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
    8 months, 18 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      gtg. nice team

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      lovely team, g2g

    3. George James
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Thanks guys. Good luck

  2. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

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

  3. ratski
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Bam

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

  4. luk46
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 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
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Easy save, yes. good to go

      1. luk46
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        cheers!

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

  5. Sonder
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 18 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
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Antonio over watkins but its close

  6. jernej93
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Best defender for next 3GWs?:)

    1. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 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

  7. Bennyboy1907
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 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
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 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.

  8. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Bench in order?

    Dallas coufal saka

    1. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Yes

    2. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        This!

        I'm benching Antonio with Saka starting.

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Really? I just got in Antonio two mins ago!

          1. Ruth_NZ
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 18 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
              8 months, 18 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.

  9. Oldie99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Oldie99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Soucek to Bissouma instead? i agree thats probs better

    2. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Big nope from me

  10. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

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

  11. dark91
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 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
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 18 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
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Over Soucek, yes

    3. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      No.

  12. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Rash to Grealish?

    1. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      No. Hold Rashford against SOU

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        don't you kind of expect more from Grealish?

        1. 2OLEgend
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 18 days ago

          As Baps said. Reasess next week

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

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

  13. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Pick one to start

    Dallas club
    Or
    Raphinha samba

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Dallas

    2. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Raphinha

  14. TyroneGAA
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 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
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Up Kerry

  15. King of Kings.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Anyone else benching Son?

    Someone convince me this isn't a ridiculous idea.

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Who are you benching him for?

      1. King of Kings.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        benching for Antonio.

    2. jamie1972
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Madness imo

      1. markus808
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Maddisoness?

  16. Pabster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Bench Justin or Holding?

    1. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Holding

  17. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 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
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 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 ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        It's tough !!

        1. The Mighty One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 18 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.

  18. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 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
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Think Días might be given a rest

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Don’t want any 1 minute cameos

  19. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 18 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

  20. jamie1972
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Bench???

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

    1. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      a

    2. Pabster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      D

    3. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      c

  21. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 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
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A

    2. Kabayan
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

    3. Pabster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

  22. The Road to Turfdom
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 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!!

  23. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

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

  24. Barnabus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Best Chelsea defender on a WC?

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Avoid for now

  25. Henning
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 18 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
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Here is the team : )

      Martinez
      Stones Dias Justin
      Son Barnes Salah Fernandes Gundogan
      DCL Bamford

      Areola Antonio Dallas Coufal

  26. antis0cial
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    G2g benching ok?

    Meslier
    Dias Stones Digne
    Salah Sterling Bruno Grealish
    DCL Bamford Antonio

    Areola Soucek Holding Coufal

  27. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 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…
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. wulfrunian
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 18 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

  28. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 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

  29. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Martinez or Johnstone?

    1. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Martinez for me

  30. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

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

    1. 2OLEgend
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

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