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

    Vardy owners, are you keeping him?

    Sounds like Leicester are playing 352, packing the midfield and not leaving him isolated upfront on his own, does this change his appeal?

    Golden Boot and CL chasing so the motivation will be high, do United have enough in their legs to shut them out?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yes... Where is that news from?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Samuel Jackson

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

          He's been spot on for Leicester news.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            I know
            Should be punished.
            Idiot.
            So much at the stake !

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

          And Vardy will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy his teammates. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I’m keeping mate, think he’s got a great chance of getting atleast one!!

    3. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      United counter attack suits their front line
      And probably might wake maguire and de gea up Early

      I sold him earlier in the week

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

        Would you have sold him with this info?

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

      I’ve got him but I can’t see Utd giving him too many opportunities when they only need to get a point.

      I’m looking at maybe Lacazette for a -4

    5. chazlan
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Just about to pull the trigger on Bruno & Vardy to Auba & Antonio!

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

    On a FH and pretty much stuck in 2nd in ML so just aiming for goalfest today.
    Any thoughts?

    Martinez
    B.Williams B.Johnson Pieters
    Mane D.Silva Mahrez Sterling(C) Antonio
    Aubameyang Kane

    Martin-Branthwaite-Lamptey-Connolly

  3. Cheeto__Bandito
      3 months, 6 days ago

      So the team news everyone was relying on is gone? Whats the plan now on city assets.

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

        Play honestly lol.

      2. Young Lingard
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Guess roulette

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

        Triple up on attack and hope they start!

      4. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Have some fun.

        Make your picks

      5. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Gone? What happend? I thought FPL scarface was legit source

        1. Cheeto__Bandito
            3 months, 6 days ago

            account deleted

          • Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Deleted his account

          • RECKLESS
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Saw profile deleted

        2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Is it? It's the best way. What's the point in "cheating"

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Good for non free hitters

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

            Well just for the Roulette, I'd say most at risk is Foden, then to some extent Jesus, and very slightly Mahrez
            Sterling KDB Dilva should be safe to start but I'm no Pep so what do I know

        3. Young Lingard
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Fpl confessional ‘I hate my rank because ....’
          gw1 I tripled Bournemouth assets, I captained out of sterling too often, I didn’t own leicester players in their golden patch, I held united bias, I blamed PEP too often

          What’s yours and why with Wesley is my game week one so so dreadful

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

            B

        4. The Wizard of Ozil
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          A) Ings & TAA
          B) Auba & Bardsley
          C) Auba & VVD (with KDB becoming Marhez)

          1. RedCity
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            B

        5. stevowigan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers all

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

            Cheers

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

          1) play:
          A) Martinez (WAT)
          B) Alisson (new)

          2) Captain:
          X) KDB (NOR)
          Y) Mahrez (NOR)
          Z) Kane (cry)

          ..?

          1. Young Lingard
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Alisson
            Kane

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

            Alison
            Kane

        7. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          No wonder FWA Player of Year EPL isnt taken seriously. Henderson undeservedly pipped Kdb even when he wasnt top in any stats imp for midfielder from tackles, passing % percentage, total shots and embarassingly low chance creation. Rashford being ranked 3rd just because of his meal campaign was cherry on top. Hopefully the PFA Player of year which actually matters gives it to KDB how much ever they have issue with Mcity. He is basically European Scholes with more fluidity.

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

            Boring Jordan Henderson

            1. RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              He was not even the best Henderson

          2. Young Lingard
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Rashford didn’t have his campaign when the writers voted

        8. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I dream of a team of punts and differentials.

          1. Young Lingard
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Che adAms

        9. rozzo
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hendo Leno
          TAA Egan Saiss Lund Lascelles
          Salah KDB Martial Bruno Foden
          Jesus Jimenez Nketiah

          2ft
          0.7 itb

          Lascelles and Lund to Bardsley and Pieters sound ok? Cant really manage to get Sterling in

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

          Have to defend a 60 point lead which looks pretty easy at first glance but my rival has TAA-Salah-Sterling while I have non of them.

          -------Pope-----
          AWB-Boly-Stevens
          KDB-Mané-Fernandes-Son
          Jimi-Vardy-Ings

          Who of these should leave the team to bring in TAA and Sterling for -8?

          1. Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Relax, no way he can catch you now.

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

              Well... not too sure about this... he's already made up 60 points in one GW this season

          2. The Habib Beyes
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Lol 60 points. Don't worry.

            Thatd be such a boring way to finish the season

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

            I’d bring in either Sterling or Jesus. Take a -4 but it’s not essential as your team is well set anyway.

            Vardy - Jesus

        11. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Score predictions for Martial and Pulisic?

