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The Complete Guide to Scout’s tips and advice for FPL Gameweek 6

As the FPL deadline fast approaches – 19:00 UK time – the Fantasy Football Scout Gameweek Guide offers a recap of the latest advice, statistics, and opinion. 

Scout Picks and Team News

Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool provide four premium attackers for this week’s Scout Picks. Agüero and Sterling the two City players of choice ahead of a home match against bottom-of-the-table Watford. 

Their inclusion is supported by the DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds provided by G-Whizz. But isn’t this a case of deja vu? We all know what happened last week as the Premier League champions lost 3-2 to Norwich City.

Nonetheless, as the dust settled, the stats provided some comfort to owners of the Citizens as Neale reported earlier in the week.

TheFantasyFreÆK highlighted their performance in his Gameweek 5 review:

Aguero accumulated 3 big chances while Sterling recorded 15 penalty area touches, 4 chances created (including 2 big chances created), 4 shots inside the box (including 1 big chance) and was particularly unlucky to come out of the game without any attacking returns.

For those who would prefer to avoid the stress, Sam from FPL Family made the case for Aubameyang

For me, the fixtures and the injury to Lacazette mean that Aubameyang is impossible to ignore, with a run of 6, 6, 5, 9 and 13 points in the first five Gameweeks he is a priority asset.

Neale brought us the latest team news, among the headlines Mason Mount is set to miss this weekend’s clash with Liverpool, while Martial and Pogba remained sidelined with injury. Lanzini is also struggling with a small problem. 

Rotation’s Alter Ego provided a handy team-by-team rundown

Survival Guide for a bad Gameweek

Even the best can suffer. Greyhead noted in his review of The Great and The Good that: 

Four now sit outside the top 1 million including Ville Ronka and Matthew Jones which should give us mere mortals hope that such FPL legends are not immune to the difficult start that has befallen most of us.

A talking point on this week’s Scoutcast, the panel discussed how to recover from a terrible start

Joe quoted the advice of Simon March, a former FPL winner and a graduate in behavioural economics, that:

FPL is a game you play against yourself

In his Meet the Manager video with Joe last year, Simon described the “What the heck? Effect” – where we are more likely to take risks following a loss.

Karam offered further sage advice on the Scoutcast counselling viewers not to worry too much. Ranks at this stage of the season are still squeezed, so big jumps up/down are possible. The best thing if you are having a bad Gameweek is to close your laptop and come back midweek when you are feeling calmer.

A hot topic on the subject provided a platform for further discussion.

Captain Pick

In the Captaincy Video earlier this week, David pointed out that, since January, the Watford defence has conceded more big chances than any other team. However, the Hornets were more defensive under Flores. Neale pointed out in his Scout Report that:

The key numbers suggest Watford were more solid defensively under Flores but less of an attacking threat. They conceded 32 fewer gilt-edged chances under Flores (66) than they did in Gracia’s final full season in charge (98).

While long-time FFS user Bøwstring The Carp in his community piece on the returning Watford boss added:

We saw a tough-tackling, direct approach mixed with a negative and counter-attacking defence; as if it were the love-child of Allardyce and Mourinho. The stuff of nightmares to some.”

The reason for playing special attention to the Watford defence is their encounter with Manchester City this week. Sterling and Agüero currently lead the Captain Poll on this site with 27% and 25% of the vote. 

In his Captain Sensible article, David concludes:

[Agüero] looks the more likely of the two to feature from the beginning and has proved the better goal threat, while Sterling probably offers better creativity and the fact that he gets more points for goals and clean sheets.

The Argentine was benched for Manchester City’s Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk midweek. Whereas Sterling played the full 90 minutes after starting both matches over the international break. FP Elephant rounded-up the midweek action and playing time for popular FPL players in his They might be tired article.

Outside of Manchester City, Salah and Aubameyang offer the most appealing armband alternatives.

Salah faces a Chelsea team who have conceded 11 goals this season, only Norwich have shipped more with 12. While Aubameyang faces an Aston Villa side who have allowed their opponents to take 90 shots this season, just Norwich and Arsenal themselves have given up more.

Away from the Premier League, for fans of Swedish football and true fantasy lovers, Meltens previewed Gameweek 24 in Fantasy Allsvenskan.

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For those interested in the Head-to-Head Leagues, the main page can be linked to here. A link has also been added to the ‘Scout Leagues’ section on the home page. And next week an important update will be published. 

Registration remains open for the Pundit’s Play-Off Community Tournament. The deadline for entry is 30 September.

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1,846 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Bottled Kun TC! Oh well. Glad I have a viable (C) choice anyway

    Good luck everyone

  2. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Chelsea vs liverpool score predictions !!

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      0-2

    2. fgdu
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      3-1 to Liverpool goals abraham, mane, salah, van dijk

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      2-5. Wish I could say I believe Liverpool will keep a CS.

