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. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Question - is there some ITK that knows the Wolves line up?

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

      There's something on Reddit about Bennett and Cavaleiro being dropped for Sais and Traore (I think). Was sent in a group chat so haven't seen the actual link.

      1. french holiday
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Why will Benett be dropped?

        1. Kub3
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 11 days ago

          Hasn’t been training apparently

      2. evilfish
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Would solve my Bennett / Rich benching problem.

      3. Freddiebell
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Bennett will not be dropped

        1. Hernandez Lynam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 11 days ago

          Yes he will

      4. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Thanks

  2. Gasa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Who has a better chance to start?

    a) Sane
    b) David Silva

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      B but both should

    2. Desange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Silva

      1. Gasa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        I'm inclined to pick Sane as he was rested for the CL

        1. Kub3
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 11 days ago

          He played. For about 71 mins I think

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      B

  3. Ajax Down Trees
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Patrício
    Robbo - TAA - Alonso - Doherty - WAn B
    Hazard - Salah - Rich
    Aguero (c) - Wilson

    Buttton - Brooks - Hoijberg - Success

    Would you wilso >> arnie ? Or roll transfer?

  4. T.Henry14
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Richarlison (liverpool)
    B) Doherty (cardif)
    C) WBissaka (BURNLEY)

    1. El Lobito 10
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      A

      1. T.Henry14
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        that is my current choice too

        1. evilfish
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 11 days ago

          I'd go A. Would you bench Rich if you had Bennett instead of Doherty?

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 11 days ago

            No

          2. T.Henry14
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 11 days ago

            Nope buddy, Richa instead of Bennet.

  5. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Which one...?

    A). Pereyra > Willian
    B). Wilson > Giroud
    C). Save

  6. KANE-O-MANIA
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    What should i do guys with my transfer this giving me headache??

    A. Keep Hazard
    B. Get Sterling instead of Hazard

    1. Pigsinblankets
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Fraser (-4) to:

      A) Martial
      B) Sane
      C) Neither

      Either would start with Richarlison dropping to the bench

      1. Pigsinblankets
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Sorry, total fail. But keep Haz at home to Fulham!

      2. Desange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        C

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      If hazard plays he's a must keep

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      I would keep...

    4. On your left
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      keep hazard, Southampton scored 2 against Fulham. Even if Haz gets 45mins, imagine what he could do

  7. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Play one:

    A Wilson city
    B Bennett cardiff

    Cheers

    1. french holiday
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 days ago

      B

    2. Alvaro Morata
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      A

    3. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      B

  8. Monkey magic 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Currently on this with 1ft and 0.4m in the bank.

    Ryan
    Alonso / Robertson / Laporte / Doherty
    Salah / Sane / Martial
    Aguero / Arnautovic / Jiminez

    Button / Balbuena / Richarlison / Fraser

    Any changes i should be looking at doing and does the team, bench and bench order look good?

  9. Hernandez Lynam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Looks like I'm playing 532 for the first time ever this week! Or should I swap a def for Camarasa? Is double Wolves a bit much?

    Patricio
    Alonso Robbo AWB Doherty Balbuena
    Hazard Salah Sane
    Aguero Arnautovic

    1. EMERGING STAR
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Gtg

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Looks OK but who's your Cap?

      1. Hernandez Lynam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Kun

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Double Wolves scary after last week.

      1. Hernandez Lynam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Agree and I expect Cardiff to score but would you play Camarasa, Billing or Wilson over Doherty?

  10. simong1
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Play:
    A) Success (LEI)
    B) Wilson (MCI)
    C) Fraser (MCI)

  11. EMERGING STAR
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Even with a gameweek rank of 5. 5M I went through the first round of FFS Cup by 1 point. (opponent took a - 8).

    I really feel bad for him

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Wow. Your name is on the cup I reckon after that!

      1. EMERGING STAR
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        This is my year haha

  12. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Sensible to bring in Sane instead of Sterling for Mane so I can do Gray -> Anderson next week?

