Scout Picks

Gameweek 11 Scout Picks built on Man City and Brighton attack

The Scout Picks are back for Gameweek 11 with another Manchester City triple-up.

Pep Guardiola’s men host a Southampton side that was humiliated in Gameweek 10 – and we’re expecting a similar story at the Etihad Stadium.

After deliberating over David, Neale, Paul and Geoff’s Scout Squad submissions, we have come up with our favourite starting XI for this weekend.

This time around we line up in the 3-5-2 formation, coming in at £82.6m, £0.4m under our budget of £83.0m.

Goalkeeper

Roberto gets another stab at life in the Scout Picks in Gameweek 11

Despite losing his clean sheet to Sheffield United in Gamewee 10, West Ham goalkeeper Roberto (£4.4m) gets a second stab at the Scout Picks. He was selected by all four of our pundits for a home match against Newcastle United. The Magpies come to the London Stadium bottom of the league for shots, shots in the box, big chances and shots on target over the last four away matches.

Defenders

Alexander-Arnold has been a permanent fixture in the Scout Picks this season

Over the last four Gameweeks, no player has created more chances than Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m). That tells us attacking returns should return very soon and a trip to an Aston Villa side that has conceded more shots in the box than any other side since Gameweek 7 seems the perfect time for it.

With Oleksandr Zinchenko and Angeliño both suffering from injury problems recently, we have to make the most of a nailed-on Benjamin Mendy (£5.9m). In Gameweek 11, the Frenchman should start at left-back against a Southampton side that, even before their 9-0 loss to Leicester, had conceded more chances down the right than any other Premier League club this season. That should play into Mendy’s hands who displayed his exceptional creativity and advanced positions in a run of games last season.

It brings us great pleasure to welcome John Lundstram (£4.7m) back into the Scout Picks for a Gameweek 11 clash with Burnley. Already cemented into Fantasy folklore, his rapidly increasing price-tag is not quite enough to put us off just yet. The Blades remain the joint-best defence in the league (eight goals conceded) while Burnley may struggle to change that if Chris Wood is not deemed fit. Meanwhile, Lundstram has more successful passes in the final third than any of his colleagues in the last four at Bramall Lane.

Midfielders

Sterling is our top midfield choice for Gameweek 11

Pep Guardiola’s rotation roulette is often very hard to call but every now and then we are thrown a little bone. In Gameweek 11, the midweek rest for Raheem Sterling (£12.1m) means he looks nailed-on to start against Southampton, who conceded nine times last time out. While that performance was very out of keeping with their usual defensive displays, Ralph Hasenhüttl might struggle to turn things around at the Etihad Stadium given the calibre of the home side. Furthermore, Sterling, joint-second in the league for shots in the box over the last four matches, should also enjoy facing the Saints’ brittle right, whose frailties we also referenced when explaining Mendy’s involvement in our selection.

All four of our Scout Squad pundits asked for Liverpool attack once again and, for the second Gameweek in a row, Sadio Mané (£11.9m) emerges based largely on cost. However, we do think that a trip to Aston Villa does play into the Senegalese international’s hands or rather, his head. Since the season began only two teams have allowed more headed efforts than Dean Smith’s men, while Mané was top for producing these among midfielders in 2018/19. Furthermore, over the last four matches, no Premier League side has allowed more shots in the box than Aston Villa.

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.2m) completes our triple-up on Manchester City assets for their favourable meeting with Southampton. He was an unused substitute against the Saints in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night so, as per usual, looks very likely to start the next Premier League encounter. De Bruyne has been a reliable source of points at the Etihad Stadium this season, registering attacking returns in all of his four league starts there, making for three double-figure hauls. Furthermore, none of his colleagues can boast a better minutes per chance created over the last four Gameweeks.

Pascal Groß (£6.4m) duly delivered for the Scout Picks in Gameweek 10 so he earns a second successive call-up to the starting XI. This week Brighton go up against a Norwich defence that has conceded the joint-highest number of big chances in the last four matches. Meanwhile, just three players in the Premier League have created more chances than Groß in that time, so we’re expecting some assists from the mid-price midfielder.

