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Gameweek 32+ Scout Picks focus on Arsenal, Wolves and Man United

Arsenal, Wolves and Manchester United form the spine of the Gameweek 32+ Scout Picks.

We have chosen to start two options from each of these clubs as they face Norwich, Aston Villa and Brighton over the next few days.

This starting XI was selected by our editorial team and came in exactly on budget of £85.0m.

Goalkeeper

Emiliano Martinez (£4.2m) has quickly become the go-to ultimate budget goalkeeper on account of his exceptionally cheap price and guaranteed starts. Arsenal defence has not filled us with great confidence recently but a clean sheet against Southampton should count for something. Mikel Arteta’s men have the privilege of facing Norwich this week, who have failed to score in six of their last seven.

Defender

Matt Doherty (£6.4m) has become one of the most consistent Fantasy assets of recent times, adding an eighth clean sheet of the campaign against Bournemouth. Since Gameweek 25, the Wolves right-back has averaged 6.4 points per game. With clean sheet and attacking returns potential to his name, a meeting Aston Villa is the perfect fixture to bring out his best once again.

Crystal Palace have kept four clean sheets from a possible five since Gameweek 27 and a home meeting with Burnley this round suggests more returns at that end of the pitch. Enter Patrick van Aanholt (£5.6m), who has two double-digit hauls in the last five matches and a hand in Palace’s set pieces.

An improving Spurs defence is good news for owners of Serge Aurier (£5.0m) ahead of a meeting with Sheffield United. The Blades’ attack has been goal-shy to the extreme since the Premier League restart, while Aurier has returned either a clean sheet, an assist or goal in three of his last four outings.

Midfielders

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Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) is our pick from Manchester City’s clash with Liverpool in Gameweek 32+. His free-kick goal against Chelsea was his ninth attacking return against so-called ‘big six’ opposition this season, more than any other FPL midfielder. He has averaged 11 points per start since the Premier League returned too.

Son Heung-min (£9.7m) may be operating in a wider role than we’d like since the return of Harry Kane, but we expect him to be involved against Sheffield United. Even with Dean Henderson and John Egan back in the side, the Blades are likely to give up a large number of chances, as they have done for most of the season. Son came close to a double-digit haul against West Ham last time out, VAR ruling out his excellent strike for offside. That could be the motivation he needs for Gameweek 32+.

Anthony Martial (£8.1m) crept under the radar before Gameweek 31+, but we won’t let him stay there. The return of Paul Pogba to the Manchester United midfield may have impacted on the monopoly Bruno Fernandes had on creativity, but it has supercharged the supply-lines for the team’s centre-forward. Martial is joint-top of the league for shots in the box and big chances over the last four matches, indicating there could be more to come against Brighton.

Christian Pulisic (£6.9m) has re-established himself as an option for those interested in the Chelsea attack. Two goals in as many games, denied a third by Kyle Walker’s goal-line clearance on Thursday, is more than enough for anyone after a poorly-owned punt. West Ham are the perfect opponent to help Pulisic continue his purple patch, David Moyes’ men conceding at least twice in eight of their last nine matches.

Forwards

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) may be without a goal in each of his last four but he has been remarkably unlucky. Some excellent defending was enough to negate his flurry of shots against Brighton while only a Jack Stephens red card denied the Arsenal man’s journey through on goal at Southampton. Norwich’s defence has made some improvements since the turn of the year but has still conceded at least twice on each of their last trips to face top-seven opposition. Aubameyang also netted a brace the last time he faced the Canaries, registering his joint-highest Gameweek score of the season in the process (13 points).

Marcus Rashford‘s (£9.0m) role in Manchester United’s attack has turned him into an incredibly appealing FPL asset. A role on the left-hand side of attacking midfield means he can create for his team-mates as well as cut inside and shoot. That means he has 13 attacking returns in as many Premier League appearances since Gameweek 12. 

Raúl Jiménez (£8.3m) has been the model of consistency in recent times. He has four goals in his last five outings, also finding the net the last time Wolves faced Aston Villa this season.

Substitutes

Mat Ryan (£4.7m) has the potential to rack up a hatful of saves against Manchester United in Gameweek 32+. He sits inside the top-five among all goalkeepers for save percentage over the last four matches, stopping 83.3% of efforts on target he has faced in that time.

