Scout Picks

Gameweek 30 Scout Picks built on Leeds triple-up

Leeds United are the key team for our Gameweek 30 Scout Picks.

Their home match against Sheffield United warrants a triple-up while two Spurs players have made the cut for a trip to Newcastle.

After assessing the Scout Squad submissions by David, Neale, Tom and Andy, we have settled on our best XI players for Gameweek 30.

Lining up in 4-3-3 formation, our latest selection comes in at £80.2m, £2.8m inside our budget of £83.0m.

Goalkeeper

Gameweek 28 Scout Picks built on Spurs, Everton and Villa assets 1

Emiliano Martínez (£5.4m) is our goalkeeper for Gameweek 30 largely on account of a favourable fixture for Aston Villa. Over the last six matches, Fulham have scored three goals, only West Bromwich Albion (two) and Sheffield United (one) finding the net less often during that time.

Defenders

Returning Digne can help Everton's attacking assets return to form in Gameweek 20

There is potential for Lucas Digne (£6.2m) to get returns at either end of the pitch in Gameweek 30. The left-back is second-best among all defenders for crosses over the last six matches while no side has conceded more headed goal attempts than Crystal Palace over the same period. Meanwhile, the Eagles have failed to find the net in four of their last even away matches.

There was plenty of demand for Chelsea defence in this week’s Scout Squad article, which led to us choosing Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.8m) for the Scout Picks. The club captain is the most reliable starter in defence as the only one to play every minute of Thomas Tuchel’s tenure at Stamford Bridge. West Bromwich Albion have scored in just two of their last seven in the league while Chelsea have the best figure for expected goals conceded (xGC) over the last six matches.

Luke Shaw (£5.2m) has rapidly become an important FPL defender to own this season. Manchester United have kept clean sheets in each of their last four matches while Shaw tops the league for chances created among defenders over their last six matches.

In Gameweek 30, Stuart Dallas (£5.1m) faces one of the most favourable match-ups on offer in the Premier League right now. Sheffield United have scored just six goals in 14 away matches this season (0.4 per game) and are comfortably the worst in the division for xGC over the last six matches. Dallas is likely to hold down a midfield role again on Saturday too.

Midfielders

Spared any involvement in Portugal’s final game of the international break because of suspensionBruno Fernandes (£11.5m) makes the cut for our Gameweek 30 Scout Picks. The Manchester United midfielder has five goals and three assists over the last eight matches, a spell that includes three double-digit hauls.

Son Heung-min (£9.4m) is ready to return to action as Spurs host Newcastle in Gameweek 30. Over his last six matches, the South Korean international is top among Spurs assets for key passes and big chances. He also ranks best in the Premier League for the latter over the same period.

Raphinha (£5.7m) could enjoy a big haul against Sheffield United, especially considering the aforementioned statistic about their xGC over the last six matches. During that period, Raphinha is top of the Premier League for key passes while only two midfielders have bested him for shots in the box.

Forwards

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

Harry Kane (£11.6m) has six attacking returns in his last five Premier League appearance and, in Gameweek 30, faces a Newcastle side that has conceded two goals or more in five of their last eight.

As already mentioned, Crystal Palace are the joint-worst in the league for headed attempts on goal conceded over the last six matches. Enter aerial specialist Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m).

Patrick Bamford (£6.7m) also looks set to benefit from Sheffield United’s obliging defence in Gameweek 30. Not only are they bottom of the league for xGC over the last six, but no team has also given up more chances through the middle of the pitch than the Blades over the same period.

SUBSTITUTES

  • Edouard Mendy (£5.2m)
  • Antonio Rüdiger (£4.7m)
  • Jesse Lingard (£6.2m)
  • 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 Gameweek 30:

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2,484 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Good to go, lads? Any hit/change needed?

    Martínez
    Cresswell, Azpilicueta, Dallas
    Salah, Bruno, Gündogan, Raphinha
    Kane (c), Antonio, Watkins

    Forster, Dias, Stones, Soucek

    1. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      wouldn't change anything myself

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Appreciate it, sir, the same to your team

        1. Igz08
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          ta mate

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      G2G

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Thank you, sir!

    3. Super Jack Grealish
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Good to go

      1. sirmorbach
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Thank you, Jack!

    4. Erez Avni
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Why Cresswell over Dias?

  2. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    GTG this week?

    Martinez
    Cresswell Dallas Digne Alonso
    Son Bale JLingz Raph
    Kane DCL

    Pope Watkins Gundi Cancelo

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      G2G

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Strong bench

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Too strong for my liking but what's a man to do...

