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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. Angelic upstart
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Okay, my main mini league I'm equal points. I'm second in another chasing 15 points

    My squad is as follows
    Kasper
    James Robbo cancelo
    Salah son saka KDB
    Richa pukki nketiah
    Bench - foster cash holgate Gordon

    Salah needs to go, do I take a -4 for someone else if so who?
    I'm leaning towards captain KDB as city need a win and are at home. But will lose big if I don't captain Son.

    So please assist a man in need!

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Kdb captain. Salah, Pukki to Mount, Kane?

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

        Support this except for KDB as captain.

      2. Angelic upstart
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I had considered that as it happens. Also considered mane and Toney.

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

          Good picks. Tough decisions like myself to make.

          Maddening

        2. sulldaddy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I like Toney this week.bad blooddd with Leeds.
          Chippy game can lead to PKs
          Toney takes PKs
          Plus Leeds likes to give up goals

  2. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Gtg or is something worth a hit? 2.2m itb

    Pickford
    TAA Matip Cancelo Alonso
    Son KDB Saka Madi
    Rich Nketiah
    (Foster, Gordon, Soy, Dennis)

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

      that front 2 looks at risk this weekend, Rich because he's earned a break and Eddie because Arteta will probably wield the axe after that shocker against Newcastle

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Dennis to Toney and bench Edi?

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

          Dennis to Toney yeah, i think Arsenal will put a hungover Everton to the sword as an apology to the fans, so bench Rich, Eddie will be involved even if he doesn't start

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

        What’s the point in giving anyone a break, though?

  3. Cech's Magic Hat
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Best option?

    A. Watkins to Toney
    B. Cash to Laporte/Rudi
    C. Dennis to Nketiah
    D. Any 2 of above for -4 (and benching Pukki)

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Hunta
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

    3. Cech's Magic Hat
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A is what I was on too. Cheers

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A and C or B

  4. Hunta
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Saka>Mount for -4

    Already have Alonso and Rudiger. trying to chase down number 1 in my mini has me by 30 pts and im playing my TC on either Son or Kane.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I've not even considered that fwiw

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

        I know. Just came to mind.

  5. Casualspotted
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Best 7.5 MiD? Will Kulusevski start?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Barnes, Bowen, Eriksen

        1. Casualspotted
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Like Eriksen out of these ..

        2. Cech's Magic Hat
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Maddison?

          1. Casualspotted
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Think he could be benched

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

                Really?

                1. Casualspotted
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Yup. He had injury before and doubt he will play 3 games in 7 days

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

            When chasing 32 points, against a rival who will captain Son, who do I go for?

            A) Kane
            B) KDB
            C) Mount (whom he also has in team
            D) Cancelo
            E) Robertson

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              B

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

              I'm chasing 31; and I'm 99.9% sure he'll captain Son. Have taken a -4 for KDB (C).

            3. Yank Revolution
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              B

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

                Pretty unanimous so far! Guess the fact KDB is not even in the same team as Son means something too.

                Though I do think Kane is the higher EV choice. But I need to choose a high variance option!

            4. Casualspotted
                1 month, 10 days ago

                C

            5. Taegugk Warrior
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Diaz or jota..?

              1. Casualspotted
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  D

              2. Dannyb
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Watkins and Coutinho to Diaz and Toney - 4?

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

                  yip

                2. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Sounds good.

                3. Yank Revolution
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Oh yes

                4. sulldaddy
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Yes

              3. Pep's Money Laundry
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                A. Start Havertz
                Or take a hit to replace Harvetz with:
                B. Moubt
                C. Diaz
                D. Maddison

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

                  you might as well play him in such a juicy fixture, he can do damage even if he subs on

                2. Deer-in-headlights
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  There's a decent chance Havertz even starts so maybe just roll with him.

              4. OptimusBlack
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                GTG ? Any thoughts ?
                Dubravka (Foster)
                Robbo Cancelo Alonso (Schär White )
                Son Maddison Díaz Saka Mount
                Toney Kane © ( Cucho)

                1. Yank Revolution
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Lookin good

                  1. OptimusBlack
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Cheers

                2. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Captaining Kane over Son?
                  You chasing or just prefer Kane?

                  1. OptimusBlack
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Chasing Dude am sure he would C Son

                    1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Looks good. Strong.

                      1. OptimusBlack
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Thank You

                3. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Need Salah

              5. Yank Revolution
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Just did....
                Salah/VVD/Watkins out
                Son (C)/TAA/Toney in.
                -8

                Here we gooooooo!!

                1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Yay.

              6. Ivan Ho
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Who should I get?
                  A. Luis Diaz vs. WOL (H)
                  B. Mount vs. WAT (H)

                  1. Jayv807
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    B

                  2. Tsparkes10
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    B

                  3. Ivan Ho
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Thanks guys and good luck!

                  4. Casualspotted
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Would u bench Thiago Silva as i think he will be benched and do Dias and Coutinho to Sess and Mount for -4?

