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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. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    @FPLscarface account doesn't exist anymore.

    Bummer...

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Someone created a fake scarface account yesterday posting fake news

      The original scarface responded calling him an idiot

      Twitter seems to have removed this and the original scarface account

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Timing, eh...

      2. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        You get removed from twitter for calling someone an idiot? Harsh...

  2. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

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

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      1

    2. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      3

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      1

    4. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      2

  3. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Rockstar won't be leaking, Scarface's account doesn't appear to exist anymore.

    Panic.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Oh no need to make a best guess now. Boo hoo.

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I said panic, not sarcasm. So pretend to panic dammit!

    2. Iggypop
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Too much attention, they always say there is risk involved, probs been caught out

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Great news. Shame for a lot on here who can't make decisions without Twitter but in the intrest of fairness the game wins

    4. juho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Damn.

      Are there any alternatives?

  4. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Who to get rid from Salah Sterling Bruno Martial Pulisic?

    1. HuthTheMagicDragon
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Pulisic for me, Wolves don't concede many

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      One of the two United mids.

    3. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Bruno

  5. HuthTheMagicDragon
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Vardy to Kane

    Or

    Martial to Dsilva

    What woud you do?

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kane

  6. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ings (SHU) or Lacazette (WAT) ?

    1. HuthTheMagicDragon
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Lacazette

    2. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Ings going for golden boot and will score 3 at least.

  7. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    If Mason greenwood was price around 7 million everyone would have him instead of martial/rash/Bruno.. the price makes him look like a cheap bench player. When in reality he has got 5 goals in 6

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      This is very true. Contemplating player him over Ings

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      100% agree

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Over the last 6 gws he has had the same shots in the box as martial and rashford and more than Bruno. Has created more chances than rashford too. Starting him this GW since I want some stake in the Manutd game

    4. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nah his stats are way down in comparison to the others

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Not really. Higher baseline baps.. same shots on target as the rest and even more than Bruno. Good amount of chances created. Should be priced around a million less than the rest max.

    5. Oscar Slater
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      FWIW, he's the leading forward in the "Form" category.

    6. Bring back Rafa
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Good point. I find myself doing similar to this and feeling like I need to spend all my budget

    7. Flynniesta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If you had a choice between Greenwood & Nketiah today, who would you play? (A dilemma I have)

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Tbh I honestly feel auba will be benched. So could be good for nketiah. Would still start greenwood though

  8. Ibracadebruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Foden, Bruno, Doherty —> Silva, Antonio, Aurier (-4)?

    Cheers!

    1. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

  9. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Guys i feel Rockstar doing this on purpose. Wait for his trademark GIF now 😀

  10. Cech's Magic Hat
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Am I G2G? On FH with 0.0itb

    Martinez
    TAA Aurier Pieters
    Sterling(C) KDB Dilva Salah Martial
    Kane Greenwood

    Button Braithwaite Nketiah Williams

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Beautiful

      1. JollyGoodYellows
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Very similar to mine. I'm just worried TAA doesn't start.

    2. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      G2G, strong squad

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Looks great.

      I’ve got the exact same except Ings & Pope instead of Kane & Martinez due to funds

    4. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Nice team. Only thing I'd change would be Martial to Bruno.

  11. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Now we will have multiple accounts pop up claiming to be fpl scarface and will leak incorrect teamsheets to create a havoc

    1. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Agreed

  12. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Can I get away with playing Lamptey????

    1. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      For sure, could very well be a 0-0 match.

    2. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m starting him alongside Pieters & Branthwaite 🙂

  13. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Would you sell willian for Dilva? FT

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

    3. Sasquatch Slayer
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

    4. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

    5. Fitzy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      In a flash!

    6. Oscar Slater
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Probably silly not to.

    7. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes

    8. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      100%

    9. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yup

  14. Jässi
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which FH squad scores more points?

    A) 3-4-3 playing Aubameyang & Pieters
    B) 3-5-2 playing Martial & TAA

  15. andymck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    FH team good to go or should I try to squeeze TAA in?

