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. Royal5
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Got exact money for kulusevski > Bowen for a hit. Is this a sign or should I stick with Ginger?

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

      Stick with Kulusveski

    2. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Stick

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

      stick

    4. JoeSoap
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Probably stick

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

      Not worth a hit. Kulu against Norwich, Bowen has a tougher fixture away at Brighton.

    6. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Thanks all

  2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Start Gunn or Krul?

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

      If you have both doesn’t really matter who you start does it?

      1. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        These 2 have trolled me no end since I bought them on WC. I feel like they'll get a half each or something stupid.

  3. Frank Koscielny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

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

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

      Does Toney + Maddison work ?

      1. Frank Koscielny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers! That was my first thought, but I'm 0.5 off

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

      Kulu/Toney

      1. Frank Koscielny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers!

  4. JoeSoap
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    A. Raphina>Maddy/Bowen (which)
    B. Laporte>James
    C. A&B (-4)
    D. Other (0.6 in bank)

    Ramsdale
    Laporte, Trent, Cancelo
    Saka, Kulu, Son, Raphina
    Kane, Toney, Richarlison
    Foster, Myko, White, Gordon

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

      Can you do Rich to Toney, Raph to Mount ?

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

        Have Toney

    2. Frank Koscielny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A Maddison

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

    Reposting with more info.

    Defending a 19 pt lead. Opponent has Kane(c) + Mount

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

    A. Jota + Richarlison to Mount + Toney for -4. Bench Coutinho

    B. KDB + Cout + Richarlison to Mount + Brownhill + Kane (c) for -8. Bench Brownhill

    I’m leaning for B as I will block opponents’ Kane (c). They are likely to take a hit, so it’s an extra -4 to block Kane(c). Thoughts ?

    1. Shteve
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Get Mount, play Eddie & forget about Kane

  6. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 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!

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

      I would do Reece James

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

      B

    3. Meechoo115
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A or b.

      • Ron_Swanson
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        A

    4. Johno8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Who scores more…

      A - Maddison and Kane
      B - Son and Vardy

      Thanks!

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        B

        1. Johno8
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Thanks

      2. TBL
          1 month, 15 days ago

          b

        • sulldaddy
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          A

      3. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Any more rumors if Richarlison will start or not?

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

          This is the 1st time I’ve seen it questioned

      4. Zim0
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Lol Mbappe rejected Madrid

        1. Meechoo115
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Who do Madrid go for now? Maybe Salah or Kane?

            1. NorCal Villan
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Weghorst

                1. Meechoo115
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Reminds me of when they bought Gravesen!

                    1. NorCal Villan
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Now there’s a handsome lad 😎

              • Cali
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 15 days ago

                Ended up with my BB chip for GW38. Thinking about one of these moves:

                A) Salah, Weghorst to Son, Toney
                B) Salah, Weghorst to Maddison, Vardy
                C) other ideas?

                Current team:
                Ramsdale, Dubravka
                TAA, White, Cancelo, Alonso, Rudiger
                Salah, Saka, Kulu, Raphinha, Ramsey
                Kane, Weghorst, Broja

                1. Meechoo115
                    1 month, 15 days ago

                    Depends how “out there” you wanna go. A is good but safe!

                2. Jet5605
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 15 days ago

                  FH team G2G?

                  Lloris
                  Alonso - Laporte - Matip
                  Son (c) - Maddison - Luiz Diaz - Mount
                  Kane - Vardy - Toney

                  Steele - Brownhill - Veltman - Tsmikas

                  1. Meechoo115
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      All good except Matip slight risk. Maybe another Chelsea defender.

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

                    Not getting the love for Toney

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

                      Playing Leeds who concede goals for fun, plus they have to go for it. Brentford have been playing well scoring 2+ goals in their last few games

                    2. TBL
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        same, Leeds been decent recently at the back

                      • Royal5
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Agreed. 1 goal in the last 8 and Leeds can't lose.

                      • sulldaddy
                        • 12 Years
                        1 month, 15 days ago

                        Plus some animosity between clubs and bad history. Could lead to chippy play and maybe a PK

                        Who takes Brentford PKs again?

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

                          Toney and he’s arguably the best penalty taker in the world

                    3. mdm
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 15 days ago

                      Zaha to Mount for a hit?

