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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. WZRD542
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I'm 6 points behind in ML and only have TC left to play. Any suggestions are welcome.

    Pope (McCarthy)
    TAA , Egan , Jonny , Pieters , (Tomori)
    Sterling(TC), KDB, Pulisic, Bruno, (Cantwell)
    Rashford, Jimi, Ings

    Considering the following:
    a.) Rashford,TAA,Tomori --> Kane , Gomez, Lamptey (-4)
    b.) Rashford , TAA , Cantwell -> Kane , Maitland-Niles , Foden (-4)
    c.)Rashford, TAA --> Kane, Coleman

  2. JoeSoap
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Would you downgrade any of the starting 11 to have a bench player that starts? Joint leading ML and he has same players in caps. On FH.

    MARTINEZ
    Pieters, Trent, BARDSLEY
    SALAH, KDB, Sterling (C), Dilva
    INGS KANE, GREENWOOD
    Button, Williams, Tang, Guend

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bardsley > Long gets you 0.1 straight away. So you could then bring in the 4.0 everton defender for Tang.

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        This

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          + Williams should start for united

          1. JoeSoap
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Hope so

      2. JoeSoap
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks. Long is now 4.3. Missed some price changes somehow last night and had to downgrade my Braithwait choice. Served me right for not having them done.

      3. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        That’s what I have as a bench. Williams and Branthwaite.

  3. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Which do we think is going to be the highest scoring formation, 3-4-3 o 3-5-2?

    1. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      At a guess 3-5-2

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      442

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

      That's pretty vague really could just be a 4 at the back with Taa, Robbo some random cb scoring a brace of headers from corners

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Cant really say without players

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

    Who scores more?

    Vardy with a 7 points lead or Kane?

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      vardy easy

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

      Vardy

  5. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Cut my captain choices down to 2.. Pick one?

    1. Salah
    2. Sterling

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

      Sterling.

    2. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      1.

    3. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Sterling

    4. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Sterling

  6. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Might just save my FT as I don't want to be punished by my ex-players on the final day... 😀

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      They should have 'pass a FT' option, to give it to a friend in need 😀

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        you can have it 😀

  7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Foden -> Dilva?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Pieters
    Salah(C) KDB Fernandes Martial Foden
    Jesus Vardy

    (Greenwood Taylor* Holgate*)

    1. orangepeel
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yep.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thank you.

  8. HD7
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Walker or Laporte mates?
    Laporte more nailed to start?

  9. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Cant be bothered anymore this is the final squad, GL everyone

    Pope
    Pieters Robertson Digne
    Sterling(c) Silva Salah Antonio Martial
    Jesus Ings

    Martin branteaithe Williams conolly

  10. Whiskerz
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Would be pretty hilarious if all you folks looking for early team news get duped into making changes you don't need to.

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

      Check out Reddit if you want a good laugh ... 🙂

  11. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    itting at 23k overall rank. What, if any, move(s) should I make. 1FT and playing TC chip on Sterling probably:

    Martinez
    TAA - Gomez - Aurier - Pieters
    Salah - KDB - Foden - Bruno - Sterling (TC)
    Jimenez

    Patricio - Nketiah - Greenwood - AWB

    A) Save
    B) Jimenez > Ings/Wood
    C) Bruno + Foden > Dilva/Mahrez and then 6.9 mid or less (-4)
    D) Jimenez and Foden > Dilva + JayRod or DCL (-4)
    E) Some other combination???

  12. zizoo10
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start 3

    A) Jimi
    B) Rash
    C) Greenwood
    D) DCL (yes, DCL)

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Abc

  13. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    pages are really flying

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Would help if people reply as well as ask

      1. AVFCChris1984
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        They should make it so you can only post if you've posted at least 10 comments lol

  14. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Leading mini league by 54 points
    Current team
    Pope
    Digne Doherty AWB
    KDB Puli Fernandes Antonio
    Rashford Jesus Ings
    1FT 0.7 ITB

    2nd place main attack includes Kane Son salah KDB Antonio Greenwood fernandes

    What changes should I make

  15. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Play 1 of these
    A) Stephens vs Southampton Ings
    B) Doherty vs Chelsea

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

      I have both and am playing B

    2. The Knights Template
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

    3. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Do you mean Enda Stevens? If so, B.

