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FPL Gameweek 38 Scout Picks: Spurs triple-up but no Salah or De Bruyne

We have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 38 ahead of Sunday’s deadline.

The final selection is partly based on the Scout Squad consensus picks but midweek minutes, budget and updates from the pre-match press conferences are all factored in, too.

We line up in a 4-4-2 formation this week and, as ever, are limited to £83.5m for our first XI.

Our four substitutes, meanwhile, are always cherry-picked from the cheaper crop of players, not to serve as bench fodder or to make the budget up to £100m but rather to give some alternative, viable options who don’t cost as much as some of the names in our line-up.

GOALKEEPER

It was a fight between Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) and David Raya (£4.3m) for Scout Picks duties this week but with Leeds United probably needing to score at least once in Gameweek 38, we’ve shied away from the budget Brentford man. We’ve instead sided with Schmeichel, who will be facing a sorry Southampton side who have scored just eight goals in their last 11 matches – no team has found the net on fewer occasions in that time. Schmeichel is also averaging 6.3 points per match in his last six home fixtures. In case you’re worried about end-of-season benchings, Brendan Rodgers has already confirmed that Schmeichel starts on Sunday.

DEFENDERS

Rests and rotation, Reece James in midfield and Maddison's form: FPL notes

Rotation is very much a concern with our first defensive pick. Chelsea sewed up third place on Thursday with a draw against Leicester, with the suggestion being that Thomas Tuchel may turn to many of his fringe players for the dead rubber against Watford. Reece James (£6.4m) subsequently carries an asterisk next to his name but in the absence of any concrete team news from west London, we prefer to focus on the upside. And what an upside: 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.

 

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2,759 Comments Post a Comment
  1. estheblessed
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    G2G?

    Schmeical
    VVD, Rudiger, Clyne
    KDB, Son, Madison, Saka
    Toney, Kane, Mateta

    Pickford, Burn, Holgate, Ramsey

  2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Best Salah replacement if chasing? Already have Son...

    A KDB
    B Maddison
    C Mount
    D Diaz
    E Mane

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Chasing how many points?

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

      E

    3. Kaptenen
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Sterling is a spicy one, but maybe Diaz or Mane

  3. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Which duo? 🙂

    a) Vardy, Toney
    b) Jesus, Diaz
    c) Toney, Diaz
    d) Jesus, Toney

    1. Old Bull
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I’ve gone A, so probably not that one.

    2. TBL
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A

      • noissimbus
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Vardy Diaz; failing that, Vardy Toney.

        • dansully3
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          B

      • Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        What is suddenly wrong with KDB?

        1. Atimis
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I mean saw someone suggesting transferring him out?

          1. noissimbus
              1 month, 10 days ago

              People suddenly wary of his attacking threat due to last match returns. Hope he shows 'em (or not, I don't have him) (On another note, how did he get POTY over Salah though, I'm puzzled).

              1. NorCal Villan
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Maybe it’s said people with whom there is something wrong

            • HM2
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Don’t think there’s anything intrinsically wrong with him as an asset. It’s just that there are other premiums that are playing against far worse defences (i.e Mane, Son, Kane, Vardy).

              1. TBL
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Yeah was tempted to transfer because of that

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

                Still seems pretty popular
                Maybe City's record when under pressure meaning it's a lower scoring game is the feat

            • PURPLE-RONNIE
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Who to start lads?
              A: Dier
              B: Martinelli

              1. HM2
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Is B likely to start?

            • Whats the Mata?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              My backline is Trent - Cancelo - James - Dias* - Doherty*

              My one and only FT would be Salah to Son (C) but, if James doesn't play, I end up with 10 players. (I also have Mateta, Adams and Gordon lol, but I have to live with them)

              Would you take a hit to get in another defender as part of a -4 who would justify the hit?

              Have 0.7m itb

              1. Indpush
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yes I would

            • TBL
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Is Wilson on penalties?

                1. TBL
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    trying to figure out why no mentions of Wilson, just Tooney

                    1. Klaren
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      He is. Toney is obviously preferred because of easier fixture though. Burnley have a much better defence than Leeds, playing at home and draw is likely to be enough for them which means they'll play very defensive.

                      1. TBL
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Thanks. If Leeds win, Burnley need to win too so they would open up if chasing the score? Yes there is the home advantage though

                          1. Klaren
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Yeah but I just don't expect Leeds to win but obviously you never know.

