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. Greyling
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Werner, Barnes to Kane, Barkley -4?

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

      Not sure about selling Werner

    2. DrunkPhilosophy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yes

    3. Sergeant Garcia
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      After ManU, Werner has some tasty fixtures. I'd reconsider.

  2. Joey Barton and Friends
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Is Burnley‘s Stevens going to secure a midfield place? He’s 4.4 and I really need the extra .1

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yeah he seems to be nailed

  3. DrunkPhilosophy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Draft league,
    Start Lamptey or Boly?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      LampT

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

      lamptey

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Boly

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

    Start:
    A. Mitchell
    B. Dallas
    C. Justin
    D. Take a hit & get Reguilón

    1. FPLSafety
        1 month, 2 days ago

        B

      • The Yorkshire Pirlo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        B

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

        Ta. Done.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I haven’t a clue what to do here. I didn’t go through with the Jiménez to Kane last week so have 2 FT’s again. 3.4m in the bank.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Facepalm

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Team? You link doesn't work.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Oh really? Thanks, I’ll get on it and thanks for taking the time to look.

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

              remove the /a/ in the address - seems to happen every year

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Let me check

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Hadn’t updated it from last year.

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I concur

        You haven’t got a clue

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Xx

    3. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      1) Chances of KDB starting?

      2) KDB/Jimmy or Havertz/Kane for the next few gw's

      1. Scout15
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        1) unlikely
        2) Havertz/Kane no brainer imo

    4. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Do we reckon Reece James continues to play UCL while Azpi plays in the league?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        It's likely but Frank could do anything!

    5. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      To play every week:
      A) Foden & DCL
      B) Soucek & Aguero

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

        A

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        A

    6. jay01
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Whats with the Semedo appeal with the likes of Saiss available?

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Semedo is more nailed with less competition

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

        Saiss at risk of being dropped for Marcal at some stage

        1. jay01
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          isnt saiss in brilliant form atm? like no reason to drop?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Coping Saiss non owners trying to spread discord

      3. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        But i agree Saiss is better (goal threat)

      4. patryko5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I'm torn between Semedo and Saiss (to replace Doherty)

    7. Scout15
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      A) Kun+Podence
      B) Werner+Foden

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        B

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

      Podence to Barkley worth -4 ?

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

        No

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

        No

    9. pol
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Which 2 to start:
      A- justin (ars)
      B- kwp (EVE)
      C- soucek (MC)
      D- brewster (liv)

      1. Weerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Justin Soucek

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        BC

      3. Kannbury
          1 month, 2 days ago

          B C

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

        Play which 3?

        Saiss
        Chilwell
        Kilman
        Ayling
        Lamptey

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          SKL

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

        Who to drop for Grealish for free?
        A) Barnes
        B) Podence

        1. TeddiPonza
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Pod

      6. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        I haven’t a clue what to do here. I didn’t go through with the Jiménez to Kane last week so have 2 FT’s again. 3.4m in the bank.
        Pickford
        Digne Saids Mitchell
        Salah Son Rashford Harrison
        Jime DCL Watkins

        Gabriel Reed James

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

          James to Chilwell for the long term

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            This is a great idea. Thanks.

        2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I would go Jimenez to Kane and save the other FT for now, probably Harrison to Barkley as well but not sure..

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

            Or both/either of these

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            This is my biggest head scratcher. I mean Jimi has absolute dynamite fixtures. Seems so weird to get rid now, but then I suppose you have to have Kane.

        3. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Do Jiménez to Kane and save other FT.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Cheers.

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

        Got to start Rodriguez right, even though the chance of 30-60min seems high? Have a strange feeling Kilman could haul 3 times in a row...
        A) Play JRod (1st Bench Kilman)
        B) Play Kilman (1st bench Rod)

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A

      8. MTFCfan50
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Start which one of these four?

        A) Brewster
        B) Bissouma
        C) Dallas
        D) KWP

        1. Weerman
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Dallas

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

          B

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

          Bench Brew

        4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          C

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

          C

        6. Kannbury
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Biss.

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

          Grealish worth the extra over Barkley??

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Long-term yes

        8. Tarzan
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          A. Pulisic
          B. Havertz

          Your pick?

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

            B has the ability to get into the box and more central

          2. Scout15
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            B

          3. Kannbury
              1 month, 2 days ago

              B.

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

            First to 3 wins, Bench one:

            a) Podence (NEW)
            b) Adams (EVE)

            1. TeddiPonza
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              A

            2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              B

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

              A

            4. Kannbury
                1 month, 2 days ago

                B.

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

              Is a -8 worth it?

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

                Need some context really

              2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Depends on moves

              3. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Depends on many things...

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

                If you can guess the top 11 scorers each week then a -44 is worth it

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

                last time i did it i ranked 5m.... gotta be good good moves

            6. Kakashi Of The Leaf
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Is Pulisic a doubt to start?

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

                No

              2. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Source?

              3. Balls of Steel
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Hmmm if he doesn't start we could see Werner moved wide again and Tammy through middle

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

              So who's man enough to captain a City player this weekend?

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

                Could be great. I sold KdB a week back so I'm going to be obvious and captain Salah.

            8. damiang2233
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Barkley and Mings instead of James & Diangana? Good Move?

            9. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Reece James to Struijk for free?

              Allows me to bring in Kane for free next week (with added bonus of insurance if Mitchell lose his spot). Don't want to Jimi to Kane for -4 this week.

              1FT 1.5ITB
              Martinez
              TAA Saiss Mitchell
              Salah Son Bruno Podence
              Jimi DCL Maupay

              Steer Justin R.James Reed

              Thanks!

              1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Looks good but I prefer Kilman to Struijk even though you have Saiss

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

                  Thanks. Podence means I'm tripled on Wolves already though. Could do that next week...

            10. Yozzer
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              McCarthy to Martinez for - 4 worth it over the long run?

              1. LC1
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Nope - definitely doesn't need to be done this week.

                If you're keen to make the switch then just do it next week for free.

            11. BlzE_94
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Maupay or Wilson if on a WC?

            12. Big Hippo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Ok I really need some advice please:

              a) Keep KDB, 2FTs next week, Brewster/Mitchell first sub
              b) Sterling (-4)
              c) Mane (-4)

              Thanks all

            13. The Reptile
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Play Mitchell [Fulham away] or Justin (Ars away)

              Bissouma or Jorginho — easily Jorg for me but RMT says Bissouma (!)

            14. lawsy009
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Got lost on the bottom of the last page

              On a wildcard, who is the better trio..

              A) Saiss, Barkley, Bruno
              or
              B) 4.5def, James, Son

              Any help much appreciated!

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

                lost at the bottom again eh? If you are starting all 3, I'd go A. If you can stretch 4.5m DEF to Lamptey (4.7) that is best

                1. lawsy009
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Ha ha! Thanks for the reply, I was beginning to think I’m never going to get it seen!

                  I already have Lamptey on my WC. For reference, this is my team..

                  Martinez
                  Robbo - Lamptey - Saiss (Kilman, Ayling)
                  Bruno, Salah, Grealish, Barkley (Soucek)
                  Maupay, DCL, Kane