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. TVPlugSockets
      4 months, 13 days ago

      Is it worth using my free transfer to swap either Dias or Stones to Cancelo?

      1. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        No

      2. AC Yew
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        No. Why would you want to do that?

      3. ManUtdFan977
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        not this week i'd wait to see who plays against Liverpool then we know who pep's nailed on starting XI is

      4. TNB
          4 months, 13 days ago

          NO

      5. AC Yew
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 13 days ago

        DCL to antonio for a hit?

        1. Sco
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          No.

        2. Snooze ya lose
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          No

          1. AC Yew
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            I know just want to do something radical after a bad gameweek!

        3. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          No for a hit even for free this week

        4. disarrays11
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Hell no, DCL better pick against leaky Leeds defence. Antonio out vs Villa is tricky

          1. AC Yew
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            I know...  just want to do something radical after a bad gameweek if he blanks again i'll be annoyed

            1. disarrays11
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Give him some time. Had DCL from GW1 all season until his injury. Solid set and forget asset. With a Everton squad that is back at full strength, he's bound to score regularly.

              1. AC Yew
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Yep i had him from the start and was great to own not so much so recently! I will take the pragmatic approach and hold on for a couple more weeks and reassess. Thanks for your input.

        5. ManUtdFan977
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          no

        6. TNB
            4 months, 13 days ago

            not for a hit

          • AC Yew
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Thanks for all the replies! I shall remain calm and pragmatic avoiding any hits this week!

        7. disarrays11
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 13 days ago

          Play 1

          A) Maddison (away Fulham)

          or

          B) Antonio (away Aston Villa)

          1. Sco
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            A

          2. Snooze ya lose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            B

          3. ManUtdFan977
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            antonio

          4. TNB
              4 months, 13 days ago

              A

            • Jonny HOW SON?
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              A

            • disarrays11
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Cheers, going with Maddi

          5. Sco
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Thoughts on Digne to Maguire?

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Better not

              1. Sco
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Why not?

                1. iL PiStOlErO
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  You can lose Digne but better not to Maguire. Dont think its worth it atm

            2. Snooze ya lose
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Do it

            3. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              I don’t think I would, but you never know.

            4. ManUtdFan977
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              digne will get some good attacking returns against leeds so no

            5. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              If Everton get a DGW24 you may reverse that transfer.

              Could pay off this week though...

          6. Dee Lixon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Interesting calculation for captain...

          7. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Diet to AWB a decent shout?

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              Dier*

            2. ManUtdFan977
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              no i'd rather go shaw

            3. DK_13
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 13 days ago

              I am thinking of getting Maguire. But not sure whether to bring him on play soucek.
              In your case if you have to play dier, go for it I guess

          8. AutoFill 2021
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 13 days ago

            Foden or Soucek, will Foden start?

          9. lewis1290
              4 months, 13 days ago

              bench watkins or antonio someone pls answer?

              1. Barnabus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Antonio

              2. Snooze ya lose
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                W

              3. Lukakuna
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                watkins

              4. Sco
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                Antonio

                1. lewis1290
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    cheers

                2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Watkins

                3. ManUtdFan977
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  watkins
                  antonio gets a lot of chances and has been playing really well

              5. Barnabus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                4 months, 13 days ago

                I'm on a WC, trying to decide between Grealish & Pogba to finish my midfield. My two ML rivals both have Grealish and i'm looking for differentials where I can, just not sure Pogba is the play.

                So far my midfield is: Salah Bruno Sterling Barnes

                Thoughts?

                1. DK_13
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Nope

                2. Snooze ya lose
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Gotta get grealish

                3. THL33
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Has to be Grealish for me, I think he gets more points in the next 6 or so. Don't overthink it I guess.

                  • Studs Up
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Grealish or Zaha

                4. DK_13
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  1 FT.
                  A)Do dier to Maguire
                  B)play soucek

                  Will WC in 25

                  1. Snooze ya lose
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    B

                  2. The VAR Team
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    b

                5. ronpateluk
                  • 3 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  gtg?

                  Martinez (Steer)
                  Shaw Cancelo Stones Cresswell (Targett)
                  Salah (C) Bruno Sterling (Raphinha Soucek)
                  DCL Cavani Bamford

                  1. Galza
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    I like it. GL

                6. rubberdignerapids
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Are 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

                  I’ll be looking to bring him in for Sheffield

                7. iL PiStOlErO
                  • 2 Years
                  4 months, 13 days ago

                  Saving ft. GTG? Mo(C)?

                  McCarthy
                  Cancelo Dallas Justin
                  Sterling Salah(C) Bruno Gundo
                  Antonio Bamford DCL

                  Forster Coufal Lowton Romeu

                  1. Legohair
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    G2G,great team!

                    1. iL PiStOlErO
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Very glad to hear it. Cheers mate and gl.

                8. marcos11
                    4 months, 13 days ago

                    Bench one?

                    a) Gundo
                    b) Bamford

                    1. iL PiStOlErO
                      • 2 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      Dont bench either. Lose one of your defenders.

                      1. marcos11
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Currently on 3atb and still need to drop one

                          1. iL PiStOlErO
                            • 2 Years
                            4 months, 13 days ago

                            I dont like that but if you have to then A between them two, but only as a last option. Gl whatever you decide.

                    2. Manumana
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 13 days ago

                      This bench order look good

                      A. Adam's
                      B. Coufal
                      C. Mitchell

                      Thanks

                      1. Legohair
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        Yep

                      2. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        Yes

                      3. marcos11
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Mitchell over Coufal incase he starts?

