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

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 Blank Gameweek 33:

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407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheBiffas
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Jota -> greenwood for free, no-brainer?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Nope

      2. Brehmeren
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Absolutely

      3. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        If Jota is injured yes.

      4. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Nah

      5. REDMOND IN SANDALS
          1 month, 22 days ago

          you want both of them in your team

      6. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        hmmm i have WC still available, but should take -4 or 8 to sort this team?

        Martínez / Sanchez

        Dias / Shaw / Saiss / Veltman / Coufal

        Salah / Jota / Bruno / Lingard / Son

        Kane/ Nacho / Lacazette

        1. Brehmeren
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          No need to wildcard

        2. Jimmy Boy
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Pretty solid team without hits and you can just have a bench of Kane, Son, Dias

      7. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        What to do with this lot? Can field 11 aslong as Mendy plays.
        Mendy
        Rudiger Coufal Shaw Targett
        Salah Jota Bruno Lingard
        Bamford Nacho

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Looks fine to save

          1. Netters2018
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Just heard Jota didnt train today so may have to make a move which i didnt really want to do.

      8. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Is Phillips and Bruno to Greenwood and TAA good moves. At 39k and trying for top 10k. Current team is:
        Mendy
        Phillips* Rudger Shaw Coufal
        Bruno* Salah Jota Lindz
        Nacho DCL
        (Holding Son Kane)

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          It’s for -4

        2. Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Nice moves

          1. ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Do you think so

      9. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        How many hits this week ? 🙁

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          -4 maximum

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            That’s just Sterling to Greenwood only 🙂

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          4 maximun 😉

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          None

        4. Echoes
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Plan was to do none, but the Jota rumors have got me thinking

        5. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          WEST BROM TEAM NEWS
          Team to play Leicester: Johnstone, Furlong, O’Shea, Barltey, Townsend, Phillips, Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Robinson, Pereira, Diagne.
          Subs: Button, Robson-Kanu, Ajayi, Livermore, Diangana, Gallagher, Sawyers, Peltier, Grant.

          LEICESTER TEAM NEWS
          Team to play West Brom: Schmeichel, Fofana, Soyuncu, Evans, Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Thomas, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy.
          Subs: Ward, Albrighton, Perez, Amartey, Under, Choudhury, Pereira, Mendy, Praet.

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Madison, let's go...

        6. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Team to play West Brom: Schmeichel, Fofana, Soyuncu, Evans, Castagne, Ndidi, Tielemans, Thomas, Maddison, Iheanacho, Vardy.

          Subs: Ward, Albrighton, Perez, Amartey, Under, Choudhury, Pereira, Mendy, Praet.

          1. Jimmy Boy
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Castagne RWB let's gooo

        7. Jullepuu
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Thoughts on this wildcard?

          Patricio Meslier
          TAA Pereira Holding Dallas Hause
          Salah Son Greenwood Lingard Burke
          kane Nacho Watkins

          1. clarkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            i'm on a wildcard too but thinking given Spurs have the fewest matches remaining to get rid of both Kane and Son?

          2. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Hause wont get any minutes unless an injury so not him, might aswell get a cheapo that plays - veltman, lowton, diop etc

            How fit is Periera? not starting tonight

            current team wont get 11 for gw 33 with 2 spurs and hause/burke

            prefer ESR to Burke

            basically there though, just playing round the edges

            1. Jullepuu
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Thanks

        8. ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          WEST BROM TEAM NEWS

          Team to play Leicester: Johnstone, Furlong, O’Shea, Barltey, Townsend, Phillips, Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Robinson, Pereira, Diagne.

          Subs: Button, Robson-Kanu, Ajayi, Livermore, Diangana, Gallagher, Sawyers, Peltier, Grant.

          1. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Thanks

        9. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          And just like that my Pereira transfer plans are derailed

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Annoying f***er

          2. Brehmeren
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            You got lucky. Trust me.

        10. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Anyone buy Pereira?

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Yes.

            The West Brom one, though.

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Nice one - I think he could do OK tonight. Our defence is not all that wonderful despite the result at the weekend.

          2. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I'm tempted to bring him in place of Alonso.

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I actually sold him and I'm a Foxes fan. Good luck!

        11. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Any help appreciated.

          Was thinking;
          A) Gundogan to Greenwood for United cover. But Gundogan has Palace next.
          B) Alonso to Dunk
          C) Save FT.

          Sanchez
          TAA Alonso Rudiger Holding Masuaku*
          Salah Jota Lingard
          Nacho Watkins
          -----------------------------------------------------
          Lloris - Kane - Son - Gundogan

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            1FT, 3M itb.

            Thanks.

          2. popey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Gundogan might well not start v palace though... id do that move

            Also have Alonso - so likely playing Diop my only sub in 33 but nothing jumps out at me yet as a replacement (have castagne, rudiger and TAA) so sitting on that one as unclear how nailed (or not) he is

        12. Neo-Viper
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          RMWCT

          Martínez
          Dunk Castagne TAA Saiss
          Salah Trossard Greenwood Lingard
          Watkins Nacho

          Johnstone Digne Rap Kane

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Defense might be a little heavy, but looks good.

          2. Neo-Viper
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I still have around 3.5 ITB so to facilitate a premium Mid or a sticker. Thanks for feedback.

          3. Silecro
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Too much $ in defence given you will have to regularly bench at least 1 of them, probably mostly 2

            1. Neo-Viper
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Any better solution? What to recommend the downgrade will be?

