Scout Picks

Gameweek 34 Scout Picks features Spurs, Leicester and Chelsea double-ups

Spurs, Leicester and Chelsea are the three clubs with double-ups in the Gameweek 34 Scout Picks XI.

Following David, Neale, Tom and Andy’s Scout Squad submissions, we deliberated over the best players to own for the latest round of fixtures.

We line up in the traditional 3-4-3 formation and come in at a very cheaper £76.5 this time around, £6.5m inside our budget of £83.0m.

Goalkeeper

Edouard Mendy (£5.2m) should hold his starting berth when Chelsea host Fulham in Gameweek 34. The Cottagers remain ahead of only Sheffield United for goals this season (25) while the Blues are the Premier League’s best side for expected goals conceded (xGC) over the last six matches.

Defenders

Gameweek 34 looks a good round to invest in Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) as Manchester City travel to face Crystal Palace. The centre-back was not involved in Wednesday’s Champions League win against PSG, suggesting he should start at Selhurst Park. Having nodded home from a corner in the EFL Cup final, Laporte will ask questions of a Palace defence that sits joint-worst for headed attempts conceded over the last six matches.

Leicester’s recent enforced switch to 3-4-1-2 has been of great benefit to Timothy Castagne (£5.8m) who, in Blank Gameweek 33, registered back-to-back scores of nine points or more for the first time since Gameweek 2. The last two matches have seen the defender get a goal and assist and record bonus each time.

Stuart Dallas (£5.3m) can benefit from Leeds’ ongoing defensive improvements in this weekend’s trip to Brighton. Over the last six, Marcelo Bielsa’s men have conceded just four goals; Manchester United are the only side to have given up fewer during that time. Meanwhile, the Seagulls have now gone three successive league matches without finding the net.

Midfielders

While Spurs have come under great scrutiny by local and national press in the past few weeks, Son Heung-min (£9.5m) has quietly kept himself on the Fantasy radar. He has two goals in his last three matches and, in Gameweek 34, faces a Sheffield United defence with the worst xGC score over the last six matches.

Kai Havertz (£8.2m) is another asset likely to start Gamewee 34 based on midweek Champions League commitments. The German international featured only as a second-half substitute against Real Madrid and, ahead of facing Fulham, has a goal and three assists in his past four Premier League appearances.

Burnley are a perfect opponent for Jesse Lingard (£6.7m) to get back in the goals after his scoring run came to an end in Blank Gameweek 33. Over the last six matches, the Clarets rank inside the bottom three for shots in the box and big chances conceded.

Matheus Pereira (£5.5m) has produced four goals and two assists in his last four Premier League appearances, setting him up well for a derby match against Wolves. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men may have two clean sheets in their last three although they did both come against the division’s lowest-scorers. Wolves have conceded at least three goals in four of their last seven and, over the last four, West Bromwich Albion have scored more goals than any other top-flight team (10).

Forwards

Harry Kane (£11.8m) is an easy inclusion in the Scout Picks ahead of a meeting with Sheffield United. As mentioned already, they are the Premier’s worst side for xGC over the last six, a period in which Kane has seven goals, two assists and three double-figure hauls to his name.

Chris Wood (£6.3m) has been in fine form of late. The Burnley forward has nine attacking returns between Gameweek 27 and 33 and, over the last six matches, is joint-top of the Premier League for big chances and best among all players for shots on target. Crucially, he has six career goals against West Ham, the most against any other current top-flight flight side.

Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.2m) is another in-form mid-price forward with nine goals and one assist across his last even Premier League appearances. Southampton have been particularly obliging of late, conceding at least twice in each of their last five in the league.

SUBSTITUTES

  • Illan Meslier (£4.7m)
  • Kurt Zouma (£5.3m)
  • Conor Townsend (£4.4m)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (£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 is how we voted for Gameweek 34:

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The Community Member who beats our team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

Wolverine takes on the Scout Picks in Blank Gameweek 29 going with a 3-5-2 line-up of Johnstone; Castagne, Alonso, Reguilon; Sterling (c), Bale (vc), Maddison, Sigurdsson, Bowen; Kane, Lacazette.

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1,130 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Barcelona lose to Granada means there are only 3 points between the top 4 in LaLiga. Very toight at the top.

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Toight like a?

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Toiger!

    2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Bottled from Barça tonight, was the perfect opportunity to take matters into their own hands. More pressure on the Atleti game now

  2. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Would you rather have going forward:

    A) Gundog
    B) Foden
    C) Another mid up to 6.5?

    Already have Jota and Lingard

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      C Raphinha or Harrison. If we knew Foden would start 4 of the 5 matches, I would say him without any doubt.

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      If there is a DGW35 then JWP will have 2 games (Pool & Palace), followed by Fulham and Leeds

  3. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Oh, and play up Pompey!

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      How about play down Pompey?

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Villareal 1-0

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      No surprise there.

    2. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      You mean Villarreal.

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Surprise surprise

  5. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    What do we think, is Digne a trap?

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes imo

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      He’s not really a trap. He’s just scoring points like a 5.0m defender instead of a 6.0m defender.
      He’s defending really well but his attacking output is damaged by Siggy and Rodriguez taking set pieces off him.
      I don’t think he’s had a shot on target all season either.

  6. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Was hoping and hoping that Vardy would find his form again, but going him over Iheanacho on WC weeks ago has killed me. Time to give in and make the swap now (knowing he’ll probably score a hatty now!)?

