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. I Have No Idea What I'…
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Wilson & Pereyra > Arnautovic and ...?

    A) Fernandinho
    B) Patterson
    C) Townsend
    D) Kennedy
    E) Gündogan
    F) Knockheart

    1. simong1
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. wayne50
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Kennedy

    3. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

      G) Brooks

      If not already got. Probably B if not.

  2. Sondre van Bank
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Start AWB (BUR) or Richarlison (liv) ?

    1. simong1
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      AWB

  3. GuillermoDickero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts on this for a -4 gents?

    VVD ---> Dunk
    Richa ----> Sane
    Wilson ----> Jiminez

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Regret it next week

    2. Desange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      No!

  4. simong1
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 18 days ago

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

  5. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Interesting, the RMT tool favourites Salah for the captain. Really difficult call, who do you think will be most captained?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Aguero

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

      Mine favours Hazard, despite Salah having a greater estimates score. Explain that?!

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        I only checked the 6 games projections frankly speaking 😛 It's a bit weird, but that's what sometimes happens, when a player is not 100% fit. If Hazard was sure to play, his estimated score would be higher than Salah's, and that's why it favours him. I hope you could understand what I mean, because my friend recently pointed to me that I'm very bad at explaining stuff...

    3. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      RMT tool is gash mate, go with your instincts.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Overall it is, but in terms of captaincy I find it quite helpful. I usually go for the player with highest predicted score and I'm usually better off than when I would go with my instincts.

    4. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Hasn’t it done all season?

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    If the leak is correct & Traore (Wolves) starts tonight, what do you think about him for a 1 week punt?

    1. BDMC5
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Sorry what is the leak - is traore is for Jimenez or up top with him?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        In for Costa (apparently)

        1. BDMC5
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 18 days ago

          Interesting --Traore has seemed a threat when coming on. Need a better performance from Doherty and Jimenez tonight!

  7. storr84
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Boys.

    Assistance would be appreciated.

    Pat
    Robertson Doherty Alonso
    Salah Fraser Hazard Rich
    Arnautovic Wilson Agüero ©

    Hamer, Wan-Bissaka, Cairney, Peltier,

    Any ideas?

    A - Rich - someone?
    B - Wilson - Jimenez?
    C - Haz - Sane?

    Actually at a loss.

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Save FT, you can start Wan Biss over Wilson/Richarlison

      Wilson could be a good differential next week

      1. storr84
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Although I do have 2x FTs. (sorry, forgot to include in my post)

        Good shout re: WanBiss

    2. storr84
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      2.0 FT - 0.1itb

  8. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Did Hazard train today,any info?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Trained on Friday

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        *Wednesday

  9. JasonG123
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Any risk to Sterling (c), Sane (vc)? Surely at least one plays?

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I’m finding Sterling c Haz cv risky

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      In your case 1 of the 2 will almost certainly play

    3. french holiday
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I would VC Aguero instead.
      Sane may play or may not or ome in the last 10 min.

      1. Jellyfish
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        That’s what I’m doing

  10. manu4life99
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    A) Hold FT
    B) Salah>Stirling
    C) Salah,Duffy >Sane,Alonso(-4)

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      A

  11. On your left
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Surprised everyone is transferring Hazard out, even with the yellow flag. Peach of a fixture and Fulham let up 2 to Southampton. Chelsea could crush them. If Hazard only gets 45mins he could score large.
    Is anyone else thinking this?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Issues are:

      1) Haz plays better with Giroud and Morata likely to start
      2) Haz not 100% form or fitness wise

    2. french holiday
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Watch Saari press conference.
      Refuses to give any guarentee of Hazard start while guarenteeing Morata over Giroud.

    3. On your left
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      is Sterling not in the same boat playing 90 mid week, that seems to be who most are switching to.

      1. french holiday
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 18 days ago

        mid week game was difficult to judge as everyone played for qualification...and Sane was removed beacuse he wasnt good tbh

    4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Im keeping. Chelsea have great fixtures

  12. amit1964
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    hii, need to bench one:
    a)jimenez
    b)wilson
    c)kenedy

    1. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      B

  13. french holiday
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 18 days ago

    The issue with Sane (c) is that Pep isnt afraid to use him as a super sub from the bench while the other attackers seem starters.

