Scout Picks

Gameweek 11 Scout Picks – Man City and Liverpool attack backed

Sergio Aguero and Mohamed Salah are the big names in our latest Scout Picks selection.

We are expecting big things from the Manchester City and Liverpool attack in Gameweek 11 after revewing the latest Scout Squad pool.

After painful deliberation, we’ve picked out the best possible starting XI under £83m from Paul, Joe, Az and Peter’s choices. This week we line-up in the 3-5-2 formation.

Goalkeeper

Lukasz Fabianski (£4.5m) gets his hands on the goalkeeper slot this week as Burnley come to the London Stadium. He didn’t actually earn any top picks from our Scout Squad crew but was name-checked by all four. Jordan Pickford (£4.9m) was the pundits’ favourite but we’ve opted to save money with Fabianski and cover the Everton defence elsewhere. Burnley are the perfect opponent for West Ham this week, as they sit bottom of the league for shots, efforts in the box, goal attempts on target and big chances in the last four Gameweeks.

Defenders

Benjamin Mendy (£6.4m) was given strong backing by our Scout Squad crew this week. All but one of our pundits picked the Manchester City man as the top defender for Gameweek 11, Paul the only one to look elsewhere. That’s not surprising when he has a home match against Southampton coming up. The Saints have not scored for five matches in a row, while City have now accumulated eight consecutive clean sheets in all competitions. Throw Mendy’s creative abilities into the mix, with his six assists thus far, and you’ve got yourself a near-essential premium defender.

Marcos Alonso (£7.0m) is seen as the optimum way of capitalising on a Chelsea defence set to host Crystal Palace in Gameweek 11. He was Paul’s top pick while Joe, Az and Peter all selected him in second-place. Opponents Crystal Palace have been particularly poor in front of goal, just three sides registering fewer shots on target in the last four Gameweeks, so Alonso’s clean sheet potential is high. He also added a sixth assist of the campaign against Burnley to remind us that he is still capable of attacking returns.

Lucas Digne (£4.8m) is our cover for the Everton defence after he was name-checked by Joe, Az and Peter. The Toffees host a Brighton defence that has scored just three goals on their travels this season, only Cardiff have found the net fewer times away from home so far. Meanwhile, Digne has some involvement in set pieces and has proved to have great attacking potential in his advanced wing-back position.

Midfielders

Fresh from a 15-point haul against Cardiff, Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) goes straight back into the Scout Picks for a Gameweek 11 trip to Arsenal. The Gunners have actually been incredibly vulnerable recently, with only Burnley allow more big chances than them in the last four Gameweeks. In two Premier League games against the Gunners so far in his career, Salah has three goals and an assist.

Including Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.4m) in the Scout Picks was a very easy decision this week. The Everton man is top of the league for shots on goal in the last four Gameweeks and is behind just Paul Pogba when it comes to accurate efforts in that time frame. Coupled with Sigurdsson’s awesome goal threat and penalty taking duties is his chance creation potential, only David Silva playing more key passes than David Silva since Gameweek 7. Furthermore, next opponents Brighton rank 19th in that time for goal attempts conceded in the penalty area, only Burnley allowing more.

Willian (£7.4m) stands in for Eden Hazard (£11.3m) for the second week running after some interesting quotes from Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri. He believes that Hazard may play a part against Crystal Palace on Sunday but is uncertain whether he will start or be able to play 90 minutes. With Willian registering a goal and assist in his last two matches, 11 key passes and 10 shots we believe he can fill Hazard’s void in the Scout Picks once again.

Saturday afternoon will be an emotional occasion for Leicester City as they play their first match since the tragic passing of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at Cardiff. Our pundits are backing the Foxes to respond in the best possible way with a positive result in south Wales. Our pundits actually threw more support behind Jamie Vardy (£9.0m), earning a name-drop from all four, but we had to opt for James Maddison (£7.0m) to save some money. The midfielder remains their chief creator having played 12 key passes in the last four Gameweeks, only two FPL players have registered more in that time.

Roberto Pereyra (£6.1m) is back in form with two goals in as many matches since the international break. Watford’s new 4-2-3-1 formation appears to be getting the best out of him and he’ll be hoping for a third successive goal at Newcastle this weekend. Only three sides have allowed more shots in the penalty box than the Magpies since Gameweek 7 so Pereyra and his Hornets colleagues are sure to have plenty of opportunities at St James’ Park.

Forwards

Another home match for Manchester City, another clean sweep of top picks from our pundits for Sergio Aguero (£11.3m). Paul, Joe, Az and Peter all believe that the Argentinian will be on the scoresheet for the defending champions against Southampton as he continues to top the charts for shots inside the penalty box during the last four Gameweeks. That’s all with limited game-time too. The Saints come to the Etihad Stadium in the bottom five for shots allowed in the penalty area since Gameweek 7 – a perfect match-up for captain poll leader Aguero.