  3. Sloane426
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Dawson > Rudiger/Azpil/Alonso or save fransfer?

    1. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Would dawson be starting as is? probably would go for alonso

    2. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Which of those Chelsea lads you picking ?

  4. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    RP on new article

    If you had this team and were sitting at 49k and doing ok in MLs, would you still captain Kane?

    0FT 4.7itb
    Martinez
    Dallas, Shaw, Dias
    Bruno, Son, Raphinha, Lingard
    Kane, Bamford, DCL
    (Pope) (Gundo, Coufal, Dunk)

    Cheers

    1. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      I'm around 20k, 3rd in my ML (14 point gap) and will captain Kane. Captaining Lingard last week gave me 7 extra points, but this week I don't really see a viable alternative

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks mate GL

        1. Igz08
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          and to you !

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah probably would just go with Kane. Only other alternative really imo is Son if you want to risk losing some ground to possibly catch up, maybe Bamford even but probz play it safe this week then you can go with a differential next week

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers mate

  5. Aaa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Start 2 from this 4?

    Targett
    Lingard
    Gundo
    Antonio

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Antonio and Lingard

      1. Aaa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks

  6. Super Jack Grealish
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Thinking Dunk > Rudiger and start him over Dias?

    Martinez,
    Dias, Reguilion, Dallas
    KDB, Bruno, Son, Raphinia
    Kane (C), DCL, Bamford

    Pope, Gundo, Dunk, Burn

    1 FT (Wildcarding 31)

  7. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Oh no - I’ve got all 6 of the scout picks attackers

    Disaster week incoming

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Indeed

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      How I feel when players on my team are featured on that FPL show on the premier league app

  8. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    New post re-post

    Cancelo to....
    A. Shaw
    B. Alonso
    C. Rudiger
    D. Reguilon
    E. Hold (Tosun 1st sub)
    D. Other (Money no object)

    Have
    Martinez/Areola
    Dallas Digne Tosun Veltman

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Who is Tosun?

      For 1-week, Alonso. More than that, Shaw.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        This sounds reasonable

  9. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Can’t sleep lads so any help will be great because keep getting even results when asked in past. Which to bring in for a -4 for a BB this week ahead of WC next?
    A) Alonso (will mean Chelsea triple up
    B) Robertson
    C) United defender
    D) other

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      C

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      C

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Like United defender - they're actually matching and outpointing Chelsea despite cs deficit. Better odds of attacking returns generally there and all 100% nailed. Would strongly consider Shaw if you don't have him.

      Cresswell would be my only other option - highest returning defender for a reason.

      Don't like Alonso for a hit as a one week punt.

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks mate, Shaw interests me but I just worry that having kept 4 clean sheets in a row against 3 good teams they’re due to concede one knowing my luck. What puts you off Alonso for a 1 week punt, is it the chance of rotation?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          Yep

          There may be some doublethink involved here but getting in someone who is uncertain of a start for a hit as a one week play doesn't add up to me. It's not as if WBA are conceding bucketloads either in recent weeks. From that point of view I'd be more inclined to get Dallas.

          For free and with cover I see the attraction.

    4. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks all!

  10. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Just totted up all my Son transfers this season.

    7 if you include both WCs and FH - almost feels conservative given he's on the brink of his 21st price change of the season.

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Wow I did not realise it was 21

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        He's had quite a few double changes in a week

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Woah, that’s gotta be some record, firstly for most transfers in and out of a team and for price changes. He’s very a volatile asset it seems

  11. tyron
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    What's the justification for kane over bruno captaincy?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Brighton are good defensively

      Newcastle are in disarray

    2. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Fixture.

  12. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Who would you keep going forward?

    A) Cancelo
    B) Stones

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      A

    2. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      went for cancelo, but think he's gone soon too

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      B

    4. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Money no object, Cancelo. But Walker may well get some games to give Cancelo a bit more break going to crunch time

    5. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Keep B, if they’re going to play the same minutes from here on out keep the cheaper one

    6. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Stonesy

  13. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    G2G or should I change the bench selection?

    Martinez
    Azpilicueta, Stones, Dallas
    Bruno, Bale, Grealish, Raphinha
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    (Fabri, Gundogan, Cancelo, Coufal)

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Gtg

    2. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      looks good, could swap cancelo and stones

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Great side!

  14. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Is Dunk > Alonso worth -4 here (play over Dias) or stick as is?

