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. Bigtophat13
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    WC RMT - any views much appreciated!

    Martinez

    Robbo, Saiss, Dallas, Kilman, Justin

    Salah, Son, James, Grealish, Trossard,

    Kane, DCL, Watkins

    Not sure if Robbo is worth the price. A downgrade to PVA who is soon returning allows Watkins to Ings.

    Similarly not sure whether to keep Justin on WC with Perreira returning soon.

    1. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Looks good but 6.0 is too much for a sub every week IMO.

      You could consider something along the lines of Grealish, Trossard, Robbo & Watkins -> Fernandes, Barkley, 4.5/5.0 DEF (not sure on spare $) and Brewster sub. I think it's going to be quite painful having to bench one of Trossard/Grealish/Watkins every week, IMO.

      1. Bigtophat13
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This is a very good point. Creates somewhat of a headache it must be said. It's a very balanced squad almost to it's detriment. Will have a look at finances for something like that now.

    2. Reggie Nainggolan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      On wc and also struggling on what to do with Justin. Pereira still out for a while yet Justin plays LWB rather than RB. Leicester robben able to keep CS but still feel they will eventually so not sure what to do

      1. Bigtophat13
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        It's a conundrum, he's great value while he plays but I feel silly not planning for the long term on WC!

        1. Reggie Nainggolan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Same. Feel like getting Konsa for him but Villa CS feel short term while Justin maybe be good to keep long term still

    3. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You'll be benching trossard or Watkins every week. I'd choose 352 or 343 and get a fodder 8th mid/fwd.

      1. Bigtophat13
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Would you fodder trossard or Watkins?

    4. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I would downgrade trossard and use the cash to upgrade Justin to PVA

      1. Bigtophat13
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        That's not a bad shout, very nice fixtures for cpl too

  2. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Any slow-starters considering Salah(TC)...?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Waiting for a double game week.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        That's my rule too, but it's not worked out for me recently (Sterling 1 pointer last season from memory!)

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I’ve started incredibly slow as well. Triple Salah(C) worked a treat last double GW.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      However, it’s not the worse punt in the world

  3. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A) Vardy & J Rodriguez
    B) Maupay & B Fernandes

    1. Latetotheparty
        1 month, 6 days ago

        b all day

    2. Mike82
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Armstrong to Barkley for -4?

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

        No!

    3. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kilman or Jrod scores more?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        JR

      2. Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I ll star with JR, and Kilman is 1st sub

      3. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Jrod

    4. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      How many changes would you make to this WC ? Sheit?

      Martinez
      Robertson, Lamptey, Kilman
      Salah, Son, Rashford, Grealish, Podence
      Kane, DCL

      Steer, Ward, Dallas, Brewster

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        none looks great

      2. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        change Ward actually

        1. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah, but to who?

    5. royals forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Pick 1 to play

      Trossard (WBA)
      Lookman (CPL)

      Any ideas would be welcomed

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Tross

      2. Latetotheparty
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Trossard, although Im benching for Jrod. Think he has an assist in him vs. wba.

      3. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        bench one or
        Lamptey
        Saiss
        Barnes?!

      4. Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Your rank boys?
        - be honest -

        1. Joey Tribbiani
            1 month, 6 days ago

            183k

          • Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            2.4mil

          • Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            2.8m

          • Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            140k

          • slavkob
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            1.1 mil

          • Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            178k. Hope I get into 100k this GW

          • Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 6 days ago

            540k

          • Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            218k

          • Slartibartfast
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            265k

          • Bam Bam Bigelow
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            xR(ank) 1

          • JOELIO8701
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            80k but aiming for no. 1 this season. Not joking.

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

            3.8 mil. Mic drop

          • Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            18k

          • jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            345k

          • Whiskerz
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            1.3m

          • Latetotheparty
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Started GW3, bit of catching up to do i'm 5,786,435 in the world. Yikes.

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

              1.3 million

            • doher.ty
                1 month, 6 days ago

                3.8 dreadful start

            • Slitherene
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

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

              All my captain picks have failed miserably, want to get it right this time.

              Who to pick?

            • slavkob
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

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

              Button, Brewster, Justin, 3.9

              What do you think?

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                nice

            • user.n
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Bruno for Son?

