Scout Squad

The Scout Squad picks for FPL Gameweek 22

After a mini-break over Christmas due to the swift turnaround in Gameweeks, the Scout Squad panel have reassembled for the first time in 2020 to submit their player longlists for the coming weekend.

In this article, our four regulars – editorial staff Paul, David and Neale plus community manager Geoff – each proposes an 18-man squad of Fantasy assets for Gameweek 22 and explain their notable inclusions/omissions in their copy below.

The 72 nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the earlier-than-usual deadline at 19:00 GMT on Friday.

There are requirements for at least one sub-£5.0m goalkeeper, at least one defender under £5.0m, at least one midfielder priced £6.5m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower.

Each panellist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.


 DavidNealePaulGeoff
GKBen FosterBen FosterBen FosterRui Patricio
 Rui PatricioVicente GuaitaDean HendersonKepa Arrizabalaga
 Lukasz FabianskiLukasz FabianskiJordan PickfordJordan Pickford
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldAndrew RobertsonTrent Alexander-ArnoldJohn Lundstram
 Djibril SidibeRomain SaissJohn LundstramRomain Saiss
 Kurt ZoumaJohn LundstramDjibril SidibeCaglar Soyuncu
 John LundstramSead KolasinacCesar AzpilicuetaDjibril Sidibe
 Romain SaissCesar AzpilicuetaRomain SaissDavid Luiz
MFMohamed SalahKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneAnthony Martial
 Sadio ManeSadio ManeMohamed SalahKevin De Bruyne
 Kevin De BruyneIsmaila SarrAnthony MartialJames Maddison
 Anthony MartialAnthony MartialRicharlisonRicharlison
 Ismaila SarrJoao MoutinhoIsmaila SarrAdama Traore
FWTroy DeeneyRaul JimenezJamie VardyMarcus Rashford
 Raul JimenezSergio AgueroMarcus RashfordTammy Abraham
 Marcus RashfordJamie VardyRaul JimenezJamie Vardy
 Jamie VardyMarcus RashfordTammy AbrahamRaul Jimenez
 Dominic Calvert-LewinAdam IdahDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-Lewin

Most popular picks: John Lundstram, Romain Saiss, Kevin De Bruyne, Anthony Martial, Raul Jimenez, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford (four), Ben Foster, Djibril Sidibe, Ismaila Sarr, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (three)

DAVID SAID…

Following my recent article on Watford, I’ve opted for a triple-up on their assets for a favourable trip to Bournemouth.

Ben Foster gets a place in goal for his recent resurgence, now capable of both saves and clean sheets in equal measure against a Cherries outfit bottom of the league for big chances in their last four matches.

Meanwhile, Ismaïla Sarr and Troy Deeney are also included having combined for seven attacking returns in the last four Gameweeks. Bournemouth have conceded an average of 1.8 goals per game in their last six.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is my top defender for Gameweek 22 as he, once again, has a chance for returns at both ends of the pitch.

Bournemouth are the only side to have registered fewer big chances than Spurs in their last four matches while Liverpool have kept four clean sheets in a row now.

Furthermore, since Jose Mourinho took over at Spurs, they have kept just one clean sheet (joint-worst in the division) and conceded an average of 1.4 goals per game – which bodes well for the in-form attacking options of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané.

Djibril Sidibé gets another mention from me ahead of Everton’s meeting with Brighton. None of his defensive colleagues has matched his key pass total over the last four matches while only Bournemouth have mustered fewer big chances during that time than the Seagulls.

Meanwhile, Burnley have managed just three shots on target since Gameweek 18, by far the lowest of any in the division, which is why I’ve opted for Kurt Zouma in my selection.

Aston Villa’s defence has been questionable this season so I’m expecting the loss of Tom Heaton to cause even more problems when Manchester City rock up on Sunday afternoon.

Kevin De Bruyne is the most nailed-on option when looking to capitalise on the Citizens’ attacking power, with returns in four of his last five, two of them double-digit hauls.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial looked poised to benefit from the continually shaky Norwich defence, while Raùl Jiménez may find some joy against an equally leaky Newcastle back-line.

