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. rubberdignerapids
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    How do you pick yourself up mentally after a bad gameweek?

    I go out and do a fast-ish 5km run to wash my past gameweek demons away.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I pick players or a captain that I wont pick under normal circumstances... which basically results in another bad GW 😆

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Haha, for me it’s Wilson this gw...I feel your pain haha

    2. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Unless there's a transfer I feel I need to make, I just try not to think about it too much. Easier said than done, especially after the horrific week I just had.

      And exercise helps too - massive help for mental health in general, so a good tonic for a bad gameweek!

    3. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Some say their season is over

    4. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Slap on Bobby McFerrin's greatest hits

    5. Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Don't check rank and just focus on setting up the team for next week

  2. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Johnstone,
    Robbo, Stones, Cancelo
    Salah (C), Bruno (VC), Son, Grealish, Raphinha
    Bamford, Watkins

    subs: McCarthy, Dallas, Adams, KWP

    2FT + 0.7ITB

    thinking KWP to Lewis (or another cheap) to save money - Thoughts?

    1. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I'd avoid Lewis, he's awful.

      Rudiger maybe?

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Rudiger's a good shout

      2. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Not nailed yet, that's a concern.

        Mitchel? Brighton defender?

    2. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      kwp might have a double gameweek in 24 so I wouldn't just yet maybe raphina to callum hudson adoi because you already have bamford

      1. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        I have wildcard and will probably use it in 24

  3. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Think I'll save the FT here. Make sense?

    Right order too?

    1FT 4.9ITB

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Justin
    Salah (c) Bruno Son Gundo
    DCL Antonio Watkins

    McCarthy Soucek Holding Coufal

    Cheers!

    1. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      yes i would save transfer

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      If in doubt...

      GTG

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks. Only transfer which tempts me is Grealish but that would lead to a benching headache this week.

  4. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Who to start?

    A. Soucek - AVL (A)
    B. Mitchell - NEW (A)

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Soucek.

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      A

    3. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      A

    4. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      soucek

    5. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      A

    6. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks all, Soucek it is!

  5. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    bottomed

    Play Antonio or Grealish?

    Cheers

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Grealish.

    2. RubeRx
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      dont bench Antonio

    3. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      play grealish

    4. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Cheers

  6. FPL Doctor
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Play:

    A) Martinez
    B) Mendy

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Hmm, not straightforward that, but I think Martinez edges it. Close call tho.

    2. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Martinez

  7. Rep Poulette
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    9/11

  8. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Anything worth a hit? 7M in bank:

    Martinez
    TAA, Dias, Stones
    Salah, Fernandes, Son, Gundogan, Soucek
    DCL, Bamford

    (Steer, Brewster, Coufal, Mitchell)

    Cheers

    1. Rep Poulette
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      No hit. Decent team

  9. Attractive Nuisance
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Hey guys, which of the two forwards to own for next 3 GWs?

    1) Antonio (villa,ful,SHU)
    2) Watkins (WHU,ARS,bha)
    3) Bamford (EVE,CPL,ars)

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      1

    2. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Bamford and antonio
      would make sense aswell if u have grealish

    3. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      1

  10. lewis1290
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    bamford

  11. CrouchDown
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Any changes needed to starting XI or bench order?

    Martinez

    Cancelo Digne Dallas

    Sterling Salah Bruno Gundo

    DCL Antonio Bam

    Subs: McCarthy, Soucek Coufal Mitchell

    1. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      no i think ur good to go

  12. nobodyspoilmyfun
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Saka, Lacazette & Son for Salah, Wilson & Grealish for -8?

  13. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez ¦ Forster
    Cancelo Maguire Holding
    Bruno Rashford Grealish Barnes
    Jesus Ings Wilson
    ¦ Saka Coufal Lascelles

    1 FT, 4.6 ITB

    A) Rashford -> Salah
    B) Save FT?

