Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s best players for FPL Double Gameweek 24

Players with two fixtures in Double Gameweek 24 unsurprisingly dominate the Scout Squad selections this time round but Manchester United assets are heavily backed, too, ahead of the Red Devils’ meeting with a porous West Bromwich Albion side.

For those new to this feature, Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom each put forward an 18-man long-list of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

The assets listed will then be narrowed down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83.0m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the FPL deadline at 11:00 GMT on Saturday.

In each writer’s squad, there are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is also restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.

DavidNealeTomAndy
GKNick PopeNick PopeNick PopeNick Pope
Alphonse AreolaAlphonse AreolaAlphonse AreolaAlphonse Areola
Robin OlsenRobert SanchezEdouard MendyDavid de Gea
DEFJoão CanceloJoão CanceloJoão CanceloRúben Dias
James TarkowskiJames TarkowskiBen MeeBen Mee
Yerry MinaLuke ShawLucas DigneLucas Digne
Antonio RüdigerAaron CresswellLuke ShawLuke Shaw
Vladimir CoufalAntonio RudigerVladimir CoufalMichael Keane
MIDIlkay GündoganBruno FernandesRaheem SterlingRaheem Sterling
Raheem SterlingIlkay GundoganIlkay GündoganIlkay Gündogan
Bruno FernandesRaheem SterlingBruno FernandesBruno Fernandes
Ashley WestwoodMason MountJames RodríguezJames Rodríguez
Tomas SoucekAdemola LookmanBukayo SakaAdemola Lookman
FWDEdinson CavaniRicharlisonDominic Calvert-LewinDominic Calvert-Lewin
Patrick BamfordMichail AntonioMichail AntonioAshley Barnes
Jamie VardyEdinson CavaniTimo WernerBobby De Cordova-Reid
Ollie WatkinsTimo WernerEdinson CavaniMichail Antonio
Josh KingAshley BarnesAshley BarnesPatrick Bamford

Most popular picks: Nick Pope, Alphonse Areola, Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Bruno Fernandes (four), Luke Shaw, Joao Cancelo, Edinson Cavani, Ashley Barnes, Michail Antonio (three)

DAVID SAID

I am hoping the Burnley defence will be well-staffed enough to perform well in Double Gameweek 24.

Fulham and Crystal Palace are inside the bottom five for big chances and shots on target over the last six matches, so I cannot see them asking too many questions of the Clarets.

James Tarkowski is my chosen option from Burnley’s back four considering the Cottagers and Eagles are the two worst clubs for conceding headed efforts in the last six matches.

Ben Mee has registered one more of these than Tarkowski over the period in question but the latter has enjoyed more of the bigger chances and, accordingly, has a higher expected goals (xG) figure than his colleague.

As a result, I am also including set-piece taker Ashley Westwood in my selection considering he takes Burnley’s corners and free-kicks – and has more key passes than any other colleague over the last six matches.

I am expecting João Cancelo to enjoy significant game-time for Manchester City in the Double Gameweek considering the strength of the upcoming opponents.

The versatile full-back has been handed rests in Wednesday’s FA Cup win over Swansea as well as in the first match of Double Gameweek 19 and Gameweek 21.

Operating in an auxiliary central midfield role when Manchester City are in possession, or a more concrete one in light of recent injuries, Cancelo has the best figure for expected goal involvement (xGI) of any defensive colleague over the last four matches.

Yerry Mina is Everton’s most aerially threatening defender and could benefit from Fulham’s aforementioned problems defending set pieces. Not to mention the fact that no team has scored fewer goals over the last 12 Premier League matches than the Cottagers (six).

In light of Callum Wilson’s injury, I fancy a clean sheet for Chelsea’s defence this weekend. Under Thomas Tuchel they have conceded just one goal in four matches, Antonio Rüdiger featuring for 90 minutes each time.