                      1. sulldaddy
                        • 12 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Sure. Seem to be good moves

                      2. Tsparkes10
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Gorgeous

                    • Tsparkes10
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      A) Toney
                      B) Barnes
                      C) Eriksen
                      D) James
                      E) Sessegnon

                      1. Casualspotted
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          D

                        • Jayv807
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          D

                        • sulldaddy
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          D A E B C

                          Good luck

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

                        How certain is Nketiah to start, would you say?

                        1. Casualspotted
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            56%

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

                              That's not good.

                          • Cheeto__Bandito
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            id assume high

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

                            I think he starts. Laca cameo

                        2. Casualspotted
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Is Reece James nailed to start?

                          • Demba Demba
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Leasing by 25 in ML do I bring in mount to cover rival who probably will captain for a -4 or stick?

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

                              Who are you selling

                              1. Demba Demba
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Cout

                                1. Demba Demba
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Or could just play Laporte and not get mount

                                2. Jayv807
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 10 days ago

                                  Id cover mount for the -4 myself

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

                                    Agree

                            2. NZREDS
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              I would bring in Mount to cover him on a -4 just to be safe. Could haul and atleast you have that safety. You’re more likely to get your points back than playing cout

                              1. Demba Demba
                                • 10 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Thanks guys appreciate it

                          • Cheeto__Bandito
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Which scores more?

                            A) Sessegnon and Richarlison

                            B) Alonso and Nketiah (-4)

                            1. Jayv807
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              A

                          • Jayv807
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Which combination would you choose?

                            1. Mane and Toney
                            2. Diaz and Vardy
                            3. Barnes and Kane

                            Any opinions appreciated!!

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

                              1

                            2. Dynamic Duos
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              2

                            3. Tsparkes10
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              2, 3, 1

                            4. sulldaddy
                              • 12 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              1, but I also like Vardy

                            5. Jayv807
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Thanks all!!!

                            6. Cheeto__Bandito
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              3

                          • Tinseltown
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            KDB to Madd
                            Bruno G to Eriksen
                            Nketiah to Vardy

                            Crazy?

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

                              Yes

                            2. Tsparkes10
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Losing KDB?? Yes very

                            3. sulldaddy
                              • 12 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Dont think Id move KDB

                            4. Twisted Saltergater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 13 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Bonkers

                            5. RedRo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Wtf

                          • dunas_dog
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Team and bench gtg?

                            Schmeichel
                            James Cancelo Robertson
                            Son (c) Mount Zaha L Diáz Barnes
                            Kane Toney

                            Ramsdale Sessignon Nketiah Mykolenko

                            1. Tsparkes10
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Gorgeous

                          • Dynamic Duos
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            A, B or C?

                            A) Richarlison
                            B) Watkins
                            C) Toney -4

                            1. Pep's Money Laundry
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Toney isn't worth a hit, go with A against that dodgy arsenal defence

                              1. Dynamic Duos
                                • 8 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                Richarlison predicted not to start

                            2. Kryptonite666
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              I'd go C

                            3. Twisted Saltergater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 13 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              C

                          • Thoughtopsy
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            1) Salah to KDB for free
                            2) Salah and Gordon to Diaz and Madison for -4

                            Midfield is currently Saka Salah Son Mount Gordon

                            1. Kryptonite666
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              2 is good

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

                            Bench 1 of the below:

                            A. Che Adams (lei)
                            B. Gordon (ars)
                            C. Mateta (MUN)

                            1. Kryptonite666
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Gordon I think.

                          • Kryptonite666
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Transfer suggestions here?

                            Ramsdale (Pickford)
                            Robertson Matip Cancelo Laporte James
                            KDB Son Saka Jota (Coutinho)
                            Richarlison (Mateta) (Nketiah)

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

                              Cout to bowen, bench Rich

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

                                Ah you can't

                          • Tsparkes10
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            Dennis to Toney worth a hit? Means benching Matip or Richarlison

                            1. Twisted Saltergater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 13 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              For Richarlison, yeah

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

                              yes

                          • blauriecon
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            B.Silva?

                            1. Twisted Saltergater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 13 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Prefer Foden

                          • putana
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            price rises posted yet?

                            1. Twisted Saltergater
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 13 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Another hour

                          • Casualspotted
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Harvey Barnes or Kulusevski as punt?

                            • lugs
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 10 days ago

                              Sky super 6 predictions, best i ever got was 4 correct scores, hoping for 6 & 250k this weekend 🙂

                              City 4, Villa 0
                              Pool 3, Wolves 0
                              Chelsea 5, Watford 0
                              Arsenal 2, Everton 0
                              Norwich 0, Spurs 2
                              Palace 2, Utd 1

                              1. Pep's Money Laundry
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 10 days ago

                                I once got 4 scores and the otger 2 were correct results but out by 1 goal

                                City 5, Villa 1
                                Pool 6, Wolves 0
                                Chelsea 4, Watford 1
                                Arsenal 1, Everton 2
                                Norwich 1, Spurs 2
                                Palace 2, Utd 1

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

                                  yeah its tough, there is always a couple of crazy scores that i'd never guess, you reckon Everton beat Arsenal ?, i don't see it but it would be funny if Norwich beat Spurs to cause the shock this weekend with everybody piling in on Spurs & Son(c) myself included 😆