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. Aaa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Gundo -> Son and bench Antonio?

    Martinez
    Digne/Dallas/Cancelo
    Bruno/Mahrez/Raph/Lingard
    Kane(c)/Bamford/Antonio
    (Johnstone/Gundo/Targett/Velt)

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I like playing Antonio so I’d say no.

    2. Oh Mane Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      No have to play Antonio I think

  2. Coaly
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Is Stones to Azpi a good move?

    1. Coaly
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Or Strujik to Azpi and WC next week but would lose 0.1m and would do the same next week

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Why not?

  3. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Best 1 week transfer pre wildcard?

    A) Cancelo to Alonso
    B) Bale to Havertz
    C) Watkins to DCL
    D) Watkins to Werner
    E) Mccarthy/Sanchez to Mendy

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      C

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

  4. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on this wildcard? Chasing so need to take risks i guess.

    Mendy
    Robbo Rudiger Shaw
    Son Bruno Jota Grealish
    Kane DCL Iheanacho

    Forster Raphina Konsa Ward

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Phillips over Ward
      Start Raph

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Phillips a good shout, thanks

  5. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    So Im down to final WC descisions
    How much MC cover is the question

    GW 30 - WC
    £4.0 Bank- £106.4 TV
    Mendy, Forster
    Rudiger, Dias, Cresswell, Shaw, Phillips
    KDB, Gundog, Fernandes, Lingard, Raphinha
    Kane, Bamford, DCL

    (A) KDB to Son - £6.7 Bank
    (B) Gundog to Jota - £3.1 Bank
    (C) Dias to Azpilicueta - £4.3 Bank
    If I do all 3 I end up with £5.8 Bank

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Spurs have a dgw32, and both Spurs and ManCity blank in 33. Have you planned for that or just taking a red?

      1. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Part of the reason Im good shipping MC assets

        1. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          I'm getting Liverpool players (Jota and Robbo) for their good run

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    7 starters from the scout picks and 2 on the bench.
    I'm doomed.

  7. timawflowers
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    bring in mount or son?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Son

  8. Lallana
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Just done Bale>Son with Kane (C).

    Good luck!

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      good move

  9. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    GTG here?
    Martinez
    Cancelo--Digne---Targett
    KDB--Lingard--Son--Raphinha
    Kane--DCL--Bamford
    Areola, Gundo, Struijk, Dunk

    1. Rep Poulette
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Gtg

  10. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    G2G?
    Martinez
    Konsa Dallas Cancelo
    Son Bale Raphina Lingz Bruno
    Kane(c) Bamford

    Steele Antonio Stones Dunk

    Cheers

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      strong bench

      GL

      1. Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Cheers still have bench boost but don't trust pep and can't see Brighton keeping a clean sheet debating a -4 to bring in DCL for Antonio and benching Lingard? Or even a -8 with the above and Cancelo for a Chelsea or Everton defender?

  11. Jones Kusi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Would you WC this team GW31 or hold on until the dgw and bgw 35-37?
    I missed the last deadline so my team is looking like this

    2 FT 0.8 ITB

    Johnstone McCarthy
    Stones Cancelo Targett Dallas Mee
    Raphinha Auba Son Gundogan Salah
    Bamford Watkins DCL

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Hold. Use FT to change keeper.

  12. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Start 1:

    A: Gundogan
    B: Dias

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Dias.

      You probably have 4 solid mids to play.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        cheers Nomar!

        i'd be going 433 if Dias but id be ok with that (ESR 5th mid)

  13. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Would anyone start Cresswell over Gundo to avoid a possible cameo? Or not worth the risk?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      im starting cress & will bench gundo or dias

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      I’d start Cresswell.

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks both, thats how ive got it at the moment.

  14. Big Weng
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    what week is the best to use WC?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      deoends on your team. many going in 31

      i might hold til 33 as team feels ok

  15. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Most points this GW factoring in likelihood of starts:

    A) Gundogan (lei)
    B) Bale (new)
    C) Konsa (FUL)
    D) Coufal (wol)

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B

  16. Connor's Calling
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A) Dier -> Rudiger
    B) Bale -> Son
    C) ESR -> Jota
    D) Auba -> Son

    1. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A or C

      1. Connor's Calling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Agree and can’t decide!

        Thanks

        1. tomasjj
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 19 days ago

          If chasing, go with the attacker.

