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.

Because we use Fantasy Football Scout data so heavily in this process, the skipper we choose each Gameweek is known only to those with a valid Fantasy Football Scout subscription and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

Here is how we voted for Gameweek 38:

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2,637 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bergkamps second touch
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Guiata
    TAA - Coufal - Coady
    Rapinha - Willock - Lingard - Salah - Rashford
    Iheanacho(c) - Kane

    5.8mil ITB - Forster - Vydra - Coleman - Fofana

    Playing Bench Boost - 1FT

    Want to take a hit to try to get 15 playing. Which 2 to remove/get in?
    Chasing in 2 mini-leagues, almost 50 points behind in both.

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Coleman is out I think?

      Rashford not likely to start, so those two out

      In - Raphinha, Dallas?

      1. Bergkamps second touch
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I already have Rapinha. Dallas everyone has, so thinking Alioski as a desperate differantial

    2. Bergkamps second touch
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I'm thinking: Coleman > Dallas + Vydra > Bamford + Rashford > Mane for -8pts. Thoughts?

  2. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Play Rudiger or hit for Coufal?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Rudi

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Ta

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yeah Rudi

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

      Rudi

  3. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    points and mins prediction for

    Mane
    Bale
    Son

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Mane 85 10pts
      Bale 90 5pts
      Son 90 9pts

    2. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Mane 5
      Bale 2
      Son 7

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      12 7 2

  4. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    More likely for a clean sheet
    A) Fofana
    B) Coady

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Neither will keep CS - would play Coady

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who scores more
    A Son
    B Mané but means -4

    1. LLoris
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      similar dilemma for with Bale vs Mane -4

      Atm I just dont see it paying off and with son even less so.

      but im chasing so I might end up pulling the trigger tomorrow,

      but atm I think A

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B

  6. 420king
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Would you consider anyone over Raphinha for midfield spot with 8.9m to spend?

    1. LLoris
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Nope

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Harrison

  7. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Robertson or Coufal?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Robbo by a country mile

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Robertson by a Russian Time Zone

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      On its own Robbo by miles. But if combined e.g. Coufal Mane or Robbo Lingard ... that's closer

  8. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    what are Greenwood owners doing?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Hoping there is early team news but think chances are he starts

      1. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I am reasonably confident he starts tbh. Think it will be the Leicester line up again more or less.

    2. The Royal Robin
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      They will all be praying he starts.

    3. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Keeping.

  9. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Rival is 6pts ahead has bamford said he will bring in Antonio and Dallas to block me.

    What moves should I do.

    A) Zaha > Rap
    B) Zaha> Lingard
    C) Zaha Bale- Auba Rap

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      What's he doing telling you this? Haha

      Probably A

    3. aborg
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      He might be bluffing too !

  10. Kitman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Hi guys - play willock or Greenwood ?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Willock

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Willy

  11. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Play:
    A) Holding + Bruno
    B) Torres + Bamford (-4)

    1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      C) Son + Bamford (-4)
      Already have Kane and raph and I'm up-chasing

      1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        D) Willock + Bruno

        1. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Whatever involves getting rid of a non playing 11m+ mid

  12. Hazz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I've taken a -12.

    Not much to play for, final day of the season, balls out on the table!

    You should all do the same 😉 )

    (Please... it'll make my red smaller!)

  13. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Chasing down 6 points lead - Robertson or Mané differential and Bamford or Antonio would cover off opponents

    A Digne to Robertson
    B Son to Mané
    C A plus DCL to 1 Bamford or 2 Antonio
    D B plus DCL to 1 Bamford or 2 Antonio

    Leno
    TAA Dallas Holding
    Salah (c) Son Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
    Kane DCL

    Forster Vydra Digne Fofana

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Mane and flip a coin on Antonio/Bamf...

  14. The Royal Robin
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Salah or Mane (C)?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Depends on what your objective is but unless chasing big lead I would go Salah- Mané good differential in any event as non captain

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Salah

  15. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Need some advice pls...

    41 point lead in my ML.

    Sanchez
    Shaw, Konsa, Struijk
    Salah, Lingard, Bruno, Son, Raph
    Kane, Bamford

    Martinez, DCL, Ward, Coleman*

    1.6ITB, 1FT.

    Was thinking Coleman & Ward > Phillips & Tierny/Rudiger/Cresswell???

    or just Coleman > Phillips?

    Defence is fooked lol

    Any advice would be appreciated Fam 🙂

    1. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Looks to me as you have 4 defenders who doubts in some form or another. So take the hit

      1. Toughie
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Oops, I meant 3

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yep or i can take DCL out for Wood or Antonio?

