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Scout Selection: Best FPL team for Gameweek 6

By The Scout 21 Sep 2023
Eberechi Eze

Palace’s Eberechi Eze is picked in 3-5-2 formation for favourable home match against Fulham

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A home encounter with Fulham gives Eberechi Eze (£6.3m) the perfect opportunity to return to form in Gameweek 6 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Crystal Palace attacker has dropped £0.2m in price this season after producing only one goal in the first five Gameweeks.

Yet his total of 23 shots ranks joint-top among midfielders in that period.

Eze is picked in a 3-5-2 line-up, with Erling Haaland (£14.1m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) retaining their places as captain and vice-captain respectively.

Mark Flekken (Brentford) £4.5m

The Brentford goalkeeper can claim his second clean sheet of the campaign this weekend at home to Everton. The Toffees have failed to score in four of their first five matches of 2023/24.

Pervis Estupinan (Brighton) £5.3m

Brighton & Hove Albion’s left-back entertains an AFC Bournemouth side who have blanked in two of their last three outings. Estupinan’s 12 key passes and six shots both rank among the top five defenders in Fantasy. 

Manuel Akanji (Man City) £5.0m

The Swiss defender offers a secure route into Manchester City’s rearguard at home to Nottingham Forest. Since making his debut in Gameweek 8 last season, Akanji has played over 700 minutes more than any other defender under Pep Guardiola.

Sven Botman (Newcastle) £4.5m

The Newcastle United centre-back offers many routes to returns against Sheffield United. Botman claimed his first clean sheet of the season and the maximum bonus in Gameweek 5, while his four shots in the box are more than the rest of the Magpies’ defenders combined.

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) £12.5m

Liverpool’s Egyptian has enjoyed a flawless start to 2023/24, producing two goals and four assists in the first five Gameweeks. Salah hosts a West Ham United side who are without a clean sheet this season and have conceded 101 shots, the second-worst total in the league.

See: Salah's creativity can make him a must-have

Marcus Rashford (Man Utd) £8.9m

The Manchester United star has recorded 18 shots in the box, at least six more than any other midfielder in Fantasy. Rashford visits a Burnley outfit who have conceded 11 goals in their three home matches since promotion.

See: Who could now reward patient FPL owners?

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) £8.7m

The winger has been Arsenal’s top performer ahead of their derby encounter with Tottenham Hotspur. Saka has scored twice and supplied two assists to claim 31 points, blanking on only one occasion.

Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) £6.9m

Four goals in the first five matches have taken the Brentford star to the top of the midfield standings on 35 points. Mbeumo entertains an Everton side who have conceded six goals across their two road trips this term.

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) £6.3m

His visitors Fulham have conceded 34 shots on target and 20 big chances, ranking among the bottom two for both statistics. 

Erling Haaland (Man City) £14.1m

Man City’s talisman scored a hat-trick and collected 17 points in the corresponding fixture last season. Haaland delivered a 20-point return in his last home match, against Fulham, showing why he will again by the runaway captain favourite for Gameweek 6.

Julian Alvarez (Man City) £6.9m

The Argentinian has been brought in by over 650,000 managers for Man City’s match against Nott’m Forest. Alvarez’s two goals and five assists have taken him to second in the overall player standings on 37 points, only eight behind Haaland at the summit.

See: FPL experts: Who should managers prioritise buying?

View all the latest FPL tips ahead of Gameweek 6 in Fantasy Premier League

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