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+?

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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.

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2,484 Comments Post a Comment
  1. VTown
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Start Lingard or Gundo?

    And Stones or Cresswell?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Lingard
      Cresswell

      1. VTown
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks.

        Would you do Dunk to Alonso or Lingard to Son?

        Most likely wildcarding next week.

    2. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Linwell

  2. buttsy9
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Looking at doing Auba > Son and getting rid of Smith-Rowe for -4

    Not sure who to bring in though for Smith-Rowe. Have 9.4m to spend.

    Meslier (Pope)
    Dalls, Stones, Cancelo (Coufal, Tierney)
    Son, Lingard, JWP, Bale (Smith-Rowe)
    DCL, Kane, Bamford

  3. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Start Dias or Konsa?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Dias

    2. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Konsa

  4. Kuqi Monster
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    I knew Reedy before he was famous!

  5. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Who do you reckon will score more?

    A. Aubameyang

    B. Son (-4)

    C. KDB (-4)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      B

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        B this week
        But KdB is great (c) option vs Leeds next week

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          If he starts

          1. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            Reply fail to Viper

    2. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      B

  6. Wılly
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Ederson
    Dallas Digne Targett Konsa
    Aubameyang Son Raphinha
    Kane DCL Richarlison

    Sanchez - Lookman Odegaard Tierney

    2.5 ITB, enough to bring in Grealish for Lookman for example.

    Any changes or save the FT? WC has been used already.

  7. sp1122
    5 months, 25 days ago

    1. Bench boost Mendy, Dias, Stones, Gundo (wild carding next week)
    Or
    2. Or hold bench boost until when?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Hold

    2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Hold till 35 (potential dgw)

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Pretty much what I have and I'm playing BB, can't wait any longer to downgrade bench (WC next week)

    4. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Play it and maximise the WC next week. I’m bench boosting with those three City too.

  8. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Who to start?

    A. Watkins
    B. Aubamayang

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      A

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Thank you

    2. tyron
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Watkins

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Watkins for me

  9. William.gallant
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    So decided to WC this gw, perhaps should of waited a week but here is what I’m currently on:

    Mendy/Forster
    TAA, Semedo, Tierney, Rudiger, Johnson
    Salah, Fernandes, raphinha, Neto, Son
    Kane, DCL, Iheanacho

    Thoughts?

    1. Alex_thekid
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      I'd still probably get a Che attacker
      Mount Kai Havertz Werner etc 1 of these

  10. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    If you were about to keep one of: Auba Bale Raphinha Bamford for the rest of the season considering value and possible replacements who would you keep?

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Raphina

    2. William.gallant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Raphinha easy

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Neto Jota Maddison Salah, so many midfeld options for the next gws but very few attacking options. Maybe this edges it for Bamford?

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Probably Bam as I like Lingard over Raph

    4. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Raph or bam

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Bamford possibly over Raph

      Think it comes down to replacements. There are more options in the midfield budget bracket. It also a bit of a concern that Jack Harrison still has more points than Raph this season.

  11. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Would you prefer A, B or C from these

    A) Dias to Azpi

    B) Stones to Rudiger

    C) Stones to Shaw

    Thanks

  12. ZAWAd25
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Debating if I should use my WC in Gw31 or after BGW33. Will probably build up to BGW33 and use my WC after. Seems like a waste to use it this late but I feel like my team looks good.

    Thoughts? 5.5m itb

    Martinez
    Dias Dallas Reguilon
    Bruno Gundogan Son Rahpinha
    Kane Bamford DCL

    Stones Veltman Bissouma

  13. tyron
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Who to start
    Lingard or watkins (grealish is back)

  14. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Like most of use here, still have 2 City defenders (Dias & Cancelo). Would you underweight and get a Chelsea defender ?

    A Dias to Azpi
    B Cancelo to Azpi
    C Keep Dias & Cancelo

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      *like most of us

    2. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      B

  15. Donny_Rover
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Who would you bench here? Current thoughts in brackets but not convinced...

