Scout Picks

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. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Order for

    A) Dendo
    B) Greenwood
    C) Rico

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nice top post

    2. Prison Mike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      ACB

    3. trevjohnston
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      That order!

  2. Prison Mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Best pick?

    A) Moura

    B) Pulisic

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Puli

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Moura scored one but has not looked really that good. Of course he can turn up with a hatty but the recent matches have not looked that tempting.

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B but A could be a good punt

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B by miles

  3. trevjohnston
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Mount and Abraham to Traore and Jesus for a -4?

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Christ no. Get to bed

      1. trevjohnston
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Why?

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Because there's every chance Tammy will be back in the next game, that the pendulum will swing back towards mount, who has all the tools to keep being a top scorer, because Chelsea are a stone cold attack double-up team, because it's a minus 4, because traore can barely play football and Jesus plays in a team of pointsgrabbers with bad fixtures

          1. villa_til_i_die
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Think you just about covered it there!

          2. That Was Easy!
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            You’ve not watched Traore this year. Besides that, agreed I’d look elsewhere instead of those moved.

            1. Tamagotchi Massacre
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              I have watched him and been impressed at him definitely being better than I thought last year. I'm exaggerating of course, but still probably wouldn't bring him in

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      what?

  4. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Since 25 July 2019 Jimenez has played 24 matches in all club competitions. Most by any pl player.( PL + EL + EL QUAL)

    Anyone else worried upcoming hectic schedule will take the toll on Jimenez due to inadequate rest affecting his fpl output ?

    1. beric
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Im worried for sure

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      LOL - people still bashing Jimmy as a pick with this?

      Off after 70 last night and will miss the final group game through suspension so he can put his feet up then.

      Don’t let minute/rest worries turn you off him.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Im not bashing just stating facts.

        Im looking to get him in and just worried fatigue may kick in as wolves squad is thin and he pretty much plays everygame

        1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Is he not banned in the next Europa game anyway ?
          His schedule is now no different to numerous other EPL clubs.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Got his rest midweek.

  5. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    So is Ings really worth 1.1mil over Mousset? The latter plays for a much better team, almost as good fixtures and isn't injury prone.

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Looking forward having both. Prioritizing Ings with WAT and NOR fixtures.

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Well indeed. I trust Ings more as slightly more nailed but I'm going to wait a week as losing Tammy would be a hit

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ings is proven to be there sticking the ball in the net again and again. The same absolutely isn't true of mousset. It's a punt imo, ings is only a punt on fitness

      Cue: roots manuva

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      And the scummers have only scored three fewer goals than United. So hardly a gulf

      1. Ratatouille
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Ings is made of porcelain

  6. beric
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Tammy to jesus for a hit done, yolo

    1. allaboutthemagic
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Same! GL

      1. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You too man

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Not bad. Jesus could turn pouring water into goals to show Pep he is still playable.

      1. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Fingers crossed

  7. thomashl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    2FTs – mini wildcard(-4) yay or nay?

    Sterling Abraham McGinn -> Ings Pulisic Son

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Pope
      TAA Lundstram Tomori Soy
      Mané KdB Sterling McGinn
      Tammy* Vardy
      (Button - Diop* Cantwell* Wickham*) 1.1itb

  8. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A or B lads

    A. Kane & Mount

    B Son & Jiménez

    1. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B for me

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      C. Son & Rashford

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        This, happy Rashford owner here

  9. Thunder Warrior
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Start Cantwell or Lundstram?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Lund

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Cantwell 100%. Look into Lundstram returns and wolves home results. He appears likely to get very little v wolves

    3. D.Glynn
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Lund

    4. Gunner1290
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A)Jesus and Pulisic

      Or

      B) Kane and Jwp/Traore

      If b who out of ward prowse and Traore

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Would prefer having Puli in the team and not yet sold on Kane. If b Traore.

    5. Hand of Dog
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Tammy and Sterling
      to Kane and Pulisic?
      Or to Son and Rashford?

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        The latter

    6. Mooster
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Abraham and Mount to Jimenez and Pulisic for -8?

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Def no

    7. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Callum Hudson-Odoi trained for GW14 and wasn't mentioned during the press conference

      For those buying/capping Pulisic against West Ham, are you bothered by this?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Be great if CHO started 😛

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Pulisi(c) fears here 🙁

      2. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I bought him this week. Litlle bit worry so wont Cap. Although think he will score big if he plays.

