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.

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1,554 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bottleandahalf
      2 months, 2 days ago

      GTG?

      Pope McCarthy
      Dias Mee Shaw (Dallas Targett)
      Son Gundo Sterling Fernandes (Raphinha)
      Ings Bamford Wakins

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Very strong squad! Few benching headaches but looks good

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Either a wildcard or new team every week? Great

      2. Bottleandahalf
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Wildcard yeah

        • KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Prefer Cancelo instead of Dias

        • Bottleandahalf
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I actually flipped to Cancelo then.
            Pope Mccarthy
            Mee, Lowton, Cancelo, (Rudiger, Dallas)
            Son, Gundo, Sterling, Fernandes, (Raphinha)
            Ings, Watkins, Bamford

        • FPLMACKEM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Best captain this week?

          A Bruno
          B gundo
          C Salah

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

            Cap Gundo vc Bruno imo

          2. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            B

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

            You not think gundo will be rested for one of the games though?

          4. Oh Mane Mane
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Gundooo

        • MikeS
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Play 1 keeper:

          A. Areola
          B. Martinez

          1. Bottleandahalf
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Martinez

              1. MikeS
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Even with the double for areola?

            • dylano21
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Have both and will play areola

              1. MikeS
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Cheers, I'm on areola too

            • Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I'm on Areola, has a higher upside imo.

          2. Dichio24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Played my Wildcard...

            Pope, Martinez
            Lowton, Rudiger, Dias, Shaw, Dallas
            Raphinha, Fernandes, Gundogan, Grealish, Sterling
            Watkins, Bamford, Richarlison

            £7,6M ITB(!) to bring in Son and Kane for DGW26

            6 DGWers this week, 3 next and will have 13 for my BB 26.
            Raving mad or does it look ok?

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

              Nice!

            2. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Ings over Watkins. DGW next week.

              1. Dichio24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Had Ings in last night, but had to sacrifice him to get Sterling. Plan is to do Grealish - Son and then Bamford - Kane, and Watkins is in because I don't wanna go without Villa attack. If I play Ings next week I would have to do Ings - Kane in 26, and that would leave me with just 12 DGW players in 26(if Southampton doesn't get a double).

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

              Great, as long as Crellin gets it right. Nothing is concrete at the end of the day.

            4. My heart goes Salalalalah
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Richarlison out of wc

              1. Reddonkeyham 42
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Nice dif for the week, especially with DCL likely to miss at least first game.

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  How has he done when DCL not playing? In fact, how did Everton so without DCL? But you never know...

            5. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Who’s the spurs guys coming in for?

              1. Dichio24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Grealish in 25 and Bamford 26

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  If you are set on it then I’d maybe get son this week and bench him. Squad is strong enough to cope

                  1. Dichio24
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    I know, but I really fancy Grealish vs Brighton...

            6. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Looks good, not convinced with Richa but assume he's making way for Kane so why not!

              Considered Cavani?

              1. Dichio24
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Cavani looks great, but think it's just too much rotation risk with Europa League etc coming up. Richa is a punt, but is a streaky player and looked great in the FA Cup vs Spurs. Everton has a nice DGW26. Could always swap him for DCL for a hit in 26

            7. Tango74
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I would bring it one of them ready on a wc

            8. Huckfead
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Stones or cancello?
              Thinking there’s a better chance of Stones playing both games.

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Classic safe pick vs risky with more upside

            9. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              GTG

              Pope
              Cancelo Coufal Lowton
              Sterling Salah Bruno Gundo(C)
              Antonio Bamford Cavani

              McCarthy Dallas Romeu Justin

            10. TeddiPonza
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Correct C, VC, bench and bench order?

              Martinez
              Dias Stones Tarkowski Coufal Digne
              Salah Gundo (c) Bruno (vc) Grealish
              Antonio
              (Son DCL Wilson)

              Thanks

              1. iL PiStOlErO
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                All good

              2. sminkypinky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Touch and go between Coufal and Son.

            11. MoSalalalalalalalalah
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Bottomed. Is this team worth a BB or should I hold?

              Pope
              Cancelo | Mee | Cresswell | Digne
              Sterling | Soucek | Gundogan | Bruno
              Ings | Watkins

              GK: Martinez | Bamford | Dallas | Son

            12. PocketZola
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              If u are unsure what todo do nothing

            13. Sterling Malory
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              What to do with Son and Maddison?

              Looking at Lookman as a punt this week, so I can do Antonio > Kane next week?

              Can drop the other down to Grealish for long term or JWP for next week punt.

              This weeks team currently:
              Areola
              Stones Cancelo Shaw Lowton
              Son Salah Bruno Gundo (C)
              Bamford Antonio
              Martinez Maddison Dallas DCL

            14. Boss Hogg
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              DCL to:

              a. Ings
              b. Richarlison
              c. Cavani

              ???

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Quite liking Cavani but Ings might have a few dgw’s in next few so prob just A

            15. mr. inconspicuous
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Anyone with all their chips left thinking of using their FH chip this week?

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

              Pope.

              Cancelo, Stones, Shaw.

              Gundogan, Bruno, Soucek, Saka, Son.

              Bamford, Antonio.

              Bench: Fabianski.

              Holding, DCL, Justin.

