Scout Picks

Double Gameweek 27 Scout Picks built on Man City and Spurs triple-ups

Manchester City and Spurs form the spine of our Double Gameweek 27 Scout Picks line-up.

Following David, Neale, Tom and Andy‘s Scout Squad submissions, we have chosen our final XI of best players for the latest Double Gameweek.

We line-up in a classic 3-4-3 formation which comes in at £81.3m, £1.7m under our budget of £83.0m.

GOALKEEPER

Ederson (£6.1m) makes an appearance in the Scout Picks as the most nailed-on starter for Manchester City in their two Double Gameweek 27 fixtures. He looks good value for two clean sheets against a Manchester United team who have scored one goal in seven matches against the big six, and Southampton, who have scored the second-lowest amount of goals in the league over the last six games (four).

DEFENDERS

The improving Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) takes up a spot in the Scout Picks XI, with the full-back showing signs of returning to last season’s form. Level with Marcos Alonso as the most persistent shooter among defenders in the last four games than the Liverpool right-back,. He also has created the second highest amount of chances of all defenders, so attacking returns are likely to follow.

The first of our Spurs triumvirate is Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m). Spurs face an impotent Crystal Palace side, with an expected goals (xG) rating of 1.76 over their last four games. With Reguilon carrying the most attacking threat of Spurs’ defenders, he gets the nod.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) takes up the last spot in our backline. Sam Allardyce’s West Brom team are showing some signs of improvement, and are undefeated in their last three games with two clean sheets to show for it. They face a Newcastle side in utter disarray, and without three of their first choice attackers. Sam Allardyce also has a cracking record against one of his old sides, undefeated in his last six meetings with the Magpies.

MIDFIELDERS

Kevin De Bruyne‘s (£11.8m) return to action is too much for us to resist, especially with another Double Gameweek on offer. The Belgian has started each of the last three Premier League matches and appears to be slowly getting back to his imperious best. Across his last four matches, De Bruyne is top among Manchester City assets for key passes while only two of his colleagues have produced more shots than him during that time.

Son Heung-min (£9.5m) is our chosen Spurs midfielder for Double Gameweek 27. While Gareth Bale is the talk of the town, the South Korean is a much more assured route into Jose Mourinho’s attack considering the manager’s recent management of his minutes. Over the last four matches, no Spurs player has managed to play even half as many key passes as Son (13), whose total of five big chances created over the same period is the best in the Premier League.

Like Ederson, Ilkay Gundogan (£6.2m) finds his way into the Scout Picks XI as a nailed-on City starter likely to get attacking returns. Despite experiencing a brief dip in form, Gundogan has still got on the end of five big chances and had nine shots in the box in the last six Gameweeks and had a crucial rest agains Wolves on Tuesday evening.

The in-form Jesse Lingard (£6.0m) takes up the last midfield spot in the Scout Picks XI. The Manchester United loanee has hit the ground running for West Ham, only failing to return once in five games and bringing in two double-digit hauls during that time. Over their last four matches, only one Premier League player has managed more shots on target than Lingard.

FORWARDS

With other premium options around him crumbling, Harry Kane (£11.1m) still offers a reliable supply of points. No striker has had more attempts on goal than Kane in the last six Gameweeks, with the Spurs striker playing less of a creative role in recent outings. He also loves a goal against Palace, scoring in both of his last two games against the Eagles.

Ollie Watkins (£6.6m) retains his place in the Scout Picks XI for Villa’s game against Wolves. Patrick Bamford and Gabriel Jesus are the only forwards with more shots on goal in the last six Gameweeks than the former Brentford front-man. Watkins also faces a Wolves side who conceded four goals against City in their last game.

Our final Scout Pick is Michail Antonio (£6.5m) ahead of what looks to be a great fixture for the Hammers frontman. Antonio has been a key part in West Ham defying expectations this season, delivering some big hauls along the way. And he is showing no signs of slowing down, getting on the end of the second-most big chances of all forwards, as well as having the second highest amount of attempts on goal and shots in the box in the last six matches. The Hammers also face a leaky Leeds defence who have conceded the second-highest number of goals this season (44).

Substitutes

  • Fraser Forster (£4.0m)
  • Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m)
  • Antonio Rüdiger (£4.6m)
  • Pedro Neto (£5.7m)

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 27:

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The Community Member who beats our team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

Boris Bodega takes on the Scout Picks in Double Gameweek 27 going with a 3-5-2 line-up of Ederson; Dias, Tierney, Coufal; Salah (vc), Aubameyang (c), Son, Jota, Soucek; Jesus, Antonio.

AA33 is the current leader, defeating the Scout Picks by a 53-point margin in Gameweek 2.

