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. Bennyboy1907
      3 months, 16 hours ago

      Kane to Vardy -4 or jus captain KDB?

      1. BeWater
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Captain KDB.

        • dr.No88
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Just C KDB

        • Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          KDB captain

      2. Sous Chef
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 16 hours ago

        Armband dilemma. Cheers

        A. Salah
        B. Bruno

        1. Greasy Grealish Gang
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          A) Salah for me

        2. Sous Chef
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Or Kane to go the opposite to all those sellers

        3. F4L
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 16 hours ago

          Salah

        4. BeWater
            3 months, 16 hours ago

            I've got these two and adding KDB and still no idea myself.

          • Il Capitano
              3 months, 16 hours ago

              A

            • Confusedleedsfan
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 16 hours ago

              B B Bruno

          • Greasy Grealish Gang
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 16 hours ago

            Good karma for those wo want to share their thoughts on this:

            A) Torres and Justin
            B) Barnes and Justin
            C) Tielemans and Cancelo

            (From City and Leicester I already own: Dias and Vardy)

            1. BeWater
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                A

            2. ballsy_b
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 16 hours ago

              Thoughts on this team guys?

              Did Mane & Ziyech to Jota & Sterling

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

              (Forster - James - Neco - Brewster).

              1. Confusedleedsfan
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                Potentially light up front, but strong mid. Gtg

            3. Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 16 hours ago

              Thank you Hoff for your reply. Looking for more opinions.

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

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

              1. toerag
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                think i would
                im mulling kane to vardy -4 and ive just t/f dias in

              2. kusasi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                Cresswell - Dias maybe, not option 1

            4. jim0wheel
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 hours ago

              Bottomed.

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

              1. BrockLanders
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                If free, I would

                1. jim0wheel
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 16 hours ago

                  Asking which one mate haha!

              2. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                NEW POST

              3. RamaJama
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                Werner

            5. BrockLanders
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 16 hours ago

              Evening chaps

              Would you shift Son for Sterling (C) -4????

              1. Sous Chef
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                No. No form to warrant that yet.

              2. Noah’s Ark
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                No I wouldn’t

              3. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                NO

              4. BeWater
                  3 months, 16 hours ago

                  Not a chance I would do that.

              5. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                Fornals and Jimenez to Bamford and KDB(c) worth the hit?

                1. Chris_White
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 16 hours ago

                  Defo

                2. Confusedleedsfan
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 hours ago

                  -4? Definitely

              6. Sid07
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

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

              7. MMN
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 16 hours ago

                Which is your favourite ... or do you hate them all?

                A) Kane & Phillips > Vardy & Cancelo
                B) Zaha & Kane > Jota & Vardy
                C) Zaha & Kane > Salah & Adams/Watkins/Bamford

                1 FT 0.8M ITB.

                McCarthy
                Bellerin, Zouma, Chilwell
                Zaha*, KDB, Grealish, Son
                Kane, Wilson, DCL

                Forster, Kilman, Riedewald, Phillips*

                1. BeWater
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    C if you are going to do any of them.

                2. Confusedleedsfan
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 16 hours ago

                  Bottomed...

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

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    2 IN A ROW

                  2. Confusedleedsfan
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    What does that mean?!?

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      You know you're talking to yourself and not responding to me right?

                  3. Confusedleedsfan
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Why the long face

                3. fpork
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 16 hours ago

                  Son to Salah for free, or save transfer?

                  1. BeWater
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      Salah for free.

                    • Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      Save

                  2. RooneyforLife
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Captain

                    Kdb or vardy ?

                    1. Sous Chef
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      Of those Vardy as the fixture is too appealing

                    2. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      Vardy

                  3. Big_Andy_GAWA
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Bruno to

                    A) Sterling
                    B) KDB

                    Will captain them. Will be for my FT.

                    Thanks.

                    1. Mind över Mata
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      B

                  4. Mind över Mata
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Captain Bruno or Kevin?

                    1. FPLShaqiri
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      kev

                    2. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      Bruno is master of away hauls. Go Bruno

                  5. FirminoIsBetterThanYou
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Any help would be appreciated: If you’ve got Kane would you do Son & Zaha -> Jota & Salah(C) for a hit, I can’t afford Salah without the other move?

                  6. Jordan.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    man city with a full fit squad,i can see the good ship fraudulence on the horizon,foden to jota done ,no city ,going to be lots of anguish around these parts...

                  7. Morthau
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    A, Rashford and son - > salah Jota

                    B Rashford and son - > KDB jota

                    C Rashford and son - > KDB Maddison

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      Good lord none

                      1. Morthau
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 16 hours ago

                        Ok

                  8. Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Salah In for Son worth It for free?

                    KDB(C) otherwise

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      Son on fire

                      1. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 16 hours ago

                        No thats the sun

                  9. FPLMACKEM
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Still can't decide my captain.

                    A Salah
                    B KDB
                    C Fernandes

                    *Currently on Salah

                    1. Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      Flip that coin

                      1. FPLMACKEM
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 16 hours ago

                        That's exactly what it feel like.

                  10. Wensink
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Just played my WC,

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

                    Is it worth holding on to Mitchell or should I look for a 4,1-4.0m defender who has a better chance of seeing playing time?

                  11. FPLMACKEM
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Start three defenders.

                    A Chilwell
                    B Cancelo
                    C Coufal
                    D Targett
                    E Lewis

                    Currently on Chilwell, Cancelo and Coufal.

                    Something is telling me though crystal palace v Newcastle will be 0-0 and Chilwell will blank this week :s

                  12. AdamJ91
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    G2G?

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

                    (Peacock-Farrell, Anguissa, Lamptey, Ferguson)

                    1. Crunchie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 16 hours ago

                      Yep

                  13. Crunchie
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Zaha to KDB.

                    Son or Zyich to Zaha to afford it?

                  14. Gentle_Turks
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Captain

                    A Bruno
                    B Salah

                  15. Mac90
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

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

                    Or

                    Kane --> Vardy (C)

                    Very hard decision. Help me folks

                  16. gme3twenty
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Which goalkeeper with a budget of 6mil?

                  17. Kun Tozser
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Rashford >

                    KDB

                    Sterling

                    Against those easy fixtures I'm tempted for Sterling - crazy? Both out of form

                  18. PocketZola
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 16 hours ago

                    Aguero hat trick time?