Marko Arnautovic (£7.0m) completes the Scout Picks XI as our second striker. Paul, Joe and Az all chose the West Ham man as their number two options up front, and with good reason. Only Raheem Sterling has more touches in the penalty box in his last four appearances than Arnautovic. Meanwhile, Burnley remain the league’s most obliging defence, allowing more shots than any other side so far this season.

Substitutes

Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) is our reserve defender this week after finally delivering on his offensive potential in the Gameweek 10 draw at Leicester. He has had more shots than all defenders apart from Matt Doherty in the last four Gameweeks and hosts that goal-shy Burnley outfit too.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m) has registered three double-figure hauls in his last five matches and has found the target with his shots more often than Aguero in that time. With another injury to Kevin de Bruyne, we think Mahrez will start again this week and will be involved in the inevitable Manchester City goals against Southampton.

Isaac Success (£4.5m) has become something of an FPL celebrity overnight now that he has emerged as the only starting forward in his price bracket. His underlying numbers don’t look too bad over his last two starts and we think there are offensive opportunities for Watford at Newcastle this weekend.

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Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 11 is Mince n Tatties. He has opted for a 5-3-2 formation of Kepa; Alonso, Rudiger, Mendy, Laporte, Walker; Salah, Mané, Maddison, Vardy, Arnautovic.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Contributors and Moderators League for the following season.

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That 33 point margin has established fclackless as the current leader, with Eden Wizard‘s 77-68 Gameweek 2 win the previous best score.

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7,799 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Leo10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Would you keep Maguire for the next few weeks if you owned him?

    1. Schliegs
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      yes

      1. Schliegs
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        How's your arm recovery going bro?
        Can't believe it's actually you

    2. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes

    3. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      100%

      I wanted to buy him this week but went pereira instead

    4. child of God
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes

    5. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Cheers guys

  2. Schliegs
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ryan
    Alonso Mendy Robbo Doherty
    Haz Salah Maddison Fraser
    Kun Wilson

    Button Ings Gunnarsson Wan B

    20k or
    2fts
    0m itb

    A) Ings + Gunnarsson > Depoitre + Murphy
    B) Ings + Gunnarsson > Paterson + Success/Kamara
    C) Haz + Ings + Gunnarsson > Siggy + Barkly/Paterson + Arnie
    D) Salah + Ings + Gunnarsson > Mane + Barkly/Paterson + Arnie
    E) Ings > Success bank 2ft and 1.1m

    1. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Keep Salah and Hazard.

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      E

    3. Bob.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      E

  3. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Play Doherty or Will Hughes?

    1. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Doherty.

  4. Lord_Bendtner
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best mid under 5,2?

    Thinking about doing Bilva + AWB to Mendy and a 5.2 mid
    Have 2 FT

    1. GAMBIT
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Brooks probably

    2. Lord_Bendtner
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Gives me a defence of Trippier, Alonso, Robbo, Doherty and Mendy
      Mids are:
      Salah, Hazard, Fraser, 5.2, Cairney
      Forward:
      Arnie, Kun, Kamara

      Just think that Mendy did score more than Bilva in less gametime. And at some point - when KDB’s back - he will get less game time

    3. Schliegs
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Paterson easily, great underlying stats and playing oop. Also, Cardiff, although very shite defensively have scored against all the big teams and have half decent fixtures coming up.
      Lock. Him. In.

  5. pelle9
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Please pick 1:

    A) Keep Bennett and play him Vs Spurs

    B) Sell for Balbeuna as my free transfer

    Thanks guys.

    1. Nyom Legend
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B. Easy

    2. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lol what a no balbrainer. B

    3. Speedu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    4. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    5. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Probably B but it's not a no-brainer. Bennett sits 2nd for headed goal attempts in the last 2 weeks and Spurs concede a lot of headed goal attempts. I'm probably going to start both of them

      1. Giggs-Tosun Particle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Plus Bennett's got 2 peaches for fixtures coming up. I'd try and keep both as they rotate wonderfully until GW22

  6. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Taken a -8 for the following

    Taa > Pereira
    Hazard > Sterling
    Moura > Barkley

    My keepers are hamer and henny

    Would you take a further -4 to change keeper? Short term loss long term gain or just slog it out this week?

    1. GAMBIT
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Slog it out this week. -12s are a big no no

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I think you are quite right

        Thanks bud

    2. Giggs-Tosun Particle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Take a hit mate. Doesn't matter how much you've taken already if you think it's most likely to pay off

  7. Nyom Legend
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bench one:
    A) Mitro
    B) Balbuena
    X) Robo
    3) Doherty

    1. willl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A or X

      1. Tshelby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Serious?

        1. Nyom Legend
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Mitro`s stats last games are horrible so I think TH 14 has a point. Not so sure about Robo though.

    2. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lol 3

  8. willl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Maddison
    B) Barkley
    C) Wilson

    Currently on A

    1. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C

    2. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Honestly none of them. No one else a better option to bench?

