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. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    I'm feeling dizzy

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      ‘Rona or just a benching headache?

  2. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Since Salah and Gundo might get limited minutes (so could everyone actually)...how about Dias captain, take those 6x2 points and run?

    1. Sid123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Very safe. If your leading your mini league maybe, chasing definitely not

    2. rubberdignerapids
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Cancelo if you have him

    3. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Could Work, I'm actually on Cancelo

    4. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Think Dias could be due a rest too

    5. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Is Gundo likely to start from the bench then?

  3. Kudo Warrior
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Any news on Bamford?

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      He gots himself captain again!

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Likely to play by the sounds of it

  4. King Kun Ta
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    And the armband goes toooooooo.......

    A Sterling
    B runo
    C ancelo
    D Salah

    Ta lads and good luck!

    1. Rep Poulette
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Most will go D but I am going A

    2. ElChapo
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      d > c > b > a in that order.

    3. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Salah

    4. rubberdignerapids
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      B)est C)aptain?

      A)lonso
      B)runo
      C)ancelo
      D)ias

  5. eririi
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Chance of Cavani starting tonight?

  6. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Son out Rashford in for free?

    1. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      No.

    2. King Kun Ta
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      NAH

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Don't like this

    4. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      People are selling Rashford this week rather than bringing in. I would keep Son, he has a good GW23 fixture

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Never

    6. Sid123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      You will want son next week

  7. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Raphinha --> Barnes?

    1. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Yes if for free

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      For free?

      1. tabby98
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Yes but I also want to shift Adams for Antonio

  8. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Kabak and Davies added at 5.0. Apologies if I am late on the train and this has already been mentioned, just seen it myself.

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Cheers mate

    2. faux_C
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Davies should be 4.5

  9. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Any news on Bamford from pressers?

    1. Sid123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Should be fine

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Just that rodrygo is worse than him and raph and easier for the latter duo to recover but still would consider him 50/50 to start.
      Im starting him fwiw

    3. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      If you'd want to start him if fit, I'd just play him.
      He either starts or doesn't play at all.

  10. abaalan
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    A) Raphinha -> sterling
    B) Raphinha -> Gundogen
    C) Mitchell -> Cancelo (also have Stones)
    D) Mount -> Sterling

    1. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Probably D.

    2. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      D

    3. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      C

  11. Sturridge Wars
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Grealish - WHU, ARS, bri
    B) Antonio - villa, ful, SHU
    C) Gundogan - bur, liv, SPURS

    1. Sid123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      A or B

      1. Sturridge Wars
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        I can’t split them. But feel like Antonio has the better fixtures. Will be WC in a few weeks anyways

  12. Sid123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Palace fans!

    Who is the most nailed in palace backline? Joel ward i was thinking?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      dont buy a palace def

  13. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    GTG? Have 4.8 ITB but think I’m good to save? Planning to do Burke and AWB to Son C and Rudiger for the weekend?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones AWB
    Bruno (S)alah Sterling Soucek
    Antonio Bamford DCL

    Foster,Burke,Targett,Mitchell.

    1. Rep Poulette
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      gtg

  14. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Start Mendy or Johnstone?

    1. ritzyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Same dilemma - currently on Mendy as Spurs looked rather toothless without Kane and frankly WBA are awful

  15. Gabbiadini
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Bench Bamford or Wilson?

    1. Sid123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Neither

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        have to no choice.

  16. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Does anyone know who takes the penalty if both Siggy and Richarlison are on the pitch? Any past game references or quotes?

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

      Siggy took one against Chelsea with both on the pitch

      1. vincentwsho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks! Is Siggy primed to start most games now? If that, maybe I won't buy Rich

  17. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 18 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?

    A) Adams ---> Antonio
    B) Raphinha ---> Barnes/Maddison
    C) A+B

    1. Sid123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      A

  18. OLLY G
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    I have Martinez, who should l start please?

    (A) Wilson
    (B) Antonio

    Thanks?

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

      Both

  19. Vovhund
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    News on Mane?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      out

  20. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    McCarthy (Forster)
    Dias Digne Holding (Mee Douglas)
    Salah Bruno Sterling Gundogan (Bissouma)
    Werner DCL Bamford

    Who would you replace Werner with for a hit? Only focusing on next 3 as GW25 wildcard is likely.

    A) Ings (mun new WOL)
    B) Antonio (avl ful SHU)
    C) Cavani (SOU EVE wba)
    D) Lacazette (wol avl LEE)

    1. ElChapo
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      team is GTG, hold definitely.

    2. yosim
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      probably B

  21. winchester
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Good day lads once again! 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)

  22. HuthTheMagicDragon
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Bench Son or Dallas?

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

      Dallas

  23. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Klopp: injuries as they were....

    So can we expect Mane to be back? He did say it was very minor

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      lol if they are as they were what do u think that implies ?

    2. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Pretty annoying that the journalist didn't specifically ask him about Mane.

    3. Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      I believe the meaning is already so clear enough from Klopp

  24. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Mane owners - keeping or selling?

    1. Vovhund
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      It's difficult

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      Selling

  25. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Start Johnstone or martinez?

    Have Antonio playing v villa....

    Thanks

  26. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Grealish or Antonio in?

  27. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Would you save this week or do Rashford > Grealish

    Rest of the front eight

    Salah Fernandes Soucek Saka xxxxxxx

    Wilson DCL Watkins

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      save saints is a good fixture for rash

  28. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Is KDB back or nah?

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      no

  29. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    Start Mitchell or Dallas? Can see a Palace clean sheet but Dallas always seems to sneak a goal

  30. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 18 days ago

    It seems that a lot of people are considering Cancelo for captain. Whilst he could be a good pick, I think it's a mistake to assume he already has 4pts for the clean sheet. City's defence has been great but they won't get a clean sheet every game. The bubble has to burst at some point. All it takes is an individual error, a lucky bounce of the ball in the area or a pen to be awarded.

    1. Grounderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 18 days ago

      That’s what the same was said in the last few GWs, no?

    2. yosim
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 18 days ago

      agree