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

    Saka replacement? Sub 7,3mill
    Grealish, foden, barkley, Barnes?

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Grealish

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

      Zaha!

    3. Henning
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Grealish or Foden

    4. zdrojo187
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Trossard

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

    Gtg or anything worth a hit?
    1.4 m in the bank

    Martinez

    Saiss Lamptey Digne

    Son Salah Podence Rodriguez

    Kane DCL Jimenez

    Steer Klich Mitchell Justin

  3. Tsparkes10
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ings, DCL or Werner to Kane for a hit?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ings

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      None, but werner if you must.

    3. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      ings

  4. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    On WC. 0.5m itb

    Martinez Forster
    Gomez Saiss Justin (Mitchell Kilman)
    Son Salah Fernandes Grealish (Bissouma)
    Kane DCL Maupay

    Thoughts on team. Dont feel comfortably happy with the defence or Maupay. Any suggestions?

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

      Steer is best back up for Martínez

      Maybe look at Struijk for Mitchell

      1. Reggie Nainggolan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Might get Konsa in so wanna keep Villa limit option

        Tbh neither Steer or Forster will be playing any minutes unless Martinez or McCarthy get injured

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

          If Martínez gets injured you won’t have Forster coming in to take his place though 😉

          1. Reggie Nainggolan
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Ahhh good point

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

      Reg insted of Gomez mby?

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Mitchell to a solid 4.5 def. Will lose his place and you will skap yourself for not doing that move on wc in one week or so. Justin too. Sell and run

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

    Good to go?

    Meslier
    Kilman, Diaz, Regulion
    James Rod, Salah, Son, Biss
    Aguero, Kane, DCL

    McCarthy, Chilwell, Struijk, Romeu

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

    Best 90's Gillespie :

    A) Keith
    B) Bobby

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      ha!

      A

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

        Class of 92

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

    Bale over Son or have I gone mad?

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      not worth the gamble yet go Son

    2. Arthur Shelby
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You're mad

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

      Son at 11.0 is still a bargain

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        No not really. I think that's a high price

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

          He’s oop with kane playing deep. He’s clinical
          He’s proven
          Spurs are firing in attack

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

          Very high. 9.0 vs 11.0 is massive loool

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

        Too far with that one

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

      Yes

      you have gone mad.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        hey mate give us hand below! Good luck this week

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Probably mad. He just started playing again and played midweek. He could be benched again.

    6. AFC Womble
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Done the same but now thinking of Bale & DCL - Foden & Kane + money in the bank. Mad?

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

        Would be fun. I reckon they could get similar points going forward

      • antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Mad

    7. Mikey44
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ryan
      TAA Tierney Saiss KWP
      Salah KDB Son Podence
      Kane DCL
      Subs: Button Bissouma Mitchell Brewster

      1 FT, 0 itb

      A) KWP->Targett
      B) Save FT

      Thanks

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        A

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

        Save. Keep 2 for next week

    8. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      bench one or
      Lamptey
      Saiss
      Barnes?

      1. Arthur Shelby
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Tough... maybe Barnes

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          thanks Arthur currently on that

      2. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Bench lamptey of those

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Was originally but just think this is such a plum fixture for him

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

      Start one:

      KWP (EVE)
      Justin (ars)
      Mitchell (ful)
      Soucek (MCI)

      Thanks

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        D

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

        Sorry which 2?

      3. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Mitchell looks obvious?

    10. Abaddon
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      1)
      A) play mitchell
      B) bavies to reguillon and bench mitchell

      2)
      A)play soucek
      B) bissouma to trossard and bench soucek

      3) both for -4 :)?

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

        2

    11. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      What happened to Alonso?

      Was looking to buy Konsa / Lamptey, but if Chilwell is nailed I might go for him?

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

        Lamps doesn’t want a liability in Im his side.

      2. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Been awful for years.

      3. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        A better defender came up that is what happened to alonso.

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

      GTG?

      Martinez
      TAA Saïss Lamptey
      Salah (vc) Grealish Son Townsend
      Kane Jimi DCL

      Steer Mitchell Justin Romeo 1FT 1.3ITB

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

        Who’s your captain?

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

          Doh. Kane

    13. mdm
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Which option:

      A. Werner -> Kane
      B. Jimi -> Kane
      C. Save FT

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

        B

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

        B

      3. AFC Womble
          2 months, 27 days ago

          B

      4. Arthur Shelby
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Draft team. Correct play/bench order?

        Maguire, Chilwell, Ziyech, Cavani

      5. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Bottomed

        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

      6. Djemba-Djemba
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        I've used up my free transfer. But been needing to get rid of Bavies as his price keeps dropping but always had other priorities. Worth just getting it over with this GW for lamptey and -4 hit?

