Scout Picks

Gameweek 6 Scout Picks features Spurs triple-up

The Scout Picks are tripling-up on Spurs players once again, this time for their Gameweek 6 trip to Burnley.

Our selection of best FPL players for the round also includes a Liverpool double-up and two assets from an in-form Aston Villa outfit.

As ever, the Scout Picks is chosen from the Scout Squad submissions made by DavidNealeTom and Andy.

This week we line up in a 3-4-3 formation, coming in at £82.3m, £0.7m below our budget of £83.0m.

Goalkeeper

Ahead of facing Leeds, Emiliano Martínez (£4.8m) grabs the goalkeeper jersey for the Scout Picks. Even though the former Arsenal man has played one fewer game than most other shot-stoppers, he has the most points of any other player in his position (31). That has come from three clean sheets that were supplemented by three additionals for saves and bonus in two matches – plenty of all-round appeal for Fantasy managers to enjoy.

Defenders

Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) gets the nod as we look to cover the Liverpool defence for Sheffield United’s trip to Anfield. Despite the absence of Virgil van Dijk, we fancy the Reds for a clean sheet considering their upcoming opponents have scored just once this season and currently sit in the Premier League’s bottom three for shots on target over the first five Gameweeks. Meanwhile, Sheffield United’s tendency to concede chances and crosses from their right flank plays into Robertson’s hands.

Burnley have had as many shots on target as the Blades thus far, which certainly boosts the chances of a Spurs clean sheet in Gameweek 6. Sergio Reguilón (£5.5m) is our chosen representative given how much he has contributed in such a short time. Despite playing just twice for Spurs this season, he already ranks joint-third among his colleagues for key passes and, across those two matches, Reguilón has created as many chances as Robertson, as well as more than Reece James, Aaron Cresswell and Ben Chilwell. 

Brighton have only kept one clean sheet so far this season but a home meeting with West Bromwich Albion on Monday night is the perfect opportunity to get their second. The Baggies rank bottom of the league for shots in the box thus far and 18th for chances created. Marauding right-back Tariq Lamptey (£4.7m) is our favourite member of the Brighton back-line, his advanced runs causing all sorts of problems this season, including earning two penalties – the same number West Brom have given up.

Midfielders

Five Gameweeks into the campaign, Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) currently ranks top of the league for shots in the box and sits behind just two others for shots on target. Throw into the equation that he has created more chances than any other Liverpool player and takes their penalties, the Egyptian retains serious all-round appeal for a home meeting with a Sheffield United side that has conceded 1.4 goals per game this season and is yet to keep a clean sheet since Dean Henderson left.

Only one Premier League player has been afforded more big chances than Son Heung-min (£9.4m) this season, which is why we expect him to continue his impressive run of form against Burnley. Spurs’ left-winger will line up against the right-hand side of the Clarets’ defence, which currently has some injury issues. Phil Bardsley is still self-isolating following a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test, stand-in Erik Pieters has a calf issue and Matt Lowton has only recently returned to training following a knee injury.

Phil Foden (£6.6m) could be an exciting option for Gameweek 6 as Manchester City travel to West Ham on Saturday lunch-time. The mid-priced midfielder has registered more shots in the box and big chances than any colleague so far this season and was handed a midweek rest in the Champions League. Featuring as a 68th-minute substitute, Foden managed to get an assist as Manchester City came from behind to beat Porto.

Based on their ongoing 100% record, it’s a good time to own Aston Villa assets, especially as they host Leeds in Gameweek 6. The Whites face this trip to Villa Park without key defensive midfielder Kalvin Phillips and first-choice centre-back Liam Cooper could also be absent as he fights to be fit from a groin injury. Ross Barkley (£6.0m) is our choice to capitalise on Leeds’ issues at the back, offering decent value and more shots on target than any Villa player other than Ollie Watkins this season.

Forwards

Harry Kane (£10.8m) is one of the Premier League’s best all-round Fantasy assets right now having scored five times, provided seven assists and nine bonus – all for a league-high score of 60 points after the first five Gameweeks. We think that output is sustainable too, considering Kane is top of the league both for shots on target and big chances created. Plus, he has four goals across his last two league visits to Burnley.

Newcastle’s defence has been quite obliging this season, currently ranked third-worst in the Premier League for expected goals conceded (xGC). That bodes well for Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m) who has, unsurprisingly, registered more shots in the box and efforts on target than any other Wolves player this season.

No team has conceded more big chances than West Bromwich Albion this season, so we fancy Neal Maupay (£6.6m) to add to his tally on Monday night. The Brighton striker already has five attacking returns in 2020/21 and, after five Gameweeks, is in the division’s top 10 for big chances and shots on target.

Substitutes

Mat Ryan (£4.5m) is a cheaper alternative to Lamptey for anyone looking how to capitalise on that favourable match-up with West Brom.

Conor Coady (£5.0m) is the most nailed-on route into Wolves’ defence, which has kept three clean sheets from a possible five this season.

Matt Targett (£4.5m) is a cheaper route into the Aston Villa defence that has only conceded to Liverpool so far.

Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) impressed on his full Fulham debut, scoring and creating three chances against Crystal Palace – he could do well up against the weak-link in the Eagles defence, Joel Ward. 

THE CAPTAIN

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

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.

Here’s how we voted for Gameweek 6:

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.

Warby84 produced an excellent score of 73 for the Community Champions in Gameweek 5 although the Scout Picks racked up 89 points to take a 3-2 lead into this weekend.

karsworde takes us on for Gameweek 6, opting for a 3-4-3 line-up of Guaita; Robertson, Kilman, Lamptey; Salah, Foden, Barkley, Son; Kane, Maupay, Aguero. 

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

2,007 Comments Post a Comment
  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Hello

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Hello, how’re feeling about this GW?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Pretty good now that Rodriguez definitely maybe can play. And you?

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      is it me you're looking for?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Yes!

  2. Drogba Legend
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    G2G to save FT?

    Ryan
    Robbo - Chill - Saiss
    Salah (C) - Son - Grealish - Pulisic
    Kane - DCL - Maupay

    Steer - Dallas - Stephens -3.9

    Cheers and GL!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Save

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Thanks

  3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Kane C, anyone?

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Not me, but could be the way to go.

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Can't decide between him and Salah.

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Yes, but no Salah.

    4. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      im 80% kane 20% salah atm

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Mane >

    6. Latetotheparty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I'm with you, hattie incoming 🙂

    7. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Yep

  4. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Feeling bad cause i bought Kilman for 3.9 def yesterday just and only to cover Jrod this gw and now i have spent a Ft to buy someone who is gonna be on my bench as i will play jrod.

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      No right or wrong without hindsight. No point worrying about it.

    2. AnfieldLad
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Yeah that was a bit silly. There was no reason to do that yesterday though was there? Kilman rose a few nights ago. Why wouldn’t you wait until all the press conferences were done?

    3. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      when was Kilman 3.9?

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        oops, you meant you bought him in the place of a 3.9 def, my bad. But, yeah do not worry, in hindsight it may have been a good move, you never know.

    4. AnfieldLad
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      But it’s not really that big a deal anyway

    5. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Why not start Kilman

      1. Shark Team
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Have to bench one of Saiss Lamptey Grealish Maupay then or Jrod ofc...

  5. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Any reason to start Alzate (WBA) over Konsa (LEE)? AVL’s only at about 25% to CS. Alzate created 8 chances so far, might have an assist in him.

    1. krzys
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I would play Konsa

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Punt worth taking, maybe

    3. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Alzate was benched last game

  6. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Worth it to get Hamez on a WC, or wait since he's not 100 % confirmed to play?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Yes if you really want him. He might play and even if he doesn't your WC is for many weeks until at least GW16

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      If he is injured I'd get a placeholder if you don't already have James.

  7. Zlatan F.C
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Brewster to Maupay for a hit? or play Podence?

    1. krzys
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      play Podence

    2. Latetotheparty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Think Maupay will score, so could repay your hit I think.

  8. krzys
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Son for a hit?

    Pulisic + Greenwood --> Son + midfielder below 7.0 (Bowen, Foden ?)

    Do you think it's worth it?

    1. Latetotheparty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Think the Man U game is decent for Puli, is there another way into Son maybe?

      1. krzys
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Not really. Other mids are Grealish, Salah and James

    2. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Mmmm. No, Greenwood still needs to go though.

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      No, hold.

    4. krzys
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Thanks everyone

  9. Bumbaclot
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Am I ok this week guys? 1FT and 0.4 itb

    Ryan
    Trent/targett/kwp
    Salah/kdb/podence/son
    DCL/Watkins/Werner

    Button/Justin/soucek/Dallas

    Thanks everyone

    1. krzys
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Looks good, save

  10. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    6 picks for me. Good or Bad?!

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Pray your other 5 do ok

  11. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Which option looks best. 1 FT and 2.6 ITB. Really want Kane and Salah and think both could haul and repay any hits.

    A - Digne & Havertz > Konsa & Salah for -4 hit
    B - Digne & Havertz > Konsa & Mane for -4 hit
    C - Havertz, Ings & Jimi > Salah, Kane and Brewster for -8 hit

    McCarthy
    Digne - Saiss - Egan - Taylor - Egan
    Son - Bruno - Havertz - Soucek - Grealish
    Ings - DCL - Jimi      

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      You can only captain 1 this week so get that one, not both.

  12. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Pretty crazy how Hazard has only scored one goal for Madrid

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      in how many matches?

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        22

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Lots of time on the treatment table, however.

  13. Jet5605
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Which one would you lose for Kane?

    A - Ings
    B - Jimi

    1. krzys
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Jimenez

    2. Latetotheparty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      B, Ings at least can get braces.

  14. cruzex
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    My team:

    Martinez
    Keane Saiss Reguilon
    Salah (C) Grealish Son Rashford
    Watkins* Maupay* DCL*

    Bench: X Pulisic* Chilwell X

    Who should go to the bench?

    A) watkins
    B) Maupay
    C) DCL
    D) Pulisic

    TY

    1. Latetotheparty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      A for me. I own all except Watkins so maybe I'm biased.