    1. iveseenitall
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      A

  14. Galza-The Wanton Trader
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    How’s it looking...?
    Currently Salah has the armband...

    Ederson
    Trent / Digne / Dias
    Salah / Bruno / Grealish / Barnes / Zaha
    DCL / Bamford

    Button / Cresswell / Brewster / Ferguson

    It’s cost me a -4, however hits have been working out nicely for me recently.

    1. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Looks really good. Nice one.

      1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks a lot

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Nice team

      1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers PP...

  15. iveseenitall
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Benching headache, bench 1 from each?

    A)Rudiger
    B)Justin

    1)Antonio
    2)Bamford
    3)Watkins
    4)Gundogan

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      A 3

  16. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Soucek to Zaha for a free, yay or nay?

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      That's the move I'm making, so yes for me

  17. lewis1290
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    antonio and watkins i’d do , however i have all 3 lol

  18. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Scout picks before pressers are done? Odd.

    1. THL33
      7 months, 17 days ago

      When are the pressers?

  19. THL33
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Adams to Bamford or Foden to Maddison?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Probably Adams to Bamford

      1. THL33
        7 months, 17 days ago

        I think so to... thanks mate

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Adams to Bam

  20. lewis1290
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    who do i bench out of Barkley, watkins ,antonio ,
    bamford??

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Watkins for me

      1. lewis1290
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 17 days ago

        you think ? over antonio?

    2. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Barkley

  21. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    I guess I should play Johnstone over Martinez, if I have Antonio playing?
    Play
    A) Johnstone
    B) Martinez

    Martinez/Johnstone
    Robbo Cancelo Stones
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo
    Antonio DCL Bamford
    (Soucek Dallas Coufal)

    1. THL33
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I would play Emi, people benched him last gw and kicked themselves for it. WBA can't really defend. But either really, toss of a coin imo

  22. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    give me a good reason to not switch Dias to Cancello for free?
    Maxed out on city and got FT to use.

    Thanks!

    Most of my rivals have Csncello and some will captain so its a cover move

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      other 2 Man City players? would change Stones if you have him

    2. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Dias is less of a rotation risk, keep.

  23. Gaffa914
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Martinez Forster
    Trent Justin Cancelo Dallas Ferguson
    Salah Sterling Bruno Barnes Foden
    Antonio Bamford Brewster

    I’ve got 2FT’s and I’m stuck on what to do? Any suggestions appreciated.

  24. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    To Pereira or not to Pereira is the question...

  25. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Play Justin or Dallas?

    1. lewis1290
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      justin

    2. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Justin

  26. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    GTG?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Shaw
    Bruno Salah Son Gundo Maddison
    Antonio DCL
    Areola Dallas Brewster Mitchell

    Considering Shaw > TAA, but upcoming fixtures for Pool aren't great.

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I would say leave it as it is

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Looks nice. GL

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Thx G

    3. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      8/11 the same here.
      I'd say roll the FT.

  27. Brimble82
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    McCarthy
    Digne - Stones - Cancelo
    Salah (C) - Bruno - Gundo - Son
    DCL - Antonio

    Who takes the final slot:
    1. Soucek in a 3-5-2
    2. Holding in an old school 4-4-2

    Rest of bench:
    Forster / Mitchell - Kane

  28. rubberdignerapids
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Any non Martinez owners out there tempted by Mendy after the Spurs fixture?

    Same price (5.1), nailed on in a seemingly more defensively sound Chelsea under Tuchel

  29. lewis1290
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 17 days ago

    bench antonio or watkins?

  30. PukkiBlinder
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 17 days ago

    Who to bench:
    A- Soucek
    B- Antonio
    C- Bamford

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 17 days ago

      I've benched soucek atm

    2. Brimble82
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 17 days ago

      Out of the three, I'd say Soucek.

      1. PukkiBlinder
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks. Just worried as got a 12 point burn when benched him 2 weeks ago!