Scout Picks

Double Gameweek 19 Scout Picks built on key FPL assets at Man City and West Ham

The Double Gameweek 19 Scout Picks feature an entire host of assets who play twice over the next few days.

Manchester City and West Ham players form the spine of the squad, with three players from each team making the first XI.

We line up in a 4-4-2 formation this time, which comes in bang on the budget of £83.0m.

Goalkeeper

Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) comes with the chance of scoring clean sheet and bonus save points. West Bromwich Albion line-up against West Ham and Wolves in the Double Gameweek, two teams in the bottom half for goals scored this season with 24 and 19. Johnstone has also made the most saves of any keeper this season with 74, six more than nearest rival Illan Meslier.

Defenders

Joao Cancelo (£5.8m) makes his second consecutive appearance in the Scout Picks, following Manchester City’s clean sheet against Brighton. The full-back has been unlucky to only record one attacking return this season, with the second-highest amount of key passes and third highest number of big chances created from defenders in the league. Pep Guardiola previously praised Cancelo’s ability to play a game every three days, so he could even be immune to Pep’s rotation.

Joining Cancelo from the rock-solid City defence is John Stones (£5.0m). With games against a shot-shy Crystal Palace and a covid-hit Villa side, City are predicted to add to their eight clean sheets. With Nathan Ake (£5.4m) and Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) remaining on the treatment table, expect Stones to retain his place in the league’s best defence.

The Premier League’s highest-scoring defender Kurt Zouma (£5.8m) returns to the Scout Picks. With set-piece specialist Hakim Ziyech returning to the Chelsea line-up, Zouma has every chance of adding to his four goals this season.

Rounding out the defence is West Ham full-back Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m). In Gameweek 19, the Hammers face two of the three lowest scorers in the Premier League in Burnley and West Brom. Coufal’s attacking potential will also be boosted by the return of West Ham’s talismanic forward (below).

Midfielders

Heavy backing for Salah in emerging top 10k FPL managers

We’re backing the misfiring Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) to get back to his best in Gameweek 19. Despite hitting a bit of a dry spell, Salah has still had the highest number of shots in the box, above second-placed Sadio Mané, and has received the second-highest amount of big chances. All this points to the Egyptian rediscovering his form, and he has two games to do it in.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) appears to be loving life as a false nine, and we’re backing him to add goals to his impressive performances. In what has been a frustrating season for De Bruyne, the City captain recorded five shots on goal and created three chances against Brighton. Had it not been for some resolute defending and a penalty Raheem Sterling will quickly want to forget, De Bruyne would have easily recorded a second double-digit haul in a row from his new striking position.

December’s Player of the Month and Scout Pick regular Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) makes the team again, despite blanking against Burnley. This was Fernandes’ first ever FPL blank in an away game, and with two trips on the road for Manchester United, their Portuguese playmaker is expected to get back to his best.

Tomas Soucek (£5.3m) is the Scout Picks’ second West Ham player to make the team with two appetising fixtures on the horizon. The big Czech has scored the most headed goals of all midfielders in the league and lines-up against a West Brom team who have conceded the most headed attempts.

Forwards

The evergreen Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) leads the line for the Scout Picks, and will be hoping to catch up with Salah and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) at the top of the goalscoring charts. Vardy and Leicester’s pressing and frenetic style could well lead to problems for opponents Chelsea, whose six defensive errors have led to goals, the most in the league.

Partnering Vardy is West Ham’s powerhouse striker Michail Antonio (£6.2m), returning from injury. After spending most of the season on the treatment table, Antonio has shown glimpses of what he can do this season, including his stunning overhead kick against Man City. If he can return to the player he was last season, when he had a expected goals rating than Harry Kane (£11.1m) and Anthony Martial (£8.8m), then he will be a handful for any defence in the league.

Substitutes

  • Edouard Mendy (£5.1m)
  • James Justin (£5.0m)
  • Ademola Lookman (£5.0m)
  • Ollie Watkins (£6.1m)

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.

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487 Comments Post a Comment
  1. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    GTG ?
    Martinez (Forster)
    James, Robbo Stones Coufal
    Salah (TC) Bruno Son Soucek
    Vardy Antonio
    (Bamford Dallas Bissouma)

  2. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Would you consider any hits with this team? Grealish/Taylor to Gündogan/Chilwell not worth -8 right?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Coufal Holding
    Fernandes KDB Salah Grealish Soucek
    Vardy Antonio

    Macey Bamford Alioski Taylor

    1. Big Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      G2G

  3. Michelle Davin
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    A) Dcl to antiono

    Or

    B) Son and dcl to vardy and soucek -4

    1. Big Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A, just

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      B

  4. deanchatt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    martinez
    coufal robbo stones cancelo
    kdb soucek bruno salah
    antonio vardy

    subs bamford lookman mitchell forster

    gtg ?

  5. TerrieRDM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Hi all,
    Which 2 out of these 4 to start GW 19;
    Bamford, Wilson, Soucek, C Wood?
    Thanks 🙂

    1. HuthTheMagicDragon
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Soucek and Bamford for me

    2. ScoutHelp
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Bamford Soucek

    3. fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Would you...
      Son & Taylor out, Salah & Fodder in? -8

      Martinez
      Dias Dallas Coufal
      KDB Son* Bruno Gundogan Soucek
      Watkins Kane

      Button Bamford Bednarek Taylor*

      2.6m itb

      1. Big Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I wouldn't take Son out in a -8. If no BB you're G2G

        1. fylde2022
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I do have all of my chips.

