Scout Picks

Watford and Wolves double-up for Gameweek 22 Scout Picks

Liverpool, Wolves and Watford are the main focus of the Scout Picks selection for Gameweek 22.

We have gone over the Scout Squad submissions made by David, Neale, Paul and Geoff to work out which starting XI was the best for this weekend’s football.

Following the turn of the year, we now have a heftier budget of £85.0m, also open to the Community Champion.

This week we line up in a 3-4-3 formation and come to a total of £84.3m, £0.7m inside our new budget.

Goalkeeper

Ben Foster (£4.8m) has experienced something of a Fantasy revival since Nigel Pearson took over at Watford. Over the last four Gameweeks, he is second in the league for saves and has two clean sheets to show for it too. Gameweek 22 pits Foster against a misfiring Bournemouth attack that, since Gameweek 18, is in the Premier League’s bottom three for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target.

Defenders

No player in the division has created more big chances than Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) over the last four matches. During that time, Spurs have not kept a clean sheet, while Liverpool have registered four in a row.

Djibril Sidibé (£5.4m) is our representative from the Everton defence for Gameweek 22. They face a Brighton side inside the bottom three for big chances over the last four matches, while Sidibé has created more chances than any other Toffees defender in that time.

Well-established Fantasy hero John Lundstram (£5.1m) gets into the Scout Picks once again for Gameweek 22. No team has conceded fewer big chances in their last six home matches as Sheffield United, who face a West Ham side still only recently taken over by David Moyes. Only Watford and Norwich have scored fewer goals on the road this season than the Hammers.

Midfielders

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It was tough going working out which Liverpool attacker to fit into the Scout Picks this weekend – Sadio Mané (£12.3m) proving the eventual winner. Both he and Mohamed Salah look like great choices for Gameweek 22, especially with Double Gameweek 24 in mind, but we could only have one of them this time around. Mané was our choice due to being afforded a higher number of big chances than Salah over the last four Gameweeks and a slight weakness to his side of the pitch in upcoming opponents Spurs. Since Jose Mourinho took over in Gameweek 13, his side are fourth-worst in the Premier League for chances conceded down the right flank.

Kevin de Bruyne (£10.6m) has been a reliable source of points recently, with attacking returns in four of his last five Premier League outings. Having overcome a knock against Manchester United, he is in prime position to benefit from Aston Villa’s defensive problems this season. Over the last four matches, no team has conceded as many shots in the box or big chances as Dean Smith’s men.

Ismaïla Sarr (£6.2m) has been one of the poster boys of progress under Pearson at Watford with two goals and an assist since Gameweek 18. Furthermore, no midfielder priced below £6.5m has registered more shots in the box over that period. Gameweek 22 pits Watford against a Bournemouth side that has conceded eight goals in their last four.

Adama Traoré (£5.7m) has three attacking returns in his last two home matches, which hugely boost his chances of performing well against Newcastle. The Magpies come to Molineux with the second-worst shots conceded in the box figure over the last four matches. 

Forwards

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Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) could be back in the goals for Gameweek 22 as Leicester host Southampton. The Saints have been on minor defensive revival recently with clean sheets against Chelsea and Spurs. However, Vardy remains in the division’s top five for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target over his last four, which includes matches against both Liverpool and Manchester City.

Marcus Rashford (£9.2m) has scored five goals and registered one assist in his last six league matches at Old Trafford and we expect such a run to continue against Norwich. The Canaries last kept a clean sheet away from home in Gameweek 13.

Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m) is another Wolves asset preparing to face a Newcastle side with recent poor defensive potential. The Mexican international is top for shots in the box among his colleagues in the last four matches which suggests his output of three goals and three assists in the last six home matches is sustainable in Gameweek 22.

Substitutes

Following Sidibé’s price rice, Jordan Pickford (£5.3m) is now a cheaper alternative route into the Everton defence.

Burnley are bottom of the league for shots on target over the last four Gameweeks, indicating that Kurt Zouma (£4.7m) and the Chelsea defence could earn a much-needed clean sheet at Stamford Bridge.

Romain Saïss (£4.4m) has registered more headed attempts than any other FPL defender over the last six Gameweeks – which helps boost his attacking potential against a Newcastle side that struggles to defend set pieces.

Jack Grealish (£6.4m) has been in exceptional form recently, arguably carrying the Aston Villa team on his shoulders. We fancy him to do well again in Gameweek 22 as Manchester City have conceded 10 big chances in their last four, only three teams faring worse than that.

The Captain

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.

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 22 is Pep Pig.

They have gone for a 4-4-2 of Ederson; Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Walker, Sidibé; Salah (c), de Bruyne, Richarlison, Maddison; Abraham, Ings.

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 Contributors and Moderators League for the following season.