Finally, Jamie Vardy gets into my selection but is not quite as high as some of the other forwards I mentioned.

I’m eager for more updates on his calf injury from Brendan Rodgers’ next press conference while Southampton’s defence has been making improvements recently.

Over the last four matches, they have conceded just four big chances – only Liverpool have allowed fewer than that.

NEALE SAID…

This could be a Gameweek in which the appealing matches on paper are not quite as straightforward as they seem.

Sheffield United take on a West Ham United side buoyed by David Moyes’ appointment, while Everton face a tricky Brighton outfit that have caused ‘bigger’ teams trouble all season.

Southampton are unrecognisable from the side that lost 9-0 to Leicester a few months ago, while Norwich have performed bravely without reward of late and take on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hit-and-miss United this weekend.

Chelsea’s recent slip-ups at Stamford Bridge means that a home fixture against Burnley is far from a gimmie, either.

Those caveats aside, it would seem perverse to go without the likes of John Lundstram, Anthony Martial, Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford when their teams are on home soil.

Cesar Azpilicueta also gets the nod because of his attacking threat (top for expected goal involvement among defenders over the last six Gameweeks) as much as his clean sheet potential, while I sense that whoever starts up front for Norwich at Old Trafford could get a lot of joy from a central defence that may comprise the out-of-form Victor Lindelof and the tragicomic Phil Jones. I’ve stuck hat-trick hero Adam Idah down given that Teemu Pukki is struggling for fitness but Daniel Farke could potentially bring us positive news on the Finn in his pre-match presser, so I’ll leave the space open for him should he be passed fit.

There are no real shocks elsewhere, with my Sead Kolasinac selection based on his advanced role in the Arsenal team (more on this in my article on the Arteta-era Gunners) and Crystal Palace’s shortage of goals in 2019/20.

The triple-up on Wolves is fairly self-explanatory, with Romain Saiss – who has more headed attempts than any other FPL defender over the last six Gameweeks – and dead-ball specialist Joao Moutinho getting the nod alongside Raul Jimenez because of injury-hit Newcastle’s season-long vulnerability to aerial balls and set plays.

Bournemouth are the Premier League’s worst side based on form over the last ten Gameweeks, so I’ve backed against the Cherries with two Watford assets.

Ben Foster has three clean sheets in his last six starts, while Eddie Howe’s side have scored a dismal seven goals in their last 14 outings.

At the other end, Ismaila Sarr is joint-third among FPL midfielders for shots in the box and big chances since returning to the Watford starting XI in Gameweek 14.

The final word is on Liverpool assets, who we’ll be discussing a lot of ahead of Double Gameweek 24.

There’s nothing much to split their premium defenders and midfielders but I’ve gone for Sadio Mane and Andrew Robertson purely for the Serge Aurier factor: only three clubs have allowed more chances from their right flank than Spurs since Jose Mourinho took over.

PAUL SAID…

Wolves, Chelsea and Everton could all merit investment at both ends of the pitch in our picks for Gameweek 22.

All three provide in-form differentials in defence and have favourable home fixtures up next.

At a cost of just £4.4m, Romain Saiss offers a cheaper alternative to Matt Doherty (£6.1m) in the Wolves backline.

Owned by less than 1% of FPL managers, the Moroccan has three goals in his 21 starts across all competitions this season.

Saiss’ aerial ability could make the difference against Newcastle at Molineux.

He has recorded six headed attempts in the last six Gameweeks, more than any other defender.

The Magpies, meanwhile, have conceded 69 headed efforts, a league-leading figure.

Cesar Azpilicueta sits in under 5% of FPL squads for the visit of Burnley.

The Chelsea full-back has produced eight shots inside the penalty area in the last six Gameweeks, joint-top among FPL defenders.

Considering he managed just two shots in the box in the opening 15 Gameweeks, it’s fair to say Azpilicueta has upped his goal threat considerably.

Djibril Sidibe welcomes Brighton to Goodison Park on the back of some fine recent displays.

The Everton defender has 24 points in his last three home appearances, serving up two clean sheets and a pair of assists.

Yet he is owned by less than 2% of managers ahead of Friday’s deadline.

