Scout Picks

Gameweek 10 Scout Picks features Man City triple-up

Manchester City help form the spine of our Scout Picks team for Gameweek 10.

As Pep Guardiola’s men prepare to face Burnley, a side they have good history again, we have chosen three of his players.

We chose this team from the Scout Squad submissions made by David, Neale, Tom and Andy earlier in the week and, as per usual, we’re in 3-4-3 formation.

Goalkeeper

Sam Johnstone (£4.5m) is our budget goalkeeper for Gameweek 10, treated to a rare appearance in the Scout Picks courtesy of his favourable fixture. No team has scored fewer times than Sheffield United this season, who have managed just one goal from open play. If, by some miracle, the Blades spark into life at the Hawthorns on Saturday, the fact that Johnstone has made the second-most saves in 2020/21 (38) should come in handy.

Defenders

Should Liverpool defenders be back on FPL radars and is Jota a trustworthy asset?

Andrew Robertson (£7.1m) could be the key to unlocking Brighton on Saturday lunch-time. With Tariq Lamptey suspended, the Seagulls will be unlikely to shunt Liverpool’s left-sided defender back to the same extent, paving the way for him to have a big say in proceedings. None of Robertson’s colleagues has bested him for big chances created over his last four matches.

Only two teams have given up fewer big chances than Manchester City since Gameweek 6, boosting their clean sheet potential for a meeting with the Premier League’s joint-lowest scorers in Burnley. Rúben Dias (£5.5m) is our chosen representative from the Citizens’ back-line as one of the most likely starters this weekend.

James Justin (£4.8m) gets into the Scout Picks for Gameweek 10 on the back of his potential at both ends of the pitch. Fulham are in the bottom five for shot accuracy over the last four matches while their poor defence boosts the attacking credentials of Leicester’s attacking wing-backs.

Midfielders

While Burnley’s defence has been delivering for its Fantasy investors in recent favourable home matches, they have lost their last five trips to the Etihad Stadium (in all competitions) by a combined score of 22-1. The last three of these were all 5-0 defeats. Enter Kevin De Bruyne (£11.6m), rested midweek and top among Manchester City players for big chances created and attempts on goal over his last four matches.

Bruno Fernandes (£10.8m) is the true away-day specialist in the Premier League this season with double-figure hauls in each of his road trips thus far. He has scored and assisted on each of those occasions too. While Southampton are yet to concede at home since the 5-2 defeat to Spurs, their opponents in that time (West Bromwich Albion, Everton without key personnel and Newcastle) were certainly below what Manchester United are capable of offering.

A midweek rest is enough to convince us Diogo Jota (£6.7m) will play a significant part in Liverpool’s trip to Brighton on Saturday lunch-time, especially given how flat their Champions League performance was. The former Wolves man is giving his new colleagues a run for their money right now, having registered more shots in the box (from fewer minutes) than Sadio Mané in the last four and registering the same number of big chances as Mohamed Salah. And even if Jota doesn’t start at the Amex Stadium, we know he is capable of scoring from the bench.

Phil Foden (£6.5m) gets into the Scout Picks as a value attacking option that allows greater spending elsewhere. In the last four Premier League matches only one Manchester City players has managed more shots on target than the Englishman, while only De Bruyne is ahead for minutes per chance.

Forwards

Even though Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) has averaged 2.7 points per home appearance in 2020/21, the visit of Fulham to the King Power Stadium is as good a time as any to back the Leicester man. He ranks second for big chances and shots on target over the last four matches while the Cottagers have let in 1.5 goals per game over that period.

Leeds might be a little more robust defensively following the return of Kalvin Phillips, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.9m) is still worth his salt as a Fantasy asset this week. Even in matches with their best defensive midfielder in the side, the Whites still concede 1.5 goals per game, while the return of Richarlison from and James Rodríguez to full fitness is good news for Everton’s main man. In nine Gameweeks this season, Calvert-Lewin still only has one blank.

Gameweek 10 looks like Patrick Bamford‘s (£6.1m) time to shine after the misfortune of blanking at Arsenal. Only Sheffield United have a worse expected goals conceded (xGC) score over the last four matches than Everton, while Bamford is top of the league for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target over the same period. Meanwhile, 65% of his points have in away matches this season.

Substitutes

Vicente Guaita (£5.0m) has earned a save point in two of his last three matches and faces a Newcastle side that has failed to score in their last two.

Jamal Lewis (£4.3m) could benefit from Crystal Palace’s own problems. They go into Gameweek 10 short of Wilfried Zaha, whose absence led to a toothless Eagles attack against Burnley.

Anyone who starts Max Kilman (£4.3m) in Gameweek 10 could be rewarded with a cheeky clean sheet based on Arsenal’s recent form. They have scored just once in their last five Premier League matches, the penalty netted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Manchester United in Gameweek 7.

