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. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone know how long Trent is out for?

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He was 'pencilled out' for a month two weeks ago. Haven't heard since but maybe someone else has...

  2. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Only 3/11 (4/15) in the scout picks actually bodes well I think. Just gotta get behind the sofa for Vardy/KDB

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Same here. Tempted?

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        To get behind the sofa? lol Not spending points again that's for sure

        1. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Fair enough. Good luck!

          1. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            And to you sir!

          2. Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            And in case you don't know it, listen to the song 'the band played Waltzing Matilda' by the Pogues. You'll thank me

  3. Jatz10
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Hi All

    On a WC, thoughts?

    Johnstone (McCarthy)
    Clyne Dias Justin (Konsa, Kilman)
    Jota KDB Foden Grealish (Ward Prowse)
    DCL Kane Vardy 0.3 ITB

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lacks Salah I reckon. Not convinced with Foden, especially since you have Jota.

      1. Jatz10
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Salah looked poor against Atalanta and not 100% certain to start. Expect Mane - Firmino - Jota upfront tomorrow.

        1. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          No way!

        2. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Does anybody agree with this? I didn't see the game but he can't have been that bad?!

          1. Jatz10
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I'm a Liverpool supporter. To be fair the whole team was poor that night. Jota and Firmino were rested, so fully expect them to start.

            1. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              OK. But Salah is fit and the best pool player by 10 miles. Has to start? Even alongside Mane if he starts as well.... Klopp knows it too. that's my perception from a limited outside perspective.

              1. Jatz10
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                If Salah does play then Mane will get rested with him playing 90 minutes and so many games these days. Or they play 4-2-3-1 with all of them.

                1. Von Lipwig
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  Good luck with the wildcard mate

  4. gers23
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Any point in keeping Greenwood? Cant believe i still have him lol

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Get rid ASAP

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      None.

    3. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nope. That bubble has popped.

      The new ideal MU front 3 is Rashford, Cavani, and Martial with Bruno playing #10.

      That puts everybody in their ideal playing position.

  5. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Now that we know Jesus will start for sure.

    Worth it to do
    Kane -> Jesus for -4?

    1. Jatz10
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      How are you so sure?

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Well pep said aguero not ready so my assumption is Jesus starts

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Do you want to Cpt him ? then yes otherwise no

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hmm not sure...him or vardy

    3. The Smudger88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Personally I'd hold and wait on Aguero

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I think aguero will start in CL to build his match sharpness and Jesus will start against fulham. I just need Jesus for 2 gws

    4. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Nothing's certain with pep, what if Sterling starts up front?

      1. FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sterling is getting way too much play time so I personally doubt it buy who knows with pep

        1. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Actually he had a rest a couple games ago...so it is possible

      2. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Or Torres could too.

        1. FantasyHero
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          True.
          Ahhhh i just want a city attacker in my team and seems like the right decision is to not bring him

          Also kane can always produce too

    5. Blens
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Thinking of swapping out Jimenez forJesus myself - any more news on him?

  6. Phlajo
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell Cancelo Lewis (Coufal Bernardo)
    Mane KdB Bruno Grealish Ziyech
    DCL Watkins (Brewster)

    A) Mane to Salah
    B) Roll FT
    C) An even better idea?

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'm considering Mane > Salah for free

  7. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    How's it been with the early team news this season?
    Any chance we'll know if Wilson is playing tonight b4 deadline?

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Flag is removed and Bruce said he was ready I thought?

      1. rokonto
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Not 100% certain according to team news on here though.

        1. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He'll start - they're toothless without him

  8. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Only 2 things on my mind whole day...

    Dias
    Cancelo
    Dias
    Cancelo
    Dias
    Cancelo
    Dias
    Cancelo
    ...

    Bring on the deadline please

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Dias if you are so concerned about rotation, Cancelo if you too also like to live dangerously

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        5.5 seems just too much for rotation risk, especially having robbo and chilwell.
        But I dont think Dias is rotation proof neither with Ake almost returning+Stones.

        Only can see a fit Laporte as def nailed tbh.

        1. DK_13
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          If they get a few CS, pep wouldn't want to rotate them(cb pairing)
          If they don't you will get rid way before pep does

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Cancelo is not going to play.

      Dias is good pickup for 6 boring points. Burnley ain't scoring and might have sub 30% possession. He's probably due a rest the game following. So like 3 points in two weeks.

    3. cruzex
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      cancelo all day

  9. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on Ziyech, Grealish, Kane >> Bruno, KDB, Brewster?

    Would leave me with a front 7 of...

