Scout Picks

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. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Umm.. Is it worth -4 to switch Zaha to Maddison?

    1. Meechoo115
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Nah I think palace could smash united

        1. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          United have Europa to play while Palace are safe though.

          1. Zim0
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            United also have infighting and low morale and are pretty shite

            1. NATSTER
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              That's true too. I hope they will repeat the performance at Brighton.

      • bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I would say so.

        1. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Making a great see-off for Vardy. That’s my thinking. But I really don’t like unnecessary hits on GW38.

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

        I wouldn’t be taking a hit to remove Zaha. He’s on penalties and it’s Atkinson’s (who notoriously hates Utd) last game

        1. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Thank you for a useful tip on referee. It sounds pretty good for Zaha.

    2. Meechoo115
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Worth taking Foden out for a -4 for anyone up to 8.9m?

        Already have 3 pool and Mount

        1. Meechoo115
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Or play Martinelli

          • NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            City need to win. Not worth a hit.

        2. Devos
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Captain who?

            a) Maddison (SOU)
            b) KDB (AVL)
            c) Son (nor)
            d) Vardy (SOU)
            e) Nketiah (EVE)
            f) City, Chelsea or Liverpool defender

            Thanks in advance

            1. Meechoo115
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Answers to these questions depends on whether chasing or defending. C by far safest option

                1. Devos
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    Chasing and I think my rival will captain Son.

                    1. Scots Gooner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      In those shoes, I’d be tempted by Vardy if your rival doesn’t own him

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

                Ederson / dubravka
                Taa / robbo / laporte / Alonso / Schar
                Salah / Saka / Mount / Havertz / Ramsey
                Jesus / Richarlison / Broja

                Will play bench boost gw38 and 30 points behind in mini league. Got 1 ft, but really open for hits as I have much ground to cover. What would you do?

                1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
                  • 12 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  If on Bench boost prob need to ditch schar/havertz/broja and get in 3 that will start

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

                    Cheers! I can get Sessegnon + Maddison + Nketiah + 0.6m for -8. Any better players you reckon I should go for?

              • Henryyy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Need some help with the last spot in my GW38 team, who would you pick?

                A Alonso
                B R James
                C Toney

                Thanks lads!

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

                  A

                2. NATSTER
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Toney for feeling safe
                  James & Alonso for excitement

                  If I had chance to freely pick, James.

              • Feanor
                • 13 Years
                1 month, 14 days ago

                Which forward would you guys remove to make room for Vardy?

                Pukki or Nketiah

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

                  P

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

                Did fpl crash on GW38 last season? Will probably wait for some leaked lineups before making my transfers but fearing website crash!

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

                Bottomed on last page

                Best move with my FT

                Pukki > Toney
                Gordon > Eriksen

                Any ideas would be welcomed

                1. Mozumbus
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    If 2FTs, then yes

                  • putana
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    would you be playing both players? if yes, then gord to eriksen.
                    If not then pukki to toney

                2. BubbaTT
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Shared Top in ML and rival has same point (Both 1 FT - none chips left)

                  I used my FT : Salah to Son
                  Have 1,7 ITB

                  Schmeichel
                  Trent - Alonso - Gabriel - Cancelo
                  Son - Kulu - Saka - KDB
                  Jesus - Nketiah

                  Foster - Richarlinson - Gordon - Mykolenko

                  Rivals team:
                  Schmeichel - (Foster)
                  Trent - James - Coady - Cancelo - (Holgate)
                  Son - Kulu - Saka - Jota - (Gordon)
                  Jesus - Kane - (Richarlinson)
                  0.1 ITB and 1 FT

                  Should i do more transfers and take a hit? Or stick with my team?
                  Consider:
                  Myko to James/Matip (-4)
                  Richarlinson to Toney (-4)
                  Gordon to 6.3 (-4)

                  1. Killitzer
                    • 12 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    I’d get rid of Coady. Wolves are shocking.

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

                      Think my rival will swap Coady or Holgate, Andy thoughts om my team?

                    2. BubbaTT
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Yes, think my rival will swap Coady or Holgate, Any thoughts on my team?

                3. Kevtheotter
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Have a few problems in my team. Which you think I should sell.

                  Salah
                  Mahrez
                  Havertz

                  Leaning on first 2 -> Mount and Diaz -4.

                  Appreciate any suggestions

                  1. OptimusBlack
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 14 days ago

                    okay for ur choice

                4. xhaka-laca
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  A) Richa and Sala > Kane and Diaz
                  B) Haverts and Salah > Son and Diaz

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

                  Pope
                  Roberts Taa Target
                  Son Zaha Martinelli Mount
                  Kane Toney(c) Lukaku

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

                    Just got back from the future. Bin Lukaku & why captain Toney? Having him is enough differential

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

                      nothing to play for
                      lost ML last 2 weeks
                      just bought lukaku, mount, toney -8

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

                        Might as well make it a -12/ -16? & sell lukaku. Pimp the rest of the team? You know.