Sidibe has created six chances in Everton’s three Gameweeks under Carlo Ancelotti – a total that ranks third at the back in FPL.

A change of manager has also raised the potential of Ismaila Sarr.

The Watford winger has two goals and two assists in five appearances for Nigel Pearson – prior to that, he managed one goal in the opening 16 Gameweeks.

The Senegalese’s 12 shots and 11 shots in the box are more than any team-mate under Pearson.

Both those totals place among the top five midfielders since the new manager took charge in Gameweek 17.

GEOFF SAID…

I kick off my picks with Rui Patricio as my top shot-stopper, playing against an injury-hit Newcastle side. My other goalkeeper selections are Kepa Arrizabalaga, with a strong home game against Burnley, and Jordan Pickford, whose Everton side host Brighton.

I look to five defenders with home games, headlined by John Lundstram and his strong form at Bramall Lane all season. Romain Saiss is a cheap and low-owned option who could score well, while Caglar Soyuncu, Djibril Sidibe and David Luiz round off my defensive picks.

Anthony Martial is my first Manchester United player, with three goals in as many games and playing ‘out of position’ as a forward.

Kevin De Bruyne has seven attacking returns in the last four Gameweeks and comes up against an Aston Villa side with injury problems.

James Maddison and Richarlison are two of the top three transfers in this week for good reason, while Adama Traore has three attacking returns in his last 2 home games.

Marcus Rashford comes into Gameweek 22 at home to Norwich with excellent form, only blanking in four of the last 13 Gamweeks.

Tammy Abraham is at home to Burnley and has returned in back-to-back Gameweeks, while Jamie Vardy will likely be available again after missing two league fixtures.

Raul Jimenez is another appealing forward pick with a home game and strong form, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with three goals in the last three games, is someone I think could have a breakout Gameweek.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

Mince n Tatties was defeated 49-39 in Gameweek 18 by the Scout Picks, who then lost 58-47 to FPL_SMR in Gameweek 19.

There was no community champion in Gameweeks 20 or 21.

Irfansheikh and AK’s 17-point winning margins from Gameweek 6 and 10 remain the current targets to beat.

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846 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Dare Do The Punt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Does Rodgers have a presser tomorrow?

    Need to know about Maddison before transfering in

    1. Brooksy86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Just a bump on the head right?

    2. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Should do!

      We'll have a team news video at 3:30 tomorrow

      1. Dare Do The Punt
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Quite reluctant to bring him in until we know haha

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Don't blame ya!

  2. Always Captain Kun
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Planning to get Salah in asap, have 2 FT

    A) Maddison / Jiminez > Salah / Greenwood
    B) Maddison / Abraham > Salah / Greenwood
    C) KDB > Salah

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      B

  3. Jammydodger2018
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Any changes? Who to C? Thanks guys

    Fab

    Soyuncu TAA Lundstram

    KDB Mane Salah Traore

    Ings Vardy Rashford

    Bench button Rico Dendocker Greenwood

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Gtg. Vardy

    2. Champione
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Vardy or Rashford imo

  4. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Am i gtg?

    Ryan
    TAA, Sidibe, Lundstram
    KDB, Mane, Martial, Maddison,Richarlison
    (V)ardy, Jimenez

    Button, Soyuncu, Williams, Greenwood

    1. white heart pain
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yep

  5. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Who to start Soyuncu or Grealish?

    1. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Grealish all day.

    2. andy85wsm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Lots of people seem to be having this dilemma.

      Think I'd go Grealish

    3. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Thank you both

    4. Champione
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Grealish

    5. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I'm in the same boat but the Ndidi-injury makes the call easier. Grealish it is!

  6. MaticMVP
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Alli to?

    A) Dilva
    B) Bilva
    C) Richarlison

    1. laGan1n1
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      keep Dele, Matiću

      1. MaticMVP
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Don't want him anymore, Spurs are awful and need the cash for upgrades elsewhere.

