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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. chilli con kone
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    10 points behind my ML leader and we both have KDB.

    I think I need to net gain at least the 10 points back. Which one is better?

    A. Digne, Holgate > Alonso, Sess -4

    B. KDB, Digne, Ramsey > Mount, Diaz, James -8

    1. User Unknown
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      What's their pattern of taking hits this season? It's been a higher scoring season than usual but putting yourself into an 18 point deficit feels a recipe for disaster

      1. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        They won’t take any. They have a safe first 11 and I have some deadwood to shift.

        1. User Unknown
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I wouldn't take the -8 then. A seems sensible if it gives you a vastly different team

          1. chilli con kone
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Thanks appreciate it

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

      Do not take hits with 10 points to gain.

      1. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        His team on paper looks better than mine across the 11 too, so if I don’t claw it back I think it’s a loss even if I get the Kane/Son captain right. Might as well have a go?

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

          Go differential on the captain and hope Spurs don't score many.

  2. User Unknown
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I hate the fear of missing out due to effective ownership. Clouding my judgement.

    I'm relatively happy with my starting XI, and don't want hits

    Schmeichel
    TAA - Laporte - Cancelo - Matip
    Son - KDB - Saka
    Kane - Richarlison - Nketiah

    Do I:
    A) KDH to Bruno Guimaraes (first sub)
    B) Foster to Dubravka (in case Schmeichel didn't play)
    C) Richarlison to Wilson (and play, and hope I don't get punished for selling Richarlison)

    1. Fantabulous KdB
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      You can't have them all, and it's a good team. I like to have Lei mid so KDH is fine

    2. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      How much do you have itb? None of those options seem that transfer worthy

      1. User Unknown
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        0.3m

        1. chilli con kone
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Tbh I would burn it I literally can’t see anything. Richarlison to Toney would be my move

    3. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      You're fine

      1. User Unknown
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Can't burn the final FT of the season though can you?!

        1. Fantabulous KdB
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Foster to Dubravka just in case

          1. User Unknown
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Thanks

  3. Fantabulous KdB
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Mount or Diaz, who would you buy?

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

      Diaz but both are great

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

        this

    2. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mount. Proven explosive record against weaker sides

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

        if he plays

        1. User Unknown
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Would be my concern. Huge sigh of relief in the week as a non owner

          1. chilli con kone
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            He got his rest so no reason why he wouldn’t

    3. Fantabulous KdB
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I am going to buy only one as I'm getting Son for Salah, 1 hit is plenty.
      On Mount currently

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

      Mount

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mount

  4. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Would you still bring Kane in?

    1. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes. He trained so that’s enough to say he’s good to go

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

      Absolutely.

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

      I’d still keep an eye on the pressers tmo. I’d be a little worried

  5. The Parrot
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Best option for final place on team

      A) Vardy
      B) Maddison
      C) Jota
      D) Diaz

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

        I would go D

      2. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

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

      Is Bowen flying under the radar here? He has been outstanding. What are your thought him vs BHA away?

      1. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Brighton are in good form so it’s a tricker fixture than it might seem. He is a good option but there are still better ones

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

        Nah, he’s been talked about a lot. Think like many that he’s a very good option

    • George James
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who would you sell first?

      A) Zaha

      B) Jota

      1. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Probably neither but B

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

        I wish there was a way to know if Jota starts

      3. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I wouldn’t be in a rush to sell either of them but B if I had to. Zaha’s on penalties and Atkinson despises Utd

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

        B

    • chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      How many points do you think KDB gets on Sunday?

      A. Blank
      B. 5-10
      C. 10+

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        C

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

        B

    • Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Which one ?

      A. Vardy + Laporte or
      B. Mount + Toney

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        B but I'm ho-hum on Mount.

      2. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That’s a difficult one but I’d say A

    • Jones Kusi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Would you?
      Dias, Ings > James, Toney (-4 and bench Richarlison or Martinelli)

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

        I would do this move.

      2. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes and bench Martinelli

        1. Jones Kusi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Even tho I’m 17 points ahead in ML?

          1. chilli con kone
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Does it block any of his players? The hit looks like it would pay off but if it isn’t blocking I probably wouldn’t given your lead

            1. Jones Kusi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              No he doesn’t have any of those players currently.
              He got Saka, Nketiah, Kane, Maddison which is his most dangerous players.

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

      Vardy, Madders, Rich in my squad and looking to bring in Alonso/James.

      Is KDH a good enough 1st sub with all the rotation risks? Might even need a 2nd sub

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        good enuf

      2. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes he is safe but almost definitely 2/3 points

    • Dreaming of glory
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      6 point lead and rival has kane who I think he captains and I'd need a -4 to get kane.
      Simple salah > son (expect rival to do this or possibly kdb)

      Captain kdb myself.

      Sound OK?

