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

Cancelo finally delivers big haul as Gündogan shines in KDB's absence 1

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. Enes_Sahini1
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Anyone need to go lads?

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Cancelo Justin
    Son Grealish Salah Fernandes
    Bamford Antonio

    McCarthy Dallas Adams Stephens

    0.1 in the bank 2 free transfers

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Tricky. One of your Sts can go.

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

      With 2FT id consider ditching Chilwell. Wont be nailed under Tuchel

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

      Chilwell and Adams.

    4. Enes_Sahini1
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      thanks lads

  2. the snazzy viking
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    play Martinez or Johnstone

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Scouts went for Johnstone so go the other way

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

      I’m on this too.

      I’ve lost hope with Johnstone but it is Sheffield United. Tough, I’m stuck

    3. Blame it on Traore
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Johnstone for me

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

      I went Martinez. Last week I benched him.. and paid the price.

    5. King Drogba11
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Johnstone.

      • the snazzy viking
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        cheers all

    6. 50pipsDaily
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Kane out for Antonio or DCL?

      1. Blame it on Traore
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Think I'd get Antonio

      2. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Dcl hope everton v city double 24

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

      Time to attack top 10k
      Saving FT

      Martinez
      Holding Cancelo Justin
      Salah Grealish Bruno Gundog
      Antonio DCL Bamby

      Soucek Coufal Chilwell

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

        Let's go!!!

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

          lekker, kan nou weer dop koop!

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

            Dankie tog ja!! Onnosele fkn inperking kak reëls

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

        Attacking top 500k though... LOL

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

        Nou spam ek jou post, maar kyk gou op vorige blad my span en help asb?

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

          ok, sal gou check

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

            B(grealish)

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

              Eerlik wat ek wou doen, dankie

    8. JamieC180
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Particularly tricky one this week.

      McCarthy
      Dias, Cancelo, Justin
      Salah, Fernandes, Son, Grealish
      DCL, Bamford, Wilson
      (Steer, Mitchell, Soucek, Coufal)
      2 FTs, 1.6 ITB.

      Considering Steer to Martinez, but I'd have to move him on soon after to have funds for Son to KDB.
      Is holding and wasting a transfer totally insane?

      Cheers!

    9. Michelle Davin
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Arent you guys scared salah might not start?

      I have him,but tempted not to cpt him..

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        He will, he needs to build up confidence.
        Its not an easy game and they need to be ready for City.
        Its also pointless to rest him and then be 10 points behind City

      2. King Drogba11
          3 months, 13 days ago

          All depends if Mane is fit. If Mane is injured no chance Salah is rested.

        • threeputt
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I'm not convinced he'll start either with the City game coming up, I think it all depends on if Mane starts, if Mane is out then Salah defo starts imo

        • Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Can't rule it out but I think Klopp will want to keep the momentum going. Has there been any news on Mane yet?

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

        Will Bamford play?
        Sorry if its asked previously

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

          Very likely

        2. Blame it on Traore
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Only a dead leg. I'd be surprised if he didn't start

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

          Yes !
          Pickford injured

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

          Thanks lads

      4. King Drogba11
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Who’s the highest scoring mid until GW26 ?

          I’m backing Bruno personally.

        • ckzebra
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Switching Kane out this week. Probably to Watkins. Is it worth a -4 to also switch Foden to Stirling? 2.3 ITB. Can’t believe it is so hard to spend money!!

          Martinez (4.0)
          Cancelo, Chilwell, Digne (Coufal, C.Taylor)
          Salah(c), Son, Gundo, Soucek, Foden
          Kane, Antonio, DCL

          1. King Drogba11
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Yep like those moves.

            • Reggie Nainggolan
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Probably not worth the -4

          2. Sarri-ball
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Thoughts on gundo does he start 2morow or rested before liverpool?

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

            Martinez
            Dias, Digne, Dier
            Salah, Gundo, Bruno, Son, Soucek
            Antonio, DCL
            Bench: Sanchez, Coufal, Mitchell, Brewster
            1 FT, 3.7 ITB

            G2G? Soucek to Grealish? Brewster to Watkins?

          4. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

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

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

          5. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Gundo captain again? 5-0?

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Good choice but depends if Jesus starts. Only a theory but Gundo a better option with a false 9 rather than a proper striker as a focal point. Mins could be managed for the Liverpool game

            2. King Drogba11
                3 months, 13 days ago

                I’m guessing a 2-0 victory but still a good option.

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

              Bit of a benching headache after transferring in Grealish for Soucek.

              Front 8:
              Salah/Barnes/Bruno/Grealish/Sterling
              Bamford/DCL/Antonio

              Who to bench:

              A) Barnes
              B) Bamford
              C) DCL
              D) Antonio

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

                Tricky one.

