Scout Picks

Double Gameweek 29 Scout Picks includes Arsenal triple-up

There are three Arsenal players in the Scout Picks team selected for Double Gameweek 29.

The Gunners host West Ham at first before travelling to Manchester City in midweek.

After deliberating over the Scout Squad submissions made by David, Neale, Paul and Geoff, we picked what we believed to be the best XI for the next round of action.

This time we line up in 3-4-3 formation, the cost of our team coming to £84.8m, £0.2m inside our budget of £85.0m.

Goalkeeper

Dean Henderson (£5.2m) was the most popular goalkeeper in the Scout Squad submissions this week as Sheffield United host Norwich. Only three clubs have recorded more clean sheets at home than the Blades this season while the visiting Canaries remain comfortably the worst attack on the road. In 14 road trips, Norwich have scored just six times, five fewer than Bournemouth and Watford, who are tied as the second-worst sides on 11 goals each.

Defenders

Alexander-Arnold's consistency continues as Firmino unlucky to blank

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.8m) was unanimously chosen as the best defender by our Scout Squad pundits this week. Blank Gameweek 28 may have produced his first blank in a match he started since Gameweek 13 but the visit of Bournemouth should help him get back on track. The Cherries have scored one away goal since Gameweek 18 and Alexander-Arnold himself has more assists at home than any other Liverpool player this season.

Matt Doherty (£6.2m) looks like he could repeat the heroics of his Blank Gameweek 28 haul at Spurs when Brighton come to Molineux on Saturday afternoon. Over the last four matches, Wolves are second only to Manchester City for fewest big chances conceded, while Doherty is in the top two for touches and shots in the box among defenders during that time.

Jack Stephens (£4.5m) gets into the Scout Picks this weekend ahead of a favourable home meeting with Newcastle. The Magpies currently sit bottom of the league for big chances in away matches this season while the Saints’ centre-back has assisted twice since Gameweek 21.

Midfielders

Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) retains his place in the Scout Picks despite Liverpool’s capitulation at Watford last time out. The Egyptian has recorded attacking returns in each of his last four at Anfield, where Bournemouth have lost their last two Premier League visits 3-0. Furthermore, over their last four road trips, the Cherries have conceded 10 times, an average of 2.5 per game.

In his Friday press conference, Pep Guardiola sounded relatively positive when he gave his injury update on Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m). The Belgian holds onto his place in the predicted line-ups and retains a starting berth in the Scout Picks too. We expect this season’s top-scoring player to be involved in at least one of the Double Gameweek fixtures on offer (maybe more), which is about the same as what we can expect from any of his attacking team-mates anyway given Guardiola’s rotation policy.

Two matches in Double Gameweek 29 for Arsenal sees Nicolas Pépé (£9.2m) make his Scout Picks debut. West Ham have conceded the most shots in the box of any team over their last four outings, while it’s hard to fully trust a Manchester City defence without Aymeric Laporte. That bodes well for Pépé who, over the last 10 matches, is second among his colleagues for goals scored while no Arsenal player has registered more assists than him.

Bukayo Saka (£4.6m) is our midfield enabler who we are confident will play twice in Double Gameweek 29. While he has been playing at left-back recently, Aubameyang’s runs into the box from left midfield have allowed Saka into very advanced positions – which have helped him to attacking returns in each of his last three at home. 

Forwards

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) is an easy inclusion in the Scout Picks this week, selected as the best forward by all of our pundits. The Arsenal man is just five points off Jamie Vardy to be the top-scoring forward this season and has found the net three times in his last two at home.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.4m) is the form player in the Premier League right now, having scored more goals than any other player since Carlo Ancelotti took over at Everton. Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet at home since Gameweek 13, and over the last four matches, Calvert-Lewin is in the top three for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target.

Diogo Jota (£6.3m) proved to be the most popular Wolves forward among the Scout Squad pundits this week as Brighton come to Molineux. The Portuguese international has put together two double-digit hauls in a row and, over the last four matches, has superior figures for minutes per shot in the box and minutes per big chance than Raúl Jiménez.

Substitutes

Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) is another route into the Southampton defence as they host Newcastle on Saturday.

Enda Stevens (£5.1m) is a cheaper alternative for investing in the Sheffield United defence with more chances of attacking returns than Henderson.

Romain Saïss (£4.5m) is the cheaper route into the Wolves defence with some threat from set pieces too.

Phil Foden (£5.1m) is our budget route into the Manchester City attack after Guardiola hinted that he would play some part in Double Gameweek 29.

