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Scout Selection: Initial squad for new FPL season

The Scout 18 Jul 2021

Mohamed Salah features in a 15-man line-up of the best players to own for 2021/22 Fantasy

The launch of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League gives managers the chance to start creating their opening squads.

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While pre-season summer friendlies will help to determine many opening-weekend line-ups, The Scout has selected an initial squad to help Fantasy bosses looking to build the basis of their teams ahead of the Gameweek 1 deadline of 18:30 BST on 13 August.

The Scout's 15-man squad costs exactly £100.0m, with Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) given the captain's armband and Bruno Fernandes (£12.0m) named vice-captain. 

Robert Sanchez (BHA) £4.5m

Brighton & Hove Albion’s No 1 faces only two of last season’s top nine sides in the first eight Gameweeks.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.5m

Four of Liverpool’s first six matches score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR).

Lucas Digne (EVE) £5.5m

Nine assists and nine clean sheets last season highlight his potential for points at both ends of the pitch.

Wesley Fofana (LEI) £4.5m

He offers a cut-price route into the Leicester City defence.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.5m

The Egyptian will be a major captaincy contender for Liverpool’s kind early schedule.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN) £12.0m

He was the top-scoring player in 2020/21 Fantasy, combining 18 goals and 14 assists to total 244 points. 

Bukayo Saka (ARS) £6.5m

Arsenal’s winger faces promoted pair Brentford and Norwich City in the first four Gameweeks.

Ismaila Sarr (WAT) £6.0m

The Watford winger’s 13 goals, 86 shots and 57 shots inside the penalty area were all team-leading totals last term.

Ollie Watkins (AVL) £7.5m

The Aston Villa forward faces Watford, Newcastle United and Brentford in the first three Gameweeks.

Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI) £7.5m

His 50 shots, 23 shots on target and 24 chances created all ranked among the top two forwards from Gameweek 22 onwards last season.

Ivan Toney (BRE) £6.5m

The Brentford talisman faces only one of last season’s top 10 in the opening five Gameweeks.

Jason Steele (BHA) £4.0m

Brighton's back-up goalkeeper can deputise off the bench if Sanchez is ruled out.

Raphinha (LEE) £6.5m

His potential for goals and assists can establish the Leeds United winger as a must-have at just £6.5m.

Charlie Taylor (BUR) £4.5m

Burnley’s left-back provides a strong rotation partner for Francisco Sierralta (£4.5m) over the opening Gameweeks.

Francisco Sierralta (WAT) £4.5m

The Chilean established himself as a key figure under head coach Xisco Munoz last term.

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