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. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Vardy or Kdb (c)?

    a quick vote for people on here now please 🙂

    1. Lumberjack
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      KDB

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Check poll

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      KDB

    4. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Kdb

    5. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Why so much love for Kdb? Vardy was clear favourite at the start of the week, did anything change? Thought Kdb played very deep last match, can’t continue?

  2. Lumberjack
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    2FT 0.7m ITB.

    A - Aurier to Evans/Saiss/Sidibé
    B - A plus Alli to Martial/Maddy/Mahrez

    Current team is...

    Henderson
    TAA Lund Rico Aurier Kelly
    Salah KDB Alli Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Jiminez Ings

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B Martial

      1. Lumberjack
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers

  3. Mini Mahouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Captain:

    A) Rashford
    B) Martial

    Think ManUtd will score big this weekend - Common sense says Rashy but guts tell me Martial

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      ...again, are you a united supporter?

      1. Mini Mahouse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I am 😛 Which very well might be biasing my decision, but I've decided on captaining a manutd player (Which I barely do)

        Arguments:
        Our attacking play is very good against teams that don't park the bus (that's where we get into real problems). Norwich don't park the bus, and they have a weak defence. I think Martial/Rashy will benefit greatly from this. Also, the first game was 3-0, where we missed 2 pens and could easily have scored 3-4 more goals.

        Again, I'm definitely biased, but hey, this game should also be for fun and following your guts

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          With the last sentence I couldn’t agree more, if it’s more fun for you to have a united player as your captain then go for it.

          Regarding captaining a united player in general, I’d advise against it, especially this week with lots of strong captain choices.

        2. Kalou
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Go with your gut... Rashford 11/1 for a hatty with bookies, as good as anyone this week.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rashford

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rashford

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      How goods your gut?

    5. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Dont captain Man U player

    6. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I've had my captain on Vardy then KDB then Mane and now currently on Rashford. It hasn't moved for a good few hours. Could be the one.

  4. subhojit123
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Hey guys...does
    Salah,ings - martial, jiminez

    For a 1 week punt make sense?
    On a WC

    1. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Who are you transferring in, and out?

      1. subhojit123
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Transferring out Salah,ings
        Getting in martial, jiminez

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          If you want Salah and Ings long term get them now.
          You don’t want to have to take a hit the week after you WC.

        2. subhojit123
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Current team -
          Ryan
          TAA Evans holgate Lund
          Mane KDB Salah
          Vardy DCL ings

        3. Joey Barton and Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Absolutely not

    2. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I wouldn’t

      1. subhojit123
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks guys

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who do you think will start for Man City?

    A Jesus
    B Aguero
    C Both

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Kun

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is Maddison actually fit to play or “fit” like Vardy was for Newcastle?

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He only bumped his head, should be fine

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      We'll see tomorrow...

  7. DaftKing
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Got 2FT, reluctant to lose one, but unsure what to do. I want to bring in Mane, but affording that would require a hit.
    The transfers I would want to make would be to bring in Ings (for Abraham), DCL (for Rashford) and Mane (for Alli(, but I don't want to lose Rashford or Abraham this week and that means not being able to afford Mane. Can anyone see a solution? If no solution, lose a FT or hit the button on all three for a -4?

    tl;dr - help me

    Henderson
    TAA - Lundy - Soyuncu
    Mane - KDB - Grealish - Alli
    Rashford - Vardy(C) - Abraham
    Button - Rico - Kelly - Dendo
    2FT 0.3itb

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

      Kelly to Watford defender? Cathcart maybe?

      does that still allow funds for Salah/Mane next week? not sure which you're getting said Mane in team & want to buy

  8. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Bench order

    A. Donkey
    B. Rico
    C. Serge

    1. Killitzer
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      looks about right!

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        ABC?
        Yeah, on it atm

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Easy as 1,2,3.

    3. gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rico before Donkey

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

      Donkey = dendonker ya?

      I'd go Rico 1st sub over him

  9. Killitzer
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    afternoon all

    Not quite sure what changes to make with 2FT and £1m itb

    Pope Button
    Lundstarm Soy Chilwell Rico Kelly
    Salah Mane KDB Cantwell Traore
    Vardy Ings Abraham

    The LEI double up in defence worked a couple of time but think that Chilwell at £5.7m isn't worth it.

    options-
    1. Chilwell--> £5.4m defender (Sidibe) and save cash for TAA
    2. Pope--> Foster
    3. Abraham + Chilwell--> Rashford and £5.4m defender

    Cheers for any input

  10. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is this bench gtg? - I'm playing Guaita

    Aurier, Hayden, Kelly

  11. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Are Rashford & Martial owners holding on to either, both or neither for Liverpool (away) in week 23?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Expect a mass exodus to fund 2nd Pool mids after tomorrow.

      1. Bam Bam Bigelow
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Agree. Could hold on for Burnley (home) in week 24, and double-up on Liverpool defense.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Selling

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      only own Mart but will prob sell next week

    4. radawson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Selling both for free for Mane + DCL

    5. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I worry that Norwich with no Pukki will simply park the bus.....Man U struggle to breakdown defensive line ups

  12. ninja
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 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.

