Scout Picks

Gameweek 16 Scout Picks built on Liverpool and Leicester

Liverpool and Leicester continue to act as the spine for the Scout Picks yet again this season.

The two clubs account for four players in the selection for Gameweek 16, which kicks off on Saturday afternoon with Chelsea’s trip to Everton.

As per usual, we line up in the 3-4-3 formation and fell just within the budget this time, on £82.9m.

Goalkeeper

Guaita has recorded back-to-back clean sheets for Palace

Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) has now delivered two eight-point hauls in a row as interest in Crystal Palace defence continues to rise. Having kept out both Burnley and Bournemouth, the Eagles travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon to face a Watford side that has registered the fewest shots on target of any Premier League team in their last four home matches. Meanwhile, Guaita himself has produced three saves in seven of his last eight outings.

Defenders

Alexander-Arnold has three assists in his last two matches

After showing potential for so long without delivering, Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m) now has three assists in his last two Premier League matches. Over the last four, no Liverpool player has created more than his nine chances so there is every chance that more attacking returns will follow in Gameweek 16. Furthermore, Bournemouth have mustered just three big chances since Gameweek 12, the joint-lowest in the league, so there is some clean sheet potential too.

Serge Aurier (£4.9m) can continue to offer value in the Spurs defence, even if it’s taking a little time to build up clean sheet potential under Jose Mourinho. A home meeting with Burnley could be just the time to get that first shutout under the new regime, as the Clarets are in the bottom three for shots on target of their last four away matches. Meanwhile, Aurier himself is third among all Spurs players for key passes since Mourinho’s first match in Gameweek 13.

Crystal Palace might be short a few first-choice defensive options but should still fancy their chances of a clean sheet in Gameweek 16. They face a Watford side that has blanked in six of their last 10 league games and will be encouraged by the performances of Cheikhou Kouyaté and Jeffrey Schlupp, who filled in at centre-back and left-back when required against Bournemouth. Therefore, nailed-on budget man Martin Kelly (£4.1m) is an easy inclusion in the Scout Picks for the weekend.

Midfielders

Mané is in excellent form for Liverpool right now

Sadio Mané (£12.3m) lit up Gameweek 15 with his scintillating 15-point haul against Everton and arguably should have pushed himself into the 20s after missing two big chances. We believe the Liverpool man will do enough to avoid rotation against Bournemouth, who have conceded at least twice in three of their last four Premier League games.

Dele Alli (£8.6m) has exploded into life since Jose Mourinho arrived at Tottenham Hotspur. The midfielder has played in four matches in all competitions and has amassed a total of five attacking returns in them, from four goals and one assist. While Spurs looked below par against Manchester United, Alli still displayed his quality with a well-taken goal at Old Trafford. A home meeting with Burnley, who have struggled against the bigger clubs this season could see him continue his incredible revival. Against sides who finished in the top-six last season, Sean Dyche’s men have conceded 13 times in four matches so far.

With four attacking returns in his last six outings, James Maddison (£7.6m) is proving one of the more reliable options in the mid-price midfielder bracket this season. Over the last four Gameweeks, only two players have created more chances than him and he’s scored twice, registering the same number of shots on target as Danny Ings, Gabriel Jesus, Alli and Mané. Maddison’s next opponents Aston Villa have allowed more shots in the box than any other side this season and conceded the most set-pieces goals too, boosting Maddison’s chances of returns.

Christian Pulisic (£7.5m) has been rather unfortunate not to have registered attacking returns in any of his last three Premier League matches, having scored five in the three before them. Still, since Gameweek 12, the American has registered 13 shots in the box, the joint-third in the league and more than any of his colleagues. Everton come into Gameweek 16 having finally parted company with Marco Silva. While Duncan Ferguson might bring out a spirited performance from the Toffees, he will certainly have his work cut out. Everton have conceded a total of nine goals across their last three outings, including a 2-0 home defeat to strugglers Norwich City.

Forwards

Who are the best FPL captain candidates for Gameweek 15?
Vardy is very much an auto-include option right now

Do we even need to explain why Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) gets included in the Scout Picks now? The Leicester City forward continued his scoring run against Watford from the penalty spot and now has 11 goals in his last nine Premier League matches, netting in the last seven in a row. Gameweek 16 pits the division’s most in-form player against an Aston Villa side that has conceded more shots in the box than any other side this season.

Raúl Jiménez (£7.7m) may have blanked against West Ham but that was not for lack of trying. Over his last four matches, the Wolves forward has registered 18 shots in the box, four more than any other player, and sits second place for shots on target too. Jiménez has three attacking returns in that time so has been delivering on a relatively regular basis. Meanwhile, upcoming opponents Brighton are bottom of the league for shots conceded in the box over the last four Gameweeks.

Danny Ings (£6.2m) just cannot stop scoring right now, having found the net in each of his last four Premier League matches. The Southampton man looks to have been setting some sustainable numbers too, with only two players registering superior minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) since Gameweek 12. Meanwhile, only Brighton have allowed more shots in the penalty box over the last four matches.

