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. Groot the Leveller
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    I can already hear the screams from benching decions now

    Soucek, Son, Watkins, Antonio, Bamford, Coufal, Cresswell all being benched....

    We need KDB and kane back now, with sterling firing so our benches are weak, and we have 1 less decision to get wrong!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      You'd only start captaining KDB for his blanks again.

  2. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Is Lowton nailed?

    1. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Yep

    2. Il Capitano
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Yes

      • Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Yes

    3. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Thoughts? 2ft 1.1itb

      Martinez
      Cancelo Stones Taylor Robbo
      Salah Son Bruno Soucek
      Bamford Antonio

      Ramsdale DCL Holding Anguissa

      A) Robbo, Anguissa to Gundogan, Mee
      B) Robbo, Anguissa, Salah to Tarkowski, Foden, Sterling

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        B for -4

      2. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        B has 4 City

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Stones over Robbo out my bad

        2. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks TM

      3. dwain100
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        A.

      4. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        B big time!

        ... Hopefully

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Bench One:

      A) Bamford
      B) Soucek
      C) Son
      D) Coufal

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        d

      2. Henrik Larsson
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Tough one. I'd go B from that lot.

      3. dwain100
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Bench 1 of :
        A) Antonio
        B) Coufal
        C) Alonso

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          B

        2. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          b

      4. Henrik Larsson
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Bottomed.

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

          A - Sterling, Shaw
          B - Gundo, Ings

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            B probably

          2. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            b

          3. In Bale We Trust
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 19 days ago

            B

        • In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          Any help on this appreciated boys. Been a tough week for injuries, many in same boat I’m sure.

          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?

          1. OleBall
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 19 days ago

            Justin > Lowton looks good

            1. In Bale We Trust
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Thanks mate.

          2. Il Capitano
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Sounds good

              1. In Bale We Trust
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Cheers

            • tomasjj
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Like your plan.

              1. In Bale We Trust
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Thank you for the input mate

          3. Il Capitano
              5 months, 19 days ago

              Repost. Can get this team for a -4, worth a BB? Will WC in 25 and allows for Kane TC in 26.

              Pope
              Stones Tarkowski/Shaw Cancelo Lowton
              Bruno Gundogan (C) Son Salah
              Antonio Richarlison/Cavani

              McCarthy - Bamford Soucek Coufal

              1. In Bale We Trust
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                5 months, 19 days ago

                Looks good. I’d personally still save BB however. McCarthy is at risk of losing his place too, being theorised by many fyi

                1. Il Capitano
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Yeah, bit iffy if McCarthy benched and Antonio not starting then I'm down to 2 on the BB. Could be a disaster

                    1. In Bale We Trust
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Maybe best to hold then. I also have my BB burning a hole in my pocket. Never thought a chip as valuable as BB could feel like a hindrance!

                      1. Il Capitano
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          Cheers, probably sensible

                2. Sid07
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  1) Antonio to Richarlson
                  2) antonio to ings
                  3) Save FT, play antonio ( coufal 1st sub)

                  1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    3, 2FT next week will be good

                3. SMOOTH
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  guys please advise

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

                  1. Detweiler
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    D - nice fixture next week too you can play them in.

                4. GoonerByron
                  • 10 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Good to go? 🙂

                  Pope*
                  Dias* - Digne* - Tarkowski*
                  Foden* (c) - Gundo* - Bruno - Saka
                  Barnes* - Bamford

                  Martinez - Robbo - Dallas - DCL

                  0FT, 5.1 itb

                  1. Detweiler
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Looks good.

                  2. tomasjj
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    GTG.

                5. Detweiler
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Who would you bring in to play this week and next - Dallas or Lowton?

                  1. kennethrhcp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Dallas more upside?

                    1. Detweiler
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      That's true. Thanks.

                  2. tomasjj
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Depends who you can field this week.
                    Dallas would be very good next week.

                  3. OleBall
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Probably Lowton

                6. 420king
                  • 7 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Draft question:

                  Player A and B are both on Free transfer market.
                  If I buy player A and then replace him with player B, will A become locked?

                  1. RedAlpha10
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Yes

                    1. 420king
                      • 7 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      So I can pretty much lock every good option still left in that position?
                      Thanks.

                7. Slitherene
                  • 3 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  1 FT, Exact money to get in Kane!

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

                  Wilson -> Kane & bench Coufal?

