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
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 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
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Very strong squad! Few benching headaches but looks good

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Either a wildcard or new team every week? Great

    2. Bottleandahalf
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Wildcard yeah

    3. KUN+10
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Prefer Cancelo instead of Dias

    4. Bottleandahalf
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

  2. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Best captain this week?

    A Bruno
    B gundo
    C Salah

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Cap Gundo vc Bruno imo

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      B

    3. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

    4. Oh Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Gundooo

  3. MikeS
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Play 1 keeper:

    A. Areola
    B. Martinez

    1. Bottleandahalf
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Martinez

      1. MikeS
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Even with the double for areola?

    2. dylano21
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Have both and will play areola

      1. MikeS
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers, I'm on areola too

    3. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

  4. Dichio24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Nice!

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Ings over Watkins. DGW next week.

      1. Dichio24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 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
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 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
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Richarlison out of wc

      1. Reddonkeyham 42
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 16 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
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Who’s the spurs guys coming in for?

      1. Dichio24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Grealish in 25 and Bamford 26

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          7 months, 16 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
            • 4 Years
            7 months, 16 days ago

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

    6. Sterling Malory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 16 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
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 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
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I would bring it one of them ready on a wc

  5. Huckfead
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Classic safe pick vs risky with more upside

  6. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    GTG

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

    McCarthy Dallas Romeu Justin

  7. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      All good

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Touch and go between Coufal and Son.

  8. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 16 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

  9. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    If u are unsure what todo do nothing

  10. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 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

  11. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    DCL to:

    a. Ings
    b. Richarlison
    c. Cavani

    ???

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

  12. mr. inconspicuous
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

  13. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Line spacing is wrong

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        I realised after...

        Copied via Gmail to switch it around.

        Thanks for the feedback.

    2. Huckfead
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      B1
      Not sure if I’m Tcing Gundogen or Sterling

  14. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      7 months, 16 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
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Hmm, cheers!

    2. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      I would prob sell Antonio.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 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.

  15. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Anyone else on Sterling (TC)

    1. JaydenLFC87
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      If I had him I’d prob be the same

    2. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      yes mate!

    3. Huckfead
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

  16. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 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.

  17. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      7 months, 16 days ago

      A E

  18. JaydenLFC87
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      7 months, 16 days ago

      C

  19. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Maddison or son to Gundogan?

    1. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Maddison

  20. Reddonkeyham 42
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Your proposed moves look right I think

      1. Reddonkeyham 42
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. Vardy boys
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Agreed.

  21. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 16 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

  22. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    1 week punt...

    A) Jesus
    B) Richarlison

    ???

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Richarlison

    2. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      B

    3. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Cavani

  23. Vardy boys
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    Start:

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

    1. Vardy boys
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Or c) Dallas (A) v Arsenal

      Already playing 4 at the back

  24. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    anyone giving Pope an armband?

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Considering

  25. ELMEO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 days ago

    1FT: Justin to Dallas?

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

    Cheers

  26. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Yy

  27. GOATMEAT
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Lazaretti
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

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

  28. Lazaretti
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 16 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

  29. 420king
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 16 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.

  30. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 16 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
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 16 days ago

      Pope had his removed

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

        Because he was in training

      2. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 16 days ago

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