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.

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1,571 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gizzachance
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    thoughts? 1ft
    A kane to vardy(C)
    B A plus son to salah-4
    C A plus son to kdb -4
    cheers, good luck all

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      A

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      A

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Chosed Raz ahead of KdB. Already regreting...

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      I can imagine. When was the last time Sterling was played against Burnley, if ever?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Yeah thats concern. Why he never play vs them ?

      2. lespaul
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        Dec 19

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 18 hours ago

          At home...

      3. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        2016/2017 season in the PL but last match was Jan 2018 in the FA Cup
        Last 3 home matches he has been on the bench and not even come on

        Sterling's also sat out the last 2 home fixtures vs Fulham

  3. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Right, narrowed it down to the following two routes. have 4m and 1ft

    Martinez
    Chilwell James Saiss --- Lamptey Mitchell
    Son Bruno Grealish Barnes
    Watkins Kane DCL

    A: Saiss + Barnes >> Lewis + KDB (c) (-4). exact funds.
    B: Saiss + Kane >> Bellerin + Vardy (c) (-4) + 4.6m itb for barnes > sterling (c) next gw

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      A

    2. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      B 100%

    3. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      split votes sigh 🙁

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        I'll help you - A.

  4. icanseethroughyou
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Semedo to Dias for a hit? No City players at present.

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Probably. I think you'll get it back this week, and it leaves you better set up over next month.

  5. Fnug
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Will Kane and Son —> Vardy and KdB come back to haunt me?

    1. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Good moves for the next 3 to 4 weeks

  6. Kavorka
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Rashford will play?

  7. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Final decision, currently on A, have Son:
    A. Kane > Vardy [C]
    B. Werner > Vardy [C]

    1. Labile
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Lmao are you fr ?

      B.

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      B

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Well B surely.

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Wow nobody rates Werner ... ok!

    5. Shineonme
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      B

  8. MGD
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Kilman in Wolves nailed?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Not nailed but likely to play.

  9. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Repost (bottom of last page).

    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

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      I'd stick, but close call and both moves are solid.

  10. G Banger
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Last call, only want to do one, and I have Son:

    a) Kane => Vardy
    b) Hamez => KDB
    c) Hold

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      A

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      A, see above similar question

    3. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      B, by a very long way.

    4. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      B

    5. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      A and captain

    6. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      B easy

  11. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Can we have a hot topic for answering A/B type question
    Thanks!

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      A) Yes
      B) No

  12. kevos83
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Contemplating getting rid of zaha for another midfielder. Have £7.7m in bank when I take him out.

    Would be for a -4pt hit.

    Either that or start brewster or Killman or Targett

    Thoughts?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Targett

    2. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      I'd start Targett, but depends who you're bringing in for Zaha

      1. kevos83
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 18 hours ago

        My thought was foden, have kdb already and grealish and Jota

  13. Alisson WondHaaland
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Tinkering with wc

    X Button
    X Dias Chilwell X Ferguson
    Salah KDB X Grealish Bissouma
    X Bamford Watkins

    A) Mccarthy Robbo Taylor Jota Vardy
    B) Martinez Justin Dallas Bruno DCL

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      B, but I'd choose different defenders.

  14. ballsy_b
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Hi guys... Is this good to go?

    Martinez
    Justin - PVA - Cancelo
    Grealish - Jota - Bruno - KDB (C) - Sterling
    Watkins - DCL

    (Forster - Neco Williams - James - Brewster)

    Did.. Mane & Ziyech to Sterling & Jota.

  15. Razeen8
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Should I take a hit to leave Zaha for Jota/Maddison/Barnes? Or hold him for West Brom game in GW11?

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Depends who's coming off the bench?

      1. Razeen8
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Taylor is on bench for me. He has City away. Not likely to get more than 1.

  16. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Captain 1:
    A. Bruno
    B. Salah
    C. DCL

    1. Shultan
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      B

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Poll says B

  17. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Pick 1 to play

    Semedo (ars)
    Dallas (eve)

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Tough one. Possibly A, as Wolves look like they can park the bus.

  18. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Mind is made up on Kane to Vardy just need to decide wether Zaha and Rashford or Zaha and son go to get Salah in and Soucek -8

  19. kinghenry14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    what would you do with this lot? 2FT 2.3ITB

    martinez
    dallas kwp coufal
    mane son fernandes grealish barkley
    kane dcl

    4.0 brewster lamptey ferguson

    thinking of barkley to maddison and lamptey to someone else

    cheers!

  20. Niadu
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Why the hype about Cancelo?

    Can someone enlighten me please?...

    1. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Excellent fixtures, promising stats.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      Most attacking defender in the game with the best fixtures you could ever dream of.

      1. Niadu
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        More attacking than Walker?

        I'm on a wildcard right now with Walker.

  21. MGD
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Lewis or Kilman for 4.3?

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      Kilman

  22. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Start 1

    Mitchell (1 pointer probably but if he starts could be 6+ easily)

    Targett (Have Martinez and Bowen in the same fixture but probably a 2 pointer.)

  23. faux_C
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Going in with zero City.

  24. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Any glaring issues please?

    Mendy
    Bellerin / Justin / Cresswell
    KDB / Bruno / Son / Grealish / Jota
    Vardy (C) / DCL

    Forster / Chillwell / Zouma / Delap

    1. cruzex
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      why vardy over kbd (c)

      1. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Good question, in not particular order - I like a later game, Fulham conceding many shots from in the box (more than Burnely i believe), Vardy, although a poor home record, is firing in lots of shots (so vs a poor defence).

        There is some talk that KDB could play a little deeper (maybe I should have got Sterling you might ask, but I can only spend so much time on the game). M City not been lighting up, and feel KDB not as guaranteed as Vardy, but could haul too.

        Hope that adds some colour, please tell me where I'm wrong, not too late for me to change.

  25. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Anything worth a hit chaps?

    Martinez
    Chilwell, Zouma, Justin
    KDB, Fernandes, Son, Jota
    Vardy, DCL, Bamford

    (Steer, Kilman, Bissouma, Mitchell)

    Planning Justin -> Dias/Cancelo GW11 and Vardy & Bissouma -> Salah (c) & Brewster GW12

    Cheers!

  26. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Captain is tough:
    1) Fernandes
    2) De Bruyne
    3) Vardy

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      DCL?

  27. bitars
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    Any news if Wilson is starting in tonights game?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 hours ago

      yes

  28. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    What order of preference would you pick these in for this week?

    a. Coufal
    b. Cancelo
    c. Zouma
    d. Dallas

    ?

    1. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      B, C, A, D

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        The tick-tock baby says A,B, C D

  29. Weilong7
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 hours ago

    anyone concerned that cancelo will miss upcoming game clocking 90 mins as Mendy and Zinchenko are back (played in UCL) already?

    having said that, planning to go dias instead..
    thoughts?

    1. OleBall
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Due a rest imo

    2. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 hours ago

      kane to vardy and salah to kdb for -4?

      1. Shineonme
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 hours ago

        Yes