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. choco27
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Auba to Bruno for a -4?
      Thanx

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Just did Auba > Salah.

        But was for ree.

      2. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        no foe me

      3. Tonyawesome69 FH36
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Probably yes as a long term pick

    • Il Capitano
        1 month, 11 days ago

        1 FT - 8m ITB - Only TC remaining

        Martinez
        Targett Digne Cresswell
        Raphinha Bruno Lingard Gundo
        DCL Kane Bamford

        Fabri - Stones ESR White

        Azpi in for White and bench Targett or just roll with what I've got?

        1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Need a Chelsea def and take advantage of those fixtures.

        2. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'd do the azpi move

        3. baggs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I just put azpi in for dunk for the double Chelsea def

        4. Il Capitano
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Thanks all

        5. micsway
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Sigurdsson or Lucas Moura?

          For draft.

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Moura

          2. Il Capitano
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Moura

          3. The VAR Team
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Who would you rather have in your team just for this week?

            A) Alonso and Gundogan
            B) Cancelo and KDB

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              A

            2. ballsy_b
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              A

            3. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              A

            4. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              B

            5. baggs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Gundo played a lot of mins over the ib

              1. The VAR Team
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                So did Cancelo, though call

            6. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              A

          4. estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Who is everyone captaining?

            a) Kane (new A)
            b) Raph (Shu H)
            c) Bruno (Bha H)

            1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              A or B, currently on A

            2. baggs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Far more faith in Kane

            3. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I’m on D) Bamford currently. But Kane is nibbling my balls atm. 😉

              1. estheblessed
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Yea sorry forgot the mention Bam

            4. shawry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              B

          5. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Dunk to Alonso it or Shaw and bench Stones??

            1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              1GW punt or long term?

            2. DeadStar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Alonso very punty. Are you wildcarding soon? If not I'd ignore Alonso.

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Agree

            3. baggs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Azpi far safer

          6. DeadStar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Evening everyone. Been a long break. How is everyone feeling? I'm thinking of bringing in De Bruyne or Son for Bale. Any thoughts appreciated.

            1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Son

            2. The VAR Team
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Son

            3. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              My move this gw was Auba to Son

              Next gw Raphinha to Salah

          7. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Will be playing WC in 31. Already brought in Alonso for Dunk.

            A Gtg
            B Bring in Bruno for Gundogan-4 and bench Watkins

            Martinez
            Digne Dallas Alonso
            Bale Lingard Son Raphinha
            Watkins Kane (c) Bamford

            Martinez Dias Gundogan Coufal

            1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              A

            2. The VAR Team
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              A

          8. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Raphinha or Alonso captain?

            1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Raphinha. I don't like captaining a player in the early KO

          9. ballsy_b
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 11 days ago

            One week punt:
            Tierney out for:

            A) Alonso
            B) Shaw
            C) Azpi
            D) Digne

            1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              A

            2. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I’m between A and C

              1. ballsy_b
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Thanks guys
                My first choice is A. So it’ll be Alonso

          10. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Really hard to decide between Azpi and Alonso

            Likely Alonso starts but more of a risk he doesn’t...

            I’ve got decent bench cover (Cancelo) so is it worth just going for Alonso, or does Azpi’s security give a better shot at the clean sheet?

            Argh!

            1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Not that difficult. Alonso 1GW punt. Azpi long term pick

              1. PascalCygan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                OK, cheers!

            2. ballsy_b
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I’m going with Alonso. More upside and it’s a fun pick

          11. Taegugk Warrior
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            1FT. WC next gw.
            A. Reguillon, to Azpi
            B. Stones to Azpi
            C. Bale to Fernandez
            D. Gundo to Fernandez

            1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              B

              1. Taegugk Warrior
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Do Reguillon have better chance to start... ?

                1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Yup confirmed by Mourinho he is available for selection

          12. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Would you do Bale > Son for -4?

            Y or N

            Cheers

            1. The VAR Team
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 11 days ago

              If you won't WC before 32 I probably would

              1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                This

              2. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Thanks

            2. DeadStar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Obviously if not WC soon then I guess I say yes. Think it would be worth it over the next few weeks

            3. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              No WC left lads

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Thanks for comment

          13. MaestroMostar
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Play Auba or Antonio ?

              1. The VAR Team
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Anton

              2. Tonyawesome69 FH36
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Antonio

              3. jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Auba

              4. Balls of Steel
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Antonio

            • fantasywizard
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Would you bench boost this team this GW?