        1. Sloopy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          This!

      3. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Didn't know that. Thanks for sharing.

    8. Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Which site do you use for CL player statistics?

    9. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Everyone sell Tammy then scramble to get him back midweek...

      1. Dirty Harry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Pulisic may cover Tammys points

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Scrambled eggs.

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          With beans

      3. dakotaz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Would love this

    10. BIG TONES
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Lacazette or Jesus in for Abraham?

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Jesus

    11. Dirty Harry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Quick vote:

      Son or Pulisic

      Both are in some good form. I have no attacking Spurs or Chelsea.

      Holding onto Auba at the moment who could be swapped to Kane next week if Spurs have turned a cornerm

      1. Kudo Warrior
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Son all day everyday!

    12. CC22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Got 2 FT. Using one to do Sterling to Mane. Also feel I need to get Son in this week, so choices of:

      a) KDB, Abraham -> Son, Jesus (-4)
      b) Mount, Abraham -> Son, Ings (-4)

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Which one?

        a) Mount + Jesus
        b) KDB + Ings

        1. CC22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Ha, yeah, suppose that’s the cleaner way to write it!

          I feel like Jesus could be a big differential for the next few weeks so think I’m leaning towards a) having looked at it like that.

        2. in sane in de bruyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          B

      2. HarryB29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Looking at b myself

    13. greggles
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      2 FTs but just 0.2 ITB and a thin bench.

      Pope
      TAA / Lundstram / Soyuncu
      Mount / Mane / Martial / KDB / Maddison
      Abraham* / Vardy(c)

      Subs: Heaton / Guilbert / KWP / Connolly

      Thinking of Abraham > Wood and Mount > Pulisic. Is that mad? Better ideas?

      1. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Mousset instead of wood

    14. Kudo Warrior
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      RMT on Wildcard:
      (I've take the likes of Sterling/Maddison/Tammy/Mount out)

      Ryan
      Aurier Lundy Soy
      Son KDB Pulisic Alli Mane
      Vardy Jiminez

      Kelly Connoly Rico Button

      Good to go or would you change it?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If you don't want a Pool defender, decent.

    15. some witty pun
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sterling, KDB + Abraham -> Mane, Pulisic + Jesus
      Yes or no? For a -4

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thinking a very similar set of transfers but with Son over Pulisic as already have Mount.

    16. Gideons Rolling Another One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is ... this madness?

      Sterling, Richarlison and Abraham to Pulisic, KDB and Kane for -8 (exact cash in the bank) KDB could be Son!

      ?

    17. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Best 4.5 defender for next 3?

      A) Cahill
      B) Southampton defender
      C) Sheffield United
      D) others

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Reports that Cahill trained alone and could be injured.

    18. Sadio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Which option:

      A) Lacazette McGinn
      B) Jota Son for -4

    19. Fergiesarmy
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      This idea has literally just come to me. How does it sound yay or nay

      Tammy Sterling and Connolly to Kane Pulisic and Ings for 4pt hit?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Only losing Sterling on the left so decent.

    20. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      -4

      OUT: Robbo, Barnes, Tammy
      IN: Soy, Son, Ings/Mousset

      Have TAA so enough LIV for me with their 10 games in 30 days period.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Barnes a forward Son a midfielder?

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          harvey

    21. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Another week without a Pool attacker, anyone been in the same boat? Currently @ 54k.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        50K without LIV attack is pretty good. 🙂

    22. cuppatea78
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I will bring both Ings and Jiminez in for Abraham and Connolly over the next 2 game weeks.

      But who should I bring in for this game week to replace Abraham?

      A) Ings
      B) Jiminez

    23. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Abraham out and Mount not guaranteed to play.

      Who are the best two replacements?

      1. Joey Barton and Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I would definitely keep Mount. he should play

      2. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        -> Jesus and JWP

      3. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Mount nailed for tomorrow imho. Not so sure about Pulisic though.

    24. Joey Barton and Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      How many minutes did Jiminez play v Braga yesterday? Trying to convince myself to get Ings instead of him

      1. dakotaz
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        70mins

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Just check out at Watford's defence. It is already Xmas at Watford

      3. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Danny ings could stand still on the six yard line for 90 minutes and he'd score