                          1. Manumana
                            • 5 Years
                            4 months, 13 days ago

                            Goin to go with this order. Thanks a lot for your help
                            Green arrow vibes to you all !

                      4. Legohair
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        Chilwell to
                        A. Dias
                        B. Cancelo

                        1. Magic Zico
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Cancelo if you have a good regular cover otherwise A

                        2. iL PiStOlErO
                          • 2 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          B

                      5. Sean
                        • 11 Years
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        Doesn’t really seem like we need to use our WC till after BGW29 does it? Although we don’t know the fixtures it Looks very manageable to plan for DGW26 with free transfers and then we can just dead end our teams to have an ok XI for the blank.

                        1. Lukakuna
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          Agreed. For us with FH left too it will probably be better to use that in BGW29 and keep the WC for later

                        2. DK_13
                          • 5 Years
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          I don't think using all the chips effectively will be possible if I don't start with WC in 25.
                          Without chips (BB), FT could make it

                          1. Sean
                            • 11 Years
                            4 months, 13 days ago

                            Yea absolutely, if you have your chips intact then WC in 25 looks the obvious move

                          2. The VAR Team
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 13 days ago

                            What is your team now? Noway to get to 15 players in DGW26?

                            1. DK_13
                              • 5 Years
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              Bench has forster Brewster Ferguson. Not worth wasting transfers on them.
                              Plus no son and kane(captaincy choices for 26)

                              1. The VAR Team
                                • 1 Year
                                4 months, 13 days ago

                                fair enough yeah!

                      6. Little Red Lacazette
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 13 days ago

                        I ignored the rest of the scoutpicks when I read about goal keeper Johnstone.

                      7. lewis1290
                          4 months, 13 days ago

                          barkley a good differential ?

                          1. tomasjj
                            • 6 Years
                            4 months, 13 days ago

                            I'd get Barnes rather if you can afford it.

                            1. lewis1290
                                4 months, 13 days ago

                                i have maddison

                            2. Galza
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              Now would be the time to punt on him...

                            3. iL PiStOlErO
                              • 2 Years
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              Not so much no. Attacking return once in every 20 games is putting me off.

                            4. THL33
                                4 months, 13 days ago

                                Yes

                            5. Disturbed
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              Who would you get in this gw- Antonio or Watkins?

                              1. navin
                                • 10 Years
                                4 months, 13 days ago

                                Watkins, double gw coming

                            6. wulfrunian
                              • 4 Years
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              Sutd-WBrom is a very difficult game to predict.Must win for the Blades.

                            7. navin
                              • 10 Years
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              Need help, pleaseee..
                              GTG with right bench?

                              Fabianski
                              Justin - Dias - Stones - Cresswell
                              Son - Salah C - Bruno VC - Gundo
                              Watkins - Wilson

                              Nyland - Soucek - Targett - Adams

                            8. Sweetboi
                              • 5 Years
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              Start One:

                              a) Maddison (ful)

                              b) Watkins (WHU)

                            9. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
                              • 8 Years
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              Does anyone know if Mane is back in Robertson's FPL team yet?

                              1. Hazz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                4 months, 13 days ago

                                I'll tell you after the deadline.

                                1. Hazz
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  4 months, 13 days ago

                                  But given Son has WBA next, the lack of a reserve transfer might not imply anything anyway...

                                2. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
                                  • 8 Years
                                  4 months, 13 days ago

                                  Need something a little better than that! To sell or not to sell?

                              2. the dom 1
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                4 months, 13 days ago

                                Link to Robbo's team would be nice too

                                1. Chelsea Rangers Loyal
                                  • 8 Years
                                  4 months, 13 days ago

                                  Link to Klopp's brain would be brilliant!

                            10. wolves_simmo
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              4 months, 13 days ago

                              Which GK to start?

                              A) Johnstone (shu)
                              B) Mendy (tot)

                              1. DK_13
                                • 5 Years
                                4 months, 13 days ago

                                A

                              2. marcos11
                                  4 months, 13 days ago

                                  A

                              3. Shark Team
                                • 3 Years
                                4 months, 13 days ago

                                Would you save FT and start Coufal and Bamford with no playing bench or get a defender with the FT and start him ahead of Coufal?

                                1. THL33
                                    4 months, 13 days ago

                                    I would save, 2 for the DGW info could be big

                                    1. Shark Team
                                      • 3 Years
                                      4 months, 13 days ago

                                      I agree but on the other hand I can get TAA and grab some pts rn as I'm WC25

                                2. rubberdignerapids
                                  • 1 Year
                                  4 months, 13 days ago

                                  Bench one:

                                  A) Ivanovic
                                  B) Sessagnon
                                  C) Michu

                                3. vincentwsho
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  4 months, 13 days ago

                                  Gundo to Sterling too sideways?

                                  1. TNB
                                      4 months, 13 days ago

                                      According to the article he's flat track bully so why not

                                  2. Tshelby
                                    • 6 Years
                                    4 months, 13 days ago

                                    People who still have Adams in their team what are you going to do? Keep him? Lose him for Watkins? Try to squeeze DCL in?

                                    1. Sean
                                      • 11 Years
                                      4 months, 13 days ago

                                      Moved him on for DCL last week, was considering Watkins or just 4.3 player but because I want Kane in a few weeks I went with DCL