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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They have gone for a 3-4-3 of Martin; Doherty, Alderweireld, Lundstram; Son, Sterling, Salah (c), Mount; Jesus, Pukki, Maupay

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Community Champion Camzy was defeated in Gameweek 15, the Scout Picks winning by a 54-50. score-line.

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1,184 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mikha In A Tutu
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    A) Mount to Alli
    B) Maupay to Jimenez

    1. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B

    2. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A but to Son imo

      deffo not b though

  2. endy919
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Lucas , Fredericks-Alli,Kelly for -4?

  3. Alli
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    2 FT - Any suggestions?

    Ryan
    Robbo - Söyüncü - Aurier
    Mané(vc) - Son - KDB - Pulisic
    Vardy(c) - Jiménez - Ings

    Button - Cantwell - Lundstram - Rico

  4. Jullepuu
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Should I take a hit to Get Tammy in (and bench Mount) or do it for free next week?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Same question I have.

    • kopite65
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      pick 2 to play with taa
      A soy
      B lund
      C tomori
      D kelly
      had kellys pts on bench a few times now !time to play him ?
      cheers

      1. EL TANO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Soy Lund is what I have this week with taa

    • IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      a) Kelly (wat)
      b) Aurier (BUR) -4

      1. Aubaaaaa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        A

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Guaita Button*

      TAA Robertson Soy Lund Hanley*

      Son Maddison Zaha Alli Mane

      Vardy Jimenez Greenwood*

      Last bench spot?

      everyone Is suggesting playing Lund but I see Norwich scoring and a blank/rotation?- thoughts!?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Same problem here. I am thinking Kelly over Lundy

      2. Vatnenisse
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Same here, in the last 3 match SHU always conceded

      3. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Os it time for Kevin to be gone from my team? Or we think he is a keeper?

        1. xandu
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          keep

        2. Kung Fu Football
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          keep

        3. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Mid

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 16 days ago

            LOL

      4. xandu
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        A: Sterling to Alli
        B: Sterling to Salah
        C: Mount and Pereira to Alli and Kelly

        1. lindeg
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          None

      5. Edwardio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Vardy or Salah ???

        1. lindeg
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Is that a serious question?

          1. Edwardio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            for this gameweek yes

        2. El Lobito 10
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Salah

      6. Thoughtopsy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        son or alli?

        1. Edwardio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Son

        2. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Alli

        3. NobleBlackman
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Son

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Alli

        4. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Son

      7. migas2k7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Tomori to arnold for -4? I belive chelsea will conceed.

      8. Kasper the ghost keeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Tomori -> Aurier worth it considering the upside to from his attacking potential?

        1. Vatnenisse
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Yes, as chelsea hardly got clean sheet

        2. Heiro
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          2 free. Nothing in the bank and no idea how to use up a free transfer!

          Pope/Button
          TAa / Pereira / Lund / Kelly /Tamori
          KDB / Mane Zaha / Cantwell / Madison
          Jimenez / Vardy Abraham

          Can anyone spot any transfers worth doing with 0itb

          1. FreddyP3
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Downgrade Tamori and upgrade Pope

          2. Vatnenisse
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Tomori to Clark/Reid to free some fund

          3. tinotinotino
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Any thoughts - 2ft and 0.2 IB

            Pope
            TAA Robbo Soy
            KDB Mane Mount Pulisic
            Vardy Jimmy Abraham

            Button Kelly Lund Dendoncker

            Cheers..

            1. NobleBlackman
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Strong side.. Maybe downgrade Robertson to Soyunco and upgrade Mount to Alli

              1. tinotinotino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Thanks

                Going for Alli for Mount and Aurier for Robbo (have Soyunco already)

          4. dwight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Wildcard team sorted:
            Ryan and Martin
            TAA Lundstram Kelly Rico Targett
            Mane KDB Alli Maddison Grealish
            Vardy Abraham Mousset

            With a view to saving a trade and doing a double trade of Maddy and perhaps a Pool player for GW18

          5. tokara
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Tiel to D.Silva for free?

            Advise me pls, other mids - pull, alli and mane

            1. Devo-McDuff
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 16 days ago

              I like it

          6. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Cap Vardy over Alli…….purely cause Alli plays today and Vardy tomorrow. Hate to see a game when there is bound to be a rank drop. It's the little things...….

          7. Vatnenisse
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Any suggestion which one to start between these 3 :
              Lundstram - Aurier - Kelly

            • midnightrambler
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Which two to start out of Soy, Lund and Kelly?

                1. Bakra
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 16 days ago

                  Bench Kelly

              • greggles
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                I’ve got 2.3m ITB to get Abraham back next week, but if there is something compelling I can do with my other FT thoughts welcome.

                Heaton
                TAA / Soyuncu / Lundstram
                Mane / Maddison / Grealish / Pulisic / KDB
                Vardy (c) / Ings

                SUbs: Pope / Connolly / Guilbert / KWP

                1) Play Pope or Heaton?
                2) captain Vardy or Mane?

              • Bakra
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Captain Aurier locked in. So long, suckers

              • PukkiBlinder
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Play Soy or Kelly?

              • ChipsnGravy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Pulisic to Alli...?

              • MGD
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Anything on Salah?
                He should start 100% right?

                Might captain to recover some ground... low odds to score

              • lauren2223
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 16 days ago

                Maddison or Pulisic?