Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 38+

The Scout Squad panel return to champion the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for the final Gameweek of the season.

These picks always take the format of a ‘Free Hit’ for the very next Gameweek and this article is particularly relevant this week, with many managers still having this chip intact.

Just under a third of the top 10,000 in FPL still have their Free Hit to hand, to give some gauge of its usage.

Regular readers will know the format of this recurring feature but for the uninitiated, staff members David, Neale and Geoff and Pro Pundit Tom (sitting in for the otherwise engaged Paul) each propose an 18-man squad of players for the approaching Gameweek and explain their notable inclusions/omissions below.

The 72 nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £85m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of Sunday’s deadline at 15:00 BST.

There are requirements for at least one goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less, at least one sub-£5.0m defender, at least one midfielder listed at £6.5m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower.

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Sunday.


 DavidNealeTomGeoff
GKNick PopeNick PopeNick PopeNick Pope
 Hugo LlorisMathew RyanHugo LlorisEmiliano Martinez
 Rui PatricioEmiliano MartinezEmiliano MartinezDavid de Gea
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-ArnoldTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Andrew RobertsonSerge AurierLucas DigneLucas Digne
 Serge AurierErik PietersSerge AurierAndrew Robertson
 Erik PietersLewis DunkErik PietersSerge Aurier
 Willy BolyJarrad BranthwaiteKyle Walker-PetersErik Pieters
MFRaheem SterlingRaheem SterlingRaheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
 Mohamed SalahSadio ManeKevin De BruyneMohamed Salah
 Riyad MahrezDavid SilvaMohamed SalahAnthony Martial
 David SilvaAnthony MartialMichail AntonioMichail Antonio
 TrezeguetMark NobleDaniel PodencePhil Foden
FWHarry KaneGabriel JesusGabriel JesusGabriel Jesus
 Pierre-Emerick AubameyangHarry KanePierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
 Marcus RashfordDanny IngsHarry KaneHarry Kane
 Danny IngsMarcus RashfordDanny IngsDanny Ings
 Chris WoodEddie NketiahChris WoodChris Wood

Most popular picks: Nick Pope, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Erik Pieters, Serge Aurier, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Danny Ings (four), Emiliano Martinez, Mohamed Salah, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Chris Wood, Gabriel Jesus (three)

DAVID SAID…

Doubling up on the Burnley defence with Nick Pope and Erik Pieters feels like a relatively routine decision ahead of Gameweek 38+.

The Clarets’ goalkeeper has a shot at either sharing the Golden Glove award or claiming it for himself, and the whole team knows it. That was the message we got from Chris Wood after the Norwich game and they will do everything they can to help Pope keep that clean sheet.

I’ve also included Burnley’s penalty-taking centre-forward in my selection on account of his aerial presence. Over the last four matches, Brighton have given up 18 headed goal attempts, the second-worst in the Premier League.

I’ve also got another defensive double-up in Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson, not necessarily because I think the Liverpool back-line is in incredible shape, but because of the offensive threat on offer.

Their swashbuckling right-back is just five points away from breaking his left-sided colleague’s all-time record for most FPL points scored by a defender in one season, and retains a share of corners and direct free-kicks.

Meanwhile, Robertson has recently muscled his way into corner-taking contention and has created five big chances over the last four matches, the joint-highest of any player in the whole division.

Willy Boly gets a slightly left-field inclusion on account of Wolves’ recent defensive numbers and his potential to cause Chelsea problems. Over the last four matches, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have conceded the fewest big chances while the Blues’ awful defending of set pieces could open the door for Boly to capitalise on recently improved penalty box presence.

Raheem Sterling is by far the best choice in midfield for Gameweek 38+. He is in exceptional form with four double-figure hauls in the last six matches and a say in the penalty conversation as he chases a 20-goal season. During that period, Norwich have conceded 14 times.

That’s why I’ve also included Riyad Mahrez and David Silva in my selection, who were both rested for the win over Norwich. The Algerian has produced attacking returns in all but one start since football came back while Silva, in his last Premier League match for Manchester City, could assume direct free-kick duties and even penalties. Across his last four starts at the Etihad Stadium, the Spaniard has three goals and three assists, averaging 10.5 points per game.

