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. RealSocialDads
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Hi fellas, all chips intact, not got a concrete plan yet but probs hold and WC in 30, who's the best replacement for DCL:

    A. Cavani
    B. Ings
    C. Bench DCL & play Coufal

    1. RealSocialDads
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Team for ref:

      Pope
      Dias Digne Cancelo
      Gundo Salah Bruno Son Maddison
      DCL Bamford

      Mccarthy Coufal Dallas Brewster

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

      A week or two in isolation Cavani ... longer term team dependent

    3. MARVELLUS
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Similar boat, think I am going Ings

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      C

  2. The Fantasy Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Is Forster new number one or McCarthy just rested?

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Fa cup pal

    2. OleBall
        2 months, 6 days ago

        FA Cup but think McC's performances been poor, Forster defo pushing for a PL start

        1. The Fantasy Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thank you both. Probably a risk to rely on either for starts.

    3. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 6 days ago

        How’s she looking? -4 & BB

        Mendy
        Cancelo, Digne, Tarkowski
        Salah, Sterling, Grealish, Gundogan
        Cavani, Richarlison, Reid

        Martinez, Minamino, Shaw, Chillwell

        1. RealSocialDads
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Looks good. Raz (c)?

      • estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Last decision:

        a) Play Barnes Vs Liverpool
        b) -4pts for Burnley defence (I have Pope)

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

          a

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

          a

        3. RealSocialDads
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

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

          b

        5. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          3-1 in favour of Barnes!

      • HM2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        BB this?

        Martinez - Coufal - Soucek - Antonio*

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yes

        2. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Are they really your bench players? You have 10 players better than them?

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Same as me. Just Bamford probably which people might think should be benched

          2. HM2
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Pope, Mee and bamford are arguably worse but burnley have doubles and bamford isn’t flagged

            1. Catastrophe
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Then yes, BB away!

        3. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yes. Can't see better opportunity

        4. FPL ElasticO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          No for me... SHU has scored in last 6 games.... Antonio is touch & go might not perform that well.... only better option out of those is Soucek might get something

      • The Frenchie
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Any update on DCL and Dias?

        If DCL fit only for City game, would you take Barnes for -4 as DCL was in any case sale for Kane on next GW?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Seems like minimalmupside

        2. RealSocialDads
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          -4 for Barnes is a no go

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

          I am taking Cavani in -4pts, more exciting than Barnes?

      • Shultan
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Thoughta on
        Son+DCL> sterling & Richardson 2FT
        Martinez
        Coufal/dias/ lowton
        Bruno/salah/gundo/grealish/*
        Antonio/*
        Bench/ dallas/bamford/holding

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Not for me. keep salah

          1. boombaba
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Son *

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

        2FT, so gotta use 1 this week. Was originally planning Soucek > Raphina before the DCL injury. What to do? 6.4 ITB

        Areola
        Stones - Cancelo - Mee
        Gundo - Bruno - Salah - Son - Soucek*
        Bamford - Antonio

        (Martinez; Coufal*, Dallas, DCL*)

        A) DCL > Ings/Adams
        B) DCL > Watkins
        C) DCL > Kane (was planning on bringing him in GW 26)
        D) Soucek > Raphina
        E) Other ideas?

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

          C if the money works out for you

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

            Ya, have enough to do DCL > Kane now, then Soucek > Grealish for the 26 double.

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

              Those are the two priorities for me for 26 to get in.

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

        I'm now starting this team and still have 2 FT.

        Martinez
        AWB - Stone - Dias
        Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Grealish - Soucek
        Bamford - Antonio
        Bench : DCL, Coufal, Mitchell | Leno

        What best to do?
        A: Leno > Areola
        B: Coufal > Lowton ... start him over Soucek
        C: Coufal > Dallas ... probably bench for DGW25

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

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

          A

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

          C probably highest upside

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

          A or C. It's close but I would probably do C. Martinez could easily score as much as Areola this week.

        5. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thank you guys.

      • Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Worth benching Watkins or Grealish for a Burnley defender?

