Here we provide you with the FPL top picks for Gameweek 6. With the help of the Fantasy Football Scout members area we pick out the best goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards to help you prepare for the new round ahead.
Checking out the FPL top picks for Gameweek 6 can be extremely beneficial for fantasy managers. Knowing which teams and assets to target can help you gain rank and an edge over your rivals in the game.
Goalkeepers – Jose Sa
Its been a tough start to the season for Wolves. They have picked up just one win from four matches. They have had some tough fixtures however against the likes of Brighton and Manchester United. The one win they did pick up was against Everton and they kept a clean sheet. This could be a great sign that Wolves can be solid defensively against weaker attacks.
Wolves face Luton in Gameweek 6 which is a fantastic opportunity to bag another clean sheet. This is because when compared to all teams so far Luton sit in the worst five teams for total attempts on goal, shots in the box, big chances total and rank the worst in the division for shots on target (five). With that in mind Jose Sa (£5m) could have a chance of repeating his 11-point return against Everton in Gameweek 6.
Another side who have had a tough start to the new campaign is Newcastle. They have also had some torrid fixtures which has meant that they have failed to keep a single clean sheet so far. That may be but they maintained some of the best defensive data in the league last season. Interestingly, Newcastle also rank joint best in the league for big chances conceded (four) which is a very positive sign moving forward.
The biggest appeal of the Newcastle defence is the fact that they come up against a newly promoted side, Sheffield United. The Blades have failed to win any of their first four matches which could mean bags of potential for goalkeeper Nick Pope (£5.5m). Taking the fixture into account Pope could be a great addition to the FPL top picks for Gameweek 6.
Brentford have drawn three of their first four matches but picked up a convincing 3-0 win against a very poor Fulham side recently. The Bees maintained some solid underlying defensive stats last season but they also sit the fourth best in the division so far for expected goals conceded (4.62). This is a great sign that they could keep clean sheets moving ahead.
Another great factor backing the Brentford backline this week is the fact they face Everton. The Toffees have lost three of their first four matches so far and they look very weak in terms of attack. That can be reinforced by the fact that they have failed to score in three out of their four fixtures. Because of that it could be wise to make a move for Mark Flekken (£4.5m) who comes in at a great price too.
Defenders – Pervis Estupian
Brighton have had a questionable start to their season defensively – failing to keep a clean sheet in any of their first four matches. However, they sustained some of the best defensive stats in the league last season whilst also ranking in the top five teams this season for shots on target conceded and total attempts conceded.
Bournemouth lay ahead for Brighton who have been in scoring form but still sit amongst the worst eight sides for lots of different attacking data points. The clean sheet may or may not be there for Brighton but Pervis Estupinan (£5.3m) has shown he doesn’t need clean sheets to pick up returns. In fact, in the four games he has played Estupinan has banked two assists and a goal. He has also created more chances (12) and big chances (three) than any other defender in the league. Pervis Estupinan could have haul potential and with that in mind walks into the top picks for Gameweek 6.
We have already covered the fact that Newcastle ranked highly last season in terms of defensive data and the fact that sit the joint best in the league for big chances conceded. However, their opponents should take more of a focus. Amongst all teams so far Sheffield United rank third worst for total attempts on goal (34), third worst for shots in the box (23) and joint second worst for big chances total (five).
One player well worth considering this week is Kieran Trippier (£6.5m). Last season amongst all defenders he ranked the best for chances created (110) and second best for big chances created (24). It has been a slow start to the season for Trippier but with the fixture ahead and fact he takes set pieces makes him an easy addition into the FPL top picks for Gameweek 6.
Staying with Newcastle they also have other more affordable options that Kieran Trippier. The stats and fixture ahead suggests that they could finally cash in on a clean sheet. Interestingly Newcastle have one of the best distributors in the league in Trippier but this has an impact elsewhere too.
To back the above up upcoming opponent Sheffield United rank the worst in the league for headed attempts conceded (20) and joint worst for headed attempts on goal (24). This benefits centre-back Fabian Schar (£5m) who last season ranked the best amongst all defender for attempts on goal (56) and the best for shots in the box (40). With good goal threat and a good chance of a clean sheet, Schar joins his teammates in the FPL top picks for Gameweek 6.
Chelsea have been frustrating to watch this season and that can be reflected in their results. The Blues have picked up just one clean sheet so far this season but they have been sustaining some very good defensive data. In fact, so far they rank the third best for expected goals conceded (4.27), second best for shots in the box conceded (26) and joint third best for big chances conceded (six).
The Blues may face a strong offensive side in Aston Villa next but their left-back is playing out of position. Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) is currently playing in a left-wing role meaning he is much closer to the oppositions goal. Amongst all defenders he also ranks second best for non-penalty expected goal involvement (2.15). Due to his position and underlying data Chilwell walks into the FPL top picks for Gameweek 6.
