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. Rossaldinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Bench Antonio, Rashford or DCL?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      DCL or rash

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Tough, Rash I guess

    3. Henrik Larsson
        6 months, 2 days ago

        Antonio

    4. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 days ago

      1FT 0.3 itb Idea is to sell Son for Rashford (not a problem for me to not own Son against WBA and Rash have a nice next 4

      Fabianski
      Cancelo Stones Robbo
      Salah Son Gundo Bruno
      Bamford Antonio DCL

      Mccarthy Raphina Justin Coufal

    5. flippetyflop
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Best 4.5m Defender at the moment?

      Rudiger/Holding?

      1. Aster
          6 months, 2 days ago

          Holding for this gameweek

        • Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 2 days ago

          Holding slowly becoming my favourite player of the season. I'd just play whoever has the best clean sheet odds tbh.

        • Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 2 days ago

          Webster

        • linkafu
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 2 days ago

          Holding

        • Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 2 days ago

          A cheeky Rudiger?

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 2 days ago

        G2G guys? Decided to roll FT.

        Johnstone
        Robbo, Cancelo, Dias
        Salah(C), Bruno(v), Gündo, Raphina
        DCL, Bamford, Antonio
        (McCarthy, Soucek, Dallas, Coufal)

        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 2 days ago

          Looks great - mine's on the page before if you fancy a bit of action

        2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 2 days ago

          Identical starting XI to me other than Cancelo and Johnstone. Gtg I hope!

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 2 days ago

            GL matey!

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

          Lovely stuff

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 2 days ago

            Cheers pal

      3. XABI 15
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 2 days ago

        Foden to:
        1. Grealish
        2. Mahrez
        3. Zaha
        4. keep

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 2 days ago

          1 or keep this week

        2. King Kun Ta
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 2 days ago

          short (Mahrez) or longterm (Grealish)?

      4. Aster
          6 months, 2 days ago

          Bench two:

          A) Saka
          B) Soucek
          C) Pereira

          P.S. I already have Antonio

          1. XABI 15
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 2 days ago

            B+C

            1. Aster
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Why so? Saka is a doubt for Wolves. He will probably not start.

            2. Kabaranko
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 2 days ago

              A, try your best to start the other 2

              1. Aster
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  Thanks...

                  Difficult, I also have Antonio, DCL, Wilson, Son, Sterling, Bruno...

            3. buttsy9
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Son > Salah seems obvious?
              Sterling for Captain after Pep screwed me over last week!!!
              GTG otherwise? Not sure anything else is worth -4 hit.

              Leno
              Cancelo - Stones - Dallas
              Salah (?) - Bruno - Sterling (c) - Soucek
              Wilson - DCL - Antonio

              Meslier, Dier, Coufal, Smith-Rowe

            4. TNB
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Anyone benching Son?

              1. CAPA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Yes but know its a risk. Spurs were just so poor at Brighton

                1. TNB
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  I could potentially do Son to Sterling.

                  Still in two minds

              2. linkafu
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Thinkin about sell

                1. TNB
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  Son to Sterling?

            5. Slim25
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Martinez
              Stones, Coufal, James
              Bruno, Salah, Sterling (C), Grealish, Soucek
              Antonio, **Kane**
              (Button, Mitchell, Ayling, Brewster)

              2 free transfers in the bank, what option would be best?
              A; Kane & Brewster - Bamford & Wilson/Ings/DCL
              B; Kane, Brewster & Ayling - Bamford, Watkins & TAA (-4)
              C; Kane, Brewster & Ayling - Bamford, DCL & Slab head ( -4)

              Cheers guys!

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

                Kane and Ayling to DCL and Cancelo for free seems nice

                1. Slim25
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  Double up Cancelo with Stones?
                  Looking to shift on Brewster so I think I might take a -4 hit, currently top of a few leagues so have room to do the extra transfer for Bamford.

            6. King Kun Ta
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Oooops...a hit got me this bunch!

              Martinez
              Cancelo Justin Holding
              Sterling Gundo Salah Bruno Soucek
              DCL Bamford

              Martin Chilwell Adams Ayling & 3.9 ITB

              Bench(order) right?

              Give the armband to Salah or Sterling?

              Ta!

