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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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 16 is Boleyn Boy.

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. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Pope (Button)
    TAA, Pereira, Tomori (Lundstram, Rico)
    Mane, De Bruyne, Maddison, Mount (Dendoncker)
    Vardy, Rashford, Jimenez

    2FT, 1.5 in bank

    Tomori & Mount --> Kelly & Alli?

    1. SALVA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Yes. Aurier Alli if possible

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Looks good to me

  2. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Cup
    The top 4,194,304 scoring teams in Gameweek 16 will qualify for the cup.

  3. Bushman
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Jimenez in the scout picks and set to drop tonight. Mental. I guess everyone's swapping him for Abraham who may not even start.

    1. Bakra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I swapped him for Rashford. Already have tammy

    2. ClothedinSun
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Toyed with this move myself but Jimi has served me well this season and he was unlucky not to score against WH. I'm going to keep another week and hope one of his million shots on goal, actually goes in!

  4. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Kelly in the picks however I am starting Soy and Lundstram before him. Am I wrong?

    1. The Pesci challenge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      No carry on as you are I say

  5. Mr_Barbs
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    A) Cancelo > Kelly
    B) Mount > Pulisic
    C) Mousset > Ings
    D) Save FT

    Pope
    TAA, Aurier, Lundstram
    Son, Mane, Maddison, Mount
    Abraham, Vardy, Mousset

    Button, Soyuncu, Cantwell, Cancelo

    1. SALVA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Save

  6. mattyb09
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Tough decision this week...Thoughts?

    a) Mount > Alli
    b) Saiss > Pereira
    c) Guendouzi > Any MID 7.4 or under (Tielemans, Grealish, Ozil, Lucas, etc.)
    d) Save FT

    Henderson
    Robbo Soy Lund Rico Saiss
    Mane KDB Zaha Mount Guendouzi
    Auba Vardy Ings

    2.8 ITB 1 FT

  7. n-doggg
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Would you do Tielemans or Mount to zaha?

    1. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      wouldnt get zaha, palace attack dont excite me

    2. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I wouldn't but I like Zaha. He is bound to hit his stride racking up returns for getting fouled in the box with his favourable upcoming schedule.

    3. houghmagandie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I would keep Tielemans just now and get Zaha in GW 18

  8. Mc3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Struggling this week with transfers...
    Looking at Wildcarding in gw20 and want to lose some Liverpool for gw18.

    A) Robbo/Trent + Zaha -> Kelly + Alli
    B) KDB -> Alli (have lots of cash tied up in KDB)
    C) Don't use FT
    D) Other???

    Ryan
    Robbo Lund TAA
    Mane KDB Zaha Maddison
    Vardy(c) Jimi Abraham

    Button / Soyuncu Rico Dend

    2FT 0.3ITB

  9. Totti
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    reposting

    captain :

    A) Vardy
    B) alli
    C) Son
    D) mousset
    E) Mane

    1. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      a

    2. ClothedinSun
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Vardy if not chasing rank, Alli/Son if you are.

      1. Totti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        yes i'm 400K and want to go forward

        1. ClothedinSun
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Take a punt on the Spurs then my man, could be very rewarding!

  10. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Guys which one is best

    Players out will be auba mcgin

    A) Alli rash for free
    B) Alli Abraham for free
    C) Son Abraham for free
    D) son Jimenez for free

    Note:Have Mount in my team as chel cover..

    1. itsmeguneet
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      C

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

      b

    3. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

  11. itsmeguneet
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    GTG or any improvement???

    Heaton

    Kelly- Robbo- Aurier

    Mane- KDB- Maddy- Zaha

    Vardy - Ings - Tammy

    Button, Lundy, McGinn, Rico

  12. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Which 2 to play? Honestly stuck.

    A) Dunk Wol (H)
    B) Lundstram Nor (a)
    C) Willems Sou (H)
    D) Soyuncu Avl (a)

    1. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      b c, leicester will concede away to villa, willems attacking potential, wolves just better than brighton, play lord for obvious reasons

  13. arndff_
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Aurier vs Kelly. Thoughts?

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Aurier is home and has higher upside. Don’t like Scout’s CRY double up.

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

      aurier

    3. SALVA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Aurier. Palace have lot of injuries/suspension in defence

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        This

  14. ludaslol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Kelly
    B) Soy
    C) Lundestram

    1. itsmeguneet
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      C

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

      a

    3. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      B

    4. Bakra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      C

    5. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A

  15. ezdmanx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    The community scout picks guy has Salah as Captain and seen a few suggest it and wondering is it a good move?
    He hasn't done much away from home this season and the Guardian don't even have him in their predicted lineup.

    1. ClothedinSun
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Got rested in the week, chances are he gets a start this gw. His record against Bournemouth is ridiculously good, he'll be wanting to get back on track AND with Mane's ownership nearly double his, a captain haul from him will send you into the ranking stratosphere! Could be a good move. Could also not be...hey ho!

