Scout Picks

Gameweek 22 Scout Picks built on Man United and Man City assets

Assets from Manchester City and Manchester United form the spine of our Gameweek 22 Scout Picks team.

We have chosen three City players as they visit Burnley and two Fantasy Premier League assets from Man United.

This XI of our favourite players for Gameweek 22 has been chosen by Scout Squad pundits DavidTomAndy and Neale.

We line up in a 3-5-2 formation this week and come in bang on our budget of £83.0m.

GOALKEEPER

West Brom’s Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) is our pick in goal ahead of a favourable fixture in Gameweek 22. The Baggies’ shot-stopper has made the most saves in the division with 85 so combines clean sheet and bonus point potential. His side face off against Sheffield United, who have scored the fewest goals in the Premier League this season.

DEFENDERS

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After a rest at the weekend, Joao Cancelo (£6.0m) looks nailed-on to start for Man City against Burnley. The Portuguese defender has been one of City’s key creative assets this season, fashioning 30 chances and five big chances. The Citizens also have a fantastic record against Burnley, holding an aggregate score of 23-1 over their last six meetings.

We head across Manchester and into Stretford for our next pick of Harry Maguire (£5.5m). The Red Devils’ captain has had the most attempts in the box of any defender with 23, suggesting he has been lucky not to add to his two-goal tally this season. Man United play an injury-hit Southampton side who have only scored two goals in their last four games, leaving potential at both ends of the pitch.

Rob Holding (£4.5m) takes up the final spot in our defence after some impressive performances in the heart of Arsenal’s backline. The Gunners defence has posted five clean sheets in their last six games, with Holding being awarded six bonus points over that time.

MIDFIELDERS

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Back in form, Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) regains his place in our midfield. The Egyptian King looks to have rediscovered his goalscoring touch, netting four goals in his last three games. With team-mate Sadio Mané (£11.9m) an injury doubt, Wednesday’s game could again see Salah deployed in a more central role closer to the goal.

Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) also takes up a spot in midfield due to his record against bottom-half teams. The England winger is well-known as a flat-track bully and has scored five goals and set-up five assists this season against bottom-half teams.

We’re backing Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m) to return to his FPL best after his recent mini-drought. Despite blanking in four of his last five games, Fernandes has still had the most shots, the most shots on target and has the highest expected goal involvement (xGI) of any midfielder over the last six Gameweeks, suggesting his good form should return soon.

Leicester’s Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) has flown largely under the radar this season despite showing some excellent form. The Foxes midfielder has posted attacking returns in six of his last seven games and is still owned by only 7.9% of players, making him a great differential pick.

Ilkay Gündogan (£5.8m) completes our City picks ahead of a trip to Burnley. The budget midfielder has scored the most goals of all FPL midfielders in the last six Gameweeks and only Sadio Mané has had more shots in the box, showing the German midfielder offers goalscoring potential at a rock-bottom price.

FORWARDS

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) leads the line for the Scout Picks as Everton visit Leeds. The frontman, who has suffered from a lack of service in recent weeks, should find opportunities against the leaky Leeds defence. Only West Brom have conceded more goals and more shots in the box than the Yorkshire outfit this season, which should give Calvert-Lewin a great chance to end his goal drought.

Patrick Bamford (£6.6m) punished doubters with a 15-point haul in his last game against Leicester and we’re backing him for more returns against the Toffees. Bamford has continually made a mockery of his low FPL price this season. He has had the most attempts of any FPL forward in the box and only Harry Kane (£11.1m) can better his goal tally. Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) is the only forward with a better expected goals (xG) rating than Bamford.

SUBSTITUTES

  • Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m)
  • James Justin (£5.1m)
  • Luke Shaw (£4.8m)
  • Michail Antonio (£6.6m)

THE CAPTAIN

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

Because we use Fantasy Football Scout data 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 22:

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1,614 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Chilwell to Cancelo?

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I have a feeling Chilly will play this week as I would guess that TT has seen some videos of Alonso trying to defend.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

    3. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yes.

    4. Zion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Just did this transfer

  2. the snazzy viking
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Johnstone is a very odd decision

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      For sure, he's in my team though to jinx him ;). Just know if I bench he'll haul

      1. the snazzy viking
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        he's on my bench, I played him over Martinez last week so that's not ever going to happen again!

  3. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Barnes or Grealish FT?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Grealish

    2. Kaptenen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Grealish

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Barnes for this week. Grealish long term.

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    GTG?

    McCarthy
    Cancelo Dallas Justin
    Sterling Salah(C) Bruno Gundo
    Antonio Bamford DCL

    Forster Coufal Lowton Romeu

    1ft, 3.5itb

  5. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    A) Justin
    B) Dallas

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Justin for cs, Maverick for attacking returns, but this gw that is maybe not on the table

    3. toonstar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

  6. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Soucek > Grealish for -4 ?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Only if you have no other better starters

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No

  7. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Dang, looks like im bench Watkins this week. Playing Bamford and Pereira.

  8. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is Grealish still walking the suspension tight-rope?

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No. See previous article

      1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks mate - must have missed it.

  9. built_this_city
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    7 Scout picks + Justin and Antonio.
    Might as well roll the FT this week

    1. Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Watch out, all scout picks = mediocre score (it is known)

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      WC time I'm afraid

  10. FPL Egregious
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    There is a mistake in your Captaincy pick in the article. Although someone else got top vote you selected someone else for captain.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      The option with the lowest votes 😆

    2. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      They don't wanna jinx it lol

    3. FPL Egregious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Poor maths?

  11. Jon Snow
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Which one for a free?

    A) Soucek >>> Grealish
    B) Saka >>> Grealish
    C) Vardy >>> Wilson

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      C

  12. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    After a big red arrow last week, can I get some advice on my next moves?