      1. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Captain Son. If Kane does well Son likely does too so it’s much safer

    • umerlfc
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sort in order of best options for GW38

      A) Maddison
      B) Barnes
      C) Mount
      D) Diaz

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

        CDBA

    • mdm
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Who to captain Son or Kane?

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Son if holding, Kane if chasing

        1. chilli con kone
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          This

    • L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Could a brother get a comment or 4?

      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)

      (No Son but I don't think Son gets me into Top 10k because EO)

      1. Dreaming of glory
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A or b depending on the person you would start if you don't get toney

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

          ^^^

        2. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          ...Pukki? ...Coutinho? ...Gordon? so B, right? 😉

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

            I'd go B

      2. mdm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        A

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

        Congrats on rank - would strengthen your mid instead Mo + Coutinho > mane + one of Mount/Maddison/Diaz. Not worth just getting Son for Mo And gambling on Differential captain instead Mount ? James? Maddison?

    • Slitherene
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Willing to take the last hit(s) of the season!

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

      1.5 ITB

      Dias, Zaha -> Laporte, Mount

    • FCSB
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ramsdale
      TAA Matip Alonso Cancelo
      Salah Son Mount Saka
      Jesus Nketiah

      Dubravka KDH Broja Schar

      1. Salah Broja >> Maddison Kane [-4]
      2. Salah Jesus >> Diaz Kane [-4]
      3. Salah >> KDB

      Thanks

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

        3

    • ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I have recently started watching FPL YouTubers which is interesting as I have only used this website for FPL info previously. Can anyone recommend some for me? I have found a guy called FPL Mate who has good energy and also a guy called Lets talk FPL. Thanks

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

        Planet FPL (James and Suj) is easily my favourite

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

          Nice one mate I will check them out 🙂

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

          I feel like there’s a gap in the market for FPL YouTube channels/podcasts and am planning on starting my own next season but I won’t plug it

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

            There's definitely a gap in the market and FPL is only getting bigger and bigger each season. Good luck if you do, and let me know of course

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

              Thanks mate!

          2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            good luck, hopefully yours will be better than 99% of the ones currently active. Although it's a low bar

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

              Thank you mate!

          3. NorCal Villan
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Is it for neutrals? 😎

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

                Haha it’s presented by a neutral but all will be welcome (except ABUs)

            • sulldaddy
              • 12 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Good luck if you go for it!

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

                Cheers mate

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

          Just pulled up letstalkFPL league and it's insane. 14 players over 2700 points including OR rank #'s 1, 2, 13, 15, 17, & 18

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

            Wow, he must be giving some great advice on his videos!!

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

            That is competitive! Holy crow

      2. JohannaAdams10
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        If you had Alonso, James and Havertz, would you A or B:

        A) Havertz to Mount
        B) Play Havertz and get in Maddison (for either Matip or Saka)

        1. chilli con kone
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          A for safety

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

        You'd think the budget would stretch to post lock down screen shot photos?

      4. mdm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Mane or Son?

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

          Son

        2. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Son if holding, Mane if chasing

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

            This is what I think too...im chasing in ML and trying for top 15k, currently at 17731 OR

      5. umerlfc
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Start one:

        A) Zaha
        B) Nkeitah

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

          B

      6. DF Team
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Captain Mané? It is written, right?

      7. 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 (If Salah starts, If not one more hit)
        A) Richarlison and Mahrez to Vardy and Barnes
        B) Richarlison and Mahrez to Kane and 4.3mid(play Nketiah)

      8. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Richarlison to Toney for free
        Saka to Mount -4?

      9. DAZZ
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Chasing and desperate. -8 taken, Watkins Coutinho Schar > Toney, Diaz, James. Who’d you captain from this lot??

        Toney
        Diaz
        Zaha
        James
        Robertson

        1. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          James

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

        Will Nketiah even start? Lacazette's final game for Arsenal. Maybe he gets the nod upfront.

      11. CRAZY TRAIN
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Which of these is more important to have on a FH guys?

        A) Mount
        B) Maddison (have Vardy)

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

          What's the fascination with Mount?

          1. CRAZY TRAIN
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Form and the fixture, although both he and Maddi are at risk of rotation I would say.

            1. Danstoke82
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Mount was rested last match, would be highly surprised if he is rotated again

              1. CRAZY TRAIN
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                If I had to chose between one or the other I am leaning towards Mason.

          2. Klaren
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Great fixture combined with his stats against worst teams. Also one could argue he is the most likely player to start since he didn't play on Thursday and normally one of Tuchel's favorites.

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

        Anyone think Salah will start and worth keeping?

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

          Even if he starts his form is not great. I've swapped for KDB

        2. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I think an appearance from the bench is most likely

      13. estheblessed
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Best striker for £7.5m ?!?

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

          Toney?

        2. Hairy Potter
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Toney or Wilson?

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

            This

        3. Danstoke82
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Toney