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. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Those with double City def.

    You playing Son?

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Selling for Sterling

    2. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Benching

    3. DangerFC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Bench son I fancy city to completely dominant that game

    4. Shatner's Bassoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      first bench to cover Chilwell. Feel like City will just strange life out of Spurs & won't give Kane the space they did at WHL.

    5. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Cheers all

  2. DangerFC
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Dcl to cavani or save FT?

    1. boombaba
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Depends on bench

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Do it

      1. DangerFC
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Bench one :
        Grealish
        Antonio
        Mane
        Salah
        Bamford

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Bamford or Mane. Very tough choices.

    3. sozopol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'm saving. But not a bad move

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Go for it, NEW 25 double 26 very likely

  3. richarlison2348
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Areola (Martinez)
      Stones Dias Lowton (Coufal) (Dallas)
      Salah Son Fernandes Gondogan (C) Soucek
      Bamford Kane (Adams)

      To Bench Boost or not to Bench Boost, that is the question.

    • OneDennisBergkamp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      any Fulham defenders worth a go instead of Lowton? seeing as Fulham dont blank in GW29 its a bonus

      1. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yes adebgsghffhhvvhutao

      2. WE GO FOR IT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        No. If you want a defensive cover, it's Areola or bust for me.

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Tosin Adarabioyo bargain

    • Bene_the_horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Bottomed...

      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!

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        B

      2. Il Capitano
          2 months, 23 days ago

          B

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Balls. Tarko and Cavani both in the scout picks. Which one? Or both -4?

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          You can do both, good chances of return.

      4. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Is this worth a bench boost with no second goalkeeper?

        Martínez
        Cancelo, Lowton, Coufal, Alonso
        Son, Salah, Fernandes(C), Lookman(VC)
        Bamford, Ings

        Button, Antonio, Digne, Grealish

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Thats very strong bench but not this week. Better don't.

        2. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I wouldn’t pick that as my bench but yeah BB if you can’t fit those guys in

      5. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Any cheap midfielders (max 5.8m) with a DGW in GW26?

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Shaw ?

      6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Planning to bb in gw26 with a -4.

        Team will be
        Martinez McCarthy
        Digne cancelo dias kwp davies
        Salah bruno gundo grealish son
        Watkins bam dcl

        Do I need to find a way to get Kane in?is Son enough? Oly way is to take another hit and sacrifice salah to get kane.

        Suggestions will be helpful coz I need to transfer this gw based on whether I need kane or not.TIA

      7. jonnybhoy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Will DCL drop tonight?

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Not likely based on fplstats.

        2. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Like it’s hot

        3. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Unlikely.

      8. sozopol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Final decision, thanks all!

        Bench one:

        A Dallas (ars)
        B Maguire (wba)
        C Soucek (SHU)

        currently on A.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A

        2. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A

      9. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Should I go for it and Captain Pope?

        1. sozopol
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Nah.... VC though!

          1. boombaba
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Eh

        2. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          1 CS and a few save points and you are golden

          1. boombaba
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            If

            1. KUN+10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              High probability of at least 1 cs

              1. boombaba
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                It’s Burnley a clean sheet is never high prob

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Tempting isn’t it pal

            1. KUN+10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I chickened out on Cancelo’s and missed out. Go with your gut.

      10. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Wc25 so got rid of DCL...will bring back probably. How is she looking fellas?

        Martinez
        Mee Cancelo Dias
        Salah Bruno Gundo Grealish
        Antonio Cavani

        Steer Bamford Son Mitchel

        1. sozopol
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          impressive

          1. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Thanks...wish my rank was the same

        2. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          You could have one more 🙂

          1. KUN+10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            which one you recommend? would be -4

        3. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Forgot to add AWB in defense

      11. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        WC draft atm, looks ok? 2.7ITB for Ings to Kane in 26

        Pope
        Cancelo - Lowton - Digne
        Gundo - Sterling - Bruno - Rashford
        Bamford - Ings - Watkins

        Martinez - Dallas - Raphinha - B. Davies

        1. icey4826
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Have you looked at Sou fixtures after gw 26?

      12. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Haven't been keeping up with updates for a week, and just coming back into it. Heard DCL is toast for the week. What to do here? Coufal & DCL out for Mee/Lowton & Cavani?

