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The Scout Squad picks for FPL Double Gameweek 30+

After a three-month break, the Scout Squad panel have reassembled to champion the standout Fantasy Premier League picks for Double Gameweek 30+.

Regular readers will know the format of this recurring feature but for the uninitiated, staff members Andy (sitting in for the otherwise engaged Paul), David, Neale and Geoff each propose an 18-man squad of players for the approaching Gameweek and explain their notable inclusions/omissions below.

The 72 nominations listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £85m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of Wednesday’s deadline at 17:00 BST.

There are requirements for at least one goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less, at least one sub-£5.0m defender, at least one midfielder listed at £6.5m or below and at least one forward priced at £7.5m or lower.

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Wednesday.


 DavidNealeAndyGeoff
GKBernd LenoEdersonBernd LenoBernd Leno
 Dean HendersonDean HendersonPepe ReinaDean Henderson
 EdersonBernd LenoMartin DubravkaKasper Schmeichel
DFJohn LundstramEnda StevensJohn LundstramAymeric Laporte
 Enda StevensJohn EganEnda StevensEnda Stevens
 Matt DohertyTrent Alexander-ArnoldKieran TierneyTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Trent Alexander-ArnoldMatt DohertyTrent Alexander-ArnoldJohn Egan
 Jamaal LascellesJamaal LascellesMatt DohertyRomain Saiss
MFKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneKevin De BruyneKevin De Bruyne
 Jack GrealishJack GrealishRaheem SterlingJack Grealish
 Nicolas PepeSadio ManeJack GrealishNicolas Pepe
 Bruno FernandesMason MountMason MountJohn McGinn
 Anwar El GhaziIsmaila SarrBruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
FWSergio AgueroPierre-Emerick AubameyangSergio AgueroSergio Aguero
 Pierre-Emerick AubameyangSergio AgueroPierre-Emerick AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
 Raul JimenezRaul JimenezOli McBurnieMbwana Samatta
 Diogo JotaMbwana SamattaRaul JimenezTeemu Pukki
 Tammy AbrahamCallum WilsonTeemu PukkiMason Greenwood

Most popular picks: Bernd Leno, Enda Stevens, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Sergio Aguero, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (four), Dean Henderson, Matt Doherty, Bruno Fernandes, Raul Jimenez (three)

DAVID SAID…

Bernd Leno and Dean Henderson are the key goalkeepers to own for Double Gameweek 30+ in my opinion.

While Arsenal’s defence is not exactly watertight, I’m expecting a hatful of saves from their shot-stopper, who has recorded 104 of them this season (the second-highest in the league).

Meanwhile, Henderson helps you buy into the Premier League’s second-best performing defence of the campaign, which I’m going for heavy reliance on.

Given everything that has gone in recent months, if I’m not going to use this opportunity to take a punt on John Lundstram, when else can I?

There is, of course, some method to my madness on this one. While the GOAT’s chances of starting both Double Gameweek matches are not what they once were, I find it hard to believe he won’t be involved somehow.

After the arrival of Sander Berge in January, Lundstram’s response was excellent, starring from the bench often enough to reclaim his starting berth for the Gameweek 29 win over Norwich.

In that game, he kept a clean sheet, assisted the winning goal and secured maximum bonus for his fifth double-figure haul of the campaign.

Given that’s what Lundstram can offer, why not take the risk on him for a Double Gameweek, especially if, like me, it’s effectively only for one round? He could be in a hungry mood when the Premier League returns, especially after bagging a brace in a recently friendly win too…

Joining Enda Stevens in my defence is Matt Doherty who, like Lundstram, offers explosive appeal but is as nailed-on as it gets. Wolves’ defence was one of the best pre-lockdown, keeping four clean sheets from a possible six between Gameweeks 24 and 29. Add into the mix that during the same period, Doherty was top among defenders for shots in the box.

Kevin De Bruyne is the key midfielder at Manchester City, almost to the point that I arguably don’t need to explain why.

It is worth saying that I’m not a fan of the other City assets in this position, mainly because Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sané and Bernardo Silva will all be competing for the same roles – while nobody can do what De Bruyne does for Pep Guardiola.

