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.

The Scouts have won seven and lost six so far, with Vobinho winning 63-50 in Gameweek 12.

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1,392 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Play Ryan or Patricio?

    1. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Pat

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Pat if no other Wolves defender

  2. jbenny1107
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Salah to Sane crazy for a little differential from the guys I'm chasing? Or, Trip to TAA? Or, neither.

    Fab
    Alonso Robbo Doherty (*Trippier Digne)
    Salah Sterling Martial Rich (Fraser)
    Arnie Wilson Mitro

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Neither

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      I'm doing Salah to Sane and have Sterling already. Sane will most likely the full 90 mins while I'm very unsure about Aguero or Sterling mins. Also don't think Everton will be pushovers this time...

  3. French Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    I have 6 of the scout picks - needless to say that i' am faked 🙁

    1. willl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      I have all of the 1st 11 except the keeper...

    2. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Most have 5 or 6 each week. Doesn't take a genius to do the scout picks.

      1. French Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        why so much hate?

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 7 days ago

          Lol

  4. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Chances for Aguero to start?

    1. Alvaro Morata
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Likely

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Sterling chasing prem record against Cherrys according to BBC, if he scores at the weekend.

    "Sterling would become the first player in Premier League history to score in his first six appearances against an opponent, having netted in all five of his games against the Cherries so far"

    Got to be a good omen, PEP likes records 🙂

  6. liiusions
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Hen
    Alonso TAA AWB Doherty
    Salah Hazard Shaq Rich
    Aguero Arnie
    (Pat, Brooks Success Digne)
    1.7ITB 1FT

    Shaq to Dilva or save? Worried about Dilva getting a rest

  7. Shardlow
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    G2G line up and capt? Thanks

    Patricio
    Robbo, Alonso, Laporte, Bennett, AWB
    Hazard, Sterling (C), Martial (Rich, Holberg)
    Aguero, Arnie (Wilson)

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Would play both Wilson and rich over AWB, Cpl haven’t had many cs lately, except from last week

  8. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Who would you bench of
    A) wan-Bissaka (BUR)
    B) Doherty (car)
    C) Duffy (hud)

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Duffy

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      B

    3. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Easy C. He's been rubbish lately as a pick too.

    4. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Inclined to agree with the C votes, Huddersfield seeming a bit toothless have me thinking though

  9. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    When is the wildcard...? Thanks.

    1. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      The Wildcard chip can be used twice a season, once in the first half of the season (before 29 Dec 14:00) and once in the second half of the season.

      Wildcards are played on the transfers page but aren't active until you have confirmed the transfers.

      1. Alvaro Morata
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 8 days ago

        Thnx

        1. El Lobito 10
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 7 days ago

          Go and read the instructions instead of asking annoying questions.

  10. Jonny HOW SON?
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Start:

    A) AWB
    B) Doherty

    1. Alvaro Morata
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Awb

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      AWB

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      B

  11. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Salah C? Have Aguero, Sane ,Haz

    1. Alvaro Morata
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Aguero or Hazard

    2. rjcv177
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Only guaranteed to start 😉

  12. JaydenLFC87
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Right need to know will Had play this weekend ??

    1. JaydenLFC87
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Haz* ha

  13. simong1
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Play Fraser (MCI) or Success (LEI)?

  14. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Oh dear, I have the entire scouts' pick starting 11. I am scared! Any advice?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Go away for a weekend.

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      WC now.

    3. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Take a 40 point hit to alleviate your worries

    4. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Had 13/14 on my GW 7 WC and got a 20k GW rank, so they get lucky sometimes...

  15. liverpool01
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 days ago

    What time does the prices get updated.want to get Pereyra but looks like he is close to dropping

    1. Ready Player One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Normally around 4am BMT

    2. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      About 8hours from now.

