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

    Long time away from scout...

    GTG with this lot? Exact money for Jimenez > Aguero next gameweek.

    Martinez
    Digne Saiss Ayling
    Salah (C) Son Pulisic Podence
    Kane Jimenez DCL

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

      Nice team GL and GTG

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

    Arise Sir Marcus Rashford

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

      You mean "Dive" Sir Marcus Rashford

      Somebody has to get Bruno his weekly penalty kick

  3. Sultan-Gemy2121
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Rate my team please, already on - 4

    Martinez
    Coady...Saiss...Mitchell
    Salah...Son...Grealish...Zaha
    Aguero...Kane...DCL

    Forster...justin...taylor... Burke

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

      8

    2. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Front lot look nasty

      1. Sultan-Gemy2121
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Do i need to change it?

    3. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Is this real?

      Salah (12.2) Son (9.2) Aguero (10.5) and Kane (10.7)

      That's roughly 42.6M right there.

      The bench must be straight trash

      1. Sultan-Gemy2121
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Justin and C. Taylor, only burke on my bench who is really total trash

  4. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    I've been tinkering again... Wildcard!

    Martinez, Steele
    XXX, XXX, XXX, Lamptey, Kilman
    Salah, Rashford, Son, Rodriguez, McGinn
    Kane, DCL, Brewster

    A) Robbo, Mitchell, Struijk
    B) Chilwell, KWP, Cresswell

    Go go go!

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

      B

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

      B all day long.

    3. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Wouldn't want to be getting in Mitchell or Struijk now, definitely not both.
      B it is

    4. Turns
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B. But not sure about Creswell with Liverpool and City up next!

  5. UKG
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Probably not been asked yet...

    Salah or Kane (c) ?

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

      Mo

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

      Salah

  6. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Bench one:
    A)Kilman
    B)Saiss
    C)Jrod

    Captain one:
    A)Kane
    B)Salah

    *Madness to bench Jrod to play 2 wolves defenders?

    1. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      B&B

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks but why Kilman over Saiss?
        Because if Saiss is benched then he can come as a sub while if Kilman is benched then probably he won't be subbed in?

        1. Urchin
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Didnt Kilman play WB? more chances of assist I guess.

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            No CB

          2. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            No mate, Saiss plays LWB and Kilman CB this is why Saiss almost had 1G+1A last gw

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

            Saiss plays left wing back, Kilman plays center back.

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

      AB

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks mate

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

      If they weren't playing Southampton, I'd say C but probably despite risk of coming of from bench playing James Rodriguez is worth it in this fixture.

      So AB for me.

  7. Lexi2014
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Rolling my FT so I can mini wildcard next week.

    Gtg?

    Ryan
    TAA / Ayling / Justin
    James Rodriguez / Son / Salah / ASM
    Werner / Ings / Brewster

    McCarthy / Mitchell / Soucek / Vinagre

  8. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    What do we think of Leicester's chances against Arsenal? I've got Justin benched, but I'm debating playing him over Mitchell.

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

      They'll concede but he could score, a better option than Mitchell for me

    2. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Auba hat trick imminent this weekend.

      1. Urchin
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        When will the community tourney start Sir?

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

        I think not

    3. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Could be a high scoring game, but Lei are missing Vardy so unlikely. Having said that, Arsenal were really bad against city even when chasing a goal they were passing sideways or backwards. Terrible

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

        Vardy will play I reckon.

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        High scoring game with arteta arsenal. No way, boring Arsenal are back

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Hey fam! GTG? Plan is to do Barnes to Foden for free!

    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Mitchell
    Salah(C) Son Havertz Foden Podence
    Kane DCL

    1. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Can already see Foden in that team...
      Good team.

  10. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Ditch Jimi or Werner for Kane?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Werner.

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Jimi

    3. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Jimi. Werner is a top player.

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

        So is Jimenez

        1. Urchin
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Not as top as Werner.

    4. Turns
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Werner has a worst fixture this week, but who knows with slab head at the back

    5. Indpush
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Jimi

  11. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Jimi to Aguero -4? With KDB in training and their record v WH I am soooo tempted.

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

      Not sure about selling Jimenez (NEW) for a hit

      1. Turns
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Agree. Wait a week

  12. Teror
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    A. Grealish + Harrison

    B. Foden + Barkley

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

      B

  13. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    WC?