While some are concerned about Ilkay Gündogan playing a deeper role if Fernandinho and Rodri aren’t fit in time for Double Gameweek 24, the fact that he has a strong hand in the Manchester City penalty situation encourages me enough to keep him in a prominent place in my Scout Squad selection.

Raheem Sterling has been an effective asset recently too. He has scored in each of his last three Premier League starts and should earn significant game-time in Double Gameweek 24 considering Pep Guardiola managed his minutes in the FA Cup and Gameweek 21.

Bruno Fernandes has a plum fixture this week even if it’s only just one match to play in. West Bromwich Albion have conceded at least twice in each of their last eight Premier League matches.

That’s why I am also including Edinson Cavani. He was rested in the FA Cup and has three goals across his last four league starts.

Only two top-flight players have more shots on target than Patrick Bamford over the last four matches so I can see his encouraging form continuing as Leeds visit Brighton.

Josh King is my outside bet at capitalising on the Everton attack. Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s recent muscle injury means a spot could open up for the Norwegian international in Double Gameweek 24.

NEALE SAID…

My Scout Squad selection is built on shifting sands, with the glut of yellow flags that greeted Fantasy managers after the FA Cup fifth-round ties on Wednesday evening throwing many of our Double Gameweek plans – and this long-list – into turmoil.

With this feature being written before many of the Premier League managers have faced the media, there are a number of caveats to raise: Dominic Calvert-Lewin would make my picks over Richarlison if fit, while Ruben Dias would have been in the shake-up had a stomach illness not laid him low in midweek.

Mohamed Salah may even enter the thinking if James Justin and Timothy Castagne are ruled out, with a sudden dearth of fit left-backs at Leicester City making the Egyptian’s task a lot easier this weekend.

Double Gameweek picks naturally abound, with many of them self-explanatory.

Alphonse Areola, who boasts the second-best expected goals prevented total among Premier League goalkeepers this season, and Ademola Lookman, who features in the top ten midfielders for both goal attempts and chances created over the last six Gameweeks, perhaps require a bit more explaining, but even the Fulham duo are at the conservative end of the maverick scale.

Ashley Barnes is the Double Gameweeker I’m least convinced about in my selection, given that he is part of a Clarets side who have scored fewer goals than any other team this season, and that lack of faith seems him placed below even the misfiring Timo Werner in my forwards list.

On the subject of Werner, I’ve seen merest glimpses of what the German can offer since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment. Playing in the ‘left-sided number 10’ position that far better suits his skillset, he has played a part in three goals in as many appearances under his new boss. With this new-look and injury-hit Newcastle doing their best impression of the mid-90s Entertainers and leaving spaces at the back, I’m backing the German to end his goal drought on Monday.

The lack of Callum Wilson also leads me to plump for Antonio Rudiger, part of a Chelsea backline that still hasn’t been breached by an opposition player under Tuchel.

Favourable fixtures for Manchester United and West Ham United make the attack-minded, corner-taking left-backs Luke Shaw and Aaron Cresswell no-brainer selections, with in-form strikers Edinson Cavani and Michail Antonio no doubt licking their lips at facing such obliging opposition this weekend.

TOM SAID…

Nick Pope is the key goalkeeper to own in Double Gameweek 24 in my opinion, providing he is fit. The 28-year-old tends to pick up bonus when Burnley stop their opponents from scoring, and is averaging 4.9 points per match this season. Given that the Clarets have the best double, at least on paper, it makes sense to add a defender, too. There isn’t much to choose between Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski and Ben Mee, but I’ve opted for the latter, with opponents Crystal Palace and Fulham conceding plenty of headed attempts of late.

Meanwhile, I’ve also selected Alphonse Areola, João Cancelo and Lucas Digne at the back, who all play twice. Rúben Dias is unfortunate to miss out but having been flagged last night, a rested Cancelo feels like the safer pick, at least for now.

Single Gameweek options Edouard Mendy and Vladimír Coufal are also included, plus Luke Shaw, who is now one of Manchester United’s most important attacking outlets.

