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score in Leeds United’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United but, after overcoming a blow to the head in the first half, was withdrawn midway through the second period – and pictured with ice on his legs on the hosts’ bench.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

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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.

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

    Is it bad to go Mount + Rudi? I would like to get rid of Jota...

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

      Mount is injured no?

    2. Salahlulijah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Mount isn’t nailed

  2. Mozumbus
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sanchez
      TAA Coufal Semedo
      Salah Bruno Greenwood Raphinha
      Ings Antonio Toney

      (Foster Veltman Dier Allan)

      What 1 week punt you'd suggest with 2FTs and 0ITB, WC planned in GW8?

      Thanks

      1. Mozumbus
          2 months, 10 days ago

          A. Greenwood + Dier > Benrahma + Rudiger
          B. Greenwood + Veltman > Sarr + Alonso
          One week punt before WC in GW8

      2. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Which pair to score more in the next 6 GWs?
        A. Raph + Jesus
        B. Gallagher + Vardy

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

          A, but will be close

        2. Mozumbus
            2 months, 10 days ago

            A

        3. C_G
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          48 w Marcal and Sanchez to go, is that avg?

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

            Probably above average, colour of the arrows are a good hint

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

            Think the average is 34 in GW6 so far. Safe to say you're quite above the average right now.

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

          need help with this team:

          2.8 ITB and 1 FT

          Sanchez Steele

          Shaw TAA Marcal White Williams

          Salah Jota Benny Raph Allan

          King Ronaldo Antonio

        5. Hinchcliffe Thumper
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          White or Rudiger?

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

            Rudiger

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

          if son performs tomorrow, would you do:

          Jota + Shaw ----> Son + Alonso (-4)?

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

            Looking at Son as my Jota replacement as well, depending on how he looks today. Fixtures in 7 and 8 look decent.

        7. Weeb Kakashi
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Why the rush to get rid of Jota? Firmino is just back and They have Watford after City. Even if he is benched for City he has a good chance of starting against Watford.

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

            Personally I'm WCing in GW8 and looking for punts who have better fixtures in 7.

          2. Harry the Hack
            • 12 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            i think its some of it is to do with funding other moves people are making - Chelsea/City backlines, picking up a missed Ronaldo etc. And that he had blanked last week. Cos people think assets should goal or assist every week..

          3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Think it’s very risky myself

            Jota should be 9.0 minimum

          4. Salahlulijah
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Security of starts main reason plus fixtures turning a bit meh

        8. Von Lipwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          A) Duffy/Livra > Azpi -4 to go double chelsea at the back
          B) Duffy/Livra > Cancelo/Dias in GW8 for free

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

            B

        9. Mozumbus
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Which of the moves look better for GW7, WC in GW8:
            A. Greenwood + Dier > Benrahma + Alonso
            B. Bruno + Toney > Benrahma + Lukaku

            1. 3 Girls 1 Schlupp
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              1 simply because I think Toney + Alonso is better than Kaku+Dier

              1. Mozumbus
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  Thanks

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

              47 with Dier and Veltman to go.
              Considering the Ronaldo cap fail, will gladly take that tbh.

            3. Mozumbus
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Who will score more in GW7:
                A. Bruno + Toney + Greenwood + Dier
                B. Bruno + Toney + Benrahma + Alonso
                C. Benrahma + Lukaku + Greenwood + Dier

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

                  C

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

                  B

              • Weeb Kakashi
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Was Raphinha injured again? Or just after-effects of the same injury?

              • Dthinger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Not a great Saturday for my team. Need big scores from Livramento, Jimenez, ESR, and Brighton’s defense. Any chance that happens?

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

                  Quite possible. You have more players left than most I guess, and some of them can haul, like Jimenez.

                  1. Mozumbus
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      This

                    • Dthinger
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Yeah I guess I was just thinking Jimenez and Livramento can’t BOTH do well since they play each other

                      1. Harry the Hack
                        • 12 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        It is possible for Livra to get attacking returns as well as defensive returns

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

                        Not highly probable, but not impossible tho. Say, Jimenez scores a brace and Livra assists both in a 2-2 draw.

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

                          This is awesome! I love the optimism!

                        2. Harry the Hack
                          • 12 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          not highly probable! lol. You could get 500/1 on that sort of outcome

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

                            That's where the money makers make their money 😉

                            1. Harry the Hack
                              • 12 Years
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              you should put 2 bucks on it then

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

                                I might 😉

                                1. Harry the Hack
                                  • 12 Years
                                  2 months, 10 days ago

                                  i myself will just buy a junior burger. at least i'll get to eat

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

                                    That's not a bad approach either. To each our own I guess 🙂

                  2. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    The first two kind of tricky since they play each other, in those cases if you get like cs for the def or a goal for the attacker, about 10 point, Esr tough game. I think Palace is tricky for Brighton, but 0-0 is not far off in the derby"

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

                  Chances for a Coady hatrick??He is due, isn't he?

                  1. Harry the Hack
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Definitely due. I can't even remember the last one.

                3. Mozumbus
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Sanchez
                    TAA Coufal Semedo
                    Salah Bruno Greenwood Raphinha
                    Ings Antonio Toney

                    (Foster Veltman Dier Allan)

                    Who to shed definitely in GW8 WC based on the information we have till now?

                  • Camzy
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    I finally completed the match of the day challenge.

