sense I guess

        2. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Salah son is essentially the perfect move if Salah starts on bench

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Salah -> Son, yes
          How about Fofana -> James/Alonso instead and bench cout?

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Could do and play 5 at the back? James/Alonso Vs Maddison/Bowen.

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Actually Maddison/Bowen might be an even better option than James/Alonso..
              Was blinded by Eriksen. Think the Chelsea lads has higher points potential.

              1. Bobby_Baggio
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Tuchel saying he wants to rotate is my worry though.

                1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Alright, so..

                  Salah -> Son
                  Cout -> Maddison/Bowen
                  -4

                  Sounds good to me

                  1. Bobby_Baggio
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Cheers

                2. No Kane No Gain
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  You got a link to these tuchel words?!

                  1. Bobby_Baggio
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Nope just rumours

      16. T88MYE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Any invites for small cash leagues for next season?

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Ban

          1. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Lighten up

        2. mic_check12
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          You can email me fplcashleague@outlook.com if you like. I’ve been running a bunch for 10 years, ben crellin plays every year and would vouch for their integrity if necessary

      17. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Both ML leaders have Son, I haven’t.
        None have Pool mids, 1 have KDB.

        Salah to

        A) Son
        B) KDB
        C) Mane

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

        2. Teomi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          If chasing kdb or mane (dependent of which your opponents don’t have)

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          A

      18. Slitherene
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Dias, Zaha, Pukki -> Laporte, Bowen, Toney?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          -4 yay
          -8 probably still yay

      19. Teomi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Any idea would be welcome here.

        Leading ML with 13 point and doing my best season so far (8000 atm) and would love to climb a bit more.

        My dilemma is that the person behind me is having son and will most likely captain.

        Is it worth for me to take a hit or just play my game and captain Kane?

        1 ft. 0,6 itb.

        Ramsdale
        TAA Robbo James
        Kdb Mount Maddison saka kulu
        Kane nketiah

        Dubravka dier schar broja

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

          *take a hit to bring in son…

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Great team, who would leave that midfield?
          Maybe leave it as it is and captain KDB/Mount/Maddison

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

            Yeah, might just leave as it is

      20. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Salah to a) KDB b) mane or c) Diaz? Thanks

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

        Which is better transfer;

        A) Richarlison > Toney
        B) Gordon > Saka/Barnes

        Cheers.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          B, Saka

      22. Gudjohnsen
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cancelo in a 4-4-2 or Mount in a 3-5-2?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Mount this week i think

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Agreed

        2. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Mount

      23. teneighty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I'm not psyched about 5 at the back in GW38 but surely taking a hit and benching one of these guys will end in tears?

        Cancelo - Laporte - TAA - Matip - Alonso

      24. Brewstercat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        2nd chasing 26 points in mini league. 1st and 3rd have Son and will Captain. So I’m gonna have to captain Kane

        1FT. What other moves to do? Thinking Salah to Diaz, Cash to Alonso

        Kasper
        TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte (cash)
        Salah Maddison Kulu Saka (Martinelli)
        Kane(C) Nketiah (Mateta)

      25. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Can Zaha get something vs MU? What are your thoughts on this?
        Cheers and good luck guys!

        1. PartyTime
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Anyone can haul vs Utd even Lees- Melou

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

              Lol PT

          • RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Atkinson has said himself he absolutely hates Utd and it’s last game so he’ll be trying to go out with a bang. Zaha’s on pens

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

          Any tweaks to this free hit team?

          2nd in ML but whole top 7 is very tight.

          Free hit team - 3-5-2 formation
          Fab (Foster)
          James, Alonso, TTA (Tsi/Davies)
          Bowen, Maddison, KDB, Son (c), Erikson
          Kane, Toney (Geldhart)

          Best keeper? Mount and Diaz on a shortlist

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

          Sell Saka or Zaha (for Madds) ?

        4. Twigs
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Salah + Broja to Kane + Diaz for -4

          Or

          Salah to KDB?