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. Sal8
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Sanchez
      Taa rudiger cancelo livra
      Son salah raphinha jota
      Wilson hwang

      Subs foster antonio mitchell gilmour

      Benching headache. Is this ideal with this set of players?

    • W
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Anyone here play fantasy5?

      Just wondering who your picks are for this GW, and also whether you have a general thought process when it comes to making your picks?

      1. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Ive got no strategy, but trying to find players where I think the line is a lit low. Never been close to anything in this game but could get lucky sometime

        - Cornet
        -Trossard
        -Kane
        - Vardy
        - TAA

        The chosen ones

        1. W
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Nice, Cornet a good spot at 4.5

          1. Rhys85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I've chosen the same, except Antonio instead of TAA. I just try to pick players with a low target score and hope for the best.

    • Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      GTG?

      GW-11 - 3.0 bank - 0 FT
      Sanchez
      Rudiger/Chillwell/TAA
      Salah(C)/Foden/Raphina/Saka/Jota
      Toney/Vardy(VC)

      Steele-Duffy-Livramento-Scarlett

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Gtg

    • Devos
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Bench two:

        Tierney (WAT)
        Duffy (NEW)
        TAA (whu)
        Foden (mun)
        Gallagher (WOL)
        Jiménez (cry)

        1. Sid1891
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          A &E 😉

        2. krawiecus
            2 months, 14 days ago

            B + E, E first bench, comes in for Tierney possibly

        3. Eric Banternaaa
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Ramsdale
          Rudiger Christensen Duffy Coady
          Salah KDB Saka
          Vardy Toney Antonio

          Foster Benrahma Cancelo Douglas

          2FT 0.4ITB

          Straight forward decision:

          Vardy Benrahma > 7.0 Son?

          Any other suggestions appreciated. Thanks

          1. krawiecus
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Who is that 7.0? And no, it's KDB to Son. Can use the money leftover this week or roll FT and use in next. Also Christensen to Chilwell/James pls

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            GW12

            A. Son (LEE)
            or
            B. Wilson (BRE)

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              A. But of course he’d travel with South Korea I’m guessing and anything can happen over the IB

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                I really like Newcastle's next four games. If Wilson stays fit he might be a great pick.

                1. Thomas Magnum
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  I love Wilson as an FPL option as long as his fit, and I agree those fixtures are nice m. I guess depends how brave you are in a sense cause just the way the game works if you don’t jump on Son early, and he does well his price will rocket and you might get priced out, whilst if Wilson does well his won’t. But I think they score pretty evenly, presuming Wilson stays fit so maybe Wilson plus the cash is the way to go and hope Son doesn’t get too hot

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    I'd probably get Son a week later though. Money no issue as I'm getting rid of Bruno. Bruno has Watford in GW12, so I'd like to keep him for that.

                    1. Thomas Magnum
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Sell Bruno even with those nice fixtures coming up?

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Yeah that's a problem. Might be a issue of can't have them all.

          3. Sid1891
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Play
            A Livra
            B Raphinia

            Cheers

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              B I’d say

            2. krawiecus
                2 months, 14 days ago

                B any day

            3. samansong19
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Start Livramento or Saint-Maximin for this week?

              Currently have the armband on Kane…worth the risk instead of Salah?

            4. GoodFella93
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              I've taken a -12 and I'm only slightly mad about it. It would've been a -8 with Son to come in after the deadline but I had to move last night before I got priced out of the move. Honestly I think this -12 could easily pay for it's self in 1 week, but if not, then I still think it's worth it to have this team over the next 4-5 game weeks.

              Mendy > Ramsdale
              Dias > James
              Gray > ESR
              Mbueno > Son
              0.0 ITB

              --------------------- Ramsdale ---------------------
              -- Trent --- James --- Rudiger --- Chilwell --
              Salah --- Jota --- ESR --- Son --- Raphinha
              ------------------------ Kane ------------------------
              ---------------------------------------------------------
              Gunn ----- Livramento --- Davis --- Street

              Anyone want to tell me what an idiot I am? 🙂

              1. GoodFella93
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Just to say, that -12 came with 5 price rises. I'd be at least 400k short of affording this team if I took no hits this week. I avoid hits on the whole, unless it has a major effect on strategy and team composition going forward.

              2. krawiecus
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Not the end of the world, youll be fine. but if you couldve gotten Son for Gray and -8... Mbeumo better than ESR going forward and defo not worth the -4

                  1. GoodFella93
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Good shout, but Gray > ESR happened last Saturday and both ESR and Mbueno I had planned to keep for at least 10 game weeks, but the Firmino injury changed everything because I then wanted to hold Jota rather than doing Jota > Son in GW12.

                    It was a bit of an oversight in that I forgot about the November international break, but I'm still hopeful Jota gets the next 3 starts before I move him to Bowen.

                    As it worked out, after the next two Mbueno would've been benched a lot for me. ESR's fixtures run nicer for my team, but also I just prefer having a more fixture proof top 6 player than a newly promoted player - but as I said, the comparison never came into it.

              3. Thomas Magnum
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Any word on how long Douglas Luiz is out for? Can’t find much online and have a FT to burn. Could bring in Brownhill and raise .1 but feels like a waste if it’s only for a week cause I’d lose .1 on Luiz and he seems the best 4.5/6

              4. lets talk about 6
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 14 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. krawiecus
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    You got answers on your original post. Dont spam

                2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Who to play?

