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. rogersterling
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    9 points behind in ML.

    A) DCL > Wood (play Wood)

    B) Bissouma > Willock (play Willock, bench DCL)

    Team:

    Martinez
    Dallas - TAA - Phillips
    Salah - Raphina - Harrison - Son
    Antonio - Kane - DCL

    Areola - Digne - Bissouma - Targett

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      b

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

  2. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Looking for opinions - Start
    A. Willock
    B. Greenwood

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I’m joint first in ML
      the other guy has neither
      Thnx

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I’d go Willock in that case

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

  3. kinghenry14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    1FT 0ITB

    martinez
    robbo dallas coufal
    salah fernandes son lingard
    kane dcl antonio

    forster esr mitchell keane

    A) dcl to bamford
    B) dcl to iheanacho

    cheers!

    1. rogersterling
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I'd go Bamford; even if he's subbed early I expect Leeds to score a hatful.

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

    3. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Bam

    4. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

  4. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Play Watkins or Greenwood?

    Chasing in ML & rival has Watkins (no Greenwood). We will most likely share 2 players with Watkins potentially the third.

    1. jimbobmij
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      If you're chasing then play whoever your ML doesn't have

      1. Tcheco
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        On that at the moment cheers

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

  5. jimbobmij
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is the Hernandez gamble incredibly stupid or does it have some weight to it?

    1. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Should be better ways to spend your last transfer of the season?

  6. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Any Arsenal fans here that can advise. Does the club want to qualify for the Europa Conference League? considering it's a level below Europa League. They're in a good position to qualify if they win tomorrow, that's if they want this competition next season.

    1. jimbobmij
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      The club doesn't really care one way or the other. What they DO want to do is finish above spurs, so I guarantee you they're going all out tomorrow.

  7. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Digne to Robbo -4 ?

    Yes or no ?

  8. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Which one for (C) please? Chasing 24 points.

    Head.... Salah
    Gut....... Antonio
    Heart.... Mane

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      B

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        His stats are on point

  9. Digne do well
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Son + Jota >>> Mane + Gundo ?

  10. roghippo
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Sell Kane or Bale to fund Mane
    Don't fancy double spurs

    Cheers

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Bale easy

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Bale. Might have limited minutes. He is stronger at home.

  11. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Marcus Alonso. Yay or Nay?

  12. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    DCL out for a hit, yes or no?

    Already have Kane and Bamford.

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      DCL > Antonio for a hit

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks, I am a bit reluctant to take a hit, but that's tempting!

    2. TB303
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Tricky. I would though

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks, I am still scared

    3. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Not for me. Will Antonio or Wood or whoever you fancy outscore DCL by more than 4 points?

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Cheers! Exactly what I am afraid of.
        Guess it will be a last minute decision

  13. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Worth a -4 ?

    Kane, Bruno > Bamford, Mane (c)

    Cheers.

    1. Ashleyajolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Possibly yes. I would just to Bruno to Mane.

    2. Joneskev81
        2 months, 15 days ago

        No. I fancy Kane scoring. Do the transfer to Mane

    3. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      It’s been a long season guys. Hope yours went well. Given tonight is Eurovision, here’s what happens when 3 times winner shows up at a game.

      We may not have comfy seats or prawn sandwiches but at least there’s some heart.

      Hopefully soon the full houses will be back all over Europe and beyond. Have a good summer.

      https://youtu.be/N8h01lFg1go

      1. MB10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Incedible atmosphere in Dalymount. Here's to next season and much more of that back in grounds !

    4. Party time
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Anyone keeping Bruno like me 🙂

        Just waiting for his goal today so I can post

        “Bruuuunoooo, Juuhuuuuuu!

        We feast! take that sellers

        Lol

        1. Ashleyajolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          No as why would United risk the most important player for Europa league final on a dead rubber match. Ole would get slated it he got injured.

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          There’s nothing to play for why risk him it’s the Europa league final 3 days after...

          1. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            No one knows tho, its all guess work from people on here.

            Do I think he starts, likely not, but ogs has played him consistently in most games where he was able to actually give him a rest.

        3. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Thanks for reminding me why I stay away on match days.

      • TB303
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Bench one

        A) coufal
        B) holding
        C) ayling

        1. Ashleyajolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          B

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

          B

        3. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          B

        4. TB303
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Thanks !

      • Joneskev81
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Evening all. First time poster. Leading ML by 9 points . Torn between A or B. What do people think? Currently going with A but B feels like a safer option and spreading my risk. Given Adams defo won’t play.

          A) Bruno -> Mane
          B) Adams -> Bamford

          1FT . 2.6 ITB.

          Mendy

          TAA Coufal Holding Dallas
          Lingard Salah(C) Bruno Greenwood Willock

          Kane

          Guaita , Vydra , Coleman, Che Adams

          1. Ashleyajolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I would pick A on this occasion but Mane has had a poor season.

            Any other game week it’s B.

            1. Joneskev81
                2 months, 15 days ago

                What about a C option - Coleman to Robertson ?

