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. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 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
      2 months, 12 days ago

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

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    do we think auba starts?

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      yes

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wouldn’t bother either way

  3. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 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
      2 months, 12 days ago

      cheers

  4. yanky
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 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
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    This gameweek only.....

    Nacho or Wood?

    1. yanky
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      wood

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nacho

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nacho

    4. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

    5. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wood

    6. Biggsy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

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

    7. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Thanks lads!

  6. Sal8
      2 months, 12 days ago

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

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        1 or Mendy

        1. Sal8
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers

        2. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Casilla could be a good shout

          1. Sal8
              2 months, 12 days ago

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

          2. dabber7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Leno? Brighton threadbare in attack.

        3. jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 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
            2 months, 12 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
              2 months, 12 days ago

              No goalkeeper potentially and that would be 4 pool 🙁

              1. yanky
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                ah didnt see jota in there sorry

          2. Sal8
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Mes and dcl to mendy and antonio? Avoids the minus

            • dabber7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 12 days ago

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

          3. balint84
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

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

            1. Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              A

          4. Hansel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 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?

          5. Dybala10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 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
              2 months, 12 days ago

              B.

          6. fcsaltyballs
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

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

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

            Cheers

            1. Sal8
                2 months, 12 days ago

                1B probably due to risk of shaw being rested

              • Bobby_Baggio
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                1B

              • dabber7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                3B

            2. Bobby_Baggio
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 12 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
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Bale to Mane

                1. dabber7
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Yep

              2. balint84
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Dcl to Firmino

            3. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 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
                2 months, 12 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. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Good plan

              2. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                2A

              3. dabber7
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 12 days ago

                2A

                1. fcsaltyballs
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

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

            4. Garfield1001
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Play DCL or JWP?

              1. balint84
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Jwp

              2. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                DCL

            5. Burger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

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

              1. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Aguero!!!

                1. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  20 min hattie, nice!

                  1. Tinkermania
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 12 days ago

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

                    1. Burger
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 12 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
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 12 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
                          2 months, 12 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
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 12 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
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Allison

              3. FPL Pillars
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Benteke

              4. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Great now I fancy a burger

                1. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  You know it makes sense.

              5. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Grealish

                1. Burger
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Naughty.

              6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Bamford

              7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Auba

            6. balint84
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Willock or Harrison?

              1. Kitman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I went willock

            7. FPL Pillars
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 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
                2 months, 12 days ago

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

            8. Fantasy123456
                2 months, 12 days ago

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

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  follow ur name

                2. ChelseaGuy
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  A easy

                3. dabber7
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  A all day

              • ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 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
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  I would do it to captain Mane

                  1. ZimZalabim
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

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

                    He will cap Salah

                    1. Traction Engine Foot
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      19 points is doable if things go your way

                      1. Traction Engine Foot
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 12 days ago

                        Just feel Mane has the biggest potential upside this week

                        1. ZimZalabim
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 12 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
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

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

                  1. ZimZalabim
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 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 ?

              • Traction Engine Foot
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 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
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  DCL to Bamford

                  1. dabber7
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 12 days ago

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

              • George Agdgdgwngo
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 12 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
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  C

                2. ChelseaGuy
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

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

              • ChelseaGuy
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

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

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  A if leading

                  C if chasing

                  C if nothing on the line

                  1. ChelseaGuy
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Nothing on the line lol

              • Blue Moon Rising
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Will Greenwood play?

                1. ZimZalabim
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Should do

              • Hig1990
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 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
                  2 months, 12 days ago

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

              • RedWolf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Play 2:

                Lowton Coufal Willock

                1. Kitman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Lowron coufal

              • dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 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

              • Fantasy123456
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Is Forster going to play?

                  1. Heiro
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Would love to know. Have him and Messlier

                  2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Its his chance to play.

                • jonnybhoy
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Willock or Raphina?

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Raph

                  2. NZREDS
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Raph, he’s captain material too

                  3. jonnybhoy
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Cheers guys

                • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Pick one:

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

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    A

                    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Stuck between Pepe and Mount now.

                • Heiro
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 12 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
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Bamford yeah