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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4,179 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Play Jiménez or Trippier?

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Trip

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        That s what u do?

    2. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Trippier

  2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Best use of a ft (have 2)?
    A. Fabs to Guaita (have Button benched).
    B. Martial to Richarlison
    C. Both

  3. MASTER ROSHI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 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!

  4. Monkey magic 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which of these 2 looks best?

    A) Richarlison + Kamara

    B) McNeil + Rashford

    So basically Richarlison vs Rashford.

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A this week

      1. Monkey magic 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers but was thinking longer term, would struggle to get Rashford back if i got rid.

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

      Lol Rashford by a 1000 miles

      1. Monkey magic 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks, was just a bit worried about his game time Richarlison more nailed and both have nice fixtures plus have Pogba as well.

    3. JammySprat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Think there won't be much in that either way

      1. Monkey magic 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers that’s why i’m having a tough time deciding.

  5. Alli
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Fabianski - Hamer
    Robertson - Luiz - Digne - Doherty - W.Bissaka
    Salah - Pogba - Richarlison - Snodgrass - Stephens
    Aubameyang - Kane - Jiménez

    2 FT - 0.3 ITB

    A) Hamer > Guiata
    B) Fab > Etheridge
    C) Snodgrass > Deulofeu/Kanté

  6. MTFCfan50
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Best keeper under 5 million who isn’t Guaita?

    1. Psychobingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Heaton, Etherridge, Gunn

    2. jr3jonny
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Those below and maybe Button as another cheapie?

      1. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Button only few games before Ryan back

  7. Woody01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    WC Active - G2G?

    Etheridge
    Robbo / Digne / AWB / TAA
    Hazard (C) / Salah / Richarlison / Pogba / Camarasa
    Auba

    Patricio / Jimenez / Doherty / Kamara

    1. jr3jonny
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It's a good side for sure though if I was on a WC I'd be looking at some City attackers if possible. Maybe look to downgrade a defender to try and squeeze Sane in perhaps?

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

      Don't keep Patricio on a WC get Guaita + 0.3m

  8. jr3jonny
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    2FT and 0.0m ITB. Thinking its best to just do Snodgrass --> Camarasa and stock up some cash?

    Fabianski
    Robertson - Digne - AWB
    Salah (c) - Hazard (vc) - Son - Richarlison - Snodgrass
    Kane - Rashford

    Button - Doherty - Kamara - Bednarek [2FT + 0.0m ITB]

    1. Marquis-Cha-Cha
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Good plan.

      1. jr3jonny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks for the reply. Annoying not having Pogba as though I'm top in ML, the chasing pack all have him. Hoping for another open net missed like at Newc but lighting doesn't strike twice eh!

        1. Marquis-Cha-Cha
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          With the money you'll get from the Snod-Cam move you'll be able to make some good moves next week. Assuming you're getting rid of Son.

  9. J to the T
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Argh. So I have been considering Fanderson & Auba -> Salah & Arnie for a -4 all week. Decided not to do anything but looks like Salah & Arnie are going up in price and Auba going down tonight so it’s now or never. Any opinions greatly appreciated!

    1. Psychobingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Anderson going down, not Auba. And i mean, i think West Ham v Arsenal will be high scoring, lots of people do. I think Liverpool will win against Brighton, but i dont think it will be a landslide. Salah can easily do very well though. And afaik Arnie isnt completely fit. I would sit tight.

    2. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I’ve had the same dilemma. As have many. I’m leaving it and doing it next week. Four points better off straight away and Auba could easily do as well as Salah this week. More often than not these things are best left alone.

    3. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Also I’d try and stretch to Rashford over Arnie

      1. jr3jonny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        With Lukaku and Sanchez coming back into the fray is Rashfod guaranteed a start? His recent performances enough to warrant it?

        1. Psychobingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yes. Sanchez got injured again, didnt he? Lukaku isn`t top class, never has been.

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

          They both subbed on and Rashford played 90 mins. OGS has compared him to Kane. 500/540 mins last 6. People make too many fear based assumptions based on lack of info

  10. leo_messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Need some help with this WC team:

    Etheridge
    TAA - Robertson - AWB
    Salah - Camarasa - Sane - Hazard - XXX
    Rashford - XXX

    sub: Guaita - Jimenez - Bednarek - Doherty

    A) Fraser and Kane
    B) Richarlison and Auba ( and get Kane next week for Auba)

    thank you!

  11. Danstoke82
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Evening all, this lot GTG?

    Fabianski
    Alonso Digne Wan B
    Salah hazard Pogba Anderson Richarlison
    Kane Kamara

    Subs; Hamer Bennett Lovren* Ings*

    Currently on -4

    1. Stevie B
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I think so and a -8 is autsch. Who will your captain?

      1. Danstoke82
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Im screwed with injuries this week so have no choice but to play Kamara.

