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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.

The Community Champion’s team for Gameweek 38+ will be announced in due course.

4,610 Comments Post a Comment
  1. fpork
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    2. Fishy
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    3. lankdog
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

    4. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    No early team news now?

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Why?

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Nope, unlikely

    3. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Good

      2. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Yes 🙂

    4. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Stay around

    5. andriyballack
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Why not?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        There twitter accounts have gone.

  3. Mr_Barbs
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      C with Robertson

  4. Neto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I need you help with the final decision:

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

    1. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

  5. FPLHaggis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      1

    2. Mr_Barbs
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      1

  6. FCRS BGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. Fishy
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      2

    2. JenkinsUtd
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      2

      1. FCRS BGD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks

  7. lankdog
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Why Redmond ahead of Armstrong?

      1. lankdog
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

      1. lankdog
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Not 100%, defo a bit of a gamble

  8. Alli
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. lankdog
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    QUESTION. PLEASE RESPOND

    DCL unlikely to start????

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

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

    2. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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

  10. rohan
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

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

  11. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Scarface suspended?

    1. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Deactivated his account

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      looks like he removed it himself

    3. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 4 months ago

      yip

  12. Drogba Legend
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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??

  13. liiusions
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Rather set your team now.

    2. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months 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. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Reliable tho?

  14. JenkinsUtd
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      C and captain salah

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Unusual Twitter activity with thousands of new followers?

    For fpl scarface...

  16. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Chasing 6pt lead.
    Anything worth a hit?

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

    Leno Mings Basham Nketiah

  17. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Chasing... captain?

    1. Sterling
    2. Salah
    3. Kane

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Kane

    2. fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      1

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      If the leader does not have Raz then him.

    4. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Who are you chasing ??

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Multiple mate... they either have Sterling or Salah

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Raz

          1. FCSB
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Thanks

  18. yer old da
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which trio?

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

  19. Boleyn Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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)

  20. JURGENAUT
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    McCarthy or Martinez guys

    Please help
    My final decision to make

  21. AI3user
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Martial
      Salah
      None
      Sterling

  22. FPL ElasticO
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Who should I downgrade to afford Sterling move??

    A. Doherty
    B. Bruno

  23. Caboose
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Which city defender most likely to start apart from laporte?

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Who said Laporte is starting ??

  24. tokara
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Pieters or Beardsley???

    Can only play one

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Bardsley
      Pieters will have hands full with Lamptey

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Play 3

    3. SuperMane Returns
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Pieter Beardsley, was a hell of a player 🙂

    4. Shipstontrev
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Pieters

  25. Will J 256
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      1 for me

  26. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

  27. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bruno,DSilva
    KDB,Foden.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Definitely A

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Foden may be benched.

      Bruno and Dilva will both start

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks to both!

  28. sthelenslad92
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Jesus

  29. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

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

    1. DK
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Golden boot

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      How Spurs?

  30. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      B. Avoid Chelsea defence.