I’m interested in a midfielder double-up of Aston Villa players though. Jack Grealish is another obvious one given his heavy involvement this season but Anwar El Ghazi probably looks a bit odd when a lot of people are talking about John McGinn.

In a recent article, I discovered that the Scottish international’s underlying statistics even before he got injured were not quite as promising as El Ghazi’s, who has four goals and five assists to his name this season. As a regular member of Villa’s front three, he seems more likely to start both Double Gameweek 30+ games than McGinn too.

I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll have him in my own squad, but I do think we could get big things from Nicolas Pépé this week. Before lockdown he was showing an element of creativity and goal threat above what Mesut Özil was offering so I think there’s a chance he could reward those who spend the extra money on the Ivorian international – it’s just whether or not I can fit him in my own team!

Bruno Fernandes is my pick of the single Gameweek midfielders. Manchester United face a Spurs defence that was still leaky under Jose Mourinho going into lockdown, and I can’t see three months without full training improving things in that department. Meanwhile, Fernandes has been involved in five of the eight goals scored by the Red Devils since his Premier League debut and it looks like he’s on penalties too.

Sergio Aguero was the first name on my teamsheet for the Double Gameweek. I have a suspicion he will be heavily involved for Manchester City in their two matches, perhaps not even needing 90 minutes in each to perform. He had more minutes than any other member of his team’s front three in the last six matches before lockdown and was top of the league for minutes per xGI in that period too.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is someone who I have historically not trusted to deliver when I need him to, but given this could be the last Double Gameweek of the campaign and many of us have the opportunity to stick the big-guns in, why not? After all, this man was the top-scoring FPL forward last season and is only 16 points behind claiming that prize for a second campaign running.

I am expecting big things from the Wolves forward line for the remainder of the season, especially as it’s West Ham up next. I’ve gone with a double-up on Raúl Jiménez and Diogo Jota here as they both netted three times each between Gameweeks 24 and 29.

NEALE SAID…

There won’t be many Manchester City players who will last all 180 minutes of their Gameweek 30+ double-header against Arsenal and Burnley, but Ederson will – barring injury or suspension – be one of them.

It’s not often I advocate a premium shot-stopper in this article series or consider one for my own FPL squad but I’m doing so here, with the Brazilian accompanying Bernd Leno and Dean Henderson in my goalkeeping picks.

City’s defence has been lamentable at times this season but they now have Aymeric Laporte primed and ready for action, and what a difference he makes to Pep Guardiola’s backline: coincidence or otherwise, the three league matches he has started in 2020 were the only ones that City kept a clean sheet in.

Laporte has Double Gameweek pedigree himself but, after such a long lay-off, I do wonder whether we might see his minutes managed in the form of early substitutions (as happened earlier this year) and I’d be a mite concerned about whether he’d miss out on any shut-out points as a result.

I don’t think there are many “bad” City picks this week.

I doubt whether many of their attacking assets will be handed successive starts but, even then, a lot of their players will surely get somewhere near 90 minutes or more over the two Gameweek 30+ matches combined.

In any other normal Gameweek, the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling would factor into many of our thoughts if we knew they were set for around a full game’s worth of pitch-time.

We can only own three City players though and I’ve gone predictably dullard with Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne.

The Belgian’s only benching in 2019/20 came in the Gameweek 5 defeat at Norwich City and he even started every match during the busy December period, so fingers crossed he can cope with the rigours of two fixtures in a generous five-day period this time around.

Aguero, while likely to share game-time with Jesus, has the best goals-per-90-minutes average (0.99) among active Premier League players this season.

Double Gameweek players unsurprisingly make up more than half of my 18-man squad this time.

Enda Stevens and John Egan complete a Sheffield United defensive triple-up with Henderson, with Stevens’ open-play threat (no Bladesman has created more big chances this season) and Egan’s presence at dead-ball situations (Villa and Newcastle are the two worst teams for set-piece attempts conceded in 2019/20) getting them the nod.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Jack Grealish offer both a relative security of starts and a talismanic role in their respective sides, while Mbwana Samatta looks a real threat in the air – at least, when Villa can be bothered to provide adequate service to him.

Onto those players with only one fixture in Gameweek 30, then.

