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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. Bruno BaNani
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 hour ago

    Going for a punt for a couple of weeks.
    Appreciate any input.

    A) Lamela
    B) Mc’Neil
    C) Schlupp
    D) Iwobi

    1. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      mcneil for me

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Lamela

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Not nailed now that Alli is fully fit

    3. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      B

    4. Zlatanzo
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        B

      • Carcetti
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I went Zaha

      • Bruno BaNani
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 59 mins ago

        Cheers all. Was initially going lamela, but mcneill is a nice one. Especially as I don’t have Barnes.

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Im feeling an Ota haul this gameweek!

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        I needed a good chuckle. Thanks.

    6. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Start 1:
      a. Rico
      b. Guilbert

      1. Lalrota
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Rico

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Rico so you have someone involved tonight

        1. FOMFF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          solid

    7. subhojit123
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Guys need help with this one. Which lot is expected to score more?
      1. Abraham, son, aurier
      2. Auba, lamela (with money to replace with mount in next GW), lacelles (keep rotating with other 4.5s)

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        2. Captain Auba

      2. drcooper817
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        2 for this GW

    8. drcooper817
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Start one, bench other two in order:
      A. Kelly
      B. Rico
      C. Lund

      1. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        A BC

      2. itsmeguneet
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        A, C&B

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 56 mins ago

        Acb

    9. Lalrota
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      On WC. G2G??

      Pope
      Taa Ota Diop
      Mane KDB Son Cantwell
      Auba(C) Wilson Pukki

      Soyuncu Tomori 4.4 ..

      1. Carcetti
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        gtg

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        G2g

    10. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Sterling to Son(C). Lord have mercy on my soul.

      1. drughi
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        crazy move

      2. Lalrota
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Could do well. Risky. Very risky.

        Look up and tell me if im g2g.
        Thanks

        1. FOMFF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Gtg

      3. DantheManinaPan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 53 mins ago

        Based on fixture and stats, that's a poor move.

        If it comes off, it's a fluke

    11. Murder On Zidanesfloor
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Just captain the lad ffs. He will start

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Mo is going to start 😉

      2. Murder On Zidanesfloor
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Weekly Sterling panic

      3. Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Done

    12. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Play one of

      A) Lund (A) EVE
      B) Douglas Luiz (A) Arse
      C) Guendozi (H) Villa

    13. itsmeguneet
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 hour ago

      Play Haller or Abraham?

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        Tammy

      2. Zlatanzo
          2 months, 1 hour ago

          Haller

        • Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 58 mins ago

          Both

      3. Eastman
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 hour ago

        If both starting isn’t Salah a better capt pick based on form and that Chelsea’s pressing game may suit an away performance?

        1. Zlatanzo
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Watford's defence is much worse, plus City are at home.

        2. TimetoplaytheKane
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Best under 4.6 defender?

            1. AK_FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Under 4.6? Or 4.6 and under? I would say Soy (4.6)

          • Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Is my template team G2G ??
            😛

            1. donlobatto
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Oops

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 hour ago

                😛

            2. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Did you do Haller to Tammy?

              1. Amey
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 hour ago

                I did mate
                Playing Dunk now.
                Rolling the other FT
                Thank you for advice 🙂

                1. FOMFF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 hour ago

                  Dunk to get 9 points this weekend

                  1. Amey
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 57 mins ago

                    Love you bro

          • Ycfc
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Thoughts on Kane > Aub??

            1. Siggy Azalea
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Stick.

          • LordEllison
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            VVD + AWB > Trent + Aurier for free
            Yes or No?? Thanks.

            1. Siggy Azalea
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Yes

          • vectorman
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Does it seem a bit mental to transfer out Pieters for Lowton?. Have two free transfers and looking at the possibility of a Wilson/Pukki/Abraham front 3. Only issue is, getting Abraham next week and if he goes up I then can't afford Wilson potentially by 0.1.

            Pope Button
            Digne Pieters Trent Lundstram Kelly
            Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
            Pukki Barnes Haller

            or just forget it and stick?

          • Siggy Azalea
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Evening all, am I G2G?

