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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

Vote in the FPL Gameweek 30 captain poll

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. CERVELO
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Help;

    On BB and have 44pt lead in ml. Nearest rival doesn’t have Sterling or Mahrez but expect he’ll bring Sterling in and Captain.

    Considering the following for a -4;

    A) Holgate & Salah > Sterling & Pieters

    Or

    B) Holgate & Bruno > Mahrez & Pieters

    Can’t make my mind up - part of me thinks Salah & Mahrez a better combo than Bruno & Sterling and of Sterling hauls hopefully Mahrez will register some points too?

    1. Salah'd Fingers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      B

  2. Neo-Viper
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Auba Martial to Ings Salah

    That would mean no United Asset in 11.

    Currently looks like this :

    Pope
    Taa Pieters Aurier
    DSilva Mahrez Antonio Martial Sterling
    Auba Kane

    Martin Greenwood Branthwaite Simpson

  3. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Which teams should be focusing on?

  4. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What is Scarface’s twitter handle?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No use.
      He has made it private now. Only original followers will get his tweets

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Appearing as he's deleted his account to me.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          LOL
          Amazing. Can't do anything than laugh mate.

          I think he & Rockstar are same guy. Rockstar will do it !

          1. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            it's not the same guy

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

          Maybe he was in the mood to cause some drama

      2. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I was a follower and still cant see anything

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          RAE said above he deleted account maybe

    2. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Who is Scarface? What does he do that he is an interesting guy? Leak teams?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        City team leaker

        I

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Oh, cool.

    3. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Profile is dead

  5. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    IF Jesus is benched (and we find out)

    1. Jesus + Fernandes > Kane + Antonio (-4)
    2. Jesus + Fernandes > Auba + D.Silva (-4)

    If he’s not benched, I have 1 FT

    1. Fernandes > Richarlison
    2. Burn it haha

  6. HD7
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Laporte or Walker mates?

    Need to take Fernandez out of my team as I dont have a bench defender. Ncastle will probably concede a few.

    Is it worth the -4?

  7. Gameweek 38+ Captaincy
    Gregor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    The end of the Premier League and FPL season is finally upon us then and with only one fixture to consider and free hits aplenty going around, lots of managers will be in a position to give full consideration to all of the armband options available to us.

    Raheem Sterling leads the captains poll and looks to be the safe pick as the in form Englishman faces Norwich at the Etihad where the league’s top
    scorers face the league’s most porous defence. I’ve got a bit of chasing to do in some mini-league’s but I am tempted just to go with Sterling and hope the rest of my squad can help me make up some ground.

    There are loads of other good options to consider as well though in what promises to be another day full of goals, as has seemingly now become somewhat traditional in the seasons swansong!

    Watford should be fighting for their lives but in truth they look devoid of any confidence right now and if things turn against them, I can see Arsenal being good for at least a few goals. The likes of Aubameyang, Lacazette and even Nketiah could be set to profit here.

    Spurs travel to a patched up Crystal Palace who have now lost all of their last 7 games. Harry Kane only stands at 4th in the poll with 10% of the vote, but with a greater assurance of 90 minutes and penalties in his locker, he does look a great option.

    Speaking of patched up, Newcastle are another team who are quickly running out of defenders as they face champions Liverpool who arrive having put 5 past Chelsea in midweek - could Mohammed Salah be set to go big given his recent underlying data?

    Meanwhile Sterling is just one of many Man City options available to us with David Silva rested against Watford and playing his last league game, he also comes into this one highly fancied whilst any one of De Bruyne, Jesus, Mahrez, Bernardo or Foden could be set for big returns if given the nod by Pep Guardiola this afternoon.

    Anyone looking anywhere else? I must admit I hadn’t given much thought to Chelsea players this week given the strength of the Wolves defence, but it was great to see site founder Mark Sutherns pop up on the FPL show this week, one of the game’s greatest minds has got some chasing to do this season but revealed that he would not be looking towards the Etihad for his captaincy candidate but instead tipped Captain America himself - Christian Pulisic made an incredibly exciting cameo at Anfield in midweek and with Chelsea still looking to cement a top 4 spot, he could definitely be one to consider.

    Who will be your captain this final gameweek and why?

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Raz
      Because I've been burned badly for © this season.
      On FH I've decided to be a sheep & follow the herd 🙂

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Gonna bring in Silva and captain him because why the hell not. I can't afford Sterling

    3. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Kane! 15 points behind my rival and he doesn't have him. He's my golden ticket to glory.... just hoping Sterling stubs his toe 2 mins into the game

    4. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      DCL (C) - go big or go home

      Jks it's raz

    5. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Maybe Salah. Newcastle look to be on the beach and have barely and defenders left. Salah's stats are great and even a small improvement in goal conversion could see a haul.