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3,821 Comments Post a Comment
  1. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Out of the loop, but is there an Everton DGW coming, and if so, when?

    1. Costa in Wengerland
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Think it will be after GW 30

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I agree. Teams are knackered at the moment and Covid is less threat. It can be played in a European midweek after the IB.

    2. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Crellin thinks it might be in GW28. Can't work out whether to sell DCL for Antonio or not as a result.

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Same here

  2. Datchelseaguy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    1.Dias
    2.stones
    3. Canceló

    Pick one to be nailed for both fixtures ...

    1. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Stones

    2. Tango74
        1 month, 10 days ago

        None, Ake is back too

      • Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        3.

    3. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Good to go?

      Martinez
      Cancelo Dias Dier
      Salah Son Gundogan(c) Raphinha Saka
      Kane Watkins

      Bench: Pope, Bamford, Targett, Dallas

      1. Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        gtg

    4. Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sorry for the repost but help appreciated

        How the hell should I line this lot up? Currently got it set like this:

        Martinez
        Cancelo, Digne, Shaw
        Salah, Bruno, Gundogan, Minamino, Jota
        Ings, Cavani

        Mendy, DCL, Tarkowski, Strujik.3itb no ft no hits

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Digne over Strujik or even Shaw is the only decision.

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Captain:

        A. Gundo
        B. Sterling

        1. Tango74
            1 month, 10 days ago

            None pep roulette

          • AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            It's worth it against a single gw.

            B
            A

            1. Tango74
                1 month, 10 days ago

                When Gundogan was rested for 2nd game in GW24, people where well pissed in here and calling Pep names

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

              Gundo. Better record in big games, especially when city play false 9 which is likely in the derby

            3. Rassi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              B

          • Slitherene
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Forster ¦ Martinez
            Cancelo Reguilon Stones
            Bruno Gundogan Son Saka
            Kane Ings Bamford
            | Rashford Holding Coufal

            Bench order G2G?

          • konrad.sygula95
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Hi guys, would you WC this team?

            Martinez
            Shaw/Cancelo/Coufal
            Gundogan/Fernandes/Salah/Barnes
            Watkins/Bamford/Kane

            Bench: Pope/Dier/Anguissa/KWP
            1ft 1.7 itb

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

              Definitely not. Just get Lindgard in for Barnes

          • wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Bench one :
            a)Dallas
            b)Coufal
            c)Dcl

          • moment
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Shift DCL to Antonio (and play him), or keep DCL on bench, save transfer and pray for an EVE DGW in 28?

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              B and pray imo

            2. el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Pray for 4 points from that useless donkey.

            3. FPL ElasticO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              If EVE gets a double in GW 28, their fixtures doesn't look that appealing both Villa & Burnley could frustrate them.... EVE only scored 1 against WBA & SOU..... both leakiest defences....

          • Better luck next year
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Stones + Bruno > Rudiger + KDB (c) for -4 good moves?

            Or just play Stones and Bruno, and captain Gundo?

            1. FPL ElasticO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Later

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

                this

            2. Alisson WondHaaland
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Considering this, but with a GW29 player instead of Rudiger

            3. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              I've done the same move.

          • MShalkz
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Would Triple captain on Gundo be madness?

              1. FPL ElasticO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I would not use on a city player.... due to Pep rotation, but having said that City are the only team likely to score more goals .... Toss Up

              2. Nedvěd11
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Yes

              3. tuvok
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I don't think so. I'm not buying into the idea the derby will be another 0-0. City are much better than the last league derby, and united are worse (very leggy). City have also blown teams away in the recent games where they've played their strongest 11 against a top side (vs Spurs 3-0; vs Liverpool 4-1). I expect it to be similar to that, and in both of those cases Gundo scored a brace

            • EWH2020
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Captain who?

              A) KDB
              B) Gundo

              1. FPL ElasticO
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Gundo, has higher chance of featuring in both matches

              2. Kane Lane
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                KDB

            • FPL ElasticO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              So, guys I need some opinion on these transfers? Which one worth doing for -8?

              A. Barnes / DCL / Shaw >> Son / Antonio / AMN
              B. Barnes / DCL / Pope >> Son / Antonio / 4.0
              C. Barnes / DCL / Pope >> Bale / Antonio / 4.0

              1. Tango74
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Mason mount is good pick

              2. FPL Pillars
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Evening,

                Keep Switching my last defender!

                Play one:

                1. Coufal
                2. Dallas
                3. Shaw

                Cheers

                1. FPL ElasticO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Dallas may be...

                2. Voodoo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  2

              3. Kizza_10
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Can someone help me out by letting me know if there anymore doubles in 28 and anymore fixtures likely to be added in 29 ? Thanks.

