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.

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.

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1,614 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Sarri-ball
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Want sterling gw24 if city double who to sell

    A) Gundo this gw to Maddison max 8.0
    B) stones to Rudiger thisweekend (own dias)

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      At least wait until the double is confirmed. Whats the rush

      1. Sarri-ball
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        No rush i could prob just save swap. Really tempted to punt on maddison as worried about gundo mins 2morow

  2. Mikey44
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Johnstone
    Cancelo Dias Dallas
    Salah Fernandes Sterling Raphinha
    DCL Antonio Bamford

    Subs: Mccarthy Soucek Justin Mitchell

    1 FT and 2.4 itb

    A- Grealish for Raphinha
    B- Save the FT

    Thanks

    1. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. JamieC180
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Grealish for Raphinha long term looks good. Do have a feeling might be a high scorer against Everton this week though

  3. RubeRx
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Thinking of benching Antonio? Soucek? Think again! I wrote an article on how to approach the AVLvWHU game. Check it out!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/FantasyPL/comments/la849a/the_outcomes_of_avlvwhu_and_leeveve_will/

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Has all the hallmarks of the Palace WH fixture in my book

    2. LLoris
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      So Cresswell over Soucek

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Link not working for me mate. Brings up the app then autocloses. I’ve updated my reddit up too.

      Id love to read it!

      1. RubeRx
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        did you try on a browser? may just be the app

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Bench Raphinha or Soucek?

  4. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Kept Salah throughout the witch doctor times. Moved for Mané last GW. Can't face transferring Salah back in.

    1. Gaffa914
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      just do it

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Do it........you cant get past points back.......

  5. Mr Ozil
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Anyone else benching Gundogan?

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Sadly I am..........

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      pep possibly

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Pep

    4. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Im thinking about selling

  6. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    that was a real bs answer from klopp on the mane injury. didnt help that the reporter fed the words to him.

    will we get training pics from melwood?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      He didn't really get asked directly on Mane which was annoying. Hopefully get more info in next couple of hours

      1. SMOOTH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        well the reporter first asked whats the injury situation on the rest and before klopp could answer he just said.. same as before?? and klopp was like yes.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Yep I listened to it, the first part of one of the questions was on Mane but Klopp ignored it and answered the 2nd part!!

  7. LLoris
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Moh In Son Out for a -4

    1. LLoris
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      ?

      1. j16
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I'd say yes

    2. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I can’t bench son can I?

      Martinez (McCarthy)
      Dias, cancelo, Justin (coufal, Kwp)
      Gundo, grealish, Bruno, salah (son)
      Dcl, bamford, Antonio

      1. LLoris
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        you can

    3. Snooze ya lose
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Post fail!

  8. JamieC180
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Bottomed - thought on:

    Son > Gunda this week
    Gunda > Son next week

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

    Crazy?

    1. Jersey Boy
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Not worth it

    2. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yes for me if dont lose much value on son why not punt on mahrez or maddison for 1 game

    3. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Keep Son

  9. Gaffa914
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Martinez Forster
    Trent Justin Cancelo Dallas Ferguson
    Salah Sterling Bruno Barnes Foden
    Antonio Bamford Brewster

    I’ve got 2FT’s and I’m stuck on what to do? Any suggestions appreciated!

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Any cash

  10. Snooze ya lose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I can’t bench son can I?

    Martinez (McCarthy)
    Dias, cancelo, Justin (coufal, Kwp)
    Gundo, grealish, Bruno, salah (son)
    Dcl, bamford, Antonio

    1. JamieC180
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      That's a headache and a half

    2. FantasyTony
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I'd bench Gundo over Son. Think he's more likely to get rotated.

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I'd bench Antonio or DCL over Son.

  11. Tshelby
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Lost at the bottom of the page

    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. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I will bring in Watkins as lomg term he has extra dgws left too so hit will pay off..Can advice below bro?

    2. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I don't have Adams but if have spare FT i would ditch him

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I'd move the one of Bamford, DCL and Antonio that you currently dont have

      1. Tshelby
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah but that involves getting rid of Chilwel?

    4. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Watkins looks a good move

  12. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Stick with mcarthy or use a ft to change keeper?

