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Gameweek 21 Scout Picks features Leicester triple-up

A Leicester triple-up has made it into the Scout Picks for Gameweek 21.

After a rough few Gameweeks for the Foxes’ first-team, it’s time for their key assets to make a Fantasy comeback.

As we are now past the half-way stage of the season, the budget for the Scout Picks increases from £83.0m to £85.0m.

This week we line up in 3-4-3 formation and come in at £84.8m, £0.2m under our new budget.

Goalkeeper

West Ham may still be giving up shots left, right and centre but in Lukasz Fabianski (£4.9m) they may have found their only hope. He recently made the most-needed comeback since Avengers: Endgame for the Hammers, saving a penalty in their 2-1 defeat to Leicester. With David Moyes also back to steady the ship this weekend, a home meeting with Bournemouth could bring out the best in Fabianski. The Cherries themselves have been particularly goal-shy of late, blanking in four their last seven away trips while the West Ham goalkeeper is in the top three for minutes per save (21.7) among fit first-choice options this season.

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) has proven in the last few Gameweeks exactly how explosive he can be as a Fantasy asset but also how reliable he can be as well. As Liverpool kept their fourth clean sheet in a row in Gameweek 20, it ensured that their right-back had returns of some kind in each of his last five starts in a row. He goes into Gameweek 21 facing a Sheffield United side in the bottom four for shots on target over their last four matches and the joint-highest number of big chances created in that time.

Ricardo Pereira (£6.4m) is our chosen representative from the Leicester defence for their trip to Newcastle. After some bad results against Manchester City and Liverpool, the Foxes’ first-team will be looking to get back to their best at both ends of the field. In the last four home matches, only Norwich and West Ham have fashioned fewer big chances than Newcastle.

James Tarkowski (£5.1m) has the potential for returns at both ends of the pitch against Aston Villa. Burnley have done well against the so-called smaller clubs at Turf Moor this season, Crystal Palace the only team to finish outside the top-six last season and score there. Other than them, Southampton, Norwich, Everton, West Ham and Newcastle have all blanked on their trips to Lancashire. Meanwhile, Villa have conceded 19 attempts from set-pieces in the last four matches, the second-worst in the division.

Midfielders

Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) has been unfortunate not to get attacking returns in each of his last two matches, so we are keeping faith with him for Gameweek 21. In his last four matches, he has registered more shots in the box, more shots on target and more chances created than his colleague Mané.

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.5m) has been a bastion of consistency over the Christmas period, securing attacking returns in each of the last four matches, double-digit returns in two of them. During that period, he has been joint-top of the league for big chances created and shots on target.

Dead-ball specialist James Maddison (£7.7m) could be the key to breaking down Newcastle in Gameweek 21. In the last four matches, they have conceded more chances from set pieces and headed attempts than any other side.

Only two sides have conceded more shots in the box over their last four than Watford, which bodes well for the Wolves attack on New Year’s Day. That’s why we’ve chosen Adama Traoré (£5.5m) for the Gameweek 21 Scout Picks. The rapid winger has two goals and an assist since Gameweek 17.

Forwards

Why Calvert-Lewin could be next value forward as Alli unlucky at Norwich

Back in the matchday squad following a Gameweek 20 rest, Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) looks ready to jump back into the goals on New Year’s Day. Over the last four matches, the Leicester man remains in the top three for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target while Newcastle are in the bottom five for goal attempts allowed in the box since Gameweek 17.

Marcus Rashford (£9.1m) really enjoys playing on the road. In his last six away matches, the Manchester United forward has registered four goals and two assists. Gameweek 21 takes Rashford to the Emirates Stadium where Arsenal have conceded at least twice in each of their last four home matches.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) comes into the Scout Picks for Gameweek 21 despite a trip to Manchester City. Even though that fixture looks tough on paper, there’s a good chance he can continue his scoring run. Over the last four matches, Manchester City are in the bottom five for big chances conceded while only two players in the whole division have registered more shots in the boxing during that time than Calvert-Lewin.

Substitutes

Nick Pope (£4.7m) is our cheaper alternative route into the Burnley defence.

Aaron Cresswell (£4.7m) is our cheaper route into the West Ham defence.

Grant Hanley (£4.0m) has started in each of Norwich’s last three matches and this week faces a Crystal Palace side that has recently struggled for goals.

With Aston Villa susceptible to set pieces, Ashley Westwood (£5.4m) gets onto the Scout Picks’ bench.

The Captain

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The Scout Picks 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.

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It will be revealed to the public only when the deadline for the Gameweek has passed.

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413 Comments Post a Comment
  1. OneTreeTwoStars
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Anybody still got Pogba??

      And what to do with him??

