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. Isco Disco
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bench one:
    A. Saïss (NEW)
    B. Lamptey (WBA)
    C. Chilwell (mun)
    D. James Rodriguez (sou)

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      C

      1. Hadebayor Mum
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 days ago

        C

    2. MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

  2. Eirern
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start Jorginho or Brewster, and why?

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

      Jorginho, penalties

    2. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jorginho cos anyone could touch anyone’s face or lift their hands

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jorg

  3. GGGIULY
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Anyone feeling Maupay captain?

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

      God No

    2. Isco Disco
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Too afraid to go without Salah (C)

    3. Lexi2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nope

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Wtf

    5. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Feel sick after reading this

  4. lekalatch
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Chances of Justin starting this weekend? Considering they played their best team in this week's EL with Fuchs starting...

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

      Very likely

    2. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I think he's good until Pereira gets back in 6 weeks, and could even play after that with Soyuncu out long term.

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Very likely. Pereira still out for while I believe so safe for now.

  5. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Going with Mane(c) this week. Have to admit that even though I think Mane is the better pick, not owning Salah with his current ownership is not enjoyable.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Agree and same

  6. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bottle it and sell Sterling for Salah and captain (the obvious move!) or stand firm, keep sterling...go Salahless and Captain Raheem!?

    Martinez,
    Lamptey, Saiss, Robbo
    Sterling, Jrod*, foden, Son
    Kane, Jimi, DCL

    Mitchell, Bissouma, RJames

    1ft 0.9 itb

  7. Z
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Why there is no love for Bruno?
    He got me a lot of pts in last 3 GWs

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He is my vice captain this gw

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Just one of those things on here.

      I’ll be getting him if TAA doesn’t buckle up his ideas soon.

      TAA Pulisic > Chilwell & Bruno

      1. Z
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I rapleced TAA for Bruno 3 weeks ago....and his price is still 10.5. Unbeliveble

  8. Lexi2014
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Good to go?

    MRyan
    TAA / Ayling / Justin
    James Rodriguez / Son / Salah / ASM
    Werner / Ings / Brewster

    McCarthy / Mitchell / Soucek / Vinagre

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thought JRodriguez was out?

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        He trained today

      2. Lexi2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        He trained and they’re not playing till Sunday. Worth a punt

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      James?

      1. Lexi2014
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        He trained and they’re not playing till Sunday. Worth a punt

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

        Yes...why?

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Confirmed out earlier

          1. Z
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            His not out...and it wasn't confirmed

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Cool. Are you a physio at Everton by any chance?

          2. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            You haven’t seen the latest update sir. He trained today and could be available

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I see. Hmm my plan was Podence > James. Not sure what to do now :/ Was hoping either ruled out or certain to start.

      3. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Ah ok thanks guys. Busy day at work and still going. I’ll stick him back in the starting xi then!!

  9. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Fill the gap:

    A. Grealish
    B. James

    Ryan
    TAA, dier, kwp, Taylor, Ferguson
    Salah, Bruno, son, xxx, Bissouma
    Jiminez, dcl, Adams

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Hamez injures I believe so A

  10. Neves say Neves
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bought Grealish and Reguilon instead of Hamez and Lamptey last night. Hope it doesn't come back to bite me! (WCing GW9)

    1. Z
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Well...u have alrdy lost 0.3 for James

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I didn't sell him. I was choosing between those two combinations.

  11. zuio
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Barkley or Grealish for Barnes?

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Grealish. Stats are mental.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Grealish

  12. DaftKing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Boring question, but which three should I play?

    Chilwell, TAA, Lamptey, Mitchell, Walker-Peters

    At the moment, set on Chilwell, TAA, Lamptey.

    Any other suggestions?

    1. valurth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Easy the ones you are set on

    2. Lexi2014
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Looks good to me

    3. ivantys
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah those 3

    4. cutch
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Sorry for asking again.

      Bench one this GW:

      A) Castagne
      B) Chilwell

      (My other 2 defenders are Saïss and Lamptey. I was about to play with 4 defenders, but now I'm expecting Hamez to play)

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        My worry with J Rod is a cameo performance in which case I’d prefer to start a good defender.

        60 mins though and it’s tougher

      2. valurth
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Tough one both are good attacking wise. Think I’d bench Castagne

        1. PocketZola
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I think everton will be behind and jrod comes on to push for a win

      3. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        A

    5. valurth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bench one
      a) Chillwell
      B) Lamptey
      C) Saiss

      Tempted to bench Saiss as I’m playing Wilson

      1. Z
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Just dont benc Saiss

      2. cutch
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I've got them all and benching Chilwell (or Castagne, that's my doubt)

        1. valurth
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Tough one. I just saw Chillwell against Southampton and he could have had several attacking returns in first half. Dissapeard in 2nd half. Not keen on benching him.