    McCarthy
    TAA-Justin-KWP-Mitchell-Saliba
    Salah-Mahrez-Son-Pulisic-Stephens
    Kane-Dcl-Brewster

    Already did jim->kane. No FT left

    A. WC
    B. Pulisic to Grealish for a hit
    C. Nothing

    1. Turns
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      C for me. Definitely not A

      1. Legohair
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks

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

    G2G or anything worth a FT here lads? Zilch in the bank:

    Ryan
    Robbo - Saiss - Mitchell
    Salah - Son - Foden - McGinn
    Kane - Werner - DCL
    -----
    4.0 - Podence - Justin - James

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

      g2g

  15. tommo123
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    McCarthy
    Saiss Mitchell James
    Rodriguez Salah Podence Son Sterling
    DCL Jimi

    Nyland VVD David Taylor

    2 FT will ship VVD, any advice outside of this or G2G?

    1. Turns
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Reggie or Chil for VVD. Could also do Podence to Barkley but not essential this week

  16. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Brewster or Justin?

    1. Turns
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Justin. Always a chance of attacking returns if they don't get a cleanie

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Brewster's got his former club without Alisson and VVD. Will likely go for a punt with him..

  17. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Have 2.3 ITB the exact money to do Jimenez to Kane for a -4. May be priced out of the move come the next price change. Should I do it? Will probably put the armband on him as well!

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      If you want to cap him this week do it now - don't forget friday deadline

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Thanks!

    2. Turns
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Depends on the rest of the team. Spurs don't tend to do that well away to Burnley, so I would prefer Salah for the cap.

    3. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      You can do it for free before next price change.

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Yes very true!

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

    On wildcard, which is better?

    Team 1:

    Martinez (Button)
    Robbo, Coady, Lamptey (KWP) (Kilman)
    Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish (Bissouma)
    Kane, DCL, Maupay

    Team 2:

    Martinez (Button)
    Robbo, Bellerin, Lamptey, KWP (Kilman)
    Salah, Sterling, Son, Barkley (Bissouma)
    Kane, DCL (Brewster)

    Thanks!

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      A

    2. DT42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I like 2, but can you get JRod too by downgrading a defender?

  19. Xanthorpe
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I was planning to transfer in Pulisic the next week anyway but I'm wondering if it's not a bad idea to take a punt on him for Foden this week? I'm on a wildcard and don't have any other Chelsea attackers.

      1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Punt on Trossard if you want 1 week punt

        1. Xanthorpe
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Do you think he's better than Foden against West Ham?

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

        Anything worth a hit? Gt 2.4m itb

        Martinez
        Taa Saiss Lamptey — James Mitchel
        Barnes Havertz Salah Son - Burke
        Dcl Watkins Jimmy

        A: Jimmy >> Kane (-4)
        B: Havertz >> Bruno (-4)
        C: James >> Robbo (-4)

      3. DT42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Ended up with 5 playable defenders this week, might need them all if JRod is out.
        Who would you bench?
        A Saiss NEW
        B Chilwell manu
        C Mitchell ful
        D Lamptey WBA
        E Konsa LEEDS
        Would you play 4 with Brewster and Soucek benched?

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

          I'd play sous chef

      4. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Have to bench one...

        A) Grealish
        B) James Rodriguez
        C) Bale
        D) Wilson

      5. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Come ooonnn deadline, can't take it anymore.

        Lads I switched my bench order have put Mitchel as a first sub before Justin. Was that a good call? I hate last day changes they always back off

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

          Would have Justin above Mitchell

          1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            damn it, so hard 🙁

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

        Remember the deadline is 1.5 hours before kickoff, I briefly forgot!

        1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          yeah I am still getting used to it too

      7. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        The absolute mind gaaaames from Carlo. Starting Hamez it is then, with Mitchell first sub (and then Taylor if needed)

        No hits needed

      8. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Havertz to hames free? My ml rivals all have hames

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

          Would wait and roll this week

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

            Thanks

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

          Not this GW

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

            Thanks..

        3. Honourvolley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Some may have got rid already. I’d stick

      9. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Good to go?
        Martinez
        Lamptey Chilwell Ward
        Salah Son Grealish Sterling
        Wilson Kane Dcl

        Mitchell Dallas Stephens
        Can I save my transfer this week.

      10. Kell_oggs
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Justin or c.taylor? Thanks!

      11. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        If Kilman starts this GW, would you say he is first choice?

      12. wagner is king
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        help please guys im doing terrible this year.

        werner to kane for -4

        or hold

        already have son and pulisic