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
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Bench Antonio, Rashford or DCL?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      DCL or rash

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Tough, Rash I guess

    3. King of Kings.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Antonio

  2. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 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

  3. flippetyflop
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Best 4.5m Defender at the moment?

    Rudiger/Holding?

    1. Aster
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Holding for this gameweek

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

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

    3. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Webster

    4. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Holding

    5. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      A cheeky Rudiger?

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 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
      7 months, 22 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
      7 months, 22 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
        7 months, 22 days ago

        GL matey!

    3. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Lovely stuff

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers pal

  5. XABI 15
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      1 or keep this week

    2. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      short (Mahrez) or longterm (Grealish)?

  6. Aster
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Bench two:

    A) Saka
    B) Soucek
    C) Pereira

    P.S. I already have Antonio

    1. XABI 15
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      B+C

      1. Aster
        7 months, 22 days ago

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

    2. Kabaranko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

      A, try your best to start the other 2

      1. Aster
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks...

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

  7. buttsy9
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 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

  8. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone benching Son?

    1. CAPA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

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

      1. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 22 days ago

        I could potentially do Son to Sterling.

        Still in two minds

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Thinkin about sell

      1. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 22 days ago

        Son to Sterling?

  9. Slim25
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 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
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Kane and Ayling to DCL and Cancelo for free seems nice

      1. Slim25
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 22 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.

  10. King Kun Ta
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 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!

  11. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Captain Sterling or Bruno?

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Sterling

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Bruno

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 22 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.

  12. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Son to Rashford for free?

  13. Muggle007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Who to bench out of Wilson, DCL and Zaha?

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Wilson

  14. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 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
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

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

  15. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    So KDB is back?

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      At the poker table

    2. Kudo Warrior
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      No.

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      No.

  16. Tinmen
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 22 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.

  17. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Not mad at all

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

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

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Who are your other options?

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 22 days ago

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

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

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

    3. rubberdignerapids
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 22 days ago

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

  18. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Bench one of these:

    a. Soucek
    b. Wilson
    c. Son

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      A

  19. raoulduke71
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 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!

  20. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

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

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

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

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

        I know.

        Who do I bench then...

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

        1. XABI 15
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 22 days ago

          Son

  21. Mike2795647
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 22 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

  22. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    PLAY one of these:

    a. Maguire
    b. Dallas
    c. Coufal

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

      b

    2. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      A

  23. E25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 22 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

  24. Diro
    7 months, 22 days ago

    2.6 ITB, 1 FT

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

  25. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Play which 1 for this GW

    Martinez
    Johnstone

  26. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Goalkeeper dilemma. Play either...

    a. Darlow
    b. Martinez

    1. ElChapo
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      b

  27. goOnrobbo
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Play Soucek, Dallas or Coufal?

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Sou

  28. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    Definitely want robbo in, who would you take out?

    A) Justin
    B) Dallas
    C) Coufal

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

      Coufal

  29. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    anyone captaining Sterling over Salah still?

    Whats your reasoning?

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 22 days ago

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

  30. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 22 days ago

    No one look at Rashford? 4 nice fixtures to come