Scout Squad

The Scout Squad’s top picks for FPL Gameweek 6

Three Tottenham Hotspur players have been heavily backed by this week’s Scout Squad panel, with assets from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Brighton and Hove Albion, Aston Villa and Liverpool also in demand.

For the uninitiated, this weekly forerunner to the Scout Picks article sees our four-man panel champion the standout Fantasy Premier League assets for the upcoming Gameweek.

Fantasy Football Scout editor David, deputy editor Neale, video content manager Andy and Pro Pundit Tom will each put forward an 18-man squad of players and explain their notable inclusions and omissions below.

There is a bit more uniformity this week, with the number of players getting three or four nominations more than doubling from a divisive Gameweek 5.

The nominations listed will then be whittled down to a squad of 15 (with the starting XI not exceeding a total cost of £83m) for the weekly Scout Picks selection ahead of the earlier-than-usual FPL deadline at 18:30 BST on Friday.

There are requirements for at least:

  • One goalkeeper costing £5.0m or less
  • One sub-£5.0m defender
  • One midfielder listed at £6.5m or below
  • One forward priced at £7.5m or lower

Each panelist is restricted to no more than three players from the same team, as is the case in FPL.

We will again be adding a captaincy to the Scout Picks, with details of that revealed on Friday.

*NOTE: This Scout Squad article was compiled before Carlo Ancelotti revealed that James Rodriguez is set to miss Everton’s match against Southampton.


 DavidNealeTomAndy
GKEmiliano MartinezMathew RyanRui PatricioMathew Ryan
 Mathew RyanVicente GuaitaMathew RyanEmiliano Martinez
 Rui PatricioEmiliano MartinezEmiliano MartinezRui Patricio
DFTrent Alexander-ArnoldAndrew RobertsonAndrew RobertsonAndrew Robertson
 Andrew RobertsonRomain SaissRomain SaissTrent Alexander-Arnold
 Sergio ReguilonTrent Alexander-ArnoldSergio ReguilonRomain Saiss
 Conor CoadyTariq LampteyJoao CanceloTariq Lamptey
 Adam WebsterSergio ReguilonTariq LampteySergio Reguilon
MFMohamed SalahSadio ManeMohamed SalahMohamed Salah
 Son Heung-minRaheem SterlingSadio ManeSon Heung-min
 Raheem SterlingSon Heung-minSon Heung-minRaheem Sterling
 Ross BarkleyJack GrealishJames Rodriguez*James Rodriguez*
 Leandro TrossardAdemola LookmanRoss BarkleyRoss Barkley
FWHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry KaneHarry Kane
 Dominic Calvert-LewinNeal MaupaySergio AgueroSergio Aguero
 Neal MaupayDominic Calvert-LewinRaul JimenezNeal Maupay
 Raul JimenezRaul JimenezNeal MaupayRaul Jimenez
 Ollie WatkinsDanny IngsDanny IngsDominic Calvert-Lewin

Most popular picks: Mathew Ryan, Emiliano Martinez, Andrew Robertson, Sergio Reguilon, Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Neal Maupay, Raul Jimenez (four), Rui Patricio, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Romain Saiss, Tariq Lamptey, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (three)

DAVID SAID…

I will continue to insist that Emiliano Martínez is the best budget goalkeeper around right now, with a balanced ability to collect clean sheets, saves and bonus.

Even though he’s played one fewer game than most other shot-stoppers in the division, the Aston Villa man has the most points of any other player in his position (31). That’s come from three clean sheets that were supplemented by three additionals for saves and bonus in two matches. At this point, it doesn’t even matter the opposition, in my opinion.

While Liverpool’s defence was experiencing issues even before Virgil van Dijk’s long-term injury, a home meeting with Sheffield United should give them some respite.

The Blades have scored just twice this season and find themselves in the Premier League’s bottom three for shots on target over the first five Gameweeks – hence why I’m going for the double-up on Liverpool’s defence with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson.

