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. DagheMunegu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Who score more ?

    A: Ziyech Kane Bruno (c) +4
    B: KDB Vardy (c) Bruno
    C: Salah (c) Jesus Bruno

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

    3. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

    4. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B

  2. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Anyone looking forward to..?

    @OfficialFPL
    Goal - SON
    Assist - KANE

    Chelsea 0-1 Spurs (6 mins)

    #FPL #CHETOT

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sure hope so

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      NO.

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      This too

      @OfficialFPL

      Penalty save - AREOLA
      Penalty miss - VARDY

      Leicester 0-0 Fulham (89 mins)

      #FPL #LEIFUL

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I don't like you 😛

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          lol, just a scared non-Vardy owner her!

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Omg I would love this, Vardy owner but capping Bruno

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Thats dumb. Most still have kane and Son. If they score and this happens you'll just be worse off

    5. Dele
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      As a Spurs fan I would love this, getting rid of them from my FPL team not so much.

    6. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No assist and its a Yes for me.

      All well rested so.

    7. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      1-2 - Chilwell and Rodon+Vinicius would be the perfect result

    8. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Why would I look forward to the imaginary?

    9. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Could happen

  3. komodosam
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Big up to all of you who are deciding to go without Vardy this weekend.

    1. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Still considering Kane > Vardy for a free :/

      1. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        But maaybe I'll resist at thr rnd

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yeah may you all writhe whinge

  4. DK_13
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I have chillwell telles cancelo castagne and 3.9 as my defence.
    I have 1FT. Should I hope cancelo and/or castagne will play and roll FT or make a transfer (if yes who for whom)
    I have 1.2 ITB
    {Souchek is my first sub so need only one to play at the least}

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sounds like you have way too much money in your defence!

  5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    Really tempted to get Salah straight back in...

    1. 12steps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Same boat. I am leaning towards saving. Do you have Vardy?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yes have Vardy and capping him

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A

  6. theodosios
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rly nice blanks in Team News section about teams we are interested most.

    1. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      They'll get round to Sheffield United eventually bud

  7. yanky
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    question on everyones minds... is Son > KBD worth a -4pt hit???

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Absolutely
      Not

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Is it even worth it for free?

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Nope

    4. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not for me

  8. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    How does it look for -4?

    Martinez
    Robo/Cancelo/Chilwell
    Bruno/Son/Sterling/Grealish
    Vardy(c)/DCL/Bamford

    Martin/Kilman/Mitchell/Stephens

    Moves were Kane Hamez Reguilon to Vardy Sterling Cancelo

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      What makes you go Vardy over Bruno with their home and away records?

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Fulham i guess

  9. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Playing Lewis this week so I have something to cheer for tonight.

  10. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Rashford flagged.

    Broke a nail?

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Nail is not broke, he has a nail appointment at the same time as the game. So obviously, he must honor the pedicure commitment.

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I don't understand what you two are getting at here.

        Are you saying Rashford is a cry-baby/weakling? Or effeminate (and by extension, that's wrong)?

        What is behind this sniping?

  11. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Just heard the theory that: 'Salah looked poor against Atalanta and not 100% certain to start. Expect Mane - Firmino - Jota upfront tomorrow.' above.What do people think about this. I didn't see it, he can't have been that bad right?

    1. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      They must be trolling

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        No, just a legitimate Pool fan's theory. So you disagree?

    2. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      The BBC player ratings gave Robertson 3.9 (put of 10) - that was the highest rates Liverpool player
      Sounds like the whole team looked poor in the 0-2 defeat

  12. thehodge
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Any time i’ve gone aggressive this season and taken a -8 it’s paid off. Heres hoping it works again this week. Good luck all!

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      You’ve just jinxed it mate

  13. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Zaha & Kane -> KDB & Bamford -4 is very good right?

  14. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    If you could only own one - Dias or Cancelo?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Cancelo if I had a good first bench option

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Dias

    3. theodosios
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Cancelo for village Guardiola

  15. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Play Mitchell or Kilman
    Chilwell and Konsa other 2 defenders

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kilman

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kilman - doubt Mitchell starts

  16. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    A) Mane -> Salah
    B) N.Phillips -> Lewis

  17. CobraKai
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Play Bamford or Grealish ??

    1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Bamford

      1. CobraKai
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        ta

  18. AD2110
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What would you do with this team? 1FT and 1.5m ITB

    McCarthy, Steer
    Robbo, Chilwell, Bellerin, Coufal, Mitchell
    KDB, Son, Grealish, Ziyech, Stephens
    DCL, Kane, Watkins

    Was thinking:
    A) Bellerin --> Cancelo (+1m)
    B) Mitchell --> Cancelo

  19. SuperDan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Yay or nay?

    Son > KDB (-4)

    1. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No

    2. Red Star Toro
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      no

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      no

    4. DAVESAVES
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not for a hit

  20. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

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

    Zouma ➡ Cancelo for (-4)

    Yes or No?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No

    2. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No

  21. King Kun Ta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ziyech -> KDB or Salah for -4? No Pool or City midfielder worries me....

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I wonder if I should do it for free.. so can’t help you sry

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Difficult choices this GW

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Don't like losing Ziyech, any other way?

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Son

  22. Red Star Toro
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    why absolutely zero love for Hamez? Good fixtures and with Digne out he'll take some set pieces maybe?

    1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He's a decent pick , most likely dont want to double up with DCL

  23. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Who do you prefer for the next 2, Ziyech or Jota?
    Ignore price difference

    1. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Jota

    2. DAVESAVES
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ziyech just

  24. Ibra
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Is Dias best Saiss replacement? Budget 5.7m.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Safest

    2. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I am starti to consider Bellerin

  25. subhojit123
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Bench one -
    1. Kilman
    2. Targett

    1. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Targett

  26. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Do people think this one is worth it?

    Bowen to Jota for a hit.

    1. NorthernMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I'm doing it.

    2. subhojit123
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yes

    3. King Kun Ta
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No other Poolmidfielder makes yes

      1. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        yep no others at the moment. Cheers guys.

  27. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Who to bring in this week?

    A....kdb

    B...salah

    Thanks

  28. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Play Kilman or Coufal?

  29. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Whom would you (C)aptain please? Also, is my bench correct (maybe swap Cresswell for Chilwell)? Thank you

    Mendy
    Bellerin / Justin / Cresswell
    KDB / Bruno / Son / Grealish / Jota
    Vardy / DCL

    Forster / Chillwell / Zouma / Delap

  30. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Wonder where is BigMan Bakar with his weekly GW Review.