I am backing Mohamed Salah to end the season with a flourish. He has been exceptionally unlucky not to score in any of his last three matches, and over the last four, he ranks best in the league for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target. That is rather ominous ahead of a meeting with Newcastle, who have been hit with a nasty injury crisis in defence recently.

I really like the prospect of Harry Kane considering Crystal Palace’s own issues at the back. Over the last four, the Eagles have given up 13 big chances, with only Brighton conceding more in that time. Meanwhile, Spurs’ talismanic striker has double-figure hauls in each of his last two, scoring four goals since Gameweek 36+.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another premium forward with a favourable fixture on the final day of the season. With the Golden Boot still just about within his grasp, the Arsenal forward faces a Watford side that has no choice but to go for broke at the Emirates Stadium. That should see Aubameyang find plenty of space behind a team that has conceded 11 goals across their last four matches.

NEALE SAID…

We could make a case for any number of Manchester City assets this week.

A clean sheet looks like a shoo-in for the Citizens’ defence, with opponents Norwich City having scored just one solitary goal since the restart.

As ever, though, we are hindered by a cap on how many of Pep Guardiola’s side we can plump for.

I’ll personally be overlooking the near-guarantee of six points from whoever lines up at the back, then, and rolling the dice on assets further forward.

Using the Free Hit chip or otherwise, many of us will be waiting until the last possible opportunity – and hoping for the odd bit of team news – to finalise our City triple-up.

With that caveat taken as a given, and with word awaited on whether any midweek jollies affects player availability, I’ve gone with Raheem Sterling, David Silva and Gabriel Jesus as my three for Gameweek 38+.

Silva is no mere sentimental pick; it’s the likelihood of a start after his non-involvement on Tuesday and the fact he’s averaged 10.5 points per match at the Etihad since the restart.

Sterling is now delivering on the excellent underlying numbers he has been posting all year, meanwhile. The winger averages more big chances per 90 minutes than any other FPL midfielder in 2019/20 and, finally, that is starting to be reflected in his Fantasy returns, with five double-digit hauls in the last eight Gameweeks.

Jesus hasn’t hit those heights but nevertheless has five attacking returns in his last four starts, is racking up some promising numbers and… well, it’s Norwich.

I’m wary about losing assets from Manchester United to fund moves for their cross-city rivals, however.

Having seen Leicester demolished by Spurs on the counter-attack in Gameweek 37+, and with United perfectly suited to playing on the break, there could be a whole lot of space for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to exploit against the Foxes’ ageing, patched-up defence – especially if Brendan Rodgers’ side are forced to go for all three points in their push for a Champions League qualification spot.

Another backline with similar problems, Crystal Palace’s, could have a 33-year-old stopper and an ‘out of position’ central midfielder up against Harry Kane on Sunday.

The Eagles haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last seven matches and have recorded only one shut-out against the current top ten this season.

Potent attack meets injury-ravaged defence on Tyneside, too, with Newcastle’s lack of fit centre-halves and vulnerability to aerial balls leading me to a double-up of serial assister Trent Alexander-Arnold and the midfielder who has registered the second-highest-number of headed chances this season, Sadio Mane.

I’m hedging my bets on Bournemouth and Watford heads dropping with my budget selections of Jarrad Branthwaite, Emiliano Martinez and Eddie Nketiah, but my Mark Noble pick requires a bit more explanation.

In an ideal world, I’d include Michail Antonio and his incredible underlying stats – but with budgetary requirements placed on me for my fifth midfielder, who has to cost less than £6.5m, I’ve had to look elsewhere.

Jarrod Bowen is someone I really like but is currently flagged, so it was a toss-up between Tomas Soucek – a revelatory January signing who has caught the eye at set plays – and Mark Noble as my West Ham representative.

In end, and throwing caution to the wind as it’s Gameweek 38+, I’ve gone with Noble.

Since his return to the West Ham starting XI in Gameweek 35+, he has chiefly operated in an advanced midfield role ahead of Soucek and Declan Rice.

He has posted some bonkers numbers while doing so: Noble has created more chances than any other Premier League player over the last three Gameweeks, but hasn’t had a single shot.

Here’s hoping the goals rain down on the final weekend, then, at least everywhere apart from Turf Moor, where I’ve gone with four defensive assets from Burnley and Brighton for what I hope will be a dour a match as it seems on paper.

