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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for FPL Gameweek 16

We go again.

The Gameweeks continue to come thick and fast in Fantasy Premier League with managers given little time to collect their thoughts. Fantasy Football Scout has been a hive of activity in the last 24 hours with writers and contributors working furiously to bring you the latest team news, stats, and opinion.

On Wednesday evening Tammy Abraham overcame a hip injury to deliver a fifth double-figure haul of the season against Aston Villa. The Chelsea forward is once again a small doubt heading into Gameweek 16 although it’s unlikely anyone is selling this time around. Neale’s team news report included the following quote from Frank Lampard:

Tammy Abraham is good, he hasn’t done much in between games. We’ll make sure of that in the morning but at the moment he’s good.

– Frank Lampard

Jurgen Klopp surprised fantasy managers by dropping two of his talismanic front three as both Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah sat out the Merseyside derby. Post match quotes from the Liverpool manager did little to assuage fears of further rotation:

I have to show the respect for the boys and I’ve said a lot of times how much I like the squad and now we have to use it. We think the game will be really intense and for this you need kind of fresh legs and we try to bring them in.

– Jurgen Klopp

When quizzed by Andy on the likely Liverpool starting XI Neale nimbly evaded the question. However after his 15-point haul against Everton, Sadio Mané is included in this week’s Scout Picks. Sam, in her video review of Gameweek 15, agreed with David Wardale’s conclusion that:

Where Salah was once the undroppable driver of the Reds’ attacking juggernaut, Mane is now the man behind that particular wheel, and ignoring him is to play a very perilous game indeed.

– David Wardale

Dare Klopp rest him?

Another player to miss the midweek round of fixtures was Anthony Martial. Rotation’s Alter Ego revealed in his team news summary that the Frenchman is now fit again although unlikely to start in the Manchester derby.

With understandable concerns over rotation and injuries during this busy period, Greyhead investigated which of the Great and the Good had made the best use of their benches. The answer is Neale, who has gained an average of 5.4 points per auto-sub. A hot topic on benches followed.

Cheap defenders may come to our rescue. The talking point on this week’s Scoutcast centered around the proliferation of budget options. Joe, Andy and Az debated whether we should even be opting for four at the back. 

Although there wasn’t such good news for the poster boy of defensive value this season – John Lundstram – when Sheffield United lost at home to Newcastle on Thursday evening. Reflecting on that defeat Neale suggested that conceding an early goal changed the dynamic of the match:

Sheffield United averaged 41.1% possession and 137.9 passes in the opposition half per Premier League match before Thursday night. Against Bruce’s backs-to-the-wall Geordies, those figures shot up to 72.7% and 362 respectively. All of a sudden the boot was on the other foot and a Blades side so adept at soaking up pressure and hitting teams with dynamic, direct attacks had to find a way of patiently breaking down a five-man defence.

– Neale Rigg

Lundstram owners will be hoping for a more open game when the Blades travel to Norwich City this weekend. And Joe is fairly confident they will be in luck. On the Scoutcast he revealed that no team has conceded more chances at home than Norwich in their last four home matches (17):

Norwich at home are far worse than they are away.

– Joe

Looking for opportunities is a key component of David’s Captain Sensible article. With Vardy and Mané neck and neck in the captaincy poll – in addition to his normal stats tables – David uses the members comparison tool to assess the pair. Opponents Aston Villa and Bournemouth are also scrutinised. 

Manchester City are narrowly top of the latest DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds brought to us by G-Whizz. And Raheem Sterling is top of this week’s RMT predictions. However Pro Pundit Zophar has already sold the 24-year-old and is busy plotting on how to spend the cash.  

In terms of captaincy, Zophar voiced concerns Mane’s playing time as his reason for sticking with Vardy:

Captaincy is likely to remain on Jamie Vardy. Sadio Mané playing 90 minutes on Wednesday has me worried he might be benched against Bournemouth keeping in mind their Champions League game on Tuesday.

– Zophar

Indeed in his Gameweek 16 forecast Pep Pig thinks that Salah will bounce back after his midweek benching. He also picks Marcus Rashford to shine in the Manchester derby. It was pointed out on the Scoutcast that Rashford has scored against top six teams he’s faced this season – Chelsea, Leicester, and Liverpool. 

Although United-fan Andy was more cautious, suggesting that it was his side’s domination of the Spurs midfield that afforded Rashford the opportunities to score twice. He doesn’t expect a similar domination against Manchester City.

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Best of luck for Gameweek 16!

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1,426 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Good luck everyone.

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      You too Ed

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

    Choose one for this week only:

    A. Puli (EVE A)

    B. Madds (AVL A)

    Cheers and good luck!!!

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Puli

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

      A

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

      Close right?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        2 months, 20 days ago

        It is but on current form and all Che has better fixture on paper.

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

          Yeah. Figured that too.

          Cheers

  3. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    The urge to swap captaincy from Vardy to son is strong!

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

      Just do it.

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

      Why?

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Do it. Good decision.

    4. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Do it

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

      Don't get it

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

      Then do it

    7. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Follow your gut.

    8. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      The force is strong with this Son(c)

  4. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Bench soy, lund or kelly?

    Have hendo in goal.

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

      k

    2. Kung Fu Football
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      kelly

  5. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    What the hell to do with Mane ? He is so tempting to C, but I have a feeling he won't be playing full 90min. today. Yet again, Villa concedes so many shots per match, so Vardy looks like a good pick and he is at least nailed on for 90min.