            7. Tcheco
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Captain Sterling or Bruno?

              1. King Kun Ta
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Sterling

              2. linkafu
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Bruno

                1. Camino Aleatorio
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  Bruno is Pogba's Water Hauler now...wait until Pogba gets benched or hurt

                  Bruno is 1/2 capacity with Pogba on the field.

            8. linkafu
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Son to Rashford for free?

            9. Muggle007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Who to bench out of Wilson, DCL and Zaha?

              1. linkafu
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Wilson

            10. tabby98
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Mccarthy, Johnstone
              Stones, Cancelo, Coufal, Justin, Digne
              Salah, Bruno, Son, Soucek, Raphinha
              Bamford, DCL, Adams

              1FT £2.5M itb

              Who should i transfer out here guys?

              Adams ---> Antonio?

              Would you swap out Raphinha/Bamford for a hit?

              1. King Kun Ta
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                A to A....doing that next week.

            11. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              So KDB is back?

              1. linkafu
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 2 days ago

                At the poker table

              2. Kudo Warrior
                • 8 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                No.

              3. Firminoooo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                No.

            12. Tinmen
              • 7 Years
              6 months, 2 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.

            13. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Starting to think I should bench Son instead of Gundogan. Is that mad?

              1. King Kun Ta
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Not mad at all

                1. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  Even if he scores, not likely to be a high scoring game is it?

              2. Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Who are your other options?

                1. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  I like all three of my forwards this week: Bam, Antonio, DCL. Bruno/Grealish/Salah unbenchable

                  1. Boss Hogg
                    • 11 Years
                    6 months, 2 days ago

                    Tricky.
                    DCL, Bamford, and Grealish (probably) not on pens. All 8 are good picks though.

              3. rubberdignerapids
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Not mad. Very logical, but also not the most comfortable benching

            14. Boss Hogg
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Bench one of these:

              a. Soucek
              b. Wilson
              c. Son

              1. King Kun Ta
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                A

            15. raoulduke71
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Really can't decide who to bench?! pick 3!

              a) Rudiger
              b) Saka
              c) Holding
              d) Werner
              e) Antonio
              f) Rash

              Martinez
              Trent Dias Stones
              Salah Rash Bruno Gundogan
              Werner DCL Antonio

              Rudiger/Holding/Saka

              Thanks!

            16. Gabbiadini
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Benched Soucek and Wilson the last two weeks respectively.
              Likely to bench Ings, so he'll score.

              1. linkafu
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 2 days ago

                If you own Ings you have to play him mate. He can score against all teams

                1. Gabbiadini
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  I know.

                  Who do I bench then...

                  Wilson, Bamford, Gundo, Son & Grealish the other options.

                  1. XABI 15
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 2 days ago

                    Son

            17. Mike2795647
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              Repost as bottom of page

              Which one to bench from these

              Son, Grealish, Gundogan, Wilson, Lacazette or Antonio

              Also, would you swap Laca and Grealish for Salah and bench fodder to have 352 for a minus 4

            18. Boss Hogg
              • 11 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              PLAY one of these:

              a. Maguire
              b. Dallas
              c. Coufal

              1. Gabbiadini
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                b

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

                A

            19. E25
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 2 days ago

              G2G? Benching headache this week.

              Mccarthy
              Cancelo stones Robertson Dallas
              Bruno Salah(c) grealish Gundo
              Bamford Antonio

              Forster / Soucek Konsa Brewster
              1ft 6.2itb

            20. Diro
                6 months, 2 days ago

                2.6 ITB, 1 FT

                1) Son and DCL
                2) Salah and Antonio (-4)

              • royals forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Play which 1 for this GW

                Martinez
                Johnstone

              • Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Goalkeeper dilemma. Play either...

                a. Darlow
                b. Martinez

                1. ElChapo
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  b

              • goOnrobbo
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Play Soucek, Dallas or Coufal?

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

                  Sou

              • mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                Definitely want robbo in, who would you take out?

                A) Justin
                B) Dallas
                C) Coufal

                1. linkafu
                  • 1 Year
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  Coufal

              • Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 2 days ago

                anyone captaining Sterling over Salah still?

                Whats your reasoning?

                1. Orion
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 2 days ago

                  I am... Chasing and Sterling was rested last game

              • linkafu
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 2 days ago

                No one look at Rashford? 4 nice fixtures to come