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. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Play KWP or Dallas.

    Thinking of KWP.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Dallas

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I think KWP as well mate. Villa defensively has been solid

    3. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Dallas

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Coin flip - go with your gut.

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

      I’m starting Dallas with KWP first bench. But it’s close.

      Stats in members area have Dallas edging it

    6. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Kwp

  2. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Not just for this week, but the forseeable future too:

    A) Robbo + Grealish (-4)
    B) Chilwell + Rodriguez

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      B for medium term

    2. AFC90
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A for long term

  3. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Just realized deadline is today... wondered why the pages are flying

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      banger of a game too

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        yeah the causals have received an email from fpl to remind them too

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

          When did you get yours?

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

          Do they actually send email reminders now?

          The age of the true casual is dead!

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thanks for mentioning matey didn’t realise haha

  4. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Maupay or Foden as a WC pick in Fan Team?

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Maupay

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      has to be maupay

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        cheers

  5. BurnMyBread
      1 month, 8 days ago

      On a wildcard. Is Martinez worth the 0.3 over Meslier or McCarthy?

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

        Yes

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Definitely

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Yes. He’ll be 0.5 more by the time I get chance to make that move

      5. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Question is whether Mendy/Guaita are worth the 0.2 over Martinez.

    • Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      First on bench?

      A) Justin (ars)
      B) Bissouma (WBA)

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        B

    • Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What's the latest on KDB?

      1. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Pep says some of his injured players may be OK but some may not; no names. Cryptic.

        1. Evasivo
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Cheers mate, clear as mud then!

    • The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Taylor to target
      Or
      Klich to mcGinn

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Taylor to Targett

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Perhaps the McGinn move

      3. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Klick became a bad option suddenly?

        1. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yes, penalties have dried up

    • insertcomedyname
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Posted this in the wrong place.

      Comments on my WC, please:

      Martinez | Forster
      Konsa | Chilwell | Lamptey | Robertson | Kilman
      Bissouma | Grealish | Salah | Son | Rodriguez
      Maupay | DCL | Kane

      Cheers

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Template

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        G2G

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

        Nailed it

      4. insertcomedyname
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks!

    • HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Which two to Play?
      Konsa
      Chilwell
      Klich
      Dallas

      Currently on Konsa + Klich

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        First two for me

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Surely more chance of a Konsa CS than a Chilwell one?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I don’t understand your point?

          2. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Doh!
            I mean a Klich return than a Chilwell CS

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Konsa,Klich

      3. Kannbury
          1 month, 8 days ago

          K & K.

        • Boly Would
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Chilwell & Klich

      4. Dele
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Sterling > Mane for a hit?

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          No way

        2. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Not for me matey

        3. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Could backfire
          No other cover from either?

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Definitely not imo.

      5. Chrisscfc
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Justin to Saiss/Robertson any defender for FT? other defenders are TAA/KWP/Mitchell/James

        or keep and have 2FT next week?

      6. ididnt
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Ings, Barnes & Recce > Kun, Barkley & Lamptey for -4?

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Just do the last 2 moves and do Ings to Aguero with FT next week, no need to take a hit

      7. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Trossard, Barkley or Grealish?

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

          Grealish overall, Trossard could go well this weekend

      8. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Have the exact money to do Jimenez to Kane for a -4? Shall I do it?

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Not this week, not for a hit

      9. Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Does buying Robbo now make sense?

        Can see a haul this weekend but I really dont see Pool keeping a CS vs West Ham or City in the two following games... with that in mind, isnt paying 7.1 too much?

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          CSs are dead this season
          With no VVD even less chance for Pool

          I have Robbo, but good chance I’ll sell soon to release funds

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

          I just bought him in

        3. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          West han could be nice and City who knows, it could be a chezz game which ends 0-0. Pool got nice run after that. Question is Gomez or Matip better?

      10. Alli
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Holding > Targett?

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

        Nyland - Justin - Stephens - Holding*

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Sound like you would need to do this anyway but feels a waste of FT
          Holding price locked if flagged?
          Is Targett price rising?

      11. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        hmm play Harrison or Dallas?

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

          The attacker

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            done

        2. Boly Would
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Harrison

      12. Aston VII lalalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Is Greenwood going to play this week or is he permanently in the naughty corner?

        1. Matt Sk
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Sub appearance most probably

      13. slavkob
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        What's the news on James Rodriguez?

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          likely to be involved.

          1. slavkob
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Great!

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          may play

        3. G00LI0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Uncertain. Could play, could be benched, might not be in squad. Take your pick

        4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Kaiser Soze

      14. Matt Sk
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Start one:

        a, Barnes
        b, Bamford

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

        Off the back of a worldie gw should I look at doing anything here?
        1FT 0ITB
        Martinez (Forster)
        Saiss Lamptey Mitchell (James* KWP)
        Salah Sterling Son Barkley (Burke)
        Werner Jimenez DCL

        James > Kilman maybe?
        Saiss/Mitchelll/James all potential risks in my defence

      16. SantaCruz87
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thoughts on triple captain Salah this week?

      17. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Podence to.....

        A Rashford (-4)
        B & Robbo -> Bruno & Chillwell (-8)
        C no hit & play Podence

        Ta for the feedback lads!

        1. Mitchstone
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          C. Don't think any of those others are worth a hit this week.

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

          I’ve had Podence for a few weeks but grew tired of him and now gone with Neto on my WC. Can see why you’d want to stick though with his fixtures, worth saving your transfer.

          1. King Kun Ta
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I’ll save and hope for some points in return. Next week he’ll be out of my team.

        3. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          You tempted to take the hit over doubts about game time or because you don't like him as a pick currently ?

          1. King Kun Ta
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            The latter

            1. TLF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I've been toying with the idea of selling due to the former. Decided to keep and hope he starts, think he's a good pick this week if he does, it was only Nuno comments about Wolves having some 'issue's' with the team that cast some doubt in my mind.

      18. icanseethroughyou
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        WC team. Think I’ve tinkered to death and pretty happy with it. Feel free to depress me though...

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

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Neto and Klich not for me
          Downgrade Keane and upgrade Kilman

          1. icanseethroughyou
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Are you more offended by the defence or the midfield? Would you say Coady and Mitchell are better at the back? Would you prefer Costa over Klich?

      19. BlzE_94
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        GTG?

        Martinez
        Chilwell Lamptey Kilman
        Mane Sterling Son Grealish
        Kane DCL Maupay

        Bench: Forster, Bissouma, Targett, Struijk

      20. Lucas8406
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Which two to play?
        A) Mitchell
        B) Taylor
        C) Justin
        D) Lascelles

        1. Matt Sk
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          A and B (I have three of those if thats Taylor from Burnley haha)

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

        g2g or should I make any changes?

        Meslier
        Digne-Reguilon-Mitchell
        Jamez-Salah-Son-Harrison
        Jimenez-DCL-Kane (c)

      22. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Any matip news ?

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Prob Gomez and Fabinho starting.

      23. slavkob
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Martinez
        Chilwell, Semedo, Reguilon
        Salah(c), Son, Pulisic, Grealish, JRod
        Kane, DCL

        Button, Brewster, Justin, 3.9

        All set?