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. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    The team

    Martinez
    Cancelo Rudiger Digne
    Bruno Son Bale Mount Gundo
    Kane DCL

    Bench: Dias, Strujk, Davis

    I am worried for
    Bale
    Mount
    Gundo
    Strujk
    Cancelo
    Dias

    Will I have 11 players?

    Who to sell in order to get full 11

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bale

  2. HarryS
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Play Bale or Gundogan?

    1. Terry Tibbs: Top Pundit
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd say Bale ..just.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      G

    3. Dusty Donut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Gundo

    4. dylano21
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bale

      1. Daniel-The FPL Fanatic 😉
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        neither will start

  3. tbos83
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Start Stones or Targett?

      1. dylano21
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Targett

    • 03farmboy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jota or Lucas moura?
      And
      Mendy or Martínez?

      1. tbos83
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Jota / Mendy

        • dylano21
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Jota Mendy

      2. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        FT before WC, who is the number 1 defender you would want this week?

        1. JollyGoodYellows
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Alonso

        2. dylano21
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Alonso

        3. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I'm looking transfer Dias > Chelsea defender for the upcoming schedule. Unfortunately I haven't been following Chelsea to know for certain which one to pick..

        4. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Cheers all.

      3. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Which one scores more?
        A) Son Vs NEW(A) & MUN(H)
        B) Dias Vs LEI(A) & Auba Vs SHU(A)

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          B

        2. dylano21
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A

      4. fpork
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bench 1:
        1) Targett
        2) Alonso
        3) Regulion
        4) Dallas

        1. dylano21
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          A midfielder ot striker ist guess

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          2

          1. JollyGoodYellows
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Bench Alonso?! What's your reasons?

      5. abaalan
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Martinez
        Struijk, Shaw, Tierney
        Odegaard, Raphinha, Fernandes (c), Gundo
        Antonio, Bamford, Kane

        Areola, Gross, Stones, Burn

        1Ft, 10.0 ITB....GTG ?

        A) Burn -> Rudigier
        B) Gundo -> Son
        C) Gross -> Son
        D) Save and get rid of Leeds/Burn/Gross next week with 2FT

        1. _figu
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          C

        2. dylano21
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          C

      6. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hows it look for this weekend?

        Martinez
        Stones Cancelo Dallas
        KDB Fernandes Son Lingard Raphinha
        Kane(c) Bamford

        Pope; Antonio, Coufal, Mee

        1. dylano21
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Gtg

          1. FF Dirtbag
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thanks Dylan!

      7. POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Bottomed:

        Dias > Christensen(4.7M) or Rüdiger(4.7M) ?

        Martinez [Areola]
        Stones AWB Dallas [Cresswell Dias]
        Raphina Bale Bruno Son Gundo
        Bamford Kane [Antonio]
        £1.6M 1FT

        and start Chelsea defender instead of Stones this week.

      8. Muscout
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Martinez
        Rud, Shaw, Dallas
        Salah, Bale, Gundo, Lingard, Raph
        Kane, Watkins

        McCarthy, Cancelo, Maupay, Dier 4.9itb

        A) Maupay to Bam? (Prob bench Gundo)
        B) Bale to Son?
        C) Save

      9. JJO
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Play 2 from:
        A) Gundo
        B) Lingard
        C) Antonio

      10. Punter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Oh dear I have 10 of the 11. Swap Digne for Havertz. Sorry fellas

      11. Kielty
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Play Meslier or Martinez?

          1. waldo666
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Martinez

          2. FantasyClub
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I’m transferring Martinez out for Mendy for the run in. It might end up being a bad move but the fixture swing is crazy

              1. HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I'm thinking of having Martinez backup as I bought for 4.5m and Mendy main keeper, then use Martinez when they have a double

          3. Wılly
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Bench order?

            1. Konsa vs Fulham
            2. Odegaard vs Liverpool
            3. Tierney vs Liverpool

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              123

              1. JJO
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                +1

          4. Jones Kusi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Sell Auba or Salah for Kane?

            1. DangerFC
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Auba

            2. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Auba

          5. GCM0803
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Martinez Forster
              Rudiger dallas cancelo cresswell konsa
              Gundo bale Bruno lingard mount
              Bamford Kane watkins
              .
              1) gtg?
              2) bench 3

              1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                2 - not confident on Gundo, Bale and Mount minutes.

            • waldo666
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Would you BB this?

              Pope Lingard Stones Coufal

              1. Nimby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Maybe unless you could save it for the double in 35.

                1. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  I could save it but honestly feels like an albatross around my neck at this point!

            • FantasyClub
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Is Rüdiger definitely nailed?
                Or is there competition with Silva back and Christensen?

              • Madderegern
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Bale completely out

                1. Nimby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  ?

              • HD7
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                If I got Bale on -4 when he didnt play last GW like a lot of us...

                do I give him a chance vs Newcastle or maybe sell to Mount for a free transfer?

                1. DangerFC
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Get rid of him. I think he could be done at spurs. Jose is spiteful so I think he will make an example of him.

              • HMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                probably won't bench dias so i'll likely play 4 atb this week
                would you bench lingard or antonio vs wolves?

              • HD7
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Bench one of Cancelo Stones and Strujic in order to get Regulion starting?

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Stones. Just 1 City enough this GW imo

              • HaffNanner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                A. Watkins > Bamford

                B. Stones > Alonso

                C. Auba > KDB

                Martinez
                Dias Dallas Coufal (Stones Veltman)
                Fernandes Son Lingard Raphina (Aubameyang)
                Kane DCL Watkins

                1. DangerFC
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Auba to kdb for me

              • osceola31909
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Start Gundo or Lingard?

                1. DangerFC
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  I'm starting lingard. I think gundo will be rested

                  1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    This

              • Tmel
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Any of these worth a FT? (I have no wildcard so looking to build for the future)

                a) Targett > Rudiger (already have Martinez)
                b) Salah > Son
                c) No, roll over FT

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Think you'll want Chelsea defence at some point without a WC so A

              • stu92
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Currently sitting with 2FT and wildcard. How should I play this?

                Martinez
                Cancelo Stones Targett
                Bruno Son Gundo Raphinha
                Kane Bamford Antonio
                (Sanchez Coufal Grealish Dunk)

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  No need to play WC this week, it's a very good side for this week. Dunk -> Chelsea defender

              • Hryszko
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Would you make any of these moves for a -4 this week? Planning on wild carding next week

                Stones > Alonso
                Trossard > KDB/Lingaard

              • FPL Virgin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Bale, Gundo and Jota BENCHED!

                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/team-news/

              • jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                This is probably hard to answer, but asking anyway...

                Least likely to play this weekend?
                1) Stones
                2) Cancelo
                3) Gundogan
                4) Bale

                1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Gut says Gundogan but cannot be sure