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. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Mitchell or Dallas for this week only?

    1. tbos83
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Neither

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

        So would you sell both for 2 hits to Burnley defenders?

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

          No way.

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Dallas at least has chance of attacking returns

    3. Dash4
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Dallas, Mitchell may be benched. Dallas then moves to DGW.

    4. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      If Dallas for this week, then surely next week as well for the DGW?

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

        Using WC next week hence 1 week only

    5. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Dallas is a hero

  2. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    G2g here?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Dias(c) mee coufal
    Raphinha bruno(vc) gundog soucek
    Antonio Cavani

    Johnstone son DCL chilwell

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Is Dias fit?

    2. Azathoth
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Like your (c) choice.I would play Son over Raph,but G2G.

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

        Stones and cancelo has their hauls, I'm hoping its Dias turn.

  3. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Martinez
    Cancelo, Stones, Mee
    Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Gundo(c), Soucek
    Antonio, Bamford
    (Forster; Coufal, DCL, Kilman)

    1) Forster > Pope
    2) DCL > Kane
    3) Soucek > Son

    1. frenchfries
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      1

  4. Azathoth
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Martinez
    Rudi - Stones - Dawson - Lowton
    Mo - Son - Gundo (c) - Bruno (vc)
    Kane - Bamford

    McCarthy - Soucek - Watkins - Shaw

    G2G?

    1. Angelic upstart
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Shaw over Dawson personally for me.

      That said, I'd consider BB if you have it.

      1. Azathoth
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        yep,i was thinking about it (BB).

        1. Dash4
          • 1 Year
          7 months, 7 days ago

          Play it

    2. tbos83
      7 months, 7 days ago

      I'd bench one of Son and Kane

      1. Azathoth
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        and play who?

    3. Dash4
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Have you got BB

  5. Angelic upstart
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Who should I start? Coufal, raphina or Che Adams

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

      Raphinha

    2. Il Capitano
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Raph

  6. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone get Aguero ?
    I sow he's training, and training like beast 🙂

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

    Start one:
    A) Coufal
    Or
    B) Dallas

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      A

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

      A

  8. GE
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 7 days 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*

    1. M00N
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Meslier to Pope and maybe Son to Rashford.

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Double for meslier next week

    2. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      DCL to Cavani ?

      1. GE
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Good call

  9. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Description:Advice appreciated - bench correct? Anything worth a hit with 2M ITB?

    Pope
    Stones, Mee, Coufal, Dias*
    Salah, Fernandes, Soucek, Gundogan(c)
    Bamford, Antonio*

    (Martinez, DCL*, Son, TAA)

    Cheers.

  10. GoonerSteve
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Any advice gents? I've got 1ft and 0.9m itb.

    Current squad:

    Pope (McCarthy)
    Coufal, Cancelo, Stones, (Mitchell, Justin)
    Gundogan (c), Grealish, Salah, Fernandes, Son
    Bamford, Antonio (DCL)

    1. arndff_
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Roll

    2. Nibbsy
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Could do Justin to Lowton and bench Coufal?

    3. frenchfries
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Mitchell to Lowton? And play over Coufal

      1. Nibbsy
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Would prob sell Justin before Mitchel at this point

        1. frenchfries
          • 5 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          Confirmed out for several weeks?

          1. Nibbsy
            • 11 Years
            7 months, 7 days ago

            Yep months I think

    4. Yes Ndidi
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      There's a chance you have no bench at all, so I'd probably fix that. Justin for Lowton, probably. Harsh, given his season, but you'll not be needing him again.

      1. GoonerSteve
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        That's the risk, agreed. The reward is I have 2ft next week.

        Tricky.

  11. arndff_
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Bottomed.

    Best burnley defender? Price doesn't matter.

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

      Tarkowski...

      Funny that. Whenever was that question asked, where price was the deciding factor getting Burnley in.

      Especially now with millions sloshing itb!

  12. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Best DCL replacement?
    Cavani
    Vardy
    Richarlison

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Edinson

    2. Dash4
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 days ago

      I’ve got a feeling that Ings will get a brace and Chelsea will win 4-0

  13. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    2FT, 2.5m ITB Best move here?

    Pope
    Cancelo Stones James Coufal
    Salah Bruno Gundogan Grealish
    Bamford Antonio

    Martinez Son Dallas DCL

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 7 days ago

      I'd shift James due to rotation issues

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah was thinking that but home to NEW this week seems a good fixture.

      2. Dash4
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 7 days ago

        James came on late last night and seemed to make a strong impact. Think he might be in this weekend.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      High risk reward Salah > Sterling & lose a City defender?
      I have the Son/Coufal dilemma 🙂
      Will Antonio play?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        With James out Salah is a better option. I think Antonio will start.

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          James Justin I mean

  14. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    How many template teams and WCs will break Aguero hatty this gw 🙂

  15. frenchfries
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Taylor to..