                  A) cancelo
                  B) Hwang

                  1. Sid1891
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    A

                3. Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Sanchez
                  TAA Cancelo James
                  Salah Foden Jota Saka
                  Vardy Antonio Toney

                  (4.0 Livramento Semedo Sissoko)
                  0 FT & 0.0m

                  G2G?

                  Next week's plan is Vardy & Sissoko to Son & 4.5m fwd for a hit.

                4. HollywoodXI
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Who to bench here?

                  Ramsdale
                  Trent Chilwell James Cancelo
                  Salah Foden Mbeumo ESR Mount
                  Vardy

                  Foster Antonio Livramento Hwang

                  1. Miguel Sanchez
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Bench Mount for Antonio

                    1. krawiecus
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        This

                  2. DavidBadWillie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    As if Vardy makes the Scout picks ahead of Aubamayang.

                    Clown scout

                  3. I am 42
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    those with benching headache I suggest you play Antonio

                    I'm benching him and I always benched the wrong players lol

                    1. Baps hunter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      He is last on my bench 😉

                  4. youzef
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Sanchez
                    Livramento Rudiger White
                    Son Raphinha Salah(C) Foden
                    Jimenez Antonio Toney
                    Bench: Steer Benrahma Tsimikas Ayling

                    1FT
                    A) Benrahma to Jota and bench Raphinha
                    B) Ayling to Chillwell /James and bench livramento
                    C) Antonio to Aubemyang
                    D) Save FT

                  5. Big Ronnie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Which Spurs would you prefer Son or Kane?

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Son

                    2. Bobby Digital
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Son

                  6. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Guaita
                    TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger
                    Salah(c), Son, Raphinha, Mbeumo
                    Antonio, Toney, Vardy
                    (Foster; Livra, Brownhill, Manquillo)

                    That GTG? Or maybe spend 2nd FT on Rudiger > James?

                    1. lordkippe
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      GTG Imo

                      1. jdp219
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        thanks!

                  7. lordkippe
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    GTG ? Would like to save FT but some transfer(s) is tempting. .4ITB
                    What do you think ?
                    Alvaro

                    TAA - Tierney - Semedo (Cancelo, Williams)

                    Salah - Havertz - Raphinha - Zaha ( Allan )

                    Aubameyang(C) - Jimenez - Antonio

                    A : Antonio > Toney
                    B : Antonio & Tierney/Semedo > Toney & James -4
                    C : Save FT

                  8. Oooo Matron
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Would you change the bench?

                    Ramsdale
                    Trent James Chilwell
                    Salah (C) Mbuemo Raphina Foden
                    Vardy Toney Maupay

                    Subs: Livramento, Cancelo, Allan

                  9. Kante Touch This
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Who do you leave on the bench?

                    1. Havertz
                    2. TAA
                    3. Azpi

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Azpilicueta

                  10. winchester
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Hey lads! Have 4.2m itb and 2ft. what move should be done? Duffy lost his position? Cheers!

                    ramsdale
                    taa - cancelo - james
                    salah - raphinha - mbeumo - mount
                    antonio - vardy - hwang

                    (foster - livramento - duffy - luiz)

                    A) mount -> son
                    B) mount -> jota
                    C) duffy -> chilwell

                    1. winchester
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Is mount fit and do you guys think he will start?

                      1. Lanley Staurel
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        I dont. Been holding off a decision on him pending my pondering on Son and now the Firmino news has changed everything and I have moved Mount to Jota.

                        1. winchester
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          cheers.

                  11. OLEgend
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Which player will you downgrade to get Son next week? Antonio or Vardy?

                    1. LLoris
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Antonio

                  12. LLoris
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    A) Mount to Son
                    B) Antonio to Toney

                  13. dunas_dog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Gtg?

                    Sanchez
                    TAA James Cancelo Chilwell
                    Salah (c) Havertz Raphinha Mbeumo ESR
                    Kane

                    Foster Antonio Livramento Scarlett

                  14. EgyptianKing
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Borring question…

                    Start Tierney or Grealish?

                    Cheers

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Grealish

                  15. ballsy_b
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Whose the better GK transfer:
                    A) Sanchez
                    B) Fernandez

                    This is for BB

                    1. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      B

                    2. krawiecus
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        BB? No-one then so you dont waste BB

                    3. jfed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Help please.....not sure how to improve this

                      Martinez
                      Omobamidele-TAA-Rudiger
                      Sarr-Benrahama-Salah-Raphina
                      Toney-Armstrong-Jimenez

                      On bench Gray, Henry, Semedo

                      1. SNEAKY SNEAKY
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Sarr benrama and Armstrong would be my priorities

                    4. SNEAKY SNEAKY
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Mount to
                      A-foden
                      B-jota

                      I'm taken it from the press conference mount is out?

                      1. krawiecus
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          B.
                          No he is not out

                          1. Podorsky
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Not really but a cameo risk I suppose.

                            1. SNEAKY SNEAKY
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              I get you. I see a comment saying he could get some minutes.

                          2. SNEAKY SNEAKY
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Keep then?
                            Sounds like hes still kinda injured.

                            1. Podorsky
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 12 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Been training a couple of days though so can't be that bad.