Scout Picks

Gameweek 38 Scout Picks built on Leeds and Liverpool triple-ups

Liverpool and Leeds are the two clubs with triple-ups in this week’s Scout Picks XI.

After David, Neale, Tom and Andy submitted their Scout Squad selections earlier this week, we have chosen our best players for Gameweek 38.

For the final team this season, we line up in the 3-4-3 formation and come in at £80.8m, £2.2m inside our budget of £83.0m.

Goalkeeper

Over the last six Premier League matches, no team has conceded fewer than the three goals let in by Chelsea. Knowing that a 1-0 win over Aston Villa will secure Champions League football next season, we are expecting Thomas Tuchel to keep things tight at Aston Villa, which is why we have included Edouard Mendy (£5.3m) in the Gameweek 38 Scout Picks.

Defenders

Who has the best and worst FPL fixtures for the Run-In?

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) has produced three assists in his last six, more than any other defender. That sort of attacking potential could very well continue against Crystal Palace considering over the same period, he is top of the whole Premier League for key passes (21) and joint-second for big chances created.

This season’s current top-scoring defender Stuart Dallas (£5.5m) faces the Premier League’s worst defence in Gameweek 38, the perfect time to include him in the Scout Picks. The Northern Ireland international has found the net eight times this season, three of those goals coming in the last eight matches. Furthermore, only one Leeds player has scored more Premier League goals at Elland Road than Dallas. And in the last six, only Everton (four) have more clean sheets than the Whites (three).

Vladimir Coufal (£4.8m) looks poised to benefit from Southampton’s problems when defending the left-hand side of the pitch. Over the last six matches, only Sheffield United have given up more chances down that side of the pitch as Saints (27). Not only is Coufal best-placed to benefit, but no West Ham player has also registered more assists at home this season than the right-back. Meanwhile, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men have failed to find the net in seven of their last 11 away matches.

Midfielders

Ahead of facing a side he scored 16 points against earlier in the season, Mohamed Salah (£12.9m) is top among all midfielders for expected goal involvement (xGI) over the last four matches. Just two players have more shots in the box than him over the last six, suggesting he will be giving his all to win the Golden Boot race on Sunday.

Knowing that Liverpool have to win at Anfield to guarantee Champions League football next season, we are doubling up on their premium midfielders with Sadio Mané (£11.8m). Among Jurgen Klopp’s men, he is second only to Salah for shots in the box and xGI at Anfield this season and has attacking returns in three of his last four.

This season’s top-scoring Chelsea asset Mason Mount (£7.3m) looks set to be at the heart of their attacking capabilities as they travel to Aston Villa for a must-win game. Over the last six matches, no player in the Premier League can match Mount for big chances created.

Raphinha (£5.6m) should benefit from the party atmosphere as Leeds fans are finally able to watch a Premier League match at Elland Road. The Brazilian ranks second for minutes per xGI at home this season, scoring eight points the last time he faced West Brom.

Forwards

Can Jesse Lingard follow up on his West Ham debut FPL haul 10

Ahead of facing a Southampton side that has conceded at least twice in each of their last three away matches, Michail Antonio (£6.7m) has five attacking returns in his last six outings (three goals, two assists).

Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) is Leeds’ top goal-scorer at Elland Road in 2020/21 and comes into Gameweek 38 as top among all colleagues for minutes per xGI at home this season. Meanwhile, West Brom are the worst side in the league for conceding chances through the middle over their last six matches.

During that same period, no FPL forward has more attacking returns than Chris Wood (£6.5m). His total of five goals and one assist bodes well for a Gameweek 38 trip to Sheffield United, who have given up the third-most big chances over their last six. 

SUBSTITUTES

  • Alphonse Areola (£4.5m)
  • Federico Fernández (£4.7m)
  • Calum Chambers (£4.5m)
  • Joe Willock (£4.9m)

THE CAPTAIN

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

We choose the Scout Picks captain using a four-way vote between our Scout Squad pundits.

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2,637 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Daghe Munegu
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Anyone please ?

    Digne to Robbo -4 ?

    Yes or no ?

    1. Boxwoods
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I wouldn't.
      But could work.

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      60/40 on No!

    4. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

    5. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

  2. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Aiming to go for a differential midfield pick this week.

    Pepe or Mount?

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Pepe

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mount

    3. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mount

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Pepe

    5. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mount as Pepe just had a good game week.

    6. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Pepe

  3. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Digne + Bruno/DCL +4pts
    B) TAA + Antonio

    1. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B

    2. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      B

  4. RoryzonderR
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    A

  5. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Okay, am I good to go? Need to gain 4K ranks to hit the top 10k and I’d be absolutely buzzing.

