Scout Picks

Blank Gameweek 29 Scout Picks built on Spurs, Arsenal and West Ham assets

Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham, Leeds and Brighton assets form the spine of our Blank Gameweek 29 team.

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

We line-up in a classic 3-4-3 formation which comes in at £77.4m, a whopping £5.6m under our budget of £83.0m.

GOALKEEPER

Lining up in goal for the Scout Picks is Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez (£4.5m). Brighton have the second best expected goals conceded (xGC) rating in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) in the last four games, and will fancy their chances of keeping a clean sheet against Newcastle. The Magpies are likely to be without at least two their first choice front three, and are in the bottom three for expected goals (xG) over the last six Gameweeks.

DEFENDERS

Kieran Tierney (£5.2m) earns a call-up to the Scout Picks line-up after an impressive display against Tottenham Hotspur. The full-back constantly raided down the left-hand side and was unlucky not to add to his assist. Arsenal are also third for xGC in the last six Gameweeks, so Tierney brings points potential at both ends of the pitch.

Out-of-position king Stuart Dallas (£5.1m) is our pick of the Leeds defenders. Although listed as a defender, Dallas often appears in central midfield for Leeds, and is a key part of their attacking play, scoring five goals this season. With Leeds showing improvements at the back, and Fulham only scoring twice in four games, he also brings clean sheet potential.

Brighton captain Lewis Dunk (£5.0m) rounds out our defensive picks. With Brighton’s attackers fluffing their lines, Dunk seems to have taken it upon himself to add to their goal threat, scoring four goals this season. And Dunk could have plenty of opportunities to add to his tally, with Newcastle conceding the most headed attempts in the league in the last six matches.

MIDFIELDERS

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With all disciplinary issues reported to be resolved, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.5m) could return to the Arsenal line-up on Sunday. Since being moved up-front, the Gunners captain has been in lethal form, scoring four goals in his last four games and getting on the end of four big chances. An expert finisher, Aubameyang has been particularly clinical in this period, with a goal conversion rate of 40%. He also has the highest xG of any midfielder by far in his last four games.

A fully-fit Gareth Bale (£9.6m) retains his place in the Scout Picks squad. Bale has been in deadly form since being recalled to the Spurs side, scoring four goals in four games and bringing in two double-digit hauls. With Son Heung-min (£9.5m) likely to miss out, Bale could be given further licence to get beyond the last defender.

Few midfielders can match the form of Jesse Lingard (£6.1m) since his loan move to West Ham. His direct play has given the Hammers attack a new dimension, with only Aubameyang matching him for shots in the box and bettering his xG over the last four matches.

Fantasy managers will be hoping the fortunes of Raphinha (£5.6m) finally change in Blank Gameweek 29. The Brazillian has passed the eye test and tops a number of important stats including big chances created and shots in the box over the last six Gameweeks. Despite this, he has only delivered two attacking returns over this period, with a number of chances created by him being spurned and missing opportunities himself. Should his team mates find their shooting boots on Friday, then Raphinha is bound to be back in the points.

FORWARDS

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

Harry Kane (£11.5m) leads the line for the Scout Picks, and is the overwhelming captaincy favourite for Fantasy managers in Blank Gameweek 29. The England frontman tops the charts for attempts on goal and shots in the box in the last six Gameweeks. Kane also loves playing the Villans, scoring six goals in six games against them.

Michail Antonio (£6.6m) will be hoping to recover from a dip in form against Arsenal. The West Ham forward has got on the end of three big chances and had six shots in the box in his last four games, showing he is getting into the right positions to start scoring again.

Quite possibly the most frustrating player in FPL, Ollie Watkins (£6.6m) rounds off our Scout Picks for Blank Gameweek 29. The Villa striker has had 12 attempts on goal and nine shots in the box in the last four Gameweeks, Kane is the only Blank Gameweek 29 forward who can better this. Yet Watkins has not managed to score over this period. If Watkins keeps on having this many shots on goal, then surely his luck will turn.

Substitutes

  • Alphonse Areola (£4.6m)
  • Aaron Cresswell (£5.9m)
  • Ola Aina (£4.6m)
  • Leandro Trossard (£5.8m)

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 Blank Gameweek 29:

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.

Reedy takes on the Scout Picks in Blank Gameweek 29 going with a 5-3-2 line-up of Areola (vc); Andersen, Adarabioyo, Dunk, Veltman, White; Bale, Aubameyang, Lingard (c); Kane, Antonio.

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

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894 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPL Egregious
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Nice picks!

  2. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What players will your 30/31 wildcard be built on? Liverpool, Chelsea, Wolves?

    1. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      And Arsenal

  3. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Which move to make?

    Son -> Bale

    Dcl -> Antonio

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I'd keep Dom for next week

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thank

  4. ezadiskandar
      1 month, 25 days ago

      My gw29 team
      Martinez
      Dallas, veltman, targett
      Raph, Auba, Son, Lingard
      Bamford, Kane, Antonio

      Any idea for the 'Captain'?
      1. Kane
      2. Raph
      3. Lingard

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Kane - keep it simple

    • chicken george
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Check out the Captaincy Sheet with the top Mods and Cons picks from each week! If you like the info give them a follow FPL MAYHEM
      @JDCochran2

      https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16EmCT_TXszZhL8F7XEDoz6oYT-h5NuFb-92-Letw5qI/edit?usp=sharing

    • DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I've taken the DCL>Bamford hit for GW29-30, worth it?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I'll tell you in 2 weeks

    • Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Nooooo! I have most of the picks.

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Should I do Son to Bale for a hit?

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I think not

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No

    • Toughie
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Would you have Martinez or Targett on your FH with Kane & Bale in the team?

