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. Matsy123
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Pick one to start ?
    A) TAA
    B) Stones
    C) Cresswell

    1. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

    2. DangerFC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Stones

  2. Henning
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Raphinha Captain over Bamford could work yes?

    1. DangerFC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Definetly. Bruno is also hard to look past. A brace last night.

    2. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes

    3. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      raphinha is as good bet as bamford i would say yes

  3. mg12
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    No free transfers left. I already have Dallas and Bamford for the DG.

    Do I take a -4 hit and bring in Raphinia for Soucek?

    If yes, captain him or Bamford?

    1. Davros
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Depends who you will drop from your team

      1. mg12
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Thinking of dropping Soucek. West Ham fixtures look rough. Is it worth the -4?

        1. Z
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yea then

  4. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Which 1 to bench?

    Salah, Bruno, Sterling, Gundo, Raph
    Ings, Bamford, Watkins

    1. DangerFC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Gundo probably won't play

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

        There is no way you can know that, stop guessing

    2. ItsJonesy
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Gundo.

    3. Cowboy John
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Watkins.

  5. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Afternoon....is this team set up correctly for the weekend? Thanks

    Pope (martinez)
    Cancelo dias dallas (lowton coufal)
    Salah Bruno grealish gundogan raphinha
    Dcl bamford (c) (watkins)

    Thanks

    1. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Looks good to me

    2. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Who comes in for Gundo (and maybe Cancelo too)? Watkins or Lowton?

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Nice team !

    4. mg12
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Solid lineup.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers guys. Watkins is first sub.

        Always put the attacker first on bench!! Good luck all!

  6. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Which GW would you BB with the following selection?

    GW24: Pope/McCarthy, DCL, Lowton, Coufal
    GW25: Pope/McCarthy, Raphinha, Burn, Dallas

    1. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I mean 25/26

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      This GW

  7. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Play one

    A. Cancelo (may be rested)
    B. Gundo (may be injured and get cameo)
    C. Antonio (v solid Spurs defence

    1. barcaa7
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      B

    3. DangerFC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Gundo won't play imo. Antonio seems a real doubt. So there is your answer !

    4. Khalico
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

  8. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Meslier or Martinez?

  9. barcaa7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Play one:
    a-Gundo
    b-DCL

    1. Dichio24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A

  10. Dichio24
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Start one:

    A) Dias
    B) Rudiger
    C) Lowton

    1. barcaa7
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      C

  11. Corona is not good 4 U
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Would you wildcard this for a bench boost in game week 26?

      Pope, Mc. Carthy
      Dias, Stones, Mee, Digne, Coufal
      Güdogan, Fernades, Salah, Soucek, Raphinha
      Bamford, Antonio, Calvert-Lewin

      Thank you!

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I'd be tempted to ... otherwise you are looking at -12 or so ...

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Now watch Antonio haul this week vs a shaky Spurs defence 😆

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Im done with the guy

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Switched him to Ings this week

    • Sturridge Wars
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Best 2 GK for DGW26

    • Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Should I start Gundy or Cresswell??

    • Jersey Boy
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Just can’t wait for my patience with Che Adams to pay off this week

    • thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      On WC - can anyone help me to pick TWO from the following DFers please:

      A) Stones (have Cancelo)
      B) Lowton
      C) Targett (have Martinez)
      D) Rudiger

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A & C

      2. Dichio24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A + D

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      For a minute I thought they had no Bamford !

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        hate how they bold the names of players that aren't included in the selection, looks a mess.

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Agree. Never used to

      2. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        He really should be on the left there

      3. ChelseaGuy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I thought Alonso was finally rightly classified as a forward

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yeah they need to sort the bold players out. Reads awful

    • ChelseaGuy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Foden to Raphinha for a hit?
      Would free up a city slot to get in Stones

      Yay or Nay?

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

        Yeah

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I’m contemplating the same for FT. Can’t decide tbh

      3. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Nah

    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Cannot see Gundogan starting. Why would Pep risk him if he only partially trained today.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        agree, wouldn't put any money on him starting

    • Nibbsy
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Rudiger or Shaw until GW 30?

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I would say Shaw. Great grav too. Burial?

        1. Nibbsy
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Thanks, was thinking Shaw but Rudiger slightly cheaper and in a better defence?

          Yep, great album!

    • DangerFC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Iv taken a -4 already to get in raph and dallas.

      Is cavani to ings worth a -8? Cavani probably won't play.

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

        If you think he won't play then yes.

    • Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Best defender up to 4.5 on wc for BB26

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        How much is vestergaard?

      2. hullcityfan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Webster if he's fit

      3. DBossman_2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        A fulham defender maybe if they get a double, otherwise just get White/Burn as they are just gd cheap assets in general. Maybe El Mohamedy if u want a punt

    • TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Is Bamford TC a reasonable choice?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Yes

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Best move? 1FT, 8.5m ITB.

      A. Antonio >> Kane or Ings
      B. Soucek >> Salah
      C. Save FT.

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

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

        A to Kane if Soton don't get a DGW 26

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          When will we know? Really want Kane and Salah haha. And Ings

    • Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Hey all!

      Pope-Martinez
      Cancelo-Stones-Dallas-Coufal-Mitchell
      Salah-Bruno-Son-Gundo-Bissouma
      Cavani-Bamford-António

      Took a punt on Cavani but now with his injury I’m worried he and possibly Antonio won’t okay. Should I:

      A) Cavani to Ings/Kane
      B) Antonio to Ings/Kane
      C) WC and get this team below

      Martinez-McCarthy
      Cancelo-Dias-Dallas-Rudiger-3.8
      Salah-Bruno-Son-Gundo-4.2
      Kane-Ings-Bamford

      Cheers!

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Hi folks, bench order sensible here?
      Need to cover Cancelo Gundo in the starting XI:
      1. DCL
      2. Lowton
      3. Cresswell

      1. KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Looks like a bad bench. DCL and Lowton will probably be in points.

      2. HenryPham13
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        My team is:
        Pope
        Rudiger, Stones, Lowton
        Salah, Sterling, Fernandes, Gundogan, Soucek
        DCL, Bamford (Coufal, Konsa, Wilson, Forster)

        I have 1 FT and I'm considering A or B for a -4 hit.
        A) Sterling, Wilson --> Raphinha and Kane
        B) Soucek, Wilson --> Ings and Raphinha

        What do you guys think?

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          B this week

        2. deshawn7
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          B, time to get rid of Wilson

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

            A save your hits

      3. KAALI_DAAL
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Sterling to Raph for free?

          Will have to upgrade Raph to Son next week in case DGW is confirmed.

        • Ruinenlust
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Start Gundogan or Soucek?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Gundo I think, he might start or not turning up at all

          2. FATGFC
              2 months, 2 days ago

              If Gundogan is known to be fit you don't ask. My view is a groin injury isn't something you risk from the bench. He's either OK to start or he's not featuring, so I wouldn't bench him.

          3. JIC
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Who to rest out of the following;

            Salah, Bruno, Gundo, H.Barnes, Raphinha
            Cavani, Ings, Bamford.

            Need to rest one out of Gundo, Barnes and Cavani I think.

            1. THE KING CANTONA
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              I think both Gundo & Canavi won't play this GW.