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

Pro Pundits 29

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. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thinking of Nketiah to Vardy for a hit.

    A. Yes
    B. Heck No.

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Aye

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

        Yes

    2. Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I think everton might "relax" and get absolutely spanked and vardy might not start, so i'd be tempted to hold

      1. Kitman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        having said that it is a decent upgrade, i can see the benefit - i'm more interested in investing in the midfielders this week

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        This.

        Lamps said he’s probably going to rest some of them.

        It’s an away game, they’re safe and 3 days off of such an enormous roller coaster of emotions game. I would fully expect some of Everton’s main players to be rested.

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

      I'll put it out there, any x to y for a hit, where y is 5mill more than x, the answer will almost certainly be yes!

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Mount to Salah for a hit then?

        1. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          If salah isn't injured, yes of course!

    4. Ooh Ah Cantona
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'm a massive Vardy fan, but FPL wise I'm pretty sure this hit isn't a good idea!

  2. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Madness? -12

    Cash, Salah, Rodrigo and Mateta
    To
    Sessegnon, Fodder, Vardy and Lukaku

    Ederson
    Robertson, Cancelo, Matip, Sessegnon
    Son, Maddison, Kulu
    Lukaku, Vardy, Nkietah

    Sanchez, Zaha, Fodder, Jonny

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

      Don't mind that as final gamble

    2. Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I dont like this at all to be honest, you are placing all your eggs in the Vardy & Lukaku basket and both could get minutes managed

      Just do Salah to Mane or soemthing of that ilk

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

    Hi....what moves would you make here? 40 ahead of rival who has son, kane, Mount, James and alonso

    A.... vvd salah and ramsey to son Mount and sessegnon - 8 (play 451 with pukki benched)

    B.....vvd salah to James and son - 4 (442)

    Thanks

    Schmeichel
    Taa vvd* cancelo rudiger (schar)
    Salah* kdb saka kulu (Ramsey)
    Jesus pukki (broja)

    1. Milkman Bruno
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I like them both! A

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B

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

        Thanks I like them both too - currently veering to A

  4. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Rate these players as most to least likely to play 60+ minutes

    a. Maddison
    b. KDB
    c. Vardy
    d. Sterling
    e. Alonso
    f. Reece James

    I say

    B, F, E, A, D, C

    1. Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      QWERTY

      1. Art Vandelay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        HELPFUL

    2. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I reckon they will all play 60 mins. Sterling, least likely just because Pep.

  5. Kitman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Whos the best 2 picks out of

    Diaz,
    Maddison,
    Mount

    I think they can all go large

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

    Best mid up to 6.4? Unfortunately 0.1 off Barnes and reluctant to take a hit.

    Considering:
    A Eriksen
    B Martinelli
    C Ødegaard
    D Raphinha
    E JWP
    Other ideas very welcome

    1. DF
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A for me.

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

      Kulusevski for me

      1. Phlajo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Unfortunately can't as I have 3 Spurs already. Forgot to mention

    3. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Cornet?

      Burnley may well need to score. Has a proper haul in him.

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

    Who would you bench out of

    A. Matip (have Robertson)
    B.Laporte (have Cancelo)
    C. Jota
    D. Saka

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C, don't think he starts

    2. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C also unfortunately even though I have him myself and will need to transfer him out

    3. sulldaddy
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      C

  8. Cheeky Onion
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Top 3 in ML get paid out - 19 behind 1st & 15 ahead of 3rd & 4th

    A bit worried about rotation with some of DGW37 players - what moves to make here? 1FT - 0.1m ITB

    Raya
    Cancelo - Matip - Sess
    KDB - (S)on - Maddison - Zaha
    Vardy - Richarlison - Ings

    Pickford - KDH - Holgate - Digne

    A) Digne > Royal
    B) Digne + Madders > James + Erikson (-4)
    C) Digne + Rich > Alonso/Azpi + Toney (-4)
    D) Digne + Madders + Rich > Royal + Diaz + Toney (-8)
    E) Digne + Madders + Vardy > Robbo + Diaz + Toney (-8)

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

      why are you getting rid of Maddison ?

      1. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        high risk he wont play

      2. Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Madders, Vardy and Rich making me nervous with possible benching's. I think Rich is the best to get rid of since he'll likely have the smallest upside, but would rather get James than Alonso and would have to lose Madders or Vardy to do so

  9. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    FH team, thoughts?

    alison (3.9)
    robo rudi/azpi james sess (3.8)
    mount jota/diaz son (luiz brownhill)
    kane toney vardy

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

      very nice team!

      not sure about rudi. how about Cancelo ?

