Here are my FPL Way Picks for Gameweek 6 for the 2021-22 season. The deadline for GW6 is on Saturday 25th September at 11:00 BST.
I will be building a team that I feel will perform well in Gameweek 6. This team uses £99.9m of the £100m budget.
Here are the fixtures for Gameweek 6
Let’s have a look at the top ten teams with the best fixtures, both defensive and attacking
This is how predicted fixture difficulty is rated:
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I will be going through all the fixtures for my team and provide reasons for selections.
Man Utd vs Aston Villa
Cristiano Ronaldo (12.7m)
A very easy selection here and will no doubt be a very popular pick for captaincy this week. Since joining Man Utd in GW4, the Portuguese star has accumulated 19 points with 3 goals in his first two matches. I wouldn’t be surprised if he bagged two against Villa at Old Trafford this weekend.
Everton vs Norwich
Michael Keane (5.0m)
For me, this has a clean sheet written all over it for Everton. They’ve got one of the most favourable defensive fixtures and Keane is a very nailed-on player. He’s very capable of getting the odd bonus point as well which adds value. They face bottom of the League Norwich as well who have only scored 2 goals so far this season.
Leeds vs West Ham
Saïd Benrahma (6.4m)
What a class player this guy has been for FPL Managers. Benrahma has scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists and he is actually joint second with Antonio with 39 total points so far this season. I expect him to have another good Gameweek, especially with Antonio back on the field.
Michail Antonio (7.9m)
Unfortunately, Antonio missed the last Gameweek due to suspension but we know he will come back with a bang. He averages at 9.8 points per game, is joint 1st on goals, and 2nd on the assists leaderboard. I think the stats speak for themself. I personally kept him on my bench as I didn’t want to have to transfer him back into my squad and waste a transfer. West Ham faces Leeds away and then Brentford at home in their next two fixtures and for that reason, I would be very worried about not owning him.
Leicester vs Burnley
Ricardo Pereira (5.5m)
Pereira is a class defender offering attacking potential down that right-wing. Burnley have had a very poor start to the season with only scoring 3 goals and letting in 9. For me, this seems like it will be a Leicester clean sheet and I love owning players that offer potential attacking returns like what Pereira does.
Watford vs Newcastle
Ismaila Sarr (6.1m)
A 6.1m budget midfielder who has scored 3 goals so far this season and faces Newcastle at home seems to be a very decent pick for me. Newcastle has already conceded 13 goals and I’m pretty sure Sarr could add some attacking returns against a weak Newcastle side.
Allan Saint-Maximin (6.7m)
ASM has been a pretty consistent player so far this season and has only blanked once back in GW2. With an xG of 0.25, shots of 2.20 and an xA of 0.24 per 90 minutes, he sure seems like a tasty pick this Gameweek and he is only 10.6% owned.
Brentford vs Liverpool
Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.6m)
Alexander-Arnold is expected to return for this week’s trip to Brentford according to the Liverpool Echo. Even with missing the previous match against Palace with an illness, he is still the second-highest scoring defender on points. We all know how attacking Liverpool are and we especially know TAA is one of those players that can get an attacking return in any game. For me, TAA is essential to any team, he’s the most expensive defender in FPL but there is 100% a reason for that.
Diogo Jota (7.7m)
Jota has been a frustrating player to watch in their last two fixtures but surely he has to come back with an attacking return in this fixture. With Firmino still out of the picture, I’m willing to give this guy another chance. He has an xG of 0.52 and 4.37 on shots per 90 minutes. Let’s hope his form picks up and starts delivering the goods that we all know he is very capable of doing.
Mohamed Salah (12.6m)
It does baffle me how managers can go without the Egyptian king in their FPL Teams. So far this season he has registered the most points (50) and had bagged 4 goals and provided 3 assists. Let’s just hope he doesn’t take his top off when he celebrates a goal in this game right? (costing us -1 points).
Crystal Palace vs Brighton
Vicente Guaita (4.5m)
A cheap and cheerful goalkeeper here from a team that has kept a 100% record at home for clean sheets so far this season. I can certainly see them keeping that record moving forward as they face Brighton at home.
Our Bench Picks
Ben Foster (4.0m)
Simply bench fodder here to add value to the team elsewhere. Foster actually started over Bachmann in their previous fixture against Norwich as well.
Tyrick Mitchell (4.5m)
I didn’t want to double up on Palace defence but for me, he’s a class player to come onto the pitch if needed and as mentioned before, Palace are yet to concede at home so far this season.
Tino Livramento (4.1m)
In terms of budget defenders, Livramento is a quality pick. Southampton has kept a clean sheet in their last two games and could possibly make that 3 in a row when they face Wolves at home.
Yves Bissouma (4.6m)
For a budget midfielder at only 4.6m, Bissouma is the ideal guy for bench fodder. He starts every match and is a great backup should players in your starting XI not play.
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