    0FT 4.7itb
    Martinez
    Dallas, Shaw, Dias
    Bruno, Son, Raphinha, Lingard
    Kane (C), Bamford, DCL
    (Pope) (Gundo, Coufal, Dunk)

    Cheers

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Hmm who would you bench?

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Dias

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          Reckon I would yeah

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 16 days ago

            It’s the hit that makes it hard!

            Would Alonso outscore Dias by 4pts this week....?

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Hold and be happy with your Bruno move. Alonso for a hit doesn't add up at all really imo

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Sensible mate. Prob right.

        GL!

  15. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Martinez
    Shaw dallas cancelo
    Son jota raphinha lingard
    Kane Bamford antonio
    (areola coufal gundo dunk)
    1ft and 9.2m itb

    A) dunk to alonso (bench cancelo
    B) lingard to bruno
    C) both for - 4

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      A

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Just A for me

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Just A

  16. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Pick one to sign:

    Azpi, James or Rudiger?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Rudiger

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Azpi

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        If price doesn’t matter, this

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Money no issue, Azpi. Rudiger for value

  17. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Lads would you bench boost with this?

    Martinez
    Shaw Dallas Azpi
    Son Grealish Bruno Lingard Raphinha
    Kane Bamford

    Forster Antonio Dias Coufal

    Could really do with some help. Cheers.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Yes - I think it’s a good opportunity

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Given your XI is nailed, I probably would.

      I'll likely have the outfield bench but Fabri in goal, and Stones, Dias and Gundogan so BB not worth it for me this GW

    3. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 16 days ago

      seems pretty good to me as far as single games
      i like it

  18. Checko
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Any Spurs fans give me a view of how likely Bale is to play?

    Considering Bale > Son (-4). Playing Bench Boost so could do with a full playing squad.

  19. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Team set for 30. GTG?

    Martinez
    Rudiger Dallas Stones
    Raphinha(VC) Bale Bruno Salah
    DCL Kane(C) Antonio

    Sanchez Lookman Taylor Burn

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Yep, nice!

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks. Goodluck for the GW, mate

  20. Erez Avni
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    play one:

    A. Dias
    B. Cresswell

    1. Gundogan
    2. Lingard

    1. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      B2

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      B2

  21. nicecat
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Martinez . Leno
    Cancelo . Rudiger . Targett . Lowton . Mitchell
    KDB . Gundo . Bruno . Son . Raphinha
    Kane . Watkins . Benteke

    1FT, 0.1ITB

    Would you WC with this team now (BB available), or wait for some future GWs to be confirmed?

    I'm 1st in my ML with 48pts difference. Thanks!

  22. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Is Rusiger nailed?

    Thiago Silva seems to be back.

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Rüdiger...

      1. StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        I think he plays. Left of the three, he’s been excellent

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah should be, he won’t be 100% nailed though but Silva plays as the central CB and Rudiger plays as the LCB so Silva won’t impact him directly, it’s just whether eventually whoever Silva displaces, think it’s Christensen off the top of my head, will replace Rudiger in that LCB spot when he needs a rest I’m not sure

  23. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    I have 9, possibly 10 scout picks, not sure if that's a good or bad thing!!

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      I guess it depends on which Everton & Leeds turn up this week.

  24. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Martinez
    Dallas Rudiger Shaw Stones
    Raphinha (c) Auba Gundo
    Kane Bamford Richarlison

    Pope Saka Trossard Tosin

    11.0m itb

    A) save Ft
    B) get mane or Salah
    C) get KDB

    Cheers

  25. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Would you get Azpi for Dunk with FT and bench Dias/Salah?

    Nothing else to do and I'll probably WC next week.

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Bench Dias, if any

  26. G00LI0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    I'm worried now... I have 9 of the 11 scout picks

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Yep red arrow guaranteed

  27. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Would you do Martin Dunk to Azpi Mendy -4 and BB?

    May WC next week.

    Martinez/Martin*
    Digne/Cancelo/Dallas/Dunk*/Coufal
    Bruno/Bale/Raph/Gundo/Lingard
    Kane/DCL/Bam

  28. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Start Lingard or Auba?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      If you're confused about starting/benching a "premium", sell him.

    2. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      JLingz

  29. Mr Johnson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Watkins or Gundo this week?

    1. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      I went Watkins.

      Playing the fixture.

  30. seanie3
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Who to bring in for Bale, my FT

    A) Son
    B) Bruno

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 16 days ago

      If you have no WC left. You'll want Son for gw32