      1. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        rudi will play his last game for chelsea for sure

        1. Nightf0x
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          maybe also azpi

          1. JELLYFISH
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Alonso also possibly

            1. Nightf0x
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              have him in my original team already, also a possibilty

    2. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I like this team...............

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Good squad my FH is below 3,5,2

      1. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        can u post it ?, other players im considering also wissa lukaku zaha mane

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Lloris
          James, Cancelo, Alonso
          Mount, Diaz, Bowen, Son, Maddison
          Vardy, Kane,

          3.9, Tsimikas, Gelhadt, Anderson

          .2

          1. Nightf0x
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            other draft

            alison 3.9
            can alonso robo james sess
            mount wisa jota mahrez son
            kane 4.4 4.5

      2. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        *ooh saw it

  10. NorCal Villan
      1 month, 11 days ago

      2026 World Cup venues to be announced June 16- 3 California stadia in the running (Levi’s, Rose Bowl, & SoFi). Levi’s is closest to me by far, but man, that place is a logistical nightmare.

      1. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Who cares? you guys still call it soccer

        1. NorCal Villan
            1 month, 11 days ago

            This guy doesn’t.

            And if you are gonna make generalizations, shall I start with the teeth jokes? 😎

            1. wayne3004
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Fortunately the teeth thing is a myth, but you do call it soccer.

              1. NorCal Villan
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  I’ve been there multiple times. It isn’t anywhere near as widespread as the stereotype, but it’s not a total myth

                  I and none of the many U.S. football fans I know call it soccer. The overwhelming majority of people here do, no doubt, but that’s them

                  You want the tooth? You can’t handle the tooth 😎

                  1. NorCal Villan
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      There is a nearby town that has a reputation for having lots of tweakers (heavy users of crystal meth). Allegedly the #1 pickup line in said town is, “nice tooth” {LOL}

          • AC/DC AFC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Mane or KDB?

            1. Brehmeren
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Ha, just asked the same question below.

              I'm at KdB atm as he plays 90 and they will have nothing but this game to focus on.

          • Corgz Dark side of the Loon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Guys, I see a lot of chat, especially on twitter that Chelsea are resting lots of players due to a comment by the manager. but I can not find anything to back this up ?? Can anyone confirm the source. ??

            1. lilmessipran
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Lots, read Ben Dinnery's tweets

              1. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                I have read all of Bens tweets and the is zero mention that Tuchal said he will rest his players. I see that Alonso talks about the amount of games but nothing about rotation.

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Academy players playing was the rumour yesterday

            3. FPL Pillars
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Yeah Chelsea got third now so might as well play some kids

          • Wag the Drog
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            18 pts in the lead in my ML.

            a) Salah -> KDB (play Nketiah, Watkins, or Pukki)
            b) Salah, Watkins -> Maddison, Kane -4

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              B, but if the food poisoning continues go Vardy

          • Corona is not good 4 U
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            What is better?

            A) Salah -> Son for free (and play without Kane)
            B) Salah and Richarlison -> Maddison and Kane for - 4 (and play without Son)

            Thank you!

          • Brehmeren
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            KDB or Mane

            On KDB atm

            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              KdB

              1. Brehmeren
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Thanks, mate. I did captain him for his 4 goals and he did save me last season on gw38 vs ML rival, so he will always be a bit of a nostalgia pick as well 🙂

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Still smiling after ruining my season last week, only a game ✅
            Final minutes FH ended up with 13 hits & - 48 points after updating!

            But, I now have FH38 to just go balls out 🙂

            Can you see a better squad with budget?

            Lloris
            James, Cancelo, Alonso
            Mount, Diaz, Bowen, Son, Maddison
            Vardy, Kane,

            3.9, Tsimikas, Gelhadt, Anderson

            .2

            1. NorCal Villan
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Quality

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  114 - 48 = 68

                  Went pre game 280k to nearly 500k after update pulled back to 283k, could’ve been 100K +

                  1. NorCal Villan
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Yeah, I saw your posts about the failed FH. That kind of thing is my FPL nightmare. Hell, even with minus -48 your 68 was still way above the average

                    • AC/DC AFC
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Why not hit the FH button straight away then continue with any last minute changes?

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Game refreshed, positive I confirmed playing FH but heyho cannot look back?

