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.

Because we use Fantasy Football Scout data so heavily in this process, the skipper we choose each Gameweek is known only to those with a valid Fantasy Football Scout subscription and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

Here’s how we voted for Gameweek 22:

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1,614 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    I read a page or 2 before asking. Any Mane news?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Scout tweets

    2. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Can't find anything useful sadly.

    3. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Not clear from klopp. Most likely won't be risked.

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

    KDB is back?!?!?1

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      No

    2. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      No

    3. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Pep's mind games

    4. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      still a big red flag

  3. Tonyawesome69 FH36
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    How is the team looking? the bench in the correct order?

    0FT 6.7itb
    Martinez
    Stones Cancelo Digne
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Bamford DCL Antonio
    (Johnstone Soucek Holding Cresswell)

    1. Scotty84
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Play Johnstone over martinez

  4. Spambo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Grelish
    B) Son

    1. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      None

    2. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Son out of the two

    3. Jersey Boy
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Surely it hasn’t come to that?!

      B if you must

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

      I wouldn't bench either of those!
      What's your starting 11 like?

      1. Spambo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Salah, son, grelish, fernandez, gundo

        Wilson, dcl, Bamford

        HELP

    5. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      B

  5. rubberdignerapids
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    B)est C)aptain??

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

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Lol liked how you placed the letters 🙂
      Bruno I think

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

      Like would ya did there ha ha. Cancelo could be a great shout imo especially after being rested last time out

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      It's called (c) for a reason 😉

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Ha! I’m actually going for Wilson this week- massive punt I know...and a really poor sample size of 1 game for an uptick of form

    4. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Looks like you are looking for a risk - alonso

    5. FPLShaqiri
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      S)alah

  6. aborg
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    For the next 2-3 GW’s shall I bring in Lacazette or Watkins for Kane?

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Wilson

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

        This

    2. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Watkins

      1. aborg
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks

  7. YLK13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Roll FT? Only move I can think of is Justin to Shaw.. but it makes me itch so not keen.
    Martinez
    Dias Stones Justin
    Soucek Salah (C) Sterling Fernandes Grealish
    Watkins DCL

    Bench: Forster Dallas Kilman Brewster
    ITB : 3.6 (Saving for DCL -> Kane)

    1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Easy roll

      1. YLK13
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Lovely, cheers 🙂

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

    With Reguilon injured do I sawp him this game week for free or wait until next week? If so who's the best replacement?
    Leno
    Shaw Justin Cancelo
    Salah Sterling Bruno Grealish Gundogan
    Bamford Wilson
    Holding-Brewster-Reguilon(Injured)

    Cheers

  9. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    RP as lost on last page

    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. Jersey Boy
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Easy save

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

      Id definitely save, Rashford could be in the points tonight!

  10. Sid123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Best defender at 4.4 or below for a few weeks?

    1. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Lewis

    2. John Nerdelbaum
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Webster/Veltman?

    3. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I owned Webster earlier in the season - he looked a goal threat every game but never scored. Drifts into midfield a lot too.

  11. Diro
      3 months, 2 days ago

      2.6 ITB, 1 FT

      1) Keep Son and DCL
      2) Switch to Salah and Antonio (-4)

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

        Hold

    • roghippo
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Who to play
      A. Digne
      B. Dallas

      Cheers people

      1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        B

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

        Digne

    • Mr_Barbs
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      A) Soucek > Barnes
      B) Son > Grealish
      C) Save FT

      If B or C, play one:
      1) Dallas
      2) Digne

      Johnstone
      Stones, Cancelo, Digne
      Salah(c), Bruno, Son, Gundogan
      DCL, Bamford, Antonio

      McCarthy, Dallas, Soucek, Coufal

      1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        C1

        1. Mr_Barbs
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Thank you!

    • Tepid Turtle
        3 months, 2 days ago

        How's the old team looking, folks? (5.9ITB, 1 FT)

        Martinez
        Cancelo Robbo Dallas
        Salah(c) Bruno Grealish Gundo
        Bamford DCL Antonio

        Forster Soucek Cress Mitchell

        A) Soucek > Barnes (bench Antonio)
        B) Mitchell > Dias
        C) Antonio > Wilson
        D) Relax

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          D or B

        2. Al-Chemy
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 2 days ago

          I'd say D. Dias would probably give you more of a benching headache

          1. Tepid Turtle
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Cheers both! Haha, having benched Soucek during his 15pt haul then Bammers last week, avoiding another headache would be preferable!

        3. LordEllison
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Hey all, 1 FT is anything worth a transfer or should i save? Thanks.

          Martinez
          Chilwell Dias Cancelo
          Grealish Bruno Gundo Salah(C)
          DCL Antonio Bamford

          Forster Coufal KWP Riedewald

        4. vandebeek
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Rahsford to Salah for free?

          1. Cruyff Turn
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            YES

          2. Mr Ozil
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Yes

          3. Tonyawesome69 FH36
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Yes

        5. Cruyff Turn
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Play Justin (ful), Soucek (avl) or Maguire (SOU)?

          1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Soucek

          2. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Soucek

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

            Maguire

        6. wulfrunian
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          This gw must be the most difficult of the season.

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Why?

            1. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              The fixtures are so tough to predict.

        7. teneighty
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Ben Davies double up in defence?

        8. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Anyone with Stones or Dias making the swap to Cancelo?

        9. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          That’s tweet 😮

        10. KDB4PREZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Who would you bench of these pairings?

          A) Digne
          B) Dallas

          A) Watkins
          B) DCL

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

            B & A

        11. corderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Save FT and GTG?

          Martinez
          (C)ancelo Robbo Dallas
          Salah(vc) Bruno Son Gundogan
          DCL Antonio Bamford

          Forster Soucek Coufal Chilwell

        12. eririi
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Who to bench?

          A) Cavani
          B) Antonio
          C) Bamford

          Thanks

        13. BusbySwede
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Bench two?
          Antonio, Bamford, Cresswell, Saka

          Right now I have Cresswell and Saka. Gtg?

        14. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Salah captain considering Mane most likely won't play?

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Nah Che Adams a much better choice

        15. Ronnies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Play 1 ?

          A) Son
          B) Watkins

          Cheers.

          1. Sturridge Wars
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Son. Can u help me with my last question

        16. Sturridge Wars
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Which one to bring in?

          A) Gundogan
          B) Antonio

          1. frenchfries
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Depends on your team. Think Gundogan would leave my team before Antonio if that helps.

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

            Tough one... Gundogan because of the upcoming doubles for city edges it for me

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

          Bench order for these

          A) Soucek
          B) Chilwell
          C) Coufal

          1. Sturridge Wars
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            B, C, A

            1. Sturridge Wars
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Help me above plz

        18. frenchfries
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Bench 1:

          A) Antonio
          B) Bamford
          C) Son
          D) Watkins

          1. Sturridge Wars
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Wouldn’t want to bench any of those. Probs Watkins if I had to. Can u help me above

          2. Jellyfish
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Antonio