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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. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I'm really tempted to go KDB Aurier over Mahrez Robertson.

    Is this a good idea or not?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Flip a coin

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Sounds alright to me.

    3. Mr_Moore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I'm thinking Aurier as well but I have concerns over Tanganga. What's everyone think?

  2. snowman
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone going Aubamenyang over Kane?

    1. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      On both at moment

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

      No

  3. Vazza
      3 months, 6 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 so not actually bringing them in..

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

        It depends on your mates ahead of you but I'd go C.

    • BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Minutes and points

      Kdb
      Jesus
      Mahrez

      1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Very likely all 3 start and get returns

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

          Yep that is the problem. FH is a headache with too many options and possibility to backfire :F

    • KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      no scarface, no rockstar... what do we do ?

      1. Gregor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Hope for the best!

      2. Utopsis
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Delete FF account

        • n14mul
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Who said no scarface...i still see it

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            That's not him. Last tweet is from 2018.

            1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              yea I know that other account... With no leaks, I'm not comfortable to go with only Foden, KDB and Ederson from city

          2. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            How come? On twitter it says: This account doesn’t exist

        • The Knights Template
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Place undies on head, run in a circle, hands waving over head, scream in shrill voice.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Ha ha

          2. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Maybe that will get Pep to start Foden

        • Gegenpress
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Anyone got a copy of the yellow pages?

          They may have Peps number

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

        Who would you rather play?
        1) Ben Davies
        2) Diop
        3) Gomez
        Thanks

        1. Gregor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Davies.

        2. Jonny HOW SON?
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          1

        3. Mr_Moore
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          The question is Davies vs. Aurier.

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

          Thanks!

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

        Would you have Auba Greenwood or Ings Puli?

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

          Latter

      5. Jonny HOW SON?
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Which do you guys prefer from:

        A) Pope, Gomez, Laporte, Son, Aubameyang

        B) Ederson, TAA, Pieters, Richarlison, Kane

        1. MARJE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          B

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

          B

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

        GKP: Pope (McCarthy)
        DEF: Alexander-Arnold, Bardsley, Egan (Saïss) (Lundstram)
        MID: Traoré, Fernandes, De Bruyne, Martial (McCarthy)
        FWD: Ings, Vardy, Rashford

        A. Vardy to Jesus for free
        B. Traore to Dilva and Rashford to Greenwood for -4
        C. Fernandes to Sterling and Rashford to Greenwood for -4
        D. Fernandes to Dilva, Vardy to Jesus for -4

        14 points ahead in mini-league, rival doesnt have sterling but does have salah. What would you do?

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Expect him to get Sterling?

          1. shawsyuk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Dont think so as he'll have to take a hit to get him in.

      7. JenkoJunko
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        A. Bruno & Robbo
        B. Martial & TAA

        1. GROBARI
            3 months, 6 days ago

            B

        2. Indio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Salah or Kane for TC chip?

          (Chasing and avoiding City captains; don't have Sterling anyway)

          1. Gregor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Kane for me.

          2. GROBARI
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Kane

            • Cheeto__Bandito
                3 months, 6 days ago

                salah

                1. Indio
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Thanks all! Leaning towards Kane, but it's very close I reckon!

              • FOO FIGHTER
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                TC on Salah. Got 48 points when I used my TC on him.

                1. Indio
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  thanks, tough call!

              • MARJE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Kane

              • Studs Up
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Salah

            • George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Best defender for 5.0m?

              1. Jonny HOW SON?
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                the BUR ones

              2. Gregor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Pieters maybe.

                1. George Agdgdgwngo
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Can’t go with 3 Burnley defenders

            • GROBARI
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Chances of KDB starting today?

                1. KICKandRUSH
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  nailed

                2. Gregor
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Strong.

                3. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  High imo. Chasing assist record.

                4. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Has to be really high
                  Assist record and warm up for Madrid

                5. Shipstontrev
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  99.999%

              • WZRD542
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                I'm 6 points behind in ML and only have BenchBoost and 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,--> Kane , Coleman
                b.)Rahsford , TAA---> Kane, Gomez
                c.)Rashford TAA ---> Kane, Aurier

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

                  Probably C.

                2. Cruyff's Eleven
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  "only"?

                3. MARJE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Can’t play both chips in the same GW

              • _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Scott Carson in goal for City today. Guy on city forum was told.. Might even have been a whatsapp so it has to be true..

