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. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    how is this looking what should i do

    Sanchez (areola)
    Dallas rudiger regulllon (holding targett)
    Salah son bruno lingard (jota)
    Kane watkins ihenacho

    1ft. 0.3m in bank no chips left

    1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'd roll the FT. It is decent, with playing subs and 2FTs could be useful as and when DGW is announced.

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Roll

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you carrry transfer into 35? Or what transfer would you be thinking- Leno Forster Rüdiger Alonso Jota Holding all possible rotation risks/ dropped

    Leno
    TAA Rüdiger Alonso
    Salah Bruno Lingard Greenwood
    Vardy Iheanacho (c) Vydra

    Forster Jota Fofana Holding

    1. istanbul05
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      strong bench to cover any rotation - i'd roll

  3. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Watkins to.bamford or hold

    1. Tshelby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I would

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    2FTs. Wanting to do Vardy >> Kane(C). Which move is best to raise 0.3? Still got BB.

    A. Gundog >> ASM / Saka
    B. Coady >> Llorente / Alioski

    Mendy
    TAA. Shaw. Rudiger
    Salah. Bruno. Gundog. Lingard
    Vardy. DCL. Iheanacho
    (Forster, Jota, Coady, Holding)

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Neither of those
      Maybe A with Pereira

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not possible! 0.1 short as ever

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Otherwise I’d put it was a clear option

    2. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'd go A. Gundo is a prime rotation candidate this GW before the 2nd leg.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yeah I think his time is up l! Annoyed I can’t afford Pereira! And raphinha isn’t fit 🙁

  5. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Start Lowton or Coady?

    Sanchez | Areola
    TAA Shaw Lowton
    Salah Son Lingard Pereira
    Kane Vardy Iheanacho
    ¦ Saka Coady Phillips

  6. For Fuchs Sake
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Why is Jota dropping so quick in transfers?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Risk of rotation, not delivering points, facing a strong Man United, no double gameweek coming up

    2. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wasteful, playing in a team with reasonably high competition for places, frequently subbed early even when he does start, tough fixture this week.

      Definitely enough reasons to sell despite good fixtures later.

      Promising he's getting chances, but was always very streaky at Wolves - if he's properly off form that could spell trouble for owners.

    3. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He has gone from ‘most essential fpl player’ to sell / bench for Veltman this GW within the space of 3 weeks

      It’s an over reaction in my opinion

      1. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        This.
        Often players deliver when you least expect it

  7. istanbul05
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Finally broken into the top 1k... Thoughts on Moura to Lingard and roll other FT?

    Mendy,
    TAA, Rudiger, Coady,
    Salah, Bruno, Greenwood, Moura,
    Kane, Vardy, Iheanacho.

    Forster, Jota, Holding, 3.8.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Great rank well done.

      Makes sense. Nice set up but the hypothetical DGW BGW scenario in 35/36 could be interesting for you!

    2. The bean
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Well done on the top 1k, do you think holding and Rudigar could be both a rotation risk this week?

      1. istanbul05
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks! For sure, he is definitely a risk but not worth a transfer out this GW IMO. Guess I am just waiting for BGW/DGW news for my next step!

        1. The bean
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah good shout.. good luck anyway...

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    OMG cavani

  9. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bottomed...

    Play one of

    A) Konsa
    B) Holgate
    C) Veltman

    Thanks!

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Holgate

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    G Cavani
    A Fwr

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Fernandes, even.

  11. grumpyman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    What a finish. Wow.

  12. JJeyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bruno cashing in his underlying stats in the europa with a goal and assist

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yeah. Weekend blank again no doubt

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Get rid of Jota or Lacazette?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      The injured one

  14. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Whixb to start out of:

    A. TAA
    B. Shaw
    C. Targett

    1. JJeyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Who else you playing? V hard to bench no TAA or Shaw

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Rudiger, Dallas plus one from the list above.

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Is bench Dallas and play TAA & Shaw for what it’s worth.

          1. Burger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Think you may be right there, ta 🙂

    3. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      never bench TAA

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        This

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      AB

  15. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Bruno ➡ Son for FT

    Yay or Nay?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      That was my move this week but having second thoughts myself.

      I could go Jota > Siggy instead.

      1. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Siggy? Why him?

        I could sell Jota too to sb for up to 8.0

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Good run of fixtures. Possible double then game in 36 against Sheffield United. On pens, fks,corners.

          Similar price to Jota but still prefer Siggy over J.Rodriguez who is injury prone and is gassed after an hour.

          1. LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            OK, I see. I would be more tempted by M.Pereira, great stats and points lately

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Yeh he’s a good pick too.

  16. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Shaw creates big chance.

  17. For Fuchs Sake
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who are the teams with potential DGWs?

    1. AutoFill 2021
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Manu, Leicester, villa, Chelsea, Everton and Palace...I think.

  18. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Martinez (Forster)
    TAA, Rudiger, Fofana (Coady, Coufal)
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Lingard (Jota)
    Kane, Iheanacho, Wood

    A) Coady > Coleman
    B) Coady > Holgate
    C) Fofana > Godfrey (will play Coady)
    D) Coady + Fofana > Dallas + 4.6
    E) Do nothing

  19. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Danny Ceb rc

  20. Random Name
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Ceballos has to go down as the worst ever europa league player right? 3 goals given away in previous ties and now a red card

  21. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Harsh rc for ceballos. Accidental

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ref must’ve been watching his theatrics las Friday.

  22. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Surely United will rest their players against Liverpool this week? The games means nothing to them and the Roma game is their only chance of silverware.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Doubt they fancy getting spanked by their arch-rivals enough to rest all those key players.

  23. Milkman Bruno
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Pogba has had one or two brilliant moments this game but more absolutely terrible moments

    • pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Will bruno be rested at the weekend. Am tempted to sell for Son, already have 10 dgw's if crellin is right so that would leave 9 dgws gw 35, 8 players in bgw 36 but will have 2 free transfers

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Rested against Liverpool?

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Not an important game for utd though. 2nd is tied up

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Not with that attitude its not!

            5 points between United & Leicester, and they have to play each other.

            If United lose vs. Liverpool & Leicester win this GW, its down to 2 points already, ahead of that fixture.

    • pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      There's a lot more to a simple announcement about fixture changes. IF an announcement is to happen to allow fans in, it won't happen last thing on a Friday, this would be a huge announcement with a fanfare etc.

      More importantly it needs government approval that further restrictions are definitely being lifted on 17th May. I can't see that happening just yet, Boris would want a downing street briefing first and although likely, if that Indian varient is going to cause dramas with vaccines I wouldn't bet on that briefing being too soon.

      Also there's a social media blackout

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      OMG cavani.

    • Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cavani g

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      3-2 United.

      Keeper fumble.

    • Milkman Bruno
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Keeper should do better

      • Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        United are playing very good attacking football.