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. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Kane or Salah capt? I am behind in ML, most will capt Salah.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Next week will probably be a good week to go different

    2. nibby
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Going with salah myself

    3. sozopol
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I have both but going with Kane

      1. tinear
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        This. Although both are very close imo

  2. seamus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    who would you start Reece James or Mitchell?

    1. nibby
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      mitchell

  3. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    On Wildcard

    Keep Justin or buy Konsa

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Konsa

    2. ...al
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      GW8 is the fixture swing, but no porblem doing it now on a wc to save a transfer

    3. nibby
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      buy Konsa, Lei doesnt look good at all. mind helping me out below?

  4. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Just wanted to mention that Rashford is an absolute legend.

  5. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Hi guys am I GTG?

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

    Subs: Button Bissouma Taylor Egan

  6. VinMar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    People with no city, whats your plans to bring them in when fixtures turn?
    I have Kane and Son that could give way to Aguero and Sterling..

    1. NobleBlackman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'm planning on either Son or Kane to De Bruyne or Aguero depending on who's playing the best in about 3 weeks time

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I'll probably WC around GW9 and bring some in then I reckon.

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Maybe Mane and Kane to Kevin and Sterling, long way to go

    4. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Will try and hold out until gw10 fix swing

    5. nibby
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      kane to aguero around gameweek 9, unless he gets injured before that. mind helping me out below?

  7. NobleBlackman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    My midfield and attack for this week is too good, don't know who to start with news that JRod might be playing...

    Son - Salah - Zaha -Barkley - J Rod
    Maupay - DCL - Kane

    1. nibby
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      i would bench Barkley. mind helping me out below?

  8. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Start one?

    Targett ( have Martinez already)
    Mitchell (don’t think he starts??)

    1. Killitzer
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Start Mitchell and if he doesn’t start then Targett comes in

    2. nibby
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      mitchell, mind helping me out below?

  9. nibby
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Start Podence or Barnes? First to get vote starts in my team!

    1. 2OLEgend
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Pod

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Pod, he was on fire & unlucky last game.

      • Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Podence

      • seamus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        podence

      • BeWater
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Podence.

      • Il Capitano
          1 month, 5 days ago

          One last show of hands before I hit the transfer button

          1.7 ITB 1 FT

          McCarthy (Button)
          TAA Saiss Mitchell (Justin Taylor)
          Salah Son Sterling ASM Bissouma
          Werner DCL (Davis)

          A) Werner > Kane (3-5-2 with Biss starting)
          B) Bissouma > Barkley (3-5-2)
          C) Davis > Watkins (3-4-3 bench Biss)

          1. NobleBlackman
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I'd say B - you've got Son as Spurs cover and Werner could start heating up now

        • Tmel
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

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

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            B

        • C_G
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          my team. took a -4:

          Martinez

          TAA Lamptey Mitchell

          Podence Salah Son JRod

          Kane DCL Jimenez

          Steer Jorginho Zouma Justin

          who should i C? and is this gtg?

          1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Kane

        • Openboxman
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Who we benching?

          1 Son
          2 Foden
          3 Podence
          4 Pulisic

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            bench son lol

          2. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            lol bench son I dare you

            1. Openboxman
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I mean....I was contemplating. Can he really get 3 double hauls? Pulisic could be a differential.

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                I think the double hauls tell u he'll do well not that he won't double haul again

                1. Openboxman
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Burnley are defensive though, United leaking goals. Burnley could be a 1-0 and son isn't involved

                  1. Von Lipwig
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Is Pulisic more likely to score against united? terrible as they are?

                  2. AD2110
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Haven't Burnely conceded 8 goals in 4 games?

              2. Von Lipwig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                He's gotta be the best bet to get at least something from that lot. Pulisic is a differential because he hasn't done anything for 6 months

          3. HARLEY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Son

          4. Cto
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Podence

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Bookmarked, he will rip it up this week.

          5. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            You realise bench points don't count towards your total, don't you?

