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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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  1. WorldCup82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA - Soy - Saiss
    Salah - Mane - Maddison - Martial
    Jimmy - Ings - Wood

    Button - Cantwell, Lundstram, Simpson

    1 FT
    1.9 In the bank

    A.) Wood, Martial -> Auba, Saka (-4 but TC Auba)
    B.) Martial -> Pepe (no hit, TC?)
    C.) Something else?

    1. KDB4PREZ
        2 months, 27 days ago

        B no TC for me tho

    2. GoonSquad
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Captain KDB, Salah, or Kun this week?

      1. KDB4PREZ
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Kun

        • FOO FIGHTER
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Aguero unlikely to play twice. KDB may not start vs UTD.

            Salah vs BOU defence.

          • Holmes
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Kun

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

            Aguero

        • Mr. Chimes
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Do we know if Gomez will be alongside VVD this weekend? Could use him as the budget Pool defender

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

              Cant be sure due to Madrid game but after last week disaster, you would expect him to start

              1. Mr. Chimes
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I don't think I'll have it in me to await Rockstar's news at 6:29am NY time to make the call

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

                    To be fair, he does give it 10 mins or so in advance but also - I'd expect Gomez still starts after a terrible showing from Lovren

                • Mr. Chimes
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    You think VVD > Doherty is worth it?

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

                      Yeah, this could be worth it

              2. KDB4PREZ
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  *Bottomed
                  Leno Pope
                  Taa Doc Alonso Cathcart C.Taylor
                  Salah KDB Mahrez Sarr Mcc (Fodder Palace)
                  Auba ings Jota

                  Any ideas for improvement on my WC?Tia
                  Tempted to drop Alonso,Ings,Mahrez to fund Kun but leaves team weaker over all

                  1. Max City
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    DCL?

                • EWH2020
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Play one

                  A) Pope
                  B) McCarthy

                • Disco Stu
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Who sits?

                  TAA/Robbo/Soy/Saiss

                  Salah/KDB/Pepe/Barnes

                  DCL/Ings/Jota

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

                    One of Soy/Saiss ..probably Soy

                • Drogba Legend
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Unsure what to do here:

                  Pope
                  TAA - VVD - Soy
                  Salah - KDB - Maddison - Traore
                  Vardy - Ings - Jimmy

                  Button - Aurier - Cantwell - Rico

                  A) Cantwell > Saka
                  B) Vardy + Traore > Auba/Saka (-4)
                  C) Aurier/Soy > Doherty
                  D) Save FT
                  E) Something else

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

                  Grealish (LEI a) to Sarr (CRY a) for -4?

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

                    Grealish

                  2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Probably not worth it for a hit

                • Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Captain?

                  A) Salah
                  B) Mane
                  C) Pepe

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

                    A/B if one of them is benched, otherwise Pepe.

                    1. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      You also have Pepe right?

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

                        Yes

                  2. Tube!!
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    C

                  3. Stoic
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    A

                • chaser123
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  What’s better?
                  - Sidibe > Doherty
                  - Mane, Ayew & Sidibe > Sarr, Auba, Robertson, -8

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

                    Doherty move

                    1. chaser123
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Does that decision change if Mane isn’t starting?

                  2. Tube!!
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    A for me.

                • Tube!!
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Who would you upgrade with the 1.5 ITB on this WC?

                  Pope Krul
                  TAA Gomez Doherty Taylor Egan
                  Salah KDB Foden Sarr Noble (GW31)
                  Auba Jimenez Jota

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

                    How about Krul to Ederson ?

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

                      Or Leno. I'm going Pope + Leno on WC

                • Shake n Bake
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Which one?

                  A) Auba + Ceballos

                  B) Nketiah + Pepe

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

                    Auba + Saka looks better

                  2. Mr. Chimes
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Saka + Auba

                  3. Inazuma X1
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Who to play?

                    1. Charlie Taylor

                    2. Otamendi (-4)

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

                    Captain KDB or Salah?

                    1. luk46
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Salah, KDB likely to just get 90-120 min imo

                    2. Stoic
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      S

                  5. Sandeshdhkl
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    start H. barnes or fleck??

                    1. luk46
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Barnes

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      HB

                  6. Rains of Castamere
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    McCarthy
                    Trent - Ricardo P - Stevens
                    Salah - Mane - Mahrez - Traore
                    Auba - Jimenez - Long

                    Who to captain?

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

                    Where to find Clean sheet odds?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Hot topic

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

                        Thanks

                  8. Champions united
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Any 2 to play
                    Cantwell
                    Soy
                    Saiss
                    fleck
                    Stevens

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      2 of the bottom 3.

