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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2,484 Comments Post a Comment
  1. woodles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Really tough this week. Start 2 of:
    A) Watkins
    B) Auba
    C) Cancelo
    D) Lingard

    1. Spin The Wheel
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 25 days ago

      AC

    2. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      a b

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      AD

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

      Thanks guys. 1 each for B C and D haha

    5. acidicleo
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      AD

    6. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      BD

    7. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      AD

  2. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Wc in gw31.Which one?
    a)Coufal->Alonso and bench Lingard
    b)Lingard->Havertz/Mahrez

    1. Spin The Wheel
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 25 days ago

      B

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      A

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Why sell or bench Lingard? One of the form players. A but bench someone else.

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

        I have Son,Bale,Kane,Raphinha,Bamford,Dcl,Lingard.I think that i must bench Lingard.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Nope bench Bale

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

            cheers

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Bale. But why not play all 7?

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

            Because i don't think that Wham will score more than 1 goal.

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 25 days ago

              Enough of Lingard gets it. 11 points gained. 5+2+1+3. Easy street. 😎

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

                🙂

  3. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Which one people? Still have WC too.

    Martinez
    Stones - Alioski - Diaz
    Lingard - Raphinha - Salah - Bruno
    Bam - Kane - Antonio

    (McCarthy) - Gundo - Coufal - Dunk

    A) Coufal + Dunk > Azpi + Digne and BB.
    B) Stones > Azpi or Digne.
    C) Save.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      B Azpi

  4. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Bench order right here?

    WC31 FH33
    0FT 5.5itb
    Martinez
    Dallas Digne Alonso Cresswell
    Raphinha Son Lingard
    Kane Bamford DCL
    (Fabri Cancelo Gundo Bale )

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

    Thoughts? Think it’s between the two mids
    (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

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Raph - Son just back from an injury puts me off.

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

        You going eith Raphinha?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Yeah....son just back from injury puts me off the captaincy. Probably won't get full game

  6. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Pick 1 out and 1 in -

    Out:
    A. Coufal (wol)
    B. Stones (lei) [still have Dias]
    C. Konsa (FUL) [still have Martinez]

    In:
    1. Rudiger (WBA)
    2. Azpi (WBA)
    3. Shaw (BRI)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      A/B 2

  7. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Pick one to Bench
    A - Antonio
    B- Lingard
    C- Gündo

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      C

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      C

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Cheers

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

    Do you think Pogba is gonna start Vs BHA?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Why wouldn't he start

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

      Yessir

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

    Thoughts please?

    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

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Both transfers are good. Son is a better long term pick

  10. acidicleo
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Play one?
    A) Targett (FUL)
    B) Stones (lei)
    C) Cresswell (wol)

    Have Martinez...

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      C

    2. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      C

  11. checkit_j
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    4.2itb 1ft what's the play?

    Martinez (Areola)
    Shaw Dias Dallas (targett, burn)
    Bale kdb lingz Raph (Auba)
    Antonio Watkins Bamford

    Want kane - will need to take a - 4 to get him.

    Would like a Chelsea defender/mid or similar.

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Roll for 2FTs or take the - 4 for Kane

      1. checkit_j
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Kane for Antonio? Auba to son to fund?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          I prefer to keep Antonio over Watkins

  12. Park the bus
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Keep Auba and save FT or sell? Mahrez Havertz for differentials or Raph?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Save

    2. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      I like the Havertz punt, could play false 9 again!

  13. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Bench one lads:

    Dias
    Cancelo
    Azpi
    KWP

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Dias

  14. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Bale too......
    A- Son
    B- Salah
    C- KDB
    D- Someone else of your choice haha
    Cheers all!!

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Son

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

      Y selling bale?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Definitely won't play in the double against Everton and Soton as he is a defensive liability. I expect Kane, Son and Moura to be the front 3 in future games

        1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          He is playing this GW tho?