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

                Hell no! (Buf i have Bruno too)

                1. user.n
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  For this gameweek only

              2. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Not sure this GW is ideal for Son's runs in behind

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

              No Calvert Lewin. Wow

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                6 point merchant

              2. Rinseboy
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                where scout picks?

              3. Rinseboy
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                no wolves defence either is a surprise

              4. Z
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                I don't have him...and i am rly happy with my rank

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

              Dunne to Lamptey worth a hit given my other bench options are Cooper (doubt) and Mitchell (may lose place)?

            • Bishopool
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Kane or Aguero?

              1. Latetotheparty
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Kane

              2. Nightf0x
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                To complete WC team

                Sais kilman and ?

                A) mitchel lamptey gomez/reguilon
                B) ward ctaylor gomez
                C) mitchel chilwel 4.6 def.
                D) strujik chilwle lamptey

                1. jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Probably A.

                  Maybe C, depending on the 4.6 selection.

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

                Worth getting rid of Pulisic for a hit, can see him being benched

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

                  Why?

                  1. roghippo
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    Played last 2,mount will play usually benches him against good teams, maybe I'm overthinking, haha

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

                      You're overthinking, Puli is only coming back. Mount played 90% of the minutes this season, undeserving imo

              4. EIE
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Cannot figure out my priorities here - defence a bit of a mess but not sure how much longer I can roll without Kane/DCL either.

                Plus is it worth freeing my life of Pep roulette now UCL is back by losing Sterling to spread cash elsewhere? Any thoughts much appreciated! 2FT, 0.5 ITB, WC intact..

                McCarthy (Steele)
                Trent Justin Mitchell (Taylor Egan)
                Salah Sterling Son ASM (Soucek)
                Werner Ings Brewster

              5. Do I Not Like Orange
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Would you start Hamez or Foden? Feels like a lottery as either could get a cameo.

              6. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                McCarthy
                Trent, Saiss, Mitchell
                Salah, Sterling, Son, Soucek, Podence
                Ings, Jimenez
                (Nyland; Justin, KWP, Davis)

                1FT, 1.5itb
                1) Ings or Jimenez > DCL
                2) Soucek > McGinn or Barkley
                3) McCarthy > Martinez
                4) Crazy option: Davis, Sterling > Aguero, Foden (-4)
                5) Save

              7. lekalatch
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Martinez
                Saiss Justin Lamptey
                Salah Sterling Son Foden Podence
                Kane DCL

                Brewster R.James Dunne

                GTG? Doubtful whether Justin gets the start and worried about Nuno hinting about injuries, maybe Podence... What do you guys say?

              8. Sean
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Landslide of JRod => Grealish Moves today judging by the expected price changes.

              9. trafalgarlaw
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 6 days ago

                1.5 ITB 0FT

                McCarthy
                Digne Ayling Mitchell
                Salah Son Barnes Podence
                DCL Jimenez Aguero

                Nyland Bissouma Justin VVD

                GTG ?

              10. RVP20
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Which in for a -4?
                (A) Digne
                (B) Regullion
                (C) Lamptey
                (D) Targett

                My defenders are: TAA, Justin, Mitchell, Davies*, Vinagre*

              11. MadeinIreland
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Bring in Grealish or Barkley for Barnes for a -4???

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  No

                2. Z
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 6 days ago

                  Mby its not too bad....rly dunno.

              12. Powers106
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Is it worth a -4 to go Castagne to Reguilon? My other defenders: Saiss - Chilwell - Mitchell - Konsa

                1. Ronniie
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    No

                2. Ronniie
                    1 month, 6 days ago

                    1 Barnes
                    2 Castagne
                    3 Podence

                    Bench one and why please?

                    1. Catastrophe
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Close. Can't bench Podence home to Newcastle. Probably a coinflip between Barnes and Castagne - maybe Castagne assuming Arse will score...

                      1. Ronniie
                          1 month, 6 days ago

                          Thanks. That’s my thinking too

                    2. Catastrophe
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Loving Rodriguez being on -139.9% - earmarked him for my Team next week and that extra 0.1 means I can get a 4.5 DEF instead of a 4.4....

                    3. Miguel Sanchez
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Best 90's Gillespie:

                      A) Keith
                      B) Bobby

                    4. SomeoneKnows
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 6 days ago

                      Play Mitchell or Chilwell?

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

                        MU will score 100%.....so try with Mitchell, so if he starts it good, if not Chilwell will rrplace him