        1. laGan1n1
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Richarlison then

          1. MaticMVP
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Hvala ti ;).

    2. Champione
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Richarlison out of those

  7. De Gea is GOAT
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Who to start out of this lot guys?

    A) Ings
    B) Grealish
    C) Traore

    Current Team:

    Pope
    TAA Soy Lunds
    KDB Mane Alli Traore Grealish
    Vardy Jimi

    Ings Kelly Willems

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I’m benching B

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Cheers mate

    2. Gooner Kebab
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      You gotta play c

  8. Holmes (specialist in failu…
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Which would you prefer:

    A) Get Robertson this week for Aurier. Play Ayew vs mcy next week.

    B) Get WOL defender this week for Aurier, play Pukki vs BOU next week.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Will you get Robbo in GW24 if you go with B?

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes

        A is safe approach, allows to concentrate more on attack in future.

        B requires two transfers in defense but allows Pukki vs BOU.

        Money wise Robertson isnt rising quickly and Pukki's drop has slowed down.

        1. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          The higher ceiling is definitely B.

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yep, can even captain him, again 😀

    2. Fast Eddie Felson
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      I like the Ayew pick , palace have nice fixtures after the Man City game and robbo sold choice imo

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Thanks

  9. HUATSHOOTER
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Pope
    Soy lund vvd
    Mane grealish richar kdb
    Vardy(c) rash jimenez

    Subs: button, cantwell, dunk, aurier

    Good to go?

    1. Champione
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Strong team. I guess Pope isn't ideal but maybe not worth a hit

      1. HUATSHOOTER
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yes not worth a hit plus vs chelsea u nvr know! Haha!

      2. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I disagree. I would take a hit. Look at his fixtures and spread that hit over the next 4/5 it should pay off.

  10. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Which of the following mids would you have as 4th mid if money no issue?

    A) Grealish
    B) Maddison
    C) Dilva
    E) Mahrez
    F) Richarlison
    G) Son

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Richarlison followed by Silva.

      But I would recommend Maddison and Grealish to others.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Tough one. I'd probably want Dilva for the next 2.

  11. Champione
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Schmeichel
    TAA Sidibe Gomez Lundstram Kelly
    Salah KDB Maddison Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford Abraham

    Thoughts on these moves before DGW?
    Gomez + KDB + Abraham > 5.0 def + Mane + Calvert-Lewin -4

    Or should I keep Gomez instead of getting Mane?

  12. Gol D Roger
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Fabianski
    Chilwell Lundstram TAA
    Salah Grealish KDB Traore
    Jimenez Vardy Rashford

    Button DDecker Montoya Kelly

    Have 1.3 in the bank , brought in Traore ahead of decent fixtures and form

    Getting rid of Chilwell for Vvd for the double game week as he’s probably the least likely to get rotated

    Vardy captain or Kdb captain is the issue

    1. Champione
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Vardy for me. Nice team btw!

  13. Paul 'The Party Animal…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Callum WIlson can't continue to NOT score in the PL surely?

    He has a great run now and just got a goal in midweek, reckon he could be worth a punt now?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      He could score but he's competing with Jimenez, Ings, DCL & Maupay.

    2. Lemongrab
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Too many other cheaper and in form options.

    3. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      He hasnt score for such a long time and you still aiming for him? He score midweek is vs luton fc ...lol

    4. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      No I'd wait until there's a turnaround. If, there's a turnaround. They're awful right now.

  14. michudagawd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Foster is noticeably missing from the goalkeeper watchlist. I got him in for Pope this week. I feel he should at least be somewhere on the watchlist.

    1. Lemongrab
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Yeah odd maybe it hasn't been updated for a while. He's a great pick

      1. michudagawd
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        It was updated this morning man.

        1. Lemongrab
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Haha well in that case no idea why he's not on there

  15. white heart pain
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Play:
    A) Cantwell V MAN U
    B) Greenwood V NOR
    C) Kiko V BOU

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      C is probably going to be ruled out. B probably wont start.

      So A.

      1. white heart pain
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Yeah, was my worry. I like the rest of my side this week though.

        Gaz
        TAA Lund Holgate
        KDB Sterling Salah Martial
        Vardy Tammy

  16. Lemongrab
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Can anyone who watched City midweek let me know how Sterling was? Tempted by him for the captaincy or just play safe with KDB/Vardy?

