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Gameweek 14 Scout Picks includes Spurs triple-up

The Scout Picks are placing their trust in Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur for Gameweek 14.

The former Manchester United manager has overseen a positive start to life in north London and his first league match against Bournemouth looks set to continue that.

We have deliberated over the Scout Squad selections submitted by David, Neale, Paul and Geoff to come up with our best XI for Gameweek 14.

We line up in the classic 3-4-3 formation and have come in at £82.6m, £0.4m below our budget of £83.0m.

Goalkeeper

Pope and the Burnley defence will fancy their chances of a clean sheet this weekend

Burnley have been a reliable source of clean sheets at Turf Moor this season, especially when they are hosting the so-called lesser clubs. In fact, the Clarets are yet to concede a single goal at home to a side that finished outside of the top-six last season, which is why Nick Pope (£4.7m) is an obvious inclusion for the Scout Picks in goal. It also helps that only two sides have registered fewer shows inside the penalty box as Crystal Palace in their last four away matches.

Defenders

Alexander-Arnold has let his owners down recently but is always close to a haul

Yes, another week has gone by without any attacking returns for Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2m) but we continue to insist that he is due a haul. Over the last four Gameweeks, no player in the Premier League has created as many chances and his colleague Andrew Robertson has played half as many key passes. In the last four home matches, Liverpool rank second-best for big chances conceded while Brighton have blanked in both of their away trips to top-six opposition this season.

Fikayo Tomori (£4.9m) continues to offer an excellent budget route into a Chelsea defence that has proven reliable at Stamford Bridge this season. In the last four home matches, Frank Lampard’s men have conceded the fewest shots in the box and goal attempts on target while West Ham have blanked in three of their last four away trips.

Serge Aurier (£4.9m) has started life under Jose Mourinho exceptionally well with an assist and a goal in the Portuguese’s first two matches in charge. A home match with Bournemouth is a great opportunity for another positive performance. The Cherries have disappointed going forward of late, finding the net just once in their last three away games, while Spurs are top of the league for fewest big chances conceded in their last four home encounters.

Midfielders

Mané has been a reliable asset in Anfield matches this season

Sadio Mané (£12.2m) was the most popular midfielder in our Scout Squad selection, tipped as the best option in this position by three of our pundits. You have to go all the way back to Gameweek 3 for the last time the Liverpool man blanked at home while Brighton have conceded at least twice in each of their last three away matches while only West Ham have allowed more big chances on the road this season.

Son Heung-min (£9.7m) has already emerged as the early favourite for investment in the Spurs attack after a 13-point haul against West Ham and an assist midweek. Over the last four Gameweeks he has been afforded the joint fifth-most big chances in the league and has created more big chances than Kevin de Bruyne and James Maddison. With goals and assists looking likely, he could enjoy a meeting with Bournemouth, who have just one clean sheet in six away matches this season.

Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) has very quickly become the most appealing Chelsea attacker ahead of West Ham’s visit to Stamford Bridge. Since Gameweek 10 he has scored more points than any of his colleagues and has registered the second-highest number of shots on target in the division. The Hammers come to Chelsea on the back of woeful defensive form having conceded three goals in each of their last three outings.

Like his colleague, Lucas Moura (£7.0m) has hit the ground running with Mourinho at the Spurs helm. Having returned to his favoured position as a winger, he scored at West Ham and provided an assisted in the comeback win over Olympiakos. Given Bournemouth’s recent defensive shortcomings on the road, and the fact that they have conceded at least four times in three of their last five meetings with Spurs, we think a double-up could perform well in Gameweek 14.

Forwards

Obviously.

Jamie Vardy (£9.7m) is in truly incredible form heading into Gameweek 14. Over the last four Gameweeks, he is top of the league for big chances and shots on target, suggesting he is more than capable of sustaining his goal output. Meanwhile, Everton come to the King Power Stadium without a clean sheet on the road since Gameweek 1.

Manchester United might not have been at their best in their 3-3 draw with Sheffield United, but Marcus Rashford (£8.6m) still continued his impressive run of Fantasy form. He now has six attacking returns in the last five Gameweeks, while only Vardy and one other player have managed more shots in the box over their last four matches. This weekend, Rashford faces an Aston Villa defence that has allowed more shots in the box away from home this season.

Chris Wood (£6.2m) looks likely to continue his impressive scoring run in Gameweek 14. He has six goals in as many Premier League starts since Gameweek 6 while only Vardy has been afforded more big chances in their last four matches than Wood. During that time, only Southampton have conceded more headed attempts too, which should play to the New Zealand international’s strengths.

