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. mrelpea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Interested to see who you would captain out of these three:

    A Son
    B Salah
    C Sterling

    Cheers!

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B.
      Home, pens, Sheffield United.

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B no contest.

    4. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

    5. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

    6. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Cheers guys! I had him provisionally penned in and will leave it that way

  2. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    pick 1 to play:

    a.) Mitchell
    b.) PVA
    c.) Dallas

    ???

    1. mrelpea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

    2. The Head-Ake
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

    3. Bolton’s Wanderers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B

  3. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    a) Podence > Grealish
    b) Werner > Kane
    c) Jimenez > Kane
    d) Podence & Werner > Barkley & Kane
    e) Reece James, Podence & Werner > Kilman, Grealish & Kane (-4)

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      c.

    2. ivantys
        2 months, 27 days ago

        d looks good

    3. corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Play one:

      A) Dallas - AVL(a)
      B) Soucek - MCI(H)
      C) Mitchell - FUL(a)

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        a

    4. karljkadak
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A. KDB to Sterling
      or
      B. KDB to Foden and upgrade Wilson to Kane with a -4?

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        b

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        B sounds lovely.

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        B

    5. The Head-Ake
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      1 FT and 2.2 ITB. Save for 2 FT?

      McCarthy
      Lamptey | TAA | Walker-Peters | Mitchell
      Mahrez | Salah (c) | Havertz | Son
      Werner | DCL |

      Martin | Bissouma | Davis | Justin

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        save

    6. Sprets
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Choose one to start:

        A) Mitchell
        B) Bissouma
        C) Klich

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Klich

        2. The Head-Ake
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Klich

      • Tmel
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Best non-Villa defender for 4.6 or under?

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          One of the Leeds boys?

        2. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Webster

        3. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Lamptey.

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            he's now 4.7m

        4. Z
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          KWP

        5. polis
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Taylor once the Burnley injuries ease up.

      • Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        1) Play Mitchell (Taylor first sub)
        2) Egan to Targett
        3) Egan to other < 4.9?

      • dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Play one of these:

        1. Mitchell
        2. KWP
        3. Dallas

        1. Mesh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          1

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          2

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            picking the home guy or are you seeing something else?

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Mitchell a bench cameo risk.
              Fancy Villa to beat Leeds tonight.
              KWP has attacking potential and will be on Digne's flank

        3. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          3

        4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Dallas..although I am benching him..

      • Feanor
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Should I make any changes? Unsure of how to order my bench.

        McCarthy
        Digne, Chilwell, Gabriel
        Salah (c), Bruno, Son, Podence
        Kane, DCL, Wilson

        Bissouma, Justin, Mitchell

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Id do the mirror image of the bench.

          1. Dezrar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Disagree, Bissouma has had only 2 less shots than Trossard so far this season! When he gets near the oppo box he shoots on sight

      • Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        What football thing to I associate The Life or Riley by Lightning Seeds with? Was it Goal of the Month/Season on Match of the Day?

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yes. In the mid 90’s

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Cheers

        2. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Just listened to it and looked it up. Goal of the month on MOTD 🙂 Sounds like football...

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Back when you could phone in and vote for your favourite

        3. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah think so

      • Mesh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Who to start?
        A. Castagne
        B. Mitchell

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Done a little stat digging the other day and found this...

        Son's conversion rate from shots in the box
        Last season: 18%
        This season: 77%

        Safe to say I think Son is overperforming

        1. Fernando Torres
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Nope, he is just that good, needs respect.

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Kane has 7 assists (mostly for Son) from 1.00 xA

          1. Fernando Torres
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Exactly. For Elite level players you can't go on xG or xA as a metric.

          2. Pulp Minion
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            They will regress sometime but are exceptionally hot at the moment.

            Random strange stat: Lanzini xG for his goal last weekend was 0.02 or something like that.

      • Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Start one:

        A) Kilman
        B) Bissouma
        C) Brewster

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A.

      • Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Has anyone here gotten highest score for a gameweek? Wonder how that feels like. I reckon it must make your entire week at least.

        1. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I was wondering this and what the highest ever score is. Someone must have got 200 once right?

