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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2,484 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Dunk -> Alonso or save FT and play Stones? WC left

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Do it

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      When are you thinking of using your WC?

  2. ratski
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Pick one to start..
    1. Gundo (mayne limited mins due heavy int break)
    2. Lingard (in form but faces a tough wolves)
    3. Konsa (defensive move due to lots of others owning Martinez).

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Jesse

  3. BigKeith
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Bench boost?

    Martinez (Sanchez)
    Shaw, Digne, Targett (Stones, Struijk)
    Bruno, Son, Lingard, Raphina (Gundogan)
    Kane, Watkins, DCL

    Or are we pretty confident peps going to rest players for dortmund?

  4. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Will bench Watkins vs. Fulham

    Auba -> ?

    1) KDB
    2) Mane

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      1

  5. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Will you ditch any from below to get Raphina
    1) salah
    2) gundo
    3) hold

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Salah

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Gundo

    3. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      gundo

  6. Quan MisTaka
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Bench 1

    A) Antonio
    B) Bale
    C) Gundo

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      B

    2. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      C

    3. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Think two will be benched 😉

  7. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    My -4 team. I’m going to bench boost before my WC, how’s it look?

    Martinez
    Alonso, Digne, Dallas
    Bruno, Son, Lingard, Raphina
    Kane(C), DCL, Bamford
    (Mendy, Dias, Soucek, Coufal)

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

      Kind of similar to mine... so looks good!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Haha so uninspiring

  8. Caravagio
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Fellas... is Mou saying Son will be selected a trick?
    Is he not incredibly untrustworthy in pressers?

    I want to do bale to son... but scared!!

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

      Would think him saying he won’t play then start him would be more of a trick. I’d do the transfer myself

      1. Caravagio
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        Cool.. i can blame you when he doesnt start now

    2. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Selected is a strange word to use, Selected not starting, not playing. Selected for the squad? Selected for the bench?

  9. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 18 days ago

    I have Raphinha and no Dallas or Bamford... Should I just captain Raphinha over Kane to cover a leeds thrashing, or hope for it not to happen and captain Kane?

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      That is up to you - trust your gut

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      I’m doing that fwiw

  10. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    1FT, 2.3itb --- WC and BB left

    1) Bale > Son
    2) Cancelo > Azpi (also have Stones)
    3) Bale, Cancelo > Son, Azpi (-4)

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      1 or 2

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      2

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      1

    4. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      3

    5. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      both appear quite sideways to me
      sure there aren't other moves?

  11. Matsy123
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Bench Gundo or Grealish?

  12. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Finally sell Holding and Luiz gets injured....

  13. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC draft for GW 31?

    Mendy Forster
    Trent Shaw Rudiger Saiss Diop
    Salah Son Maddison Jota Saka
    Kane Antonio Iheanacho

  14. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Is Iheanacho actually a good option now? Will he play with Barnes out and good form?

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      He is unbenchable in the form he is in. Tough fixture this GW though

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        On WC, thinking long term

  15. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Dias -> Azpilicueta with my 1FT?

    Not great fixtures for City CS coming up. No Chelsea coverage. Would leave me with just KdB as City coverage but I am chasing and I want a starting XI in GW33

  16. Henning
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    1 ft and 9.6 m in bank
    Planning to use wc next gw.

    Bale to Fernandes?

    Martinez
    Coufal Dallas Targett
    Raphinha Bale Lingard Mount
    Kane Bamford DCL

    Pope Gundogan Dias Dunk

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      There are better one-week punts than Fernandes imo. Gundogan to Son

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      I'd get bruno,

  17. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Planning to WC in 31. Which move looks best?

    A - Bale > Son
    B - Coufal > Azpi

    Martinez
    Dallas - Konsa - Coufal
    Bruno - Gundo - Lingard - Raph
    Bamford - DCL - Kane

    Pope - Bale - Stones - Dunk

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      B

  18. tomasjj
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Anything worth a hit?

    Mendy
    Rudi, Dias, Coufal
    Gundo, Son, Bruno, Raph
    Kane (c), DCL, Bamford

    Steer, Saka, Dunk, Strujik

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      GTG, or a hit needed?

      Could do Gundo to someone, or Coufal?

  19. Nerdlinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Foden or Gundo more likely to start? Or neither?!

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Foden

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Foden unfortunately for me

  20. MMN
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Bench Gundo or Antonio?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      G

    2. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      1

  21. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    What's the background to the thinking that Bale will be benched?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Benched last GW, played a lot during the IB and made silly comments about using Spurs as a way to get fitness before the Euros

    2. aborg
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      True, I can’t understand that. I’m playing Kane, Son and Bale...if Bale plays and Spurs absolutely smash Newcastle, the trio will all haul ! I will then keep Bale for the double, if he does not play the weekend I will sell.

  22. Zen Arcade
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    This is what the FFS boards are like approaching match day except you can a sub “yes or no” for “A or B”.

    https://youtu.be/3z-a5hy7QO8

  23. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Who to ditch to get in Son?

    a) Gundo
    b) Bale
    c) Lingard

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      B

  24. Easy Cheesy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Will dier ever play again? WC25 mistake still haunting my team and probably staying until GW33 at this rate!

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Get rid, he has bad vibes

    2. SharkyT
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Hopefully not for England

  25. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Gtg? 1ft 2.4itb

    Mendy
    Rudiger Shaw Targett Digne
    Bruno Raph (c) Salah
    DCL Bamford Kane
    Bench : Foden Gundogan Dier

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      If chasing, I'd be tempted to start Foden ahead of Targett,

      1. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        ML rivals all have martinez so was trying to cover the clean sheet which i think they will get against a fulham side who are struggling for goals.

        1. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 18 days ago

          Right, that makes sense, even if it is a defensive move by definition.

  26. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Hey guys, I'm really struggling with this last call.. ESR to:

    A Bruno
    B KDB

    Current midfield is: Raphinha, Son, Gundogan, ESR, Lingard.

    Will use BB. Only other chip left after this is TC. I will downgrade my bench and probably bring in another premium midfielder by week 33.

  27. SharkyT
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Steer Antonio Cancelo Mee worth a BB?

    Plan to WC in GW31 & don’t want much brass on the bench or have to worry about that chip

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      i'd do it if you get rid of Steer

    2. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Surely transfer steer?

      1. SharkyT
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 18 days ago

        So Steer > Mendy for a -4 and hit the BB boost. 1 goal and it ain’t worth it, early kick off puts me off always strange results

  28. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    Repost

    Guys no bb, planning to wc next week.

    Martinez
    Cancelo digne dallas
    Bruno raph lingard bale
    Kane bam dcl

    Areola gundo dias dunk

    1ft

    A) Bale to son for free
    B) cancelo to azpi for free

    1. SharkyT
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      I think B with Gundo first sub incase Jose has well and truly spat his dummy out with Bale

  29. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 18 days ago

    GTG? Bench order and all?

    Martinez
    Dallas Azpi Dias
    Bruno Raphinha Lingard Son
    Watkins Kane(C) Bamford

    Pope Gundo Stones White

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      *Azpi is actually Alonso

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      GTG

  30. Pandastar5
    5 months, 18 days ago

    son for bale or son for gundogan or save ft?

    1. Pandastar5
      5 months, 18 days ago

      forgot to check off notifications for replies oops

    2. SharkyT
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 18 days ago

      Bale from them