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Scout Selection: Son fresh to keep up superb run

The Scout 20 Sep 2019
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South Korean was rested in midweek and faces a Leicester City side he has six goal involvements against in his last three starts

Two goals against Crystal Palace have made Son Heung-min (£9.6m) a major target in Gameweek 6 of Fantasy Premier League.

Over 214,000 managers have signed the Tottenham Hotspur star, who was the top-scoring player last week with 16 points.

And they will be encouraged by Son's excellent record against his weekend hosts, Leicester City.

The South Korean has four goals and two assists in his last three Premier League starts against the Foxes.

He takes his place in a Scout Selection line-up with Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) given the armband and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) named as vice-captain.

Mathew Ryan (BHA) £4.6m

Ryan could be set for his second clean sheet of the season as Brighton & Hove Albion visit Newcastle United. The Magpies have scored only four goals in the first five Gameweeks.

Nicolas Otamendi (MCI) £5.4m

The Manchester City centre-back has been a standout goal threat in defence. Otamendi's six shots inside the penalty area rank joint-top for defenders ahead of a home match with Watford.

Gary Cahill (CRY) £4.5m

The centre-back offers a cut-price route into the Crystal Palace defence at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Roy Hodgson's side have claimed a clean sheet in their first two matches at Selhurst Park.

Lucas Digne (EVE) £6.2m

A major attacking threat for Everton, his eight shots and 12 key passes both rank among the top two for defenders in FPL. Digne can deliver a double-figure points haul at home to Sheffield United

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.5m

Four goals and two assists have taken Salah to the top of the FPL midfield standings on 45 points. He can extend that run away to a Chelsea side that have conceded in all five of the first Gameweeks.

Son Heung-min (TOT) £9.6m

Having played only 17 minutes as a substitute in the midweek UEFA Champions League draw at Olympiacos, Son will be fully refreshed for Spurs' trip to Leicester.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £9.8m

The Belgian's hauls of 11 and 13 points in his first two home fixtures highlight his captaincy potential. De Bruyne looks set to return to the Man City XI after being rested to the bench last weekend.

Todd Cantwell (NOR) £4.9m

The top-value midfielder in the game has returned 5.5 points per million. Cantwell has earned over 330,000 new owners for his trip to Burnley.

Teemu Pukki (NOR) £7.1m

The top-scoring player in FPL, Pukki has three double-figure hauls in the last four Gameweeks. He can get more goals against a Burnley defence without a clean sheet in four matches.

Sergio Aguero (MCI) £12.1m

A midweek rest from UEFA Champions League duties means he is preferred to Raheem Sterling (£12.2m) in the Gameweek 6 Selection. Aguero averaged 8.1 points per home match last season and is the only player to score in all five Gameweeks. 

Chris Wood (BUR) £6.3m

The Burnley forward's aerial threat will trouble Norwich's defence at Turf Moor. The Canaries have conceded 23 headed shots, eight more than any other side.

What the experts say 

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): Aguero looks the standout player of the Gameweek. He's got form, a plum home fixture and was rested in midweek. I'm pleased to see that Salah hasn't been overlooked as Chelsea have conceded 11 goals this term.

Paul Gee (FPLPaulGee): Sterling has gone off the boil but to leave him out of the Selection could be a big mistake. I think Spurs will find it hard at Leicester so I would not pick Son, and I'd rather be on Sadio Mane (£11.6m) than Salah.

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport): Son not starting versus Olympiacos was music to FPL managers' ears. Rested and coming off of a wonderful performance against Palace, he could bag another brace this weekend.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): A midfield of Salah, De Bruyne, Son and Cantwell looks fantastic. The first three could not only return good points but are great captaincy options.

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral): Very surprised Wood is included but apart from that, I like it. Otamendi and Son are two players I don't own who I think will do well in Gameweek 6.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): I have no confidence in Man City keeping a clean sheet. For a similar price I'd rather have Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m), Yannik Vestergaard (£5.2m), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.1m) or Patrick Van Aanholt (£5.6m), even if the latter would mean doubling up on Crystal Palace, which seems a touch extreme!

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) and Richarlison (£8.0m) are two players I would have selected.

Ash (@FPLHints): I'm not sure there is much value in picking Wood when he has not scored or assisted this season. As for Pukki and Aguero, I fancy them to score again this weekend.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): Digne has a great chance of points at both ends of the pitch. I would have gone for Ashley Barnes (£6.7m) against Norwich. His involvement has tailed off a bit but I would back him on the basis of his form over the past nine months.

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