Community Champion FPL_SMR beat us in Gameweek 19, winning by a 58-47 score-line.

The current winning margin of 17 points recorded by irfansheikh in Gameweek 7 and AK in Gameweek 10 remains the score to beat.

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1,618 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Maddy still flagged - surly some mistake?

    1. The King
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Why? Has there been an update?

      1. The King
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Ahh just seen the update bit behind today glad I kept him now.

        BR on JM: "He’s ok. He had a couple of tests but he’s trained the last couple of days."

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Great article btw....favourite of the week.

    1. Gravless are for Kinnear
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      I thought that was the pre-amble?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Is this article not the pre-amble? Never read it, tbh.....

        1. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Used to love marks pre amble .

          1. The_Bucc
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Yep, this was hands down best article

      2. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        GBNF

  3. ninja
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    What to do here. 2 fts. 0.2m Itb

    Ramsgate Ryan
    TAA Soyuncu Rico Aurier Lundstram
    Salah KDB Moura Grealish Traore
    Vardy Rashford Ayew.

    1. Atlas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Moura -> Sarr and upgrade Ayew?

    2. ninja
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Thinking
      Moura and Ayew > Richarlison and Greenwood and play 352. Thoughts?

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Aurier and Moura to Sidibe and Sarr

  4. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Any changes to this team? 1.0 itb.

    Ryan
    TAA, Sidibe, Lunds
    KDB, Mane, (M)artial, Richarlison
    Ings, Vardy, Jimenez

    Button, Williams, Soyuncu, Hayden

    1. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Soyuncu first sub, other than that g2g

  5. Villa Velour
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Likelihood of Williams starting?

    Might transfer in Zabaleta instead since Fredericks is out.

  6. Sndeshdhkl
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Dilva or mahrez , more chances of start??

  7. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Final dilemma of the gameweek, barring any surprises, is who to captain.

    I have Mane and Salah, so I'm happy with LIV coverage... I think they will win well but doubling up means it would be more risky putting my eggs all in one basket by (C) one of them.

    So that leaves KDB and Vardy...

    1. KDB (avl) [there is a danger of rest, also he could be in a deep role, but they are playing Villa and could rip them apart with him at the centre of it all and has 2 days extra rest than the below]

    2. Vardy (SOU) [his opposition have improved massively in form, and may want some response to the 0-9, Vardy looked ok midweek, and Ndidi could be a huge loss, but its Vardy and he good PARTY, hes well rested from xmas, his EO will be highest so safe option too]

    Thoughts and comments welcome

    Thanks all

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Hard to look past Vardy. Saints harder to beat now and Leicester not quite the same form - but I'd still predict at least 2 goals for Leicester with returns for him

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Vardy for me.

  8. Stram Dunk
      4 months, 27 days ago

      A) Kelly + Rash -> VVD + Ings
      B) Kelly + Tammy -> VVD + Maupay

      Which one?

      1. Stram Dunk
          4 months, 27 days ago

          not for this week but from gw24

      2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        What do you reckon, who is the best pick for 4.2 mil (thats all what i have) for my bench ?
        Would like to rotate sometimes with Lundstram or Cantwell...

        1. Lascelles
        2. Mariappa
        3. Kiko Femenia

        1. Villa Velour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          I'm going for Zabaleta. DGW 24 and Fredericks is out for 4 weeks at least.

          1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            realy ? hm...nice one

          2. Villa Velour
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Goes in for Lund (MCI) in 24 too.

      3. John Arne Pizza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Apologies for re-post. Any help for my mini draft league team. No players left worth considering for martinelli so hope he gets his chance in next few weeks. Other than that who would you bench for who?

        Fabski
        Perrira Sid Gomez
        Fornals Sarr Sterling Alli Willian
        Jimmy Vardy

        Subs: Guiata Kolasinac Digne Martinelli

      4. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Start who:

        1. Rico (WAT) [hope BOU bounce back]
        2. Greenwood (NOR) [hope for a start, or cameo and goal]

        Thanks

        1. Villa Velour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          I have Rico in my side but in your case, I'd play Greenwood.

        2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          1 minutes first

      5. DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Nil nil with a Fabianski pen save tonight would be lovely.

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          1-0 with a Lundstram goal.

          1. ZimZalabim
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            what dreams are made of

          2. Pep Roulette
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            This

      6. john25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Repost

        Hey guys, does Begovic back mean Ramsdale is getting dropped soon?

        Cheers

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Unlikely

      7. The_Bucc
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Getting rid of Alli to fund Robertson for dgw.

        Jota and Pulisic injured.

        A) Neto
        B) Hudson-Odoi

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Traore

        2. gooner_112233445566
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Definitely not odoi. Not guaranteed to start at all.