Burnley are another goal-shy outfit at this stage of the campaign, level with Sheffield United on 14 shots on target (3.5 per game). With Spurs attack firing on all cylinders and Sergio Reguilón‘s crossing ability forming a part of that I fancy the left-back at both ends of the pitch in Gameweek 6.

While there is a clamour for £4.1m defender Max Kilman, I’m holding my horses until I see what impact the new left-backs at Wolves have on Romain Saïss’ position. As I highlighted in this article, we could see the Moroccan return to the back-three for a trip to Newcastle if injury-returnee Marçal or new man Rayan Aït-Nouri are preferred at left-back. Nuno Espirito Santo may then have to choose between Saïss or Kilman for that third centre-back slot and, right now, I couldn’t tell you who would win. 

So, for that reason, and because I fancy Wolves defence to keep a fourth clean sheet from six when they host Newcastle, I’m selecting their most nailed-on starting defender Conor “Did He?!” Coady.

Sadio Mané has been tracking closer to Mohamed Salah‘s underlying statistics than usual but I still prefer the latter when pressed to choose one Liverpool midfielder, considering he is also on penalties and still carries greater assist potential to the conversation.

Raheem Sterling is the only Manchester City attacker I feel confident including for the Gameweek 6 trip to West Ham considering the latest injury updates on other key players. The England international, of course, scored a hat-trick during his last league visit to the London Stadium.

Ross Barkley just edges it when looking for an Aston Villa midfielder. On Friday night, Dean Smith’s men will host a Leeds side short of key defensive midfielder Kalvin Phillips and maybe first-choice centre-back Liam Cooper too. While Grealish has more all-round potential, the cheaper Barkley looks the more likely goalscorer, already sitting on more shots on target this season than his club captain despite playing fewer minutes (220 to 360). Ollie Watkins is top for this statistic out of all Villa players, so he goes in for my double-up on their attack.

Even though Burnley’s defence has posted some decent enough underlying statistics recently, I still think the form of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min can burst through. 

The former is top of the league both for big chances created and shots on target, making him the best all-round option for goals and assists right now. Kane also has four goals across his last two league trips to Turf Moor. Meanwhile, Son has been involved, either as an assister or goal-scorer, for eight of Kane’s last 12 attacking returns.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is still top of the league for big chances and expected goals non-penalty so it’s at the point where it doesn’t who the opposition is with him. Even then, Southampton have conceded at least three times on two occasions this year, usually when facing the big clubs, which Everton are on their way to becoming as league leaders.

While Branislav Ivanovic made an instant impact on West Bromwich Albion’s ailing defence against Burnley, Brighton’s attackers have shown great potential recently. With the Serbian still bedding in, I’d expect Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard to get something in Gameweek 6.

NEALE SAID…

State-the-bleeding-obvious picks abound in my Scout Squad selection this week but it’d be perverse to overlook the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min given their form and fixtures.

Although Trent Alexander-Arnold makes my 18-man long-list and Mohamed Salah’s credentials need little explanation, I’d prefer to see Sadio Mane paired with Andrew Robertson if we’re limited to a Liverpool double-up in the Scout Picks. Sheffield United’s tendency to concede chances and crosses from their right flank plays into Robertson’s hands, while Mane’s aerial ability (coupled with his eye-catching expected goals stats) could help him exploit a Blades backline that has surprisingly allowed more headed chances than any other Premier League team this season.

While I have nagging doubts that I could have saved myself over £1.0m and opted for Ross Barkley over Jack Grealish when I bought the latter last week, I’ll stick to my guns with the Aston Villa talisman for now given that much of the Villans’ play flows through him and considering that his penalty box touch count is superior to all other FPL midfielders from Gameweek 2 onwards.

The old adage of the league table never lying doesn’t seem to hold true with Brighton this season, who have been worth more than four points based on their displays over the last month.

