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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. doy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Hope the servers don't crash at 2.45pm.

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      it will 100% though

      1. doy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Better have our teams ready by then!

    2. BIELSA
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Which servers? FFS or FPL?

      1. doy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        FPL

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      This site crashing is the only thing more guaranteed than Sterling hat trick.

  2. Ycfc
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Morning all! I’m 22 points ahead in my cash ML, but rival has TC and I have no chips left. I’ve got 1FT, 4.8 itb - My team is

    Pope
    TAA Aurier Stevens
    Bruno Martial KDB
    Vardy Greenwood Ings

    McCarthy Doherty Egan DouglasLuiz

    We have similar teams but main differences are rival has Sterling & Jesus so expect him to TC Sterling.

    Would you:

    A) Fernandes > Sterling (c)
    B) Douglas Luiz + Vardy > Sterling (c) + Wood (-4)
    C) Douglas Liuz > Dilva
    D) Douglas Luiz + Vardy > Dilva + Jesus (-4)

    Thanks!

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A is no brainer

    2. El Muñeco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A

  3. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    bench 1?
    Jimi green rash puli mane

    1. doy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Green

    2. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Jimi

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Rash

    4. Johan Queef
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Jimi or Green

  4. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    TC sterling or dsilva

    1. doy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling

  5. MESSINHO
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Which one guys?

    A) KWP/Stephens + Ings
    B) TAA + Greenwood

    1. Vazza
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A because TAA might not play

  6. El Muñeco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Which option is better

    A) Sterling (c) and Wood -4
    B) Dilva (c) and Vardy

    1. Bubbles1985
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      b

  7. Vazza
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Who will score more points -

    A. Bruno and Greenwood
    B. Antonio and D Silva

    1. El Muñeco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. doy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

    3. Bubbles1985
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      b

  8. Bubbles1985
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I think the choice comes down to

    A - Salah and Dilva
    B - Sterling and Bruno

    Leaning with A currently

  9. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

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    Never fear the country championship is about to begin. This is my fave fantasy game - very anoracky of course. Cricket X1 has a brilliant scoring system.

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  10. Whats the Huth
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I’d say salah is most likely to start from the bench. As Mané was rested a couple weeks ago. Salah hasnt stopped. Always some rotation on last day, if nothing to play for

    1. Bubbles1985
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      no way.
      Salah going for golden boot.

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Wha??

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I don't think that's the Huth at all.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Doesn’t have anything do to with him not being in your team?

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        100%
        How did you guess

        I’ve bought a big sofa

    4. BIELSA
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Lol no

    5. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 hours ago

      Salah is 100% starting 😀

  11. Jared Dunn
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Hi Guys - 26pts to catch 1st. I have FH and he doesn't. FH team below, 0.0ITB.

    Lloris (Randolph)
    Aurier Alderweireld Tarkowski (Branthwaite Williams)
    Salah Mane D.Silva (C) Sterling Redmond
    Jesus Greenwood (Connolly)

    G2G?

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      You dont have differentials like Pulisic and Vardy (Mane and Conolly out)
      Also Ings.

      1. Jared Dunn
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Guy in first has Pulisic, mane is also less than 10% owned in top 10k where I am so yeah that is a differential.

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Than dump Salah 🙂

          1. Jared Dunn
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            No thanks, cheers for your thoughts.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Love it
      Except Redmond. Try Doucoure ?? Or someone else ?

      1. Jared Dunn
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Redmond loves the final day of the season and has 3 assists in 3 games, Watford aren't great so will be avoiding them.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I rather like Armstrong but it's a coin flip.
          I lobedy Spurs defensive triple up mate

          1. Jared Dunn
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yep, debated Armstrong but couldn't see where the extra million would go tbh. Thanks & GL!

    3. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      If he doesn't have Ings, you should.

      1. Jared Dunn
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Would love him in but requires getting rid of one of the Liverpool mids which I don't want to do.

    4. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Like the mane pick

      1. Jared Dunn
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks, let's hooe it pays off!

    5. FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I see where your wishes will be. Spurs or bust with 3 in defense. Not a bad side and different from normal. You will definitely need leaked team sheets.

      1. Jared Dunn
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah exactly, be a stressful last 10 minutes.

  12. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I hope FPL crashes after early news.
    Way unfair to non FH players !!

    1. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Agree but not really bothered about FPL today.
      Just hoping Utd can do what's required and seal CL qualification.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Definitely happening bro.
        I see a 2-2 draw.

        Mason Greenwood & Tony goals 🙂

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Fingers crossed.
          Nervous as hell about today's match, seen us mess it up way too many times before to feel confident.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            You're right. I'm confident because Leicester are equally bad atm 😀

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Who cares though. Early news won’t be much difference to what we’re expecting

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Let's say Taa Mane KDB benched
        Williams Salah Jesus starts.

