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.

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1,699 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Clueless what to do here lads, some help please? 1FT, 1.6 ITB.

    Meslier,Button
    Cancelo,Coufal,Mee,Mitchel,KWP*
    Salah,Son,Bruno,Gundo*,Maddison
    Antonio*,Bamford,Cavani*

  2. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is Vestergaard nailed or rotation with stephens/Salisu?

    1. Biggsy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nailed at CB - isn't Stephens a fullback? Not sure on Salisu

      1. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Jack stephens a CB I think

  3. Biggsy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Gundo news suitably vague from Pep. Not keen on Coufal or Soucek coming off bench.

    Take a hit and replace and bring in BHA def or Shaw even if they are 1st on bench behind Gundo?

    Probably not profitable, but may end up doing it next week anyway (for a hit, as bringing Kane in I expect)

  4. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    WC this team for BB26?

    McCarthy - Johnstone
    Alioski - Stones - Coufal - Lowton - Mee
    Sterling - Gundogan - Salah - Son - Bruno
    Watkins - Adams - Bamford

    1. Fit_to_drop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I think its so close to putting right, youll be glad of the WC in GW30/31

      so fix the team up as best you can.

  5. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you start Gundagon or HBarnes this week?

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm going with harvey

    2. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      G

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I’d start Barnes if I had him.

  6. Pringle
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you bench Grealish or Antonio?

    1. ILOVEBAPS
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ant

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Antonio

  7. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Stones or Cancelo on field or both over Gundo?

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Both

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Gundo sounding unlikely to play isn't he?

    2. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Start Gundo and Cancelo and have Stones first on the bench imo

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        This

        1. Gabbiadini
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Why Stones over Cancelo out of interest?

          1. Gabbiadini
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Cancelo over Stones*

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That's what I initially had, even if Gundo plays 30 mins he is a chance to score whereas Cancelo or Stones for 30 mins the CS is gone.

  8. ChelseaGuy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Over the next few weeks, would you rather have

    A) Foden + 4pts
    B) Stones

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks dude

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thank you, A it is then

  9. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Missed price rises on my WC last night now I'm 0.1 off. Devastated.

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      That is vexing

      1. Reeker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Just got busy. Remembered last night 10 minutes after the price changed

  10. panda07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who to start?

    A) Martinez
    B) McCarthy

    1. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

  11. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    How does this look on a WC? Realise I am missing Leicester coverage and its tight at the back with funds. Would probably shift Bamford to Watkins next week and BB.

    Martinez, Areola
    Shaw, Dallas, Stones, Burn, El Mohamady
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan, Rapinhna
    Kane, Bamford, Ings

  12. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Wow dcl flag removed...

  13. Fit_to_drop
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Most likely to start of these two based on recent game pattern (!). Wondering which to play?

    a. Stones
    b Cancelo

    1. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Better to start Stones. If he doesnt start he is less likely to be subbed in, and Cancelo will autosub

      1. Fit_to_drop
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Great advice - thank you

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        This

  14. winchester
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hey guys, 2ft and 2.9m itb. wc, bb and tc available. Is it wise to keep double city defenders? Will Adams play lads? cheers lads

      pope
      dias cancelo dallas
      bruno salah gundo son soucek*
      adams bamford

      martinez antonio coufal taylor

      a) soucek -> raphinha
      b) soucek+dias -> raphinha + which defender?

    • TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      We confident Kane starts this week?

      1. mwa1t
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah

        • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yes

      2. Klip Klopp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Please help! How do I get Bamford in to this team?

        Martinez
        Cancelo / Targett / Stones
        Bruno / Salah / Son / Grealish / Raphina
        Ings / Richarlson

        Is Richarlson to Bamford worth a -8?

        I'm going to wildcard next week anyway.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Nope

        2. mwa1t
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Nah, captain Raphinha and hope for the best

          • ILOVEBAPS
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            No

          • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            The move in itself will only cost a minus 4.if you're captaining I'd do it.

        3. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Do I jinx it if I declare now that the PL schedule won't be announced today?

        4. Rossendale Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Raphina in for Barnes, Grealish or Sterling?

          1. ILOVEBAPS
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Sterling.

          2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'm losing sterling.

        5. ILOVEBAPS
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Start Antonio or DCL?

          1. Rossendale Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            DCL

        6. The_FF_King
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Triple Captain Bamford?

          1. RWB_1991
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'm very tempted

          2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Don't trust him that much.

        7. mwa1t
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Are we predicting a Saints double in 26?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              No

          • Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            A) Start Gundogan (Smith Rowe on bench)
            B) Gundogan > Foden -4
            C) Gundogan > Raphinha-4

            1. ILOVEBAPS
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A

          • Manani
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            can field a decent team this week, hold on to WC?

          • The Wizard of Ozil
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            New to start 3 and bench 2 from this lot

            1) Lowton
            2) Barnes
            3) Cancelo
            4) Stones
            5) Dias

            Currently have Dias & Barnes on the bench would you change?

            1. vincentwsho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Bench Stones instead of Dias?

          • TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Sell DCL or Antonio?

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Antonio assuming DCL has double next week.

            2. JJeyy
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              why would you sell DCL with their projected games? Clear Antonio.

            3. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I sold DCL

            4. BERGKOP
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Antonio

            5. ItsJonesy
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Had the same decision to make.

              I kept DCL.

            6. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Ant

            7. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Cheers all.

            8. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Antonio
              Will have another injury at some point anyway I'd guess

            9. Rossendale Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Antonio given he's a series of rather poor single week fixtures coming up.

            10. Polka Wakey O'Dot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Antonio already done.

          • Podorsky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Who to bench-Grealish or Watkins?

            1. fpl_tp95
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Grealish, his numbers have dropped significantly recently

          • barcaa7
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Start 2
            a-Stones
            b-Gundo
            c-DCL

            1. Nikolai Volkoff
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              BC

          • Alli
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            A) Soucek > Raphinha
            B) Antonio > Ings
            C) Save FT

            Pope - McCarthy
            Rudiger - Cancelo - Stones - Lowton - Dallas
            Salah - Bruno - Son - Soucek - Gundogan
            Antonio - Adams - Bamford

          • Bambi
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            raphina or bamford captain?

            1. RWB_1991
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Bamford

          • Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Reckon Foden starts this GW?