Scout Picks

Sterling and Aguero tipped for big scores by Gameweek 5 Scout Picks

We have spent the big bucks on our Manchester City attacking assets this week as they face a Norwich defence in dire straits.

This week the Scout Picks XI features three players priced over £12.0m but we have still managed to stick to our £83.0m budget.

Our 3-5-2 formation comes in at £82.9m, £0.1m inside the limit.

Goalkeeper

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian has an appealing fixture this weekend

Adrian (£4.6m) was not selected by any of our Scout Squad pundits this week, but we’ve brought him in as an enabler. There was overwhelming support for a double-up on the Liverpool defence but we only had enough in our budget for one of their premium options. With Alisson still out injured, Adrian should keep his place in goal.

Defenders

Alexander-Arnold remains our chosen Liverpool defensive option ahead of Gameweek 5

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.1m) was the most popular Liverpool defender among our Scout Squad pundits. David, Paul and Geoff all selected him as the best option in this price bracket, Neale choosing him in second place. The right-back heads into an appealing meeting with a goal-shy Newcastle side and three assists in his first four matches. The potential for a double-figure haul, made up from returns at both ends of the pitch, continues to be high for Alexander-Arnold.

The inclusion of Matt Lowton (£4.5m) was a way of granting the request from our Scout Squad for Burnley defensive cover. Nick Pope was a popular choice but we had to go with Adrian in goal. Lowton comes in based on Burnley’s clean sheet potential for a trip to Brighton, and having created more chances than any of his defensive colleagues so far this season.

John Lundstram (£4.2m) continues to make a useful budget enabler for Fantasy managers. Sheffield United remain one of the tightest-looking defences in the Premier League, having allowed just 22 shots in the box across the first four Gameweeks (fifth-best). Meanwhile, Lundstram himself is behind only two players in the top flight for big chances created.

Midfielders

Sterling should enjoy his trip to Norwich on Saturday afternoon

Despite a blank against Brighton, Raheem Sterling (£12.3m) is straight back in the Scout Picks. After the first four matches of the season, the Manchester City midfielder is still just one behind the current Golden Boot front-runner with five goals and during that time, no player has been afforded more big chances. Meanwhile, Norwich’s defence looks in tatters for Gameweek 5. They have conceded more than any other side so far and are likely to be without at least three centre-backs in Ben Godfrey, Christoph Zimmermann and Timm Klose this weekend. Furthermore, right-back Max Aarons has been ruled out, Grant Hanley is unlikely to be able to feature from the beginning and Tim Krul is also a doubt to start now.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) was the most popular midfielder for Gameweek 5, tipped as the best in this position by three of our pundits, David selecting him in second place. In both of his Premier League matches at Anfield this season, the Egyptian registered a double-figure haul and he will be fancying his chances against Newcastle. The Magpies might have the ability to frustrate top six sides, as they did at Spurs in Gameweek 3, but Salah still got three attacking returns against them last season.

Mason Mount (£6.4m) is one of a handful of mid-price midfielders who appear to have the ability to offer decent value this season. He has two goals so far and could have arguably had more than that. Ahead of a trip to Wolves, the Chelsea midfielder has registered the same number of shots on target as Sterling, and more than any other option priced at £6.5m or below.

The absence of some key personnel for Manchester United should both help Daniel James‘ (£6.1m) chances of starting and increase the need for him to deliver. In the last two matches, the value midfield option has had seven shots inside the box, the second-most in the whole division. With Leicester yet to keep a clean sheet on the road so far this season, James looks a good bet for more attacking returns this weekend.

John McGinn (£5.6m) is the final member of our value midfield trio as he prepares to face West Ham on Monday night. With attacking returns in two matches so far this season, the box-to-box option will fancy his chances against a Hammers’ defence that has conceded more big chances than any other side so far.

Forwards

We’re backing Aguero to have another enjoyable afternoon in Gameweek 5

Our Scout Squad panel was unanimous in selecting Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) as the best forward option for Gameweek 5. That decision was reached even before the Norwich defensive situation got worse on Friday afternoon. The Argentinian has scored in every match this season, currently leading the Golden Boot race, and is likely to deliver even if he has his minutes managed in light of Gabriel Jesus’ return from fitness simply because Norwich’s problems at the back are so bad.