    1. HUATSHOOTER
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Sorry but i watched the highlights and he is just missing clear chances

    2. QuintonFortune25
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Played wide left and wasnt that threatening, AWB put a few good tackles in and nullified him to an extent. He missed a couple of good chances and seems to have a strange mental block against United and Liverpool.

    3. Lemongrab
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Ok cheers guys

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      he couldn't finish his dinner!

  17. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I have exact cash itb to do Pope to Ryan now, for a hit though, and Zaha to Salah next week. Worth the risk?

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      You can go for McCarthy next week

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Southampton suck though? Not even save points. But should outscore Pope. Don't wanna take a hit for keeper though. Thanks

        1. Lemongrab
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Look at Southampton last 4 or 5 results, they're in form

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Ok I see. Might just do it. Saves some cash too

  18. Gunner1290
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    What to do with this team. 1 free transfer and 1m in the bank?

    Fabianski (Button)
    Trent Soy Lund (Rico, kelly)
    Salah(c) Richarlison Kdb traore Ali*
    Vardy Rashford (Greenwood)

    Thinking ali out for

    A) Madison
    B) F.Anderson
    C) Mahrez

    1. zon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Maddison 100%

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      maddison

  19. Hryszko
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    I'm a bit stuck here, please someone help..

    1FT 1m ITB.

    Henderson

    Lundstram - TAA - Soy

    Mane - KDB - Alli - Martial

    DCL - Vardy - Jiminez

    Subs: Pope / Traore / Kelly / Williams

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Why stuck?
      Save FT

  20. leonickroberts
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Struggling to decide what to do here, little help please... there are some obvious players for the axe, but twisting myself in knots thinking about DGWs coming up...

    Guaita McGovern
    TAA Lord Soy Aurier Rico
    KdB Mane Grealish Traoré Alli
    Vardy Ings Connolly

    2FT 2.7 ITB.

    Alli and Aurier are obviously on their way out, but is it for:
    a) Salah + Kiko (the 'do whatever it takes to get Mo in' approach)
    b) Robbo + Richarlison
    c) Robbo + Martial (not sure I have it in me to rely on Man Utd...)
    d) Robbo + Maddison
    e) Something totally different that I've been completely blind to...

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A is fine and suits your team set up.

      D gives you an option to keep Traore and Lundstram on bench in tough fixtures.

  21. Daniel Son
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    How much impact does Ndidi not playing, have on future Leicester clean sheets?

  22. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Zaha to Dilva a no brainer as my 2nd FT?

    Leaves me with:

    Ramsdale
    TAA Chilwell Lundstram
    Mane KDB Richarlison Dilva Moura
    Vardy (c) Rashford

    McG Rico Mousset Kelly

    1. Zladan
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Eventual GW24 plan will be to upgrade Moura to Salah and downgrade Rashford and Chilwell.

  23. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Martial(c) - anybody with me on this one?

    1. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      TC

  24. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Got a benching headache for the first time this season

    Can only play 1 from:

    A) Traore (Newcastle at home)
    B) Soyuncu (Southampon (Ings) at home)
    C) Grealish (Man City at home)

    Leaning towards Traore playing. Would mean:

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Holgate - Lundstram
    Mane - Salah - KDB - Traore
    DCL - Vardy - Jimenez

    McGovern - Soyuncu - Grealish - Kelly

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      A

    2. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      you have Jim, spread the risk and play Grealish

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I think Traore could tear Newcastle a new one though, more so than Grealish against City? I was at SJP for the reverse game and ASM vs Traore may as well have been the 100m at the Olympics.

        1. Bavarian
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Go for it then, good luck...

          1. Bossworld
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Not intending to be dismissive, so apologies if it came across that way. Villa seemed to play well against Leicester but on paper City away should be a tougher fixture. My main thought was whether Soyuncu should come back into the team but Grealish is a nagging doubt (plus cost me -4 this week).

            1. Bavarian
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              No worries mate, I have same dilemma, i need to decide between Soy and Grealish and still debating 🙂

            2. ToothlessGibbon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 15 days ago

              Vill have City at home, not away.

  25. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Is there any news when Janmaat will be back for Watford starting 11?

