Scout Picks

Gameweek 4 Scout Picks features Wolves triple-up

Wolves assets get a Fantasy Premier League reprieve in Gameweek 4, as they take up three spots in the latest Scout Picks line-up.

Despite a disastrous 4-0 defeat at West Ham last time out, this weekend pits Nuno Espirito Santo’s men against a poor Fulham outfit.

As ever, our Scout Picks selection draws on the Scout Squad submissions by David, Neale, Tom and Andy earlier this week.

The most recent line-up comes in the traditional 3-4-3 formation and £0.1m inside our £83.0m budget.

Goalkeeper

Arsenal’s midweek penalty-saving hero Bernd Leno (£5.0m) was a popular choice among the Scout Squad before he’d even taken to the field against Liverpool. The Gunners face a Sheffield United side inside the bottom two for shots on target so far this season, who still haven’t got on the scoresheet either. Leno has also made nine saves in the first three Gameweeks, averaging at three per match, the amount required for one save point.

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) was unfortunate not to come out of Gameweek 3 with a hatful of assists; such was the persistence of his excellent crossing delivery against Arsenal. While Aston Villa’s defence has improved in recent months, Alexander-Arnold could be the key to unlocking Dean Smith’s men. Over the first two matches, they have conceded double the number of chances down the left-hand side as they have on the right.

Conor Coady (£5.0m) is the most nailed-on Wolves defender to start their Gameweek 4 hosting of Fulham. While it was a disastrous showing for the back-three at the London Stadium, we are backing Nuno Espirito Santo to put things to right. Only two teams have a lower goal conversion rate than Fulham so far this season, who have already blanked twice in the first three matches.

James Justin (£4.7m) looks as if he can still offer some value in comparison with team-mate Timothy Castagne. After the first three matches of the season, the Englishman is ahead of the Belgian for shots, crosses and final-third touches and, of course, offers a cheaper price-tag too.

Midfielders

It was a tough call between Mohamed Salah (£12.1m) and Sadio Mané for Gameweek 4, with each Liverpool asset getting two votes each in the Scout Squad. As Tom and Andy selected him as their first-choices, the Egyptian won the tie-breaker and, of course, offers penalties in this season which seems to favour spot-kicks. Furthermore, he could also benefit from Villa’s weakness to chances created on their left-flank. Indeed, no Liverpool player registered more assists than Salah in away matches last season.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m) is another Fantasy asset that benefits from the penalty factor. Leeds have already conceded three spot-kicks this season so we could see the Belgian in action from 12 yards once again in Gameweek 4. But, even from open play, De Bruyne offers plenty of points potential. West Bromwich Albion are the only team to have conceded more shots in the box and big chances than Leeds over the first three Gameweeks.

No player in the Premier League has managed more shots on target than Harvey Barnes (£7.0m) since the start of the campaign. All of his attacking returns (one goal and one assist) have come at the King Power Stadium this season, where West Ham will visit in Gameweek 4. The Hammers have kept just one clean sheet from a possible three so far.

Ahead of a meeting with Fulham’s disorganised defence, we have selected Pedro Neto (£5.5m) as our midfield representative for Wolves. With Daniel Podence still facing a late fitness test, Neto looks the most likely of the two to start, especially as one of the rare shining lights from the defeat at West Ham. So far this season, no Wolves player has created more chances than Neto, who has recently had a hand in set pieces. Fulham currently sit inside the bottom three for shot conceded from dead-ball situations.

Forwards

Due to the woeful form of Fulham’s defence, Raúl Jiménez (£8.6m) simply had to make the final cut for the Scout Picks too. Unsurprisingly, the Mexican is top among his colleagues for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target this season.

Danny Ings (£8.4m) may have only had one shot against Burnley but he is likely to be afforded a lot more against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon. Having scored from each of his last three attempts on goal, facing a side bottom of the league for shots in the box conceded, big chances conceded and expected goals conceded (xGC) is the perfect match-up for Southampton’s penalty taker.