    Martinez
    Aurier Pieters Bardsley
    Salah Sterling Kdb Mahrez Pulisic
    Kane Ings

    1. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yes I would downgrade KDB to Dilva to get better defender?

  16. Sam (Team Sam)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Need to make up 15 points! Have two free transfers.

    Would love some help deciding...

    2 free transfers...

    A) Silva and Robertson (451)
    B) Silva and Wood (352)
    C) Son and Ben Davies (451)
    D) Son and Pieters (451)

    1. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

  17. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Just a tip now people, don't trust anyone who says they're 'ITK'

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Would also be good advice if it ended after the word "anyone".

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        True!

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      What's your source?

  18. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Some pretty crazy odds this week. Burnley 11/8 to beat Brighton at home?? Arsenal 11/10 to beat Watford. West Ham 2/1 to beat Villa

    1. Oscar Slater
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Yeah, bookies aren't stupid. Makes you suspicious about Burnley cleanies, Antonio & Auba.

  19. CFC1990
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which Twitter accounts are people looking at for Team News today?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Piers Morgan

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      @RealDonaldTrump

      1. Freddiebell
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Me too. @realdonaldtrump

  20. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is going with no Spurs and double United on FH madness??

    1. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Proper loopy

    2. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I think Kane is a must have.

    3. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Spurs yes

  21. Gearoid
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Chasing 15 points

    Pope
    TAA Doh Long
    Sterling(c) Bruno KDB Martial
    Vardy Greenwood Wood

    Button Lamptey Guendouzi Lascelles

    A. Bruno and Vardy to Dilva and Kane -4
    B. Vardy to Jesus
    C. Bruno to Silva
    D. Doherty and Wood to Aurier and Ings -4
    E. I am tempted to stick and burn FT.
    F. Other advice

    1. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      C!

  22. KUNingas
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    A) Son, Lamptey/Branthwaite
    B) Bruno/Martial, Aurier

    1. Spoox777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B)

    2. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B with Martial

    3. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Btw, oi Suomi on!

      1. KUNingas
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        😀

  23. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    HEY

    Martial & Greenwood or Antonio & Wood?

    1. Spoox777
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Martial & Greenwood

      1. Drip Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thanks

  24. TIME TO VARTY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Down to which combo on a FH...

    A. Antonio TAA Bardsley
    B. Antonio Robo Aurier
    C. Richarlison VVD Bardsley
    D. Son Aurier Bardsley

    * already have Pieters.

  25. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Chasing 6pt lead.
    Does my team look ok? No hits taken.

    Patricio
    TAA Doherty Egan
    Dilva Sterling(C) Martial Pulisic Antonio
    Aubameyang Rashford

    Leno Mings Basham Nketiah

    1. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Rather kane over aub.

      1. fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        So would I, but would you advise a 4pt hit, whilst chasing 6pts?

  26. greggles
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    BB team for -4. Not much to play for so would take another 4-pointer for a laugh if you thought it were worth it.

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

  27. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    "Magnus, whose perfect score was snatched away by Ivanchuk, starts his match vs Ding Liren 4 hours earlier to be able to watch the final round of the English Premier League - he's 4th out of 7 million+ in the fantasy contest!"

    Magnus wants those early team news.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Addicted like the rest of us 😀

  28. Ibracadebruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Aurier or Digne?

    Rashford or Bruno?

    Dilva or Mahrez?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Digne
      Rashford
      Mahrez if he starts

    2. screamer73
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I have Aurier, Bruno and Mahrez, if it helps. Dilva a good shout though.

  29. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Which one?

    A. Ings, Lamptey

    B. Greenwood, Robbo

    1. Jässi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      A

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      B

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Conclusive

    3. Freddiebell
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Definitely B

  30. bennyp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Gtg?

    Ederson - (ramsdale)
    Aurier - Pieters - Stevens - (Bardsley - Thomas)
    Sterling(c) - Dilva - Grealish - Pulisic - (Moura)
    Kane - Vardy - Rash

    Cheers!

    1. Brazilian Gooner
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Grealish, Puli sweet differentials.