    Martinez
    Stones / Chilwell / Cancelo
    Salah (c) / Son / Bruno / Foden
    Kane / Bamford / Antonio

    Forster, Coufal / Bissouma, Douglas

    1FT and 3.6 itb

    A. Chilwell --> anyone?
    B. Son --> Grealish?
    C. Any suggestions

    Thanks!

    1. Klip Klopp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Or should I do Foden + son ---> Sterling + Pereira for a -4

    2. GunsnRoses
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Happy with Foden?

      I may try to do Foden and Kane to Sterling and DCL or maybe just Kane to DCL.

    3. Ooh Ah Cantona
        3 months, 11 days ago

        If your 1st team is in risk of being rotated/rested every other week, which yours looks like what with Cancelo/Foden/Chilly/Stones, then I really think you need a play-every-match-type-players on your bench, eg Holding or Cresswell.
        So this will mean something like swapping Son for Barnes/Freakish.
        Trust me, you'll feel better knowing you will be able to put at least eleven players out each game week.

        1. Ooh Ah Cantona
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Grealish not Freakish

            smh at you auto correct

      • Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Just Adams to Watkins?
        Don't want to keep overthinking it..

        The team

        Martinez
        Chilwell, Dias, Stones, Coufal, Alioski
        Grealish, Salah, Bruno, sterling, Soucek
        Adams, Antonio, Bamford

        2ft
        0.5 itb

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Simple is best

      • GunsnRoses
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Best defensive options for 4.2 or under? He will be my 5th defender after Cancelo, Dias, Coufal, and Holding.

        Options are

        Lewis, Kilman, Struijk, Mitchel, or Philips (of Pool)

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Mitchell

      • FPL Egregious
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Should I get Barnes or Pereira for Raphina and if so who do I bench from: Antonio or the new mf?
        (Dcl, Bamford my other strikers and salah, bruno, sterling, gundo my mfs). Thanks!

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Play Antonio and save not an option?

          1. FPL Egregious
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            It is an option. I can just bench Raphina 🙂

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Is that a typo. Sterling Capo. My maths says Salah?

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Play Johnstone or Mendy?

        1. toonstar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Johnstone for me

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Whichever one the scouts haven't picked

        3. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I'd play Mendy. Spurs look toothless.

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Will Josh King take up some of DCL playing time do you think?
        Typical, only bought DCL this week coming lol

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          There to come on for Dom or James late in games I'd guess

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Not much. Carlo even said they didn't buy him for his goals. That's what DCL is for!

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            makes sense because I think he's scored 1 goal this season

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              0 in the league.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Thanks all

      • Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Think I'm going Kane to Firmino as a differential

      • korma_kameleon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I assume this is a typo, and supposed to say Salah as Captain rather than Sterling?

        "Therefore, Sterling is handed the captaincy for Gameweek 22 with B Fernandes selected as the vice-captain"??

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          No?

      • internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Wolves vs Arsenla score predictions?

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          1-3

        2. Garth Marenghi
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          0-1

        3. Ooh Ah Cantona
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Wolves 0 - 3 Arsenal

        4. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Bench one:

          Ings
          Wilson
          Bamford
          Son
          Grealish
          Gundogan

          1. Ooh Ah Cantona
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Son

          2. ajk1211
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Stones -> Cancelo too sideways?

            1. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              indeed.

          3. toonstar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Play Justin or Gundogan for GW22?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Gundog or you don't need him

          4. Mr Ozil
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Bench one please:

            A- Bamford
            B- Gundogan
            C- Antonio
            D- DCL

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Bam Bam or Dom

            2. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              same issue as me with A, C & D eeeek!!!

            3. Gabbiadini
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              D

          5. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Any transfers needed or save FT? Correct starters?

            Martinez
            Cancelo Stones Digne
            Salah (c) Bruno Rash Gundo Saka
            DCL Antonio

            Subs Dallas Coufal Davis

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Looks grand

            2. UpTheCherries
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Dallas > Digne

              Everton cant defend though no pickford provides some hope

          6. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 11 days ago

            McCarthy,
            Robertson, Cancelo, Stones,
            Salah(c), Gundogan, Bruno, Son, Soucek
            DCL, Bamford

            Forster, Brewster, Coufal, Mitchell

            1ft 4.5 itb

            Would you make any changes?

            Or GTG?

          7. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Play Antonio or Grealish?

            Cheers

            1. lewis1290
                3 months, 11 days ago

                i have the same scenario but with barkley and antonio. i’m gonna drop antonio

              • toonstar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Grealish

            2. UpTheCherries
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Kane to who? 1FT

              A) Bamford
              B) DCL
              C) Wilson
              D) Save + Soucek off bench

              1. lewis1290
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  has to be bamford

                • Ooh Ah Cantona
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Lacazette

                • Tinmen
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Lads help me out with this one please

                  Dunne to
                  A) Rudiger and spare cash
                  B) Trent
                  C) Cancelo
                  D) save ft

                  Martinez
                  Bellerin Stones Cresswell
                  Salah Bruno Grealish Son Gund
                  DCL Laca
                  Brewster Mitchell Dunne

                  1. toonstar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Rudiger could be decent differential over the next few. Add to that LIV + CITY play each other next