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. Sotamendi84
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    jesus anyone?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Not with Aguero around

    2. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      That's what the Romans said

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        😀

    3. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      I've heard Buddha is also popular 🙂

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Don't want to double on their attack

    5. Blens
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      I was thinking the same...I've currently got Jimenez and not sure who to swap him for...thinking Bamford, if not Jesus

  2. Bretth96
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Currently doing okay in top 200k but wanting to wildcard

      Current team

      McCarthy
      Chilwell zouma Justin kwp
      Son Jamez Bruno Grealish
      Kane DCL

      Ryan - Mitchell - stephens - Mitrovic

      Potential Wildcard Team

      McCarthy
      Chillwell Zouma Cancelo
      Son KDB Bruno Jota
      Vardy DCL Bamford

      Kwp - I.Williams - Romeu

      This change will be defence heavy but I think the core 3 are all good point scorers. Leaves 0.0 ITB which could be an issue

      What are people’s thoughts?

      1. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Both teams like good, that's the problem. I guess the second one does have the edge though based on fixtures at least.

        1. Bretth96
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            Yeah I agree, It all comes down to really whether to take the risk and back City, which at the moment they have not been all that too convincing

        2. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          *look good

      2. fjb07
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Are Ziyech and Grealish really worth the hype after blanking last week.. ?Wondering on salah for either of them..

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          grealish always has enough creativity to steadily supply of points. Ziyech - too early to tell

      3. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours 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. thehodge
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Great looking team. GTG!

        2. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Yep very nice. Sterling over KDB an interesting one.

      4. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        What's wrong with Rashford? Is out for a hit worth it? I have 0 bench

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          He will most likely start and get hauled of around 70min.

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            Are you sure? I prefer to have match fit players in my team

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that the injured Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are "very unlikely" to face Southampton. Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are also doubts but were able to train this morning.

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            Thanks man, saw the tweet however not so sure what that means from fpl point of view, what should I do

            I am tempted to sell him for a hit

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 hours ago

              He'll probably start.

              1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 12 hours ago

                Cheers

      5. Ibraguero
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Grealish or JRod?
        My current line up is

        Martinez
        Justin-Cancelo-Targett
        Salah-Jota-Bruno F-[Grealish or JRod]
        Vardy-DCL-Bamford

        1. Ibraguero
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          My bench is
          Ryan CTaylor-Lamptey

          Really struggling between Grealish or JRod

        2. sthelenslad92
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Grealish

          1. Ibraguero
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            Thanks. I'm leaning towards Grealish too. Just wanted to hear the second opinion.

        3. Bluejays and Horseplay
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Grealish

      6. FPL_WILDCARD
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Is the better option

        A) Kane to Vardy straight swap
        B) Rashford to Sterling with a -4

        Have no City coverage at all

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          A

      7. Ninjaa
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Which 3 of the should start and which one 1st and 2nd sub?

        Chilwell Cancelo Justin Coufal Targett

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Chill, Cance, Justin

          Coufal 1st sub

        2. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          /\ /\
          What he said

      8. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Saving ft, should I risk with Sterling(C) or owning him is enough? Also GTG?

        Mendy
        Cancelo Justin KWP
        Bruno Sterling(C) Son Grealish
        Kane DCL Watkins

        Steer Taylor Romeu Mitchell

        0.2 itb, 1ft

      9. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Ooooh, Stokes is BACK!

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          That batting lineup is unreal

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            Yeah I'm very surprised, pleasantly so. Its kind of what I've always dreamed of. If Hales could stop snorting Cocaine, there'd be no-one who could touch us.

            1. Miguel Sanchez
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 12 hours ago

              Yeah he blew (pun intended) his chances of being a world cup winner a couple of years ago.

      10. ooooo
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Son + JRod to Jota + KDB for free? Salah in for KDB after Fulham?

        1. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Looks good to me.

        2. Bluejays and Horseplay
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Good moves.

      11. Bluejays and Horseplay
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        What are your thoughts please folks?
        Kane -> Vardy, or
        Zaha (Bissouma is sub) -> Jota, or
        both (for a -4)?

