Scout Picks

Gameweek 11 Scout Picks built on Man City attacking triple-up

Manchester City attacking options feature significantly in our Gameweek 11 Scout Picks XI. 

We have used up our full allocation of three players on midfielders and attackers as Fulham come to the Etihad Stadium.

The line-up was selected using David, Neale, Tom and Andy’s Scout Squad submissions from earlier this week.

We are in the 4-4-2 formation for Gameweek 11, coming in at £82.8m, £0.2m below our £83.0m budget.

Goalkeeper

No goalkeeper has made more saves than Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) this season, which helps boost his clean sheet potential against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 11. The West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper has earned two additional points for stops in each of the last two matches, conceding just once in that time. The Baggies have arguably ridden their luck recently but Johnstone is a big part of that, giving him strong points potential this weekend.

Defenders

Ben Chilwell (£6.2m) was chosen as the best defender for Gameweek 11 by three of our Scout Squad pundits but even Andy selected him as the second choice. While Leeds have improved since Kalvin Phillips returned from injury, they have only scored once in each of their last two. That is encouraging for Chelsea, who have the best expected goals conceded (xGC) figure of any team since Gameweek 7. Meanwhile, Chilwell continues to threaten attacking returns, offering the second-most shots in the box among all defenders in that time.

Crystal Palace’s defence has not especially impressed recently but if they are to get only a third clean sheet from their last 19 Premier League matches, a trip to West Bromwich Albion seems a good a time as any. The Baggies have failed to score in five of their last seven. Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) could be the man to benefit from that, producing the joint-most shots of any Crystal Palace player since Gameweek 7.

Tariq Lamptey (£4.8m) earns a place in the Scout Picks as a cost-cutting attacking option for Gameweek 11. Southampton have conceded seven goals across their last three away matches, while Brighton’s returning right wing-back has registered the joint-most penalty-box touches among defenders over their last four matches.

Five Premier League starts in a row and continued injury problems in Leicester’s defence is enough to convince us that Christian Fuchs (£4.5m) can cover their defence, for the time being, operating on the left-hand side of Brendan Rodgers’ three-man defence. Sheffield United have chalked up just one point and one goal at home this season.

Midfielders

Captain poll favourite Kevin De Bruyne (£11.7m) was always going to make it into the Gameweek 11 Scout Picks, joining the team as the Scout Squad pundits favourite midfielder, chosen as the best option in this position by three of them. The Belgian has registered 16 shots in the last four matches, the second-most among all midfielders, taking him just inches from a goal in his double-figure haul against Burnley last time out. Of course, he combined that with two assists, the product of the second-most total for big chances created since Gameweek 7.

There are three certainties in life. Death, taxes and Bruno Fernandes (£10.9m) registering FPL points in an away match. The Manchester United midfielder is yet to blank on the road this season. In fact, Fernandes still has not scored fewer than 10 points in an away outing in 2020/21, double-digit hauling in each one and averaging 12.5 points per game. While West Ham have earned some defensive interest in recent weeks, they have been fortunate not to concede more often, especially in the last two, against Fulham and Aston Villa.

Riyad Mahrez (£8.3m) has burst onto the Fantasy radar with his Gameweek 10 hat-trick against Burnley and he makes the Scout Picks as Fulham visit the Etihad Stadium. While his most recent haul was the first time he got attacking returns since Gameweek 2, he has ranked fourth among all midfielders for shots on goal since Gameweek 3.

Diogo Jota (£6.9m) is rapidly turning into a viable alternative to Mohamed Salah (£12.2m), especially helpful in a week where De Bruyne and Fernandes were close to “must-own” with their respective fixtures. Over their last four matches, Jota has registered the same number of shots in the box than his Egyptian colleague despite playing fewer minutes, which makes his superior figures for shots on target and big chances created all the more impressive.

Forwards

Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) should make the most of facing Sheffield United in Gameweek 11. The Blades are the only team yet to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League this season and, while Vardy disappointed against Fulham, he has been a different animal away from home in 2020/21. 80.3% of his Fantasy points have come on the road so far, at an average of 10.6 points per away game.

Gabriel Jesus (£9.3m) completes our Manchester City triple-up for Gameweek 11. The Brazilian looks set for another Premier League start after a midweek rest and he has returned in both home matches he has played in this season.

