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Scout Selection: Ronaldo and Lukaku lead the line

The Scout 1 Oct 2021
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Premium forwards among best XI for Gameweek 7 that also includes Mohamed Salah

Romelu Lukaku (£11.7m) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m) pair up in the Scout Selection for the first time in 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League for Gameweek 7.

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Lukaku has earned more than 257,000 new owners for Chelsea’s home encounter with Southampton.

His 15 shots and 14 shots in the penalty area are both team-leading totals since he made his first appearance since returning to the club in Gameweek 2.

In contrast to most of Chelsea defenders, Lukaku seems immune to rotation under Thomas Tuchel. He has played every minute of their last five league matches.

Ronaldo has made a prolific start to his second stint at Manchester United. He has scored five goals in five matches across all competitions ahead of a home encounter with Everton.

Lukaku is handed the armband in a 3-4-3 line-up for Gameweek 7, with Ronaldo named as vice-captain.

Aaron Ramsdale (ARS) £4.5m

The goalkeeper visits Brighton & Hove Albion in excellent form since securing his role as Arsenal’s No 1. Ramsdale has conceded only once in his three outings, totalling 18 points.

Aaron Cresswell (WHU) £5.5m

The West Ham United full-back offers multiple routes to returns at home to Brentford. Cresswell has combined a goal and an assist with one clean sheet and three bonus points.

Ben Mee (BUR) £4.9m

Burnley’s centre-back can bring in returns at both ends of the pitch against a Norwich City side yet to score away from home. Mee’s five shots in the box rank third among defenders in the last four Gameweeks. 

Marcal (WOL) £4.6m

A home encounter with Newcastle United gives the Wolverhampton Wanderers wing-back the chance to continue his strong form. Marcal has amassed 20 points in the last three Gameweeks thanks to two assists and two clean sheets.  

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.6m

The Liverpool star has the form to shine against a Manchester City side who were beaten in the UEFA Champions League in midweek. Salah has scored in six successive matches in all competitions, totalling seven goals and one assist in that run.

Raphinha (LEE) £6.5m

The Brazilian’s 15 shots and 13 chances created are both team-leading totals for Leeds United. Raphinha has scored in three of the last five Gameweeks ahead of his home encounter with Watford.

Ismaila Sarr (WAT) £6.3m

Three goals and 24 points in his last two outings have made the Hornets’ wide man a top target in Gameweek 7. Sarr is the second-most bought player ahead of Saturday’s 11:00 BST deadline, earning over 311,000 transfers in.

Bukayo Saka (ARS) £6.2m

The Arsenal winger has combined a goal and two assists in his previous two outings, claiming 19 points. Saka’s eight shots in the box in the last three Gameweeks are third among all midfielders.    

Cristiano Ronaldo (MUN) £12.7m

The Portuguese has averaged seven points per match since returning to Man Utd. 

Romelu Lukaku (CHE) £11.7m

Lukaku has claimed 15 points in his two home appearances since re-joining Chelsea. 

Michail Antonio (WHU) £8.0m

The West Ham striker is among the top captain picks at home to Brentford. Antonio has returned at least eight points in four of his five appearances, scoring five goals and supplying four assists.

See: Scout Selection: FPL experts' views
See: The Scout's essential FPL tips for Gameweek 7

Remember, the Gameweek 7 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 2 October.

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