                1. Jonny HOW SON?
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  100% legitimate

                2. masyuris
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Ederson need 1 clean sheet to get golden glove

                  1. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Yeah it would be strange.

                3. FPL Egregious
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  What about ederson golden glove?

              • shawsyuk
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Odds of Jesus starting?

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

                  Just have faith

                  1. Cruyff's Eleven
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Hahaha...

                    That made me laugh, thank you sir.

              • KingZZ
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Martial + Bruno - - > Salah + Dilva/Mahrez for -4

                Yes or No?

                Got Greenwood, Sterling and KDB. No Liverpool mid.

                1. One Wheels Enough
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Who'll get the armband?

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

                    Sterling or Salah

                    1. One Wheels Enough
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      That's not an answer...

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

                        Sterling

                        1. One Wheels Enough
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 6 days ago

                          no then

              • masyuris
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Marcos Alonso record vs Wolves ==> 4 Matches (2 goals / 1 assist)
                Very good punt, if any early team news

              • One Wheels Enough
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Who's hoping for a Sterling injury in the warm up 🙂

                1. Shipstontrev
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Daniel Farke

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

                  What sort of injury?

              • iL PiStOlErO
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Keep Salah or bring in Sterling(TC)??

                Already own KdB and Dilva. If I sell Salah it also allows me to do Rash to Kane/Auba for -4, if not I am stuck with triple Utd and dont have Sterling but have Mo. It is killing me right now.

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Hard to say as I own Salah and no sterling but I wouldn’t want triple united this week

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

                  The extra Rashford to Kane move makes it worthwhile imo.

              • Muscout
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Which one would you go for

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

              • wildnothing
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                How about this?

                Martinez
                Robbo Aurier Pieters
                Salah Sterling Dilva Antonio
                Kane Auba Jesus

                3.9 Branthwaite Guendouzi Williams

                Jesus to Ings and Antonio to KDB if Jesus doesn't start.

              • batmaniac
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Afternoon guys. Any suggestions welcome please
                2FT
                A) jimi & Salah to Kane and sterling
                B) jimi & bruno to D silva & Kane

                Bench
                1) foden
                2) greenwood

                Current attackers...
                Bruno, salah, martial, KDB, bruno, foden
                Ings, Jimi, greenwood

              • MysticMac17
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Who would you have first sub out of Basham, Diop and Nketiah?

                1. Shipstontrev
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Eddie

              • FPL Kaka
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                My rival is 19 points ahead of me and he is likely to captain Sterling. Do I

                A) Captain Kane

                B) Captain Sterling and hope Auba, Dilva and Kane make up 19 points

                1. masyuris
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Captain Kane

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

                  B

                3. One Wheels Enough
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  a

              • yer old da
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                I’ve looked at it and don’t fancy Aubameyang today so I’ll give him a miss. One eye on the cup final, nothing to play for, and a Watford side fighting for their lives. Better picks to be had.

                1. Shipstontrev
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Golden Boot maybe?

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

                  Agree

                3. Ruinenlust
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  He’s playing for the golden shoe

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

                    He was technically playing for it last game too and just CBA!

              • Nikola Tesla
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Best place for early team news???

                Pope Martinez

                TAA Doherty Maguire Lascelles Robinson

                Salah KDB Bruno Willian Foden

                Raul Greenwood Nketiah

                2FT 2.3ITB

                Otp 1) Raul Foden Doherry -> Jesus D Silva Pieters
                Otp 2) Raul Willian(Bruno) Doherty -> Ings Sterling Pieters
                Otp 3) Wilian Doherty -> Sterling Branthwhite
                Otp 4) Bruno Doherty -> Sterling Tarkowski
                Opt 5) Raul Lascelles -> Jesus Pietets

              • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Will try again. Is the bench and bench order ok?

                Martinez
                TAA Doherty Pieters
                KDB (C) Mahrez (VC) Mane Son
                Rashford Greenwood Nketiah

                Patricio Saka Bardsley Keana

                Thanks!

              • Kane Toads
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Why does the member's season ticker get deleted B4 the final deadline cut off for GW38?

              • Michelle Davin
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Fernandez & rashford
                To
                D.Silva & Jesus for -4?

                A)Yes
                B)No

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

                  No

                2. Heres hoping x 6
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Y