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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

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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+.

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4,610 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Thiago-a go go
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Captain pick from these in my team? Many thanks and good luck.
    Sterls
    KDB
    Kane
    Bruno
    Martial

    1. Mr_Moore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Depends on the people ahead of you in your mini league but I'd go KDB or Sterling. Sterling if you make me choose.

      1. Thiago-a go go
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Stalemate fixed in third place, so just be great to go out with a great points haul.

    2. Odin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Sterling for me.

  2. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    1. Kane and Foden (-4)
    2. Ings and Dilva (-4)
    3. Vardy and Foden

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      2.

  3. ididnt
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Bruno and Jesus > Sterling (c) and Giroud for -8?

    1. Ed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      No

    2. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Nooooo

    3. Roysgotnoboys
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I may do it for -4 as ML chasers coming for me will
      Likely Captain sterling and I currently don’t own him and would be captaining Salah

  4. One Wheels Enough
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Why is everyone complaining that they can't cheat by not getting team news before deadline...

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      because they can't cheat by not getting team news before deadline

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      If everybody does it is it cheating?

      1. One Wheels Enough
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        zzzzzzzzz

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          I look forward to the carnage but would appreciate early news not to stay awake til midnight.
          Seems a lot of ppl bank on the early news each week

      2. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Sounds like the motto of the East German Olympic team.

    3. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Because it should be fair. Either everyone gets the team news, or noone does.

      1. One Wheels Enough
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 28 days ago

        If they move the deadline to 30 mins before kick off everyone will be in the same boat. Although there will be loads of complaints for people living in the Far East about having to stay up all night to get the news - it is called the English Premier League for a reason 🙂

        1. One Wheels Enough
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 28 days ago

          Or the Far west :-0

        2. Sanchit
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 28 days ago

          What about moving the deadline to 2 hours before?

          1. Sanchit
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 28 days ago

            Noone gets any team news. Noone relies on team news and everybody makes their decisions well before time.

    4. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Maybe because people who FH in previous weeks have benefited from early team news, and now those in 38 cant

  5. Ed
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Think I'm set on FH. Good to go?

    Martinez
    Pieters Aurier Bardsley
    Salah Sterling Mahrez Martial Dilva
    Kane Ings

    Nketiah, Branthwaite

    1. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Top top team

  6. Boleyn Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Sorry, bottomed. 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)

    1. Mr_Moore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

      I don't think Pulisic will go crazy against Wolves

      1. Boleyn Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Thanks. Good point about Pulisic. Much appreciated

    2. roy keanes dog
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      i think a - only cos watford have to win to have any chance of staying up which should help aub.

      its a shame ings didnt score that pen otherwise he'd be well up for it

  7. roy keanes dog
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    a) robertson and greenwood or
    b) pieters and pulisic?

    1. Mr_Moore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

      1. roy keanes dog
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        cheers bud.

    2. Boleyn Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A - Robbo could return big & Greenwood against a make shift Leicester defence is appealing

  8. Neo-Viper
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    REPOST

    Auba Martial to Ings Salah

    That would mean no United Asset in 11.

    Currently looks like this :

    Pope
    Taa Pieters Aurier
    DSilva Mahrez Antonio Martial Sterling
    Auba Kane

    Martin Greenwood Branthwaite Simpson

    1. sneif4
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I'd stick

      1. Neo-Viper
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers!!

  9. Charan77
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Good morning

    Current gw38 team on fh. 0itb

    Pope (Martin)
    TAA, Doherty, Pieters (branthwaite, williams)
    Salah, KDB (v), Sterling (c), Fernandes (Dendoncker)
    Ings, Greenwood, Rodriguez

    Thinking:

    A) Doherty to Laporte, Rodriguez to wood
    B) Dendoncker to Guendouzi, Rodriguez to DCL

    13 points clear in ml but 3 chasing have saiss

    Please help
    Thanks

    1. BellyKlopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Switch Doh I would

      1. Charan77
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Doherty to Laporte then I can switch Rodriguez to wood

        G2g?

  10. Genji3lade
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    I know Sterling (c) is the better pick but going Silva (c) allows me to keep Bruno and get Mendy.

    A.) Sterling (c) Foden Aurier
    B.) Silva (c) Bruno Mendy

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A by a lot.

      1. Genji3lade
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        Cheers, most likely overthinking it. Best of luck!

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      When was the last time Mendy got a attacking return?
      Aurier and Mendy on par.
      United not likely to score 4-5, it's not Bournemouth.

  11. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    So FPL scarface deleted, fpl rockstar went private is there any chance of leaks?
    I had one last decision on most likely to start.
    Thoughts on Mahrez>KDB>Foden as order of most likely to start?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Bench Foden IMO

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      KDB > Foden > Mahrez for me

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      There is one guy one Twitter who says he will leak City's line ups. He has been accurate in the past

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        One guy one twitter? What is his twitter name?

    4. Roysgotnoboys
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wondering this. What time and from where are we expecting leaks now?

