Scout Picks

FPL Gameweek 6 Scout Picks: Leicester, West Ham and Liverpool double-ups

Leicester City, Liverpool and West Ham United are the three clubs with double-ups in the Gameweek 6 Scout Picks.

After Sam, Az, Neale and Tom submitted their Scout Squad selections earlier this week, we have chosen our best players ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

We line up in a 3-4-3 formation and come in at £82.9m, just inside our budget of £83.0m.

GOALKEEPER

Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) is our chosen goalkeeper ahead of Southampton’s home fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Gameweek 6. The Saints stopper is coming off the back of two straight clean sheets against West Ham and champions Manchester City, with the latter defensive display particularly impressive, as they restricted Pep Guardiola’s side to just 0.97 expected goals (xG). As for their opponents, Bruno Lage’s side have the worst shot-to-goal conversation rate in the league and failed to register a single attempt on target against Brentford last time out.

DEFENDERS

Salah's role one to monitor in FPL as Alexander-Arnold continues forays infield 2

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) is averaging 8.5 points per match this term, more than any other defender. The England international missed Gameweek 5 through illness, but is set to return to the Reds’ backline at Brentford this weekend. Jurgen Klopp’s side have kept five clean sheets across their seven matches in all competitions in 2021/22, while Alexander-Arnold carries significant assist potential and despite missing a match, ranks first amongst all defenders for expected assists (xA).

Leicester City’s backline hasn’t really convinced for a while now, but given that no team has conceded more headed opportunities and set-piece chances than Burnley this season, we’re backing towering defender Jannik Vestergaard (£4.9m) to deliver. There is also some potential for a clean sheet, given that Sean Dyche’s side have only scored three Premier League goals in 2021/22.

With our expensive purchases further forward, budget option Shane Duffy (£4.3m) takes up the final spot in our backline. Over the opening five Gameweeks, the Irishman has produced 27 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) points, a total which ranks ninth amongst all defenders, while his 29 clearances and 27 aerial duels won are both league-leading totals. Opponents Crystal Palace are playing with more attacking verve under Patrick Vieira, but Brighton have started well and these types of derby matches can be cagey affairs.

MIDFIELDERS

Is £4.0m FPL goalkeeper Foster the new Watford number one? 1

Following his 12-point haul in Gameweek 5, it’s now four Premier League goals and three assists for Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) this season. His 22 goal attempts, 19 shots in the box and three big chances created all rank among the top three players, while his 10 points per match average is unmatched. Following their midweek EFL Cup win, Liverpool have now scored three goals in four successive matches in all competitions, and while Brentford have served up some good defensive displays in 2021/22, they are yet to face an attack anywhere near as potent as this Reds’ side.

Leeds United are without a clean sheet to their name this season, and could be four centre-halves down by the time West Ham come calling. Tomas Soucek (£5.9m) was under serious consideration due to his aerial threat, but in the end, we opted for teammate Said Benrahma (£6.5m). The Algerian was a bit fortuitous to get his deflected goal against Manchester United, but will head into this one brimming with confidence having already registered five attacking returns this season.

Against Norwich City in Gameweek 5, Ismaila Sarr (£6.1m) was particularly impressive, netting two goals, maximum bonus and a whopping four big chances. The Senegalese winger was a constant threat down Watford’s right, and now takes on a shaky Newcastle United backline that has conceded 13 goals and 17 big chances this season, and also ranks bottom for expected goals conceded (xGC)

Given that two of Watford’s strikes came from deliveries from the right last weekend, Andros Townsend (£5.4m) could be in for a big haul against Norwich this week. The Canaries have conceded 14 goals across their opening five Premier League matches, while Townsend has impressed since his summer move, providing three attacking returns and sitting top amongst team-mates for xA.

FORWARDS

Who are the best FPL captain options for Gameweek 3? 8

Since his return to Old Trafford last month, Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) has scored an impressive four goals in three appearances in all competitions. His 13 Premier League goal attempts, 12 shots in the box, five big chances and 3.24 expected goals (xG) are all league-leading totals since Gameweek 4, while this weekend’s opponents, Aston Villa, have been inconsistent so far. The Villans notoriously struggle against Man Utd, and despite improvements since switching to a 3-5-2 formation, the Portuguese’ movement and clever positioning could make it another difficult trip for Dean Smith’s side.

Leicester City have had a challenging start to the season, losing three of their opening five Premier League matches, but that hasn’t stopped Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) from producing. The Foxes no. 9 has scored three goals and provided an assist so far, and as a result, is the second top-scoring forward on 29 FPL points. Next up is a favourable home fixture against Burnley, with Sean Dyche’s side still searching for their first win and importantly for Vardy, are without a clean sheet in 2021/22.

