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 Year
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Auba to Bruno for a -4?
    Thanx

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Just did Auba > Salah.

      But was for ree.

    2. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      no foe me

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Probably yes as a long term pick

  2. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 19 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
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Need a Chelsea def and take advantage of those fixtures.

    2. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      I'd do the azpi move

    3. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

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

    4. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks all

  3. micsway
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Sigurdsson or Lucas Moura?

    For draft.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Moura

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Moura

  4. The VAR Team
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 19 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
      6 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. ballsy_b
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      A

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      A

    4. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      B

    5. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Gundo played a lot of mins over the ib

      1. The VAR Team
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        So did Cancelo, though call

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

      A

  5. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Who is everyone captaining?

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

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      A or B, currently on A

    2. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Far more faith in Kane

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

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

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Yea sorry forgot the mention Bam

    4. shawry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      B

  6. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Dunk to Alonso it or Shaw and bench Stones??

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      1GW punt or long term?

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Agree

    3. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Azpi far safer

  7. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 19 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
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Son

    2. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Son

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      My move this gw was Auba to Son

      Next gw Raphinha to Salah

  8. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 19 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
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      A

  9. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Raphinha or Alonso captain?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

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

  10. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 19 days ago

    One week punt:
    Tierney out for:

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

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      A

    2. PascalCygan
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      I’m between A and C

      1. ballsy_b
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

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

  11. PascalCygan
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 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
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

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

      1. PascalCygan
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        OK, cheers!

    2. ballsy_b
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

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

  12. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      B

      1. Taegugk Warrior
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Do Reguillon have better chance to start... ?

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          Yup confirmed by Mourinho he is available for selection

  13. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Would you do Bale > Son for -4?

    Y or N

    Cheers

    1. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      If you won't WC before 32 I probably would

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        This

      2. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks

    2. DeadStar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 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
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      No WC left lads

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks for comment

  14. MaestroMostar
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Play Auba or Antonio ?

    1. The VAR Team
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Anton

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Antonio

    3. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Auba

    4. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Antonio

  15. fantasywizard
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 19 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

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

  16. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 19 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 )

  17. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Who will have better chance to start...?

    1. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Stones or reg..?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Reg

  18. leo_messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 19 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 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      seems good

    2. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Don’t think gundo will play but otherwise looks good

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        This

  19. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 19 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
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Plus Bobby is back fit again too

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 19 days ago

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

  20. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 19 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
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Bale to Mount?

    2. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Ings
      Dcl
      Richarlson
      Digne

  21. baggs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

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

  22. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Play?
    A) Watkins
    B) Lingard

    Thanks

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      B

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 19 days ago

      B

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Agree with the others here

    4. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      same dilemma, benching Watkins myself

  23. Pickle juice
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Simple one, play bale or lingard ????

    1. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Bale if he plays he’s likely to get something

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

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

    3. Pickle juice
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Or do bale for mount -4 and start him

  24. Mrjamman
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 19 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
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      B

      1. baggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 19 days ago

        Bales been ruled out?

        1. Pickle juice
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 19 days ago

          By who

        2. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 19 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

  25. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 19 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)

  26. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Who’s everyone’s Captain this week?

    1. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

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

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Son

    3. jia you (The No BS League -…
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Raphina

  27. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

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

  28. jia you (The No BS League -…
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

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

  29. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Bale->Bruno for a hit?

    1. Pickle juice
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 19 days ago

      Defo

  30. yanky
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 19 days ago

    Gundo or Bale > Son worth -4 pt hit?