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.

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889 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Feanor
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Auba, Doherty or Jimenez for captain?

    1. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      I think if you own Auba and you don't captain him for Norwich then why do you even own him.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        exactly this

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        If you think Auba will score pretty well but also think Jimenez/Doherty will score very well, that's why you'd own both but have Auba (vc).

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Jimenez

    3. Zaruto
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Auba

  2. Lemongrab
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Those with a bench boost left when are you looking to use it? Fa cup and Liverpool winning the league is going to wreck havok with rotation. Is it just a case of a week when it looks like you have good fixtures for most of your players and keep your fingers crossed that they all play?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      I still have a WC left so looking at WC33 BB34

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Pretty much. I'm thinking sooner rather than later in regards to mitigating against rotation concerns.

  3. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    This is the week that I think rotation will hit the hardest

    Save the bench A/B/C questions - they'll all probably be on 😆

  4. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    For one GW only (will be WCing next week):

    A) Best keeper for 5.2m or under

    B) Best striker

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Martinez
      Auba

      1. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Thanks

  5. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Will Lampard speak on his team before deadline? I want to bring in Alonso

  6. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Pope
    TAA - Saiss - Lascelles
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Barnes
    Vardy - Jimi (c) - DCL
    (3.9 - Taylor - Holgate - Foden)

    A) Roll transfer, Salah/Foden > Son/Martial
    B) something else

    I could make the transfers now, but am wanting to hold Salah until the City game. I think they'll go for blood there, then rotate in the easier games afterwards. Does anyone else think the same?

  7. Kaiser123
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 27 days ago

    So my ML rival has gone all in Spurs and me all in Utd. Nursing a 60 point lead. Surely this team is go to go.

    Patricio Martin
    TAA, The Doc, Aurier, Lascelles, Holgate
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Bruno,Saka
    Rash, Jimi, DCL

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Looks great tbh, only one missing would be Son but think between Bruno/Martial you'll outscore.

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Would you have KDB in your FH team this week?

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Yep. He's by far the best player in the league and fixture proof IMO.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Cheers

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      my captain currently. don't trust anyone else with the armband

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Damn. Keeping him then! Hope he does good for both of us!

    3. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Yeah, can't see Pep playing the B team against Liverpool. If anyone is likely to get something from them it's KDB.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Cheers mate

    4. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Yes.

  9. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Captain

    A) Rash
    B) Salah

    1. aleksios
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Rash.

    2. Sco
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      A.

      If you're chasing then B is worth a punt with how bad City are defensively but A is the safer.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 27 days ago

      B

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      B

    5. 1zverGGadeM
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      B

    6. Dele
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      B

  10. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    1.Kun to Rash or Kane?
    2. TC Auba Y or N.

    Thanks guys.

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Kanr for different
      No

    2. Sco
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Rashford
      May as well if you've still got TC. No more DGW's now so...

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Rashford.
      No.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        This

    4. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Clear choice there 🙂

    5. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Razza
      No

  11. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Score Prediction for
    Man City v.s Liverpool

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      3-2 City.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        2-3 Pool

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      1-1

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      1-2

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      0-0

  12. Firmino
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Thoughts on my plans:

    GW32+
    Robbo, Stevens -> Doherty, Aurier -4

    GW33+
    Auba, Mooy/Sarr -> Rashford, Martial -4

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      wouldn't plan back to back -4

      something will go tittle to the sky

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        *titties

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 27 days ago

          Always feel good 😉

  13. disha123
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 27 days ago

    should bench jota or nekitah ?

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Eddie

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Eddie. We may get early team news for Jota though.

  14. fplking14
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Bruno or Martial and why?

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Martial because reasons.

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

      I've gone both, but if I picked one it would be Martial purely based on form and xG from open play.

      Rash seemed set to take 2nd pen vs Spurs which was ruled out so Bruno taking next pen is up for debate.

      Main reason for doubling up is rival has Bruno so covering risk.