    2. krzys
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Tough choice. Probably Watkins

  15. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Ancelotti presser over?

    1. Squeakybum99
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Yes. Hamez may play

  16. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    With the news from Carlo i've got to keep J Rod now rather then moving on for a -4 really haven't I?

    team for the weekend:

    McCarthy
    TAA / Bellerin / Dallas / Mitchell
    Salah (C) / Sterling / Rodriguez
    Jimenez / Kane / Brewster

    Button / Soucek / Bissouma / Justin

    £1.7 itb

    1. Fulchester's New Centr…
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Looks ok to me. I'm starting Soucek over Brewster.

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        yeah i have to say thats tempting. feel he could get something against leaky city

  17. The real slim shady
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Kane or Salah captain?

    1. Latetotheparty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Big dog kane.

  18. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    On WC and considering Justin (4.6) > Lamptey (4.7)

    yes or no?

    1. Latetotheparty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I'd do that.

    2. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Lamps is worth it, but tbh try looking at a 4.5 option that has great fixtures, Targett comes to mind

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        already got 3 Villa

        1. NULL-X-VOID
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 3 days ago

          Wow, then lamps is a fair shoutout, can see his getting attacking returns. But I'm not scared to go without him in my def.

  19. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Very strange Scout picks - 2 Burnley v 3 Spurs

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I think you're still seing old scout picks

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      They are Villa picks?

  20. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Why have the scouts not included Mané when he has the he has a higher xG, getting the more big chances & operates on the same flank Robertson does, and was chosen for?

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Cuz Salah bias

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Just genuinely interested in the answer. Why just him as opposed to just Mané, or both of them. Salah of course gets the shots taken stats - just wonder if they're rating that higher - seeing as ownership is surely taken out of the conversation for these picks.

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 3 days ago

          Salah at home and on pens

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 3 days ago

            True. Guess that's obvious. Think Mané may be overlooked however. Won't moan, as I have Salah lol.

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      For the same reasons you and everyone else own Salah and not Mane

  21. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    McCarthy
    Chilwell, Saiss, Lamptey
    Salah, Son, Pulisic, Grealish, Rodriguez
    Dcl, Kane

    Mitchell, Brewster, Ayling

    1ft 0.4m itb

    A. Save (2ft and more money itb for geting Kdb back)
    B. McCarthy to Martinez

  22. MartinSandison
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Struggling whether to captain kane or salah?
    Also who to start or bench between castagne or gabriel?

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    -8 worth it lol?

    Doh, Barnes, Ings to Cash, Zaha, Kane

    1. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      nah, not those picks

    2. Latetotheparty
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Don't like the Zaha pick, maybe just Cash & Kane? Sounds like an 80s b movie. 🙂

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Zaha has great fixtures

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Would not do it. No long considering a Free Hit?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Nah mate

  24. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA Taylor Mitchell
    Salah Son Bruno Rodriguez Grealish
    Mitrovic Jiminez

    Nyland KWP Saliba Davis

    Rodriguez to Zaha
    Rodriguez and Mitrovic to zaha and Watkins?

    Summat else please suggest

    Cheers

  25. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Cheers Ancelotti!

    James out for a minus 4. Here's hoping he gets a cameo and Mane runs riot.

  26. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Which one!?

    A) Rashford and Podence
    B) Hamez and Foden

  27. Tarzan
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Kilman or Struijk?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I am going both on WC

  28. Shteve
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Haven't seen villa's last two games, I know Barkley scored twice but what makes him a better option than Grealish if money isn't a problem?
    Is he playing in No. 10 position, on set pieces etc?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      cheaper and some potential. I still think Grealish is worth the extra 1m

    2. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Nah, took more shots. Grealish looks defo better, just need the lad to take shots and not waste time dribbling in the box

    3. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I wouldn't say he's a better option than Grealish, but comes in cheaper, so it kinda depends what you do with the extra cash.

      He played as a 10 against Liverpool, but slightly deeper at Leicester when Smith flipped the system and went man-for-man.

      He's taken a few set-pieces so far.

      I think it might come down to who is on penalties, hopefully we'll find out later on.

    4. Shteve
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Thanks for replies, sounds like Grealish is better pick so, especially as I plan to hold him until end of December at least.

  29. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Playing WC in Fan Team anyone to point out some bargains out there?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Grealish at 6.7m. Sterling at 11.0m.

      The 4.6m defender bracket in FanTeam is also stacked. Bellerin, Zouma, Mina, Konsa, White backline is ridiculously cheap and very strong.

      Pick your premiums and build around that imo.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Thanks mate really helpful I will follow your advice. Cheers

    2. Time and Chance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      Darlow (£4.3), Grealish (£6.7), Ross Barkley(£5.6), Mings (£4.6), Masuaku (£4.2) and Castagne (£5.2) [hope prices are still accurate]

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        thanks man

  30. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 3 days ago

    Do we know where this bruise is on Hamez? His foot? Shin? Just think the risk of him starting depends if it’s likely to get aggravated again

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 3 days ago

      I think he will start on the bench and take it step by step, depending on the game score

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 3 days ago

        Thinking similar. No point in risking him