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. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Been flat out today & now on the beers. But, can anyone tell me if Tonio is fit?

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

      Tonio? Never heard of her...

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

      Touch and go, personally think he will get some minutes.

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

      Probably starts.

    4. Dash4
        2 months, 2 days ago

        66 mins I think.....and hope.

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

        Yep, he will play.

    5. 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

      1. Tango74
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Why don’t u get rid of Justin ?

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

            Even if I get someone instead of Justin I wont play him this gw anway. Also next gw it will be easier to combine with 2ft.

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

          Best to save, move Justin on next week

      2. max99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A, Justin to shaw

        Or

        B, DCL to Rich/Adams

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

          A hold DCL

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

        Maddison to Gundogan?

      4. konrad.sygula95
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Best replacement for Justin?

        Pope
        Kwp/Cancelo/Coufal
        Gundogan/Fernandes/Salah/Grealish
        Watkins/Antonio/DCL

        Bench: Martinez/Dier/Anguissa/Justin
        2ft 5.1 itb

        1. Harry's Car Window
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Targett.

          Gets returns. Has various DGW coming up. Saves funds.

          1. Harry's Car Window
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Although I have just seen you’ve 3 Villa. So nvm.

      5. The Royal Robin
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Current bench: Martinez Alonso Son Barnes

        Would you bench boost or save it for another DGW?

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

          I wouldn't bench boost Son and Barnes this week.

          In fact I would never bench boost Barnes.

          To be honest I would never own Barnes, Burnley is goalie, defenders and few shirts.

          1. The Royal Robin
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            That’s Leicester’s Barnes fwiw.

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

              Still no, can't see him getting much against LFC.

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

          I would. Can you imagine any better?

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

        Imagine if Ancelotti starts DCL against Fulham anyway and we’re all benching or getting rid... his bench points still hurt from last gw.

        1. Tango74
            2 months, 2 days ago

            He already said he’s not fit for fulham

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

              I know. Managers lie.

              1. Tango74
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Mainly mourhinio and pep

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

              Ancelotti is usually honest on injuries so would say it’s unlikely but never know. Hard to start him if he’s only getting city game, ironically if it was a single gw against Fulham I’d be more tempted to start him know he either plays or isn’t involved

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

                Agree, risky if he only plays 30/180 minutes, not necessarily going to make the Mcy game..

          • Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            No idea what to do here. Which one from these?

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

            Cheers!

            1. AlternativeB
                2 months, 2 days ago

                DCL will play the city game. But has bad fixtures ahead though..

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

                  Not dbl GW?? Fixtures look decent..

            2. AlternativeB
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Buy one: Lookman or JRod

              • Artemon
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Who is the better pick for the next 2 game weeks ?

                A) Richarlison

                B) Ings

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

                  Ings

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

                  Ingsy

                3. dylano21
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  A

              • Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Can some body reply Maddison to Gundogan?

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

                  Yes and cap.

                2. AlternativeB
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Got them both. But I'm going to take out Maddison probably this round

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

                    Yes (C)

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

                  Who do we reckon is hitting the next City pen?

                  1. Tango74
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Ederson

                    • Dannyb
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Gun

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

                      Pep?

                      With his x Ray eyes

                  2. Dannyb
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Not worth hits for Burnley players is it?

                    1. Well you know, Triffic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      No

                  3. 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.

                  4. KuttiBunja
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Please help!!!

                    McCarthy - Davis
                    Stones - Cancelo - Dallas - Justin - Mitchell
                    Grealish - Salah - Gundo - Son - Bruno
                    Bamford - Antonio - DCL

                    2FT. 1.5 iTB.

                    Use both FTs to do:
                    McCarthy -> Pope, Justin -> Burnley defender???

                    Or save 1 FT and just do one of above transfers??

                    Or something else??

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

                      Hit transfer

                  5. Harry's Car Window
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Play one of these:

                    A) Son
                    B) Bamford

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

                      B

                  6. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Son falling really fast on FPLstats - any reason why - just the fixture?

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

                      Guess so and lots of squad strength

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

                    Who would you put first on the bench:

                    1. Robertson (lei)
                    2. DCL (MCI)

                    Thanks all

                  8. Kay317
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Play Bamford or Grealish?
                    Currently on Grealish but not so sure..

                  9. ajk1211
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Those with double City defence and Son. What are your transfer/DGW plans?

                    1. OLB
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Will sell all Leeds after next DGW
                      Will sell all Villa after GW30
                      Targeting DGW players, -4 hit max each week prior to DGWs
                      ( no wildcard or BB left )

                  10. Bleh
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Advice needed. Just did TAA > Mee. Anything else worth a hit? 10.0 ITB.

                    Martinez
                    Dias, Stones, Cresswell, Mee
                    Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Soucek
                    Antonio, Bamford

                    Subs: Steer, Mitchell, Stephens, DCL

                    1. OLB
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Plenty ITB - keeping for ?

                      1. Bleh
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 2 days ago

                        No one in particular, team’s been ticking along nicely. Will be looking at Son/Kane soon though.

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

                    GTG? 0.0itb so need a hit if not

                    Martinez / Forster
                    Cancelo / Stones / AWB / Shaw / Dallas
                    Salah / Bruno / Son / Grealish / Gundo
                    Kane / BamBam / Watkins

                  12. Alejo - CFC
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    News on Dias? Likely to play?

                  13. KuttiBunja
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Please help!!!!

                    McCarthy - Davis
                    Stones - Cancelo - Dallas - Justin - Mitchell
                    Grealish - Salah - Gundo - Son - Bruno
                    Bamford - Antonio - DCL

                    2FT. 1.5 iTB.

                    Use both FTs to do:
                    McCarthy -> Pope, Justin -> Burnley defender???

                    Or save 1 FT and just do one of above transfers??

                    Or something else??

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

                      A

                  14. Alejo - CFC
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Dias + Barnes --> Digne + Gundogan ? (-4)
                    Yes or No?
                    Cheers

                  15. OleBall
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      1) Pope & Mee -4
                      or
                      2) Pope & Soucek

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

                        I did 1...should pay off if you are replacing for single GW players.

                    • RED_ARMY
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Anybody wildcarding this week?

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

                        yes

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

                          Holding off until next week to see confirmed dgwks.

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

                      Will Walker-Peters start or play Dallas?

                    • RED_ARMY
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      On a WC which trird City asset:
                      a) Sterling
                      b) Cancelo

                    • King Henrik
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      Anyone bringing in Pieters?

                      1. JVC254
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Yes me