Scout Picks

Gameweek 22 Scout Picks – Salah, Hazard, Aubameyang the premium options

With the return of Fantasy Premier League this weekend it’s time for the Scout Picks to make a comeback.

For the first time in 2019, we’ve been aided by our Scout Squad crew of Paul, Joe, Az and Peter with their submissions of potential players earlier this week.

Now that price rises have taken hold of most of the usual suspects, we have increased the budget to £83.5m, which we have hit bang-on this week.

Goalkeeper

Vicente Guaita (£4.2m) continues to offer an excellent price in Crystal Palace’s goal which is why he has been chosen for the Scout Picks once again. The Spaniard received the backing of two of our pundits, Paul and Joe, ahead of Watford’s visit to Selhurst Park. The Eagles have conceded just nine goals at home this season, only Liverpool and Chelsea have been breached fewer times in front of their own fans. Furthermore, Guaita has earned an additional point for saves in three of his last four outings.

Defenders

David Luiz (£5.9m) goes into the Scout Picks as the most expensive defender to act as cover for the slightly more popular Marcos Alonso. The latter was chosen by Joe and Peter, but we’ve gone with Az’s choice of the Brazilian centre-back to save some money. The Chelsea defence looks in good shape to keep a clean sheet this week, with Newcastle the lowest scorers in the Premier League since the beginning of December. Meanwhile, the Magpies are especially susceptible to set pieces, and Luiz has more attempts from dead-ball situations than any other Chelsea player.

After being the talk of the town for much of the gap between Gameweeks 21 and 22, Ricardo Pereira (£5.3m) makes it into the Scout Picks. The Leicester man looks likely to start on the flanks of attacking midfield again when Southampton come to the King Power Stadium, which should give him the potential for another double-figure haul. Only one FPL defender has had more goal attempts than Pereira in the last four Gameweeks, while the Saints rank bottom of the league for shots in the box during that time.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.2m) is our representative from the Liverpool defence in Gameweek 22, as the cheapest option likely to start against Brighton. There was support for the Reds’ back-line from our Scout Squad with Paul, Az and Peter asking for some coverage. Despite losing their last two matches (in all competitions), Liverpool still have the best defence in the Premier League, which means they stand a good chance of keeping a clean sheet when facing a Brighton side that has slipped into the bottom five for big chances in the last four Gameweeks.

Midfielders

Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) is a highly sought-after Fantasy asset right now, with three double-figure hauls in his last four matches. Only four players have registered more shots on target than him since Gameweek 18, while he has been creating a chance every 45 minutes for his team-mates, and that’s in a run which included Arsenal and Manchester City. Salah does come to an Amex Stadium defended by a Brighton side with an in-form back-line, which may put some off giving him the captain’s armband. However, we are backing the Egyptian to prove he is powerful enough to break down lesser opposition, even if they prove a stern test.

Eden Hazard (£11.1m) has frustrated his owners in the last two league outings, blanking against both Crystal Palace and Southampton in that time. We believe it will be different in Gameweek 22 when Newcastle come to Stamford Bridge. Only two players have touched the ball in opposition penalty boxes more often than Hazard in the last four Gameweeks and he has taken more shots there than Salah, playing more key passes than the Egyptian in that time too. Meanwhile, Newcastle are currently in the bottom six for shots conceded in the box across the last four away matches.

Leroy Sané (£9.5m) gets into the Scout Picks after Joe and Az selected him for their squads. The midfielder also acts as our Manchester City representative after heavy support for Sergio Aguero, who didn’t make it due to budget constraints. The German offers a nice balance of both creativity and goal threat for a cheaper price, while Aguero and Sterling seem only to promise one or the other on current form. While Wolves are typically harder to break down away from home, they are still averaging at least one goal conceded per road trip this season and have just two clean sheets from a possible 10 outside of Molineux. Furthermore, Matt Doherty’s forward runs down his side of the pitch may open things up for Sané.

We are backing Richarlison (£6.9m) to get his first attacking returns since Gameweek 19 on Sunday afternoon as Bournemouth come to Goodison Park. Just Fulham has conceded more in away matches than the Cherries in 2018/19, with only the Cottagers allowing more big chances than them on the road in the last four Gameweeks. Factor in injury problems all over the pitch for Eddie Howe’s men and it looks like Everton could record a routine victory with Richarlison at the heart of it.

Callum Paterson (£5.1m) gets back into the Scout Picks after earning himself the backing of Joe and Peter ahead of Gameweek 22. Cardiff are hosting a Huddersfield side who rank worst in the league for big chances conceded since Gameweek 18 and they are proving especially vulnerable through the middle. Paterson may have played out wide against Spurs but we’d expect him to return to his centre-forward spot in time to punish the Terriers in south Wales.

Forwards

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m) comes into the Scout Picks after all four of our pundits put him in their Scout Squad entries. No player has recorded a higher expected goals score over the last four Gameweeks as the Arsenal forward, who has been firing off shots in the box at a quicker rate than both Salah and Hazard. Meanwhile, West Ham still have just one clean sheet at home this season and have slipped towards the wrong end of the table for attempts conceded in the box since Gameweek 18, only four teams allowing more in that time.