    4. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      1-4

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      I did a poll few hours ago.
      Average call was
      2-4

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        Lol

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 3 hours ago

          ?

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 5 Years
            25 days, 3 hours ago

            That's abraham salah mane owners wishes a high scoring games not a realistic predictions.

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 3 hours ago

              Ha ha
              That's true
              Might be an open game though 😮

    6. Mr. Captain Blanc
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      1-4

    7. 1zverGGadeM
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      2-3

      Abraham
      Salah
      Pedro
      Mane
      Van Dijk

    8. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Interesting predictions when Salah is so far down in the Captain poll 😀

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        I'm loving it mate

    9. Stokelona
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      1-0 Chelsea

  3. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    I would say longer term absentees Adam Smith and Charlie Daniels are ahead of Rico. However, it was very much 50/50 in pre season between Rico and LKelly. He's still young and raw, Kelly so I think a fully fit Rico is in the driving seat.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      They bought Kelly for 18m£ didn't they ??
      I'm not sure about Rico ahead of Kelly ...

      1. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        True enough, but having seen LKelly play a few times, he is solid and very much one for the future, but I think Rico's for the here and now

  4. JonBoy
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    My fingers are itching after using the WC. Should I have...

    A) Used toilet paper
    B) Washed my hands after
    C) Both
    D)None of the above

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      what on earth?!

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      D) Hit the button earlier

    3. TyroneGAA
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

  5. STEP ROVERS - BLAME IT ON R…
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Wilson brace

  6. Lallana
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Punted on Zaha this week haha

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Great differential imo.

    2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      RIP

    3. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Me too

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Me too

  7. JonBoy
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    NEW POST

  8. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Vardy and mcginn to Abraham and maddison for free ? ( Not now obviously 🙂 )

  9. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Who is your differential player this week ?

    I have jordan lionel ayew ! The real messi.

    1. fgdu
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      rico

    2. Dthinger
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Pickford

  10. Stallone in Goal
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Had Rico from the start, kept him on a wildcard, started him this week.

    On free kicks whilst Fraser warms the bench?

    Come on Rico haul!

    1. Belli2007
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Benched him due to risk of rotation. Annoyed now.

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Same!

  11. adamtheyido
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Lads, after a bit of info if anybody can help please?
    Trying to find out what price allison started and finished last season please?
    Thanks

    1. Belli2007
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Start 5.5m
      End 5.9m

      1. adamtheyido
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 3 hours ago

        Thanks dude. Where do you find this out?

        1. Belli2007
          • 9 Years
          25 days, 2 hours ago

          If you got to information on the player in FPL, you can look at the player stats from previous season and if you scroll to far right you will get starting and ending price

          1. adamtheyido
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 2 hours ago

            Nice one appreciated.

  12. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    Guys, trying to beat the price rise tonight on Tammy. I have 2 x FTS

    Would you do lose TAA and Greenwood for Tammy and Hanley or find another way.....possibly Aguero > Tammy ??

    Adrian, Button.
    Rico, Lund, TAA, Vert, Lowton.
    Guendozi, Salah, KDB, Sterling, Luiz.
    Aguero, Pukki, Greenwood.

    1. Critical Observer
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 2 hours ago

      The moment you are considering Aguero to Tammy friggin’ Abraham you know it’s time to log out of fpl AND this site.

  13. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 3 hours ago

    I need your help Guys, trying to beat the price rise tonight on Tammy. I have 2 x FTS

    Would you do lose TAA and Greenwood for Tammy and Hanley or find another way.....possibly Aguero > Tammy ??

    Adrian, Button.
    Rico, Lund, TAA, Vert, Lowton.
    Guendozi, Salah, KDB, Sterling, Luiz.
    Aguero, Pukki, Greenwood.

    1. Belli2007
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 3 hours ago

      Tricky.

      Trent is your main premium defender and always has potential for attacking returns.

      You do have a lot of money tied up in City attack and personally I would only have 2 out of the 3 but others may say otherwise. If they only score one (and do appreciate their attacking ability will most of the time deliver more than this) then only 1 can get a goal and one can get an assist.

      But which one to ship.....as I say....tricky

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 2 hours ago

        Thank you for such a considered answer.

  14. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 2 hours ago

    Can't wait to see how many Che Adams scores tonight!

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 2 hours ago

      I can tell you now if you like?

  15. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 2 hours ago

    I think the hardest thing is doing nothing!

  16. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 1 hour ago

    What’s that coming over the hill is it a Rico, is it a Rico?!

    Rico wagon fired up

  17. acidicleo
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 45 mins ago

    how did rico play today apart from the assist?
    has he gone up the pecking order??

  18. Kiwi Don
    • 7 Years
    24 days, 6 hours ago

    Sterling stays on the bench, something good at last.