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FPL expert's squad: Ings leads Saints triple-up

The Scout 27 Aug 2020

Favourable fixtures make prolific forward one of three Southampton players in Holly Shand's opening squad

The Scout's panel of experts reveal who they currently plan to pick in their Gameweek 1 squad for 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League, and explain their decisions.

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_)
Alex McCarthy (SOU) £4.5m

I plan to have a cheap set-and-forget goalkeeper and McCarthy's early fixtures made it an easy decision to go for him.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.5m

The first name on my teamsheet and a must-own. Even with his price hike he remains a bargain.

Ruben Vinagre (WOL) £4.5m

Benefiting from the injury to Jonny (£5.5m), he could be a great route into a solid Wolverhampton Wanderers defence.

Kyle Walker-Peters (SOU) £4.5m

Completing the double-up in Southampton's defence, he's a great price and has promising fixtures.

William Saliba (ARS) £4.5m

He has promising opening fixtures and offers a cheap route into an improving Arsenal defence.

Mason Mount (CHE) £7.0m

A placeholder right now at his mid-priced tag. Chelsea have great opening fixtures but unfortunately there's no room for Timo Werner (£9.5m).

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) £12.0m

A great option for the opening couple of Gameweeks while I go without Manchester City players.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.0m

It's an easy decision to select the most consistent player in the league over the past three seasons.

Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW) £5.5m

A great price backed up with great fixtures, he's a gem as a fifth midfielder when going with a 3-5-2.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (FUL) £6.0m

There's not a lot of choice at his price. He had a very good season in 2019/20, has proven his worth in the Premier League and has solid fixtures.

Danny Ings (SOU) £8.5m

The final name in a Saints triple-up, he's a good placeholder at this price point and I expect him to continue his impressive performances from last season.

Orjan Nyland (AVL) £4.0m

He could start for Villa in the opening weeks at least, before Tom Heaton (£4.5m) returns to fitness and replaces him.

Charlie Taylor (BUR) £4.5m

A great route into a very solid Burnley defence, with promising fixtures to follow their Gameweek 1 blank.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £10.5m

A must-own given he's on penalties and Manchester United have great fixtures after their blank Gameweek 1. 

Keinan Davis (AVL) £4.5m

Perhaps the most desirable of the £4.5m forwards, although he will be confined to the bench most weeks as I plan to use a 3-5-2 formation.

Also in this series

Part 1: Alexander-Arnold can be a record-breaker
Part 2: Double up on Wolves wing-backs
Part 3: Get Vardy from the start
Part 5: Kane can profit from early fixtures
Part 6: Double up with West Ham
Part 7: Build defence around Liverpool duo

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