      1. liverpool01
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 days ago

        cool thanks guys

        1. Ready Player One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 7 days ago

          https://www.fplstatistics.co.uk

          Very good for price updates

  16. Ready Player One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 days ago

    I am a man in need!

    a) Gamble on double Wolves defence and bench Richarlison
    b) Play Richarlison and Doherty, bench Bennett

  17. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    1FT, £0 ITB. Still have WC and will probably play WC 15 or 16.

    Patricio
    Robbo, Alonso, Doherty, AWB
    Hazard, Salah, Rich
    Aguero, Arnie, Jimenez

    Hamer, Barkley, Fraser, Digne

    A) Save
    B) Salah to Sterling
    C) Salah & Barkley to Sane and DSilva (-4)

    I'm leaning towards C. Feel like I need more City.

    1. Ready Player One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Save

  18. F4L
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    how do people rate Cardiff's chances of scoring tonight?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      In the very low lows

    2. Cantwell on these things.
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      70% chance maybe more. Wolves been average as anything recently.

  19. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Can we accurately assume that if Sterling/Kun doesn't start against Bournemouth, they won't play at all?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      I would think this is the case.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      No

    3. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      I think a reasonable assumption is that if neither starts, they won't both be subbed on.
      An accurate assumption would be that if Sterling/Kun doesn't start against Bournemouth, I've ballsed another gameweek

    4. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      no

    5. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Sterling-yes
      Aguero-not so sure, don't think Jesus is able to play full game after injury

  20. Who are all Lukakus
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    RMT please!

    Fab. Hamer

    Alonso. Robertson. Lovren. Dunk. WBissaka

    Salah. Hazard. Richarlison. Fraser. Camasara

    Aguero. Arnautovic. Wilson

    1 FT. 0 itb. Save FT and go?

  21. barcaa7
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Which one is better?
    a- Hazard to Sane
    b-Laca to 4.5 and Barkley to Sane
    c- Save FT

    1. barcaa7
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 days ago

      b for -4****

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 days ago

      B

  22. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Will it work guyz.

    Wilson > Giroud.

  23. The Curse of Falcao
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Fraser > Martial for a FT

    yes or no?

  24. YouReds
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Mendy >

    a) Robertson
    b) Laporte
    c) other?

    Current defense is:
    Alonso TAA Bennett AWB Mendy*

  25. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    2hrs to tinker or just leave as is?

    Ederson
    TAA Wan Doherty Alonso
    Salah (vc) Martial Sterling
    Arnie Aguero(c) Jimenez

    Button Richarlison Balbuena Obiang

    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Leave it

  26. Wijnaldum FC
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Any transfers 1ft 0.1itb
    Fabianski
    robbo Mendy Bennett
    Salah haz Richarlison Martial
    aguero arnie Jiminez

    4.0mil WB Hojberg Jonny*

    Thinking of saving but could do Salah to Sterling(C)

  27. Garlana
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Too punty to captian sane with aguero and sterling in my team?

    1. Garth Marenghi
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Just slightly punty, but I’m also captaining.

    2. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      No way

    3. Garlana
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Cheers

  28. Stryder05
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Siggy to Eriksen? Thoughts? Got a feeling Spurs are going to grab a few.

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      Prefer Alli myself

      1. rjcv177
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Alli himself reported was playing deeper then years before. if this remains i'm going Son on WC

    2. Witty Pun: Not good at this…
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 days ago

      No Spurs mids are nailed enough to grab my attention rn

    3. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Looking to get Siggy next week personally

  29. El Lobito 10
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    C Sterling VC Kun. Too risky in case Pep benches both?

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Aguero and Sterling owner as well. Too risky for me.

    2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Nah that seems unlikely

      1. El Lobito 10
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 7 days ago

        Cheers. I will risk it.

  30. rjcv177
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 days ago

    Well...with all these question marks for all the good captaincy options, already sent VC to Alonso 😉

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Brave.

    2. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      wise

    3. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 7 days ago

      Chelsea leaky of late