Scout Picks

Gameweek 28 Scout Picks built on Spurs, Everton and Villa assets

Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Aston Villa assets form the spine of our Gameweek 28 Scout Picks line-up.

Following DavidNealeTom 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 £82.1m, £0.9m under our budget of £83.0m.

GOALKEEPER

Fantasy Premier League’s top-scoring keeper Emiliano Martinez (£5.4m) makes his return to the Scout Picks ahead of a plum tie against Newcastle. The Magpies will be without the three first-choice attackers as they were for the game against West Brom, where they finished the game with an expected goals (xG) rating of 0.47, and created no big chances. Aston Villa’s defence is also in good form, keeping clean sheets in two of their last three matches.

DEFENDERS

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Lucas Digne (£6.2m) takes a spot in defence for the Scout Picks as one of the most creative defenders in FPL. Only Aaron Cresswell (£5.8m) has more assists this season, and has played eight more games than the Frenchman. Digne also comes with out-of-position potential, with Ancelotti fielding him further up the pitch on occasion this season. Even when he doesn’t assist, Digne usually brings in bonus points when Everton keep a clean sheet, with three in his last three fixtures.

After a rest for the Southampton game, Joao Cancelo (£6.2m) looks assured of a start for against Fulham. Sometimes deployed as an auxiliary midfielder when Manchester City are in possession, no defender has had more attempts on goal than Cancelo in the last six Gameweeks. If the full-back can finally finish off one of the many chances he gets, he could bring in his second double-digit haul of the season in Gameweek 28.

West Brom’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) retains his place in the Scout Picks. Although classed as a defender, Sam Allardyce elects to play Maitland-Niles in a midfield two, so he finds himself much higher up the pitch. The improving Baggies face a Crystal Palace side with the worst xG in the league, a full two goals behind second-bottom Newcastle.

MIDFIELDERS

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Bruno Fernandes (£11.5m) punished the doubters with a customary penalty and double-digit score against Man City. Despite blanking in the two games prior to the Manchester derby, Fernandes was still delivering some impressive numbers, with 18 shots on goal and four big chances created in the last six Gameweeks.

The Welsh wizard Gareth Bale (£9.5m) is nailed-on for the Scout Picks this week after another double-figure haul against Crystal Palace. Bale appears to be gelling well with those around him and was rested during a midweek Europa League win. As well as chipping in with assists, Bale looks a real goal threat, ranking second among all players for big chances and xG in the last three Gameweeks.

Mason Mount (£7.0m) is our pick of the Chelsea midfielders, with the English international the most likely to take a place in the team. Previously written off as Frank Lampard’s boy, Mount has shown great form in Thomas Tuchel’s system, scoring three times and delivering two double-digit hauls for his new manager. Chelsea face a Leeds side that has struggled to defend all season, and sit second-bottom for xGC (expected goals conceded) over the entire campaign.

The one shining light for Wolves in what has been a disappointing season has been the emergence of Pedro Neto (£5.7m). The Portuguese winger has put in more crosses than anyone in the Premier League this season, creating a healthy number of chances as a result. With Liverpool’s defence looking shaky, especially at centre-back, these crosses and chances could well be finished off.

FORWARDS

Harry Kane (£11.4m) leads the line for the Scout Picks for one of his favourite fixtures, the North London derby. Kane has a superb record against Arsenal, scoring 11 goals in 13 appearances against the Gunners. The Spurs striker also comes into this fixture in great form with Mourinho fielding a more attacking side, having six more shots than any other forward in the last four Gameweeks. We are not too concerned about the knock he sustained against Zagreb considering Mourinho’s positive response on Thursday night.

Since Carlo Ancelotti shifted him into a more advanced role, Richarlison (£8.0m) has caught the FPL eye. The results have seen the Brazilian score in three of Everton’s last four games, and get on the end of four big chances. In the same games, Calvert-Lewin has had half Richarlison’s number of big chances and scored no goals.

Despite possibly being the most frustrating asset in FPL, Ollie Watkins (£6.6m) makes a return to the Scout Picks XI. The Villa forward has looked good all season despite not delivering the points to show for it, with Patrick Bamford (£6.8m) being the only striker to have had more shots in the box. We’re back Watkins’ luck to turn against a hapless Newcastle defence, who have conceded 10 goals in their last six games.