Despite a tricky run of games, no side has allowed fewer shots in the box and only Liverpool have registered more attempts on goal than the Seagulls. A home fixture against West Bromwich Albion, who have carved out just one big chance all season and conceded a joint-high 13 league goals, fills me with confidence with the triple-up on Mathew Ryan, Tariq Lamptey and Neal Maupay.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see a Wolves-heavy Scout Picks this Friday either, although settling on a nominated defender may prove that bit trickier. Max Kilman is obviously available at a very attractive price and his emergence on the left-hand side of defence does give cause for concern for Romain Saiss owners going forward. The Moroccan, however, is currently enjoying a stint at left wing-back, and with Emil Krafth allowing a lot of chances from the Newcastle right over the last two Gameweeks and with the Magpies always susceptible to conceding attempts from set plays, I’ll take a leap of faith with Saiss ahead of Sunday’s match.

Finally, a word on my customary curveball pick. While Vicente Guaita’s selection underscores my trust in Palace against the top-flight also-rans, Ademola Lookman has made a big impression since signing for Fulham. A very positive cameo on his debut was followed up by a goal and three key passes against Sheffield United last weekend and he could cause a lot of problems for Joel Ward, who still looks like a weak link in that Eagles backline.

TOM SAID…

I’ve doubled up on Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defence ahead of their Gameweek 6 meeting with Newcastle United, via Rui Patrício and Romain Saïss. Nuno Espírito Santo’s men have now kept back-to-back clean sheets, while the Magpies have managed just 12 shots on target across the opening five Gameweeks.

Brighton and Hove Albion also get a defensive double-up from me. So far this season, the Seagulls have managed just one win. However, looking at their performances I think it’s fair to say they’ve been a bit unlucky, and were the better team in most, if not all of those matches. Their opponents, West Bromwich Albion, rank bottom for shots in the box and 18th for chances created. That lack of goal threat suggests Mat Ryan and Tariq Lamptey could be in the points on Monday.

They’re joined at the back by Emiliano Martínez, Andrew Robertson, Sergio Reguilón and João Cancelo.

Cancelo is something of a left-field inclusion but looked the part against Arsenal, often moving infield, and was one of the key players in the game. With Benjamin Mendy set to miss out again, I expect him to line-up on the left on Saturday, which would allow him to attack West Ham United’s weaker right flank.

Further forward, it’s hard to overlook Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane right now, and their selections need little explanation, so I’ll focus on some of my other picks.

Sergio Agüero was dropping deeper than usual as he made his long-awaited return from injury in Gameweek 5, almost acting as a false nine, but this weekend I’m convinced he’ll be back in his natural centre-forward role. Owned by just 2.1% of FPL managers, he’s a huge differential.

I’m also backing Ross Barkley in midfield. He’s amassed 18 points in just two appearances since signing for Aston Villa, scoring in both matches. Leeds United have looked reasonably tight so far, but have given up 53 shots in the box, more than any other side, while Kalvin Phillips will be a big miss.

The list is completed by forwards Raul Jiménez, Neal Maupay and Danny Ings.

ANDY SAID…

I’m not ready to write the Liverpool defence off just yet, despite injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Alisson. Sheffield United have had the fourth-lowest amount of shots in the box so far this season, and although the narrative is set for Rhian Brewster to open his goalscoring account this weekend, I’d be backing clean sheets and potential attacking returns for both Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Only six players have higher non-penalty expected goals than Neal Maupay at 2.64. Considering he does have penalties in his locker as well he looks a great bet against one of the whipping boys of the league who are conceding on average 9.6 shots in the box per game.

It’s only a small sample size of two matches but Ross Barkley looks like he could be the one to get goals in the Aston Villa midfield. In the two matches they’ve all played together he has had more shots than John McGinn and Jack Grealish combined. He’s not creating as many chances but for those on a budget, he could be the one to go for.

Looking at the last two matches, Sergio Reguilón has come into the Spurs side and created five chances already. That’s the same as Robertson over the same time span and is only beaten by Reece James, Aaron Cresswell and Ben Chilwell. In fact, in terms of expected assists, he’s the highest. I still have concerns over Spurs’ defensive frailties, but he was eight minutes away from a 10 or 11-pointer against West Ham, and this week I’ll hope Burnley don’t have the same fight.

