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:

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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. Apwilkin
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Do we think mount plays this week?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Doubt it

  2. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Which move?

    a) Salah/Bruno to Son
    b) Coady to Dallas.

    Thanks.

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 20 days ago

      B

  3. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Best move here? WC & FH left but with no news on 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

  4. GOATMEAT
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 20 days ago

    When can we expect news about the possible DGW35?

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      1 minute after this weeks deadline

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        This

        1. GOATMEAT
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Great...

    2. Cheeseoid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Probably in GW 36 the way this season has been

  5. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Start digne or coufal?

    1. Cheeseoid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Dinge but there isn't much to choose between them

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Luca

  6. Pigeon
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Which is better guys?

    A) Castagne + Son
    B) TAA + Maddison

    1. Cheeseoid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      A imo

      1. Pigeon
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Cheers. Btw would you start Watkins ahead of Jota this weekend?

        1. Cheeseoid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Yes I would. I don't think either will do that wonderfully in all honesty

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      A

  7. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    What transfer to make this week, need to burn a FT...

    A. Wilson -> Wood
    B. Coady -> Llorente/Ayling

    1. Cheeseoid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      A

  8. Lucky Z
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Do you think Maddy can br benched for Ayoze this GW?

    1. Cheeseoid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      He could be but I don't think he will be

  9. NATSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    I have these players from teams that still in European competition.

    Which one could be rested this GW?

    Leno
    AWB - Azpi
    Bruno

    1. Cheeseoid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Dave is most likely to be benched

      1. NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Oh, sorry. Who is Dave please?

        1. Cheeseoid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Azpilicueta is often referred to as Dave

          https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2028078-cesar-azpilicueta-i-like-chelsea-fans-calling-me-dave

          It's just easier to spell

          1. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Thank you. He could be the one to sell then.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Probably Azpi, others should be fine

  10. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Jota to start?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I dont think so

      1. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Think you may be right. Could be time to sell. Priority here?

        A) Jota -> Lingard
        B) Watkins -> Nacho
        C) Jota & Vardy -> 5.5 (Pereira) & Kane(c) [-4]

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

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

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Team not looking good, i have no idea why you are keeping WC and FH!
          For Next season may be?

          1. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            WC & FH once the DGWs / Blanks are confirmed, which now looks like being next GW I think

          2. Cheeseoid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            You can always display them on a shelf

        2. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          B is probably better, I would like to have Jota from next week

          1. Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Likely WC next week though, so can get Jota back

        3. Cheeseoid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          I think Lingard has had his moment.

          Nacho has been doing well but Watkins may well have a DGW next week so I don't think I would sell him this week

          C is the best of the options but I don't think I would do it. Vardy could easily do well this week

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

  11. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Which should I start?

    A) Fofana
    B) Coady
    C) Coleman

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      CAB in that order for me.

    2. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      C

    3. balint84
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      A

  12. DavvaMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Hi Guys

    I have concerns that Rudiger wont start so was thinking:

    A. Rudiger > Dallas

    I also plan on starting Vydra and benching Jota:

    B. Good idea
    C. Dont do it
    D. Vydra > DCL/Watkins (-4)

    Thanks

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Good moves, just start Vydra, hit is not worth it

      1. DavvaMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks

  13. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Was looking through Laporte's FPL history, I thought he had more goals than that considering how "attacking" he was considered...

    1. Cheeseoid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I think maybe he just had a spell of them.

      I remember owning him and he seemed to get returns regularly but that is the only time I have ever owned him so maybe it was just luck

    2. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Only scores in double game weeks when you do not have him

  14. yanky
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    bench two please

    a) holding (new)
    b) saka (new)
    c) coady (wba)
    d) jota (mun)

    1. TOLV TUMS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      AD

    2. balint84
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Ac

  15. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Is it too late to announce A possible dgw 35 now, so that it’s likely the dgw will be GW 36 or later instead?

  16. BS03
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Hi guys abit of a benching headache here but team and bench order GTG? Thanks!!

    Martinez
    TAA - Rudi - Dallas - Shaw - Digne
    Lingard - Bruno - Son
    Kane (c) - Iheanacho (vc)
    _____________________________
    Sanchez: Greenwood: Watkins: Jota

    1. toxik
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      My team similar to yours currently I am

      Ederson

      TAA-Dallas-Digne-Azpi-Castagne

      Lingard-Bruno

      Kane(vc)-Nacho(c)-Watkins

      Subs: Martinez-Greenwood-Jota-Gundo

  17. toxik
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Selection headache who to play out of:

    Bruno
    Greenwood
    TAA
    Jota

    Currently only playing TAA as predicting a 0-0.

  18. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Is Keane likely to play?

  19. balint84
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Play Greenwood or Jota?
    Play Dunk or Coufal?

  20. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Pope (Johnstone)
    Cancelo Lowton Rudiger
    Son Bruno Lingard Jota
    Nacho Kane Vardy

    Johnstone - AWB - Lowton - ESR

    1 FT and 1.5 itb

    1. AWB to Dallas
    2. Pope to Meslier/Ederson
    3. Any other move you suggest

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      1

  21. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Richarlison or DCL as a replacement for Cavani?

  22. mrpink32
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Bruno jota to Son pereira? -4

    Y or N

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Just bruno > son

  23. Denis Tueart on the wing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Is it worth losing Bruno for Son?

    1. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Yes

    2. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      No

  24. Kiwivillan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Salah>Son? Probably WC next week and cash league rival doesn't have Salah

    1. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      I wouldnt

  25. ooooo
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 20 days ago

    Kane + Jota to Vardy + Pereira for free?

    1. Jeremy Corbyn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 20 days ago

      Hell no

      1. ooooo
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 20 days ago

        No other way to really get Kane apart from that

        1. Big Hands Barry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 20 days ago

          Assume you mixed those names up. Would do vardy and jota to kane and periera

          1. ooooo
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 20 days ago

            Oh yeah I didnt realise 🙂 meant that

  26. SharkyT
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Morning guys, but stuck what to do here. Team seems ok but have 2FTs & don’t want to burn one.

    1.2m ITB
    Mendy Forster
    TAA Azpi Shaw Coady Holding
    Mount Salah Bruno Lingz Jota
    Kane Nacho Vydra

    Any idea?!

  27. tomong
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    start Fofana vs sou, Holding vs new or Coady vs wba??
    bench Jota vs mun, Vydra vs WHU or Trossard vs LEE??

    I have Salah, bruno, TAA, shaw in the same match....

  28. VinMar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Stones to Digne or Dallas
    FH in 36

  29. Jässi
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 19 days ago

    Still WC and BB left. I guess my best option is to WC now and hope that DGW 35 happens? And get many players from Everton, Villa, Saints and Palace, as they will not blank and will play more games than others for sure?

  30. choco27
    4 months, 19 days ago

    TAA to Castagne/Digne for this GW34 and DGW35?
    Any sugestion please..
    Thanx before