Scout Picks

Spurs assets dominate Gameweek 5 Scout Picks

We’re backing Tottenham Hotspur’s form to continue, with the north London outfit supplying three of our Scout Picks for Gameweek 5.

Jose Mourinho’s men provide a player in each outfield position for their home encounter with West Ham. 

This week’s Scout Picks selection draws on the Scout Squad submissions by Geoff, Neale, Tom and Andy earlier this week.

The Fantasy Premier League XI lines up in a 3-4-3 formation and costs £82.6m, a total of £0.4m inside our allocated £83.0m budget.

Goalkeeper

Aaron Ramsdale (£5.0m) was the only goalkeeper to earn a vote from all four panellists in Gameweek 5.

The Sheffield United stopper hosts a Fulham side that have failed to score in each of their last three matches in all competitions.

Ramsdale also offers the chance of save points against the Cottagers – his 10 saves in the last two Gameweeks were bettered by only two rivals between the posts.

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s (£7.5m) best chance of returns may well be limited to goals or assists as Liverpool visit their league-leading rivals Everton. 

Although he trails Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) for overall points, the right-back still has the edge, according to the underlying numbers.

Alexander-Arnold has produced more shots (seven to four) and created more chances (eight to five) than his Liverpool team-mate.

A promising debut away to Man United earns Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m) his debut in this season’s Scout Picks.

The Spurs left-back created four chances at Old Trafford, joint-top among defenders in Gameweek 4.

His raids down the left can take advantage of the Hammers’ weakness – David Moyes’ men have conceded 12 chances down their right flank compared with only seven on the left. 

Burnley’s visit to West Brom boosts the value potential of Kevin Long (£4.5m). 

The Baggies have allowed 20 efforts from set-pieces this season, more than any other side.

Sean Dyche will no doubt be aware of that, with Long and his fellow centre-back James Tarkowski (£5.4m) among the key aerial threats for the Clarets at the Hawthorns. 

Midfielders

Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) is our favoured Liverpool attacker for tomorrow lunchtime’s derby. 

The Egyptian has already delivered two sets of double-figure hauls in the first four Gameweeks, serving up 20 and 13 points against Leeds and Aston Villa respectively.

Salah’s fine start to 2020/21 is underlined by the statistics – his 19 shots, 15 shots inside the box and 14 chances created are all league-leading totals. 

He faces a defence that have conceded twice in both their home matches this term.

Son Heung-min (£9.1m) was the only other FPL midfielder to register four votes in the Scout Squad.

Similar to Salah, the Spurs attacker has delivered double-digits on two occasions already – he produced 24 against Southampton in Gameweek 2 and 18 points away to Man United in Gameweek 4.

His haul at Old Trafford has made Son the top target ahead of tomorrow’s 11:00am deadline, with more than 1.1 million managers bringing him in for the visit of West Ham.

Son has a fine record against his weekend visitors, scoring four goals and supplying four assists in his last six meetings in all competitions. 

Marcus Rashford (£9.5m) was picked by Geoff and Tom for Manchester United’s trip to Newcastle.

The Red Devils’ attacker scored in his previous away fixture, a win over Brighton in Gameweek 3.

Although Newcastle have conceded just five goals, the numbers show they’ve been somewhat fortuitous.

They have conceded 58 shots, 37 efforts in the box and 24 attempts on target – all those totals are among the bottom three sides respectively.

There’s also a chance that Rashford may be fielded up front, given that both Anthony Martial (£8.8m) and Edinson Cavani (£8.0m) are unavailable. 

Back-to-back blanks from Raul Jimenez (£8.6m) have persuaded us to instead select Daniel Podence (£5.6m) as a cut-price route into the Wolves attack.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side a visit Leeds outfit who have conceded a league-leading 49 shots in the box.

Podence has shown promise as a consistent source of returns, providing an assist in two of his three appearances.

Forwards

Harry Kane (£10.6m) was the top-ranked forward by all four panellists.

Three goals and six assists in the opening four Gameweeks suggests the Spurs frontman is back to his best for the visit of West Ham.

That theory is backed up by the statistics. 

Kane’s 19 shots are joint-top with Salah, while his 10 shots on target and six big chances created are both more than any other player in FPL.

He also has a prolific record against the Hammers. The Spurs forward has scored six goals in his five home meetings with the Hammers in the Premier League, netting twice on two of those occasions.

