Scout Picks

FPL Gameweek 7 Scout Picks built on Chelsea triple-up

There’s not a Liverpool or Manchester City player in sight in our Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Scout Picks for Gameweek 7.

A Chelsea triple-up instead forms the spine of the side this week, with eight other teams represented in the remaining spots.

After Sam, Az, Neale and Tom submitted their Scout Squad selections earlier this week, we have chosen our best players ahead of tomorrow’s 11:00 BST deadline.

We line up in a 3-4-3 formation and come in at £81.9m, well under our £83.0m budget.

GOALKEEPER

The best goalkeepers for UEFA Champions League Fantasy

With 17 clean sheets in 25 Premier League matches since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel in January, Edouard Mendy (£6.0m) is the first of two Chelsea backline options in this week’s Scout Picks. The Blues’ stopper has kept three clean sheets in five games so far this season, and is the fourth-highest scoring goalkeeper in FPL despite missing a week. His numbers are impressive, too, given that his 3.45 saves per 90 minutes ranks fifth – only behind Karl Darlow (£4.5m), Illan Meslier (£5.0m), Ben Foster (£4.0m) and Hugo Lloris (£5.6m) – while his 5.5 minutes-per-baseline-bonus (BBPS) is also encouraging, and suggests that he could be in the mix when Chelsea do keep a clean sheet. Against a Southampton side that is goalless in three matches, Mendy’s inclusion makes a lot of sense.

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  1. Aye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best option on WC?

    1. Sarr and Jiminez
    2. Son and A.Armstrong
    3. Doucoure/Gray/Gallagher and Vardy.

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sarr only has one good fixture before they turn. I'd probably go for 3 with Gallagher

    2. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Saka and Jimi instead?

      I’d want Saka, Mbuemo and Raphinha as my budget mids if I was on wildcard

    3. Thinkering like a Boss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Son, Toney is possible?

    4. FantasyClub
        2 months, 1 day ago

        3 with ESR

        1. Aye
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I have Saka. Could do ESR instead and do Son/Toney.

          Thanks for the replies!

    5. JHolmes
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sanchez
      TAA - James - Coady - B.Williams - Livramento
      Salah - Jota - Greenwood - Sarr - Sissoko
      Antonio - Ronaldo - Dennis

      1FT, 2.5 ITB. Tempted to do TAA, Jota, Dennis -> Rudiger, Smith-Rowe, Lukaku for -8 (WC burned)
      Is this madness? Could just do TAA to rudi, or even hold FT and play coady, williams, livra and also handle inevitable jota benching...
      I feel like missing on Chelsea players in the coming weeks might be too risky.

    6. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      First WC draft... How's it looking? no United as I feel their fixtures are pretty tough. Would love Ronaldo but it does mess up the solidity of this one.

      Sanchez
      Cancelo, Rudiger, Cresswell
      Salah, Raphinha, Benhrama, Sarr
      Vardy, Lukaku, Antonio

      Foster, Bissouma, White, Tsmikas

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I know Vardy has done well but not sure I like him for his price. Would prefer a son or even city mid instead. Toney over Vardy and son for benrahma?

      2. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Nice, are you planning to move Sarr on next week?

        1. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I think Sarr could be a permanent feature. For his price.

    7. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      1FT left, thinking Jota >> Saka? Or save?

      Sanchez
      Rüdiger. Shaw*. White
      Salah. Jota. Raph. Sarr
      Ronaldo(C). Antonio. ASM
      (Foster, Gilmour, Livramento, TAA)

      1. PattBrofield
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I probably would

    8. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Which option?

      A) Marchal to Rudiger

      B) Ronaldo to Lukaku

      C) Save

      1. estheblessed
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ive gone for Rudiger and Lukaku our of those choices I'd say a)

      2. JBG
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You can't do anyone else to Rudiger?

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Also Alonso

    9. shirtless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Best trio to arrive at after 2 FTs..?

      Shaw, Rudiger & Rapha (Shaw might not play)

      White, Rudiger & Greenwood

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A. Shaw is back at training I understand so is a good chance of playing

        1. shirtless
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes I think he 'll play. I think a lot of those who started last week and midweek are at risk.

    10. Corona is not good 4 U
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ayling and Jota -> Rüdiger and Raphinha for free?

