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

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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. RUUD!
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Who to play, I have Dallas but no BB

    A) Mendy
    B) Meslier

    1. FPL ElasticO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Mendy

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      A

  2. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    G2g for this GW? I'm worried about my bench this week?

    Martinez
    Shaw / Dallas / Rudiger
    Son / Bale / Bruno / Raphinha / Gundo
    Kane / Antonio

    Bench:: Forster / Cancelo / Watkins / Targett

    1. jayzico
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      My conundum. Play Gundo or Watkins?

  3. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    My bench looking good this GW:

    Forster - Dias - Stones - Gundogan

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Nope

  4. Fergiesarmy
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Should I start forster over Ederson?

    Also have stones starting.

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Yep

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      No

  5. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Start 1

    A) Gundo (lei)
    B) Dias (lei)
    C) Bale (new)

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Bâle and Gundo first sub

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      A

  6. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Hi guys
    What would you change in that team?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Shaw KWP
    Salah Gundogan Fernandes Lingard
    Bamford Kane Watkins
    Bench: Pope Anguissa Coufal Dire
    2ft 2.6mln

  7. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Who will score more this GW?

    A Salah
    B Havertz

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      A
      Think we'll witness a high scoring thriller at the Emirates this week

    2. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      A

  8. Sloane426
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Why do people think Alonso is a good pick? He’s started once in the last 4 games.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      because he's just about to haul his nuts off

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Cause he didn’t go in international break so well rested and Chelsea play the worst defense of the league.

      My concern is the first leg against WBA where he was substitute at half time..

      1. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Lampard era

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Because the alternative Chilwell played a fair bit in the IB and apparently Alonso plays more against the weaker opponents who he won’t have to defend as much against. That’s basically the word around here

  9. Atwood
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    2FT's and 0.5 spare.
    Quite happy with my team this week. Are there any transfers I can make that could benefit me in the next few game weeks though? Never held on 2FT's before.

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

    Lingard - Targett - Stones

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      I wouldn’t force any changes just for the sake of it, your team looks very good for this week!

    2. JoeSoap
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Targett to Coady maybe. Villa fixtures not great after this week.

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah, something like that could be a shout especially as I'm not gonna play him this week.

  10. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    How’s this looking for BB?
    Martinez Mendy
    Dallas Dias Targett Azpi x
    Son (C) Bruno Salah Lingard Raphinha
    Bamford Antonio Watkins
    Just not sure if X should be Creswell or Shaw. Leaning Shaw though thanks to your guys suggestion plus he’s going to rise soon

    1. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Very similar to mine mate. I would go with Shaw and BB.

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 21 days ago

      BB looks great.

      Shaw/Cresswell is a coin toss for me - I'm glad I have both.

  11. jayzico
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    First on bench? Lingard or Watkins or Gundo?

    I'll play the other 2

    Cheers lads

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Woah a decade long member

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Yeah what a loser

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          A seasoned veteran around these streets!

        2. jayzico
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          lol. And I remember you all this time bro

    2. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      I have the first two and have gone Lingard

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Wait that's a lie, I'm playing Watkins over Lingard. So Watkins first sub for you.

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Idk why the latter part of my comment didn’t send but I’ll start the 2 mids and bench Watkins

  12. JoeSoap
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    One week punt before WC

    A. Dunk>Chelsea defender
    B. Bale>Son
    C. Other

    Martinez
    Coufal, Aina, Dallas
    Lingard, Fernandes, Bale, Raphina
    Bamford, Kane, DCL
    Steer, Gundogan (leic), Dunk (utd), Dias (leic),

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      B

  13. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    I feel like i have bottled it by choosing Azpi instead of Alonso

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Why mate?

      1. Fuddled FC
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 21 days ago

        Because if Alonso hauls I'll be kicking myself

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 21 days ago

          True mate but same can be said about a lot of moves, if Alonso is benched and Azpi picks up a CS and 3 bonus points you’ll be laughing

          1. Fuddled FC
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 21 days ago

            Thanks for reassuring comments

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Azpi might be the better pick in the long run

  14. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Bench one

    A Lacazette
    B Werner

  15. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Start martinez or meslier?

    1. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Meslier

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Meslier

  16. Tosa86
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    actual draft:

    martinez
    shaw - dallas - cresswell - cancelo
    bruno kdb soucek
    kane(C) vardy bamford

    bench: forster - struijk - son - rowe.

    1) soucek or son?
    2) vardy or struijk?

  17. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Not sure what to do here. 1FT and likely WC next gameweek.

    Martinez
    Dallas, Azpi, Cresswell
    Gundo, Bruno, Salah, Son
    Watkins, DCL, Kane (c)

    Meslier Cancelo ESR Stones

    Salah > Raph?

  18. Thomas Magnum
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    One last thing before I head off. How long until price changes? Will have to do my transfers later and dont want to miss them

  19. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Son, Salah or Havertz?

  20. LKRav
    5 months, 21 days ago

    What would you do here:
    Martinez (Forster)
    Shaw Cresswell Cancello (Coufal) (Veltman)
    Bruno Son KDB Raphina (Lingard)
    Watkins Bamford Kane (c)
    Gtg? Want Lingard but not sure who to bench

  21. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    I removed band from Bruno and put it on Raphinna. Please remember me in your prayers.

  22. Super Jack Grealish
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Anyone fancy Reece James to start tomorrow? Would have Dias coming off the bench if he don’t appear, or should I go safe with Rüdiger

    1. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Is Hudson Odoi fit?

  23. Pandastar5
    5 months, 21 days ago

    worth bringing in son for gundogan when I already have bale and kane?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Yes if free. Not for a hit.

  24. William.gallant
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC:
    Mandy/Forster
    TAA/Tierney/Semedo/Rudiger/Johnson
    Salah/Fernandes/son/Raphinha/Neto
    Kane/DCL/Iheanacho

    Thanks!

  25. abcdef3
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    This is a good enough team for me to let my free transfer roll over right?

    Martinez
    Dias - Stones - Dallas - Rudiger
    Salah - De Bruyne - Fernandes - Raphinha
    Kane - Bamford

    Forster - Welbeck - Dunk - Saka

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Yeah, roll the transfer easily

    2. BigKeith
      5 months, 21 days ago

      Easily

  26. Cheshire Duck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Pick 2 to start :
    A) Cancelo
    B) Gundogan
    C) DCL
    D) Watkins

    1. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 21 days ago

      CD

  27. antis0cial
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    G2g? Anything worth a hit?

    Meslier
    Dias Digne Coufal
    Salah Son Bruno Gundo Raph
    Kane Antonio

    Areola Lowton Veltman Brewster

    1. Il Papera
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 20 days ago

      Bit more faith in the lad on the end?

  28. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Play one

    Dias
    Bale
    Gundo

    Thanks

  29. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Is Hudson Odoi fit?

  30. Finding Timo
    5 months, 21 days ago

    Still torn between Azpilicueta (More likely cleansheet but less attacking) or shaw (Potential assist) for just GW30?