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GW38 Selection: Salah gets the captaincy

The Scout 12 May 2019
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Liverpool attacker earns the GW38 armband as The Scout's last XI of 2018/19 is revealed

He has been sold by over 84,000 Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of Sunday's 14:00 BST deadline but Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) is back in training as Liverpool prepare to host Wolverhampton Wanderers in Gameweek 38.

The Egyptian is expected to return to the teamsheet for Sunday's encounter at Anfield.

Salah has a goal or an assist in six successive Gameweeks, his most consistent run of returns this season.

And at home, his 30 shots on target are more than any other player in FPL.

Salah is handed the Gameweek 38 armband in The Scout's XI, with Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) given the vice-captaincy.

Sergio Rico (FUL) £4.4m

The Fulham goalkeeper welcomes Newcastle United on the back of some resilient performances. Rico has three clean sheets and 28 FPL points in his last four matches.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £5.8m

The most bought defender in the Gameweek, earning 61,000+ new owners ahead of the weekend. Alexander-Arnold has double-figure hauls in each of the last three Gameweeks.

Aymeric Laporte (MCI) £6.3m

Manchester City have conceded only one goal in seven matches since Laporte returned from injury in Gameweek 32. The Frenchman heads to Brighton & Hove Albion having earned 56 FPL points over that recent run.

Luke Shaw (MUN) £5.1m

Manchester United's left-back takes on Cardiff City in fine attacking form. Shaw has two assists, as well as five bonus points, in his last three at Old Trafford. 

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £13.3m

The Liverpool attacker has five sets of double-figure hauls at Anfield this season. That includes 19 points against Huddersfield Town in his previous home fixture.

Paul Pogba (MUN) £8.6m

A home encounter with relegated Cardiff gives Pogba the chance to finish the season with a flourish. He supplied three assists and earned 13 FPL points in a 5-1 win over the Welsh side back in Gameweek 18.

Nathan Redmond (SOU) £5.5m

The Southampton attacker can extend his fine home record against Huddersfield. Moved up front for the Saints, Redmond has two goals, an assist and 20 FPL points in his last two at St Mary's Stadium.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £11.7m

The winger's contribution could be vital as Man City push for the title. Sterling produced a goal, assist and 14 FPL points in his previous meeting with Brighton in Gameweek 7.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £9.0m

Leicester City's forward is back to his best ahead of a home encounter with Chelsea. Vardy has nine goals and two assists in nine appearances since Brendan Rodgers was appointed manager.

Chris Wood (BUR) £6.3m

The Burnley frontman has three goals and three assists in his last six matches. Wood welcomes an Arsenal side with a single clean sheet on their travels this season, the worst record in the Premier League.

Callum Wilson (BOU) £6.8m

His away form suggests the AFC Bournemouth forward could be a captaincy contender for the trip to Crystal Palace. Wilson has three sets of double-figure hauls in his previous four on the road.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I'm hoping Vardy rewards my patience with a final flurry of goals at home to Chelsea, who may be jaded from UEFA Europa League action. 

Ash (@FPLHints): I am surprised there is no Sergio Aguero (£12.0m). I've also got concerns about Pogba and his lack of form.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): I like the Pogba pick. He could score big.

Paul Gee (FPLPaulGee): Loving Vardy and Wood, they could be ultimate differentials. 

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral): I like the back three and the midfield, not so sure about the forwards and the goalkeeper. I'd have included Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m).

James Egersdorff (@JEgersdorff): Fresh from his heroics in midweek and in the absence of Son Heung-Min (£8.7m), I feel for Lucas Moura (£6.9m) missing out. 

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): Despite the result last weekend, I'm more bullish on Southampton than the Selection. I'd be thinking about Yan Valery (£4.1m) over Shaw.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): I really like Redmond. After being benched for Gameweek 37, when Southampton lost, he'll be back with a point to prove against Huddersfield. Laporte has been fantastic for me for the last few Gameweeks. I expect to see him with another points haul this weekend.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): I like Vardy, with Chelsea having played 120 minutes on Thursday night. I'd back form over fixtures and pick Ryan Fraser (£6.3m) and Virgil van Dijk (£6.7m) over Pogba and Shaw.

See: The Scout's panel of FPL experts

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