If we are selecting Aubameyang this week, then Ashley Barnes (£5.6m) simply had to join him. The Burnley forward has registered the same number of big chances as his Arsenal counterpart in the last four Gameweeks, while only two players have had more accurate efforts than him in that time. Barnes has the fortune of going up against Fulham and their obliging defence in Gameweek 22. As we’ve already mentioned, the Cottagers have allowed more big chances than any other side across their last four away matches.

Substitutes

Sean Morrison (£4.7m) gets a place on the bench ahead of Huddersfield’s trip to the Cardiff City Stadium. The centre-back is one of Paul’s tips, who currently ranks third out of defenders for shots in the box this season (19). Only Fulham and Cardiff themselves have scored fewer times in away matches in 2018/19, so there’s the possibility of a clean sheet too.

David Brooks (£5.1m) could end up as the main man for Bournemouth this weekend if Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Josh King miss the game through the injuries. Everton are without a clean sheet since Gameweek 13, while Brooks has three attacking returns in his last four outings.

Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) is a man in form with eight attacking returns in his last six matches and could continue that run when Manchester United travel to face Spurs at Wembley in Gameweek 22. Due to the quality of the opposition and his price, we couldn’t put Rashford in the Scout Picks XI but found a place for him on our bench.

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Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 22 is FPL_SUNNY. He has opted for a 3-4-3 formation of: Guaita; Luiz, Pereira, Alexander-Arnold; Richarlison, Salah, Sané, Son; Barnes, Aubameyang, Rashford.

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4,179 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MikeLowrey
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 10 days ago

    G2G? Or go Fab to Guaita for a hit

    Fab
    Robbo Digne AWB
    Salah (C) Sterling Pogba Rich Camarasa
    Auba Jimenez

    (Button Bednarek Doherty Ings)

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      No hit for a GK.

  2. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    wilson to arni for -4? its also a 0.2 swing

  3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Hey lads, should I do Auba to Kun as a two week punt? Cheers

    Fab,Rui
    Alonso,Robbo,Digne,WB,Bennett
    Sane,Pogba,Martial,Rich,Billing
    Kane,Auba,Jimenez

    1. LOLarov
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      100% Auba is better option the Aguero this week

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Thx

    2. LOLarov
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      you need Salah

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Why tho? It's either Salah or Kane, I chose Kane

    3. MikeLowrey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Not this week. Hammers look susceptible down back so Auba could have a field day

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Thx

  4. jimmy.floyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Play Jimenez or AWB?

    1. LOLarov
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      AWB this week I think

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Awb

    3. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      AWB

  5. LOLarov
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Literally cant decide, think first time this season I am fully split on a decision ---> Son

    A) Son --> Sane
    B) Save FT

    1. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Save.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Save

    3. Puzzle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      save

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Do it

    5. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      I would do it, if you want Sane might as well start this week as you might want to move him on in about a month if Mendy is established in the team again

    6. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      I would do it

    7. Viper
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Do it

  6. Puzzle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    RT.
    2 frees. Don't know if I have the nerves to go without Salah.

    1. Kane, Martial > Barnes and Salah.
    2. Hazard, Martial > Camarasa (fodder) and Salah

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Neither this week

      1. Puzzle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Kind of leaning towards that. Will be a horrible watch though.

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Gotta do it soon so get it done

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Martial>Cama and leave it that. Then reconsider next week

  7. Zlat-man
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Haz (NEw)
    Siggy ( BOU)
    Auba (whm)

    Best for armband?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Eden

    2. Stinglikeabee
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Haz

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Aubameyang

    4. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Auba by a mile

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Auba best this week.

  8. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Too early for Nasri ?

    I can’t see any sub 5.7mid I want and Pellegrini did say he’d be in the squad

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Its a hopeful punt at best

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      How about seeing if he doesn't suck first

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Trying to be ahead of the curve... I’m on my WC and no mids in that price appeal to me. Also I’ve no Arnie or Anderson.

        1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          There's ahead of the curve, and then there's being silly

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 10 days ago

            This

          2. Ole Trafford
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 10 days ago

            How can you tell which of those it is?

    3. Pepe Le Pukki
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Was my FT this week.

  9. Stinglikeabee
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Help please

    A Firmino and Paterson
    Or
    B Bsilva and Rahsford

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Neither

    2. kopite65
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      B

  10. Gustavo
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Fab - Hamer

    Shaw - Kola - Digne - AWB - Bennett

    Salah - Pogba - Rich - Snodgrass - Gunnarsson

    Kane - Rashford - Auba

    2FT 2.0 ITB

    A) Fab + Snodgrass —> Guaita + Bilva
    B) Snodgrass + Rich —> Sané + Camarasa
    C) only use one FT on something else

  11. MASTER ROSHI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Rico
    Robbo Digne Pereira
    Salah (C) Haz Richa Pereyra
    Kane Arnie
    (Fab AWB Jimi Camarasa)

    This is my team if i make my 2FT moves of FAnderson, Ings > Camarasa, Arnie tonight, does it look G2G
    Then next week I can do Pereira, Pereyra > Bednarek, Pogba? Does it seem like a good plan?
    Thanks!