Sébastien Haller (£7.5m) completes our line-up ahead of a trip to face Aston Villa on Monday night. Dean Smith’s men have allowed more shots than any other side so far this year, while Haller has three goals in his last two matches.

Substitutes

Nick Pope (£4.6m) was the most popular budget goalkeeper in our Scout Squad submissions but we had to bench him to accommodate our Liverpool defensive double-up.

We were also able to work in some Manchester City defensive cover so Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.6m) has to be content among the substitutes. With Norwich unlikely to park the bus against them, there is perhaps still a slight chance that they find a way through.

Manuel Lanzini (£6.5m) gets a place on the bench as a cheap alternative West Ham’s centre-forward. The midfielder has created more chances than any of his colleagues so far this season.

Ashley Barnes (£6.7m) has impressed in the early part of the campaign but we ran out of money to get him in the Scout Picks starting XI. 

The Captain

As we have mentioned many times since the season began, the Scout Picks now has a captain for the 2019/20 campaign.

This skipper is chosen using the conclusions of the latest Captain Sensible article and a four-way vote between David, Neale, Paul and Geoff.

Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the captain we choose each Gameweek will be known only to those who have signed up to Membership for the 2019/20 season.

It will be revealed to the public only when the deadline for the Gameweek has passed.

The Community Champion

Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 5 is Warby84.

They have gone for a 4-3-3 of Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Otamendi, Maitland-Niles, Lundstram; De Bruyne, Salah (c), McGinn; Aguero, Haller, Vardy.

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.

It was a defeat for the Scout Picks in Gameweek 4 as InsaneFC won by a 75-64 scoreline.

That makes his winning margin of 11 points the new score to beat for the 2019/20 season.

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5,594 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gooner_112233445566
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 10 days ago

    For next 6 gameweeks pick 2

    Jimenez
    C Wilson
    Pukki

    Who....

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Wilson for definite for me, and toss a coin for the other two

      1. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 10 days ago

        That’s exactly where I am at mate. My current team is Jimenez and pukki. So basically don’t know which one to get rid of for Wilson (got the money in the bank to afford him whoever I get rid of)

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          I brought Wilson in for Jota this week mate and I have Pukki, I think I got rid of Jota because I didn’t want to take another price drop even tho I know this week is a good match for him and will no doubt likely score coz I’ve took him out but I looked at Wilson’s next 6 and am very content that he will out score him handsomely in the long run! In saying that if I had Jiménez my decision would have been a lot harder, I think if there was ever a time to get rid of Pukki then nows that Time tho, taking into account their fixtures and decimated personnel!!

  2. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Bottom of previous page:

    What to do here chaps?

    Pope
    Digne VvD Zinchenko Lundstram
    Salah KDB Mount Perez
    Pukki Aguero

    4.0 AWB* Dendoncker Wickham*

    1.5m ITB and 1FT

    A) Perez ➡ Ceballos
    B) Perez ➡ Yarmolenko/Iwobi
    C) Perez AWB ➡ TAA Yarmolenko/Iwobi -4
    D) Perez AWB ➡ Richarlison AMN/Dunk -4

  3. Johnny too hotty
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    With no sterling should I captain aguerro ir Salah

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Aguero

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

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

      Own Aguero this GW = captain.

    4. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Aguero

  4. Aladdin Sané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    A) Aguero + Ceballos/James
    B) KDB + Barnes/Haller

    1. ChelseaBlues223
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      If you have Sterling than B with Haller

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

    AWB to Otamendi -4
    Or play Dunk

    1. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Dunk

    2. gooner_112233445566
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Awb might be fit anyway?

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

        He’s on my bench regardless. Just tempted to switch him out for Otamendi and bench Dunk.

  6. acesingh
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Who scores more over the next few GWs

    Robbo
    Mount
    Any other sub 7.0 player in any position

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Barnes

    2. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Robbo

  7. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    City team...

    Many Blues feel there will be some major rotation tomorrow. This is from Manchester, ExPat groups including myself, and friends around the world.

    The consensus is of names like Aguero, Sterling, KDB, Walker and Zinchenko all up for a rest tomorrow and of course Pep is the only one who knows until 1 hour beforehand.

    It's a Foden game, a Cancelo debut game, a Mahrez brace match and/or a Jesus hat trick match.

