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.

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2,007 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    start Barnes who is pretty nailed to start but tough fixture?
    or Jrod who is a doubt but likely to score better if he starts?

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Barnes

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Play Rodriguez but surely you have someone else you can bench

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        could bench Lamptey i guess but did want to play him?

        Martinez
        Robbo Saiss Lamptey Semedo
        Son Salah Grealish Jrod
        Kane Dcl
        Barnes Mitchell Brewster

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Boxed yourself into a corner there - possibly bench a defender for Barnes

          1. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            yeah Lamptey is normally my bench guy but tough this week

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Rod, not even close.

  2. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    G2G?

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss KWP
    Salah(c) Son(vc) Bruno Pulisic Grealish
    DCL Mitrovic

    Nyland James Brewster Ferguson

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      GTG

  3. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Play mitchell or ayling?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mitch

    2. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      PVA is 100% rdy so Mirchell is out

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

        He could play of course but not sure if he is 100% ready given he didn't play any minutes vs Brighton.

        1. Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Was on bench then. Now he is rdy

      2. Aston VII lalalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        So he's going to go from zero minutes for almost 4 months to the starting 11?

  4. Klaren
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Would you start Wood or Mitchell?

    I prefer Mitchell but there is the risk of cameo if PVA starts and not fit enough to play 90 so leaning towards Wood despite the likely 2 points.

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

      Wood

  5. bitars
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    GTG or Van Dijk out for a hit?

    Martinez, Steer
    Saiss, Digne, Van Dijk*, (Lamptey, Mitchell)
    Son, Salah, James*, Grealish, (Bissouma)
    Jimenez, DCL, Wilson

    2,9 itb

  6. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    I have both KDB & JRod.

    Which one out? If any?

    Obviously the bench is trash if both sat out.

    1. bitars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      For free KDB out. Otherwise i don't know.

    2. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Swap kdb for sterling. Easy to swap back to kdb when he inevitably starts firing again

  7. Fat Ozil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA Lamptey Saiss (Mitchell Dunne)
    Salah Son J-Rod Podence (Anguissa)
    Kane DCL Mitrovic

    1 FT 4.1 ITB

    Havent a scooby. Was going to do Anguissa-Grealish is James was out, but looking likely he'll play..

    Roll FT?

    1. Turns
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mitro to Ings/Werner?
      Podence to Foden/Mahrez?

  8. Turns
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Anything worth a transfer here? 1 FT, £0itb

    Ryan
    Robbo - Saiss - Justin
    Salah - Son - Foden - McGinn
    Kane - Werner - DCL
    -----
    4.0 - Podence - Mitchell- James

  9. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    McCarthy ¦
    TAA - Coady - Ward
    Salah - Son - Grealish - Jorginho
    Kane - Aguero - Maupay
    ¦ Bissouma - Justin - Taylor

    All set?

    1. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I like this team

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Captain?

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Salah or Maupay coz my safe picks have failed miserably this season.

    3. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Looking good mate, especially Aguero

  10. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Mitro (yes, still have him somehow) to dcl for a hit??
    Already spent my ft on kane

    1. Matt Sk
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      No, wait after this or the next gw (I also still have him :))

  11. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Bench one?

    A Rodriguez
    B Barkley
    C Mitrovic
    D Podence

    1. Turns
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      C or D

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      D

  12. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Last chance for TAA to do something this GW...

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      24 pts game upcoming

      1. mrelpea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yep, exactly why I’m holding

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Only once in a lifetime. If he keeps a clean sheet this weekend I will be happy.

  13. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Best defender for 5.9 or less? Have Saiss

    A) Reguilón
    B) Chilwell
    C) PVA (with Mitchell as backup)

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

    3. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

    4. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

  14. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Would you rather play Justin or Brewster?

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

      Brewster

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Justin probs

  15. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    A. Foden + Barkley

    B. Grealish + Harrison

    1. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A mby (not great options to be honest)

  16. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Carlo Ancelotti is perfect stereotype of Italian speaking English 😉 Too good to be true!

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

      He is speaking Italian with English words

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

        So true!

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      He's a great guy - read his autobiography.

  17. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Trent for cap? Last time I did it I got double of -1.. surely they keep a cs+ chance of attacking return?