Liverpool assets seem to be the makeweights for many of us as we shift funds around to accommodate the likes of Aguero, Aubameyang and Sterling but there will be unease at moving on players who have served us so well.

Sadio Mane, for example, could well have a field day down Everton’s right; Djibril Sidibe’s defensive shortcomings were woefully exposed in Gameweek 29 and the unconvincing Michael Keane looks set to play as the right-sided centre-back in Yerry Mina’s absence.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Matt Doherty are two premium defenders I’ve plumped for despite not being 100% sure about clean sheet-wise: Everton have been revitalised as an attacking force under Carlo Ancelotti and West Ham looked much more potent when David Moyes moved to a 4-4-2 before COVID-19 stopped play.

Those two players offer so much more than shut-out points, however, having racked up key passes and shots galore in 2019/20 so far.

You’ll notice a distinct lack of representation from Villa’s defence in my squad despite their Double Gameweek and I’ve even gone so far as to actively back against them.

Christian Pulisic is someone I’ve got my eye on based on his quietly impressive stats but he doesn’t (yet) quite offer the guarantee of minutes that Mason Mount does, so I’ve gone with the teacher’s pet option.

Mount has played a part in every single Chelsea game this season, starting all bar four of them, and continues to be involved at dead-ball situations, which could be pertinent based on the Villans’ aforementioned vulnerability at free-kicks and corners.

Ismaila Sarr‘s remarkable home record under Nigel Pearson (seven attacking returns in five games) also sees the influential winger make the cut – although I’m slightly less convinced about his prospects given that a raucous Vicarage Road crowd won’t be able to contribute to the cauldron atmosphere that saw Watford beat Liverpool in Gameweek 28.

ANDY SAID…

I’ve gone back and forth over John Lundstram. I can’t be sure of a first XI starting place, but I can be sure I’m sick of being punished by him. He may get just one start and a bench appearance but that might be all he needs to outscore the other Sheffield United defenders.

In their last six matches only four forwards have taken as many shots in the box as Oliver McBurnie. With a total of five big chances in the same period I’m gambling on him getting points against two of the worst defensive sides in the league when it comes to conceding shots.

Kieran Tierney has not had the greatest start to his Arsenal career with injuries hampering his first season at the club. He’s now seemingly fit, and has started both behind-closed-door training games. It might be something different to the standard Leno pick in goal, and maybe we’ll finally see the player who returned five assists in just 20 league games for Celtic last season.

Continuing to bet against an Aston Villa defence that has conceded the most shots this season, I’ve gone for a single Gameweek option in Mason Mount. Chelsea are a team I’m backing for goals and I’ve gone for what I hope to be one of the attackers we can be more sure might start.

If there’s any week I feel I might be able to go without Liverpool players, it’s this one. However, I’ve said that before and was quickly made to regret not owning Trent Alexander-Arnold. He’s second for chances created this season, not for defenders, out of every single FPL player. It’s a risk to back against, and he’s one of the best single Gameweek defender options out there.

Trying to find an Arsenal attacker not called Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who has a chance of starting both Double Gameweek games is difficult. He’s the obvious choice here and will be looking to add to his 17-goal tally so far. Manchester City will provide difficult opposition but if anyone can nick a goal, it’s him.

Raheem Sterling finds himself in the squad as a gut feeling pick. It’s impossible to guess what Pep Guardiola is thinking but behind Kevin De Bruyne I feel that Sterling has the next best chance of starting both games. Second only to Mohamed Salah for expected goal involvement this season, it’s about time he started regressing to the mean. A nice long break should see him fit and ready to go for Project Restart, and he’s my third Manchester City pick alongside De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero.

The Teemu Pukki party started off in flying fashion this season but came to a halt in the last 11 games where he only scored twice. The Norwich squad have now had a chance to re-group and think about how they’re going to get out of this relegation battle. To do that they’ll need goals and I’m confident Pukki will go back to delivering, just behind my pick of Raúl Jiménez, who’s about as consistent as it gets.

No midfielder has a better points-per-match score than Bruno Fernandes. It’s based on a small sample size but he’s shown he has the quality to deliver. Taking two penalties in one of the behind-closed-door games gives me confidence he will retain them even after missing one. With Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford fit as well, I’d hope that Manchester United will continue where they left off with a win against Spurs.