                2. Il Capitano
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  It's great

                3. Nightf0x
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  good consider also zaha and wissa

                4. Brehmeren
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Team looks great

                5. Brehmeren
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Would change bench order to Gelhardt first, just in case Robbo gets subbed.

                6. JELLYFISH
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Like it, what’s your team value with that lot?

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    105.6 lost 2 million last week

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

                  Wouldn't sacrifice any for a city attacker (KDB)?

              • TheBigDogg
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                a)Matip (have Robbo)
                b)Alonso (have James)
                c) or bring in Sessegnon?

                Thanks.

              • Art Vandelay
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                50 point lead in ML but still hoping for top 10k. Currently 11,500.

                Is a hit a stupid idea. Thinking Cash and Couts > James and Mount to give...

                Ramsdale
                Alonso James Cancel TAAS
                Mount Saka Madds Kulu Son (c)
                Kane

                1. Old Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  It's a great team, although Ramsdale isn't optimum. Be sure about James starting before you hit Confirm.

                  1. Art Vandelay
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Thank you.

                    Yep, Ramsdale not ideal but Foster is my other option so…

                    No way to be sure of James starting, and having just done a bit of reading here, there is talk of mass changes for Chelsea. Maybe do the Mount move and Richarlison (currently on my bench) to Toney.

                    1. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      They sound good too.

                      1. Art Vandelay
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Cheers old man…

              • Slitherene
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Zaha -> Mount

                Or

                Pukki -> Toney

              • ZimZalabim
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Just seen a mad record made this season...

                Any guesses ? Clues are it involves a team in the bottom 6

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  OK I cant wait for guesses lol

                  The Record is for yellows in a season, and the glory belongs to Leeds

                  With a Massive 100 yellow cards this season.

                  1. Art Vandelay
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Look at the stars, look how they shine for you…

              • vandebeek
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Foden to Mount for a hit worth it?

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

                  I'm considering bringing Foden in, so not for me

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

                Need some help with my GW38 team.(1FT and 0.7 itb)

                Pickford (Foster)
                Cancelo Laporte Alonso Matip TAA
                Salah Son Mahrez Saka (Gordon)
                Richarlison (Nketiah) (Pukki)

                1hit
                A) Richarlison and Mahrez to Vardy and Barnes
                B) Richarlison and Mahrez to Kane and 4.3mid(play Nketiah)

              • Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Is it risky to get Sessegnon if a bug around spurs?

              • Sterling Malory
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                What to here chaps? My 2 key ML are both super close, 3 points ahead in 1, 8 points behind in another

                Salah -> Son (c) seems the "safest"

                Pope
                TAA Robbo Cancelo James
                Salah Coutinho Mount Saka
                Kane Mateta
                Foster Gordon Broja Johnson

                Coutinho out? > Foden/Maddison -4

              • Finding Timo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Looking at Alonso but he played 110mins in cup final plus played on Thursday so must be big risk benched ?

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Yep.

                  And James and possibly Maddisson but those with them won't accept no shows so won't become a thing.

                  1. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Thanks Puts me off getting

              • Sailboats
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Salah > KDB or Son? I have Kane and Foden

              • Big Ronnie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Best moves for this team? 1FT and £2m ITB. Mini league wrapped up so don't need any tactical transfers to cover.

                Schmeichel
                TAA, Cancelo, Laporte, Alonso
                Salah, KDB, Saka, Kulu,
                Watkins, Nketiah

                Foster, Pukki, KDH, Cash

                A) Salah to Son
                B) Salah & Watkins to Son & Vardy (-4)
                C) Salah & Watkins to Mount & Kane (-4)
                D) Salah & KDH to Son & Mount (-4)
                E) Salah & Cash to Son & James (-4)

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  C

              • Echoes
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Rep

                How will you use the last FT of the season on this XI? 0.0 itb

                Schmeichel
                Matip Robbo Laporte Cancelo
                Kulu Saka Havertz Mount Foden
                Kane

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Havertz -> Bowen looks good?

                2. Old Man
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Won't Havertz play after his rest/injury?

                  1. Echoes
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    What other moves do you feel I can make if I keep Kai?

                    1. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Your original move is fine if you have any doubt about Havertz. Madison is another obvious choice but he might also have his minutes managed.

                3. Throwback
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Havertz to Maddison

              • Mr. Mystic
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Bench one:
                A) Richarlison (ARS a)
                B) Zaha (MUN H)
                C) Ben Davies (NOR H)

                1. Echoes
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  A

              • akhilrajau
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Which combination is good

                A. Kane, Madison
                B. Vardy, jota/diaz