Substitutes

  • Sam Johnstone (£4.5m)
  • Antonio Rüdiger (£4.6m)
  • Daniel Amartey (£3.9m)
  • Anwar El Ghazi (£5.3m)

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.

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928 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Madderegern
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Lallana or Gross for the next 2?

    1. tbos83
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Gross

      1. Ram sey Coq uel in
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks Jafooli , we'll watch this space and see what happens

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Cheers, need clarification on all these betting site affiliations, don’t think it is good for the community but is good for the owners?

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 18 days ago

        I’ve got a ffs and ffh membership I won’t renew the ffs because of the gambling adverts and will just use ffh for stats

    2. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Play mee or reguillon

      1. tbos83
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Reg

      2. nadman89
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        would you go sterlig to bale? with sterling nailed on this week to start?

        1. MightyGar
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Neither are nailed on to start!

          • jason_ni
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            No one is ever nailed on to start for city aside from ederson.

        2. tbos83
            4 months, 18 days ago

            GTG? Am FH'ing in 29

            Guiata
            Stones Targett Digne
            Mount Gundo Bruno (c) Salah Son
            Watkins DCL

            Areola Bamford Amartey Maguire

          • Sarri-ball
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            After digne (2much) who best everton defender

            A) keane
            B) Holgate
            C)Godfrey

            1. Corona is not good 4 U
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 18 days ago

              I think A) Keane

          • Corona is not good 4 U
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 18 days ago

            What to do?

            Team is:

            Mc. Carthy (Pope)
            Dias, Stones, Digne, Targett (Coufal)
            Salah, Fernandes, Gündogan, Raphinha (Barnes)
            Kane, Calvert-Lewin (Vydra)

            A) Pope -> Martinez for free and play him
            B) Barnes -> El Ghazi for free
            C) save transfer
            D) something else

            Thank you!

            1. Bennyboy1907
                4 months, 18 days ago

                C

            2. Tmel
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 18 days ago

              Martinez
              Targett Dias Cancelo Shaw
              Bruno Salah Gundo
              DCL Kane Bamford
              (Areola Raphina Neto White)

              I have 2FT & 0.2ITB so may as well make a transfer before looking at potentially getting Son & Bale next week.

              Any better suggestions than Neto > Trossard or Saka?

              1. Goonsquad245
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                Unless you're wildcarding soon there is zero chance I would be selling Neto. His fixtures 31 onwards are glorious.

            3. Bennyboy1907
                4 months, 18 days ago

                0FT 3.2ITB
                Martinez
                Stones Cancelo AWB
                Salah Son Raphina Gundogan
                Kane(c) Bamford DCL

                Johnstone Veltman Dallas Lingard

                First 11, captaincy and bench order good?

                Assuming 1 will come on for city player?

              • Gazpilicueta
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                Trying to plan for the next few weeks, and somehow get through the blank game week, what would you do with this team?

                Martinez, Johnstone
                Rudiger, Stones, El mohamady, Pereira, Dallas
                KDB, Salah, Fernandes, Gundo, SmithRowe
                Vardy, Bamform, Che Adams

                0.2 in the bank and 2 free transfers
                Im thinking maybe go for Kane or Bale, or both?

                1. King Kun Ta
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Hard one who to get out...Salah? But you def need some Spurs!

                  1. Gazpilicueta
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    yeah thats what im thinking, if i did drop salah id have enough money to get whichever spurs i want though...

                2. Goonsquad245
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Start by doing Elmo to Veltman and then roll the second into next week with a view to buying Kane.

                3. Lemongrab
                  • 11 Years
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Can you do something like
                  Adams, Vardy, Pereria
                  to
                  Kane Antonio, Veltman? (-4)

              • Tmel
                • 10 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                Top 5 players for GW29?

                1. Bennyboy1907
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Kane
                    Son/Bale
                    Martinez
                    Lingard/Antonio
                    Bamford/Raphina

                  • tbos83
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Kane, Son, Dunk, Auba, Antonio

                  • Slitherene
                    • 3 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Rashford, Ings -> Auba, Antonio (-4)

                    1. King Kun Ta
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Wait one week....maybe only Ings -> Antonio

                    2. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Absolutely

                  • Connor's Calling
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    No FH or WC so need to use a transfer to set up for next week:

                    A) Salah -> Bale
                    B) KDB -> Bale
                    B) Dier -> Veltman
                    C) El Mo -> Veltman

                  • King Kun Ta
                    • 5 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Two q’s....

