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Scout Picks

Blank Gameweek 33 Scout Picks features Liverpool triple-up

A Liverpool triple-up forms the spine of our Blank Gameweek 33 Scout Picks XI.

After David, Neale, Tom and Andy submitted their most recent Scout Squad selections, we chose our best line-up for the upcoming round of action.

We are in the usual 3-4-3 formation with a team that comes in at £82.6m, £0.4m inside our budget of £83.0m.

Because Leicester host West Bromwich Albion in the final match of Double Gameweek 32 on Thursday evening, this team is subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances that take place at the King Power Stadium.

Goalkeeper

Sheffield United are still the Premier League’s lowest-scorers with just 17 goals in 32 matches this season. Over the last six, they are bottom of the division for goal conversion rate (4.8%) while Robert Sánchez (£4.5m) and the Brighton defence have the second-best figure for expected goals conceded (xGC) and three clean sheets.

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m) is back to his best, supplying 52 points over his last seven outings, working out at 7.4 per match. During the last six, he is top among all defenders for key passes and no Premier League player has created more big chances than him.

Only Sheffield United have landed fewer shots on target since Double Gameweek 26 than Crystal Palace suggesting there is clean sheet potential for Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) this weekend.

Since Gameweek 21, Luke Shaw (£5.4m) has provided four assists, a goal and four clean sheets for a total of 66 points and 5.5 per match. Manchester United are still inside the top four for xGC in the last six matches, a period in which Alexander-Arnold is the only defender to have created more chances than Shaw.

Midfielders

Fresh from a Gameweek 32 rest, Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) is in line to start for Liverpool when Newcastle come to Anfield. The Egyptian has scored in each of his last two Premier League starts and, over his last six matches, is behind only Harry Kane for total shots in the box.

Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m) may only have two attacking returns in his last seven matches but facing Leeds in Blank Gameweek 33 could be the ideal chance for him to get back in the goals. The Portuguese international has dispatched eight penalties this season, while Leeds have given up the joint-highest number of spot-kicks in 2020/21 (eight).

With three goals in his last four league appearances, Diogo Jota (£7.0m) could exploit a weakness in Newcastle’s defence on Saturday lunchtime. Newcastle rank second-worst for headed attempts conceded over the last six matches and, during the same period, Jota is second-highest among Liverpool midfielders for aerial efforts while no colleague has matched his eight shots on target.

Jesse Lingard (£6.6m) cannot stop scoring, still only blanking in one start since joining West Ham on loan. During the last six matches, Lingard has accumulated the second-highest number of big chances among all Premier League players, while only two have mustered more shots on target than him.

Forwards

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Jamie Vardy (£10.1m) has been outperformed by his strike partner of late but there is still plenty of reason to believe he can reward his 19.8% ownership in Blank Gameweek 33. Over the last six, Crystal Palace rank inside the Premier League’s three worst sides for xGC while Vardy is joint-top for big chances created. Effectively, if Leicester do pierce the Eagles’ back-line, the centre-forward stands a strong chance of having assisted it.

Which leads us to Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.1m), who has seven Premier League goals in his last five outings. He has produced maximum bonus in four of those and, across his last six, is joint-top of the Premier League for big chances and joint-third for shots on target.

Ahead of facing Sheffield United, Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) earns a place in the Scout Picks. The Blades still have the Premier League’s worst xGC figure over the last six matches while budget enabler Welbeck has three attacking returns in his last five.

SUBSTITUTES

  • Emiliano Martínez (£5.4m)
  • Conor Coady (£4.9m)
  • Joël Veltman (£4.4m)
  • Bukayo Saka (£5.1m)

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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407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Worth hit to move Leno and get Martinez ahead of WBA game?

    1. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      If no playing 2nd keeper, yes.

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Thanks- Forster is second keeper!

        1. Brehmeren
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Sounds like you need to take the hit then.

  2. KUNingas
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Better to jump Dallas straight away or use Wolves defender for three weeks?

    Phillips + Dias -> TAA +

    A) GW33: Dallas
    (MUN, bha, TOT, bur, sou, WBA)

    B) GW33: Coady/Saiss/Semedo -> GW36: Dallas
    (BUR, wba, BHA, bur, sou, WBA

    1. KUNingas
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Or Fofana if Leicester will get DGW35?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Leicester are doing incredibly well again as a sokid team but just a few attacking options shine in fpl points at any one time.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Solid as a...

          Sokid.

  3. rjcv177
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Looking at Richarlison as alternative to Kane.
    Scored between 24 and dgw26.
    Since Doucore injury he blanked. Can this be the obvious reason?

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      He missed about 5 sitters against Palace so not like he hasn't had chances in that time.

  4. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Son+Davis to Greenwood+Watkins for free?

  5. Defochibe
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    WC Team, any comment?

    Martinez Mccarty
    Rudiger Shaw Targett Veltman TAA
    Greenwood Lingard Jota Salah Son
    Watkins Nancho Kane

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Like it if Kane is fit

  6. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Think I've solved my Mendy problem. Forster to Peacock-Farrell. Pope's still injured, right?

    Have 2FT, have to use one. Don't want to use both for DGW flexibility. Can't afford to do Mendy to Martinez.

    1. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      forster to sanchez?

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Pope close to return tho

  7. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Which one week punt should do better:

    A) Traore vs BUR
    B) Trossard vs shu

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      A for me

  8. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Jota not seen in training. Think I'll get Mane instead for my fh team.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Get Salah, should be nailed on after a rest

  9. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Días out

    A) Shaw
    B) Dunk

    ML leader (9 points ahead) has Shaw + Sanchez in goal. Worse fixtures but more explosive option hmm

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Shaw for sure

    2. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      9 points is nothing with 6 GW to go. Choose the one you think will get the most points regardless.

