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. Tronity
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    As a DCL and Antonio, thoughts on a) Justin and Chilwell > Dias and Mee with 2FTs?

    I’ll be benching the two strikers though so could do b) Justin and Antonio > Dias and Kane if better option?

    1. gart888
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      I would't be in a rush to sell DCL if you have the luxury of just benching him this week. He has looked sharp.

      1. Tronity
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah, I’ll be keeping DCL either option. I’ll just like bench him if I bring in the two defenders.

  2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Armband on Foden, Fernandes, Cancelo or Pope?

    1. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Cancelo would be tempting.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Form he's in and dgw lure - must be Foden.

    3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Cheers lads!

  3. gart888
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Who are the best defenders to own for GW24-29 if we don't have a free hit to use?

    Let's not include City or Villa players because many/most of us already have 3 of each.

    1. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Dallas for the DGW and GW29?

      1. gart888
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Good call. Thankfully I already own him. 🙂

        Who else? Thining maybe Dier? He has pretty juicy looking fixtures in 26, and then also plays in 29.

  4. tomasjj
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    GTG?

    Mendy
    Dias, Stones, Rudiger
    Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gundo (c), Soucek
    Bamford Lacazette

    No FT.

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      what's on the bench

    2. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Coufal, Strujik, Wilson

      1. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        I'd play Coufal over Bamford.

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          I was considering, but have to go with an attacker who is on pens.

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Yep, gtg

        1. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Thx!

    3. as33
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Why Lacazette?

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Indeed - he would be out, only not for a hit. Did think Cavani, also Ings.

  5. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    AWB or Shaw?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      shaw is playing greart & looks dangerous... obviouly Telles there but I'd take the risk

    2. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Toss up. AWB probably for me.

    3. Mweene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Shaw comfortably. Looks a threat from open play and is taking corners and set pieces. I'm considering getting him for Justin and starting over Kane.

  6. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    need a cheap sub... not sure who's more "nailed"

    A: Struijk
    B: Kilman

    any help greatly appreciated

    1. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Think that is fairly even - both keep their place, but there are options who could replace them if the slump.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        cheers Tom!

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      I’d say A is slightly more nailed right now... but that situation could easily reverse with a few weeks so not sure it’s worth taking a up a Leeds spot for

    3. DoubleBeckerBus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Struijk for me. Looks better from set pieces and great value.

  7. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    The only decision I got left is whether to start Bamford - away against rather solid defence bur proven scorer or Emil Smith Rowe - at home against leaky one but player still inconsistent ?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Bam

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        I guess more likely to score, then again can envisage ESM assist.

        Thanks

    2. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Bamford.
      Wonder if the teams will open up and we will see goals both ways.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Highly likely I'd say, maybe I'm overthinking it with ESM... ?

  8. Vovhund
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Kane or Watkins?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Kane

    2. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Kane.

    3. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Kane

  9. BigKeith
      5 months, 21 days ago

      I have a funny feeling gundogan will not play both games in this dgw

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        start 1 & 20min run out... can still score well

    • Ziyech on the Bench
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Please someone talk me out of triple captaining Sterling?

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        why?

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Don't do it - there you go, easy 😉

    • GoonerByron
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Foden worth a punt as Captain over Gundogan?

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        If I had him I’d be tempted. Risk is there though

    • SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      One thing we all forget is how digne will be affected in the absence of dcl everton can't keep cs even against ful so depends on digne attacking output and with dcl out now less appealing..

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      GTG?

      Pope
      Stones, Cancelo, Digne, Mee, Coufal
      Salah, Sterling (C), Bruno, Saka
      Antonio

      Subs: Martinez, Bamford, Soucek, DCL

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Looks good. Would bench Coufal for one of Sou or Bam personally

    • In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Pope
      Targett, Dias, Cancelo
      Gundo (C), Soucek, Salah, Bruno, Son
      Antonio, Bamfy,

      McCarthy, DCL, Justin, Dallas

      2FTs. I’m thinking Justin to Lowton and bench Targett. Roll the other FT. Thoughts?

    • Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      G2G?