                            In a single GW it's very hard to predict expected points anyway so I'd always go with my gut rather than diving too much into the stats. So, personally, if I believed in Wilson to do well, I'd go with him despite what most are doing.

                  • Whats the Mata?
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Which defenders are worth a hit this week?

                    1. TBL
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        R James (risky though)

                      • alexmj
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Sessegnon

                    2. Steinburg FC
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      60 points from 10k and 60points from 100K cap Maddison over Son?

                      1. HM2
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        60 points is a lot so I’d just play normally and captain whoever you think will score the most points. But If you think that closing that 60 point gap is achievable then i reckon you’ll have to think a lot further outside the box than Maddison. Maybe take a couple of hits for some real big punts as well.

                    3. Hansel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      A) Pukki
                      B) James -4
                      C) Toney -4

                      1. TBL
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          B

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

                          A
                          Hits for GW38 not ideal

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

                            Why?

                      2. JollyGoodYellows
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Any advice on what to do here? 60 points behind 1st place in my ML and 6 ahead of 3rd so I guess I need to defend my 2nd place.

                        1FT and 0.7 it

                        Schemeical
                        Cancelo TAA Robbo Alonso
                        Salah Mount Saka Kulu
                        Jesus Nketiah

                        Ramsdale Gordon Pukki Dias

                        1. JT11fc
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Depend on Salah really, he could become Mane or Son

                      3. JT11fc
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        How we looking on FH?

                        Kepa
                        James Robbo Sessegnon
                        Son Barnes Mount Mane Diaz
                        Kane Toney

                        Sanchez Amartey 3.8 4.4

                        Could potentially swap Diaz for Trent or Cancelo

                        1. StellaMan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Very nice, like the Diaz and Mane double up

                          1. JT11fc
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Cheers

                        2. TBL
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Maybe Cancelo since you have Robbo?

                            1. JT11fc
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Thanks, I think Ill toss and turn til deadline

                        3. Pukki Party
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Who do i need to get rid of here for 38? 1ft 1.1itb

                          Pickford
                          Cancelo Alonso Digne Tsimikas
                          KdB Son Jota Kulusevski
                          Kane Nketiah

                          Schmeichel Gordon Bednarek Vydra

                          1. TBL
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Tsimi to Sessegon

                              1. JT11fc
                                • 3 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                This

                              2. Pukki Party
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                3 spurs

                            • JT11fc
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Play Schmeichel and swap out Tsimikas

                            • StellaMan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Definitely play Kasper

                          2. TBL
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Mount 100% chance of starting

                                1. NorCal Villan
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    What is jumpthewave?

                                  • TBL
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      thank you

                                2. StellaMan
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Think am settled on free hit team - any pointers?

                                  Raya
                                  TTA, Alonso, Sess
                                  Mount, Diaz, KDB, Son, Maddison
                                  Kane, Toney

                                  (Carson, Geldhart, Tmiskas, Burn)

                                  1. JT11fc
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Nice, close to mine above, keeper the only minor issue

                                    1. StellaMan
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Cheers, cant see many cleansheets this week so hoping for save points if Leeds start peppering.
                                      A slight niggle to move KDB to Mane.......must log off....

                                      1. JT11fc
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Ye not many gk options, Ive gone Mane over KDB haha

                                  2. TBL
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Looks good to me

                                    • HM2
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Nice. Although the bench is looking a bit thin. Maybe downgrade Trent to Robbo to improve it?

                                  3. simong1
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 10 days ago

                                    Ramsdale
                                    TAA - Matip - James - Laporte - Cancelo
                                    Salah - Son - Kuluveski - Saka
                                    Jesus

                                    Dubravka - Gordon - Weghorst - Kamara

                                    Best option from below?

                                    A) Salah & Jesus > Mount & Kane (-4)
                                    B) Salah & Weghorst > Bowen & Kane (-4)

                                    1. HM2
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      I like B. Gives you a better bench option (presumably Jesus?) in the event that you need someone subbed on.

                                      1. simong1
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Was thinking of benching Matip if I go B. Is benching Jesus a better move?

                                        1. HM2
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          I’d rather play Math tbh. Less likely to get a cameo. But if you’re confident that Jesus starts, then he’s the better option.