    A) Tarkowski
    B) Shaw

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

    Yay or nay for this -4 pre WC?

    Bellerin & Martinelli -> Lowton & Rodriguez (-4) [bench DCL]

    Pope
    Cancelo, Coufal, Bellerin
    Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Gundogan
    DCL, Bamford, Watkins

    Forster, Targett, Martinelli, Mitchell
    Bank 2.3m, 1FT

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Just about yes

    2. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Why bench DCL ?
      DCL to Richarlison

  17. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Good luck all, locked and loaded. Have a good Friday night

    Pope
    Cancelo Digne Tarkowski
    Sterling(c) Bruno Son Gundogan Soucek
    Ings Antonio

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Start Son or Coufal?

    Seems odd to bench Son, probably all those triple City defences 😉

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Son

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Coufal

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Love FFS ask 50/50 get get one vote each 🙂

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Son

    5. GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      I'm probably playing both.

      Mad week, I was on the verge of bench boosting two days ago but now might not even have a bench!

  19. Il Capitano
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Can get this team for a -4, worth a BB? Will WC in 25 and allows for Kane TC in 26.

    Pope
    Stones Tarkowski/Shaw Cancelo Lowton
    Bruno Gundogan (C) Son Salah
    Antonio Richarlison/Cavani

    McCarthy - Bamford Soucek Coufal

  20. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Tark or Mee?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Tark

    2. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Lowton

      1. Ha.
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Quick maffs

        1. Bavarian
          • 3 Years
          7 months, 7 days ago

          Save your money and upgrade somewhere else

    3. Il Capitano
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Tark

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Meh

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Cheaper one out the two or Lowton

    6. Mork calling Orson
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      You just asked 5mins ago if you should bench Mee - & now you actually don’t even own him. Bored much ?

  21. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Can't bring myself to sell Soucek because I love him too much. Their fixtures turn after this week and no doubles, though.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Sort of fixture proof player

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        The best type of player. He was gold dust when everyone was trying to shoehorn Salah, KDB, Kane, Bruno, Son into their teams. Most people didn't realise (and still don't) that he's a 4th mid.

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Fixture turn and no double is an easy decision to get rid

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Raphinha is saying hello

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Going for Foden this week. It will end badly as Foden plays 8 mins over the double, and I'll pick up Raph the week after. Then Foden will hit a 16 pointer against Arsenal. I know how the story plays out, but I still want to be a part of it. Sincerely, a Foden owner of 11 painful weeks at the beginning of the season.

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

      A temporary parting of the ways.
      In my plan I move to Raphinha.

      Send him a lovely twitter message on Sunday?

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        He will return. Own him in a draft team anyway, so I'll be cheering him on to an extent. Might have a flutter on him to score too.

  22. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Q1 Transfer
    A. Johnstone to Pope and roll FT
    B. Stones and Salah to Lowton and Sterling

    Q2 Which player to start
    A. Soucek
    B. Cresswell

    2FT 6.7itb
    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Digne
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Bamford Antonio DCL
    (Johnstone Soucek Cresswell Holding)

  23. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Pope
    Dias*, Stones, Digne*, Cresswell
    Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Gündogan
    Antonio*, Watkins

    Martinez, Soucek, Dallas, DCL

    DCL to Cavani or hold FT?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Hold

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers!

  24. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Bench 1:

    A) Dias
    B) Stones
    C) Coufal
    D) Digne

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      C

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

      C but you know this.

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 7 days ago

        Just saw someone else playing Coufal, so got unsure as his fixture is actually quite good. Digne will probably not get any cs in 2 and not that often attacking returns. And Dias A doubt

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      C

  25. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Hi 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

  26. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Bench DCL and play Targett or -4 and Richarlison instead of DCL ?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Play Targett

  27. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Sigurdsson worth a punt for the DGW as part of a BB?

  28. htfcbrad
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    A) Zaha --> Rashford, DCL --> Barnes (any fwd under £7.6m) (-4)
    B) DCL --> Cavani, Zaha --> Hamez/Grealish (any mid under £9.1m) (-4)
    C) DCL --> Cavani, Holding --> Struijk, Zaha --> Rashford (-8)

  29. skodaole2
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    Cant find any doubles announced after the SOU - LEE for GW 25 and I read many comments about DGW 26. Also I see only 3 games taking place for GW 29, there should be one - two more games there (maybe AVL, TOT have extra games to give and are out of the cup). Do we know when the games will be announced?

    1. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 7 days ago

      Next week most likely, at least for GW 26, GW 29 is a different matter.

  30. Bambi
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 7 days ago

    I think Ive got my team and bench order right?

    Ederson (C)
    Stones - Cancelo - Lowton - Coufal
    Son - Bruno - Salah - Soucek
    Bamford - Antonio

    Raphinha - DCL - Dallas