      Alternatively, could go for AWB instead

      1. Igz08
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Naah awb doesn’t offer much going forward imo . Hatty vs Leeds incoming now for sure

  10. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Jota not seen in training today

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Iheanacho and Pereira tonight, preparing myself for more disappointment

    1. CBonci
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Always expect the worst I agree

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Think positive.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Ok can’t wait for Iheanacho hat trick and 20+ Pereira haul!

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Nacho only mate Ricardo not on pitch

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        West Brom Pereira

    4. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Who are you getting off the bench for Pereira?

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Ah nm, I have Schmeichel so you'll probably get a brace from him.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        I have the West Brom Pereira

    5. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Nacho, Madds and Castagne here - ML rival has (WBA) Pereira

      usually a recipe for 1-0 WBA

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Would take that if it’s a Pereira winner

  12. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Hi

    Would love to hear thoughts on transferring:

    Mendy > Sam Johnstone

    Good idea?

    Thanks

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      He's my keeper for the week (Johnstone).

      1. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 29 days ago

        I was thinking of going back to Martinez I need a keeper for the rest of the season?

        Price difference between the two is a fair bit.

        Is Johnstone a good option for the rest of the season?

        Thanks

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 29 days ago

          Mixed bag for fixtures, but West Brom seem to be keeping it tight against most all. Not sure I would have Johnstone as my primary keeper till end of year (he's my backup to Lloris).

          1. DavvaMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 months, 29 days ago

            I hear you, but then again Aston Villa's last games on paper are not great, but Martinez does have a double game.

  13. JBG
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Sooo Greenwood over Jota it is?

  14. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Captain:

    A. Bruno
    B. Greenwood
    C. Jota
    D. Kelechi

  15. pablo discobar
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Liverpool welcomed Nathaniel Phillips and Curtis Jones back to training today, however, Diogo Jota wasn't pictured to be taking part in the session ahead of Saturday's game vs Newcastle. [liverpool echo]

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Oh sh*t

  16. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Anything for a hit here please? Lots of money. No chips.

    Thanks

    Mendy (forster)
    Taa digne shaw holding (dawson)
    Salah jota lingard greenwood (son)
    Iheanacho vydra (kane)

    Thanks

  17. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Bench 1:

    A) Dallas
    B) Targett (Own Martinez)
    C) Saka

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      A

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      B

  18. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    What a terrible pick jota was on wildcard, everytime I'm aiming on saving a transfer injuries starts popping up. Jota and gundogan > pereira and greenwood for a hit ?

  19. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    No jate in training is good news for non owners

    They love to see it oh yes they do

  20. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    The way it goes I might not really need to use my WC.
    WC GW38 maybe?
    lol

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Nah.

      All wrapped up by then.

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        So true.

  21. Gabhini Gupini
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Dallas, Evans or Fofana?

  22. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Ballers

    Best replacements for Moura and Reguilon for this week?

    Martinez,
    TAA, Holding,Targett , Coady
    Salah, Moura*, Bruno, Jota
    Nacho, Wood

    Forster, Kane, Gund, Reguilon*
    2FT
    0.4 ITB

    TIA

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Greenwood for one.

  23. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    original plan was to sell bale and digne for jota and trent

    but now bale is back in the mix and I would prefer to keep him as hes a differential and jota was not in training but could still play who knows

    SO, to fund Digne to Trent should I

    A> Son to Greenwood
    B> Son to Maddy (if he looks good tonight)
    C> Bruno to Greenwood or Maddy (and risk 10 starters this week and keep all 3 spurs attackers)

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      A

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        A

  24. pablo discobar
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Jota to Greenwood will be popular

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      (If) he is injured... Maddison is another option in this range.

      1. pablo discobar
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Got Kane, Son, Stones, Sterling and now Jota. Pretty much forced to fh

  25. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    How do these look for a -4?

    Laca and Soucek out
    Watkins and Greenwood in

  26. fusen
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Who is the replacement for Lacazette if you already own Kane and Iheanacho?

    It's basically either Vardy if you have a lot of cash or maybe Cavani?

    Awful options all round really

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Look above...

    2. pablo discobar
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      Watkins

  27. Mr Bird
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Are we waiting on the last few game weeks of the season being turned on its head to accommodate home fans? If so any ideas when the fixtures will be confirmed?

  28. Danstoke82
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    Hi all

    2FTs but have no idea what to do with them, any advice greatly appreciated!

    £0.0ITB 2FTs

    Team;
    Mendy (Forster)
    Castagne TAA Rudiger Holding (Dias)
    Salah Fernandes Lingard Jota (Son)
    Iheanacho Vydra (Kane)

    Thanks in advance

  29. Fpl_elstatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    10% of the top 10k still have the wildcard chip in their pocket. If you are one and planning on using it this week we’ve put together a squad we feel would get you through the upcoming reduced gw33 and also planning for doubles to come.

    As everyone’s budget is different now we also give you a few alternatives if you have a bit more/less money to spend.

    Hope you enjoy the picks and the stats and reasoning behind them...

    https://jumpersforgoalposts.info/fpl-weekly-wildcard-gw33/

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      That's brilliant, thank you!

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 29 days ago

    I take it we've all seen the fact Jota wasn't pictured in training?

    https://twitter.com/AnfieldWatch/status/1385267143948836869?s=19

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 29 days ago

      I have not. Assumptions is the mothe4 of all f***ups