  12. Geezer
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Who to captain?

    A: Salah (bha)
    B: Hazard (NEW)
    C: Sane (WOL)

  13. Blanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Play

    A) Kamara (Burnley away)

    B) Doherty (City away)

    Leaning on A, although not forced to play much, if at all!

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      A without the shadow of
      a doubt

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      A of course

  14. No Totti No Party
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    How long do you thing Bednarek will be a starter ?

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Rest of the season

  15. George James
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    If your current keepers were Hennessy / McCarthy which keeper would you bring in and who for? 0.1ITB

    1. Stinglikeabee
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Guiata for Hennessy.

      1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Guaita for McCarthy
        Then you are covered whoever starts

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      I wonder if Hennessey will play another game for Palace this season. I think Speroni might've moved up pecking order

  16. Patch
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    I am first in my league but those close to me don't even have Salah

    Does anyone know who mark is capping?

    Thinking even if I don't cap Salah he will be a decent differential against the two tailing me

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Make your own decisions. C'mon lad. I would C Salah next 5 and not worry about it

      1. Patch
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        In kiwi i trust then...

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          Lol no. Too much pressure 😆

  17. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Is Hazard really a much better captain option than Richarlison vs Bournemouth?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      I have Salah and Hazard and I'm going Richarlison

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      They both blanked their last 2!!

      1. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 10 days ago

        Yeb, so statistic says they are in for a haul

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 10 days ago

          No statistic says this

          1. Snevitz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 10 days ago

            if there was a 60% chance in a given week that they score more than 3 points then two weeks ago the chance of them blanking all 3 was 0.4 x 0.4 x0.4 which is 6.4%. As they have blanked two there is a 93.6% chance of them getting in the points this week 🙂

            1. Lrf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 10 days ago

              That is not how statistics work, mate. Still 40% going by your example.

              1. Snevitz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 10 days ago

                Is it not? You learn something new every day!

    3. Depldax
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Yep

  18. Moves like Dejagah
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Bench AWB or Holebas?

  19. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Bench 1 from

    A Jimenez
    B Kolasinac
    C AWB

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      a

  20. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    What’s the latest with Wilson? Will he play?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Late fitness test so need to wait for team sheet

  21. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Is 2019/20 finally the season we will see Leeds back in the PL? What teams do you hope get promoted?

    1. Champione
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Leeds, Boro and Forest for me

    2. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Ipswich. But the hope is fading

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      QPR baby!

  22. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Hi, who is better?
    A. Guaita, TAA
    B. Lloris, Digne
    Ta.

    1. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      A

  23. zon
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Gtg? Save FT now and get Salah in next week.

    Fab
    Alonso / Robbo / AWB
    Haz(c) / Pogba / Son / Anderson / Fraser
    Kane / Wilson

    Button Doherty Success Shaw

  24. SheBangsTheDrums
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Everything in the right order here?

    Fab
    Alonso Robbo Digne AWB
    Haz (c) Sterling Anderson Martial Fraser
    Kane

    Pat Jimenez Kamara Bednarek

    1. zon
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Yup. Wouldn't be surprised if Jimenez nicked something out against City though.

  25. KFC98
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    guys i currently have digne, shaw, awb, doherty, zabaleta in defense. Got 1FT, thinking of doing shaw > TAA, good move?

    1. KFC98
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      alternatively could also zabaleta > TAA, would have 0.2 remaining

    2. zon
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Definitely

    3. Taking the Mkhitaryan
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Zabaleta to.TAA
      West ham suck

      1. KFC98
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 10 days ago

        cheers guys

  26. Benditlike
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Play:

    A) Pereyra
    B) AWB
    C) Camarasa

  27. OptimusBlack
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Who may Score Most PTS ...?
    A - Salah V.S Briton A
    B- Hazard V.S Newcastle H

    1. Benditlike
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      A

  28. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Is this team ready for the round? And who to captain? got too many options!

    Alisson
    Robertson - Keane - AWB
    Salah - Hazard - Pogba - Anderson - Richarlison
    Auba - Rashford

    Jimenez - Peltier - Bennett

  29. Champione
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Suddenly got a gut feeling on Kane > Auba this week. The latter has been rather unlucky points wise lately, while Kane's score without Son hasn't been great this season. Those fixtures for Kane though.. Thoughts?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      son is here for this week
      and kane has better fixtures than Auba going forward

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 10 days ago

      Could be meningitis. I'd get that checked out

  30. ZimZalabim
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 10 days ago

    Evening all

    Team is
    Fab
    Alonso, Digne, AWB
    Sane, Hazard, Rich, Snoddy, Pereyra
    Kane, Auba(c)

    Hamer, Kamara, Doherty, Davies

    Plan is Davies to cedric this week
    and then salah in next week for -4 for pereyra plus haz or Auba

    Thoughts ?