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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. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Evening all!! Still can’t make my mind up on….

    A- Vardy and Mount
    Or
    B- Kane and Barnes

    Any thoughts???!

    1. MattyW
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A if you have Son

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers mate!! Yeah should have put have Son and Maddison

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Tough. B just.

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers mate!! It’s soooo close isn’t it haha

    3. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      B feelis safer

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yeah I agree with that mate

    4. TwoTon Ted
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I want Kane but can’t afford him.
      Defo B

  2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Guys 60 points ahead in one of my ml. He has kdb and might get mount..i have kane who he doesn't have but he may get him for a hit as he got enough itb. i will need to take a hit to get mount or kdb. Do I play my own way and rather get toney for Watkins? Both got son though.

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I’d say play your own way and you should win easily. If he’s trying to chase a 60 point gap then he might try something unorthodox, in which case there’s no point trying to predict his transfers.

  3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Does this team look ok? Taking a -4 to do Cout + Weg to Mount + Toney

    Pickford
    TAA Matip Cancelo Davies
    Son Mount Saka
    Kane Vardy Toney

    Martinez White Gordon Ramsey

    1. Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      all good

    2. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Spot on

      Toney is safer of course from likely template point of view but I love the look of Wilson having seen him last time out. Just one goal at the bottom end and it will be Burnley not Leeds flying forward - so I think that's pretty even.

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      yep i like it

  4. MattyW
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Guys I need some help with this puzzle. 36 points ahead in mini league

    How many transfers needed and who (will cap Son)

    Schmeichel
    TAA. Alonso, James, Cancelo, Emerson
    Son, Salah, KDH, Gordon, Coutinho
    Rich, Mateta, Ings

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      36 points is a lot you’ll be fine

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      how many FT you have left?

      Salah to Diaz and Ings to Kane?

      1. MattyW
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Just one ft and I’m ok for a -4. Like those moves

  5. Fer Fuch's Ake
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    I have a free transfer and Barnes (Sou) playing. Would you:

    A- Barnes (Sou) out for Saka (Eve)
    B- Barnes (Sou) out for Kulusevski (Nor)
    C- Barnes (Sou) for Madison (Sou)
    D- Stick with Barnes and throw FT

    Cheers

    1. MattyW
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Got to be somewhere else you can make a transfer

    2. Shipstontrev
      • 13 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      C, Maddison certain to start.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        How do we know this?

      2. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Source?

    3. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No way would i sell Barnes. Post the rest of your team!

      1. Fer Fuch's Ake
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Schmeichel
        Alonso Matip Cancelo Laporte
        Havertz Barnes Zaha Jota
        Kane Vardy

        Bench: Davies, Richarlison, Gordon,

        Feels like i can't use that FT

        1. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Jota to Diaz

          1. HM2
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            This is the move

    4. NorCal Villan
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You didn’t mention finances- can you afford Zaha to Mount?

    5. No Kane No Gain
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Is my OR rise from 4m in gameweek 15 to 180,000 today worth shouting about lol?!

      1. pingissimus
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Definite pat on the back time. I get to congratulate myself in this way most every season.

        The wrinkle is that there are probably only around 400,000 teams still in the game 😉

    6. TBL
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Alonso starting?

        1. Fer Fuch's Ake
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Last game for Che in front of home fans so would be a disservice if he didn't start

          1. TBL
              1 month, 14 days ago

              great thanks

              1. Yozzer
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Are you that easily convinced? 😆

                It's 50 50. Could easily be rested. No one knows

                1. TimoTime
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  For me, he starts.

                  Good form too so why not?

                  1. Yozzer
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    OK. You are not Tuchel though 🙂

                2. Ron_Swanson
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Rested for what?

                  1. Yozzer
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Players don't have to be rested for somthing. Could sit out because he's played a lot of minutes and to give others players a run out. Has he said.