        13. Street Friend
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Messed up buying TAA so priced myself out of Martinez. Have saiss & coady so not considering Patricio. Keeper for rest of the season;

          Mendy to
          A)Meslier
          B)Pickford
          C)Sanchez
          D) Keep Mendy (Forster back up)

          1. EmreCan Hustle
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            A

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Meslier

        14. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Man I hope Vardy turns up tonight

        15. Brehmeren
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Pereira (lei) is without a doubt the worst transfer I've made in my 9 years of fpl.
          9 points in 6 games, and now getting 1 or 2 points in the 7th.
          Couldn't wait to get him out of my team so got in Trent last night. Never again.

        16. Lignja
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          What to do with this team, have 2ft and bb left from chips.

          Mendy
          Shaw, Coady, Holding, Rudiger, Philips
          Salah, Fernandes, Jota
          Dcl, Ihenacho

          Forster, Gundogan, Kane, Son

          1. Tango74
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Sort out a playing goalie

          2. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Is it 100% sure that Leicester will have double gameweek? If so then when?

            1. Neo-Viper
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              35 is the week

              1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                When they are going to have the blank then? GW36?

            2. Neo-Viper
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              yes. 36 is the blank for ARS ManU Leicester and Chelsea as per Crellin

          3. Netters2018
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Just a heads up all..... Jota didnt train today so may be worth waiting for JK presser before making any luxury moves. Ive only got 11 so if jota is injured i will have to make a transfer.

              1. Tango74
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  So Kane , then laca

                  Maybe Lingard and now jota and 3 blanking bench players

                  Oh dear

            1. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Welbeck, Trossard or Mount to complete my fh team?

              Martinez
              Taa-Castagne-Dunk
              Salah-Mane-Greenwood-Bruno-xxx
              Vardy-Nacho-xxx

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Hmm I like welbeck, but maybe trossard is more certain for minutes?

                1. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Prefer Welbeck but like you said Trossard should get more minutes.

              2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Mount

              3. Aster
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Tros

              4. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                A) alonso to dallas
                B) alonso to coady
                C) alonso to coufal
                D) moura to greenwood
                E) moura to siggy

                Could do one of each for - 4

                1. S.Kuqi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Why would you want Coufal?

                  1. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    3 assists in the last 3 and decent fixtures?

                2. Traction Engine Foot
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A if you plan to keep until the end of the season. D has better short term upside

                  1. waltzingmatildas
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Cheers. Might just do both

              5. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Any ideas on how to use 2FT here?

                Mendy
                Coady TAA Shaw Holding Masuaku
                Bruno Jota Lingard Salah
                Iheanacho

                Forster Davis Son Kane

                1. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Any money?

                  1. Werner Bros
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    0.1

                    1. waltzingmatildas
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Hmm unless you would consider losing a big hitter, don't think there is much you can do

                      1. Werner Bros
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        I have considered losing Son but not convinced by any options really.

                        Could do Son Masuaku > Maddison/Mount Rudiger/Dallas/Castagne?

              6. Phlajo
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Mendy Pope
                TAA Rudiger Coady Alioski Mitchell
                Bruno Son Salah Mount Jota
                Kane Nacho Vydra

                2 FT 0itb

                Kane to Vardy here and roll a FT? Vardy seems to price rise tonight so will be priced out tomorrow.

                Also if Kane drops 0.1 I can get him straight back

                1. Phlajo
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  2nd keeper Forster 🙂 For some reason had Pope on my mind

              7. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Bench 1

                A Rüdiger
                B Holding
                C Alonso
                D Vydra

                1. LSK
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  D

                2. HuttonDressedasLahm
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  A bench?
                  Luxury

              8. son of city
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Any thoughts?

                  Martinez

                  Veltman Targett. Rudiger

                  Salah Son Bruno Lingard Jota

                  Nacho Watkins

                  sub( Sanchez Dallas Cancelo Bam)

                • Hazardous1983
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Sanchez (areola)
                  Dallas rudiger target (reguillon dawson)
                  Jota bruno salah lingard (son)
                  Ineacho watkins kane

                  0.0 in bank. 1ft what to do

                • Echoes
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Can anyone shed some more light on the Jota rumors please..

                    1. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Not pictured in training today. Gotta wait for Klopp tomorrow.

                      1. Keeptrying
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        This

                      2. Echoes
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Thanks

                      3. Aster
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          -

                        • Must.Go.Faster.
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            “Let there be LIGHT!!”

                        • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Would you play ESR(EVE) over anyone?

                          Sanchez(Lloris)
                          TAA Digne Dallas Dunk Targett
                          Salah Jota Lingard (ESR Son)
                          Vardy Nacho(Kane)

                          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Probably Digne
                            He’s been useless!!

                        • HuttonDressedasLahm
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Jota?!
                          Nooooo

                          Kane, Son, Gundogan, Tosin, Lacazette, Jota
                          So down to 8

                          Hits incoming!!

                          1. La Roja
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            I’d hit the alcohol bottle before FPL hits tbh

                            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                              • 11 Years
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Alcohol and hits.... what could go wrong 🙂

                              1. La Roja
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                Well milk is never a solution for our problems. Might as well get shitfaced and take hits after

                                1. Bobby Digital
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 22 days ago

                                  Milk was a baad choice!

                        • Corgzzzz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Chelsea fans........With CL on Tuesday, do you think Alonso will play this GW ??