It is getting to the point where each week we have to provide less and less in the way of justification for including Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.5m) in the Scout Picks XI. Not only does he have five goals in the opening three matches, but he is also one of three players tied at the top of the league for big chances and shots on target.

Substitutes

Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) was name-checked by every Scout Squad pundit for Gameweek 4 as Southampton host West Bromwich Albion. Ralph Hasenhüttl pulled his Saints into a tighter formation against Burnley and, after some time focussing on defence since the Spurs game, they look a little more secure at the back.

Reece James (£5.1m) is currently the second-highest among all FPL defenders for chances created this season and could capitalise on that in Chelsea’s meeting with Crystal Palace.

Rob Holding (£4.5m) represents a cheaper route into the Arsenal defence for their favourable home meeting with Sheffield United.

Andros Townsend (£6.0m) is yet to blank this season and could help exploit Chelsea’s problems defending set-pieces as Crystal Palace’s current corner taker.

THE CAPTAIN

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

We chose the Scout Picks captain using a four-way vote between our Scout Squad pundits.

Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the skipper we choose each Gameweek is known only to those with a valid Fantasy Football Scout subscription and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

Here’s how we voted for Gameweek 4:

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 team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

DAZZ helped the Community Champions take a 2-1 lead in Gameweek 3, beating the Scout Picks by a 50-41 scoreline.

Gazpilicueta takes on the Scout Picks for Gameweek 4, opting for a 3-5-2 line-up of Leno; Robertson, Semedo, Holding; De Bruyne, Mané, Havertz (c), Foden, Traoré; Calvert-Lewin, Jiménez.

AA33 is the current early leader, defeating the Scout Picks by a 53-point margin in Gameweek 2.

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1,102 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gashead9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Rate my WC team out of 10

    Martinez,
    TAA, Robbo, Dallas
    Salah, KDB, Barnes, Trossard, Soucek,
    Vardy, Ings

    Nyland - Brewster, Mitchell, Dunne

    If i can make 0.1 tonight after prices changes I could do Dallas to Lamptey

    1. Jag-z
        1 month, 29 days ago

        7

      • HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        7

      • Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Template 10

      • Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        One of the Leicester assets should be a Wolves player imo.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Agreed

        2. Gashead9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Have been put off Wolves due to how they have looked, a team that are rebuilding. Certainly dont fancy their defence, Ings or Jimi worth considering, but Ings edges it for me

      • Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Decent but prefer DCL and Jimenez as strikers and use cash in midfield

        1. Gashead9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Still unsure over DCL, especially with Everton injuries and Internationals, Vardy too hot to ignore right now

          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Same. Seems crazy considering his form, but I just can’t being myself to buy him

          2. Tallahassee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Vardy hot because of penalties. DCL actually on fire.

      • Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        MF feels a tad weak, but with Brewster in the making & Dallas -> Lamptey - solid in the making o/ 🙂

      • Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        6

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Good to go?
      Or drop the risky Podence for a hit?
      Captain likely to change, as too many options
      Ryan
      Trent Robinson KWP
      Salah KDB Soucek Podence
      DCL Ings (c) Jimenez (vc)

      Walton Bissouma Egan Mitchell
      0 FTs 1 mil itb

    3. Erez Avni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I was pretty set going with Martínez on my WC but Villa plays pool and Lei next so maybe McCarthy is the right choice?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Just get him and leave him in
        Don’t plan a future transfer

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Make your own choice. Don't leave potential save-points out of the equation

    4. Jag-z
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Will podence start? I have 1ft and 1m itb.. 0.1 short of foden.. Should I hold ft or who should I get?

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I'm starting Podence.

          Who would be your first sub?

          1. Jag-z
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Kwp.. But I also have mane.. Hearing these covid rumours about him.. So slightly worried

              1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Then save FT for break
                You’ll be happy

              2. F4L
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                KWP is a good first sub, I'd save the FT.

          2. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Same as my decision
            Bissouma 1st sub for me

          3. The Senate
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I'm starting him - first sub KWP

          4. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Decent chance it seems

        2. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I'd advise for anyone who can save a FT this week to do so.

