Scout Picks

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

Is it time to invest in Arsenal assets after Gameweek 28? 5

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.

Here’s how we voted:

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889 Comments Post a Comment
  1. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Henderson
    TAA - Doherty - Wan-Bissaka
    Grealish* - Barnes* - Mount* - Mahrez - KDB
    Jimenez - Aguero*

    Bench - Leno (Inj) - Aguero (inj)

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Taking Aguero out?

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Kun andnir Leno out

  2. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone free hitting this week?
    I'm thinking of loading up with a similar lineup to the Scoutpicks for 1 week

    Martinez
    Alonso Doherty Aurier
    Son Pulisic Wiilian Martial(or Fernandes)
    Aubameyang (c) Jimenez Rashford

    Then flipping back to

    Pope
    Doherty Wan Bissaka Lascelles
    Salah Mane KDB Fernandes
    Rashford Jimenez Jota

    Hit the Free Hit button - or leave it?

    Cheers!

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Leave

  3. Igz08
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is taking a (-4) to bring in Ward then BB worthwhile?

    Bench will be:

    Hendo(McCarthy) Saka(DCL) Taylor Ward

    1. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Who would he be replacing ?
      Budget ?

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Simpson, 4.3

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No

  4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    G2G?

    Ederson

    Doherty, Maguire, Justin

    De Bruyne, Martial (c), Fernandes, Mount

    Jimenez, Aubameyang, Ings

    Subs: Martin, Egan, Basham, Duda

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Good to go!

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I’d captain auba. Regardless of the last few games, he is quality and playing Norwich. Norwich need to attack, leaving him space and he’s on penalties..

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Then sell next week and never look back

      2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I'm thinking about switching alright. Had Richarlison (c) vs Norwich hence the hesitance... Will prob go Auba in the end!

  5. tinotinotino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Tough week..

    Patricio
    TAA Fernandez Doherty
    Bruno Salah KDB Son
    DCL Jimmy(c) Ings

    0 ITB, TV 104.1

    DCL has provided nothing in past few weeks, he doesn't free up much cash and Everton fixtures open up. Afford swapping out for Watford forward. Otherwise dump Bruno for Martial as he offers more of goal threat..

    Sit and save FT?

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Save imo. Team looks good. I got Martial but he's inconsistent, probably best to wait and see.

      1. tinotinotino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks - it's a tricky one. Save seems best so can tinker more in GW 33.

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          I think hanging onto DCL for the Watford game is a wise decision. Although I had him and Richarlison in my FH team... Incredibly frustrating.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Save

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any changes needed here? Bench/ order ok?

    1FT 0itb
    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Lascelles
    Salah (C), KDB, Son, Bruno
    Rash, Jimi (v), DCL
    (Martin) (Kiko, Guendo, Simpson)

    Cheers and GL!

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      All gd

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thank you mate

    2. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Guendouzi may be in Arteta's bad books and rumours that he may get sold this summer so he may need shipping soon. Apart from that gtg

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hey fam! FH team. GTG?

    Martinez
    Doherty Alonso Aurier
    Salah KDB Son Martial
    Auba(C) Jiminez Nketiah

    XX Lamptey Robinson XX

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yips

  8. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What do you think of Aguero & Grealish to Rashford & Martial/Bruno?

    Henderson
    TAA - Doherty - Wan-Bissaka
    Grealish - Barnes - Mount - Mahrez - KDB
    Jimenez - Nketiah

    Bench - Leno (Inj) - Aguero (inj) - Egan - Lundstram

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looks good. Would have made the same moves myself but could only afford Ings in order to bring in Martial.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nice

    3. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes

  9. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Score predictions for
    Aston Villa vs Wolves?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1-1

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      0-1 85min Doherty G Jimenez A

  10. Red Rock
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bottomed:

    The final piece of the puzzle on WC:

    A) KDB + Bruno Fernandes (have Martial and Rash)
    B) Mahrez + Son

    1) Martinez + Wan Bissaka
    2) De Gea + Lascelles/Holgate

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

  11. Kun Tozser
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Best Vardy replacement?

    Thinking Nketiah is a viable punt

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      if u need funds then yeh hes a great shout. Otherwise Rashford

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        gonna presume u have Jimenez

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Like Ings myself. Frees up funds.

    3. Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Have Ings and Jimmy

      Already have Bruno, Wan and Martial from United

      Don’t need the cash have 10.2 after selling Vardy

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Jesus an option?

        1. Kun Tozser
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Not appealing, certainly not this week anyhow

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Looks very appealing to me but yeh, not this week

    4. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yes or rash

  12. Plagued by indecision
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thoughts on this WC team bearing in mind I am 62 pts behind in my ML. All other chips intact.

