Scout Network

Which Double Gameweek 19 players are the Scout Network considering?

Double Gameweek 19 is just around the corner and there is a vast array of Fantasy Premier League assets to choose from.

We spoke to the Scout Network to see who they’re thinking of snapping up.

El Statto

Scout Network: Which players should we target for double Gameweek 19? 2

West Ham team sorted by FPL returns from Jumpers for Goalposts

West Ham have an appealing home Double Gameweek with both Burnley and West Brom visiting the London Stadium. Both opponents have failed to score many goals so far this season and thus these games so could be a perfect chance for a Hammers defender to earn a clean sheet.

Aaron Cresswell seems to be the safest option having played in all games so far and returned points in 53% of them (see above graphic on West Ham). If Michail Antonio is fit then he could also be a great option for goals, with Sebastien Haller leaving the club and no replacement being brought yet there will be a lot of pressure on Antonio to play both.

Finally of the bigger teams, Manchester City also have two home games, although rotation is always a risk, a safe option into clean sheets will be from either Ederson or either of their centre backs John Stones or Ruben Dias. Offensively, Kevin De Bruyne always looks the safest from rotation and thus will likely play both matches, especially as he is the Man City captain.

With Sergio Aguero now in self-isolation, then Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling could share the main forward role, although Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden have both had a stab at it in recent matches while De Bruyne has also occupied a false-nine role more than once.

El Statto

FPL Nymfria

Kane and Son proving difficult to sell ahead of Double Gameweek 19

Looking ahead to Gameweek 19 and one of the main things I think worth mentioning is the fast turn-around between Blank Gameweek 18 and Bouble Gameweek 19. While the move of the Chelsea and Fulham derby from Friday night to Saturday night does give us FPL managers more time, it’s still a very quick turnaround. So, my first tip is to think of some transfers you’d like to make ahead of Double Gamweek 19, but stay flexible in case circumstances change again. 

Another tip would be, don’t get to tied up in having a full-team of Double Gameweek 19 players with two matches. History has shown us that single Gameweek players can often outscore doublers. If you have Harry Kane or Son Heung-min, for instance, I would seriously consider if it’s worth selling them on for Double Gameweekers or not.

Son and Kane are the top point-scorers in their positions thus far, on 132 and 125 respectively, and they face a Sheffield United side in Double Gameweek 19 that are still really struggling this season, having kept one clean sheet all campaign.

Lastly, my plans have somewhat been thrown-off as I was set-up well for the Gameweek 19 Bench Boost before additional Manchester City and Manchester United fixtures got moved into this round.

This has me reconsidering using the chip now, as I will need to make getting a City asset a priority for Gameweek 19 based on their fixtures. Given their price, I may need to skim money from other players, this may result in making my bench weaker and therefore rendering my bench boost less appealing as a result. So, I’ll revert back to my first tip, and keep my ear to the ground for information, make some notes and keep track of any deadline changes before settling on my Gameweek 19 chip strategy. 

FPL Nymfria

Ted Talks FPL

With Haller joining Ajax, West Ham must be confident that 1.9% owned Antonio must be back to full fitness, certainly in the short-term. He looks to be an excellent pick for Double Gameweek 19 where the Hammers play Burnley and West Brom, both at home.

If you’re in need of a budget enabler and have a spare Manchester City spot, why not opt for 1.8% owned Ilkay Gundogan. He’s started the last four and has three goals in that time. He looks to be assured of a regular place in the starting eleven, playing in the double pivot alongside Rodri. Out of the two, he’s the one who likes to get in to the box. He has 10 shots, four of them big chances, in the last six, with eight chances created to boot. A Double Gameweek of Crystal Palace and Aston Villa is an appealing prospect.

2.3% owned Hakim Ziyech returned from injury in the loss to Manchester City in Gameweek 17 and pulled the strings in Chelsea’s 4-0 win against Morecambe in the FA Cup. If Chelsea are going to get back in their stride, he will have to be instrumental in that task. Chelsea travel to Fulham and Leicester in the Double Gameweek.

Ted Talks FPL

FPL Family

Double Gameweek 19 is the biggest gameweek of the season so far for us as FPL managers. There is so much chatter in the FPL community about Triple Captains, Bench Boosts, Wildcards and Free Hits that it is difficult sometimes to assess what is the best thing.

Couple this with a climate of change, games being moved or postponed with short notice, and we need to ensure that we are making our decisions as late as possible to ensure that we are making them with the most up to date news possible to protect our teams as best we can.

Loading up on Double Gameweek 19 teams feels like a good idea, however there are a number of single gameweek players, the likes of Kane, Son, Alexandre Lacazette and Bukayo Saka, who have excellent single Gameweek fixtures and shouldn’t be over looked.

Liverpool will be an interesting team for this week. On paper they have two nice fixtures, both at home where Liverpool have a fantastic unbeaten record. However their recent form in the Premier League has been disappointing with a 1-0 loss to Southampton and draws with Newcastle and West Brom in their last three matches. In those three matches Mohamed Salah has blanked every time, thus with many managers considering Triple Captaining him in Double Gameweek 19 will perhaps rightly begin to question whether it is the right moment to deploy that chip.

