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. toxik
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Is Otamendi/Aubamayang out to get Augero (c) and Janmaat for a -8 worth it?

    1. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Ew no

  2. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    I’m doing d except I’m doing Wilson, Janmaat to Maupay, Mendy

    1. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Reply fail

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 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
    C) Wilson/Boly > Maupay/Robertson
    D) Wilson/Boly > Maupay/Mendy
    E) Wilson/Boly/Cantwell > Connolly/Mendy/Dilva (-4)
    F) Mané/Wilson/Boly > Sterling/Connelly/Mendy (-4)
    G) Maddison/Wilson/Boly > Sterling/Connolly/Janmaat (-4)

    And who to Captain in each choice?

    1. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      D

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      E

      Sterling captain though for my sake I hope he blanks 😆

    3. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Getting a Man City player won't cover not owning Sterling. I'd just go with whoever you want long-term and accept that it might mean Sterling/City punishing you this week.

  4. Silent Hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Which 1 to start :

    1. Rico (MUN)
    2. Janmaat (CHE)
    3. Soyuncu (cry)

    1. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      1

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      3

      1. subhojit123
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        3

  5. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Which one would you bench?

    A. CHO (wat)
    B. Connolly (NOR)
    C. Jiminez (ars)

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      A probably, unless you're confident he starts

      1. andre_c
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 29 days ago

        A

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      A

    3. In and Out
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      CHO will start and playing Watford big risk leaving him on the bench

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Why do you think he will start?

        1. In and Out
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Lots of talk about managing game time for Pulisic and he’s started twice in a week.

          1. jason_ni
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            I'd say CHO has as good a chance to start as connolly.

  6. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Wilson, Janmaat > Maupay, Mendy for a -4 ?? Yay or Nay

    1. screamer73
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Yay

  7. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 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).

  8. thom830g
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Got two FT:

    A) Lanzini + Zinchenko -> Tielemans + Lundstram
    B) Zinchenko -> Lovren
    C) Lanzini -> Daniel James + save FT

    Team is:

    Ryan
    VVD - Tomori - Soy - Montoya (Zinch)
    Sterling - Salah - Lanzini - Mount (Dendoncker)
    Kane - Haller (Greenwood)

    1. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. PocketZola
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      lund will keep rising, get him

      1. thom830g
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        cheers!

  9. PocketZola
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Who do I triple captain?

    pope
    taa rob lund
    mad mount pul kdb sterling
    abraham vardy

    1. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      No one

      1. PocketZola
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        sterling c and kdb vc?

        1. andre_c
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Yes

  10. cliveacheson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Contemplating taking a hit

    Pope
    Soy - TAA - Tomori
    Salah - Sterling - KDB - Mount - Cantwell
    Abraham - Pukki

    Button - Lundy - Digne - Greenwood

    Does Digne, Cantwell, Pukki -> Rico, Matt Longstff, Vardy for -4 make sense?

    1. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Don’t need Vardy for this week

    2. PocketZola
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      yes

    3. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      I wouldn't take a hit. Play Lund ahead of Cantwell imo

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Morning.
    Absolutely no idea what to do with 2FTs, any ideas please?

    Pope
    Soyuncu | Tomori | Lundstram | Rico
    Salah | Sterling | Mane | KdB
    Kane | Connolly

    Button | Cantwell | Kelly | Greenwood

    2FTs, 0.2ITB

    Thanks

    1. PocketZola
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      kane to vardy and con to maupay

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks, I want to keep Kane for obvious reasons

    2. andre_c
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Hold FT

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Already have 2 now so would be burning one

    3. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Cantwell to Dendo

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks, I'm thinking Douglas Luiz and Hayden could be better picks than Dendoncker?

        1. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Dendo is your man

  12. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Please reply!!
    Wilson, Janmaat > Maupay, Mendy for a -4 ?? Yay or Nay

    1. PocketZola
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      no, you will need another tf to get maupay out. But I like getting in mendy, how is the rest of your team?

      1. andre_c
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Pope
        TAA, Lund, Rico
        Salah, KDB, Yarmo, Mount
        Kun, Tammy, Wilson

        Button, Cantwell, Soy, Janmaat

        1. PocketZola
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          roll tf

      2. andre_c
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 29 days ago

        I really want to try fit Mendy in the team I have 1FT AND 0 ITB

        1. PocketZola
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          they play pool next and i cant see a clean sheet

          1. PocketZola
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 29 days ago

            play soy over rico imo

            1. andre_c
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Not sure bout Wilson tho

              1. PocketZola
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 29 days ago

                imo id get vardy and rash

                1. andre_c
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 29 days ago

                  for who?

