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. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Gtg?

    Martinez
    Chilwell Cresswell Robbo
    Salah(c) Son Grealish Torres Rodriguez
    Kane DCL(V)

    Martin Kilman Mitchell Brewster .8itb

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

      Gtg

  2. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    A/B:

    A) Zaha to Jota for -4
    B) Start Coady (ars)

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

      Like the look of A

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

    A) Kane > Vardy
    B) Kane + Son > Vardy + Sterling/KDB (-4)
    C) Something else
    D) Hold

    Martinez Forster
    Robbo Chilwell Cancelo Dallas Coufal
    Bruno Son Grealish Hamez Soucek
    Kane DCL Bamford

  4. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Captain Robertson anyone? Getting those back to back double digit haul vibes ...

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

      not a GW for that kind of captaincy

  5. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Ziyech Grealish out
    Bruno(C) Bissouma in (-4);

    Martinez
    Chilwell Cresswell Justin
    Salah Bruno Son Jota
    Kane DCL Bamford

    Yay or nay?

    1. Il Capitano
        3 months, 11 days ago

        No

      • Dele
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Nah

      • FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Nah

      • just a man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Team is already pretty good and has other captain options imo

      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks all!

    2. Andy'81
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If anyone wants to know what it's like to play a game of football in 40 degrees heat then the England Argentina game from the 86 World cup is just about to kick off on the bbc iplayer.

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

        Like the look of that short guy wearing nr10 for Argentina.

        1. Andy'81
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Looks a little one footed to me.

        2. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Aye, looks handy.

          1. Andy'81
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Too small man, look at the size of him compared to Shilton.

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

          Yep. He’s very handy

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Hope the VAR boys have a quiet day...

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

      How to spend last minute FT?

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

      1.5 ITB

      1. THE KING CANTONA
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Pod to Jota?

        1. THE KING CANTONA
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Or even Shaw to Dias and bench Pod

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

            cheers

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

        Save and next week upgrade podence

    4. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Thinking Kane + Hamez --> Watkins + Salah.

      Definitely has the potential to backfire...

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

        Def does

    5. Il Capitano
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Gonna move Werner to Vardy for free to get the below team. GTG? Vardy (C) the best shout?

        0 FT, 0.2m ITB, WC Available

        McCarthy (Button)
        Zouma Chillwell Justin (Taylor Mitchell)
        Bruno Sterling (VC) Son Grealish (Bissouma)
        Vardy (C) DCL Watkins

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Which of these big hitters don't you own?

        A) Salah
        B) Bruno
        C) Kane
        D) Vardy
        E) KDB

        1. Dele
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          BDE

        2. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          ADE

        3. Arteta
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Salah, de Bruyne and Vardy because I'm still keeping faith in Spurs assets.

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

          BDE. Aka non-hit/wc template.

        5. JBG
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A and C

        6. A.J.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Gone without CD on Wildcard.

        7. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          AC

      • OleBall
          3 months, 11 days ago

          WC g2g?

          McCarthy
          Justin Chilweel Dias
          Jota Salah KDB(c) Grealish
          Bamford DCL Vardy

          Forster Kilman Dallas Riedewald

        • Burgz
            3 months, 11 days ago

            A/B:

            A) Son > KDB
            B) Werner > Vardy

            Both would be -4 hit

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

              For a hit, none of them.

            2. V-2 Schneiderlin
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              A. I think will pay off over the next few fixtures

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

            Those of you with Bruno and Salah, who's your captain?

            1. Amphetamine Logic
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Vardy

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

                :/

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

            Front line of

            DCL, Bamford, Kane

            Do I sell one for Vardy?

            1. F4L
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              I've got the same front line and Vardy doesn't interest me at all. Can't justify taking one of those 3 out.

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

                Thats what I am thinking.

            2. just a man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Don't think it's critical but maybe want to access DCL over next few and see if worth bringing Vardy in as fixtures change.

