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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

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

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4,610 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    What are the chances of leaked line ups? And where to find them? Seems like Rockstar and Scarface are locked down

    1. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Rockstar says he won't be leaking. Scarface probably will. I think Scarface is the only source people trust.

      1. Vovhund
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I know, but his Twitter account has been locked

        1. Teror
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I guess you're just going to have to hope someone posts on here, which they probably will.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            He server will go down here

            1. Teror
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Then this bredder better give Scarface a follow and hope he approves it before deadline

  2. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Kane or Salah? No FH.

    1. John wick
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Salah for me

    2. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Salah

  3. Jönny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    MEN has Foden starting ahead of Mahrez... anyone know what their record is like on getting these things right??

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-predicted-team-norwich-18662287.amp?__twitter_impression=true

    "Phil Foden should start opposite, with one last chance to get some Premier League experience before a step up in responsibility next season."

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I think they are just guessing, similar to predicted lineups on here.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      They don't know sh.t
      But I'm expecting same

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      They are pretty hit and miss

    4. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Think it's the same lineup that will play against Madrid so don't think he starts.

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Pep will never use the same lineup for Madrid. He played mind game during his presser

    5. Jönny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Guessing game, isn't it...I have Foden, and can swap him for Mahrez using free transfers... hate this sort of decision as it feels it is a total lottery and very possible to blow up in your face!

  4. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Hey guys! How do i improve this team?

    Pope
    TAA, Aspi, Taylor
    Sterling, Salah, Bruno, Martial, Dilva
    Greenwood, Jesus

    Mccarthy, Gayle, Doherty, Holgate,
    1FT, 0.1ITB

    A - Martial/Fernandes, Doherty - Son, Bardsley (-4)
    B - Jesus, Doherty - Kane, Bardsley (-4)
    C - Fernandes/Martial -> Antonio/Pulisic
    D - your suggestions

  5. chendog
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Who will get more points?

    1) Kane
    2) Vardy+4

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      2

  6. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    1ft 0.1itb, not sure what to do, keep or sell Salah?

    Martinez
    taa, tierney, wan-bissaka
    fernandez salah antonio kdb
    vardy greenwood ings

    bench, foden, basham, taylor

    Im thinking vardy to kane and salah to son?

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      bruno to sdilva and vardy to kane(c)? for -4

  7. Rossaldinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    What are the best sites to monitor for possible early FPL team news prior to deadline?

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      This one?

      1. Rossaldinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        FPLScarface doesn't seem to exist??

        1. Teror
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          His account has been taken down by Russian hackers enlisted by the Premier League

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Fantasyfootballscout

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Fplscarface, fplrockstar

    4. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Also there's this guy who only ever gets news on Leicester and he says Vardy and Iheanacho will start up front.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Barnes benched

  8. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    On BB. Looking for a cheap defender (4.6) to join
    Doherty AWB Egan Tarkowski.

    Branthwaite
    Pietrs
    Any other good picks?

    1. CERVELO
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pieters all day

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thank you

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Easy pete

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thank you

  9. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Which one guys

    A) TAA, Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus Greenwood
    **no Auba**

    B) TAA, Sterling, Dilva, Auba, Greenwood
    **no Jesus**

    C) Azpi / 6.1m, Dilva, Mahrez, Jesus, Aub
    **no Sterling (and TAA)**

  10. simong1
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    10 points behind second and 12 points behind first in my ML. First has Sterling, 2nd doesn't. Neither have Kane

    Should I captain Sterling or Kane/Salah/Dilva?

  11. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    4 hours until chaos

  12. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Any thoughts here?

    Pope
    VVD/Tarkowski/Fredericks
    Martial/Foden/Sterling/Fernandes/Stanislas
    Ings/Jesus

    McCarthy King/Boly/Taylor
    1ft 1.3itb

    a)Foden+Fernandes->DSilva+Antonio
    b)Foden+Boly->DSilva+Williams
    c)something else

  13. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Which pairing scores better assuming all starts ?

