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

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

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

Because we use Fantasy Football Scout data so heavily in this process, the skipper we choose each Gameweek is known only to those with a valid Fantasy Football Scout subscription and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

Here’s how we voted for Gameweek 22:

1,614 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Atters
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Mane to Salah? Or roll the transfer and play Targett

    1. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Haven't seen the presser but if Mane is out its worth it, especially if you are salah(c)

    2. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Make the transfer

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yep

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Salah can concentrate on scoring rather than not passing to Mane, now Sadie is injured?

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Mo is a free elf!

  3. Luke W
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson-Holding-Stones
    Salah(c)-Fernandes-Soucek-Son-Sterling
    Antonio-Bamford

    Steer-Coufal-Brewster-Mitchell

    2FT, 2M ITB

    Want to avoid burning a transfer but not sure what move to make

    1. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Robbo for Cancelo, for me.

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      This

    3. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Soucek to Barnes?

  4. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 28 days ago

    FFS telling me to play Johnstone instead of Martinez again.

    Last week he was on the bench for scout picks so I went with him over Martinez’s 10 pointer.

    This website is causing damage to my team.

    1. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Do you have a say in all this?

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Yes, but I thought this place was supposed to give good advice.

    2. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Go with your gut

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Lol

    4. Big Ping
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      My fpl experience became much less stressful when I abandoned rotating keepers, its pure torture!!

  5. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Salah's new witch doctor is doing a proper job on Mane

  6. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Foden cresswell rudiger, who should be first bench

    1. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      cres

    2. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Hell of a bench that. Foden, Cresswell, Rudiger, for me.

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    REPOST

    Hey fam! Save FT & GTG?

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

    Areola Burke Targett Mitchell

    1. niaz1982
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      G2G

    2. DK_13
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      With mane injured, not tempted by son to salah?(if you got the cash)

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Son to Mo

  8. niaz1982
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    What do we think any changes or G2G?? £2.7 ITB & 1FT

    Martinez
    Shaw Dias Justin
    Son Bruno Sterling Barnes
    Watkins DCL Bamford

    Subs: McCarthy Soucek Cresswell Dallas

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Tres bon

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        actually i'd start cresswell. over justin maybe

        1. niaz1982
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Thanks

  9. ooooo
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Start Dallas or Soucek?

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Dallas

    2. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I would avoid benching soucek ever again

  10. Neves say Neves
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Bottomed
    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!

  11. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Play DCl or Antonio?

    Other striker is Bamford.

    Cheers

    p.s. can't play all 3 🙁

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      DCL

    2. JonSnow
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      DCL

    3. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I would play DCL over Antonio

    4. RubeRx
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      playing any leeds/avl defenders?

  12. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Which is better ?
    A- Gundo > Grealish
    B- Stonee > Cancelo

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I don't think either are worth a FT. Save if you can

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      C. Save FT

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Save

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Cheers

  13. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Defence is: Dias Stones Coufal (Mitchell CTaylor)

    Which option:

    A. Play Coufal this gw and save transfer with no bench cover.
    B. Mitchell/CTaylor to TAA/Digne

    Thanks.

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      B, not sure which one though

  14. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Did Klopp say anything about Mane being back? Can't decide whether to captain Salah or Bruno

    1. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      He is out.

  15. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Bench one of the following:

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

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      son if you dont have any other options then those

  16. He Kane He Saw He Conquered
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    KWP -> Shaw and relegated Dallas to first sub...feels a waste but too late. Thoughts?

  17. Enes_Sahini1
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Bottomed...

    Chilwell > ?

    0.1 in the bank

    Other defenders are

    Justin
    Dallas
    Cancelo
    Robbo

    1. AD2110
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Digne?

    2. icanseethroughyou
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Digne I’d say. Still convinced he’s about to haul, though I keep saying that to myself to soothe the pain if bringing him in at the weekend for -4

  18. AD2110
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Bench one of:

    A) Bamford
    B) Gundogan
    C) Wilson

    1. JamieC180
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Very tough. I guess C? But ideally all three of them need to play

    2. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Is there really no-one else? Bamford then

      1. AD2110
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Rest of attack are:

        Grealish, Salah, Son, Gundo, Bruno
        DCL, Wilson, Bamford

        No idea who to bench!

  19. Gazwaz80
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    What’s the verdict on Pereira for Leicester being a viable option, played 60mins last week and didn’t look to bad?

  20. JonSnow
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Antonio
    B) Bamford
    C) Maguire

    Cheers in advance.

    1. icanseethroughyou
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Antonio for me

    2. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      maguire

  21. JamieC180
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    On a scale of 1 to 10, how crazy is this:

    Son > Gunda this week
    Gunda > Son next week

    All for free, and have no other issues (as yet).

    1. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Im honestly worried gundo doesnt play 2morow

      Why not punt on some1 if doing that. Surely lose value on son so seems crazy 2 me

    2. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Gundogan could be rested today.Hold transfer IMO

  22. AnfieldLad
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Salah Mane* Bruno Gundo Soucek

    Mane ->
    A) Son
    B) Barnes
    C) Hold
    D) Other

    1. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      zaha

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Grealish or Son I think

  23. icanseethroughyou
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Bench Justin or Soucek?

    1. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      soucek

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Soucek

  24. MMN
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Start Watkins or Antonio?

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Watkino

    2. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      antonio

  25. flippetyflop
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    A, B or C please guys - I have 2 FT.

    Martinez/Forster
    TAA/Robbo/Stones/Dias(Semedo)
    Salah/Son/Fernandes (Burke) (Bissouma)
    DCL/Antonio/Bamford

    A - Semedo to Stephens and carry 2ft for GW23 ( Southampton may have DGW in 24)
    B - Stones to Cancelo + Semedo to Stephens
    C - Semedo to 3.9 + Bissouma to Gundogan (god knows who I would bench this week)
    D - Other

  26. CRO KLOPP
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    How good is a Ricardo Pereira for next 3 gmwks? Below 1 pct ownership, Castagne injured.
    Or just get Maguire?

    1. Pep Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      You know my answer to this pal. Think Pereira is an excellent transfer for the next 2 games at the very least

  27. teddypicker
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    How does Johnstone keep making scout picks?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      hopefully they get it right this time

  28. FPL-(VAR)dy
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Badly want to break into the top 10k
    Captain DCL? I have Salah and Bruno.But this cud be the week to punt.Everyone will go Son© next week.
    What do you lot say

    1. Jersey Boy
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Certainly not the week to gamble on captaincy.

      Gambled on DCL cap last GW and it failed miserably

  29. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    dier to whom:

    A) clyne/dann
    B) shaw
    C) rudiger
    D) justin

    Next gw might do stones (dias) to someone frok the above list too

    1. Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Have dias

    2. FPL-(VAR)dy
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Justin this gameweek
      Rudiger next gameweek

  30. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Good move brining in Mane last week then lol! At the expense of Bamford as well. Grealish looks the obvious move