                    1. TimoTime
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Not sure we need to see any of the alternatives we have prove themselves anymore, they are dog poop

                    2. Ron_Swanson
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      so because he's unfit or being rotated/tactical reasons. Rested means he is being rested for something.

                      1. Yozzer
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 13 days ago

                        🙂

        2. xvavl
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Defending 11pt lead in my mini league…1ft 0.3 itb

            Rambo
            TAA James Cancelo
            KDB Son(C) Kulu ???
            Kane Nketiah Mateta
            B: Pickford, Gordon, Amartey, Digne

            Olise (5.3) to?
            A) Eriksen/Wissa
            B) Odegaard/Martinelli
            C) Bruno G
            D) Digne, Olise to Maddison/Bowen, Tsumikas

            Rival has Saka, Mount, Richa, Matip, Alonso and will most likely ship Salah for KDB/Mane.
            My differentials are James, Kane, Kulu, Mateta, (KDB?) so a bit worried
            Need a good punt on the 4th mid with very limited budget

            Thanks

            1. Fer Fuch's Ake
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              MBuemo (Lee)

              1. xvavl
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  An option too, but wasn’t much explosive lately, so a bit worried to go there

              2. Crunchie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                A or C

                1. xvavl
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Thanks….what do you think of the Wissa punt? Eriksen hopefully one assist?
                    I really liked Newcastle display against Arsenal….I am hoping they might continue for the last game and Bruno in good form

                    1. Crunchie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      if Bruno is 5m next season he will be in everyone's template team. But Newcastle to score poorly away from home

              3. Mozumbus
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Why KDB is not there in the scout picks?

                  1. JELLYFISH
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Cost most likely

                    1. Mozumbus
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Ok, thanks

                  2. Kaptenen
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    KDB or Sterling C for the final gw? 🙂

                    1. 1966
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      KDB if you’re winning mini league, Sterling if you’re behind.

                  3. DAZZ
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Best captain from this lot?

                    Schmeichel, Robertson, James, Luis Diaz, Zaha, Toney

                    1. Crunchie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      i feel diaz will go big

                  4. Echoes
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Happy final day eve, folks.

                    How will you use the last FT of the season on this XI? 0.0 itb

                    Schmeichel
                    Matip Robbo Laporte Cancelo
                    Kulu Saka Havertz Mount Foden
                    Kane

                    1. TBL
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Foden to Maddyson?

                      • Crunchie
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Havertz to Diaz and Laporte to Alonso for a punt?

                        1. Echoes
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Looking to ship Havertz, and Maddison is a prime target, yes. But not sure if he starts? Don't fancy taking a hit for a def, as have a healthy 23 point lead in ML.

                          1. Crunchie
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Will Laporte play, with Stones now fit? He looked half it to me?

                    2. TBL
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        in starting 11:
                        A Zaha Richarlison KBD
                        B Alonso Mount Vardy (-8)

                        1. Crunchie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          A can you just swap Richarlison to say Nketiah?

                      • barton fc
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        ramsdale (foster)
                        TAA laporte Rüdiger alonso (cash)
                        salah son barnes saka (martineli)
                        watkins rich (Gelhardt)

                        best option? (95k)
                        A) watkins + cash > toney + james
                        B) watkins + rich > toney + jesus (play martineli)
                        C) watkins + rich > vardy + 4.5

                      • Lionac
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Which Son combo will score more?

                        A) Son & Vardy
                        B) MaddiSon & Kane

                        1. Nomar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          B doesn’t have Son, so how can it be a Son combo?

                          1. Lionac
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Maddison has Son 🙂

                        2. TBL
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            flip a coin

                          • barton fc
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            A

                        3. Nomar
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Coutinho to Maddison with my FT tonight, then, peeps?

                          1. Echoes
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Looking to bring in Maddison myself as well, but we certain he starts?

                            1. RedRo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Not sure what his source is but someone above has said it’s certain

                          2. TBL
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              sounds good

                              1. Nomar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 12 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Aye.

                              2. Nomar
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 12 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Done.