GEOFF SAID…

I’m not sure home and away fixtures will impact on performances based on what we have seen in the Bundesliga and elsewhere, and my top two goalkeepers have four games on the road in Gameweek 30+ between them: Dean Henderson and Bernd Leno.

My first single Gameweek pick is Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel, who could well keep out Watford: the Foxes have the third-best defensive record in the league this season.

Aymeric Laporte looks to be the standout defender and City have a nice clean sheet record when he plays. He’s joined by Enda Stevens and John Egan, who along with Henderson give me a rare defensive triple-up.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Romain Saiss, who offer the prospect of returns at both ends of the pitch, are my second and third single Gameweek players.

Kevin De Bruyne is the best midfield pick and is followed, for me, by Jack Grealish. John McGinn has been given a vote of confidence but I think he will player fewer minutes than Grealish; he still makes it into my picks.

Todd Cantwell is my budget midfield pick over Sheffield’s John Fleck, and Bruno Fernandes just beats out Nicolas Pépé for inclusion.

Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang look easily the top two forward picks and it will be a brave manager who goes without them for the double.

Mbwana Samatta could perform well for Villa, and he’s followed by early-season favourite in the shape of Teemu Pukki.

Finally, Mason Greenwood is a fantastic price and should see increased game time for the final stretch of the season, along with a superb scoring record.

With only seven single Gameweek picks I’ve nearly gone for a full complement of Double Gameweekers – the only things stopping me are questions over Arsenal defending and midfield selections.

With uncertain form after a long time away, I think the security and upside potential upside of two fixtures is worth chasing in Double Gameweek 30+.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

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 Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

In Gameweek 29, Bilal7 beat the Scout Picks 48-40.

gwitbrock‘s winning margin of 23 points in Gameweek 25 is the target to beat.

Our Scout Picks article on Wednesday will have further details on who is representing the community this week.

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2,165 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pompel
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Can't esape the conclusion that BB is basically worthless for this end-of-season. Filling the team with crap like Luiz as 5th mid and Targett as 4th defender for an extra 3 points, oh well. Only thing that makes sense is the GK double up, as Hendo is not starting next GW - that is unless WC'ing GW31+ anyway. On the other hand, as I'd opt for a 4.0'ish GK and 5th defender on WC, there will not be any other GW where I can put BB to good use either....

    1. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      It’s certainly not as effective but on the right week could still be decent.

    2. Mr Q
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      My bb:

      Reina, cantwell, taa, boly.

      Can live with that!

      1. Pompel
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Rain might not play. Cantwell is decent. Who's your other cheap enablers?

        1. Mr Q
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Team is:

          Leno/reina

          Taa, lord, stevens, Egan, boly

          Kdb, mahrez, Grealish, mcginn, Cantwell

          Kun, auba, Jimmy

          1. Pompel
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            DEcent, but wouldn't expect too much of Reina and McGinn . Triple SHU defence could be gold - or fiasco

          2. pingissimus
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Triple City attack and Leno doesn’t add up to me. Like McGinn - quite tempted to put him in too.

    3. D.Glynn
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If WC after then BB seems best now as you'll want some fodder and bench on WC to set up best team. That's my thinking

      1. Pompel
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thats the conclusion I'm coming too as well. IDeally I'd like to hold WC until GW32+, to gain a couple of GWs assessment on form

      2. Karhumies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        There's bound to be some injuries after a 3 month break. Filling the bench with fodder is a HUGE risk.

        1. Pompel
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Valid poit. Better make some smart choices to save some £ on the big hitters, especially after Liverpool has the title in hand, and rotation galore at City

          1. Karhumies
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            BB now means you have 4x not injured players on the bench, though. Even if you have 0 fodder, you might not have a bench after 1-2 GWs due to injuries. -4 to replace injured guys on the bench for BB is meh.

    4. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Just don't pick dgw players then, there are some decent budget sgw options

      1. Pompel
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Struggling to find those 😉

        1. Karhumies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          DEF: Saiss, Cahill, Aarons/Stephens.

          MID: Mount, Armstrong, Duda/Cantwell.

          FWD: Pukki/Ings, Jota, Benteke/Ayew.

          1. Pompel
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Txs, might have a look at some of those

    5. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Sort of agree.