Jack Harrison (£5.5m) is an alternative route into the Leeds attack set to face Everton’s surprisingly poor defence. He has played 13 key passes in the last four, the second-most in the Premier League during that time.

THE CAPTAIN

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

We choose 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 10:

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.

claretparrot managed to break the Scout Picks run of five wins on the bounce in Gameweek 9, winning by a very tight margin of 75 points to our 73. That pulled one back for the Community Champions, who trail the Scout Picks 6-3 this season.

asquishypotato takes us on for Gameweek 10, opting for a 4-4-2 line-up of Guaita; Robertson, Walker, Dias, Cresswell; De Bruyne (c), B Fernandes, H Barnes, Jota; Vardy, Calvert-Lewin.

AA33 is the current leader, defeating the Scout Picks by a 53-point margin in Gameweek 2.

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1,571 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Black Knights
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    FIRST time this season I won’t have James Justin. Bit anxious for these games.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      SUBTLE

  2. asquishypotato
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Wish me luck guys, something tells me that picking 7 of the same players as the scouts picks might make it a difficult week to try and get ahead!

    Sorry for being boring!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      2 FOR ME

  3. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    FODEN

    LOL
    LOL
    LOL

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I'm rather surprised on the pick and by the stats

      1. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Have absolutely no idea how he's made it in to the Scout Picks.

        He's been awful for 4 GW's and isn't even a guaranteed starter.

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

    Not even reading the scout picks after they swayed me into picking Ziyech last week 🙂

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      You can blame Werner for that, a better square ball and it’s on a plate for Ziyech (also an owner!)

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        And Abraham for missing clear chance messing up Ziyech assist.

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

        For me personally I never even wanted Ziyech but then made a last minute change of mind based on the scout picks article. And when I watched him play he confirmed that hes not the kind of player I want to own. Almost 0 goal threat at over 8m is not worth it.

        So Ive made a conscious decision not to read any new information that might cloud my decision close to the deadline.

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

          And you concluded that after watching one game? Hakim will be gold this season!

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

            His xG was atrocious prior to last game as well

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

      I'm thinking of selling Ziyech now for Jota, frees up some money and think Jota could better Ziyech over the next 3 games. Are you keeping?

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

        Keeping for now, selling for Salah in gw 12 most likely

  5. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Rashford to KDB worth to take hit?

  6. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    1. Son & KWP --> Salah & Fodder (-4)
    2. Mitchell to Cancelo
    3. KWP to Robertson
    4. Son to Sterling

    McCarthy
    Justin Chilwell Konsa
    Son Bruno KDB Grealish Soucek
    Werner DCL

    Brewster Mitchell KWP

    1. AlpoShearer
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      2

  7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 2 days ago

    Ziyech to Jota with FT?

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Absolutely not

    2. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      No

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

      No

    4. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Cheers guys

    5. tuvok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      I'm just about to pull the trigger on this! Surprised by the negative responses. Comparison tool in members area heavily favours Jota! And the money saved will help me get Salah back for the Fulham game

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

      absolutely yes

  8. Peskey
      3 months, 2 days ago

      This article makes a good case for KDB.
      The question is if it is worth -4 to do Son --> KDB
      I can't decide

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 2 days ago

        For a hit.... no.

      2. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        I think so. It’s not just for this week, KDB has Fulham next week

    • Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      last time I promise. It' starting to do my head in.

      a) Foden > KDB?
      or
      b) Foden + Werner > KDB + Vardy(c) -4.

      thanks

      1. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        Vardy better this week, but Werner is better long term imo

        1. Old Gregg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          thanks. yes chelsea v leeds could be good for werner

    • Sho-kun
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 2 days ago

      Rash & Zaha go out

      for

      A) KDB or Salah
      B) Jota or Grealish

      which would you pick?

      1. *Reformed-Character*
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 2 days ago

        surely this is a joke?

        A - Obviously...

      2. Bretth96
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Kdb and Jota for me

        • Kannbury
            3 months, 2 days ago

            Kdb / Greal.

        • Kuzser
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 2 days ago

          Keep thinking who to get from Salah, KdB and Vardy... Will appreciate your help guys, what to do here?
          1ft, 2.5itb
          1) Son-> KdB
          2) Son Kane -> Salah/KdB Vardy for -4
          3) Son Ziyech-> Jota KdB for -4
          4) Kane Bowen-> bamford Salah/KdB for -4
          5) Bowen->Jota

          Martinez
          Robbo - James- Justin
          Son - Bowen - Grealish - Ziyech - Bruno
          DCL - Kane

          Mitchell - Brewster - Saiss

          1. Blues of Lampard
              3 months, 2 days ago

              2 would be better.