  13. chazlan
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Any opinion on whether I should sell Sterling for Mane this week or leave it till next week? I have KDB but no Liverpool attack! Hard to resist the City double-up against Villa!!

    1. FPLGeezer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Stick with the city double up this week and get Mane next gameweek.

  14. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which one to start?

    A. Rico
    B. Aurier
    C. Ayew

  15. Mc3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    For GW 23 I'm going to need to do Kelly/Kiko, Sterling -> 3.9, Mane TODAY after deadline to avoid Mane rising. Otherwise will need to lose Maddison vs WHU at home for GW24 to afford Mane.

    Would you pull the trigger today and pray for no injuries this weekend?

    Ryan
    TAA Lund Rico
    Sterling(c) KDB Salah Madds
    Vardy Jimi Maupay

    Button / Kelly Hayden Kiko

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes, I am.

  16. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Help

    Ryan (rams).
    Soy lund taa (sidbe aurier)
    Mads tarore mane kdb martial
    Dcl vardy (maupay)

    A) start rams or ryan
    B) start sidibe or soy
    C) start maupay or madds

  17. Citizen Kane
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Bench 1

      Lund
      Sidibe
      Maddison
      DCL

    • Simon Says...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Play Moura or Ings? Siding towards the in-form latter, but Moura is at home and maybe OOP. Thoughts welcomed. Thanks in advance

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Moura seemed the main beneficiary of Kane’s absence last weekend in the cup.

      2. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Ings, always.

    • sebulba82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Wild-carding here - wasted some recent FT's to create myself a problem, but that's another story...:

      A)

      Ryan
      Soy / TAA / Robb
      Mane / KdB / Maddi / Grealish
      DCL / Vardy / Jimmy

      Pope / Lund / Rico / Cantwell

      0.8m ITB

      DCL to Ings?

      B)

      As above, but:

      Robbo > Dunk
      Grealish > Traore
      Maddi > Salah

      Leaves 0.1m ITB.

      What do we think? Leaning towards A. Any tips on other budget keepers and defenders welcome...

    • Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Play 1 of
      A)Cantwell
      B)Greenwood
      C)Soyuncu.

      1. amit1964
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        c

      2. gryffsonofarthur
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Soy

    • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Why do we not think that KDB will return to his deep role that he played in against Everton?

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thats what worries me but they play Villa. Worst defence in the league

        1. HamezMace
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Unless Maguire is injured.

      2. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Why do we not think?
        I think, we do all think he will play deeper...because of David Silva.

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        People are expecting different?

      4. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It almost felt like Pep's way of giving him a mini rest. Not only was he deep but he was pretty much never venturing out. Can't see it being like that again this weekend

    • gryffsonofarthur
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I want 3 Liverpool players for their double and already have Salah and TAA.
      I have the exact funds for either move.

      To get a third Liverpool player, I have to do one of the following two moves:

      A) Gazzaniga to Button, Martial to Mane, Jiminez to Greenwood

      Or

      B) Gazzaniga to Fabianski, Martial to Grealish, Jiminez to Firmino.

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        A

      2. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        If they're your best options for double attack, I'd go double defence personally

    • Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      2Ft

      Gazza to Button.

      Alli to 10m

      A) Maddy
      B) Son
      C) Martial
      D) AN other

    • King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Score prediction for Tot - Liv?

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        If we keep it below 3 I'll be happy. (Spurs fan)

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        1-4

        Jose has lost the plot

    • Gearoid
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Rams
      TAA Soy Lund
      Madison Martial Salah KDB(c) Grealish
      Ings Vardy(vc)

      Button Rico Greenwood Kelly

      1. Play Grealish or Rico?
      2. What to do with 2FT and 0.1 IT?
      Ramsdale to Ryan? Makes it easier to play Rico

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        1. Grealish
        2. Not sure

    • Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      G2g here? Not convinced by bench order

      Schmeichel
      Trent sidibe lundy
      Kdb maddison mane grealish (c)Salah
      Vardy ings

      Button Williams Greenwood dunk

      1ft .5itb

    • Kaiser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Thoughts on Ings to DCL. Fixtures are good for Everton, and surely Ings can’t keep on scoring.

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Sell ings at your peril

      2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Having sold Ings, I highly recommend not selling Ings

    • bigdip
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Gtg? No FT but 3.1TB (bringing in Mane in GW 24)
      GK: Ryan (Button)
      DEF: Lundy, TAA, Kelly (Targett, Aurier)
      MID: Richarlison, KDB, Son, Martial (Grealish)
      FWD: Vardy, Ings, DCL

      1. pompeyupnorth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yep

    • pompeyupnorth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      G2G? After 7 I’m planning Tammy to Ings and Maddy to Mane for -4 exact cash. Both going up soon so need to act quick.. or?
      Ryan (Button)

      Lund Trent Soy (Rico Kelly)

      Maddy Salah KDB Grealish (Cant)

      Vardy (C) Tammy DCL

      Cheers!

    • bigdip
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Who to bench for this GW:
      A) Kelly
      B) Aurier

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Aurier