                      1. NorCal Villan
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          With no other information to work with, I would approve this move

                        • Meechoo115
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            Hmmm. Maybe. Though I fancy palace to trounce united. (And Chelsea to trounce Watford)

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

                          Worth a -4;

                          Coutinho > Kulu
                          Richarlison > Toney

                          Cheers.

                          1. Royal5
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 15 days ago

                            One is in the form of his life and one with 10 straight blanks.

                            1. Royal5
                              • 10 Years
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              Thought you meant pick one of them

                        • CABAYE4
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Anyone better than Welbeck for 6.4?

                          Need to get rid of Weghorst and options look limited.

                        • Kno
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 15 days ago

                          Which game got more goals in it, liverpools or citys?

                          Debating bringing in mane or kevin

                          1. Meechoo115
                              1 month, 15 days ago

                              I would bring Mane in

                              1. Meechoo115
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  In fact I did!

                              2. dunas_dog
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                Mané

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

                              City win the PL.
                              Arsenal 4th place
                              Leeds relegated.

                              Sounds about right?

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

                                No

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

                                  Honestly if Spurs drop points they should just tell them and Arsenal they don’t deserve it and give the last CL spot to Utd. But I think Spurs take it

                                  1. Meechoo115
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      Lol

                                    • ZimZalabim
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                      as a neutral shouldnt u give it to west ham over united ?

                                      Since u have no bias

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

                                        I’m not convinced West Ham deserve it either is the problem

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

                                          Over United surely they do

                                          They havent been spanked by so many teams in the league like United have

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

                                            They haven’t had to contend with so many injuries and bad refereeing decisions as Utd though and they’re behind in the table which doesn’t lie.

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

                                              I suppose ill have to take your word for it as you are an unbiased neutral

                                2. dunas_dog
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  Cannot see Spurs losing to Norwich but agree with other predictions-

                                3. Old Man
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 10 Years
                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                  I suspect most would prefer
                                  Liverpool
                                  Spurs
                                  Burnley

                                  1. lil sebastian
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    Real footy fans want Leeds gone

                                    1. NorCal Villan
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Just want you to know that you are 5,000 candles in the wind

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

                                    Yes. Dreaming of a Pukki hatty.

                                    1. NorCal Villan
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        That’s a cream dream

                                        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6EsUoW0zmvs

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

                                      Almost

                                  3. Finding Timo
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    Anyone know if salah trained today ?

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

                                      He did

                                      1. Finding Timo
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Yeh sorry v lazy of me as just found an article saying he did so for me I am keeping

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

                                          No worries mate

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

                                      he did along with VVD

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

                                        As in both were in full team training

                                      2. Finding Timo
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Cheers great news

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

                                      He did, for his last game in the Premier league.

                                      1. Finding Timo
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        Cheers mate think I will keep now and get sessegnon instead

                                  4. tim
                                    • 12 Years
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    22p lead in my ML, rival has Kane and Salah and no Son nor KDB

                                    Schmeichel
                                    Cancelo Taa James Matip
                                    Saka KDB Son(C) Foden
                                    Nketiah Richarlison

                                    Foster Holgate KDH Pukki

                                    Richarlison to Kane and Taa to fodder to block Kane for a -4?

                                  5. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
                                    • 10 Years
                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                    Mbappe. Some of those figures being reported are ridiculous. No footballer is worth close to that amount of money.

                                    Not even like he's having impact trophy-wise. They'd win Ligue 1 without him. They won't win the UCL with or without him.

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

                                      It shouldn’t be allowed

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

                                        Facts

                                        PSG should be banned from Europe and be given a 20 point deduction in their league and a transfer ban for 2 years

                                    2. Meechoo115
                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                        This is true… I would have liked to see Mbappe try something different. Like Italy or Bayern. Or Arsenal 🙂

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

                                          Arsenal? What has he done to offend you?

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

                                      Percentage chance of Maddison starting?

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

                                        I think he does. I’d say 65-70%

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

                                        50%

                                      3. Meechoo115
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          99

                                        • ZimZalabim
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                          84.2%

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

                                        Score predictions for City - Villa ?

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

                                          I think it’ll be either 2-1 City or 5-0, nothing in between. I’ll go 5-0

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

                                          3-1

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

                                            This would be my prediction, but I'm lousy at predicting, which is why I'm not better at this game.

