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. Remo85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Do I play Brewster, Zouma or Reguilon
    .? Expecting both Chelsea and Spurs to score which is my dilemma....

    1. Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Zouma

    2. The Hoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Reguilon, most attacking threat. What would you do in my position re wildcard (below)

  2. Abra Dubravka
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Gtg?
    £0.8m itb. No hits taken.

    Martinez
    Robbo / Zouma / Coufal
    Salah(c) / Bruno / Son / Jota / Grealish
    DCL / Jimenez?

    Bench: Brewster, Mitchell, Taylor

    1. Blens
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Why Jimi? Adams, Bamford or Jesus?

      1. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        But worth a hit to sell?

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    After a whole day of agonizing between KdB and Vardy. It's locked in.

    Vardy (c). Good luck all this week!

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I would do the same if I had Vardy. I am fearing Vardy the most. Definitely need a big sofa this GW

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      GL

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Need to sell Rashford?

  5. The Hoff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 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

    (bottomed)

    1. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A for me. B doesn't have Vardy and it's a bit defence-heavy.

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

      Very tough. If there’s any way of getting Vardy and Jota I’d do that. Even if it means getting a 3.8 defender

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

    City's entire squad is available. All players. Right as the fixtures turn

    "We need rotation" - Pep: https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1332345282521157638?s=20

    This is going to be one hell of a ride

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Break a deal, spin the Pep wheel...

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      oops.

    3. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I’d fear low gametime for Foden? Surprised he’s in the picks

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Cancelo in the firing line

  7. john25
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Hey guys, can't decide if I should stick with this team or take a -4 hit 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. The Hoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I'd just not take a hit and get KdB next game. What would you do in my position (post above)?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I defoesnt either Salah or KDB, Rashford is an easy sell.

        OptionA mate

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

    Rashford will start. Keeping for now

  9. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Son --> (K)DB
    Kane --> Bamford

    -4 but cant afford KDB otherwise

    Thoughts?

    1. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I’d do it if it’s a medium term plan...

  10. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Sounds crazy, but think Robertson could outscore a lot of the big hitters in the next 5/6 GWs.

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Thats the hope

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I agree. I think he's a good option

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

    Bottomed, need help with my FT urgently:

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

    1.5 ITB, 1 FT

  12. Wensink
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Wildcard played. GTG?

    McCarthy (Steer)
    Creswell - Justin - Konsa (Mitchell - Douglas)
    KDB - Salah - Bruno - Son (Soucek)
    DCL - Bamford - Watkins

    1. The Hoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Maybe swap Son / Watkins for Vardy / Jota?

      What would you do in my position (above)?

      1. Wensink
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I’m sitting 900K. Wouldn’t listen to any of my advice, tbh.

  13. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bench correct?

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

    Mendy, Kilman, Brewster, Mitchell

  14. Stevie G
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Best replacement for Saïs :

    a. Robbo
    b. Dias
    c. Cancelo

    1. Braxton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Robbo

  15. bitars
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Start Bellerin or Coufal?

    1. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Bellerin

  16. Braxton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Grealish or bamford?
    Thank you.

    1. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      both

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

    Barnes to KDB for -4 or do it next gw for free?

    1. Indpush
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Next gwk

  18. buttsy9
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Worried about not having KDB, don’t want to really lose Kane or Son as think they’re fixture proof and wanna move on Jiminez.

    Martinez - Patricio
    Target - Chilwell - James - Mitchell - Dunn’s
    Rodriguez - Foden - Jorginho - Son - Bruno
    Kane - DCL - Jimenez

    Any suggestions welcomed?

    1. hotine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      If you have a chunk in the bank Rodriguez to KDB. Or facilitate with Jimenez down to Bamford?

      1. buttsy9
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        £1m in the bank so have to lose Son to get KDB

        Could do Rodriguez > Jota and Jiminez > Vardy as an alternative punt.

        1. sthelenslad92
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Sounds good!

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

          Yeah I like that a lot

          1. buttsy9
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Think I may have answered my own question then ha ha... here’s hoping for a Vardy Party!!!

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

    Last call,is Rashford to KDB good move for a hit?

    1. hotine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I think so. Marginal call though

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

        Now i see Rashford is yellow too

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yes

  20. Public user
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Jesus or vardy ? ( no city/lei cover)

    1. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Vardy.

  21. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Right guys really need your help here please, I know pages are racking by.

    Team is:

    Martinez
    James - Cancelo - Chillwell
    Soucek - XXX - Ziyech - Bruno - Son
    XXX - XXX
    _________________________________
    Forster: Brewster, Mitchell, Dunne

    Which one do you prefer here?

    A) Kane + Vardy + Jota
    B) Vardy + DCL + Salah
    C) Vardy + DCL + KDB

    For Option A i’d be doing Brewster > Vardy, allowing me to keep Kane.

    Cheers guys.

    1. Stevie G
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

  22. Guru Mediation
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Son+Werner+Podence >> Sterling/KDB+Vardy+Jota for a -8?

    1. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      please and thank you 🙂

    2. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I would do just Podence to Jota

      1. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        thanks

  23. built_this_city
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I would love to know if Mitchell was starting tonight

  24. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Choose one option:
    A) Jimenez > Vardy
    B) Semedo > Robertson

    1. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

  25. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Rashford doubtful?
    No playing bench,should i bring sterling?for a hit?

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

      Rashford should play. Same situation as you.

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

    Son> Salah for free Worth It?

    1. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      not sure - he seemed off the pace midweek after being out - but could bounce back

  27. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    getting Salah in 10, 9, 8...

    GL everyone

  28. matiakez
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Who to bench:

    Watkins Coufal or Zouma?

    1. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Coufal

  29. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    McCarthy
    Cancelo Chilwell Kilman
    KDB (c) Bruno Grealish Soucek
    Kane DCL Werner
    (Steer, Bissouma Shaw* Ferguson*)
    0FT 0.5ITB

    A) G2G
    B) Shaw -> Cresswell (-4) play over Kilman

    Cancelo seems a rotation risk now, do I need defensive backup this week?

  30. jim0wheel
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Sell Werner or Kane for Vardy? Already have Son but no other Chelsea.

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Wer