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Gameweek 38+ Scout Picks features Man City triple-up

The Gameweek 38+ Scout Picks features a triple-up on Manchester City.

Although this is unlikely to be a massive surprise, the configuration of our trio is perhaps a little different to most Free Hit squads.

For the first time since Gameweek 30+ we were able to make this selection using our traditional methods, starting with a Scout Squad piece earlier in the week, whittled down a final XI.

For the final time this season, we line-up in 4-4-2 formation, coming in at £84.8m, £0.2m under budget.

Goalkeeper

The entire Burnley squad looks committed to making sure Nick Pope (£5.2m) gets at least a share of the Golden Glove award. That would require a clean sheet against Brighton, certainly an achievable aim, considering the Clarets have kept eight shut-outs at home this season, the second-best total in the Premier League.

Defenders

Just five points shy of breaking Andrew Robertson’s all-time FPL points record for a defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.7m) could register returns at both ends of the pitch against Newcastle. Not only are the Magpies third-worst for goals scored at home this season, but they are also vulnerable to crosses into the box from their left-flank. Music to the ears of Alexander-Arnold owners.

In the last four matches, no team has conceded more headed attempts than Norwich. That bodes well for Aymeric Laporte (£6.3m) who found the net against Watford and looks set to keep another clean sheet against the toothless Canaries’ attack on Sunday afternoon.

Crystal Palace have still scored fewer goals at home than any other side this season (14) and have drawn a blank in five of their last six matches. Serge Aurier (£5.1m) looks poised to capitalise on this, throwing in some attacking potential and no Patrick van Aanholt to watch out for on the counter-attack.

With Charlie Taylor out injured, Erik Pieters (£4.3m) offers the best value route into the Burnley defence for our double-up at that end of the pitch. The left-back also provided an assist during the Gameweek 37+ win at Norwich and, thanks to recent outings in midfield, has a penchant for more crosses into the box these days.

Midfielders

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We are backing Mohamed Salah to end the season with a bang at Newcastle. 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.

Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) is an exciting midfield choice 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.

David Silva (£7.5m) completes our Manchester City triple-up ahead of his final home league game for the club. In his last four Etihad Stadium appearances, the Spaniard has racked up six attacking returns, averaging 10.5 points per match there since the restart.

Aston Villa’s defence has done a decent job of containing their opponents in recent weeks, but we think the form of Michail Antonio (£7.1m) will be enough to break it down at least once on Sunday afternoon. It turns out his underlying numbers from the Norwich game were no fluke, the West Ham midfielder inside the top three for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target over the last four matches.

Forwards

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Harry Kane (£10.9m) is our marquee striker for Gameweek 38+ as he prepares to face a porous Crystal Palace defence. In the last four matches, the Eagles have given up 13 big chances, only Brighton conceding over that period. Meanwhile, Kane has double-figure hauls in each of his last two, scoring four goals since Gameweek 36+.

Thanks to his budget price, Chris Wood (£6.2m) has been rewarded with a second-straight appearance in the Scout Picks. The Burnley man has 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.

Substitutes

Emiliano Martínez (£4.4m) has been bringing in tidy scores in recent weeks and offering decent value. Since taking over from the injured Bernd Leno, the Arsenal goalkeeper has made 30 saves in eight appearances, averaging four points per match.

Jarrad Branthwaite (£4.0m) offers a budget price, a likely start in the Everton defence in a fixture with high clean sheet potential. Bournemouth have averaged less than a goal a game away from home this season.

Mark Noble (£4.9m) is flourishing in his new advanced number 10 role for West Ham. He has created more chances than any other Premier League player over the last three Gameweeks although has not registered a shot on goal in that time.

Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) has been enjoying a run of games in the Chelsea team and has registered 13 shots in the box over his last four matches, good enough for the top five in the division.

The Captain

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

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:

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.

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4,610 Comments Post a Comment
  1. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Vardy or Jimenez to Kane?

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Jimi

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Vardy

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Jimenez

    4. YouReds
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      It’s a tough call!

    5. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Jimi, Vardy is going to score

    6. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Jimmy

    7. Goooo Rickie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Jimi

    8. masyuris
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Jimenez, off course.....
      Vardy has good stats vs MU

  2. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    1)Aurier Son Wood
    OR
    2)Long Antonio Ings

    1. YouReds
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      1

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      1

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      1

    4. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      1 but downgrade Serge to get ings

    5. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      1

  3. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Foden or Grealish?

