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.

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1,130 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    WC activated - currently on this.

    Using BB in gw35 to take advantage of the double. How’s she looking?

    Pickford (Guaita)
    TAA Digne Dallas Coufal (Targett)
    Salah Son Siggy Lingard (Zaha)
    Kane Iheanacho (Watkins)

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Stopped reading at Pickford

    2. 4-6-0
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Pretty standard for WC+BB but gets thumbs up from me.

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Very good, might try to sneak Shaw in there, BB should do much better than mine did!

    4. Bouncebackability
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Gambling on double announcement before deadline?

    5. leeboy104
      5 months, 22 hours ago

      Like it

  2. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Which one to bench?

    a) Castagne (sou)
    b) Shaw (LIV)
    c) Greenwood (LIV)
    d) Bamford (bha)

    1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Shaw

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      D

    3. leeboy104
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Bamford

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Bamford

    5. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      D

  3. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Who to captain if you’re chasing?

    A) Son
    B) Kane
    C) Nacho

    1. leeboy104
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Nacho

    2. Tmel
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Kane

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Nacho

    4. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Nacho

  4. leeboy104
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Start 1:
    a) Bamford
    b) Jota
    c) Gundogan (do you think he will even play)?

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      A
      (and no to Gundo playing -or at least no to starting)

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    If you could pick 2 goalkeepers for your team for last 5 weeks who would they be?

    Martinez Meslier I think for me

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Meslier and fodder

  6. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Who to bench:

    1. Jota (mun)
    2. Bamford (bha)
    3. Maddison (sou)

    Thanks

    1. GREEN JUMPERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Don't bench Bamford away. Close between the other 2, but I'd lean benching Jota at the moment and based on opponent.

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Jota

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Bench Bamford. Leeds attack have struggled without Raphinha and Raphinha is out this GW. He hasn't scored since GW29 and goals are more spread around the team

  7. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Looking to bring Kane back in.

    Would you transfer out
    A) Bruno + Vydra to Harrison + Kane
    Or
    B) Vardy + Alonso to Kane + Dallas

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      B, since Bruno got him mojo back tonight!

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      B out of those 2.

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Losing Vardy and Alonso before soton and Fulham doesn't seem right

      1. ballsy_b
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 hours ago

        Yeah that’s the dilemma

  8. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Tricky selection and benching dilemmas this week... good to go?

    Martinez
    Rudiger Castagne Shaw TAA
    Son Bruno Greenwood Lingard
    Kane(c) Nacho
    (Areola Bamford Jota White)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Jota first sub. I expect Rudiger to be rested

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Just feels like you should decide what you think will happen in MU-Liv and pick around that. Both Bruno/Greenwood AND TAA makes no sense to me.
      Shaw, TAA, and one for a close game.
      Bruno, TAA & Jota is you think Liv will win.

      I'd want to start Bamford somehow.

      It's tough this week for sure.

  9. Alli
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Jota/Greenwood > Son?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Problem is you will want both players back for 35. Jota out since Greenwood is more likely start this weekend than Jota imo

  10. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    A. 1GW punt Bruno to Pereira then Pereira to Greenwood/Bruno in 35
    B. Boring move Holding to Ward

    2FT 0.3ITB FH36
    Mendy
    TAA Rudiger Shaw Dallas
    Son Salah Lingard Bruno
    Kane Nacho
    (Forster Jota Holding Davis)

  11. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Which one?

    A. Jota to Lingard (own Salah & Trent)
    B. Save FT and start Veltman (LEE)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      B

  12. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Is it an Issue having no Kane or Son this gw? Up the Blades

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      could be the ultimate differential!

      (it's only a problem if they both score and the people you have instead don't...)

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 hours ago

        Ive put all eggs in the double next week, hopefully pays off long run

  13. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Bench two

    Shaw
    TAA
    Holding
    Coufal
    Jota
    Vydra

    Thanks

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Vydra 100% for me - there's a reason he's the cheapest one.
      And Holding.
      Newcastle look dangerous. And Arsenal are...well...Arsenal.