                          3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Score predictions for Leicester - Southampton?

                            I'm consider bringing Barnes in, but I can see JWP racking up some points in this game..

                            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Think it could be a goal fest this one mate!! 4-2 to Leicester il go for!!

                              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                I'm with you

                            2. Crunchie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              4-1

                            3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                              • 12 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              0-1

                          4. afsr
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            A - Toney+Vardy
                            B - Mateta+Kane (-4)

                            Have Son and chasing

                            1. MattyW
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              A

                            2. Crunchie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              A

                            3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              A for sure

                            4. TBL
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                a

                            5. Crunchie
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Ramsdale (Pickford) 1FT 0.0ITB
                              TAA, Robbo, Cancelo Davies (Cash)
                              Mahrez, Saka, Son, Zaha (KDH)
                              Kane, Nketiah (Richarlison)

                              A. Mahrez to Diaz
                              B. Cash to Alonso
                              C Both for a -4 .

                              Thank you

                              If B or C Nketiah becomes 1st sub on a 5-4-1

                              Wishing everyone a goal-fest green arrow

                              1. Frank Koscielny
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                C

                                1. Crunchie
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Thanks

                            6. Frank Koscielny
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Broja to Toney worth a hit?

                              1. Crunchie
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                yes

                              2. TBL
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  not for me

                              3. Hunting for points
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                A) Take -8 to do Coutinho, Gordon and Ings to Maddison, Diaz and a bench fodder?
                                B) Coutinho and Ings to Maddison and punt on Jesus (-4)?
                                C) Coutinho and Gordon to Maddison and Bruno Guimaraes (-4)?

                                Leading ML by 70 pts.

                                Schmeichel
                                Cancelo, Robbo, Matip, Alonso
                                Coutinho, KDB, Son, Mount
                                Richarlison, Ings

                                Foster, Nkeitha, Gordon, Cash

                              4. Beerman_68
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  How should I protect 1st in mini league holding a 40 pt advantage?

                                  The teams come down to my Kane, Richarlison, Saka, Mount, Gordon, Laporte, Sa
                                  vs. her Wout, Ings, Maddison, De Bruyn, Odegaard and Matip, Schmeichel
                                  she has 1 free transfer, I've used mine to match Son.

                                  I can move from Saka to her Maddison with a -4;
                                  Should I?

                                • gomez123
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  1) Mount or 2) Maddison

                                  1. TBL
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      1 (both ideally)

                                  2. BrutalLogiC
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Is there a problem with mane?

                                    1. RedRo
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      Source?

                                    2. Bruno Commando
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 14 days ago

                                      What's the problem?

                                      1. BrutalLogiC
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Just not seeing any love for him

                                        1. TBL
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            L. Dias cheaper and same potential imo

                                    3. TBL
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        1. Zaha Richa
                                        2. Mount Tooney (-4)

                                      • Echoes
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 14 days ago

                                        Better Havertz replacement?

                                        A: Maddison
                                        B: Bowen

                                        1. TBL
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            A

                                          • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 14 days ago

                                            A

                                        2. obi
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          Schmeichel
                                          Cancelo Rudiger White Holgate
                                          Salah KDB Saka Maddison Martinelli
                                          Jesus

                                          Leading my rival by 30 pts. Considering Salah and Holgate to Son (c) and Matip for -4. Rival has Double city and Liverpool defense. What do you guys think?

                                        3. Stimps
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          Evening folks, good to go here? -4 done. Play Mahrez or Nketiah?

                                          Pope
                                          TAA Alonso Rudiger
                                          Son (c) Mount Saka Kulu
                                          Vardy Nketiah Toney

                                          Foster Mahrez Ait-Nouri Dias

                                        4. Rinseboy
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          start Rich or TSilva?

                                        5. royals forever
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 12 Years
                                          1 month, 14 days ago

                                          Best move with my FT

                                          Pukki > Toney
                                          Gordon > Eriksen

                                          Any ideas would be welcomed