Substitutes

As already mentioned, Spurs have conceded very few big chances in their recent home encounters and with Mourinho bringing some much-needed organisation to his new defence, Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.4m) can continue to be a viable form of budget investment.

Çaglar Söyüncü (£5.0m) has helped Leicester to clean sheets in each of the last four Gameweeks. With Everton coming to the King Power Stadium on the back of poor form and potentially about to lose their manager, there’s every chance the Foxes can record another shut-out.

Kurt Zouma (£4.7m) has recently made a case for inclusion in our squads. Benefitting from the same defensive strengths as Tomori, he arguably has greater goal threat. Zouma has been on the end of seven dead-ball deliveries this season, more than any of his colleagues.

Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) presents an alternative route into the Burnley attack. He has been the most creative asset in the Clarets’ midfield this season and his crossing ability makes him the most likely to benefit from Crystal Palace’s weakness to headers.

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 14: 

Community Champion

Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 14 is Beavis.

They have gone for a 4-3-3 of Schmeichel; Robertson, Söyüncü, Tomori, Zouma; Son, Salah, Pulisic; Kane (c), Vardy, Wood.

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.

Community Champion Dr. Mantis Toboggan was victorious in Gameweek 13, winning by a 56-44 score-line.

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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1,396 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    2 FT, no pressure on the team bar Abraham.

    A) Maupay 》 Ings ?

    And save the other FT?

    Or

    B) Bring in Chilwell in 2 FT?

    1. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A sounds good

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 29 days ago

      A

  2. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Richarlison Sterling KDB Madisson Martial
    Tammy Vardy Ayew

    1ft 0.7 itb

    Really lost here

    A: Tammy to Jimenez/Ings/Mousset
    B: Tammy Richarlison to Son Ings/Mousset -4
    C: Tammy Richarlison to Kane Traoré/Djenepo - 4
    D: Richarlison to Pulisic/Alli and play Ayew
    E: Tammy + Richarlison to Firmino Mount

    1. TheTeeGees
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      If you can afford it, do Richarlison & Ayew to Pulisic & Ings? Then wait on Tammy for midweek.

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

    Repost

    Pope
    Aurier Soy Robbo
    Mane Redmond KDB Pulisic Mount
    Vardy (c) Laca

    Button Lunds Tammy Prodl

    Gtg?

    Good luck all!

  4. GRPunk
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Abraham to...

    A. Ings

    B. Rashford

    Either choice is a -4.

  5. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Why all the Martial hate all of a sudden? Blanked once and now everyone is getting rid before Villa at home?

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      His role in the team seems to be to open up spaces for Rashford by pulling defenders away from the box. His involvement isn't great. He scored well against Brighton but even in that game, he seemed much less involved than Rashford and scored better due to Rashford missing some sitters.

      I still own him but definitely getting rid after Villa.

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Totally confused what to do!

    Gazzaniga
    TAA Robbo Lundy
    Mane Son Pulisic Martial
    Vardy Jiminez Tammy*

    Button Rico Dendo Reid

    0 FT 0.3 ITB

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Please help!

    2. Lebowski85
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Sub Tammy for someone. I'd recommend Inga as you only have 0.3 ITB

    3. Koolswan
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      If you are doing well in your league then don’t take a hit and play Rico. Next week which is mid week, take a hit for Tammy and Martial and get Rashford and Moura.

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Get Rashford? With those fixtures? No thanks

        1. tokara
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Rashford probably fixture proof

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 29 days ago

            This is Rashford....who plays for United.....no such thing this season any player from the team being ‘fixture proof’

        2. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Rashford currently tops for xA, xG and xGI. Kinda impressive.

  7. Klaren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    A) Abraham to Batshuayi
    B) Abraham & Reid to Batshuayi & Tomori or Soyuncu
    C) Reid to Williams

    In B, I'd bench Lundstram

  8. J to the T
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Bench one
    A) Söyüncü
    B) Tomori
    C) Mount
    D) Lundstram

    1. Natho79
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Mount, all the others are guaranteed starters

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Mount will start tomorrow imho.

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      D for me but would be fine with C as well.

    3. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      D

  9. Lebowski85
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    I might captain Pulisic. West Ham look primed for a spanking.

    I actually think Everton can get a draw....am I mental?