      Looking at 33 as a possibility. Burnley Newcastle and SU look ok that week with the wrinkle Burnley and SU play each other. Thinking about a bet that one of them will get a cs making double SU and Burnley defence a reasonable bet.

      1. Pompel
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Interesting , will have a look. Difficulty is picking 2nd GK and 5tg defender that are cheap enough to keep on bench forwards, and still likely to play.

        1. Karhumies
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          GK: Ramsdale, Krul

          DEF: Lascelles, Aarons, Stephens, Cahill

    6. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Gonna BB next GW with

      Krul (EVE)
      DCL (nor)
      Barnes (BHA)
      Fernandez (AVL)

      1. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Nice - no way of getting Pope for Krul?

        Might look see if I can do something similar.

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Will only have 1FT and think I only have 0.1 ITB might have to swap out Alonso (MCI) for a defender with better prospects - perhaps Tark to cover off Pope

      2. Pompel
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Good SGW player picks there, especially as thhose can be kept to wait another GW with WC.

    7. Klaren
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Even 3 points per player gives you additional 12 points, that's far from worthless.

  2. D.Glynn
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Getting nervous about not owning Kun but want to keep KDB and Sterling...
    Which option looks better for this GW only.
    A) Doherty Bruno Pukki
    B) Saiss Cantwell Kun

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B 100%

    2. El Tel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

  3. CostaCoffee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    For just this week

    A) Boly, Mahrez, Tammy
    B) Laporte, Grealish, Jimenez

    1. Mufc202020
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

    2. D.Glynn
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I fancy Jimmy over Tammy

  4. pingissimus
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Those on BB how are you projecting the scores of your bench?

    I’m stuck looking at defenders such as Saiss and Lascelles and thinking it looks pretty average. The SU defence doesn’t count for me as they aren’t bench thus week.

    Looking now at TC Kun and waiting on BB to see how defences shake down.

    Henderson
    Stevens Lund Saiss
    Mo KdB Martial Fernandes Grealish
    Vardy Kun TC

    Pope Lascelles Taylor Nketiah 1 mill itb

    1. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yep, I couldnt make a BB team im happy with, the bench players were trash single weekers after getting the players I wanted..

      Thinking of FH this week, saving WC for when needed and BB for any week fixtures look decent..

    2. Scooby75
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Snap. Ive remodelled a few times and I still don’t think BB will gather the points. But we will kick ourselves when everyone who uses gets mega points!

      BB this GW
      WC next.

      Leno
      TAA, Oconnell, Egan
      Salah, KDB, Grealish, Fleck
      Aub, Ag, Ayew

      Reina, Saiss, Targett, Saka

  5. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Not seeing much love for mane?

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      The elephant in the room is Liverpool scoring loads.

  6. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Bottomed
    Best one for this week only?

    A. Jesus Barnes Mount Stevens
    B. Jota Sterling DLuiz O’Connell
    C. Jota Bruno DSilva O’Connell

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is Jimenez, Barnes, Mount, Laporte an option? or do you already have Laporte/Jimenez

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah that’s an option?you think better than options above?

        1. CostaCoffee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yeah either that or B, not really a fan of Jesus/DSilva picks

  7. kysersosa
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on this plan, have BB, WC and FH left.

    GW 30+ no BB team.

    Henderson
    Doherty, Baldock, Egan
    Sterling, KDB, Mount, Grealish
    Abraham, Aguero, Aubameyang

    Button, Doug Luiz, Rico, Kelly

    GW 31+ WC to the following

    Pope, Ramsdale
    Doherty, Macquire, Justin, TAA, Diop
    Fernandes, Mane, Son, Cantwell, Barnes
    Abraham, Jota, Rashford

    GW33 BB

    GW34 Likely go Mane to KDB and add further Man City as able.

    Keep FH up the sleeve

    Thoughts? TIA

    Thoughts

  8. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who are the consensus best 2 SHU defenders to go with then? Currently on Lundstram and Egan

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Stevens and Lund if he starts

  9. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Is FH sensible here?