                                  4. Devos
                                      1 month, 10 days ago

                                      Captain who? (I'm chasing)

                                      a) Maddison (SOU)
                                      b) KDB (AVL)
                                      c) Son (nor)
                                      d) Vardy (SOU)
                                      e) Nketiah (EVE)
                                      f) City, Chelsea or Liverpool defender

                                      Thanks in advance

                                      1. Van der Faart
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        If rival has any of those captain the one you think he won't

                                        1. Devos
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            He's going to Free Hit

                                            1. Van der Faart
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 10 Years
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              Ah. That makes it trickier. How many points behind? If its large and you need an explosive score I'd go Son or Vardy

                                        2. lugs
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          KDB

                                      2. Van der Faart
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Had a 58 point swing in my ML last week and 11 points behind

                                        Schmeichel
                                        TAA Cancelo Robbo Alonso
                                        Saka Kulu KDB Son DewsburyHall
                                        Nketiah

                                        Foster Ings Collins Mateta

                                        1.1 ITB

                                        A) KDB to Mane
                                        B) KDB to Diaz, Ings to Kane (-4)
                                        C) Any other thoughts?

                                        Rival currently has 6 players same as me since need to do something major tomorrow

                                      3. simong1
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Thoughts on Bowen as an option this week? Better than Barnes?

                                        1. FlockofSeagulls
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Yeah I feel like Bowen is being overlooked this gw.

                                          WH still playing for that Europa place.

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

                                          would like him, but no mid space/priority

                                      4. FlockofSeagulls
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Hello, I need help with this final decision please.

                                        A) Diaz & Toney

                                        B) Bowen & Vardy

                                        I currently also have Maddison and Trent as my only other Leicester and Liverpool players.

                                        1. Van der Faart
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          B a lot of upside

                                        2. Lord Flashheart
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          A IMO

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

                                        A) Weghorst -> Nketiah
                                        B) KDB + Weg -> L. Diaz + Vardy -4

                                        any orher fwds to consider under 6.6?
                                        Rank 565 if it matters...

                                      6. Finding Timo
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Any people on here playing Sa v Liverpool?

                                        1. HM2
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Suicidal

                                          1. Finding Timo
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Yeh I know but my other keeper is foster !!

                                            1. HM2
                                              • 1 Year
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              Yikes, have you used your free transfer? If not i’d be tempted to use it to transfer out Sa.

                                              1. Finding Timo
                                                • 1 Year
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                No not yet could do Sa to Ramsdale ? Prefer Ramsdale to Kasper now

                                      7. Lignja
                                        • 5 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        Saka to Mout -4 yes or no?

                                        Schmaihel
                                        Taa, Cancelo, James
                                        Son, Saka, Barnes, Maddison, Foden
                                        Kane, Nkhetia

                                        1. Lignja
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Mount*

                                        2. Lord Flashheart
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          probably not for a hit

                                        3. Finding Timo
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          No as saka got Everton

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

                                          Good team. Stick with Saka

                                      8. Lord Flashheart
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 10 Years
                                        1 month, 10 days ago

                                        1

                                        A maddison
                                        B mount

                                        2

                                        A white (EVE)
                                        B sessegnon (nor) -4

                                        3

                                        A richarlison (ars)
                                        B Toney (LEE) -4

                                        ?

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

                                          ABB

                                          1. NorCal Villan
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              Allman Brothers Band

                                        2. simong1
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 10 days ago

                                          Bench one

                                          A) Matip
                                          B) Saka
                                          C) Jesus

                                          1. DavidBW
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            None

                                          2. NorCal Villan
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              B or C

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

                                            Need some help with the last spot in my GW38 team, who would you pick?

                                            A Alonso
                                            B R James
                                            C Toney

                                            Cheers!

                                          4. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Evening all!! Is a -8 too much?? Thinking about Salah, Dennis and Laporte to Mané, Mount and Sessignon leaving me with this….

                                            Schmeichel
                                            TAA Robertson Cancelo Sessignon
                                            Mané Son Maddison Mount Saka
                                            Nketiah
                                            Subs- Pickford Pukki Tilva Gordon

                                            Any thoughts????

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

                                              You can't do that? Dennis is striker?

                                              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                Ah sorry Gordon is the one I sell, Dennis 3rd sub haha

                                            2. alexmj
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 7 Years
                                              1 month, 10 days ago

                                              I wouldn't do the - 8 I would just move Dennis or Pukki maybe to afford Toney

                                              1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                                Ah cheers mate!! Will consider that!!!

                                          5. Frank Koscielny
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Bowen or Kulusevski?

                                          6. Finding Timo
                                            • 1 Year
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Is Ramsdale now a better pick than Kasper?

                                          7. JollyGoodYellows
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 10 days ago

                                            Salah + Jesus > Son + Vardy (-4)?