                    Play: 1 Saka or 2 Bamford?

                    Captain: A Salah Bruno C Gündogan D Son E Kane?

                    Martinez
                    Cancelo AWB Mee
                    Salah Son Bruno Gündogan ???
                    ??? DCL Kane

                    Martin Saka Bamford Ayling Holding

                    1 FT & 0.7 ITB

                    Ta lads!

                    1. Stormbringer22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      Saka + Kane(C)

                      1. Stormbringer22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        Apologies, meant to write Bamford not Saka

                        Bamford + Kane(C)

                  • Ram sey Coq uel in
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    Yeah I would agree with you there , questions definitely need answering , & hopefully legal action taken against those involved.
                    The site worked perfectly fine until they started doctoring the prices , and changing buying/selling practices in order to suit themselves , they just got corrupt & greedy .
                    Me and many others emailed and complained many times regarding the dodgy goings on , but , despite them claiming to care about the customers on the site , they never did a dam thing to rectify anything . I know people on here have been mocked for complaining , loads of people saying it was a betting site and you take your chances with all that goes with it , but it's a bit different when it's quite clearly manipulated from behind the scenes in order to shaft those on the platform in order to line their own pockets , it doesn't become a fair playing field then .

                  • Manani
                    • 9 Years
                    4 months, 18 days ago

                    would you do Salah > Bale?

                    that will mean I have Son+Kane+Bale, probably a bit too much?

                    1. Konstaapeli
                      • 4 Years
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      I have them all. Time will tell if it's too much.

                      1. Jellyfish
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        Same - and its a great trio to have going in to GW29

                    2. Stormbringer22
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 18 days ago

                      I will do that transfer next week personally, with the intention of possibly getting Salah back when I WC in 31

                      1. Manani
                        • 9 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        fair point, I am WC31 as well. May as well wait a week with how injury prone Bale is

                        1. Nellis1966
                            4 months, 18 days ago

                            Any reason i'm missing why you are WC in 31?... i'm looking at 30 after small gw... or is it down to your current squad?

                      2. King Kun Ta
                        • 5 Years
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        Same dilemma here....prob will wait a week with Bale

                    3. GCM0803
                        4 months, 18 days ago

                        Got myself on a wildcard this week which I’m not happy with

                        Martinez Forster
                        Cancelo cresswell konsa rudiger amartey
                        Bruno son gundo bale mount
                        Kane Bamford Watkins

                        0.1itb. Any suggestions??

                        1. tbos83
                            4 months, 18 days ago

                            I'd say that is looking good

                        2. Naxos
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          Having a nightmare few weeks which has saw me lose my lead at the top of the leaderboard at work.

                          Team is

                          Martinez
                          Cancelo Cresswell Targett
                          Salah Son KdB Gundogan
                          DCL Watkins Bamford

                          Bench: Pope - Lingard (Unable to play) - Coufal - Holding

                          1 FT and 0.8m in the bank

                          Question is should of get rid of DCL to get Kane in.Which would mean me taking a 8 pointer to fit him in. Dropping maybe Salah would give me 9.3m and if i require more money either drop Cancelo or Pope?

                          Any help is much appreciated.

                        3. Stormbringer22
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          Martinez
                          Cancelo - Dias - White
                          Salah - Bruno(V) - Son - Gundo
                          Kane(C) - Bamford - Antonio

                          Raphina - Dallas - Coufal

                          GTG guys? Saved my FT this week

                        4. Pedram
                          • 7 Years
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          Start Raphinha or Watkins?

                          1. Manani
                            • 9 Years
                            4 months, 18 days ago

                            Wat

                          2. Stormbringer22
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            4 months, 18 days ago

                            Watkins

                        5. Arsenal97
                          • 4 Years
                          4 months, 18 days ago

                          Lucas digne captain ?

                          1. Christina.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            4 months, 18 days ago

                            lol

                          2. tbos83
                              4 months, 18 days ago

                              If I was looking for a differential he'd be high up my list

                          3. Nellis1966
                              4 months, 18 days ago

                              Following ice pack on knee last night, would anybody be hesitant at giving Kane the armband for Sunday? Or take it as standard Jose tactic?

                              1. jason_ni
                                • 5 Years
                                4 months, 18 days ago

                                You have vc for this reason.

                                He either starts, or doesn't feature.