    Current team:

    Pope (Mcgovern)
    TAA - Soy - Egan (Taylor, Williams)
    Kdb - Salah - Martial - Fernandes (Dendo)
    Auba - DCL - Vardy

    0.3 itb

    Draft FH team:

    Reina (Trash)
    Lund - Baldock - Stevens (Aarons, Williams)
    KdB - Sterling - Grealish - Pepe - Ozil
    Aguero - Auba (Trash)

    Seems to make more sense than make loads of changes and then use WC, as i quite like my current team.

    1. Stormbringer22
      1 month, 23 days ago

      You have a good team so I would FH in your situation (I am doing the same). I am not too keen on Pepe, Ozil, and Reina. I would suggest you upgrade Reina to either Leno or Henderson (given the triple SHU defence, go for Leno) and see about getting Bruno in the mix?

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Do you have any spare cash in your FH

    3. OleGGMU
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      wasted FH imo, pepe+ozil can make it a severe nightmare, coupled with potential minutes managed for (sterl+kun) and reina caps it off as a defo no no for FH. AVL def is atrocious at the best of times
      reduce ozil+pepe to sgw players, Bruno? Son? Mount?, Barnes? , Sarr?

  10. Johan Queef
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    FPL anxiety is back... would you FH this team? I'm starting to think it's not a bad team to return to for next GW. (I have FH & BB available).

    Pope, McCarthy

    TAA, Boly, O'Connell, Lascelles, Taylor

    Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Barnes, Hayden

    DCL, Jimenez, Ings
    (around 5mil ITB)

    Thinking I could FH this week and then next week look to get Son, Rashford/whoever is looking up for it.

    What would you do?

    Thanks!

    1. FPL_DON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      We have a really similar team (backlines are exactly the same). If it helps, I'm going for a BB this week then wildcard next

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If I had WC, I'd be on the same page for sure.

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Looks well setup, I’d FH

      1. Johan Queef
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks man. Now just got to panic my way through a FH team before tomorrow.

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I have a couple drafted below if you’d like some inspo, not sure how well they’ll do haha

          1. Johan Queef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Very helpful, I like team number 2. I hate getting blinded by the DGW players when there's others to be enjoyed.

  11. GUSFRING
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I plan to make changes for a bench boost team and then WC in 31. Essentially Mane to Aguero for GW 30.

    Currently Mane at 12m but would cost 12.5m to buy back - is it too risky to not have Salah & Mane for rest of the season?

    1. Stimps
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I'm going without them both for rest of season and spreading the funds

  12. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH team?

    Henderson
    TAA Doherty Stevens Lundstram
    KDB(v) Sterling Grealish
    Aguero(c) Auba Tammy

    1. GUSFRING
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Tammy needs to go IMO

  13. casual
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Can't believe it's come to this

    a) D Luiz
    b) Targett

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Is that David or Douglas? Either way Targett

      1. casual
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks.....it was David

  14. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I think I have got it right. Going to play BB.

    How it looks?
    * = DGW player.

    Henderson* - Leno*
    Laporte* - Egan* - Lundstram* - TAA - Saiss
    KdB* - Grealish* - McGinn* - Saka* - Fernandes
    Auba* - Kun* - Jimenez
    0.4M ITB.

    McGinn little bit worried, I can see him playing in both games around 50-60 mins, hopefully thats enough. Or is there any better max 5.8m options?
    Thanks.

    1. GUSFRING
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I have a similar team but my biggest worry is getting Liverpool midfield back into my team after this GW - big risk IMO

      1. Strchld
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Im going to play WC next week, so its not so big problem.

  15. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Aurier (attacking threat and a little clean sheet potential)

    Or

    B) Soyuncu (cleansheet potential although very little attacking threat)

    1. casual
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

    2. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

    3. Klaren
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Justin instead of Soyuncu

  16. Miguel Sanchez
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who do you think scores more points this GW:

    A) Salah - on pens, but slight fitness concerns
    B) Mané

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

      1. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        B

    2. casual
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      B

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A

  17. Sourav_07
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Any Suggestions on this Bench Boost team? only for this GW

    Leno - Henderson
    Walker - O'Connell - Targett - Zouma - Saiss
    KDB - Fleck - McGinn - Pepe - Mount
    Aguero - Auba - Jimenez

    Zouma, Saiss starter? TIA

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Saiss is nailed, Zouma in direct competition with Zouma so could go either way. Christensen is safer if you want to go Chelsea route

      1. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        You need a coffee.