    Ederson / Martinez
    Doherty / Alonso / Lascelles / Saïss / Aurier
    Mahrez / Pulisic / Martial / Fernandes / Saka
    Aubameyang / Rashford / Jimenez

    Getting rid of Salah, KDB and TAA here, as well as Grealish, Targett, Greenwood, Cantwell, Boly, Simpson, Button

  13. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hi Guys

    Your help is needed please

    Pick one to play from

    Stevens
    Fernandez
    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      F

    2. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      F

  14. Lucas8406
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bruno to Martial?
    Bit kneejerky?

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not for me. Bruno due points this week imo.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Leave

  15. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anything you'd change here or transfer?

    Dubravka
    TAA Doherty Wan-Bissaka Aurier
    Mane Son KDB Fernandes
    Rashford Jiminez (C)

    Subs: DCL, Saka, Lascelles

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Stick gd team

  16. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Just 2 from the scoutpicks. Lovely.

  17. Rossaldinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Would you bench TAA in favour of Kiko?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Definitely do not do that

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Lol

  18. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone willing to give their rationale for their captaincy picks this week? Would love to here cases for the following;

    A) Doherty or Jimenez
    B) Fernandes, Martial or Rashford
    C) Salah
    D) KDB

    1. Almathkourq8
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Im going with Bruno

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jimenez. Form, opposition.

  19. barracuda
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Good evening troops. How are we?

    Any idea on the below?

    DCl+Vardy for Nketiah+ Auba (-4)

    In addition, if FH used, will I lose a transfer?

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No way

  20. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    If i owned kdb hed be my captain for sure

    Surprised by the lack of people going for him on here

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Got to be a bit of a risk as you'd think he starts in the cup this weekend?

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why is that? Klopp said they will play the reserves or something?

  21. ryacoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Really struggling with cap this week so you guys can pick it for me:

    A) Son (shu)
    B) Salah (mci)
    C) Jimenez (avl)
    D) Martial (bha)

    1. Almathkourq8
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Martial

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      D

    3. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jimmy

  22. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    EO of Jimenez prediction?

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      130

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Sounds about right

  23. Almathkourq8
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What do you think guys

    Auba + Fleck >> Rashford + Pulisic
    Grealish >> Sarr and safe 1 FT

    Yes or No?

    1. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No way I'd be selling Auba this week, keep and cap IMO.

      Grealish to Sarr is decent.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    3. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Would be keeping Auba this week

  24. JoeSoap
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A. Keep Richarlison
    B. Richarlison>Martial (Have Bruno/Rash)
    C. Richarlison>Pulisic/other

    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Richarlison
    DCL, Jimmy, Rashford

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

      1. JoeSoap
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        You would advise to captain Martial but would prefer Richarlison!

    2. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

      1. JoeSoap
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Thanks

  25. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    20 mins ago
    This is my team at mo. Scoring ok apart from my strikers

    McCarthy Martinez
    TAA Maguire Cahill Cathcart Lascelles
    Mane salah KDB son Bruno
    DCL Jota Long

    Do I roll it - captain son - or ...

    WC to

    Martinez Pope
    TAA Doherty Aurier Maguire Dawson
    Mahrez Foden Martial Son Pulisic
    Rashford Auba (c) Jesus

    Any advice/suggestions welcome please

    WC or Not??

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      3 city is risky.

  26. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who to loose first from Liverpool?

    A) VVD -> Alonso
    B) Mane -> Save, and next GW Mane to bench fodder and Connolly to Jesus/Kane

    DDG
    VVD Aurier Doherty (Lascelles Robinson)
    KDB Mane Son Fernandes Martial
    Jimenez CLewin (Connolly)

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

  27. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    On WC best 3 players to complete squad

    A) Ederson Maguire Pulisic
    B) Patricio Justin Bruno

    Martinez XXX
    TAA Aurier Doherty Lasc XXX
    Salah KDB Martial Foden XXX
    Rash Jimi Nketiah

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B.

    2. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    3. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  28. Artemon
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bench one

    A) DCL (Leicester Home)
    B) Saiss (Villa away) - got Doherty
    C) Mount (West ham away)

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A.

  29. Snooze ya lose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Gotta save free transfer right?

    Martinez (Pope)
    Doherty, Lascelles, taa (Taylor, Robinson)
    Kdb, son, Bruno, mane (cantwell)
    Dcl, Ings, jiminez

  30. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What were Norwich’s defensive stats like against Everton?