Scout Picks

Four double-ups in the FPL Gameweek 11 Scout Picks as Son is preferred to Kane

After Sam, Az, Neale and Tom submitted their Scout Squad selections earlier this week, we have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 11 ahead of tonight’s 18:30 GMT deadline.

We line up in a 4-4-2 formation and, as ever, are limited to an £83.0m budget for our starting XI.

GOALKEEPER

Nuno Tavares (£4.3m) – who makes our bench – was so nearly our Arsenal defensive pick this week but with Kieran Tierney (£4.9m) back in training, that element of doubt led us to the safe hands of Aaron Ramsdale (£4.7m). The Arsenal shot-stopper is second only to Edouard Mendy (£6.2m) for his save percentage (85.7%) this season and the Gunners are on a roll, with their tallies of four goals conceded and as many clean sheets recorded over the last seven Gameweeks beaten only by Chelsea.

DEFENDERS

The allure of a Reece James (£5.8m) and Ben Chilwell (£6.0m) double-up is too much to resist after their midweek rests. Thomas Tuchel’s side have given up just one league goal from open play all season, keeping seven clean sheets in the process, while Burnley are still in the bottom five for goals scored despite their first-half blitz against Brentford. The two wing-backs are massively ‘overachieving’ in terms of expected goals and their current output will surely regress to more sustainable levels but even so, they are posting some attractive numbers from an attacking perspective: the pair are first and third for penalty box touches per 90 minutes among FPL defenders when we look at regular starters, and both are among the top six players in their Fantasy position for goal attempts per 90.

A number of Brighton and Hove Albion defenders have claims for inclusion this weekend but with game-time perhaps not 100% assured for Tariq Lamptey (£4.4m) and Shane Duffy (£4.4m), we’ve opted for Marc Cucurella (£5.0m) ahead of the visit of a Newcastle United side that Albion have conceded only one goal to in their last seven meetings. Cucurella doesn’t quite offer that edge-of-your-seat thrill that Lamptey does but over the last six Gameweeks, only two FPL defenders have created more chances than the Seagulls’ Spanish wing-back. 

Confidence is perhaps a little shaken in Brentford after their recent run of defeats and with the jury still out on Alvaro Fernandez (£4.5m) but the visit of a Norwich side who have scored just once from open play in 2021/22 gives the west Londoners the perfect platform from which to bounce back to form. Pontus Jansson (£4.7m) looks like he has a ’15-pointer’ in him given his recent thirst for clear openings from set plays: his total of three ‘big chances’ in the last five Gameweeks is the best among FPL defenders, while teammate Ethan Pinnock (£4.7m) is the only centre-half with more penalty box touches in that time.

MIDFIELDERS

Even with reservations over the fixture (West Ham have tightened up at the back since Kurt Zouma came in and have the best expected goals conceded (xGC) figure of any side over the last four Gameweeks), you’d have to have nerves of steel to go without the free-scoring Mohamed Salah (£12.9m) in FPL at present. To be 53 points ahead of any other Fantasy asset after just 10 Gameweeks is some achievement, and he’s top for everything from shots in the box to big chances created on the underlying stats front.

Leandro Trossard (£6.4m) joins Cucurella in a Brighton double-up, with the Belgian – who has around double the number of shots and penalty box touches than Neal Maupay over the last half-dozen Gameweeks – facing the team he racked up his highest-ever FPL score against when plundering 14 points in 2020/21.

Son Heung-min (£10.3m) is our sole Spurs representative against beleaguered Everton as we wait to see what impact that Antonio Conte can have on the struggling Lilywhites but after a goalscoring first start under his new boss on Thursday, and with Harry Kane (£12.1m) still looking short of his best, the Korean makes the cut. Bettering Kane for everything from penalty box touches and big chances to key passes this season, the cheaper Son has the chance to make hay against a woefully out-of-sorts Toffees backline that has conceded in all but one of their last seven outings -and even that solitary clean sheet was against rock-bottom Norwich.

Emile Smith Rowe (£5.7m) has thrived since Arsenal’s recent switch to a 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 formation, with the young midfielder bagging two goals and an assist in his last two outings. During that time, he has posted team-leading totals for successful passes in the final-third and expected assists (xA), while a share of set-piece duties offers further routes to points. This weekend’s opponents, Watford, have failed to keep a single clean sheet all season, and importantly, have conceded more chances from their right flank than any other side since Claudio Ranieri’s appointment.

