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. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Who would you bench?

    A) Bamford (EVE)
    B) Watkins (WHU)
    C) DCL (lee)
    D) Gündogan (bur)

    1. rubberdignerapids
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Watkins

    2. TNB
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Watkins

      • RubeRx
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A considering Raphinha might be limited

      • Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        B

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

        D

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      pickford injured

      Digne owners rejoice

      1. rubberdignerapids
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yay

    4. TNB
        3 months, 13 days ago

        DDG
        Konsa-Stones-Holding
        Salah-Fernandes-Gundo-Son
        Bamford-Antonio-DCL

        (McCarthy-Dallas-Soucek-Coufal)

        1FT 4.5ITB

        Currently considering one the following:

        1. Konsa > Cancello
        2. Soucek > Barnes (Drop either Antonio or Bamford to the bench)
        3 Both of the above for -4
        4. Do nothing

        1. rubberdignerapids
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          A for sure

          1. TNB
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Thanks

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

            1

        2. Szczajuszka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Playing:
          Salah (c) | Bruno (v) | Gundo
          Antonio | Bamford | Watkins

          And which of these:
          a. Rashford
          b Raphinha

          Thanks

          1. TNB
              3 months, 13 days ago

              A

            • marcos11
                3 months, 13 days ago

                A

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

                A

            • Ohh1454
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Is WC 25 bb26 and fh29 the way to manoeuvre through the blanks and doubles ?

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

                That is a popular strategy, but you don't have to stick to it.

            • Front 442
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Who to play start in GW22
              (A) Dallas
              (B) Cresswell

              Your thoughts would be appreciated

              1. rubberdignerapids
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 13 days ago

                B for attacking returns

                1. Front 442
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Thanks
                  They’re both capable but Cresswell does have the set piece advantage

            • swil1008
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Martinez
              Cancelo, Robertson, Justin
              Salah(C), Bruno, Foden, Soucek
              Watkins, Antonio, Bamford

              McCarthy
              Son
              Coufal
              Mitchell

              Any changes here? or GTG?

              Foden to Grealish?
              Foden to Gundo?
              Foden to Barnes?

              1. TNB
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Tempted by getting Barnes in myself

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

                Starting GK:

                A) McCarthy
                B) Johnstone

                1. TNB
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    B

                  • TheLord
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    B

                2. Flynny
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Hi....Good to save ft here please? Maybe chilwell to rudiger for the weekend

                  Martinez (Johnstone)
                  Cancelo dias dallas (chilwell coufal)
                  Salah Bruno gundog grealish (soucek)
                  Dcl watkins Antonio

                  Thanks

                  1. Chief Break-Everything
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Similar teams. I would definitely roll the FT

                    I'm also playing Martinez over Johnstone. Benched Martinez for the first time last week. Paid for that!

                    1. Flynny
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Have thought carefully about playing Johnstone.

                      Even though I have Antonio I'm not putting my faith in wba defence

                3. _fatpanda
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Should I transfer out anyone? Changes needed??
                    Martinez
                    Dias Justin Stones
                    Gundogan Salah(C) Fernandes(V) Maddison
                    Bamford Antonio Watkins
                    Bench: De Gea Cresswell Smith Rowe Saiss

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

                      Play DDG

                  • Chief Break-Everything
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Martinez (Johnstone)
                    Cancelo Stones Dallas (Coufal Mitchell)
                    Salah Son Grealish Gundogan Bruno
                    Bamford DCL (Adams)

                    GTG? Roll FT?

                    (Despite template - I prefer Martinez to Johnstone after missing out on his haul last week)

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

                      gtg fatty

                      1. Chief Break-Everything
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        ta!

                  • jason_ni
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Would you bench any of these in order to play Saka?

                    Son - Gundo
                    Wilson - DCL - Bamford

                    1. S.Kuqi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      No. Gundo if I must

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

                      I don't think so

                      1. jason_ni
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        yeah - he's 1st on bench at moment.

                  • TheLord
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Bench one:

                    A) Son (CHE)
                    B) Gundo (bur)
                    C) Antonio (avl)

                    1. Tok721
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      I’m in same situation going to Bench Son!
                      And play vs West Brom

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

                        Thanks! That's what I'm on atm. We'll be in for an uncomfortable watch on Thursday - last game of the GW - match if others blank

                    2. jason_ni
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Really tough, maybe antonio?

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

                        Yeah between Son and Antonio, currently on Son. Maybe Pep will ease my decision and rest Gundogan before Liverpool. We'll see! Thanks and GL

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

                      C

                  • S.Kuqi
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Team in good shape but extremely hard to keep ft. Itchy fingers.

                    1. TNB
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Last week, my itchy fingers led me to Adams>Kane>DCL(-4) and benching Bamford.

                        1. S.Kuqi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Probably better just sit tight.

                          Tempted to sell Soucek for Grealish and bench Antonio.

                        2. Chief Break-Everything
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          ouch

                    2. krishgorwani
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Bench one out these, who?
                      A) Son
                      B) DCL
                      C) Antonio
                      D) Gundogan
                      E) Bamford

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

                        Same dilemma. Currently on Son first bench..