        1. thehodge
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Both imo

      12. cescpistols111
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Best replacement for Dallas (upto 4.6m)?

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

        1. Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Why are you replacing Dallas?

          1. cescpistols111
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            Not personally comfortable having 2 Leeds players.

        2. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          I think Dallas is one of the best of the 4.5 and below picks, more so in a couple of GW's time when Leeds' fixtures turn green. I wouldn't be getting rid.

      13. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Vardy or Bruno captain and why?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Vardy - Fulham defence a lot worse

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            Agree, Vardy just trolls me everytime

            1. Superninteno Chalmers
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 hours ago

              Currently toying with the idea of TC Vardy.. madness?

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          I think both will haul so you're good whatever u choose

        3. Camino Aleatorio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Anything can happen.

          I actually think McCarthy is on Fire right now. He could pull a Mendy and shut out MU

          McC basically was the difference in preventing a 4-1 loss to Wolves

          Cant do it every week though

      14. Le _ Professeur
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Start who :

        A) Bellerin ( currently on him )
        B) Coufal

      15. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Mitchell -> Dias (-4) worth it?

        1. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Any bench if Mitchell doesn't play?

        2. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Will have to play Ayling otherwise

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            Prob just worth it but will only break even this GW

        3. Le _ Professeur
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          no no no

        4. Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          I’d just play ayling

      16. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Ziyech + Son to Kdb + Jota is the move I'm making for -4. No need to avoid hits if I'm actually outside top 1M.

      17. corderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Transfer suggestions? 1FT £2.2m

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

        1. Alisson WondHaaland
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Kane to Vardy?

          1. corderz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            That was the original plan to Kane + Son to Vardy + KDB but I'm doubting it now

      18. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        For the next 3 gws - A is a no-brainer?

        A. Cancelo, Soucek
        B. Coufal, Klich(on pens)

      19. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Cap Kdb or Vardy?

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          out of those Vards

      20. Scotty84
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Been looking through the previous comments & have noticed alot of people against transferring out Son? Yes he has been a points machine so far but surely this run comes to an abrupt end with the difficult run in?

      21. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Bamford (C) against Everton is such an amusing idea

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          You were amused by it earlier. You're having an amusing day.

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Could work out but i don't have him. Plan was to get him in gw13 for adams as i change vardy to ings.

        3. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Doube digit score

      22. Alisson WondHaaland
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Which would you pick on WC?
        A) Robbo, Jota, Vardy
        B) Konsa, Bruno, DCL

      23. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Who to bring in?

        A) Dallas
        B) kwp
        C) lewis

        1. CONNERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          I'm eyeing Dallas but will wait a couple of GW's for the fixture turn.

      24. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        All set here?

        Mendy
        Chilwell, Justin, Cancelo
        KDB, Bruno, Ziyech, JRod, Grealish
        DCL, Vardy(c)

        Coufal, Targett, Brewster

        Could go James to Jota but I'm already on -4 .

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          G2G

      25. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Is Bellerin going under the radar? Dias has no assist potential and Cancelo is rotation risk this week. He is also cheaper than MCI options.

        1. Arteta
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Yep, he's been amazing differential so far.

      26. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Repost: Is a simple -4 Jimi to dcl on the cards? Sick of not owning him, also worried about defence and bench

        Martinez,
        Cancello, James, robbo
        Sterling, son, ziyech, grealish
        Kane, bamford, Jimi*

        Bissouma, Mitchel*, lamptey*
        0ft 0.6 itb

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Y

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Y

      27. Manani
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        tam gtg?

        Martinez
        Chiwell James Cancelo
        Salah Son Ziyech Grealish Foden
        Kane DCL

        captaining Salah atm

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Gtg. Who is your captain?

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            A, saw it. Risky. Good luck

      28. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 hours 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 (my defence is dodgey)

      29. DrogsBallacks
          2 months, 12 hours ago

          Kane to Vardy for a -4

          Have Son.

          (Already taken a -4 bringing Dias & Jota in)

          1. Camino Aleatorio
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 hours ago

            I would not do -4

            FT yes, but not -4