                    What a fun one. Antonio (c) and I was jumping up and down when that 90th minute goal went in.

                    I've captained my highest scoring player 4 weeks in a row. What kind of sorcery is this? Loving this season so far.

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Great start to the season.

                  • TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 12 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Anyone here watching UFC?

                  • olidooley
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    This is my target team from GW8 onward with FTs and WC intact…..flawless no?

                    Sanchez
                    TAA Cancelo Rudiger
                    Salah Grealish Raphinha Sarr Benrahma
                    Lukaku Antonio

                    Steele Ayling Veltman Scarlett

                    1. Lallana
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Besides Grealish, pretty flawless.

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

                        I fancy him to come good very soon….very involved….fixtures improving

                        1. Lallana
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          yeah, might as well be patient! I'm worried the likes of Grealish, Jota and Greenwood may get rotated soon though.

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

                            Jota Greenwood yes….Grealish will play most of them

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

                              Good price point to jump to Torres, Havertz, Jota etc if needed

                    2. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      -8 to get the same 15, decent for a saved WC.

                  • Lallana
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    My wildcard. Thoughts? Also considering Son, ASM & Vardy.

                    Ramsdale Foster
                    Rudiger Christensen Dias Livramento Manquillo
                    Salah Raphinha Gray Sarr D. Luiz
                    Ronaldo Lukaku Antonio

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

                      Pretty good really

                    2. Weeb Kakashi
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Great. But Trent over everyone else. For the short term it's fine going without Trent. But you'd need him soon.

                      1. Harry the Hack
                        • 12 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Cancelo > Dias

                        1. Lallana
                          • 7 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          I bought Cancelo first before the price rise. Might stick with him.

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

                        Yeah, he's coming back in.

                  • Tripleh123
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Need advice.Have Greenwood +Jota. Advisable to trf out both for a hit -4? If so who to trf out first? Worried about price drops for both this week.

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Jota will fall 1st whenever.

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

                      Probably Jota first. Harder game, Firmino is back.

                    3. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      I wouldn't do anything until after Wednesday. I'd rather risk a price loss than yet another injury.

                  • Lallana
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Do you guys see Ronaldo getting rotated (non Christmas fixtures)?

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

                      No

                    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Yes (and by yes I mean no)

                    3. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Too early to say. Anyone could be carrying a few niggles or showing signs of minor exhaustion by then.

                  • Weeb Kakashi
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Guaita
                    TAA Reece Semedo
                    Salah Jota Raphinha Sarr
                    Ronaldo (C) Antonio Jimenez

                    Williams Livra Sissoko

                    0.7 ITB 1 FT

                    Any Suggestions?

                    If Reece is back after IB I'd lean towards keeping him with Williams as first Sub.

                    Thoughts?

                  • Tripleh123
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Best 2 out of these?
                    a) Raphinha
                    b) Sarr
                    c) Gallagher
                    d) Traore
                    e) Saka

                    1. Jafalad
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      The first two although Sarr's good fixture run is close to coming to an end.

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

                      ac

                  • The Red Devil
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Double Chelsea defence? (Silva + rudiger) or 1 Chelsea & 1 man city (Dias/cancelo)?
                    Though will have to fork out bit more for city defence

                    1. Jafalad
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      With their fixture run now, I'd want double CHS defence. Best two I think are Rudiger and Alonso. I have gone with Chistensen 5.0 to save a bit of cash. As Jonty pointed out on the Scoutcast last week, he should start 4/5 games.

                      1. The Red Devil
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        But from Tuchel interview it seems Christensen was gonna be benched for Silva, but Silva had an issue

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

                      All are subject to rotation - especially Tilva. I'd wait until the midweek CL games before deciding anyway.

                      1. The Red Devil
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Rudiger & Dias should be nailed, no?

                  • jackruet
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Already missed lukakus price rise.

                    Bamford +jota+shaw to
                    Lukaku + douglas luiz + rudiger (-4)

                    Do it now or wait?

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

                      If you have money itb, wait

                    2. Thomas Magnum
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Probably not before champions league games now you missed the rise

                  • Captain Vantastic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Anyone else rage transferred Ronaldo for Lukaku last night?

                    1. Thomas Magnum
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Nope, although I did a mock WC draft yesterday and my team looks a whole lot better without Ronaldo

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

                      No. Ronny is going nowhere

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

                      I planned this move a while ago, no rage in it for me.

                    4. OLEgend
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      More inclining towards Ronaldo less team in WC8,gives more balance to the team and allows double City and Chelsea defence as well.

                    5. Echoes
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Was always my plan to do Ronaldo -> Lukaku in my WC8, and it still is.

                  • el polako
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Looks like BruNo camp is having the last laugh so far.

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

                      I stuck by my guns and am making a comeback this week after last week's ravaging. I'm definitely not making any rage/impulsive/early transfer this week. Too many late injuries or pull-outs are happening, and I'll be carrying an injured Bamford for a second week, so I must let the midweek games play themselves out before doing anything.

                  • Inter Me Gran
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Alonso C next week if Chilwell starts mid week?

                    1. Jafalad
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Nope. Never Cap'n defenders. Always ends horribly.

                    2. Thomas Magnum
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Tough C pick this week so he’s as good of a choice as anyone

                  • jackruet
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    Is bamfords price locked or he will go Down?

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/

                      Needs to be 0.0