      3. AK_FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Came here to ask the same question. Tough one, currently thinking Saiss first bench spot, but hoping we both get some more feedback on this thread!

    6. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Start J Rod or Semedo?

      Strong bench is a headache!

    7. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Rodriguez is seriously weak by sportsman standards! He got a hematoma which is never problem of any normal footballer as your body becomes strong enough with regular core and muscle training. No wonder he is so injury prone! Those gym skips have cost him many seasons!

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

        He could just be unfortunate, like Gotze

    8. liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Play Ayling or take -4 to get Lamptey/Kilman in for Shaw? Got Meslier and Grealish also FYI

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

        Play Ayling

    9. POGBOOM KEBABOOM
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Last call before deadline..pick captain and why?

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Salah because he's good.

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Salah. Double figure haul incoming vs a crap side

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Wrong Liverpool winger

          1. Make United Great Again
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Mane owner alert

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              You got me!

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

        Salah...if you have him. Or Son/Kane

    10. Checko
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Subs order? I am keeping Rodriguez on the pitch just in case, but would like to have the best sub in play. Reece James is also in my defence and is a rotation risk.

        1) - Bissouma (WBA H)
        2) Dallas (AVL A)
        3) Mitchell (FUL A)

        I am thinking of sticking with this order? What do you reckon?

      • Super Silva Haze
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Greenwood replacement for the team below guys?

        7.3 to spend!

        Ryan
        Robertson Lamptey Saiss
        Son Grealish Rodriguez Salah Greenwood*
        Kane Calvert-Lewin

        Forster Walkers-Petres Brewtser Burr

        1. ivantys
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Foden since you have no city

            1. Super Silva Haze
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              good shout, free up some funds too. its just the pep roulette and early kick off that i am worried about.

              1. ivantys
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Could go Trossard vs WBA as well.

          • unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Anything worth a hit? Gt 2.4m itb

            Martinez
            Taa Saiss Lamptey — James Mitchell
            Barnes Havertz Salah Son - Burke
            Dcl Watkins Jimmy

            A: Jimmy >> Kane (-4)
            B: Havertz >> Bruno (-4)
            C: James >> Robbo (-4)

          • Felix Navidad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Play:
            A, Wood vs TOT
            B, Lamptey vs WBA
            Cheers

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              B

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

              B

          • Mike82
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Am I GTG?
            Ryan
            TAA, Semedo, Mitchell
            Salah (C), Barnes, Son, Havertz, Armstrong
            Kane, DCL

            McCarthy, Brewster, Justin, Dunne,

            2 issues, is Armstrong fit?. Secijd, I've used my FT to get Kane in, I've not taken a hit yet this season, Armstrong >Barkley worth a -4?

          • Abhishek Chitre
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Jimenez to Kane or Aguero?

            1. Big Ronnie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Kane

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

              Kane

            3. user.n
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              This week for Kane

          • Big Ronnie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Best defender under £6.9m to replace Vinagre? Thinking Saiss. Other defenders are TAA, Justin, Dier, Ayling.

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Dias

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

              Saiss or Semedo

          • estheblessed
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            What is everyones' team worth? Mine is:

            £101.8m

            1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              102.4

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

              101.9

            3. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              101.9

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

              102.3

            5. Z
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              101.4 but i am in top 100k (rank) 🙂

            6. Original - Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              102.5

            7. Annie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              100.5 SV
              101.3 CV
              0.6 ITB

          • Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            James Rod back up to 75% chance of playing ... have I missed something ?

            1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Up and ready! Don Carlo did a Jose there

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                sweet

            2. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              He trained today!

            3. Annie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Carlo being a ****. He'll play and haul

          • Og
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Trent has 1 more week then he gets Das Boot.

          • Carcetti
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Targett or C.Taylor?

          • stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            On wildcard, no Salah but would need to get rid of Bruno and DCL/Jimi to get him. Want to keep Jimi for next 2, should I make move now or hold? Bruno & Jimi are both differentials in my ML...

            Martinez (4.0)
            Robbo - Saiss - Lamptey (Targett - Kilman)
            Son - Bruno - Rodriguez - Barkley (Soucek)
            Kane (c) - DCL - Jimi