We move onto our fourth set of Scout Picks of 2023/24, before the first international break of the season is upon us.
Favourable home fixtures for Manchester City and Chelsea see us triple up on those two sides, whilst West Ham United are backed to deliver against Luton Town.
As ever, the Scout Picks are chosen from the Scout Squad submissions made by Neale, Tom, Marc and Sam.
And we are once again limited by certain restrictions in our selection:
- An £83.0m budget for our starting XI
- An overall squad limit of £100.0m
- No more than three players per team
An away trip to Luton brings Alphonse Areola (£4.1m) into this week’s starting XI.
Given the Hatters have scored just once so far, a penalty at the Amex, the West Ham United ‘keeper could well be in line for his first clean sheet of the season.
A total of 16 stops in the last three fixtures suggests he’ll have save points to fall back on should the Hammers concede.
Chelsea’s home clash with Nottingham Forest ushers Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) into this week’s Scout Picks.
He ranks joint-fourth among defenders for shots in the box (four) and his rampaging runs are more than capable of racking up the points, with last week’s display against Luton reminding us of his explosive potential at both ends of the pitch.
Kyle Walker (£5.2m) is our Manchester City defender of choice for the visit of Fulham.
Only Chilwell, Luke Shaw (£5.4m), Kieran Trippier (£6.5m) and Ashley Young (£4.5m) have created more chances (four) than the right-back over the last two Gameweeks, illustrating his assist potential.
Pep Guardiola’s men, meanwhile, will be optimistic of recording their third clean sheet in four matches.
In the wake of Tottenham Hotspur’s two clean sheets on the trot, Destiny Udogie (£4.6m) could be a profitable pick-up for their away trip to Burnley. On the previous occasion that he kept out his opponents, he supplied an assist and earned three bonus points.
With the Clarets failing to pick up a single point so far, Udogie looks a decent shout at just £4.6m.
Each week, a member of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks.
The community member who beats our team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.
Prophet’s 75-51 victory in Gameweek 3 gave them the biggest win (24 points difference) of 2023/24 so far.
Our champion this week will appear here soon.
The Scout Picks are 2-1 up on the community this season.
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We’re running a Scout community team in FPL this season, with regulars like TopMarx, Tom Freeman, Marc Jobling and more contributing to the weekly decisions.
And we’re not just looking one week ahead like we are with the Scout Picks but instead planning in advance for the weeks and months to come.
You can follow our team via the Premier Fantasy Tools Pro Planner, which you can learn more about here.