                I'd bench Antonio but put him first on your bench so if Bamford doesn't make it he'll play instead.

                1. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  For anyone considering Antonio on the bench, they should think again

                  West Ham over the last four GWs (when he came back to the starting XI):

                  Big Chances Scored (1st)
                  Goals Scored (2nd)
                  Goals from inside the box (2nd)
                  Goals from set plays (2nd)
                  Big Chances Total (3rd)

                  https://twitter.com/FPLCanuck/status/1356329724772028422?s=19

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

              Chilwell > ?

              a) Stones
              b) Dias

              Already have Cancelo

              1. Blame it on Traore
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Dias for me. Think he's more nailed generally

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

                  Dias

              2. Tonyawesome69
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Dias

            5. icanseethroughyou
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Martinez (Forster)
              Maguire, Justin, Digne, Dias (Saiss)
              Salah (c), Fernandes (v), Foden, Maddison , (Soucek)
              DCL Bamford (Welbeck)

              Intending to roll transfer this week. GTG?

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

                gtg

            6. Oooo Matron
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              G2G? In thinking maybe Dier out to Dawosn/Maguire/Holding/Coufal?

              Martinez
              Dias Cancelo Dallas
              Grealish Fernandes Sterling (C) Salah Son
              Antonio Watkins

              Subs: Brewster, Dier, Mitchell

              1. Blame it on Traore
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                I like Maguire as a pick particularly I think

            7. Lingard’s Shin Guards
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Seems like majority of the crowd are going with salah (c) but could he get rested/limited mins. Bit of fixture congestion and big game against city coming up

              Have sterling who's just gotten his rest...

              1. King Drogba11
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  If I had Sterling I’d definitely captain him.

              2. Blame it on Traore
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Afternoon guys. Soucek to Gundogan? Thanks a lot

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

                  Short term yes, long term no.
                  City tricky fictures after this one but Gundo has penalty duty in absence of KDB.
                  Once KDB is back he won't and will probably play lower.

                  1. Blame it on Traore
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Yeah. That's the thing. Tough fixtures coming up. And West Ham have some easier ones. It's a tricky call. Cheers mate.

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

                Play 1:

                A) Digne
                B) Holding

                1. Blame it on Traore
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  A. Just for the attacking threat in that Leeds fixture. No Pickford either, so that has to enhance his clean sheet potential!

                2. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Holding safe 6 points or Digne higher attacking ceiling - I always side with the attacking defender

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

                  Cheers!

              4. Tmel
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Bench one:

                a) Bamford (EVE)
                b) Son (CHE)
                c) DCL (lee)

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

                  Probably B tbh

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

                Seems like Mane is still out, so Salah a safe bet this GW.

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

                  Indeed, my cap. Plays better if he doesn't need to share the spotlight.

              6. storr84
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Start-

                A, Raphina
                B, Antonio

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

                  B

                2. sully29
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  B

              7. Alisson WondHaaland
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Would you play Chilwell vs TOT(A) over any of this XI?

                Stones Cancelo Robbo
                Son Bruno Salah Gundo
                Antonio Watkins DCL

                Im tempted to bench Son for Chilwell, Spurs have looked awful going forward and if Chilwell doesnt play Im fairly sure he wont get a cameo

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

                  No, GTG. Spurs were poor but bound to try to react + Son is on penas now Kane is gone.

              8. internal error
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Since GW15, Soucek hasn't gone more than 2 gameweeks, without scoring. As Bruce Buffer would say, IT'S TIME

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

                Very Very Simple Question??

                Play Son or Watkins!!!

                Spurs are just cack but Son is their only glimmer of hope
                Watkins will get chances against West Ham

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

                  Too close to call, benching son just feels wrong to me. If spurs scores he'll be involved and he's on penas.
                  Watkins solid fixture, but could go either way.

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

                    My team is as follows

                    Martinez (Areola)
                    Stones Cancelo Wan Bissaka (Coufal) (Dunk)
                    Salah Son Gundo Bruno Maddison
                    DCL Bamford (Watkins)

                    Got a few mil in the bank but i can't see what to change its simply Watkins or Son or hope Bamford doesn't play and this conversation is moot

              10. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

              11. Pep Roulette
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Hey fam! Save FT & GTG?

                Martinez
                Cancelo Maguire Coufal
                Sterling(C) Bruno Son Gundogan
                Firmino DCL Antonio

                Areola Burke Targett Mitchell

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

                Is Bamford fit to start?
                Also AVL blank every 3 home games so I'm starting Coufal

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

                  No news yet. But Everton is no easy opposition and since Rodrigo is out I don't think Leeds have many other options

              13. McPollolocco
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Is Mane fit?

                  1. Niho992
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    No.