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Many got 180ish a few seasons back from a double gameweek. I think it was when Kane went mental

          2. F4L
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            there was a Sanchez DGW a while back when I think quite a few broke that barrier.

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          No one here can guarantee

        3. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I got 95 last week...... Is that close

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Did it plenty of times last season

        5. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          A chap called Moin on here a few years ago got the third highest score in a week but I have never seen a #1 on here. I also remember that Stuart Broad the cricketer (who my kids went to playschool with) scored hightest for one week a couple of years ago.

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Maybe we will never get #1 by following the herd 😉

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Wow, you are actually old (only kidding)

            1. Puntillimon
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Lol

      • Zlat-man
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Vardy> Kane?
        For free. Have Son

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          looks good for free

      • Big Ronnie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Finally getting round to taking Vinagre out, got £6.9m. Best option?

        A) Saiss
        B) Semedo
        C) Digne
        D) Chilwell
        E) Lamptey
        F) Ruguilon (would mean Dier out instead of Vinagre)

        1. Zrinkec
            2 months, 27 days ago

            D

          • Z
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            A

        2. mrpink32
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Start
          A) Dallas
          B) zouma
          C)Mitchell

          Thanks!

        3. Ronny Sandstone
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Still carrying Vinagre 4.3 in my team!!!

          Best to get shot for Kilman or hold and swap Shaw to Saiss instead (5.2) have exact money
          really cant decide on this one, will be for a -4 any help much appriciated

          1. Blame it on Traore
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I think I'd be inclined to make the switch to Saiss if you've got the funds

            1. Ronny Sandstone
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              I think your right tbh, Vinagre can rot for eternity on my bench, thanks.

        4. cjhewitt92
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Who to Captain

          A) Kane
          B) Sterling
          C) Aguero
          D) Podence
          E) Werner

          1. Zrinkec
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Kane

            • Alonso The Great Midfielder
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              hard choice maybe kane

            • ivantys
                2 months, 27 days ago

                You invested so much in your forwards. Most will say Kane here, I have both and I went Sterling.

              • Traction Engine Foot
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                A

              • Blame it on Traore
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                A

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Hopefully Rodríguez knock is enough to keep him on the bench or out 😉

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Salty spuds

            • shapply
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              I need to bench one of them:
              a) Mitchell
              b) KWP

              1. Z
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Play Mitchell in case if he start the game...if not KWP will replace him

              2. Dezrar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                A

            • Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 27 days ago

              It's going to be very amusing when one of Salah/Kane get 5 points and the other gets 16

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Same for Trent and Robbo.

              2. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                That’s life.

              3. Von Lipwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Ugh... well said.

            • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Martinez
              Chilwell, Semedo, Reguilon
              Salah(c), Son, Pulisic, Grealish, JRod
              Kane, DCL

              Button, Brewster, Justin, 3.9

              All set?

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Yes

            • el polako
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              My captain armband been sat nicely & firmly on Salah for the whole week but now I'm having last minute Bruno Fernandes "feeling", not sure if I should log off or follow my gut... ?

              Thats why we love this game 😉

              1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                keep salah

              2. Blame it on Traore
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                I'd keep it on Salah I think pal

              3. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                There is safety in numbers with Salah choice.

                Thanks guys..

              4. ivantys
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  No way bruno, chelsea defence not bad with mendy and thiago back.

              5. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Give greenwood another chance or rid him for grealish but with a hit?

              6. Blame it on Traore
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Evening guys. Start Ayling against Villa or Justin against Arsenal this week? Thanks a lot!

                1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  ayling maybe

                  1. Blame it on Traore
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Cheers mate

              7. stu92
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Bench one:

                A) Targett
                B) Lamptey
                C) Barkley

                Already have Martinez in goals. Whoever starts on bench would come on for Rodriguez if he doesn't play.

                1. Kante Touch This
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Targett

                2. Hy liverpool
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  A

                3. Blame it on Traore
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Lamptey first sub for me mate

              8. George James
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Podence to Barkley for free?

                1. Silent Friend
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  yes

                2. Blame it on Traore
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Not fancy Podence against Newcastle? I think he's more likely to start than not and we haven't been defending well

                3. ivantys
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Newcastle is a much easier fixture compared to leeds.