          1. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Why?

            1. F4L
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Feel like there could be a lot of positive Covid cases with all the international travelling.

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Don't like it and I don't like our caution. I don't totally disagree and I'm not calling you out. Football is a game of chance, be it tomorrow, the next day or in 2 weeks. Make your call; make your play now or for a future gw you have less control over?

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 29 days ago

              IB and transfer window

          2. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I'm saving mine, not happy about it though particuarly.

            Sticking with Werner/Doherty/Podence...

            1. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              werner is OK to stick with tbo

        3. Partick Bateman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A) Doherty + 4pts
          B) Any midfielder up to 7.1m with decent fixtures and is not Harvey Barnes.

          Maddison? Traoré? Pereira?

        4. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Son to Mahrez or Barnes?

          1. Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I think id hold

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            barnss without a doubt. Mahrez isn't 100% certain to start.

            1. Dthinger
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Is Barnes even nailed 100% with Maddison back?

        5. ThisPostsOnFire
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          More chance of: A) Mitrovic scoring v Wolves, or B) Lamptey with attacking returns v Everton?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            A

          2. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            A

        6. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Which one is best this week?

          A) Mahrez
          B) Foden
          C) Barnes

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Barnes for me

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Reasoning?

              1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Others more chance of rotation as well as form for City

              2. Shineonme
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                his states inside the box are great. I'm sure i read somewhere he's had more shots than salah in the box..

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            C

          3. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Barnes longer term i reckon

            but Foden if he gets the minutes

        7. Gaztafari
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Any Sterling captainers on ere tonight?

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Jiménez for me 🙂

          2. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yep.

          3. Takin the Schmeichel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Yes I looked through his record of scoring away and that settled it for me

        8. Public user
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Taa Justin kwp
          Salah kdb Podence Bruno
          Richarlison Adam Jiménez

          Dunn Mitchell Bissouma

          Already -4. Should I

          A. WC
          B. -8 for dcl
          C. Hold

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            10000% C

            And step away from The computer

          2. Over The Mounié
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            C

        9. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Play 3 this week

          James (Palace), Coady (Fulham),Saïss (Fulham), Mitchell (Chelsea), lamptey (Everton)

          1. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            First 3

            Not even a debate really.

          2. xHaTr
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Id consider Lamptey over Coady

        10. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Might switch armband on Salah if Mane is out.

          1. Oldie99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Is it true there’s also a Salah rumor in circulation ?

            1. Shineonme
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              salah will start for sure.

        11. TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          If Podence is still out, who should be first on bench?

          A) Dunne

          B) Burke

          C) Mitchell

          Currently on A

          1. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Exact same dilemma

            1. TimoTime
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Same 3 for you? If so, who you thinking?

              I think Mitchell will concede a couple and Burke might not start?

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Agreed and agreed but I don’t know if Dunne starts aswell?

        12. Ericthegoat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          My third defender choice this week -
          A - Lamptey (away at Everton)
          B - Taylor (away at Newcastle)
          Lamptey with better returns so far but Taylor with the better fixture.
          Which one? Thx

        13. SMOOTH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A. Foden Soucek Digne
          B. Ings Soucek 4.4 def
          C. Maupay Foden 4.4 def

        14. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          This will be the template after week 8 I reckon. Gona try to move that way, double city a must from week 10

          Meslier
          TAA Robertson Saiss James
          Sterling Salah Kdb Soucek
          Dcl Antonio
          4m , brewster, Ayling, Bissouma

          Tempted to get Barnes for next few weeks and Robbo 2nite for Keane and Rashford

        15. Oldie99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          McCarthy (Steer)
          Robbo Justin Coady/Saiss (Dunne Mitchell)
          Sterling Salah Rash Tross Foden
          Jimenez DCL (Brewster)

          Wildcard team, tried to fit in as many “safe differentials” as possible, if that’s even a thing

          Good?

