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.

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1,614 Comments Post a Comment
  1. George James
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    GTG? starting 11 and bench order right?

    Martinez
    Cancelo (v) / Stones / Robertson
    Salah (c) / Gundo / Bruno / Son
    Bamford / DCL / Wilson

    Steer / Coufal / James / Burke

    1. 2OLEgend
        3 months, 9 days ago

        gtg. nice team

      • dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        lovely team, g2g

      • George James
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks guys. Good luck

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Bad news for us Bamford owners..............Pickford out injured.........need to give the armband to someone else.....

    3. ratski
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Had Wilson starting but scout picks going for bamford..
      Start
      A. Wilson
      B. Bam bam

      1. 2OLEgend
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Bam

        • TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Benching Bamford seems crazy against Everton who are poor. But im doing it too.

        • markus808
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Bam bam, ey, what a bam bam bam bam dilla, bam bam

      2. luk46
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Martinez
        Robbo Cancelo Stones
        Salah (C) Grealish Son Bruno Gündogan
        Antonio DCL
        Steer Coufal Brewster KWP

        gtg? easy save of a ft, right?

        1. 2OLEgend
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Easy save, yes. good to go

            1. luk46
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              cheers!

          • Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I think KWP > Rudiger could be a worthwhile transfer personally.

        2. Sonder
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          RMT

          Martinez, (Johnstone)
          Stones, Cancelo, Robertson, (Dallas), (Coufal)
          Salah, Fernandes, Son, Grealish, Gundogan
          Bamford, Watkins, (Antonio)

          1 FT, 1.7 ITB

          My bench is Antonio, Dallas, Coufal. Good to go?

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

            Antonio over watkins but its close

        3. jernej93
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Best defender for next 3GWs?:)

          1. markus808
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Also looking for best non-city defender, but I think short term variance is so big that it does not matter that much, TAA or Robertson for long term

        4. Bennyboy1907
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Salah Bruno Gundogan Grealish Son
            Antonio DCL Bamford

            Who do I bench from this front 8 and why

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

              there is no rational way to decide it... maybe antonio or bamford are the likeliest to blank?

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Reluctantly Antonio from the front 3. On fixtures.

              Midfield 5 all have the points potential but you could toss a coin either way with form.

          • Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Bench in order?

            Dallas coufal saka

            1. 2OLEgend
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Yes

              • Ruth_NZ
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Saka first if he's fit but in that case he should be in your team.

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  This!

                  I'm benching Antonio with Saka starting.

                  1. Disturbed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Really? I just got in Antonio two mins ago!

                    1. Ruth_NZ
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      It's a very good long-term move but aren't we talking about this week?

                      1. Disturbed
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        True. But it’s possible saka is benched and comes on later in the game if needed? That’s what’s putting me off starting him.

            2. Oldie99
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Son and Stones out, Salah and Kilman in -4 ?

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

                hitting out stones feels bad, must be some other options to get son to salah

                1. Oldie99
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Soucek to Bissouma instead? i agree thats probs better

              2. 2OLEgend
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Big nope from me

              3. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                I think Gundo might get rested here. But can't sell him.

              4. dark91
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Seeing a lot of recommendations to start Dallas which I am not against.
                But would you start him as a 4th defender over Soucek/Antonio?

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

                  i feel everton will score so your banking on a dallas attacking return. In that case soucek and antonio have better scoring odds. Starting dallas over either of those is crazy imo

                2. TheSteel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Over Soucek, yes

                3. Johnny 8
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  No.

              5. andres
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Rash to Grealish?

                1. 2OLEgend
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    No. Hold Rashford against SOU

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

                      don't you kind of expect more from Grealish?

                      1. 2OLEgend
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          As Baps said. Reasess next week

                    2. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Next week perhaps, this is not the time to do it.

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

                        I have been saying that for a few weeks now.. and Rash keeps on blanking 🙁

                  • Nespinha
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Pick one to start

                    Dallas club
                    Or
                    Raphinha samba

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

                      Dallas

                    2. 2OLEgend
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Raphinha

                    3. TyroneGAA
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      De gea

                      TAA stones Dias cancelo Shaw

                      Son Fernandez salah (c)

                      Dcl bamford

                      Neto Antonio bassouma

                      No changes made but got 1 mil in the bank any suggestions ? Barkley?

                      1. dansully3
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Up Kerry

                    4. Henrik Larsson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Anyone else benching Son?

                      Someone convince me this isn't a ridiculous idea.