Even with Salah’s last three disappointing returns I will still hold him through this week as it seems counterintuitive to remove a player with a set of double fixtures. Salah has also performed well against the other big-six sides this season scoring seven against Spurs, nine against Man City and five against Arsenal. In the reverse fixture against Fulham, Salah scored and registered one bonus for an eight-point score. I suspect we’ll see a return to form for Salah in Double Gameweek 19 as many FPL managers look to remove the Egyptian King in favour of other premium assets.

FPL Family

What’s happening in the Scout Network?

Scout Network: Thinking ahead to the blank and double Gameweek in 18 and 19

This week will see the launch of the new Scout Network podcast Scout The Gameweek hosted by Sam from the FPL Family. This week Sam will be joined by Ted Talks FPL to discuss Gameweek 19 and take a look back on blank Gameweek 18.

Ted Talks FPL

At the start of the new year, Ted Talks FPL went through a re-branding, designing a new logo that has the ability to seemlessly integrate with his new charts & animations. All of Ted’s social headers were also updated with an alternative style, also intended for YouTube video thumbnails.

Between Christmas and New Year, Ted also appeared on Scoutcast Matchday with Gianni, Rich and Seb. Last week Ted produced a mega thread, answering the key questions regarding Gameweek 18.

FPL Nymfria

This week Nymfria joined Brandon and Josh from Always Cheating for a chat on navigating the Blank Gameweek 18 and Double Gameweek 19

El Statto

El Statto’s first article of 2020 was a great success. He looked at the Gameweek 18 fixtures and tried to highlight the stand out picks from each game with the focus on those managers playing the Free Hit team and who are building their squad from scratch. 

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748 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Henning
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Damn my plan was to take a hit and play bench boost. But now i dont know what to do.
    Any suggestions?
    1ft and 1.7 m in the bank
    Martinez Steer
    Taa Justin Bednarek Coufal Dallas
    Son Barnes Salah Fernandes Soucek
    Bammford Vardy Adams

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Bednarek to a city defender

  2. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Can I please get a Y or N

    DCL + Grealish + Chilwell > KDB(C) + Stones + Brewster -8

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

      Just yes cause of the captaincy option

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Otherwise it is Salah(C). Does that change things for you? Cheers btw

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

          What about a Salah to KDB (c) move and DCL to Antonio (-4) which would allow you to keep DGWers in Chilwell and Grealish?

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Not overly keen on losing Salah tbh. A bit nervous that one of the Villa Covids may be Grealish. He is also on 4 yellows and if he picked up another against City, he is effectively a SGW player.

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

              Fair points. Assuming you can hold off on price changes and maybe go with your gut on Saturday morning.

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Yeah, I will wait. Lots of things can happen until then. Thank you, Miguel!

    2. Henning
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yes for me, but i like taking hits.

    3. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      N

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        N

    4. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Thanks all! Seems like I am more likely to go without KDB and just get Stones for free. Fingers crossed the lack of KDB doesn't bite me hard!

    5. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Hm. I like KDB as C option. But removing Grealish AND chilwell both with dgw for min 8 seems wrong.

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

    João Cancelo has created 20 chances (including 4 big chances) in his previous 10 Premier League appearances for Man City, which is the second highest number of chances created of all Man City players after Kevin De Bruyne.

    When Aguero is back this guy is gonna haul big time..

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Im still wondering how I just got 6 points watching the Mahrez assist and through on goal from Cancelo himself.

      What if... What if. And KDB (c) as well so the end was an anticlimax as well

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Will check it out later, always enjoy these...

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nice one, thanks 🙂

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Nice one - will give it a listen tomorrow

  4. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Nobody has mentioned Reece James? I’m likely to go with him or Chilwell for a hit, not many are...

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

      Yes I’m pencilling in AWB -> R.James in GW 21.

    2. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      i thought he was red flagged?

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

        Been in training all week and Lampard says everyone is now fit.

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

        You reckon he plays x2 for DGW19 ?

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

      I've kept James all this time so may as well risk him in a DGW right? No idea how many mins he'll play.

  5. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Martinez
    Robbo Cancelo Dias
    Salah Mane Bruno Grealish Raphinha
    DCL! Bamford

    (Steer Kilman Brewster Mitchell)
    1FT & 0.3m

    A) Mane & DCL ➡️ KDB(c) & Antonio -4
    B) Mane, DCL & Kilman ➡️ KDB(c), Antonio & Coufal -8
    (Bench Raphinha)

    Any other moves to consider? Thoughts?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I like A

    3. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A seems good yeah

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

        Must be A

  6. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Would you bench boost this lot?

    De Gea Bamford Saka Holding

    Cheers.

    1. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Yea why not

    2. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Seeing its vs Newcastle I think so yeah.

  7. Huddersfield
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Is a -4 to play Antonio instead of Bamford worth it?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No. Antonio will have managed minutes

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

      No

    3. MessiGOAT
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No

    4. Huddersfield
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Cheers

  8. mojoindojo
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Cancelo, Dias or Stones? On WC.

