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

Can Aubameyang prove a worthy FPL alternative to Bruno Fernandes? 2

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. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Use 1 or 2 FT’s here?
    and on who?
    Martinez
    Dallas, Coufal,
    Aubamayang,Bale, Son,Raphinia
    Kane,Watkins

    Johnstone,Digne,Dias,Cancelo,Gundogan,DCL 1.4m itb 2FT’s

    1. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Just 1 is enough imo

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Cancelo to Dunk and carry transfer

    3. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      1 fT

  2. Max City
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Without WC, which one would you keep longer:
    A. Salah
    B. Gundogan

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A at least he is nailed

    2. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Salah has the fix but Gund form and price too good to ignore even though he will get rotated the odd time

    3. TheBiffas
        3 months, 5 days ago

        B surely

      • The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Salah is nailed but expensive for his returns this year. Liverpool’s fixtures getting better.
        Gundogan on form. May get rotated but is cheap.
        Difficult decision.
        I’d keep Gundo if pushed and get Jota.

      • Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        My question as well, leaning toward keeping A as will cost me more to buy him back for his good fixtures soon and he's nailed on but I have WC so may affect my judgement

      • acidicleo
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        B easy

      • FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        A. Gundo will be rotated too much from here

    4. Kuzser
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Debating whether to take a hit or not.
      Will be doing Salah Gundo-> Raph Auba for free, but any hits needed?
      1) Pereira-> Dallas for -4
      2) Pereira-> Creswell/Dawson for -4
      3) Dcl -> Bam for -4

      Martinez
      White Strujik (Pereira Cancelo Stones) Barnes* Son
      Son Saka (Salah Bruno Gundo)
      Kane Antonio

      1. TheBiffas
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Would take a hit for Tierney or dunk, but not dallas

      2. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Bottomed

        Best move this week?

        A. Cancelo > Cresswell/Tierney
        B. DCL > Antonio
        C. Son > Bale

        1. TheBiffas
            3 months, 5 days ago

            A

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          which move is better?

          a. Salah & DCL > Auba & Antonio for a - 4 & field 10 BGW players

          or

          b. Salah > Auba for free & field 9 BGW players

          Cheers

          1. TheBiffas
              3 months, 5 days ago

              B easy

            • Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I personally have never had any good relationship with hits..

              So it is no hit for me

            • the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              cheers lads - Salah > Auba it is... Good luck all.

          2. Reeker
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Son or Salah out for Auba? No wildcard, have Kane

            1. TheBiffas
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Salah

              • bautasten
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Salah then get jota as lfc cover further ahead

            2. Drogba Legend
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Not sure what to do here..only have 5-6 playing depending on Son. 1FT and .2 ITB

              Pope
              Digne - Stones - Dias - Robbo
              Son* - Raph * - Bale*
              Kane * - Bam* - Antonio*

              Fodder - Bruno - Gundo - Fodder

              How many hits to take and who to bring in. Do plan on using WC in the next 1-2 GW

            3. Tmel
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Which 2 of the below transfers to go for (bearing in mind I have no WC or chips left):

              a) Gundo > Lingard
              b) Salah > Lingard
              c) Salah > Bale
              d) Salah > Auba
              e) Cancelo > Cresswell
              f) Just one of the above (if so, which)

              1. TheBiffas
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  B and E but maybe dunk, Tierney or reguilon instead

                • Thomas Magnum
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Probably just A, then have two transfers for the IB

              2. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Drop one

                A) Auba
                B) Laca
                C) Tierney

                1. Deulofail
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  (On a FH)

                2. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  B

                3. Ha.
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  B

                4. Thomas Magnum
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  C only as I see them conceding

                5. TheBiffas
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    B

                  • acidicleo
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    B if only 1..
                    B and C if 2...

                  • Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Thank y'all

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Laca.

                  • No Salah
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    C

                6. Thomas Magnum
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Captain?
                  A) Dallas
                  B) Raphina
                  C) Trossard
                  D) Lingard

                  1. the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    D or B

                  2. Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Hmmm. A or B, probably B.

                  3. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Out of those, Trossard

                  4. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Raphinha

                  5. TheBiffas
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      D

                    • Studs Up
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      B else C

                    • acidicleo
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      A

                    • Thomas Magnum
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Thanks all, most likely going no Kane so need a differential this week 🙂

                    • Guba
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      D

                  6. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 5 days ago

                    Really not sure about Auba as a punt. If he starts he surely starts left wing. Doesn't feel like a good use of a FT or a hit? Obviously less of an issue on FH.

                    1. TheBiffas
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Just got a feeling...

                      • Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Left Wing is a good thing tbh. And a start is a start. The point of having him on the pitch is to score goals. If he's not a CF, then it's the CF's job to help him score.

                        1. Deulofail
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          But I don't know if he will start

                    2. bautasten
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Will Wc31 and don't really need the player gw 30;

                      Salah to:
                      A) Auba
                      B) Trossard
                      C) Lingard

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        B

                    3. Stupendous
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Dunk captain!

                      Who's coming with me???

