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FPL Gameweek 6 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned

Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) scored for the fifth occasion in six Gameweeks on Saturday as Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) produced a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) blank for the first time since his return to Manchester United.

Raphinha (£6.5m), Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m), Demarai Gray (£5.8m) and Diogo Jota (£7.7m) all delivered attacking returns on a good day for mid-price midfielders, while Michail Antonio (£7.9m) returned to scoring ways and Manchester City banked their fifth clean sheet in six league matches.

Our usual, more detailed Scout Notes will follow for all of the day’s games but in the meantime, our resurrected Scoreboard series rounds up the key goings-on from the day’s Gameweek 6 fixtures.

The graphics below are taken from LiveFPL, Ragabolly’s excellent and ever-expanding website, and our own Premium Members Area.

GOALS, ASSISTS, PROJECTED BONUS

INJURIES AND BANS

FPL Gameweek 6 round-up: Saturday review, injuries and lessons learned 1

Raphinha (£6.5m) recovered from a hip injury to feature and score in Leeds United’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United but, after overcoming a blow to the head in the first half, was withdrawn midway through the second period – and pictured with ice on his legs on the hosts’ bench.

“He let us know that it was becoming difficult to stay on the pitch. Throughout the whole week, he was recovering from the knock he received against Newcastle. He played a great game as long as he could stay on the field.” – Marcelo Bielsa on Raphinha

Burnley goalscorer Maxwel Cornet (£6.0m) is one of three new injury worries for the Clarets.

“We lost J-Rod with a hamstring yesterday. Unfortunately, we lost Vyds to an injury. We’ve lost [Cornet] to an injury, [too]. It’s too early but I think it is his hamstring.” – Sean Dyche

Reece James (£5.6m) limped out of Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester City with an ankle problem, the extent of which is still unknown.

“I don’t know about Reece [James] at the moment. He twisted his ankle and it was very painful for him. I have no other news on him at this stage but let’s see how he is in the next few days.” – Thomas Tuchel

Two other defenders in the same price rung, Manchester United’s Luke Shaw (£5.5m) and Harry Maguire (£5.4m), came off with injuries in their defeat to Aston Villa.

“Sorry, I can’t give you any updates. We will have to use today and tomorrow and Monday or when we get the scans done and see how we are.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) was back on the bench for Liverpool for their clash with Brentford, who lost goalscoring centre-half Ethan Pinnock (£4.6m) to a hip problem in the first half.

Rodri (£5.5m), John Stones (£5.3m), Aymeric Laporte (£5.5m), Joe Willock (£5.9m) and Jack Harrison (£5.8m) were among the previously flagged players who returned to their respective clubs’ matchday squads on Saturday.

THE THINGS WE LEARNED

FPL Gameweek 6 round-up: Saturday review, injury news and the things we learned 2
NEVER BACK AGAINST CITY’S DEFENCE

It’s five clean sheets on the spin for Manchester City, who didn’t look like conceding at all against Chelsea: the Blues have the lowest expected goals (xG) total of any side in Gameweek 6 so far.

Many of us will be considering City defenders from Gameweek 8 onwards but who would back against them shutting Liverpool out next weekend? Pep Guardiola’s side have conceded only two ‘big chances’ all season and just five shots on target – that’s eight fewer than any other side.

Following his assist at Stamford Bridge, Joao Cancelo (£6.0m) is now top among FPL defenders for points this season.

WHO IS ON PENALTIES AT UNITED?

Bruno Fernandes (£11.9m) skied a stoppage-time penalty as Ronaldo watched on in Manchester United’s defeat to Aston Villa.

Naturally, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was plagued with questions on spot-kicks in his post-match press conference and didn’t give us a completely clear-cut answer on who will take them in future.

“The decision [on who will take penalties] is made before the game, yeah.

“Bruno has been excellent, he’s such a good penalty taker and today, you’d back him with your mortgage. He’ll step forward every day of the week, for the club and the team, sometimes it just doesn’t go your way.

“This is going to be the headline isn’t it? Bruno has been excellent and Cristiano is probably the one who has scored the most penalties in world football. So we’ve got great takers here.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

MID-PRICE MIDFIELDERS REMAIN EN VOGUE

Salah is well clear at the top of the FPL midfielders’ table but the chasing pack are dominated by sub-£8.0m options.