    2. SALVA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not for me atm. Out of form.

      1. D.Glynn
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I have C on Salah, hasn't worked out so far this season but I'll try again.

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

        i wouldnt go near him, people still think its 2017, hes past his best

    3. Arsenal97
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Who to bench ?
      Chilwel Aurier Lundstram
      ??

      1. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        chil

    4. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      A or B

      TEAM - GW16 - £2.5m Bank
      Pope / (Button)
      TAA / Söyüncü / Lundstram / (Rico) / (Kelly)
      Mane / VC-Son / Tielemans / Pulisic / (Cantwell)
      Rashford / Jiménez / C-Vardy

      Jiménez and Tielemans
      to
      A - Ings and KDB
      B - Tammy and Alli

      1. lindeg
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        b, but wouldnt ditch jimi until gw19

        1. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Jimmy going up and Tammy going down
          Could do Maddy instead of Alli to have the leeway

    5. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Bottomed

      What would you suggest for FT?

      Pope
      TAA - Soy - Lundstram
      Maddison - Mane - Son - De Bruyne
      Vardy - Ings - Jimenez

      (Button) (Tomori) (Willems) (Hayden)

      2 FT - 0.1 ITB

      Thinking maybe Willems to Martin Kelly just to free or some funds.

      Some more risky options could include: Willems + Jimenez -> Kelly and Abraham

      or De Bruyne to Pulisic.

      Really unsure about this one

      1. D.Glynn
          1 month, 16 days ago

          I'd sell Tomori.. not guaranteed anymore

          1. Reeker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Who would you swap him to? Would you downgrade De Bruyne and upgrade or bring in another cheap defender?

        • Scooby75
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Kelly - good fixtures

        • unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Best def till gw19:

          A: Willems (SOU,bur,CRY,mun)
          B: Kelly (wat,BHA,new,WHM)
          C: Aurier (BUR,wol,CHE,BHA)

          1. lindeg
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            c, then a

            1. unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Can’t be wasting transfers

        • royaljoe
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Jimenez to Rashford?

          1. lindeg
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            not this gw

          2. Geezer
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            No

          3. ClothedinSun
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Nope.

          4. The Pesci challenge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Save

          5. royaljoe
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I have 2 free hits. may have to roll a transfer, this is my best choice

            1. lindeg
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Upgrade gk

        • Geezer
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Any chance B Mendy will start?
          Should I do Mendy to Kelly for free to free up some cash tonight or wait?

        • ryacoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Keep Firmino (bou) or sell to Abraham (eve) FT?

          Also, would you sell any of Mane, KDB, Maddi, Puli for Alli (2nd FT)?

          1. DV8R
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Keep this week

        • DV8R
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Play Tomori or Cantwell??

          1. ClothedinSun
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Cantwell.

          2. ryacoo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Cantwell

          3. lindeg
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Tomori

        • n-doggg
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          How secure is mount’s place now? Would you remove for Alli or swap Tielemans for Alli instead?

        • Marcuss
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Guaita Button*

          TAA Robertson Soy Lund Hanley*

          Son Maddison Zaha Alli Mane

          Vardy Jimenez Greenwood*

          Last bench spot?

        • Aaaatsu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Play one, and bench order the other two for me, please 🙂

          Söyüncü (avl)
          Chilwell (avl)
          Cantwell (SHU)

          1. lindeg
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            play soy and chil, if chil doesnt start he wont come on

        • fcsaltyballs
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Repost for comments and help please:

          Henderson
          TAA Lundstram Soyuncu Chilwell
          Mane KDB Alli Mount
          Jimenez Vardy (c)

          Button Dendoncker Rico Greenwood

          0 FT, 3.8 itb

          Anything worth a hit here, with the Chilwell doubts??

          1. itsmeguneet
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            leicester double at back could give you pain... The good fit will be to bring in Aurier

        • TheBabyfacedAssassin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Just realized 10/11 plays away this gw.
          To late and sideways to do Mount to Pulisic? 0.8 ITB. Or save?

          Pope
          TAA, Soy, Lunstram
          Salah, Mane, Zaha , Cantwell
          Vardy, Tammy, Jimmy
          Mount, Kelly, janmaat

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            That’s better than all of them at home the other week.
            I’d still do that move but others will maybe suggest not doing. Just more chances for Pulisic.

          2. ClothedinSun
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Save.

        • Geordie19
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Worth a -4 to do Jimi to Tammy? Jimi going down and Tammy going up tonight..

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            no

          2. ClothedinSun
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Don't do it.

          3. Dthinger
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            I doubt it. I did the reverse for GW 13 and regretted it.

            1. Geordie19
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Thanks all, a resounding no!

        • Weasel51
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Would you do Chilwell >> Aurier (-4) to make enough funds to do Jimimez >> Rashford next GW?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            save and roll transfer