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Cancelo + Stones

      1. mojoindojo
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Currently on both. But thinking if getting Foden in

        1. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          KDB + Cancelo + Stones I think is the optimal triple up

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

      Cancelo and Stones - upside and value

    3. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      all 3?

  9. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Riedewald to Soucek for a hit or play Holding?

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

      Soucek for a hit easily

  10. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Play 1
    a) Mee (whu liv)
    b) Allioski (BHA)

  11. Jullepuu
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Taylor to lowton not worth a hit right?

  12. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Wilson or Antonio?

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

      Antonio

  13. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Worth a -8, so I could use BB ?

    McCarthy > Martinez
    Son > KDB
    DCL > Antonio

    Would give me 11 DGW19 players, Forster, Ayling, Bamford, Rodrigo. Forster probably won't play but the 3 Leeds will and Martinez plays twice.

    Appreciate yer thoughts.
    Thanks guys.

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

      probably not for me

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Is KDB essential?

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

      Hmm I'm debating that. Especially as it would be losing son. The double gw makes me lean towards yes

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I would be losing Rashford and it would have to be a -4

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

          Yeah - 4 here as well, plus losing firmino.
          Very tough choice

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I would be losing Vardy to

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

      wondering about City triple up in defence with Stones,Dias and Cancelo.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Like this

  15. KUNingas
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    1FT and 0.9 ITB. Pretty sure I won´t BB as it would need -12 hit.

    A) Grealish, Brewster -> Soucek, Antonio (-4)
    B) Greliash, Adams, Holding -> Soucek, Antonio, Cancelo (-8)
    C) Save FT

    Martinez
    Chilwell, Stones, Coufal, Holding*
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Son*
    Bamford*

    Foster, Dallas*, Adams*, Brewster*

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

    anyone going with Pogba or Cavani for the double and following fixtures?

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

      Cavani would be tempting if Martial is def out

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

    Hansi Flick sacked!

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

      Really! Source?

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Huh?

    3. Huddersfield
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      bs

  18. Breezyy
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    https://twitter.com/westhamtransfer/status/1349662854480355328?s=21

    I know he can make his debut coming off the bench.. but this makes me worried about Antonio

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

      Your injury is more worrying

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

      He's only 18 - sub appearance at most

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

        Just turned 18 as well

  19. BOATIES FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Meslier Chilwell Gundogan Ayling for bench boost? -8 though

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

      Chilwell surely not one of the bench

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

        he would be as I'dd bring him in for a hit. Dias Robbo TAA would be my starting defence

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

          With that defence you must have som cheapies somewhere else?

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

            Current team is:

            Martinez
            Robbo TAA Dias
            Salah Bruno Son Soucek
            Bamford DCL Adams
            Meslier Dunne Reed Ayling

            -8 gets me to

            Martinez
            Robbo TAA Dias
            Salah Bruno Son Soucek
            Bamford Antoino Adams
            Meslier Chilwell Gundogan Ayling

  20. OrmskirkFC
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Who would you rather play, Stones or Soucek? Stones has returns in 6/8 games played, Soucek in 6/17 but has a higher ceiling. Also have to weigh the chance of Palace/Villa scoring a goal versus Soucek scoring/assisting against Burnley/West Brom.

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

      surely there is someone better to bench than those two?

      1. OrmskirkFC
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I have neither, I'm considering my FT. Dier to Stones or Neto to Soucek.

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

          neto to Soucek

  21. All about the galacticos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Return of the legend that is C.Dawson x2, anyone going in on this?

  22. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Is this worth a -4?

    McCarthy, DCL > Ederson, Antonio.
    I have no other City.

  23. Lovren an elevator
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Who's more nailed?

    Zinchenko

    Walker

    1. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Walker

  24. rubberdignerapids
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Who should score more points in the DGW- Gündoğan or Antonio?

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Gundo

  25. Malinwa
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Pick 1...

    A) Foden
    B) Soucek

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

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

      B

  26. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    A bit undecided on what to do. Any feedback would be very much appreciated!

    Current team :

    Martinez

    Robbo Coufal Chilwell Dallas
    Bruno Salah Grealish Soucek Son

    Bamford

    Forster, Adams Mitchell DCL

    Option A : play BB for - 8, with Salah(C)

    Bench : Smeichel(or any under 5.5 gk), Adams, Stones, Antonio (or Watkins, depends on which gk)

    Option B : no BB and get in KDB(C) for - 4.

    Son,DCL out for KDB(C) and Antonio or Watkins

    Thanks in advance.

  27. Dthinger
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    oh boy. Yesterday it seemed like Bamford to Antonio was the obvious move, but now I'm thinking Wilson.

  28. Zlatan F.C
      2 months, 27 days ago

      No KDB or Kane. What should I do with this team? 1ft 1.8m in the bank

      Martinez
      Coufal Robertson Dias Dallas
      Fernandes Son Grealish Soucek Salah
      Bamford

      Forster Adams DCL Ferguson

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

      -12

      TAA > Cancelo
      Ayling > AWB
      Son > KDB
      DCL > Watkins

      Yes or no?

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

        no

      2. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Last 2