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

          He was one of my stinkiest pre-season picks. I'm doing a -4 this week involving him out to Lamptey.

          1. Djemba-Djemba
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Tell me about it. Been stuck with him since as there's always another priority to take care of. But can't stand seeing his name on my list. Don't mind taking the - 4 just to finally get rid of him.

        2. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I would do it for a hit I think.

      7. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Who to start:

        A) Soucek
        B) Ayling

        1. antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          B

      8. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Jimenez to Kane for a hit?

        Already have Son if that matters.

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I did it for free. Would probably do it for a hit also, but it feels weird to get rid of Jimenez before Newcastle and Palace...

        2. n-doggg
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Nah, you might want to move to aguero next week instead

      9. Yome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Podence to Foden -4?

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

          Not for -4

        2. antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          No

        3. Yome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ok, cheers.

      10. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Is Zaha being overlooked? Not watched Palace this season but he seems to look better.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Not enough chances created

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Hmm mostly pens he has scored maybe?

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Yep. But with those fixtures he can still do well. Fixtures till now weren't that great tbf

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

          Palace worst in league for chances created

        3. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I have him and keeping watched Palace last game they looked trash but fixtures are nice and if there are goals he should be involved

        4. Niko75018
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Palace attack is so poor. Especially recent GWs, the last game was awful... I think only one shot (penalty) for the whole game - first time since a long long time in PL.
          But Zaha is the best offensive player and is on penalties so he will be involved if someting happens. I will keep him for next GWs

        5. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Thanks all

      11. antis0cial
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        G2g? Benching ok?

        Martinez
        TAA Digne Saiss
        Salah Son Hamez Grealish Barkley
        Kane DCL

        Ayling Mitchell Brewster

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Looks good.

      12. noone
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Martinez
        Saiss Lamptey Chilwell
        Hamez Salah Mane Pulisic Son
        Mitro Jiminez

        Steer, Mitchell, KWP, Brewster

        This is done for the week (-8). Where should I start to improve in the next two weeks? Get rid of Mitro and downgrade one Mid? Also, do I really need TAA/Robertson?

      13. AMP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Hi lads

        any KDB owners here? What to do??????

        My plan was to swap him for Mane.

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I would keep

        2. noone
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          I swapped him for Mane yesterday before the price rise for a hit, if it helps. Going with Salah+Mane for next two atleast

          1. AMP
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Same idea

      14. Sturridge Wars
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Anyone think James Rodriguez will play now that Ancelotti has said he’s a good chance

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

          Yes

      15. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

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

        Mitchell, Brewster, Ayling

        1ft 0.4m itb

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

      16. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Which combo do you prefer

        A. TAA, kilman, grealish
        B. Dier, Chilwell, Rodriguez

      17. AFC Womble
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Bale & DCL - Foden & Kane + money in the bank. -4?

          1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            No

            1. AFC Womble
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Cheers Roboklopp

          2. Jones Town
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Who to play?

            A) Mitchell (ful)
            B) Dallas (avl)

            Thanks!

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

              B

            2. AFC Womble
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Dallas

              • Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Mitchell

            3. Mukh Dunham
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Would someone rate my team?

              Pope
              Tierney, TAA, Coady
              Pulisic, Son, Bale, Costa, James
              Kane, DCL

              Subs:
              McCarthy
              Justin, Davis, Bernardo

              Thinking of transfer out Pulisic, TAA and bring in Sterling and Kilman. Liverpool’s a bit exposed at the back this season

              1. Collie01
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Personally I would get rid of Pope to a 4.0 fodder to free up funds. Then could you afford Bale to Sterling?

                1. Mukh Dunham
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  If I sell Pope, I’ve get Martinez. He’s been putting up good numbers this season.

                  Bale for Sterling? Yeah I could, so keep Pulisic yes? Problem is, I still believe that Bale could do something great at Spurs, haha.

              2. bench boost for every gamew…
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                I would rate your proposed transfer as horrid. Why 2 perfectly good option for sterling and some you dont really know is nailed?

                1. Mukh Dunham
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Well, thank you for the opinion but maybe that’s why I’m not in the top 1k players in the FPL there mate? I know how Pulisic is as a player but as far as FPL concerns, he’s not as effective as you said. Quite the same with TAA, now that Van Dijk’s injured, I’d say that Liverpool would be much vulnerable. The Reds are already exposed much even when Van Dijk’s playing, I don’t really believe in the defences now that he’s out injured. Sterling is starting to find his form, and with that Kilman, sure I dont Really know him but I’ve seen his stats in fpl, he’s been playing full 90 minutes for Wolves this season.

                  Cheers lad