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. timawflowers
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Play foden or hames, can't get both in

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Foden

  2. Studsy25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Got to pick between 2 defenders & 2 midfielders.....

    A - Walker Peters OR B- Justin

    Midfielders

    C - Maddison OR Podence

    Cheers!

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Walker Pieters
      Podence

  3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Grealish is on 130.5 on fplstats. Have you ever seen somebody with higher numbers?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Someone came close to 200 but didn't rise 😀

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

      Auba once went up 0.6 in 6 consecutive days

      1. Ronniie
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Wth!

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

      Ranked 2.5m. Worst ever start. Salah Triple (C)

      A. Madness
      B. Go ahead

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Madness

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

          Even if he scores a hatrick?

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Do you think he will ?
            TC now seems like a desperate move, wouldnt worry too much about rank at this stage of the season.

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

              I think he’ll score well. As I’ve captained him. But triple captain is probably wishful thinking.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Its a marathon, not a sprint

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

          You’re right 🙁

      3. Bolton’s Wanderers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 1 day ago

        B

      4. Jones Town
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        A

      5. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        That's not a good idea. More chance of points in a double gameweek. Your rank will drop back in that week

      6. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        The pace of the game this season will mean many will fall by the wayside. Save a chip for an unexpected double gameweek later in season. Play steadily and you'll shoot up ranks.

    4. Hazardous1983
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Starr taylor justin or mitchel. Currentlt.on taylor

      1. Macca71
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I have same dilemma. On Mitchell. Hard to see Burnley keeping clean sheet

        1. Hazardous1983
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Mitchell wont start

          1. Hazardous1983
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            he will.come.on for 1 point cameo

    5. Jones Town
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Play one:

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

      Thanks!

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

        A

      2. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        B

    6. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Which trio do you prefer

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

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        a

    7. fjb07
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Hi all,

      Im in a tricky situation here.. have 0.3 in the bank..
      Somehow want to get Kane for GW 7
      Right now if Im able to sell Jimenez (8.5) and downgrade Robertson to a 5m def .. I can buy Kane hoping he doesnt rise in price tomorrow.

      So with the GW 6 on, i can get Kane with a 4 pt hit.. but who to get in place of Robertson for GW7 onwards xD? i have Saiss already

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Cresswell or Keane or Konsa

        1. fjb07
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          ty mate

    8. Better Call Raul
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Start KWP or Mitchell ?

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Mitchell I think

      2. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        kwp

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

        KWP

      4. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        kwp

      5. Latetotheparty
          3 months, 1 day ago

          kwp

      6. Ninjaa
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Vardy to
        A. Kane
        B. Aguero

        I've got son but no City.

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          a

        2. AFC Womble
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Normally B but Kane is hot at the minute and Aguero needs a few games i think

          • Latetotheparty
              3 months, 1 day ago

              a

            • Macca71
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 1 day ago

              A. Aguero from GW10 (for me).

            • 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              A

          • Boss Hogg
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Start PVA, Mitchell or Dallas?

            1. Bolton’s Wanderers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 1 day ago

              PVA

            2. 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              PVA with Dallas first replacement

            3. McGrubbs
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              V tricky, Id prob go Mitchell this GW - vs Ful so decent shot at a CS... PVA doesnt seem likely to start

            4. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              PVA

          • icanseethroughyou
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            So many going with 2 Wolves defenders inc Kilman. Can’t see the logic.

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

              They have kept 3 clean sheets this season and have two nice fixtures coming up

          • greggles
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            A few issues here, so willing to take a 4-pointer 1 FT and 3.8m ITB.

            McCarthy / Button
            TAA / Justin / Mitchell / Davies* / Holding*
            Podence / Soucek* / Son / Salah / Rodriguez
            Werner / Brewster* / Ings

            Asterisks are players who are injured, out of favour or I'd like rid of. I was thinking of

            1) Holding/Davies > Lamptey and Soucek > Grealish
            2) Only one or the other...

          • Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Bench one:
            A) Ayling (avl)
            B) Justin (ars)
            C) Lewis (wol)

            1. Boss Hogg
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              c

            2. McGrubbs
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Justin

            3. KDB4PREZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 1 day ago

              C

            4. 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              C

          • No Salah
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            McCarthy to Martínez for a hit?

            I know hit is I’ll advices for a Gk, but it looks like should put off over the next few GW.

            Have other fires to put out next week

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

              No

            2. Boss Hogg
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              For a hit? No.

            3. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Yes McCarthy better longterm keeper

            4. KDB4PREZ
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Nope

          • Slitherene
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Overall points : 302
            Captain points : 40

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

            Let's have a vote!
            Who to pick?

            1. djoker_nole
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Kane

            2. mayofc2000
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Current Team

              Martinez
              Digne Saiss Justin

              Son Salah Fernandez Zaha

              Jimenez Wilson DCL

              Subs for the week

              (a) Kane + Grealish in for Wilson and Fernandez (-4)
              (b) Digne to Robertson
              (C) Keep FT

            3. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Rodriguez is going to start isn’t he

              1. TB303
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                50/50

              2. Tcheco
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                you know it

            4. Hazardous1983
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Taylor justin or mitchell

            5. McGrubbs
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              5th Mid: Barkley or Jorginho?

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Barkley

              2. 1zverGGadeM
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Jorginho

              3. Tcheco
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Barkley

            6. 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Best captain this gw, guys?!
              A) Salah
              B) Kane
              C) Sterling
              D) Son

              Vote please!

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                a

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 1 day ago

                B

              3. TB303
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                B

              4. KDB4PREZ
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 1 day ago

                If 3-5-2 Barkley, and if 4 in midfield I’d just get Bissouma

              5. Make United Great Again
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                A

              6. Tcheco
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                A

              7. 1zverGGadeM
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Cheers, lads!
                Was leaning towards Mo from the begining, so now I'm pretty setled already 🙂
                Good luck everyone!

            7. AzzaroMax99
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              G2G?

              Guaita
              Saiss Digne Lamptey
              Salah(C) Son Zaha Mahrez
              Kane Wilson DCL

              Forster Chilwell Mitchel Anguissa

              1. estheblessed
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Looks good to me.

            8. estheblessed
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              G2G:

              Martinez,
              Chilwell, AA, Saiss
              Bruno, Salah(c), Son, Grealish
              Mitro, Ings, DCL

              Nyland, Anguissa, Mitchell, Dunne

              1. Von Lipwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                G2G (don't like Mitro pick though if you have a FT)

                1. estheblessed
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  No FT. Was thinking of getting Wilson in next game wk

            9. unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Any of these moves worth a hit?

              A) Barnes > Grealish/Hames...alreayd have Watkins and DCL

              B) Jiménez > Kane..alreayd have Son

              C). James >> Robbo...would mean benching Lamptey

              D) Havertz >> Bruno...havertz doesn’t look great and Bruno is the talisman

            10. Gandalf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Final poll
              A. Chilwell
              B. Reguilion

              1. AFC Womble
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  B

                • KDB4PREZ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Semedo?

                  I’d go A if those

                  1. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Shocking performance looked Sunday league level?

                • McGrubbs
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  A

              2. Henrik Larsson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 1 day ago

                On WC. Rodriguez or Havertz?

                1. TB303
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Rod

                2. estheblessed
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Rod

                3. KDB4PREZ
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Rod

              3. TB303
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Who will get more points this GW

                A) konsa
                B) Dallas

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

                  A

                2. Tonyawesome69
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  A

                3. TB303
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Thanks

              4. pesifantasy
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Kilman or Strujik?

                  1. KDB4PREZ
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    None

                  2. KDB4PREZ
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Ok that wasn’t a good answer, if had to pick I’d go Kilman

                  3. AFC Womble
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Strujik as might get assist playing OOP

                  4. WZRD542
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Watkins or Barkley ??

                    1. estheblessed
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Barkley

                    2. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Watkins

                    3. KDB4PREZ
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Watkins

                    4. AFC Womble
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        Went Watkins

                    5. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Play 1 and 1st on the bench:
                      A. Ayling
                      B. Justin
                      C. Taylor