          1. ZimZalabim
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Pulisic is out for a few weeks so very likely to start

      8. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Oh god, my team is same as scout picks except for Fabianski and DCL in mine.

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Get ready for a red arrow

      9. Arteta
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Vardy is celebrating his 33th birthday tomorrow. Hat-trick party?

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Will be happy with a pair , not socks

        2. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Dunno how his b’day is connected with it

        3. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          First prem game since having new baby too. 1pt YC blank coming right up.

      10. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Who to Captain of these 3?

        A) Salah
        B) Vardy
        C) Rashford

        1. Villa Velour
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          I'm taking a risk and captaining Rashford. Blanked last week so that means he'll score this week, right?

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            I like that logic

        2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          C

          Here we go again...

        3. thewhitepele
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Salah

        4. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          C

        5. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Cheers, Rashford it is!

      11. gooner_112233445566
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Who to captain?

        A) vardy
        B) kdb
        C) salah
        D) mane

        Currently on B

        1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Your choice

          Good week to go for differential

        2. JoeSoap
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          A or B tough call

        3. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          B

        4. thewhitepele
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          B

        5. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          D

        6. antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Have the same 4, on C at present but can't decide!

        7. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Kevinnnnnn

      12. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Gtg? Cmon one week with 60+ rly need it 🙂

        Pope
        Taa, Soyuncu, Lundstram
        Mane, Kdb, Son, Traore
        Abraham, Vardy(c), Rashford

        Rico, Dendoker, Kelly

      13. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 27 days ago

        GTG?

        Who to cpt?

        Ramsdale
        TAA Soy Lund
        Salah KdB Alli Grealish
        Vardy Rash(C) Maupay

        Martin Dendo Dunk Kelly

        1,3 itb, 1ft

        1. thewhitepele
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          G2G, I'm probably going with KDB

        2. Stram Dunk
            4 months, 27 days ago

            I'm with (R)ash too. GTG!

        3. John Arne Pizza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Any help for my mini
          draft league

          A Perrira
          B Sid
          C Gomez
          D Kolasinac
          E Digne

          List in order of start to last on bench
          Cheers

          1. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Don't know who's Sid, I would Play Perreira and Digne, third one maybe Kolasinac.

            1. John Arne Pizza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 27 days ago

              Sorry Sidibe

        4. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Major news in pressers?

        5. JoeSoap
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Which do you prefer for double GW24 and after? (I currently have Pope/Jimmy/Kelly)

          A. McCarthy/Robbo/DCL/Kelly (-4 )
          B. Henderson/Gomez/Jimmy/Kelly
          C. Pope/Gomez/Jimmy/Holgate

        6. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Best 2 week striker punt?

          Have Ings and vardy, can afford anyone bar aguero

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Jimmy

          2. Better Call Raul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Jimmy

          3. JoeSoap
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Jimmy or Abraham

        7. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          What’s best move this week. (Taking 2 week punt on midfielder) got 2ft

          A Alli to Mahrez
          B Alli and Connolly to dsilva and DCL (bench grealish)

          1. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            B but sarr not dsilva

            1. Ason Willa
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 27 days ago

              Are we convinced by Sarr's stats / form? Dilva has a history this season of performing very well for his price and getting plenty of minutes

          2. Zladan
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            I’m getting Dilva

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 27 days ago

              Cheers guys

          3. Ason Willa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Alli to Dilva and play Grealish. I think Dilva is more likely to play if we consider minutes played / games rested and carrying the extra transfer will be useful. I think Grealish has as much chance of scoring as DCL.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 27 days ago

              Cheers, might be sensible move and keep 2ft

              1. Ason Willa
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 27 days ago

                I'm benching Alli this week and planning to bring in Dilva next week - don't think its worth a -4 considering the strength of my bench

        8. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Has Pearson had his presser yet?

          1. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Yep

        9. davies
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          GTG lads?

          Fabianski
          TAA Lundstram Soyuncu
          Salah Mane KDB (c) Martial Grealish
          Vardy Jimenez

          Greenwood Rico Kelly

          1. thewhitepele
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            All set!

          2. Coys96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            GTG.

          3. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Nice team. Must have decent team value

        10. thewhitepele
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Anything else worth using a sub than getting rid of Gazza? 2ft and 1.7m itb.

          Gazza
          TAA Soy Lund
          Salah KDB Maddison Grealish
          Vardy Rash Ings

          Button Cantwell Rico Lascelles

          A) Fabianski
          B) Ryan
          C) Pickford

        11. 11 smelly shirts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Capaitn Mane or Jiminez?

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 27 days ago

            J

        12. Nightf0x
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Start ryan or ramsdale?

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Ramsdale since you own him.