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.

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2,637 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Rival will TC Salah with 12pt lead.

    A. Kane+Jota >> Mane(C)+Bamford
    B. DCL+Jota >> Bamford+Raphinha(C)

    Mendy
    TAA. Holding. Rudiger
    Salah. Son. Greenwood. Jota. ASM
    Kane. Antonio
    (Forster. DCL. Digne. Ward)

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      i like B i think raphinha first time in front of fans will be shooting

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    do we think auba starts?

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      yes

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Wouldn’t bother either way

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

    Only of interest to any other Leno owners but Ryan not able to start v Brighton ( home club) so Leno will start

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      cheers

  4. yanky
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Already done my FT to get Dallas in...
    is DCL > Antonio worth -4 pt hit???

    Mendy
    TAA Dallas Digne
    Salah Son Lingard Raphinha
    Kane Bamford DCL

  5. King Kun Ta
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    This gameweek only.....

    Nacho or Wood?

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      wood

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Nacho

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Nacho

    4. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Nacho. No need to say this game week only. There is no gameweek after that 🙂

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

    5. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Wood

    6. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I think Wood, but asked same question earlier and got 3 each out of six responses

    7. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Thanks lads!

  6. Sal8
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Best keeper for the final gw?
    1. Allison
    2. De gea
    3. Ederson
    4. Any others?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      1 or Mendy

      1. Sal8
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Casilla could be a good shout

      1. Sal8
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Already have dallas and phillips. Leading my ML so Mendy could be a good shout to spread the risk.

    3. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Leno? Brighton threadbare in attack.

  7. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Hi all which one? Currently on C but unsure if the -8pts could negatively affect rank?

    Meslier
    Coufal Holding Phillps
    Salah(C) Son Bruno Lingard
    DCL Bamford Kane

    Forster Digne Thomas Jota

    2FT 0.2 ITB

    A) Forster + DCL > Kiko and Antonio - ensures I have a keeper.
    B) Digne, DCL + Jota > TAA, Raphina and Antonio -4pts (bench Holding + Bruno for TAA and Raph and hope Forster plays)
    C) Forster, Digne, Jota, DCL > Mendy, TAA, Willock, Antonio/Nacho -8pts

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      -8 is too much for one gameweek to repay the pts— would u not just do bruno dcl > mane antonio for free?

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        No goalkeeper potentially and that would be 4 pool 🙁

        1. yanky
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          ah didnt see jota in there sorry

    2. Sal8
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Mes and dcl to mendy and antonio? Avoids the minus

    3. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 5 days ago

      B.
      Big risk taking a hit on a keeper for one week.

  8. balint84
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    A) Bam+Antonio
    B) Mane(C)+Willock

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A

  9. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    A) Bamford + ESR first sub
    B) Raphinha + DCL first sub

    Have Greenwood so sub not unimportant. ESR hitting form and with a better fixture (BRI) over (mci)

    However, I’m at 128k so might need a bit of a gamble to break into top 100k, which is an advandage for Rap (8.7%) over Bambam (44%).

    Thoughts?

  10. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Evening guys.

    I’m not sure there is much in it, but which option is best?

    A) Robertson & Raphinha for Shaw & Fernandes
    Or
    B) Mane & Raphinha for Fernandes and Greenwood

    1. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      B.

  11. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    1. Son (lei) [have Kane]
    2. Greenwood (wol)
    3. Lingard (SOU) [have Antonio]

    A. Shaw (wol)
    B. Holding (BHA)

    Cheers

    1. Sal8
      4 months, 5 days ago

      1B probably due to risk of shaw being rested

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      1B

    3. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 5 days ago

      3B

  12. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Evening all. 1FT and 3.6m ITB.

    Meslier
    Coufal - Phillips - Alioski
    Willock(C) - Salah - Raph - Greenwood
    Kane - DCL - Antonio

    (Martinez) - Bale - Shaw - Digne

    A) DCL > Anyone.
    B) Digne > Robbo and bench Coufal.
    C) Bale > Anyone and bench DCL.
    D) Anything else.
    E) Take -4 and do 2 transfers

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Bale to Mane

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Yep

    2. balint84
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Dcl to Firmino

  13. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Who to bench, pick one from each:

    1. Son (lei) [have Kane]
    2. Greenwood (wol)
    3. Lingard (SOU) [have Antonio]

    A. Shaw (wol)
    B. Holding (BHA)

    Cheers

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      id bench the man u guys but if theres early team news and confirmation they start id play em over lingard and holding

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Good plan

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      2A

    3. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 5 days ago

      2A

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks mate, assuming the United boys don’t play I guess

  14. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Play DCL or JWP?

    1. balint84
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Jwp

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      DCL

  15. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Who's going to be the surprise last day of thr season hattrick hero tomorrow?

    1. Tinkermania
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Aguero!!!

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        20 min hattie, nice!

        1. Tinkermania
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          70 mins actually. Wants to sub him off to a rapturous applause.

          1. Burger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            You reckon? Would love to see it, really want to bring him in. If you'd guaranteed me 70 mins I'd bring in and captain.

