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.

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3,821 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Too risky to bench Bruno for Raphina (EO)?

    1. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      That’s what I’m doing at the moment. Starting Raphina, Bamford and DCL. Bruno (and United) against meaningful teams have a dreadful record

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I know. I guess it's a risk worth taking. Cheers.

        1. soumyeah
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          bruno out

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      That’s where I’m at, too. Don’t want to sell Bruno since I’ll probably want him back and I’m too stingy to pay 0.5m for his services.

  2. Mikei
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Start Targett or Dallas?

    1. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Same quandary on Konsa. I’m on Konsa, so would definitely be on Targett with attacking returns

      1. Mikei
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Who is your goalkeeper?

  3. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Would you do this move for a hit and bench DCL? no FH29

    Mee ➡ Cresswell (-4)

  4. money face bandwagon
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bale or lingard?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Wow what a choice!

    2. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      FH? Lingard blanks next week. Bale will be benched again soon

      1. money face bandwagon
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Going to stick with 1 until gw 29 is over

        1. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Lingard gets more points over next three weeks imo

          1. money face bandwagon
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thanks

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Soucek

    4. Pops15
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Bale - 3 games
      Lingard - 2 games
      Something to consider

  5. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    No idea what to do anymore so just gonna leave it, bench order ok?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Stones Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Gundogan (c) Raphina
    Kane Watkins
    Pope Bamford Dallas Mee

    1. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Start Bamford over Bruno

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Sorry. My mistake. This obviously.

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yep

    3. Michelle Davin
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Stones out,bruno out and kdb in

  6. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Would you do DCL to Antonio -4?

    1. Going Home
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not doing it for free haha

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Me neither. But I did do DCL to Kane for a hit (on a gut feel)

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Why is that?

        1. Going Home
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Like DCL’s fixture next week and is there not still a chance of a DGW for Everton?

          1. soumyeah
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            dgw28 possible - amazing if they drop it just post deadline again

          2. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Low chance. Roughly 10% according to Crellin.

    2. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      DCL to donkey is not bad even

  7. Erez Avni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    pick one:

    A. Dias
    B. Cancelo

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      A

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I would pick Dias. And did all them weeks ago for gametime.

  8. LevSvalov
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Gundogan as TC, what do you think?

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Good option

  9. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Which of the following moves is better?

    A) Barnes --> Mount (-4)
    B) Luke Thomas - Rudiger (-4)
    C) Play Digne
    D) Play DCL
    E) Play Luke Thomas

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      D

  10. Knowsnothingaboutnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bench one - Digne or DCL

    Capt one - Cancelo - Gundo - Sterling

    TIA

    1. Roy Rovers
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Cancelo

  11. AdamJ91
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    GTG? 1FT; 0.8 ITB.

    Martinez
    Dias - Cancelo - Konsa
    Salah - Bruno - Son - Raphinha - Gundogan
    Kane - Bamford

    (Fabri - DCL, Burn, Strujik.)

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'd play DCL over one of the Leeds boys, but I understand benching him.

  12. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Should I save here? Basically no bench

    Martinez
    Diaz,Cancelo,Coufal
    Salah,Son,Bruno,Gundo(C)
    Antonio,DCL,Bamford

    4.0, Mitchell*,Barnes*,KWP

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Kwp might start.

  13. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Good morning lads!

    Play Watkins or Raphinha?

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Raph. No grealish.

  14. Top Mark.S
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    This was in response to a journalist posing the question of whether a dip in form was inevitable.

    Klopp: "I think we all agree it's a strange season injury wise."

    Proof Jurgen doesn't read the wonderful common sense readily available on this site.

    No one outside of liverpool fans agrees sadly

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I don't get it.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      All we care about is FPL points

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        True

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Some dip losing 5 at home in a row for the first time in their history.

      1 goal in over 10 hours of football at Anfield. A dodgy Salah penalty.

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      “We actually conceded 27 league goals in Virgil’s last 15 starts - 1.8 goals conceded per game- so to be honest it was a blessing in disguise that he got injured.

      And sure enough, since he’s been injured we’ve only conceded 22 league goals in the following 22 - 1.0 goals conceded per game.

      I’m dreading him coming back tbh”

      This is what Klopp was actually thinking while he was saying that

  15. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    is taking out Bruno for Bale a crazy move? Can't see United do much against City and they have Westham next then the blank.

    Bale is coming slowly back on form and he can do wonders if he is half the player they sold to Madrid.

    1. Pops15
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Definitely risky with Bruno's ownership but I made the move to Son. I see it the same way as I dont think he will get much over the next 2 and then he blanks. Spurs got Palace which looks good and the 29 fixture. Worth the risk imo

  16. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Barnes + AWB to JWP + Dias (-4)? leaving 0.2 ITB

    Gives me:
    Martínez
    Cancelo - Dias - Digne - Pereira
    Salah - Gundogan (C) - JWP
    Kane - DCL - Watkins

    (Areola, Targett, Fernandes, Lookman)

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      As a Saints fan, wouldnt expect anything more than 4 points from JWP. We are terrible.

      1. Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I would hope for a return today, but don't expect anything against City obviously.
        Nice fixtures to come though.

  17. kobewan
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    GTG

    Martinez
    Dias, Rudiger, Targett
    Son, Lingard, Gundo, KBD, Salah
    Kane, Antonio

    Forster, Bamford, Veltman, Struijk

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yep looks good.

      1. kobewan
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Cheers.

  18. JabariParkersEyelid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    GTG? Got a feeling I'm going to bench my first goal of the season this week.

    Martinez
    Konsa Dias Cancelo
    Lingard Bruno Salah Gundo (c) Son
    DCL Bamford

    Pope, Watkins Dallas Shaw

    1. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      gtg

    2. winchester
        1 month, 13 days ago

        dcl -> ollie?

    3. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Are people actually benching or even selling Bruno... After all that he has done this season!!!

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yessssssss

        All we care about is this week's points

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Yes!

      3. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Past is past

    4. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Bruno and Pereira -> Auba and Alder (-4)
      In preperation for gw29.
      Who is the most nailed at Spurs back 4?

    5. SOTHPAW
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Play Raphinha or Fernandes this week?

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Anyone following Arsenal closely.

      Will Holding start?

      Thanks

    7. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Who to start?

      A. Bruno
      B. Bamford

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'm starting Bamford fwiw, one of those 50-50 decisions

    8. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Start Dallas or El Mohammady?

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        D

    9. LevSvalov
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      DCL over Antonio and TAA over Cresswell is -8 worth?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Stick with Antonio.

    10. winchester
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Are players "locked" when they are red? or will Barnes price decrease now? cheers.

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He’ll go down but will need more Net transfers out to drop.

      • Pengen
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Salah/Bruno to Son for free worth it? No money tied up in them

        1. Steiger
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Yeah. Bruno

      • Salarrivederci
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Bench 2:

        A: Targett (starting Martínez)
        B: Bruno
        C: Digne
        D: DCL

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          AC

      • TheBabyfacedAssassin
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Is it "worth" a -8 to do Barnes and AWB -> Son, Struijk? With blank gw 29 in mind, it's only a -4, right?

        Martinez
        Coufal, Shaw, Cancelo
        Raph, Bruno, Sterling, Gundo
        Antonio, Ings, Kane
        subs AWB, Mee, Barnes

      • PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Who is the best option from Spurs def? Need him for gw29 so should be nailed.