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. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Play
    A. Killman ( double with saiss)
    B. Mitchell

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

      A

  2. JollyGoodYellows
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Play one of:
    A) Soucek
    B) Bissouma
    C) Mitchell

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barnes > Hames

    Or save FT?

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

      Suuurely save with his fitness being a concern?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        An injured hames is possibly better than barnes

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

          Blasphemy

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

    Is Watkins any good?

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

      He's OK - will need good service to get north of 15 goals

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        He doesn't need more than 15 goals for £6m. I think he will get enough service to easily reach that

        1. FOMFF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          At 6m, I'd take 10 over the season. Just wondering if I should be working Jack into the team, maybe get Brewster

  5. Andre W
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Play

    A. Chilwell (mun)
    B. Kilman (NEW)

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

      A

  6. BJabroni
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Bit of a noob back to fantasy this year after a hiatus, forced to wildcard. Any suggestions to this?

    Martinez / Steele
    Saiss/ Konsa / Mitchell / Kilman / KWP (could swap out for Dallas?)
    Salah / Son / Rodriguez / Barkley / Bissouma
    Aguero / Kane / Calvert-Lewin

    0.0 ITB with this

    1. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Defence is possibly a bit weak, but a great attacking line-up, covering all the bases. And that's where the points are atm ....

      1. BJabroni
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Appreciate the response. Thought I'd go guns blazing with the attack.

  7. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    is hamez okay to play?

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

      I reckon he will be

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Until they target the leg...off at HT

    3. BJabroni
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Same dilemma. Great name btw

  8. jack7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Barkley and TAA OR Foden and Robbo??

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

    Should I start Chilwell or Dallas?

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Chilwell

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Gonna recomment for those interested

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

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

    1st = Worst in the league

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

      Ya i would captain salah or mane if i had them but kane for me since i don't

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Kane is a great option for sure

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

      Interesting. (C) currently on Kane, but that is compelling reason to switch to Mo...

    3. The Handsome Hunk
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Where did you got this stats ?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Members area

        1. The Handsome Hunk
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Ah I see, so Mane(C) locked ?

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Yes

  11. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Was ll set on Rodriguez to Zaha do we think hell play or still make the move?
    Mccarthy
    TAA Taylor Mitchell
    Salah Son Bruno Rodriguez Grealish
    Mitrovic Jiminez

    Nyland KWP Saliba Davis
    1.1mil in bank

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      8m no show you choose?

      1. RocketMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        G40STEVE this is a really poor comment.. actually terrible advise!

        I think he will start going of CA's comments, if you have someone with a good fixture on your bench you could play them to be safe but I personally am going to play Jrod.

  12. crazysidz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Kindly Rmt

    Martinez,
    Mitchel, saiss, reguilon, chilwell
    salah, son, bruno, jorginho,
    kane, dcl

    Sub: nyland, rodriguez, justin, brewster

    0 itb. 1 sub left

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

      Ok.

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

      Nice

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

    Zaha or Foden ?

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Mmm Foden for me. Even with Fulham next for Palace

  14. acidicleo
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Play one:

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

    TIA

  15. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Help out here

    Guaita
    Saiss Trent Kilman
    Salah Son Foden Grealish
    Kane Jimmy DCL

    (Fodder, Kwp, Mitchell, Anguisa)

    already on -4.

  16. Bruno Bruno!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Dier -> Reguilion

    Yes or No

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

      If you have no other concerns in your team, then yes

  17. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    GTG?

    Ryan
    TAA Keane Justin
    Salah(c) J Rod Soucek Son
    Maupay Kane Werner

    Subs: Button Bissouma Taylor Egan

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Kane, Son or Salah C?

    1. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Salah

  19. ...al
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Brewster or Mitchell sub 1*?

    *Playing Jrod

  20. icanseethroughyou
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    WC comments please! 1 or 2

    1
    Martinez Forster
    Keane Lamptey Kilman KWP Robertson
    Salah Neto Foden Son Klich
    Kane DCL Watkins

    2
    Martinez Forster
    Semedo Lamptey Bellerin KWP Robertson
    Salah Grealish Foden Son Bissouma
    Kane DCL Brewster

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

      Not keen on either tbh but 2

      1. icanseethroughyou
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks. What would you change with 2?

  21. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Would really appreciate some advice here. Bench one?

    A Rodriguez
    B Barkley
    C Mitrovic
    D Podence

    1. icanseethroughyou
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Podence

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers. That's what I'm leaning towards.

        1. icanseethroughyou
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Any thoughts on my WC team above? Ta!

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 27 days ago

            2 if playing 442.

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

    Please can I have some advice, which option should I do? 2FT & 3.5itb

    A) Davis & JRod > Kane & 4.8 or less
    B) JRod > Grealish
    C) JRod & Davis > Ings & Barkley
    D) Something else

    McCarthy
    Saiss / Justin / Chilwell / Mitchell
    Salah / Son / Bruno / JRod
    DCL / Werner

    Bench: Steer, Bissouma, Struijk, Davis

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

      Jrod is fit, Justin to villa defender and Davis to maupay or Watkins maybe?

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

    Barnes to Bruno or ings/Werner to Kane

  24. WZRD542
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Reguilon or Chillwell ?

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Either is fine. Reg this week looks better but both could do well

  25. HARLEY
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    McCarthy
    Robbo Chilwell Lamptey
    Salah(C) Son *Rodriguez* Grealish
    Kane DCL Maupay
    (Steer Kilman Bissouma KWP)

    GTG or should I play Kilman instead of Chilwell?

    1. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Almost the same team 😉

      Martinez / TAA / Digne instead of McCarty / robby and Lamptey

    2. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Play Chilwell

  26. The Frenchie
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Can't decide between Kane, Son and Salah for my captain.

    I saw many people who are going on Salah but Kane didn't play in EL this week so I think he might be more fit.

    Whats your opinion guys?

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

      Son

  27. AFC90
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    On wildcard, which is better?

    Team 1:

    Martinez (Button)

    Robno, Saiss, Lamptey (Balbuena) (Kilman)

    Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish (Bissouma)

    Kane, DCL, Maupay

    Team 2:

    Martinez (Button)

    Robbo, Bellerin, Lamptey, Balbeuna (Kilman)

    Salah, Sterling, Son, Barkley (Bissouma)

    Kane, DCL (Brewster)

    Thanks!

    1. The Frenchie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

    2. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Team 1 is my exact team (except my subs are chilwell soucek mitchell). Any money itb?

      1. AFC90
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Nah nothing itb mate, poor TV

        1. manu4life99
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          No worries i would back Team 1 still (but I am biased)

  28. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss Lamptey
    Bruno(C) Son Pulisic James Podence
    Kane DCL

    Nyland Brewster Justin James

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

      James is injured

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

      Must have good amount of cash in bank mate?

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

    Jim to Kane -4?

  30. ididnt
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Pick two of:

    1. Grealish
    2, Barkley

    A. Lamptey
    B. Reguilon

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      1B