        Imagine not owning later 3 & no fT (having first 3 and you're dead this GW too)

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Then we’re screwed

  13. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Who scores more this week?

    A. Stephens (SHU)
    B. Diop (AVL)
    C. Branthwaite (BOU)

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      You will be amazed !
      B
      🙂

      1. Pep Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Amey...Jack Grealish to score in his last ever game for Villa keeping them in the prem. Maybe

        1. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks Amey.
          I like the fact that Diop and Stephens have a decent goal threat about them, so it's between A or B

        2. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Diop is a nice goal threat too in the box...
          .i agree with you though.

          I have a feeling they will attack in second half if Bournemouth are winning. Otherwise grind out a 0-0

        3. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Sounds romantic as hell though. Would love him at United 😛

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Diop

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thank you

  14. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    It's time Watford go down. Probably the most boring team from an FPL perspective.

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Brighton’s pretty boring

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, but their defence is ok

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I'm hoping United can nick off Doucoure

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Not good enough bro

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          He's younger.

          Actually I'd take Ndidi but don't think Leicester would sell 😛

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Sarr on the other hand could be useful

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          RW
          Hmmm 🙂

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Wish West Ham went down. Horrible team

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Chelsea fan ?

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Wigan fan.

      2. BoleynWin
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 hours ago

        I was at the game when you wildly celebrated us being relegated at the DW, lovely to see that’s come back around to bite. Horrible team.

    4. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      think sarr would be the one....

  15. Atters
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Is this worth a - 8 to play my bench boost
    Taylor, Lascelles, Fernandes and Ayew - - Pieters, Aurier, Dilva and Greenwood

    With Taylor and Lascelles out I need to replace them for a bench boost but just bringing in two defenders of their value feels underwhelming

  16. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    TAA or Pulisic?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Trent

    2. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Puli

  17. MGD
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    If you’d know both would start, would you rather have Foden + 3M or Mahrez?

  18. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Would you prefer A or B on FH ?. Right now on B but if jesus doesnt start and we get early team news I,m thinking of switching to A.

    A. Kane, Wood and Mahrez
    B. Jesus, Ings and Martial

    1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B with Pulisic over Martial

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        think chelsea will struggle to break down wolves, can see a tight 1-1

  19. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Still stuck. Defending a tiny ML lead; where they currently have Jimi, Greenwood, KDB, Fernandes, Mendy

    I have TC chip left

    A)
    Aurier
    KDB Sterling Foden
    Greenwood
    (-4)

    B)
    Pieters
    Sterling D Silva Foden
    Jimenez
    (-4)

    C)
    Walker
    Sterling Foden Fernandes
    Rodriguez
    (free)

    D)
    Walker
    KDB D Silva Fernandes
    Rodriguez
    (free)

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      a but would be scared to take a hit

  20. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Who is better pick Bardsley or Pieters ?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Pieters

  21. Bubbles1985
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Jiminez to Ings for -4 ??

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      No

      1. Bubbles1985
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I know that deep down.

        Last day jitters

        1. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Good man!

  22. LeicesterA
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Apologies as I’m sure this has probably been asked countless times but I could find on a quick search through. What’s the twitter handle of the account that is likely to have early team news, with Rockstar being away? Thanks!

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      FPL Scarface

    2. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Fpl Scarface

      1. LeicesterA
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks both.

  23. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Will be playing Bruno and Saiss. Is it better to:
    A. Bruno > Dilva
    b. Saiss > Walker
    c. Saiss > Mendy

    Have Mahrez and KDB

    Thanks

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A

  24. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Bruno and Doherty to Dilva and Laporte for free ?

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

  25. TheGrumpyManager
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Hi guys!

    Is it worth to take -4 hit for Sterling and Greenwood (Bruno and Rash out)

    My team
    Pope
    TAA Digne Dohetry
    Pulisic Salah Dilva Bruno
    Rash Jesus Ings

    Best of luck!

  26. RoboVanBasten
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Pick keeper for GW 38+
    A) Patricio
    B) Henderson
    I’m leaning towards Henderson, but I’ve got Ings in my team... and can’t see Patricio keeping a clean sheet against Chelsea.

  27. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    A. Aurier robbo mane
    B. Bardsley taa salah

    1. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. Garth Marenghi
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

  28. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Any last thoughts on this FH-team?

    Martinez
    Aurier Pieters Bardsley
    Salah(v) Sterling(c) Dilva Martial Son
    Kane Ings

    (Button Nketiah Williams Simpson)

    1.6 ITB

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Similar to mine....but i think 3 x city attack is essential so have got mahrez for martial

  29. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I have Kane

    A. Robertson and Pulisic
    B. Son and Lamptey

    1. Moose™
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B!

  30. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone thinking dcl? Two goals in a 5-3 crazy game.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Not really

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Could well break his duck, but many will be put off due to awful returns since restart. Who can blame them, it’s a punt.