THE 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 picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

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974 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Totalfootball
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Barnes to who ?
    Already have grealish

    1. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Salah

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

          Lol

      • Visionaries
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Zaha?

        1. Totalfootball
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Thanks guys!

          1. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 7 days ago

              no problem

        2. Latetotheparty
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Downgrade to 6M? Trossard/Benrahma maybe.

        3. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Which option?

          A) Kdb to Sterling for free
          B) kdb/Jimmy to Grealish/Kane for -4
          C) kdb/Jimmy to Grealish/Aguero for -4

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

            A seems nice!

          2. doher.ty
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I'm going to keep Jimmy. He'll tick along - never captain but the points will flow in. A.

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

                Can I manage without Kane? Have Son

                1. Indpush
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  No

            • ElChapo
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 6 days ago

              A but agree with the other guy, keep Jimmy if possible...great fixtures coming up

              1. ElChapo
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Never mind, i think i'd dreamt he had loads of green coming up on his future fixtures....still would keep for the next 2 weeks if possible.

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

            Sensible to get Kilman for Mitchell on a Wildcard?

            Had Mitchell from the start. Seems like many anticipates him losing his place, although PvA has yet to figure in a match. Kind of want Wolves def coverage for this week at least, but will Kilman play?

            1. doher.ty
                1 month, 7 days ago

                I would. Mitchell will lose his spot so better to not hold on WC. That being said, a 3rd bench fodder probably won't matter in the long run.

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

                  Thanks, mate!

            2. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Having bought Hamez at 7.5 it feels foolish to sell but knowing I can do Hamez > Salah (C) free this week is just so wildly enticing now. Thoughts?

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

                I wouldn't want to be without Salah tbh

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

                Do that move now

              3. Nice to Finally Michu
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Cheers both that’s definitely where I’m leaning. Between that and Adams > Kane

                1. Noah’s Ark
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Prefer Adams to Kane myself would much rather keep James than Adams

              4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                A big yes...

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

              A Barnes/Greenwood > Havertz/Rash
              B Barnes/Greenwood & Brewster > (4.5) & Werner -4

            4. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Gtg?

              Martinez
              TAA Saiss Lamptey
              Salah (C) Son Pulisic Grealish
              Kane DCL Maupay
              ---
              Forster Chilwell Stephens 3.9

              1 Ft 0.4 itb

              1. Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Yes you are.

              2. Fit_to_drop
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Here is mine - not too dissimilar

                Martinez
                Saiss Robbo Kilman
                Son Grealish Hamez Salah
                DCL Kane(C) Wilson

                Forster Chilwell Mitchell Bissouma

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  How much itb? Loads I guess?

                  1. Fit_to_drop
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Not really. Just .5m but TV is starting to creep up. Now 102m.

                  2. Fit_to_drop
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    What have you got ITB? I am not 100% sure on Kane (c) yet. May go Salah also but hard to go against Kane at the moment. Think being away from home doesn't matter as much.

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      0.4 as stated above. Suppose you got in DCL late?

                      1. Fit_to_drop
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        Yes, about 3-4 games into it. Was burnt badly by him at end of last season and took me a while to come around.

                      2. FC Hakkebøf
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        102.9 TV

                        1. Fit_to_drop
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          That will be handy cash in transfer market.

                        2. Fit_to_drop
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 7 days ago

                          Good rank also. Not easy to be sub 200k in this season.

                          1. FC Hakkebøf
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 7 days ago

                            Thanks mate. Rocky start though

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

              Start two (at least one def):

              A) KWP (EVE)
              B) Bissouma (WBA)
              C) Podence (NEW) - concerned about his minutes
              D) Mitchell (ful) - will he start?

            6. Turbo Timo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Those talking about hits: I have taken hits this season and got in the following players so far:
              Hamez (when he was on 7.5)
              Kdb (Didn't work out, okay but you can't blame yourself for that)
              Kane
              Son
              Ings

              I had a poor initial team selection (Alli - main culprit), and I didn't play a wildcard yet because every week my opinion on players to get in is changing. I probably would have taken hits from week 6 anyway had I played it in week 4.
              So timing is important, and the players you get in. I would be around 30-40 points worse off had I not taken the hits. So do what you feel is right, not just what everyone else is saying!