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Alli replacement
      a. dilva
      b. sarr

    • jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Well lads, my good wife picked my captain at random last weekend and she managed to pick my highest scoring player...Richarlison lol...a horror GW to forget apart from her superb pick!
      So I just got her to do the honours for another GW and she chose...again at random...KDB!
      Kind of disappointed that she went all safe on me this time 😉

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Wait for Peps presser to see how serious KDBs knock which forced him off v United was

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Cheers but it was already confirmed that he has no injury

          1. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Perfect. Could be a shout then. I prefer Vardy this week but I’m adding Dilva to KDB for City riot this week.

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 15 days ago

              nice one, I like it, Mahrez is one thats going under the radar big time...he's arguably their best / most in form attacker! Alli to Mahrez is tempting me but I have Lundstam who I can play and bench Alli. Just too scared that he'll be benched to go for it!

    • Midfield plans
      FFCommunity_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 15 days ago

      The New Midfield Template

      The highest owned midfielders in the game right now are De Bruyne, Mane, Maddison, Salah and Cantwell.

      It’s a midfield I’ve been on board with for the past three gameweeks and much of the talk in the community is moving towards this point, as Double Gameweek 24 draws near.

      Are managers moving too soon for a double up in the Liverpool midfield though? Over the next two games, Sterling, Alli, Martial, Son and Richarlison could easily outscore them in the next two games, considering the fixtures. They are all comparative differentials.

      What’s your plan for the midfield for the next two weeks as we move towards DGW24?

      1. Bossworld
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Already got (and keeping) Salah/Mane, brought in Salah as part of a spectacularly bad GW20 wildcard. Kept KDB since GW2.

        I booted Cantwell out before his recent hauls but means I've got Traore, and I went grovelling back to Grealish this week.

        1. FFCommunity_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Grealish a lovely differential. No room for Maddison then?

          1. Bossworld
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Not without dropping Jimenez down to Greenwood or similar.

      2. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        No interest in Cantwell and happy to have just one of Mane/Salah for their next 2.

        Currently rolling the dice on a few assets on free transfers: Zaha and Alli to Richarlison and Dilva.

        Leaving me with: Mane KDB Richarlison Dilva Moura.

        GW24 midfield will be: Mane Salah KDB Richarlison Dilva

        (Although Dilva might be moved out again for Fanderson/Fornals.)

        1. FFCommunity_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          That’s a refreshing lineup. Any concern on Dilva minutes?

          1. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Not for the next few. He has had a rest and didn’t start v United.

            Long term not the most convincing to start but may switch to WHU dgwer.

        2. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          You must have some dross elsewhere in the squad.

          1. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            TAA Chilwell Lundstram (Rico Kelly)

            Vardy Rashford (Mousset)

            Not the worst. Fairly high TV.

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

              Yeah, not too shabby. Well done!

      3. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        cant decide whether to switch Martial + Rashford >> Mane + DCL or instead aim to do Aurier > Robbo as my 3rd pool player. Long run the defensive double up makes sense as i can move the united assets to similar performing players. If i go Mane instead, i will have to ultimately downgrade him at some point to upgrade DCL

        1. FFCommunity_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Definitely hold those United players this week and make a decision before 23/24

      4. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I'm going without Salah and Mane for this GW but likely wildcarding next GW or if not the one after to get in Mane, Salah & Maddison.
        Hoping you're right about Richarlison and Martial doing well but I'm benching Alli this GW and playing Lundstram in a 433 instead.

        1. FFCommunity_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          That’s probably a wise move, scary to be without either Liverpool mid mind!

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            Yeah, I'd wildcard this week but nearly all my team have great fixtures on paper so I cant afford to screw that up!
            Got rid of Mane for BGW17, at least I kept Trent or my horrible season would be even worse!
            GL for the GW

        2. Bare Foot United
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Damn , was thinking doing the same

      5. edmac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Exactly my thoughts, an Alli to Sterling move before Sterling to Mane in GW24 is tempting...

      6. The Dribbler
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        albeit template, I'm happy with my midfield for the foreseeable.future as I will likely rotate cantwell and traore between 4th mid and bench, depending on fixtures. salah, mane, kdb, cantwell, traore. front 3 of vardy, Jimmy and ings so can switch between 343 and 352 easily.