      Thank you!

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yes

      2. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I’m contemplating Duffy/Jota to Rudiger/Raph for -4 so for free and with Ayling, deffo

    11. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Best move for this team ? 1 FT and 0.1 itb

      Sanchez
      Shaw Alonso Rudiger
      Townsend Salah Sarr Benrahma
      Ronaldo Antonio Jimenez

      Steele Livramento Gilmour TAA

      A. Ronaldo>Lukaku
      B. Ronaldo and townsend> Lukaku and raphinha -4
      C. Sit tight

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Sit tight

        1. Francescoli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          And stick the armband on Ronaldo

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Confident in united turning up ?

            1. Francescoli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yep

    12. Nemanja Vidic
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2FT 0.1 ITB WC played

      Sanchez
      TAA Tirney Dier Coady
      Salah Jota Greenwood
      CR7 Antonio Dennis

      Sub: Forster Torres Gray Livramento

      a) -8pts TAA Jota Greenwood Deniis -> White Raph ESR Lukaku
      b) -4pts TAA Jota Deniis -> Manquilo Longstaff Lukaku
      c) TAA Ronaldo -> Alonso Lukaku
      d) something else?

      1. Francescoli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        TAA and Jota -> Rudiger and Raphinha

    13. Francescoli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sanchez
      Rudiger Marçal Semedo White
      Salah Pepe Raphinha Traore
      Ronaldo Lukaku

      Steele Sissoko Livramento Scarlet

      0FT and 2.9 ITB

      A) good to go (risk Marçal and Pepe)
      B) Pepe to Saka (-4)
      C) Marçal to any City or Chelsea def (-4)

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B

        1. Francescoli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Thanks. So worth a hit in the long run? It’s a shame because Pepe has better stats. My hunch is that Arteta sticks with a winning team though and Pepe gets benched.

      2. Traction Engine Foot
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B

    14. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I can just imagine the scenes if Chilwell starts this weekend and the Alonso rage transfers to Chilwell.

      🙂

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I’m not ruling out having both 😆

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Then you can play your own Tuchel roulette...

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I’m fairness them two rarely make cameos, so I probably wouldn’t need to

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              In*

      2. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Inevitable!

      3. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        He could start. Alonso has to get rested sometime, and Chilwell is starting to get chances.

      4. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I’m prepared for it. We all knew the risks getting Alonso.

      5. Lindelol
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        seriously considering Ronaldo(C) and Lukaku vc

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Everton defence is pretty garbage tbf, love how people have gone from slagging off Digne to doing Ronaldo -> Lukaku 😆

        2. KunDogan (B.D.)
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Same here, I think Soton defensive form is underrated and Everton defence overrated

      6. Crooky
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Trent > Dias/cancelo
        ASM > Antonio

        Either as a -4 or spread over next two. Worth it?

      7. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Chelsea + Man City defensive picks - for the long term?

        A) Alonso
        B) Rudiger

        1) Cancelo
        2) Dias

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          B1

          1. Futureform
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Alonso getting hauled off for Chilwell midweek does worry me.

      8. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Vardy or Ronaldo cap?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Vardy if I had him.

      9. Father72
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Already have Rudiger but is it wise or foolish to double up Chelsea defenders? And between Alonso and Azpi, who’s the better choice…?

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Azpi

        2. Futureform
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I'm considering Alonso but worried he may begin to lose his place. Difficult to know.

          If you've got a decent back up on the bench he may still be a good choice though.

        3. Francescoli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Azpli

      10. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Somehow I've managed to still keep Bamford...

        1. Ligdon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Me too lol, and traore + torres

      11. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Is Shaw out worth -4 ?

        1. FPLMACKEM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Not now. He's been pictured in training.

      12. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Sanchez
        TAA, Semedo, Shaw
        Salah, Benrahma, Barnes, Greenwood
        Toney, CR7, Antonio

        Steele, Tsimikas, Amartey, Glimour

        2FT 1.1m ITB

        With rumours of Shaw being fit.

        TAA, Barnes > Rudiger, Raphina

        How does that sound? Anyone got any other suggestions? I will be WC next week.