      I'm considering villa defence after watching some of spurs game last night plus my rivals have double villa

      1. Fulchester's New Centr…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Maybe Martinez

    • Aster
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Captain Trossard or Auba?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I like this question.
          Tross

      • unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Best 1 week punt for gw29

        A: Auba
        B: Trossard
        C: Lingard

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Lingo

      • Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        2 FT and 0.9 ITB

        A - Cancelo & Salah > Dunk & Bale
        B - Cancelo & Stones > Dunk & Cresswell
        Other suggestion?

        Martinez
        Coufal - Dallas - Konsa
        Raph - Lingard
        Kane - Bam

        Pope - Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Stones - Cancelo - DCL

        1. Boz
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          A

        2. lankdog
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Probably A - been so tempted to stick with Salah but I think form over fixtures in this case

          1. Jet5605
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Thanks. Planning to WC in 31 so can always bring him back for just a 0.1 loss

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        @Xabi Alonso you around?

      • sergioaguero67
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Which teams are yet to finish their double gameweeks?
        Please help

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Look at the table and see which teams have played fewer games than others

      • Boz
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Any news on Matty Cash this morning? I have ElMo who is fodder at best but need everyone I can to play this GW

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Smith says Cash will haul

      • ChippyT
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Martinez
        White|Konsa|Dunk|Dallas
        Bruno*|Raph|Son*
        Bam|Kane(C)|Watkins

        Fabri|Stones|KDB|Gundo

        2ft 0.9itb

        Thinking a straight swap .. Son -->Bale to field 10.

        Do I risk disrupting my team for the weeks that follow and do Bruno --> Aub or Gundo to JLings

        Thoughts ?

        1. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Gundog to Jesse seems okay if you have WC

      • Kryptonite666
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Have been living under a rock this week due to work.

        Is Son likely to play. i have 7 assuming he doesn’t play. Does it make sense to use the FH or conserve it for later

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Is your work archeology?

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            7 is fine, Son unlikely to play.

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Unlikely
          Save

      • TeddiPonza
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Who to play out of:

        A. Cresswell
        B. Tierney
        C. Reguilon

        Thanks

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          A

        2. lankdog
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          A

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Captain Lingard or Raphinha or Bale this GW?

        1. OLLY G
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Lingard for me.

        2. Fulchester's New Centr…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Lingz for the lolz?

        3. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Cool - JLingz is where I’m at

      • OLLY G
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        (A) Bale
        (B) Cresswell
        (C) Both for -4

        Thanks

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          B

        2. nurav11
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yeh cresswell, don't take hit for bale

        3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Only for this week

          A)Auba
          B)Trossard

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            B

          2. lankdog
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            A

          3. Lecky Legs FC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            B

        4. lankdog
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Down to picking the last spot in my FH XI - who should get it?
          A: Odegaard
          B: Watkins
          C: Bamford
          D: Watkins

          1. Fulchester's New Centr…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            All aboard the-ard train this week

          2. nurav11
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Despite your eagerness to put Watkins in by naming him twice, I'd still go Odegaard!

              1. lankdog
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                whoops - was meant to be moura!

            • lankdog
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              thanks both

          3. I Member
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Auba or Bale?

            Dunk in worth a hit to get another player?

            1. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Get Dunk than conisder if the other move is worth a hit

          4. RyanMK
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Auba or Bale?

            1. ChippyT
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Bale

            2. Boz
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Bale

            3. nurav11
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Neither really, probs Auba between those two

            4. timawflowers
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              bamford or watkins for this week?

              1. Boz
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Watkins

              2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Bambam

              3. nurav11
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Watkins, especially if Jack makes it back - Bam unlikely to do much against fulham defence

                • Jambot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  I don’t normally care about ownership but Bamford is insane this week and I would factor it in on this occasion

                • ChippyT
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Bamford

              4. Jet5605
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Best transfer over the next 2 GWs

                A - Salah > Bale
                B - Stones > Cresswell

                Martinez
                Coufal - Dallas - Konsa
                Raph - Lingard
                Kane - Bam

                Pope - Bruno - Salah - Gundo - Cancelo - Stones - DCL

                1. Zladan
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Why Stones out over Cancelo?

                  At the moment I am more likely to sell Cancelo

                  1. Jet5605
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I'm already doing Cancelo > Dunk for other FT. Not sure I want either as Dias is the one to own due to certainty of starts

                2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Goodbye Mo Salah
                  Goodbye my friend
                  You have been the one
                  You have been the one for me

                3. nurav11
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Stones still offers excellent value at his price point, would say A but not Bale, maybe Auba (particularly going forward)

                4. Netters2018
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Start 2 of these 3...

                  A) Lookman
                  B) Trossard
                  C) Bale

                  1. One of Those Days
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    B and C

                5. RyanMK
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Tierney or Konsa?

                  1. Zladan
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I think Targett is the pick of defenders from AVL

                  2. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    T

                6. Pulp Minion
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Thinking of playing BB next GW before WC.

                  So for 2 week:

                  1) Cresswell -4
                  2) Digne

                  1. Fulchester's New Centr…
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    You'll want Digne next week

                    1. Pulp Minion
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Yeah, think I might forgo the hit this week, cheers.

                7. Monster Muppets
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    My team for GW29:

                    Areola
                    Dunk (C) - Veltman - Adarabioyo - Cresswell
                    Lingard - Raphina - Ødegaard
                    Kane - Antonio - Maupay

                    Martinez - Bale - Auba - Dallas (bench)

                    Obviously i want to go a little of the template, but cover the biggest losses through Raph, Dunk, Lingard and Kane.
                    Thoughts?

                    1. nurav11
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        What a mighty bench lol - I would probably start one of auba or bale over adarbioyo just cos their price points are much higher. Would go auba personally.