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. Snooze ya lose
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Bench dcl or bam?
    Or switch dcl to Antonio and bench bam/raph

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Dcl

    2. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bamford, sure there is no one worse to bench?

  2. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which option?

    A 8 point hit. Barnes, Dallas & Raphina > Son, Rudiger, ESR (sub)

    B 4 point hit. Barnes & Vardy > Son & Antonio

    FH29

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

    3. nico05
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B. I think a -8 is way too severe

    4. GE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

  3. GE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lost on last page.

    A, B or C?

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      (have played BB and TC, WC left) (have Son)

      A) Get Kane this GW for a hit by doing DCL and Mee -> Kane and fodder (-4)

      B) Save and do DCL and Mee -> Kane and fodder next GW?

      C) DCL -> Antonio

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Probably A to be honest. Worth just getting him

        1. GE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yup

  4. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Didn't manage to watch the Liverpool game. How did jota look?

    1. Hooky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Cute

    2. Atwood
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wasn't involved much but they have no choice but to try him out going forward. Fulham match probably too soon though.

  5. nico05
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Martinez
    Shaw Reguilon Cancelo Rudiger
    Bruno Salah Sterling Gundogan
    DCL Bamford
    Holding-Brewter-Grealish
    1FT 0.2 available.
    What would be the best move here>
    A. Sterling-KDB
    B. Grealish-?
    C. Something else?

  6. Kryptonite666
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I just have 4 BGW29 players

    Martinez, Kane, Raphinha, Bamford

    Can get to 7 with free transfers and 8 with a hit.

    Is it worth saving the FH for later

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tbh I'd just use it. Don't stress to not use your chip when it's there to use for these situations

    2. Saka_me_sideways
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Personally, I think FH33 is a better option. I don’t fancy the games in 29.

    3. abaalan
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Barnes ->
      A) Lingard
      B) Saka
      C) Jota
      D) Save and play raphinha this week.

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A

      2. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        A

      3. Skogen89
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        D or B with 29 fix

    4. Atwood
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      2FT's.
      Downgrade Areola to 3.9 and hold the other FT?

      Martinez
      Lowton - Targett - Stones
      Salah - Son - Bruno - Gundogan
      Kane - Watkins - Bamford

      Areola - Raphinha - Dallas - Shaw

    5. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bruno to Lingard for free?

      1. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I wouldn't, only a matter of time before Bruno brings returns again and he is on pens

      2. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        No

      3. Isco Disco
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        For this week yes

    6. fcsaltyballs
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Martinez
      Cancelo Stones Robertson
      Salah Fernandes Gundogan(C) Raphinha
      Kane DCL Bamford

      Pope Konsa Soucek Coufal

      1FT 0itb

      1. Bruno >> Son
      2. Save FT

      Thanks

      1. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        2

    7. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Evening all!! Best use of a transfer this Week.....
      A- Bruno to Son
      Or
      B- DCL to Antonio
      Or
      C- Both for a hit!!
      Cheers all!!

      1. Wayne Enterprises
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I’ve already done B debating about A

      2. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        B

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Cheers gents!!! B it shall Be!!!

    8. Wayne Enterprises
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Would it be mad to do Fernandes > Son for a -4?

      Johnstone

      Dias Coufal Digne

      Rashford Gundo Mahrez

      Kane Bamford Antonio

      Martinez Shaw Bednarek Barnes*

      1. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yes

    9. Khalico
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Do we see Cancelo playing both games?

      1. Wayne Enterprises
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I dont

      2. nico05
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Hopefully but realistically probably just gonna start one

      3. Snooze ya lose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Nope

    10. artvandelay316
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Who to Captain?
        A) Bruno
        B) Gundo
        C) Cancelo

        1. nico05
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Id say C but I'm worried city players wont play both games

          1. artvandelay316
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Yes I have the same concern. Maybe as Cancelo had more of a rest than Dias last GW he'll get both matches this one. Cheers mate.

          2. Snooze ya lose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            B

            1. artvandelay316
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Cheers! He is tempting.

          3. tommo1989
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Is anyone considering captaining Ederson? More confident he will play both games whereas not sure about the other Man City players

            1. FPL_Motty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Honestly mate if I owned Ederson I would. I see 2 very good clean sheet chances, and nailed. Question marks over all over city assets

            2. Wayne Enterprises
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I’m debating to captain Dias in all honesty so I’d say go for it same principle!

            3. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Ceiling of approximately 12?

              1. FPL_Motty
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 6 days ago

                This is very good considering how all DGWs have gone already.

