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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. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    What’s happened to FPL Scarface?

    Also
    A) Dilva or Mahrez
    B) Jesus or Auba

    1. SH
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Dilva Auba

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Deleted his twitter account

  2. SH
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Bench Boost active. Hoping for the first triple digit score of the season!

    1. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Worked for me last week (ignoring hits). GL!

  3. Trumpeters FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Would you play KDP, Silva and sterling together? Also have pulisic, martial and Kane
    I'm on a free hit, top of my league but only by 4 points!

    no salah, no antonio, no son...
    PLEASE HELP!

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't play KDB as well as the others, he's playing deeper recently.

    2. SH
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I think that's good selection of mid. Depends on your opponent too.

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Mids good but you need Salah imo

  4. Jordan.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Doherty and cantwell to Williams (bench) and siggy-4
    Finishing inside top 100 k happy with that final team

    Ederson

    Trent azpilicueta bardsley

    (S)alah bruno siggy Antonio

    Vardy greenwood sir Harry of kane

    Martinez foden Williams Justin

    Good luck men see you in a month

  5. fpork
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Pulisic or Silva?

    1. FreddyP3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Dilva

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Dilva

    3. Dirtymeercat666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Silva

  6. Siggy Azalea
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Pick one...Thanks!
    a) Auba
    b) Kane?

    1. FreddyP3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bbbbbbb

    2. fpork
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Kane

  7. FreddyP3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    A. Jesus+Son
    B. Kane+Mahrez

    1. Dele
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B.

    3. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

    4. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B

  8. Mini Mahouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Ings vs Woods?

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Ings.

    2. Dele
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A

    3. Dirtymeercat666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Ings

  9. NachoMan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Jesus, Doherty and Patricio

    OUT

    Kane, Robbo and Martinez

    IN

    -8

    BONKERS?

    1. Dele
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Go back to bed

      1. NachoMan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Sigh. OK.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      A bit, just do Pat > Pope and save the 8 bud.

  10. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Who scores more?

    Vardy with a 7 points lead or Kane

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

    What’s has happened to Scarface!?

    1. Iggypop
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Got shot in the back and fell to his death

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No more

    3. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Just noticed. He probably wont have team news so he can have excuse.

    4. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Scarface and Rockstar have legal problems. 🙂

  12. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Guys, if you're planning to do last minute transfers then I would suggest that you get your current team and captaincy selection locked in now in case the site crashes later.

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Fantasy football website won’t crash? It’s just this scout website

      1. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        No I meant the FPL website. There could be a lot of last minute activity there too

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      This!

    3. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      This

  13. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on my FH draft?

    Martinez
    Trent Aurier Pieters
    Salah Sterling Mahrez Dilva Antonio
    Kane Ings

    1. yer old da
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Very good - only two players different to me (your Mahrez/Ings v my KDB/Greenwood)

  14. AYLD28
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Digne Tarkowski
    Salah KDB Sterling Fernandes Pulisic
    Jesus Greenwood

    1 FT, 8K OR - 5 points behind mini league leader who will take a -4 to bring in Salah or Sterling

    1. Burn the transfer
    2. Fernandes > Richarlison or Antonio
    3. Fernandes + Jesus > Silva + Auba or Antonio/Richarlison + Kane (-4)
    4. TAA + Jesus > Laporte + Kane (-4)

  15. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Leading my ML by 35 points and still have BB but an injured Holgate on the bench. Should I prioritise a Holgate replacement (Pieters or Aurier) or accept no points from Holgate and look to join the Dilva and Kane party?

    Martinez
    Azpi / Boly / Tark
    KDB / Sterling / Bruno / Martial / Willian
    Jesus / Greenwood

    Patricio / Nketiah / Masina / Holgate    

  16. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    FH team G2G?

    Martinez
    TAA, Aurier, Pieters
    Salah, Sterling(c), KDB, Dilva, Antonio
    Kane, Greenwood

    Subs: Martin, Nketiah, Branthwaite, Williams

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Looks good!

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Looks good. I'd be slightly nervous about TAA as Williams could possibly see minutes but probably not enough to do anything about it.

      Personally prefer Robbo (who isn't really more nailed) and Pulisic than Antonio and TAA, but comes down to how you think the games will go.

  17. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I'm using FH and going 3-5-2, which would you go for?

    A) Robertson & Jesus
    B) TAA & Lacazette
    C) TAA & Firmino
    D) Aurier & Aubameyang

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      If I had two ATT it would be Kane and Greenwood...

