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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and score in Leeds United’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United but, after overcoming a blow to the head in the first half, was withdrawn midway through the second period – and pictured with ice on his legs on the hosts’ bench.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
    24 days, 3 hours ago

    0 - 0

    Please.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 3 hours 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
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 2 hours ago

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

  2. Sz21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 3 hours 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
      24 days, 3 hours ago

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

      So Rudiger and Azpilicueta seem most nailed on.

  3. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 3 hours ago

    Something wrong with Rudi + Christensen double up?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      24 days, 3 hours ago

      Christensen rotates with Silva.

  4. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 3 hours ago

    Would you say Saka is nailed for Arsenal?

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      24 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes.

    2. Tomerick
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 3 hours ago

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

  5. The Train Driver
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 3 hours 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
      24 days, 3 hours ago

      Causing trouble but not enough trouble.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 3 hours ago

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

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 3 hours ago

        U have any other fires than traore?

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 3 hours 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. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes strange

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      24 days, 3 hours ago

      That lad will be sacked before Christmas

      So will Nuno

      Nuno back at Wolves for January

      1. PartyTime
          24 days, 2 hours ago

          Saints win today

      2. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 3 hours ago

        Traore will be better off playing Rugby 🙂

      3. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 3 hours 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
          • 11 Years
          24 days, 3 hours ago

          Traore is not the issue. Jimenez is.

          1. KDB4PREZ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            Yes but class is permanent and traore never has been…

          2. Tomerick
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            Let’s see how they get on today.

          3. Tomerick
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 1 hour ago

            Oh hi again 😀

        2. PartyTime
            24 days, 2 hours ago

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

            1. Tomerick
              • 7 Years
              24 days, 2 hours 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.

      4. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 3 hours ago

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

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          24 days, 3 hours ago

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

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

      5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        24 days, 3 hours 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 3 hours 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
            • 11 Years
            24 days, 3 hours ago

            D minor is the saddest of ALL the keys

            1. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              24 days, 3 hours ago

              😆

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

              1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • 11 Years
                24 days, 2 hours ago

                Yes it really puts things into perspective…

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

            2. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              24 days, 3 hours ago

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

        2. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 2 hours ago

          This Is Spinal Tap (Deleted Scenes/Bonus Footage)

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

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            Some great new stuff here…not seen it before

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

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              24 days, 2 hours 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                24 days, 2 hours ago

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

      6. Sakib.jafar
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 3 hours ago

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

        A) Alonso
        B) Cancelo

        1. Jullepuu
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 3 hours ago

          B

        2. Make United Great Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 2 hours ago

          B

        3. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 2 hours ago

          B

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          24 days, 2 hours ago

          Cancelo.

      7. Jullepuu
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 3 hours 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. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          24 days, 2 hours 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.

      8. PartyTime
          24 days, 3 hours ago

          Traoré dropped. Damn

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            About time tbf. All fart no poo.

        • Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 3 hours 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
            • 11 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            Absolutely nowhere for them to hide tbf

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              24 days, 2 hours ago

              U Love to see it!

          2. Make United Great Again
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            The pro Traore takes on here we’re crazy

          3. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            All bread no filling.

        • Ninja Škrtel
          • 7 Years
          24 days, 3 hours ago

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

          1. Jullepuu
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            Rudiger and Azpi. Christensen also up there

            1. Fitzy.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              24 days, 2 hours ago

              Probably should have left it as a one sentence reply.

            2. Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              24 days, 2 hours ago

              Agree with this in terms of being nailed.

          2. Half time pie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            24 days, 2 hours ago

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

        • SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          24 days, 2 hours 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
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

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

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              24 days, 2 hours ago

              Neto could play there too when he’s back

            2. Lallana
              • 7 Years
              24 days, 2 hours ago

              he's a fast akinfemwa

        • Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 2 hours 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
            24 days, 2 hours ago

            Luiz and Vardy to Son and Denis?

            1. Lallana
              • 7 Years
              24 days, 2 hours ago

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

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                24 days, 2 hours ago

                He's different gravy.

              2. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                24 days, 2 hours ago

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

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              24 days, 2 hours ago

              Too expensive

          2. Lallana
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

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

        • Lallana
          • 7 Years
          24 days, 2 hours ago

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

        • JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 2 hours 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

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

        • Totti
          • 5 Years
          24 days, 2 hours 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. GreenAmberRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 2 hours ago

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

            1. Totti
              • 5 Years
              24 days, 2 hours ago

              can't take ronlado out

            2. GreennRed
              • 10 Years
              24 days, 2 hours ago

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

              1. Totti
                • 5 Years
                24 days, 2 hours ago

                playing without lukaku the coming fixtures could end to suicide 🙂

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  24 days, 2 hours ago

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

          2. Totti
            • 5 Years
            24 days, 2 hours 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

        • DAZZ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          24 days, 2 hours ago

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

          1. Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            24 days, 2 hours 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.

        • BarryFabregas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          24 days, 2 hours 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
              24 days, 2 hours ago

              Yes

              1. BarryFabregas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                24 days, 2 hours ago

                Whew

          2. PartyTime
              24 days, 2 hours ago

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

              1. BarryFabregas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                24 days, 2 hours ago

                Sarr for me

                1. PartyTime
                    24 days, 2 hours ago

                    Thanks

                2. Maeki2
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  24 days, 2 hours ago

                  Benrhama he looks really good

                  1. PartyTime
                      24 days, 2 hours ago

                      Interesting

                      Thanks

                  2. Mr Ozil
                    • 6 Years
                    24 days, 2 hours ago

                    Benrahma I think

                    1. PartyTime
                        24 days, 1 hour ago

                        Thanks

                    2. Nightf0x
                      • 6 Years
                      23 days, 17 hours ago

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

                  3. Ninja Škrtel
                    • 7 Years
                    24 days, 2 hours ago

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

                    1. GreennRed
                      • 10 Years
                      24 days, 2 hours ago

                      A

                  4. Hairy Potter
                    • 6 Years
                    24 days, 2 hours ago

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

                  5. FantasyClub
                      24 days, 1 hour 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.

                    • camarozz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      24 days, 12 mins ago

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

                    • have you seen cyan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      24 days, 11 mins ago

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

                    • Finding Timo
                        23 days, 22 hours ago

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

                      • Nightf0x
                        • 6 Years
                        23 days, 17 hours ago

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

                      • Nightf0x
                        • 6 Years
                        23 days, 17 hours ago

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

                      • Ppss90
                          23 days, 6 hours ago

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