Also producing some impressive creative figures in recent weeks is West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.0m). Over the last four matches, he has fashioned more big chances than even de Bruyne and Sterling. The Ukraine international has averaged 7.0 points per home game this season, which bodes well ahead of Newcastle’s visit to the London Stadium.

Forwards

Abraham has registered most of his Fantasy returns away from home this season

Watford may have shown some defensive improvement at home recently, with 0-0 draws against Sheffield United and Bournemouth, but Chelsea could prove a tougher prospect for them. Tammy Abraham (£7.8m) goes into Gameweek 11 with more attacking returns away from home (seven) than any other player this season and has registered the same number of shots in the box as Jamie Vardy over the last four Gameweeks (10).

Neal Maupay (£6.0m) completes our Brighton double-up as they prepare to host a Norwich defence that has conceded an average of two goals per away match this season. The centre-forward himself has scored in each of his last three at the Amex Stadium and, in the last four Gameweeks, is joint-second for shots in the box among forwards priced under £6.5m.

Substitutes

Dean Henderson (£4.6m) was a popular choice for the Scout Picks this week with Sheffield United hosting a Burnley side potentially without Wood. Unfortunately for him, Lundstram offers greater attacking potential and Roberto was a little bit cheaper.

Watford’s improvements since Quique Sanchez Flores arrived have largely been defensive rather than going forward. For that reason, Chelsea clean sheet potential still looks good this weekend, hence Fikayo Tomori‘s (£4.8m) appearance on the bench.

Issa Diop (£4.5m) provides a decent alternative way to cover the West Ham defence this weekend.

Aaron Connolly (£4.6m) is a budget alternative to buying into Brighton’s attack for a very appealing home match against Norwich. The budget forward has four attacking returns in the last three matches.

The Captain

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.

Here’s how we voted for Gameweek 11: 

Community Champion

Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 11 is Tea & Busquets.

They have gone for a 3-5-2 of Roberto; Alexander-Arnold, Mendy, Lundstram; Salah, Sterling, De Bruyne, Yarmolenko, Trossard; Vardy, Connolly.

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 win for AK in Gameweek 10, the 60-43 score-line equalling the current winning margin of 17 points recorded by irfansheikh in Gameweek 7.

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3,784 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MaRooney 5
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Play:

    D. igne
    M. cGinn?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. balint84
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      m

  2. Cahill17
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Is maddison and Wilson to Trossard and Vardy worth it for free?

      Pope
      TAA, Soy, Lundstram
      Mane, Sterling, KDB, Mount, Maddison
      Abraham, Wilson

      Button, Connolly, Tomori, Rico

      1. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes i sure would

      2. Baganuva Hatty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Very tempting move. Could pay off especially If Maddy is playing deeper. Tross is quality on his day. Risk reward

    • Baganuva Hatty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Bench one.
      a. Mount
      b. Wilson
      c. Maddison

      1. Tcheco
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Wilson

      2. balint84
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        c

      3. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Lol, what does your team look like have to decide between those three players?

          1. twoplustwo
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Easily done given the good value mids and strikers

          2. Baganuva Hatty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 8 days ago

            3-5-2
            Pope
            TTA- Ota- Lund
            Son- KDB(c)- Martial- Mount- Maddy
            Auba- Abraham
            Subs - Button- Wilson - Soy- Rico

            Decided to bench Wilson due to UTD defense, poor form and south coast gales. Wilson out for jimi soon

      4. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        1st sub in case Cantwell doesn’t play?

        A) Digne (TOT)
        or
        B) Rico (MUN)

        thx

        1. balint84
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A)

        2. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Lucas although I’d play both of them over cantwell

        3. Baganuva Hatty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A but I wouldn't play cantwell

        4. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Don't start cantwell

      5. Tcheco
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bottomed. For a -4 (already own Vardy)

        A) Maddison to Martial

        B) Maddison to Pulisic

        C) Hold

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Less benching headaches with A

        2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A

      6. balint84
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        choose 1 pls in long term

        A) McTorminay
        B) McGinn
        C) Trossard
        D) Barnes

        thanks!