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

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

        Cheers!

        1. BremerHB
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Sound like good moves to me. Or just do Coufal to Burnley defender and play Bamford depending on WC/BB strategy.

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Just got WC left, but the team is in a good position to avoid the use at all. Would be saving it for as long as I can I reckon

      13. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Pope
        Cancelo Stones Coufal
        Salah Bruno Grealish Gundo Soucek
        Bamford Antonio
        (Johnstone TAA Brewster Justin)
        4.6ITB 2FT

        Considering:
        TAA Stones Soucek -> Tarky Target Sterling(c) (-4)

        Yay or nay? Can’t really think of any passive moves...

        1. Killitzer
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Isn’t Justin out for a while. Why not transfer him out for Mee

          1. AnfieldLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Yeeee I just reposted with that as an option (well, Tarkowski) and probably will do that

      14. BremerHB
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        A) J. Rodriguez & Cavani
        B) Rashford & Richarlison

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A

      15. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        G2g? (1FT, 5.1itb)

        Martinez
        Dias* Cancelo* Digne* Mee*
        Salah Bruno Grealish Gundagon* (c) Rafinha
        Watkins
        - Coufal Wood* DCL*

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Looks good.
          I’m benching DCL too.

        2. Killitzer
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Any reason you are playing Raph ahead of Coufal?

      16. Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        thoughts? 0 ft, 0 itb
        pope*
        cancelo* lowton* rudiger
        ster* (C) gundo* salah bruno grealish
        bam antonio? (antonio plays monday)
        dcl more likely to miss out

        bench: martinez dcl*? coufal dallas
        was gonna b/b, thats in doubt now
        dcl worth a hit for a dgw/sgw player an play b/b ? or save and rely on bench?

      17. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Who would you rather play?

        A. Soucek
        B. Cavani -4

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A

      18. ratski
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Bench one
        A. Son
        B. Bamford
        C. Antonio

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A

        2. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A or B

      19. konrad.sygula95
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Hi guys what would you change in that team?

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

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

      20. winchester
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Evening Champs! have 1 ft and 2.3m itb. wc bb tc available. GTG? correct bench?

          pope
          dias cancelo coufal dallas
          bruno salah gundo son
          antonio bamford

          martinez adams soucek taylor

        • The Head-Ake
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          0FT and 4.3ITB. How she looking fellas? GTG? 🙂

          Pope
          Cancelo | Stones | Digne | Lowton
          Bruno | Salah | Gundo(c) |
          Cavani | Richa | Bamford

          McCarthy | Soucek | Raphina | Davies

        • DagheMunegu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Dias Son to Raz Burnley def for free ?

          Yes or no ?

          Have cancelo and gundo

          1. Killitzer
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Why would you sell Son? Won’t you want him for the DGW?

        • HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          A. DCL to anyone -4
          B. Play Bamford, Konsa 1st sub

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Play Bamford.

        • tomparkinson7
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I’m unsure whether to start DCL (having found out he’ll miss the fulham game, so will only be playing city), to play bamford with arsenal away or to play coufal with Sheffield at home?

            1. Pipermaru
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              It's not a given that DCL plays City, he might not be ready, I would play Bamford or Coufal.

          • 1justlookin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Anyone got a decent enough team without having to play your WC in GW 26 & BB in GW 27.

            Looking at my team, i've got 2 FT's without anything pressing.

            I'd be benching Soucek & Coufal to bring in Tarkowski & Richarlison if I'm playing my WC next week. :-/

          • OleBall
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Pope
              Digne Stones Dias
              Sterling(c) Bruno Salah Soucek Grealo
              Antonio Bamford

              Forster Dallas Justin Brewster

              A) Start Soucek
              B) Justin > Mee (Bench Soucek) -4

              Plan to WC25 BB26 anyway so purely for this GW

            • Messiah Hazard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Would you consider Erik Pieters From Burnley due to budgetary reasons... Or will he not play both matches? Right now I have Tosin Adarabioyo from Fulham for the DGW

              1. boombaba
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                No

              2. boombaba
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                You sound like a over thinker
                Some one that has nothing better to do than decide if a boring transfer should happen or not...