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. 

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2,007 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ididnt
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    pick one of Reggie, Lamptey, Chilly or Keane

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Lampo

  2. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Kilman or Struijk?

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

      Kilman

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      kilman

    3. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      stru

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

    To Start

    A. Ayling

    B. Mitchell

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Ayling - nailed to start

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        And score

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

        My logic is. If Mitchell starts he’s more likely to keep a clean sheet.

        If he doesn’t, Ayling will be auto subbed in anyway

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          If he doesn't start then PVA probably will. Will PVA last 90 minutes?
          I'd play Ayling.

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Could easily come one for 1 point

          1. Tonyawesome69
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            come on*

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      a

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A

    4. Bubbles1985
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I have gambled on PVA so would start Ayling!

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

      Cheers all. Ayling it is

  4. Tonyawesome69
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

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

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      ABC in that order

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Cheers

  5. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days 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. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Salah

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Salah

    3. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Salah

      1. PocketZola
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Jorghino is a fpl boobey trap

    4. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Kane

  6. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Play 1:

    a. PVA
    b. Mitchell
    c. Dallas

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      C

    2. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A

  7. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Play klich or hamez

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      hamez

    2. Andre W
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Hamez

  8. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Straight swap Werner to Kane. Yay or nay?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      nay

    2. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes

  9. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Dier to Reguilon for -4?

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

      No

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      no

    3. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Never

  10. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    1FT, 1.5itb
    1) Ings or Jimenez > DCL
    2) Soucek > McGinn or Barkley
    3) McCarthy > Martinez
    4) GTG/save

    Notables in team already: Salah, Son, Sterling, Podence, Trent

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      3 or 4

    2. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      3

    3. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Save

  11. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Martinez (Forster)
    Robbo, Chilwell, Saiss (Mitchell, Dallas)
    Salah(C), Son, Rodriguez, Grealish(Soucek)
    Kane, DCL, Maupay

    G2G or should I play Mitchell instead of Chilwell?

    1. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'd play Mitchell

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      GTG

  12. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Ooo Barnes up top a possibility according to the Scout, what a treat that would be

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A pity he is a poor finisher

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        That's what they said about the main man Che before his 11 pointer this weekend, in the words of Gary Barlow have a little... patience

  13. skodaole2
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Would you take a hit here to bench Justin?

    Martinez
    Targett Rob Castagne Justin
    Salah Son Pereira
    Kane(c) Jimenez Mitrovic

    McCarthy Dier* James R.* Reed 0FT 0.6 ITB
    a) No hits, play double LEI def vs ARS
    b) Take a hit to remove Dier
    c) Take a hit to remove James R.
    d) Take two hits to bring in Kilman and Havertz and play no LEI defence
    e) Anything else

    1. KDB4PREZ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      B or c imo

  14. KDB4PREZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Gtg?
    Martinez

    Taa/Semedo/Lamptey

    Salah/Son/Grealish/Trossard/Podence

    Kun(C)/ Kane

    Dallas, Brewster, 3.9

    1. Andre W
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yep. Would captain Salah or Kane over Aguero though

      1. KDB4PREZ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Agreed just feel like punting haha

        1. Andre W
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Fair enough! Hope he doesn't get subbed to early though

  15. Sondre van Bank
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Pulisic likely to start?
    KdB?

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

      Puli yes, KDB less certain

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Puli should, although chance of managed mins
      KDB, possibly from bench

  16. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Lamptey or Konsa? Fixtures of course Konsa, but can we trust CS?

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

      Lamptey - assist potential

    2. JollyGoodYellows
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Konsa is a good aerial threat from set pieces which is why I brought him in.

  17. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

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

  18. 420king
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Who to start out of these two?
    A) Chilwell
    B) Dallas

    1. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Has to be Chilwell

    2. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      same dilemma...
      am thinking B as villa can blank ,,

  19. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Guys need your help,
    Pulisic
    or
    Foden to play ?? Just for this GW

    1. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I hope you dont mean benching one of them, Foden ahead of Puli for me

  20. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Something is telling me jrod to floden

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      And of course he scores! And of course I didn't do it.

  21. HARLEY
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    GUYS NEED HELP

    My XI currently is:
    Robbo Lamptey (xx)

    Play Chilwell or Kilman?

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      CHILWRLL

      1. HARLEY
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Think Kilman is on form

  22. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Who starts at left-back for Palace tomorrow?

    1. HARLEY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      PVA will take over

      1. Aston VII lalalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        How do you know this?

    2. Tsssst
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mitchell with PVA coming on after 60... surely

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

      PVA

      1. Aston VII lalalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        really?

    4. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'd love it if they both started and Schlupp got benched.

  23. Yome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Crazy to double up Grealish and Barkley for their favourable run of fixtures?

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes, its barkley...barkely.

  24. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Risk Mitchell's probable sub appearance for 1 point or play Dallas?

    1. HARLEY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Dallas

  25. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Sheffield United 1st for Chances Conceded from their right, 6th for Chances Conceded on their left, 4th for Chances Conceded in the center

    Burnley 12 on their right, 5th on their left, and 19th in the center

    1st = Worst in the league

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Bruv dont do this to me

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Salah it is

  26. PocketZola
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    First world fpl problems.

    1st on bench, Brewster or Dallas

  27. WZRD542
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Best mid for 6.3m ? already have Watkins & Targett so not keen to triple up on Avilla. My mid = Son, Salah, Bruno, (Bissouma)

    Or should I get rid of Bruno and bring in Man City cover ??

  28. acidicleo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Play one:

    A) Chilwell (manu)
    B) Dallas (avl)
    C) KWP (EVE)

  29. Alli
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    A. Holding > Targett
    B. Something else
    C. Safe FT

    McCarthy
    TAA - KWP - Mitchell
    Mané - Salah - Son - Zaha
    Wilson - DCL - Jimé

    Nyland - Justin - Stephens - Holding*

  30. Teriyaki 69
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    is hamez okay.