                      1. Champions united
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 27 days ago

                        Ok i think wol def is more imp then fleck
                        What others say

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

                      Saiss Stevens

                  9. sunzip14
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Bench 2, please:

                    A) Taylor
                    B) Lascelles
                    C) Traore
                    D) Sidibe

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

                      AD

                    2. luk46
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      B D

                  10. Greglarrrr
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Start one:

                    Gomez (BOU H)

                    OR

                    B Fernandes (MCI H)

                    1. The Red Devil
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Latter imo

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      The expensive one.

                    3. Duffy Dunk
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Fern.
                      LIV's defence doesn't look good.

                  11. The Red Devil
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Perez to Pepe (-4)? Yay or nay?

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

                      Nay.

                      For fun, yay!

                  12. FOO FIGHTER
                      2 months, 27 days ago

                      Settled on this FH for 29

                      Henderson
                      TAA Alonso Doherty
                      Salah Pepe Mahrez Saka
                      Auba(c) Jota Jesus

                      Button Sarr O'Connell Hanley

                      Anything you would change?

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

                        Maybe add Otamendi over Saka? Otherwise looks good.

                        1. FOO FIGHTER
                            2 months, 27 days ago

                            Never owned City defence this season and do not intend to.

                            Just trap after trap 😀

                        2. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 27 days ago

                          Sarr over Saka.

                          1. FOO FIGHTER
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Saka x2

                              Sarr vs Palace defence

                              Why I am going Saka.

                              Sarr autosub if Pep trolls me.

                              1. TorresMagic™
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • Has Moderation Rights
                                • 10 Years
                                2 months, 27 days ago

                                Sarr won't autosub.

                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                    2 months, 27 days ago

                                    Yeah but safety net anyway.

                            • luk46
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              looks nice, Aguero over Jesus maybe and downgrade bench

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  I do not see Aguero starting vs UTD when he played both cup games.

                                  Jesus is also a massive differential for this GW.

                            • Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Play Soy or Grealish?

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

                                Tough, Grealish I guess

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

                                  Cheers

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

                                G

                            • WorldCup82
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              A.) Wood, Martial -> Auba, Saka (-4 but TC Auba)
                              or
                              B.) Martial -> Pepe (no hit, TC?)
                              C.) Something else?

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

                                A

                            • Stoic
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Who scores more
                              On WC
                              A) Egan (NOR new) + Sarr (cry Lei)
                              B) Gomez(BOU Eve) + Gundo/Foden ( mun ARS BUR)
                              Have Salah, TAA, KDB, no SHU

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

                                A

                            • luk46
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Pope
                              TAA Soy O'Connell
                              Salah (c) Mane KDB Sarr Barnes
                              Jimmy Ings
                              4m Maupay Lascelles Holgate

                              g2g?

                            • Lateriser 12
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 27 days ago

                              Morning ladies. How are we doing today?

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  Great article yesterday mate!

                                  Made me activate my FH 😀

                                • sunzip14
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  Period pain....

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

                                  Mornin LR.
                                  Meditating to collect all energy to react on those last minute deadline tweets.

                                • Stoic
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  WC excitement

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

                                Foster
                                TAA Saiss Soy
                                Salah KDB Fernandes Barnes
                                Auba DCL Ings

                                Button Traore Dunk Rico

                                Have already made my FT. Worth taking a -4 for anything else? Ings > Jota?

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

                                  Pretty similar to mine, look above. I’m not doing the Ings move for -4. What was your ft? And itb?

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

                                Dubravka
                                TAA, Robertson, Saiss
                                Salah, KdB, Fernandes, Barnes
                                Auba (c), Ings, DCL
                                Button, Taylor, Sidibe, Romeu
                                0.3, 1 ft.

                                Any thoughts? Save? Think I’ll do Robbo -> Doherty if Robbo don’t start. Anything else?

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

                                  Sounds like a good plan

                              4. BNMC
                                  2 months, 27 days ago

                                  I think I'm good to go. Any last minute changes? (On a WC)

                                  Pope
                                  TAA Doherty Cathcart
                                  Salah KDB Bruno Saka
                                  Auba(C) Jota DCL
                                  (Krul Aurier Taylor Dendoncker)

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

                                    Make more use of Wolves. Dendonker could be awkward later for you.

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

                                      Aye
                                      I'm already not loving my Saiss pick ...

                                    2. BNMC
                                        2 months, 27 days ago

                                        I don't want to get rid of Auba and DCL unless they go dry so can't get Jimenez. What do you think of double defence - too excessive?

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

                                          Not really. Get Saiss

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

                                      Dendo -> Hayden, maybe you need Jim in the future