Scout Picks

Double Gameweek 24 Scout Picks built on Man City and Man United triple-ups

Players from both sides of Manchester from the spine of our Double Gameweek 24 Scout Picks XI.

In a side chosen by DavidNealeTom and Andy, we have included three players from Manchester City and Manchester United.

We line up in a 3-4-3 formation this time, which comes in at £76.4m, a staggering £7.4m inside our budget of £83.0m.

GOALKEEPER

Having overcome a midweek injury saga, Nick Pope (£5.5m) gets the number one jersey in our Double Gameweek 24 Scout Picks XI. Burnley’s fixtures are better than their form but that is no bad thing when Crystal Palace and Fulham are concerned. The Eagles are yet to score a goal in a Premier League goal Wilfried Zaha has missed this season while Fulham have found the net on just six occasions over the last 12 matches (the worst in the division).

DEFENDERS

João Cancelo (£6.0m) returns to the Scout Picks ahead of two fixtures for Manchester City. The Portuguese full-back has the highest expected assist (xA) rating and the second highest expected goal involvement (xGI) of all defenders this season, showing he brings both a goal and assist threat. With Pep Guardiola resting him in the FA Cup game midweek, we expect Cancelo to feature heavily in Double Gameweek 24.

Another Double Gameweek defender to feature in our Scout Picks is James Tarkowski (£5.3m). Burnley face Crystal Palace who have the worst expected goals (xG) of all Premier League teams in the last six Gameweeks and Fulham, who have scored four goals in their last six games. We’ve gone for Tarkowski over Ben Mee (£5.0m) owing to him having four big chances this season, suggesting he’s due a goal.

Luke Shaw (£4.9m) rounds out our defenders. The full-back is enjoying some of the best form of his career, and is way out in front for chances created by defenders in the last six Gameweeks, fashioning 16 opportunities for team-mates.

MIDFIELDERS

Is it better to focus or spread the risk when selecting players in FPL?

We’re backing Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) to continue his super form into Double Gameweek 24. The England international is continuing to fly under the FPL radar even with the potential of two games coming up. Despite delivering attacking returns in eight of his last nine starts, he still only has an ownership of 12.9%.

Arguably the most reliable FPL asset of the season, Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) retains his place in midfield. Fernandes has shown fantastic consistency this season, maintaining the highest xGI and xA of all midfielders. The Red Devils also have a cracking fixture against West Brom, who have conceded 15 more goals than any other Premier League team.

Ilkay Gündogan (£6.0m) forms a City double-up in the Scout Picks midfield. The German international has shown a new side to his game this season, regularly getting into the box and scoring goals. Gündogan has scored two more goals than any other midfielder in the last six Gameweeks, having the most shots in the box and getting on the end of the most big chances.

The Double Gameweek looks like the perfect opportunity for Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) to deliver after a series of impressive performances. Lookman is top among Fulham players for goal attempts, efforts on target, chances created and big chances created.

FORWARDS

After nailing down a place in the starting XI, Edinson Cavani (£7.9m) leads the line for the Scout Picks. After starting two of Man United’s last three Premier League games, and being withdrawn at half-time in the other, the Uruguayan appears to have made the centre-forward spot his own. And his aerial ability looks perfectly suited to exploit a West Brom defence, which has conceded 69 headed chances this season.

After David Moyes wrapped him in cotton wool, we are backing Michail Antonio (£6.7m) to start West Ham’s Monday-night meeting with Sheffield United. The Blades have conceded at least twice in three of their last five Premier League matches while Antonio has five attacking returns since Double Gameweek 19.

Making his first Scout Picks appearance of the season is Ashley Barnes (£6.0m). Barnes is the most threatening Burnley asset, as they had into Gameweek 24 with two good fixtures. He has eight shots on target, two big chances and six shots on target over the last six matches.

Substitutes

  • Alphonse Areola (£4.5m)
  • Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m)
  • Antonio Rüdiger (£4.6m)
  • Bukayo Saka (£5.4m)

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 Double Gameweek 24:

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The Community Member who beats our team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

Jambot takes on the Scout Picks this week with a 3-5-2 team of Pope; Tarkowski, Mee, Shaw; Sterling (c), B Fernandes, Rashford, Foden, Gündogan (vc); Werner, Richarlison.

AA33 is the current leader, defeating the Scout Picks by a 53-point margin in Gameweek 2.

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1,554 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Killitzer
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Is anyone playing Kane this GW??

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Yes

    2. GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Not got him back yet but I'd play him if I did.

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      o/

      & 2 city defenders

      1. toerag
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        arrrrgh

        1. toerag
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          arrrgh even more you had gundo on bench!!

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            dont bring that up... it hurt! Started Soucek over him

            1. toerag
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              🙄

  2. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 26 days ago

    Planning to WC next week.

    Dias to Cancelo FT worth it?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      No

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 26 days ago

      must be a better use of ft?

  3. Finding Timo
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Gtg? Justin&DCL to Tarkowski& Ings? No hits. Cheers

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        looks good to me (without knowing full team)

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Yes

        1. Finding Timo
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Cheers both I was looking at mee but it sounds like Tarkowski more likely to score

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              either or good!

              i could only afford Lowton

        2. Il Capitano
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Yup

        3. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Struijk nailed for Leeds?

          1. Teomi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            For now - yes

          2. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Short term. Should get the double next week.

          3. Boly Would
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Will play for now

          4. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Kilman better option?

            Just need bench player that'll be playing if needed

        4. Teomi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          2 ft 2,6 itb.
          Dcl to who??
          Wc in 26....

          Mendy
          Stones Lowton Coufal
          Sterling gundo salah Bruno
          Antonio bamford dcl*

          Martinez raphina Dallas holding

          1. mr messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Cavani or Ings

            1. Finding Timo
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Ings as DGW25

            2. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              DCL to richarlison
              Rich to Ings in 25 then?