Further forward, Raheem Sterling and İlkay Gündoğan are obvious inclusions in midfield. The England winger has been ticking over nicely in recent weeks and has now scored three goals in his last three league appearances. The fact Pep Guardiola likes to start him in tougher games is also appealing. However, his team-mate Gündoğan looks an equally good option this week, providing he retains his attacking no. 8 role in light of Rodri’s injury.

Everton duo James Rodríguez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin also get the nod, on the condition that they are both available. With the forwards’ supply line back in place, he has now scored twice and registered 21 FPL points over the last two Gameweeks, and looks like the pick of the attacking candidates this week.

Elsewhere, Timo Werner’s new position under Thomas Tuchel has been a key reason behind some improved performances. Now being deployed more centrally, rather than as a winger, it’s helping him find more space and generally look much more threatening in the final third. He’s missing goals at the minute but provided both assists at Sheffield United, and you get the feeling this positional change can get the best out of him.

Bruno Fernandes, Bukayo Saka, Michail Antonio (if fit) and Edinson Cavani all look like excellent single Gameweek-ers, with the final forward spot going to Ashley Barnes. The 31-year-old was thrown straight back into the starting XI against Brighton and Hove Albion last time out, having missed a few games through injury. It was a promising return, and though his ceiling is quite low considering Burnley don’t score many, the fact he has two games means I’m happy enough to punt on him.

ANDY SAID…

I think it’s difficult to find a differential in and amongst the Double Gameweek 24 players. Most people will likely have three Manchester City players, at least one Burnley defensive asset, and then Dominic Calvert-Lewin – if he’s fit.

That’s why I’ve chosen Raheem Sterling as I think he’s someone people can’t get to easily. A 3.23 non-penalty expected goals over the last six weeks shows he’s getting chances, and only Michail Antonio can beat that over the period studied. It is worth noting that Ilkay Gündogan has the highest expected goal involvement (5.33) out of any player over the same timeframe, so he can’t be left out, which is why I’ve just gone for the one Manchester City defender.

Even without a Double Gameweek, it’s impossible to leave Bruno Fernandes out of the squad. He’s still performing well with 4.41 expected goal involvement over the last six. More importantly, he’s facing the worst defence in the league, and has just had a bit of a rest in the FA Cup.

I’ve added both David De Gea and Luke Shaw to the squad based on the fixture. No defender has created more chances (14) than Shaw in their last six matches. If there’s one team to target outside of Double Gameweeks, it’s Manchester United.

The Burnley defence has perhaps not been as good as we’ve come to expect so far this season. Since Ben Mee came back into the side in Gameweek 8 they’ve kept six clean sheets in 16 matches. Maybe, more importantly, one of their opponents, Crystal Palace, have the fewest amount of shots in the last six matches at 24. Fulham are performing a little better with 48, but have only managed to score against one team in the last four matches, which was the aforementioned West Brom defence.

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559 Comments Post a Comment
  1. mdm
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Bench one for me, please:

    A. Saka (LEE)
    B. Bamford (ars)
    C. Son (mci)

    Thanks.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      A

    2. bros
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      C

    3. theodosios
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      C

    4. artvandelay316
        2 months, 23 days ago

        A

    5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Will Pieters play both games for Burnley?

      1. Sam-not-so-wise
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        yes, he just messaged me saying that... also recommended tc this week

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Brilliant answer, cheers.

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Taylor lurking so risky

    6. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      'I am expecting João Cancelo to enjoy significant game-time for Manchester City in the Double Gameweek considering the strength of the upcoming opponents.

      The versatile full-back has been handed rests in Wednesday’s FA Cup win over Swansea as well as in the first match of Double Gameweek 19 and Gameweek 21.'

