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

    Zaha and Kane > Salah and Werner, worth a -4?

    1. Jimbo-Jones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I like it a lot. Jesus also a shout if you don't have KDB.

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If this to get Salah back

    3. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Werner is a fraud otherwise good move imo

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Maybe just Zaha to Jota?
      Not fully convinced on Werner

  2. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any playing defenders at 4.2?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      NKo at Everton potentially

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not sure. Maybe Nkounkou?

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      There’s a chance Nkoukou will get some starts while Digne is out.

  3. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Rashford>Salah(C) for free?

    KDB captain otherwise.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Save FT
      KDB (c)

  4. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Sold Kane to fund KDB and Salah next week.
    Holders might as well captain him now 🙂

  5. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    1) zaha to jota
    2) zaha + kane to kdb + Bamford (-4)
    3) 2 with Salah instead of kdb(-4)

  6. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Maddison a decent shout?
    Thinking about doing T.Silva and Bowen -> Robbo and Maddison (-8)

    1. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      That’s not worth a -8

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

      Not keen on a -8 tbh, especially one involving a defender.

  7. FPL FAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Martinez
    Cancelo Chilwell Justin
    KDB Bruno Ziyech Jota
    Bamford Vardy Watkins

    Forster Grealish Coufal Vestergaard

    Right bench order?

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      You've given yourself a perpetual benching headache.

      I'd definitely start Grealish over Watkins.

  8. Maeki2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Captain
    A. KDB vs Burnley (H)
    B. Vardy vs FUL (H)

    Pick two:
    1. Jota vs BHA (A)
    2. Watkins vs WHU (A)
    3. Ziyech vs TOT (H)

    1. FPL FAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

      1 and 3

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B13

    3. GoonSquad
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B & 1,2

    4. cruzex
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      b

      1,2

    5. ballsy_b
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Difficult one.
      I would go... A and 1 & 2

  9. DagheMunegu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Kane Ziyech to Jésus Salah(c) -4 ?

  10. GoonSquad
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Start Ziyech or Bamford?

    1. FPL FAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Ziyech

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bamf

      1. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Everton's defence is bad

    3. Sean
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      How good are the rest of your attackers? Like Bamford this week

  11. Kudo Warrior
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who would you replace Creswell with?

    I have exactly £5.1m ITB Is Reece James a good shout?

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Why are you replacing him in the first place!?

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Why would you replace Cresswell?

  12. Punty McPuntface
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who scores more over the next 2 gw?

    A grealish
    B barnes

    1. JelliedSpark968
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

  13. Olee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    WC G2G?
    McCarthy
    Chillwell-Telles-Cancelo
    Salah-KDB(c)-Bruno-Grealish-Jota
    DCL-Bamford

    Forster-Targett-Brewster-Kilman

  14. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Do you happen to know if Rashford will make it for the weekend? Has a knock apparently! Don’t worry if not.

  15. mackan
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Kane or Bamford to vardy?

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Kane for me

  16. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Start Dallas or Kilman.

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dallas for me

  17. J to the T
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Roll FT? Or bring in a defender to Targett (Lewis/Justin maybe)

    McCarthy
    Cancelo Chilwell targett
    KdB Bruno Ziyech Grealish
    Vardy(c) DCL Watkins
    (Forster. Coufal. Lamptey* Ridelwald)

  18. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Without Pope will City score 5 to 7 goals? Mega scores for KDB and Torres ?

    1. cruzex
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      pope will play

    2. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sterling 😉

      1. Labile
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I hope lmao

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      2 or 3 max

  19. JelliedSpark968
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pick a differential:

    Raphinha or Walcott?

    1. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      This week?

      Raphinha

  20. FPL FAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Start Grealish or Watkins?

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Depends how many points do you want? 4 or 2?

  21. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Last question

    A. Play Klich on pens at Everton
    B. Play Bowen home to Villa

  22. Fergiesarmy
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Save my FT last week thinking I could make great moves this week however I don't see any.

    Should I do Kane & Bellerin to Vardy & Cancelo for free?

    Or Ziyech to Jota/Mahrez?

  23. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Vardy or Sterling C?

    1. TNB
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Vardy

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Vardy

      • hotine
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Vardy

    2. TNB
        3 months, 11 days ago

        After contemplating a -8 all week by swapping Zaha and Bernardo for Soucek and Dias, I've decided to stick to my current team (I used my free transfer on KdB to JRod)

        McCarthy (4m)
        Mitchell-Chilwell-Coufal (Lamptey+Bernardo)
        Salah-B Fernandes-KdB(c)-Grealish (Zaha)
        Bamford-Watkins-DCL

        Any opinions?

      • hotine
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Evening all. I’m so so confused. I’m
        Going ziyech to KdB for free but then I need Liverpool so do I do
        Stephen’s to Jota and bench Bamford
        Or Son to salah and play Bamford?
        Any help is greatly appreciated

      • aardvark22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Zaha to Jota worth a hit?
        Have Salah. Alternative is to play Soucek/ Podence

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Maybe not a hit.

      • Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Need your help guys.
        I WCded last week and gonna save FT this GW.

        Martinez
        Lewis - Chilwell - Cresswell
        Salah - Jota - KdB - Grealish - Bruno
        Bamford - DCL

        Bench: Watkins - Lamptey - Phillips

        1. Captain Salah
        2. Captain KdB
        3. Captain Bruno

        A. Play Bamford
        B. Play Watkins

        1. cruzex
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          no vardy on wc? why?

          1. Labile
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            What he said

        2. Labile
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Also for Philips get Nkounkou he might start and Philips probs won’t and he’s a Liverpool spot

      • john25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 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) Kane to Vardy(c)
        or
        C) stick with current team

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

        Cheers

      • SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Guys any black Friday offers for transfers?

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Peacock... 4.0 is going to start

        2. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I've heard Son to KDB is a popular one and City will destroy Pope less team..

          Torres is a great black friday deal as well at 6.9

          1. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Where is Pope :0

      • Shultan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A) Kane> Vardy C
        B) Ziyech > Salah C

        Bench
        A)grealish
        B) Robbo
        C) Coufal
        D)Justin