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. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Martinez Forster
    Cancelo Stones Mee Lowton Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Son Gealish Gundogan
    DCL Bamford Antonio

    Is this worth a Wildcard to BB dgw26?

    Also what would a perfect BB team be?

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If you don't, I would BB unless you can upgrade Forster, Mitchell, Burnley and Antonio

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Wouldn't*

      2. Reggie Nainggolan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah either I take hits to take them out or WC. Really want to get Kane in as well

  2. RED_ARMY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which second keeper to go for on WC besides Martinez? Johnstone, Areola or Sanchez?

    1. Gomolon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'm going Sanchez, due to potential for him being a longer term pick once the fixture swing comes. Others will probably favour Areola for the immediate DGW potential

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sanchez probs but Areola does slightly better than him in the poor fixtures Martinez has post 30.

      31 Wolves over Everton (Liverpool for Villa)
      32 Arsenal over Chelsea (City for Villa)
      35 Burnley over Wolves (United for Villa)
      37 United over City (Spurs for Villa)

    3. Punty McPuntface
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ederson

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Should I see a shrink?

    I am contemplating putting TC on Bam or Raph.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Why not wait for Son or Kane next week?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        They play Burnley and possibly which other?

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Fulham/Southampton

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks. Why don't they release the double fixtures before deadline?

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Because they’re being stupid

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Probably cant be worse than Sterling TC

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Or Mane TC for me last year. 3 total points!

    3. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      what is a shrink?

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It’s a very small

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        When you dip your knob in an ice bucket.

        1. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          But you're still hung like a horse 😉 ?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Damn straight.

    4. KEVIN DE CLAUS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Considering TC Bammy myself

  4. YEAH PITCH!
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    DCL back

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Typical, sold him the other night as well

      1. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Wouldn't play him anyway

        1. YEAH PITCH!
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Liverpool back line leaky

        2. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          yeah, facing one of the most resilient defences in the league......

      2. YEAH PITCH!
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        For who?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ings

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      What about it?

  5. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Grealish or Gundo?

    1. Eric Banternaaa
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Gundo

    2. GE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Gundo

  6. Eric Banternaaa
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Martínez
    Cancelo Dias Dallas Mee
    Salah Rashford Barnes Son Gündogan
    Watkins

    Steer Antonio Balbuena DCL

    2FT 1.5ITB.

    Thoughts on Rashford DCL > Ings Raphina?

    Leaves enough in the bank for Antonio > Kane next week.

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Good moves IMO

  7. GE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Correct first XI and bench order?

    Messlier
    Cancelo/Dallas/Mee
    Salah/Bruno/Son/Gundo
    Ings/Cavani/Bamford

    Bench: Martinez, Dias, Soucek, Digne

  8. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Can't believe the PL have pulled this DGW announcement stunt. Probably going to do it live in the studio from the Friday night match. One more kick in the teeth in this s***house of a season.

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      what announcement?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        thats the spirit!

    2. mwa1t
        2 months, 1 day ago

        How dare they

      • bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        6.31 pm announcement tonight: odds on !

        1. Gomolon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Nah it'll be 18:24 to really give people the extra anxt and frustration of trying to do all their moves before the site closes

    3. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I can't decide whether to take out

      A) Lookman ----> Raphina
      B) Gundogan --> Raphina
      C) Antonio ------> Ings

      Only 1 FT

      If I take out Lookman, Gundo 'plays' with Antonio on the bench

      Smartest play is bring in Ings, bench Lookman.....

      ...but then I feel stupid because for 0.3m more I get Raphina in a DGW ..... but then I'd have to bench someone like Watkins.

      I'm rambling haha

      1. BOATIES FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Lookman has looked quite dangerous lately and SHU is a good fixture. he also plays in 29 and may have a double in 26

        1. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yeah he looks alright but I'm just really scared of Raphinha.

          I could take out Gundogan this week, then get him back in next week for Rashford who I'll be selling next week anyway.

    4. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 1 day ago

      How to use 1FT? Have Bamford and Raphinha doubling. Only TC left.

