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+?

We choose the Scout Picks captain using a four-way vote between our Scout Squad pundits.

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. micsway
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Ings for a hit?

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

      Depends who you’re selling

      1. micsway
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        DCL

        1. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Nah.... DCL

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

          Nah

        3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Not for me. DCL is fit to play and was in good form before the injury. Also has good potential double in 26

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        What if selling Antonio?

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

          Sounds decent

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

          that would be viable

        3. Davros
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I wouldn’t do it for a hit. He’ll get 2 against Chelsea so you’re really backing him to haul against Leeds

  2. TSN
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sterling -> raphinha

    yay or nay

    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      yay

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

      Yeigh.

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

      Depends on what your plan is for getting 3 city back for DGW26

    4. Davros
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes for me

    5. TSN
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      thanks!

  3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    GTG with the right bench order?

    1FT 3.7itb
    Pope
    Cancelo Stones Cresswell
    Salah Bruno Gundo Raphinha
    Bamford(C) Ings DCL
    (Martinez Soucek Digne Holding)

  4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I haven't been paying attention, but is there still a DGW 26?

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

      Yes

    2. Davros
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes, and it’s enormous, but not with as many good fixtures as you’d like

  5. KAALI_DAAL
      1 month, 26 days ago

      When will the DGW foxtures be announced? Before the deadline?

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

        Maybe Monday

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

        No

        Mwahahahahhahah

      3. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Good question, surprised no one else has asked this.

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

        Before gw26 deadline, i hope

      5. Davros
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        25 minutes

    • Wicked Weapon
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Sorry for reposting...

        Martinez, Johnstone
        Robbo, Cancelo, Coufal, Stones, Mee
        Gundogan, Bruno, Salah, Saka, Soucek
        Bamford, DCL*, Cavani*

        1FT and 3.2 ITB

        What to do with this lot ?

        1. KAALI_DAAL
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Cavani to Ings?

            1. Wicked Weapon
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Yup. That seems like the obvious move but also a little worried about all the teams with Raphinha (some possibly even going to captain).

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

                  "All the teams"? He's only on 7% ownership. Nobody's heard of him outside this site!!

                  1. Wicked Weapon
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      So he's the next Gundogan ?

              • Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Depends on your chip plan. Without that info I would suggest Soucek or Saka to Raphinha

                1. Wicked Weapon
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    No plans as such at the moment, just taking things as they come. Maybe save all chips till GW 30 if I possibly can.

                    1. Davros
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      That is not a great plan to be frank

                2. Davros
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  You should try to give some thoughts of your own to let others respond to. What do the * mean?
                  Anything you do now has to be in context of DGW26. Soucek to Raphinha looks like good move this week, but doesn’t really help you for the double

                  1. Wicked Weapon
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      * as in flagged on FPL as possibly injured.

                      How can I plan ahead when they won't even announce the DGW 26 fixtures ? All sorts of uncertainties loom large this season, really got burnt with playing my WC in GW16 so I am quite wary now.

                3. Ian Davis
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Best GW26 BB keeper in addition to Martinez?

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

                    McCarthy is SOU have DGW confirmed past this one.

                    IF not prob Areola

                  2. Taegugk Warrior
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Areola

                  3. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Depends what price point you are looking at

                    1. Ian Davis
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      It’s just short term - 5.5m max (will transfer out at some point as happy playing Martinez every week)

                      1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Areola if Fulham have a double. If not, then Sanchez

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

                    Areola has a dgw, but I'm going for Sanchez due to greater potential as a long term pick for after the fixture swing

                    1. markus808
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Sanchez for me, and I'm BB-ing next GW. He will be my GW29 goalkeeper too, when Villa face Spurs.

                4. The Head-Ake
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Who are all the teams with a DGW in 26?

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

                    Look on Ben Crellins twitter for best estimate

                  2. Dirty Harry
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    No one knows officially yet

                  3. McSauce
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Theory ONLY;

                    City
                    Villa
                    Spurs
                    EVE
                    BUR
                    MUN
                    CRY
                    LEI
                    LIVCHE

                5. Thomas Magnum
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Sorry for boring question but best Brighton defender to bring in not named Dunk?
                  A) White
                  B) Burn
                  C) Webster

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

                    White is most nailed

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

                    I'm on White from next week as he seems the "safest" pick but both Webster and Burn allegedly have better attacking potential. I'm ignoring that given the nature of Brighton attack this season

                  3. Thomas Magnum
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Thank you gentleman, best of luck!

                6. Bruce Lee
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  is there a dgw announcement?

                  im a casual, help

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

                    Yes there is a DGW this week

                  2. Bury94
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    There will be an announcement yes

                  3. Wicked Weapon
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      what is a casual ?

                      1. markus808
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Someone who year in year out gets lucky and beats regular and veteran FPL players. Also known as "filthy casual"

                        1. Bruce Lee
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          basically me these days (excluding from the beating regular players part)

                      2. Salah and Vinagre Chips
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        A foreigner.

                  4. Kingtekkerz
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Which move?
                    A) Cavani—>Ings
                    B) Holding—>Dallas
                    C) Grealish—>Raphinha

                    Thanks!