    1. Big Jari Litmanen
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Thinking of swapping Mané for Sané too

  13. Gooner49
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Ederson Fabianski
    TAA AWB Boly Chilwell Digne
    Salah Sterling Richarlison Kante Guendouzi
    Aguero Lacazette Joselu

    £0.2mil in the bank.

    Do I wildcard and change everything? Anyone got any recommendations? Thanks

  14. AdamJ91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Schmeichel
    Alonso, Robertson, Laporte, Bennett
    Salah, Mane, Richalison
    Arnautovic, Aguero, Murray

    Hamer, AWB, Fraser, Stephens

    2 FT; 0.3 ITB

    Kind of a boring move but perhaps it's worth moving Stephens out to use a FT? Just not sure who for. Only other potential move I can see is possibly taking Schmeichel out.

    Anyone have any advice? Would be appreciated.

  15. gaus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    G.t.g ?
    Ryan
    Trent- Wan-Bissaka- Alonso-Schindler
    David Silva -Richarlison -Salah(VC) Sané
    Arnautovic -Agüero (C)
    Etheridge-Callum Wilson-Fraser-Bennett

  16. Deeney-is-a-god
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Mane, laca-> sterling, murray (-4) ?

    1. jbenny1107
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Yes

  17. jbenny1107
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Salah to Sane insane?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Yes

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      The answer is in your question if you look deep enough you will find it

    3. Desange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Not if you have a long term plan

  18. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Last time i captained hazard when he was flaged i got my lowest scored my lowest total.
    Hazard captain dangerous choice ??
    Guys please help me out
    Have Kun,sterling, sane too !
    Just think hazard against Fulham is huge haul 🙁
    Give me some advice
    Thank you !

    1. Desange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Off form, half fit, and may get limited minutes - I won’t be captaining him but good luck to you if you do

  19. Pigsinblankets
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Fraser (-4) to:

    A) Martial
    B) Sane
    C) Neither

    Either would start with Richarlison dropping to the bench

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      C

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      C

  20. Pistol
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Play one:

    A. Pereira (WAT)
    B. Richarlison (liv)
    C. Fraser (mci)

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      B

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      I would start A

  21. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Right starters/bench?

    Hennessey,
    Alonso, Robertson, Doherty, AWB
    Hazard, Salah, Richarlison
    Aguero (c), Wilson, Arnie

    Subs: Patricio, Fraser, Højbjerg, Bennett

  22. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Jesus injury update? Stuck between Kun captain and Hazard captain

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Kun most likely to start of the 3

  23. Alvaro Morata
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Repost:

    Which one...?

    A). Pereyra > Willian
    B). Wilson > Giroud
    C). Save

  24. madame shelly
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Barkley to ?
    1 week punt really . £7m to spend but spending less lets me Kun->Kane

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Keep Barkley, he should start vs Fulham

  25. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Best midfielder up to 9.1m? Alli, Silva, Richarlison? Or maybe a player called Save FT?

    1. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Dsilva

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 days ago

        Is he a sure starter though? Wasn't Pep saying couple of weeks ago that he can't play 3 games in 7 days or something?

  26. spikkis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Aguero or sane as captain for this gw?

  27. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Hazard too risky of a VC if my captain is on Sterling? Currently have my VC on Salah.

  28. Big Jari Litmanen
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    swap Mane for Sané or save ft? Already have Salah but risky going without Man City midfield

    1. Stevie B
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      In this case Sane.

  29. Stevie B
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    A) Foster -> Hennessey for free

    B) Save and play Fabianski.

    Thank you!

    1. Desange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Save

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      B

      You're welcome!

  30. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 11 days ago

    Evening all!

    G2g?

    Fab
    Alonso Robbo Doherty AWB
    Salah Haz(c) DSilva
    Aguero Arnie Jiminez

    Fraser diangana digne

    1. Stevie B
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Great team and like mine. I captain Agüero. But it can go either way.

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Great team for this week's games

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 days ago

      Hazard(c) - interesting choice.