              1. Teomi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Like that

          2. mr messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Bench Soucek or Bamford?

            Worth a hit to do Taylor to Tark/Mee if I have Pope?

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Bam just
              no

          3. JohnnyRev7
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Sad news on James Justin.

            Justin (bought in GW1) was gonna be my Wan-Bissaka (CRY) from last season.

            Wan-Bissaka being the one player I had in GW1 and kept throughout (despite red cards and injuries) until GW38. I genuiely thought justin would equal it.

            First name on my team sheet; didn't care who LEI were playing. The boy done good.

            Fantastic breakout season for Justin in reality.

            He'll recover and come back stronger. He's got a very good manager looking after him.

            So with a tinge of sadness and a tear in my eye...

            "Oi! Lowton! Come here. I wanna talk to you..."

            1. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Same, had him from beginning and to be honest don't care much about fpl just upset for him as a young footballer - really nasty injury.

          4. StellaMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            One FT to use - bring sterling in or something else?

            Sanchez (Martinez)
            Lowton, cancelo, Coufal (Dallas. /Mitchell)
            Salah, Son, Bruno, Gund, Grealish
            Antonio, Ings (DCL)

          5. The Red Devil
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            One week punt who?
            Vardy
            Antonio
            Richarlison
            Cavani

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Cavani

            2. StellaMan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Cavani

            3. Boly Would
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I'd be tempted by Cavani.

          6. WE GO FOR IT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Pick one (For one week only):

            A. Cavani + Hames
            B. Richarlison + Hames
            C. Werner + Siggy/Lookman

          7. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Which scores more this week

            A) Burnley defender (Lowton/ Mee/ Tarkowski)
            B) Everton attacker (Rodriguez/ Sigurdson)

            1. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A quite comfortably in my opinion.

          8. Me Spurs
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Who would u bench out of bamford soucek son? So hard

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              soucek

              1. Me Spurs
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Soucek always comes back to bite!

            2. toerag
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              son

          9. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            G2G?

            Martinez
            Stones Cancelo Coufal Lowton
            Salah Bruno(vc) Soucek Gundo(c)
            Bamford Cavani
            Son Watkins Mitchell

            1. Connor's Calling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I’d play Son over Bamford myself

          10. Connor's Calling
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            A) Play Bamford

            B) DCL -> Richarlison (-4)

            C) DCL -> Cavani (-4)

            Most likely will WC next week...

          11. Big Ronnie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            1FT and £1.6m ITB. Potentially WC next week.

            Martinez
            Dias, Stones, AWB
            Gundo(c), Salah, Son, Bruno, Grealish
            Watkins, Antonio

            Peacock-Farrell, DCL, Coufal, Dallas

            A) Peacock-Farrell to Pope
            B) DCL to Cavani (bench Watkins)
            C) Save

          12. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Sorry repost-
            Good evening everyone!!! What my best use of free transfer here??
            A- Areola and Lowton
            Or
            B- Pope and Soucek

            A- is Dawson to Lowton and play Areola
            B- is DDG to Pope and bench Areola, play Soucek

            Many thanks!!

          13. boroie
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Is this worth a -8?

            Forster -> Pope
            Soucek -> Foden
            DCL -> Richarlison

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              need to see full team

          14. Kasper the ghost keeper
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Who would you rather have for the next 2 gw?
            A) Ings (Wol, Chel, Lee)
            B) Cavani (Wbu, New)

            1. yosim
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              debating this myself, will Cavani play both games? Ings has blanked recently

          15. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Have two Everton players. Both flagged, benching both. Oh, the joys of this season...

            1. Connor's Calling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              I’m thinking of bringing Digne in! So don’t say that!

              1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                If he misses the first match, I don't see him making up for it at City.

              2. The Ilfordian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Digne is class. He’s definitely playing in my team

          16. Bene_the_horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Who to bring in for next 2-3 fixtures

            A. Lowton
            B. Cancelo
            C. Dias

            Cheers!!

            1. toerag
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              c safe
              b could be explosive
              a 2 points 😆

          17. SMOOTH
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            A. son
            B. dcl
            C. rashford -4
            D. mee/tark -4

          18. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            DCL to Cavani

            Or start Saka?

            1. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Deffo start Saka.

          19. Pedersen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Play Coufal or Bamford?

            1. Pedersen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Or Kane

            2. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Of those, I'd say Coufal.

          20. EWH2020
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Start who?

            A) Coufal
            B) Maguire

          21. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Pull the trigger on the WC tomorrow or wait until we get absolute confirmation from the PL about DGW26?

            1. Connor's Calling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Latter for sure!!

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Information is powerful.

              May as well wait if you don't sleep in!!

            3. Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Yeah suppose, just thinking about price changes over the weekend

          22. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Need to bench 1 of these

            A. Coufal
            B. Son
            C. Shaw
            D. Bamford

            1. Connor's Calling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              D

            2. yosim
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 26 days ago

              A

          23. Connor's Calling
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Can’t believe I still don’t know this but who are the most likely DGW26 teams now post FA cup results? Also when are we expecting it to be made official?

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Teams blanking in GW29, next week.

          24. SMOOTH
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            why is dias still flagged

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Pep was slightly vague.
              Imo, he's back and ready it wasn't an injury layoff.

          25. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Who to play in Fan Team, TAA or Maquire?

            1. Connor's Calling
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Maguire

              1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                thanks

          26. Oooo Matron
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            G2G?

            Martinez
            Dias Cancelo Dawson Mee
            Grealish Fernandes Sterling (TC) Salah
            Antonio Watkins

            Subs: Son, Dallas, Brewster