    5. Thiago-a go go
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      DS definately starts and i feel Foden on bench

  12. ChipsnGravy
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Have
    KDB/Foden/Martial/Bruno/Antonio
    Jesus/Ings/Rash

    Defending 16 point lead against

    KDG/Foden/Bruno/Salah/Dendonk
    Firming/Ings/Greenwood

    Take a hit to get Stirling+benchfodder in for Foden/Jesus
    or leave it..

  13. Mike-Kovic
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    8 point behind leader which have antonio in his team..im on FH.

    Should i get Antonio or martial in my team..
    thank you

    1. umerlfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Martial
      And if not already on triple City then Dilva/Mahrez

      1. Mike-Kovic
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        cheers mate!!..already on triple city

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      How many other players are same?
      I would suggest have all the big hitters similar to him. Change the 3-4 players you think are weakest in his side. Should be enough to cover 8 points.

  14. BellyKlopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    A or B:

    A) Vardy and Bruno --> Wood and Sterling
    B) TAA and Bruno --> Bardsley and Sterling

    1. El Muñeco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

  15. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Most of the FH teams look similar with a pool of say 15 or so players so not sure what people expect to get in the form of advice at this last stage.

    1. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      ^ This

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Very true.

    3. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Mahrez vs Foden vs Martial who to pick for last slot

    4. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      True that Christina.

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      You have to give it to me.
      Mine is pretty different 😛

      Might do sh.t but will go with attacking defense 😀

    6. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I have a novel idea - why don't people make their own decisions for just one week?

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        wat

    7. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      All I can think is they’re hoping to maintain their ranks

  16. andymck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    FH has come down to:

    A) KDB + Aurier
    B) Dilva + TAA

    1. roy keanes dog
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      B - TAA has higher ceiling that aurier

  17. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    DDG
    TAA - Doherty - Kiko
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Pulisic
    Vardy - Jimenez - Greenwood

    no bench

    2.8m ITB, 1 FT

    A) Pulisic > Dsilva
    B) Pulisic, Vardy > Dsilva, Jesus -4

    Thanks

    1. BellyKlopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

  18. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Who else is punting on captain armband to DsIlva for his last game?

    Or should I just go with Kane lol

    1. One Wheels Enough
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Dilva will want to be on the pitch when the final whistle goes on his career, not up in the stands wearing a mask. therefore he might not start if Pep doesn't want him for 90 mins.

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        He is not playing in FA Cup or CL?

  19. clueless2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Martial + Walker or Dilva + Doherty?

    Dilva probably the obvious choice but can't help feeling Man U counter likely with Leicester needing the win...

  20. ididnt
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    AWB > Aurier/Digne for -4?

  21. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Help pick one:
    1)Long(Burnley) + Mahrez
    or
    2) Taa + Foden

    1. RedCity
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      1 - think Mahrez has a better chance of starting and Burnley have good CS potential

  22. jdogg
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Vardy and guendouzi to silva and wood for free.bench wood?x

  23. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Already have KDB & Dilva.

    A) Sterling
    B) Aubameyang

    1. RedCity
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      A

  24. ebb2sparky
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    On a FH, interested in opinions:
    1) Aurier and Pulisic
    2) Digne and Giroud
    Swaying towards 1

    1. RedCity
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      1

  25. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    anything worth a hit?

    Pope
    Boly TAA Pieters
    Mahrez KDB Salah Bruno Pulisic
    Kane Ings (Greenwood)

    1. RedCity
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Gtg

  26. rozzo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Start Foden or Nketiah?

    1. RedCity
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Foden but not sure either starts

    2. Young Lingard
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      I think nketiah will start fir arsenal

  27. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Current team:
    Martinez
    Pieters Long X
    Sterling Dilva Martial X
    X Kane X

    What combo is best on FH?

    A. TAA Salah Greenwood Auba
    B. TAA Antonio Jesus Auba
    C. 4,3m def (not Burnley) Salah Mahrez Auba.
    D. Digne Salah KdB Ings.

    Thanks

  28. HD7
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Fernandez to Walker/Laporte -4?
    Newcastle will probably concede a few goals.
    If yes Walker or Laporte?
    *Dont have anyone on the bench

  29. Andrew K
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 28 days ago

    Which one should i put on bench?
    Greenwood
    ING
    Jimmy

    1. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Jimmy ..

      1. Andrew K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 28 days ago

        I have Salah/Bruno/D.Silva/KDB/Foden so should i put Foden on bench in stead?

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 28 days ago

      Wow
      Greenwood

  30. hshepherd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 28 days ago

    1FT, whats the best option here? Cheers!

    A) Doherty + Jimenez >> Jesus + Pieters (-4)
    B) Jimenez + Fernandes >> Jesus + Antonio (-4)
    C) Vardy + Fernandes >> Wood + Sterling (-4)
    D) Vardy >> Jesus
    E) Vardy + Doherty >> Kane + Pieters (-4)