    A. Kane and Pulisic
    B. Jesus and Martial

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      intresting backing B atm

  14. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    A) Pope + Mahrez
    B) Martinez + KDB

    Playing Pieters and Bardsley on FH

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

  15. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Who should I bring in?
    A) Saiss to Aurier
    B) Doherty to Robo

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

  16. No Pirlo No Party
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    FH - Any improvements?

    Martinez
    Aurier - Bardsley - Pieters
    Salah - KDB - Sterling - D Silva
    Kane - Ings - Greenwood
    (Martn - Saka - Williams - Williams) - 0.8 ITB to improve bench?

    To get the likes of TAA - Antonio/Pulisic it requires downgrading Ings or KDB to Mahrez.

  17. AJ24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    FREE HIT TEAM:

    Martinez
    Trent, Pieters, Branthwaite
    Sterling (c), Salah, KDB, D Silva
    Kane (Vc), ings, Greenwood

    Stek, Lamptey, B Williams, McCarthy / 0.0m ITB

    Good to go?

    1. No Pirlo No Party
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Looks great. Same as mine (post above yours) with only TAA over Aurier the difference. I am £1M short of that move.

  18. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Keeping finding myself putting Tierney and Laca in my team.

    Going to me a long day til 3pm!

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Same with Tierney, but hard to justify the extra cash for Pope+Tierney as opposed to Martinez+Porter's.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        *Pieters

  19. Puncheon Guly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Bruno and Antonio

    Or

    Salah and JWP/Trezeguet

  20. OneTreeTwoStars
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Currently have Nketiah starting and Greenwood on the bench.
    13 points clear in mini league and opponent will probably play Greenwood again.
    Am I mad???
    Thoughts are appreciated, thanx.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yes mad. Play Greenwood.

      1. OneTreeTwoStars
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I was thinking this..... cheers

  21. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Scarface privatised his account!

    Early team news a no go - this site will fail for sure !

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Scenes

    2. Sasquatch Slayer
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Many posters on here are already Scarface followers

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yes but we know this site will fail to function

        1. Sasquatch Slayer
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          True.

  22. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    A. Is it too risky to transfer out KDB for either D Silva / Sterling??
    B. Pls suggest 4.6 def. other than Burnley??

    1. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Not risky for Sterling if you captain him, which you should.

    2. Oscar Slater
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I'm taking KDB out for Sterling myself. As I've posted before, without dangerous dead ball duties (which he'll probably relinquish again today) his stock plummets.

  23. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone else going on Scarfaces account and tweets are not loading? Damn

    1. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Oh my God the Premier League has enlisted the Russians to ake down his Twitter acc

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        😆

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      It says on mine that the account doesn't exist

  24. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    What time are we likely to get early team news and from who? Luckily went to rockstars Twitter last time and got the team news as this site struggled. Anyone on twitter we expecting to hear from?

  25. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone going with no Man U on FH?

    1. Astronautovic
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Here. I am a bit worried as well

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Don't see why you wouldn't work Greenwood in there. So cheap and yet so promising.

  26. Charan77
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Good morning

    Current gw38 team on fh. 0itb

    Pope (Martin)
    TAA, Doherty, Pieters (branthwaite, williams)
    Salah, KDB (v), Sterling (c), Fernandes (Dendoncker)
    Ings, Greenwood, Rodriguez

    Thinking:

    A) Doherty to Laporte, Rodriguez to wood
    B) Dendoncker to Guendouzi, Rodriguez to DCL

    13 points clear in ml but 3 chasing have saiss

    Please help

    Good luck!

  27. Aubaaaaa
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ings or Antonio?

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      neither? they are both safe?

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ings.

  28. LM00091
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Hi guys just one final question...
    Would sell Fernandes and Jesus for Sterling and Wood???

    Current team:

    Pope (Martin)
    Digne, VVD, Laporte (Saiss, Lamptey)
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Pulisic, Fernandes
    Jesus, Ings (Greenwood)

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah, I’d want Sterling.

      1. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        wasnt he on holiday?

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          He went to France for a couple of days but since been back training I believe.

  29. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Would you ditch Jesus for Kane for a hit?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Not unless we get team news saying Jesus doesn’t start.

    2. Oscar Slater
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Sounds biblical that.

  30. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Mane's slight medical issue yesterday is giving me headache.
    If it was an important game then he would surely start but why would Klopp risk him today in a dead rubber game ?

    1. Sasquatch Slayer
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Pulling my hair out on this one too