    Vardy Gundogan to Iheanacho Son (-4)??? Or lose Jota/JLingz instead of G?

    Martinez
    TAA Rudiger Coady
    Salah Bruno Jota Lingard Gundogan
    Kane(c) Vardy

    Forster Vydra Shaw Johnson

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Vardy outscored Nacho just the week before. He is still on penalties too. Keep him.

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Just that Iheanacho seems to be their main man up top now with Vardy more supporting. He hasn’t gotten a penalty in ages, and Iheanacho in the form of his life is killing my rank hauling every week while Vardy only really has one haul in recent memory lol...

        Plus figure because it helps me get Son in for Gundo who could be rotated?

        1. SweetSilverSong
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Could you do Jota to Pereira and Vydra to Iheanacho?

    2. Jellyfish
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Is a back three of Dias Rudiger and Shaw too risky to go with this GW?
      Struijk and a injured Phillips make up my defensive cover on the bench.
      Concerned about rotation and all three are at risk imo.
      Worth burning a FT to get some cover?

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I think you’ll be okay tbh

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Would be concerned about rotation , yes. I would get some cover, if you have spare 3 over Struijk/Phillips. Holgate/Godfrey could be good given Everton will have a DGW

        1. Jellyfish
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I don’t have funds for either unfortunately. Max 4.6

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      OMG bruno

      1. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Points for everyone

    4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Bruno s back.

    5. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Beautiful goal for ManUtd with Pogba Cavani and Bruno(G) combination

    6. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Bruno ➡ Son for FT..?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Do you think Bruno will do well against Liverpool?

        1. seanie3
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Why are Liverpool now a force again..

          1. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Blanked in the previous game didn’t he

    7. JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Brunooo!

    8. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Keep selling Bruno lads

      1. Sack The Glazers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Bruno scoring vs Roma doesn't do anything for me on the weekends

    9. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Nice goal Cavani - > Bruno!

      1. JBG
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        That run from Pogba was just marvelous.

    10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Penalty roma

    11. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 25 days ago

        He didn’t need to slide there Pogba

        1. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Idiot Pogba

        2. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Lol at United

        3. Kitman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          cancel, trent, shaw, dallas .

          which to bench?

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Shaw?

          2. Alberto Tomba
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Shaw, can't see LFC not scoring with Manu distracted by Europe and Lfc still with a chance for CL, Salah in running for Golden Boot and various players playing for Euros / transfers.

        4. brixtonBob
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Apart from Palace v Southampton yet to be scheduled, is there potential for any more double game weeks ? Just working out when I should use my bench boost.

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            You mean, asides from next week?

          2. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Aston Villa v Everton also

            1. brixtonBob
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Ah yes, I forgot about that, thanks.

        5. Alberto Tomba
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          What's the view on likely DGW situations? Or is it not likely? thanks

          1. djman102
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            There has to be at least one, since Everton-Villa and Palace-Southampton have to be rescheduled from earlier.

            GW35 is the likely spot, but if they readjust the last 2 GWs to allow fans back in, there are multiple possiblities.

            1. Alberto Tomba
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Thanks :).
              So retain players from those four, and otherwise don't worry about what we don't yet know? Roll an FT if possible, unless like me you want Salah in?

        6. Gazwaz80
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Schmeichel
          Trent Aspi Holding
          Mount Linz Fernandes Son
          Bambam Nacho Kane
          Subs...
          Foster Coady Jota Terget

          Do you sages think this team will suffice for this week so I can have two transfers for the (who knows what’s happening) gameweek next week?
          Many thanks in advance...

        7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Arteta out. This is embarrassing

          1. Konstaapeli
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Half time woulfdbe a good time to do it.

        8. Milkman Bruno
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Emery loves this comp

          • Blanka
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Is this worth a hit?

            Greenwood and Jota > Bale and Perreira? Probably not, but as a stand alone, when you look at respective fixtures, looks quite nice?

          • Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            2-0 Villarreal

            Sacking a manager with credibility and a decent record to bring in one with nothing, other than the fact he used to play for us.

            What a joke Arsenal have become

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              "Other than the fact ysed to play for us"

              Hmm not sure. His time with pep at city had more to do with it

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                We would never have hired the assistant manager of Bayern, PSG, Madrid, no matter how highly they are rated, especially without managerial experience. It’s because he played for us.

                Emery was only given a season man.

            2. Konstaapeli
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Sacking Emery was correct decicion. Hiring Arteta wasn't.

              1. Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Emery wanted Zaha, had us on a decent europa league run, never had us 10th in the league after 33 games.

                He was only given a season. Plus all the mocking some of our stupid fans did of his accent and all in all, this is karma for him being sacked.

          • Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Feck

              1. Milkman Bruno
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Roma / Dzeko goal

              2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Dzeko goal

              3. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                I hope Liverpool are watching this.

                1. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  How many will you be starting in that one?

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Shaw,Greenwood,Fernandes
                    TAA,Salah (Jota)

                    Think I’ll be Doing Fernandes > Son.

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Thinking about Bruno to Bale here - with Greenwood in possible compensation just to make it a hit 🙂

              4. Tshelby
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Still thinking about vardy and Bruno to son and Kane (-4) but keeping them might be gold

                1. dbeck
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  I’d just do Bruno to son

              5. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Roma players not liking the Manchester rain.