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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1,614 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TMF86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Son to Barnes?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      What about Son (WBA) next week?

    2. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      You’ll want son next week

  2. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Who should I bench?

    A) Son
    B) Bamford
    C) DCL
    D) Antonio
    E) Gundogan

    1. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      I have the same problem, so hard. Currently on son but he has the highest explosion potential.

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      D

      1. MikeS
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        Think I agree actually.. changed myself to bench antonio but keep changing every hour!!

    3. Gabbiadini
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      E

    4. beerhockeyrock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      I'm benching (reluctantly) A
      I hold all those players as well

    5. golfboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Son could easily punish benchers D for me Clive

  3. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Start Maguire or Watkins? (have Grealish too)

    1. The Senate
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Do you have a different def you could bench?

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      grealish

    3. Fernandito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      other defenders ate Dias Stones & Robertson

  4. Contegious
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    McCarthy Steer
    Coufal Stones Cancelo Justin Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Soucek
    DCL Bamford Watkins
    1 FT 3.6 ITB.
    What to do?
    A) McCarthy > Martinez
    B) Soucek or Gundo > Grealish
    C) Both for a -4
    D) Save FT

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      D

    2. luk46
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      save ft this week

    3. Darragh82
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Do nothing, save the transfer
      D

  5. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    So Kdb is fit?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Still 4 weeks away?

  6. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Play 2:

    A) Bamford
    B) DCL
    C) Antonio

    Also, hold Mane this week or sell? Mane injured would obviously mean all 3 of the above start.

  7. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Do you bench Gundogan because he could be rested over Ings and Son?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      I do not

    2. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      That’s a headache. Out of those three I’d maybe rest Ings but tough call

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        Ings you know will play. Is the difference, obviously a harder fixture.

        1. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 23 days ago

          The gundo rest speculation is just that. I’ve seen nothing concrete that suggests he’ll be rested. Pep roulette is its own law unto itself.

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 23 days ago

            I could bench Bamford, will he play?

  8. Oldie99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Yay or Nay?

    Sterling & Lookman to Gundo & Salah? minus 4

  9. Dannyb
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Rp
    Rashford and Foden to
    A Zaha Barnes
    B Sterling Pereira
    C Grealish Barnes
    2ft cheers

  10. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Such a trap.

    Mane to Salah for a hit and mane will be fit and Salah rested.

    Don’t transfer, mane out and Salah hauls...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Avoid both then?

  11. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Who should be nr1 on the bench Chilwell, Coufal or Soucek?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Soucek

    2. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Soucek

  12. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Why are people selling Son? Could easily haul v Chelsea. On pens too

    1. cigan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Salah

      1. cigan
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        I wouldn't sell him for anyone else fwiw

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Wisdom of the crowd??!

    3. LSK
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      I might bring him in for Mane. Want him next week so might as well grab him a week early.

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Easily sounds not like the right Word.

  13. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Chilwell owners. What are you doing with him?

    1. W
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Keep for this week and see... Will sell for next week if he doesn't feature again

    2. Sean
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Holding and watching to see if he starts this week, if not then he's gone

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Keeping for now. On the bench.

    4. Darragh82
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Holding this week, will move if he’s benched again

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Bench one of these 8 & worth upgrading Foden to Sterling or hold?

    Bruno, Son, Foden, Salah, Barnes
    Bamford, Watkins, Antonio,

  15. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Which player to bring in?

    A) Antonio
    B) Watkins
    C) Grealish
    D) Maddison/Barnes

    Thanks

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      A then C

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      A&C

  16. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Saints have 2 clean sheets away this year

    Burnley and Fulham

    Bruno cap

    Let’s go!

  17. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    So Mane is out then?

    Going to move the armband from Cancelo to Salah with that news.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Not absolutely definitive from what Klopp said but that’s what is inferred

    2. cigan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Klopp didn't say anything about him - I'm on Salah only because I want to avoid damage if he hauls. Was on Cancelo before

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        You do know it works the other way around too right? It's just higher variance.