    3. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ç

    4. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Should start all

    5. child of God
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'd go A too. But this is the reason why I don't like a strong bench, you won't always make the right call

    6. CostaCoffee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C

    7. g40steve
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wilson on fire & pens!

  9. Blue Gaffer
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Hennessey, Hazard, Kamara———-Lossl, Mahrez, Arnautovic -4 yes or no?

    1. Speedu
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Can’t afford Fabianski?

      1. Blue Gaffer
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        No

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hazard been the best player so far this year

    3. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Don’t sell hazard

    4. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No ma'am

  10. Jafalad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Feck. @ TH 14

  11. Kun Tozser
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Start Wilson (MU) or Balbuena (BUR) ?

    1. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Both

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Not an option

    2. Bob.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wilson

    3. Dr Robotnik
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wilson of the two

  12. DR0GBA
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which set of transfers would you prefer?

    A) Ings + Maddison > Arnie + Barkley (-4)
    or
    B) Ings + Camarasa > Success + Barkley (-4)

    1. Jimmy Floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A if any, b is defo not worth a -4 for such cheap players

    2. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  13. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Play Ryan or Patricio? Think Brighton will concede

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Pat. Wolves are a much defensive unit than BRI.

    2. SW6
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      You've answered your own question..

  14. barcaa7
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which one to play
    a-Kenedy
    b-Success

  15. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Play
    a) TAA
    B) Doherty

    1. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I don’t think TAA will start, Start Doherty

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        thanks mate

    2. barcaa7
      1 month, 9 days ago

      a

      1. FPL_DON
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        cheers

  16. Johnny too hotty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who would u play 2 from

    Billing
    Fraser
    Doherty
    Success

    Currently I have success and billing

    1. Jimmy Floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Doherty and Fraser for me, other 2 are bench fodder

      1. Super Saints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Doh and Fra by far

  17. OptimusBlack
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Choose One For Long Term ...
    A- Mahrez
    B- B.Silva
    C- Siggy

    1. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Soggy. 5 Goals in six.

    3. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C

    4. kalmoffit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    5. OptimusBlack
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Thxxxxx

    6. Dr Robotnik
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I wish I had C

  18. Poorinho
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Pick one to play:
    A. Hazard (will only play 40 mins)
    B. Kayal
    C. Doherty

    1. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    2. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

  19. PascalCygan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Last call: Firmino or Arnie?

    1 FT, 0.1 ITB:
    Ederson (Hamer)
    Alonso / TAA / Chilwell (Bennett / Wan-Bis)
    Sterling (c) / Mane (vc) / Hazard / Maddison (Hojbjerg)
    Firmino / Wilson / Mitro

    Ta

  20. orxan677
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Morning lads.. need urgent help.. I've got 2 ft and thinking of doing mane to martial and lucas to barkley .. does it worth it ?

    1. Leo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Keep Mane. Next week he's at home to Fulham while Martial is away to Man City so you'd be regretting it next week.

      Lucas out is a good move though.

    2. SW6
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No way do Mane to Martial. Just do the 2nd one if you want

      1. orxan677
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers chaps

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Just the second one IMO

  21. Woy_is_back
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    TAA-> Balbuena
    Mitro-> Arnautovic

    2 ft

    Yay or nay?

    1. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yeah

    2. Zladan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      That’s some faith in a poor WHU team you have.

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        lol 🙁

    3. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I did TAA >> Lovren
      Mitro >> Arnie

      I was torn between Lovren and Balbuena

  22. Dynamic Duos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    G2G? bench right ?

    Ederson
    TAA Balbuena Alonso
    Salah Maddison Richarlison Sterling(c)
    Arnie Mitrovic Aguero(vc)

    Button Doherty Obi Wan

  23. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Surely Sarri will give Haz the first 60mins ?? Can rest him in the week

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      May start sub though although it makes sense to begin the game with him.

  24. Paul
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    No breakfast club??

  25. How I met your Mata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Captain?
    A Arnie
    B salah
    C alonso
    D Firmino

    1. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    2. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Annie.

    3. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Salah. That game is going to be fire.

    4. Tshelby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Alonso

  26. barcaa7
    1 month, 9 days ago

    play?
    a-Kenedy
    b-Success

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Success

  27. Champions united
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Captain choice
    Haz or kun
    Also have mane and mendy

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Kun.

  28. Rust Cohle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    MNF. Huddersfield v Fulham: The Resistible Force v The Movable Object. Can’t wait!

  29. odannyboys
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    pickford or fabianski?

    1. Jafalad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Fabs

  30. Critical Observer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Guys, I have King, 1FT and 0.0 ITB.

    Would you

    a) King + Richarlison —> Arnautovic + Deulofeu (-4)

    b) King —> Iheanacho

    c) Save transfer, bench King, play Doherty

    1. beetlejuice
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C

      1. Critical Observer
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah that’s probably the way to go isn’t it. Thanks!