    Mendy
    Trent - Coufal - Rudiger
    Salah (c) - Mane - Son - Raphina - Lingard
    Kane - Bamford

    Bench: Forster - Vydra - Coleman - Velrman

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Some team

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Gtg

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Get rid of Coleman if have s free transfer. If not looks good.

    4. Hryszko
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Thanks guys, no free transfers left so will leave for now!

  6. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    To hit or not to hit? I'm just 9 points ahead in ML. Will probably do Bruno to Mane, but worried about only having Raphina from Leeds. Worth a hit for Bamford? Or play safe? Or get Bamford & keep Bruno & hope he plays?

    Mendy
    TAA Shaw Holding
    Lingard Bruno Mo Raphina Greenwood
    Nacho Kane
    (Forster DCL Fofana Ward)

    Rival's team
    Meslier
    Philips Shaw Dallas
    Lingard Son Mo Raphina ASM
    Nacho Kane
    (Leno DCL Holding Coady)

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Would do DCL to bamford n you will be fine

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        And start Bruno or Greenwood?

    2. AlpoShearer
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Go Mane

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        You fancy him to outscore Bamford? I can see a Bamford haul.

    3. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Bruno for mane. If worried about bamford you could take the hit and have 5pt lead but I wouldn’t.

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks. If you were my rival what move would you do? Son to Mane? He can't bring Bamford in as he has 3 Leeds. He hasn't taken a hit all season so I only expect him to make one transfer.

  7. For Fuchs Sake
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Differential captain? Chasing, I guess any one but Salah right?

    1. AlpoShearer
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mane

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mane the obvious one. I'm also tempted by Trent

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mane or Antonio for me

    4. Netley Lucas
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Robbo

      1. Ashleyajolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        TAA I think a good shout he is on set plays too. If don’t want to go Salah I would pick Mane then TAA.

    5. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Aguero

  8. AlpoShearer
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Shaw to Dallas -4?

  9. Digne do well
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Looking for an opinion on:

    Martinez
    TAA Dallas Coufal
    Salah Son Lingard Raphina
    Bamford Kane Antonio

    Jota Azpilicueta Maguire Forster

    2FT

    A). Maguire + Jota >>> Robo + Foden (or 6.1)
    B). Son + Jota >>> Mane + Gundo (or 5.5)

  10. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Would

    Mahrez and Ayling to Dallas and F.Torres for free be worth it?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Leeds part yes
      City part... who knows

  11. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Do you reckon Burnley are on the beach or could you see them putting a few goals past Sheffield Utd?

    1. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Same question myself mate. Sheffield not getting hammered recently. Likely 1-2 goals tops the

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Burnley also haven't scored in last 2 matches

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 27 days ago

          They were rather unlucky to not score based on their xG, which is still mid-table over the last 6.

          I've tentatively got Vydra in my XI ahead of DCL right now. Partly just because it's more fun to play a differential, but I think it's mainly the lack of Pope that's been causing them to lose games lately.

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      They can win this 2-0, if they want.

  12. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Pick one from each group? On FH, so wanna gamble

    Group 1
    A Chilwell
    B Creswell

    Group 2
    C Pope
    D Mandy

    Group 3
    A Kane
    B Kun
    C Wood

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Creswell
      Mendy
      Kane

    2. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Cresswell
      Mendy
      Kane

      Kun is surely not match fit. Everton been really tight lately mate

  13. Subzero (-4)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Would be really grateful for some assistance fellas as have hit a wall.

    Currently:

    Martinez
    Trent cresswell azpi
    Salah(c) mane Ralph lind Greenwood
    Kane bamford

    Stones krath Davis

    Have made my free transfer and have a dilemma. Have 2.4 itb. If Greenwood doesn’t play it’s likely I only have krath coming off bench as stones is also likely to not play. I can take a -4 and swap Greenwood to Harrison for triple Leeds attack or upgrade Davis to wood? I feel like they could both return more than the hit but not sure if any which move to make? Should I go all out Leeds attack or spread the risk? Wood has looked poor recently but could be good against the blades. Any help would be massively appreciated 🙂

    1. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Team looks good. Could Harrison get returns? Possibly. But I'd rather have Bamford and Raph, which you do. I'd think Greenwood could get some minutes.

      If you have a hunch for Harrison/Wood, I'd say go for it. But teams looks fine as is if you don't want to take any hits

      1. Subzero (-4)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks for feedback mate. Chasing in one mini league 5 points behind and protecting a 10 point lead in another so tricky call regarding the hit 😉

    2. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I would leave it as is. Hope Greenwood gets decent minutes, if not Krafth isn't a disaster.