Substitutes

Rui Patrício (£5.2m) could be in for a second clean sheet in quick succession this weekend. Wolves are fourth-best for fewest big chances conceded over the last six Gameweeks and the Portuguese international has made a minimum of three saves in five of his last seven outings.

Kurt Zouma (£4.7m) could prove an effective route into Chelsea’s side this weekend. Only Aston Villa have conceded more goals from set-pieces than Everton, which could allow Zouma to demonstrate his threat from corners and free-kicks.

Sheffield United may have come unstuck against Newcastle but we think they can come back stronger at Norwich, whose defence is still giving up chances. John Lundstram (£5.1m) is therefore included as the second of our benched defenders.

John Fleck (£4.9m) could also benefit from Norwich’s poor defence in Gameweek 16 and has been posting some good numbers to back that up. Over the last four Gameweeks, he is top for key passes among Sheffield United players while only one colleague has managed more shots on target in that time.

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1,184 Comments Post a Comment
  1. james 101
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    GTG / anything you’d change?

    Hendo
    TAA Lunds Soyu
    Mane(vc) Son Pulisic Alli
    Vardy(c) Abraham Jimmy.

    (Button. Maddison. Kelly. Rico.)

    1FT and 0.8m in the bank if required.

    1. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Looks good

      13/15 of the same picks

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers al

        Good luck mate

        1. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          C u l8er at the top

  2. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Mane benched?

    Y/N?

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Doubt it

    2. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      N

    3. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

    4. beric
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Nah

    5. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I think Klopp has to give him a rest eventually.

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Possible

    7. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      With Klopp's comments on rotation it looks likely!

    8. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I've got a transfer to burn and wonder if the best use of it is Mane->Salah(C).

      Either that or move Tomori->Kelly or summat (SNOOZE).

      1. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Neither look great, maybe B if you have to

  3. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I am tempted to put the armband on Sterling this GW instead of Vardy. 80 points behind ML, or should I just go safe and C vardy and use Sterling as a differential?

    1. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Not sure Sterling C would be my differential this week

  4. Jonny HOW SON?
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    So the big question for me is:

    A) De Bruyne
    or
    B) Sterling

    to

    1. Alli
    or
    2. Son

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B to 1

  5. snowman
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Double up on Son and Alli as FT?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Who's being replaced?

      1. snowman
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Tielmans

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

  6. iL PiStOlErO
    2 months, 20 days ago

    House cleaning in progress just to not waste a ft. What woulld you do?

    Pope Button
    TAA Lund Soy Rico Guilbert
    Mo KdB Son Pulisic Dendo
    Party Rash Mousse

    0.1 itb, 2ft

    A) Rico to Kelly
    B) Pope Guilbert to Guaita Kelly
    C) Guilbert to Kelly
    D) Dendoncker Guilbert to Cantwell Kelly
    E) other

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A or burn the transfer

    2. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      C

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Cheers mates.

  7. Ed
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    2FTs to go Tomori + Mount > Kelly + Alli?

    Leaves

    Pope
    Lundy TAA Soy Kelly
    KDB Mane Alli Pulisic
    Kane Vardy

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Playing 442 seems wastefull with all the in form mids&fwds available...

      1. Dthinger
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        agreed. Who's on the bench?

  8. CHARLIE HULL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone getting rid of Sterling this week? Only way for me to get All and Abraham but stats still look strong.

    1. Gazza2000
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Just sold for Alli

  9. Tube!!
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Decent moves??....2FT

    Kane > Tammy
    Mcginn > Alli

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Looks good to me

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah

    3. Tinmen
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I would captain Kane is I was you

  10. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    What’s the thoughts on best move? 1ft and 3.5m in the bank

    Pope button
    Tomori taa Lundstram soyuncu rico
    Mane Alli Maddison Mount Pulisic
    Vardy Jimenez connelly

    Thinking either mount to son or save and then could swap mount to Abraham with 2ft next week? Could also get Abraham for Jimenez if I get son this week. Any thoughts?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Save

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Save imo

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers

  11. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I’ve put the armband on the striker with most shots in the box, playing the team conceding the most shots in the box (last 4gws)

    Madness?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jimenez?

      1. Kip
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Yes sir

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Who?

    3. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Logic gets laughed at in this game

    4. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Absolutely not. He should have smashed it last game

    5. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Could work out, but he has yet to score more than once in a game this season.

  12. Lets VARdy Party
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Considering Getting Tammy back for Jiminez with my FT

    Lost .5 letting Tammy go and will lose a further .3 on Jiminez

    That said Tammy is .1 cheeper than sold for, jiminez is due to go down and Tammy up which is another .2 swing

    Shall i do it or am i just chasing points

  13. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Kasper
    TAA Lundstram Kelly
    Mane KDB Son Pulišić
    Vardy Jimenez Ings
    (4.0 Cantwell Tomori Rico)

    Any suggestions?1 FT 2.6 itb. GL

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      GTG

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers mate

  14. pavlev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Play one:
    A. Connolly (WOL)
    B. Kelly (wat)
    C. Soy (avl)

    A in theory I think but I just like palace away ATM

    Thanks!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Kelly

  15. dwight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which one?
    A/ Zaha/Soyuncu
    B/ Maddinson/Targett

  16. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Top point scorer for this gameweek?