And a look at FPL’s ‘form’ table (points divided by a club’s games played over the last 30 days) shows just why the likes of Sarr and Gray are so in demand.

The trio of Everton players featured above are all now among the top ten highest-scoring midfielders of the season.

Gray and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.5m) have both returned in four of their six starts, while Andros Townsend (£5.4m) appears to be on penalty-taking duties in the absence of Everton’s two strikers – the winger scored from the spot in the Toffees’ 2-0 win over Norwich City.

FIVE DEFENCES TO TARGET

Five teams remain without a clean sheet this season and they all showed on Saturday why they are sides to target from an FPL perspective, conceding in their respective Gameweek 6 fixtures and allowing plenty of chances along the way.

Norwich, Watford, Newcastle, Leeds and Burnley are the clubs in question and all of those teams are in the bottom six for ‘big chances conceded’ in 2021/22.

All bar Newcastle of that quintet conceded between 1.99 and 2.17 expected goals (xG) on Saturday.

STAT WATCH – GAMEWEEK 6

Another week and another table-topping appearance from Antonio, whose expected goal involvement (xGI) figure of 1.63 was the highest in Gameweek 6 so far. The West Ham also couldn’t be bettered for shots in the box (six).

Antonio (5.41) is only narrowly behind Salah (5.43) for xGI over the course of the season, despite playing one game fewer.

The fall of Fernandes in FPL circles has been remarkable but he is not a complete busted flush, especially if – and that’s a big if – he remains on penalties. He created a remarkable 10 chances on Saturday, twice as many as any other player, and more than any other player in a single game in the last 20 months.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.7m), who has now delivered attacking returns in five of his six appearances this season, took his tally to 16 key passes with another five at Watford. He is now top among FPL forwards for chances created.

Jamie Vardy (£10.4m) certainly seems to be benefitting from playing as a sole striker and not sharing the limelight with Kelechi Iheanacho (£7.1m). He racked up more penalty box touches (14) than anyone else in Gameweek 6 and is second for that stat among forwards in the season as whole, as well as shots in the box.

Vardy is now level with Salah and Antonio for goals scored (five) in 2021/22.

2,658 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    0 - 0

    Please.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      That, Traore doesn't sub in & White CS for Arsenal.

      But Traore will sub in. Sigh.

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      CS for Soton will do thank you …. What’s that … Livro scoring the winner? Why thank you.

  2. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Who do reckon are the 2 best Chelsea defensive options atm?
    Have 2 ft's and exact cash for Rudiger + Alonso.
    Ricardo + Shaw making way. WC in 8 or beyond.
    What do we think?

    Sanchez.
    Ricardo*, Shaw, TAA, Coufal.
    Greenwood, Salah, Benrahma.
    Anto, Lukaku, Bamf*.
    Bachmann, Gray, Bissouma, Tsimikas.
    0.4m ITB, 2 ft's.

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Rudiger and Alonso best but Chilwell can still impact Alonso gametime.

      So Rudiger and Azpilicueta seem most nailed on.

  3. Pukkipartyy
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Something wrong with Rudi + Christensen double up?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Christensen rotates with Silva.

  4. Ci Siamo
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Would you say Saka is nailed for Arsenal?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Tomerick
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Yes but I wouldn’t say he’s a good fpl option right now.

  5. The Train Driver
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Traore who's been causing the most trouble to the opposition so far - benched.

    Jimenez who's obviously affected by his horrible injury and has been the worst attacking player for Wolves this season gets to start once again, not fair to him or the teammates if he gets to start out of pity. Poor management.

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Causing trouble but not enough trouble.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Wolves forum don't get it either. Sadly I was giving Traore till the NEW game and now even that is dicey.

      1. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        U have any other fires than traore?

    3. Flair
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Jimenez is their best player and getting him to fire will be vital if Wolves want to succeed. Need to play him to make it work.

      He's been pretty involved anyways, doesn't look as troubled by the injury as you suggest - heading the ball just fine.