Midfielders – Kaoru Mitoma
Brighton may have started the new campaign defensively unstable but boy are they firing offensively. They currently sit first for goals scored (12), first for total attempts on goal (83), first for shots in the box (53), and first for shots on target (36).
Burnley face Bournemouth this week who have have been conceding some very poor defensive stats so far. The standout option in attack is Kaoru Mitoma (£6.5m). So far the Japanese international has collected a return in three of his first four matches. Amongst all players in the game he also sits as the second best for expected assists (1.83). Mitoma has a great opportunity to extend his good start to the campaign and for that reason makes the FPL top picks for Gameweek 6.
Brentford may have drawn three of their first four matches but they appear to be firing on all cylinders in attack. In the four matches they have played so far they have found the net eight times – averaging two goals scored per match.
One of the biggest factors contributing to the sharp frontline is Bryan Mbeumo (£6.8m). The midfielder and Brentford penalty taker has already racked up a return in three of his first four matches including a huge 16-point haul in Gameweek 2. If that didn’t convince then when comparing him to every other attacker in the league he ranks the best for non-penalty expected goal involvement so far (3.44). Mbeumo is a a very easy addition to the FPL top picks for Gameweek 6.
Manchester United come into the new round with a great opportunity for three points. The Reds face a Burnley side that have lost all three of their first matches. In those same games they have also shipped a huge 11 goals – averaging over three goals conceded per game.
The Burnley defence has a huge target on its back and because of that investing in the Manchester United attack could be beneficial. One way into the Reds front line is with Marcus Rashford (£8.9m). The English international has picked up a return in both of his last matches after changing back to his favoured wing position. He also ranks joint fourth for shots in the box (11) so far – being the only midfielder to make it into the top five.
The Burnley defence has not been convincing this season. The promoted side have come up against efficient attacks so far but when they have they have capitulated and conceded three or more in every single match.
There is no doubt Manchester United have the potential to score plenty of goals and another player who is likely to be involved in them is Bruno Fernandes (£8.4m). The Portuguese midfielder has been sustaining some excellent attacking data so far. In fact, amongst all players in the league he ranks second best for chances created, joint first for big chances created (four) and first for expected assists (1.89). Fernandes also takes his sides penalties so has another potential route to points.
Crystal Palace have started the campaign really well – they won two of their first four matches – losing just one to Arsenal 1-0. Their recent 3-2 win against Wolves shows they have the ability to score plenty of goals against weaker defences and they come up against another one in Fulham next. Amongst all teams in the league the Cottagers rank the worst for shots on target conceded (32) and the worst for big chances conceded (17).
With the above in mind it could be wise to bring in Crystal Palace’ main man Eberechi Eze (£6.3m). Not only does he take corners and free kicks but he also takes his sides penalties. If that wasn’t enough amongst all players in the game he also sits joint second for attempts on goal (20). Eze faces one of the worst current defences in the league and has bags of potential going into any game due to his set pieces. Taking that into account he is an easy inclusion into the top picks for Gameweek 6.
Manchester City sit top of the fixture ticker this week with a game against Nottingham Forest. Although the visitors have put up some valiant performances against top teams they are still conceding goals – they conceded three to Arsenal and two to Manchester United.
The league holders have been maintaining some elite offensive stats for years now and leading the way for a second successive season as the standout option is Erling Haaland (£14.1m). Haaland has already proved his worth again as he sits top of the points chart after scoring six goals and creating one assist. Not only is he the most consistent player in the game but he is also the highest owned player. Haaland is absolutely essential so is nailed into the top picks for Gameweek 6.
Piling in on the Brighton attacking assets could be a very good idea this week. We have already covered the fact they are maintaining some of the best underlying attacking data in the league which is a great indication we should invest. They also come against a very weak opponent defensively.
Bournemouth lay ahead next up. The Cherries may look a lot sharper this season in attack but their backline looks as ropey as it did last campaign. In fact, amongst all teams they rank the worst for shots in the box conceded (57), second worst for total attempts conceded (80) and joint second worst for headed attempts conceded (16). With that in mind it could be wise to invest in rising star Evan Ferguson (£6m). The youngster proved his potential after scoring a hattrick against Newcastle in Gameweek 4. Ferguson could be one of the best striker options for the round ahead and so eases into the FPL top picks for Gameweek 6.
We have already seen that Brentford are in fantastic scoring form this season. However, when compared to all teams they sit fourth best for shots in the box (50) and first for big chances total (15). The stats suggest that investing in their striker could have huge potential.
The Bees face Everton this week and its not been a great start for the Toffees – losing three of their first four matches. Yoane Wissa (6.1m) could be a great pick this week. He managed a huge 20 points in his first two matches in FPL. He also ranks in the top five best forwards for non-penalty expected goal involvement (2.46) – ahead of the likes of Julian Alvarez and Ollie Watkins.
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