TOM SAID…

Nick Pope is the standout goalkeeper pick for the final Gameweek, in my opinion. He’ll earn at least a share of the Golden Glove award if he keeps his 16th clean sheet of the season against Brighton, who have scored just two goals in three away trips since the restart.

I also like Hugo Lloris, who is in excellent form. In the five matches since Tottenham’s defeat at Sheffield United, they’ve kept three clean sheets and only conceded twice, while their opponents Crystal Palace have lost seven in a row and rank in the bottom three for xG during that run.

If funds are a bit tighter, which may be the case for those on a Free Hit who are looking to field a number of big hitters, Emiliano Martinez looks to be the best of the budget options.

In defence, it’s hard to look past Trent Alexander-Arnold. His assist for Roberto Firmino’s goal against Chelsea was his 13th of the season, which broke his own record for most assists by a defender in a single league campaign. It’s also worth noting that his opponents at the weekend, Newcastle, have given up more headed attempts than any other side since the restart. With Alexander-Arnold’s crossing ability and share of set-pieces, you’d expect him to capitalise.

A tactical switch by Carlo Ancelotti on Monday night, which saw Everton move away from their usual 4-4-2 to a 4-2-3-1, heralded a much-improved performance, and as a result, Lucas Digne is back on my radar. Seven of his eight assists this season have arrived at Goodison Park, and with Bournemouth needing to attack, there should be plenty of space for him to exploit.

He’s joined by Serge Aurier, Erik Pieters, who is the cheapest route into Burnley’s backline, and Kyle Walker-Peters.

Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne are the two key FPL midfielders at Man City, who are both chasing down individual records. Winger Sterling looks hungry to take his Premier League goal tally to 20, and has registered four double-digit hauls in his last six outings. De Bruyne, meanwhile, is just one assist away from Thierry Henry’s record of 20 in a single campaign. Both players could bring in huge hauls against relegated Norwich this weekend, in what is the Gameweek’s must-target fixture.

I also like Mohamed Salah, who will be up against a depleted Newcastle backline who rank 20th for expected goals conceded since the restart, and Michail Antonio. Despite Aston Villa tightening up, Antonio’s numbers are simply too good to ignore: he’s averaging 8.3 points per game since the season resumed and sits top for shots, shots in the box, big chances and expected goal involvement.

The final midfield spot is reserved for budget option Daniel Podence, who marked his third successive start against Crystal Palace with his first goal for Wolves, and looks a real talent.

Up top, I’ve gone for Gabriel Jesus, who leads the way amongst forwards for shots and shots in the box since the restart. Even if his minutes are managed, I have a feeling he’ll be heavily involved once again.

I also like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. No team has given up as many big chances as manager-less Watford recently, and with their right side looking vulnerable, and the fact they’ll have to commit bodies forward to attack, I see more joy in front of goal for the Gabonese forward on Sunday.

Now, I’ve also included Harry Kane, despite a few concerns about Spurs, who have often struggled this season when the onus is on them to take the game to their opponents – remember Bournemouth and Sheffield United? However, Kane is bang in form, and his inclusion is as much about his opponents Crystal Palace, who have injuries to several key players and have now conceded 17 goals in their last seven games.

The forward list is completed by another Golden Boot contender, Danny Ings, and Chris Wood. Ings has been so clinical in recent weeks, whilst Wood again looks like a decent option. He’s now scored in back-to-back Gameweeks and is at home to a Brighton side who have conceded plenty of attempts from set-pieces over the last few weeks.

GEOFF SAID…

Burnley look set to help Nick Pope to a Gameweek 38+ clean sheet, so I’ve paired my number one goalkeeper with Erik Pieters. Emiliano Martinez will likely be, once again, an important part of any Arsenal victory and I back him to be part of the Watford relegation story.

There look to be many good picks this Gameweek and budget will certainly be an issue. Trent Alexander-Arnold is still my first-choice defender, followed by Lucas Digne with his strong home form. I circle back to Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson for an expensive top three, before considering Serge Aurier.

It’s in midfield that the difficult decisions really begin. Raheem Sterling, Mohamed Salah, Anthony Martial and Michail Antonio are four of my top picks this Gameweek, among a long and competitive list. For the sake of balance, I include Phil Foden, though there are a number of more expensive options who are unfortunate to miss out.

Gabriel Jesus leads the forward line, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Harry Kane providing able back-up. Danny Ings will be looking to finish the season well and Chris Wood could profit if his team are as motivated for Gameweek 38+ as I think they could be.