                  1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Yes

                  2. dwain100
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Yes

                8. tabby98
                  • 5 Years
                  5 months, 19 days ago

                  Pope, Johnstone
                  Cancelo, Stones, Coufal, Justin, Digne
                  Salah, Bruno, Son, Soucek, Raphinha
                  DCL, Bamford, Antonio

                  1FT £0.8M ITB

                  What do i do here?

                  1. Zladan
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Justin to Lowton DCL to Rich

                    BB.

                  2. Warby84
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Save

                9. Diro
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    2FT,

                    A) Konsa and Wilson -> Dallas and Watkins = play 3-5-2
                    B) Cancelo (or Stones) and Soucek -> Dallas and Gundogan = 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 players

                  • GOTHAM City F.C.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    2FT
                    A. Salah, AWB to Rodriguez, Cancelo
                    B. Salah to Foden

                    Mee, Dallas, AWB, Kilman, Coufal
                    Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Gundo, Son
                    Hanford, Adams, Antonio

                    1. Detweiler
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Coufal to Stones?

                      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Short of 0.2

                    2. Detweiler
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      I would avoid -4 if you can. What about AWB to Stones? Then Mee to Shaw for DGW if you want United defence. Or Coufal if you have the money next week.

                  • Zladan
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    GTG?

                    Pope
                    Cancelo (vc) Stones Coufal Lowton
                    Salah Bruno Son Gundogan (c)
                    Richarlison Antonio

                    Martinez Bamford Raphinha Mitchell

                    Rich to Kane next week.

                  • JaydenLFC87
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Which one out of Pieters and Lowton people going for ??

                    1. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Low

                    2. In Bale We Trust
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Lowton. Taylor is 50/50 for both games

                  • Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    2 week FWD punt:
                    A) Cavani (Europa before/after NEW)
                    B) Richarlison (Out of form till other night)
                    C) Ings (DGW but not done much lately)
                    D) Barnes (As in the Scout Team...)
                    E) Other?

                    1. liverpool01
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      A

                    2. tomasjj
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      C, or A.

                      I think C because he is nailed on pens,, and the DGW.

                      1. tomasjj
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        The injured players are mostly back for Saints too.

                    3. Detweiler
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Ings

                  • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Any Palace fans? Mitchell likely to play?

                  • Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Start Digne or Soucek?

                  • Horlicks esq.
                    • 12 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Captaining Tarko. Am I drunk?

                    Gundo on VC.

                    1. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Duffy... that is all

                      1. Horlicks esq.
                        • 12 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Ha.

                        1. kennethrhcp
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          5 months, 19 days ago

                          GL with Gundo C... i've done my job here 🙂

                    2. Warby84
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      I’m on Pope

                  • MoSalalalalalalalalah
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    When's the best time to WC at this point?

                    1. Apwilkin
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Depends on your squad. I personally am trying to make it to gw30, but will see how things look when the doubles are finalized.

                    2. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      wait & see what dgw26 throws you. hopefully wont need it then

                      then see how BGWs fall later & may need it then

                      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                        • 3 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Okay, thank you for the advice

                  • camarozz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    So scout picks feel Antonio will start? Iv benched him for Bamford whom I just brought in for Dcl.

                    Just i play Antonio and bench one of Soucek/Coufal instead??

                    1. kennethrhcp
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      i'm starting Antonio ahead of Sou (sold Cou)

                    2. Gudjohnsen
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      I have Coufal and Soucek on bench and am starting Antonio but I suck at this game so....

                      1. camarozz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        5 months, 19 days ago

                        Worst season ever for me

                  • Apwilkin
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    McCarthy (Johnstone)
                    Maguire-Mee-Cancelo-Stones
                    Son-Bruno-Salah-Gundo (C)-Soucek
                    Bamford

                    Coufal-Adams-DCL
                    1 FT 3.2 ITB Still have TC, WC and BB in place.

                    1)Save FT
                    2)Adams to Ings (probably bench Bamford)
                    3)Johnstone to Pope
                    4)Other?

                  • Mr_Barbs
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

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

                    1. Apwilkin
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 19 days ago

                      Hmm without seeing the rest of your strikers, probably C. Assuming you have some combo of Bamford/Antonio/Watkins in the other slots

                    2. Mr_Barbs
                      • 3 Years
                      5 months, 19 days ago

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

                      McCarthy, Son, DCL, Dallas

                  • Jindaljain
                    • 6 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Be with Maddison & son or bring Gundogan?

                  • Horlicks esq.
                    • 12 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Also bench one.

                    Son
                    Antonio
                    Bamford

                  • MoSalalalalalalalalah
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 19 days ago

                    Burnley defender cap anyone?