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:

2,484 Comments Post a Comment
  1. andymck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez (Fabri)
    Dias Rudiger Dallas Digne (Cancelo)
    Son Fernandes Raphinha (Gundo Smith-Rowe)
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Correct players benched?

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

    Am I seeing this right? Fpl stats have Son as dropping in price tonight. So many seem to be buying him here.

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah, the casuals must be selling while those here wait for a price drop tonight before buying.

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

      He’s the most sold player of the week in the game I believe. People here make up the minority

    3. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      It'd be a strange deadline if there wasn't a price change for Son - up or down is almost irrelevant

  3. fantasywizard
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Bottomed.

    Would you bench boost this team this GW?

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

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Prob get more from boost on Spurs DGW?

  4. yanky
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Gundo or Bale > Son worth -4 pt hit??

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

      Bale > Son in a move I’m looking at but after price rise in 1.5 hours

      1. yanky
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        for free or for a hit?

        1. Disco Stu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          I'm deciding on Bale > Bruno or Son for a hit

  5. Atwood
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    2FT's and 0.5 spare.
    Quite happy with my team this week.
    Targett > Coady could be good since Villa's fixtures are about to turn?

    Martinez
    Shaw - Rudiger - Dallas
    Salah - Bruno - Raphinha - Son
    Kane - Bamford - Watkins

    Lingard - Targett - Stones

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

      Looks good. Play Lingard and bench Watkins though

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Really can't decide between those two, but I guess Watkins is on a pretty big drought

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

          same dilemma, feels a close one but Lingard is hard to bench as he's been playing so well

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

      Yeah I’d made the move you stated after relooking at your side, suppose you’d want to make that move next week anyways so may as well now for free

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

    Locked and loaded, GL for the GW folks!
    Have 7 assets including captain in the four Saturday games!

    Pope
    Dallas Azpi Cancelo
    Sterling Auba Raphina(C) Havertz Lingard
    Kane DCL
    (Forster Watkins Konsa Lascelles)

    1. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Love the captain punt

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

        cheers mate

    2. pingissimus
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Take it you're holding Sterling to the bitter end now. Slightly surprised he isn't your captain 🙂

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

        he'll be sold after the Leeds fixture more than likely...can't trust him with the armband that's for sure!

  7. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    How long until price changes?

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      21 minutes

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

      Lingard in form now.

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

        Reply fail

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

      1h 20m

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

        oh forgot about the clocks changing (don't change here where I live) so.... 20mins

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Ohhhhh okay better get on it soon then thanks!

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          No, you were correct originally. It's always 1:30 AM GMT (which is 2:30 AM BST after the time change).

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

            ah 1912s post threw me (don't remember it changing from 9:30am Shanghai time alright)

    4. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Hold up, I’m confused now 1 hour 20 minutes or just 20 minutes. The daylight savings time and that messed me up

  8. burkeyoa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Which combination scores more this GW?

    A) Alonso & Abua

    B) Cancelo & Bruno

    1. Disco Stu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      B

  9. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone else captaining Alonso?

    Kane, Raph, Son all screaming out to me. Even Bamford.

    Somehow I am still bang on set on a fun Alonso punt!!!

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

      won't be fun if Chilwell starts and he gets a cameo... not getting the Alonso love on here myself really

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I don't think it's entirely based on mass hysteria on FFS. Chilwell played fairly extensively over the I.B as opposed to Alonso, and more importantly based on the small sub set of data regarding Tuchels rotations/squad selections, Alonso seems a shoe in to play against West Brom, as we know exactly how both teams will play and specifically how WBA will line up.

        I could eat dirt but it's a fun punt that only ends two ways. Complete nightmare like Bale last week, or a mega haul.

        I see no middle ground personally.

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

          yeah def a fun punt, I love fun pints and went Bale(C) last GW which proved a shocker as had Aubameyang(vc)... yuck!

