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. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Play Dallas or Justin?

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Dallas for me. Close call.

      1. Here's Tom with the We…
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Dallas

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

      I am playing both. Coufal on bench

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

      justin against fulham

  2. Andrew
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I've got a front 8 benching headache help please :-

    Son Salah Bruno Grealish Gundogan
    Bamford Antonio DCL

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

      Antonio

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

      Exact same as me. Bamford or Antonio benched. Going to toss a coin later.

    3. Mr Ozil
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Gundogan. I a in the same boat

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

      Sell DCL or Gundo and spread the money around the team. This way always is headache

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

        Might want to bench boost in 26

  3. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    "It's as it was" - Klopp on Pool's injury situation. So I presume Mane is out?

    1. Public user
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He mentioned Mané only out for 1 game last gw. Hmmm

    2. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      The way i read it as well

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

    Everton defender for Zouma (since DGW soon)? Have Dias Stones Robbo Coufal.
    Or save and see what happens since those 3 with Coufal can survive this week?

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

      Save

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

    Team G2G? I've got benching headaches!

    Martinez
    Digne Dias Cancelo
    Salah(C) Grealish Son Fernandes
    Wilson DCL Bamford

    Johnstone Stones Soucek Struijk

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

      Gtg yes and maybe sell Stones next gw

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

    This week only, pick one:

    A) Maddisson (Ful)
    B) Gunda (Bur)
    C) Son (Che)

    1. 2OLEgend
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          A

    2. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      is bamford injuried?

      1. 2OLEgend
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Nope, it's just a dead leg

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I would like to know too.

          1. Here's Tom with the We…
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            See if he transfers himself out of his own fantasy team

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

        Foden for:

        A - Pereira
        B - Saka
        C - Gundo
        D - Save FT

        1. 2OLEgend
            3 months, 13 days ago

            D

            1. Henrik Larsson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Think your right mate. Giving him one more GW.

              1. 2OLEgend
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Could be gold against Burnley if he starts.

          • Hig1990
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Benching headache...I'm in a mood with Foden, been poor for the 4 games i've owned him - may even be rested this week? I want to play Digne vs Leeds and after last weekend, fancy Dallas vs Everton but can't drop any of my other def. Any input appreciated:

            Martinez
            Robbo, Dias, Stones, Digne
            Salah (C), Grealish, Bruno
            DCL, Bamford, Antonio

            Areola, Foden, Dallas, Raphina

          • Flynny
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Scout picks making me consider playing Johnstone....who to start please?

            A...Johnstone at sheffield

            B.....martinez v villa (I'm starting antonio)

            Thanks

            1. 2OLEgend
                3 months, 13 days ago

                I'm starting Martinez over DDG for what it's worth

              • Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Depends how you see the 2 games going. Personally think Villa - West Ham could be a scoring draw and West Brom will nick it again Sheff.

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

              Any Mitchell owners thinking of starting him in case he plays?

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

                I did think this but going to just go with Dallas.

              2. 2OLEgend
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Nah. Could be a 1pt camo if someone get's injured

                • Ziyech on the Bench
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  first sub

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

                Can't believe I'm benching Antonio...

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

                  Don't

              4. Ziyech on the Bench
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                does this mean Mane is back since Klopp didn't mention him?

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

                  He also said "it's as it was"

              5. Hazardous1983
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Play Dallas or coufal

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

                  Dallas

                2. 2OLEgend
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    I'm playing Dallas

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

                    coufal

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

                  Bench one:

                  Ings
                  Wilson
                  Bamford
                  Son
                  Grealish
                  Gundogan

                  Cheers.

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

                    Son, as crazy as it sounds

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

                      If Spurs score though he is likely to have contributed.

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

                    Son

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

                  Antonio or Watkins?

                  1. Sturridge Wars
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Antonio

                  2. Ohh1454
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Antonio

                  3. 2OLEgend
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Anton

                    • Henrik Larsson
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Watkins (Martinez owner though)

                  4. Ohh1454
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 13 days ago

                    Start Dallas or coufal ?

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

                      Dallas

                    2. Sturridge Wars
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 13 days ago

                      Coufal

                    3. 2OLEgend
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Dallas

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

                        Dallas

                      • Mr Ozil
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Dallas

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

                      Start one..

                      A.cresswell
                      B. Soucek
                      C. Holding

                      Ta : 🙂

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

                        No start TWO!!!!

                      2. Sturridge Wars
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        A just over C

                        1. Here's Tom with the We…
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          B and C

                      3. 2OLEgend
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          A and B

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

                          A & B

                      4. boogle
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        How would you rank these for draft league (slim pickings I know)?

                        Benrahma
                        Torres
                        Traore
                        Partey

                      5. chaser123
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 13 days ago

                        Rashford > Sterling?

                        I'm a bit put off by Sterling's upcoming fixtures...

                        1. Ohh1454
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          I’d hold tbh

                        2. Sturridge Wars
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          I have both & Im getting rid of Sterling. Man Utd have nice fixtures

                        3. 2OLEgend
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            SOUs high def-line is perfect for Rashford. I'll hold

                        4. Feed tha Sheep
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Start Justin or Dallas?

                        5. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Martinez/Nyland*
                          Stones Cancelo Justin (Dallas Kilman)
                          Son Fernandes Salah Gundogan Barnes
                          Antonio Bamford (DCL first sub)

                          Play two from
                          A Antonio
                          B Bamford
                          C DCL
                          D Gundogan

                        6. Hazardous1983
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Start 2 of justin coufal cresswel

                          1. Hazardous1983
                            • 10 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Or robbo not coufal

                        7. Tabbara
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Who to bench : Gundogan, Bamford or Antonio
                          Thx

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

                            Reluctantly Antonio this week

                        8. TMF86
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Who to bench, Soucek or Bamford? Team is currently this:

                          Martinez
                          Cancelo/Holding/Chilwell
                          Gundogan/Fernandes/Son/Salah/Soucek
                          DCL/Antonio/Bamford

                          Forster/Soucek/Coufal/Mitchell

                          I've been stung by benching Soucek when he hauled and then Bamford when he hauled.....

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

                            Will chillwell start? Arse will conceed a goal

                        9. FPL Kaka
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Who do I start considering I own Grealish already?

                          a) Mitchell

                          b) Coufal

                          1. TMF86
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            Coufal
                            Always likely for an assist IMO

                        10. SM001
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Bamford & DCL on the Scout Picks?! They're obviously expecting a goal fest. 0-0 incoming.

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

                            There is quite a big expectation and fest over Leeds assets I think. All they need to do is stay up to have a good season. Wouldn’t be surprised if Bamford blanked this week.

                        11. Sturridge Wars
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Anyone prefer one of the Leicester Mids over Grealish?

                          Barnes or Maddison

                        12. Gaffa914
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          barnes to Grealish if I have 2fts and nothing else to do?

                          1. Sturridge Wars
                            • 6 Years
                            3 months, 13 days ago

                            I think Barnes has better fixtures

                        13. jernej93
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 13 days ago

                          Best defender for next 3GWs?

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

                            PVA, Shaw, Coufal/Creswell