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.

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7,799 Comments Post a Comment
  1. abaalan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Play one:
    A) Doherty (tot H)
    B) Diop (Bur H)

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

      b

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

      B

  2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Aguero or Sterling captain and why?????
    Cheers fellas

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

      i guess sterling due to the fact he should play more mins and gets more points for score and a cs point

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

      Aguero if you have a good rank, sterling if you are chasing. I would cap sterling if I had him

    3. Jay Arell
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'd probably go Sterling, bigger chance to play 90 min and also a great differential!

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers guys I been on Aguero all week to play safe but think I shall switch to Sterling now!! You only live once after all!!! Haha

  3. JWilson3
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    How much of a risk is Hazard -> Sterling for no hit?

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

      Not the biggest this week, next week, big risk

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

      very little.

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

    Starting Robbo, would you play TAA or Doherty? I have pat

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

      Oy?

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

    What would you guys to with this city-less team? 2FT

    Patricio

    Alonso Robbo Trippier

    Hazard Mane Rich Fraser

    Kane Arnie Mitro

    Subs: Hennessy, Doherty AWB Billing

    1. Podge
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Tripp to Mendy

      1. CrouchDown
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Do you think Mendy will score more over the next two?

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

      How much iTB? Kane to Kun looks easiest move, or Mitro to Success and then Billing to BSilva is possible?

      1. CrouchDown
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        0 itb unfortunately so I can't afford those moves

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

          Then maybe go with Tripp to Mendy I feel, Kane can still match Kun, who knows.

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

        Reluctant to lose Kane but maybe getting Kun is the right call. Alternatively I could do Patricio > Fabianski and reassess next week.

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Get Mendy

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

      Haz to Sterling

      1. CrouchDown
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Can't afford that, do you think it's too risky to go without any?

  6. ALTOID11
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is Hazard confirmed playing?

    The article is saying Willian is standing in for him but people still have in team?

    1. Relegation6pointer
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sarri said yesterday Haz would only be fit to play 40-50 mins and didn't specify if would start or not.

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Sarri has said this before though, and he played the full game

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

      hazard will get some mins, 0-60mins

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

      The article is about the scout picks - Willian standing in for Hazard doesn't mean that is what's happening in the real world.

  7. Relegation6pointer
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Any help appreciated!
    Team is:
    Hart (Hamer)
    Alonso, Trip, Duffy (Holebas, Bennett)
    Haz, Salah, Mads, Fraser, Shaq
    Aguero(c), Mitro (Quaner)
    1ft, 0.2 itb

    Want rid of Holebas, thinking either:
    1)Holebas & Shaq to Stones/Laporte & Barkley for -4
    2) Holebas to Kiko for free
    3) Holebas & Shaq to Mendy & Delof (-4)

    Thoughts??

  8. Urchin
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Soton to break their non scoring streak in exactly the match you own their opponents' defender (Mendy for me)

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

      ings time....

    2. LEFTARMPIE-The Hills Have M…
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hey Fellow Blindian! How are you?

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

        Same old same old 😉

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

      Que the " ofc they dont keep cs when I got X defender " comments

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

        Like Firmino not scoring ever since I got him in all my Draft teams this season

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

          Haha, please sell him.

  9. tarantino2005
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    With no city cover do you think it makes sense to transfer out hazard for sterling or Mahrez+Alonso for -4?

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

      I did (for Mahrez) but not sure if it's sensible.

    2. Emm7980
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I think City cover is a must this week, I have only mendy and am thinking of another l hit to get either sterling or Aguero in

  10. Jay Arell
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Start Fraser (MUN) or Success (new)?

    1. Podge
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Success

  11. teriyaki 69
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    will miss today's early kick off, I have a research proposal due in 48 hrs. Am I gtg??

    foster
    Mendy robbo Alonso
    haz mane richa Maddy
    aguero(c) Wilson vardy

    1. Relegation6pointer
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Gtg

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

      Gtg

  12. Tiger
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Big captain dilemma. Hazard, Aguero or Sterling?

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

      Hazard is not even an option

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

        Why not? He will probably get same minutes as Aguero

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

          Sarri said 45 minutes
          I would never captain a player with this risk

    2. Emm7980
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'd go sterling

    3. Relegation6pointer
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sterling for differential; aguero to play it safe imo

  13. Punter
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Morning, just quickly - start Kenedy (WAT) or Success (new)?

    Thanks!

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

      success

    2. Stars
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ken

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Success

    4. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      success, watford got form. newcastle haven't

      1. Punter
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Righto Success it is. Cheers!

  14. firstade
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Had a bad day yesterday and did three stupid transfers for -8p. Today the decision felt awful and had to push the FH button. Currently sitting 977th and did not want to lose momentum. This will backfire badly later, I know, but what do you think about my team for this round?

    Fab
    Mendy - Alonso - Digne
    Salah - Sterling - Maddison - Willian - Siggy
    Aguero - Arnautovic

    (Hamer - Kiko - Kamara - Stankovic

    Any improvements needed? Thanks!