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            Nope don't see him starting this GW either based on Mourinho last team when he didn't start and now Son is back he will start Kane Son Moura

  15. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Who scores more over the next two weeks?

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

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Son

  16. leo_messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Do you really think Alonso will start tomorrow?

    1. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      75% chance

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Yes. Well rested during IB compared to Chilwell. Narrative is he tends to play against teams with the low block

    3. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      He was rested for the IB, Chilwell played for England and we will need goals and his attacking flair against WBA, not like it's a derby or something.

      Yeah he will start imo

  17. Prison Mike
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Who to start?

    A) Lingard (wol)

    B) Gundogan (lei)

    C) Dias (lei)

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

      b

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      a for me

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      A

    4. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      A

  18. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Ok lads here is a difficult one

    who to play

    Gundo or Dias?

    1. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Gundo

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Always the attacker.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        This

    3. Gemma817
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 25 days ago

      G

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        cheers. strong chances he gets benched

  19. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    GTG?
    Martinez
    Azpi Cancelo Struijk
    Bruno KDB Raph Lingard Son
    Kane (vc) Bamford (c)

    Forster Antonio Coufal Targett.

    1. Carlton_Goal
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      GTG, Bamford as captain could pay off very well, good luck

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      GTG why Bamford cap over Raphinha?

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        On pens. SU are clumsy right now.

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          How many pens have they conceded?

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Raphinha is on all the other set pieces. More avenues for attacking points

        3. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          4 all season but that Leeds pitch is a dog. Got to be some clumsy challenges from them.

  20. krishgorwani
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Who to start ?
    Lingard or auba

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Lingard.

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

        Thanks

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Lingard

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

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

        Thanks

  21. Carlton_Goal
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Looking to bring in both Shaw and Azpilicueta over the next 2 GWs, but which one should I get first this week? Shaw because of higher ceiling or Azpi for the better chance of a clean sheet?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Azpi

    2. Eewraks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Prefer azpi too. more certain to start and great fixture for this week

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

      Thank you

  22. Eewraks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Here is my current team (with 1FT and 2.6ITB):

    Martinez - Forster
    Digne - Shaw - Dallas - Coufal - Reguilon
    Gundogan - Salah - Bruno - Raphinha - Lingard
    Kane - Bamford - DCL

    i am thinking of doing a bench boost this week, with WC in mind next week. I am thinking of a punt:
    A) Gundogan -> Ziyech
    B) Gundogan -> Pulisic

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Neither both a rotation risk with no idea which one will start.

    2. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Would probably WC 34 and BB 35 with that team

  23. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Are price changes now 2:30am in UK?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Still 1.30

  24. rjcv177
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    BB30
    Pope, Martinez
    Dias, Alonso, reguilon, Dallas, Digne
    Bruno, Son, raphi, lingz, jwp
    Kane, dcl, bamfor

    How many at risk to throw my BB to the bin?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      0 players at risk imo

    2. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      If say Alonso, JWP are two risks..

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Son dropping in price tonight is surprising.

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Not falling into the trap as I have done earlier in the season. He burnt me bad 3 times. I hope the sellers all have a good hospital near by.

  26. dabber7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Help please chaps!

    Start which two from four?

    A. Vardy (Citeh home)
    B. Cancelo (Lei away)
    C. Mount (WBA home)
    D. Antonio (Wolves away)

    Many thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      A C/D

      1. dabber7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Cheers Tony!

  27. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    No love for Bruno(c)?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Don't think it'll be that easy against a good Brighton team in form

  28. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Captain Bruno or Kane?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Kane

    2. Il Capitano
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Kane

  29. Drogo
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Play Gundogan - Leicester (away) or Soucek - Wolves (away)?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Soucek

  30. Gymer11
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 25 days ago

    1 free transfer for a punt as wildcarding in 31
    A Auba to havertz
    B Aina to alonso
    C Auba to kdb

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      B

    2. dabber7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 25 days ago

      B