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 is usually known only to those who have signed up to Membership for the 2019/20 season and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

Here’s how we voted:

Community Champion

Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Double Gameweek 29 is Bilal7.

They have gone for a 3-4-3 of McCarthy; Doherty, Mendy, Saïss; Salah, De Bruyne, Pépé (c), Mahrez; Aubameyang, Calvert-Lewin, Nketiah.

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.

ZoumasBloomers was beaten in Double Gameweek 28, the Scout Picks winning by a 47-30 score-line.

Community Champion gwitbrock beat our Scout Picks 86-63 in Gameweek 25 and as a result, their winning margin of 23 points is now the target to beat.

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5,686 Comments Post a Comment
  1. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    If you include City's 2nd match I can't remember the last time everyone of my players had a home match! Let alone a plum one for most!

    Roll on the 30 pt week!!!

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

    Been mediating for the past 10 mins and come to the conclusion that saving my transfer in a double game week is actually more ballsy than taking a hit.

    I have balls of steel. KDB captain it is.

    1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You should meditate instead of mediating with Russian prostitutes.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 27 days ago

        What the heck does that mean

        1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          You should meditate rather than mediate to soften your balls.

          1. -Klaus-
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Avoid Russian prostitutes, they are a high risk group for the My Sherona virus.

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                😆 Class!

    2. KDB4PREZ
        2 months, 27 days ago

        *Bottomed
        A) Mahrez Sarr Jota (Would cap auba and better balance going forward

        B) Foden Saka Kun(C) (Would mean a transfer used up down the road for sure)

        For next 2 only is it really worth the punt on Kun?

      • wulfranian
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Alonso or Pva?

        1. KDB4PREZ
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Alonso

          • Hy liverpool
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Narcos

          • Woy_is_back
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Bellerin

          • Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Alonso is an Illuminati construct, worshipped under Giant Owl Monoliths.
            Him.

          • wulfranian
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            cheers all

        2. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Fleck to Sarr? Building for BGW 31 and over next 3 GWs I think Sarr scores more? Although I would need to take a -4 and Fleck has Norwich at home so perhaps wait?

          1. stupendous
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I'll be doing Saka to Sarr at the end of this weekend

            1. jimmyabs1987
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              That’s when I will do fleck to Sarr then

              1. stupendous
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Yup

        3. stupendous
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          KDB, Auba or Pepe captain???

          Going kev I think

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            See my below post I am also pondering but will annoy me if Kev doesn’t play at least 140 mins

          2. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Isn’t going KDB just needlessly risky given the game time risk?

            1. stupendous
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Tbh more security as most my rivals have him and no Auba and likely captain Kev too

          3. Hy liverpool
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Aubameyang

          4. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Auba

        4. jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Is it really worth punt on KDB as captain with lack of visibility on fitness? We know Auba is likely to play 180 mins.

        5. fish&chips
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Anyone know what's up with Chilwell? Is he likely to play? Any risk of a cameo?

            1. fish&chips
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Cheers

        6. Ready Manager One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Traore + Ings to Sarr + Jota for -4?

          I cant just do Traore to Sarr as I’m -0.1m short.

          Thanks in advance!

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 27 days ago

            That's genius imo

        7. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Start

          A.urier
          B.oly

          1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I like that thought intensity and creativism.
            B.

            1. Woy_is_back
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Yeah, Boly is due a goal I feel

              1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Don't like benching Aurier myself but have done to play Moura.
                Boly is always a threat on the sets like VVD ish.

                It's the opposition that sways it for me, but it's a tough call dropping an attacking defender.

          2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            B

        8. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A) Play Grealish (LEI a)
          B) Play Cantwell (SHU a)
          C) Take a -4 and replace either of them for someone who doesn't play for Arsenal. 0.3m itb

        9. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Thoughts on my Free Hit Side?

          Pope (Button)
          TAA Saiss Tanganga (Vinagre Taylor)
          Sterling Pepe Mahrez Saka (Hayden)
          Aubameyang(VC) Aguero (C) Jota

          0.0 ITB

          Cheers for any tips

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Don’t like Tanga as unlikely to keep CS or any attacking return, would look for maybe a west ham?