        1. Baganuva Hatty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A or D as better fixtures and looking imperious. Other options not for me. Not keen on mcginns fixtures and Tross will know more after this GW. Tried is one to watch

      7. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Springboks by 6

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Good lord I sure hope so

        2. Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          England 34-16 south Africa

      8. CAPA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Who is better points prospect this GW, Pereira (Lei) or Callum Wilson? Other will be first on bench.

        1. JohnRoss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          I think Wilson. I'm playing him

        2. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Pereira

        3. CAPA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          That’s a split vote then

      9. Jinkys Oars
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Start one and benching order for the other two.

        A. Tomori
        B. Rico.
        C. Noble

        1. Planet_Marss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 8 days ago

          start tom
          bench rico noble

          1. Jinkys Oars
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Rico on set pieces and Noble on pens, it"s tricky!

      10. TB303
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Play tielemans or Ayew?

      11. rohaansunil
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Cho to ayoze peres or save?

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Save!!

          2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I'd save on that

        • Freddiebell
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          It's doing My head in. Am I playing the right 3 defenders and is my bench order correct ? Thanks guys & girls

          Pope/
          TAA/ Dunk/ Lund/
          Mane/ Sterling C/ KDB/ Mount/
          Abraham/ connolly/ Vardy/

          Sub Button/ Tomori/ Otamendi / D luiz/ TV 104.3 itb1.5 0ft

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            If u keep Ota, start him ahead of Dunk imo

            1. Freddiebell
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Thank's. Would you have Tomori or Dunk as first sub then?

              1. theodosios
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Dunk. Tomori's owner

                1. Freddiebell
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Thank you. It's Dunk then. Good luck for today.

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Play Ota, due a 15 pointer.

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Wont get 3 bonus if City score 5+

        • milanista10
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Pepe to Salah for a hit
          Yes or No?

          1. Freddiebell
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            For a hit NO!

        • SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Pope
          TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
          Mount Mane Kdb CHO
          Vardy Abra Kun
          Button Rico Dendo Boly* 0.8itb 1ft

          A. Stick. 2-3 moves next week.
          B. Boly to Cancelo, play over CHO.
          C. Big move... Cho/Kun to Connolly/Sterling (-4).

        • TB303
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Martial better than Dilva long term

          True or False?

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            False

          2. Freddiebell
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            False. Martial to injury prone

          3. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            If I was picking now I'd say martial for security and fixtures

        • Nutella
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Seeking some advise here gents if you wouldn't mind.
          Current team for this week is as follows:

          Pope
          TAA | Ota | Lundy
          KDB | Sterling (C) | Maddison | Mount
          Vardy | Tammy | Rashford

          4.0 | Soy | Cantwell | Kelly

          I have 1 FT and 1.6 ITB. Weighing up the following few options:

          A) Roll FT and start Ota as above thinking he either starts or doesn't feature so if he doesn't feature Soy will take his place
          B) Sell Ota for Robertson and start Robertson and bench Soy
          C) Roll FT, start Soy with Ota first sub and sell next week

          I'm aware i should have lost Ota earlier this week as he's lost me 0.2 in value the rat but when i've kept him this long thinking i may as well start him and see?

        • Schwarzer
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Which Newcastle defender would you rather have?

          A) Willems
          B) Lascelles. Cheaper and set piece threat?

          Cheers

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            B is also nailed

          2. Jullepuu
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Lascelles because Ritchie has a chance to take the left back spot and Lascelles is absolutely nailed.

            • Schwarzer
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Thanks guys

          3. SirStevieG
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            A) Greenwood > Connolly -4 (means benching Rico/Cantwell)
            B) Start Rico/Cantwell and keep Greenwood on bench

            1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Start Rico

              • Freddiebell
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                I think Connolly does well today.