  18. winchester
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Good day lads! Have 1ft and 0,3m itb

    martinez (martin)
    dias cancelo dallas (coufal taylor)
    salah bruno son soucek gundo
    bamford adams (kane)

    Wildcard, bb, tc available. GTG this gw? Considering using wildcard before the dgw and bb on the dgw, with those thoughts is it worth Kane out now? would lose much value invested in that lad..
    a) save ft (save kane, play 3-5-2)
    b) kane -> dcl (bench adams)
    c) kane -> wilson (bench adams)
    d) kane -> watkins (bench adams)

  19. Fantabulous KdB
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Would you buy Cancelo or Barnes/Zaha this week for free?

    1. mpk
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      cancelo

  20. mpk
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Who to play?
    Fabianski and Ayling OR Mendy and Coufal ?

    1. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Why not Fab and Coufal?

      1. mpk
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        i just think double west ham defence is not the best idea, i mean aston villa seems decent in attack

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 23 days ago

          Fabianski better than Mendy and Coufal better than Ayling that is my thinking, you shouldn't get double defence in the first place if you afraid to play it.

          1. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            7 months, 23 days ago

            *you're afraid

            1. mpk
              • 4 Years
              7 months, 22 days ago

              i totally understand your thinking, i got them both for the bench boost though!

              1. Pipermaru
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                7 months, 22 days ago

                I assumed so. Still, I have a feeling both teams will concede but as I said Coufal has better stats, plays more advanced, has better chance to get attacking return and he's good for bonus.

                Looking at fixtures you will have same dilemma next GW or maybe even worse cause Mendy plays Sheffield Utd. Good luck.

                1. mpk
                  • 4 Years
                  7 months, 22 days ago

                  thank you good luck to you too

  21. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Sterling C, good differential if chasing ?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 23 days ago

      100%

    2. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Could be a massive rank riser should things pan out...

    3. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Cheers lads, GL

  22. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Salah or Sterling for C?

    We dont know is Mane out 100 %. Even if hes out Salah is due a rest.

    1. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      No way is he resting Salah

      1. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        He rested Firmino with Mane out last GW

        Ox-Bobby-Shaq

        1. JabbaWookiee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          7 months, 23 days ago

          Ok. Salah will not be rested dude.

  23. The_FF_King
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Help please. I have two decisions to make!

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Dallas, Cresswell
    Grealish, Sterling, Gundo, Bruno, Son
    Wilson, Bamford

    4.0gk, DCL, Holding, Mitchel

    3.6 ITB

    1. I need to get Salah in, what’s the best way? Straight swap for Son?

    2. Who do I bench out of my midfielders and forwards? Currently on DCL.

    1. cigan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      I did 1. Still not completely sure due to Son having WBA next week but Spurs do look terrible atm. Would bench DCL

      1. The_FF_King
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 23 days ago

        Thank you 🙂

  24. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Please can I get some advice on my next moves to make? I got a big red arrow for 2 weeks running...
    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. Foden + Chillwell --> Sterling + 4.2 defender?
    D. Foden + Son --> Sterling + Pereira
    E. Any other suggestions

    1. W
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Foden + Chilwell > Grealish/Zaha + TAA/Robertson?

    2. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Chilwell has to be the priority to get rid of. You have a wide open pick there then on who you fancy -TAA, Robbo, United def, etc

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Foden to Grealish.

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      lose Foden

    5. Barnabus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Son & Bissouma > Grealish & Barnes?

  25. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Just did Adams to Watkins to bench him.. Didn't think this through.. Guess Chillwel out was the more obvious choice ,meh..

  26. thepancakeman123
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Is it madness to captain Sterling over Salah? I just feel like Salah could easily be rested with City in a few days, whereas Sterling was rested vs Sheffield United so surely starts?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      Salah was rested in GW19

      Liverpool have to win. If Mane is out it’s v hard to rest salah

      Not impossible he is rested but it’s unlikely in my opinion

  27. Sharkytect
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Klopps comments "it is as it was" suggests mane will not play, in my reading. Does anyone here disagree?

    I will captain salah if I am confident mane won't be playing.

    Wish we could see Andy Robertson's FPL team again

    1. Amsterhammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      I'm reading it that way too.

    2. SMOOTH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 23 days ago

      any chance we get training pics?

  28. random53124
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Gundogan->Salah?

    I feel Gundogan will get rested, and I’m reasonably happy with my other mids: Bruno, Son, Soucek, Saka (all bought cheap)

  29. tbos83
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Who is best defender bench fodder?

  30. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 23 days ago

    Sterling > Salah Yes or no