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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. JPSpurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Defending a 40pt lead - been priced out of Gordon + Richarlison to Eriksen + Toney overnight.

    A. Richarlison to Toney
    B. Saka + Richarlison to Bowen + Toney (-4)
    C. Do nothing/ something else

    Schmeichel
    Robertson, Cancelo, James
    KDB, Son, Maddison, Saka, Gordon
    Kane, Richarlison

    Foster, Mateta, Amartey, Schar

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Why sell Rich? Arsenal are awful.

      1. JPSpurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Agree, just think that maybe at home with the pressure off and Everton safe, Arsenal may be able to up their game

        1. Going Home
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Then why sell Saka?

    2. hitenabler
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A.

  2. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is Diaz nailed? Surely not with Salah recovered, Mané, Jota, Firmino all fit.

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Diaz will start

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He got a midweek rest plus important game for Liverpool. Should at least start, full game is unlikely though.

    3. JPSpurs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I would keep if I already had him but avoiding bringing in Liverpool assets for both that reason and the CL final on the horizon

    4. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      1st choice is Salah, Mané, Diaz now. Jota starts if Salah doesnt

    5. Bad Kompany
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I’m expecting him to play. Should be their first team that isn’t at risk due to fitness or injury and that includes him

  3. Bad Kompany
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Would you do a -4 to get in toney or Maddison to start over mahrez?

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Depends on your goals for the day...if its tight for ML and so on...maddi. I'd not toney enjoy the last day

      1. Bad Kompany
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Mainly fun. Won bad mini leagues. Won’t win good mini leagues. Rank not good but not too horrible

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes

  4. Gideons Rolling Another One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    What do we reckon:

    A: Toney + Robertson
    Or
    B: Vardy + Sessegnon

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    4. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    5. Bavarian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    6. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    7. Gideons Rolling Another One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wow, cheers for all the responses, leaning towards A then. Thanks good luck today

    8. Rantallion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  5. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    On a FH

    Which one of the 2

    1. Trent
    2. Robbo

    A. Maddi
    B. Barnes

    Thanks

    1. Ëð
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A1

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Currently on this

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      2B

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Tempted by this 🙂

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A1 Sharon.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks moreen

    4. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      2A

  6. Ëð
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Richarlison to Toney worth a hit? Already on -4 this week.

    Schmeichel
    Alonso, Robertson, James, Cancelo
    Son(c), Saka, Mount, Maddison
    Kane, Richarlison

    Foster, KDH, Holgate, Dennis

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

      Nah. Ars defense is awful.

      1. Ëð
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I agree, but do we think he starts?

  7. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Hi....what moves would you make here? 40 ahead of rival who has son, kane, Mount, James and alonso

    A.... vvd salah and ramsey to son Mount and sessegnon - 8 (play 451 with pukki benched)

    B.....vvd salah to James and son - 4 (442)

    Thanks

    Schmeichel
    Taa vvd* cancelo rudiger (schar)
    Salah* kdb saka kulu (Ramsey)
    Jesus pukki (broja)

    1. Rantallion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  8. Bavarian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Salah to Mane for -4, Yes or No?

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No

    2. Bad Kompany
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes

    3. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      For for team any early News...It could be worth it

  9. Bad Kompany
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who’s everyone captaining? Think son is the clear standout but boring. I’m thinking of going mount or Alonso. Would go Vardy if I had him. Mane also a good shout

    1. Mozumbus
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I'm on KDB. Have got Kane, Son, Mane also, so change last moment.

      • The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Mané for me

      • n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Agree, son is stand out and boring....kane or mane maybe...or could just go son as my fh is a bit diff

      • Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Don’t have Son, and think if I won’t captain him, then I’m not even going to get him at this point

    2. simong1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

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

      Dubravka - Gordon - Weghorst - Kamara

      Best option from below?

      A) Salah > Mane
      B) Salah & Jesus > Mount & Kane (-4)
      B) Salah & Weghorst > Bowen & Kane (-4) (bench Laporte?)

      1. JPSpurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        The first B) looks a string option

        1. JPSpurs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Strong

      2. Rantallion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        B, I really like Mount this week

    3. Mozumbus
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Which of the Chelsea defenders is nailed?

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Rudiger

          1. Mozumbus
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Thanks

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I just love for Spurs to go full on Spursy today... 1-1 (Pukki, Hojbejrg).

          1. DavidBW
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            That would still get them 4th

            1. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              I'm thinking about all Son cappers.

          2. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Will still give them the 4th spot. 2-1 Norwich and we're talking 😉

          3. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            As someone without Spurs players, I'd welcome it with arms wide open

        3. TB303
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Any news on Schar?

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Still pish.

            1. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              But nothing concrete on his likelihood to start sadly.

          2. JPSpurs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I would assume he doesn’t start given its concussion related

        4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I can’t be the only one who’s had a little cry this morning?

          1. DavidBW
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Step on a piece of Lego?

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Last day of the season always gets me

          2. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Took ages to pee?

          3. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Celebrity died ?

