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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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 25:

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1,699 Comments Post a Comment
  1. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Need to break into top 1m OR

    1. Steve McCroskey
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Git gud

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Ok

  2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Guys which option would you choose to bb26? WC left.

    A) Antonio salah Dallas 4.0 gk to Kane Maddison/barnes target dgw goal keeper -4?
    B) antonio dallas 4.0gk to watkins dunk Areola free

    Current team

    Martinez 4.0
    Digne dias cancelo dallas lowton
    Salah son Bruno gundo grealish
    Antonio dcl bam

    Your suggestions will be helpful. TIA

  3. micsway
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    pick one:

    Armstrong

    Klich

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Armstrong

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Arm

  4. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Only 3, surprising!!

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Hello folks back from work early. Any DGW 26 fixture releases?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      nope, just manager giving hints here and there

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Where?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Pep, Hodgson etc

  6. OLLY G
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Cancelo owners, are you benching for fear of rotation and a one pointer?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      no, pep often gives people 0 or 90 so I will start

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes I think that’s a chance of it for sure, so he’s on my bench

  7. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    New post placement...

    Give me a replacement for Chilwell that isn't Luke Shaw.

    Other defenders Stones Cancelo Digne Dallas and I mostly play 3 4 3

    Please...

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      White

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Dunk, Pereira/Castagne

    3. ElChapo
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      "mostly play a 343" - why does formation matter? you play the players who you think will get the most points each week surely? you seem awfully heavy on defenders, especially if you routinely bench 2 a week...

      Amartey and use the funds to load up on midfield big hitters..

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    lots of people going for a long poo at 4.30 to sort their teams out

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      😆

    2. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      At home?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        at work, but also at home - when your feet go numb it's time to get off

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      One does tend to feel very fresh after that.

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I once found one so big in the staff toilets that I had to get other members of staff to come and view it. We crowded in to the cubicle and got a bunch of metal hangers from our lockers and pulled it out. Was over 30cm line and about 10cm across. I still to this day don’t understand how that could have been in someone or why the hell I would pull a giant turd out of the toilet.

      1. Hooky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Sounds like a Guinness poo

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          With me they’re very creamy and very dark.

  9. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    A horse sent me here....go figure

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Any water?

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Only got cat milk, I’m afraid....

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I got nipples Greg, can you milk me?

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            😆

    2. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Username checks out

    3. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      You can lead Rupert to water but cant make him drink but you can salt his oats

  10. mwa1t
      1 month, 29 days ago

      DGW26 defenders under 5million? Have Rudiger but seems pointless against MUnited and LPool

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Leeds aren't worth it as they won't keep a cs.

    • lankdog
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nailed it down to one final decision for my WC team, which option out of these is better?

      A) Ederson & Dallas
      B) Stones & Martinez (+£0.6 ITB)

      Team is

      ???? Fabri
      Cancelo ???? Shaw White Kilman
      Salah Bruno Gundo Raphina Minamino
      Kane Ings Bamford

      TIA all

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      This is going to be a disastrous week, might as well click auto pick

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You won't.

      2. Konstaapeli
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Tried that out of curiosity.

        Ederson - Sanchez
        Dunk - Azpi - Creswell - Targett - Dawson
        Barnes - Bilva - Jorginho - Maddison - Soucek
        Maja - Jesus - Watkins

        14.3 ITB

        Don't recommmend.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Actually looks better than 14.3 leftover, but maybe you have good TV

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            105.7. Decent but many have better.

      3. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        That’s the spirit, power of positive thought....

    • Snapes on a Plane
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Start Mee(wba) or Stones(ars)?

      1. Well you know, Triffic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mee, he either starts or doesn't.

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          link your team

        2. Nay08
            1 month, 29 days ago

            true. but I read somewhere (forget the link) that Mee is okay and can play this week.
            I'll start Mee though

      2. PP6
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        BB in 26 and on WC.

        Who apart from Bruno/Salah/Martinez/Kane would be on your wildcard? Would love to hear any opinions thanks 🙂

        1. gedda
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          A fully fit KdB is always a must.

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          shaw, Watkins, bamford

        3. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Vardy, Watkins, Dias

      3. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Finally settled on a WC if fixtures are released

        Martinez
        Cancelo • Stones • White • El Mohamedy • Struijk
        Salah • Bruno • Son • Gundo • Raphinha
        Ings • Watkins • Bamford

        Money ITB to do Bamford to Kane(TC) for DGW26. Will leave me with 8 players already for BGW29 so I can use 3 FT to field 11. Also get full 11 of DGWers next week

        1. markus808
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Looks like mine, but can you squeeze in Shaw instead of someone?