    4. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Yes strange

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      That lad will be sacked before Christmas

      So will Nuno

      Nuno back at Wolves for January

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Saints win today

    6. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Traore will be better off playing Rugby 🙂

    7. Tomerick
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      He’s been causing “trouble” but none of it has involved any kind of goal involvement. He puts on a good show but it comes to nothing.

      Seeing today’s line up, I’m licking my lips as a Jimenez owner but I am worried it’s going to be Hwang or Podence that clean up instead.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        Traore is not the issue. Jimenez is.

        1. KDB4PREZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          Yes but class is permanent and traore never has been…

        2. Tomerick
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          Let’s see how they get on today.

        3. Tomerick
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          Oh hi again 😀

      2. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 16 days ago

        Traoré has been their best player so far this season even though his end product has been shite

        1. Tomerick
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          And therein lies the problem. The team has been too focussed around him and it leads to nothing. I will be very surprised if they suffer the same fate with this line up.

  6. CMIUK (Catch Me If U Kane)
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    2 seasons in a row, wolves have messed up my first wc

    1. Flair
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Gone triple Wolves + James two early WCs in a row 😆

      Thankfully this season's start is absolutely miles better than last season!

  7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Rewatching Spinal Tap again before the game - incredible show - when they get the new album cover and it’s just blank 😆

    “Like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is - none… none more black” 😆

    1. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      A top 5 movie of all time….first proper fly on the wall spoof…way before the Office and everything else.

      ‘Lick my love pump’ is seminal….

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 12 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        D minor is the saddest of ALL the keys

        1. Jafooli
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 16 days ago

          😆

          Okay, I’m off to watch it again…..so good

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 12 Years
            10 months, 16 days ago

            Yes it really puts things into perspective…

            …A bit too much fcking perspective if you ask me 😆

        2. Jafooli
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 16 days ago

          That Stonehenge scene…..when the mist clears and they all look up 😛

    2. Jafooli
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      This Is Spinal Tap (Deleted Scenes/Bonus Footage)

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LFXBpIeSTXI

      1. Jafooli
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Some great new stuff here…not seen it before

        ‘What am I, your f***ing servant’ 😆

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 12 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          It’s just incredible, don’t know how they kept a straight face for most of he scenes… the small bread problem backstage, Jesus Christ 😆

          1. Jafooli
            • 10 Years
            10 months, 15 days ago

            Not a bad scene in the whole movie. It's a masterclass

  8. Sakib.jafar
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Already have Rudiger and Taa. Who do I get for third defender?

    A) Alonso
    B) Cancelo

    1. Jullepuu
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      B

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      B

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      B

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Cancelo.

  9. Jullepuu
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    I was planning on playing the wildcard gw8 but if I played it now I could play Christensen and Jose Sa insted of Veltman (or Ayling) and Sanchez. Worth it or not?

    1. FPL Theorist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      For me it all comes down to how you want to navigate the Liverpool-City game. I'm happy to ride with my current team (post transfers to get Chelsea in), playing only Salah in Liverpool-City, and then WC8.

  10. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 16 days ago

    Traoré dropped. Damn

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      About time tbf. All fart no poo.

  11. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    U cant help hit feel traore owners have been RIGHTLY PUNISHED for not only selecting a player with 7 goals in 140 odd PL appearnces but then sticking with him after blanks

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Absolutely nowhere for them to hide tbf

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        U Love to see it!

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      The pro Traore takes on here we’re crazy

    3. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      All bread no filling.

  12. Ninja Škrtel
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 16 days ago

    i want 2 of Chelsea's defenders for their upcoming heavenly set of fixtures. who are the 2 most nailed?

    1. Jullepuu
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 16 days ago

      Rudiger and Azpi. Christensen also up there

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 16 days ago

        Probably should have left it as a one sentence reply.

      2. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Agree with this in terms of being nailed.

