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. Totti
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Any suggestion guys?

    Martinez
    Coufal mee taylor stones
    Salah bruno gundogan sterling
    Antonio bamford

    Forster DCL bednarek burke

    1FT and 3.7 itb

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Roll

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Ok thanks

    2. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Roll the transfer, gtg.

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Thank you

    3. TwoTon Ted
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Roll your transfer , get Dallas in for Leeds DGW and then have 2 for DGW26

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks mate

  2. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Very difficult to form a WC team.including Salah Bruno Son Kane Grealish and triple City for DGW26

    1. toerag
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      you have it now??
      i do atm

      1. toerag
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        apart from son

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      i have all bar Grealish. will have him for 26 id say

      id say alot do?

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      I think Son is a fall guy if I have to choose between him and Kane.

  3. Ben White saved my life
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Evening folks. Pick one to start from Maguire and Son, ta.

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Maguire

    2. toerag
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      maguire

      1. Ben White saved my life
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks guys, Dougal it is.

  4. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Not sure whether to bring in 2 defenders or 1 and a forward:

    Pope

    Cancelo, Targett, TAA
    Salah, Gundogan, Grealish, Bruno, Soucek
    Bamford, Antonio

    Martinez, Wilson!, Justin!, Dallas

    ! = long term injuries

    ?TAA to Dias/Lowton
    ? Wilson to Barnes/Cavani
    2FT, 2.9 ITB, all chips left.

    Any advice appreciated.

    1. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Maybe Salah to Sterling (c).

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      You should deal with injured players first, they'll get you 0 points for sure, so Wilson to someone, Cavani/Rich/Jesus/Barnes.

  5. abaalan
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Worth a BB if i take a -4 to get in Pope, Lowton, Cavani? (WC next week)

    BB would be Martinez, Coufal, Mitchell, Antonio/Raphina

  6. adr3nalin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Martinez
    Mee*, Dias*, Coufal, Shaw
    Sterling*C, Gundo*, Salah, Bruno
    DCL!, Antonio!
    (McCarthy, Greal, Bamf, Dallas)

    Already used my free transfers to bring in Mee and DCL.

    Do I take minus 4 to:
    A) Replace DCL for Richarl
    B) Replace McCarthy with Pope, and bench DCL for:

    1) Grealish
    2) Banford

    Thank you!

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      No, Bamford

      1. adr3nalin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks, yes or no to Pope?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          No to - 4

  7. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Q1 Transfers
    A. Johnstone to Pope and roll FT
    B. Stones and Salah to Lowton and Sterling

    Q2 Which player to start?
    A. Soucek
    B. Cresswell

    2FT 6.7itb
    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Digne
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Bamford Antonio DCL
    (Johnstone Soucek Cresswell Holding)

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      AA

  8. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Need one in, confused.

    1 week only. WC next gmw

    A) Sigurdsson
    B) Richarlison
    C) James Rod

    Cheers

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Siggy

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Rich. Siggy and Rodriguez won't play together so one will be benched. Defencive liability when both play

      1. Winners900
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Sure about this? Also DCL out

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          I think so. Look at the lineups in their recent games. Last time they both played together they lost 2-0 against Newcastle

    3. yosim
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 20 days ago

      C could be a nice differential?

  9. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    play robbo or son

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Son

  10. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Who to start: Kane or Watkins?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Watkins

  11. Stevie G
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    a) Take a hit and bring in Pope
    Or
    b) Play Martinez

    1. Heiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Play Martinez 100%

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        This

      2. Stevie G
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Even if you are wildcarding next week?
        Would bring him in for 4.0m keeper

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          If you don't have a Burnley def then I probably would take the hit

          1. Stevie G
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            I have Ben Mee

            1. Tonyawesome69
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 20 days ago

              Play Martinez

              1. Stevie G
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 20 days ago

                Ok thanks

  12. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Bench one -

    Antonio, Soucek, Son, Watkins

    I always choose the wrong one, so asking.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Soucek

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Son

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      So who's on your bench now?

  13. jimmy.floyd
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Play Son or Soucek?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      son

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Soucek

  14. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Hi all,

    Dilemma,

    A: Forster to Pope (bench Martinez against Brighton)
    B: Mitchel to Cancello (Bench Dallas)
    C: Son to Sterling (C)

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      B

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Hey guys and gals,

    Would you recommend either:

    1) Roll a transfer

    2) Justin to Tarkowski

    3) Stones and Saka to Sterling and Tarkowki

    A) & TC on Sterling to go all in?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Starting defence if 1?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Advice appreciated ... Below

    2. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      4

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        3*

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Cheers... I'm going to gamble tonight and go all in.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        What's your 4th option?

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Team.