West Brom’s aforementioned set-piece weakness also points to a successful weekend for Burnley frontman Chris Wood (£6.4m).

The Kiwi international has been his side’s standout goal threat in their first three matches – Wood’s six shots in the box and four attempts on target are both at least double any team-mate.

Neal Maupay (£6.6m) heads to Crystal Palace on the back of four goals and an assist in the last three Gameweeks. 

The Brighton forward has 22 points in his two away matches this term, yet sits in just 5.6% of squads.

That marks him out as a big differential against a defence without a clean sheet in the last three, conceding seven goals in that run.

Substitutes

Brighton’s Mat Ryan (£4.5m) was name-checked by two of the four Panelists – he faces a Palace side with one goal in the last two Gameweeks.

George Baldock (£5.4m) offers all-round potential at home to Fulham. The Blades’ wing-back provided his first assist of the season against Arsenal in Gameweek 4.

Wolves’ weakness down the right could be good news for Stuart Dallas (£4.5m). The Midlands outfit have conceded 20 shots from that area, double the number of the opposite flank. 

Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) has mirrored his team-mate Maupay with attacking returns in three of the opening four Gameweeks. 

The Captain

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

Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the skipper we choose each Gameweek is known only to those with a valid Fantasy Football Scout subscription and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

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.

In Gameweek 4, Gazpilicueta lost 43-32 to the Scout Picks to bring the season-long score to 2-2.

Warby84 takes on the Scout Picks for Gameweek 5, opting for a 4-4-2 line-up of Johnstone; Robertson, Stevens, Lamptey, Zouma; Salah, Son (vc), Sterling (c), Pulisic; Antonio, Jimenez.

AA33 is the current early leader, defeating the Scout Picks by a 53-point margin in Gameweek 2.


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886 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DwarfKing
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Ryan
    Justin, Doherty, Dallas
    Salah, Zaha, Son, Rodríguez
    Mitrovic, Kane, DCL

    Bench: Walker Peters, Lascelles, Ward-prowse.

    Anyone to change for a hit?

  2. ViperStripes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    WC Team G2G?

    Martinez/(Ryan)
    Robbo, Reguilon, (Lamptey), Dallas, (KWP)
    Trossard, JRod, Salah, Son (Jorginho)
    DCL, Aguero, Watkins
    1.4m itb.

    1. ViperStripes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Maybe TAA instead of Robbo

      1. Arn De Gothia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Or VvD

  3. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on that WC?

    0.5ITB right now

    Martinez
    Robo/Chilwell/Reguilon
    Salah/Son(c)/Grealish/Hamez
    Kane/DCL/Maupay

    Martin/Lamptey/4.4/4.0

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Poor bench and no Man City is the concern. Downgrade a couple of defenders

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Don’t want City now and yet have 0.5 for the upgrade

  4. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wondering whether to wait a week to spend the 3.9 itb once we see how pulisic, aguero etc get on or do it now for -4

    A. Mendy to grealish
    B. Mendy to pulisic
    C. Jiminez to aguero
    D. Hold

  5. merin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What to do with KDB in this WC-team?

    Martinez Steer
    Chilwell Saiss Lamptey KWP Mitchell
    Salah KDB Son JRod Bissouma
    Jimenez DCL Maupay

    0.1 ITB

  6. Crunchie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bottomed

    What are Son owners doing?

    Is KDB (could be out longer than a week) + Jiminez, to Pulisic(or Havertz) and Kane for a -4? too much

    Or just keep Jiminez and money in the bank and swap back?

    I am more tempted by Spurs fixtures as a front line than Wolves ATM

  7. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    2FT nothing itb

    What would you do?

    Martinez
    James, robbo, Swiss
    Sterling, KdB*, son, jrod, foden
    Jimi, dcl

    Brewster, Mitchell, lamptey

    1. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      KDB to Salah and Foden to Trossard?

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not a bad idea...I also thought, kdb+sterling+brewster to Kane+Salah+4.5mid for -4

      2. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I'd need 0.3 for this

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      KDB + James > Salah + Ayling/Dallas possible?

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nah Salah is a tad too expensive unfortunately.

        Salah +4.2 def

    3. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kdb->cheap Brewster->Kun

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Kun isn't ready though surely?