    1. Punter
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Did you make more changes with the FH or just the 3? That team looks great for this week

      1. firstade
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Did some other changes too including Hazard to Sterling

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

      Nice free hit! Who are you capt?

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

        Love the digne pick

      2. firstade
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks. Aguero or Sterling. Currently on Sterling.

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

      decent

    4. Podge
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Free hit doesn’t remove the -8

      1. It doesnt really Mata
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yes it does

      2. firstade
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It does

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

      Great free hit team for the week but why you took a -8 with your original team is something I can't fathom.

      1. firstade
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I cannot either now when I think about it. Was so mad about last week’s stupid transfer and was desperate to get arna in. But chose the wrong way to do it...

  15. HD7
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    g2g ?

    Fab
    Mendy Robbo Alonso
    Salah Richa Maddy Kenedy Hazard
    Aguero (C) Arnie

    Subs: Button, Success, Duffy, WanB

    1. Stars
      1 month, 9 days ago

      V g2g

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

      Looking tidy I'm playing Success and benching Kenedy but who knows

  16. LEFTARMPIE-The Hills Have M…
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Start TAA or Dohorty?

    1. Stars
      1 month, 9 days ago

      D

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

      TAA

  17. Emm7980
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Everyone around me has Aguero, am I crazy to go with only mendy as city cover.

    Would have to - 8 to get him or WC

    Am I mad in the head using my WC.

    Current team:

    Fab
    Alonso mendy Doherty
    Salah(c) Haz madd rich fraser
    Mitro Wilson laca
    Subs:Foster. AWB, peltier,

    1. Stars
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Stick

  18. Stars
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Good morning
    Total points prediction

    A) Bennett (H v Spurs) & Mitrovic (a v Hudd) = how many points total together ?

    Versus

    B) Kenedy (H v Watf) & Arnuatovic (H v Bur) = how many points total together ?

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

      BNot going try to predict the exact points but I think B scores more

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

      A- 8
      B-7

    3. Emm7980
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Defo B to score more

    4. Stars
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Final Score

      A - 1 Point
      B - 15 Points

      B turned out to be worth it.

  19. Red.Devil
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Start one of these:

    A. Patricio + Doherty

    B. Patricio + Fraser

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

      bb easy

    2. Stars
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  20. Nosy Nutella
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    With Hazard do I...

    A) Transfer to Eriksen

    B) Transfer to Sterling

    C) Hold and save a transfer

    1. Stars
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C

  21. Inazuma X1
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Scared of Vardy this GW

  22. Wild Rover
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I predict a Success fail

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

      that would be funny

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      If true, it will be a successful prediction

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

        If False, then it will be a Success success

  23. Ohh1454
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    For long term :
    A. Patricio and stones
    B. Ederson and jonny

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  24. POUNDSTERLING
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Help guys:
    A) Cedric for Digne/another (bench Jiminez and play 442)
    B) save FT

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Save

  25. Bobby_Baggio
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bench order correct guys?

    Patricio
    Alonso - TAA - Mendy
    Salah - Fraser - Haz - BSilva
    Wilson - Aguero - Mitro

    (Hamer) - Bennett - Stephens - AWB

  26. Manani
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Foster (Patricio)
    Alonso Roberston Mendy (Dohetry AWB)
    Hughes Fraser Hazard Salah (Masuaku)
    Kun Mitrovic Arnie

    gtg??

  27. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Last minute itchy fingers to drop Robertson to first sub in place of giving Diop a place in the starting line up. In their last seven games, West Ham only conceded one goal in each game aside from Chelsea where they conceded none, and they're playing Burnley at home. Think Arsenal will score vs Liverpool too, just worried about the attacking returns as Robertson has created so many chances/big chances so far.

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

      no

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

      I dont know why, I did Jonny to Zab yday, wonder what I was thinking?
      Will love a WHU CS now

  28. conorbon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Would you take a -8 hit to get Salah in for Hazard on this side. Would have to downgrade Robertson to do it as well.

    Ederson.
    Duffy, Robertson, Alonso.
    Pereyra, Sigurdsson, Mahrez, Hazard.
    Mitrovic. Aubameyang, Aguero.

    Steklenberg, Bennet, WB, Lerma.

    Thanks all!

    1. Podge
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nope

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

        Thanks. Worries about having no attacking Pool cover but then I suppose if I take a hit I’m relying on them to score

  29. caldracula
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Robertson to Mendy (have Alisson) could reverse the transfer next week.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      for free

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

        Yes

    2. Podge
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      What’s the upside ? 4-5 points for 2 transfers? Madness

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

        Well I was set on sticking, teams set up nicely for the next few and can’t see anything I’d do with two frees next week. Mendy could haul today and vice Versa with Robbo next week.

  30. meksss
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Swap Trip for Mendy or too sideways?

    Backline is:

    Laporte, Trip, Alonso, Bissaka, Bennett

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

      Don’t. I think trippier could do just as well.

    2. Podge
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      In s heartbeat