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

        Sorry, bottomed

        Start ? at Arsenal:

        A Bamford
        B Dallas
        C DCL

        Right now I'm on A

        I know DCL is injured but he may well play against MC, sounds like

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

          A on pens

          1. Lazaretti
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            And Luiz back so one penalty incoming for Leeds

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

              lol

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

          A

      • wattalowz
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Play

        A) Coufal
        B) Antonio

        Wary B’s minutes might be managed

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

          B

      • boombaba
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Why you asking for an update when you already know he’s only fit for the city game ?

      • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        The scout picks have the luxury of playing a FH every week

        1. Captain Vantastic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          And still do shyt.

          1. boombaba
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            This

        2. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Lol and still wrong

      • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hi lads, smartest thing to do here and prepare for DGW's? 2FT, 2.2 ITB.

        Meslier, Button
        Justin*, Coufal,Cancelo,Mitchell,KWP
        Salah,Gundo,Son,Bruno,Maddison
        Antonio,DCL*,Bamford

      • GE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Joshua King worth a punt?

        1. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Worth a punt? No. A punt? Yes.

      • Bene_the_horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Can’t decide what to do. Please help!

        A. Mendy, Chilwell OUT
        Ederson, Lowton IN
        Start McGuire

        B Chilwell, DCL OUT
        Dias/Cancelo Richarlison IN
        Bench McGuire

        Richarlison would be a one week punt.

        Thanks in advance!

      • boombaba
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Reply fail but why you asking for an update when you already know he’s only fit for the city game ?

      • boombaba
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I give up

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Don't 🙂

      • SFC Fan 123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Looking for a 1 week punt either in midfield or defence.
        Already have triple City and a Burnley defender so tempted by:

        Mee/Digne in defence
        Rashford/Hamez/Grealish/Lookman in midfield

        Which one sounds best to you? Got 2 FTs so will lose the transfer if I don't use it, and otherwise I'm set up ready for the doubles coming up. Right now it's tough to look past Rashford even though I have Bruno too.

      • iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        GTG? Coufal or Dallas?

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

        McCarthy Coufal Romeu Justin

        1ft, 1.8itb

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Nice team

          Coufal

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Cheers mate

      • Lemongrab
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Bench one...
        A. Bamford
        B. Grealish
        C. Antonio

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

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

          A

        3. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          B

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

          A

        5. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          No

      • Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Playing 541 this gw, rather unusual for me, wish me luck 🙂

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

          Me too, with DCL Wood on the bench

      • Rbyrne95
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Who do you think will score more points this week?... Also, over next 3? Bamford, Raphinha, Grealish?

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

          Bamford over next 2

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

          Very similar for me

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

          Raphinha

        4. Rbyrne95
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Think I'm going to stick with Bamford purely for pens. If I keep Grealish to play, I was going to transfer him next week for Raphinha anyways then get Kane eventually in for DGW 26. So much Dilemma atm

      • FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Play one....

        1. DCL
        2. Son

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

          Son

          1. FootballDog
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks

        2. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          2

          1. FootballDog
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks

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

          Son

          1. FootballDog
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Thanks

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

        Dias & Barnes -> Lowton & Sterling

        For free but probably would mean a hit somewhere else before GW26.

        Yay or nay?

        1. Hart-ake
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I like it! Pretty much what I'm doing.

        2. GE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Interesting, riski though

          1. Hart-ake
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Is it? Can't see a Dias haul.

      • The Head-Ake
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        McCarthy Soucek Dier Raphina - would you BB this?

        1. GE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          No

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

          McCarthy may not start and so is Dier

          1. The Head-Ake
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            When is the next best time to BB?

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

              Any week you got a decent bench 🙂

        3. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          No

      • GE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Better to do DCL -> Kane now with 2FT instead of a punt on Cavani for two gameweeks against WBA and Newcastle?

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

          United have EL in midweek. No guarantees Cavani starts either PL game

          1. GE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            True true

        2. Rbyrne95
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I'm having Cavani play against WBA then deciding as I am looking to get Kane in for GW 26 anyways

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

          Similar place with 2FT, considering DCL > Kane as well. Have you considered Ings?

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

        Pope (McCarthy)
        Dias digne coufal (chilly holding)
        Salah Bruno (c) gundo grealish lookman
        Bam Antonio (DCL)

        2ft 3.4 it

        A) cancelo for chilly, bench coufal
        B) sterling (c) for Salah

      • Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Who would you rather lose this week:

        a) Son
        b) Barnes

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          B

        2. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A