    Due to these reasons I would flip a coin over captainaining a City lad.

    Salah captain until the cows come home for me and I own Otamendi, Sterling and KDB.

    Speculative, likely useless rant over. Cheers.

    1. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      That would be captaining

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      If Sterling outscores Salah I know who to blame

      1. stupendous
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Salah could play 90 mins and blank.
        Sterling could play 15 mins and score 30 as captain.

        I'm just comfortable captaining Salah this weekend.

  8. cylus11 ( Manager) - Russia…
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Any love for D Silva here.

    Thinking to go with midfield of D Silva, Sterling and KDB on WC this GW.

    Thoughts

    1. stupendous
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      He'll probably smash it tomorrow and then Wed but then sit the next match. He's played more than I expected already (after Peps preseason comments on him), and is great value for money so far. Wouldn't expect 38 90min matches from him or anywhere close to it though, as it just won't happen.

      Think he plays less as the season goes on but great for now.

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

    A) King + Anderson/Lanzini (next week King -> Barnes)

    B) Haller + James -4

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

      Anyone?

  10. Oscar Slater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Two weeks of wildcarding and I'm not asking "Kun or Sterling?". Instead it's "Pieters or Lowton?" 😀

    1. Sadio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Lowton

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Me too. Currently waiting until Pieters rises tonight so I can sell him for Lowton early doors and pocket the 0.1.

      1. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 10 days ago

        8 years and you’re using your transfer to get 0.1m in value :/

        1. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          On a wildcard after a mediocre start to the season.

      2. Oscar Slater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        😉

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 10 days ago

      L

  11. Trophé Mourinho
      5 months, 10 days ago

      with Salah captain the best option is sleep until 2PM and then wake up to see the vast points he has accrued

      1. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Punctuation’s underrated

        1. Trophé Mourinho
            5 months, 10 days ago

            is it needed? Do you understand what I wrote or not?

            get a life

            1. JamieNumber4
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 months, 10 days ago

              Get a grip.

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  find something better to do

            2. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 10 days ago

              Made sense when I read it, missing one comma at most and even then I don't think it's needed

              1. JamieNumber4
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Fair enough. I had to read it 4-5 times but guy seems extremely angry so just going to stay out of it.

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    if you had to read that 4/5 times to figure out what it said then I worry how low ur IQ is. Picking up people on their gammar when you cant understand a basic sentence? Makes sense..

                    why dont you go back on your slouch87 account. Because that is you right?
                    Because you have been warned on that acc like 3/4 times now you switched accs just to troll me again? You are pathetic

                    1. JamieNumber4
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      5 months, 10 days ago

                      I actually have no clue what you’re talking about at this stage. I’m out.

                      1. Trophé Mourinho
                          5 months, 10 days ago

                          sure, you mean im not as stupid as you thought?
                          You cant help yourself, you only made this acc today and already the game is up in regards to the fact that you are slouch.
                          And well I wont report you because frankly I dont care but if a mod is curious to see if im right just check his IP

              2. Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Unless you're a Poolfan then you have to watch the live game.

                1. JamieNumber4
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Sounds like he’s in a different time zone. I’m assuming he’s a Utd fan.

                  1. Balls of Steel
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Very harsh!

                    1. JamieNumber4
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      5 months, 10 days ago

                      Haha, I’m a Utd fan myself 🙂

            3. PortoGuy
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Hi all,

                WC team

                Pope, Button
                TAA Digne Soyuncu Kelly Lundstram
                Salah Mount KDB Sterling ???
                ??? Pukki Haller

                Which is better?
                A. James and Greenwood
                B.Cantwell and Ayew

                Thanks

                1. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  A

                2. Balls of Steel
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  A

              • Feed tha Sheep
                • 7 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Bench one?
                A. Coleman
                B. Pukki
                C. Lundstram
                D. Matip (have VVD)

                1. Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  A

                2. Warby84
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Cheapest

                3. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  C

                4. Balls of Steel
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  C, one way traffic when City are in town!

              • Original Pirate Material
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Laporte out for:

                A. Digne
                B. Lowton
                C. Hold and bank on Rico so more info next week.

                As much as Digne is the obvious pick (I own TAA as other premium defender) going Lowton allows me that extra City slot which I want KDB.

