Scout Picks

Double Gameweek 25 Scout Picks features Leeds triple-up

Players from Leeds and Manchester United form the spine of our Double Gameweek 25 Scout Picks.

In a side chosen by DavidNealeTom and Andy, we have included three Leeds players and two Red Devils.

We line-up in a 3-4-3 formation which comes in at £79.6m, £3.4m inside our budget of £83.0m.

GOALKEEPER

With Brighton’s defence in top form, Robert Sanchez (£4.5m) takes his place between the sticks in the Scout Picks XI. Brighton have the lowest expected goals conceded (xGC) rating in the last six games, even lower than table-topping Manchester City, with five clean sheets in that time. Sanchez has also picked up a bonus point in three of his last four games. Added to that, Brighton face Crystal Palace, who have failed to score a single Premier League goal without Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) this season.

DEFENDERS

Stones produces season-high haul as City keep another clean sheet

John Stones (£5.2m) looks to be the safest route into the Manchester City after being rotated out of the side for the Everton game. The City defence has formed an iron curtain this season, conceding only 15 goals and 21 big chances in 24 games.

Luke Shaw (£5.0m) continues to catch the eye. Manchester United’s left-back is proving to be a creative power house for this season, playing the most key passes and setting up the most goals among all FPL defenders in the last six matches. In his last game, Shaw added maximum bonus points to his assist, even with the Man United defence conceding a goal. He faces Newcastle on Sunday who will be without star striker Callum Wilson (£6.7m), so he could add a clean sheet to complement any attacking returns.

The first of the Double Gameweek players to enter the Scout Picks is Leeds defender Stuart Dallas (£5.0m). Now playing as an out-of-position midfielder, Dallas has scored an impressive four goals and created three assists this season, and will have two matches to improve on this.

MIDFIELDERS

Despite Liverpool’s recent travails, Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) continues to bang the goals in. Salah is joint-top out of all FPL midfielders for shots on target in the last six games, and is fresh off scoring in the Champions League against RB Leipzig. With both sides leaking goals ahead of the Merseyside Derby, expect an attacking game with plenty of space in behind for Salah to exploit.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) is something of a no-brainer for Double Gameweek 25. The highest point-scoring FPL player this season has scored in each of his last three games, bringing in five bonus points across that period. Fernandes has also had the most shots on goal of all FPL midfielders during the last six games. He faces a Newcastle team that has conceded six goals in their last three games.

Owned by only 6.6% of players, we’re backing Pedro Neto (£5.7m) to produce the goods against Leeds. Neto has been one of the few bright sparks in a poor season for Wolves, laying on 17 chances for team-mates in his last six games, as well as scoring against Southampton. With Leeds missing key defensive midfielder Kalvin Phillips (£4.9m), Neto should have plenty more opportunities to create and score goals.

Another differential making the Scout Picks XI is Raphinha (£5.4m), whose recent form belies his 5.2% ownership. The Brazilian midfielder has delivered attacking returns in his last five games, and has outscored Patrick Bamford (£6.9m) over the same run of games.

FORWARDS

After scoring his first goal of 2021, we are backing Timo Werner (£9.2m) to heap more misery on the beleaguered Southampton defence. No FPL forward has been on the end of as many big chances as Werner in the last four Gameweeks, so if the German has now rediscovered his goalscoring touch, then the goals could be about to flow. Southampton’s achilles’ heel is defending their right-hand side, so with Werner and Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) building up a strong partnership down the left, it could be a very long Saturday lunch-time for the Saints.

Werner wasn’t the only striker to rediscover their goalscoring touch in Double Gameweek 24, with Danny Ings‘ (£8.5m) sweet volley reminding us of how deadly he can be on his day. Even with Southampton sliding down the table, Ings has shown he still knows where the goal is, hitting around 50% of his shots on target. If Southampton can get him the service he needs in their two games, then we’re backing Ings to hit the back of the net.

The third and final Leeds player to make the Scout Picks XI is the aforementioned Bamford.  The forward has shown incredible consistency this season, having the most attempts on goal of any striker and the most shots in the box. Around 60% of FPL managers could own Bamford by Double Gameweek 25, so anyone without him in their team faces a stressful few days.

Substitutes

  • Alphonse Areola (£4.5m)
  • Lewis Dunk (£4.9m)
  • Charlie Taylor (£4.4m)
  • James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m)

THE CAPTAIN

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

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1,699 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Still no fixtures update then?

    1. Davros
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      38 mins to go

      1. Dthinger
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        LOL

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

    Aké returning from injury soon possibly means more headaches for Dias & Stones owners

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

      Emerson starting to look the safest option

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

        Ederson*

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      He'll join Laporte in the rotation regime ; also plays left back so Cancelo/Zinchenko/Mendy . . . . atggh

    3. dansully3
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Don't think he'll get much action now that Laporte is back. Stones and Dias will surely be kept as starting choice. Cancelo is just as much of a risk now I think.