Federico Fernandez (£4.6m) and the Newcastle defence gets to face Bournemouth this week, who have failed to impress offensively since the Premier League returned and will be without Callum Wilson through suspension.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.3m) is an alternative route into the Newcastle defence. While Fernandez offers more attacking threat, Lascelles is a lot easier to squeeze in for some value.

Bukayo Saka (£4.7m) is increasingly looking like the perfect fifth-midfielder for Fantasy managers to own. He has played three different positions in as many starts for Arsenal since the Premier League resumed play and has offered attacking threat in each of them.

THE CAPTAIN

The Scout Picks has a captain for the 2019/20 campaign.

This skipper is chosen using the conclusions of the latest Captain Sensible article and a four-way vote between David, Neale, Paul and Geoff.

Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the captain we choose each Gameweek is usually known only to those who have signed up to Membership for the 2019/20 season and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

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889 Comments Post a Comment
  1. james 101
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    So I can’t decide between capping

    A. Salah (class, going for the golden boot, and wanting to put an exclamation point on who the new champs are)

    B. Martial (form and fixture)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      I am going Salah. fixture proof. going ballon d or. on a high after winning the league.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        by ballon d or i mean golden boot 🙂

      2. james 101
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        Same currently.

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      I'm going to C Salah especially cause he doesnt have FA cup fixture and i dont have Auba

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        Logical

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Salah my captain for reasons others have given

      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        Same for me. I just feel they'll be up for it

    4. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      A. City defence wasn’t all that convincing against Chelsea. Actually maybe I just convinced myself to change from Jimenez.

  2. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    Ings to Nketiah sensible?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      dangerous imo

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        Nketiah predicted to start though.

    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      With Watford up next

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        Ings no show on team news page. Also read here he might be benched.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 17 hours ago

          whats your budget ?

          1. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 17 hours ago

            Zilch I’m afraid.

            1. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 5 Years
              12 days, 17 hours ago

              just do it then 🙂 gl

              1. sminkypinky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                12 days, 17 hours ago

                Cheers mate

  3. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    fernandes and rashford too much ?

    1. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Not with those fixtures

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        yeah you re probably right

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          12 days, 17 hours ago

          and thanks 🙂

  4. n-doggg
    • 7 Years
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    Play one:

    A. Kiko (SOU)
    B. Holgate (LEI)
    C. Lascelles (bou)

    Captain:

    X: jiminez (avl)
    Y: mane (mcy)
    Z: Rashford (bha)

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      a

      z but just

    2. Congers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      A and X

  5. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    Gru likely to start again?

    Tammy?

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      My guess is Tammy.

    2. Niho992
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Tammy in FA cup, then Giroud in the league. Tammy was dreadfull yesterday

  6. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    Play one

    DCL vs Leicester
    Saka vs Norwich
    Saiss vs Villa
    Lascelles vs Bournemouth

    Rest of team

    Martinez
    Doherty Aurier AWB
    Mane KDB Son Bruno
    Jimi (C) Rash (V)

    1. Congers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Has to be DCL

      1. Brendan95
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        Who I was on originally. But also has toughest fixture and form not great after lockdown.

        I was considering using my FT to do DCL > Nketiah then I could afford to upgrade Saka to Pulisic in 33. But could just do this with 2FT next week

    2. Mr_Barbs
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Tough one. Saka or Saiss

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Might as well sell DCL if you aren’t going to play him

      1. Brendan95
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        I had the intention to do DCL > Abraham as have 1.4ITB but his rotation has changed my mind.

        I could do DCL > Nketiah and then Saka > Pulisic next week or just hold and do it with 2FT next week

    4. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Dcl

  7. smix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    Pulisic a good differential captain this week ? Anyone else. Chasing a big lead..

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Definitely a good differential

    2. n-doggg
      • 7 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Go for it. Not many stand outs unless you have arsenal

    3. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      would be worried about an appearance from the bench if he starts FA cup

  8. Sultan-Gemy2121
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    What do you think about this wildcard?
    Martinez
    Ritchie... Doherty... TAA
    Salah.. Mahrez.. Son.. Pulisic.. Martial
    Rashford(C).. Jiminez

    Pope... Holgate... Lascelles... Maupay
    Any changes to captain choice or bench order?