                        Lukaku 1 point tomorrow for you if you don’t

                6. putana
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  anyone else really want to bring in alonso?

                7. mdm
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 14 days ago

                  Zaha to Mount for -4?

                  1. TBL
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      that's what I'm wondering too haha

                      1. TBL
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          I feel Mount can score big so tempted, even though I don't usually take unecessary hits

                    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Guys Rudiger the safest pick from chel defence?

                    • Feanor
                      • 13 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      OK, current team with 5.7m in the bank. Any more transfers will be hits.

                      Pickford (Foster)
                      TAA, Cancelo, Matip (Amartey, Tavares)
                      Son (c), Mount, Bernardo, Saka
                      Kane, Pukki, Nketiah

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

                        Pukki to vardy or Bernardo to mane tempting.

                    • KAALI_DAAL
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Should i play BB on last GW or save?

                      1. Killitzer
                        • 12 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Save for next season

                      2. Neto
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        If I was you I'd carry BB over into next season.

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

                        Save.

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

                        Might as well save it now

                    • Killitzer
                      • 12 Years
                      1 month, 14 days ago

                      Evening all

                      A season to forget but I have TC left.

                      Dub
                      Rudiger Matip Myko
                      Salah Zaha Maddison Kulu Saka
                      Kane Richarlison
                      Subs Sa Weg Cash Digne

                      1. Salah ➡️ Son
                      2. Salah + Rich ➡️ Dias + Vardy -4
                      3. Salah + Cash➡️ Son + James -4

                      Kane will be TC!

                      Cheers for any input.

                      1. Calv1n
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          1 or 2

                        • Boz
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          1

                      2. Finding Timo
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 14 days ago

                        Am I missing something but thought KDB great replacement for salah but not in the scout picks team?!

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

                          Not missing anything mate. They can only pick so many players - sure they’d still consider him to be a good option

                          1. Finding Timo
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Yeh but making me doubt whether KDB best replacement for salah or mount or Diaz /mane better or just keep salah

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

                        It ends tomorrow guys. We are all gonna be normal human beings again for the next couple of months 🙂

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

                          That’s where you’re wrong

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

                            Haha… I know but I honestly need this break

                        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          Sorry you posted to the wrong forum, I think you want the New World Order Reptilian Society.

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

                        Salah & Coutinho > KDB & Mount for a -4? Would give me this..

                        Schmeichal
                        TAA - Robbo - Cancelo - James
                        Son - Kulu - KDB - Saka - Mount
                        Nketiah

                        DDG - Telles - Weg - Mateta

                        1. Calv1n
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            i would do that

                          • Boz
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 14 days ago

                            Yeah I would

                        2. Boz
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 14 days ago

                          A) Cout to Mane
                          B) Ings to Kane

                          1. Calv1n
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              B

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

                              B. i would take a -4 from Cout to Diaz

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

                                Ooo good shout!

                          2. Calv1n
                              1 month, 14 days ago

                              Pickford
                              James / Cash / Robertson / Laporte
                              Son / KDB / Maddison / Mount / Saka
                              Richarlison
                              Bench: Foster / Broja / Amartey / Dennis*

                              leading 39 points
                              0.9 ITB 1FT

                              a. just Cash to Rudiger
                              b. Cash to Matip, Dennis to ASM (-4)
                              c. Cash to Sessegnon, Dennis to Wilson/ASM (-4)

                              B and C then bench Richarlison

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

                                Just A

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

                                A Alonso

                                1. Calv1n
                                    1 month, 14 days ago

                                    Alonso more nailed?

                              3. Danno - Emre Canada
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 14 days ago

                                Play Richarlison or KDH?

                              4. Al Pacho
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Raya
                                  TAA alonso cancelo
                                  Bowen mount son kulusevski diaz
                                  Kane Rich

                                  Bench : 3.9 nketiah holgate amartey

                                  FH activated

                                  G2G?

                                  Any opinions will be appreciated.
                                  Thanks!

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

                                    Rich to Robbo. 5-4-1

                                • DavidBW
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Will Jota start?

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

                                    i doubt it

                                • Aaa
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 7 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

                                  Who’s scores more:

                                  A - Son/Madds/Justin

                                  B - Diaz/Vardy/Kulu

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

                                    A

                                • 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 🙂

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

                                  Best mid and forward combo for 13.2 mill? Already got Mount, Saka, Richarlison and Jesus.

                                • EL tridente
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 14 days ago

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