Scout Picks

FPL Gameweek 1 Scout Picks: Five in defence, Kane over Haaland

The votes are in and most of the press conferences have been watched: now we can choose our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 1 ahead of Friday’s deadline.

The final selection is partly based on the Scout Squad consensus picks but budgetary constraints and injury updates from the pre-match pressers are all factored in, too.

We line up in a 5-3-2 formation this week and, as ever, are limited to £83.0m for our first XI.

CHANGES FOR 2022/23

While the maximum starting XI budget remains the same, there has been a slight change to how we nominate substitutes.

Our Scout Picks bench was previously made of players not just serving as bench fodder or to make the budget up to £100m but rather to give some alternative, viable options who don’t cost as much as some of the names in our line-up.

However, the people have (just about) spoken – and we will indeed be price-capping our substitutes, too.

Given that we’ve opted for a 5-3-2 this week, that decreases our starting budget to £82.5m, as £17.5m is now the minimum that one goalkeeper, two midfielders and one forward can buy.

GOALKEEPER

Fantasy community eyes Burnley clean sheet in first Double Gameweek match

Nick Pope (£5.0m), nominated by three of our Scout Squad panel, gets the nod between the posts this week. While last season’s form could end up being this season’s chip paper, there’s not a great deal else we can go on until we’ve seen a ball kicked in 2022/23 – and Newcastle did finish the last campaign with four clean sheets in their last seven home fixtures. Improvements in the Magpies’ underlying defensive numbers under Eddie Howe are worthy of note, too, and the Tynesiders have further bolstered their backline with the acquisition of not just Pope but also Sven Botman (£4.5m).

DEFENDERS

 

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1,897 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Falafel333
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Gabriel or Trippier?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      a

    2. Dr. Rog
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Trippier. Attacking threat and set pieces.
      Really the comparison should be Tripper vs 4.5 ars defender. In which case the money saving could be worth it,

  2. Pedram
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Would you make change to your team if you had 1m in the bank?

    1. Jafooli
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Nah, your team looks solid….

    2. gart888
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Would depend on my team surely.

    3. lugs
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      of course

    4. Lilac Breasted Roller
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Likely doing some upgrades, yes.
      0.5 I could understand to make sure you can wait for 0.1 price changes, 1 is too much. Maybe if you would for example go for someone at 6.0 to fill it up, but your gut says a 5.0 (like bailey) would be more points but is riskier, so you leave yourself some room to decide on moving if needed.
      Don't tie up too many transfers though as you may need to move some other position instead

  3. Dr. Rog
    • 14 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Thrown this together this afternoon. Havent been involved in the tinkering this pre-season just felt better to give it a miss.

    Seems reasonable to me but any glaring errors.

    Rambo (ward)
    TAA Robbo Cancelo James (Neco)
    Salah Coutinho Martinelli Beiley (Andreas)
    Haaland Jesus (Archer)

    Coutinho is the spice pick although he averaged 5.6 pp90 last season so is quite an attractive price @7 with a great first 3 fixtures. Can think of worse punts but doesnt seems to be in many teams - i guess the community has convinced itself that Bailey is "coverage"?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      pretty much yes - nice team

    2. gart888
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      This is my team except Neco and Coutinho instead of Perisic/Walker and Bailey.

      Looks great if you believe in Coutinho.

      1. Dr. Rog
        • 14 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I think there are concerns about perisic minutes, whilst with Walker he is very cheap but I really dont like using up 3 city slots. All the City mids are attractively priced this season and I will want the flexibility to jump onto 1 of them once the situation clarifies. Coutinho --> Grealish is a possibility for example.

        1. gart888
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          This all makes sense. Roll with it!

  4. Jafooli
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    If you win, what yah gonna buy yourself to celebrate?

    1. @persecuted_by_mods
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I still wouldn't be happy, because I'd know I could never replicate it and the game would become even less enjoyable

        1. Jafooli
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Agreed, hoping I don’t win again this season…

      • Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        New mouse

      • SomewhatPleasing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Stress ball 'holder'

    2. InTommyWeTrust
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      So do we think Kane drops and Haaland rises in price tonight without either kicking a ball? Would love all those Kane to Haaland preempt transfers to wake up tomorrow and suddenly can't

      1. I Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Definitely not.

        1. InTommyWeTrust
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Why? Is it not on transfer activity and with 0 itb I see loads jumping ship just in case of the changes in price

      2. gart888
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        I'm not chancing it. Not like Kane is *that* much more attactive than Haaland this GW.

      3. Threat Level Midnight
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        That's why you own KDB instead

      4. banskt
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Nah, no price changes tonight. Tomorrow's drop will be Jesus.

    3. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Sancho recovered now?

    4. primal33
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Team done...

      Ward/Sanchez (fixtures rotate nicely)
      Cancelo TAA Robbo Walker
      Kulu (---> GW2 Neto) Salah(c) Martinelli Bailey (--->GW3 Saka)
      Haaland Jesus

      Ward/Sanchez Neco Andreas Archer

      1. primal33
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        0.5m ITB

        1. gart888
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          You think Ward plays GW1?

          1. primal33
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            I don't see who else Leicester have at this stage. If he doesn't Sanchez can sub on anyways.

            1. gart888
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              Iversen.

              Brendan Rodgers: “I’ve always said Ward is a number one, Iversen has gone away and done well. I don’t feel like I need to look outside for a new goalkeeper.”

