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

 1

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. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Keep Alli this GW or should I try a punt on:

    A) Lucas Moura
    B) Perez (Got Vardy & Chilwell already)

    Gonna free up cash anyways so I can get Mane or Salah for GW24.

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

      Jeep

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

        *keep, 4x4

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Land Rover

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

    Play Rico (WAT) or bring in Doherty (NEW)?

    1. Rashford FC
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Doherty

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

      Doherty

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

    Hey guys, please help me out as we approach deadline. I have 2 FTs and 0.3 in the bank but not really sure what to do. My team:

    Ryan Button
    TAA Sidibe Lunstram Kelly Rico
    Salah Sterling KDB Grealish Traore
    Vardy Ings DCL

    Thinking maybe Grealish and Traore > Maddison and Douglas Luiz
    Any better suggestions?

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Deadline?

      1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        GW starts today my friend, transfer deadline is in a couple hours.

      2. No Professionals
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        7pm

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        There's a game today

    2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Looking good, I would hold Grealish. Maybe Kelly out? Ryan to Hendo or Foster?

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

      Upgrade Button or Kelly otherwise burn the transfer imo. Theres playing keepers at 4.3, might be useful later on

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

      How about Kelly > Cathcart?

  4. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Soy
    Salah Maddison KDB Manè(vc) Martial
    Ings Vardy(C)

    McGovern, Greenwood, Kelly Simpson.

    Thoughts on this WC team?

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

      Any better options than Pope?
      Looking good otherwise

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Pope on WC is bad choice

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

      Get Fabianski till GW25 then Henderson.

  5. Monkey magic 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Evening all how’s this wildcard draft looking?

    Ryan / Foster
    TAA / Lund / Evans / Sidibe / Dunk
    Mane / Salah / KDB / Traore / Cantwell
    Vardy / Ings / DCL

    Got 0.9m itb for upgrades, any thoughts appreciated.

    1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Do Ryan/Foster rotate well? Honestly I would just pick one, not worth it to me. What about "punting" on Sterling instead of Salah for the next 2 GW? MC have good fixtures.

      1. Monkey magic 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Yeah apart from one they’re pretty much all green and cheers for that, Sterling could be a good shout.

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Pick 1 playing keeper
      I like the rest

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

    Anyone help me on this risky one?
    Prefferably looking at a punt on Martinelli with Alli or Fornals as first sub but other options beneath also.

    A - Martinelli, Alli & Kolasinac (fornals sub)
    B - Martinelli, Alli & Gomez (kolasinac sub)
    C - Martinelli, Fornals & Kolasinac (alli sub)
    D - Alli, Fornals & Gomez (Kolasinac sub)
    E - Alli, Fornals & Kolasinac (Gomez sub)

    Cheers

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

      why?

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

        Draft league. Martinelli is a natural left winger.

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

    Play one:

    A) Grealish (MCI)
    B) Cantwell (mun)
    C) Rico (WAT)

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

      B

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

      A

  8. Super-Anders
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Can I have your opinions?

    Zaha out. Replace with
    A - Traore
    B - Sarr
    C - Grealish

    1. Istanbul 05
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      B

  9. Jag-z
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Vardy + traore > son(playing OOP) + maupay(amazing fixtures) got exact cash... Chasing in ML... Yay or nay?

    1. Podorsky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Nay

    2. claretparrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Absolutely not

      1. HamezMace
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Who’s your grav?

        1. claretparrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Wilder mate. In cobblers training!

    3. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Hehe you crazy man.

  10. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Gone Vardy (C) but surprised Abraham only 7th in Captain vote, Burnley have been awful.

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

      As awful as Chelsea at home vs ‘weaker’ sides?

      1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        hmmm - i don't know maybe just a gut feeling that Burnley could get turned over with a big score, defence just looked so lost at Villa.

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

          Chelsea don't have Grealish, Burnley will be alright 🙂

  11. Congers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Sarr or Traoré? Already have Jiménez

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

      Sarr or Delu

  12. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Is Holgate nailed under Carlo do we think?

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

      Probably is

  13. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Bloody autocorrect, try again

    Saiss or Holgate? Reasons would be cool

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Saiss

      Decent crosser so occasional assist potential even though he usually plays in defence these days

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

        Ta

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

      Or Webster from Brighton?