            1. fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              could be bench boosting...

          6. Openboxman
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Son starts then, furious if pulisic hauls now fellas

          7. GloryManUnited
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Don't belong here

            1. Openboxman
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Haha.

              You have every right to shun me from this site if son hauls.

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

            3

          9. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Foden

        • HARLEY
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

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

          Play Kilman instead of Chilwell?

          1. OleBall
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I would

          2. Tsparkes10
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            A) Kane, Barnes
            B) Ings, Bruno

            1. Cto
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Close a for me

          3. Cto
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Bench Foden or Havertz? Thanks

          4. Killitzer
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Afternoon all

            My defence is shocking. Should I take a hit to tidy it up a bit?

            TTA KWP Mitchell Justin Vinagre

            Could do either for a hit
            A. Vinagre ➡️ Reguilon
            Or
            B. Vinagre ➡️ Lamptey

            Or leave ?!

            1. HARLEY
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              NO HIT PLEASE

            2. BeWater
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Vinagre to Lamptey.

            3. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Advice and thoughts needed:

              Bottle it and sell Sterling for Salah and captain (the obvious move!) or stand firm, keep sterling...go Salahless and Captain Raheem!?

              Martinez,
              Lamptey, Saiss, Robbo
              Sterling, Jrod*, foden, Son
              Kane, Jimi, DCL

              Mitchell, Bissouma, RJames

              1ft 0.9 itb

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Big balls big gains?

              2. The Handsome Hunk
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Capt Kane.

            4. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Bench order correct?

              Best C?

              Martinez
              Robbo, Saiss, Chilwell,
              Grealish, Salah, Podence, Zaha, Son
              DCL, Kane C

              Steer, Lamptey, Mitchell, Delap,

              2.1.

              1. CelticBhoy1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Yes

              2. HARLEY
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Play Lamptey?

                1. FOMFF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  This, over Podence.

            5. antoinehude
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              GTG?

              Martinez
              Alexander-Arnold / Digne / Chilwell
              Salah / Son / J. Rodriguez / Grealish
              Kane (c) / Calvert-Lewin / Maupay

              Nyland / Mitchell / Dunne / Stepens

              1. FOMFF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                It's a heavy defense but I would like all 3 in my team, individually. CS have been very difficult to come by so my strategy is to cheapen the def and get explosive mid. See below.

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

              GTG?

              Martinez,
              Robbo, Coady, Lamptey
              Salah, Son, Rash, Jack, Foden
              Kane, DCL

              Brewster, Kilman, Douglas

            7. Pigeon
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Should I save a transfer or get Dallas in for James?

              Martinez
              TAA Saiss Lamptey
              Salah Son Rodriguez* Podence
              Kane DCL Ings
              4.0 James Mitchell Burke

              1. FOMFF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Save

            8. Sturridge Wars
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Which one?

              A) Grealish
              B) Callum Wilson
              C) Ollie Watkins
              D) Maupay

              1. fc_skrald
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                to buy or play? I will buy Grealish or Maupay and with less than 1 hour left I am still not sure who it will be...

            9. Sturridge Wars
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Thoughts on Bissouma > Grealish

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

            10. ididnt
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Trossard or Foden?

            11. Alli
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              A) Holding > Targett
              B) Something else
              C) Save FT

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

              Nyland - Justin - Stephens - Holding*

            12. Esalman
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Which one?
              A. Aguero and Lamptey
              B. Reguilon and Jimenez

            13. KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Kane or Kun for Jimmy on FT?

              1. OleBall
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Kane

              2. Jack.Armstrong96
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Need some advice guys

                Martínez-Button
                Saiss-R James-Justin-Mitchell-Digne
                Son-Salah-Barnes-Podence-Anguissa
                Wood-Dcl-Werner

                Was thinking of doing R James/Wood to Robbo and Watkins for -4 point hit, should I?
                Bank: £4.6 million

                Thanks in advance