      7. lilmessipran
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        I am on a 3-5-2 with-
        Mane Salah Kdb Maddison Graelish
        Vardy Ings

      8. Mingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Mane, KDB & Maddison have been my core for months, Grealish has been great since GW16. I have Alli but plan to move him to Martial this week. I weighed up bringing in Salah for Alli, but it means downgrading a striker to Greenwood and Aurier to fodder. Happy with the balance of the midfield, double Liverpool defence and 2 cheap strikers.

      9. wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        My midfielders are Mane,Maddison,Martial,Grealish,DLuiz and my plan is to have Salah in gw24.I will probably sell Mane tomorrow for Richarlison/Dsilva and i will also sell Kane for Auba/Aguero.I know it's very risky but it's a bad season for me and i like this opportunity(?).I will save a transfer in gw23 so with 2ft in gw24 i could sell Auba/Aguero(to find some money) and one my midfielders to get Salah.

      10. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Not sure about Cantwell. Too expensive as a fifth midfielder and can be a benching headache but not good enough as fourth mid as that goes to Maddison or Grealish.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
            1 month, 15 days ago

            This

          • Liber
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 15 days ago

            My 5th midfielder is Moura for 7.1 or Pulisic for 7.0. Not for long surely 🙂

        2. Ranger Mann
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          KDB, Salah, Martial, Grealish, Sarr.

          GW22: Alli -> Sarr

          Anyone else lining their selves up for "Bench Boost GW24"?

        3. Hungry Singh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Currently on Sterling KDB Alli Cantwell Traore, and holding.

          As much as i'd like to move for Lpool mids early, I cannot take out Sterling ahead of Villa.

          KDB and Cantwell ultra value, and barring injury, will remain all season.

          Traore can chill for now, easy enough to upgrade with a mill of funds.

        4. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Amazed Martial isn't more highly owned. People clearly don't trust him. Yes United aren't consistent, but he's nailed up front for a team that can score a fair few goals at home. Could easily end the season as the top midfield scorer outside of the big two from City & Liverpool.

          1. sovietrockettes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            I'm captaining him against Norwich....he's better value than Rashford (IF he stays fit)

        5. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Surely Salah isn’t the most popular mid in the top 10K

          I have Salah, Mane, Maddison, KDB and Grealish

          Won’t be moving from this for a long time. Unless injury forces my hand

        6. Celt Abroad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          That’s exactly my midfield. If I was to make one change, it might be to upgrade Cantwell for Grealish.

        7. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Salah KdB Son Martial Cantwell

        8. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Mane KDB Martial Sarr Mooy

          Mooy/Fleck/Cantwell can all cause benching issues. I prefer any of them as the first sub because there have been so many unexpected illnesses & injuries, rotation no shows and yellow/red card suspensions lately.

        9. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          I have Salah Mane KdB Grealish Cantwell, and it will probably stay that way until the DGW, with the only possibility being getting Noble in for Grealish if I decide not to downgrade Rashford to fund TAA.

        10. JogaBonitoDanceParty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 15 days ago

          Great stuff! Question...if your first bench player does not play will your second bench player be counted?

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Yes, as long as the rule on the number of players per position is maintained. Check the FPL rules on the site

      11. Oooo Matron
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Two FTs, A, B or C?

        A) Kelly & Alli to Robertson & Grealish
        B) Kelly & Alli to Sidibe & Richarlison
        C) Guaita & Alli to Pickford & D.Silva

        Current team:

        Guaita
        TAA Soyuncu Lundstrom
        Mane KDB Maddison Alli
        Rashford Vardy Abraham

        Subs: Traore, Rico, Kelly

        1. kuzser
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 15 days ago

          a

          1. sandman58
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 15 days ago

            A

      12. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 15 days ago

        Locked & Loaded, benching Alli, GTG?

        Henderson
        Trent Pereira Doherty Lundstram
        KDB(C) Martial Richarlison
        Vardy Rashford Jimenez
        (Button, Alli, Rico, Dendoncker)
        0.9