    3. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Saiss for me. Comfortable shut out for the Wolves

      1. John Nerdelbaum
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Ah misread, I'd be tempted with Holgate with those fixtures
        Either looks a good call tho

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

      Saiss
      Good on set pieces. Moutinho is a genius for delivering them. Newcastle sh.t @ defending them too

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

    Help

    Start ryan or ramsdale
    Start soy or sidibe
    Start madds or maupay

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

      Ramsdale

      Sidibe

      Maupay

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

        Maupay vs sidibe

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

          Sorry meant Soy

  15. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Best captain?

    A) Vardy
    B) Kdb
    C) Salah
    D) Mane
    E) Jimenez

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

      Kev

  16. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Bottomed - sorry

    Bench one:

    1) Alli
    2) Holgate
    3) Soyuncu

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

      Soy

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

      3

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

      Alli

    4. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Thanks for the input

  17. Benditlike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Which plan should i go for?

    Pope
    TAA, Digne, Lundstram
    Mane, KDB, Alli, Traore
    Rashford, Vardy, Ings

    Button, Rico, Cantwell, Kelly

    A)
    GW 22: Alli + Rashford -> Salah + DCL
    GW 23: Save
    GW 24: Traore -> Grealish

    B)
    GW 22: Alli -> Maddisson
    GW 23: Rashford -> DCL
    GW 24: Digne + Traore -> Def 4.9

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      A dor double Liverpool

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

      I f***** up.
      B) GW 24 was supposed to be Digne + Traore -> Salah + 4.9 def

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        B then

    3. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      B fa show

  18. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Alli to 10m

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

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

      B

    2. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      C or hold

  19. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Fabs
    TAA, Da Lord, Doherty
    KdB, Sterling, Martial, Maddison
    Vardy, Rashy, Calvert Lewiny

    Mooy, Creaser, Hanley

    GTG I reckon but honestly no idea who to captain?!?!?

    Leaning towards Rash

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      I'd go Vardy, safety in numbers unless you want a differential, even then not sure i trust man utd in any match

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Is he well top of the cap poll?

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          By a distance

  20. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Start Cantwell over soy?

    And salah (c)

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

      No

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Which one?

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

          Both actuaully.

  21. Sancidino
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Great captain picks this gw with KDB, Vardy, Abraham or even Martial, yet my gut says Salah... Anyone else going with Mo?

    1. shady4revr
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Only penalty

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

      I’m on Mo, crowd seems to be saying KDB or Vardy though

    3. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Considering Sterling, nobody looking at him and lots have transferred him out. Just have a feeling.

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

        Good shout.

  22. SAY MY NAME
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    GTG? 0 FT 1.2 ITB

    Henderson
    TAA/Robertson/Lundstram
    Mane/KDB/Maddison/Richarlison
    Vardy(c)/Jimenez/Ings

    button/soyuncu/cantwell/rico

  23. bigniv
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Hmmm, keep Sterling (could get a couple against Villa, but who knows if he will play), or swap for Mane/Salah who could get a couple against Spurs for a -4... got enough in the bank to do Sterling + Pieters out, Salah + fodder in... Opinions gratefully received...

    1. subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Keep

    2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Keep until GW24

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

      I’d be tempted to keep, if he starts could haul and good differential. Only issue is will he start...

  24. The_Colonel
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Soggy +0.7 or Richarlison for the next 5 weeks or so?

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

      Richy Rich

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      rich

    3. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Believe Soggy has been told he can leave this window

  25. shady4revr
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Ramsdale and Rico bang on?

    Kane replacement please

    1. Jag-z
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Maupay and save the cash

  26. Pooodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Holgate or Webster for the next 5-6 GWs?

    (Will be benched this week.)

  27. Jag-z
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Play Kelly at home to arsenal or zabaleta away to blades?

    Having a niggly feeling that arsenal gonna score and a rejuvenated westham could well keep a cleanie

    Thanks in advance

  28. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    For GW23 & DGW24:
    A - Martial + Rashford + 4
    B - Salah + DCL

    1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      B

  29. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Play Rico or Soyoncu? Have Ings so inclined more to play Rico

  30. jordanconstant10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Bench Lord Lundstram or Soy?

    1. The Rock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Lund

    2. Jag-z
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Never bench lord lundstram

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

      Soyman