                      1. Threat Level Midnight
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Who are you benching him for?

                        1. Henrik Larsson
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          benching for Antonio.

                      2. jamie1972
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Considering it too (post below) tough one. Ditching soon anyway, Tottenham look gash

                      3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Madness imo

                        1. markus808
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Maddisoness?

                    5. Pabster
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Bench Justin or Holding?

                      1. 2OLEgend
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Holding

                      2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        So tempted to captain Cancelo......

                        Anyone else own him and Salah, but are captaining Cancelo?

                        1. The Mighty One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          I’m considering it! Almost guaranteed a CS, and I think Salah will get hooked at 60 mins. Need nerves of steel to do it.

                          1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            It's tough !!

                            1. The Mighty One
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 11 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              City and Liv will have one eye on Sunday. Bruno will play 90 for sure. My order goes Salah then Bruno then Cancelo. I’m trying to put it on João.

                      3. Right In The Stanchion
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Do we think one of Stones or Dias won’t play??

                        I want to play Holding. But can’t fit him in

                        1. Atletico Junior
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Think Días might be given a rest

                        2. AC/DC AFC
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          If one doesn't start then it's not an issue is it?

                          1. Right In The Stanchion
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Don’t want any 1 minute cameos

                      4. Freshy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        GTG
                        GW 22
                        £3.3 Bank - 1FT - £105.8 TV
                        Martínez - Button
                        Robertson - Cancelo[V] - Stones - [Coufal - Holding]
                        Son - Salah[C] - Fernandes - Gündogan - [Soucek]
                        Bamford - DCL - Antonio

                      5. jamie1972
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Bench???

                        a) Son
                        b) DCL
                        c) Laca
                        d) Zaha
                        e) Gundo

                        1. Boris Bodega
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          a

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

                          D

                        3. antis0cial
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          c

                      6. dunas_dog
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Mané to

                        A Grealish
                        B Son

                        Whoever comes in will probably get other one next week

                        Martinez
                        Cancelo Dias Robertson
                        Salah (c) Bruno Gundogan Mané*
                        Watkins Antonio Bamford

                        McCarthy Raphinha Dallas Coufal

                        1. antis0cial
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          A

                        2. Kabayan
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Same boat, maybe I'll do A for -4

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

                          If that's the strategy then it has to be Grealish this week, Son next week, I think.

                      7. The Road to Turfdom
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Save FT? (0 ITB)
                        Mane out would be the one, but not sure I could take it if he starts

                        Mccarthy
                        Stones, Targett, Justin (Mitchell, Veltman)
                        Salah (C), Sterling, Mane(!),Bruno, Soucek
                        Watkins, DCL (Davis)

                        Thanks a lot!!

                      8. Gabbiadini
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Do you bench Gundo because he could be rested over Ings or Son?

                      9. Barnabus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Best Chelsea defender on a WC?

                        1. Atletico Junior
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Avoid for now

                      10. Henning
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        1 ft and 4m in the bank any transfer i should do or save.
                        If save do i have the right bench?

                        1. Henning
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Here is the team : )

                          Martinez
                          Stones Dias Justin
                          Son Barnes Salah Fernandes Gundogan
                          DCL Bamford

                          Areola Antonio Dallas Coufal

                      11. antis0cial
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        G2g benching ok?

                        Meslier
                        Dias Stones Digne
                        Salah Sterling Bruno Grealish
                        DCL Bamford Antonio

                        Areola Soucek Holding Coufal

                      12. wulfrunian
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        I am thinking to bench Barnes over these players.Any thoughts?
                        a)Gundogan
                        b)Bamford
                        c)Dcl
                        d)Antonio

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

                          I think I’d play Barnes ahead of any of those!

                          1. wulfrunian
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            wow really?Barnes all these years is mainly a home player,i also think he could get a rest for Wolves away.cheers

                      13. andres
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        What would you do with this team?

                        McCarthy (Forster)
                        Cancelo Stones Digne (Mitchell, Coufal)
                        Salah Bruno Rash* Gundo (soucek)
                        Watkins Antonio DCL
                        4.8itb, 1FT

                      14. TheDragon
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Martinez or Johnstone?

                        1. 2OLEgend
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Martinez for me

                        2. Threat Level Midnight
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Mane>Sterling (-4) and captain crazy? No salah and cant afford.

                          1. 2OLEgend
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              Nice move imo. Would hold untill deadline in case any news on Mane