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. HD7
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Any chance Kane doesnt rise in prise tonight?

  2. Lav
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Suggestions? 1 FT, 0.4m ITB

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

  3. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    is jota not first choice anymore..?

    1. Den Perry Did It
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      When was he ever first choice? He plays mainly as part of a front 4 rotation.

    2. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      yes

  4. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    price change time boys? ta

    1. Den Perry Did It
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      11 mins I think.

    2. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      10 mins

      1. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        thx boys, f***k

  5. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

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

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Out of these 3 id go b. But im considering Bruno > Son

  6. De Gea is GOAT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Who plays this weekend? Thanks guys

    A) Azpi
    B) Rudiger
    C) Both

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Could be D. Neither

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks guys. Would you take one out if you had both? If so who? Will bring in Dallas

    2. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      no idea scout says A

    3. Steiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      A has a better chance.

  7. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    vydra bruno > kame harrison chaps? any objections wanted raph but too much uncertainty. exact cash free hit in the bag. 4 mins goo! thx

  8. Aubamewho
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Bench one, please!

    A) Greenwood
    B) Jota
    C) Vydra

    1. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      c b a

      1. Aubamewho
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers

  9. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Suggestions please? 1ft, 1m itb. Wc BB available.

    Martinez
    Taa Azpi Dallas digne
    Salah bruno maddison lingard
    Kane nacho

    Forster coufal gundo Vydra

    1. De Gea is GOAT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Im really tempted by Bruno > Son. I already know your thoughts on this move haha Monitor Lingard's situation as well. The rest is GTG

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Cheers

  10. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Bench 2:

    A) Jota
    B) Shaw
    C) Fofana
    D) Saka

    1. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      i feel like A and C...

  11. Taegugk Warrior
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    play holidng or coady..?

    1. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      looking for a reason to go one over the other myself, on holding atm but scout thinks luiz is straight back in so may end up with coady whatever we do. prob wont make any diff as i would imagine no cs for both... thoughts?

  12. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Captain and bench ok here ?
    (Or would you do Vardy to Kane (c) for a hit before Vardys double GW)

    Mendy
    Taa Shaw Rudiger
    Salah Son MaddiSon Siggy
    Vardy (c) Wood Nacho
    - Jota Coady Konsa

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I wouldn't be that sure about vardy double + if there's a double he will blank after that.

  13. Ragabolly
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Risers: Johnstone (4.6) Holding (4.3)

    Fallers: Ødegaard (5.7)

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Thanks Raga 🙂

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Cheers Ragabolly!

    3. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      gdam it kane, could of had another couple of hrs to finalise, sheeesh! thx raggy

  14. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Hi gys! Bit stumped as to what to do here, and desperately wanna carry on this stupidly good long run i've been on.

    Martinez
    Dallas - Shaw - Dias
    Salah - Lingard - Bruno - Son - Jota
    Kane (c) - Ihaenacho (vc)
    _____________________________
    Fabri: TAA: Dunk: Davis

    1FT, 0.2 ITB

    Absolute massive benching headache!!

    Thinking just TAA > Castagna and going 442 with Jota benched?

    Any help here seriously appeciated gents, thanks.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      or quite literally do nothing and bench Jota for TAA?

      Guys? 🙂

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Wouldnt change anything. Id play TAA over Jota

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          I've just done that! 🙂 Be cool to save a FT whilst rivals are scrampling in my ML hehe, cheers bud!

          1. De Gea is GOAT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            I would also save FT. Could come in handy with the doubles and blanks to be announced. Such a good team man. Your TV but must ridiculous.

      2. Pandastar5
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I like keeping TAA cuz of his games after this gw, so I would personally bench jota since united might play another one of those boring ass 0-0 games

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Exactly what i was thinking, coz likely i'd be reversing the same move wanting TAA back after the UTD game.
          Yeah all in all along with the above i agree it makes sense to keep, and bench Jota.
          Thanks buddy! 😉

      3. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        ^ this
        think Jota will be benched anyway
        plenty will have 2 liv/utd defenders and mids so not ideal but hope for 0-0 or high scoring game
        don't think getting castagne in now is worth it
        2FT more valuable for dgw

    2. Setpiecemad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      That is hardly a benching headache.

      1. Salah’s Sonnet
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        In the surface of it, it was, but you agree with it not being a headache because it's clear to bench Jota?

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Why would you bench a nearly 8M defender?

          1. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            If you think your other players are going to score more points

  15. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    All set?

    0ft 0.0itb

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

    Forster Targett Holding Neto

    1. Injury Prone o_O Gooner.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      oooh just bought harrison in, what about you? thoughts on him?
      looks bob on to me pal.

      1. Stupendous
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        It was an injured Raph, a not so sure punt on ASM, or Jack the lad. Stats are bang on and they are up to play anyone. Could work out well!
        Good luck and thanks!