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Your post makes no sense. You took a hit for KDB which didn't work but say you're not to blame. Then you take hits for other players that worked but take full credit for these.

                1. Turbo Timo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yeah you would not expect someone to get injured right? Usually a City mid is worth a hit.
                  My point is even more valid - I took my hits and got my points even though Kdb didn't work out. I'm not saying I am a genius and all my hits gave me points. But just not taking hits because others are saying not to take hits as a rule is not the best strategy I guess.

                  1. The Mandalorian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    I've taken two hits and got red arrows both weeks. Although one of those players did get a big score so it worked out. It's easier to get away with hits at the start of the season with so many players performing.

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

                The takeaway from your story should be 'dont pick shite players that I will want to take a hit to remove' , not that hits are good.

                When you have players like Alli in your team then obviously hits pay off.

              3. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Top consistent players are probably worth taking hits for but inconsistent players with a low points ceiling probably not.

            7. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              I have Ings and Mitro. I want Kane and DCL. I can afford to do the transfers but can only do one this week as I have already done KDB to Rodriguez (I will probably want him back in a few weeks but Everton are firing now and City aren't plus with Richarlison out, Rodriguez should play more advanced). Should I do:
              1) Mitro to DCL
              2) Ings to DCL
              3) Ings to Kane

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                3

              2. Scotters333
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Always nice putting in a player and they get injured

                1. The Big Fella
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  What do you mean sorry?

                2. The Big Fella
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Ah shite! Just seen. Great hahahaha

            8. Gemma817
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Ryan
                TAA, Lamptey, Justin, Mitchel, Dunne
                Salah, Son, Podence, Mahrez, Anguissa
                DCL, Jiminez, Ings

                1. Would Justin start this week?
                2. Feeling aggressive with the transfer this week. Want to get in Barkley/Grealish for Podence and change Ings to Aguero for some differential. Basically want to gamble.

                ITB: 3.1m

              • trafalgarlaw
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Bottomed
                McCarthy
                Digne Mitchell Ayling
                Salah Son Barnes Podence
                DCL Jimenez Ings

                Nyland Bissouma Justin VVD

                Ings -> Aguero for free ? Or Kane is a must have ?
                Barnes -> Barkley (-4) ?

                1. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I think Aguero is a better option this week tbh.

                  1. trafalgarlaw
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    i need some diferential, and aguero nice pick this week

                2. Cesc Pistols
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Aguero could easily explode, but Kane is a safer bet and a must have at this point, imo.

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

                Is Hamez out of Southampton game or might there be chance he plays? Reports seem unclear

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

                  The quote from Carlo was "I think he will not be available for the game"

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

                  Ancelotti says he won't feature

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

                    He said as post above so still none the wiser!

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

                  Highly likely but not 100% definite as far as I've picked up - refer to Ancelotti presser

                4. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  What's confusing is he's flagged to be off for potentially 4 GWs. He's at 25% so if he recovers by 25% each week that's 4 GWs.
                  If he's off for 1 GW he should be either at 75% or flagged as a doubt. 25% is more severe.

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

                    There is no correlation between flag color/percentage and length out. If you are confirmed out you have 100% even if it's a minor injury

                    1. The Mandalorian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Then the percentages make no sense to me. The flags should be a guide on severity of injury. They are there to help us make decisions.

                  2. El Niño Yanqui
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Percentages mean nothing. Son was out - then scores 4 goals

                    The deal is James played an entire game after the Pig VVD hurt him

                    Seems Everton got payback on VVD big time

                    Maybe there is no injury, Everton just wants everybody to reflect on what VVD does routinely

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

                Here's some advanced planning...

                Salah Son Grealish Foden Havertz
                DCL Kane

                Save 2 FTs for GW9.