      AKA:

      He's been rotated before, so I fully expected he'll now play both games in full.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        AKA:

        He's been rested in the easier and less important games

        1. Sam-not-so-wise
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          love the critical analysis

      2. Benteke Fried Chicken
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Wouldn’t captain though...

      3. Tango74
          2 months, 23 days ago

          And champions league soon and won’t keep clean sheet as Dias may be out

      4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Is 10 doublers+Bamford alright for 26?
        Or would you wanna sell Bamford for a hit for a doubler

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          More than enough considering we don't really know the fixtures

        2. dansully3
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          This hurts my eyes to read, it's not even a question man of course 10 is enough!!!!

      5. Tinfoil Deathstar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thought I was well set-up for this DGW with 7 doublers and an FT, but now have quite a few flagged. Opinions on what to do with these troops would be appreciated. I've got £2.0m ITB.

        Pope
        Dias - Cancelo - Taylor - Digne
        Bruno (vc) - Gundo (c) - Salah
        Antonio - DCL - Bamford

        Subs: Martinez; Coufal, Soucek, Son

        A: Taylor -> Mee/Tarkowski
        B: DCL -> Cavani
        C: Both of the above for -4
        D: No moves and use bench (I was thinking about WC'ing next week, but could potentially do DCL -> Ings and Soucek -> Raphina for next week and WC in DGW26)

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I would use the bench

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Agree, still more than enough dgw-ers

        2. Tango74
            2 months, 23 days ago

            You must have lots of red flags ?

            1. Tinfoil Deathstar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah - five now (was six but Pope one has disappeared, thankfully)

              1. Tango74
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  I’m in same boat and probs rely on bench to cover unless and only transfer if they are out of long term.

                  Gundogan capt is risk as Fernandinho and Rodrigo are doubts so he play Defensive mid

                  1. Tinfoil Deathstar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Rodrigo has been pictured back in training I think so Gundo should continue to play in the more advanced role. That said, I think I'll likely shift cap to Bruno anyway.

                    I was thinking about WC'ing next GW so the FT can be a bit of a punt. Dyche and his 'touch and go' updates on Charlie Taylor really not helping me much this week, as could well be a waste of an FT shifting him to the likes of Mee/Tarkowski if he ends up playing.

                    1. Tango74
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Thanks for info on Rodrigo , hmm will Agureo back affect shape ?

            2. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Ashley Barnes is a legend for me.Can't wait to get him in.

            3. DAZZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Is anyone without their FH planning a WC25? If Villa Spurs go ahead in 29 im 95% sure ill WC25

              1. A.J.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Almost certain I will.

              2. BOATIES FC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Is the plan to load on doublers for 26, with a bench that will come in for blank 29? That's what I'm thinking as I have WC and TC only remaining

                1. Saka_me_sideways
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Exactly my thinking (same chips), regardless if spurs play villa in 29 or not.

                2. Pegboy
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  That's my plan

                3. djman102
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  I don't have a BB either, so I will probably WC25 as things stand now (in the hope AVL-TOT gets put in 29).

                  Original plan was navigate 26-29 with transfers and WC in 30.

              3. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Oh, Jonny is back 😮

              4. vincentwsho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Who will score more this week?

                A) Coufal (SHU)
                B) Tarkowski (cry, FUL)
                C) Mee (cry, FUL)
                D) Richarlison (FUL, MANC)

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Tough to pick one, probably Richarlison

                2. FPL ElasticO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  I would bet on One of BUR defenders.

              5. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Anyone getting Richarlison if DCL is out? Will likely spearhead the attack

                On pens too if Siggy is off the pitch..

                1. RamaJama
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Could also be King in dcl role

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Perhaps, but he’s looked awful when he’s come on. Really bad I thought

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Agree, but this is the Kind of situation Everton has decided to pay quite some money to solve

                2. bros
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  I'm certainly thinking about!

                3. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  2 PL goals all season, one penalty in GW3 and the second in GW13.

                  1. Connor's Calling
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    but when he goes on a run - he really goes on a run - and his goals were pretty decent last night.....