  18. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hello guys, which is best ?
    A) Bruno & Rashford to D.Silva & Auba - 4
    B) Saiss & Bruno to Pieters & Son - 4
    C) Just Bruno to D. Silva
    D) Just Saiss to Pieters
    E) Something else?

    Martinez
    VVD/Digne/Saiss
    Salah /Kdb/Fernandes/Pulisic
    Greenwood /Rashford/Jesus(c)
    Bench; Button, Simpson, Guendouzi, Lascelles
    1ft 0.7 itb

  19. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    bottomed, need your opinions please;
    I've been struggling to get my team set(1FT), I'm finally down to only these options:

    ---Team:---
    Ederson
    TAA, Aurier, Wan-Bissaka
    Salah, KDB, Foden, Fernandes
    Vardy, Greenwood, Jimmy

    Bench: Button, Saka, Egan, Ngokia

    ---Options---
    1) Jimmy —> Ings
    2) Wan Bissaka —> Robertson
    3) Vardy —> Kane
    With Hits:
    4) Foden + Vardy —> Sterling(c) + Nkeitah
    5) Foden + Jimmy —> Mahrez + Wood
    6) bruno + Ederson —> Sterling + Martinez

    What would you do ?

    1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I would do 4. Play Saka

    2. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Probably Vardy to Kane

  20. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    I must take a hit to get DSilva.Which one?
    A)Foden+Fernandes>DSilva+Antonio/Pulisic
    B)Foden+Boly>DSilva+Johnson(wham)

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

      B

    2. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B

  21. JurgenRocks
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Playing BB this week? Which 4th defender do you think I should get in? Wondering whether to go for a different team or double-up?

    I already have TAA, Digne, Doherty and Pope and Schmeichal in goal

    1. Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Aurier or Pieters

  22. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    This is giving me headache, may just do my transfers set the team and go for a walk wihtout phone.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      enjoy

  23. Trumpeters FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Would you play KDP, Silva and sterling together? Also have pulisic, martial and Kane
    I'm on a free hit, top of my league but only by 4 points!

    no salah, no antonio, no son...

  24. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Martial or Ings

    1. faux_C
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Both

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Either Martial and Connolly (bench) or Ings and Guendouzi (bench)

    2. Dirtymeercat666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Martial

  25. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Is this crazy?

    Bruno & Jimi out, Antonio & Jesus (-4)

    1. faux_C
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Crazy

    2. Dirtymeercat666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I don’t think so. But I’d only do it if I knew Jesus was starting

    3. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Yup

      1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        To clarify. It is crazy.keep.

  26. faux_C
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    OR 344, trying to break top 100, team locked in. Wish me luck!

    Pope
    TAA, Robertson, Doherty
    KDB, Dilva, Foden, Martial, Salah(c)
    Ings, Jimenez

    (Foster, Greenwood, Diop. Boly)

    1. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Nice. Like the TAA /Robbo double. GL!

    2. Bunk Moreland
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Why lock it in if we may have leaks? Think that can cost u massively . But gl all the same

    3. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Good luck! A bit nervous that you're going without Kane or Auba, but
      ... You're ranked 344 so you know best 🙂

      Good luck!!

  27. Noregretz
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Chasing 4points (rival has bb). Rival Doesn’t have any city but does has Bruno, greenwood and rash.

    Pope
    TAA AWB Doh
    Kdb mahrez Bruno puli
    Wood ings jimi
    (Fernandez holgate dedon)
    4.4 itb 1ft

    Not sure I want to take a hit. I have to be smart to gain points

    A. Mah/Bruno/kdb > sterling
    B. Jimi > kane/Jesus
    C. Jimi & KDB > mahrez & sterling
    D. Options ?

    1. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Normally I'd say Bruno to Sterling, but in this case probs swap KDB or mahrez

  28. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    4 points ahead of a rival who has Salah, KDB, TAA, Jesus, VVD, Ings, Greenwood and Pulisic as his main threats.

    Thinking to cover Kdb, TAA, Salah and Greenwood. Main differences for me being Kane, Sterling, Dilva and Martial. Is this enough or would you have Son over kdb etc?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      You have cash to do KDB to Salah.

      Reckon that is the move you need to make.

  29. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    So Who is your C for Last GW ?

    1. faux_C
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Salah

  30. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    What do you think the odds are of Foden starting?

    I have this sneaking suspicion he'll start. And really don't want to transfer him out.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I don't see him starting
      Between him and Mahrez.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah it's between them and I have a feeling he'll start. Let's see.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Go with you gut.

    2. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      In the same dilemna, if he starts I am not sure it's worth a hit to get sterling (already have kdb and ederson)

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      wont take the risk on a FH