      4. vincentwsho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Pope
        Dias Tarkowski Dallas
        Raphinha (VC) Grealish Salah Bruno Gundo
        Bamford (C) Ings

        DDG DCL Cresswell Stones

        GTG for this week?

      5. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        RP. Without dgw25 blinkers on, I'm starting to wonder if dcl to ings is a good long term move....
        Won't be playing my wc until 31.
        Who do you prefer until 31?
        A) dcl
        B) ings

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          DCL. Saints form is woeful

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            That's what I'm leaning towards. Gives me 2fts next week to try and get Kane in

        2. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Me too unless Southampton get a dgw in 26 I cannot see the point in ings as I will be taking a -4 at some point

      6. Xanthorpe
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Are penalties the main reason for considering Salah over Mane this season? The latter has better underlying stats.

          1. Shark
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            I think Salah is better the last 4 gameweeks. I have both and considering keeping just Mane as a differential.

        • aapoman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          KDB or Son on a WC?

          1. Champione
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Son

        • EWH2020
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Please let me know your thoughts on this WC team. BB in GW26.

          Ederson, Martinez
          Shaw, Dallas, Dunk, Soyuncu, El Mohamady
          Salah, Bruno, Gundogan, Barnes, Raphinha
          Kane, Ings, Bamford

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            how many DGW's in 26?

          2. ludaslol
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Nice team.

            Do you still have FH?

          3. jbenny1107
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Too many SGW players for 26 for BB.

          4. mr messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Who are you benching this week?

        • The Head-Ake
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Need Dallas to keep up in my ML.

          Lose which one:

          Lowton, Digne or Davies

          1. Champione
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Davies

            1. The Head-Ake
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Don't need him the next GW tho?

        • Champione
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Play 1 of each category:

          A) Martinez
          B) Pope

          1) Targett
          2) Mee

          1. The Head-Ake
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            A
            2

        • 1-1 at Newcastle
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          If Bruno has Che and Cpl next week he’s a big TC option. Shame about the Chelsea fixture though.

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Could still score in that mind you. He’s inevitable. Bruno TC locked in

        • Nay08
            1 month, 29 days ago

            This week I'm considering these:
            1) DCL + Mitchel to Kane + Dallas. Play Dallas + Matheus Pereira and C Bamford.
            2) DCL + Pereira to Kane + Raphinha. Play Dias + Raphinha and C Bamford/Raphinha
            3) Mitchel + Pereira to Dallas + Raphinha. play both and transfer in Kane next week.

            the result on GW26 will be
            1) have 11 DGW players with Mee hard double fixtures as the 11th man
            2) have 11 DGW but with Mee or Mitchel as the 11th man
            3) have 10 DGW and one of (Creswell, Bamford, Raphinha, Dallas)

            all assuming the DGW announcement will be similar or close to what Ben Crellin predicts.

            any thoughts on this lads?

          • Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Who’s selling Gundogan is he’s confirmed out?

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Would have to consider Gundo to Raphina over Mee to Dallas.

            2. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Selling? He'll hopefully be back next GW nice and rested for two DGW's in a row

              1. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Raphinha has a DGW. Plus KDB is back. Might get Foden for example

            3. Nay08
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I read somewhere (forget the link tho) that he is okay and ready to play.
                but even if he ruled out I'm not selling. he still has 2 extra GW. plus he and man city in a really good form.

            4. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              So the teams hinted (not confirmed) to have a dgw includes teams involved in Europe, ManCity, ManUtd and Chelsea? Would make sense to schedule them as soon as possible as they could have games in midweek later on.

            5. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Benching headache, bench one:

              A) Sterling (ars)
              B) Lowton (WBA)
              C) DCL (liv)
              D) Grealish (LEI)

              1. vincentwsho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I would bench C as worried he might come off the bench

                1. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  He's their main man - either he plays or not imho

              2. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                B

                1. Pompel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Yeah, Baggies looking a bit better of late after this new Diagne bloke arrived

            6. JelliedSpark968
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I'm a stupid Gundogan non-owner, too late to bring him in? Mostly just concerned about EO. I'm on WC btw

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Tough one when he's not certain to start.

                1. JelliedSpark968
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  He'd probably sit on the bench for me this week

            7. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Werner will haul this GW, perfect fixture for him.

              Only if I had a 4th forward slot!

            8. Jealous Viper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Bamford TC. Who's with me

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Bamford

              2. JelliedSpark968
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                but EO will be so high for him. Unless you really think he's gonna do incredibly, it might not change your rank too much