    1. Cahill
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      really good!

  9. Cahill
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    Kane captain? mental?

    1. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Anyone considering Richarlison? No FA Cup and Leicester only have 2 days rest?

  10. Football Guy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    Martial or Son?

    Utd have FA cup before there game so not sure if Martial will start. Son is almost certainly going to start (and play the majority of the game)

    But Utd are more likely to smash a load of goals past Brighton than Spurs vs Sheff Utd (despite their recent defensive woes).

    Help please!

    Thanks

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      Brighton may surprise United.

      1. Mr_Barbs
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        This. They've been decent so far

  11. Goooo Rickie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    12 days, 17 hours ago

    Pulisic chances of starting vs WH?

  12. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 16 hours ago

    I really can’t decide on the below, who is the best (C) this week:

    1. Salah (liv)
    2. Jimenez (avl)

    Thanks

  13. ididnt
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 16 hours ago

    Mahrez to martial or Pulisic for -5?

  14. ididnt
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 16 hours ago

    -4

  15. RVP20
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 days, 16 hours ago

    Any changes to this WC team?

    Patricio - Button
    TAA - Doherty - Wan-Bissaka - Aurier - Gibson
    De Bruyne - Salah - Fernandes - Martial - Saka
    Jimenez - Calvert-Lewin - Nketiah

  16. Football Guy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    12 days, 16 hours ago

    Salah and DCL out
    Son and Rashford in

    Any thoughts?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 15 hours ago

      Next week.

  17. barcaa7
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 15 hours ago

    a- Connolly to Nketah

    b- Save ft and play DCL

  18. marko_v_111
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    12 days, 15 hours ago

    Who to bench:

    A) Salah (city away)
    B) son (Sheffield away)
    C) sarr (Southampton home)
    D) martial (Brighton away)
    E) fernandes (Brighton away)
    F) Jimenez (villa away)
    G) rashford (Brighton away)
    H) nketiah (Norwich home)

    Please help!!!

  19. Drogba Legend
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 13 hours ago

    What to do with this lot:

    Pat
    TAA - Aurier - Doherty - AWB
    Salah - KDB - Son - Bruno
    Jimmy - Nketiah

    Martinez - Saka - DCL - Lascelles

    A) save FT
    B) Salah > anyone (Martial?)
    C) DCL > 6.5 forward and under

    1) start Pat or Martinez?
    2) Play Nketiah or Saka?

    Cheers!

  20. ChipsnGravy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 13 hours ago

    Have
    Current Def: TAA/Doherty/Masons/Pereira(inj)/Williams(bench fod)

    Have Bruno, Radh, Salah and KDB

    Thinking
    Salah and Williams out Martial and Aurier (-4)

    Would leave me triple ManU... worth it?

    Or just Pereira out Aurier in for free this week?

  21. SmackMyBilicUp
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Is Kane to Aubemayang worth the - 4?

    Don't have any other spurs assets and also have Saka from arsenal.

    Cheers in advance.

  22. jamiet
    • 5 Years
    12 days, 5 hours ago

    Do we give Aubameyang one more chance ??

    Looking at either:
    a) Aubameyang & Davis > Rashford & Mount (save 1.1 ITB)
    b) Aubameyang & Davis > Martial & Ings (save 1.0 ITB)

    Pope (Stecklenberg)
    TAA, Taylor, Lascelles (Lund, Robinson)
    Salah, KDB, Cantwell, Hayden (Davis)
    Aubameyang, Kane, Jiménez

    Looking to wildcard once I see what the rotation is like for both Liverpool and City as i have alot of money tied up there I could spread out

    Cheers in advance

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 4 hours ago

      I am giving last chance to Auba this GW. Strongly Consider even captaining him.

  23. Whits
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 4 hours ago

    Wildcard team OK to go?

    De Gea

    Doherty TAA Aurier

    KDB Bruno Pulisic Richarlison

    Kane Jiminez Rashford

    Subs: Button, Lascelles, Holgate, Saka