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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. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Actually happy I don't have a FH because too much fiddling with little time left.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      hou op kak praat
      lol

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Ha ha

      2. Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        These random outbursts always make me giggle.

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      its tough. I have 3 very similar options but now doubt all will probably be outscored by my original team!

  2. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Just a 32 point hit to recover in the final GW...150 point GW incoming!*

    *cries quietly for in the corner regretting beer fuelled transfers

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      🙁

    2. Mika-eel
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Wish I had excuses. Mine was just horrible transfers,lol.

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

    Trying to make up 40 pts:

    A) Digne and Antonio
    B) VVD and Antonio (already have TAA)
    C) Aurier and Richarlison (concerns over Tanganga)(could go Davies as well)

    Trying to make up 40 pts. 2 guys ahead of me have none of these players

  4. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    thoughts on jesus starting? not sure to go three city attackers or put in ederson

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

      I'm going with either Ederson/Laporte

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I have him and holding but wouldn't bring him in specially

      1. ALI_G
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        'him' being Jesus

  5. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Pulisic - Dilva for free? Gtg then?

    Kepa
    Aurier - Bardsley - Pieters
    (K)DB-Sterling-Dilva-Bruno-Martial
    Rashford-Ings

    (Martinez, Azpi, Doherty, Connolly)

    1. Thia6o
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hard one really as both completely change the tempo of the team when/if they play, perfect subs to bring on at half time to rev up the game.

  6. Poison Apple
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Quick help

    A. Salah Pulisic laporte
    B. KDB Ings TAA
    C. Salah Mahrez Branthewaite

    1. Shipstontrev
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A

  7. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling(TC) locked

    how many are doing it?

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

      I am

      1. Thia6o
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I would.

  8. Jonny HOW SON?
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Last decision for me I think:

    A) Ederson, TAA, Pieters
    B) Pope, Robertson, Laporte

    leaning towards B at the moment

  9. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      2

    2. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      2

    3. Shipstontrev
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      2

  10. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I have 2 questions that haven’t been asked today at all, can you help please?

    A. Auba or Kane?
    B. Any chance of early leaked team news?

  11. masyuris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Anfield Watch predicts William-Milner start, then TAA-Robertson will be benched

    City group forum predicts Scott Carson starts

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Could see both of these happening

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Carson! surely not with Ederson going for golden glove. Also would be very surprised if any of Pool's starting 11 is benched for the final game

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

      Huh really?

  12. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Which combo?

    A) Auba - Jesus - Diop
    B) Mane - Mahrez - Diop
    C) Antonio - Kdb - TAA
    D) Pulisic - Jesus - TAA

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

      C

  13. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    I have only two City players, any fresh idea for a hit

    Thanks

    0 FT, 0.9 ITB

    Martinez (McCarthy)
    TAA, Maguire, Saiss (Ritchie, Taylor)
    Salah (c), Dilva, KDB, Fernandes, Pulisic
    Ings, Greenwood (Jimmy)

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    @Christina

    Am I GTG

    Patricio
    Trent Dunk Aurier
    Salah Sterling Dilva Martial Son
    Jesus Greenwood

    Bench: Doherty Connolly

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      🙄

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        PS: play Doh. He is essentially a winger/striker

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          So instead of Greenwood?

          Dunk is my punt.

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        😀

  15. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone know if Sterling is back from St Tropez?

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      well, considering St Tropez is in Spain he will have to quarantine so not sure it matters

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        It's South of France

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          just a lil gag

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      It's the plot for The Hangover 4

  16. jorgenoj
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Who to pick om FH?

    Jesus or KdB?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I would go Jesus

  17. Davemc23
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Right folks, think I'm finally set on my FH Team. Obvious omissions are Ings, Son, United Mid, Pool full backs but you can't have em all! Feel free to copy. Best of luck to all!

    Pope

    Aurier Pieters Branthwaite

    Mahrez Sterling (c) Mane Dilva Antonio

    Kane Auba

    (Button Nketiah Lamptey Williams)

  18. InvertedWinger
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Without leaks, going to ditch TAA on my FH.
    Ings or Pulisic?

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

      Pulisic

  19. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Any else TAA owners worried he won't start.

    Are u keeping anyway?

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      should be a good option just can't afford him on any of my FH teams will go Robbo or VVD.

  20. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    If Kdb starts, is he on pens?

    1. Poison Apple
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling or... dilva for nostalgic sake

      1. Davemc23
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I reckon Dilva is on em today

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Likely Sterling

  21. King Henrik
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    bruno jimenez OUT
    sterling nketiah IN ???

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

      No. Find another way to get Sterling if you can.

    2. RedCity
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling and Greenwood if you have budget.

  22. BOOM XHAKALACA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Start Wood or Pulisic?

    1. RedCity
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Pulisic

  23. RedCity
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy -> Lacazette for -4?

    Already have triple City in midfield

    1. Shipstontrev
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      No

  24. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Nevermind the rest, based on your pure feeling. Who is the best TC option:

    A) Sterling
    B) KdB
    C) Dilva
    D) Kane
    E) Salah

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I'd go

      A
      E
      D
      C
      B

    2. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A, E, D. C, B is my order

  25. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    How many people do we think will forget to activate the free hit and tank their season today?

    1. DF
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      7

    2. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      I'm hoping the top 32,000 do this...

    3. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      surely anyone playing free hit has already activated bearing in mind this is last GW

    4. Thia6o
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      BB for me...Thanks for the reminder

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

        Glad to be of assistsnce

  26. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Rolled my transfer... Antonio in for Foden.

    Gambling on Mahrez playing with David Silva.

  27. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Pope & Ederson on 15 clean sheets .. no way Carson starts..

  28. Bonus magnet
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    PUNISH them Mane

    PUNISH them Bruno

  29. ALI_G
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    2.45 - 3pm on here gonna be carnage, will be amazed if the site doesn't go down

    1. Vazza
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Keep it real

    2. Vazza
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Which combo-

        A. Aurier, Bruno, Greenwood

        B. Jack Stephens, Bruno, Dilva (-4)

        C. Doherty, Antonio, Dilva (-4)

        I already have Doherty, Bruno and Greenwood so not actually bringing them in..

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

          Between A and C but it’s tough.

        2. Thia6o
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          C