    1. AriseSirGiggsy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Mane is such a machine. Does he need rests? I’m so unsure!! Argh

  6. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Bench one:

    a) Kelly (wat)
    b) Lund (nor)
    c) Mount (eve)

    1. Kung Fu Football
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      a

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Maybe Kelly then, but Lund can also be there

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      a

  7. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Play soy or Lund?

    Play ings or mount?

    1. TERIYAKI 69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Lund Ings.

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

      Lund Ings just ...

    3. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Lund Ings

    4. Kung Fu Football
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      as above!! ^

    5. TERIYAKI 69
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      landings.

  8. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Let's go Tammy, punish those sellers!!!

  9. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Is Martin expected to remain in goal for West Ham?

    1. Astronautovic
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I think he keeps his place till fabiabski is back

      1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks mate

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

      You really think they'll put that other guy back in?

      1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Dunno, I didn't see much of him lol

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

          He was absolutely dire. Martin is nailed until Fab is back.

          1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks, put Martin in!

      1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Thank you

  10. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Would you prefer Robbo or Aurier for next two? Its a stick or twist scenario

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Have TAA

      1. Astronautovic
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Both are great options for the next 2 games. If you don't need the cash keep robbo. But If you decide who to bring in it would be aurier for me.

      2. Soto Ayam
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Aurier. I swapped robbo for aurier this week. Fed up of waiting for those clean sheets. Still kept taa though

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

      I’d keep them swap Robbo out after Watford

  11. Vardy is always having a pa…
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Mount and Madders to Alli and Shelvey? (2 ft)

    1. Vardy is always having a pa…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      0.8 itb if I do this btw

  12. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Get in:
    A) Salah
    B) Mane

    To fund it:
    1) KDB > Dilva
    2) Robertson > Kelly

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

    A) Pope
    B) Heaton

    1. Astronautovic
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

  14. britzdubb
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Tomori starts ?

    1. Vardy is always having a pa…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I think so, he was rested last week and Rudiger still not ready

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Who knows, that is going to be drama in next few gw. Still much better player then Zouma

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

    Mount to:

    A) Pulisic
    B) Maddison
    C) Save FT

    1. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Same dilema

      1. Upyouboyo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        C

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

          Is what i’m leaning towards. But stats suggest I should make a transfer.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 20 days ago

      C

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I did Pulisic. But no guarantees

  16. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Play Soy or Willems?

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Don't see both keep cs. Willems for att potential.

  17. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    A) mount to puli or do it next week?
    B) capt.? Vardy or son
    C) bench 2 with order (soy lund kely aurier)

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

      1) Puli the trigger next week
      2) Vardy for safety, Son for differential pick
      3) Soy and Kelly

  18. gellinmagellan
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Dunk
    Salah (c) KDB Alli Mount
    Vardy Jiminez Ings

    Button Soy Rico Dendoncker
    GTG? Have banked my FT. Have 2.5 ITB

  19. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    No bonus points for Vardy the past 2 despite scoring in both
    With their defence continuing to shine, he made need more than a goal this week for bonus. Thoughts

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

      I think AVL will score. Makes it easier to get bonuspoints for Vardy!

  20. britzdubb
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    KdB-> Razzza?

  21. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    That time of year when all the teams are the same

    1. britzdubb
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Do you have Nakamba?

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

      Get some differentials then.

      1. JJeyy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Never said I cared

  22. Weilong7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    bottomed

    kdb out for alli or save? thanks

    current team
    kdb mane son maddison mount
    vardy greenwood jimenez

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Save. No need for double Spurs, especially if you lose Kevin. No way.

  23. Luton_Fan
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Team
    Hendo, Taa, Soy, Lund, Mane, Alli c, Son, KDB, Abra, Vardy vc, Mousett
    Subs: Cantwell, Dunk, Tomori

    Subs in correct order?

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yep

  24. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Benching Maddison correct?

    Hendo
    TAA Soy Lund
    Mane KDB Alli Pulisic
    Vardy(C) Jimi Moose

  25. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Bench one:
    1) TAA(bou)
    2) Lunds(new)
    3) Kelly(wat)
    4) Soy(avl)

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      it's between 3 and 4
      🙂

      1. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I'll ask that again in next page 😀

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Soy.

  26. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Who to start?

    A) Söyüncü (avl)
    B) Lundstram (nor)

    Also starting Pukki (SHU)

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Coin flip

  27. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Best option? Brain freeze
    A. Pope to Ryan
    B. Robbo to Aurier
    C. Do nothing

    Pope
    TAA Robbo Lundstram
    Puli Mane KDB Alli
    Jimenez Vardy Abra
    Button - Soy-Rico-Dendo (0.2itb 1ft)

    B allows Jimi to Rash next week. A means save FT next week. C means probably burning a transfer next week I expect.

    1. Totti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      B

  28. Totti
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    why people are preffering kelly over söyüncü this week?

    1. I hate Moreno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Got more points last week

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Villa are good at home

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I think Leicester more likely to concede.
      CP are not too bad away from home.

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Better chances for cs. Put Soy first on the bench.

  29. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Any Chelsea itks or chances of leaked lineups?

  30. Hungry Singh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Mane + Mousset

    OR

    Son + Abraham?

    ....

    Thanks!

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Hard hard decision. Maybe Tammy and Sonny