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.

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2,484 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Start 2:

    A. Konsa (FUL)
    B. Lookman (avl)
    C. Coufal (wol)
    D. Dias (lei)

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      AD

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Does having Martinez in goal change that? WHU and AVL equal CS odds this week

        1. CR7 is Home
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Then Coufal for me

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      AC

    3. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      B/C and D.

    4. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      AC

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      CD

  2. ZAWAd25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    WC in 31 or after BGW33. Feel like my team looks good to hold WC until After BGW33

    Thoughts? 5.5m itb

    Martinez
    Dias Dallas Regulion
    Bruno Son Gundogan Raphinha
    Kane(c) DCL Bamford

    Stones Veltman Bissouma

  3. vincentwsho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Ward Prowse / Gundog to Jota worth a hit this week?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Not for a hit

  4. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Chances of Bale starting? And would you start Lingard over him?

    Cheers!

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I am struggling with the same decision. Had. Even on Lingard, but am kind of wanting to start Bale and risk it. Guessing he won't come on if he doesn't start. And Wolves defense has been solid lately.

  5. blauriecon
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Who to bench of
    A. Maguire
    B. Reguilon
    C. Watkins

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      C probably

      1. blauriecon
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah I don't see Newcastle (even at home) or Brighton scoring.

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      A or C.

      1. blauriecon
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        I'll probably regret whichever I decide.

  6. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Who is more likely to start this week
    A Toby
    B Cancelo

  7. vova
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Bench one out of:

    A) Konsa
    B) Cresswell
    C) Dias

    Thanks!

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      A

      1. vova
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        that's what I'm on now, thanks!

  8. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Martinez
    Stones - Digne - Dallas
    Bruno - Bale - Gundogan - Raphine
    Kane - DCL - Bamford

    McCarthy - Lingard - Cresswell - Veltman

    1 x FT, 4.0m ITB

    McCarthy & Veltman > Mendy & Alonso/Azpil for -4pts and play BB?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Concerns are Stones, Gundogan & Bale not playing?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Yep. WC gone?

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Yeah gone, only BB left and don’t think I’ll have better fixtures to BB. But those three are a big concern

  9. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Would have been nice if Wolves vs West Ham was on Sunday instead of Villa vs Fulham

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Agreed

  10. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Is Alonso a decent risk?

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Is he as attacking as he used to be? Better go with Azpil or Rudiger?

  11. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Start 1 from
    1) coufal
    2) dias
    3) cancelo

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      3

  12. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Start Bale or Lingard?

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Lingard

  13. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    EtB

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Sorry, fat fingers.

  14. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Start Cresswell (wol) or Stones (lei) or Veltman > Alonso (for free) and start Alonso?

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Id be tempted by Alonso.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Cresswell

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Cresswell

  15. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Mount likely to be benched?

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Your guess is as good as anyone's I'm afraid.

    2. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I reckon so I want him buy he be saved for champions League

  16. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Best 3rd place bench cheapie midfielder for the run-in (4.7 and under)? Still Smith Rowe or worth paying the extra for Bissouma or Anguissa?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Since its 3rd place, Smith Rowe is fine.

      1. Phil's Stamps
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Cheers. Good fixtures too if he comes in.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I have SR, firmly 3rd on bench, a good chance of minutes and great price though

  17. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Would you start Dias or Salah?

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Salah for explosiveness.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Salah, well rested 😉

    3. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Salah. Pool Arsenal games usually have a lot of goals in them.

    4. RyanMK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Salah

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Salah

  18. RyanMK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Start Bale or Lingard?

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Lingard

    2. dwain100
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Bale, if he doesn't start then he won't likely play

  19. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    % chance of starting:

    A. Stones
    B. Gundogan
    C. Bale

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      50
      50
      30

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Tough to predict

      I guess

      30
      30
      20

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Oh wow, that low 😮

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      100
      100
      0

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      25
      0
      25

  20. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Who would you prefer for the rest of the season after GW32?

    A) Lloris*
    B) Leno (means spending a FT)

    *Would have Johnstone to cover BGW33

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      A

    2. Must.Go.Faster.
      5 months, 28 days ago

      50%
      50%

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      A

    4. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Cheers, I prefer Lloris. I have trust issues with Arsenal.

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      A

  21. Avery
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Start who?

    A. Iheanacho (vs MCI)
    B. Jorginho (vs WBA

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Tough, probably b cos of pens.

    2. dwain100
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Iheanacho. Form v fixtures.

    3. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      A

  22. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Who to get in this gw? Would bench stones.

    A. Shaw
    B. Azpi
    C. Alonso
    D. Rüdiger

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I have added Azpi

      Shaw is also good

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Might go with azpi. Cheers

    2. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      B

  23. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    got in Werner and Alonso punt free. Games about luck and some brains. Who do cap chasing 30pt gap.

    A Werner
    B Kane
    C Raph
    D Son

    1. dwain100
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Difficult to see past Kane this week, your rivals most likely captain. 30 polnts isn't much - just over 3 polnts per game till the end of the season. I wouldn't gamble on the other captain choices you offered

      1. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        I got good feeling about Werner or Raph tho

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      30pts is not much, go for Kane and let Werner and Alonso do the differential job.

      1. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        currently got Werner

      2. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        I smell Werner hatrick

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Go for it

          "Choose. Whether you should believe in yourself, or believe in others. I myself don’t know… I never have. Whether I believed in my own abilities, or whether I believed in the decisions of fellow managers, in the end no one ever knew what the outcome would be. So I guess… you have to do your best to make a decision that you won’t regret."

          1. Kane Lane
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Pick one Heads or tails?

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Always Heads

              1. Kane Lane
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 28 days ago

                lol Kane it is that sorts it. Think of me, if Werner gets hatrick. Thanks for advice

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 28 days ago

                  Enjoy the 4 points mate

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Maybe if Tuchel didn’t send him home from training while practicing his finishing...

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I have suffered the Werner burner a couple of times this season. Avoid and captain Raph.

      1. Kane Lane
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        I did have it on him but I don't see him getting a goal and assist maybe one goal or one assist

    4. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Werner why not

  24. ManUtdFan977
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Bale to Fernandes???? Yes or no I have son and Kane

    1. Kane Lane
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      If you have bale keep and get rid next week

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Yes for free

    3. Peteski29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Yes if for free

  25. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    If Christensen plays tomorrow and gets benched in CL he’ll come straight in for me

  26. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Is Dunk -> Rudiger -4 worth it?

    Stones-Digne-Targett (Coufal,Dunk)

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Rudiger isn’t nailed

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Looks pretty nailed to me if you look at minutes played

  27. davies
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Targett > Alonso (-4)

    Yes or no?

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Nay

  28. AlpoShearer
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    A. Bale to KDB
    B. Save

    Martinez
    Shaw Cancelo Dallas
    Bruno Son Bale Rapinha
    Kane Watkins DCL

    Pope Gundo Aina Veltman

  29. Peteski29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    G2G? BB active

    Mendy
    Dallas Konsa Cresswell
    Raphina Son Gundo Bruno
    Kane(C) Bamford Watkins

    Martinez Lingard Dias Coufal

  30. CapK
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Bale > son (-4) ?

    Have stones / soucek / dunk bench cover