            1. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              West Ham who are playing Arsenal? Could just play Vinagre over Tanganga this week or could take out Tanga for someone else. My thought was Burnley are pretty toothless going forward and he's not a bad one week punt

          2. Red Card Rockets
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Could be very good, but I feel Aguero (C) is a risk in DGW

            1. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Definitely in my thoughts about that risk
              Its either him or Auba and I havent truly made up my mind yet
              i'm not so worried about missing KdB though maybe I Should be is another thing gnawing at me

          3. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Will likely bring in Adrian for Pope as well

          4. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Made a few changes so its now

            Adrian
            TAA Gomez Vinagre (Tanganga Hanley)
            Sterling Mahrez Pepe Saka (Hayden)
            Aguero Aubameyang Jota

            Still wondering if its better to have Nketiah and a 6.7 mid instead of Saka and Jota

        10. RESULT
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Which one?
          A. Traore vardy-- Auba pepe
          B. Vardy jimmy-- Auba Kun

          Currently
          Robbo taa stephens baldock
          Kdb salah troare
          Ings vardy jimmy

          1. Nice to Finally Michu
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

          2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

          3. RESULT
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Appreciated

          4. Red Card Rockets
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

        11. Tmel
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          a) Ings > Jota
          b) Ings > Nketiah
          c) Dendoncker > Saka
          d) Grealish > Foden
          e) None of the above - start Grealish

          1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            C

          2. Hy liverpool
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I like a but leaning towards e

          3. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            E

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

            C if any but I'd be more inclined to go with e.

        12. fplfansss
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          GTG?

          McCarthy
          TAA, Soy, Saiss, PVA
          Salah, KDB, Mount
          Ings, Jimenez, Auba

          Bench: Pope, Grealish, Cantwell, Lascelles

          1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Gtg

        13. alifzuhdi
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Saka or Nketiah?

          1. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Saka

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

              thanks mate

        14. wulfranian
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Which is the best gk pair until the end?

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Pope and McCarthy?

            1. wulfranian
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              cheers

        15. Grounderz
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Start DCL or Perez?

          1. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            DCL

        16. osceola31909
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Play O’Connell or Stephens?

        17. Sadio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Do I have the bench correct?

          Tempted to use BB but not sold on Chelsea, Burnley or Southampton keeping a clean sheet.

          Henderson
          TAA Pereira Saiss
          Mane (C) Bruno Mahrez Maddison
          Firmino Jimenez Jota

          Pope Barnes Stephens Reece

          1. Red Card Rockets
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Hold it for DGW

        18. Rik Waller
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Bench one of...

          Saka (WHU, mci)
          Barnes (AVL)
          Grealish (lei)

          1. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Tough one. Probably Barnes.

          2. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            grealish

          3. lilmessipran
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Graelish probably

        19. Mitos77
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Auba or Aguero long term?

          1. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Auba long term.

          2. Gooner97
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Auba

        20. De Gea is GOAT
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Is this move worth a -4 guys?

          Trossard, Vardy TO Saka, Auba

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            yes if u cap Aub

            1. De Gea is GOAT
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Thanks mate. And no i wouldnt cap him tbh so will hold off for now

        21. Sturridge Wars
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Who to bench?

          A) Aurier v Burnley
          B) Bruno v Man City

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

          2. osceola31909
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

          3. vincentwsho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

        22. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Who would you start this week, Moura or Aurier?

          Head says Moura as the attacker, but he’s done nothing in ages - 1 assist in 8 weeks - Aurier has more attacking returns than that!

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            both 2 pointers imo 🙂

          2. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Aurier

          3. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Really tough call and the boat I'm in too.
            Went for Moura in the end but it's not the end because it's still grating on me.

            Tough.

          4. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Cant you sell them

            1. Jinswick
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Haha. Yeah I’d like to. But planning to save the FH and they have a decent 31 fixture 🙁

        23. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Any DGW player worth taking a hit here with 1.0 ITB?

          McCarthy
          Taa VVD Doherty
          Kdb Salah Bruno Saka
          Ings Jimenez Auba (c)
          - Stephens Traore BWilliams

        24. John Arne Pizza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Swap James for Mendy? Reckon he's got the double in the bag? Thoughts cheers

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

            Risky since Zinchenko is back but should play atleast one

        25. Gooner97
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Play Traore(BHA) or Sarr(cry)?

          1. MoManeTaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            sarr

        26. The SK
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Who will score more during GW29-30?
          A) Mahrez
          B) Foden

        27. lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Probably been asked a few times, just looking for some more opinions on this one.. If you don't own Auba, who would you rather captain-

          A KDB
          B Mo

          1. fish&chips
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Mo I think. Too much risk with KDB due to uncertainty of his playing time

          2. Bad Kompany
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I’m leaning salah

          3. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Salah

            • Pilgrim62
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              B imo

            • GloryManUnited
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Mo shouldn’t be an option

            • lilmessipran
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Cheers all