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.

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1,614 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rossaldinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 21 days ago

    Bench Antonio, Rashford or DCL?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      DCL or rash

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Tough, Rash I guess

    3. Henrik Larsson
        4 months, 21 days ago

        Antonio

    4. linkafu
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 21 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
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 21 days ago

      Best 4.5m Defender at the moment?

      Rudiger/Holding?

      1. Aster
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Holding for this gameweek

        • Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 21 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
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Webster

        • linkafu
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Holding

        • Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          A cheeky Rudiger?

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 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
          4 months, 21 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
          4 months, 21 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
            4 months, 21 days ago

            GL matey!

        3. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Lovely stuff

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            Cheers pal

      3. XABI 15
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 21 days ago

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

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          1 or keep this week

        2. King Kun Ta
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 21 days ago

          short (Mahrez) or longterm (Grealish)?

      4. Aster
          4 months, 21 days ago

          Bench two:

          A) Saka
          B) Soucek
          C) Pereira

          P.S. I already have Antonio

          1. XABI 15
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 21 days ago

            B+C

            1. Aster
                4 months, 21 days ago

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

            2. Kabaranko
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 21 days ago

              A, try your best to start the other 2

              1. Aster
                  4 months, 21 days ago

                  Thanks...

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

            3. buttsy9
              • 9 Years
              4 months, 21 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
                4 months, 21 days ago

                Anyone benching Son?

                1. CAPA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 21 days ago

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

                  1. TNB
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      I could potentially do Son to Sterling.

                      Still in two minds

                  2. linkafu
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Thinkin about sell

                    1. TNB
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Son to Sterling?

                  3. Slim25
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 21 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
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Kane and Ayling to DCL and Cancelo for free seems nice

                      1. Slim25
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 21 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.

                  4. King Kun Ta
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 21 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!

                  5. Tcheco
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Captain Sterling or Bruno?

                    1. King Kun Ta
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Sterling

                    2. linkafu
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Bruno

                      1. Camino Aleatorio
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 21 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.

                  6. linkafu
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Son to Rashford for free?

                  7. Muggle007
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Who to bench out of Wilson, DCL and Zaha?

                    1. linkafu
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Wilson

                  8. tabby98
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 21 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
                      4 months, 21 days ago

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

                  9. Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    So KDB is back?

                    1. linkafu
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      At the poker table

                    2. Kudo Warrior
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      No.

                    3. Firminoooo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      No.

                  10. Tinmen
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 21 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.

                  11. Von Lipwig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

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

                    1. King Kun Ta
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Not mad at all

                      1. Von Lipwig
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

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

                    2. Boss Hogg
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Who are your other options?

                      1. Von Lipwig
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

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

                        1. Boss Hogg
                          • 11 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

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

                    3. rubberdignerapids
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

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

                  12. Boss Hogg
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    Bench one of these:

                    a. Soucek
                    b. Wilson
                    c. Son

                    1. King Kun Ta
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      A

                  13. raoulduke71
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 21 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!

                  14. Gabbiadini
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

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

                    1. linkafu
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

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

                      1. Gabbiadini
                        • 3 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        I know.

                        Who do I bench then...

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

                        1. XABI 15
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 21 days ago

                          Son

                  15. Mike2795647
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 21 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

                  16. Boss Hogg
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 21 days ago

                    PLAY one of these:

                    a. Maguire
                    b. Dallas
                    c. Coufal

                    1. Gabbiadini
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      b

                    2. In Bale We Trust
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      A

                  17. E25
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 21 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

                  18. Diro
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      2.6 ITB, 1 FT

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

                    • royals forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Play which 1 for this GW

                      Martinez
                      Johnstone

                    • Boss Hogg
                      • 11 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Goalkeeper dilemma. Play either...

                      a. Darlow
                      b. Martinez

                      1. ElChapo
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        b

                    • goOnrobbo
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Play Soucek, Dallas or Coufal?

                      1. In Bale We Trust
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Sou

                    • mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      Definitely want robbo in, who would you take out?

                      A) Justin
                      B) Dallas
                      C) Coufal

                      1. linkafu
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 21 days ago

                        Coufal

                    • Rinseboy
                      • 9 Years
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      anyone captaining Sterling over Salah still?

                      Whats your reasoning?

                      1. Orion
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        4 months, 21 days ago

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

                    • linkafu
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 21 days ago

                      No one look at Rashford? 4 nice fixtures to come