          1. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            don't like the Rashford pick at all.

          2. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I have rashford , have been a big supporter , but may move to Barnes tonight so give me funds for Robbo

            You need TAA

          3. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Like the trossard pick

        16. El Copo
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Best 4.5m defender for the long term? Holding?

          1. Over The Mounié
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Dallas

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            ayling

          3. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            KWP or Lamptey if you can stretch to 4.6

            1. Woy_is_back
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              kwp is 4.5

        17. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Son -> Barnes -4 yay or nay?

          Martinez
          Robbo Saiss RJames
          Salah KDB Podence Foden Son
          DCL Jimenez

          Forster Lamptey Mitchell Brewster

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Seems popular?

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Barnes next 2 look good and my squad is thin this week, problem is i'll prob want Son back at some point.

          2. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            yes I did that move yesterday. Son could even drop again to ight and barnes rise

        18. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Hope Mané is ok but does it make Salah more appealing as (c)?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Salah averaged 2+ returns a game when Mane didn't start in 19/20

            Norwich: 1G 1A
            Bournemouth: 1G 1A
            West Ham: 1G 1A
            Southampton: 2G
            Norwich: Blank
            Brighton: 2G 1A

            Use these stats at your own discretion

            1. Tony Martial
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              woah

        19. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Where are the Mane rumours from?

          1. Avery78
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 29 days ago

            A twitter guy who called Thiago w/Covid before it was announced.

        20. The Pep Revolution
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          What would you do with this team?

          Steer McCarthy
          Saliba Targett Mitchell Justin Egan
          KDB Son Fernandes Havertz Stephens
          Richarlison Ings Wilson

          Im looking at it and in some ways I think a wildcard might be needed to fix the defence as I have no bench.
          Im also thinking of maybe just doing Son and Havertz to Salah and Barnes for a 4 point hit.

          Can you please advise on what I should do? Thanks.

        21. Avery78
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Got Podence starting but who would be your #1 sub out of these? thanks guys

          1. Brewster (ARS A)
          2. Dallas (MCI H)
          3. Mitchell (CHE A)

        22. OleBall
            1 month, 29 days ago

            1ft 1.0mil itb.

            Suggestions please?

            McCarthy
            Justin - TAA - Doherty
            Salah - Son - Podence - KDB
            Mitro - Werner - Adams

            Steer Bissouma Mitchell Dallas

            1. barcaa7
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Werner to Jimenez and Son to Barnes/Trossard

              1. OleBall
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Mitro to Jimi & Son to Barnes fits. That'd be better. no?

                  1. barcaa7
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 29 days ago

                    yes

            2. Dthinger
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Hmmm. Lascelles flag has me worried now.

              Leno
              TAA Robbo Lascelles* (Mitchell Ayling)
              Salah Auba Son* Podence* (Bissouma)
              Adams Mitro Jimenez

              That's at least one more injury flag than I'm comfortable with, so...

              a) Son to Mahrez (would have to start Mitchell or Ayling)
              b) Son + Lascelles to Mahrez + Coleman
              c) something else that doesnt involve James, Justin, Lamptey, or Foden.

            3. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Captain Salah or Sterling?

            4. FPL Kaka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Who should I start?

              a) Lascelles (with a yellow flag)

              b) Taylor

              .

            5. AndyJMac85
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Jimenez or Ings?

              Current team is.

              McCarthy

              TAA
              Digne
              Justin

              KDB
              Fernandes
              Podence
              Barnes

              DCL
              Martial
              Jimenez or Ings?

              1. circusmonkey
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Jiminez captain

            6. ididnt
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              why such little love for Vardy compared with Jimi or Ings?

              1. knutmsalo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                The price I guess. Those with Jimi and/or Ings have spend more in the midfield.