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

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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.

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2,484 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Start two please!

    A) Lingard
    B) Watkins
    C) Cresswell

    Appreciated!

    1. Oliver Tockman
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      AC

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      AC

  2. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    WC & BB in-hand. What would you recommend?

    A) Dunk --> Alonso (FT)
    B) Dunk --> Azpilicueta / Rudiger (FT)
    C) Other?

    Martinez
    Shaw -- Dias -- Dunk
    Salah -- Fernandes -- Gundogan -- Lingard -- Raphinha
    Kane -- Bamford

    Fabri -- Antonio -- Stones -- Coufal [1FT + 1.0m ITB]

    1. Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A

  3. Il Papera
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is Salah a rotation/rest risk this weekend? 180 mins for Egypt and Real Tuesday? Watkins and Jessi are my bench options...

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      No, Liverpool have to go all out for 4th spot so very little chance he's rested

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Klopp needs to start with his best team for momentum. He may not play 90 but he will start.

    3. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Mo way!

    4. Il Papera
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Thanks peeps 🙂

  4. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Thinking of Wildcarding to this, this week -is that nuts? A lot in my ML have most of the current team I have, chasing 30pts so looking to get a jump start and take advantage. Should I just really wait it out another week? Thnx

    WC
    Mendy
    Azpi | Shaw | Digne
    Jota | Raphinha | Bruno | KDB | Mahrez
    Kane (c) | Vardy

    Fabri | Coady | Johnson | Davis

    ——
    From Current:
    Martinez
    Alonso | Konsa | Cresswell
    Lingard | Raph | Bruno | KDB
    Kane (c) | Watkins | DCL

    Gundo | Stuijk | Dunk

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Wait a week i think

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Wait, good current team for this week.

  5. Oliver Tockman
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Anyone else going Fernandes (C)?

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Yes

    2. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I don’t see big returns against Brighton imo

  6. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Who scores more over the next 2 weeks?

    a) Son (new, MUN)
    b) Salah (ars, AVL)

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Son could haul against Newcastle so I'd say him

  7. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    All set?

    Martinez
    Alonso(c) Digne Cresswell Dallas
    Raphinha Son KDB
    Kane Bamford Antonio

    Pope Lingard Gundo Stones

    2.2m itb 0ft.

  8. Slurpy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Is Benching Sterling over Son,Lingard,Fernadnes,Raphinha,Bamford,Watkins and Kane crazy?

    1. Oliver Tockman
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I’d bench Watkins

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I'd play Sterling over Lingard or Watkins

  9. Mcpuker777
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Martinez
      Dallas Dias Regulion Alonso
      Raphina Son Bruno Gundo
      Kane Bamford

      Bench - Pope, Jlingz, Antonio, Aina

      Bench correct?

    • Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      After taking a hit last week, I now find myself trying to talk myself out of taking one this week.
      The moves I'm looking at are
      Bale > Son
      Dunk > Rudiger/Christensen

      Am I right to be taking a hit or is just one of them moves enough? If so which one?

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        I took a hit last week and it paid off. Doing the same this week. Makes the game more fun!

    • OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Salah > Burno
      Yaaaay
      Nope

    • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      1st time to open FPL after 2 weeks, any obvious moves here? 1FT, 7.7ITB

      Martinez,Button
      Dias,Cancelo,Coufal,Veltman,KWP
      Gundo,Bruno,Bale,Trossard,Raphinha
      Bamford,Antonio,DCL

    • OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Who to get ?
      A - Son
      B- Burno

    • Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      I don't get the Alonso fuss why is he top of the anytime return list when he isn't nailed? Or is he?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Still trying to figure this out also! Only 1 start in last 4 and high rotation risk...

    • Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Is this team good to go? It feels wrong to go without Chelsea cover and bench Gündogan.

      Pope (Sanchez)
      Digne, Dallas, Targett (Dias) (Coufal)
      Fernandez (V), Raphinha, Son, Lingard (Gündogan)
      Kane (C), Calvert-Lewin, Lacazette

      Thanks!

    • Wensink
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Went Dunk > Shaw and Gundo > Jota for a -4 and played my BB. I’m a _________.

      a. Genius
      b. Donkey

    • Disco Stu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Bale to Son or Bruno(Which?) for a -4?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Bruno if own Kane

        1. Disco Stu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I do have me some Harry, but worth it for the -4?

          Leaves me a benching dilemma

          KDB/Gundo/Lingard/Raph

          DCL/Kane/Bam

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I'd bench Gundo

    • Alisson WondHaaland
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Best front 3 on a GW 31 WC?

      Currently on: Kane, Antonio, Iheanacho

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Kane Laca Vardy

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Feels a bit expensive. Laca in particular feels like a no go considering how many cameos he gets

    • 03farmboy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Would you bench boost this team?

      Mendy, meslier
      Stones, shaw, rudiger, Digne, alioski
      De Bruyne, Gundogan, Bruno, jota, lingard
      Kane, Bamford, Calvert Lewin

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yes.

      2. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Too many rotation risks

      3. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yep

    • OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Pick two players to get for long time
      A - Son
      B- Burno
      C- DCL

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        AB.

    • Firmino
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Play Stones or Targett? Playing Martinez also.

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Stones.

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Raphinha in for Bale -4? Got Son Kane Bamford.

      1. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yes

      2. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Crazy for -4

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Should I get rid of Auba Bale asap? Or maybe someone turns it around?

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Bye bale. Auba got a lovely couple of fixtures after Liverpool.

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Playing to the UEL together afraids me tbh. Bale could start a DGW game Vs SOU(H) but yes still it's too useless

    • Firmino
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Rudiger or Shaw?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Shaw security of starts and attacking potential

    • checkit_j
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Hi. I have Antonio Watkins bamford.

      And Bale.

      Do I take - 4 for kane? If so who?

      1. Rep Poulette
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Antonio

    • Rep Poulette
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Mahrez or Son this week? (own Kane)

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Son

    • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Repost soz
      1st time to open FPL after 2 weeks, any obvious moves here? 1FT, 7.7ITB, thx!

      Martinez,Button
      Dias,Cancelo,Coufal,Veltman,KWP
      Gundo,Bruno,Bale,Trossard,Raphinha
      Bamford,Antonio,DCL

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        One of your defs to Chelsea def. Alonso 1GW punt or Azpi long term

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Play 3 of 5.

      Cancelo Targett

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Azpi Coufal Struijk

        Martinez in goal.

        1. Rep Poulette
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Cancelo,Targett and Azpi

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Cancelo Azpi Struijk

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            On this. Just feel Fulham have something to play for so will score.

    • Skogen89
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Auba > bruno? Long term

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yes

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Yes

    • Winners900
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Any place I can find a list over players return% in a gameweek? Where goals, assist and CS is included? Would be very helpful, cheers!

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Not in the members area?

        1. Winners900
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I have it, but I dont think it is there?