      13. How I met your Mata
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Please help on the WC
        A Zaha Brownhill Chris
        B Torres Brownhill Chris
        C Gallagher Doucoure Chris
        D Sarr Brownhill Rudigar

        Ederson Foster
        TAA Cancelo Semedo Livra xxx
        Raph Salah ESR xx xx
        Jimi Lukaku Antonio

      14. Futureform
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cancelo - is he pretty much nailed on for the long term?

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          There are no real challengers for his spot in the City squad. Mendy will be in the naughty corner for quite some time so Cancelo will start every match unless Pep loses his screws and decides to convert Grealish or Foden into attacking fullbacks.

          1. Futureform
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Ha thanks! Great advice. If Grealish or Foden do take his place as attacking fullbacks it'll be a sight worth seeing!!!

      15. Viper
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I won't bore everyone with a WC draft but I do have two quick questions.

        A. Is it worth going Benrahma and then moving to Mbuemo down the line or just go with Mbuemo from the offset? (I'll be playing 4-3-3 for the next few weeks at least, except for this week which will be 3-4-3)

        B. Other wildcarders, are you keeping TAA? The decision would be easier if City had a better fixture this week

        1. ZeBestee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Benrahma played the entire 90 yesterday. While he scored, doesnt that concern you a bit. Mbuemo is interesting but he looks like he is not a clinical.player hence may disappoint you. Will still go Mbuemo over Benrahma if u want the former down the line.

          1. ZeBestee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Concern about getting a start*

        2. estheblessed
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ive ditched TAA. 7.5 is a lot for a defender. Plus Chelsea defense looks good so opting for those instead.

        3. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A) Benrahma until WHU shows drop in form

        4. Big Col
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Keeping Benrahma & have sold TAA.

          How’s your Wildcard midfield looking?

        5. Kellz86
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I’d go Benny, still some decent fixtures for WH.

          I’ve dropped TAA, groin issues tend to be longer term than what is predicted. Just save some money ITB to get him back when confirmed fit

      16. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hey fam! Which option for this week only?

        A. Lowton
        B. Marcal

        1. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Lowton - danger Marcal might lose place to Ait Nouri as per Neil’s predicted lineups

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            * Sorry- Neale’s predicted lineups.

      17. Lacikasz01
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Sarr or Raphinha to bring in?

          1. The Mighty Whites
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Raph

          2. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Raph

          3. SADIO SANÉ
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Raph is probably the right answer I’ll admit, but I went Son

          4. Il Capitano
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Raph

        • The Mighty Whites
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Captain Lukaku or Antonio?

          1. vova
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Rom

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Antonio

        • vova
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Play

          Dias
          Toney

          1. Abra Dubravka
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Dias

        • ZeBestee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          One thing which is talked far less is the fact that Leicester have been hugely affected by injuries and have been conceding a lot lately. Concede 2 against the underwhelming Burnley attack and lost yesterday in the EL as well. Gallagher or even Zaha could be a decent option with Lei, Ars and New next.

          1. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Makes keeping Ronaldo for GW8 before switching to Lukaku in GW9 very appealing too.

            1. ZeBestee
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yes. They have never been themselves this season. Expecting a shock negative result against Palace this gw.

        • The Kopite
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Ramsdale
            Cancelo - Alonso - Rudiger
            Sarr - Salah - Raph - Benrahma
            Toney - Antonio - Lukaku(C)

            Foster - Douglas Luiz - TAA* - Livramento

            On a WC draft. 1.2m ITB. Good to go or any changes recommended?

          • Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Sanchez
            Christensen / White / Coady
            Salah / Raphinha / Sarr / Traore
            Ronaldo (c) / Antonio / Jimenez

            Steele / Livramento / Allan / TAA*

            Going for Jota to Raphinha tonight. Anything else needed here?

            Holding out on Ronaldo -> Lukaku for next week.

            1. Abra Dubravka
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              This is my plan too. Jota to Raph this week and Ron to Lukaku next week

          • TheBiffas
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            With Cancelo and Christensen, is it stupid to go with Alonso over rudiger for triple rotation risk?

            1. Abra Dubravka
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Yes

            2. xHaTr
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Too much IMO

            3. jay01
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Given Alonso most likely wont start id say so

            4. Fulchester's New Centr…
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Barmy