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. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Son Kane and Nacho looking to rise tonight

  2. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA, Shaw, Rud
    Salah, Son, Lingard, Greenwood
    Kane (c), Nacho, Watkins

    McCarthy, Dallas, Zaha, Dier, 0 itb 1FT

    Bench order okay? (tricky one this week!)

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I would probably start Dallas ahead of Watkins. Rudiger most likely rested so Watkins would come on for him

  3. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Will handsome Kane rise in price tonight?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Probably

  4. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Definitely hold Wood this week, but remember, if it lasts longer than 4 hours call your family doctor.

  5. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    RP

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

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

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

    Would you make Vardy to Kane move tonight or wait for Spurs press conference tomorrow ?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      If not going to get priced out then wait for the presser.

      He did train with the squad today

      https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial/status/1387763132756598796?s=19

  7. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Tottenham created 0.6 NPxG against Southampton last prem game - bearing in mind since the turn of the year no team has collected fewer points (ten) or conceded more goals (39) than Southampton. Are we so sure of a route this weekend with a re-spirited Sheffield team?

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I see them getting 3 or 4

      1. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        you capping Kane then?

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          100% and have Son also

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      After that cup final no show, I expect a big performance from Spurs

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Re-spirited Sheffield team????

  8. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Worth shifting one of Rudiger or Azpi for a hit?

    Targett and Holding on the bench

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      No

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers

  9. Ayew Holding Mee Cork
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    TAA Shaw Dallas Rudiger Coady

    Which 3 would you start?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      TAA Shaw Dallas

    2. Hazz
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Dallas, Rudiger & one of Shaw/TAA. I reckon Rudiger is rested though, so your problem could be solved.

  10. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Kane fully fit? Or keep Vardy?

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Thanks. Helpful. Too scared to go without him then.

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

      Vardy has Newcastle and a probable double next week.

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

        But also kind of sucks, whilst Kane is runaway top striker and playing for boot and club upgrade.

        Who knows?

  11. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Anything you would do here
    Martinez (forster)
    TAA Azpi holding (konsa veltman)
    Bruno son salah lingard gundo
    Kane ihenacho (vydra)

    0.2itb 1 FT

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I would probably start Veltman or Konsa ahead of holding. Roll FT

  12. andrewrichter
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Maddison or Wood this week? Normally go Maddison, but not sure if he'll be risked 3 games in 1 week. What does everyone think?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Maddison was poor in the last two he started. He could easily start from the bench tomorrow.

      1. BaleKaneSon
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Wood

    2. Wolfman180
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Mendy
      Coady/ Azpi/ Dias/ Shaw
      Salah/ Lingard/ Bruno/ Son
      Kane/ Nacho

      Forster/ Vydra/ Jota/ Struijk

      2FTs, 0.0 ITB
      Any suggestions as to what to do with this team. Feels wrong burning a transfer

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Dias to Dallas or Coady to EVE def

    3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Play A or B?
      A. Jota vs mun
      B. Holding vs new
      Cheers.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        A

    4. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Play Trossard or Vydra?

    5. Sarri-ball
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Thoughts on sigg as a 4th mid with everton double?

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Trap possibly

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          How?

      2. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Personally for the price I would prefer Zaha. Better double fixtures, also don’t blank after, just seems more livelier than Siggs.

        If I was set on Everton then would prefer J Rod over Sig.

    6. dezille
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      To fund getting Son back, get in Coufal or Konsa to cover not having Martinez?

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

        Coufal. Great fix for run in and attacking threat.

    7. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Captain Watkins or DCL cant make my mind up?

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Neither surely?£

    8. Bleh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Play one:

      A. Martinez - EVE (A)
      B. Sanchez - LEE (H)

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

        A, but I reckon both concede

    9. Blackstar
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It is a double game week right?! How come its not showing on the site?

      1. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        GW35 probably is

    10. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Is Salah to bale a good punty transfer this week?!

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

        Lunacy, morelike.

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

          This

          1. No Kane No Gain
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Thanks lol

        2. No Kane No Gain
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Cheers mate.

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

            Proved some rather poor advice in the end, didn’t it?

            Have penned strongly-worded letters to both the manufacturer of my crystal ball and the Red Devils’ supporters union.

    11. Toothis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 6 days ago

      G2g? 1ft...

      Schmeichel
      TAA Rudiger Shaw
      Salah Bruno Son lingard
      Kane iheanacho Bamford

      (forster, holding, jota, Mitchell)

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

        Yeah, but like you I am worried about TAA Salah & Shaw Bruno since they face each other.

    12. BigBillyBass
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      On WC:

      A) Pickford + Targett
      B) Martinez + Ward

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

        A

    13. Lav
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      What would you do here with 1 FT?

      Mendy - Forster
      TAA - Shaw - Coady - Rudi - Ayling
      Salah - Bruno - Jota - Lingz - ASM
      Kane - Bamford - Nacho

    14. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Which def scores more points this weekend

      A) azpi home to ful
      B) Dallas away to Brighton
      C) castag away to Southampton

      ?

      Cheers

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

        Toss a coin between A and B

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers. Already have azpi. Will change him this or next week. Not sure if I should stick or twist this week.

      2. OptimusBlack
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        C

        1. Soto Ayam
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks

    15. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Martinez
      Digne Dunk Dallas
      Salah Gundo Son Lingrad
      Nacho Vardy © Watkins
      Areola (Jota - Konsa - Cresswell)
      £3.4 itb
      What to do Save FT or What ?

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

        I would want Kane somehow personally.

    16. Tsparkes10
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Any idea on what to do?? 2FT 0.3itb

      Mendy
      Rudiger Dias Coady
      Jota Salah Bruno Son Lings
      Kane Kelechi
      (Forster, Holding, Vydra, Veltman)

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

        Maybe Jota out?

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        do you have enough for Jota to Maddison (short term pick)
        take a punt on Siggy with a double coming up
        Dias could go too especially if there's a rest in sight

    17. Taegugk Warrior
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ditch for son in
      a. fernandez
      b. greenwood
      c. jota

      1. Avery
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Jota

    18. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Pick one defender to play

      A. Struijk (bha)
      B. Coady (wba)
      C. Phillips (mun)

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

        I would go for Coady.

    19. HD7
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Do you think Bale will be nailed now for the games left?