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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

The best Neto replacements and whether FPL managers should stick with Fernandes

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.

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407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TheBiffas
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Jota -> greenwood for free, no-brainer?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Nope

    2. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Absolutely

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      If Jota is injured yes.

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Nah

    5. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      5 months, 6 days ago

      you want both of them in your team

  2. FootballDog
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

      No need to wildcard

    2. Jimmy Boy
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

  3. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Looks fine to save

      1. Netters2018
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

  4. ‘Tis the Season
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      It’s for -4

    2. Nikolai Volkoff
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Nice moves

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Do you think so

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    How many hits this week ? 🙁

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      -4 maximum

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        That’s just Sterling to Greenwood only 🙂

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

      4 maximun 😉

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      None

    4. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

  6. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Madison, let's go...

  7. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Castagne RWB let's gooo

  8. Jullepuu
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 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
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 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
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks

  9. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Thanks

  10. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    And just like that my Pereira transfer plans are derailed

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Annoying f***er

    2. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      You got lucky. Trust me.

  11. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone buy Pereira?

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Yes.

      The West Brom one, though.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 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
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

  12. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      1FT, 3M itb.

      Thanks.

    2. popey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 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

  13. Neo-Viper
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    RMWCT

    Martínez
    Dunk Castagne TAA Saiss
    Salah Trossard Greenwood Lingard
    Watkins Nacho

    Johnstone Digne Rap Kane

    1. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Defense might be a little heavy, but looks good.

    2. Neo-Viper
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 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
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

  14. Street Friend
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      A

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

      Meslier

  15. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Man I hope Vardy turns up tonight

  16. Brehmeren
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 6 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.

  17. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 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 Year
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Sort out a playing goalie

  18. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. Neo-Viper
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      35 is the week

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

    2. Neo-Viper
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

  19. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 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 Year
        5 months, 6 days ago

        So Kane , then laca

        Maybe Lingard and now jota and 3 blanking bench players

        Oh dear

  20. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Mount

    3. Aster
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Tros

  21. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Why would you want Coufal?

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        3 assists in the last 3 and decent fixtures?

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers. Might just do both

  22. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Any money?

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        0.1

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

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

          1. Werner Bros
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

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

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

  23. Phlajo
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

  24. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Bench 1

    A Rüdiger
    B Holding
    C Alonso
    D Vydra

    1. LSK
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      D

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

      A bench?
      Luxury

  25. son of city
    5 months, 6 days ago

    Any thoughts?

    Martinez

    Veltman Targett. Rudiger

    Salah Son Bruno Lingard Jota

    Nacho Watkins

    sub( Sanchez Dallas Cancelo Bam)

  26. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 6 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

  27. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 6 days ago

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

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

        This

      2. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Aster
      5 months, 6 days ago

      -

    3. Must.Go.Faster.
      5 months, 6 days ago

      “Let there be LIGHT!!”

  28. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

      Probably Digne
      He’s been useless!!

  29. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 6 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
      5 months, 6 days ago

      I’d hit the alcohol bottle before FPL hits tbh

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 6 days ago

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

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 6 days ago

            Milk was a baad choice!

  30. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 6 days ago

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