          2. Blues of Lampard
              3 months, 2 days ago

              Bench one from these:

              A). Konsa (WHU) (A)
              B). Justin (FUL) (H)
              C). Balbuena (AVL) (H)
              D). Barnes (FUL) (H)

              Thanks.

              1. PURPLE-RONNIE
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                C

              2. Kannbury
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  C.

              3. PURPLE-RONNIE
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 2 days ago

                Jesus anyone??

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

                  Could do well without the Pope

              4. Bretth96
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Currently doing okay in top 200k but wanting to wildcard

                  Current team

                  McCarthy
                  Chilwell zouma Justin kwp
                  Son Jamez Bruno Grealish
                  Kane DCL

                  Ryan - Mitchell - stephens - Mitrovic

                  Potential Wildcard Team

                  McCarthy
                  Chillwell Zouma Cancelo
                  Son KDB Bruno Jota
                  Vardy DCL Bamford

                  Kwp - I.Williams - Romeu

                  This change will be defence heavy but I think the core 3 are all good point scorers. Leaves 0.0 ITB which could be an issue

                  What are people’s thoughts?

                • the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  no city coverage?

                  Rashford > mahrez/torres or foden?

                  or just do Kane > Vardy and have grealish 1st bench

                  1. El Presidente
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Grealish on the bench?? No way José.

                    1. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Salah, Jota, Son, Rashford
                      Bamford, DCL, Kane

                      thats my attack at present, cant fit him in to play this GW.

                  2. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Have Grealish om bench as well...

                    1. the dom 1
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      whu def are not too shabby!

                • Klip Klopp
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Can I get some advice on my team:

                  Martinez
                  Targett / Coufal / Zouma
                  Fernandes / Ziyech / Grealish / Son / James Rodriguez
                  DCL / Kane

                  Bench: Steele, Kilman, Brewster, Dunne

                  1FT and 2.7 itb

                  A. James Rodriguez --> Jota
                  B. Kane --> Vardy
                  C. A defender to Cancelo?
                  D. Take a hit and make 2 transfers?
                  E. Any other suggestions

                  1. Klip Klopp
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Or should I do James to Foden?

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

                    D Kane and Son to Vardy and KDB , live and let die

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

                  What’s up with Rashford? If he’s a big doubt then that solves my problem of whether I should offload Son or not for Sterling

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

                    He trained. Should be fine.

                  2. Wılly
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Keep Son, I moved Rashford on with the same dilemma

                • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Do we think salah starts

                  1. Hybrid.power
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Yep

                • Rhodes your boat
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 2 days ago

                  Who else to put in this defence?

                  A) Dallas
                  B) kwp

                  Martinez
                  Chilwell lamptey** balbuena Mitchell

                  1. Bretth96
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      I’m preferring KWP right now, a lot more CS potential

                    • Rhodes your boat
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Or C) Lewis

                      1. Bobby Digital
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 2 days ago

                        I like

                  2. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Not first

                  3. Shultan
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Robertson/chilwell/coufal/Justin
                    Son/ziyech/greslish/rash
                    Kane/bamford/DCL

                    Who to bench
                    who to captain
                    roll FT or get vardy or Salah (C)

                  4. DagheMunegu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Guys who score more ?

                    A: Ziyech Kane Bruno (c) +8
                    B: KDB Vardy (c) Bruno
                    C: Salah (c) Jesus Bruno

                  5. All about that Baines
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    BEST MID UNDER 6.6m

                    1. Mile Plankton
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Walcott

                    2. GreennRed
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Fodder and better value for 6.6m in forwards.

                  6. Mile Plankton
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    If I get Jota for Zaha now, it only means one more hit in the future to get rid of him.

                  7. Alisson WondHaaland
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Thoughts on this WC? Any suggestions for improvement/ differential picks would be much appreciated

                    Mccarthy
                    Robbo Chilwell Dias
                    Salah KDB Jota Grealish
                    Vardy Watkins Bamford

                    Button Bissouma Lowton Ferguson, 0ITB

                  8. George James
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Best option?

                    A) Werner / Vardy / Son / Reece James + 4 points

                    B) Vardy / Kane / Son / Soucek

                    C) Vardy / Kane / Jota / Reece James

                    1. RamaJama
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      C

                  9. Sturridge Wars
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Which option?

                    A) Werner > Vardy ( C )
                    B) Save FT & Bruno ( C )

                  10. gers23
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Dias or Cancelo?

                    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 2 days ago

                      Dias

                  11. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Start Kilman (ars) or Brewster (wba)

                  12. Mr Ozil
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 2 days ago

                    Torres or Jota as Zaha replacement?