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

            *punts (but also love pints) (...and points)

          2. Stupendous
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            Do you have your passport ready for your fun pint?

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

              Bars here have been open as normal since March 2020! We did lockdown (6weeks) here in Shanghai properly unlike in most places!

              1. ppv
                • 10 Years
                8 months, 6 days ago

                Shame the Chinese didn't follow the rules in Cambodia

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

                  Ive spent a lot of time in Cambodia the past decade...sad to see Sihanoukville being sold out to the Chinese and now filled with small casino hotel, horrible place now compared to what it was! Still love PP though, great little party town!

                  1. ppv
                    • 10 Years
                    8 months, 6 days ago

                    Not at the moment. 4 Chinese prostitutes bribed security guards and went on a 'visiting spree'. They visited multiple Chinese men in PP and then on to Sihanoukville and the virus has spread around Cambodia after keeping it at bay for a year. Gone from 0 deaths to 19 and 8pm curfew.

                    1. jia you (The No BS League -…
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 5 days ago

                      haven't heard this news, much check in with my mates there... yuck

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

      I would consider it because I was going to transfer in Alonso just to C. But after my disaster of a GW last week when I captained Dallas I don't know if I could do another defender C for a while. Son for me. You're right though it'll either end in 2 x 2 points or 14 x 14 or something

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I'll take 196 points from Alonso (C) mate!!! Roll on!

  10. Better luck next year
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Play Mendy, Antonio, Bale and Dunk on BB?.

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      My own guess for that lot would be between 12 - 14 points

  11. dezille
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Bench Dias or Cancelo? And why

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Bench Dias. Cancelo has fewer minutes but Pep doesn’t do many cameos and Cancelo has better stats and higher ceiling

  12. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Don’t feel like benching Dias
    Would you start lingardo or Antonio this week?

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Antonio. Lingard is performing beyond his xG

  13. Muscout
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Is Bale unlikely to play and what makes people think that?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Don't think he'll play, he's annoyed Mourinho now. Even team news doesn't predict a start

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

      The Mourinho effect

  14. tinear
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Help needed

    Martinez
    Digne Cancelo Coufal
    Bruno Bale Lingard Gundo
    Kane DCL Bamford

    3.9 Stones Veltman Bissouma
    1ft 5.9 itb

    Should I take a hit for :
    Cancelo to Shaw/Alonso
    Bale to Son

    Or only the latter?

  15. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Is it worth BBing with this bench?

    McCarthy, Antonio, Coufal, Dunk

    Could do Dunk to Alonso for -4 too.

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Don't think so. McCarthy may not start.
      I don't believe in taking a hit to bench boost. Defeats the purpose.

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

      Personally wouldn't just due to McCarthy probably not playing, if you think he starts then the -4 could be worth it but Alonso another benching risk so you may end up with only 2 anyways

  16. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    How's my bench boost looking.

    Martinez Forster
    Shaw Dallas Azpi Dias Coufal
    Bruno Son Grealish Raphinha Lingard
    Kane Bamford Antonio
    Will all 15 start?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Looks about as good as you can get on a BB and some similarities to mine. Only problem we both have is Dias but hopefully he starts and we both get 15 out there

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        I'd be very surprised if he doesn't play Dias against one of the best teams in the league.

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Same, but it is Pep and CL is looming so who knows

  17. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Play Coufal (wol) or go double Villa defence and play Konsa (FUL)? [Martinez (FUL) in goal]

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Probz double up, idk who has better odds for a CS though

  18. yanky
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Pope
    Dias Digne Dallas (Coufal Dunk)
    Gundo Bale Bruno Raphinha (Soucek)
    Bamford Kane DCL

    a) Bale > Son for free
    b) Dunk > Alonso for free
    c) Dunk Bale > Alonso Son -4 pt hit
    d) Dias Gundo > Alonso Son -4 pt hit

    1. shawry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A

  19. FPL Doctor
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    What to do? 2.6 ITB
    Benched right players?
    Wildcard still in hand so tossing up 1 week punt (e.g Alonso) vs. holding FT and then wildcarding out of triple spurs/city for their blank in GW33.

