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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?

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643 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Salah to Son - what else? 1FT 1.9 ITB after that move.

    Pope (Foster)
    James Cancelo Alonso Robertson (Cash)
    Salah* Saka Martinelli Mount (Gordon)
    Jesus Richarlison (Weghorst)

    Thinking Martinelli out for Maddison maybe?

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Weghorst to Toney and bench Martinelli or Richarlison

    2. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Martinelli > Foden
      OR
      Weggy > Toney
      OR
      Cash > Sess

      The forward line looks like it needs the most help

  2. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Need to secure ML win - ~40 points lead - Salah to Son (c)?
    Would you consider any hit?

    Ederson
    TAA/Robo/Cancelo/Alonso
    Salah/KDB/Mount/Saka/Kulu
    Pukki

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes, no hit imo. Maybe Pukki to Toney actually?

      1. NorCal Villan
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Hey Dakes, when are you coming to Palo Alto?

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Do it and rest easy.

      3. upforgrabs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Salah to Son(c).

        Maybe Pukki to Nketiah -4

      4. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Cheers all, Pukki to Toney would be tempting actually

      5. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Keep Pukki. Don't take a hit.

      6. ButterB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        As mentioned. Get Son and enjoy the ML win. 40 points you'd think you're safe with that anyway

    2. upforgrabs
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Trailing 18 pts behind ML leader.

      They will most likely captain Son, but won’t have Kane.

      I’ve got Son and Kane. Other players I have that they won’t have are Mount, Zaha and Toney.

      A) Captain Son, and rely on Kane’s regular points + Mount, Zaha, Toney to make up the 18 points

      or

      B) Captain Kane to increase the “difference” between our teams, and hope Son keeps quiet

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B

      2. Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If the only thing that matters is catching ML, go for (K)ane

      3. Paulo67
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B also but keep an eye on the pressers I don’t like the look of that Kane illness

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      1 FT and will do Salah to Son and if Schar is out I will take a hit, would you do

      A) Dias to Alonso
      or
      B) Broja to Toney

      Ramsdale
      TAA James Cancelo Schar*
      Salah Mount Kulu Saka Martinelli
      Kane

      Foster Broja Dias Richardson

      1. upforgrabs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        B, unless we get confirmation Alonso starts

    4. umerlfc
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Best option?

      A) Mount
      B) Maddison
      C) Diaz

      1. upforgrabs
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        A

    5. Cheeky Onion
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      With Chilwell and Christensen out, Tuchels only options to rotate defenders and keep 5 at the back are Chalobah, Sarr & RLC. I see Azpi & Rudiger as the only 100% starters with the other 3 positions up for grabs. Possible positioning:

      LWB: Alonso, Azpi

      CB: Rudiger, Azpi, Silva, Sarr, Chalobah, James

      RWB: James, RLC, Azpi

      Alonso has less competition for the LWB spot but James can also play as CB, which would limit his attacking output. Torn between the explosiveness of James/Alonso and the safety of Azpi. I'm the only player in the ML without at least 1 Chelsea defender

      1. Sailboats
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Go for James imo. I think he will start at RWB

        1. Cheeky Onion
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Digne + Rich > James + Nketiah (-4) worth it? Chasing ML by 19 points and he has Alonso + Nketiah

          1. Sailboats
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Tough one man. I'm not sure about that, I wouldn't buy Nkeitah for -4 personally.

            1. Cheeky Onion
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Really buying James for the -4, Rich is just the makeweight who is also a rotation worry

            2. Cheeky Onion
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Could do Alonso + Toney instead

      2. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 16 days ago

        James and Alonso will start imo. Tuchel will not want to be responsible for me losing my mini league

    6. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Is this team good to go and the correct bench?

      Schmeichel (Foster)
      Alonso, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Canelo, Laporte
      De Bruyne, Maddison, Saka, Mount (Dewsbury.Hall)
      Kane (Nketiah) (Pukki)

      Thank you!

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Good choice with Canelo in defence. Should bring some much needed toughness to your backline! GTG though or Nketiah in for Matip.

    7. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Best midfielder up to 8.6m?

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Diaz, Mount. Mahrez if you like a big gamble.

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Thanks

      2. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Barnes could also be an interesting punt

    8. sergioaguero67
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Vardy to Kane for a -4?
      Or hold the transfer?

      I'm worried about Vardy's game time
      Please help

      1. Rocket Raccoon
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He could fill his boots against Southampton, so I wouldn’t.

    9. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Team and bench gtg subject to no injury news and any early team news? Bit of concern that James may be benched and defenders on bench not ideal

      Schmeichel
      James Cancelo Robertson
      Son (c) Mount L Dias Foden Zaha
      Vardy Toney

      Ramsdale Nketiah Mykolenko Cash

    10. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Chasing 17pts. Rich to Vardy and captain?
      Noone has him.

    11. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      How likely is Schar to play?

    12. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A) Martinelli to Bowen / Maddison
      B) Weghorst to Toney

      Team linked or at top of page 4

    13. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Chabolah & salah to a) KDB & Alonso or b) Diaz & James? Thanks

    14. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I think predicting Chelsea defence is a minefield as could be lots of resting/benching !

    15. simong1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Play Ramsdale or Dubravka?

    16. Vasshin
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I am trailing on two of my league. In one of my league, i am behind by 14 points and in another by 30 points.

      The one with 14 points lead has kdb but don’t have son/kane and i only have 4 players same

      The one with 30 points lead has son, kane and salah and we have 6 players same.

      I have salah and mahrez but don’t have son and kdb. Should i bring son in and captain him instead of salah and just target the 14 points gap and hope kdb doesn’t score or bring Mane instead of salah and captain him and try to go after both league hoping son/kdb/kane doesn’t score.

