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. Super Jack Grealish
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Thinking of Semedo > Cancelo this week and then work towards Robbo + Bruno > 5.7 + Salah or Zieych + Bruno > Salah + Jota in the next two weeks

    Martinez, Forster
    Robertson, Chilwell, Semedo, Dallas, 3.9
    KDB, Bruno, Zieych, Grealish, Stephens
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    1 FT, 0.2 ITB

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What!? Lol

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Planning that far ahead never seems to work out. Just focus on this week and next at most.

  2. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Mitchell or Lamptey to Dias for a -4?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      mitchel and its not even close

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks, think I agree

    3. Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      no

  3. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    A saiss to to dias/cancelo and bench coufal
    B save transfer and start coufal

    1. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

    2. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      cheers

  4. Fantasydreamer
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Hi, help please! A or b?

    A. Rely on Brewster/n.williams this week and keep zaha for West Brom (and then move on to Soucek to fund salah)

    B. Move zaha to and play Soucek this week?

  5. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    1) zaha to jota
    2) zaha + kane to kdb + Bamford (-4)

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Tough.

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

      1. Sid07
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thanks bro

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      1

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      1

    5. Sid07
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Thanks everyone

  6. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Start soucek or watkins?? they play each other

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'd go Watkins but toss up

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Watkins

    3. ivantys
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Watkins

      • Saïss doesn't mat…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Forgot to mention I have Grealish too

    4. john25
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Repost (bottom of last page).

      Hey guys, 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. Gymer11
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I’m in the same position thinking Kane to Vardy for captain

      2. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        0FT, 1.1 ITB

        Mendy
        Chill - Robbo - Dias
        KDB (C) - Son - Grealish - ZIyech
        Kane - DCL - Bam

        Steer - Dallas - Stephens* - 3.9

        A) G2G
        B) Kane > Vardy (-4)

      3. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Really want Vardy but, with my FT gone, doing Kane to Vardy for -4 would be a bad idea, wouldn't it?

        I'm tempted because I've had a terrible start and want to make big gains but, equally, Kane has been great and I've been making small gains past couple of weeks...

        Anything worth a -4 here?

        0FT 1.0ITB
        Martinez
        Zouma Justin Coufal
        Salah Son Bruno Son
        Kane DCL Bamford

        Steer Mitchell Reed Struijk

        Thanks!

        1. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I've just done kane/Rashford and Zaha to Vardy Salah and Soucek -8 it was out of Rashford or son out went Rashford to spread the risk as I have Bruno wish I kept Rashford can see united putting a score passed Southampton

          1. PascalCygan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Fair enough, bold! Could pay off

        2. Pratik
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Maybe get rid of one Son to Jota? 🙂

          1. ivantys
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Having 2 sons is always better than 1.

            • PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Thanks- I considered Jota but not sure for -4 instead of Son

          2. DycheDycheBaby
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'm in a similar position and I think no. Have a feel the Kane transfer will backfire

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Thanks, probably best

        3. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Want to bring in Sterling. Had originally planned to bring him in for Jota but I think I want to keep Jota now that it looks like he might start vs Brighton.

          A) Ziyech -> Sterling
          B) Grealish -> Sterling
          C) Jota -> Sterling
          D) Other

          1. Sweetboi
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            E) None. Would keep all 3.

          2. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            A) for me.

        4. Sweetboi
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Start?

          A) Cahill - NEW (H)

          B) Dallas - eve (A)

          1. OleBall
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A. If he doesn't start he's unlikely to come on

          2. JelliedSpark968
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I'm looking for a fun differential in midfield, since I'm wildcarding next week.

            Currently thinking about:
            Under
            Walcott
            Raphinha
            Townsend
            Eze
            Thoughts?

            1. Sweetboi
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I like Raphinha out of those.

          3. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Hi folks.

            Would you do Chillwell and Werner to Dias and Vardy -4?

            Or keep Chillwell and Werner and do Cresswell to Dias for free.