  13. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Start which one defender from 3 below?
    1) Justin v ful
    2) Dallas v EVE
    3) Coufal vs avl
    4) Do Dallas to Robbo(BHA) but that lets me get Kane for -4 next gw if he returns...
    Currently on 2

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Justin for me million dollar man

      1. RECKLESS
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        620k man now*Fast forward To 2024 for above

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1.

    3. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      2 or maybe 1

    4. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I think Justin is the best option.

    5. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers fellow managers, irritated with myself that even after playing fpl for so long need to ask advice on probably easy qs like these...

    6. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1 for me

  14. Kabayan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    A. Mane to Grealish (-4)
    Or
    B. Play Holding

  15. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I've got a benching headache and can't decide which one to drop from the following:

    a) Maguire
    b) Digne
    c) Rashford
    d) Maddison
    e) Grealish

    I'm currently on a)

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

    2. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

    3. RECKLESS
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      a seems best. Great team! Can advice me.above hippo?

  16. Tabbara
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Who to bench : Dallas or Rudiger
    Thx

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      D

    2. Jimjam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Dallas

    3. 2OLEgend
        3 months, 14 days ago

        I'd bench Rudiger as Dallas is playing in midfield and has goal treath

    4. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Afternoon,

      1ft + 2.7 itb - any suggestions? Priorities to shift are are probably Chilwell, Foden and Kane. Don't mind a -4...

      McCarthy
      Cancelo Dallas Holding Chilwell
      Salah Fernandes Foden Gundogan Soucek
      DCL

      Subs: Forster, Kane, Adams, Coufal

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Son to Salah for -4?

      1. 2OLEgend
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Nope

          1. 2OLEgend
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Son has WBA next. Any other route to Salah?

          2. FPL-(VAR)dy
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Salah but for someone else

          3. LLoris
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Same exact situation Pep

          4. RECKLESS
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Have both, we have so much funds now with kdb kane out!

        • Grounderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Folks, what’s the news with Laca? Have him and thinking of moving him out if indeed out for a while with injury.

        • Jimjam
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 14 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

        • HanS14
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 14 days ago

          Best kane replacement? Have bamford and brewster

          1. 2OLEgend
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Antonio imo

          2. Releasebreaks
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Mane to Grealish on FT

            Yes or no?

            Mane might not be fit to play against Brighton

          3. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            I'm capping Cancelo this week. Considering that I have arguably the most template team possible (almost), I think it's a worthwhile risk because I can't see Salah getting more than 70 minutes and he could even get a cameo off the bench.

            Good luck all!

            1. DK_13
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Salah cameo with mane out?

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Good luck too.

              Who will you bench out of your front 8?

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                Son. But I actually expect a full rest for Gundo so I'm not sure it'll matter.

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 14 days ago

                  Wow.

                  Bold.

          4. Hazardous1983
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            What to do with this

            Mcarthy (steer)
            Dallas.dias cancelo (mitchell coufall
            Salah gundo brunk grealish (soucek)
            Watkins.dcl antonio

            7.0m in bank 1ft

          5. Lignja
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 14 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.

            1. Riders of Yohan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              How much ITB? I’m trying to move from McCarthy to Martínez

              1. Lignja
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 14 days ago

                0.2m but i am planing to do set and forget gk this season, so far i did not changed him :p

            2. LLoris
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              gtg

          6. Riders of Yohan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Need 0.1 for McCarthy to Martínez....

            A) Coufal to Rudiger
            B) Dallas to Rudiger

            2FT 0.5ITB

            McCarthy
            Cancelo, Dias, Coufal
            Sterling (C), Fernandes, Rashford, Salah
            Watkins, antonio, Bamford

            Forster. Dallas, Gordon, Kilman

          7. EWH2020
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Start who?

            A) Son
            B) Antonio

            1. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              A

          8. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            Bench 1
            A)dias(have stones + cancelo)
            B)Antonio
            C)DCL
            D)Bamford
            E)grealish
            F)barnes

          9. LLoris
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            It it worth taking a hit to bring Moh in for Son?

            1. Riders of Yohan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Yes if you are going to captain him

          10. Hazardous1983
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 14 days ago

            cap

            Salah bruno watkins grealish gundo cancelo

            1. Gandalf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 14 days ago

              Has to be Salah, esp if Mané not back yet