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. Trendsetters
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Those with foden . What's the thinking ...
    Have double city Def.
    Was thinking of out for grelish...
    Does he start do ye think ?

    1. XABI 15
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I am in the exact same boat as you. I personally dont think he starts and also although I have him not his biggest fan anyways.

      It just depends whether it is worth a transfer with the v likely double gameweek coming up.

      If i transfer I am leaning towards Grealish

      1. Trendsetters
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I have suchek first sub too..
        Having watched in the last few games..he has been glued to the left side..and out of the action.. almost making space for others ..

  2. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Kane to Watkins for a -4 or play Lookman?

  3. Tekkerslovakiaftw
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Who to bench
    A) Son
    B) DCL
    C) Gundogan

  4. GuenDoozy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Mane, Gundogan > Sterling, Barnes (-4)?

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Starting to get tempted by the same except Harrison not Barnes as I will probably bench that 5th spot

  5. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Any changes here? Got 9.9m in the bank after doing KDB & Kane > Gundo & DCL. Feels a waste having so much in the bank..

    Martinez
    Dias - Stones - Holding
    Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Soucek
    DCL - Antonio - Bamford

    Bench: Meslier - Dier - Coufal - Smith Rowe

    1. Ritchies Magic Hat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Smith-Rowe to Sterling and bench Soucek?

  6. Futureform
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Budget to mid striker, NOT Bamford or Antonio?

      A) DCL (not confident at all)
      B) Watkins
      C) Wilson
      D) Adams
      E) Someone else

    • teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      KDB "weeks away"...

    • wanaj84
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bench one

      Son
      Bamford
      Antonio
      Dcl
      Gundogan
      Helpppp

      1. Ritchies Magic Hat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        err maybe Gundo - not convinced he keeps hauling

    • TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      2 weeks ago - FFS community: Gundogan is amazing the greatest player ever he is essential.

      FFS community after 1 blank: Gundogan -> Bissouma -12?

      1. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Is that a yes or a no!?

        Knees weak, arms are heavy.

        1. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          depends if ur palms are sweaty ?

          1. teneighty
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            They are! But shirt's still clean.

    • Champione
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ings > Antonio? 2 FT, 0.0 ITB. Suggestions?

      Martinez
      Cancelo Dias Shaw
      Salah Bruno Son Gundogan
      Ings DCL Bamford

      McCarthy Digne Targett Lookman

    • DrogsBallacks
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Who to start?

        Coufal (AVL - A)
        Dallas (EVE - H)
        Dier (CHE - H)

        Cheers guys

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Dallas

      • Aster
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Bench two:

          A) Saka
          B) Soucek
          C) Pereira
          D) Son

          1. Champione
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            AB

        • TimoTime
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Really stuck on how to set up, currently on this:

          Martinez,
          Dias, Stones, Coufal
          (S)alah, Grealish, Gundo, Bruno, Mane
          Bamford, Antonio

          (Peacock, DCL, Mitchell, Dunne)

          2.3 ITB

          Start Mane and hope he plays?

          Start DCL or Antonio?

        • Bolt Vanderhuge
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          With Gundo due a rest, thinking of Gundo>Eze with New and Leeds up next.
          Or Soucek or hold?

          1. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Wow

        • cruzex
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Mane out then?

        • VaVaVoom14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 6 days ago

          who gets more points in the next few weeks in order:

          1) Raphinha
          2) Grealish
          3) Trent
          4) Soucek

          1. XABI 15
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            trent

            1. Herman Toothrot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Grealish

        • Vovhund
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          I have 3 City-players. Would you do Mane and Gundogan to Sterling and Grealish for -4?

          1. jammie26
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Why sell Gundo?

              1. Vovhund
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                To make room for more explosive Sterling. Gundogan mayby due a rest as well

            • GuenDoozy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Considering the same move

            • abaalan
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              City's next fixtures are pretty poor after Bur...comfortable going all-in on City? (im considering getting sterling in too)

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

            Play one:

            A) Dallas
            B) Chilwell
            C) Coufal

          3. Scotty84
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Been seeing a few comments stating Gundogan not starting, is there anything to this?

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Yes: insanity

              1. TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                It’s pure speculation

                There is no more chance he is rested than any other week

            2. Scotty84
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              1. Scotty84
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Cheers =)

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

            Except from the games vs Fulham and Newcastle,Leeds has scored at home 4 goals in 7 games.

          5. jammie26
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Afternoon, play Watkins or Antonio?

              1. Champione
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Antonio

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

                watkins

            • vincentwsho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Any further news on Saka on his late fitness test?

            • JustPark
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              A) roll transfer
              B) Soucek, Martial > Salah(c), Brewster(-4)

              Leno
              Stones AWB Holding
              Bruno Sterling Gundogan Son
              DCL Bamford
              (Meslier Dallas Soucek Coufal)

            • mjh92
                3 months, 6 days ago

                9.3M to spend on a 5th midfielder, with the plan to play all 5 for the next few weeks. Who is the best option to go for?

                Midfield at the moment:

                Grealish, Fernandes, Sterling, Maddison, Bissouma (being transferred out)

              • Sturridge Wars
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Gundogan or Antonio

              • MessiGOAT
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Play Holding or Cresswell ?

                1. Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  hold

              • Chucky
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                would you do son to sterling for free?

              • TheDragon
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 6 days ago

                Start one: Gundogan or Brewster?

                1. Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  lol

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

                  Gundo

                3. JustPark
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 6 days ago

                  Come on..

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    But Gundogan might be benched....

                4. Tepid Turtle
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Brewster. Definitely due.

                5. jammie26
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Martinez
                    Stones, Dias, Taa
                    Grealish(v), Salah(c), Bruno, Son, Gundo
                    Bamford, Antonio

                    Leno, Watkins, Dallas, Coufal.

                    How's it looking?

                  • Mike2795647
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 6 days ago

                    Who to bench, Wilson or Gundo

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 6 days ago

                      Is this a genuine question?