    4. Big Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Still trying to decide this:

      A) Stones & Kane
      B) Cancelo & Vardy (-4)

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        B. Vardy -4 > Kane IMO, slightly. And Cancelo > Stones

    5. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Just sold Son DCL Mahrez ➡ (K)DB Foden Antonio -8

      Gulp

      1. Big Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        GL! TC on KDB?

    6. Sahin
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      My head is gona explode plz thoughts on this team
      Martinez
      Zouma justin regulion dallas
      Salah rash bruno soucek son
      Antonio Bamford adams

      I want to get at least dbruyne amd two man city defendes plz help

    7. ScoutHelp
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Which do you prefer for FH team

        A) Reece James
        B) Gundogan
        C) El Ghazi

        1. kempc23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          To be honest, none. No guarantee James will play, let alone twice. El Ghazi is an ok pick but who knows if he will play? Might have COVID. Gundogan is fairly low on the list of City players. He has rarely scored goals, apart from very recently.

          1. ScoutHelp
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Cheers

              Decided to do Chillwell > Coufal, which allowed me to bring in Cancelo

              1. ScoutHelp
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Cresswell*

          2. kempc23
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Raphinha to Foden or Soucek worth a -4?

          3. Totti
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Guys
            Are bruno and grealsih are 1 yc away from ban?

            1. kempc23
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Yes, both are

              1. Totti
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Wasn’t the rules are 5 yc till jan and if the player didn’t reach 5 will be extended till 10 yc

                1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Changed a couple of years ago.

                2. dark91
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I think it is 5 YCs till the team's 19th game. In the past that used to be played by early January but not this year for some teams with all the postponements

                  1. Totti
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Then if any passed gameweek 19 without yellow cards the ban will be extended till 10 yellow cards?

                    1. dark91
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Yes exactly

            2. fylde2022
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Yes

              1. Totti
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                The rules changed?
                Wasn’t that before

          4. Bobadoba
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Stones or Johnson?

            1. Bobadoba
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Please ignore. Got names mixed in my head.

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                One of the greats

          5. Bobadoba
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Stones or Robertson?

            1. Traction Engine Foot
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Stones has better fixtures

          6. nedlad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Trying to decide who to start between Lookman or Bamford. Bamford usually but Lookman has the double this week...Thoughts?

            1. Traction Engine Foot
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Bamford probably

          7. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Can't decide on a goalkeeper, which option looks best?

            A Play McCarthy
            B McCarthy to Ederson -4
            C McCarthy to Martinez -4
            D Martin to Fabianski -4, bench McCarthy
            E Martin to Martinez -4, bench McCarthy

          8. kip kop
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Is T.Silva nailed for both games?

            1. seanie3
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              doubt it, could easily be rested for one of them with zouma parterning rudiger

          9. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Kane to KdB for -4 ?

            1. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I would, certainly

          10. Mikha In A Tutu
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Play Lookman or Watkins?

          11. maimar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Is it time to BB with this team

            Fabianski
            Dallas - Robbo - Cancelo - Cresswell
            Maddison - Salah - Fernandes - Soucek
            Bamford - Vardy

            Johnstone - Justin - Burke - Adams

            2,3m itb
            1 fh
            Burke to Foden

          12. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Evening all. Play Grealish or Bamford?

            1. Tomerick
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Big G

            2. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Grealish 2 matches surely

          13. Tomerick
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Missed the price drop on Adams and priced out of Antonio. Is Bamford to Antonio worthwhile?

            1. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Not for me. Antonio expected playing time a bit too much up in the air as far as I can tell.

              1. Tomerick
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks

          14. Oliver Tockman
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            What to do with Holding? No other city defense. Playing bench boost with Justin, Coufal, Dallas, and Walker Peters.

            A) replace with Stones
            B) keep

          15. Sahin
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Thoughts on this team
            Martinez
            Zouma justin regulion dallas
            Salah rash bruno soucek son
            Antonio Bamford adams

            I want to get at least dbruyne amd two man city defendes plz help...

          16. Sahin
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Whom to sell
            A) salah, regulion-dbruyne, cancelo and cresswell
            B) Rushford, son-foden, stones, dias

            Here is my Middlefield
            Salah son bruno rush soucek

          17. Blens
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Kane for Vardy for a -4

            Yay or Nay - will go with your views guys

            1. I Must Break You
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              RMT has Vardy scoring 4.4 pts more than Kane this week, so it's essentially a pick 'em. My own model is a bit higher of a delta, but still a pick 'em no matter how you look at it.
              If Vardy's lower price enables another move, I think it's a no-brainer, especially when considering that Vardy's fixtures are better post GW19.
              I have same decision and am leaning Vardy -4.
              Good luck

              1. Blens
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                That's sound advise - thank you and going to do it! PS will get a good validation of which model was right post 19...good luck to you too

          18. Origal73
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            BB Johnston, Dier, Holding and Bamford?

          19. Jack.Armstrong96
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Bench Saka or Dallas?

          20. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Is Benteke a good option? I reckon his starts are secure. Fixtures are very favorable.

          21. Deano Jones
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Pls rate my wildcard team for GW19 and beyond!

            DDG
            Justin Cancelo Stones Cresswell
            KDB Salah Soucek Fernandes
            Vardy Bamford

            Forster ESR Mitchell Brewster

            0 left in the bank