          Or you could do A to Azpi?

  17. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Hey fam! GTG?

    Martinez
    Cancelo Alonso Maguire
    Salah Son Lingard Raphinha
    Kane(C) DCL Watkins

    Areola Gundogan Targett Dunk

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      yep
      GL

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      GTG

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Cheers both

  18. tomasjj
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Repost:

    GTG, or anything worth a hit?

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

    Steer, Saka, Dunk, Strujik

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      GtG

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      cant see a hit
      GTG GL

    3. Rep Poulette
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Gtg

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      All good

    5. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks, all!

  19. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    A. Cancelo > Alonso
    B. Lucas Moura > Raphinha
    C. Lacazette > Bamford
    D. Dunk > Reece James

    Only have one FT and don't really want to take a hit.

    I'm leaning towards C being the most sensible move.

    What do you guys think?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A - if you have a full bench to cover his benchings

      1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        So I have Coufel and Dunk to cover. Is that OK do you think?

    2. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A to Azpi?

      1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        Might be the safer choice?

  20. syke63
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Have 9 scout picks and one FT and will WC31

    Would you do
    a) Dunk to Azpi or Alonso and bench Targett or
    b) Salah to Bruno and play Targett?
    Thx

    1. Rep Poulette
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 19 days ago

      A

  21. Rep Poulette
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Hi everyone. I'm on WC and this is my current team.

    Mendy
    TAA Shaw Azpilicueta
    Salah Bruno(vc) Mahrez Mount Raphinha
    DCL Kane(c)

    Forster Tierney Coady Brewster

    Gtg?

    1. syke63
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Imo too much on defence. Mahrez is a wild pick, DCL fixtures turning, would like Leicester and I guess Brewster won't play.

  22. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Planning on WC31, so for one week only:

    Martinez
    Stones Dallas Coufal
    Son Raphinha Gundogan Lingard
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Pope Konsa Soucek Dunk

    1FT, 10.7itb

    1. Soucek >> Fernandes (play over Gundogan)
    2. Soucek >> KDB (play over Gundogan)
    3. Soucek >> Mount (play over Gundogan)

    Thanks all

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      1

    2. GE
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      1 IMO

    3. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      1

  23. Who Am I?
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Should i BB with Sanchez, Gundo, Stones, Lowton?

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Doesn’t look like a particularly good week to play that chip with those players, IMO.

  24. mdm
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Start Maupay (mun) over Gundo (lei) this week?

  25. Kryptonite666
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Folks who have Aubs - what are you doing with him?

    Planning to bench him this week.

    Is Aubs to anyone worth it? KDB is the natural choice but rotation in 32 likely and blank 33.

    Current midfield is

    Bruno Son Raphinha Lingard Aubs

    1. Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      My dilemma too but don't want to keep him. My midfield is exactly the same. Have a WC so may take a risk on Mount / Havertz. If no WC I'd ship for KDB or maybe even Jota or the like.

  26. GE
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Predicted score for the following?

    1) Auba
    2) Son
    3) Cancelo
    4) Dias
    5) Azpi

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      2
      10
      2
      2
      6

  27. altan8797
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Greetings and salutations,

    mendy martin
    robbo azpi rudiger strujik stones
    salah kdb lucas gundo X
    kane antonio X

    a) lacazette and soucek
    b) DCL and saka

    what do you think?

  28. timawflowers
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    dcl or antonio?

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      DCL

  29. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Iheanacho for Maupay?

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      Not sure either of them does anything this weekend.

  30. seanie3
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 19 days ago

    Will use WC in 31 but this week for my FT should I sell mount for

    A) Son
    B) Bruno
    C) or keep mount

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      B cover bruno a bit maybe?

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 19 days ago

      C

      I like his matchup against an Albion side that has already accepted that they’re going back to the Championship next season.

      1. seanie3
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 19 days ago

        My only concern is does he play after the England games, does tuchel rest him and bring him off
        The bench for last 20