  18. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A) Sterling, Stevens, Saka, Tammy
    B) Fernandes, Egan, Mount, Jesus

    One week only and planning to start all of them! Thanks!!

  19. Jafooli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    0-0 between Villa and Sheffield United would give me 33+pts, if my six picks play 60mins. Not counting baps & save points

    1. Jafooli
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      And then the gravy of the second game - yum, yum

    2. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A lot would take that...

    3. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      We all know it's pretty unlikely 😛

  20. Winston.
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    If FH in use, do we need strong bench in case there are injuries/players benched (or games postponed) ?

    A. Jimenez + bench: only Douglas Luiz
    B. Samatta + strong bench

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A should do... I reckon 1 sub will be enough

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        2 to be sure

    2. Pellegrini Falcon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Would prob have 1 strong sub and 1 decent sub, 3rd one unlikely to be used so just fodder

  21. Pellegrini Falcon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I see many people going triple SHU Def and double AVL attack, surely that'll only limit the points ceiling?

    Also, I'm interested in SHU and CHE attack, which combo Fleck + Tammy or Mount + McBurnie?

  22. Jafooli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Gonna work on my WC31+ team this evening, ready to hit confirm once updated - cause as soon as deadline tomorrow passes, the prices will start to fly

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I went on FPL stats earlier, is that current? And come Thursday we’ll see a huge amount of changes?

      1. Jafooli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Not sure about FPL Stats, but reckon we'll see three months of transfers, followed by the past couple weeks of heavy traffic all drop at the same time 😆

    2. D.Glynn
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I agree with this. Especially the likes of Bruno Doherty and Salah/Mane

  23. lindeg
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hello, im back for the first time since march - just so i understand clearly, this gw we are essentally gifted a wildcard? And the next gw until the end will be regular ones right?

  24. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Thanks to the FFS community I'm almost in a position where I'm happy with my FH draft, current dilemma is:

    1. TAA Jota
    2. Jimenez Mount

    Teams below for context:

    1.
    Henderson
    TAA Doherty Stevens Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Grealish
    Aguero Aubameyang Jota

    2.
    Henderson
    Doherty Stevens Lundstram
    Sterling KDB Grealish Mount
    Aguero Aubameyang Jimenez

    Thanks all.

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      2

    2. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I like 2. I'm a fan of mount against villa and Jimenez over jota is a no-brainer

  25. FISSH
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Aguero (TC)

    Or

    Reina, Saiss, Egan, Cantwell, Samatta

    1. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      5 man bench?

      1. FISSH
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        BB

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      It’a one extra Agüero vs 4 other players - probably the bench boost then

  26. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hey guys, thoughts on this non chip team? Making use of unlimited transfers I have only lost 0.5 in squad value and retain WC, FH and BB. I can then FH in 31 and then WC 32 after Liverpool (probably) clinch the league which gives me a great squad for the last six games.

    Leno
    Trent / Egan / Lund
    KDB / Sterling / Grealish / Fleck
    Aguero / Auba / Jota

    Saka plus cheap fodder

  27. trinzoo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    To Sterling or not to Sterling:

    A) Hendo
    Lascelles / Kelly
    Sterling
    Samatta

    or

    B) Ederson
    TAA / Stevens
    Cantwell
    Abraham

    1. El Tel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Raz

  28. Goodbye Horses
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Lundstram's a strange choice for a scout pick - his contract should have been tidied up months ago. Think I'll be giving that one a wide berth.

  29. MGD
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Rate My BB (WC next gw):

    Henderson* / Reina*
    Lundstram*, Laporte*, Egan*, Lascelles, Saiss
    KdB*, Pepe*, Grealish*, Saka*, Salah
    Aguero*, McBurnie*, Samatta*

    -12 BB
    - Money tied in TAA and Salah`

    - Cantwell instead of Saka?
    - Mahrez and Puukki instead of Pepe and Samatta?

    1. D.Glynn
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes to maherez and Pukki

  30. pjanns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ignore this DGW, but going forward.

    Would you ditch double up on Salah + Mane? and maybe go Son instead??