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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. TheMenFromUgly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Should I stick with KDB or replace him with Son ?

    1. NZREDS
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Stick, going sideways, KDB can haul against anyone

    2. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No, unless if you are defending a lead

  2. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Ramsdale
    James Alonso Cancelo
    Salah Kulu Saka Madd Raph
    Kane Nacho

    Foster Pukki White Coady 1 FT

    Chasing, any suggestions guys?

    1. Kryptonite666
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      are you confident Iheanacho starts

    2. Reinhold
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I would start pukki

  3. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Reposting for more suggestions. What would you do here ? 0.1 ITB

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

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Rich to Toney

      1. lugs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        this

  4. Casualspotted
      1 month, 15 days ago

      City thought they won it but Liverpool pulled it back, Alcantara in the middle, Diaz in attack......

      1. Kryptonite666
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Eh ? City’s destiny is in their hands - not Liverpool’s ?

        1. Casualspotted
            1 month, 15 days ago

            And they will bottle it.

      2. Reinhold
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I literally cannot see any properly good way to use my one FT this week. Getting Son is not an option due to ML reasons. Suggestions?

        Alisson

        Robertson - Cancelo - Alonso - James

        Mount - KdB - Kulu - Saka

        Kane - Pukki

        (Schmeichel, Pukki, white, Gordon)

        0.0 itb

        1. Reinhold
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Dennis, not Pukki on bench

          1. moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Probably do nothing but you could do Pukki to Toney for a -4 if you downgraded either Schmike or White.
            Not sure I fully understand what ML reasons would militate against Son, but there's no easy way to get him anyway.

        2. Pep's Money Laundry
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I've got a boring one for you white to a Burnley defender and start him over pukki. I can see Burnley parking the bus big time hoping for a 0-0

          1. Reinhold
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            If selling White I think I'd go Sessegnon for the upside. But maybe just getting someone in for the flagged player (dennis) is better

        3. Die Hard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Upgrade Pukki. Nketiah or Toney

      3. MidTableFantasy
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Ederson
        TAA Alonso Cancelo
        Zaha KDB Son Kulu Diaz
        Nketiah

        Zaha to Saka for -4? Or another under 7.8M mid? Could do Mount but Chelsea have less to play for.

      4. Manani
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        on FH, which are the 'must have' in your opinion?

        got
        Kane, Son, TAA, Cancelo, Diaz as my 'big hitter' atm

        1. Casualspotted
            1 month, 15 days ago

            RJ24

          • putana
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            i think you can save money and get zinchenko over cancelo
            id also go vardy

        2. ronpateluk
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Rams (Foster)
          Cancelo Alonso TAA Cash (Ait Nouri)
          KDB Son Saka Gordon Coutinho
          Kane (Hwang Gelherdt)

          2nd in ml is 3 points behind me.

          A) Cash to James to cover his team
          B) Coutinho to Luis Diaz for differential
          C) Coutinho to Madders or Mount?

        3. Marvel FC
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I am first in my league with 54 points difference from the second one and i have TC left for the last gamesweek .
            My team :
            GK : Schmeichel - Krul
            DF : Cash - Alonso - Cancelo - Matip - Tavares
            MF : Saka - Mount - KDB - Son - Gordon
            FW : Watkins - Richarlison - Pukki

            1. Marvel FC
                1 month, 15 days ago

                I will TC : Son

                Any suggestions ?
                I want Kane but i have to sell KDB and place Bernardo .

                Any other , attacking , suggestions ?

                Help !!!

            2. SKENG
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thoughts on what to do with this team?
              Got 2 FTs and 0.3M ITB.

              Schmeichel
              TAA Cancelo James Silva
              Salah Havertz Son(c) Kulusevski Saka
              Richarlison

              Steele Broja Gelhardt Doherty

            3. KeanosMagic
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Not possible to claw back a 120 point lead with no chips is it?

                Annoyingly this was mainly down to missing 2 of the big captaincy decisions - Salah and KDB, which cost me about 90 of those!

                1. Casualspotted
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Even with chips is impossible in one GW. 30-40 is doable

                  • Manani
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    not unless the lead take a 120pts. hit

                2. joersherman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  Currently 15th overall and ready to make a large punt to give it a crack! I need a captain who the top 20 are unlikely to have and could haul. Sterling!? Yes he may get benched but if he was a guaranteed starter then others would have him. True punt territory. Anyone got any better suggestions?

                  1. lugs
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Raphina 2 pennos to save Leeds from relegation

                  2. Pep's Money Laundry
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Mane has scored a brace twice in 3 years on the final day, one of them was a against wolves. He would be my suggestion

                    1. Reinhold
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Agreed

                  3. Casualspotted
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Pukki.

                    • chilli con kone
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Mount or Mane for me

                    • Cheeto__Bandito
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Mount, nailed and its watford

                    • Birdman77
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Mane

                    • putana
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      mane or vardy

                  4. Cheeto__Bandito
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Any info on if richarlsison will start? Injury stuff seems bs tho players always have icepack after game

                    1. chilli con kone
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Nothing concrete. He most likely starts as he will insist on playing and has been so important in keeping them up. He can’t be any less fit than DCL who shouldn’t really be playing 3 games in a week after his injury record

                      1. Cheeto__Bandito
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        cheers, id hope so

                  5. Marvel FC
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      I am first in my league with 54 points difference from the second one and i have TC left for the last gamesweek .
                      My team :
                      GK : Schmeichel - Krul
                      DF : Cash - Alonso - Cancelo - Matip - Tavares
                      MF : Saka - Mount - KDB - Son - Gordon
                      FW : Watkins - Richarlison - Pukki

                      I will TC : Son

                      Any suggestions ?
                      I want Kane but i have to sell KDB and place Bernardo .