    Salah, Jota, KDB, Bruno, Son
    DCL, Watkins

  10. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    How many minutes for Sterling, if any?
    Has warmed the bench for the 3 MCI v BUR fixtures - zero minutes played
    Last played in FA Cup 3rd round in Jan 2018
    His only PL match was back in the 2016/17 season

  11. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Given the risk that Castagne could make a cameo off the bench with his current injury status, is this the appropriate ordering? RMT really likes him, but it sounds fairly unlikely he will start.

    Justin (FUL) starting
    Soucek (AVL) 1st bench
    Castagne (FUL) 2nd bench

  12. Apwilkin
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    McCarthy
    Chillwell-semedo-kwp (lamptey, Ferguson)
    Fernandez-salah (c)-jota-ziyech (bissouma)
    Wilson-Kane-Adams

    0 ft 2.8 m in the bank.

    Anything worth a hit?

  13. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best replacement for Dallas (upto 4.6m)?

    A. Coufal
    B. Fuchs
    C. Clyne
    D. Other option?

    Current team:
    Ryan Button
    Chilwell KWP Dallas Taylor Kilman
    Salah KDB Fernandes Grealish Bissouma
    Werner DCL Bamford

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Coufal

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I'd probably just keep unless you have 2 FT and nothing else you want to do. In that case A.

  14. icanseethroughyou
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Have no City for this game week.

    Is it worth trading out Rashford (would leave me with no Utd players) for one of following and a -4:

    A. Sterling
    B. Dias

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No. Saints high line will be good for Rashford.

      1. icanseethroughyou
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Thanks. Other option is upgrading Son but minded to keep him too, any thoughts? Think I’m going to just pray they continue to struggle for any rhythm against Burnley

      2. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        If he plays

  15. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Bruno or Vardy captain

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Vardy

  16. Fuddled FC
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Which one?

    a) Mane > KDB
    b) Mane > Salah
    c) Keep Mane and J. Rod > Jota

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

    2. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A

  17. All about that Baines
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    (A) Sterling + Armstrong

    OR

    (B) Bruno + Foden

    1. JabbaWookiee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

  18. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Start Targett or Kilman?

  19. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Any suggested moves around these players? (1.8m ITB)

    Son Zaha
    Kane

    A) Kane - > Vardy(c)
    B) Zaha - > Jota
    C) Son + Zaha - > KDB(c) + Jota (-4)

    Anything else?

    Dallas first sub if keeping Zaha
    Bruno(c) if not getting Vardy or KDB

    1. Dele
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      C

    2. 12steps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      B

  20. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Overthinking to go Sterling over KDB?

    1. Ginola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Depends if KDB takes pens.

  21. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Anyone tempted to start Brewster this week? A must win game for SHU so expect both teams to attack.

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I will. Him or Podence.
      But bit sick of Wolves style of play.
      And as you say, must win game so hoping they go all out sheff.

  22. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Thoughts on WC?

    Mccarthy
    Robbo Chilwell Dias
    Salah KDB Jota Grealish
    Vardy Watkins Bamford

    Button Bissouma Lowton Ferguson, 0ITB

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      9/10

    2. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Looks good. Why Lowton over Taylor though? Is Lowton nailed?

      1. Infected by ebolasie
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Oh thanks! Didnt realise Taylor was 4.4 too

    3. Dele
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Lacks Spurs

  23. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Who to bring in?

    A) Dallas
    B) kwp
    C) lewis

    Have been switching between them all afternoon

  24. Olee
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A or B on WC?
    A:Jota+Brewster
    B: Watkins+Bissouma (0.5itb)

    Team atm:
    McCarthy
    Chillwell-Telles-Cancelo
    Salah-KDB(c)-Bruno-Grealish
    DCL-Watkins-Bamford

    Forster-Targett-Bissouma-Kilman

  25. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Do people still think Salah is a better long term pick than Bruno. Lol, get with the times. Bruno is the new perma cap

  26. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    G2G?
    Martinez
    Konsa Chilwell Mitchell
    Salah Ziyech Bruno Son
    Kane DCL Brewster

    Steele Kilman Branthwaite Zaha

    Cheers

  27. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Best 5.4m or below mid

  28. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Defence is:
    Robbo - Chilwell - Zouma (Kilman - Dallas)

    Zouma ➡ Cancelo for (-4)

    Yes or No?

  29. fish66
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    (a) Kane -> Vardy(C)
    (b) Son -> KDB(C)
    (c) Kane & Son -> Vardy(C) & KDB -4
    (d) Son -> Salah(C)
    (e) Roll FT

  30. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    A) Ziyech to Jota
    B) Fernandes to Salah
    C) Save