    Mendy
    Dias Regulion Digne Dallas
    Salah Son Raph Foden
    Kane Bamford

    Martinez Gundo Antonio Coufal

  20. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Bench one

    1. Gundo (LEIC)
    2. Lingard ( WOLV)
    3. Watkins (FUL)

    1. Reggie Nainggolan
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Tough one

      Probably one or two. Byt I might bench Gundo but dont have lingard

    2. BigBillyBass
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Watkins. He’s garbage

    3. shawry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      3 given form, Fulham to hold firm

  21. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Bench one

    A) Gundo
    B) Salah
    C) Watkins
    D) Son

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Realy ?

  22. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Genuinely baffled what to do here. 2 FTs and looks like I’m gonna have to burn 1. 0 ITB. Shall I just burn it??

    Martinez (McCarthy)
    Dias Targett Rudiger
    Salah Bruno Son Gundo Raphinha
    Kane DCL

    Bench: Watkins Coufal Lowton

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Any chips left? could just do a sideways move with Lowton

    2. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      McCarthy > Johnstone or Lowton > Holding.

    3. Flair
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Could drop McCarthy to Forster

    4. MOZIL
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      I would start Watkins ahead of Gundo, Leicester is a tough fixture

  23. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Tierney (5.3m) or Holding (4.2m) in?

    1. Flair
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Tierney

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

      Tierney for game time, don't think holding plays anymore

      1. Vamos Los Celeste
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Luiz out for 2-4 Weeks

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 6 days ago

          Gabriel may start

          1. Vamos Los Celeste
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 6 days ago

            He's left footed.

  24. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Prices gone wtf

    Are son and azpi good picks for this gw ?

  25. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    BB active. 1 FT, 2.0 ITB

    Martinez, Sanchez
    Digne, Cresswell, Targett, Dias, Struijk
    Son, Bale, Bruno, Gundo, Raphinha
    Kane, Bamford, Antonio

    A. Sanchez > Mendy
    B. Bale > Jota
    C. Gundo > Jota
    D. Something else

    1. Jebiga
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      A + something else

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers, thinking I want Bale out as well. But for who?

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

      Might have to take a -4 for it to be worth your BB

      1. Bleh
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks, just want BB out the way in all honesty. Still have FH and TC still to play in DGWs.

  26. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Sorry for asking again but this is my defense now on BB before WC next
    Martinez Mendy
    Dallas Targett Dias Azpi x
    Who should the last man be? have up to 6m to spend, leaning toward Shaw but feel their CS will end sooner rather than later and i've missed his returns. Other than that it could be Cresswell or another

    1. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Alonso gotta be tempting I’d think

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 6 days ago

        He's crossed my mind but not sure I want the triple up on Chelsea defenders and worry about bringing in a rotation prone player on a BB

    2. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Reguilon

  27. dopellganger
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    gtg an good benching order?

    Martinez
    Digne Awb Targett Dallas
    Raphinha(C) Auba Bruno Lingard
    Dcl Kane

    McCarthy Antonio Tossard Dunk

    Just not sure if should i bench some def for Antonio?
    Or do Antonio - Bamford for -4 and play instead of Targett

    1. Flair
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 6 days ago

      Would rather start Antonio than Lingard

  28. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Bench 2:
    A) Shaw
    B) Ayling
    C) Watkins
    D) Bale
    E) Konsa

    1. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      D E

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      D, E

  29. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    Thiago Silva is back?

    1. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 6 days ago

      yes

  30. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 6 days ago

    A, B or C?
    A. Bale -> Son
    B. Veltman -> Alonso
    C. Bale, Veltman -> Son, Alonso (-4)
    Cheers.