    5. FDMS All Starz
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Which combo?

      A) Mendy and Zinchenko
      Or
      B) Ramsdale and Trippier

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        a

    6. Top Lad Dakes.
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Bench 1 from Neto, Bailey, Trippier

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        a

      2. Fred the Red
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Tough call between Neto and Bailey, I'd say Bailey

    7. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A) Ward and Mount 442
      or
      B) Ramsdale and Dias 532

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        a

    8. @persecuted_by_mods
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Spamming the same question is not allowed

        1. Jafooli
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Spamming the same question is not allowed

          1. @persecuted_by_mods
              1 year, 9 months ago

              You dare use my own spells against me Potter

          2. highsguy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Spamming the same question is not allowed

          3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            however, spamming the same answer is

            1. @persecuted_by_mods
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Disc race, at least the answer is helpful

            2. gart888
              • 9 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              If someone's spamming the same question just give them a bad answer!

          4. youzef
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Ramsdale
            TAA Cancelo James Robertson
            Salah Martinelli Neto Bailey
            Kane Jesus
            Bench Ward Andreas Greenwood Neco

            Good to go?

          5. JoelyG
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Thoughts on my team:
            0.0itb

            Ward (Ivesen)
            TAA Cancelo Robertson (Dalot, Neco)
            Salah Kulu Bailey Aaronson Rashford
            Haaland Jesus (Archer)

            Can swap Kulu out next week for either Saka or City mid

          6. AJL87
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 9 months ago

            A) Kulu & Wilson

            B)Mount & Jesus

            I have Son but no Kane or Haaland

            1. DRIZ ✅
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              a

            2. jonny77
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              the guy above must be trolling, definitely B

          7. Drop Dead Tsimikas
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            1. Son (have Kane) + Walker + Neco (Trippier becomes 5th def)
            or
            2. Dias + Robbo (have TAA) + Maddi/Mount/Diaz/Kulu (and which one? leaning towards Mount or Maddi right now)

            1. DRIZ ✅
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 9 months ago

              a

          8. Deulofail
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 9 months ago

            Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit using a mouse

            1. @persecuted_by_mods
                1 year, 9 months ago

                A mouse picks your team? Okay that explains some of the decisions

                1. Deulofail
                  • 8 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  He has an uncontrollable bias for arse

                  1. @persecuted_by_mods
                      1 year, 9 months ago

                      I'm definitely not copypasta-ing this one

              • LABILLETHEGOAT
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Which one would you go for? Kane and jesus in the team no matter what.
                1) son/kdb, cancelo & 4.5 ST
                2) Martinelli, James, Haaland

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                Anyone got a link to all the FFS Leagues/Cups?
                (incl. Member Cups, if there is still is one - link on Members Page goes to previous year Entry Form)

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Never mind, found on homepage (aside from cup, potentially)

              • pundit of punts
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                RP

                A. Luis Diaz + James + Perisic

                Or

                B. Martinelli + Cancelo + VVD

                1. Deulofail
                  • 8 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  RP

                  A

                2. Doosra - ☭DeclanMyGenius…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 14 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  B.

              • gooner_112233445566
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                A) Get Ruben dias and play 5-3-2 with a perreira, dasilva and greenwood as subs

                B) play 4-4-2 and start neto with neco Williams, perreira and greenwood as subs

              • Hairy Potter
                • 9 Years
                1 year, 9 months ago

                ASM and Wilson to break the template tomorrow.

                1. AnyoneButLiverpool
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  lol

                2. @persecuted_by_mods
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    Then carefully put it back together over the next few weeks

                  • FDMS All Starz
                    • 8 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    Would be surprised if Wilson doesn’t score this GW

                3. Piggs Boson
                  • 12 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  If you want team news, Neale will be providing a complete team-by-team summary in 10 mins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzxw8VAFzxg

                  Stand by.

                  1. Deulofail
                    • 8 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    So please for my brother Neale. He is so calm and wise. It's in our genes

                4. Bishopool
                  • 12 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Please help..

                  a) TAA, Robertson, White, Trip, Neto
                  b) TAA, Walker, Trip, Cash, Martinelli
                  c) A with Rob-> Cancelo

                5. billnats
                  • 12 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Perisic in doubt apparently has me thinking:
                  A) Ramsdale, Perisic & Martinelli (current 532)
                  B) Sanchez, Neco & Mount (change to 442)

                6. FDMS All Starz
                  • 8 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Thoughts on this team? Kulu/Kane ->Foden/Haaland depending on GW1

                  Ramsdale
                  TAA - Trippier - Cancelo - Robbo
                  Salah - Kulu - Martinelli - Bailey
                  Kane - Jesus

                7. Doosra - ☭DeclanMyGenius…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 14 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Good luck, all! But not too much!!! 😀

                  GW 1:

                  Something old, something new,
                  Something borrowed, something blue,
                  A silver sixpence in the boot.

                  Meslier
                  Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Gabriel
                  Salah(c), Son(vc), Saka, Benrahma
                  Jesus, Mbuema, Wood

                  Sánchez; Ramsey, Cash, Nilliams … F/T: 0/0, 0.0 ITB, TV: 100.0

                  BENCH BOOST PLAYED

                8. Dynamic Duos
                  • 10 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Which combo?

                  A) Gabriel
                  B) Trippier

                  Plus

                  1) Botman
                  2) Dalot

                9. Tabbara
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Which Option is better :
                  A: James + Iverson
                  B: Gabriel + Mendy

                  The backup goalie is Ward
                  Thx

                10. Zladan
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  A B or C

                  A) Walker + Rashford
                  B) Walker + Neto
                  C) Mount + Bailey

                  1. gart888
                    • 9 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    A unless you can make the extra money useful with B.

                11. Hansel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 13 Years
                  1 year, 9 months ago

                  Reece James or Mount?

                  1. gart888
                    • 9 Years
                    1 year, 9 months ago

                    James