Scout Picks

Gameweek 13 Scout Picks includes Everton triple-up

An Everton triple-up forms the back-bone of our Scout Picks selection for Gameweek 13.

The Toffees host a Norwich side that has struggled to sustain some early momentum back in the Premier League.

We’ve still got our fair share of premium midfielders in our 4-4-2 formation.

The starting XI has come in at £82.6m, £0.4m inside our budget of £83.0m.

Goalkeeper

Ben Foster and Watford have been keeping more clean sheets recently

Now that Quique Sanchez Flores has firmed up Watford’s defence, Ben Foster (£4.8m) is welcomed back into the Scout Picks. Over the last five matches, the Hornets have kept three clean sheets and could have arguably secured a fourth against Spurs if they weren’t so unlucky. In Gameweek 13, Watford host a Burnley side with just 16 shots on target away from home this season, the third-worst in the division.

Defenders

Palace’s susceptibility to headed attempts could benefit the crossing expert Alexander-Arnold

The inclusion of Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) was as easy as it will ever get. The Liverpool right-back stands a real chance of a double-figure haul at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles are the joint-lowest scorers at home this season which increases Liverpool’s clean sheet chances. Furthermore, no team has conceded more headed efforts than Palace in the last four matches, which is great news for crossing expert Alexander-Arnold, who is joint-top of the league for chances created during the same period.

Everton’s defence has shown some promise in recent weeks which is why Lucas Digne (£5.9m) has made it back into the Scout Picks after a long absence. Over the last four Gameweeks, no team has conceded fewer big chances. That bodes well for a home meeting with Norwich who have not scored on the road since Gameweek 1. 

John Lundstram (£4.9m) was incredibly unlucky not to find the net against Spurs last time out and among defenders, nobody has had more shots inside the box than him since Gameweek 9. Manchester United come to Bramall Lane without a clean sheet on the road this season so there’s every chance the Lundstram bandwagon could continue once again in Gameweek 13.

Mason Holgate (£4.4m) is our cheap route into an Everton defensive double-up. There was plenty of requests for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford but we think for one week only, Holgate can do the trick. He has started each of the last three Premier League matches for Everton, keeping Michael Keane on the bench, and has two assists to his name in that time too.

Midfielders

Mané’s aerial presence could be the breakthrough for Liverpool this weekend

No Liverpool player has more attacking returns away from home than Sadio Mané (£12.1m) this season and we think he’s the most likely to make a breakthrough for them at Crystal Palace. Over the last four Gameweeks, the Eagles have the second-worst expected goals conceded (xGC) score and have allowed more headed attempts than any other club. During that time, Mané is top for headed attempts on goal among all midfielders.

We are backing Raheem Sterling (£12.0m) to get back to scoring ways in Gameweek 13. He may have just one attacking return in his last four league starts at the Etihad Stadium but Chelsea come there still without a clean sheet on the road this season. Meanwhile, Sterling himself has had more shots inside the box than any of his colleague since Gameweek 9, only three players in the whole division outperforming him in this department.

Just three teams have conceded more goals away from home than Norwich (12) this season and their defence has still not shown much sign of improving. That’s why Richarlison (£7.9m) makes it into the Scout Picks having recorded attacking returns in three of the last four matches.

Choosing which Manchester United attacker we would select for the Gameweek 13 Scout Picks proved rather difficult with Marcus Rashford showing great form recently. However, for budgetary reasons, we’ve gone with Anthony Martial (£7.8m). He has three goal involvements in as many starts since returning from injury and has kept his hands on that centre-forward position. That could see him become the chief beneficiary of Sheffield United’s defensive absences in goalkeeper Dean Henderson and defensive lynchpin John Egan, who remains doubtful.

Forwards

Vardy gets into the Scout Picks once again

Gameweek 13 sees another routine inclusion for Jamie Vardy (£9.6m) in the Scout Picks. The Leicester City forward has six goals in his last four Premier League outings and travels to a Brighton side short of their first-choice centre-back in Lewis Dunk, who misses this weekend due to suspension. Adam Webster is also touch and go to play the game so with Graham Potter potentially having to patch up his back-four, it could open the door for more Vardy attacking returns.

The Scout Picks are backing Wesley (£6.0m) to exploit some of Newcastle’s defensive problems in Gameweek 13. The Magpies have conceded more goal on the road than any other side this season (14) and across the whole campaign they have allowed the most headed attempts too (42). That could play into the hands of Wesley as he spearheads an Aston Villa attack with such creativity in wide areas.