        Thinking Salah as captain?

        1. Stevie B
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Probably a good choice. He is the leader in the poll.

          1. Danstoke82
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Cheers for the feedback. Pondering activating my WC next week. Feel I need to bolster attacking line by poss downgrading Haz and Alonso

            1. Stevie B
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              No problem and you are welcome. Hope it will help.

  12. Tabbara
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Who to bench:
    A:Doherty
    B: Camarasa
    thx

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

  13. Atimis
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    (c) Hazard or Auba?

    Hazard should finally come good?

    1. Mein Bergkamp
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Haz

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Surely he will not blank again 🙂

  14. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Snodgrass lingard > dsilva Camarasa?

  15. Stevie B
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What to do with this lot?

    Lloris, Speroni
    Alexander-Arnold, Digne, Doherty, Wan-Bissaka, Bednarek
    Salah, Hazard, Pogba, Richarlison, F. Anderson
    Kane, Jimenez, Kamara

    Two free transfers and unfortunately no money in the bank.

    Thanks!

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Team looks in solid shape, maybe burn the FT honestly

    2. Marquis-Cha-Cha
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      It's good. Might have to let a FT go.
      Maybe Anderson to Camarasa. I'm sure most would frown upon that but you'll have a nice chunk of change in the bank.

  16. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Good to go with this lot?

    Lloris (Speroni)
    Alonso Robertson Alexander-Arnold
    Hazard (C) Son Sigurdsson(VC) Anderson Richarlison
    Kane Deeney

    1st Sub: Digne
    2nd Sub: Kamara
    3rd Sub: Doherty

    Cheers all for the help this week! Best of luck to you as well.

  17. Mein Bergkamp
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Play Fabianski or Foster

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Foster

  18. MFC Lad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Got exact funds for son to salah, makes sense to wait a week and find the 0.1 elsewhere if salah rises tonight right?

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Nah do it

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I would do it now

    3. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Deffo do

  19. Zebras
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    If I've got Quaner in my squad, how long till I'm forced to transfer him out?

    1. toxik
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He's on loan at Ipswich so get rid for Kamara

  20. Gimli son of Gloin
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Start Pogba or Martial?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Both

      1. Gimli son of Gloin
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Definitely not, Tottenham will give them a trimming

        1. Psychobingo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Then neither

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Either way, think it will be high scoring hence why I'd play both. Just doesn't seem right to bench a 7m+ mid

    2. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Pogba

  21. Jimbo74
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Should I settle on this for a WC team?
    Alisson (Speroni)
    Luiz TAA Perreira (Tomkins Bednarek)
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Pogba (McNeil)
    Auabameyang Rashford Jimenez

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Allison to a cheaper keeper and then upgrade McNeil and Jimenez to Camarasa and Arnie

      1. Jimbo74
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I would prefer Camarasa but I like having the keeper of the team with the strongest defense so I never have to worry about that position. I'm hoping McNeil gets a run due to how he's enhanced the Burnley attack. If Arnie stays fit and focussed I'd find a way to get him in.

  22. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Evening bhoys! GTG?

    Button
    TAA | Doherty | Digne
    Salah | Ha(z)ard | Pogba | Richarlison | Camarasa*
    Kane (VC) | Aubemayang

    Fodder

    1FT, 0ITB

    Thanks

  23. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Advice for this team?!

    Hart/Foster
    TAA/Digne/Trip/Shaw/AWB
    Sane/Richarlison/Pogba/Anderson
    /Hojbjerg
    Kane/Aubameyang/Barnes

    2FT 0.7itb

  24. Goonermeister
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Play

    A) Jimenez
    B) Holebas
    C) Kamara
    D) Doherty

    1. Goonermeister
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Probably B at the moment

  25. Tomerick
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Keep Son or switch to either Siggy or Bilva?

    1. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Switch

    2. Psychobingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Keep, United leaky

  26. Super Saints
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Why are people selling Snodgrass home v arsenal?

    Captain

    A. Salah
    B. Hazard

  27. John78
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    2 FT

    Felipe and Kamara to Arnie and Camarasa?

  28. TerryVenables
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Start Jiminez or Bednarek?

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jimi

    2. rainy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jiménez

  29. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Start one this gw

    A. Camarasa
    B. Jiménez
    C. Kante

  30. tbhogal
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What is the best option guys (A) or (B)? 2Ft's 2.3 itb.

    A) Patricio for Guaita & FAnderson for Sane
    B) Lovren for TAA

    Patricio (Hamer)
    Digne, Lovren, Alonso (AWB, Bennett)
    Pogba, Anderson, Rich, Salah (Hojberg)
    Rashford, Kane, Jimenez...