    2. Half time pie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 16 days ago

      James has been a total failure since I brought him into the fold

  13. SADIO SANÉ
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    can't believe he's still not going 442:

    Traore Neves Moutinho Podence
    Jimenez Hwang

    Hwang the channel runner, Jimenez the 9 - LB overlaps Podence, RB stays put - Podence is a LIDL Hazard and Traore is practically unstoppable as a winger - but I'm just me and don't expect many people to agree

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Anything that invovled traore is a no go. What a terrible football player

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Neto could play there too when he’s back

      2. Lallana
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        he's a fast akinfemwa

  14. Baps hunter
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    RMWCT (I am not happy with this tbh)

    Sanchez / Foster
    TAA, Cancelo, Rudiger, Saiss, Livra
    Salah, Raphinha, Sarr, Luiz, Brownhill
    Lukaku, Vardy, Antonio

    0.2 itb (So that Saiss can be anyone up to 5.2)

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Luiz and Vardy to Son and Denis?

      1. Lallana
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        I like Son. We'll see how he does today though.

        1. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          He's different gravy.

        2. Baps hunter
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          So do I, but I don't like this Nuno Spurs team that isn't attacking enough.

      2. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Too expensive

    2. Lallana
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Downgrading TAA for another Chelsea defender would vastly improve the team.

  15. Lallana
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    ooohh Hwang starts. Let's see what the bull's got

  16. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Want to WC my team but there’s barely any options I like. Outside of Salah, Lukaku, Raph and Antonio I don’t like any other options

    1. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      I have similar issues, that team above^ just isn't "good enough" 🙁

  17. Totti
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    how to get lukaku?

    sanchez foster
    TAA shaw coufal digne marcal
    salah greenwood jota benrahma bissouma
    ronaldo antonio 4.5

    1 FT 0.1 itb

    1. The Last Rolo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Without using a WC or several hits, it's Ronaldo out.

      1. Totti
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        can't take ronlado out

      2. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Or don't cos it'll fk up the balance of a good team.

        1. Totti
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 15 days ago

          playing without lukaku the coming fixtures could end to suicide 🙂

          1. Baps hunter
            • 4 Years
            10 months, 15 days ago

            That is why you are forced to take Ronaldo or Salah out. Or basically your midfield.

    2. Totti
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      A) salah to 5.4 and 4.5 forward to lukaku and wildcard after gameweek 7
      B) wildcard
      C) arnold to 4.5 and antonio to lukaku for -4 and wildcard gameweek8

  18. DAZZ
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    If i didnt have a Shaw issue, Traore would be binned this week.

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Yup. At the end of the day, promise and potential are worth nothing in FPL. I’m on wildcard and I look at Wolves fixtures and think I’ve got to have at least one … but I just don’t trust any of them. Will see how Jiminez looks today but I’ll probably be avoiding Wolves for the foreseeable.

  19. BarryFabregas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Help I made 6 transfers and forgot to press wildcard. If I wildcard in the same game week will the hits be wiped!?

    1. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Yes

      1. BarryFabregas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Whew

  20. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Benrahma or Sarr, who scores more over the next few?

    1. BarryFabregas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Sarr for me

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Maeki2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Benrhama he looks really good

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Interesting

        Thanks

    3. Mr Ozil
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Benrahma I think

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 15 days ago

        Thanks

    4. Nightf0x
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      I have both i think benrahma, i will take sarr out gw8

  21. Ninja Škrtel
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    a. Vardy, Sarr, Azpi
    b. Lukaku, Doucouré, Azpi
    c. Lukaku, Sarr, Chirstensen/Thiago

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 15 days ago

      A

  22. Hairy Potter
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Armstrong dropping deep and Elyounoussi breaking forward looks like an interesting link up.

  23. FantasyClub
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Wolves are so hard to watch. Defensively and offensively shite. Especially without Traore and Trincao on the field now they look Championship level. Their FDR definitely deceived me. NEVER AGAIN.

  24. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    A) Rudiger for free.
    B) Alonso for a hit.?

  25. have you seen cyan
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Norwhich are so terrible that even though Willaims has Burnley, Livramento with Chelsea is still first on the bench for me

  26. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Who to bench a) ESr (bha) b) greenwood (EVE), c) Toney (whu) d) salah (MC) or e) sarr (Leeds)?

  27. Nightf0x
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Wanted to wait until after ucl games but price changes forcing me to make my moves
    Get rudiger or alonso

  28. Nightf0x
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 15 days ago

    Look like i will skip lukaku until gw8 or 9 in place of ronaldo

  29. Ppss90
      10 months, 15 days ago

      Looking to sell bamford and torres perhaps also Jota, any recommendations?