          2. andres
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Have TAA and salah, do i get

            A mane
            B robbo

            1. Bookkeeper
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I'm going Robbo, who could match Mane's points tomorrow.

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

              What improves your eleven the most? In isolation A for the higher ceiling.

            3. Frozen Mukluks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Robbo

            4. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I had this dilemma and I picked B as I had lack of defensive issues with Shaw & Mitchell

              But fully expect mane to score he has a very good record at scoring against crystal palace.

              I don’t think either decision is a bad choice.

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

            Thoughts? 0.0 ITB for the B-move.

            A) Play Zaha/Shaw
            B) Iheanacho (-4)

            1. jason_ni
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Not b, needs a goal to even break even.

              Start shaw, if he doesn't start he shouldn't feature at all.

            2. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Zaha gets 2pts
              Shaw won’t play or get 1pt.

              Nacho, average pts would be 4 for this match.

              I would pick Zaha - A

          4. AutoFill 2021
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Sanchez

            TAA. Stones Dallas

            Mo Mane G’wood Mahrez

            Bam. Antonio. Kane

            Guita, Holding Thomas Reidlewald

            Wondering should I get cover in for Mahrez/Greenwood?

            Can upgrade bench for Willock or ESR? -4

            Transfer out G wood or Mahrez? -4

            1. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              No I wouldn’t take the hit and hope they play!

          5. jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Top 3 pay out.
            34 points behind 1st, 14 points clear of 3rd.

            Do I gamble on a capt pick outside of salah, and push for 1st, or just play it safe with mo and hope to keep 2nd!?

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Of course, 2nd place is only first in last place.

              1. jason_ni
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                2nd pays out more than 3rd!

            2. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I would pick Salah and hope that 1st/3rd place make wrong move. Got another 10 players to help you. 34pts maybe a stretch though.

              If want gamble I would pick TAA.

          6. Giggs22
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Evening all need some help

            Martinez/Lloris

            TAA/Dallas/Shaw/Reguilon/Veltman

            Salah/Lingard/Bruno/Zaha/Jota

            Bamford/Cavani/Watkins

            I have 2 FT. I fear the Utd boys will all be rotated and Jota and Veltman are injured. What do I do???

            1. Deeney-is-a-god
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Would transfer jota and cavani out for antonio and raphina

            2. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Martinez
              TAA, Dallas, Regulion
              Salah, lingard, mane, (Mount/Raphina/Harrison) Zaha
              Bamford Watkins.

              If want hit could swap Cavani for Antonio.

          7. UKG
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            1ft nothing to do really. Bruno or Greenwood to Mount?

            Will either of the Utd players start do we think?

            1. Heiro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Bruno I think is less likely to play

            2. Deeney-is-a-god
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Greenwood more likely to stsrt but do think bruno will be involved

            3. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Bruno out!

          8. Heiro
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Kane/Nacho/Watkins

            Can't put Bamford in as I have 3 Leeds.

            A: Firmino
            B: Antonio
            C:Wood

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              B

            2. Deeney-is-a-god
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Antonio or wood, maybe antonio since he is at home

            3. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Firminho is differential and could claw you back points!

          9. Deeney-is-a-god
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Want to keep a 17 point lead and really undecided on what to do. I have lindelof, bruno, digne and watkins and only one FT.

            I will have to play one of the defenders at least (thinking lindelof) and then I am undecided if I want to transfer bruno or watkins out. Cant buy mane anyway so not sure which midfielder I could get in. On the other side I do not have bamford and I leading my mini league while the people behind have him.

            Any thoughts? Unlikely that a hit will pay off so will probably not take on, dont need the risk

            1. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Bruno out for Raphinha?

              1. Deeney-is-a-god
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                have raphina, but otherwise a good suggestion

            2. Heiro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Get Bamford in

              1. Deeney-is-a-god
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                agree, reckon thats the smart call

          10. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            What would you do with 1 ft and 1.4? Can't afford mane for son or robbo for castagne.

            Forster
            TAA Dallas Castagne
            Salah Son Lingard Greenwood
            Bamford Kane Watkins

            Martinez saka coady ward

            A - saka to raphinha
            B - Watkins -> nacho
            C - Ward -> philips

            1. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I would say A, but got a feeling Saka may do something against Brighton.

              C is safe bet.

          11. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            A. Raphinha
            B. Pepé
            C. Harrison

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              A

            2. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              A

              1. Gandalf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Thanks both

          12. Champions League Varane
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            2FT .1ITB any suggestions would be great thanks.

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I suggest you make some transfers. Hard to be more specific.

            2. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Salah, Mane, TAA top three Liverpool.

              Bamford, Dallas, Raphina

              Antonio, Cresswell/Coufal.

          13. RedWolf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Bench Lowton or Coufal? Currently on benching Coufal

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Use. But I agree with you

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                *close

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

              Bench Lowton for sure

            3. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I would play Coufal.

          14. PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Start 1:
            A) Ward-Prowse
            B) Greenwood

            1. Ashleyajolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              B