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Reported that he hasn’t travelled so need to get rid. Plenty options in that price range at least

        1. OneTreeTwoStars
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thank you very much for heads up

      2. Printing Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Predicted points for Fabianski vs lei & LIV in DGW24?

        1. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Don't think he'll get any clean sheets but will probably rack up some save points. I recon 7 or 8 points that week.

          1. Dr. Agabuse
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Lol

            1. Dr. Agabuse
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              4 at most

              1. GloryManUnited
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                This is 100% incorrect

        2. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          1

      3. Liastro ⭐️
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Would you wildcard this mess?!

        0FTs, 0.7m ITB.

        Henderson Button
        TAA Soyuncu Lundstram Rico Kelly
        Mane KDB Alli Grealish Dendoncker
        Vardy Abraham Jimenez

        1. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          looks fairly template?

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Replied last page....team looks decent. Who would you want to get rid off?

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No, looks very template

        4. Mooster
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          No, why?

      4. Ronny Sandstone
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Need to bench one of...
        Grealish or Traore or Moura

        Anyone?
        Cheers

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Grealish

      5. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Maddison, Moura or Jimenez for next few GWs up until DGW24?

        1. Mooster
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Madd or Jimmi

        2. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          jim

          1. This is the year
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Jiménez

        3. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Why not beyond GW 24? Fixtures are good?

      6. AdamJ91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Stuck on what to do here with nothing ITB but 2 FTs.
        Anyone care to offer advice?

        Gazzaniga - Button
        TAA - Soyuncu - Gomez - Rico - Reid
        Mane - KDB - Alli - Maddison - Hayden
        Vardy - Rashford - Jimenez

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Imo get rid of Gazzinaga mate!!! I did and it feels good!! Haha

      7. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Peter Crouch named in the Spurs team of the decade. No place for Kane.

        Think Kane will be this GW's best captain, he will have a serious point to prove

      8. jackhammer1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Pope
        Digne* Soy Kelly (Rico Lund)
        Mane KDB Alli Maddison Grealish
        Vardy Rashford (Connolly)
        2ft 0.8itb

        A. Digne and grealish for Taa and 5.4 or less (prob go cheap and play rico)
        B. Digne and grealish for Robertson and Traore
        C. Do A with Traore and take -4 to find another 0.1
        D. Digne and Alli/mad to Traore and Taa
        E. Digne and Rashford to Jimi and Taa

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          A

          1. jackhammer1
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Think Cantwell is worth the extra money or just get a 4.4 to save for another Liverpool player?

      9. Legohair
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Last call, need some help here

        Gazzaniga
        TAA-Soy-Aurier
        Salah-KDB-Maddy-Moura
        Vardy-Tammy-Jimmy

        Cantwell, Lundy, Chambers

        A. Gazzaniga to Fabianski
        B. Chambers to Creswell
        C. Save

      10. Lecky Legs FC
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Anyone else doing Aguero as (©) again? I know I am worked well last week.

        1. The Fantasy Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          KDB worked better.

          1. Lecky Legs FC
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Hindsight is a wonderful thing both worked well

            1. The Fantasy Doctor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Agreed. Although I did captain KDB but don’t have Aguero.

      11. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Bench one,
        Traore
        Maddison
        Martial
        KDB
        Salah

        Between Traore & Maddison?

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Traore. Watford away now is a tough fixture.

        2. Sailboats
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Traore

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Cheers that’s who’s warming the bench.

      12. RVP20
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Which keeper to bring in?

        (A) Ryan
        (B) Ramsdale
        (C) Fabianski
        (D) Foster

        1. Printing Mane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C

        2. Gunner Boy
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          C

      13. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Can't work out if Rashford is a good option going forward.

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I’m in the same boat. I still arnt convinced about united against defensive teams

          1. Printing Mane
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Will get rid after NOR to enable pool mids

        2. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          He’s great

          1. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            90% I will double up with Martial.

            You still set on going double Liv defence over double Liv attack mate? Hadn't really thought about double Liv defence until today and it's a put a spanner in the works for me on wildcard.

        3. drughi
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          he was my sacrifice lamb for the salah mane double up, might comeback to bite me

          1. Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Very risky, Rash on pens as well

            1. drughi
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              got jimenez for him who is also on pens

          2. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Salah & Mane vs double Liv defence is driving me mad on WC. Only got until tomorrow morning to decide.

            1. Joyce1998
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              double liv defence is the ay to go

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          One of the highest point players

          1. This is the year
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I have avoided Rashford and keep regretting it every week.
            Looks sharp and dangerous whenever he plays.
            I would get him if it’s for free.

      14. storr84
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Need some help to break into top 100K, something must change, I feel like I need Martial over Rashford and remove Grealish because that Villa team is poor without McGinn.

        2FTs, would prefer to carry one over for next week.