            1. Tinkermania
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              I am considering. I am convinced he will start and captain the side. Fans in stadium too. Great farewell.

              1. No Kane No Gain
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 5 days ago

                I agree with you. He’s my captain at the moment. If you have any news regarding the lineup before the deadline, please let me know sir!

                1. Tinkermania
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 5 days ago

                  I still not made any transfers just in case there is news. I will have to take -4 or -8. Will leave it until 10mins to deadline.

    2. balint84
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Allison

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Benteke

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Great now I fancy a burger

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        You know it makes sense.

    5. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Grealish

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Naughty.

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Bamford

    7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Auba

  16. balint84
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Willock or Harrison?

    1. Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I went willock

  17. FPL Pillars
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Areola / Martinez
    TAA Dallas Coufal / Shaw* Mitchell*
    Salah Ralph Son Lingard / Bruno*
    Kane Wood Nacho

    2FT 0.6ITB

    These transfers are tough as the team looks ok, any suggestions?

    1. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Team looks great but possibly keeper to Leno (Brighton threadbare up front) and Bruno to Mane (bench Son)?

  18. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Which options best?
    A) Mane and Raph
    B) Firmino and Raph
    C) Raph and Wood

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      follow ur name

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A easy

    3. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A all day

  19. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    chasing 15 points have about 6 different players

    would you take a hit to go Bale to Mane ?

    both would be differentials, he has son in that pp

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I would do it to captain Mane

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        would put me 19 behind tho, you think that much is catchable ?

        He will cap Salah

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          19 points is doable if things go your way

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Just feel Mane has the biggest potential upside this week

            1. ZimZalabim
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 5 days ago

              hmm this decision is going to go down to the wire for me, just feeling like ill be putting myself in a tougher position getting mane in for a hit but at the same time it also seems like the most explosive option to go for.

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Both would be differentials?
      Are you gonna get Bale IN then?

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        No I own him already vs his son and we have 5 other players going up against each other, my question was basically do u think that mane would be a better differential than bale and if yes is it worth a hit ?

  20. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    What to do here?

    A DCL to Bamford/Antonio
    B Targett to Robertson
    C Both for -4
    D Something else?

    1ft 2.8m itb

    Henderson
    Dallas TAA Castagne
    Salah Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
    DCL Kane Iheanacho

    Sanchez Pereira Digne Targett

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      DCL to Bamford

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Yep just DCL to Bamford, no need to take the hit.

  21. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    7 point lead in ML

    Opponent has ederson, I have Martinez

    Would you
    A get mendy -4
    B get ederson -4
    C play Martinez

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      C

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      B is obvious if the rest remains
      of the team remains same yea?
      C is also good though

  22. ChelseaGuy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    A) Bamford
    B) Harrison
    C) Mane (-4)

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A if leading

      C if chasing

      C if nothing on the line

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Nothing on the line lol

  23. Blue Moon Rising
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Will Greenwood play?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Should do

  24. Hig1990
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Repost - Thoughts on these moves? 2FT

    Digne > Robbo & Mahrez > Mount

    McCarthy
    Digne*,TAA, Dallas
    Salah (C) Son, Raphina, Lingard, Mahrez*
    Kane, Antonio
    Meslier, DCL, Stones, Mitchell

    1. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Would do Digne to Robbo but would much rather DCL to Nacho and bench Mahrez.

  25. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Play 2:

    Lowton Coufal Willock

    1. Kitman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Lowron coufal

  26. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    1 am in tight battle to try and retain ML. 6 points behind leader in ML (team 1 below) and 2 behind second (team 2 below). My team is team 3 below.

    Which is my best move do you think?
    A Son to Mané ( like this as differential but so is Son)
    B DCL to Bamford
    C Both -4
    D Digne to Robbo ( differential but relies on CS and/or attacking returns)
    E B plus D -4
    F Any suggestion would be much appreciated

    1 ML leader - 6 ahead
    Martinez
    Coufal Castagne TAA
    Salah Harrison El Ghazi Bruno
    Firmino Watkins Antonio

    Sanchez Dunk Dendoncker Holgate

    2 ML second- 2 points ahead
    Martinez
    TAA Coufal Digne
    Salah Raphinha Mahrez Lingard
    Kane DCL Bamford

    McCarthy Jota Targett Struijk

    3- my team
    Leno
    TAA Dallas Holding
    Salah (c)Son Greenwood Lingard Raphinha
    Kane DCL

    Forster Vydra Digne Fofana

  27. Mane Mane Mane
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Is Forster going to play?

    1. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Would love to know. Have him and Messlier

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Its his chance to play.

  28. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Willock or Raphina?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Raph

    2. NZREDS
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Raph, he’s captain material too

    3. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Cheers guys

  29. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Pick one:

    A) Bruno to Mount. Play DCL.
    B) DCL to Bamford. Play Bruno.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      A

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Stuck between Pepe and Mount now.

  30. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Ok guys,

    Kane Nacho XXX

    10.6 in the bank.

    Just go Bamford and be done with it?

    - Southampton could turn up Vs Westham.

    - Firmino is the flair pick

    - Aguero nostalgia pick

    20 points behind

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Bamford yeah