          4. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Saw the future of Kaptain Kane blanking?

        5. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Such an emotional day

        6. Saintjack01
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Trying to catch up on league leader, 21 points in it. Any tips?

            1. Van der Faart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Differential captain, aim for players you believe he won't have/go for. Would be against a hit unless you know he's going to take one as well

              1. Saintjack01
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Think he has taken -4, I know he has son. So went kulu as we both have Kane. Captain mount?

            2. Atimis
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Which option to go for?
              Safer to go without hit?

              1. Salah to Son (c)
              2. Salah Pukki to Son (c) Toney -4
              3. Salah Pukki to Kane (c) Maddison/Bowen -4
              4. Keep Salah? Other idea?

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

              1. NABIL - FPL otai
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                I like 3

              2. JPSpurs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                3 with Bowen

              3. Rantallion
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Yep, 3 by a distance

            3. Scholes Out For Summer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Trying to get as close to top10k as possible, currently 35 points away. Which would you do?

              Dias + Salah —> sess + mane/son (-4)
              Salah + Broja —> Diaz + Vardy (-4)

              1. Rantallion
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Diaz & Vardy, you’ll have to go maverick with your captain choice to make up that gap.

            4. The_FF_King
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Harvey Barnes a good pick?

              He seems the only decent option I can transfer in for Gordon

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                I reckon so

              2. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Pretty good. Not as reliable/ consistent as Maddi/Vardy but still explosive on his day. Should start

                1. DavvaMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Would you bring in Barnes if I have already transferred in Mane as my differential?

                  Really not sure on who to pick Barnes or Maddison.

                  Thanks

            5. waltzingmatildas
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              What do you reckon?
              A) KDB and Toney
              B) Diaz and Kane

              1. Siva Mohan
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                B

              2. Van der Faart
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                I love B and considering those two with a hit myself, but KDB has the potential to go nuts

                1. waltzingmatildas
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Didn't realise I could actually get Diaz.... He's one player I'd love to own at least once this season!
                  KDB could, just have to hope it is someone else's turn today!

            6. Siva Mohan
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              FH active

              Saka or Bowen?

              1. Echoes
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Saka of those two

              2. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Bowen

              3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Saka

              4. JPSpurs
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Bowen

            7. DavidBW
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Would you start Nketiah over Laporte? Already have Cancelo playing and expect a Villa goal

              1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Yes

              2. Rantallion
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                I’m in exactly the same boat & I’ve no idea, currently benching Nketiah in case Arteta gives Lacazette a farewell run out in the 2nd half. I’ll change my mind 10 times before the deadline.

            8. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              What’s the love for Toney?

              1. The Mentaculus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Leeds need goals. Brentford pretty hot atm anyway

              2. Van der Faart
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Playing Leeds I guess. Can't be form

                1. DavidBW
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  On pens as well

              3. Mozumbus
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  FHers favourite: good shout at this price point with above mentioned reasons. Doesn't worth a hit though unless team is having big problems.

              4. EL tridente
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Bench 1:
                A) Nketiah
                B) Sessegnon
                C) Maddison
                D) Laporte

                1. jaywills
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  A

                2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  D

              5. red_lfc
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Hi my final gameweek team. Hows it looking i am about 5 points behind my mini league rival. Did minus 8 in transfers. So that makes it 13 points behind. But i reckon he will do some also. So my team is
                Schmichel / ramsdale
                Taa cancelo james / matip amartey
                Mount son saka diaz cornet
                Vardy toney / nketiah

                Do i go captain son play safe or go for vardy. I am leaning more towards vardy being at home. Another 9.0 would be good lol.

                1. Van der Faart
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Need to captain someone he likely won't I reckon

              6. Echoes
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 9 days ago

                25 points lead in ML.

                Better Havertz replacement?

                A: Maddison
                B: Bowen

                1. jaywills
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  A

                2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  A

                3. NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Why lose Kai?

                  1. Echoes
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Feel he won't start, and also have Mount. Feel the above two can outscore Kai.

              7. Nightf0x
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                FH team thoghts

                kepa 4.0
                rudi robo sess (kely tsi)
                mount mads/barnes son diaz kdb
                kane toney (4.4)

                1. jaywills
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Wouldn't gamble on Kepa tbh

                  1. Nightf0x
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    if he starts before deadline will see if there is any leaks

              8. jaywills
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Morning all.
                Chasing by 26 points in my ML. He has son and will likely captain him.
                1) Salah to Son
                2) Salah to Mane
                A) Mane Captai
                B) Harry Kane Captain
                C) Mason Mount Captain
                Cheers

                1. Van der Faart
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  2A

              9. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Complete brain fart...

                1. NABIL - FPL otai
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  At least it's musical.

                  Brain fog here, can't see anything

                2. DavidBW
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Brain diarrhea post

                  1. Holmes
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Thanks for rating my post

                    Now answer few questions...

              10. Nightf0x
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                jota or diaz in FH ?

                1. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Diaz

                2. Eh, just one more thing ...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  D