Scout Picks

Gameweek 14 Scout Picks – Man City and Chelsea backed

Manchester City and Chelsea have been backed ahead of favourable fixtures in Gameweek 14.

Each club has supplied two players in this week’s Scout Picks after we whittled down the squads handed to us by Paul, Joe, Az and Peter.

This week we’re lining up in a 4-3-3 formation with a team worth £81.8m, under our budget of £83m.

Goalkeeper

Wayne Hennessey (£4.5m) is the first of two Crystal Palace options that come into the squad for Gameweek 14. He received two top picks from our pundits with Joe and Az his biggest fans, while Paul selected him as his second choice. The Eagles host a Burnley side this week with fewer shots on target than any other side in the league, and they will be buoyed from keeping a clean sheet at Old Trafford in Gameweek 13.

Defenders

Marcos Alonso (£7.1m) pulled off a clean sweep in defence with all four pundits selecting him as the top option for Gameweek 14. The Chelsea man lines up against Fulham, who still have defensive problems even after Claudio Ranieri took charge. They have proved particularly susceptible down their right flank this season, conceding 55 chances there and only two teams allow more down that side of the pitch – which is where Alonso will be lining up. This week could be the return of some attacking points for the Spaniard.

Andrew Robertson (£6.5m) had to hold off some serious competition from Trent Alexander-Arnold for a spot in the Scout Picks this week but won out because of some financial decisions made elsewhere. The left-back won out over his English colleague in the Squads chosen by our pundits with Paul picking him in second place with Joe and Az slotting him in third. Liverpool’s defence continues to churn out clean sheets while Everton rank joint-14th for big chances in away matches this season.

Matt Doherty (£4.9m) earns a reprieve following Wolves’ poor showing against Huddersfield to make it back-to-back appearances in the Scout Picks XI. He got votes from all four members of Scout Squad team ahead of a trip to Cardiff. Wolves are still posting encouraging defensive statistics when they are away from home this year, with only Manchester City allowing more fewer chances on the road.

It feels very satisfying to finally put Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.2m) back into the Scout Picks after a rotten run of games for Crystal Palace. We’ve obviously already covered why we think that the Eagles will record a shut-out against Burnley, the reason that Wan-Bissaka has made the cut is mainly because of his price. So many of us have the budget man on our benches that it will be nice for him to finally make an appearance in our first XIs. Interestingly, only Joe included Wan-Bissaka in his Scout Squad but the right-back’s price is too good to ignore with some lavish spending elsewhere.

Midfielders

It should be no surprise to see Raheem Sterling (£11.4m) come in as our top midfielder option for Gameweek 14. Now the top-scoring FPL player, he has averaged 8.6 points per game this season and is in the form of his life. With five goals and two assists in his last three home matches against Bournemouth, this fixture is the perfect one for him provided he can stay in the starting XI following 90 minutes midweek. Surprisingly, only two of our Scout Squad pundits chose him as their number one, Paul and Az, but that was still more top picks than anyone else in this position.

Eden Hazard (£11.1m) won a close-fought battle with Mohamed Salah to claim the secondary premium position in midfield for Gameweek 14. It’s a bit of a risky call with Hazard amassing just nine points across the last four Gameweeks but, as we’ve already mentioned, Fulham’s defensive frailties are there for all to see and Chelsea really need a positive result after being thrashed by Spurs in Gameweek 13. Hazard actually has better minutes per chances created and shots on target ratios than Sterling over the last four Gameweeks so if he starts on Sunday he could have a field day. As for Salah, we felt that the Merseyside derby might prove too tight an affair to justify spending so much of the £83m budget on the Egyptian this weekend.

Anthony Martial (£7.6m) is another man to get a pardon and go straight back into the Scout Picks after disappointing in Gameweek 13. The Frenchman’s attacking numbers remain encouraging with more shots and efforts on target in the last four Gameweeks as Sterling, and the same number of chances created than him too. Yes, there is evidence to suggest that Romelu Lukaku’s return to the side will damage his output but Southampton have still conceded the same number of shots at home this season as hapless Fulham.

Forwards

Sergio Aguero (£11.5m) makes it a fourth successive inclusion in the Scout Picks side with another clean sweep of the forwards board. All four of our pundits chose the Argentinian as the best striker for this Gameweek given his incredible form at home. No player has had more shots, in the box or on target than Aguero this season, which bodes well for a match against a Bournemouth side with deteriorating defensive statistics.

Given the all-clear by Manuel Pellegrini this week, Marko Arnautovic (£7.1m) comes back into the side once more. He was the second choice of both Paul and Peter while Az selected him in third place. An away match at Newcastle should provide the West Ham forward with plenty of opportunities given that Burnley are the only side to have allowed more shots at home than the Magpies this season.