                                1. Stormbringer22
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  4 months, 18 days ago

                                  This ^

                            • Peteex
                              • 8 Years
                              4 months, 18 days ago

                              Who would you bench out of:

                              Ward-prowse, Salah, Bruno, Son, Gundogan
                              Kane (C), DCL (VC), Watkins
                              ?

                              Currently thinking Gundo, cause think he may not start against Fulham

                              1. Stormbringer22
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                4 months, 18 days ago

                                WP

                                1. Peteex
                                  • 8 Years
                                  4 months, 18 days ago

                                  You think Gundogan starting saturday? My second thought was to bench Watkins If not Gundo.

                                  Why WP instead of Watkins?

                              2. vincentwsho
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 2 Years
                                4 months, 18 days ago

                                I have a similar 8, and I benched Gundo due to your reason

                                1. Peteex
                                  • 8 Years
                                  4 months, 18 days ago

                                  Thanks for tour thoughts

                                  1. Peteex
                                    • 8 Years
                                    4 months, 18 days ago

                                    *your

                            • Visionaries
                              • 4 Years
                              4 months, 18 days ago

                              FT
                              Rashford > Son/Bale?

                              1. King Kun Ta
                                • 5 Years
                                4 months, 18 days ago

                                Yep...BALE

                              2. Stormbringer22
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                4 months, 18 days ago

                                Yes. Get Bale if you are WC-ing soon, Son if you've already WC-ed

                              3. Gingerman
                                  4 months, 18 days ago

                                  Bales for me current form and higher ceiling I think.

                              4. Connor's Calling
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                4 months, 18 days ago

                                Salah or KDB -> Bale? One needs to go for GW29. Will prob buy them back after

                                1. Gingerman
                                    4 months, 18 days ago

                                    Put there names in a hat

                                2. Gingerman
                                    4 months, 18 days ago

                                    Anyone wanna talk me out of getting Watkins over Antonio? Prefer Watkins fixtures and less chance of injury. I'm wild carding in 30.

                                    1. Phlajo
                                      • 2 Years
                                      4 months, 18 days ago

                                      Antonio surely the better pick until Grealish is back at least. So for GW30 I'd go Antonio myself.

                                  • Hazardous1983
                                    • 10 Years
                                    4 months, 18 days ago

                                    capt kane salah bruno

                                    1. artvandelay316
                                        4 months, 18 days ago

                                        I have the same question but add D) Gundo

                                      • Christina.
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 11 Years
                                        4 months, 18 days ago

                                        Jesus, do you ever actually get involved in conversation on here or do you just post one liner Q's?

                                      • Gingerman
                                          4 months, 18 days ago

                                          Kane C Salah VC

                                      • Hazardous1983
                                        • 10 Years
                                        4 months, 18 days ago

                                        start rudiger bamford or rafinha

                                        1. Corona is not good 4 U
                                          • 1 Year
                                          4 months, 18 days ago

                                          I think Rüdiger. Chelsea have a good defence.

                                        2. Christina.
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 11 Years
                                          4 months, 18 days ago

                                          ...and another one
                                          🙄

                                          1. Hazardous1983
                                            • 10 Years
                                            4 months, 18 days ago

                                            This place is to ask for questions do u have a problem with thidme

                                            1. Christina.
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 11 Years
                                              4 months, 18 days ago

                                              ..and another Q....

                                              1. Hazardous1983
                                                • 10 Years
                                                4 months, 18 days ago

                                                Go do 1

                                      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                                        • 9 Years
                                        4 months, 18 days ago

                                        Are arsenal really going to be rolled over by spurs. Spurs not exactly great away from home

                                        1. Arteta
                                          • 5 Years
                                          4 months, 18 days ago

                                          Nah mate.

                                        2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                                          • 6 Years
                                          4 months, 18 days ago

                                          Doubt it - match looks about as 50/50 as you can get to me.

                                        3. pingissimus
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          4 months, 18 days ago

                                          Only arguments for it are Arsenal put out a far stronger team midweek and typically rotate heavily post EL and they need to travel back while Spurs had a home game.

                                      • Corona is not good 4 U
                                        • 1 Year
                                        4 months, 18 days ago

                                        Captain Kane or Fernandez?

                                        Thank you!

                                        1. King Kun Ta
                                          • 5 Years
                                          4 months, 18 days ago

                                          C and VC?