  3. mark_3013
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Start McCarthy or Martinez?

      1. vova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        McCarthy

    • Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Martinez
      Stones Cancelo Tarkowski
      Salah Son Bruno Gundagon
      Antonio Bamford Cavani

      Steele Soucek Konsa Holding

      Antonio/Soucek and Struijk or could do Tarkowski to dalas instead - 8

    • vova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Good to go?

      Pope
      Dias Maguire Stones Mee Lowton
      Salah Fernandes Son
      Ings Bamford (C)
      Martinez Watkins Gundogan Anguissa

    • Datchelseaguy
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Ings or Armstrong

      1. marcos11
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Ings

      2. mr messi
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Play Taylor or Cancelo? I’m playing Dias and Pope

      3. 03farmboy
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Which keeper this weekend?

        McCarthy or meslier

        1. Dthinger
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          oof. neither. there are several single game keepers likely to outscore them

      4. Xanthorpe
          4 months, 4 days ago

          A) Grealish -> Salah
          B) Lookman -> Mane
          C) Antonio -> Ings

          1. laoshi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            C

          2. REDNBLU
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 3 days ago

            C

        • Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          with doubles coming for Villa surely it's not wise to transfer out Grealish right?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            I don't think it is. They will 99% double in 26 and likely as well to have another double and play in 29.

          2. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            im keeping my triple Villa.

            1. dansully3
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Triple is madness! Grealish has fallen off the charts since gw 14 really

        • Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          On a -4 now. Should I WC?

          1. JJO
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Yes

        • Davros
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Mourinho quote suggests Sou will only have SGW in 26

        • Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Good luck this week everyone. Thoughts on this?:

          A Dallas in for a hit
          B Play Charlie Taylor

          1. dansully3
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Leeds don't do clean sheets so...

            1. REDNBLU
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 months, 3 days ago

              But Dallas does Debbie, goals and assists

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

            B

        • Dthinger
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Considering playing a 4-5-1 so I don't have to bench Stones. Is that stupid?

          Pope
          Stones Mee AWB Robbo
          Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raph
          Bamford

          Button Jesus Targett Brewster

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

          FPL stats has been wrong more than right this season but I imagine Raph at 143% will actually rise tonight 🙂

          Not such a differential

          1. Dthinger
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            lots of wildcards this week in preparation for DGW 26; so I wouldnt trust any of their numbers today

        • Aaron P
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 4 days ago

          A. Gundo & KDB
          B. KDB & Grealish
          C. Gundo & Grealish

          Which one?!

          1. Dthinger
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Gundogan is too cheap not to own, but he might not play, but the same is true for KDB so I wouldnt want to own both. I guess ma answer is C

            1. Aaron P
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 3 days ago

              thanks!

        • Alonso The Great Midfielder
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Does bruno more appealing than Leeds double for captain?

          1. Dthinger
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            not for me Bamford is nearly as consistent as Bruno so I think he'll outscore him with the extra match

        • Sz21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          On a WC- Targett or Shaw?

          No FH in 29 which is a big plus for Targett but Shaw seems a great pick too.
          Can't have both.

          1. George Agdgdgwngo
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            SHaw

        • George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Ajny improvements?

          Martinez, Fabri,
          Cancelo, Stones, Shaw, Konsa, Strujik
          Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Raphina
          Bamford, Vardy, Kane

        • Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Salah Vs an Egan-less SHU next gw.
          How can I leave him out of my WC team?

        • George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Any improvements?

          Martinez, Fabri,
          Cancelo, Stones, Shaw, Konsa, Strujik
          Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundo, Raphina
          Bamford, Vardy, Kane

        • Parsnips
            4 months, 3 days ago

            So Is anyone else benching gundo?

            1. The Wogmeister
                4 months, 3 days ago

                No but I still don't think he will play, just taking a chance

            2. KuttiBunja
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Wildcard: Rate and Be honest please!!!

              Martinez - Areola
              Shaw - White - Konsa - Stones - Rudiger
              Raphina - Salah - Gundo - Bruno - Son
              Kane - Watkins - Bamford

              Exactly 0 ITB.
              PLEASE HELP!!! thanksss

            3. damiang2233
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Salah in for Son a good move?

            4. Luton_Fan
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              im not Shaw whether to go with Dunk or go with Sure. Can someone help please.:)

            5. DickFranDyke
              • 12 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              Pope to McCarthy for a hit?

              1. yosim
                • 1 Year
                4 months, 3 days ago

                no way

            6. Xanthorpe
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Antonio to Ings for a -4?

              • boroie
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                First sub:

                A - Targett
                B - Soucek

                Have Gundogan starting so first sub will likely matter...

              • boroie
                • 2 Years
                4 months, 3 days ago

                Final decision... First sub:

                A - Targett
                B - Soucek