                      2. Pépé Pig
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        I know its weird to bench him, but probably Son you know

                      3. krishgorwani
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Thanks guys

                    3. purple.emu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Bench

                      Gundo
                      Bamford
                      Antonio
                      Wilson

                      ?????

                      1. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        I'd play Wilson, Bramford and Gundogan on form and fixtures so Antonio this week?

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

                      bench martinez or johnstone

                      1. _fatpanda
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Johnstone

                      2. AC/DC AFC
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Bench Antonio or DCL?

                        Starting Bamford in a 3-5-2

                        Thanks

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

                          Antonio

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

                          I am in the same boat mate - feel your pain.

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            I prefer Antonio but Leeds defence wide open and Villa pretty tight.

                            Decision made!

                        3. yosim
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Gonna go with form and play Antonio over DCL

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

                        Doing Sterling to Salah

                        and

                        a) Keep Foden (no penalty incurred)

                        Or take 4 point hit for:
                        b) Soucek
                        c) Pereira
                        d) Zaha

                        1. No Kane No Gain
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Sterling is pretty much gaurneteed 90 mins this week though?!

                          1. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            No Man City are guaranteed in current form and fixture congestion. Other than Ederson.

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

                        Going to have to get rid of soucek - too afraid to bench him

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

                          im the same

                      5. AYLD28
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Who to play:

                        1. Martinez
                        2. Johnstone

                        A. Bamford
                        B. Antonio

                        XX
                        TAA Dias Cancelo
                        Fernandes Salah (c) Gundog Barnes Grealish
                        XX DCL

                        XX - XX - Cresswell - Dallas

                        1.7M ITB

                      6. Lovren an elevator
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Whos likely to be the nailed option at Liverpool...
                        A. Kabak
                        B. Davies
                        C. Both

                        1. Party time
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          A

                      7. Vardy boys
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Who to start? 1 from...

                        A) Dallas (EVE(H))
                        B) Coufal (AVL (A))
                        C) Bellerin (WOL (A))

                        And 2 from...

                        D) Antonio (AVL(A))
                        E) Saka (WOL(A))
                        F) DCL (LEE(A))

                        1. Chief Break-Everything
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          ADF. Good luck!

                          1. Vardy boys
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Thought as much, thanks

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

                        Bench One:

                        a) Watkins (WHU)

                        b) Maddison (ful)

                        1. Vardy boys
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          A - obvious to me

                      9. GoonerGirl
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        I have Cancello, Stones, Holding, Dallas and Dunne.

                        Who is the best defender atm that I could bring in for Dunne? (I can't have anymore Villa or City players as already have maximum).

                        Thanks

                        1. Sweetboi
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          You don’t need to bring in anyone with that defence. Rudiger at 4.5, with their fixtures could be gold.

                        2. cutch
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Cresswell and Justin come to mind.

                          1. cutch
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            If you bring someone. As Sweetboi has replied, are you sure you need to do this transfer?

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

                          Cresswell and Justin are pretty reliable choices. Personally I'd bank the transfer though and wait and see which Chelsea defenders can be relied on for starts/points.

                          1. GoonerGirl
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Thanks guys.

                            Yeah I was thinking about just rolling the transfer but my idea behind the transfer was so I had better cover for rotation risks with Cancello and Stones.

                      10. cutch
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Bench order:
                        A) Chilwell, Dallas
                        B) Dallas, Chilwell

                        Start one:
                        1) Barnes
                        2) Antonio

                        1. Vardy boys
                          • 1 Year
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Barnes

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

                            B and 1 I think, but there's not much in it. You could make an equally convincing argument for A and 2.

                      11. My heart goes Salalalalah
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Martinez
                        Dias Stones Cancelo
                        Salah Bruno Son Raphinha
                        DCL Bamford Antonio
                        Steer Soucek Dallas Coufal

                        1ft, 4.5itb

                        A) Son to Mane (punt, will Mane play?)
                        B) Raphinha to Grealish/Barnes
                        C) Suggestions
                        D) Roll ft

                        1. Boris Bodega
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          B or D

                          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Grealish right?

                            1. Pépé Pig
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 13 days ago

                              Worth considering Zaha also

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

                          B or D for me too.

                        3. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          B(grealish)

                      12. estheblessed
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        G2G here chaps?

                        Martinez,
                        Cancelo, Stones, Shaw
                        Grealish, Bruno, Salah, Barnes, Gundo
                        Bamford, DCL

                        Forester, Dier, Alioski, Kane

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

                          Nice team!

                          1. estheblessed
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Thanks man

                        2. Chief Break-Everything
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Yup. GTG

                          1. estheblessed
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Cheers big man

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

                        Who would you start out of these 3?

                        (A) Dallas
                        (B) Cresswell
                        (C) Soucek

                        1. estheblessed
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          B then C

                      14. tabby98
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 13 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?

                        Adams ---> Antonio?

                        Is it worth swapping out Raphinha for a hit?