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.

894 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Torres76
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Looking to get a defender. Which one please?

    1. Tierney
    2. Reguillon
    3. Dunk
    4. Cresswell

    Cheers

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Dunk

    2. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Dunk for this GW.
      He's not a great hold fixtures wise, but plays BGW33.
      Assuming GW30 fixtures don't concern you. Dallas of you want for both might be worth considering.
      If wildcarding GW31 Dunk's a good option.

      1. Torres76
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers matey got all my chips left inc WC

  2. Zlatan F.C
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Think i'm all set. Rate my team out of 10 please.

    Martinez
    Veltman Dallas Coufal
    Bale Lingard Raph(vc) Lookman
    Antonio Kane(c) Bamford

    1. Zlatan F.C
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 20 days ago

      This was for a -4

    2. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      9/10

      1. In a Rush
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        Yeah nice good luck

        1. Zlatan F.C
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks mate

  3. E25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    2 week punt:
    A) JLingz
    B) Raphinha

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      probz B just for their standout fixture next but I see either doing well

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      B

  4. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Anyone thinking of Lucas Moura as a punt or too risky?

    1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      It was my differential plan all week but after spurs performance in Europe I think that kane and reguilon are enough. So now its cancelo to dunk and rolling FT to next week for 2 Chelsea defenders. Playing with 8 this week.

  5. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    One more go, and then I'm just going to plump and stick.

    A) Tierney
    B) Pepe
    C) Laca

    Choose one on FH. Rationale welcomed 🙂

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Tierney

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        Should at least definitely start

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 20 days ago

          Definitely? He's played a lot of football, and Cedric and start on the left if necessary

    2. Jambot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Laca

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Nervous with arsenal players, think West Ham will win or draw.
      Maybe Laca, for to differential, Auba played mid week, don't fancy Pepe & think West Ham will score, so Tierney is relying on attacking returns.
      I'd look elsewhere mate. Good luck.

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Gundog >> Lingard and roll FT? Could also add Cancelo >> Dunk even though I’m a toon fan 🙁

    Will BB30, WC31.

    Martinez
    Coufal, Dallas
    Son*, Raphina, Soucek
    Bamford, Kane

    (McCarthy, Bruno, DCL, Digne, Gundog, Dias, Cancelo)

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      I would do both coz u have wc.

    2. In a Rush
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Go for both raf live a little

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Agree on both. Immediate benefit of having a fixture this GW & City BGW 33. Rotation could mean you get 1 appearance in 3 PL games from City players. Fixtures & recent form don't scream clean sheets anyway.

  7. only2
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Someone please convince me: Bale or Auba? or both for a - 4 son hit?

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Both, but if one Bale.

      1. only2
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        thanks!

  8. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    What scorelines are you backing? (FH especially)

    I'm backing
    FUL 1-0 LEE
    BHA 0-0 NEW
    WHU 1-2 ARS
    AVL 0-1 TOT

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Mostly agree other than swap the FUL - LEE score around imo

    2. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Ful 0-0
      Bha 2-0
      Whu 1-1
      Villa 1-1

    3. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Very similar bar Brighton Newcastle. But a 0-0 there wouldn't altogether surprise.

      Fulham 1 Leeds 0
      BHA 3 Newcastle 1
      WHU 1 Arsenal 1
      Villa 0 Spurs 1

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        Fingers crossed for differential Tosin and Reguilon hauls!

        1. pingissimus
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 20 days ago

          Oh you're on Tosin

          Hope it pays. He'd be way up any FH draft I had.

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      FUL 1 - 0 LEE
      BHA 2 - 0 NEW
      WHU 2 - 2 ARS
      AVL 1 - 4 TOT

      1. pingissimus
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        🙂

        Read your earlier post. Thought about it. Shifted captaincy back.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 20 days ago

          Always trust your gut!

          1. pingissimus
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 20 days ago

            My gut is shrugging its shoulders this week. Sight to behold 🙂

            (It might simply not be talking to me out of pique after being told off in 26/27/28 is one possibility)

        2. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 20 days ago

          From where to where?

  9. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Bottomed.

    So -8 is like -4 this week?

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Nah

    2. Konstaapeli
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      No. It's still -8 and you might be stuck with a player you don't want next week.

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        Yep but if u dont have players to play...And im WCing 31 so i can take punts.

        1. Konstaapeli
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 20 days ago

          In that case it might be just the -4

  10. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Wise to hold on to Salah, KDB, Gundog And DCL this GW? Or ditch for someone playing?

    1. xandu
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      ditch if you have a WC

  11. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    A. Sterling + Gundo + Dias => Auba + Bale + Veltman -4
    B. Sterling + Mee => Auba + Dunk

  12. The Tinkerman
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

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

    0.1ITB, No FH, no WC

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

    Salah, Bruno, Dias, Cancelo,

  13. xandu
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Who will get more points over two games:

    ABU - WHU, LIV
    Bale - AVL, NEW
    Raph - FUL, SHU

    1. Pep's Money Laundry
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      I think Bale won't start both games, so Raphinha solely for the shu fixture

  14. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    If you could only keep one of Cancelo/Stones who would it be?