                      1. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Probably my second choice after OdeGOD

                      2. Studs Up
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Still nightmares from "that" dgwk lol

                      3. Miguel Sanchez
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Memories of Duffy in 2019

                      4. Stupendous
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        I see NO clear option otherwise.

                      5. RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Joelinton to ruin the dream

                        1. CBonci
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          So much this probably.

                    4. ajay_kl +42
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Martinez
                      Coufal Veltman Aina
                      Lookman Bale Son
                      Bamford Kane

                      McC, Dias, Gundo, Stones, Bruno, DCL

                      1 - DCL to Watkins
                      2 - DCL to Lacazette
                      3 - Gundo to Raphinha/Lingard
                      4 - Son to Raphinha/Lingard

                      If I do 3 or 4, likely to go and get KDB down the line

                    5. Squeazy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Do Fulham have a double coming up?

                      (I was thinking of moving Areola to Mendy next week but that might change things)

                    6. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      No hits

                      Martinez
                      Ayling Dunk Konsa Cresswell
                      Lingard Rafina Groß
                      Watkins Kane Bamford

                      Nipples Salah Gundog Stones

                      Ciao.

                      1. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        I like nipples

                      2. 3 A
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Who is ur captain?

                    7. Stand By Mee
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Currently have 4-6 players and 2FT:

                      Martinez, Targett, Son*, Raphinha, Bamford*, Kane

                      Is a -12 too much to get:

                      Dunk, Dallas, Bale, Lingard, Watkins ?

                      I have my WC so the idea is to dead end it on gw30 and wc gw31

                      If you think it´s too much which players you would not go for?

                      1. Enzo the Baker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        I'd go for the -12, especially if you're going to WC in GW31.

                        Between the 5 guys you're getting in, you really need just 2 to get returns to break even on the hit.

                        1. Stand By Mee
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          cheers GL

                    8. The Red Devil
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Martinez/Sanchez
                      Dallas cancelo stones shaw rudiger
                      Gundogan son bale Raphinha Fernandes
                      DCL Kane Bamford

                      1.0 ITB 1 FT

                      A- son + cancelo -> Aubameyang + dunk (-4)
                      B- son + cancelo -> lingard + Cresswell (-4)
                      C- cancelo -> Cresswell/dunk
                      D- cancelo + gundogan -> dunk+ lingard (-4)

                    9. G Banger
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 5 days ago

                      Which DEF scores most over the nest 2 weeks?y:

                      a) Dunk
                      b) Tierney
                      c) Regullion

                    10. Zlatan F.C
                        3 months, 5 days ago

                        Last one

                        A) Dunk (have Veltman)
                        B) Bale (have Kane)

                        1. Zlatan F.C
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            thoughts here please

                          • Stand By Mee
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            I like B, much more explosive and if BHA concedes you are done

                        2. Hryszko
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Salah & Dier > Auba & Dunk for free?

                          Have Stones/Dias who I could switch out instead but can't see Dier starting.

                        3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Any update on Son? Keep or Sell?

                          1. Stupendous
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            Sold for Bale

                          2. CBonci
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            No update but I’m keeping. He will play if he’s anywhere near fit imo. And for fixtures afterwards I want him (although I don’t have WC or FH).

                        4. xHaTr
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Bring in Bamford or Watkins?

                          People confident Bamford starts?

                        5. Khalico
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Just curious, who is everyone captaining this gameweek?

                          Mines on Raphinha captain.

                          1. arkom
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            Lol, see below!

                        6. arkom
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Rapinha C? Anyone?!

                          Maybe most scoreless game, nailed to play 90min, passed eye test in the last games..

                          1. Khalico
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            Yes

                        7. Gazza2000
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Which two would you start this GW? ( on FH )

                          Cresswell, Reguillon, Trossard, Bamford

                        8. Enzo the Baker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Which of these players would you take a -4 hit for:

                          A. Dunk
                          B. Targett
                          C. Both are worth taking hits for

                        9. The Tinkerman
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          A) El Mo > Lascelles (FT)
                          B) Hold and use 2FT next week for mini clearout

                          Sanchez (Martinez)
                          Reguilon, Veltman, El Mo
                          Bale, Bissouma, Raphinha
                          Kane, Watkins, Bamford

                          Salah, Bruno, Dias, Cancelo,

                        10. Mouldmaster
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          For those on FH it’s worth looking at who the penalty takers are for each team.

                          I was considering double Brighton defence and their pen taker.

                          But that would be Groß.

                        11. Gudjohnsen
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 5 days ago

                          Pick 3:

                          A.Tierney
                          B. Dunk
                          C. Auba
                          D. Bale
                          E. Lingard

                          1. The Tinkerman
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            CDE

                          2. Max City
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 5 days ago

                            B E for sure