                  5. Hazardous1983
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Areola or sanchez for wc

                    1. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      If fulham get the double the Areola. If not Sanchez

                    2. markus808
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Sanchez, even if Fulham gets DGW. You can then play him in GW29 instead of Martinez. At least this is why I chose him.

                  6. TimoTime
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Play 1 from each this week:

                    A) Martinez or Lloris

                    B) Lowton or Shaw

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

                      A) Martinez - never bench

                      B) Shaw - Not close

                    2. TSN
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      A. martinez
                      B. Shaw

                    3. TimoTime
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Thanks guys

                  7. Zlatan F.C
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Was tempted to do DCL to Kane for a hit but now not suo sure. Should i just do Soucek to Raphinha FT? No spurs at the moment

                      Pope
                      Dias Cancelo Dallas
                      Grealish Salah Bruno Gundo Soucek
                      DCL Bamford

                      Martinez Mee Antonio Coufal

                      1. Dirty Harry
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Yes

                      2. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Yup. Sou to Raph is good enough. I'm finding it hard to lose Soucek.
                        Spurs backline is brutal. Wouldnt be surprised to see Soucek score

                    • ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Surely Cancelo does not play this week right? Pep roulette at full force?

                      1. Wild Rover
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Why are people still trying to second guess him?

                        1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          Second guess Pep? Hes earned it but fair point that no amount of second guessing Pep is helpful

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

                          Exactly, the only thing we've learned is that nobody can understand the bald frauds moves

                      2. Neevesy
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Who the hell knows? It wouldn't surprise me either way.

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

                        That’s just the thing with roulette, you don’t know either way.

                        1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          True story

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

                      Deflag DCL please FPL....

                    • DRIZ ✅
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Who we captaining folks? Any one think Bamford will blank today against a tough Wolves defence? Somehow i see it..

                      1. JelliedSpark968
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        He might blank, but I'm too scared of his EO

                      2. tbos83
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          Has to be Bam

                        • Slouch87
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          Inga.

                          1. teneighty
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 26 days ago

                            Fröm Sweeeden?

                      3. Flynny
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Hi....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

                      4. JelliedSpark968
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Anyone think Ben Johnson is nailed? Could be useful with GW29, and only 3.9

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

                          Not great fixtures even if he is

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

                        Thoughts on this DGW. Is it a sin to go without Bamford? Who should have the armband too?

                        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. markus808
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          It's a sin, I can understand not captaining him, but not having him, nah.

                        2. Wicked Weapon
                            1 month, 26 days ago

                            Cardinal sin

                        3. jason_ni
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          Good to go? 0ft
                          Right bench/capt?

                          Pope
                          AWB - Cancelo - Lowton
                          Salah - Bruno f - son - Gundo - raphina
                          Bamford(c) - cavani
                          Martinez - Dcl - Cresswell - dias

                        4. roghippo
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          Start 1
                          A.Foden
                          B. DCL

                          Cheers

                          1. Rust Cohle
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 26 days ago

                            A

                          2. YEAH PITCH!
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 26 days ago

                            B

                        5. Rust Cohle
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          G2G?

                          Pope
                          Shaw Dallas Lowton
                          Salah Bruno Raphinha Jack Gundo
                          Ings (vc) Bamford (c)

                          Martinez Stones DCL Dias

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

                            Dcl ahead of stones on bench.

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

                          Ings in, but for Calvert Lewin or Antonio?

                          Free hit already used.

                          1. LiamK17
                              1 month, 26 days ago

                              Antonio

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

                            Watkins to Ings for a hit worth it?

                            1. Bury94
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 26 days ago

                              Not for me

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

                                as i'll likely want to reverse it right?

                            2. Stormbringer22
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 26 days ago

                              Not worth it imo. Watkins due a couple of DGWs soon

                          3. mr messi
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 26 days ago

                            Antonio to Ings for a hit?

                            If I did it who would I bench out of:

                            Salah Bruno Grealish Gündogan Raphinha
                            Kane Bamford Ings

                            If I keep Antonio I think I’ll probably bench him

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

                              I’d not bother doing it for a hit due to the benching issue

                            2. Stormbringer22
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 26 days ago

                              Sounds good. Bench Jack?

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

                              If Pep gives any clarity on Gundo at 1:30 then maybe

                          4. Stormbringer22
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 26 days ago

                            Play 1:

                            A. Grealish vs LEI
                            B. DCL vs liv

                            Leaning towards B

                            1. KAALI_DAAL
                                1 month, 26 days ago

                                B

                            2. Bury94
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 26 days ago

                              El Mohamady 4.3 with Cash out, hmm

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

                              0.1 off Antonio to Kane

                              Why does FPL hate me

                              Other option is DCL & Antonio -> Kane & Watkins (next week). Thoughts?

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

                                IF I wc this afternoon i will have cash for Vardy/Kane

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

                              Still have WC, TC and BB left.

                              TC on Bamford this week?

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

                                If you want to BB in 26 then yes. Otherwise better TC options in 26