                      Any other , attacking , suggestions ?

                      Help !!!

                      Thank you

                      1. paul1964
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Don't panic. You look pretty safe to take it out.

                        1. Marvel FC
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            3-4-3 or 3-5-2 ?
                            i have 1 Free Transfer

                        2. chilli con kone
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Watkins to Toney

                      2. RedRo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        CasualsSpotted, you can either troll or you can ask everyone for help with picking your fpl team - you can’t do both

                      3. Twigs
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Salah + Broja to Kane + Diaz for -4

                        Or

                        Salah to KDB?

                        1. chilli con kone
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          A

                      4. Manani
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        start sessegon on eriksen??

                        on FH btw

                        1. Cheeto__Bandito
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          sess

                        2. chilli con kone
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Sess

                        3. putana
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          eriksen

                      5. chilli con kone
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        I'm 10 points behind my ML leader and my team structure means I need an explosive midfield option at 5.9 or less.

                        Which one of the below would you punt on if you needed a big haul?

                        A. Harrison
                        B. Eriksen
                        C. Lookman
                        D. Cornet
                        E. Trossard
                        F. Mbuemo/Wissa

                        Eriksen obviously looks the choice but I need a 10+ score or it’s likely not enough. Is he capable of it when his potential is largely assist based?

                        1. lugs
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          D, they will give it everything as its such a huge game for them

                        2. Die Hard
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          A. Leeds desperate to stay up

                        3. ZimZalabim
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Martinelli

                      6. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        If you could pick just one who would you go for folks???

                        A- Kane
                        Or
                        B- Mané

                        Cheers!!

                        1. Little Red Lacazette
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          A

                        2. chilli con kone
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          A

                        3. Birdman77
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          B

                      7. Masalarc
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Which one should I go for?
                        A) Salah + Jesus
                        B) Son + Vardy (-4)

                        1. chilli con kone
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          B

                        2. Birdman77
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          B

                      8. melvinmbabazi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Keep or sell Havertz?

                        1. chilli con kone
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Sell imo it’s not a risk I would want to take when there are so many good options instead

                        2. ZimZalabim
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          keep

                      9. Smokey_Lowkey
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Best 1st sub?

                        A) White
                        B) Tsimi (starting Robbo who may be rested...)

                        1. chilli con kone
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          A but Robbo 100% plays anyway

                      10. Bleh
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Both rotation risks but which one of these two are more likely to play?

                        A. Mahrez
                        B. Jesus

                        1. chilli con kone
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          B

                          1. Bleh
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Cheers, I think so too,

                      11. Manani
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        FH team: would you change anything?

                        Schimeichel
                        James TAA Cancelo Sess
                        Mount Saka Son Diaz
                        Kane Toney
                        (Eriksen fodder fodder)

                        1. chilli con kone
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Not that keen on Saka on a free hit. That game is hard to predict whereas other fixtures less so

                          1. Manani
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            he's my least certain one, but not many good choice around that price point.

                            Maddison? They got nothing to play for though

                            1. Reinhold
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Eriksen

                              1. Reinhold
                                • 11 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                And Barnes

                      12. Reinhold
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Score prediction:

                        A) Saka
                        B) Pukki
                        C) Nketiah
                        D) Sessegnon

                      13. Henryyy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Do you think R James start this GW? Or is it too risky to go there with no decent subs?

                        Thanks

                      14. cutch
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        For a hit (-4),Salah + Richarlison to:
                        A) Maddison +Kane
                        B) Luis Diaz + Vardy

                        Who to start:
                        1) Ben Davies
                        2) KDH

                        1. DT42
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Davis over KDH, Arsenal’s back 4 looks better this week.

                          If you don’t have Son, then it’s definitely A. If you do have Son it’s very close but probably A. Kane could go big this week

                          I have the same dilemma with
                          A. Kulu and Kane (4)
                          B. Vardy and Diaz

                      15. Bleh
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Dubravka
                        TAA, Matip, Alonso, Cancelo
                        Salah, Saka, Maddison, Kulu, Mahrez
                        Jesus

                        (Ramsdale, Richarlison, Pukki, White)

                        A. Mahrez > Mount
                        B. Mahrez > Coutinho
                        C. Mahrez, Richarlison > Son (C), Fodder (-4)

                      16. DV8R
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Eriksen or Toney for a 1 week punt?

                        1. Manani
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          toney

                      17. Wılly
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Which GK to play?

                        A. Schmeichel (SOU)
                        B. Dubravka (bur)

                        1. Manani
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          A