                1. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Sounds like you've answered you're own question.

                2. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Yer listening to the streets
                  Lock down your aerial

                  (Miss them!)

                  B

                  1. Original Pirate Material
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Cheers mate. Seen them twice live, they were unreal!

              • Dacra
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Pukki or Barnes?

                1. Original Pirate Material
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pukki

                2. Oscar Slater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  FWIW, I'm wildcarding both of them in but Barnes was in their first.

                3. Rage Against The Raheem
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pukki if i had to pick one, Norwich will score more goals than Burnley imo and Pukki will be involved in most of them.

                4. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  I've got Pukki but Barnes has good fixtures. Pukki could be this seasons Mitrovic...

              • Sadio
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                What City defender should I transfer in?

                1. Joyce1998
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  ota

                2. The Dead Parrots
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  A), B) or C)?
                  A) Zinc (+attacking player, - Rotation with Mendy coming back)
                  B) Ota (+threat from set pieces, - not 1st choice over stones/laporte)
                  C) Stones (+ 1st choice, - least attacking threat)
                  I cant decide either?

                  1. moment
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Ota as Laporte is knackered for the foreseeable future...

                3. acesingh
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  I think with Laporte out ... b becomes obvious

              • Brooksy86
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Final choice before I get on a plane to Ibiza...

                Captain Sterling or Salah?

                1. stupendous
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Salah

                  1. Brooksy86
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Ok... Done... Pass me the Pina colada...

                2. dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Sterling

                  1. Brooksy86
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Something about Salah and an early kick off with a bit of rest that's swung me.

              • soup natsi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Harry Wilson is 100% nailed, change my mind

                1. Brooksy86
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Yet to start?

                  1. Brooksy86
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    This is a question.... I'm not sure.

                  2. soup natsi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    started last 3. plays around 60 mins tho.

                    1. Brooksy86
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 10 days ago

                      Looks the part. That free kick was out of the top draw...

                    2. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 10 days ago

                      Didn't start vs City.

                2. tucaoneo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  I think he is.

                3. MTPockets
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  his minutes

                4. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Needed goals at Leicester and he was hauled off after an hour for Ibe(!), never a good sign.

                  1. soup natsi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    thanks, now I hate Harry Wilson

                    1. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 10 days ago

                      Scoring worldies like that and looking like a baby Torres, you can't hate him!

                5. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Nah.There's better options.

              • Pat Butcher
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Haller , Salah , Digne

                Or

                Auba , pepe, ota

                1. Rage Against The Raheem
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  The first option looks much better to me

                2. Brooksy86
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  A feels safer... Maybe with ota over Digne? B with son or Kane instead of one of the arsenal boys?

                  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    No. Digne

                3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Top one for me!!

                4. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  1st line no doubr imo

                5. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  A without doubt

                6. Dreadful
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Top

              • @ocprodigy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                SCOUT PICKS CHALLENGE - GAMEWEEK 4 RESULTS

                Sorry these are pretty late! GW5 opening very shortly too.

                ***** GAMEWEEK RESULTS *****

                1st - Pingissimus (72pts) [3pts]
                Top 4% - TSPARKES10 (70pts), TheBoose (64pts) [2pts]
                Top 10% - Klaren, Tets McGee (62pts), The_Socca_Philosopha, FFS Scout, Lingard's Shin Guards (61pts) [1pt]

                with Polska Gola and Skloppy Kops missing out on 60pts!

                The FFS Scout Picks & Selections scored a combined total of 75pts... so no bonus points this week!

                ***** THE STANDINGS *****

                Early days however we have a new leader!! Your top three:

                1st - Pingissimus [6pts]
                2nd - No Kane No Gain [5pts]
                3rd - Wolfsburger [4pts]

                Spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyuz31n7ppeccuu/Scout%20Picks%20Challenge.xlsm?dl=0

              • Rocky.007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Auba tempting on a WC, means dropping Salah though.

                1. Brooksy86
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Ooft... Big shouts. Lava out for a while as well. Auba could go wild.

                  1. Brooksy86
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    *laca

                2. tucaoneo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Don't drop Salah. There's gotta be money somewhere.