Raúl Jiménez (£5.9m) completes the line-up with his second successive appearance in the side. Of the cheaper forward options for Gameweek 14, he had the most votes from our Scout Squad crew, with a total of three. That’s not surprising considering he’s had more shots in the penalty box since Gameweek 10 than Salah, Aguero and Sterling. This week he faces a Cardiff defence that has allowed more efforts on target in home matches than any other side this season.

Substitutes

Jonas Lössl (£4.5m) got four votes from our Scout Squad crew this week but missed out on a place in the final XI because none of them were as first choice. Huddersfield have been showing some defensive improvement recently while Brighton are typically poor away from home.

Christopher Schindler (£4.3m) gets a place on the substitutes bench for largely the same reason, not to mention his excellent budget price. He actually received two votes from our pundits with Paul and Peter tipping him.

Callum Paterson (£5.2m) continues to offer great value as an out of position midfielder playing as the centre-forward in Cardiff’s team. The Bluebirds are starting to find their goal-scoring feet in the Premier League now and this could be another opportunity for Paterson to continue his run of three goals in his last five matches.

Wilfried Zaha (£6.7m) could seriously benefit from Burnley’s poor defensive performances this season. The player himself may be without a goal since Gameweek 5 but the Clarets have given up more shots than any other side this season.

Community Champion

Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 14 is Prasun Singhal. He has opted for a 3-5-2 formation of Hennessey; Alexander-Arnold, van Aanholt, Schindler; Sané, Willian, Hazard, Sterling, D Silva; Morata, Zaha.

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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1,392 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Is team gtg and bench OK or should I do Hazard or Salah to Sané or Sterling? 1.5 m in bank, still to play WC (possibly in week 16) and 1 transfer to use.

    A Good to go and use 2 frees and 1.5 m in bank in week 15 for Aguero and Hazard to Kane and Sterling/ Sané

    B Use free on Hazard to
    Sterling /Sané

    C Use free on Salah to Sterling/Sané

    Patricio
    AWB Doherty Robertson Alonso
    Salah Hazard Richarlison
    Aguero (c) Arnautovic Wilson

    Foster Deulofeu Billing Digne

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      B

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks and well done on current OR!

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      i was in the same situation and decided to wc next week so did rich to willian as a 1 week punt considered salah to sterling but decided against that in the end just coz i kow salah will play sterling has enough doubt and that added to hazard and aguero just didnt make sense.

      so i say either take the one week punt or save and delay wc to 16

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks I see you have Hazard also so double Chelsea midfield. Good idea as goals should come from Willian and Hazard.

  2. ZimZalabim
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    apart from hennessey sterling and martial i have the same team as the scout picks
    whats the record like this season - last year was dreadful

    1. GloryManUnited
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 26 days ago

      Same--my only difference is Hennessey and Martial. Not sure if to be happy or angry

  3. GloryManUnited
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Pick 2 please

    A. Wan Biss
    B. Jimenez
    C. Alex-Arnold

  4. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Patricio. Begovic.
    Robertson. Alonso. Duffy. Wan Bissaka. Bednarek.
    Salah. Hazard. Richarlison. Pereyra. Fraser.
    Aguero. Wilson. Kamara.

    1 FT and 1.1 in the bank. Should I do something or save...? Thanks.

  5. damiang2233
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Team for this week

    Ryan/Fab

    Robertson, Laporte, Duffy, Bennett
    D. Silva, Pererya, F.Anderson, Salah
    Aguero, Arnautovic

    Bench: Bellerin, King, Camarasa

    Thoughts?

  6. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Bench 2.
    A)Coleman (liverpool)
    B)Dunk(huddersfield)
    C)Fraser(city)
    D)Ricarlison(liverpool)

    On Coleman and Fraser at the moment..

    1. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      Yes that sounds fair - not a good week for that lot

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers!

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      Yep

  7. Gurra
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Start Camarasa or Bennett?

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      Bennet is probably injured.

      1. damiang2233
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        Is he?? Where you get that info from?

  8. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Ok. Made the move, as my cockney mate would pronounce:
    Monday to Sunday done.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 26 days ago

      The one from the last page?

  9. fish66
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Patrico
    Robertson Laporte Alonso Doherty WB
    Salah Hazard(vc) Richarlison
    Aguero(c) Arnie

    Hamer Brooks Success Højbjerg

    1.7 ITB 1 FT

    (a) Save FT
    (b) Salah -> Sterling

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      Save

  10. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Gtg? Unsure about starting Rich

    Patricio
    Alonso Doherty Awb
    Salah Haz Martial Rich
    Kun Arnie Jimenez

    Foster Schindler Camarasa Digne

    Start rich over Schindler?

