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. Gmackintosh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Triple captain time??

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Nah

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Yep. Sterling.

  2. RashFraud
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    DCL + Madders > (S)terling + DecoReid (bench or play over Antonio) for a hit?

    Mids - Salah Bruno Gundo Son

    Cheers

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Like it. Raz Gundo double up might just kill it

  3. Athletico Underachieving
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Areola
      Stones, Lowton, cancelo, coufal
      Gundo (c), Maddison, Salah, Bruno
      Antonio, Bamford

      Martinez, son, DCL, Dallas

      GTG or Coufal - Son? Just worried about his 120 minutes midweek and city just generally being unreal

    • Vovhund
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Start Kane og Watkins?

      1. RashFraud
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Kane

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hmm start Son or Barnes?

      If spurs score then Son likely involved. Liverpool looking vulnerable atm and Barnes due a goal.

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      “Hopefully Antonio will be very close”

      To me that doesn’t sound positive for this week. Sounds like moyes is still not sure and what does he mean by close? Close to what? Starting or the squad?

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Fact the game is Monday tipped me over the edge. Plus even 30 mins v Sheffield United could get a goal or two

      2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Close to his 25 pointer against Watford?

      3. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Close to whatever. Don't stress about a player in such good form, you're at a loss if you boot him and he hauls. No overthinking necessary...

      4. boombaba
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Was an update is all. You can take it any way you like.

      5. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        You think if he doesn't start it's good for Soucek? Or opportunities for any Hammers player diminished?

      6. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Agree, I feel he's going to play 45 minutes max if any.

      7. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Social distancing out the window.

    • richarlison2348
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Would you Bench Boost with:
        Areola, Coufal, Adams, Dallas

        Have Dias playing so worried he won't have cover

      • Ha.
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Bench one;

        A. Bamford
        B. Watkins
        C. Grealish
        D. Mee

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Wat

        2. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          B

        3. Mork calling Orson
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Clearly not D, probably A but it’s a coin toss.

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Why not D?

            1. Mork calling Orson
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Because D could arguably be a captain choice, palace & Fulham don’t score.

              1. Ha.
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Yes they do...

      • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Should I bench Son and play Targett ?

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          No

      • JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        If I go Romeu > Gundo, would you bench Bamford, Barnes or Soucek? Or just don't get Gundo in?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Soucek

        2. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Barnes

      • wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Do you think that Rodriguez will start?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

        2. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Pigs

      • Tosa86
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        my actual team:

        martinez
        cresswell - dias - cancelo
        fernandes - son - sterling - soucek
        kane - bamdford - DCL

        bench: forster - dallas - struijk - smith rowe
        FT:2
        ItB: 1.2

        1) captain sterling? rotation pep?
        2) DCL keep or replace?
        3) other changes?

        1. RashFraud
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Def sterling captain.
          Bench DCL, play ESR > Foden/Gundo.
          Save FT for next week too that way

          1. RashFraud
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Nvm. Just realised you’d be priced out, might have to drop DCL then

      • Vovhund
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Bottomed: Kane or Watkins?

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Kane

      • Saosin
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Mendy - Forster
        Cancelo - Stones - Coufal - Justin - Mitchell

        Justin -> Burnley def for a hit?

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Who would you bench?

        2. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          No
          Play WC or mitch

      • Mork calling Orson
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Chillwell - rested last night for Monday, or totally out of the equation now ?

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Hit and miss

        2. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Nobody knows to be honest, I'm an owner so I hope he plays as this looks like easy fixture but I don't hold my breath.

      • My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Planning on -4 all week, Son And Dias to Sterling and Mitchell/Kilman on bench. WC gw25? Now considering saving ft. Help please?

        Pope
        Cancelo Dias Stones Coufal
        Salah Bruno Son Grealish
        Bamford Antonio
        Martinez Soucek Dallas DCL

      • dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Tempted to use 2 free transfers on A and switch to 2 City attackers but what’s your view. Existing team below

        A Cancelo and Salah to Sterling (and captain) and Shaw ( leaves easy route to Kane )
        B Cancelo and Grealish to Sterling and Tarkowski
        B Robertson to Shaw or Tarkowski and carry
        C Antonio to Cavani (Kane in 26) and carry
        D Any other suggestions?

        Pope
        Cancelo Dias Coufal
        Salah Bruno Gundogan (c) Grealish
        Antonio Watkins Bamford

        Martinez Raphinha Robertson Dallas

      • PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Play one plz

        Coufal / Rafhinha

        1. Mork calling Orson
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Couf

        2. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Rafa

        3. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Rafhinha

      • Sam (Team Sam)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Need to play one of the following:

        A) Son
        B) Bamford
        C) transfer in Mee (for free) and play him instead

        1. Rbyrne95
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Mee

      • Crouching Tiger
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Play Son or Bamford?

        1. boombaba
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Son

        2. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Bam

        3. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Bamford

      • Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Which 1 to start?

        A) Bellerin (LEE)
        B) Targett (bha)
        C) DCL (MCY)

        1. GE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          B

      • Bene_the_horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Would Richarlison (C) be madness???

        1. GE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          No

      • GE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        What would you do with 2FT here?

        (2FT, 3.1 itb)

        Martinez
        Cancelo/Dias*/Digne*/Mee
        Salah/Bruno/Son/Gundo
        Bamford/Antonio

        Bench: Messlier, Soucek, Dallas, DCL*

      • Rbyrne95
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Play Raphina or Adams this week? would already have Bamford up top. Arsenal are bad at the back and David Luiz is back to give some more pens away, Southampton play well against Wolves.

      • AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

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

        A) TAA Stones Soucek -> Tarky Targett Sterling(c) (-4)
        B) Justin -> Tarkovski (bench Coufal)

        Aggressive vs passive

        Or any better single transfers to roll the other ?

      • Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Who scores more this week?

        Dallas

        Son

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Son

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            2pts vs 1 pt then?

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Why ask the question then?

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        All Set. GL all!

        Pope(v)
        Coufal, Dias, Cancelo, Tarko
        Son, Bruno, Soucek, Gündo(C)
        Bamford, Antonio
        (McCarthy, Raphina, DCL*, Dallas)

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          G2G Rafa mate. Don’t listen to the haters x

      • RubeRx
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        EVE still have two DGWs coming up when they reschedule avl/wba, potentially starting DGW26 so not sure why Richarlison (and other EVE assets in general) are not being targeted now? I see way more Cavani and Ings!

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          People put off by the city fixture. Cavan has 2 great fixtures and Ings has multiple Dgws starting next game week.

          1. RubeRx
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            SOU future DGW fixtures are mci and tot away? Everton have same # of double GWs and have to play avl/wba

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I mean Sou have CHE and Lee next gw so people are thinking more short term.

      • Garfield1001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Anybody doubling up on Burnley defence?

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Yep

      • Nibbsy
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Salah to Sterling worth it for the next few weeks?