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Foden

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        Will Foden even start?

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Grealish will start

  4. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    A) vardy -> Jesus (if early team news)
    B) Bruno —> Silva
    c) Doherty —> Laporte

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      B

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      C

    3. Ian & Zen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      B best
      C Man C defender seems a waste, higher ceiling with a mid, plus cheaper defenders available

  5. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    can we trust anyone other than Rockstar? If not then why wait for the deadline to make transfers??

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Scarface

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        How many times he has leaked the lineups? once I guess

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 21 hours ago

          A few times - take a look

          You won’t be able to come on this site near the deadline

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Well be in bed so dont care.

    3. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Site could crash waiting also. Very risky.

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        FPL site? has it happened before?

        1. Emm7980
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 hours ago

          Happened a few years back, everyone got a free GW2 WC as compensation I think.

        2. Emm7980
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 21 hours ago

          Didn't EA take over the fpl site around the same time, or did I dream that.

  6. Andolini
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Both defending and chasing in different leagues..
    Using my TC today and have my eyes on Sterling.

    Aurier-Jonny-TAA-Egan
    Son-Fernandes-KDB,Mane
    Rashford-Jimenes-Greenwod

    So:
    a) Mane,Fernades to Sterling,D Silva -4
    b)Mane to Sterling
    c) Mane, Fernandes to D Silva and Kane -4 TC Kane
    d)?

  7. arkom
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    KDB / Dilva / Bruno / Salah / Pulisic
    Rashford / Greenwood / Jimenez

    Bench:
    A) Puli
    B) Jimmy
    C) Greenwood

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      C

  8. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Finally, this is my free hit team. Good luck to all of you!

    Pope
    TAA, Robertson, Aurier
    Salah, Antonio, Pulisic, KDB, Sterling
    Ings, Greenwood

    Reina, Digne, Pieters, Nketiah

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Wow that’s a lot of Liverpool. Best of luck.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        Perfect amount of pool.

      2. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        Yes, I started the season with TAA, Robertson and Salah - and will now have them all again 🙂

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Dilva in for Pulisic

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Like it but maybe a citeh short?

    4. bombayblues
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Robbo - Laporte may be?

  9. sandman58
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Pope Martinez
    Pieters Digne Saiss Egan Lampty
    0.1 ITB
    Which goalie and back 3 please?
    Have 1 free transfer
    Thinking Stephens or Holding

  10. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    A Bardsley Salah Auba 4.3 in a 343
    B Long Martial Ings Mane In 352

    Rest of the team is;

    Pope
    TAA Aurier XXXX (B Williams & fodder)
    KDB Sterling Dilva
    Kane Greenwood

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      A

  11. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Repost, sorry asking again if anybody knows?

    Where's a good place to watch live updates of all the matches at once later?

    Do they still do the thing on Sky sports news with Jeff Stelling?

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      LiveScore app

    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Yeah ssn

    3. sandman58
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      They will do yes

      1. sandman58
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        On sky sports news

    4. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Cheers! Can't wait! GL all!

    5. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Here will be a great place

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        Oh I'll be here too 🙂

    6. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Yes. Be on here too. Sometimes just as quick.

      1. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        I will, love the bants 🙂

  12. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Which option will score more
    1) kbd (tc) + Ings + kane
    2) Sterling (tc) + Ings + rash
    3) Sterling (tc) + Ings + vardy

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      3

      1. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        3

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 hours ago

      1

  13. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    GK Pope
    DEF TAA, Aurier, Pieters
    MID Salah, KDB, D Silva, Sterling(c)
    FWD Auba, Kane, Greenwood

    Subs (Randolph) Noble, Braithwaite, Diop

    That's my free hit, with playable subs incase of random benchings.

    Looking alright??

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      If only I could afford this. Looks close to perfect.

      1. MillsAU
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        He's got some serious cash. My team value is healthy and I'm 0.9 short of that.

      2. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        Cheers:) good luck to everybody today

  14. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Salah and Greenwood or Martial and Ings?