  16. Totti
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    What to do with that lot?

    Henderson (Sanchez)
    Rudiger dallas phillips (coady coleman)
    Salah mane lingard raphinha greenwood
    Kane ihenacho (calvert)

    1FT 0.8 ithb

    Any suggestions guys?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      DCL to Bamford or Antonio and bench Lingard who would come in if Greenwood doesn’t play

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Lingard bench could hurts

  17. Little Frank
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Either of these worth a -4?

    a. Son -> Mane
    b. Watkins -> Antonio

    Can't afford both for a -8.

    1. Who are all Lukakus
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Depends on who would you start without hits

    2. Totti
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    4. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

  18. Who are all Lukakus
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Mendy

    TAA Dawson Holding

    Salah(c) Lingard Harrison Bruno*

    Kane Bamford Vydra

    Forster Zaha Shaw Digne

    A. Bruno to Mane

    B. Shaw to Dallas

    C. Digne to Robbo

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B or C

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A or B

    3. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    4. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      If you're chasing A and captain

  19. Six Season Wonder
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who's the best 4.3m defender this GW please folks?

    thanks

    1. MMN
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Phillips?

      1. Six Season Wonder
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        ah I should have said, I plan to bring Mane in and that makes triple LIV.

        (also have triple Leeds)

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Holding possibly?

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Alioski or Philips

    3. BigAsGiroud_
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Maybe Krafth or Holding

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Alioski

  20. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Will wait to see if there are any early team news before deciding,
    but atm who should I bench out

    A. Foden
    B. Greenwood

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Foden

    2. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      That's impossible 1.5h before

  21. ZeBestee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    My team with 2 ft

    Pope
    Dias Dallas TAA Alonso
    Salah Jota Bruno
    Bamford Kelechi DCL

    Martinez Pereira JwP Fofana

    2 ft 1m itb

    Any suggestion/thoughts?

    Looking for Raphinha, maybe even Mahrez etc

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Jota to Raph and Bruno to Mane

      1. ZeBestee
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        U think Jota is definitelt out? Cheers

        1. BERGKOP
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          He is

        2. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          if he does manage to prove his fitness he will only make the bench and maybe get 15-20, but thats not enough to keep him imo

          makes more sense to move to Raph

  22. HVT
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Annie Leaks?

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Noel 'cLerk

    2. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      That's her private business

    3. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      tmi

  23. MMN
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    2 FT 0.2m. Any thoughts? Mainly looking at Leeds and Pool players but open to suggestions to chase down a 24 point lead (Lingard, Kane, Trent, Son only common players pre-transfers).

    Areola
    Robbo, TAA, Shaw*
    Bale, Lingard, Son, Jota*
    Nacho, Bam, Kane

    Martinez, Gundo*, Fofana, Konsa

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Jota to Raph is popular. Shaw to Cresswell or Coufal?

  24. Mytteristen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    For the final midfield spot:

    A) Play Greenwood
    B) Play Mahrez
    C) Switch Greenwood or Mahrez to Raphinha for -4

    1. ZeBestee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Play Mahrez

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A.

    3. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

  25. Totti
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone considering aguero?

    Greenwood and calvert -> willock and aguero for -4

    A) yay
    B) Nay

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      nay

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Decent chance of just a cameo I think

  26. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Doing dcl to Bamford. Best upgrade with 1.1m?
    A) vydra to mcgoldrick
    B) vydra to rodrigo
    C) jota to raphinha

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      C

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      C

  27. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Robertson or Mane?

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Mane

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Mane if budget not an issue. Benteke will get a goal!

  28. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    2FT .1ITB any suggestions?

    Areola
    Ayling Azpi TAA
    Salah Mané Raphinha Mahrez
    Kane Kelechi Bamford

    Martinez Rudiger Burn Siggy.

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Gtg. Maybe use your 2FTs to strengthen your bench in case of no shows

    2. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      You really are in a great situation, maybe improve the keeper

    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Maybe use transfers to upgrade Ayling to Dallas?

  29. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Any ideas for 2 FT, 2.3m ITB?

    Martinez
    TAA Robbo Dallas
    Salah Raphinha Mahrez Lingard
    Kane Bamford Iheanacho
    Forster Shaw El Ghazi Digne

    Martinez out seems sensible. Then perhaps someone instead of Mahrez? Also debating Kane to Antonio.

    1. The White Pele
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Mahrez & Iheanacho to Torres & Antonio

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks. Tempted by Torres for sure.

  30. Who are all Lukakus
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Both my rival and I have 2516 points. Very nervous...
    Going to do Bruno to Mane... but I still have Shaw, Holding, Digne, and Zaha.
    Would you do any -4 to bring Dallas, if not who to start among these 4?

    1. The White Pele
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Holding

    2. Toughie
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Taking a hit in your situation is not a good idea I don't think. Start holding or zaha