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      exactly the same starting XI as mine except Fofana over Azpi

      triple chelsea defence could be gold or painful

  16. Kane Lane
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Currently chasing do I play safe or risk it.

    A) Madd> Son
    B) Jota> Bale
    C) Traoré>Soggy/Rodz

    1. Pandastar5
      4 months, 26 days ago

      maddison to son seems to be the best option

  17. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Keep Watkins or Wood?

    That 20-pts makes me think again.

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Wood ain't gonna do that again, and it is Burnley.
      Wouldn't want either of them tbh, but Wood over Watkins still imo, have to go with the form player of the two.

      1. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Thank you. Burnley/Wood's recent attacking numbers are not bad, and they play Westham without key def players. The only factor I do want to keep Watkins is the potential dgw35 without blank in dgw36.

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Aye some good points raised there, West Ham culd be abit dodgy in their backline for sure, wouldn't be surprised if Wood nabs one.
          Watkins, is a funny one, just not a fan and not woned him all season, especially without Grealish in there, and plenty of picks from other DGW teams playing, but could be worth hanging onto also, Wood of the two though for sure. GL Bud.

          1. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Nice one and you good luck too.

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Which one has a dgw?

      1. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Yes, that's a big factor why I am still considering to keep Watkins.

  18. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Who to get to till end of Season
    A - Saint-Maximin
    B- Saka

  19. Pigeon
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Rudiger or Coufal for the rest of the season? No other Chelsea or West Ham defence in my team

    1. Pandastar5
      4 months, 26 days ago

      ride the coufal train with me and hopefully we shall profit

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Coufal

  20. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 26 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
    Watkins > Kane -4
    Vardy > Kane

  21. Pandastar5
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Is it worth taking a punt on mahrez/bernardo silva for raphinha just this gw? Will probably be using wc the week after... or do i use the wc now

  22. SINGH
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Guys bench Saka or Bruno? At the moment benched Bruno as cannot see much happening against Pool?

    1. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Did you see what he did against Roma?

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Did you see Pool vs Toon?

        1. SINGH
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Pool at home been poor but away been better.

      2. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Yes but that's Roma. Liverpool are a different team.

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Fair enough, if you must, yeah, bench Fernandes..

  23. Pigeon
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Which option do you guys think is better for the rest of the season?

    A) Castagne + Son
    B) TAA + Maddison

  24. sk24
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Would you FH this week? My team is:

    Martinez, Forster
    Taa, Dallas, Shaw, Rudiger, Konsa
    Salah, Bruno, Jota, Lingard, Raphinha
    Kane, Cavani, Nacho

    If not what would be the bench order?

    Not sure if FH would be more valuable in dw/bw than in this one to get Son, Bale, Alonso, Sterling, Vardy, maybe even Ferran?!

  25. Tcheco
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Play 1:

    A. Greenwood (LIV)

    B. Alioski (bha)

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      B, I guess

  26. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Why was DCL close to dropping with decent fixtures and DGW coming up?

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      My guess. Kane, Nacho, Vardy effect.

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I forgot the hat-trick man, Wood, too.

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Fair enough. I have Kane Nacho and thinking of Watkins>DCL

    2. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Because people love to chase last week’s points a week too late

  27. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Those with okay team for this GW34 and FH chip. Do you keep FT?

    If we play FH on GW35, the saving FT will be useless. So, I'm wondering what to do.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Wouldn't save FT. Change something

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I think so. Hope for some news today.

    2. Lucky Z
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Similar situation. Have 2FTs instead

  28. Nabs Kebabs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Play 2:

    Shaw (LIV)
    Holding (new)
    Veitman (LEE)
    Lowton (WHU)

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Shaw lowton

  29. noahzark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Meslier, Johnstone
    Dunk, Digne, Dallas, Alexander-Arnold, Coady
    Salah, Lingard, Soucek, Havertz, Rodríguez
    Bamford, Iheanacho, Kane
    0.9 ITB

    I'm top 6k and want to bring in some differentials. This would be my team after a -4 Odegaard and Jota to Havertz and rodriguez. Everton have an extra fixture to play in the last few weeks

    Thoughts?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Think removing Soucek should be more of a priority than removing Jota

  30. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    What would you do here guys? WC & FH left but with no clarity in the doubles yet I’m tempted to wait until next week to WC....

    A) Wildcard
    B) Gundo -> 5.7 (Pereira/Trossard/Saka/Odegaard)
    C) Targett -> 4.8 (Dier/Rudiger)
    D) Cancelo & Vardy -> Holding & Kane (-4)
    E) Jota & Vardy -> 5.5 (Pereira/Saka & Kane) (-4)

    Martinez
    TAA, Cancelo, Coufal
    Salah, Jota, Son, Gundo
    Vardy, Bamford, Watkins

    Pope, Shaw, Targett, Raphina
    Bank 0.1m, 1FT, WC & FH left