  15. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Best GK for 3.0 or less?
    🙁

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      John Burridge

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Karius

  16. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Which FH team do you prefer? (Defence and Caps are diff)

    A)
    Martinez
    Pieters - Bardsley - Diop
    Salah - Dilva - Sterling - MARTIAL
    Kane - AUBA - JESUS

    B)
    Pope
    Pieters - TAA - Diop
    Salah - Dilva - Sterling - PULISIC
    Kane - INGS - JESUS

    C)
    Martinez
    Pieters - Diop - Bardsley
    Salah - Dilva - Sterling - MANE - MAHREZ
    Kane - INGS

    1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      A

    2. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      B

    3. hotine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      A

  17. greggles
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Thoughts on this bench boost team (-4)

    Pope / Martinez
    AWB / Saiss / Doherty / Pieters / Aurier
    Salah / D Silva / Mahrez / Martial / Saka
    Vardy / Greenwood / Jesus

    Selling Willian and Jimenez. Is that silly?

  18. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Pick one

    A) Martinez, Bardsely, Mahrez, Kane
    B) Pope, TAA, KDB, Greenwood

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      A if mahrez starts

  19. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Are any of these worth a hit?

    A Vardy/Doherty -> Kane/Aurier
    B Vardy/Foden -> Ings/Dilva

    Pope Martinez
    TAA Doherty Bardsley Fernandez Taylor
    Salah KDB Bruno Martial Foden
    Vardy Greenwood Jesus

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      It’s the great spurs conundrum

      How essential is Kane/ Son?!

      What do you think?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        I think Kane outscores Vardy, by how much i have no idea.

  20. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Should KDB be benched, is KDB & Vardy to Mahrez & Kane for a - but worth it?

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      -4 be worth it*

    2. WE GO FOR IT
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Don't think he'd be benched! Not worth a hit.

  21. WE GO FOR IT
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Is getting Kane in at the expense of downgrading Bruno worth a hit? Would be my second hit as I am already taking a hit to get Sterling and Dilva.

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      I don’t think so

      1. WE GO FOR IT
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        Cheers! 🙂

  22. LeytonOrient
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA Tark Aurier
    Bruno Martial KDB Pulisic
    Vardy Jimmy Greenwood
    (3.9, Doherty, guendouzi, Simpson)

    28 points ahead in ML. 4.5m ITB

    A) Vardy > Kane
    B) Sterling in - but who comes out?
    C) Something else

  23. Olesathewheeel
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    I dont have Twitter
    Banking on y'all to post the leaked city linup 🙂
    Also how authentic will the source be?
    Holding transfers due to that

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Scarface is authentic along with Rockstar

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        what is his Twitter?

        1. umerlfc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 hours ago

          FplScarface

          1. Bruno Commando
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 20 hours ago

            Thanks bro =)

    2. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Decide for yourself

      1. Olesathewheeel
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        Well eventually I will..

    3. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      How early are we expecting possible news?

      1. Olesathewheeel
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        I'm unaware myself

  24. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Fill the gaps

    Martinez
    Robbo Aurier Pieters
    Salah Sterling xxx Dilva xxx
    Kane Ings

    A) Mahrez + Antonio
    B) KDB + Trezeguet

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      a

  25. tokara
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Will be interesting, we will have 5 mins to decide how we end the season

    No pressure to Scarface

    1. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      What is Scarface's Twitter?

  26. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Bardsley
    Salah, Martial, Sterling(C), Bruno, Foden*
    Ings, Greenwood

    Good to go? (Will do Foden to Dilva)

  27. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Jesus Son Auba

    need to pick 2

    1. Muscout
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Jesus Auba

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        This

  28. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    A) TAA, Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus Greenwood
    B) TAA, Sterling, Dilva, Auba, Greenwood
    C) Azpi / 6.1m, Dilva, Mahrez, Jesus, Auba

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      A providing mahrez starts

  29. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Struggling to decide between Vardy and Jimenez so how about both out:

    Vardy,Jimenez,Bruno > Kane,Auba,Dilva -4

    Yay or nay?

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      I'd keep vardy, do the other 2.

      1. YouReds
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 21 hours ago

        Cheers mate

  30. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 hours ago

    Chasing 20-30 points:

    1. KDB
    2. Mahrez

    1. Muscout
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      Mahrez if they have KDB

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 hours ago

      I guess Mahrez then.