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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. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    a) Kane + Barnes
    b) Vardy + Diaz
    c) Vardy + Maddison

    1. jaywills
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    2. ILOVEBAPS
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      C

    3. FITZ-G
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I like A best. Maddison has played 90 mins 3 times in the space of 8 days so potential risk for a rest and Vardy not far off the same. Their last game was only 3 days ago aswell. This is FPL however so anything could happen lol. Good luck for the last GW

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          A it is! Thanks a bunch mate and good luck to you too!

        2. Fabreghastly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          What sort of player wants a rest when there is only a home game against Southampton between them and a whole summer of RnR? If I were Madds or Vardy, I'd be straining at the leash

    4. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Can't decide whether to bring in Toney or Dias

      1. jaywills
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Tonet

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Predict the number of goals in both games. And you are set.

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Diaz

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Best captain option if chasing big in ML:

      A) Kane
      B) Vardy

      Thanks!

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

        Vardy

        1. jaywills
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Does he have Kane. Or Son? If he has either vary otherwise kane

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            He will get Son and captain him. Won't have Kane.

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

        Vardy if opponent's (C) is Son. Kane/Son pts too linked to be truly differential

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          He has Vardy and Son. No Kane.

      3. Claudio555
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Im going going for Vardy

    6. TSN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      should i sell de bruyne to get kane? already have son

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

        Mental

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Nah

      3. Mozumbus
          1 month, 15 days ago

          No

      4. yamms_schmitz
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A - Richarlison to Toney (bench Nketiah)
        B - Richarlison and Salah to Kane and Diaz (bench Nketiah) -4 points
        C - Salah to Mane or KDB (play Nketiah)

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

          C. Manè

        2. Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          C

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

          C

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

        Who is the better pick here?
        A. Barnes
        B. Toney
        C. James

        There can be only one! 🙂

        1. jaywills
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          C if he plays

        2. Mozumbus
            1 month, 15 days ago

            B

          • NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            C or A

          • Jimjam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            C if he plays, otherwise A for me

        3. jaywills
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Hi guys.
          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. Mozumbus
              1 month, 15 days ago

              2A

          2. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Can someone please tell Tuchel and Rodgers to be kind and play all the kids today?

            They have nothing to play for

          3. Claudio555
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            What’s the risk VvD gets a cameo today? Or is it rather 0/90 min? Do I dare to get him in my starting eleven?

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              VVD loves a goal in GW1 or 38

              Thank me later

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

                Sure or just a stats you have just created? 😀

          4. Nightf0x
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            in FH which?

            a) diaz or jota
            b) madds or barnes

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

              Diaz and Madds

            2. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              D and m

            3. Jimjam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Diaz and Maddison

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

            Can’t believe I’m ending the season with Nketiah and Toney playing up front for my FPL team.

            1. NABIL - FPL otai
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              At least you got Toney.

              I got Eddie Martinelli and Saka

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

                True arsenal fan I see 😉

                Do you believe there’s any chance Norwich win today? I actually like dean smith and think they have a 10% chance.

            2. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Lol … same at moment … but likely to move Richarlison to Vardy which means Nkeitah will be on bench where he belongs

            3. Jimjam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              It's been one of those seasons!

          6. W
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Best captain if chasing someone with Son captain?

            A) Alonso
            B) Vardy
            C) Mount
            D) Kane

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

              Mount or Vardy for me.

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

              C

            3. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              C

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

              Kane

            5. Jimjam
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Kane or Mount - depending on how many points you're chasing/how risky you want to be.

            6. Koolswan
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Vardy maybe or KDB could be a differential

          7. Jimjam
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Zaha to Diaz worth a -4? Very torn..

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

              Yes if chasing

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              I fancy Zaha doing well vs MU without morale and Shaw. I am definitely keeping.

          8. Siva Mohan
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Dubra
            Cancelo | Robertson | Alonso | Sess
            Mane(c) | Son | Bowen | Maddison
            Kane | Toney
            Foster | Tsimikas | Gelhardt | Gordon

            Good to go?

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

            I’m fully expecting a short cameo from Alonso today but best to still start him though I guess.

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

            Start one:

            A. Nketiah
            B. Richarlison

            Cheers

            1. ShackledAce
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Same conundrum.
              I pick A, if only for the minutes.

            2. Fabreghastly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              A

          11. JoeJitzu +42
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Schmeichel
            TAA Cancelo Alonso X1
            Kulu Maddison Mount X2
            Kane Nketiah

            Salah Dias Gordon Amartey Weghorst

            1.Salah to Son (play Gordon)
            2. Salah to KDB (play Gordon)
            3. Salah to Son/KDB and Dias to Robertson, James or another (-4))

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

            Diaz + TTA
            Or
            Mane + Dalot

          13. Louis Van Gaalstones
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            According to FPL's stats, Mane is in the same form as Hojberg, Fernandinho, Cornet and Xhaka...

          14. GGBuffon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Zaha & Richarilson > Mount and Toney worth the -4?

            1. Koolswan
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Nope

          15. ShackledAce
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Chasing a 7p lead in my ML.

            Schmeichel
            TAA Robbo Cancelo Alonso ERoyal
            KDB Son (c) Mount Saka
            Nketiah

            Foster Richarlison, Gordon, Dennis
            1FT, 1.9 ITB

            a) Saka - > Maddison
            b) Saka - > Foden
            c) Saka -> Jota
            d) Saka -> Bowen
            e) Richarlison -> Jesus (Nketiah on the bench)

          16. DF
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Me.
            Kane. Sessegnon. Jota. Zaha. Erikssen.

            Him.
            Toney. Laporte. Saka. Kulu. Vardy. +12

            He'll captain Son. Should I
            A. Captain Son
            B. Captain Kane
            C. Captain another.

          17. Adzy
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Bernardo + shar > alonso + bowen -4 worth it?

          18. Nightf0x
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            FH team which ?

            a) alison 3.9
            robo rudi/azpi james sess 3.8
            mount jota/diaz son (luiz brownhill)
            kane toney vardy

            b) alison 4.0
            alonso james robo sess amartey
            mane son mount madds 4.3
            kane toney 4.4

            c) kepa 3.9/4.0/raya
            X X tsi sess robo
            mount son mads diaz son
            toney kane 4.4
            (itb for 2 defs. 10.1/10/14)

          19. Slitherene
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Start Raya or Foster?

          20. Ronnies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Would you guys take a hit for a keeper like say Ederson or Allison ? Saw on Twitter Pickford may not play and my sub keeper is Steele.

            Cheers.

          21. Dollyems15
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Thoughts on Salah?
              I'm thinking he starts and plays 60 mins unless feels something, surely no point him starting on bench and coming on incase he gets injured and they need to make another sub. Tempted to keep him in my team.
              Help haha!!!
              Salah keep or sell
              Also Ramsdale or Schmeichel?

            • Thunderbahçe
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Play Kulu or Sanchez? Have Son (c)

            • unsullied11
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              How's this for Free Hit?
              Ramsdale
              cancelo sessegnon matip
              son diaz mount foden
              kane vardy nketiah

            • tinear
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Ramsdale
              TAA Alonso Cancelo Laporte
              Salah KdB Kulu Saka Mount
              Nketiah

              Dubravka Mateta Cash Gelhart

              Chasing 50 points lead
              1ft 0.1itb

              1. Salah to Son
              2. Salah Nketiah Cash to Maddison Kane Sess (-8, most probably bench Sess)