FORWARDS

Brentford take on rock-bottom Norwich City in Gameweek 11, having lost three Premier League games on the bounce. However, their performances against Chelsea and Leicester City offer hope that they can return to winning ways this weekend, with the Canaries’ ongoing troubles at the back well documented. Notably, Daniel Farke’s side rank 19th for expected goals conceded (xGC) across the opening ten Gameweeks, shipping a whopping 25 goals in the process. That could be good news for Ivan Toney (£6.6m), who is looking to score his first goal since Gameweek 5, and leads the way amongst all forwards for expected assists (xA) so far this season. Bryan Mbeumo (£5.6m) had also been in the running for inclusion but with that tiny lingering doubt over a start, he’s among our Scout Picks substitutes.

Leicester City have made an inconsistent start to the season, but a trip to Elland Road in Gameweek 11 gives them an opportunity to get back on track following last weekend’s disappointing loss to Arsenal. Despite back-to-back blanks, Jamie Vardy (£10.8m) remains the third highest-scoring player in FPL, with eight goal contributions across his ten appearances. During that time, he ranks joint-second amongst all forwards for shots in the box, third for xG and is averaging 5.8 points per match. The veteran striker bagged a goal and two assists in this fixture last season, with his direct running sure to ask plenty of questions of a Leeds backline that has conceded more chances from the centre of the pitch than any other side this season.

THE CAPTAIN

We choose the Scout Picks captain using a four-way vote between our Scout Squad pundits.

Our panel voted as follows:

  • Az: Salah, James, Vardy
  • Sam: Salah, Vardy, Son
  • Neale: Salah, James, Chilwell
  • Tom: Salah, Vardy, Toney

Salah is awarded the captaincy, with Vardy nominated as vice-captain.

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.

Holmes, who triumphed 59-34 in Gameweek 7, has set the target to beat.

Our champion this week is Underdog333, who was gone with a 4-3-3 of Ramsdale, Chilwell, Reguilon, Alexander-Arnold, Mitchell, Son (c), Salah, Maddison, Toney, Aubameyang, Iheanacho.

The Scout Picks are 7-3 up on the community this season.


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  1. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    2FT 0ITB

    Salah Kai Raphinha Sarr
    Ronaldo Antonio Toney

    A Ronaldo Sarr > Wilson Jota. (Havertz> Son next week)
    B Ronaldo Sarr > Kane Mbuemo (Havertz> Jota next week)

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

    Best Mount replacement anyone?

    A. Son (-4)
    B. Smith Rowe
    C. Jota
    D. Zaha

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      C

    2. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Mount might start.

      1. Podorsky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Play Mount or Sarr

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

        Not so sure after Tuchel's comments

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Newcastle have only scored once in 8 PL matches vs Brighton

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Callum Wilson has scored in 4 of the 6 games he has started this Season.

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Is that enough to change your mind on the ubiquitous Duffy or Livramento question?
      I'm very happy to be welcoming Cucurella back to my starting XI this week

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Is your team all set up Horse?

  4. MaestroMostar
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which 4.5-4.6 MID should I get ?

  5. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA, Chilly, James, Cancelo*
    C Salah, Son, Saka, ESR
    Toney, Jesus

    Foster / Raphinha*, Livra, Antonio

    Bench order correct?!? Raphinha vs Cancelo is so damn close.

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Antonio vs Raph is close for me

  6. 420king
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    I'm really confused guys, please help me out:

    Ramsdale
    TAA Cancelo James
    Salah Foden Raphinha Saka
    Antonio Toney Armstrong
    (Foster, Duffy, Livramento, Brownhill)

    2FT, 5.1m itb

    A) Antonio to Kane
    B) Saka/Foden/Raphinha to Son
    C) Something else?

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      foden to jota

  7. lets talk about 6
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    help please..
    best picks for this week only?

    one of
    A) Chilwell
    B) James

    and
    1)ESR
    2)Mbeubo
    3) Gallagher
    4) Get both Chelwell and james instead if a midfielder

    1. 420king
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A2

  8. WibblesTeam
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Hello, any thoughts on my problem?

    I want to do Antonio to Toney. Rolling the transfer this week seems sensible, to have 2 FT after IB. But I also would feel stupid putting Toney in after Norwich and missing a possible haul, and probably put off him completely if he doesnt return vs Norwich anyway.

    Antonio to Toney this GW?

    1. lets talk about 6
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      too much money tied up in antonio im keeping

  9. bombonera
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Dias to Chilwell for -4 and bench Antonio or just play Antonio?

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Just play antonio

      2. lets talk about 6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        play ant

    • jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Play antonio or Cancelo

      1. bombonera
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Cancelo

        • Annie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Antonio

        • lets talk about 6
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          ant

        • St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Cantonio

      2. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Benching Livramento will hurt tonight won’t it.

        1. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I think Villa will score.

          1. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Hope so as I can’t bench anybody else!

      3. Galactic_Koopa
          2 months, 20 days ago

          1FT
          0.2m in the bank
          Sanchez, (Steer)
          Semedo, Cancelo, Chilwell, (Marcal)
          Salah(C), Raphina, Foden, Gray, (Doucoure)
          Jiminez, Vardy, Antonio

          I would like to replace doucoure with Son, but I dont have enough.