My final pick of the season is my third goalkeeper spot and I look to David De Gea. While United have looked tired they do have a decent, recent away clean sheet record, even if they did face obliging opposition. Gameweek 38+ is time for a punt and this certainly qualifies – but with United knowing a draw will suffice, a canny counter-attacking game could result in a low-scoring win and a rare full set of De Gea bonus points.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

Our last champion, PoldervogelsUit, lost 77-88 to the Scout Picks all the way back in Gameweek 30+.

gwitbrock‘s winning margin of 23 points in Gameweek 25 is the target to beat.

Our Scout Picks article on Sunday will have further details on who is representing the community this week.

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1,011 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Kudo Warrior
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Would you change anything?

    Pope
    Pieters/Bards/TAA
    KDB/Sterling/Salah/D.Silva/Bruno
    Kane/Greenwood

    1. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Unintentional 1st :0

    2. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Looks good

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Cracking side

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Triple Burnley defence not for me.

      1. Kudo Warrior
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I've got a good feeling and need to take the risk to rocket up in my league. Surely they'll get the clenie for Pope!

    5. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      cheers guys

  2. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Am I G2G for final GW?

    Pope
    Trent - Aurier - Egan
    Salah - KDB - Sterling (c) - Dilva
    Rashford - Greenwood - Ings

    Subs: Henderson, Fernandez, Hayden & Holgate

    1. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Sexy.

    2. Could Have Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Dont like Egan pick if you think Ings scores. Switch to Burnley def

  3. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Help needed.
    A) Fernades to Silva
    B)Vardy to Jesus
    Rest of my team
    KdB Sterling Mane
    Deeney Greenwood

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    3. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      a

  4. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    RMFHT

    McCarthy
    Robbo Aurier Pieters
    Salah(vc) Sterling(c) Mahrez Dilva Antonio
    Kane Ings

    1. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Very nice!

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I like it

    3. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Martinelli / 3.9
      TAA, Aurier, Bardsley (or Pieters)/ B Williams, Tanganga
      Salah, (C) Sterling, KdB, D Silva / Guendouzi
      Auba, Kane, Greenwood

      7/11 since Robertson is probably better option than TAA.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I naturally believe that my team is The Absolutely Best FH team 😉

  5. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Martial or Pulisic? Still undecided...

    1. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Honestly, toss a coin.

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Martial. Leicester defence much speaker than Wolves.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Martial to score 3.1
        Pulisic to score 3.5

        When in doubt I check anytime goalscorer odds (and compare also assist potential).

      2. Hart-ake
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        weaker even.

      3. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        So Martial more likely to score

  6. thepirates
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Robertson & Greenwood or Pieters & Ings (will then be 3 burnely defs)?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      In that case R & G

    2. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      former

  7. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Imagine actually thinking Henderson deserved a single POTY vote.

    Comical

  8. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Kane or D.Silva to score higher?

    1. thepirates
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Kane mos def

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cool VC on him

    2. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      kane

  9. dillydally1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which is the better combo - Mahrez & Kane OR Salah & Jesus?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      2nd if Jesus starts.

      1. dillydally1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        That's my problem, strong chance I'll be busy around the deadline and unable to keep an eye out for team leaks.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          You would have the same problem with Mahrez.

          Pep roulette.

          1. dillydally1982
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Indeed...really need to get out of this drive through the countryside on Sunday afternoon!

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Afternoon Foo fighter, I need your help please.
        Who to bench in three different positions ??

        A ) Willan or Greenwood.??
        B) Sais or Egan.
        C) Martinez or Patricio

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Willian, Egan and Patricio.

          That is who I would bench.

          I have Patricio so coin toss with that one. Probably bench Patrico because of Siass.

          Willian 1st bench of course!

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          You have to go with your gut though!

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          I am starting with Greenwood if that makes you feel any better. Willian seems to have dried up.

          1. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Perfect, that is my draft/bus team............thanks again mate.

  10. thepirates
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    One last, TAA & Pulisic or Auba + a burnley defender?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      TAA Puli

      1. Kudo Warrior
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        This.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        This

  11. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A) Jesus or Mahrez

    B) Pulisic or Martial

    1. wulfranian
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jesus
      Martial

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Mahrez and Martial.