      Pope (Fab).

      Cancelo, Stones, Shaw.

      Gundogan, Bruno, Soucek, Saka, Son.

      Bamford, Antonio.

      Bench: Holding, DCL, Justin.

  16. The Fantasy Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    I’ve got Ederson in goal. I want to transfer in someone who has decent doubles and possible fixture in 29. WC likely in 30. Have Targett in defence.

    Lloris (poor form but good fixtures) or Martinez?

    Will get rid of Ederson in 28.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      you mean you want to know who to sell ederson for in wk28?

      1. The Fantasy Doctor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Sorry I wasn’t clear. I need to make a transfer this week to avoid losing one. Need an extra GK for BB26.

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          ah i get you now
          Martinez ok DGW 26?

          it's alot of £££ alright

          1. The Fantasy Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Yes not a popular strategy. I get burned by Martinez every week. Probably just get him now.

    2. The Fantasy Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      I appreciate I’ve got a lot invested in goalkeepers. Will sort.

  17. Henning
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 20 days ago

    Barnes to Lookman or Raphinha, so i can afford Kane next ge.

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Raphina , simples

      1. Henning
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Thanx, or is Harrison a better option?

    2. Il Capitano
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Raphinha

        1. Henning
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Thanx.

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Will most likely WC before next week's deadline if DGW26 is announced, so...

      DCL > Cavani for - 4 and play ahead of Bamford? Or just play Bamford with DCL benched.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        No hit imo
        Bam is decent

    4. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Thoughts of my team? 1FT £3.6m itb
      Martinez Steer
      Dias Stones Mee Lowton Dallas
      Gundo Salah Son Bruno Soucek
      Bam Antonio DCL
      a) DCL to Ings,or wait for next GW
      b) Something else
      c) Save FT and bench DCL

    5. MikeS
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      What would you so with this decimated injury mess, I have 2FT and £4mn.

      Areola*-(Martinez)
      Dias*-mee*-stones*-(Justin, Dallas)
      Salah-bruno-grealish-son-gundogan*(c)
      Antonio-bamford-(DCL)

      1. Heiro
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Mess? It's as template as it gets.

        I have all those players bar Greilish and Dias

    6. BigKeith
        5 months, 20 days ago

        We sure Cavani will def start?

        1. Pedersen
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          No

        2. Stevie G
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Did'nt play in FA cup so yeah

      • SMOOTH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        pls help decide

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

      • Mr_Barbs
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        2FTs. Nothing really inspiring me. Any thoughts?

        A) Stones + Son > Sterling + Struijk
        B) DCL > Cavani/Ings/Richarlison
        C) Digne > Mee/Tark
        D) Son > James/Sigurdson

        Pope
        Cancelo, Stones, Coufal, Digne
        Salah, Gundoga, Bruno, Soucek
        Antonio, Bamford

        McCarthy, Son, Dallas, DCL

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        For this week only who scores more?

        A) Mitchell(BUR) + Dallas(ars)
        B) Mitchell(BUR) + Mee(cry, FUL) -4
        C) Dallas(ars) + Mee(cry, FUL) -4
        D) Mee + Lowton -8

        1. Heiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          All rides on if Mitchel starts

      • Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        Moyes couldn't possibly have made things more complicated with his Antonio (non-)announcement. Of the two, would you play him with an uncertain start or Digne with a risk of a MCI blank if he doesn't feature in the first match?

      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        WC team looks like this

        Areola Sanchez
        Stones Mee Dallas Targett Lowton
        Salah Bruno Son Foden Gundogan
        Kane Ings Bamford

        Any changes needed?

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Sweet

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            Cheers

        2. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Probably have Rich over Kane this week. Then an easy xfer next week.

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 20 days ago

            This week yes, maybe!
            But that's a transfers waiting to happen.

      • Flynny
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        What to do with dcl? Playing wildcard gw30

        A....sell for bamford

        B...bench him and keep for his likely plum dgw26. Play soucek. Get bamford next week

        Thanks

      • gomez123
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 20 days ago

        A) Digne or B) Lowton DGW

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Very tough.. lowton just as I will be starting both and bench son.

      • Diro
          5 months, 20 days ago

          2FT, 1.5 itb

          Martinez,
          James, Cancelo, Stones
          Sterling, Fernandes, Grealish, Son, Soucek
          DCL, Bamford

          McCarthy, Konsa, Justin, Wilson

          A) Konsa and Wilson -> Dallas and Watkins and play 3-5-2
          B) Cancelo (or Stones) and Soucek -> Dallas and Gundogan and play 4-5-1
          C) B and -4 to add a striker for Wilson but it can't be Watkins because already 3 Aston Villa

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 20 days ago

          Play Digne or Bamford?