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Scout Selection: Back Wilson at injury-hit Southampton

By The Scout 5 Nov 2020

In-form Newcastle striker named in Gameweek 8 team captained by Son Heung-min

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His two goals against Everton last weekend helped continue Callum Wilson's (£6.5m) prolific start to 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League.

The striker has scored six goals and supplied two assists in his seven Gameweek appearances since arriving at Newcastle United this summer.

And a visit to Southampton looks encouraging for Wilson's growing 15.1 per cent ownership.

Saints have conceded at least three goals in three of their last six matches.

They also have injury concerns over two of their starting back four, left-back Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) and centre-back Jan Bednarek (£4.5m), while fellow defensive options Jake Vokins (£4.0m) and Mohammed Salisu (£4.3m) are likely to be ruled out.

Wilson takes his place in a Scout Selection that lines up in a 3-4-3 formation, with Son Heung-min (£9.6m) handed the armband and Harry Kane (£11.0m) given the vice-captaincy.

Bernd Leno (ARS) £5.0m

A visit from Aston Villa raises his chances of claiming successive clean sheets for the first time this term. Leno offers a route into an Arsenal defence that has conceded seven goals, fewer than any other side.

Tariq Lamptey (BHA) £4.7m

Brighton & Hove Albion's wing-back boasts a major attacking threat against Burnley at the Amex Stadium. Lamptey has scored once and supplied three assists in the opening seven Gameweeks.

Aaron Cresswell (WHU) £5.1m

His three assists and 13 chances created both rank joint-top among defenders this season. Cresswell can bring in more returns for West Ham United at home against Fulham on Saturday.

Ben Chilwell (CHE) £5.9m

Chelsea's left-back offers strong all-round potential at home against Sheffield United. Chilwell has combined one goal and two assists with three clean sheets in his four Gameweek appearances for the Blues.

Son Heung-min (TOT) £9.6m

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has scored seven of his eight goals this season away from home. Son visits West Bromwich Albion having picked up 53 points in his three road trips.

Sadio Mane (LIV) £12.0m

The Senegalese has scored in both his away appearances in 2020/21, producing three goals and 22 points. Mane can make the difference as Liverpool travel to Manchester City on Sunday.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £10.5m

Manchester United's playmaker visits an Everton side who have conceded twice in five of their last six matches. Fernandes has created 12 chances in the last four Gameweeks, joint-top among all players in FPL.

Pablo Fornals (WHU) £6.4m

The West Ham winger has produced double-figure hauls against Leicester City and Liverpool in the last four Gameweeks. Fornals faces a Fulham defence that has conceded at least three goals in three of their seven fixtures.

Harry Kane (TOT) £11.0m

Spurs' most consistent attacker this season, he has scored or assisted in six successive Gameweeks. Kane has recorded more than double the number of shots than his team-mate Son, by 31 to 15, ahead of his meeting with West Brom.

Patrick Bamford (LEE) £6.0m

The Leeds United frontman visits his former club Crystal Palace in prolific away form. Bamford has scored in all three of his away matches this season, totalling five goals and 32 points on his travels.

Callum Wilson (NEW) £6.5m

The most-bought forward in the Gameweek, Wilson has earned over 184,000 transfers in for his encounter with Southampton.

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