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      couf holding

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Vydra holding easy

  14. The Royal Robin
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    If you had to play one?

    A) Traore
    B) Coady
    C) Lucas

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Surely Moura vs SHU

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      C

  15. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    I need to play TC in single GW. Feeling Kane vs Shef U as good as any?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Yup

    2. Paddy Gooner
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      I'm thinking the same

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Yes go for it

  16. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    1 start one:

    A greenwood
    B jota

    2 bruno to son for free:

    A yes
    B no

    1. ballsy_b
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      B + A

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      AA

    3. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      A and A

    4. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      AA

  17. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Sell trossard for siggy or son?
    Already got kane. Isit really a must to doublr up spurs?

    1. Paddy Gooner
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      I don't think so. I decided against getting him back, but I do have LLoris

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      I would for Son

    3. Atwood
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      I think Son and Kane are pretty essential this week. Sheff Utd are awful.

  18. Uncle John from Jamaica
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Chaps

    Working on the basis next week could be a DGW might play my wc tonight.

    If I wc this week and bench boost the next week do I have 1 or 2 FT the next week pls?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Only 1FT the week after BB35

      1. Uncle John from Jamaica
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 23 hours ago

        thanks

  19. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Whose got double gameweek in 35?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Check Ben Crellin twitter

  20. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Bench one

    A) Shaw
    B) dunk

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      B

  21. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Mendy
    TAA Shaw Rudiger
    Salah Jota Fernandes Lingard Greenwood
    Kane Iheanacho

    Forster Vydra Holding Kilman

    I want Son, not fully convinced but a nice fixture and high ownership id kick myself if i didnt have him and he hauled...

    Who out for Son:

    1. Jota
    2. Greenwood

    Thanks

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      1

    2. Paddy Gooner
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      2

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Jota

    4. ExpressoMySonny
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Jota as greenwood was rested today and he may have a possible DGW?

  22. Atwood
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Any thoughts deadzone?
    2FT's and 1.2 spare.
    Would ideally hold one FT. Thinking Saka > Perreira.

    Martinez
    Rudiger - Reguilon - Dallas
    Salah - Bruno - Lingard - Son
    Kane - Watkins - Iheanacho

    Shaw - Coady - Saka

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      I would definitely do that move and drop watkins to the bench.

      1. Atwood
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 23 hours ago

        Yep, that's what I'm thinking too

    2. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Saka > Perreria is interesting - feels like an upgrade.
      Potentially Saka > Raphinha...take a risk that he'll be fit soon enough. (But I'm a little worried about that)

  23. ExpressoMySonny
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Does anyone have more information about the Nat Phillips injury? Is there a return date

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Presser tomorrow

  24. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    what to do here?

    2 FTs 1,2 ITB

    Mendy
    Shaw, Semedo, Holding, Fofana
    Son, Lingard, Bruno
    Vardy(c), Nacho, Kane
    Forster, TAA, Saka, Jota

    a) Semedo -> Dallas
    b) I have no idea, help 😀

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Move looks good. I would definitely drop Holding to the bench for TAA.

      1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 23 hours ago

        true true

  25. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    bench one:

    A saiss (wba)
    B jota (mun)
    C TAA (mun)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      A

    2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      jota

    3. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      b

  26. Mahjongking
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Do you think mount will start? Or shld i sell for siggy?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Mount start the last 7. Expect him to get rested

  27. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Best mid £5.1m or less for the bench?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      ASM or go fodder if its permanently on the bench

  28. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Am I gtg? 0ft 0.0itb

    Mendy
    Taa. Azpi. Rudi
    Son Salah Lingard Harrison
    Vardy. Kane (c) Nacho(v)

    Forster Targett Holding Neto

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      GTG

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 23 hours ago

        Cheers

  29. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Hope GW37 is a mega double since I have the BB left

  30. DangerFC
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 23 hours ago

    Bench one:
    Shaw
    Targett

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 23 hours ago

      Targett