    6. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Going Sterling cos I'm consolidating rather than pushing up higher. I do like Salah though!

    7. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Sterling - FOMO more than anything else now

    8. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      On TC Kane but might make last minute switch to Dilva.

      If you take 9 points as a haul - he’s hauled very nearly 50% from hi starts this season. Better since lockdown

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

        Yeah, both good options but Kane probably has the higher upside though.

    9. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Mahrez, because i don't have Sterling.

  8. Akey678
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    De Gea to Pope

    Or

    Saiss to Pieters

    *currently have Tarkowski

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

      Pope

    2. Flynniesta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I’m thinking Pieters as Pope shouldn’t have as much to do as he normally does & Pieters has a chance of attacking returns

  9. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Chance KDB starting...

  10. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Best 4.9 or under defender? Excluding Burnley

  11. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Would you rather have Bruno or Rashford this week ?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Rashfooooorddddd

  12. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Bardsley should play today I reckon?

  13. Ruinenlust
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What motivation does Klopp have for fielding a strong XI? Surely the likes of Neco Williams will be starting over TAA?

    1. Utopsis
        1 month, 27 days ago

        My thinking as well, that this is likely. Hoping for leaked team news

      • Mac90
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This.

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        TAA sat one out vs Burnley didn’t he? They really missed his delivery that day.

      • Bring back Rafa
          1 month, 27 days ago

          What motivation has he had the last 8 games then? What's different with his one?

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Facing teams playing for something

        • The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I doubt it, both fullbacks got rested in between, same as attacking front three
          Think they'd all want to play one last game before getting the rest for a month & a bit

      • Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Best 2 defenders with £9M budget?

        Already have TAA, Pieters & Diop

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

          Aurier and Williams

        2. Utopsis
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Bardsley (for Burnley triple up) + Luke Thomas from Leicester (very radical option I only noticed today)?

            1. Evasivo
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Very Left field!!

        3. Teror
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          JUSTICE FOR SCARFACE

          1. Evasivo
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            What happened to him?

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

              His account was hacked and deleted by Russian hackers employed by the Premier League

              1. Evasivo
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Wtf?!

        4. Taegugk Warrior
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Rashford or Jesus...?

          1. Gazza2000
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Jesus

        5. simong1
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 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?

          1. Whiskerz
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Kane

        6. The Legend Squad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ederson
          TAA AWB Stephens
          Fernandes Sterling KDB Son
          Kane Ings Greenwood

          McCarthy Saiss Cantwell Lascelles

        7. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          What on Earth has happened to Scarface's Twitter ffs!

          1. FPL Kaka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            We are f****

          2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Someone made a fake scarface account yesterday

            Looks like Twitter has deleted both the fake and the original

        8. FPL Kaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Who scores more points this week?

          a) Son

          b) Wood

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Son

        9. JimJoshBoy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Final changes

          A)Greenwood
          Or
          B)Bruno

          And

          1)Doherty
          Or
          2)AWB

        10. Jet5605
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Anyone risking last minute transfers in the hope of team news?

        11. Exeterslowly
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I have a TC left. Kane or Salah?

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Go with your gut really, there is no right answer to this question. Normally I would say Salah but in the last fixture crazy things can happen like Man United and West Brom hitting 5 goals each

            1. Exeterslowly
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              You are dead right. It’s 50/50 isn’t it. Need to do something different other than sterling as everyone will be picking him and for the right reasons as well

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

            Salah

          3. Teror
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Kane if you want to gamble, Salah if not

        12. JURGENAUT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Fpl scarface private and this site will crash, gutted

        13. LP1
            1 month, 27 days ago

            https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/791192/event/46

            I just care about top 10k, 1 free transfer, thoughts?

            1. Netley Lucas
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Vardy > Kane, gl.

          • Mini Mahouse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Which one?

            a) Mahrez&Robertsson
            b) KDB&Aurier

            1. Exeterslowly
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              A

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Fpl rockstar says he is blocking people asking for city team news today

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              😀

            2. Qaiss
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              He just loves the limelight

            3. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Give me a break

          • lilmessipran
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            So the twitter account that was supposed to give us early team news --FPL scarface has a locked account now??

            1. Rotation's Alter Ego
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Deleted his account. We're on our own 🙂

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

                It was deleted by Russian hackers employed by the Premier League

          • Vpan
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hello everyone, can I have a little help here?

            A) Vardy ➡️ Kane

            Or

            B) Bruno/Martial ➡️ Dilva

            Or

            C) Bruno/Martial + Vardy ➡️ Sterling + Nketiah -4

          • Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Mahrez or Kane captain?