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Scout Selection: Ings can reward new owners

The Scout 3 Jul 2020
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In-demand Southampton striker leads the line in a team captained by Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and which includes three Man Utd players

Three goals and an assist in his last three matches have made Danny Ings (£7.3m) a leading target for managers in Fantasy Premier League.

The Southampton striker is the second most-bought forward in Gameweek 33+, earning more than 110,000 new owners ahead of Saturday's 11:30 BST deadline.

His opponents on Sunday, Manchester City, visit St Mary's Stadium on a poor run of form away from home.

Indeed, they have lost three of their last four matches on the road, conceding twice on each occasion.

Ings takes his place in a Scout Selection that lines up in a 3-5-2 formation, with Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) handed the armband and Bruno Fernandes (£8.8m) named vice-captain.

Nick Pope (BUR) £5.0m

A visit from Sheffield United can help extend Pope’s lead at the top of the FPL goalkeeper standings. The Burnley No 1 has produced eight clean sheets at home this season, more than any other player in his position.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.8m

The Liverpool right-back offers an explosive captaincy option at home to Aston Villa. Alexander-Arnold has recorded three double-figure hauls in his last five matches at Anfield.

Federico Fernandez (NEW) £4.6m

Newcastle United's centre-back hosts West Ham United on the back of some fine home form. Fernandez has four clean sheets and 33 points in his last five at St James’ Park.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (MUN) £5.5m

The most-bought defender in the Gameweek, the Manchester United right-back has earned 136,000+ new owners for a home meeting with AFC Bournemouth. Wan-Bissaka has produced an assist and a clean sheet in each of the last two Gameweeks.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.6m

At home, his 15 goals are five more than any other player in FPL this season. Six of Salah’s eight double-figure hauls have come at Anfield.

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £10.7m

The Man City playmaker has thrived since Premier League action resumed, recording 37 points in four appearances. De Bruyne visits a Southampton side who have conceded more goals in home matches than any other side.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £8.8m

The Portuguese welcomes AFC Bournemouth on the back of his season-high haul of 15 points against Brighton & Hove Albion. Fernandes has averaged 8.1 points per match this term, more than any other player in FPL.

Christian Pulisic (CHE) £7.1m

Chelsea's wide man offers strong all-round attacking potential at home to Watford. Pulisic has two goals, two assists and 22 points over the last three Gameweeks.

Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW) £5.5m

The Newcastle winger has been a huge source of value in FPL of late. Saint-Maximin has returned double digits in three of the last four Gameweeks.

Marcus Rashford (MUN) £9.1m

The Man Utd forward boasts a fine record in recent matches at Old Trafford. Rashford has scored five goals and supplied two assists in his last five home appearances.

Danny Ings (SOU) £7.3m

Against top six opponents this season, Ings' 26 shots in the box and 13 shots on target are among the top two players in FPL.

What the experts say

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): I can't see myself trusting any of Liverpool's players now the title is won, certainly not with the captaincy. There is just too much chance that Jurgen Klopp will rotate and rest his best players ahead of next season.

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I think the triple-up on Man Utd is a wise move and it's a route I'm going with this week, too. I've also got high hopes for Liverpool in their favourable fixture against Aston Villa, providing Klopp doesn't rotate.

Tom (@WGTA_FPL): Faith in Salah captaincy when Man Utd options are all the rage will be an interesting part of this Gameweek. I'm following suit so I'm doubly invested in hoping the Egyptian will perform.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Great to see Liverpool well-represented with Alexander-Arnold and Salah. Saint-Maximin continues to offer superb value and with an ownership of under five per cent is a fantastic differential for the in-form Magpies, who have really found some form.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): Great midfield. Interesting to see the faith being kept in Ings despite the difficult fixture, albeit against a vulnerable defence.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair): I'm worried Alexander-Arnold, Salah and De Bruyne will be rested with such a short turnaround after Thursday night. I would go for Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.5m) instead. Man Utd's meeting with AFC Bournemouth definitely looks like the one to target given the form of both sides.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee): Triple Man Utd looks very wise based on how poor AFC Bournemouth are at the moment. I'd be slightly worried about Salah's rotation, certainly regarding the captaincy.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): Even after they lost to Man City, I still think Liverpool players are great picks this week, maybe even more so now they will want to respond following their heavy defeat. Triple Man Utd looks great for this week, too.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW33+ Ones to watch: Pick Pulisic for big returns
Part 2: GW33+ Differentials: Antonio can hit double digits again
Part 3: GW33+ Captains: Fernandes to challenge Salah and Mane

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