      Thanks

      1. Cheeky Onion
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        30 points with a lot of the same players will be hard to makeup so I'd focus on the other league assuming it's winner takes all. As for who to captain, it's such a tossup this week - Son, Kane, Mane are all great picks with other punts like Vardy, Maddison, James and Mount looking good.

        With so many captain options, differentials and rotation risks, this is going to be a wild GW38!

    17. NorCal Villan
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Got my MLs locked- I have a 95 point lead in the closest one- so want to push for an improvement in OR (40k). Current midfield is Son, KDB, & Zaha, with Gordon & KDH benched. Playing 5-3-2 this week

        Zaha out for

        (A) Mount
        (B) Diaz
        (C) Bowen
        (D) other (can’t be Kulusevski, Spurs quota met)

        **can spend up to 9.0**

        1. pingissimus
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Diaz?

          Can see Anfield being wild and he seems like someone to rise to the occasion. Sad I'm priced out - went Mount who's also really tasty on fixture of course.

        2. Paulo67
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          B I think is a good option

        3. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Yeah, B. If there’s anyone else you could lose instead of Zaha I would though - he’s on pens and Martin Atkinson hates Utd with a passion

        4. NorCal Villan
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Thank you all! Not the answer I was expecting.

            Keep the responses coming, please

        5. Corona is not good 4 U
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Which player is more important?

          Kane or Son?

          Thank you!

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Son

          2. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Son if holding, Kane if chasing

        6. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Flimsy 12 point lead and no Spurs, rival has Kane and Kulu…….does this look like a decent move?

          Salah>Son(c), Ramsey>Barnes for a -4? Richarlison first on bench……other option would be Watkins>Toney/Jesus for -4

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I think I’d just do Salah to Son (c) and play Richa

        7. Steerpike
          • 13 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          FH 38

          Raya

          Laporte Cancelo Robertson Alonso
          Son De Bruyne Bruno Guimarães
          Nketiah Vardy Kane

          Steele Tsimikas Brownhill Bissouma

          Did have James and Alonso but concerned about Chelsea rotation?

          1. Brehmeren
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I would downgrade Nketiah and upgrade Bruno G.. can you get to Mount somehow?

            1. Steerpike
              • 13 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Also had Mount in previous draft, just concerned if Chelsea will rotate heavily?

              1. Brehmeren
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                Mount didn't play last game, he will play 90. Others will be rotated (I'm nervous of Alonso in my team)

          2. Brehmeren
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Would not double up on City defense either

            1. Steerpike
              • 13 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Bring in a Spurs defender?

              1. Brehmeren
                • 12 Years
                1 month, 16 days ago

                look below

          3. Brehmeren
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            My FH:

            Raya,

            Cancelo, Matip, Alonso, Sessegnon
            Son, KdB, Mount, Maddison
            Kane, Vardy
            Gelhardt, Brownhill, Tsimikas

            1. Steerpike
              • 13 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              I like Maddison and Matip must be a good value pick.

          4. Paulo67
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Not sure about it four at the back with three different teams. Yes they could all keep clean sheets but last day of the season anything can happen. There’s usually a lot of goals. Would you not look at 3-5-2 and have more attacking options

        8. Ooh Ah Cantona
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Is anyone actually not transferring out Salah this week?

          1. tricpic
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Keeping
            Got a hunch

          2. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Salah? Who he?

          3. Paulo67
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Doesn’t look like it. Too transfer out which I think is crazy. I’m seriously considering taking out Kane to bring him in

        9. FPL Maldini
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Who scores more this weekend do you think?

          A) Foden

          B) Luis Diaz

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            B

          2. Paulo67
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            B also even though I have A

        10. EL tridente
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Richarlison, Salah and Doherty to Kane, Diaz and Sessegnon for a hit?

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I like it

          2. Il Capitano
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Yep

        11. jonnybhoy
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Evening all. Give me your thoughts

          Dubravka
          TAA Cancelo Laporte Alonso
          Salah Saka Mount Kulu Coutinho
          Richarlison

          Ramsdale White Adams Mateta

          A) Salah to Son - Free
          B) Salah + White to James + Son -4pts (Play -5-4-1)
          C) Salah + Adams to Vardy + Son -4pts (Play 4-4-2 - No Kane though)
          D) Salah + Adams + Coutinho to Kane + Son + 5.5m midfielder -8pts (Play 4-4-2)

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            A

        12. Slitherene
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Zaha -> Mount

          Or

          Pukki -> Toney?

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Toney

          2. jonnybhoy
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            A

          3. The Mighty Hippo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Pukki to Toney

        13. umerlfc
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Best option in both sets?

          1
          A) Maddison
          B) Barnes
          C) Diaz

          2
          A) Kane
          B) Vardy

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            B2

            1. L S P
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              er, BA

          2. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 16 days ago

            C and A

        14. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'm at 16k - 19pts off Top 10k. Which gives me the best shot at it?

          A) Salah->Mane(C)
          B) Salah/Dennis->Mane (C)/Toney (-4)
          C) Salah/Dennis->Kane (C)/Barnes (-4)

          I don't have any Sp*rs and I don't see a route to Top 10k with Son so...

          D) Salah->Son(C) and call it a season.

        15. Corona is not good 4 U
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Play Barnes or Saka?

          Thank you!

          1. L S P
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Saka, Barnes 1OTB

        16. Visionaries
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Already on a -4 and leading my mini league by 6..

          A Weghorst > Toney -4
          B play Weghorst, Cash, Dalot or Ramsey