Substitutes

Alex McCarthy (£4.6m) has offered excellent, arguably fixture-proof, form this season. He has pulled in 9.1 points per million spent thus far.

James Justin (£4.9m) offers a little more attacking threat in the Leicester defence, although proved too pricy to fit into the budgeted XI.

Scott Dann (£4.4m) acts as a cheaper alternative into the Crystal Palace defence for a favourable fixture, having added goal threat to his game of late.

Four of Pedro Neto‘s (£5.6m) six attacking returns this season have come in the last four matches while Liverpool have just one Premier League clean sheet at Anfield so far.

THE CAPTAIN

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

We choose 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 11:

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.

asquishypotato secured a close-fought victory over the Scout Picks in Gameweek 10, winning by a 73-72 score-line. 

That pulled another one back for the Community Champions, who trail the Scout Picks 6-4 this season.

Camzy takes us on for Gameweek 11, opting for a 3-4-3 formation of Johnstone; Dias, Keane, Furlong; Mané (vc), Son, Ziyech, Mount; Werner (c), Jesus, Calvert-Lewin.

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

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1,190 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Grealish Watkins Martinez v Wilson St Max and Lewis for me this weekend. I guess a goal fest is my best outcome...

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

    McCarthy
    Lamptey, Chilwell, Cresswell,
    Salah, KDB (C), Fernandes, Grealish
    DCL, Bamford, Watkins

    Steer, Dallas, Bissouma, Mitchell

    0FT, 2.2ITB

    A) Watkins to Tammy for a -4 hit (Play 433 with Dallas in for Grealish)
    B) Hold
    C) Any suggestions?

    Surprised no ones speaking about Tammy, he's averaged 6 points in his last 4 games and played 76+ minutes in each. If he scores one goal then he will already be getting as many points for me as Bissouma will (taking into account the -4)

    What do you reckon lads?

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

      Hold.

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

      I like A if he plays.. how will Giroud impact him?

  3. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Gtg?
    Johnstone
    Dias,Dallas,Chilwell
    KDB(c), Fernandes(vc),Jota,Ziyech
    DCL,Vardy, Bamford

    Martinez,Ayling,Grealish,Ferguson -4 0.2m itb

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

      Noice!

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

      All good!

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

    Chances Mendy starts and will keep his place?

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

      Nailed
      Can't see Kepa getting back in the team

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

        lol

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

      Assuming you mean city def.. 50/50.. have a good bench and you will be fine but I wouldn’t buy

    3. Live Lad
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      When you say Mendy, please mention which one you are talking about.

  5. northernmuppet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    A) Cancelo to Dias
    B) Cancelo to James

    Have Chilwell is it would a double up on Chelsea but think James has a higher upside than Dias..

    Rest of team:

    McCarthy (Fodder)
    Chilwell//xxx/Coufal/(Kilman)/(Targett)
    KDB/Bruno/Jota/zyich/(Grealish)
    Vardy/DCL/Bam

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

      Dias

  6. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Very very stuck here...

    Martinez
    Cresswell, Chilwell, Konsa
    Bruno, Son, Jota , Grealish
    Adams, Vardy, DCL
    Forster, Kilman, Saiss, Bissouma

    1FT, 5.9itb. I have 3 Villa players. Bench is poor. Any help is much appreciated.
    I'm thinking Grealish/Saiss --> Mahrez/Kdb and Mendy/James for -4?
    Depending on the above, for GW12 I would then get Salah in for Son or whoever I replace Grealish with.

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

    Jota or Bamford?

    1. KKapur
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Both?
        I had Bamford since GW 3 and have him playing all the time (with 17 points in gw 6 and 7 points in gw 8).
        I just brought Jota last week though and will stick with him for a few weeks or so.. the alternative option could be to bring Jota in for Grealish to free up the funds necessary for De Bruyne..

    2. KKapur
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I have KWP on my bench, is it a gamble to put Son on a bench and play KWP instead for GW 11 (making it 4-3-3)? Tempted.

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

        I am thinking to go without KDB this week, although I do have two free transfers. I had some great feedback already but am still wondering if I should stop being stubborn and pull the trigger and get KDB in?