Michail Antonio (£7.9m) has scored five goals in as many matches in all competitions this season, and despite missing Gameweek 5 through suspension, is still well clear at the top of the FPL forwards’ points table. He is first among players in his position for goals scored, attempts, shots in the box, efforts on target, big chances and penalty box touches, and will fancy his chances against Leeds United this weekend, for the reasons outlined above. It’s also worth noting that Marcelo Bielsa’s troops have given up a massive 32 chances from the centre of the pitch so far this season, more than any other side.

THE CAPTAIN

We choose the Scout Picks captain using a four-way vote between our Scout Squad pundits.

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.

BobMcMayday, who triumphed 74-68 in Gameweek 4, has set the target to beat.

Our champion this week is Pirlo’s Pen, who has gone for a 3-4-3 of: Schmeichel, Alonso, Robertson, Pereira, Townsend, Mane, Bowen, Fornals,
Vardy, Antonio (c), Rondon.

The Scout Picks are 4-1 up on the community this season.

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1,640 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ZiadHisham
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Start Raphinha or Dennis?

  2. Parsnips
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Start Duffy or tierny?

    And also cr7 or Salah captain?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Duffy CR7

  3. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Sub bench order ok 1) ESr 2) Tsimi 3) amartey ?

    1. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yep

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks

  4. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Mahrez —> Sarr
    OR
    Raphinha —> Sarr

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Shania Twain or Celin Dion ?

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Shania, she's on fire.

    2. krumcake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Duffy

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Madonna, but only for a -4

    3. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Save

    4. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Posh Spice

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Not in the same league I’m afraid

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          U get her husband as a 2 for 1 tho.

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Twain Rooney over Dion Dublin.

    6. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Shania Twain, Celine Dion don't impress me much

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        [inserts citizen kane clapping gif]

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I hear ya mate, So you’re shane long? That’s don’t impress me much

    7. Bada Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Both are pretty nice, but I think I'd still pick Sheryl Crow and/or Natalie Imbruglia over them. 🙂

    8. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Cheryl Cole

  6. Lucas8406
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Pick 2 to start
    A) Livra
    B) Duffy
    C) James
    D) Marcal

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      AB, only as I don't think James starts.

  7. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A) Sell Jota or Greenwood for Benrahma or Sarr

    B) Save

    1. The bean
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Save for me

  8. Redranger
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Best def up to 5.2 to switch Ayling to?

  9. 1966 was a great year for E…
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I'm wildcarding next week, and I've got both Torres and Raphinha, who are far from guaranteed to start. I'm going to get Sarr in, would you sell

    A) Torres
    B) Raphinha

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

  10. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    1FT. Would you change Bamford to someone? Was tempted by James to Alonso but probably a waste of a FT. Cheers.

    Sanchez
    TAA James Semedo Livra
    Salah Jota Greenwood Gray
    Lukaku Antonio

    Steele Marcal Sissoko Bamford*

  11. jai1212
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A. Mount to someone (-4)
    B. Play Gilmour (Fielding 10 if Raphinha also injured)

  12. Bam Saka Laca
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Gtg?
    I'm tempted to take a second hit...

    Sánchez
    TAA Semedo Rüdiger
    Salah Traoré Gallagher Jota Sissoko
    Antonio Ronaldo(c)

    Steele Bamford Jansson Williams

    Cheers

    1. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah can see why but whoever you bring in fir Bamford needs to score. ASM possibly

  13. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I’m safe to give Raphinha a chance, with Livramento to come on if he doesn’t start, aren’t I?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah save

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Oh yeah Tom, so easy mate

    3. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Possible 1 pointer for Raph?

  14. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    A - Saint Maximin
    B - Edouard
    C - Armstrong

    1. Bertonian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

  15. Top Dog
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    How many points does Ronaldo outscore Lukaku by this week, seriously considering swapping. Would just be instead of banking free transfer, and would keep Ronnie for next 3.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      It had crossed my mind as well but it's a FT to move Lukaku out then another to get him back in a few weeks.

      Lukaku could score v City.

      1. Top Dog
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yep it’s a risk. The only thing that is swaying me towards it is the fact I would captain Ronaldo.

        Also potential option for me to keep Ronaldo and bring Lukaku back in for Antonio.

        Think I may sleep on it

  16. Life_Ban
      2 months, 10 days ago

      #Patch #Prediction

      Foster (Watford) will secure more points than Sanchez (Brighton) this GW 6

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Hopefully!!!

    • BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      GTG ? Rolling a transfer for two Chelsea next week is my plan. Then possible WC 8

      Sanchez
      TAA Shaw Coufal
      Salah Jota Barnes Benrahama
      CR7(c) Antonio ASM
      Steele Liv Veltman Brownhill

      1. Bertonian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Strong team for this week

    • tabby98
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Bench one:
      A) Raphinha
      B) Toney
      C) Sissoko (already have Sarr)

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        C

      2. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        C

    • Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      CT 2.5itb

      Sanchez
      Taa-Digne-Shaw-Manquillo
      Benrahma-Salah-Traore-Raphina
      Antonio-Ronaldo
      (Steele-Toney-Guilmour-Tsi)

      1. Save FT
      2. Gilmour to Sarr
      3. Gilmour to Gray

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        2

    • jonnybhoy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Wildcard done. Any changes? Vardy to Lukaku for GW7.

      Sanchez Foster
      TAA Rudiger Tomiyasu Livra Manquillo
      Salah Sarr Gray Gallagher McCarthy
      Vardy Ronaldo Antonio

      1. Heisenberg W. W.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Looks good

    • PartyTime
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Spot on! scouts. Party this weekend & the Scouts are invited 🙂

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          We feast !

      • OneDennisBergkamp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        why is Ronaldo the popular (c) pick over Salah, is it non-salah owners doing it? isn't Villa defence solid?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          People like to captain Home players.

          Also, they like to captain one of the best players of all time. (non owner)

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          About as solid as a Victoria sponge that defence

          1. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            one of the best GKs in the league..

            1. Threat Level Midnight
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Last year

          2. OneDennisBergkamp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            my victoria sponge tasted good this weekend

      • Yome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Anyone going Vlasic? He could be a great differential. Moyes said he could play as a 7, 10 or 11.

        1. PartyTime
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Not a nailed PL starter or is he?

            1. Yome
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Well Bowen played full 90 min in midweek so Vlasic should start

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Seems like a pointless risk to take really

            1. Yome
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              OK very constructive. Since when this game is not about taking risk for potential high reward?

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 10 days ago

                I don’t see the high reward is what I’m saying mate, Antonio and benraham are highly owned and bossing that team atm - I wouldn’t really want to go without Antonio and not fancy the double up with their fixtures, but maybe if this is 2-3 weeks per wildcard for yourself it’s worth a stab, gl hope it pays off all the same Mate

        2. Ray In Bruges.
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Sanchez
          TAA Coufal James
          Jota Greenwood Benrahma Raphinha
          Antonio Lukaku Ronaldo (C)

          Steele Livramento Bissouma Tsimikas

          1FT, 1.6 ITB

          a) Raph > Sarr
          b) Tsimikas > Duffy
          c) Something Else?
          d) Save

        3. PB-THE-VET
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Need to play 2 out if these three

          Livra
          Rudigar
          Duffy

          Considering benching rud …… am i mad

          1. Alexis Nonsense
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I'd play Rud, can't see City scoring (I might bench Torres for Livra even)

          2. Tomerick
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            No I think that’s valid. If not bench Duffy.

        4. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          1ft . ITB...Good to go?

          Sanchez
          TAA-Shaw-Semedo
          Salah-Torres-Jota
          CR7 (c)-Antonio (VC)-Jimenez

          Gunn-Livra-Gilmour-Williams

        5. Alexis Nonsense
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Never thought I would seriously consider playing a Southampton defender ahead of a City striker....

          Trying to be too clever...

          1. PB-THE-VET
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Im also considering it!

        6. 420king
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Which of these looks best?

          A) Jimenez, Benrahma, Bruno, White
          B) Ronaldo, Benrahma, Grealish, Toney
          C) Vardy, Gallagher, Bruno, Toney

          1. Bertonian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Need to see the rest of your team squire!

            1. 420king
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Thanks mate 🙂

        7. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Good evening folks.

          Sanchez
          TAA / Alonso / Semedo / Livramento
          Salah / Jota / Raphinha* / Traore
          Ronaldo / Antonio

          Steele // White / Bissouma* / Bamford*

          Injuries helping to decide my lineup this week. Regarding Raphinha, what to do?

          A) Hold. (FIT: Plays; NOT FIT: White vs. TOT)
          B) Raphinha > Sarr (-4)
          C) Raphinha > Benrahma (-4)
          D) Raphinha > Gallagher (-4)
          E) Other?

          Tempted to add Gray as an option here as surely does well vs. Norwich, but don't like the following fixtures.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 10 days ago

            I like B, you can take this chance to hop off Leeds double up, they aren’t looking great.. C is tempting also

        8. J to the T
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          A lot of Torres sellers. People expecting a benching just because he started in the league cup?

          I’m not so sure

          1. PB-THE-VET
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Que hattrick

          2. Threat Level Midnight
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Been preaching it all week.

          3. Flaming Flamingo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            The fact that he didn't come on when they needed a goal against Southampton is more telling I think.

          4. rozzo
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Cba with him.

            He will score high points every now and again but will he score more points over the season than a nailed option?