                4. Gizzachance
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Not really, 1hard fixture, one tricky, fa cup result/goals feel like a trap,

                5. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  No DCL no EVE for me

                6. bench boost for every gamew…
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Actually i was punty enough to grab him 2 gws ago. Not the best transfer this season but seems now i get a dgw and not an injured one. But he scored twice in cup so his goals are already used up

              6. Hansel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                A) Robbo -> Cancelo
                B) Son -> Sterling

                1. Gizzachance
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  B an (c) IMO

                2. FPL ElasticO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  B

                3. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  A

              7. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Anyone watching the game, does Sou/Ings toothless or worth investing in?

                1. BOATIES FC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Toothless so far

                2. hullcityfan
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Poor game - Armstrong looking the liveliest of the Southampton players

                3. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Toothless perhaps, but Ings hasn't been bad. I am still considering getting him.

                  1. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Ings lucky goal

              8. LewanGOALski
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Pope
                Dias - Stones - Coufal
                Salah - Son - Bruno - Gundo - Soucek
                DCL - Antonio

                Martinez - Bamford - Dallas - Kilman

                I have 2 FTs
                bank: 3,6

                What transfer should I do here?
                DCL out if he’s likely out? To whom?

                1. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Similar team. Yeah, maybe cavani?

                  1. LewanGOALski
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Not thinking Richarlison?

                    1. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      I'm not, no

              9. DannyDrinkVodka
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Is this good enough for a bench boost for DGW25? Now trying to get rid of the chip as I will probably WC DGW26 to get Spurs assets and set up for BGW 29 (No FH left).

                Martinez McCarthy
                Cancelo Shaw Mee Dallas Ayling
                Salah Sterling Bruno Grealish Gundog
                Ings Bamford Watkins

                1. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  What would your bench be?

                  1. DannyDrinkVodka
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    That's my point........

                    1. JohnnyRev7
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Snigger... 😉

                      But to answer your question; BB is an albatross card and there's no perfect scenario when to play it. Your squad is looking solid this GW so why not play it? If you don't you've got a serious benching headache. Good luck whatever you decide.

              10. FPL ElasticO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Which Man City combo to have for DGW?

                A. Cancelo / Stones / Gundo
                B. Cancelo / Sterling / Gundo
                C. Stones / Sterling / Gundo

                1. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Have A but eyeing up B

                  1. Drip Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    And yet C is the correct answer

                2. Gizzachance
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  B, only cause I have them! Ster (c)

                  1. FPL ElasticO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Thanks

                3. Gobigorgohome
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  b

                  1. FPL ElasticO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Thanks

                4. Milkman Bruno
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    B

                  • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    B

                  • Pulisic 4 President
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Foden.

                5. Flynny
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Who to start?

                  A....soucek v sheffield

                  B...Bamford at arsenal

                  Thanks

                  1. LewanGOALski
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    A

                  2. Milkman Bruno
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Both ideally but Bamford if choosing one

                    • AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      B

                  3. FPL ElasticO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    How is this WC draft?

                    Pope / Martinez
                    Cancelo / Shaw / Mee / Targett / Dallas
                    Salah / Sterling / Bruno / Gundo / Soucek
                    Bamford / Ings / Watkins

                    Will do Soucek >> Raphinha next week.

                    1. Flynny
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Looks good. Bases covered

                    2. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      I would get Raphinha directly on WC and save a FT

                  4. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    2fts, 2.6itb
                    Thinking of just johnstone to areola here, and bench Martinez.
                    Anything else you'd do to set up for 25/26?
                    Martinez
                    Cancelo stones mee
                    Salah Bruno gundo(c) son
                    DCL Bamford antonio
                    (johnstone soucek coufal dallas)

                    1. PascalCygan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Looks good for future DGWs and BGW29 too. Go for it.

                      1. waltzingmatildas
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Cheers. Trying not to get caught up with dgw fever, could backfire with no Pope but at least I have Burnley cover

                  5. greggles
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Benched DCL for his haul and now looks like I’ll have to sell.*sigh*