    3. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A) Mahrez
      B) Toss a coin, maybe Puli since he's the main threat at Chelsea whereas Utd have multiple points of threat.

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      If both start then A

  12. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Any substance to these Sterling rumours, folks?

    Ta.

    1. BNMC
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It was confirmed that the entire City squad had a two-day rest.

    2. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      whats the rumours?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        That he was pictured in Saint-Tropez yesterday. Apparently FF Scout tweeted it!

  13. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Any point picking McCarthy over Martinez as GK on FH?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'd favour a southampton cleanie more then arsenal getting one

    2. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I would. Just don't rate Arsenals defense.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      If you think he has a better chance of a clean sheet. Watford playing for more than the Blades

    4. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I am doing the same

  14. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    So it looks like fixtures will be decided on the 21st, and the game definitely won't launch before that. Has FPL ever revealed prices of some players before the game has launched?

  15. Hart-ake
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which one to play:

    a) Boly (Che, A)
    b) Maguire (Lei, A)

  16. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which combo?

    A) Martial - Aurier

    B) Greenwood - Robertson

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Pieters, Digne or Dunk with Pope on goal?

  18. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Digne or Robertson?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      both excellent picks, have both myself

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Robertson

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Robbo

  19. Malkmus
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Bottomed

    A'noon. Any thoughts on this? 1FT, 1.9 ITB. Current Tm:

    Pope (Martin)
    TTA - Tarko - Docherty
    KDB - Salah - Bruno - Martial
    Ings - Vardy - Mason

    subs - kiko, guendouzi, Robinson

    ML rival has Kane and Sterling and ahead by 4 points...

    A - Vardy to Kane
    B - Vardy to Kane and Bruno to Dilva (-4)
    C - Vardy to Kane and Salah to Sterling (-4)
    D - Other

    Ta!

  20. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Patricio
    AWB TAA Doherty
    Salah D.Silva Sterling(C) Pulisic
    Kane Wood Greenwood

    Button Foden Taylor Simpson

    GTG? Already taken a -4, worth taking another one to move Taylor to Pieters?

  21. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Ooo nice shout with Podence from Tom. Not sure why I hadn't considered him, has been excellent lately

  22. RedJive79
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Spent -12 to get Dilva, Sterling and Kane in last ditch attempt to stay with the pack in the top 4 of ML, who all have FH. Worth it?!

    Pope
    TAA / Doherty / Pieters
    Dilva / Bruno / Tony / Sterling (c)
    Kane / Ings / Jimi

  23. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    FH Locked & Loaded! G2G? 😎 Will do Mahrez+Martial+Aurier >> KDB+Puli+Branth if Riyad is benched.

    Martínez
    TAA, Pieters, Aurier
    Salah, Sterling(C), Dilva, Mahrez, Martial
    Kane(v), Ings

    1. Wake me up before sanogo
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      How will you know if Riyad is benched? Will we get leaked team news?

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

        For sure!

  24. Wake me up before sanogo
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on Willian to Puli for a hit? All comes down to Willian starting IMO - Pulisic more dangerous but is he 4 points more dangerous, with Willian potentially on pens?

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

      Sideways matey

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Absolutely not

  25. MidTableFantasy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    McCarthy
    Tarkowski Stephens Diop
    Mane Pulisic Salah KDB
    Jesus Ings Greenwood

    a) Good to go
    b) Mane > Son
    c) Mane > Dilva
    d) Jesus > Auba
    e) Jesus > Kane

  26. KDB & David Silva
    Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Consolidating all the stuff from last post for linking purposes.

    KdB and David Silva starting stats up until GW37 just for this season:

    David Silva started: 1,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,13,14,15,16,22,23,26,30,33,34,36
    KdB has started every gameweek except: 5,8,29,33,36
    They've started together in: 1,3,4,6,9,10,13,14,15,16,22,23,26,30,34
    City had no GW28.

    KdB starts with or without Silva - 30 games. 229 points. 7.63 ppg.
    Silva starts with or without KdB - 19 games. 130 points. 6.84 ppg.
    KdB + Silva BOTH start - 15 games. KdB 119 points. 7.93 ppg. Silva 108 points. 7.20 ppg.
    KdB start + no Silva start - 15 games. KdB 111 points. 7.4 ppg.
    Silva start + no KdB start - 4 games. Silva 19 points. 4.75 ppg.