    4. Dirtymeercat666
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Close one but A as I don’t like to leave money on the bench and Doherty could get attacking returns

  16. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I’m using my bench boost is it worth a -4 to remove conolly and replacing with Shane long or Nketiah? I only have 4.9 to spend

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nope.

  17. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I know this has been asked before probably but would you do below for -4 hit

    Kdb to sterling (i have dsilva and mahrez aswell)

    Cheers

  18. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Any teamsheet for city yet

    1. Seamy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yeah. AoA, no defenders.
      Sergio in nets

    2. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      It’s just printing now but the Epson is jammed.

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

      We aren't gonna get it until 10 minutes before and only if we're lucky.

      My predicted lineup (no source).

      Ederson
      Walker Garcia Laporte Cancelo
      KdB Rodri Dilva
      Foden Jesus Sterling

      Controversial Foden pick but this seems like a very interesting game to give him a runout and in the big games so far this season, Foden has impressed more than Mahrez. Against Pool, they won 4-0 when Foden started and played the full 90. He also started the league cup final which they won. In the FA cup, Mahrez played the semi and didn't look great. He hasn't started a game either side of the cup semi-final either.

  19. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Which GK to go for:

    Henderson
    Martinez
    McCarthy

  20. plummo
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Pulisic or Martial?

  21. fpork
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    No love for Vardy?

    1. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I’m keeping him, final GW. Golden boot, never know

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I love Vardy. And own him.

    3. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      scored a brace in one of my fpl dreams last night...

  22. Sasquatch Slayer
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    No chance of early teams news will make for a much calmer 10 Minutes before deadline.

    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I wish!

      May well be the opposite

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        if you knew FPL Scarface's reddit account, would it be against FFS rules to copy/paste lineup info if he posts it? he's removed his twitter and changed his reddit account for a reason, so I'll probably leave it - but just wondering

        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Correctly source it and be very careful about how you phrase it. I would be fairly certain any posts wouldn't be reliable / wouldn't be him from what I've heard.

          1. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I seem to be the only one who 100% knows his reddit account 😀 but think I'll leave it, he's deleted for a reason

  23. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Hi Guys.. little help pls

    A) Start 1 of: Maguire/ Peters

    B) If we get early team news that Nketia is starting would you play him ahead of Greenwood?

    C)If we get no Early team news who do i use my TC on?
    Sterling
    KDB
    Dilva
    Salah

  24. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Defence of TAA - Doherty - Kiko. Other 2 are injured. No transfers left. Leave as is right?

    1. Fishy
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yep

  25. Fishy
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Good to go?
    Martinez
    Lamptey doherty bardsley
    Salah martial antonio dilva mahrez
    Jesus wood
    McCarthy rashford

    1. Vazza
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Play rashford instead of wood

    2. cescpistols111
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Anything worth changing for a hit? 0FT, 0.0 ITB.

      Martinez
      AWB Pieters Garcia
      Mane (c) KDB Martial Pulisic
      Kane (v) Jimenez Ings

      Stekelenburg O'Connell Davis Simpson

      1. Fishy
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        No

      2. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        no GTG

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Chasing 25 points in cash ML and need help on the transfer suggestion below. Midfield is a stalemate!

      KDB to Salah (c) ?

      My team
      1ft 2.5itb and no chips
      Pope Martinez
      TAA Doherty Aurier Saiss Taylor
      Martial KDB Bruno Sterling Foden
      Ings Wood Jimenez

      ML Leader - 1ft 0.7itb and no chips
      Hendo Martinez
      TAA Boly Egan Targett Tarkowski
      Martial KDB Bruno Sterling Hayden
      Kane Greenwood Jimenez

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

      I'm going to captain Salah. Triple Liverpool, City and Utd. If Rose is LCB again Salah should make hay.

    5. Disco Stu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Still trying to decide between Auba and Kane. Am I crazy to think there is a possibility that Auba comes off early to rest him for Cup Final since Arsenal have nothing to play for this week?

      1. Seamy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Kane is an easy choice in that situation IMO.
        It’s the move I’ve made

    6. Vazza
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Which combo -

        A. Aurier, Bruno, Greenwood

        B. Jack Stephens, Bruno, Dilva

        C. Doherty, Antonio, Dilva

        I already have Doherty, Bruno and Greenwood in my team.