                    Which should I prioritise?
                    A) TAA > BUR def
                    B) DCL > Cavani

                    Pope / Martinez
                    Justin / Bednarek / Cancelo / Stones / TAA
                    Salah / Grealish / Bruno / Gundo / Saka
                    Bamford / DCL / Antonio

                    1. PascalCygan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      I'm tempted by B too

                  6. PascalCygan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Slowly getting into the spreadsheet groove...

                    As someone with only WC + TC left, I'm thinking of trying to navigate DGW24, DGW25 and DGW26 with FTs, then use FTs to get a few more BGW29 players.

                    Then WC30, when we should have a better idea of later doubles and blanks.

                    Make sense? Anyone else in a similar position?

                    1. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Yep I am. I'm a little lost though!

                      1. PascalCygan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Filling in a few gaps with Ben Crellin's projections has helped. I won't pretend I'm absolutely on top of it, though!

                  7. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Evening all!!! Would you do Dias to a Burnley defender to get Sterling and captain him??? Have Cancelo and Gundogan!!!! Cheers folks!!!

                    1. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Makes sense.

                  8. greggles
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Anyone got all their chips intact? FH, WC, BB and TC? Just can’t figure out what the best thing to do is...

                    1. kysersosa
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Yeah, im in no rush to use. TC I think will be Kane in their DGW, whenever that is.

                    2. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      All but bench boost which worked out pretty well for me in gw19 with no plans to deploy it in the build up.

                    3. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Yup

                  9. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Interesting article, I wonder if with DCL out pundits like Andy would be more attracted to a Jesus pick.

                    I guess with Cancelo, many on Stones or Dias and Gundogan and Sterling in the mix he won't feature majorly.

                    Jesus as a differential and Sterling in a DGW sensation!

                    I guess both teams are decent and won't play to win quite like the set up in the FA Cup.

                    Spurs and Everton went to extra time which helps Man City at the margins too.

                    After the Swansea trip less travel as well which helps in between for recovery too.

                    Would you be most tempted by Sterling or Jesus if you could do it readily with no hits?

                  10. Eat my goal!
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Dcl to Watkins to prep for future DGWs

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Sensible move

                    2. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Or Ings if he comes off in good nick after 60 mins

                      1. Eat my goal!
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Awful form tho

                  11. 03farmboy
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    I have 7.7m in the bank and 1ft this week who would you put in and for who?

                    Meslier/ McCarthy
                    Digne, Stones, Justin, rudiger, alioski
                    Salah, Bruno, Gundogan, Saka, Soucek
                    DCL, Bamford, Antonio

                    1. Eat my goal!
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Sterling

                    2. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Soucek > Sterling [C]

                    3. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Are you willing to take a hit for 2 players in?

                      If not DCL to Jesus is one option.

                  12. Rhodes your boat
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    A) coufal to cancelo
                    B) soucek to gundo/ foden
                    C) other, have 4.6itb

                    One week punt before wc

                  13. Doctor Evil
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Any changes needed with all these possible injuries? Or just let the bench cover it?

                    Areola

                    Cancelo Creswell Stones

                    Bruno Son Salah Gundo

                    DCL Kane Antonio

                    Bench Martinez Shaw Jorginho Mitchell

                  14. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Is Siggy nailed?

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Scraping the barrel here mate

                      1. KAPTAIN KANE
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Haha I know

                    2. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Avoid for me

                    3. Sofa king good
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      I’m thinking about that one

                  15. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Forster could be first choice or just cup rotation?

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Would have thought Ralph would announce something like that so assume cup rotation.

                      Having said that Lloris and Olsen both started last night.

                  16. DK_13
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Will wc in 25.
                    A)play laca.
                    B)laca to richalison (-4)
                    C)laca to Cavani (-4){have rashford and Bruno}

                    1. DK_13
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      I have no bench. So if laca doesn't play. Will get 0 points

                    2. AC/DC AFC
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      B