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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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5,686 Comments Post a Comment
  1. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    How's the wc looking? Any suggestions?
    Pope
    TAA Doherty otamendi
    Salah kdb fernandes saka
    Auba(c) ings jota
    Krul sarr kiko ctaylor

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Decent, nice mix of DGW and GW 31 players

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Ota to some other non trap.

      Rest looks good.

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Otamendi is a waste of fantasy £

  2. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Bottomed

    The downside of Saka is mid playing as a wing back so only 1 clean sheet point.

    The upside is he bombs down the left, assits and goals in his locker.

    At 4.6m? Absolute bargain.

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      He’s enabled me to get Doherty

      So it’s just a bonus for me that he plays twice.

      Only Saka and KDB for me this week.

      1. Jullepuu
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        *if he plays twice

    2. la boneza
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Would you start Saka over Sarr this week?

  3. The King
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Grealish (Leicester)
    B) Fleck (Norwich)

    Cheers and good luck all ✌️

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Fleck

  4. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone wanna know who gets benched today? I'll tell you if you need to find out now

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Yes please

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Which player do you want to find out about

        1. CAPA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Mane for me please?

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Mané please...!

          2. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Mané is in the starting xi

            1. Tony Martial
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 22 days ago

              How do you know?

            2. CAPA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              Thanks Hakim. What % confident are you?

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 22 days ago

                100% although fpl rockstar should confirm it before the deadline

                1. CAPA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 22 days ago

                  Thanks so much, saves me making potentially regrettable changes and retains 1 more towards 31

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                    • 1 Year
                    6 months, 22 days ago

                    yw buddy 🙂

            3. Whats the Huth
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              Good enough for me.

              Thank you

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 22 days ago

                Cheers buddy

        2. Whats the Huth
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Mane

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Starts.

            (Although just got back from the future & I am always 100% right when I travel btw space & time so there is no actual source but me & what I saw)

            😉

        3. Kroneek
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Salah, TAA and Robbo?

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 22 days ago

            Yes they are all starting.

            I did not see Traoré starting tho. I saw him on the bench, a piece of info for any concerned owner. You could trust me or not but that is what I saw

            1. CAPA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 22 days ago

              How about KDB Hakim?

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 22 days ago

                Kdb to play minimum of 93 minutes is my guess. I am not 100% sure on this but I believe he will start against arsenal & caneo against utd

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 22 days ago

                  cameo*

                2. CAPA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 22 days ago

                  Thanks again Hakim and appreciate the subtle not 100% on this one too

        4. WillyP
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          is Lundstram starting?

    2. Jullepuu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Source? 😀

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Adama Traoré?

    3. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Robertson?

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Starts

    4. Kasper the ghost keeper
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Gullable ^

  5. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Why Is A.Traoré flagged? I didn’t see Nuno say anything about him!?

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      ... It drives me crazy!

  6. CarelessGenius©
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Keep kdb or put in Mahrez?

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Put in Mahrez, he will destroy Arsenal defense!

  7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Who gets more points this GW:

    1) Pepe
    2) Mahrez

    Thanks!

  8. waldo666
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    GTG?

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo Stephens
    Salah (C) KDB Fernandes Grealish Traore
    Vardy Jimenez (VC)

    (Button Greenwood Lacselles Taylor)

  9. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Traore will be benched right guys ?

  10. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Leno + Walker
    Ederson + Bellerin

    1. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      B

  11. schultes warriors
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Hend/Doherty/Trent/Alonso
    Saka/Pepe/Salaha/Mcneil
    Auba/jota / jimenz

    Wot u think? Just not sure about MCNeil...

  12. linkafu
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

    -4 for Hayden to Saka and bench Traoré??

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Go for it. Yolo

  13. WillyP
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    4.5m ITB
    1 Transfer

    Advice please on which option:

    a) Grealish > KDB
    b) Ings - Auba

  14. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Am I GTG?

    Pope
    TAA Boly O’Connell
    Salah Mane KDB (vC) Fernandes Saka
    Auba (c) Jimmi
    (Button Nketiah Stephens Williams
    (0FT 0.1ITB)

    1. zm82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Yes, it looks like a great team.

  15. Distinctly Average
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    How’s she looking?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Gomez, Boly
    Salah(v), Pépé(c), KDB, Saka
    Vardy, Ings, Jimenez

    (Button, Cantwell, Fernandez, Lundy)

  16. gauzah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Martial -> Pepe.

    Have no arsenal coverage?

  17. zm82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Does it make any sense to replace Ramsdale with Pope for a hit?

    1. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      No

  18. AndyJMac85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Saka, Martial or Moutinho.

    Also triple captain Auba?

  19. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Auba or Jimenez (both for free)?

  20. Luton_Fan
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Robbo to taa worth -4?

  21. Gymer11
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Ryan
      TAA pereira Stevens
      Kdb salah Saka Barnes
      Ings Dcl jiminez

      Bench - Gomez Traore rico

      Do I take

      1. - 4 for Traore to Pepe and play Pepe over Barnes
      2. Take -4 for auba and replace one of my strikers for triple captain
      3.Stick to that team - who to play in defence do I play joe Gomez over someone else in my startling 11