                3. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Not for Salah IMO

                  1. nico05
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    This

                4. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Can work

              • DR0GBA
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Last tinker of my wildcard

                Pope (Button)
                TAA Digne Lundstram (Kelly Hanley)
                Sterling KDB Mount Ceballos (Cantwell)
                Abraham Vardy Aguero (c)

                1. DR0GBA
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  good to go?

                  1. moment
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Hide behind the sofa for the early game.
                    But yeah, if you're determined to go without Salah / Mane it looks ok albeit defenders 4 and 5 a worry... Could you not swap in Barnes for Tammy and get a 4th defender who might play?

                    1. DR0GBA
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 10 days ago

                      it's between Salah and Aguero and just think Kun is the better option this week, captaining him as well.

                      I think Tammy is gonna have a good season and is good value for the amount of chances Chelsea have been creating when playing well

                      1. moment
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        5 months, 10 days ago

                        Yeah I know, was determined to have him in my WC this week, but have ended up with a Salah - KDB - Sterling - Kun axis that meant sacrifices elsewhere... Thinking Kun to Auba in a week or two at which point Tammy can come in, assuming Giroud doesn't show signs of sharing minutes.

                        1. DR0GBA
                          • 3 Years
                          5 months, 10 days ago

                          yeah I can see why you have made those sacrifices, but for me I think i'll just go for it... I got really annoyed last GW since I was going to wildcard, but didn't and missed out on 60+ points, so probably just playing for fun at this point and don't want to take the game too seriously

                2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  I wouldnt change a thing

                3. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Defence is a bit weak for me and Vardy has some tough fixtures. Salah is a must IMO

                  1. DR0GBA
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    those fixtures are tough?

                4. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  What will Vardy to Greenwood give you in midfield? Just a question?

                  1. DR0GBA
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    gives £4.6m ITB.. not enough for a LIV midfielder unless KDB goes which I don't like

                5. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Tammy to Ashley Barnes
                  Kelly to Soyuncu

              • DavidKent
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Who is more likely to be subbed off early out of Sterling/Aguero?

                1. soup natsi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  whoever played more minutes in last two, four, six weeks

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

                    So Sterling, given international duty?

                2. Chippo, Hadji, Aloisi.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Stirling played a lot on international duty so bear that in mind. I don't think Kun played?

              • Scout Picks Challenge GW5
                @ocprodigy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                SCOUT PICKS CHALLENGE - GAMEWEEK 5

                Once again sorry... let's go with GW5 SPC!

                GW3 results: https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/20765605

                ****** WHAT IS IT? ******

                For those of you who haven't been around or aren't aware, every evening prior to the start of the gameweek FFS releases their picks of players for the gameweek, "Scout Picks", as well as 3 differentials before the first games to separate yourself from the crowd.

                This is your way to have a bit of fun and challenge those scout picks with a set of your own (read instructions below). This will always open the day before the gameweek starts around 8pm, and whilst you don't have to play weekly, the more you play the better chance you have of winning!

                ****** INSTRUCTIONS ******

                Everyone can have their own scout picks (there is no limit on team value) but with one simple rule,

                YOU CAN ONLY PICK ONE PLAYER FROM EACH TEAM
                (yes, two of your players at least will be on opposing teams).

                You can only have ONE submission, and your FIRST submission will be what is accepted. You also must respond DIRECTLY to this post (not to a reply on this post). FFS Scout Picks are automatically enrolled. Teams must comply with FPL formation rules and be submitted in an easy to read format, e.g.

                GK
                DEF DEF DEF
                MID MID MID MID
                FOR FOR FOR

                Deadline for this gameweek is Saturday 14th September at 11:30 BST.

                ****** SCORING ******

                Regardless of number of applicants, scoring will be done by the following:

                1st place: 3 points
                Top 4% of the population will rank "second" and score 2 points.
                Top 10% of the population will rank "third" and score 1 point.

                There is also a bonus point which everyone is eligible for. If you score higher than FFS' Scout Picks AND Differential Picks/Substitutes (i.e. 14 players), you will be awarded with a bonus point regardless of whether you were in the top 10% scoring positions or not.

                Welcome to the game, and good luck.