    I am going for the unpopular one who was once most popular.

    SALAH

  17. dwight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Mate i want to catch is 50 ahead and has Maddinson/Soyuncu

    Which one?

    A/ Zaha/Soyuncu
    B/ Maddison/Targett

    1. Willmissudimitrypayet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      50 is nothing mate! Maddison/Kelly?

      1. dwight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Playing WC.
        Already got Kelly

  18. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone who follow Leicester pretty closely about?

    Who is the best pick over the next 2 gameweeks out of Barnes and Maddison?

    Barnes looked great last game and Villa is conceding alot from that side. At the same time they concede plenty from set plays too where Maddison has his bread and butter. Barnes is the bigger rotation risk I guess with Demarai Gray and Kelechi lurking for a start.

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Maddison is the better pick if you can afford the price difference

      1. Willmissudimitrypayet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Money no issue.
        What are you basing this statement on?

  19. jbenny1107
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Start Kelly or Lund? Watford have the least amount of goals and Kelly starting seems to coincide with CP clean sheets.

    TAA Soy (Kelly or Lund)
    Mane Son KDB Maddy
    Vardy Abra Mouss

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I am starting Lundy! CS+goal threat!

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Those days may be coming to an end, sadly.

  20. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Who to get?

    It’s between Son/Dele and Abraham/Rashford

    Henderson
    TAA - Soyuncu - Lundstram
    Mane - KDB - _____ - Maddison
    Vardy - ______ - Ings

    McGovern - Cantwell - Willems - Rico

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Alli and Rashford

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    GTG?

    Schmeichel
    TAA Robbo Lundy
    Mane Son Zaha Barnes
    Vardy(C) Jesus Jiminez

    Button Kelly Dendo Rico

  22. Genji3lade
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Best use of my 2 FTs? Currently leaning towards A & C..

    A.) Tomori > Kelly
    B.) Tomori > Soy
    C.) Sterling > Alli (c)
    D.) Pope > Guita / Ryan

    Pope
    Aurier Taa Lund (Tomori, Rico)
    Sterling Mane (c) Maddison Pulisic
    Abraham Jiminez Vardy

  23. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Why the heck isn't anybody captaining Aurier?

    1. Kip
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Because if i’d put the armband on a defender, it would be TAA

    2. ...al - Fireteam Zulu
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Only the ballsiest of ballers would do that

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Cos I don’t own him.

  24. Greyling
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    2 free transfers, what change to make if any for gameweek 16?

    Pope
    TAA, Lundstram, Kelly
    Mane, Maddison, Mount, Moura,
    Vardy, Jimenez, Abraham

    Chilwell, Martial, Pieters

    A) Martial, Moura to Son, 5.3 mid
    B) Martial to Zaha
    C) Pope to Guaita (roll 1 FT)
    D) Mane to Salah
    E) Start with team above

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      c

    2. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      and b

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A

  25. Mikha In A Tutu
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    If you could pick just one for this weekend:
    A) Jimenez
    B) Ings
    C) Maddison
    D) Alli

    1. Willmissudimitrypayet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      D

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jimmy

    3. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      D

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      D

    5. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A or D, A at a push due to pens and that I think Alli has been getting the rub of the green.

    6. Mikha In A Tutu
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks fellas!

  26. mease14
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    any changes or tips plz
    1FT and 1.2m in bank

    Pope
    AAT/Lund/Soyu
    Mane/Sterling/Zaha/Pulisic
    Ings/Jimenez/Vardy(c)

    Button/Tomori/Cantwell/Rico

    1. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      probably a good time to get rid of Pope

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Change keeper on WC, no?

  27. ElBuffalo20
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I have 1 free transfer and really want Alli in, team just now is

    Ryan
    Taa Kelly Lund
    Mane kdb pulisic Maddison
    Jimi Vardy Jesus

    Cantwell Söyüncü Rico

    Was thinking Jesus + Cantwell to Alli + Connolly ?

    Or should I hold this week? That spurs game could be great for Alli but Jesus still sure to start

  28. Gaddafi
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I sold Abraham last week.

    Wilson -> Abraham sound good this week? (had barely any value on Abraham anyway, like £0.1m).

    Team:

    Ryan
    Van Dijk, Tomori, Lundstram, Kelly
    De Bruyne, Maddison, Sterling, Alli
    Vardy(C), Ings

    Button, Wilson, Dendoncker, Mings

  29. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Cant decide on captain out of these

    A) Vardy
    B) Mane
    C) KDB
    D) Jimi
    E) Pulisic
    F) Tammy

    1. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A - safe

      C - daring

  30. KuntaKante
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Will mane be rested this week?