      Martinez | Forster
      Cancelo Maguire Coufal Lowton
      Bruno Rashford Grealish Gundogan
      Jesus Ings
      ¦ Saka Wilson* Holding

      1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        It's different.

        1. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Hoping most of them turn up.

    • Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Grealish to Lookman on a FT for the risk?

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Definitely not

      2. Epic ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Grealish will outscore him.

    • Super Jack Grealish
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Thoughts on this? Still got WC, BB & TC

      Pope,
      Cancelo, Dias, Robbo
      Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gundo (C), Soucek
      Bamford, Antonio

      Martinez, DCL, Dallas, Mitchell

      2 FT 4.2 ITB.

      A) Robbo > Lowton
      B) DCL > Cavani/Kane
      C) Other

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        A and roll. Easy call imo

        1. Super Jack Grealish
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah that’s the current plan, just wondering if there was anything I’m missing

    • ARP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Hi, please help. Play 2 from:
      A) Holding
      B) Dallas
      C) Anguissa
      D) Son
      E) Antonio
      Thanks.

    • Vovhund
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Bench order?

      A) Son
      B) Bamford
      C) Dallas

      1. OleBall
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 21 days ago

        BAC

      2. yosim
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 21 days ago

        what a bench!

        1. Vovhund
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Yeah, think I have to start Coufal, Soucek and Antonio vs Shef - or what?

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Last decision!

      Start just one of these 2

      A. Souceck
      B. Lacazette

    • House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Thoughts are to WC25 in order to attack the double gameweeks between 24-27.

      Martinez, Pope
      Cancelo, Dias, AWB, Holding, Mee
      Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan, Soucek
      Bamford, Antonio, DCL

      1FT, 2.7itb

      As a one week punt before WC, which player is likely to return the most points in gw24?

      A - Tarkowski (cry, FUL)
      B - Rodriguez (FUL, mci)
      C - Digne (FUL, mci)
      D - Rashford (wba)
      E - Cavani (wba)
      F - Any other non City player

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Pope
      Coufal Cancelo Stones
      Salah Fernandes Gundogan Raphinha Soucek
      Bamford Antonio

      Martinez Robertson DCL Ferguson

      1 FT, 5.4 itb

      1. Have I got the starting lineup right ? Y or N

      2. Save FT ? Y or N

      Thanks

    • Kun Tozser
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      As a DCl and Antonio owner. 🙁

      What your love for the following?

      1. Martial
      2. Cavani
      3. Watkins
      4. Kane
      5 Other?

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        4 but get next week

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        DCL>cavani. Keep Antonio

    • Diro
        5 months, 21 days ago

        2 FT

        A) Cancelo -> Gundogan
        B) Konsa -> Watkins

        If A, do you consider a -4 to change Wilson or play 4-5-1 ?

      • GoonerByron
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Who to start in place of DCL..?

        A - Robertson

        B - Bamford

        1. Diro
            5 months, 21 days ago

            B

          • sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            Bam bam

        2. Jamb0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          Any news on Digne? Would rather start Coufal instead if he’s out for the Fulham fixture..

        3. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          BGW29 fixtures confirmed on FPL.

          Only 3 fixtures there now.

          1. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            Ast v Tot likely to be added soon.

          2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            Probably another later.

          3. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            Can't wait to see all of these FH teams 🙂

        4. Henrik Larsson
            5 months, 21 days ago

            More opinions needed. Which combo is better for next three game weeks?

            A - Sterling, Shaw
            B - Gundo, Ings

          • sirmorbach
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            Lads, please:

            Pope
            Dias*, Stones, Digne*, Cresswell
            Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gündogan
            Antonio*, Watkins

            Martinez, Soucek, Dallas, DCL

            DCL to Cavani or hold FT?

            1. Ben White saved my life
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 21 days ago

              Hold, Nice team.

              1. sirmorbach
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 21 days ago

                Appreciate it, sir!

          • Mr_Barbs
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            2FTs. Any thoughts?

            A) Stones + Digne + Son > Mee + Shaw + Sterling (-4)
            B) Stones + Son > Sterling + Struijk
            C) DCL > Cavani/Ings/Richarlison

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

            McCarthy, Son, Dallas, DCL