              Would you recommend either:

              A) Roll a transfer

              B) Justin to Tarkowski

              C) Stones and Saka to Sterling and Tarkowki

              &
              1) TC on Sterling to go all in?

              2) don't be mad!?

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Line spacing is wrong

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

                  I realised after...

                  Copied via Gmail to switch it around.

                  Thanks for the feedback.

              2. Huckfead
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                B1
                Not sure if I’m Tcing Gundogen or Sterling

            17. Ibralicious
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Pope
              Dias - Stones - Coufal
              Salah - Bruno - Rashford - Grealish - Gundogan (C)
              DCL - Antonio

              (Martinez) (Bamford - Bednarek- Dallas) - 2FT - £2.4 ITB - Only WC left

              A) Coufal -> Mee & Save FT
              B) Coufal + DCL -> Mee + Cavani

              Cheers!

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Neither really. You'd want DCL back soon. Coufal good chance of clean sheet. With 2ft the gamble of DCL to Cavani MIGHT pay off

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Hmm, cheers!

              2. Lazaretti
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                I would prob sell Antonio.

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  But didn't Moyes say he'll be very close to starting? Surely they need him with the lack of goals in the side atm.

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

              Anyone else on Sterling (TC)

              1. JaydenLFC87
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                If I had him I’d prob be the same

              2. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                yes mate!

              3. Huckfead
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Can’t decide between Gundo and Sterling. Will be played on one

            19. FPLMACKEM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Is anyone going to start Mitchell this week? Surely palace v Burnley has 0-0 stamped all over it.

              Given zaha and schlup are out I'd expect him to start again with PVA left mid.

            20. Fernandito
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Bench 2 of these...
              A Watkins
              B Grealish
              C Cresswell
              D Antonio
              E Maguire
              F Raphinha

              1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                A E

            21. JaydenLFC87
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Who to bench out of the below?

              A) Son

              B) Grealish

              C) DCL

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

                C

            22. Jindaljain
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Maddison or son to Gundogan?

              1. Lazaretti
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Maddison

            23. Reddonkeyham 42
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Pope

              Robertson, Stones, Coufal, Justin
              Gündogan, Fernandes, Salah,
              DCL, Bamford, Antonio

              Marrinez, Raphina, Son, Dallas

              £1m itb

              Appreciate any and all advice, thanks.

              Initially was going to do Justin for Burnley defender and potentially Robertson to Dias. But as always would appreciate the help from you guys.

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

                Your proposed moves look right I think

                1. Reddonkeyham 42
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Leave DCL in the side? No other transfer worth pondering?

              2. Vardy boys
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Agreed.

            24. Stand By Mee
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Dias, Madisson -> Dallas, Sterling
              Stones, Madisson -> Dallas, Sterling

              I really want to have Gundo and Sterling so I need to get rid of Dias or Stones.
              Dias is obviously more nailed long term but still yellow flagged...
              Although Team News suggest he might be ok...

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

                Thinking of similar. Feels like rubbish DGW26 preparation though for me with two Jon playing defenders and too many with single in 26

            25. BENOIT
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              1 week punt...

              A) Jesus
              B) Richarlison

              ???

              1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Richarlison

              2. Lazaretti
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                B

              3. My heart goes Salalalalah
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Cavani

            26. Vardy boys
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Start:

              A) Saka (H) v Leeds
              B) Barnes (H) v Liverpool

              1. Vardy boys
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Or c) Dallas (A) v Arsenal

                Already playing 4 at the back

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

              anyone giving Pope an armband?

              1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Considering

            28. ELMEO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              1FT: Justin to Dallas?

              Pope
              Cancelo, Justin, Coufal, Holding, Targett
              Sterling, Gundo, Salah, Bruno, Soucek
              DCL, Bamford, Antonio

              Cheers

            29. fcsaltyballs
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Repost 🙂

              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

              1. Lazaretti
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Yy

            30. GOATMEAT
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Captain Gündogan or Sterling? The next penalty will be probably Sterling since Gundo missed the last one...?

              1. Lazaretti
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Sterling has missed his last 7 or something like that. But I would still c Sterling

            31. Lazaretti
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Hello all. Take a hit and do
              A) Wilson to Barnes -4
              B) Robertson to Tarkowski/Mee.-4
              C) GTG no hit.

              Pope
              Cancelo - Dallas - Coufal - Maguire
              Salah - Foden - Gundogan(c) - Bruno - Mount
              Bamford
              Martinez - Robertson - DCL - Wilson

            32. 420king
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Would you play BB with this bench?

              Martinez, Mitchell, Burke, Antonio

              I know it doesn't look hot but I just wanna get this BB over with. Don't like the idea of having to build my WC team around it.

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

              I'll try and keep this simple.

              1. Players yellow flagged are players that have left the field of play in their last game (limping/clutching) usually indicating a possible injury.

              2. Players yellow flagged who the manager said in a presser are "unwell".

              When a manager says "they're available for selection" the yellow flag will not be removed until they actually start the game.

              So that's Digne, Dias, Werner, Antonio still holding yellow flags.

              I don't see a problem with any of them starting, except Antonio.

              Moyse plays his cards very close to his chest.

              1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Pope had his removed

                1. My heart goes Salalalalah
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Because he was in training

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

                  Yes, because Dyche said he was training. And there were pictures!