            1. The Hoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              If you're captaining vardy it's a 50-50. If not don't take the hit and just get dias

              what would you do in my position? (post below)

          4. PocketZola
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            What the f to do?? 1ft 0itb

            martinez
            dallas rob chillwell
            ziy salah grealish bruno
            kane dcl bam

            subs, mitchell, bisouma, lamptey

            1. kane to vardy
            2. salah to kdb
            3. hold

            1. The Hoff
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              1, 3, 2 in that order. Vardy is a great captain pick and you want to keep Salah,

              what would you do in my position? (post below)

            2. V-2 Schneiderlin
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              tempted by 1.

          5. Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            My TV is 102.1 anyone with lesser TV here?

            1. Abaddon
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Yes. 102. Ranked 55k

              1. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Very good. But My rank is very poor too 1.6m. Hope Sterling(C) changes something

            2. teneighty
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              101.2

          6. The Hoff
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Would be very grateful for your thoughts on my WC team:

            Martinez / McCarthy
            Robertson / Cancelo / Dallas / Kilman / XXX
            KdB / Salah / Bissouma / Grealish / XXX
            DCL / Bamford / XXX

            A: Vardy / Soucek / Lamptey 01 ITB

            B: Watkins / Jota / Chilwell 1.2 ITB

            A lets me captain Vardy against Lecister but B is a much more rounded team

            1. PocketZola
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              A you have salah covering pool

            2. V-2 Schneiderlin
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              think I prefer A - Vardy has huge captain potential

            3. Must.Go.Faster.
                1 month, 26 days ago

                B for me

              • OleBall
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I'm in almost same position as you. Scared to miss out on Vardy as so many will have him captain

                • 12steps
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  A

              • V-2 Schneiderlin
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Who to bring in as straight swap for Zaha? (have Salah but no City):
                A. Foden
                B. Jota
                C. someone else

                Cheers..

                1. The Hoff
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Definitely Jota- foden won't play so much. what would you do in my position (post above)

                  1. V-2 Schneiderlin
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    cheers - thinking same

                2. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Fornals

              • Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Who would you get rid of between Zouma and Cresswell?

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Z

              • TNB
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  REPOST

                  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?

                • RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Top scorer this GW? Who we thinking?

                  1. FPL Forward Thinker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Vardy 20 Points (3 Goals, 1 Assist and MOM)

                    1. Dead Tom
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Ah here! Even Fulham surely wont concede 3 penalties!

                      • RAFA THE GAFFA
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Who’s take the 4th Pen he wins?

                    2. Sun Jihai
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      *checks most transferred out*

                      James Rodriguez

                  2. Oggle22
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    I've just done kane/Rashford and Zaha to Vardy Salah and Soucek -8 it was out of Rashford or son out went Rashford to spread the risk as I have Bruno wish I kept Rashford can see united putting a score passed Southampton

                  3. Public user
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Jesus or Carey (no city or lei cover)

                    1. Public user
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Vardy

                    2. Yank Revolution
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Vardinho

                      1. lindeg
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Man utds best player

                  4. Lindelol
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Start Mitchel or Semedo?

                  5. AdamJ91
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    G2G?

                    Martinez
                    Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal
                    Salah, KDB, Ziyech, Grealish
                    Kane, DCL (c), Watkins

                    (Peacock-Farrell, Anguissa, Lamptey, Ferguson)

                  6. komodosam
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Does anyone know how to get early teamsheets for Palace v Newcastle?

                    1. Yank Revolution
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      No such thing

                  7. evilfish
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Rodriguéz > Jota with FT?

                    1. Lindelol
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Nope

                  8. bautasten
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    A) Kane, Foden > Bamford, KDB
                    B) Ziyech, Son > Jota, KDB

                    1. jimmy.floyd
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      B

                  9. Pad Randa
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Bench order right?

                    Martinez
                    Robbo - Chilwell - Cancelo
                    KdB (c) - Bruno - Jota - Grealish - JWP
                    Bam-Bam - Kane

                    Mendy, Kilman, Brewster, Mitchell

                  10. youneedmorecavaleiro
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    ahhh forgot about the deadline how do I use my FT?

                    McCarthy - Steer
                    Chilwell - Cresswell - Justin - Shaw - Ferguson
                    KDB - Rashford - Ziyech - Podence - Anguissa
                    Kane - Werner - DCL

                    1.5 ITB, 1 FT

                    1. OleBall
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Podence>Jota

                      • PascalCygan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Werner to Vardy?

                    2. Awesomeness
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      A. Barnes

                      B. Maddison

                      Thanks

                      1. Abra Dubravka
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        B