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. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Which is a better “plan”?

    Captain Vardy GW 11 vs Sheffield

    GW 10- Burke ➡️ Jota (bench Bowen vs AVL)
    GW 12- DCL,Grealish,Bowen ➡️ Salah Soucek Davis

    or

    Captain Sterling GW 11 vs Fulham

    GW 10- Son ➡️ Sterling ( have Kane)
    GW 12- Sterling, DCL,Bowen ➡️ Salah Jota Wilson/Bamford

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Thanks man

  2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rashford not in the predicted lineup by the old Trafford faithful, should I be worried and sell for a hit for Torres?

    https://oldtraffordfaithful.com/predicted-man-utd-xi-premier-league-away-2020-21/

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not really - no guarantees Torres starts either

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Last line of the article - "I’ve gone for Anthony Martial over Marcus Rashford, purely because the Frenchman needs a goal for his confidence" ... So it's not saying Rashford is out because of his injury

      I'm worried and thinking of selling - I can bring in Sterling but worried he won't play either

  3. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Do we think foden starts this week? played 90 mid week, but was MoM and got a goal...

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Pep Roulette.

    2. Must.Go.Faster.
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I hope so.
        Surely Pep’s got to keep the momentum going for any player who’s showing some form.

      • St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No one knows, impossible to guess.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      4 picks, should I be happy or worry? 😉

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Less hits you have usually is better

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          *picks

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Be afraid, very afraid.

      3. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Same here and I am terrified 😀

      4. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        5 here

    4. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What do we think about Antonio? Involved in the game as a bench or out of the squad fully?

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He's posting a lot on social media suggesting he's thereabouts...I'd say the bench

    5. Mr_Barbs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Good to go?

      Or Watkins to Bamford (-4)?

      Ramsdale
      Robbo, Chillwell, Cresswell
      Salah(c), Ziyech, Grealish, Jota
      DCL, Kane, Watkins

      Steer, Soucek, KWP, Mitchell

      1. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        GTG. Don't need that hit.

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Get Bamford

    6. Henning
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Would you do KDB in for Son for -4?

      Martinez

      Coufal Chilwell Justin

      Son Fernandes Rodriguez Grealish

      Vardy DCL Bamford

      Steer Zaha Vestergaard Lamptey

      1. DAVESAVES
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yes

    7. rogerbarton
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      WC - thoughts?

      McCarthy / Ryan
      Chilwell / Bellerin / Coufal / Kilman / Taylor
      Salah / de Bruyne / Grealish / Jota / Bissouma
      Kane / Wilson / Adams

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Prefer Bamford to Wilson, Otherwise good.

    8. Mikel Arteta
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Good to go, lads?

      Martinez
      Chilwell Cancelo Telles
      KDB Fernandes Zyiech Grealish
      Vardy(c) DCL Bamford

      Bench: Forster, Soucek, Lewis, Lamptey

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yep. Almost same as my team. Considering Ziyech to Sterling.

    9. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Is kane + Son to Vardy + KDB -4 worth it?

      Only have Foden from city.

      1. DV8R
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I like Son to KDB

        1. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Thanks but can't afford on its own. 0.7 short.

      2. Sean
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I've done it

        1. Sean
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          And I could of afforded just Son to KDB if I wanted

        2. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          OK thanks.
          Something to ponder

    10. VinMar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Son to Salah or KDB this week?

      Will do Bruno to the one not picked next week

    11. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kane to Vardy for free or is it a backwards move?

      1. TheOrangeMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yes do it

      2. claretparrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I've done it, with Vardy C

    12. The Brown Casanova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Best Zaha replacement?

      A) Foden

      B) Jota

      1. TheOrangeMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Foden fm

    13. DagheMunegu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kane Ziyech to Jésus Salah -4 ?

      1. Superninteno Chalmers
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not for me.

        Kane to vardy more important if you dont already have

    14. TheOrangeMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Would you get -4 for Kane -> Vardy?
      Context : I have Son

      1. JelliedSpark968
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        no

    15. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Best forward at 7.0m or less?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Bamford

      2. TheOrangeMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Adams

      3. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Easily bamford at this point, best attacking stats

      4. abhirup780
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Antonio

    16. john25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Hey guys, really can't decide if I should stick with this team or take a -4 to bring in either Vardy or KDB to captain.

      This is my current team for this GW:

      Martinez (4.0)
      PVA Robbo Chilwell (Lamptey, 4.0)
      Grealish Son Bruno(c) Jota (4.5)
      Kane DCL(vc) Bamford

      Currently deciding between these options:

      A) Son to KDB(c)
      or
      B) Bruno to KDB(c)
      or
      C) Kane to Vardy(c)
      or
      D) stick with current team

      3.6 ITB. No FT left. What do you suggest?

      Cheers

      1. abhirup780
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        C

      2. ElChapo
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        big hold.

    17. UgoSmart
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      For long term:
      A. Ziyech
      B. Torres (City)
      C. Jota

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Long term A, then C, then B

        Nailed ness

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Are you sure B isn’t Fernando Torres from Chelsea?

    18. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Am I right in thinking, that generally Burnley allow shots from distance, hence why Pope gets a lot of saves?
      If so, seems sensible to get KDB right?

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yes thats how they have tended to set up.

    19. QUEN
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A) Rashford Son
      B) Bruno ziyech

    20. Ratatouille
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Thoughts on this please:

      A- Kane, Podence to Vardy and Jota
      B- Kane, Mitrovic,Coady to Vardy, Bamford and Cancelo.

      Thanks!

      1. Ratatouille
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        B is for -4

      2. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        A

    21. The Yorkshire Pirlo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Own Kane and Son. No City.

      Already have Vardy cap.

      Son > KDB worth a hit?

      1. icanseethroughyou
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Similar thoughts but decided to keep Son. Also no City. Wondering whether to spend my -4 on their defence instead (see below).

    22. icanseethroughyou
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Martinez
      Semedo Justin Zouma (KWP, Lamptey)
      Grealish Rashford Jota (V) Son (Bissouma)
      Vardy (C) DCL Wilson

      GTG?

      Can anyone talk me out of Semedo—>Dias for a 4pt hit. Can only see me getting those points back with 2 home games against Burnley and Fulham...

      1. The Yorkshire Pirlo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Semedo’s been so disappointing, I’d probs do it mate. You’ll easily get that hit back in next few

    23. gomez123
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Barkley to A) Grealish or B) Jota

    24. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Son to KDB for a hit?

    25. thomashl
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      How did James Rodriguez look last match?

      Too withdrawn? Tempted to get Jota instead

      1. Lazaretti
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Digne out so Rodrigues should get more setpieces / corners

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Fok. Didnt know that Digne is out but well I am still happy new Jota owner.

    26. davewg59
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Bruno or Salah captain?

    27. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Are u selling Spurs assets for City and Vardy?

      Considering Son and Kane to Sterling and Vardy

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Got rid of Son to Jota to fund Wilson to Vardy.

    28. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Do you happen to know if Rashford will make it for the weekend? Has a knock apparently!

    29. wolves_simmo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Grealish to Jota for free?

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No