    1. Lucky Z
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Stones

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo

      1. In a Rush
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        Stones for me

    3. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo

    4. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Cancelo

    5. Carefree Crew
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Stones!
      I've got both & selling Cancelo due to cost.
      Eye test says Cancelo offers more attacking threat but it hasn't materialised into FPL points.
      Got Stones at £4.8 so price has influenced my decision.
      Probably going to sell both for double Chelsea DF.

  15. KUN+10
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    What do you guys think of this FH team? Anything you would change?

    Sanchez
    Dunk Dallas Tierney
    Bale Lingard Trossard Raphina Ødegaard
    Kane Laca
    Areola Bamford Creswell Aina

    1. Parsnips
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 20 days ago

      I've got very similar team, but starting Bamford instead of odergaard

    2. The Tinkerman
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Nice

    3. KUN+10
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks!!

  16. King Kohli
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Hold/Sell these city players for gw 30 with possible rotation for UCL?

    Cancelo
    Dias
    Gundo

    1. DickFranDyke
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Sell all, league practically won.

  17. Parsnips
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 20 days ago

    GTG?

    Sanchez
    Tierny Dunk Dallas
    Lingard Trossard Raph Bale
    Kane Bamford Laca

    Areola Odergaard Aina Lascelles

    On FH

    1. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      yes GTG

    2. Lucky Z
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      No. Don't like Laca pick.

      1. In a Rush
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        Laca ➡️ Maja

  18. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Who is more important this GW?

    Bale or Raphinha?

    1. Shteve
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Raph

      1. xandu
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        Why? Fullham-Leeds 1-0

  19. Torres76
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Do I need to FH guys? Got 7 players with Bamford

    Martinez
    Dallas (Rüdiger, Stones, Diaz, Pereria)
    Bale, Lookman (Fernandes, Gundo, Son)
    Bamford, Kane, Antonio

    Looking at doing

    Son to Raphina
    Lookman to Lingard
    Peraria to Dunk | Cresswell | Tierney or Cresswell

    Thanks in adavance

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Why Lookman to Lingard for a hit?

      1. Torres76
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        Because I’d lose a fair bit of TV on Gundo and Bruno. Plus Lookman has been pants for last few weeks

        1. Shteve
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 20 days ago

          I wouldn't be too worried about team value at this stage of the season plus Pep has all but said his players will only play half the remaining games

  20. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    How many of you have changed your mind and decided to use FH this week? I think I am going that route as I will WC31 and navigate 33. have 7 players+ Son & Bamford but I have 3 Villa defense and I am predicting they concede. Am I overthinking?

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      I wouldn't free hit. Bamford will probably play according to Bielsa. Son has history of coming back out of nowhere. Don't think you'll get much value from it honestly.

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      You're not overthinking. Just have 2 FT for 33 and you should be able to handle it easily.

  21. ManUtdFan977
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    is it worth holding on to Son he will be back after international break wont he???

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      I am

  22. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Last minute decisions:

    A: Auba + Bale + Antonio
    B: Lingard + Bale + Laca

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      A for me

    2. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      A

    3. ManUtdFan977
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      a

    4. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks guys. Goodluck for the GW!

  23. #Swish41
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    What do we think squad:

    Martinez
    Coufal Ayling Veltman (Dias, Keane)
    Son Bale Raphina GUNDO (Bruno)
    Kane Bamford Watkins

    Sat at 43k rank, WC and BB left, £3.4m itb, used FT.

    Is Gundo > Lingard worth a hit for 10 (plus Son)?...

  24. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

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

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      I personally like D

  25. tommo1989
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Do we think Bamford will start?

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Fairly sure - we have nobody else as Rodrigo looks out, and Bielsa indicated he would play

      1. tommo1989
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        Cool, thank you. I’m on wildcard and just wondering whether it’s worth losing my value in DCL to bring Bamford in..

        1. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 20 days ago

          We stopped conceding as many, but also stopped scoring as many, in recent weeks, so don’t think you’ll miss out much by not having him!

  26. Mr_Barbs
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Pick 2 to bring in this week

    A) Bale
    B) Moura
    C) Odegaard
    D) Grealish
    E) Tierney
    F) Reguilon
    G) Veltman (have Dunk)

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      A and E for me

  27. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Tell me about Odegaard?

    1. Torres76
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      From Norway

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      Plays for Arsenal these days

    3. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      my captain

  28. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Had a few G&Ts and suddenly contemplating:

    Digne, Periera, DCL & Gundo -> Dunk / Veltman, Dallas, Bamford & Bale (-8)

    Will WC in 31 so all would be 2 week punts and will bench Veltman / Dunk next week.

    Worth it? And which one out of Dunk and Veltman?

    Thanks for any feedback and have a lovely evening all!!

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 20 days ago

      get it done, seems fun

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 20 days ago

        This is the kind of answer I was looking for 😀

  29. PocketZola
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Martinez
    rob cancelo tark
    salah son raph gun sterling
    kane bam

    subs, forster, coufal, brewster, mitchell

    2ft and was thinking of getting auba/saka/antonio or bright defence, the options dont look great

  30. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 20 days ago

    Captain Kane or Raphinha?