                ***** THE STANDINGS *****

                Your top three as it stands:

                1st - Pingissimus (6pts)
                2nd - No Kane No Gain (5pts)
                3rd - Wolfsburger (4pts)

                Spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oyuz31n7ppeccuu/Scout%20Picks%20Challenge.xlsm?dl=0

                1. The_Socca_Philosopha
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  TAA - Dunk - Lundstram
                  Lanzini - McGinn - Pepe - Sigurdsson
                  Aguero - Adams - Wilson

                2. Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Love this and appreciate all the work put into it. Annoyed I only started last week, how many points did I get if you don't mind checking? Bit confused on the spreadsheet as on an android

                  1. @ocprodigy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    “GW Scores” tab shows weekly. Looks as though you scored 70, great result!

                    GW4 results (forgot to update above link): https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/09/13/sterling-and-aguero-tipped-for-big-scores-by-gameweek-5-scout-picks/?hc_page=23&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_20829013

                3. Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Patricio
                  Lundstram Digne Lowton
                  Mane Son Maddison James
                  Aguero Aubameyang Haller

                4. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Heaton
                  Lundstram Duffy Tarkowski Azpilicueta
                  Mane Sterling Richarlison
                  Aubameyang C.Wilson Kane

                5. lugs
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Ryan
                  Lowton, Lundstram, Bednarek
                  Salah, Sterling, Pepe, Eriksen, Iwobi
                  Vardy, Haller

                6. Scratch
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  Dunk, Lindstram, Pereira
                  Salah, Gylfi, Fraser, Lanzini
                  Aguero, Kane, Auba

                7. Ramboros
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Lloris
                  Dunk Stevens TAA
                  James Richarlison McGinn Sterling
                  Jimenez Aubameyang Haller

                8. Van La Parranormal
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Patricio
                  Van Aalton Lundstram Tarkowski
                  Salah Son Richarlison James
                  Kun Auba Vardy

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

                  DDG
                  Lundstram Digne Tarkowski
                  Salah Sterling Mount Son
                  Haller Jiménez Aubameyang

                10. Expected Toulouse
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  TAA Dunk Lundstram
                  Pepe Son Anderson Iwobi
                  Aguero Vardy Wilson

                11. A Manager Has No Name
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Henderson
                  Pereira Boly Vestergaard
                  Mane Pepe Fanderson Gudmundsson
                  Aguero Cilson Kane

                  1. A Manager Has No Name
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Pls replace Boly with Jonny

                12. Solenya
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  Lundstrum TAA Digne
                  Sterling Gross Eriksen James
                  Haller Jota Auba

                13. 2right
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Kepa
                  VVD Lundstram Duffy Mings
                  Sterling Son Lanzini
                  Auba Rashford Wilson

                14. Flaming Flamingo
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  Rose, Young, Lundstram
                  Salah, Pepe, Sigurdsson, Gross
                  Aguero, C Wilson, Haller

                15. FC Jammer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  De Gea
                  Lundstram Digne Dunk
                  Sterling Mane Mount Son
                  C.Wilson Haller Aubameyang

                16. Skloppy Kops
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Ryan
                  Tarko - Maguire - Vestegaard
                  Son - Salah - Richarlison - Mount
                  Auba - Kun - Haller

                17. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Yay

                  Please please can we stop the season here. Punting this week and no United or Chelsea 🙂

                  Lloris
                  TAA Pereira Mings
                  Fraser Gross Siggy Zaha
                  Auba Kun Jiminez

                18. mookie
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  TAA, Lundstram, Emerson
                  Son, F. Anderson, Richarlison, Zaha
                  Aguero, Aubameyang, C. Wilson

                19. ClassiX
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  Lundstram Maguire Dunk
                  Salah Sterling Sigurdsson Maddison
                  Aubameyang Kane Haller

                20. Van Klinkert Delarosa
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Gunn
                  TAA - AMN - Digne - Lundstram - Azpilicueta
                  Maddison - McNeil
                  Aguero - Kane - Haller

                21. Coldplay
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Kepa
                  PVA Digne Lundstram
                  Salah Lanzini James Lamela
                  Aguero Vardy Auba

                22. Polar_Bear
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Henderson
                  Tarkowski Dunk Young
                  Salah Mount Sigurdson Pepe
                  Aguero Haller Kane