      So in short, back the guy who just scored a hatrick, playing oop in a side which has rediscovered some attacking spark under Ole

    3. Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Bruno, better player and on pens. Martial is inconsistent and just the flavour of the moment that will soon dissipate.

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

    WC g2g?

    Martinez
    TAA Aurier Doherty Lasc
    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial
    Rash(vc) Jimi(C)

    Patricio,Nketiah,Holgate,Foden

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Triple Man U is bold I think. Rest looks very nice

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    How’s this team look? 1FT, 0.3itb.
    Considering putting the (C) on Doherty?

    Martinez
    TAA • Doherty • Kiko
    Salah • Son • KDB • Bruno
    Jimenez • DCL • Rashford
    (3.9, Holgate, Lascelles, Guendouzi)

  17. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Best 4th mid:

    A) Barnes
    B) Traore
    C) Sarr
    D) Another in that bracket

    ???

    1. 1zverGGadeM
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Traore

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Pulisic too much?

  18. Awesom-o
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Henderson out for Patricio worth a -4 to get Wolves defensive cover for the run-in?

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      No.

  19. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Jimenez the leader in the captain poll. Are people not concerned that Wolves is the first game? Vardy was my captain last gameweek and his blank in the first game of the gameweek felt like it had ruined the whole week.

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      What difference will that make, playing first, to a player in mighty form in a Derby dying to send Villa down?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        On the pitch it makes no difference but an early captain fail makes the rest of the gw very boring and ultimately the reason most of us play fpl is for the thrill

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      I feel exactly the same!

  20. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Gtg and Bench Boost ?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Maguire
    Salah (c) KDB Bruno Martial
    Jiménez DCL Jota

    Martinez Aurier H Barnes Fernandéz

    1. Park the bus
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Wouldn’t captain Salah

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        why not? Leaning towards Salah captain as well

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Thanks you may be right but I am chasing leader in ML so need a bit of differential captain. I think Brighton will be test for United, Wolves players looked tired and another 3 day turnaround but Jiménez good VC. But Liverpool will be well rested, will want to go for it at the Ethiad v City defence with no Fernandinho, Salah looked good and going for golden boot. But will give rethink

  21. Park the bus
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Start Kiki or Lascelles?

    1. Park the bus
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Kiko *

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Lascelles.

  22. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    This 11 out for next gameweek, save FT?

    McCarthy
    TAA, AWB, Doherty
    KDB, Mane, Martial(vc), Bruno, Bergwijn
    Jimenez(c), DCL

    subs: Lascelles, Connolly, Simpson

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Decided BB this week, ballsy C choice Doherty??

    Pope,
    Trent, Doherty C, Aurier, Taylor,
    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Barnes,
    Rashford, Vardy

    McCarthy, Sarr, Jimmy, Boly,

    .2 itb

  24. dshv
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Patricio
    Awb doherty aurier (holgate, lascelles)
    Mane kdb bruno son (hayden)
    Rashford dcl jimmy(c)

    Any changes ??

  25. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Brentford 1 WBA 0.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Brentford leeds and nottingham coming uo would be ideal...mainly becuase none of them have been in the top league since i started watching

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        Big crowds as well Leeds & Forest

      2. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 27 days ago

        You must be 20 🙂

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 27 days ago

          24. Started in 07

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 27 days ago

            Funnily enough started watching cuz of fpl. Been playing since 07 too

  26. JVALDEZ
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Am I mad for going for Saint Maximin on my free hit instead of Pulisic or even Rashford?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      urm. yes

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Yes, unless he's fodder, expensive fodder.

  27. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Anyone considering Doherty captain?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Rafa is

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Not the worst idea ive ever heard

  28. timawflowers
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Bring in martial or pulisic.got Rash and bruno

  29. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Is Tammy going to start or is he done?

  30. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 27 days ago

    Play Greenwood(bha) or Saka(NOR)?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 27 days ago

      Saka