                GW 9 - Kane + Son (MCI) > Fernandes (WBA) + Antonio (FUL)
                GW 10 - Havertz (TOT) > KdB

                I would then have this team for GW10:

                Salah KdB Fernandes Grealish Foden
                DCL Antonio

                I get double City for the relegation run of BUR FUL mun WBA. I get Fernandes in GW9 for the captaincy vs WBA. It checks every box. There is just one problem. I'd be losing Son which is something I'm pretty unwilling to do considering the value I've got invested in him, the fact he's probably the most valuable player in the game and someone I've basically revolved my entire transfer strategy around since GW1.

                1. Cesc Pistols
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Sounds good, but I wouldn't be losing any Tottenham assets -- especially Son, which is a season keeper at that price.

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

                    This answers all the problems of getting double City, United without taking a ton of hits.

                    But yeah losing Son and having no Spurs coverage is yikes considering the form they've been in.

                  2. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    He’s not a season keeper, he goes hot and cold very quickly

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

                      Yep he goes hot when people get 'smart' and sell him

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

                  What's the defense looking like?

                  Son's overperformance is rather high though he is an excellent option.

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

                    Robertson, Saiss, Semedo, Lamptey, Mitchell.

                    Very solid. I'd do Semedo out when I get an opportunity probably in GW11 when they have Liverpool.

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

                      Looks excellent. Who would you look (early thoughts) to replace Semedo with?

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

                        It wouldn't be until GW11. That's so far away I have no idea. Could be anyone. But just looking at the fixtures - Newcastle, City and Villa are tops.

                        It might be Dias.

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

                          Dias is perfect aside from not allowing triple City attack.

                3. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  So you brought Kane with your Ft?

                4. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  The cool kids already have Bruno

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

                  This kind of planning is mostly a waste of time as a single injury or suspension throws it all in the air. But it looks good on paper

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    +1

              • Cesc Pistols
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Ryan, Walton
                TAA, Digne, Justin, Taylor, Mitchell
                Salah, Sterling, Son, Soucek, Stephens
                DCL, Jimenez, Wilson

                1 FT and 0.8 ITB.

                A) Ryan ➡ Martinez
                B) TAA + Jimenez ➡ Chilwell/Saiss + Kane (-4)
                C) WC to do the above and Villa attacking cover
                D) Save/other

                Thanks!

                1. Cesc Pistols
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I'll make it easier: should I WC or not?

                2. La Roja
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  No

                  And Ryan had West Brom

                  1. La Roja
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Has*

                    1. Cesc Pistols
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Appreciate that, mate.

                      Should I try to get any Villan in or save the FT then?

              • raff97
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Any news on KDB? Currently have RJames, KDB, Hamez all out of favour or injured. I feel I need to get rid of at least 2 with a hit

                1. Cesc Pistols
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Should start.

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

                    Why do you think that?

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

                  Pictured back in training today

                  1. Ronnies
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Really ?

              • unitednations
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Which combo would you prefer next few gw's

                A: Barnes + Havertz + Kane + Son
                B: Barkley + Jimmy + KDB + Son

                1. Cesc Pistols
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  B if thinking short-term.

              • 11 smelly shirts
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Struggling between Ryan and Martinez this weekend.
                Brighton is more likely to concede, but play WBA who are unlikely to score
                Villa is more likely not conceding, but Leeds is always good for a goal
                What do you suggest?

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Would be on Ryan

              • MoSalalalalalalalalah
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                What do you fellas think the best move is here? Sterling > Barnes? Kane starting to seem essential as well, but not sure of a way to get him in, willing to take a -4 for him as well. Thanks in advance!

                1FT
                5.0 ITB

                Martinez
                TAA | Lamptey | Säiss | Digne
                Salah | Podence | Barnes | Son
                Werner | DCL

                GK: Steer | Brewster | Anguissa | Mitchell

                1. Cesc Pistols
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Easiest way to get Kane in is downgrading TAA. I'm considering the same myself.