      1. JWP
      2. Harrison
      3. Ings
      4. Dallas
      5. Two for -4
      6. Hold for 2FT
      7. Vestergaard

      1. mwa1t
          2 months, 1 day ago

          3

        • Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          3 or 6

        • pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ings if it's free

      2. Neevesy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Start 1:
        A) DCL (Liv a)
        B) Soucek (Tot h)
        C) Digne ( Liv a)
        D) Konsa (Lei h)

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A

        2. Hadebayor Mum
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A

      3. MartialMatas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        G2G?

        Pope
        Cancelo Dias Dallas Lowton
        Salah Fernandes Raphinha(c)
        Ings Bamford Antonio

        Martinez Stones Grealish Soucek

        0ft £3.5m

        1. KEVIN DE CLAUS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

      4. Tsparkes10
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Keep Sterling or move him on to Gundo?

        1. HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          bought in leeds players this week so planning this move next week pending kane fitness

      5. Differentiator
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A) Play DCL
        B) Play Watkins
        C) Use FT and do DCL -> DGW Ings

      6. Kasper the ghost keeper
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Lose which for Raphinha? Have no FH for 29 so would prefer players with games that week
        A) Barnes
        B) Grealish
        C) Hold

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          It’s got to be A or C then

        2. Poison Apple
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          c

      7. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Bench 1.
        A) Son
        B) DCL
        C) Watkins
        D) Grealish

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          C

        2. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          C

        3. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          😐

      8. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Captain Salah or Bamford?

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Bamford

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Bam Bam

        3. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Bamford

      9. KEVIN DE CLAUS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        -4 To do Soucek to Raphinha?

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

          1. KEVIN DE CLAUS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Should have stated that I will have 3 players from Leeds then - with GW29 in mind. Still worth?

      10. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        DCL is back and ready to punish sellers with a brace

      11. JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        How are you guys navigating GW29? Because I'm struggling to field 7 players, even on WC

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Prayer and hope

        2. KEVIN DE CLAUS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          In the dark

        3. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Thats more than enough

        4. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          7 or 8 will probably be plenty if there isnt more fixtures added

        5. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          FH

        6. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Should be easy

          Martinez, Grealish, Watkins, Kane, Son, Bamford, Raphina, Dallas

          You could get all them in this GW on wildcard - them just top up over the coming weeks

        7. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Free hit

      12. vova
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Play Son over Dias right?

        1. BOATIES FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          yes

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes

        3. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Righto

      13. Red dev
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Sorry for the repeated post but really torn on this one!

          Would you start?
          A Grealish
          B DCL

          1. KEVIN DE CLAUS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I think A

          2. Poison Apple
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            both

          3. Red dev
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I could do both but that would mean not getting raphinha for a minus 4?

          4. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Any news on Antonio / Moyes press conference ??

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              1.30pm

          5. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Play Dias or stones??

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Dias

            2. BOATIES FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I'm playing Dias out the two. not sure if that means its the right call though.....

          6. Hazardous1983
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Start ings this week on wc and change to kane next week??

            1. BOATIES FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              yep

            2. Taegugk Warrior
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yup

          7. TSN
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            martinez
            lowton AWB cresswell cancelo
            salah bruno grealish sterling gundo
            bamford

            sub: johnstone - holding - DCL - brewster
            1 FT, 1.0 ITB

            A. holding -> dallas
            B. holding & gundo -> dallas raphinha(-4)
            C. Save FT
            D. any other advice?

            thanks

            1. FatmanAndRobin
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              B with KDB back

              1. TSN
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                thanks man

            2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              C - start DCL ahead of Cresswell or Grealish

          8. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Thierry Henry to be the new Bournemouth manager next week?

          9. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Cavani to Bamford for a -4 make sense?

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Oh yes

              1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks!

            2. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              yes

              1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks Laca

            3. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yes

              1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Thanks Rupert

          10. Apwilkin
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Start 1 -
            1- DCL
            2- Gundo

            1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              2

          11. steviebni
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Dias, Cancelo and Gungdogan. Lose which one to bring in KDB??

            1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Neither. He hasn't showed anything to suggest he is worth transferring in now

            2. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              None

              But if you must then Cancelo for me. The least nailed and for all his apparent attacking threat it’s not been translated into points all season except that one 1 in 100 goal he scored

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                None really but Cancelo if you feel compelled.

              2. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                He's the second highest scoring defender

                1. TheDragon
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yes - hence I said none

                  But I’d prefer Gundo and Dias over him for reasons stated

                2. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  none - yet

            3. steviebni
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks for those comments folks. Wise words. For all my clamour to get KDB, I forget he has done little for me when I did have him. The money in the bank is burning a hole in my pocket.