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

      Without VVD you can expect assist so 5-6 pts at best

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Reckless thinking, I think an easy clean sheet...

        1. Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          No VVD and no Alison....ez CS? How? 🙂

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I am not at lall confident. TAA(C) is Andrex worthy.

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Last season yes. This season it’s your gameweek ruined.

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yeah prob trying to hard to be different

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          At 18k I would be doing the sensible obvious options at this stage. Salah Kane Mane etc. People starting to sell Trent so he will be starting to become a very slight differential anyway.

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Thanks 🙂

  18. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Justin or Mitchel first sub? Justin plays away to Arsenal, Mitchel plays away to Fulham

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Justin - I don't think Mitchell starts but probably comes on as PVA won't be fully fit yet

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I’ve got Mitchell first sub.

    3. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I dont think that Michell is nailed anymore

  19. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Is this ok for GW6?
    Martinez
    Robbo, Saiss, Lamptey
    Salah, Son, Pulisic, Grealish, Zaha
    DCL, Jimenez

    Forster, Ayling, Brewster, Mitchell

    Would love Kane but that requires a -4!

    1. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Gtg.

      Kane is my bogie player, always either gets injured or loses form when I get him, which usually is for a -4, so you could say that I’m biased.

      That said, he does have very juicy fixtures for next 3 GW’s, but I still wouldn’t take the hit on him especially as from GW9 Spurs games get really hard.

  20. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Townsend to Foden? Or someone else up to 7.3 (already have Grealish)

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      How much is ziyech?

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        7.9. Had thought about too. Just don’t want to take a hit this week.

    2. Z
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Zaha IMO

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Not too sideways? Or you think Zaha is better option in general?

        1. Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I dunno rest of the team, but Zaha is in great form + green fixtures (Milivojevic is on thr bench, so he take penalties too)

    3. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Keep him this week. Against Fulham, he could do ok

  21. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Quick vote following on from the above as I can't decide. Bench one of

    A - Lamptey
    B - Barnes
    C - Saiss
    D - Semedo
    E - Jrod

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Pls dont ask simpl3 qn like this.

      A of cos

  22. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    2.4mil OR. Got both Salah and Mane, tearing my (limited) hair out trying to decide which to captain. Mane's XG stats are much better but I'm worried about Salah's probable high captaincy

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Salah - and then you have the best of both worlds

    2. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      It will be very high judging from this platform

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 3 days ago

      If you put stock into chance conceded stats Sheffield United are weaker down their right flank where Robbo and Mane will run riot

  23. bruuuno
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    G2G? No Kane...

    McCarthy
    TAA Lamptey Targett
    Salah(c) Son Sterling Grealish
    DCL Mitrovic Jimenez

    Steer Bissouma Justin Johnson

    0ft 0,3itb

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Yes, looking good!

    2. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Yep,gtg. Like the sterling differential

  24. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Ready for the weekend and save a transfer for next gw?

    Martínez
    TAA, Saïss, Lamptey
    Son, Salah(C), Fernandes(VC), Grealish
    Ings, Mitrovic, Jiménez

    Button, Burke, Mitchell, Dunne
    1 free transfer, 0.2 million in the bank

  25. zon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Surely monitor this week regarding upgrading midfield, no hits needed? 0 FT, 4.6 itb

    Ryan
    TAA Targett Mitchell
    Salah(c) Son Foden Soucek
    Kane DCL Maupay

  26. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    GTG it start Podence?

    Martinez
    TAA, Kilman, Lamptey
    Bale, Salah (c), Son, Zara
    DCL, Werner, Watkins

    Podence, Castagne, Dunne

  27. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    What’s the latest on James? About to transfer in either James or grealish - James still a doubt for tomorrow?

  28. fplfansss
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    GTG?
    McCarthy
    Robbo, Lamptey, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Sterling, Klich
    JImenez, Ings, DCL

  29. Dezrar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    With my 1FT (and money ITB) should I:

    A) Mccarthy > Martinez
    B) Mitro > DCL
    C) Hold for 2FTs next week?

  30. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    I was feeling good after selling Rodriguez last night for Barkley but now it's been revealed Carlo was just lying so he could have a dig at VVD I'm absolutely raging. You are a chest! I hope everton get relegated.

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

      Cheat*

    2. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Up the toffees