    3. Netley Lucas
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Dallas is the one you need.

      1. Subzero (-4)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Could easily do stones to Dallas but who do I bench?

        1. Netley Lucas
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Cressy, Ings is scoring.

    4. AutoFill 2021
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Similar position - I’m going to hold until close to deadline wait for some news and if it looks likely the Stones or Gwood are benched-,make a transfer.

  14. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Anyone know if pereira trained?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I don't know. Suspect he's being protected ahead of a transfer and won't play.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Didnt think of it like that
        Thanks for reply

    2. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Same problem,i think he wont play already relegated.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        He's a big differential for me

    3. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Could easily do stones to Dallas but who do I bench?

  15. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Who scores more:

    A Mendy Robertson Mahrez Kane Bamford
    B Allison Digne Son Watkins Antonio

  16. tbhogal
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Guys, are these moves worth it for a -8

    Shaw > Dallas
    Son > Mane
    DCL > Antonio

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      -8 too much for me

    2. Subzero (-4)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I think they could actually pay off big time. Shaw likely 0 DCL probably a 2 and I think son has scored once away from home since gameweek 13! Another likely 2 pointer.

    3. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Yes in my opinion.

    4. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Shaw>Dallas and DCL>Antonio are worth the -4, leave the son>mane one out and you’re good to go

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Son to Mané move I am thinking but huge gamble as Son could easily haul in what should be very open game

  17. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Martinez
    Coufal, Dallas, Phillips
    Son, Lingard, Salah, Mane,
    Bamford, Antonio, Kane

    (Forster, Foden, Aurier, Shaw)

    Correct bench order and line up?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah

  18. Digne do well
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    I already have TAA and Salah
    Rival has 9 point lead with TAA and Robbo

    Should I add?
    A. Mane
    or
    B. Robbo to block

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A

  19. Freddiemac123
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Currently on top of my league by 1 point and only 10 points between top 3. They both have TAA and none of us have Bamford but we all have Kane. Do I?
    A - Godfrey and Bruno - TAA and mount (or any 8.5 mid or below)
    B - Godfrey and Kane - TAA and Bamford
    C - Godfrey and Bruno and DCL - TAA, mount ( or Mid or below ) and bamford -4 hit

    1. Freddiemac123
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Or do I forget TAA and take out Bruno and DCL - Mane and Bamford? Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated

  20. Gav
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Struggling a bit with this one.

    A) Bruno -> Mane
    B) DCL -> Antonio
    C) both for -4

    Thanks in advance

    1. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      A,maybe both if chasing

  21. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Must make moves now any suggestions ?

    1FT 2M ITB,plan was DCL > Firmino but Pereira is problem now too

    Mendy
    TAA,Digne,Dallas(Castagne,Veltman*)
    Salah,Lingard,Son,Raphinha,Pererira*
    Kane,Nacho(DCL)

  22. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    G2G?

    Martinez
    TAA, Dallas, Holding, Chilwell
    (S)alah, Raphina, JWP, Lingard
    Kane, Bamford

    Forster, Bruno, Benteke, Targett

    1. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Bruno > Mane ?

  23. Vjm6891
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Schmeichel
    Aloiski AWB Christensen
    Son Lingard ESR Greenwood Salah
    DCL Kane

    Guaita Watkins Digne Ward

    I have a FT, 0.1 ITB.

    Any suggestions? Watkins to Wood and play ahead of DCL?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Yes

  24. timawflowers
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    who scores more
    a - antonio
    b - mane

  25. Fernando Torres
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    DCL to Antonio worth a -4?

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      No. Keep DCL.

  26. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Son to Mane worth -4 or stick with Sonny

    1. BeWater
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Stick with Son.

    2. aborg
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      If you are chasing and your rival does not have him, bring in Mane for a hit and captain.

  27. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    No chance players are double rising tonight? I don't want to make any drunken last minute transfers!!

    1. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Can only rise 0,1 per night

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        What I mean is players rising twice in one week?

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Fpl stats

  28. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Play one:

    A Digne
    B Targett
    C Castagne

    Or get Robertson for -4?

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      A

  29. blauriecon
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Leno
    TAA Dallas Phillips Rudiger
    Bruno Lingard Raphinha Salah(C)
    Bamford(VC) Kane
    Forster Dias Greenwood Vydra

    0 FT 1.2 ITB - aware Bruno/Dias unlikely to start/play
    Any changes to set-up or -4 hits to recommend?

  30. GE
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Gtg or take some hits?
    Correct first XI and bench order?

    (0FT, 0.0 itb)

    Forster
    TAA/Dallas/Holding
    Salah/Mane/Son/Greenwood/Lingard
    Kane/Antonio

    Bench: Pickford, Shaw, Coleman, Davis

    1. blauriecon
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      None unless you have doubts about Spurs, then maybe Son>your best hunch.

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Looks good

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Tx

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Yes nice team.

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks mate