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Chelsea played away on Wednesday night and it's their 2nd game in 2.5 half days and have a tight schedule ahead as well so might rest some players. Pulisic might not start (unlikely) or get subbed out early (highly likely if they are winning). They should still win but it might not be a game with a lot of goals.

    2. CMJC
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I’m going for it

  10. zelio78
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on Tammy to Batshuayi? Have Vardy and Rashford. No other Chelsea coverage.

    1. andres
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I would try to get pulisic

      1. zelio78
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        How about both?

  11. andres
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Which move do you prefer?

    A pieters to aurier (442, bench tammy)
    B tammy to rash

  12. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    R-r-repost.

    An injured Boly prevents me from doing Abraham to Jimenez without a hit so I'm considering doing Boly to Chilwell.

    Pros:
    - Avoids a hit
    - Allows me to double up on Leicester's defence (vs EVE, WAT, avl, NOR)
    - Can do Tammy to Jimenez next week if needed

    Opinions?

  13. Louis123
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Evening all.

    Just a quick one....

    Tammy to -

    A) Jesus
    B) Rash
    C) Ings
    D) Hold as Tuesday could be interesting.

    (Already have Mount)

  14. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    GTG?

    Gazza
    Robbo/Soy/Lund
    Mane(v)/Son/KDB/Mount/James
    Vardy(c)/Jimi

    Button/Tomori/Rico/Greenwood

    1. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      I'd play Tomori over Lund but except that g2g.

  15. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Is it better to have Ings or Jimenez for the next 5?

    Southampton's fixtures are significantly better, but Wolves are a better team and Jimenez a better player

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Ings rarely plays 90 minutes and with the tight fixtures this week, he might get even fewer minutes per each game so I'd go with Jimenez.

  16. Villa Velour
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    On WC, not sure if I've tinkered too much. Thoughts much appreciated.

    Gazzaniga, McCarthy;
    Robbo, TAA, Chilwell, Lundstram, Gibson;
    Mane, Son, Pulisic, Maddison, Kayal;
    Vardy, Jiminez, Ings

  17. HMFC1874
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Abraham and Sterling to Son and Firmino -4?

    1. Calderano FC
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Who do you want as our new manger mate? And yes I would do that.

      1. HMFC1874
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Not sure pal, that Stendal seems ok, thanks

        1. Calderano FC
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 29 days ago

          Good to see a fellow Jambo on here!

  18. flipthebuzzard
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    No love for Alli here yet?

    Thinking of Abraham / Richarlson out

    Alli / Defoulou in

    As nice differncial moves

    Thoughts?

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

      No other spuds cover

  19. ColinZeClown
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    WC ACTIVATED:

    Gazz (button)
    TAA Soy Tomori (Rico, Williams)
    Mane Son Maddison Mount (Cantwell)
    Jesus Vardy Ings

    1m in bank, debating
    Kane>Jesus
    Mount>Mahrez
    Rate my side.

    1. Bishopool
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 29 days ago

      Jimenez

      1. ColinZeClown
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 29 days ago

        Was in my original wildcard and then I’ve become fixated on Ings and this awful soton side. Wish me luck.

  20. CC22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Pick one:

    a) KDB & Ings
    b) Mount & Jesus

  21. Buttered Egg
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Needing help!!

    Pope, Button
    TAA, Robbo, Soyuncu, Lund, Rico
    Maddison, KDB, Mane, Mount, Cant
    Vardy, Jiminez, Abraham.

    Would you bench abraham and take the price drops? If not any replacements? Have 0 ITB with 1 FT so would probably have to take some hits.

    Worried about Mounts minutes.

    Do fancy Son , Aurier etc . KDB to Son tempts me.

    Cheers

  22. trafalgarlaw
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 29 days ago

    Please help me guys
    1 FT, 2.5 ITB

    Ryan
    Soyuncu Lundstram Robo
    Madison Mane KDB Martial
    Vardy Jimenez Abraham

    Button Pieters Dendocker Kelly

    With weak bench, what should i do
    A. Abraham, Dendocker -> Greenwood, Son -4
    B. Abraham, Dendocker -> Ings, Pulisic -4
    C. Abraham to someone else
    D. Just bench Abraham and roll FT

    Thx

  23. wilson2020
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Son & Jesus OR Pul and Kane...? In for Sterling and Abraham

  24. AndyJMac85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 28 days ago

    Massive call here.........Do I transfer Sterling out and replace him with Son?