                                        3. Meechoo115
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            As a Liverpool fan. Heart says 2-2. Head says 3-0

                                          • lil sebastian
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            17-0

                                          • Royal5
                                            • 10 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            3-0

                                          • NorCal Villan
                                              1 month, 15 days ago

                                              4-0

                                          • The Senate
                                            • 3 Years
                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                            Is captaining Luis Diaz too brave, even if chasing?

                                            1. Meechoo115
                                                1 month, 15 days ago

                                                Diaz doesn’t tend to haul like Salah mane jota. Isn’t as selfish. He should be!

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

                                                Nah? It’s fine mate. I’m captaining Mane and I’d say they’re equal as options

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

                                              14pts ahead in ML. I’m scared:

                                              Me - Pope, Robertson, Laporte, Kulu, Zaha and Richarlison/Mateta

                                              Him - Schmeichal, Alonso, Azpi, KDB, Mount and Nketiah.

                                              Scared of Chelsea.

                                              Block or effing go for it? Diaz? Maddison?

                                              1. Meechoo115
                                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                                  Him is well set I think! Laporte to Alonso sensible

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

                                                    Isn’t he just. I was 60 odd in front before he BB and FH the last two weeks.

                                                    Zaha instead of Maddison last week was a mistake.

                                                • ZimZalabim
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                                  14 ahead id block mount hes the biggest danger imo

                                                  1. NorCal Villan
                                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                                      Seconded

                                                • smash
                                                  • 12 Years
                                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                                  Anyone think that Schar will play?

                                                  I'm guessing he won't be in the squad at all if the concussion protocols take effect, so if he's on the bus he should start as he's first choice right?

                                                  1. Royal5
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                                    I sold for Sess fwiw

                                                  2. CABAYE4
                                                    • 10 Years
                                                    1 month, 15 days ago

                                                    Would be surprised to see him start.

                                                    Lascelles is still club captain and might be moving on in the summer - makes sense for him to play.

                                                    1. smash
                                                      • 12 Years
                                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                                      Hmmm probably won't get a game then, why take the risk I'll have to sell I think

                                                      Cheers

                                                • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
                                                  • 9 Years
                                                  1 month, 15 days ago

                                                  Here's me arranged Saturday evening off, sat down to watch the Champions League final wondering why I can't find the stream.

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

                                                    Yeah, it's probably because the stream sites are banned by your isp.

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

                                                    youve had a stinker there mate

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

                                                    Next week mate

                                                    1. Meechoo115
                                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                                        Womens today

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

                                                          Oh he might have meant that!

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

                                                            If it was the women he meant, it was free on DAZN, on their YouTube channel - at least in the usa

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

                                                    Top of mini-leagues and have changed Salah > Son. Can’t afford Kane. Worth a -4 for Jesus > Vardy??

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

                                                      probably worth it

                                                      Has Rodgers said anything about Vardy ?

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

                                                    who would you pick out of these ?

                                                    A. Salah and Barnes
                                                    B. Mane and Gordon
                                                    C. Kane and Barnes
                                                    D. Vardy and Bowen
                                                    E. Diaz and Maddison/Bowen/Barnes

                                                    1. Royal5
                                                      • 10 Years
                                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                                      C

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

                                                        cheers

                                                    2. Meechoo115
                                                        1 month, 15 days ago

                                                        Surely you can do Mane and Barnes.

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

                                                          would need a -8 for that I own Salah and Gordon so all moves are -4 apart from B (salah to mane ft - short of funds for Gordon to barnes)

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

                                                      Schmeichel
                                                      James TAA Cancelo
                                                      Dias Son Madd Bissouma
                                                      Kane Vardy Rich

                                                      Bench: Brownhill

                                                      Any changes?

                                                      Could go with Mane/Gelhardt instead of Kane/Bissouma. Not sure about James or Rich either.

                                                    4. tim
                                                      • 12 Years
                                                      1 month, 15 days ago

                                                      22p lead in my ML, rival has Kane and Salah and no Son nor KDB

                                                      Schmeichel
                                                      Cancelo Taa James Matip
                                                      Saka KDB Son(C) Foden
                                                      Nketiah Richarlison

                                                      Richarlison to Kane and Taa to fodder to block Kane for a -4?

                                                      1. Meechoo115
                                                          1 month, 15 days ago

                                                          22 is fine given your team is strong

                                                          Just do Rich to Toney

                                                          Matip might not play. Who is bench

                                                          1. tim
                                                            • 12 Years
                                                            1 month, 15 days ago

                                                            Holgate KDH Pukki