    Martinez (Meslier)
    Shaw Alonso Dallas Dias (Coufal)
    Salah Fernandes Raphinha (Gundo, Lingard)
    DCL, Kane, Watkins

    Think it comes down to 2 of:
    A. Dias
    B. Gundo
    C. Lingard
    D. Watkins

    1. Z
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Same problem...so far Watkins will paly and i am not sure about Gundo or Lingard

  16. Zlatan F.C
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Azpi or Alonso??

    1. Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Azpi for me. Alonso doesn't really start that many so too risky

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 25 days ago

      I went azpi but I don’t have a wc

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Alonso if you like to live dangerously

    4. Donny_Rover
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      I’ve gone Alonso for this week, planning to WC next week though and he’ll be out for Azpi.

  17. The Big Fella
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Always been a big fan of Reedy's. I've been following him for years, before he was cool

  18. Alex_thekid
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Martínez
    FUL (H)
    Cancelo
    LEI (A)
    Targett
    FUL (H)
    Cresswell
    WOL (A)
    De Bruyne
    LEI (A)
    Lingard
    WOL (A)
    Raphinha
    SHU (H)
    Fernandes
    BHA (H)
    Son
    NEW (A)
    Calvert-Lewin
    CRY (H)
    Kane
    NEW (A)
    Team for this gw
    1ft would you hold or do
    Martinez to Mendy or Targett to Rudiger??

    1. Alex_thekid
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Sorry for the long post copyed and pasted from fpl

  19. AlternativeB
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 25 days ago

    I'm at top 1k now. Reguilon out for (long term)
    1. Shaw
    2. Azpi

  20. thom830g
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    How's this for a WC?

    Mendy - Areola
    Azpi - Dallas - Stones - Shaw - Dias
    Bruno - Son - Mount - Fernandes - Raphinha
    Kane - Bamford - Antonio

    1. Alex_thekid
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Very template still id take a few differentials like Leicester Arsenal Wolves etc

      1. thom830g
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers

  21. Z
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    HELP PLEASE

    Play 2 of them
    A. Gundo
    B. Watkins
    C. Lingard
    D. Dallas
    E. Stones

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      C and D

  22. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    A) Gundogan > Jota & WC 31
    B) Roll FT to 31 - no WC

    3.2 ITB

    Martinez
    Dallas | Rudiger | Digne
    Raphinha (C) | Lingard | Bruno | Son
    Watkins | Kane (V) | Bamford

    GK: Pope | Cresswell | Gundogan | Cancelo

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      C) Something else

  23. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Would you WC this team GW31 or hold on until the dgw and bgw 35-37?
    I missed the last deadline so my team is looking like this
    2 FT 0.8 ITB

    Johnstone McCarthy
    Stones Cancelo Targett Dallas Mee
    Raphinha Auba Son Gundogan Salah
    Bamford Watkins DCL

  24. Jones Town
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Bale to Bruno? Have Son and Kane but no United currently

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      That's what I did

  25. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Used my transfer to do Antonio > Kane.
    Good to go?

    Martinez
    Dias, Digne, Dallas
    Son, Bruno, Raphinha, Lingard
    Kane(c), Bamford, Watkins

    Pope, Gundo, Coufal, Dunk
    0 ft, 3.6 itb

    cheers!

  26. Wılly
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Jota in?

    Lookman or Odegaard out?

    1. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Lookman

  27. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Reguilon to:

    A shaw
    B azpi (and double up on chelsea)

    1. Wılly
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Spurs double soon, although Reguilon is unlikely to double himself. Always a possibility though?

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Dgws have been traps recently...

        1. hogree
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Why in the world would you ditch Reggy? Bavies injured, playing Newcastle this week plus the DGW to come. Seems ridiculous imo

  28. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Thoughts?
    (S)on?

    Newcastle have conceeded most chances down that flank in last few weeks

    They have conceeded most goals(6) to counter attacks in the league this season

    And he's well rested...

    Or
    (R)aph?

    - Top for chances created over the last 8 GWs
    - Sheffield United have conceded 4.8 big chances per match over the past 4 matches
    - Leeds second favorites for 2.5+ goals this week

  29. Zlatan F.C
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Rate my team out of 10

    Martinez
    Dallas Dias Azpi
    Bruno Raph Lingard Bale
    Antonio Bamford Kane

    Pope Cancelo Coufal Lookman

  30. VTown
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 25 days ago

    A: Lingard to Son
    B: Dunk to Alonso

    A or B? Most likely wildcarding next week.