        Pope
        Rico TAA Soy
        Grealish Salah KDB Alli
        Vardy Rashford Ings

        Button Kelly Dendoncker Lundstram

        2 FT / 0.1itb

        A, Grealish > Traore
        B, Grealish & Rashford > Martial & Jimi

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          i did B for free as well

      15. Sadio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Aurier to VVD for -4.

        Yes or no?

        Cheers for the replies on the previous article.

        1. Printing Mane
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Yeah

      16. Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Interesting decision by rate my team tool. It predicts a slightly higher score for grealish over traore, but suggests i play traore and bench grealish.

        Wonder what the logic is. Traore less likely to be rested?

        1. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I think it's telling you the reverse. Grealish is more likely to play 90, but Traore will get more points per minute with higher rotation risk.

      17. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        % chance Greenwood starts?

      18. drughi
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cant believe salah (C) at home to sheffield is a gamble but it is. At 177k it is time to gamble a bit

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I’d kill to have that rank lol

      19. Mr_Barbs
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        1FT. Is this team gtg? Or make the keeper switch?

        A) Ramsdale > Fabianski/Ryan
        B) Save

        Ramsdale
        TAA, Soyuncu, Sidibe
        Salah, KDB, Martial, Maddison, Traore
        Vardy, Ings

        McGovern, Maupay, Kiko, Lundstram

      20. MaRooney 5
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Preparing for TAA 8.0m starting price next season...

        1. Halftime
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Still a bargain 🙂

        2. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          and KdB 13m!

          1. MaRooney 5
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            He's projecting a 12 goals, 26 assits season.
            If he's close to that, he might

      21. CRO KLOPP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        GTG?(-4) 0.0 itb
        Kasper
        TAA Rico Kelly
        Salah Mane KDB Martial
        Vardy(c) Jimenez Maupay
        (4.0 Cantwell Holgate Lund)

      22. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Worth saving an FT?

        Pope (Button)
        TAA Kelly Aurier (Lundstram OConnell)
        Siggy Mane Alli Martial (Saka)
        Vardy Rashford Firmino

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Easy save

      23. Joyce1998
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        mane or vardy captain??

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Vardy

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Going partying with the crowd.

      24. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ryan
        TAA, Aurier, Soy
        Salah (c), KDB, Alli, Grealish
        Vardy, Abraham, Jimenez
        Button l Kelly, Lund, Dendoncker

        How bad does this look for this week?

        1. CRO KLOPP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Very good. Salah over Vardy?
          You think it's Mo time?

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I’m doing abysmally this year despite my team looking good each week.

            I’ve actually got 2FT but considering burning one as no one I particularly want to lose / get in this week and only need 3-4 transfers before GW24 to get Mane in too.

            Obviously I should go Vardy captain but my rank is terrible so tempted
            To go against the grain although salah is really testing my patience

            1. CRO KLOPP
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              GL mate

      25. Dreaming of glory
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Would you sacrifice grealish for john fleck/mooy to allow
        Target > taa

        Would leave me with

        Ramsdale
        Taa - soyuncu - Kelly - rico - lund
        Salah - mane - Kdb - cantwell - fleck
        Vardy- ings - jiminez.

        Can downgrade salah/mane after dgw and and get a decent 4th midfielder back. thoughts?

      26. Joyce1998
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        i think im all set for this week
        wc
        ryan
        taa, gomez, soy
        mane, kdb, maddy, traore
        vardy((c), rashford, ings
        subs- mcgovern, kiko, lund, oriol

        1. Bakra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Not a Maddison fan personally, but looks great.

      27. Garfield1001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        2FTs and 0.4 ITB:

        Guaita
        Soyuncu Rico Kiko
        Salah KDB Alli Grealish
        Tammy Kane Vardy

        Button Cantwell Holgate Lundstram

        Think it is time to get Trent in so considering the following for free:

        Kiko > Trent
        Kane > Jiménez

        Opinions appreciated!

      28. ooooo
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Guatia
        Trent Soyuncu Lundstram
        Mane KDB martial Traoré
        Jiminez Rashford Vardy

        Button Dendonker Rico Kelly

        1 FT 2.3itb
        A) None
        B) Rico to VVD
        C) Soyuncu to robbo.

      29. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        I think David Silva is one to watch. He's had 4 double digit hauls this season and a couple of 9 pointers too. His obvious downside is the risk of being subbed early, although he did play two consecutive 90 minute games before he got injured.

        Even if he only plays 60-70 mins, you'd still expect some returns more often than not. I'm strongly considering him, I think he's a great price.

      30. aleksios
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Anything worth a hit here? 0.2itb.

        --Hendo
        --TAA--VVD--Kelly
        --Mane--KDB--Madds--Grealish
        --Vardy--Tammy--Rash

        ---Stekel--Rico--Cant--Lund.

        Thanks all.