            2. Mr_Barbs
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              A) Pukki, Ota & Aurier > Rashford, Rico & Lacelles (-4)
              B) Ota and Pukki > Maupay & Mendy
              C) Greenwood, ota and aurier > connolly, cancelo & lacelles (-4)
              D) Greenwood & Aurier > Connolly & Lacelles

              Pope
              TAA, Soy, Lundstram, Otamendi
              Salah, Sterling, KDB, Mount
              Abraham, Pukki

              Button, Cantwell, Aurier, greenwood

              1. JohnBlack
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                D

            3. Moose™
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Pope Button

              Otamendi Soy Rico Lundy Kelly

              Salah KdB Son Mount Cantwell

              Aguero Tammy Pukki

              2FT, 0ITB

              Any ideas?

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Son and Pukki to Connoly and KdB?

                1. Moose™
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Thanks. But, I already had KdB

                2. jtreble
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  I don’t think Connolly is going to play much now that Trossard is back.

                  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Aaah cheers. Needed this info for my query above

            4. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              1Ft 3.0itb
              Greenwood to Connoly?
              Leaves 2.7itb
              Next week VVD to Rico/Janmaat and Yarmo to KdB for a hit or gw13
              Sound moves?

              1. JohnRoss
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                No. I would save the transfer if possible. Wouldn't sell VVD with Liverpool's fixtures

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Can also do VVD to Robbo and Yarmo to 8.7 mid then?Cash allows. Connoly this week and can easily bench whenever

              2. Flaming Flamingo
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Waste of a transfer imo

              3. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Only do Greenwood to Connolly if you have to/plan on playing Connolly. Otherwise roll FT

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Benching headache this week if I do. Will probably bench Lundstram then? Along with Soy. Lundstram willnprobably come in for Ota anyway

            5. kysersosa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Good to Bang?

              Pop
              Diop, TAA, Lundstram
              (S)terling, KBD, Mount, Maddison
              Abraham, Vardy, Jimenez

              Button, Tomori, Soy, Cantwell

              1. aleksios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yeap

              2. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Not sure I’d bang any of them as they’re geezers, but the team looks strong

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  🙂 🙂

            6. The Greenback Boogie
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Play Soy or Lundstram?

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Lundstram

              2. aleksios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Lund

            7. mozart.cass
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Pick 3 to play:

              A. Lundstram (BUR)
              B. Diop (NEW)
              C. Ward (LEI)
              D. Soy (cry)
              E. Rico (mun)

              Cheers!

              1. aleksios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                1 2 4

            8. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Start Tomori or Pieters?

            9. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Guysssssss starting eleven and bench order fine??

              Pope
              Taa ota lund digne
              SterlingC KDBVC mount
              Dealofue Abraham Auba

              Button mcgin soyu cantwell

              Suggestions needed....

              1. aleksios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                All fine.

            10. SheBangsTheDrums
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I’ll try asking this to a different crowd - Yes or No to these (-4)?

              Maddison, Auba, Wilson to Sterling(c), Vardy Connolly

              1. aleksios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Yea.

              2. Zim0
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Dew it

            11. andre_c
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Wilson to Maupay to get Mendy in for a -4?

            12. balint84
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              start Tomori or Barnes?

              1. andre_c
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Tom

            13. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Still struggling big time with moves. (2 FT. 0.9 ITB)

              Pope
              TAA / Pereira / Lundstram
              Mané / KDB / Maddison / Mount
              Vardy / Wilson / Abraham

              Button // Boly* / Cantwell / Rico

              Main issue is I want to solve Wilson/Boly, but also get a Man City asset to cover no Sterling(?)

              A) Wilson/Boly > Connolly/Robertson
              B) Wilson/Boly > Connolly/Mendy

              Would bench Connolly(?)

              C) Wilson/Boly > Maupay/Robertson
              D) Wilson/Boly > Maupay/Mendy
              E) Wilson/Boly/Cantwell > Connolly/Mendy/Dilva (-4)

              Bench Connolly or Maddison(?)

              F) Mané/Wilson/Boly > Sterling/Connelly/Mendy (-4)
              G) Maddison/Wilson/Boly > Sterling/Connolly/Janmaat (-4)

              No benching headaches here.

              And who to Captain in each choice?

              1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Probably G and cap Sterling