              2. ajay_kl +42
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                This is 4 (x2) more than you would have got if you went for Kane(C) this past DGW

            4. YoungPretender
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              I'd take a chance on Gundo/KDB or Sterling if you have that option. Ederson has a low ceiling, either of those players could easily outscore that even if they do just get the one game.

          4. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Play Watkins or Bamford this week?

            1. FPL_Motty
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Depends if you also own raphina? If you do then watkins, otherwise bamford

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                No Raphinha but do have Dallas & Martinez

                1. FPL_Motty
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Bamford then. Villa still missing grealish this wkend probably, watkins has struggled and wolves are strong

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Ta

          5. Aster
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Cap Lingard or Sterling?

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Is that a joke?

                1. Aster
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Everyone called my Bruno to Bale move in the last gameweek a joke. And what happened?

                    1. TheDragon
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Ok captain Lingard then 🙂

                      Just because you made a ‘bad’ decision that had a very highly positive variance good outcome last week...it won’t happen every week, quite the opposite in the long run

                      1. FPL_Motty
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        Ha yes this. Why do people think one move that worked out over one gameweek equals the correct decision. If bruno hauls in any of the coming weeks (only takes a pen) then your rank will be decimated much more than you have probably gained.

              2. F_Ivanovic
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Start McCarthey ahead of Martinez or not? The worry is he's benched again for Sheff Utd but then comes back in against City. If I knew he'd get the Sheff Utd fixture or nothing I'd start him. But feels like a bit of a risk.

                1. FPL_Motty
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Just play martinez

                2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  No chance

              3. Arsenal97
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Stones Barnes Salah DCL
                To
                Veltman (or burn) KDB Son Antonio

                I will make 2 transferts this GW and 2 For next GW ?

              4. Flynny
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Think I've settled on my moves.

                Bruno and Barnes to son and lingard - 4

                Minor gamble and can bring Bruno back on wildcard. Is this worth a roll of the dice?

                Martinez
                Cancelo dias pereira (coufal dallas)
                Salah Bruno gundog raphinha (Barnes)
                Kane dcl watkins

                Thanks

              5. ajay_kl +42
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Martinez
                Dias Stones Coufal
                Bruno Gundo Son Salah
                Bamford Kane DCL

                McCarthy, Lookman, Struijk, Aina

                Saving my FT but honestly not inspired by captain options this GW. May just go for Dias as United are too scared to attack the top 6 and Southampton are Southampton

                1. JelliedSpark968
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Also considering Dias for (c) but does he play both?

                  1. ajay_kl +42
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    this is a fair question for any city asset right now (apart from Ederson)

                2. chrislt4
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  I'm also considering captaining Dias over Gundo

              6. Oooo Matron
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Best three City assets to own going forward?

                I'd say:
                Dias
                Sterling
                KDB

                1. Dosh
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Dias Gundo KdB

                2. gogs67
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Mahrez, bueno KDB

                3. JelliedSpark968
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Does Salah outscore Lingard for the next 3 weeks? Probably getting rid of Lingard for Salah but worried about ownership

                  1. JelliedSpark968
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    *getting rid of Salah for Lingard

                  2. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Yes

                    Is Lingard even allowed to play next week vs United?

                    1. ajk1211
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Good point on Lingard for next GW. I’d assume not?

                4. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Best Goalkeeper before WC31/32??

                  1. JelliedSpark968
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Areola

                    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Liverpool, Man City, Leeds, Villa?? I said best not worst??

                    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Was this a joke?

                5. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Rage wild card is never good idea but ended up with 2 Burnley defs, Rashford, injured Fabianski & Grealish and this donkey DCL.

                  May aswell have a drink and activate it....

                  1. Milkman Bruno
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Do it you will feel much better tonight. By the end of the gameweek you can have another drink to feel better again when it goes tits up.

                      1. el polako
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        I drink daily pal.

                  2. Milkman Bruno
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Is Cavani to Antonio worth a hit?

                    • Lord of Ings
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Barnes --->
                      1)Lingard
                      2)Mount

                      Which one?

                    • manu4life99
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Any news on dgw28 chances?

                    • Adeel Ali
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        RMT - I am on a WC. I am trying to set up for BGW29 so I can save my free hit for BGW33.

                        Leno, (Martin)

                        Dallas, Christensen, Stones, Cresswell (Mitchell)

                        Saka, Gundogen, De Bruyne (C), Salah, Son

                        DCL, Watkins, Bamford

                        Any suggestions will be welcomed.

                        I still have Bench Boost too if that helps?

                        1. TheDragon
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          You don’t have Kane is the glaring omission

                          Any reason?

                      • RED_ARMY
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 6 days ago

                        DCL to Antonio and bench Bruno?