            Pope
            TAA - Digne - Lunstram
            Cantwell - Sterling (c) - Salah - D. Silva
            Barnes - King - Kane

            Bench: Kelly - Dendonker - Guilbert

          • The Red Devil
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Best one week punt??
            McNeil
            Buendia
            Iwobi
            Otamendi

            1. Siggy Azalea
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Iwobi

            2. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Ota

            3. CARROW ROAD
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 59 mins ago

              I went buendia

            4. FOMFF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 59 mins ago

              Ota

          • corderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Is it wrong to not use a transfer when I have 2 frees? Just can't see a transfer option with my team

            Pope Button
            TAA Robertson Digne Montoya Lundstram
            Salah Sterling Martial Mount Cantwell
            Vardy Pukki Greenwood

            1. Siggy Azalea
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              How much itb?

              1. corderz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 hour ago

                0.2m. What about Montoya to another 4.5 defender with better fixtures?

                1. Siggy Azalea
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 58 mins ago

                  stick

            2. AK_FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 57 mins ago

              Monty to Soy

          • Hits from the Bong
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            A. Mane to Salah (and captain him)
            B. Save

            Pope
            TAA Digne Kelly
            Sterling(c) Mane KDB Cantwell
            Haller Pukka Tammy

            Button Mount Dunk Lundstram
            £1m

          • Skloppy Kops
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            How nailed is Rico?

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              I'm just enjoying the set piece ride while it lasts. Not going to be confident next week onwards

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Should be fine this gw.
              Kelly is available after this gw i guess so last chance to impress Howe

          • Whats the Mata?
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Vvd to Otamendi? (have taa)

            Or save ft??

            1. Siggy Azalea
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Save

          • fgdu
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Play Rico or Zouma?

            1. Bees4Lyf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 58 mins ago

              Rico

          • Abaddon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Sterling and greenwood to Aguero (c) and hayden? For -4

            1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              christ no

              1. Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 hour ago

                Hell yeah!

            2. Siggy Azalea
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              noooo

            3. Jurgen Flopp
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              I asked that last night and got mainly yes. Not done it yet though. Going to bank the transfer.

              1. Abaddon
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 59 mins ago

                Yeah. It is all the talk about Sterling rested i am worried about. Who are you capping?

                1. Jurgen Flopp
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 58 mins ago

                  Sterling

                2. Jurgen Flopp
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 57 mins ago

                  Or KDB

                  1. Abaddon
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 56 mins ago

                    Haha. Same. Have em both. So hard this

            4. Orion
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Stay calm and C Sterling

          • Dannyb
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            I should give Pepe one more week right? Or just transfer to Son now? Also tempted with Sterling out to fund Aguero but scared that will bite me right in the ass.

            1. Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Hes been touted as a spot the differential.. there for you might as well sell

          • Rash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            G2g?

            Pope
            Trent digne mina
            Salah sterling Dilva KDB Cantwell
            Barnes pukki

            Button montoya lundy greenwood

            1ft .1itb

            1. Siggy Azalea
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Like it. Similar to mine.

          • Heiro
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Martial to Richarleson or Mcneil?

            1. Daniel - The Veteran
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Richa

          • Daniel - The Veteran
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Pens down.

            Make your vice and subs are in order.

            This might be strange GW.

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              If you say that 33 more times this season you may be right twice

              1. Daniel - The Veteran
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                I was right 😉 the First time I said it this years just for the record.

            2. mysteryDave
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              15 mins to go!

          • Jones Town
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Bench Mount or Cantwell?

            1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              ive benched mount

            2. Corgzzzz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 hour ago

              Mount...............can you help me.

              Play one of
              A) Lund (A) EVE
              B) Douglas Luiz (A) Arse
              C) Guendozi (H) Villa

            3. mysteryDave
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 58 mins ago

              I am playing Cantwell with Mount first sub.

            4. Rash
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 57 mins ago

              Cantwell 1st sub

          • mysteryDave
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 hour ago

            Pope
            TAA, Zinchenko, Montoya
            Salah, Sterling, KDB, Cantwell
            Abraham, Pukki, Ayew
            (Mount, Lundstram, Kelly)
            2.1 ITB, 1 FT

            Roll the transfer? I don't like leaving 2m unused but can't see any obvious changes.