  14. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Zaha + Sane

    Or

    Morata + Alli

    (Its for a game similar to fpl)

  15. Sol
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    GTG Anything worth a hit ?
    Ederson
    Dhorthy Wan Bissaka Rob Alonso
    Rich Hazard Sterling
    Kun Jiménez Arnie

    Hamer Fraser Bennett Stephens

    Cheers

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      G2G

      1. Sol
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks

    2. On your left
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      I would play Bennet over Rich, but I do support Liverpool lol

      1. Sol
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Lol

  16. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Appreciate some quick advice!

    A) Hazard or Salah -> Sterling
    B) Save, they got to good fixtures for a transfer like that

    Cheers

    1. And nothing else Mata'…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Save

    2. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Save

    3. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      If Hazard is a no show it’s very sensible

  17. Kun Tozser
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Which scores more this week?

    Hazard and Richarlison

    Sane and Alli

    Armband is on Sterling

    1. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      B

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 18 days ago

        B

  18. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Did Jesus train today? Any news on city assets?

  19. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Mane > Martial for carry over the ft?

    Rest of my team is as per scout picks exc Hennessey and Jim.

    Yes/no?

    1. Jellyfish
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Damn predictive text...what I meant to ask was Mane > Martial worth doing or do I carry over the ft?

      Mane > Sané is also doable but I already have Sterling and kun

      1. antis0cial
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        I’d save ft.

  20. BDMC5
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    With city away to Watford on Tuesday and away to Lyon mid week , this home game Vs Bournemouth is probably Pep's best game to rest some key players such as DSilva or Aguero or Sterling.

    Jesus doesnt seem fit enough to start and Sane has alot less mins that Sterling so i feel DSilva and Sterling could really be benched tomorrow.

    I need to sell Hazard for Sterling and really dont think i can justify!! Anyone think different?

  21. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    One week punt:

    A) Traore (rumoured to start tonight)
    B) Kenedy (shots, decent fixtures, team has form)
    C) Townsend (differential, playing Burnley)
    D) Pereyra (not a fan tbh)

    Getting Kenedy allows me the option of doing Aguero > Kane next week, should I wish. (But also leaves m 0.1m short, should I wish to do Hazard > Sterling next week, too.)

  22. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Hi which transfers would be best for my team.
    Alisson
    Balbeuna Lindelöf Robertson Doherty ( wan-bissaka)
    Hazard Salah Richarlison Pogba (billing)
    Aguero Anie (kamara)
    (0.5 in the bank)
    Cheers

  23. Cornholi0
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    If Jesus Gabriel got a small injury then Pep for sure would start with Aguero tomorrow and Jesus om Wednesday even og Jesus got through training today? Can't see gamble with Jesus' health when Aguero is raring to go!?

    Opinions?

    1. Cornholi0
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Sry for the typing. This phone lives it's own life

  24. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Who is the best GK 4.7 & below to select with the next few fixtures also in my mind. Cheers

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 18 days ago

      #FabSaves

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers although ive got Balbeuna already?

  25. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1068569331175497729?s=19
    Raheem Sterling and why I believe the City star may be benched. #MCFC https://t.co/rikl1cakwz

  26. essexcam
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Cardiff will beat wolves
    Newcastle will beat West Ham

    Paterson & Rondon - dynamic

  27. careta
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Play Madison and keep Ings on the bench. Or switch Ings for a hit and bench Madison?

    1. careta
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      Ings for Jimenez for a hit most likely

  28. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone else have a badass team for gw15?

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 18 days ago

      be happy with wilson fraser anderson and arnie going at it

  29. Sol
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 15 days ago

    1FT
    Ederson
    Wan Bissaka Rob Alonso
    Rich Hazard Sterling Fraser
    Kun Jiménez Arnie

    Hamer Dhorthy Bennett Stephens

    A) Kun > Kane
    B) Kun jimenez > Kane Wilson (-4)
    C) Kun Haz > Kane Sane (-4)

    Cheers

  30. tc93
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 15 days ago

    Question is should I transfer Mane out for Sane this gw: rest of the team looking like this?

    Ryan
    AWB // Robinson // Alonso // Dunk
    Mane // Salah // Richarlison // Hazard
    Aguero // Arnie

    Sitting in top 5k- and this team has served me well- thinking its time to update it slightly- wish I had another WC right now hahah