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

              Hard to justify
              Vardy probably outscores Kane this GW, so switching could work if you captain
              But then I suspect Kane could outscore Vardy in the following two (ARS, CRY vs. SHU, CHE)

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

                What? CHE? sheff?

          • Stippen
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Kane/Son -> De Bruyne/Werner for a hit. Yes or no?

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

              no

          • FantasyHero
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Which is better:

            1. Kane and grealish -> Watkins and kdb
            2. Kane & fernandes -> Jesus & kdb

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

              none.

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

            My fingers are itchy on Son to KDB for a hit.. if I don't do it, probably will not do it next GW as well unfortunately

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

              I have similar problem
              Ahhhhh

            2. F4L
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              don't do that

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

              I definitely wouldnt do that

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

              If Fabio Borges decided against that move, that's enough for me! 😀

          • as33
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            G2G?:
            Martinez
            Bellerin, Chilwell, Kilman(KWP)
            Son, Bruno(c), Rashi, Jota
            Kane, DCL, Watkins
            Or Rashi>Sterling?-4

          • manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Son > KDB(-4) worth it?

            Martinez
            Robbo Chilwell Dias
            Bruno(C) Son Grealish Jota
            Kane DCL Bamford

            steer soucek mitchell* lamptey*

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

            GTG?

            Martinez (Steer)
            Robertson Chilwell Masuaku (Kilman Lamptey)
            KdB Bruno Grealish Salah Jota
            DCL Bamford (Brewster)

            1. BeWater
                3 months, 11 days ago

                GTG. Good luck!

            2. F4L
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Rashford to Salah and get a solid premium, or Rashford to Ziyech and spend the next few GWs upgrading my 4.5 defenders to Robbo/Castagne/Dias/Bellerin? Leaning towards the latter as Kane/DCL/Bruno are such good captaincy options already.

              1. BeWater
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Who are you going to captain in GW12?

                  1. F4L
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    would be Kane probably. He still hasn't blanked since GW1.

                    1. BeWater
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Do the latter then.

                        1. F4L
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 11 days ago

                          cheers 🙂

                • BeWater
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Best captain out of this lot:

                    A) Mo
                    B) Kev
                    C) Bruno

                    1. F4L
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Salah

                    2. dr.No88
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      KDB

                  • Bavarian
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Zaha and Jimenez to Jota and Vardy for -4?

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

                      yes

                    2. dr.No88
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Yes, nice move

                    3. THFC4LIFE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Yep

                    4. PLerix
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Did Jimi and Zaha to Vardy and Soucek (-4) so yes from me

                    5. Bavarian
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Thank you Everyone

                    6. Boly Would
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 11 days ago

                      Looks a nice move

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

                    Dang all these people talking about selling Son for hits... you MAD!?

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

                      This

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

                      It's not Son that is the problem, it's they all think there is bigger opportunity for other players to outshine him by at least 4 points over the next couple of weeks.

                  • ABCDEFC
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Podence and Saiss to Jota and Coufal worth a -8?

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

                      Possible. Jota might just cover those points, but just take -4 and do the other transfer next week

                  • El Presidente
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    There is absolutely no way in hell I would sell Kane for Vardy. For a hit, frankly is just offensive.

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

                      How could anyone be offended by that?

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

                    Any news on Barkley?

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

                      A couple of days ago, he was missing two matches. Not heard since then

                  • dr.No88
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Hello. Who for C
                    1. Vardy
                    2. KDB

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

                      1

                  • Confusedleedsfan
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    What % start do people put on Torres. Pep rotation problem through the season, but was he rested mid-week for this weekend?

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

                      50/50

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

                      65% or so

                  • Genji3lade
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 11 days ago

                    Foden > Jota for free or save transfer?

                    1. BeWater
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Save it.

                      • Bavarian
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 11 days ago

                        Yes

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

                        Save this week