                1. FPL ElasticO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  No one knows....

              4. Smokey_Lowkey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Bruno (A) or Salah (B) - > KDB for a - 4 (C)

                1. tyron
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  salah

                  1. tyron
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    with gw 28 in mind

              5. Alcapaul
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Lingard or Mount in for Barnes? Lingard would give me 8 players in 29, 7 without.

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Lingz

              6. KAALI_DAAL
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Bruno to KDB for free?

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

                    Yeah why not, live a little. Two good games for KDB (fully expect city to score in both) versus one tough game for Bruno. A lot depends on how you are set for blank GW29 though I guess

                  2. Dosh
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    I've done it for a hit and captained

                  3. Voodoo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Depends if you’re chasing rank. But generally I think so yes.

                • sentz05
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  How does Saka in for Rashford sound? Building for 29.

                • tuvok
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Interesting that the scout picks include Watkins. With the news Grealish is still unavailable, I'm planning to bench Watkins in favour of Bamford. Am I wrong? Who would you play this week?

                  1. Nedvěd11
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Watkins

                • Dosh
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Start any 2.

                  A. Raphinha
                  B. Bamford
                  C. Richarlison
                  D. Digne

                  1. tyron
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    a b. really dont see cfc conceding atm

                  2. Kane Lane
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Ac

                • lets talk about 6
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Which two should I play of a)Bamford b) raphina c) dcl. ????

                  1. moment
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Have all 3, am benching DCL.

                  2. PastaConcerto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    I think you have to go AB....more likely to be goals in the Leeds match. Cannot see Chelsea v Everton being high scoring.

                  3. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    AB

                • Khalico
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Start Dallas or Targett?

                  1. Nedvěd11
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Targett

                  2. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    T

                • Voodoo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Would you rather have:

                  A) Lingard & DCL rotated
                  B) Son every week.

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

                    B. Lingard and DCL will give you such a headache, plus Son looks good

                    1. Voodoo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Thanks

                • Athletico Underachieving
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Bench one:

                    A) DCL
                    B) Coufal
                    C) Dallas

                    Currently on DCL given the last 2 games.

                  • tyron
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    hey guys... so i am setting up for gw 29

                    martinez
                    lowton stones rudiger (shaw targett)
                    bruno son kdb gundo raph
                    watkins kane (dcl)

                    already did salah to kdb (c) for free

                    will you
                    A - not minus this week and minus4 in gw 28 and gw 29 to play with 10 in gw 29
                    B - Minus 4 this week for tierney maybe and minus in 28 and 29 to play with 11 in gw 29

                  • Kane Lane
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    A) Barnes>Lingard
                    B) Barnes> Lucas Moura
                    C) Save for Possible DGW28

                    McCarthy
                    Cancelo Coufal Stones
                    Salah (C) Raf Son Gun
                    Calvert Firmino Kane (V)

                    Martinez Dallas Barnes* Justin*

                    1. tyron
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      dont think mcarthy starts.. also.. c

                      1. Kane Lane
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        why that?

                        1. tyron
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          think he will continue with forster

                          1. tyron
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 10 days ago

                            based on his comments in the presser

                    2. Wılly
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      I personally don't like Lingard because of GW28, also looks like you don't need him.
                      You also want nailed on picks at this time of the season so I'd say no to Lucas.
                      Save IMO, reassess next week.

                      1. Kane Lane
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        I was thinking that thanks really sensible advice

                  • KirkhamWesham
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Any suggestions to this team?
                      I feel that Foden has to go, as he's not playing regular enough.

                      Martinez
                      Dallas Cresswell Dias
                      Raphinha Salah Bruno G'dogan Foden
                      Watkins Kane

                      Meslier Dunk Ings AWB

                      1ft
                      WC available
                      FH to be used gw29

                      0.5m itb

                      1. tyron
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        start ings (dgw) even if ridding foden

                    • Wılly
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Tough choice this week,

                      Pick 4 to play (min. 2 defenders):

                      A. Konsa (WOL)
                      B. Targett (WOL)
                      C. Dallas (whu)
                      D. Digne (che)
                      E. Lookman (liv)
                      F. DCL (che)
                      G. Richarlison (che)

                      1. Kane Lane
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        B C G tough choice between E/D I would got E tho Liverpool been shocking

                    • artvandelay316
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Struggling to make a decision tonight.
                        Could play it safe and do Barnes > Lingard and leave it at that, but I am being chased in a mini league and we have very few players different from each other, so I was thinking to maybe take a gamble and switch from two City defenders to two City midfielders...

                        A) Barnes > Mahrez and Cancelo > Targett? -4
                        B) Barnes > Mahrez and Stones > any decent 4.5M defender? -4
                        C) Barnes > Lingard for FT

                        Any thoughts on these?