Substitutes

Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.4m) is our budget goalkeeper on the bench, somewhat inspired by Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Spurs. We expect his new side to improve defensively with him at the helm and with West Ham blanking in two of their last four, we think there could be a clean sheet on the cards on Saturday lunch-time.

Daryl Janmaat (£4.4m) represents a cheaper alternative into the Watford defence for Gameweek 13. With the same clean sheet potential as Foster, the right-back is joint-top among Hornets for key passes since Gameweek 8.

Harvey Barnes (£5.9m) can offer a cut-price route into the Leicester attack for those short of funds. In the last four Gameweeks he has registered more shots in the box and more efforts on target than Youri Tielemans and James Maddison.

Diogo Jota (£6.1m) continues to offer some potential as an alternative to Raúl Jiménez. In the last four Gameweeks, despite playing fewer minutes than his Mexican colleague, Jota has recorded more touches in the box and more big chances.

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.

Community Champion

Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 13 is Dr. Mantis Toboggan.

They have gone for a 3-4-3 of Gazzaniga; Alexander-Arnold, Digne, Chilwell; Serling, Richarlison, Maddison, Grealish; Kane (c), Lacazette, Ings.

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.

Kadhai Paneer FC was defeated by a 96-80 score-line in Gameweek 12.

The current winning margin of 17 points recorded by irfansheikh in Gameweek 7 and AK in Gameweek 10 remains the score to beat.

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4,418 Comments Post a Comment
  1. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Morning

    Is this WC team G2G or are there any last minute changes that I should be making to it

    Gazzaniga
    TAA Lundstram Aurier
    Mane KDB Martial Maddison
    Vardy Abraham Ings

    Henderson Janmaat Dendoncker Cahill

    1.6 ITB

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Suarezista
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I would wait on Aurier for now, and get a Lei defender instead. Other than that looks good.

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

      Why are you choosing Aurier and not one of the in-form Leicester defenders?

      Mid looks solid. Not a fan of 'injury' Ings - I'd prefer Mousset and then upgrade Dendonker.

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

    Crystal Palace’s Ward now down to 4.5 looks a great buy now for a long term bench sitter - glorious fixtures until 30 and tied on in a side that has 40% cs record against non top 6 this calendar year (very nearly 50% if you count Leicester)

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

      better pick than cahill?

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

      Prefer Cahill personally

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

        Not sure he’s tied on in the same way. Roy likes him but suspect Sakho and Tomkins are still number if they should ever be fit. There’s not the same certainty in any event. Better chance of attacking returns of course

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

      Depends on what's going on with his injury. But yeah.

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

        It’s a tight groin I think.

        Wouldn’t want to play him immediately as he’d be 3rd bench. It’s a long term play if I go there. Worth considering he displaced PvA on the left last season.

  3. Kryptonite666
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Mount to Son for a -4 ?

    1. Arse Craic
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Not for me

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

      No

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Daring but totally on the cards. I think breaking even is very likely and making points is a fair chance

      Mour will love the son. He'll probably get even more minutes

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

    Bottomed.

    Appreciate any thoughts on this team... gtg?

    Pope
    TAA Janmaat Lundy
    Mane KDB (c) Mount Pulisic
    Vardy (vc) Jimmy Tammy

    Bench: Chilwell Rico Saka

  5. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Who is everyone captaining ?

    Aguero for me

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

      Undecided between Trent and Aubameyang

      1. Mordor F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        Auba over taa

    2. DF
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Kdb

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

      Vardy. Though mane also an option.

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Vards C Mane Or KDB VC

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

    Hmm Sould i be safe to get a full team with only Rico on the bench?

    Have 1 FT and 2.9 m

    Pope

    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu

    Son Mane KDB Tielemans Mount

    Vardy Abraham

    Ramsdale Rico Dunk Connolly

  7. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    First sub:
    a) Mount
    b) Rico

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

      a

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

      A

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

      A

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

      A

    5. Arse Craic
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Rico

  8. andres
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    What would you do with 4.7 in the bank?
    Pope
    TAA Soy Lund
    Mane KDB Mount tielemans
    Abraham Vardy jimenez

    Pieters, Cantwell, Kelly 4.7 ITB 1 FT

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

      I can do:

      jimenez to kane
      mount to son
      mount to richa

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

      Save

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Save

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Save it. Next week you might be looking to get son in

  9. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    a) Kane Dendonker

    b) Jiminez Mount

    (the midfielder would be on my bench this week)

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

      B

    2. Mordor F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      B

      1. Mordor F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        But maybe Find someone Else then mount

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

          This, A def maby?

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      See how Kane performs this weekend.

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

    G2G?

    Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mane (C) KDB Son (V) Maddison
    Vardy Abraham Mousset

    Button Mount Rico Cahill
    0 FT, 0,8 ITB

  11. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Fellow Salah owners confident he will start today?

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

      Not at all

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

      Well he's definitely travelled, so for me, he's going to play some part at least!

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

      I'll be very surprised if Klopp starts him today. Might come on as first change but I think he will be very cautious with Salah. Real real chance for Pool to win the PL and Klopp won't mess with his best asset.

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Going to be supporting teams mates from a warm seat.

  12. DavidSilva
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Salah King out
    Riccy Auba in for -4
    Wildcard next week

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

  13. andres
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    SOT fixtures look really nice from next gw onwards, anyone considering?

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

      So many other good options, so no

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Who to captain and why?

    A) Mane
    B) Sterling
    C) Vardy

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      C

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

      I’m going with Vardy

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

      Cheers, seems like so many changing to manc or Pool captains now...

    4. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      I'm also struggling between the 3 but currently on Vardy because of form, record and rested from IB. I have a strange feeling Sterling might haul though 🙁

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Vardy cannot maintain his performance is what I have been told for weeks, during those weeks he has averaged 12 points per game.
      Same amount of games I C Sterling he averaged 4.

      Vardy

  15. Lord of Ings
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Everton or Watford who's more likely to keep a CS?
    In short holgate or janmat?

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

      Everton but Janmaat has attacking potential going for him.

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

      Janmaat

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

      Janmaat

  16. DALEDOBACK
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Bottomed. Tammy to Kane (C) for a -4? Expecting instant impact from Jose. West ham leaky defence. Tammy high ownership and away to man city.

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Nah, upgrade someone else

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

      Nope - will wamt Tammy back next gw

    3. Suarezista
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Look at Tammy's fixtures after City and keep him.

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      No

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

      Spurs will win a bori game 0-1. Goal by ndombele

    6. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Don't sell Tammy you madman

  17. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Iv got 14.3 for two midfielders to partner mane and kdb, who would you go for?

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

      Can you afford Maddison and Pulisic?

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

        Mads & Richarlison for this GWk
        then Mads & Pulisic / Martial

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

          Yeah this is a good call actually

          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 5 days ago

            It is a good call

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

        Yea can get them, good man thanks

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Pulisic and Tielmens

      1. snowman
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 5 days ago

        That’s what I have

  18. Francescoli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Bench one:
    A) Mount
    B) Janmaat
    C) Soyuncu

    1. Suarezista
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      C but tough one

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

      C

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

      C

    4. FPL ElasticO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

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

      A

    6. Boz
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

    7. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      3 for Mount and3 for Soy. Interesting.

  19. Boz
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    1FT. Mount ➡

    A) Martial
    B) Richarlison
    C) Save

    1. dansen
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Martial

    2. Taegugk Warrior
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      A

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

      I like the Richarlison punt if you put the armband on him

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      C

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

      A

  20. dansen
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Sterling + Tielemans
    Or
    KDB + Maddison

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

      A

  21. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Who's the best captain pick??

    A. Vardy
    B. Mane
    C. Maddison

    1. dansen
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Mane

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

      A

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Vardy

  22. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    A. Mount to Son
    B. Dendocker to McGin and bench mount
    C. Save FT, and play mount

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

      C

  23. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Captain:

    1. Vardy (bha)
    2. Mane (cpl)

    Thanks

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

      1

  24. Crabwalk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Benching nightmare this week. Who goes first on the bench out of these??

    Pulisic
    Abraham
    Jiminez
    Lundstram
    Soyuncu
    Madison

    At the moment it’s Pulisic as I’m not sure he will start. But that seems mad considering his form.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Soy

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

        Thanks. I think I’m just wary as I benched his points last week but you’re probably right.

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

      Soy

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

        Cheers

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

    Hoping my Salah > Mane transfer doesnt burn me. Was certain Mane was going to rise last night so I pulled the trigger.

  26. snowman
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    1.Mane and 2.Vardy owners who you captaining ??????

    1. df34
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Mane

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

      Sterling

  27. andres
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    anyone went for the Richarlison punt?

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

      Still debating. Might just do it

  28. dshv
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Nice Saturday everyone..

    Pope
    Robbo lund soyboy
    Sterling mount mcginn mane
    Auba(c) vardy tammy

    Ready?

    And good luck to all

  29. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 5 days ago

    Need two defenders for my bench, i want defenders that will play, feel i need a good bench for over xmas, only problem is iv only 9.2 too get two lol any ideas?

    1. Paneorder
      10 months, 5 days ago

      Look at ShU def