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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. fpork
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Choose one:
    A) Vardy, Dilva, Antonio
    B) Kane, Foden, Pulisic

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. Fishy
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    3. lankdog
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B maybe, or if you can do it, A with Laca instead of Vardy

    4. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    No early team news now?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why?

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Nope, unlikely

    3. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Looks like it’s back to the old fashioned way of playing 🙂

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Good

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Yes 🙂

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Stay around

    5. andriyballack
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Why not?

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        There twitter accounts have gone.

  3. Mr_Barbs
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Tempted to keep Vardy. Thoughts?

    A) Vardy + Bruno > Kane + Silva
    B) Vardy + Bruno > Jesus + Son
    C) Bruno + Lascelles > Silva + Robbo/Aurier/Tarkowski

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      C with Robertson

  4. Neto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    I need you help with the final decision:

    A) Martial -> D.Silva
    B) Bruno -> D.Silva

    1. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      B

  5. FPLHaggis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    My transfers come down to these.

    Pick one please, I have Sterling and Salah. Thanks!

    1. TAA and Jesus
    2. Alonso and Kane
    3. Alonso and Auba

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      1

    2. Mr_Barbs
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      1

  6. FCRS BGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Guys
    Who do you think has better chance for clean sheet from goalkeepers?
    1) Alison
    2) Martinez
    Thanks

    1. Fishy
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      2

    2. JenkinsUtd
        2 months, 25 days ago

        2

        1. FCRS BGD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Thanks

    3. lankdog
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Final choice of the season, I'm sitting around about 8k and wanna stay in the top 10k, but also wanna have a bit of fun.

      Current FH team I'd settled on was

      Martinez
      TAA Aurier Garcia
      Sterling(C) Salah Silva Bruno
      Kane Ings Greenwood

      Does TAA, Bruno & Greenwood > Walker-Peters, Redmond & Jesus look like a reasonable move? Am a Saints fan so would be a bit more fun, so am tempted to, but also do wanna try stay top 10k lol. Many thanks for any advice and good luck to everyone!

      1. Shipstontrev
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Why Redmond ahead of Armstrong?

        1. lankdog
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Armstrong has perhaps been the better player for us recently but still think Redmond poses more of a goal threat

      2. Ole.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        How confident are you about Garcia, I'm considering him.

        1. lankdog
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Not 100%, defo a bit of a gamble

    4. Alli
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      A) Pope, TAA, Aurier, Saka (start Gwood, Saka first bench)
      B) Martinez, VVD, Bardsley, Antonio (start Antonio, Gwood first bench)

      1. lankdog
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        B

    5. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      QUESTION. PLEASE RESPOND

      DCL unlikely to start????

      Whi is kean starting over DCL in team news section???

      1. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I think Ancelotti said something along the line of Kean starting if fit

      2. ritzyd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Ancelotti said he was likely to get a start, could be on wing rather than up top or maybe change of formation so DCL may still play

    6. rohan
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Rumours of TAA getting benched? Apologies if not true, saw something of the kind on Twitter

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        You know sh*te that floats around on twitter smelss bad.

    7. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Scarface suspended?

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Deactivated his account

      2. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        looks like he removed it himself

      3. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        yip

    8. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      sitting 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??

    9. liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Surely there is a City ITK that leaks the lineup before the deadline? 🙁

      Being a Liverpool fan and following many pages on Twitter, it will not be too hard to find their team news early

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Rather set your team now.

      2. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I used to have a very reliable source a couple years back. No longer privy to that info sadly. But yea I'm sure there are some around!

      3. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Reliable tho?

    10. JenkinsUtd
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Chasing ML 18 points , Can’t afford Sterling ,
        have Kdb Dilva & Salah
        a. Vardy -> Kane (-4)
        b. Vardy-> Auba (-4)
        c. Do nothing

        1. Fishy
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          C and captain salah

      • jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Unusual Twitter activity with thousands of new followers?

        For fpl scarface...

      • fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Chasing 6pt lead.
        Anything worth a hit?

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

        Leno Mings Basham Nketiah

      • fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Chasing... captain?

        1. Sterling
        2. Salah
        3. Kane

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Kane

        2. fylde2022
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          1

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          If the leader does not have Raz then him.

        4. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Who are you chasing ??

          1. fcsaltyballs
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Multiple mate... they either have Sterling or Salah

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Raz

              1. fcsaltyballs
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Thanks

      • yer old da
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Which trio?

        A. TAA, KDB and Greenwood
        B. Bardsley, Antonio and Aubameyang?

      • Boleyn Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Afternoon All. Which option is best. Already have Sterling & D.Silva. Thanks in advance:

        a) Tarkowski, Greenwood & Auba (3-4-3)
        b) Tarkowski, Pulisic & Ings (3-5-2)
        c) Long, Mahrez & Ings (3-5-2)

      • JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        McCarthy or Martinez guys

        Please help
        My final decision to make

      • AI3user
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Final repost before the madness begins, pick the best option for each of the following pairs!

        1) Bruno or Martial?
        2) Salah or Mane?
        3) Alonso or Saiss?
        4) Sterling(C) or Dilva(C)?

        1. FPL ElasticO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Martial
          Salah
          None
          Sterling

      • FPL ElasticO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Who should I downgrade to afford Sterling move??

        A. Doherty
        B. Bruno

      • Caboose
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Which city defender most likely to start apart from laporte?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Who said Laporte is starting ??

      • tokara
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Pieters or Beardsley???

        Can only play one

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Bardsley
          Pieters will have hands full with Lamptey

        2. The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Play 3

        3. SuperMane Returns
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Pieter Beardsley, was a hell of a player 🙂

        4. Shipstontrev
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Pieters

      • Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Hi guys, this is the last time I post this but which draft if you could choose one do you prefer:
        1:
        Pope
        Trent, Aurier, Pieters
        Salah, Sterling, D Silva, Mahrez, Pulisic,
        Kane, Greenwood

        2:
        Pope
        Trent, Aurier, Pieters
        Sterling, Mahrez, D Silva, Martial, Pulisic,
        Kane, Ings

        Just a 1 or 2 in the chat is absolutely fine. Good luck this gameweek!!

        1. FPL ElasticO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          1 for me

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        A)Salah + Greenwood
        B)Son + Ings
        C)Son + Antonio

      • Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Bruno,DSilva
        KDB,Foden.

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          A

        2. sthelenslad92
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Definitely A

        3. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Foden may be benched.

          Bruno and Dilva will both start

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Thanks to both!

      • sthelenslad92
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Pick one:
        A) Auba
        B) Jesus
        C) Antonio

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Jesus

      • Bookkeeper
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        what are Wolves and Spurs playing for today?
        They have already qualified for Europa League.

        1. DK
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Golden boot

        2. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          How Spurs?

      • Muscout
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Which one looks best

        A) TAA, Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus Greenwood
        B) TAA, Sterling, Dilva, Auba, Greenwood
        C) Azpi / 6.1m, Dilva, Mahrez, Jesus, Auba

        1. Shipstontrev
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          B. Avoid Chelsea defence.