              Martinez, Forster
              Dias, Alonso, Ayling, Digne, Reguilon
              Bruno, Gundogan, Raphinha, Lingard, Son
              Kane, Bamford, Watkins

              Got 0 FT, 6.1M itb and WC next GW.
              Should I do a -4 for a 1 week punt? Which one?

              Thanks!

              1. Balls of Steel
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                How bout Gundo to Mount/Havertz for a punt, BB then looks on

            • Tonyawesome69 FH36
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Is the bench order right here?

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

            • Taegugk Warrior
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Who will have better chance to start...?

              1. Taegugk Warrior
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Stones or reg..?

                1. Balls of Steel
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Reg

            • leo_messi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Stones and Veltman to Alonso (0.1 short to get Azpi) and Shaw for free and play BB??

              Martinez
              Alonso - Dallas - Shaw
              Son - Bruno - Salah - Raphinia (C)
              Bamford - Kane - Watkins

              Subs : Forster - Gundo - Cresswell - Targett

              Thanks

              1. Cheeto__Bandito
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  seems good

                • baggs
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Don’t think gundo will play but otherwise looks good

                  1. Balls of Steel
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    This

              2. Cheeto__Bandito
                  1 month, 11 days ago

                  Dont get everyones rush to get Jota after he scores against farmers. He will 100% get rested agaist Leeds or Villa with Liverpools chanpins league meaning a game every 3/4 days.

                  1. the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Plus Bobby is back fit again too

                    1. Cheeto__Bandito
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        yep Klopp will prioritise UCL and protect Jota especially after last time he overplayed him

                  2. Rondon9
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Any ideas for a one week punt before WC31?

                    Martinez
                    Cancelo Digne Dallas
                    Son Bale Bruno Raph
                    Kane Antonio Bamford

                    Pope - Gundo Dias Veltman

                    0.0 ITB 1FT

                    Cheers gents!

                    1. Weasel Boy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Bale to Mount?

                    2. baggs
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Ings
                      Dcl
                      Richarlson
                      Digne

                  3. baggs
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    What’s are we feeling about Bale? Jose say anything in his press conference?

                  4. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 11 days ago

                    Play?
                    A) Watkins
                    B) Lingard

                    Thanks

                    1. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      B

                    2. Il Capitano
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        B

                      • Thomas Magnum
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Agree with the others here

                      • jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        same dilemma, benching Watkins myself

                    3. Pickle juice
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Simple one, play bale or lingard ????

                      1. baggs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Bale if he plays he’s likely to get something

                      2. Thomas Magnum
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Lingard, don’t think bale starts or plays at all

                      3. Pickle juice
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Or do bale for mount -4 and start him

                    4. Mrjamman
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      A) Dias to Azpi
                      Or
                      B) bale to son
                      1ft
                      Martinez
                      Dallas dias Rudiger
                      Raph Salah Bale Fren Gund
                      Kane Watkins
                      B: Dawson Antonio Veltman.

                      1. Thomas Magnum
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        B

                        1. baggs
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 11 days ago

                          Bales been ruled out?

                          1. Pickle juice
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            By who

                          2. Thomas Magnum
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 11 days ago

                            No but seems like he’s going to be out of favor after upsetting mourinho plus you’ll want son eventually for week. 32 so why not jump on now for this good fixture cause you know he’ll start

                    5. Thomas Magnum
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Hi all, best 1 week defended punt for BB?
                      A) Shaw (or other United defender)
                      B) Cresswell
                      C) other (have mendy/azpi & Dallas & Villa already)

                    6. PP6
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Who’s everyone’s Captain this week?

                      1. baggs
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        I’ve tried taking it off Kane but I just can’t

                      2. Thomas Magnum
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Son

                      3. jia you jia you
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Raphina

                    7. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Lingardo or Antonio this week?
                      Don’t feel like benching Dias so one of these guys sits

                    8. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Benching four starters with home fixtures...that's a first for me! Weird season!

                    9. wulfrunian
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Bale->Bruno for a hit?

                      1. Pickle juice
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 11 days ago

                        Defo

                    10. yanky
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 11 days ago

                      Gundo or Bale > Son worth -4 pt hit?