        1. Arn De Gothia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          50% Can they afford to not play him? 30 min can be enough for 2 goals

  8. clarkey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss James*
    Salah Sterling Son Foden
    Jimenez DCL Mitro

    Steer Mitchell Burke Ayling

    2FT 0.0itb

    a) get rid of James
    b) get rid of Foden
    c) something else

  9. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Son or Mane? (No Spurs, have Salah)

    1. EgyptianKing
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Son imo

  10. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    RMWCT please mates:

    Martinez
    Robo, TAA, Saiss, Mitchell, Kilman
    Salah, Son, Pulisic, Grealish, Bissouma
    Kane, DCL, Brewster

    (I think I am ok playing one of Mitchell, Bissouma or Brewster for next GWs)

  11. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    JWP ---> ?
    Up to 11mill. Got Salah Zaha Son Jorghino

    1. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bale if you have balls, Pulic if safe

  12. DwarfKing
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Captain:
    A) Salah
    B) Son
    C) Kane

    I'm thinking C for penalties and fixture.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B probs. Or A

    2. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kane

  13. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anyone going Captain America For the armband?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Nobody knows

  14. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Start digne taylor or mitchel

    1. *Reformed-Character*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      im thinking mitchell with digne first defensive sub if he doesnt start

  15. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Mccarthy
    Taa mitchel taylor davies justin
    Salah son kdb bruno soucek
    Watkins Dcl davis

    1. WC ?????
    2. Hold

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hold. You've a full team playing - all good players. Save wildcard.

  16. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is this set for GW5?

    Martinez
    Robbo, Saiss, James
    Salah, Son, Pulisic, Grealish, Zaha
    DCL, Jimenez

    Forster, Lamptey, Brewster, Mitchell

    Any changes needed?

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No great team

  17. *Reformed-Character*
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Play Rodriguez or Brewster this week? (have DCL)

    1. DwarfKing
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Rodriguez in, brewster first sub. Brewster is completely untested in the premier league.

  18. Mr_Barbs
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any these worth a hit?

    A) Ings > Kane
    B) Soucek > Grealish
    C) Davis > Watkins

    Ramdale
    TAA, Robbo, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Havertz, Podence, Soucek
    DCL, Ings

    Steer, KWP, Davis, Vinagre*

  19. JollyGoodYellows
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    With a defense of TAA, Justin, Mitchell, Holding and Davies should I take a -4?

  20. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I'm incredibly lazy. Anyone care to share what they think is the current WC template? Cheers 🙂

    1. LarryDuff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Look up and down, every team is the same

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes

  21. Mambino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is there any caution round Son or Kaen as (c) given they have scored well away from home and not at home this season so far, or is the critical mass simply too small to worry about that after only 4 games?

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      *around - and *Kane

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Hey fam! GTG? Did KDB & Adams to Son & Kane for free!

    0 FT 0.5 ITB

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA Robbo Mitchell (Johnson Ferguson)
    Salah Son Havertz Barnes Podence
    Kane(C) DCL (Davis)

    Should I take a hit to upgrade a defender or do it for free next week?

    1. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      GTG

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No need to take a hit with that team imo

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Cheers fam

  23. Ahtikullervo
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    WC Team:

    McCarthy Steer

    Chilwell Castagne Reguillon Saiss Kilman

    Fernandes Son James Thiago Jorginho

    Kane Vardy Maupay

  24. Twisted Melon
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best 4.5 GK?

    1. MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ryan

  25. rnrd
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Doherty owners do you start him?
    Quite concerned about a cameo appearance after he played 3x90 during the IB.
    Is it wiser to start Mitchell or let’s go for Dok?

    1. DwarfKing
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm having the same issue. He is damn expensive to be holding without being nailed.

  26. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    With Chilwell flagged and James Rodriguez apparently returning late from IB, what should my bench order be?

    a. Cresswell/KWP
    b. Brewster
    c. Mitchell

  27. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    KDB out for Sterling for a -4 and C Sterling looking any good?

    1. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Don’t see how Kdb missing increases sterling appeal to be honest

      1. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Will be a lot of “tap ins” tomorrow I think...

  28. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Your help is needed please

    Best Davies Replacement out of

    Saiss
    Lamptey

    &

    Best Ward-Prowse Replacement out of

    Trossard
    Zaha

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lamptey and Zaha, but Zaha only cause of fixtures

  29. *Reformed-Character*
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A) Foden & KDB to Pulisic & Son
    B) Jiminez & KDB to Pulisic & Kane
    ???

  30. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What happened to the team news tab. It’s always got empty info and hardly predict new players to play.

      Update it FFS