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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We choose the Scout Picks captain using a four-way vote between our Scout Squad pundits.

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1,614 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool's injury situation: "It's as it was".

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

      Good for Salah(c) then.

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

    This the right team/bench order?

    Martinez
    Robertson, Dias, Cancelo
    Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gundo, Soucek
    Bamford, DCL

    Forster, Targett, Coufal, Brewster

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

      yes

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yep

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

    Start Cresswell or Holding?

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

      I always side with the attacking defender

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

      Holding

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

      Cresswell

    4. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      holding

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

    https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1356591122143977472?s=19

    Salah captain then? 😆

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

      Yup. I was on Sterling. But with Mane out it has to be Salah

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Exactly this

  5. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Hey lads , will Shaw start tonight? Thinking of getting him in as I can't afford Maguire or Wan Bis.

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

      Get Shaw and make sure you have bench cover

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

      Quite likely, against his old club and need a win

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

    Dias to Cancelo on a FT?

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

      Nah.

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

        Thanks, think I agree.

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

      Higher ceiling, higher risk. Up to you

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

      Not with the doubles coming up and Dias nailed

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

        Yeah, good point. Thanks.

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

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

    Any ideas? Seems crazy to waste a transfer, but need to save for City attacker

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

      I think you're fine to just leave it.... it is annoying to 'lose' a transfer, but not sure there's anything worth doing there – unless you think Son is going to be no good without Kane?

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

    Boring old move to make but the risk of anything but salah in and (C) seems to much

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

    Mitchell before Coufal on bench?

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

      I'd say so

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No

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

    Chilwell > ?

    0.1 in the bank

    Other defenders are

    Justin
    Dallas
    Cancelo
    Robbo

  11. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

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

    subs: McCarthy, Dallas, Rudiger, Adams

    G2G?

  12. threeputt
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Scout picks gone for Gundogan, not convinced he'll start personally, he played all 90 other day but I see he did get a half game rest against wba, I'm tornas I have him but tempted to draft him out for Rashford

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

      You want rashford? Literally everyone including me wants to take him out

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

      He's in better form than Rashford and has multiple double GWs ahead. Even if I thought he might not start this week, I wouldn't make that move. Now is a time to be bringing in City players, not losing them.

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

        apart from Burnley this gw City don't have a good run. I take your point about dgws though, I still have FH so that could come in use for any dgws

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Could be a great call - he's long overdue

      I'm selling for Salah & because i've given him 6 quiet games & can't give him the 7th...

      But think Southampton's high line + absence of Vestergaard & KWP will suit him down to the ground

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

        That's the reason I am giving him another week. But I would rather buy Zaha than buy rashford. (Reply to orignal poster)

    4. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      some interesting points here, I could lose either Smith Rowe or Soucek but both seem good value

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

    A) Start Mane with Coufal first bench
    B) Mane > Grealish

    Ta

  14. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Sheffield utd - wbrom tonight.

    One of the few matches I can 'enjoy' watching without worrying about ownership 😀

    Hopefully entertaining and not 2 busses.

  15. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson/Stones/Justin
    Salah/Fernandes/Son/Gundo
    DCL/Watkins/Bamford*

    Peacok-Farrel/Soucek/Mitchell/kilman
    1FT
    A. Son to sterling
    B. Bamford to Antonio
    C. Son to Grealish
    D. Soucek to Grealish (Bench Bamford)
    E. Save FT

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

    Burnley creeping under the radar with some awful defensive numbers over the last 2 games, city could batter them (again) and I’m not risking a gundo bench

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

    Expected price for King?

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

      5.5m at a guess...

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

      already announced at 5.5

  18. Areyouthereyet
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    1FT. Gundo to Mahrez (c) 1 week punt?

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

      If you don't have salah and are chasing badly then can try. If not, nah

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

    Martinez (Areola)
    Cancelo, Cresswell, Digne (Chillwell, Mitchell)
    Sterling (c), Son, Gundo, Barnes (Saka)
    DCL, Richarlison, Bamford

    GTG ... or use a free transfer to go dullard and bring Salah in for the (C)?

  20. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    DCL captain anyone?

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

    1FT, £3.8m itb time for James to go, who for?

    A) Maguire (SOU, EVE, wba, NEW)
    B) TAA/Robbo (BHA, MCI, lei, EVE)
    C) Rudiger (tot, shu, NEW, sou)
    D) Dallas (EVE, CRY, ars, wol)

    Mendy - Johnstone
    Cancelo - Dias - Justin - Targett - *James*
    Salah - Son - Gundog - Soucek - Bruno
    DCL - Antonio - Watkins

  22. JonSnow
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    First sub headache pick one to bench:

    A) Maguire
    B) Bamford
    C) Stones

    Other two starters are dias and robertson.

  23. F0oTBall GuRu
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    can someone share fpl id,s of current footballers,
    like robertson,alexander arnold
    thanks in advance

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

    Start one:

    A) Gundo
    B) Son

    1. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I think Pep will make that decision for you. Start Gundo with Son 1st sub and watch them swap

  25. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Martinez (Steer)
    Stones, Shaw, Dier (KWP, Coufal)
    Salah, Fernandes, Son, Gundogan (Stephens)
    Kane, Calvert-Lewin, Bamford

    1FT, 2.6 itb

    (A) Stephens ---> Barnes

    (B) Kane ---> Antonio

  26. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Any changes or G2G?? £2.7 ITB & 1FT

    Martinez
    Shaw Dias Justin
    Son Bruno Sterling Barnes
    Watkins DCL Bamford

    Subs: McCarthy Soucek Cresswell Dallas

  27. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    What to do with this team? I think ill save ft dont have anyone who would bring in instead of Kane...

    Mccarthy
    Stones, Cancelo, Coufal, Chilwell
    Salah, Fernandes, Son, Grealish, Gundogan
    Antonio

    Kane, Mithcell, Brewster

  28. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Dallas or Holding to start?

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Holding. Wolves ain't scoring

  29. circusmonkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Had McCarthy and David Martin. Bought DDG, actually sold Martin for him as got enough money for that and to get Kane back and it builds for a bench boost maybe saves a transfer down the line, or a WC.

    Had enough of McCarthyism.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism

  30. Neves say Neves
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Unsure what to do with Chilwell. Got some options.

    A: Keep him and play him (worried about Alonso starting)
    B: Keep him and play Dallas
    C: Sell him for one of the following: Shaw, Robbo, TAA, Pereira, Holding etc.

    Thanks!