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. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 27 days ago

    Highscoring week coming with all these captain options?

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

      Dont think so

    2. TB303
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Salah best pick no?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        I have no clue, I put it on Martial early this week and haven't changed.

  2. disha123
      4 months, 27 days ago

      who should i captain
      martial kdb vardy ?

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

        Vardy.

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Got all three... going Martial.

        1. bigdip
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          I'm thinking martial too. Big punt though

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

        Vardy

    • subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Whom should I bench out of -
      1. Cathcart ( away to Bournemouth)
      2. Holgate ( home to Brighton)

      1. gaurava1216
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        cath

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

          Thank you

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

        1

    • gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Bench 1:

      A) Alli
      B) Soyuncu
      C) Sidibe
      D) Traore

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        D

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

        A)

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

        a

    • PL Ball
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Worth bringing in DCL/Ings for Maupay... or stick?

      1. Saro0808
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        i would get dcl,have decent run of fixture and in decent form too.

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

        Do it

    • TB303
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Alli-> Mahrez ?

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

        I went Dilva

    • Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Soy or maupay 1st in bench?

      1. TB303
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Maupay

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

        Soy

      3. Saro0808
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        depends on ur team,if u have ings i wouldnt play soyu,but i dont see brighton scoring,eve looks rejuvenated under ancelloti

    • bigdip
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

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

      Bench:
      A) Kelly
      B) Aurier
      Captain:
      1) KDB
      2) Vardy
      3) Rich

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

        A and 2

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

      Here’s how we voted for Gameweek 22:

      David: De Bruyne, Mané, Vardy
      Neale: Jiménez, De Bruyne, Vardy
      Paul: De Bruyne, Vardy, Mané
      Geoff: Mané, De Bruyne, Vardy
      Here are the results:

      De Bruyne – 9 points
      Mané – 6 points
      Vardy – 5 points
      Jiménez – 1 point

      I don't think KDB and Jimenez were counted correctly? Good man Neale going for a differential!

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

        You’re right.

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

          Oh, also wanted to comment on your team. Great team! Maybe do something to Rico?

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

            Thanks Pinky!

            He is so cheap and great fixtures which make it tougher. What are your thoughts on Digne to Sidibe to free up .3?

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

              Bit sideways but I kinda like it. Sidibe probably rising slowly in price too, which I can't see Digne doing anymore.

    • Henning
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Is Montoya or Webster an option for Dunk?

    • Absolute VARce
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Start one:

      A) Alli (Liv)
      B) Grealish (City)

      1. toerag
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        b

    • TB303
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Is Mahrez worth getting or too much of a risk ? I’m playing catch up

    • Saro0808
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Bench : kelly ( becoz with aurier u can have an attacking return atleast,both tot and palace will consider)
      Cap: Vardy ( the whole majority will go for it)

    • toerag
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      A.maddison or B.traore????????

    • ChadW98
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Grealish + DCL
      Or
      Madison + Greenwood
      (Save 0.7)

    • NUFCAndrew
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Best 4.5 max defender?

    • konzi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Don't I understand something or you got your captaincy math wrong? I think it should be:

      De Bruyne 10 points
      Mane 6 points
      Vardy 5 points
      Jimenez 3 points

    • shady4revr
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Play one
      Rico
      Kelly
      Aurier

    • Klip Klopp
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Alli to one of these for a couple of weeks:
      A. Maddison
      B. Sarr
      C. Richarlson

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

        C

      2. TB303
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        C for sure

    • extremecheez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 27 days ago

      Ings, trent or lucas - pick 1

      I actually think Lucas could be the sneaky right pick here - I think they catch them on the counts with Speed now that harry is out of the squad. thoughts?

    • fantasyleague
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Suggestions ??

        Gazzaniga
        Soyuncu - Lundstram - Rico
        Sterling (C) - Maddison - Mane - KDB
        Vardy - Calvert Lewin - Ings

        Bench: Martin - Kelly - Tomori - Hayden

        really unsure about the captain..

      • TB303
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        2FT
        Have Robertson already thinking of

        1)
        Aurier-> TAA Dgw in mind
        Alli -> Traore

        Or

        2)
        Aurier -> cheap option
        Alli -> Martial

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

          1 for me

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

            1

      • Kopkloppers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Vardy sacrifice side.
        Ryan button
        TAA holgate Lund soy Gibson
        Son mane salah traore kdb
        Ings dcl ings
        Comments without talking vardy pls

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

          Sorry jimmi

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

          And does this mean I’ve already won our double defence double attack discussion?

          Son could be anything of course. Think it’s worth waiting at least a week to see

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

            Nah bud. It was a wc look without vardy. You know my side. 2 opposite views. I still like my side and this is a mate of mine who is scrambling to catch up

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

              As a catch up side it’s very decent

              Think I’d have a second City attacker mind. That’s where the goals will be. I’d have Sterling this week and next anyway.

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

                Good point

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

            I quite like it though!

      • Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        90% of teams with Lord Lund......people not worried about WHU scoring tonight ??

      • shady4revr
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Play one
        Rico
        Aurier
        Kelly

        And play greenwood or cantwell?

        1. TB303
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Play cantwell

      • TB303
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Is having both Robertson and TAA a bad idea?

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Short answer: No

          Long answer: No, it is not a bad idea

      • Destroyer of teams
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 27 days ago

        My final WC team, G2G?

        Fab (Mcarthy)

        Holgate TAA Lundstram (Rico Williams)

        KDB Mane Salah Martial Traore

        Vardy Ings (DCL)

        1. Destroyer of teams
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 27 days ago

          Or would you play DCL over Ings?

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

          Would get Cantwell over Traore and maybe make DCL into something more. This will give you a bench headache more often than not.

      • Totti
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        need your help guys

        last decision
        first five will go with them 🙂

        play;

        A) wood
        B) rico

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

          A

      • Cadenza
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Pope out for who?
        0.0 ITB.
        Rest of defence is
        TAA Lundstram Baldock Kelly Otamendi

        1. Sacked in the Morning
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 27 days ago

          I went for Ryan, nice fixtures

      • Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 27 days ago

        Start 2:
        A) Sidibe
        B) Lund
        C) Pereira

        Please help! Decision is driving me mad!

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

          A and C

          1. Kay317
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 27 days ago

            Thanks - that's what I'm on. I live in fear of a Lund haul on my bench though