          I could do Vardy -> Hwang, that would allow me to do Doucoure -> Son for a hit.

          Is that worth it?

          Thanks

        • JohannaAdams10
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Who would you bench this week:

          A) Antonio
          B) Jota
          C) White
          D) Smith Rowe

          1. TallestJohn
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            I'll answer this as I actually have all four: A and C

            Was benching Jota until Firmino's injury. White just not enough attacking threat although I do have him ahead of Livramento on the bench.

        • Tango74
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I have 2FT

          I want Marcal out (4.5)

          Tomiyasu or white or brentford defender?

          I want to be in same budget, already for Livra and duffy

          Any advice?

        • RobMcM1991
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Lads REALLY need help!

            Current Team
            Ramsdale (Foster)
            TAA, Cancelo, Livra (Duffy, Amartey)
            Raph, SALAH, Foden, Benrahma (Sarr)
            Vardy, Antonio (Hwang)

            2FT, 1.0mil:
            Do I:
            A: Hold
            B: Duffy + Sarr/Benrahma > RJames/Chillwell + Mbeumo (or EMS - Which one??)
            C: Something else

            1. Honker Muddlefoot
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              I wouldn’t want to lose an extra transfer I couldn’t bank by holding, so I wouldn’t go A, but I guess it depends on your plans for the upcoming GWs. Are you wanting to position yourself for to have extra funds for, say, a Son/Kane move with the Spurs fixture swing? Are you looking at just making like-for-like moves in the same price brackets? Think the Chelsea defender move you mention works for this week, but with Chelsea’s fixtures turning a bit after this week, could see results diminishing there. If it were my team, I might be tempted to use a transfer this week on a move like a Benny/Sarr > ESR/Saka/Gallagher/Mbeumo to take advantage of whichever one’s fixtures/form you fancy the most for the medium term, and to maybe release a little cash to reinvest in a potential future Spurs upgrade, like a Vardy > Kane, Duffy > Reguilon, Vardy +Benny > Son+mid-priced forward, etc. Lots of ways to attack it. Good luck, mate!

              1. RobMcM1991
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Thanks a mil man, ye it's such a hard call. I only looked at Chelsea fixtures there. What team would you start with say a Sarr > Mbeuno transfer?
                  Of the guys you mentioned, which one would you lean towards. I like ESM but with LP next week that's why I have Mbeumo

                  1. Honker Muddlefoot
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    If I went Sarr > Mbeumo, probably bench Benny and keep the rest as you had it. I know ARS have LIV next week, but with WAT, NEW, and EVE in their next 5 (plus a leaky Utd), I feel like they have decent fixtures, too. Coin flip, probably between ESR and Mbeumo depending on who you fancy more. Brentford worries me more than Arsenal, personally, especially after Burnley last week, but their fixtures are really good, and his ownership is low. If you fancy Mbeumo, I’d follow your gut and go for it!

              2. storr84
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Don't hold if you have 2FT's.

                Benrahma to Jota?

                B looks good, I would say Chilly and EMS if you can afford it.

                1. RobMcM1991
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Why Chilly over James?

                    1. storr84
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      I think he's more nailed than James.

              3. Out now
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Alonso to Lamptey/Dunk/Cucurella for -4?

                • storr84
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Comments please, chaps.
                  Thanks.

                  Ramsdale

                  Rudiger Chilwell Cancelo Dias
                  ESR Havertz Raphina Salah
                  Vardy Antonio

                  Foster Livramento Brownhill Maupay

                  1FT, 1.1 itb

                  A, Dias - White (Rudiger to TAA next week)
                  B, Maupay - Toney (again)
                  C, Havert - Jota
                  D, Save FT

                • ballsy_b
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Thoughts on this bench boost..

                  Ramsdale - Fernandez
                  TAA - Cancelo - Chilwell - Livramento - James
                  Salah - Raphina - ESR - Gallagher - Trossard
                  Toney - Vardy - Antonio

                  1. SoulShakinTex
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Looks great, go for it

                • Finding Timo
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Guys last transfer question 1) mount to jota 2) roll transfer and play hwang or livra ? Thanks

                • Spg76
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Duffy on the bench. Antonio and Livra start

                • Tekkerslovakiaftw
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Who to start?

                  A) Benrahma Vs Liverpool
                  B) Duffy Vs Newcastle
                  ???

                  1. Xabatlea
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Duffy IMO

                • Xabatlea
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Who should I play?
                  A) Duffy (NEW)
                  B)Broja (AVL)
                  C) Antonio (LIV)

                  Thanks

                  1. ScoutHelp
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    C