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. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Odegaard or Soucek #1 on the bench?

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Horrendous top of page lol

    2. CaptainKazuru
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Soucek

      • S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Soucek

      • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Bit late but cheers lads

    3. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Martinez
      Dias - Dallas - Shaw
      Bruno - Lingard - Son - Raphinha
      Kane - Bamford - Antonio

      (Pope) (Bale - Stones - Dunk) 1 FT - 2.4 ITB

      A) Dunk -> Azpi
      B) Pope -> Mendy
      C) Bale + Dunk -> KDB + Rudiger (-4)

      Cheers!

    4. CaptainKazuru
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Bale > son (-4) ?

        Have stones / soucek / dunk bench cover

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          I'd say no

      • AMP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Good morning all

        Antonio to Werner for -4????

        Am I crazy ?

        1. CaptainKazuru
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Its a punt - Kai been playing that No.9 role and tuchel seems to be happy

          • Calculated Risks
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Bonkers

        2. tbos83
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Is it madness to bench both MC players?

            Mendy
            Targett Digne Maguire
            Mount Bruno Salah Son
            Watkins DCL Bamford (c)

            Areola Gundo Stones Amartey

            1. dwain100
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              I am doing it as well, benching gundo and stones. Will be watching from behind the coach

          • AMP
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Start

            Gundo or Trossard (mu)

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Gundo

          • Sotamendi84
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Do we know if azpi goes up for corners?

          • mrpink32
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Grealish anyone? Back in training, talisman, playing Fulham.

            Is he going under the radar?

            1. dwain100
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Not sure if he gets a full game and how rusty he is. Worth a punt if you chasing I suppose

            2. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Too early for me. Also next two fixtures aren’t good

          • Alisson WondHaaland
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            WCing next week

            Start 1, Bench 1, Sell 1 for a one week punt:

            A) Bale
            B) Cancelo
            C) Watkins

            Current thinking: Start Bale, bench Watkins; Sell Cancelo for Alonso

            1. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Correct thinking.

            2. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              I agree

            3. Alisson WondHaaland
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Cheers both

          • Bishopool
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Score prediction?

            Leicester vs ManC

            1. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              0-1

            2. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              1-3.

            3. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              1-5

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                In your dreams!

            4. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              0-2

          • dwain100
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Long term :
            A:Gundo and Salah
            B: De Bruyne and Jota

            1. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              A.

            2. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              B

            3. mrpink32
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              I'd go with Salah gundo

            4. Alisson WondHaaland
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              A, but Id be tempted to go double Pool

          • aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Anything worth a hit here? 2.3itb.

            --Martinez
            --Digne--Dallas--Cresswell
            --KDB--Bruno--Lingard--Raphinia
            --Kane--Bam--DCL.

            --Johnstone--Gundo--Targett--Dunk.

            Was thinking Dunk to Azpi for a hit but who to bench?

            1. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              No. Your gtg

            2. CaptainKazuru
                2 months, 10 days ago

                G2G - Next week Johnstone > Mendy & Dunk or Digne > Azpi solid moves

            3. Bad Kompany
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              How would you order these this gw? One starts. Other two are first two on bench

              A. Gundo
              B. Auba
              C. Dias

              1. aleksios
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                B A C.

              2. vova
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                B C A

            4. yanky
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

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

              a) Bale > Son (free and play Gundo)
              b) Bale Dunk > Alonso Son -4 (bench Gundo)

              1. CaptainKazuru
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  If still got WC B - if not A

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

                Would you bench boost this?

                Martinez
                Shaw, Dias, Stones
                Son, Fernandes, Gundo, Jota
                Antonio, Kane

                Subs: Sanchez, Dallas, Bamford, Rudiger

                ?

                1. La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  No doubt

                  1. Burger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Thank you.

                2. Alisson WondHaaland
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Easy yes

                3. sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Easy if you put it that way. Doubtful if you had Dias, Stones & Gundo on the bench 🙂

                  1. Burger
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Ha, like your thinking 😀

              3. vova
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Good to go?

                Ederson
                Dias Cresswell Reguilon
                Fernandes Son Lingard Raphinha
                Kane DCL Watkin

                Sanchez Konsa Gundogan Aina

                0 FT

                Bench in the right order?

                Thanks!

                1. tbos83
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Looks good. Doubt your bench will be needed.

                  • The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Is Reguilion back?

                    If so, gtg.
                    Maybe Gundo first on bench but that’s just personal choice.

                  • vova
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Thanks guys!

                2. Najj
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Start TARGETT or STRUIJK? Already have Martinez in goal..

                  1. sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Targett

                3. sunzip14
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Any chance we know the Chelsea XI before the deadline?

                  Planning to BB by selling Gundo + Stones > Lingard + Rudiger (can't afford more than 4.8 defender).

                  Rudiger getting benched because of playing full 90mins in 3 games over the IB would be a disastrous start to the GW. Should I get Coufal instead?

                4. S3
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Bench one

                  Gundogan or Watkins

                  1. sunzip14
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    G

                  2. NATSTER
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Gundo on my bench too

                5. NATSTER
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  What to do with Bale? Is it worth a hit to replace him?

                  Bale - Son - Bruno - Raphinha (Güngogan)
                  Kane - Antonio - Bamford

                  No FT. I've been looking at Salah / Jota or KDB for his favourable fixture of LEE (H) in GW31.

                  A: [-4] Bale > Salah / Jota
                  B: [-4] Bale > KDB
                  C: Play Bale and manage him next GW

                  1. Alcapaul
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    C

                6. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  On WC.
                  Would you drop one of Shaw,Alonso or Tierney to fit Reguilion in?

                  1. Alcapaul
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Yea, probably Alonso.

                7. Disturbed
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Bench one

                  A. Gundo
                  B. Antonio
                  C. Lingard

                  1. Alcapaul
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    A

                8. Najj
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Who to start..AUBA or WATKINS?

                9. Alcapaul
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Right bench order? 1.Watkins 2. Cancelo 3.Dias

                10. davies
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Is this defence too expensive?

                  Alonso Stones Dallas Targett Rudiger

                  1. fish&chips
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    I think it's fine. Plenty of budget options in midfield that are scoring good points.

                11. fish&chips
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Bench one:

                  A) Dias
                  B) Cancelo
                  C) Antonio

                12. SantaCruz87
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Need some opinion who to bench.

                  Mendy
                  Dallas Stones Cresswell Reguilon Alonso
                  Salah Bruno Raphinha
                  Kane Antonio

                  Bench: Odergard Watkins Trossard

                  Currently thinking either Stones or Odergard

                  1. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Don’t be that guy

                    1. Bodie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Thanks.... I won’t!

                13. Bodie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Martinez
                  Wan-Bissaka Cresswell Dallas Tierney
                  Cancelo
                  Aubameyang Raphinha Fernandes
                  Bamford Kane(c)

                  Bench

                  1: Watkins
                  2: Odegaard
                  3: Gündogan

                  An embarrassment of riches!!
                  Bench looks too strong ?
                  Would you change anything?!

                  1. Piksau
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    GTG

                14. Brendan King
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Who to start? One of Cresswell, Watkins, Stones, Soucek

                  1. Piksau
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Watkins