    1. Alvaro Morata
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      Yep

  11. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling captainers give me a o/

    1. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      o/

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        You have a great fpl history, nice.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      Sorry we own Aguero 🙂

    3. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      There are so many pessimistic Sterling owners on here today - its pleasing to see someone boldly back him.

      1. Berbinho's Forehead
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        He has earned my trust.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 26 days ago

          It is Pep that is the problem, if we had a team sheet then Sterling would be my (c) to

          1. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 26 days ago

            In a weird way, Pep has earned my trust with Sterling too. Small sample but if he doesn't start, he doesn't come on. (So far this season albeit twice)

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 26 days ago

              Yeh, your right with that so like the guy said below Sterling (c) and Aguero (vc)

    4. Slartibartfast
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      o/

      Haz (vc)

      1. Slartibartfast
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        Actually, may switch VC to Aguero... can't see them both being rested.

    5. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      Sterling owner. No way.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        ... Aguero or Salah for me.

    6. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      o/. For the third time this season, 42 and 32 before 😉

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        I'd be happy with 22 then

    7. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      o/

    8. Bullet Eder
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      o/

  12. BananaMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Afternoon!
    2FT's looking at my midfield to win me £110 manager of the month!

    Current-
    Mane - Hazard - Martial - Anderson - Richarlison
    Augero - Murray - Arnie

    My options;
    A) Stick
    B) Hazard & Richarlison -> Son & D.Silva (Leaves me enough cash for Aguero -> Kane next week)
    C) Hazard & Richarlison -> Son & Sane
    D) Other

  13. shirtless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Start Richarlison or WB?

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 26 days ago

      WanB imo

    2. Old Bull
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      I am. Never know what’s gonna happen in a derby. WB is first off my bench if Stirling misses the party.

      1. shirtless
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        Same here WB first sub

  14. Jumpingjalapeno
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    I have 10 of the picks!!! THE FEAR

  15. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Patricio. Begovic.
    Robertson. Alonso. Duffy. Wan Bissaka. Bednarek.
    Salah. Hazard. Richarlison. Pereyra. Fraser.
    Aguero. Wilson. Kamara.

    1 FT and 1.1 in the bank. Should I do something or save...? Thank you very much.

  16. MaRooney 5
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    What to do with this mess:
    Patricio
    Alonso, Bennett, Doherty
    Richarlison, Fraser, Haz, Mané
    Vardy, Wilson, Kun (c)

    Flappy, Hoj, Kiko, Trippier?

    2 FT, 1.1 ITB
    Thanks in advance!

  17. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Start Kenedy or Richarlison?
    The reserve will be first bench ahead of my personal troll (Duffy).

  18. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    How is the draw for the cup done and by whom?

  19. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    If Giroud stats then he would score some great points isn't he...? He is in form in the last 2 games and scored 3 goals.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 26 days ago

      If Giroud starts Haz will be on fire!

  20. Phrilly
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    A) Doherty or B) Richarlison please?

  21. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Patricio. Begovic.
    Robertson. Alonso. Duffy. Wan Bissaka. Bednarek.
    Salah. Hazard. Richarlison. Pereyra. Fraser.
    Aguero. Wilson. Kamara.

    1 FT and 1.1 in the bank. Should I do something or save...? Please reply me. Thanks.

  22. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Salah to Sterling for free?

    1. Pilgrim62
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      I would do

  23. Pilgrim62
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Only for this week
    Salah and Ings to Sané and Morata ?
    Y or N

    Next GW WC

  24. JasonG123
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    GTG? 0FT, 0m ITB.

    Patricio
    Robertson TAA Doherty Wan-Bissaka
    Salah Sterling (c) Sane (vc) Hazard
    Arnautovic Jimenez

    Subs: Hamer // Balbeuna Wilson Obiang

  25. grig
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Patricio
    Alonso - Robertson - Laporte - Doherty - AWB
    Sterling - Mane - Sane
    Arnautovic - Jimenez
    (Fabianski - Siggy - Murray - Fraser)

    Good to go / right players on the bench?

  26. thepirates
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Bench one:

    Richarlison
    AWB
    Doherty

    1. Phrilly
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 26 days ago

      AWB - lowest ceiling

    2. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 26 days ago

      Rich

  27. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    I got 10 out of 11 scout picks this week, God help me... 🙁

  28. Arsenal97
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    My bench is wilson fraser succes
    Is that the best order
    +Is there anyone blaying with 5 defenders ?

    1. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 26 days ago

      At the moment I'm playing 4 defenders but have my finger hovering over benching Fraser with the already benched Wilson and playing Duffy as 5th defender

      1. Arsenal97
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 26 days ago

        I am benching fraser for holebas

  29. Freund88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    Sterling or Aguero captain. Come on - vote time! Sterling for me

  30. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 26 days ago

    WC tonight for GW15 or WC16 and why?