                  I'd also try to to Podence to Barkley. Rest looks very good.

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

                    Didn't even think about the TAA route. Thank you very much. You reckon the -4 hit is worth it?

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      -4 to remove TAA ahead of SHU at home is pure madness

                  2. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Crazy talk. Selling TAA before two home games is crazy

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

                      Yes, but does he offer the clean sheet without VVD? I feel you may be able to get the same from TAA as a cheaper option

                      1. FC Hakkebøf
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 7 days ago

                        They just kept a CS vs Ajax away. TAA will most likely be in my team for the remainder of the season

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

                          Yes, I watched. Just wondering if we'll be able to be consistent. However, I think your reasoning has convinced me to hold onto him. Thank you

                2. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Werner to Kane/Aguero or
                  Barnes to Sterling

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

                    I suppose those work as well, not sure which option is best though

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 7 days ago

                      Neither am I. Do you have a load of value in DCL?

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

                        Personally think he's worth more than Timo

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

                Is it a no brainer, Mane or Barkley for this week? Got Salah.

                1. Cesc Pistols
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Barkley for the next two.

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Comparing apples with oranges?

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

                    So it comes down to expected return this week, who do you think gets more?

              • VinMar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                On WC
                Grealish + Barkley/Watkins
                Grealish + Trossard/Maupay

                1. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  The first easy

                2. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  B with Maupay

              • ryacoo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Anyone starting Bissouma (WBA)?

                Tempted to play him over rotation-risk Podence.

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  May play over Soucek but don’t think WBA will concede many

              • wasp3000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                WC Draft now that James is out...0.4m ITB

                Martinez (Forster)
                Robbo Lamptey Saiss (Mitchell Kilman)
                Salah Son Grealish Zaha
                Kane DCL Maupay

                Thoughts?

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

                  Im keeping him and playing Kilman

              • Sturridge Wars
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Which one? Already have Werner & Son

                A) Grealish
                B) Bale
                C) Havertz

              • VinMar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                on WC
                A.) Aguero, Keane, Ayling
                or
                B.) Grealish, Robbo, Chilwell

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

                  C.) Ings, Barkley, Robbo

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

                  B

              • OptimusBlack
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Who is Best Midfielder to get with 8 M or less ?
                I have Grealish BTW

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Foden?

                  1. OptimusBlack
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    Yes Very Good Option

                2. Bobby Digital
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  I like Zaha's fix

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

                    Yes Me too think am getting him.

              • El Niño Yanqui
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                How dumb is this:

                Maupay is a dark-horse Captain candidate this week

                1. TB303
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Should get a goal but Kane will score more 🙂

              • JURGENAUT
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Who's everyone captaining this week?

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Salah

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

                  Salah if I bring him, otherwise Mane

                3. TB303
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Kane over Salah 100%

                  1. El Niño Yanqui
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    If there is something that Burnley can do, that's park a bus.

                    Pope can prevent 2 or 3 goals per game that Kepa and De Gea would simply be fetching from the back of the net.

                    Tarkowski is a total pig. Bigger pig than VVD. There is a lot of pride in Burnley.

                    We'll see, that will be the weekend for Template Team people. Salah vs Kane. I got both but can only captain one...So I choose NEAL MAUPAY!

                    ....And that's why my RANK sucks in 2021. Do not do what I do. Choose Kane.

              • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                TAA Gomez Fabinho Robbo is how they will line up at the back for Pool?

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Yep, most likely

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

                  Matip is likely to be back

                  1. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 7 days ago

                    But prolly not risked..

                3. El Niño Yanqui
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Bayern Munich would hang 10 on Liverpool if they played today

                  10-2 with a Salah Brace

              • TB303
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Who should I bring into Midfield?

                A) Bissouma (WBA home)
                B) Konsa (Leicester home)
                C) Mitchell (Fulham away)

                1. TB303
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 7 days ago

                  Delete midfield

              • Noah’s Ark
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 7 days ago

                Just seen the Rodriguez news. Early transfer biting me again.

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

                  You are not alone. He may still play