                  1. PocketZola
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 29 days ago

                    kun wilson

  13. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Lowton or Janmaat and have a little more wiggle room for future transfers I’m planning? (have Pope)

  14. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Does Connolly start with Trossard and Mooy back?

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      I dont think hes a nailed option. He'll get minutes for sure, but will be restricted with trossard back.

      I'm playing 352, should never need 3rd sub, so just brought in greenwood to save the cash.

      I can see his price dropping once people realise
      A) he wont sustain what hes been doing
      B) he stops getting starts

  15. thom830g
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Correct lineup?

    Ryan
    VVD - Lundstram - Soy - Tomori
    Salah - Sterling - Tielemans - Mount
    Kane - Haller

    (4m GK - Montoya - Greenwood - dendoncker)

  16. aborg
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Bench Wilson or Deulofeu?

  17. Mooster
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    If Sterling blanks today, what are you gonna do?
    A) ship him out
    B) destroy yor pc and mobile phone
    C) keep faith

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      C.. simple, will be top points end of year
      Need to ride out the lows to get the hauls.

  18. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Anybody keeping Otamendi? If so are you starting or benching?

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Yes, and starting

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

      Starting. But I dont believe he will play.

    3. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Starting.. soy will come in if hes dropped still.

  19. Patrick.22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Ryan (Button)
    TAA I Soy I Lund (Rico | Mohamady)
    Mané I Mount I KDB I Raz (c) (Mads)
    Tammy I Vardy I Connolly

    G2G? Or swap subs?

  20. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Gonna be a long 90 mins if CHO starts for me

    1. Planet_Marss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 29 days ago

      what do u mean

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 29 days ago

        On my bench

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Don't worry Holebas will take good care of his achilles

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Ahead of who?

  21. Hughes the Daddy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Play
    Maddison (cry)
    or Connolly (NOR)??

    1. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Same dilemma for me.. I’ve gone Connolly.. Norwich are shocking and Palace can be solid at home. Slightly worried about Connollys minutes but it’s a risk I’m taking! Back on the bench next week

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Maddison 100%

  22. zon
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Start Soyboy or CHO?

  23. sthelenslad92
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Pope
    TAA - Pereira - Tomori
    KDB - Mane - Yarmolenko - Mount
    Vardy - Abraham - Wilson
    (McGovern, Tierney, Traore, Rico)

    Don't like Wilson and have too much money on my bench. Best Wilson replacement? Maupay is only good for 1 week

  24. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    England are all over the shop. South Africa looking solid

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 29 days ago

      😆

    2. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Forgot this started at 9.. damn.. not english tho, so just an interested neutral!

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      They've destroyed us, no coming back from that half we were awful

  25. andre_c
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Wilson, Janmaat > Maupay, Mendy for a -4 ?? Yay or Nay.

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Not worth it - CIty play Liverpool next week and Brighton's next 4 fixtures are super tough!

      1. andre_c
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 29 days ago

        ok thanks

  26. Flynniesta
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    How big a gamble is Auba & Ota to Kun & Lundstram (no hit) ?
    Would you do it?

    1. Emp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      probabaly

  27. sthelenslad92
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Who's the best 5th choice mid?

    1. In and Out
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Still Cantwell if bench only

  28. AndyJMac85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Current team is

    Patricio

    TAA
    Tomori
    Lundstram
    Rico

    Sterling
    Salah
    Maddison
    Mount

    Vardy
    Abraham

    Bench - McGinn, Greenwood, Zinchenko.

    I’m thinking about taking Mason Mount out.

    Do I go with

    A) Yarmolenko
    B) McNeill
    C) James
    D) Groß
    E) Barnes.
    F) Stay with Mount.

    1. In and Out
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      I wouldn’t worry about mount you need to deal with Zinchenko

  29. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    G2G guys?

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Ota
    Mane(VC) KDB(C) Dilva Mount
    Vardy Wilson Abraham
    Button Lundstram Soyunca Dendonker

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Thanks!

  30. TB303
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Play tielemans or Ayew??