                23. DRAWNTOMECCA
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  Maguire Cedric O’Connell
                  Ceballos H.Wilson Salah Yarmolenko
                  Aguero Kane Jimenez

                24. apples...oranges
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Gunn
                  TAA Lundstram Tarkowski
                  Siggy Moura KDB Yarmalenko
                  Vardy Jiminez Wilson

                25. il Brutto
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Lloris
                  TAA - Stevens - Vestergaard
                  Sterling - Fraser - Anderson - Sigurdsson
                  Rashford - Auba - Vardy

                26. Mince n Tatties
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  Digne Lundstram Vestergaard
                  Salah Sterling Mount Lanzini
                  Kane Aubameyang Vardy

                27. Tibbles
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  Azpilcueta Digne Lundstram
                  Sterling Mané Lanzini Maddison
                  Auba Wilson Kane

                28. MB10
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  Lundstram Digne Maguire
                  Salah Sterling Mount Son
                  Pukki Jota Aubameyang

                29. Guru Mediation
                  • 4 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Schmeichel
                  Lowton Lundstram Montoya
                  Mane Son Richarlison Pepe
                  Aguero C.Wilson Haller

                30. Whiskerz
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Gunn
                  Digne, Stevens, Pieters
                  Salah, F. Anderson, Sterling, Fraser
                  Kane, Aubameyang, Vardy

                31. Coys96
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Gunn
                  Trent Tarkowski Stevens
                  Pepe Eriksen Richarlison Anderson
                  Aguero Vardy Jimenez

                32. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  Dunk, Lundstram, Digne
                  son, Mount, Anderson, Salah
                  Aguero, Auba, Vardy

                  I see that the Scouts are now picking 4 substitutes, so presumably we now need to beat 15 players to get the extra point.

                33. minges
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Pope
                  Lundstrum Doherty Digne
                  Salah Pepe Lanzini Mount
                  Aguero Kane vardy

                34. ameenkw
                  • 6 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Lloris
                  Digne / taa / Lund
                  Lanzini / sterling / Maddison / mount
                  Auba / barnes / Jimenez

                35. ALoadOfCobblers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Lloris
                  TAA Lundstram Digne
                  James Maddison Mount Sterling
                  Barnes Aubameyang Jimenez

              • yakirh
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Who to start?
                A. Greenwood
                B. Montoya

                1. Rage Against The Raheem
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  B

                2. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  B

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

                  B

                4. The Dead Parrots
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  B

              • damiang2233
                • 10 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Wan bissaka injury updates?

                1. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Solskjaer said it'll be a late fitness test but didn't rule him out, id be optimistic

                2. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  0 or 1. AnywaYs

              • razlund
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Team A)

                Henderson | Pope
                VVD, Digne, Zinchenko | Lund, Rico
                Sterling, Mane, Moura, Mount | Hayden
                Greenwood, Auba, Pukki

                Team B)

                Henderson / Pope
                VVD, Digne, (Lund/Dunk/Lowton) | Rico
                Sterling, Mane, James, Mount | Hayden
                Auba, Pukki, Haller

                My 3 changes are:
                Zinchenko -> Lowton/Dunk
                Moura -> James
                Greenwood -> Haller

                But take -4 hit / use free hit?

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

                  Save the free hit for the last few gw’s very handy
                  I’ve basically got A but I went to Matip for VVD on a wc.
                  Been puzzling on how to keep Aubameyang and Pukki and fit Haller in too. I decided it’s too much surgery and -4 points so will wait until the Hammers fixtures brighten up b4 adding the Frenchman (unless he gets a brace this gw)

              • Woy_is_back
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Son or KDB?

                Will both start? Might gamble on Son then. Differential

                1. nico05
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  Son definitely will

                  1. Woy_is_back
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Kdb might rest?

                    1. nico05
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 10 days ago

                      Its a tough call, he has played a lot of minutes for Belgium so every chance

              • Hansel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                5 months, 10 days ago

                A) James + Haller -4

                B) F.Anderson + King

              • nico05
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 10 days ago

                Do we have any updates on Emerson? I've looked online but cant really find anything. Cheers

                1. DR0GBA
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 10 days ago

                  think he misses out this weekend but should be back soon (not 100% sure, just opinion from a Chelsea fan)

                  1. nico05
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 10 days ago

                    Cheers for that