          1. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            5 each

        12. The SK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Chasing around 25 points
          Which 2 to prioritize transferring in?
          A) Robertson
          B) Son
          C) Dilva
          D) Mahrez

          1. Goonsquad245
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            CD

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

            B and C for me.

        13. RedCity
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Martinez
          TAA, Maguire, Doherty
          Sterling (TC), KdB, Mahrez, Fernandes
          Vardy, Ings, Greenwood

          I’ve done Mane to Sterling. Would you take a -4 to move someone else?
          Vardy to Lacazette?

        14. shady4revr
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Okay mates i need help

          my apponent is 23 points behind me and his team is as follows:

          Mccarthy/Martinez
          Robertson Doherty Maguire webster Digne
          Foden KDB Willian(might be replaced with Dsliva) Martial Cantwell
          DCL Jesus Greenwood
          has no chip left to play.

          And now the champion, that is me, i have bench boost left but i am confused to play it or not
          help needed, my team

          Patricio/Button
          Stevens TAA Baldock Williams(Man united) Kelly
          Sterling KDB Antonio Martial Norwood
          Greenwood DCL Kane

          i guess williams will play, so if i play bench boost i will be having 13 players playing
          but i want dsilva should i take -8 hit to replace button and kelly as well and be 15 points ahead? or should i take -4 hit and replace keeper or kelly? i have 1.4m in the bank

          HELP and make me champion once again 😀
          >

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

            Either Button > Pope or do nothing. Captain sterling.

        15. Csw123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Sterling and Porters for a hit or De Bruyne and Signed for no hit?

          1. Csw123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Pieters

          2. Csw123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Pieters not Porters and Digne not Signed

        16. TyroneGAA
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Play wood or pulisic?

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

            Pulisic

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

            Pulisic

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

            Wood

        17. john25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hey guys, any reason why there are so few mention of Richarlison for this GW?

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

            Could explode but realistically I’d expect one attacking return at best

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

            I feel skeptical because Bournemouth are playing for their lives and Everton aren't playing for anything.

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

            Flatters to decieve

          4. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Probably because Everton are absolute rubbish

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

              Agreed

        18. LIARS POKER
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Best defender on FH ignoring price?

          A) VVD
          B) Aurier
          C) Digne

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

            Aurier

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

            Digne...because most attacking

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

            Vvd

        19. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hi all,

          would you do this for a - 4?

          Saiss > Pieters?

          Not much to play for now as I am 100 pts behind ML leader in 8th spot 🙁

          Might as well have some fun right lol

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

            Surely there is something more exciting than that for a -4

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

              -8 KDB > Stirling lol 😉

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

          A) 4-4-2 Lascelles, Saiss, Bruno ->
          Tarkowski, Pieters, Mahrez/Dilva

          B) 3-5-2 Lascelles, TAA, Guendozi ->
          Pieters, Long, Dilva

        21. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Is the legit one? No Robbo, Trent or Auba starting supposedly:

          https://twitter.com/scarfacefpl/status/1287103276819853312?s=21

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Also mentions Sterling still in St Tropez

          2. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            20 year old Virgin who can’t really grow a beard and is scared by wasps. Lemon Curd on toast is my favourite.

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

            Ha ha. Good one. 🙂

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Or have I got the wrong account?

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

                Scarface's account is gone mate ...

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Damn

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

            Nope

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

            Fake account trying to impersonate FPL Scarface

          6. Young Lingard
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            No
            Fpl scarface had his now deleted account this morning
            He also only ever suggests city news
            And nobody knows this level of detail a day before from each camp

            Well unless he’s Geoff shreeves and he’s sleeping with four players from four teams

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

          Guys
          Who would you rather play?
          1) Nketiah
          2) Troy Deeney
          3) Trezeguet
          Thanks

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

            Trezeguet

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

              Thanks

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

          KDB will be motivated to show everyone he is the best player in the league right? After losing that award to Hendo?

        24. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I wish I didn't have the FH... The choice paradox

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

            I’ll take it off your hands if you want mate

        25. Vazza
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Who will get more points

            A. Antonio
            B. Greenwood

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

              A

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

              A

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

            Need help! Simple Q - will Mendy play today?? Ta!

          • LFC19
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Vardy to Kane and TC worth it for mini league chase?

              Was thinking Mahrez TC but not sure if he will start!

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                TC Kane all day if chasing

              2. Young Lingard
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 6 days ago

                All day Kane

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

              Silva prob on penalties since its his last game..?

              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Possible but who knows.

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                SCENES when Ederson steps up

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

                Krul will be a party pooper

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

              Which one should i put on bench?
              Greenwood
              Jimmy
              Ing

              Recommend please

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

                If you have other Man U, I’d go Greenwood. If not, toss a coin.