        McCarthy

        Coufal Dallas Chillwell

        Salah Bruno Ziyech Soucek

        DCL Kane Bamford

        Bench: Steer, Kilman, Taylor, Grealish

        1. KKapur
            2 months, 27 days ago

            KDB is supposed to be a star player for GW 11. Scoring 10 points last week and facing Fulham this week is a good chance for him to score even more points.

            I brought him in in exchange for Barnes as I have Son, Fernadez and Jota. Barnes was somehow a disappointment last week, so went for KDB and captained him.

            1. KKapur
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Just realised, we have a similar team.

                For GW 11 I went for:

                McCarthy

                Chilwell Zouma Justin KWP (Gamble)

                Bruno KDB Jota

                DCL Bamford Kane

                Bench: Ryan, Son (gamble for KWP), Mitchell, Stephens

                What is life but gamble, chance and luck 🙂

                1. Damsko
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Sorry for the late response! I went with KDB in the end but Kane did well too today. Got a total of 67 points with McCarthy and Che Adams still to play.

                  For next gameweek I dropped Ziyech and brought Grealish back.

                  Team is now:

                  McCarthy

                  Taylor Dallas Chilwell

                  Salah Bruno Grealish KDB

                  DCL Adams Bamford

                  Bench: Steer, Soucek, Coufal, Kilman

                  2.2 ITB

                  How did you do this gameweek?

                  1. KKapur
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      My gamble didn't pay off, what a mistake to bench Son, sitting there with 13 points, gutted. I was praying for Jota to not to come in.. oh well.

                      I got 73 points with two players to play. So fingers crossed KWP does something amazing.

                      1. Damsko
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 24 days ago

                        Ouch that hurts! I have 8 points on the bench from Soucek. Ziyech got injured but yeah one can never predict these things. 71 points for me this gameweek.

                        1. KKapur
                            2 months, 23 days ago

                            80 points for me this week, not too bad.. all I know for sure is I’m getting Son back for the next game week haha

                            1. Damsko
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 23 days ago

                              I brought back Grealish could have easily gotten back Son too. Wish I did now haha. Will wait another gameweek, as I already wasted my free transfer.

              • SIGGYMETIMBER
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                DCL ownership is 62%, cant remember any player being that highly owned? Maybe Salah in his first season at Liverpool

                1. KKapur
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Salah is a good choice, I would have gone for him but I didn't have enough money...
                    I had Salah since gw 1 (when I captained him and got 40 points!).. sold him when he tested positive as didn't want so much money sitting on the bench.. I plan to bring him back either next week or with my wild card..

                    1. Damsko
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 24 days ago

                      Do you reckon Salah triple captain against Fulham is worth a shot? I know one can never get any guarantees but I was just wondering about the possibility.

                  • Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Suarez in 14 and bale when he turned into winger had 65 or something

                2. Weeb Kakashi
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Is Jota a reliable starter?
                  Some of the pool mids seem to be back..
                  They already have Henderson Gini Keita and Curtis.

                  Thiago could be back soon as well as OX

                3. The Mighty One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Hi team. I logged in to do Martinez to Meslier for a -4...but is that foolish? Seemed like a no brainer but I'm fading.

                4. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Martinez to Mccarthy?

                  Got 2 free transfers

                  1. what\'s my name
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    just upgrade ur second gk

                5. what\'s my name
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  who’s second GK for spurs?

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

                  Which to go for;
                  1. Dias
                  2. Walker

                7. trimpos
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Who to captain
                    1 bruno
                    2 jota
                    3 sterling
                    4 vardy
                    5 dcl

                  • Thewonderfulgame
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    A) - James Ward Prowse

                    B) - Diego Jotaa

                    (for next 2 only)

                    1. Van der Faart
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      B

                  • Thewonderfulgame
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    First Priority to sort?

                    -3 Villa players
                    -No sub GK for Martinez
                    -Poor bench (Brewster Mitchell)
                    -Foden and Cancelo risk

                  • Thewonderfulgame
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Any further investment beneficial (for a -4 hit as already used FT removing Watkins)

                    no GK

                    Chilwell, Dallas, Cancello, Coufal (Mitchell)

                    KDB, Son, Salah, Foden (Grealish)

                    Vardy, Adams (Brewster)

                    Thanks

                  • Mattador
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Rodriguez to Mahrez for a hit? FT was Salah to KDB

                  • bobfredbob
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 24 days ago

                    How come Laporte isn’t playing these days?