    These are the definitive stats for this season considering starts for each player.

    KdB + Silva together means a higher return for BOTH players than starting without each other over their season's average. Both are good options for this week and statistically over the season when both play together, KdB is the superior pick.

    Too small a sample size since restart, but if you insist...

    They played together in GW 30.1 and 34. 2 games.
    Silva - 26 points, 13 ppg
    KdB - 21 points, 10.5 ppg

    Both are killing it when they start together basically, before and after restart.

    TL;DR. Get both KdB and Silva this week if both are confirmed to start.

    1. Rt505
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Great post. I have both, plus Foden and desperately trying to get Sterling in but can only do it for a hit and by losing Kane or Salah. So I’m going to have to take the risk and captain KDB/Dilva. This gives me a bit more confidence

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        You can't get 4 city players

        1. Rt505
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Yes it would be Foden and Kane to Sterling and Connolly

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Lovely stuff, cheers for that

    3. TLF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks for this, really helpful

    4. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      KDB v Mahrez for 3rd City slot for me atm. Comes down to Ings or Kane to replace Vardy. Ings + Kdb or Mahrez + Kane. Which would you go for?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        KdB. Ings + KdB.

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      As an aside, I'd definitely agree & say get both + it's not rocket science to say get another one to go with them!

      There's a (realistic?) chance we could see several Premier League scoring records broken in this match, no matter what team Pep puts out

      Highest scoring game: Pompey 7 - 4 Reading

      Biggest Winning margin: Man Utd 9 - 0 Ipswich, Southampton 0 - 9 Leicester

      Most Team Goals: 106 - Man City 2017/18 (They're on 97)

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        They're not gonna win 10-0, surely...

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Dilva's last game too 😉

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        10-0 would break the latter 2 and 12-0 the first. If Norwich get 2 sent off in the first half again, this could be interesting...

    6. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Well this is has just locked in my decision then, cheers for this

    7. Slacker
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      thanks this helps me settle some nerves

    8. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      did you get this from @ZhouFPL on twitter?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        No I did it myself.

    9. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Choice for me this GW is not over KDB or Silva. It is Mahrez vs Jesus as the third City player. Hopefully Jesus is benched. That makes KDB, Sterling and Mahrez as good choices.

    10. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks mate

    11. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks for this. More comforting knowing I’ll stick with Kdb as non Sterling owner

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Will KDB start? How we will know before deadline?

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Always a concern but I’d need to make 2 transfers to do Kdb to Sterling anyway. I’m guessing with the assists record in reach he will start. Keep up the finish for champs league

          1. azahr007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            How does the two playing together affect sterling. I wonder if his performances get worse ?

            1. KDF
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              I would expect KdB and Dilva together would help Sterling and Jesus due to the extra quality of service but there's no statistics to back that up.

    12. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nice post boss. Thanks

  27. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A. Taa, Greenwood 343
    B. Bardsly, Martial 352

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. scubasmithy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      B

  28. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Pep Guardiola says that this weekend's game against Norwich City will form part of his judgement for the Real Madrid match and confirms that he gave his squad Wednesday and Thursday off; Raheem Sterling had been pictured in Saint-Tropez yesterday.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Boom - strong lineup then?

      KDB, Rodri, Dilva
      Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling

      And no room at the in for: Fernandinho, Gundogan, Foden, Bilva ????

      1. payetisgod
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I think B silva would start as id expect hed start over mahrez against madrid

        1. wulfranian
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          No way.BSilva played vs Watford and Mahrez was on the bench.

      2. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I think so.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Norwich are the natural team for a Real Madrid preview 🙂

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Lmao well you can only beat what's in front of you as the saying goes

      2. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        They've already beaten them this season, unlike Real Madrid 😆

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Have to really, really fear for Norwich in this game

        But I'm a sadist so hope Pep goes for the jugular & they concede 15 🙂

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Early team news is going to cause chaos!

  29. wan
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which one to choose?
    1) Martial+robertson+pieters
    2) Antonio+TAA+ Aurier

    1. POLSKA GOLA
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Leaning towards the latter

  30. payetisgod
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Hi All,
    Which combo
    Antonio + Jesus
    Kane + Doherty

    I know one has a def the other midfielder but planning the use of my 2 frees.

    Thanks