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Premier League 2021/22 Season: FPL Gameweek 6 Fantasy Forecast


Ahead of each Gameweek in the Premier League, The Hype Train's team - Robert Austin, Sam Austin and Phil Jones - compete for FPL and league standings supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head-to-head in picking a Scout Picks squad for each round of games. We also comb over other relevant statistics, impressions and insight from around the game and the league to best navigate you through the weekly helping of fixtures. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

Premier League 2021/22: Gameweek 6 Fixtures

Premier League 2021/22 Season: FPL Gameweek 6 Forecast

Enjoy our FPL Forecast article, with each of our team forecasting how we think the Premier League will shape up this upcoming Gameweek. If you agree or want to challenge us on our point of view, get in touch with us on our main Twitter account, @RealHypeTrain, or on Instagram!

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 6

Chelsea 1-0 Man City

Man United 2-1 Aston Villa

Everton 2-0 Norwich

Leeds 2-2 West Ham

Leicester 2-0 Burnley

Watford 3-0 Newcastle

Brentford 0-2 Liverpool

Southampton 1-1 Wolves

Arsenal 2-2 Spurs

Crystal Palace 1-2 Brighton


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 6


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Watch: Chelsea, Man United, Everton, Leicester, Watford, Liverpool, Brighton

Avoid: Man City, Aston Villa, Norwich, Burnley, Newcastle, Brentford, Crystal Palace

???: West Ham, Leeds, Southampton, Wolves, Arsenal, Spurs


Top FPL player targets this weekend:

GK: Alisson (LIV, GK, £6.0mil, 8.7% ownership)

DEF: Virgil van Dijk (LIV, DEF, £6.6mil, 16.5% ownership)

MID: Ismaila Sarr (WAT, MID, £6.1mil, 9.1% ownership)

FWD: Adam Armstrong (SOU, FWD, SOU, 3.0% ownership)


Gameweek 6 – FPL Differential Picks:

CHE/MCI: César Azpilicueta (CHE, DEF, £6.0mil, 3.9% ownership)

MUN/AVL: Raphaël Varane (MUN, DEF, £5.5mil, 4.1% ownership)

EVE/NOR: Andros Townsend (EVE, MID, £5.4mil, 2.0% ownership)

LEE/WHU: Pablo Fornals (WHU, MID, £6.0mil, 3.4% ownership)

LEI/BUR: Ricardo Pereira (LEI, DEF, £5.5mil, 3.7% ownership)

WAT/NEW: Joshua King (WAT, FWD, £5.5mil, 0.6% ownership)

BRE/LIV: Sadio Mané (LIV, MID, £11.9mil, 2.8% ownership)

SOU/WOL: Adam Armstrong (SOU, FWD, SOU, 3.0% ownership)

ARS/TOT: Aaron Ramsdale (ARS, GK, £4.5mil, 1.4% ownership)

CRY/BHA: Conor Gallagher (CRY, MID, £5.6mil, 6.7% ownership)


Differential Captain: Joshua King (Watford vs. Newcastle)

Going a different direction this week, we look at the FPL legend Joshua King who has broken into the Watford team, host a woeful, woeful Newcastle United outfit (ASM excluded). The Norwegian forward registered two assists away at Norwich, and there is the same calibre opponent this week. Everyone knows King can get amongst the goals, and this is a no-brainer pick.


Gameweek 6 - FPL Captaincy Picks:

Essential: Mohamad Salah (LIV)

Alternative: Ronaldo (MUN)

Differential: Joshua King (WAT)



England vs. FPL:

The 3 Lions had a dire week in GW5, especially with Trent not playing due to a surprise injury. Three meagre returns were the best they could do. This week though we have Kane versus Arsenal, which is guaranteed points. Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher has been drafted in for one-return wonder Alli, so hopefully there is more points in the midfield this week.


Ins: Conor Gallagher (CRY), Michael Keane (EVE)

Outs: Dele Alli (TOT), Trevor Chalobah (CHE)


GW5 Returns: 3/11

GW5 Points: 38pts

GW5 Average Points: 55pts


England FPL XI

Formation: 4-4-2


GK: Ben Foster (WAT)


DEF: Luke Shaw (MUN)

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

DEF: Aaron Creswell (WHU)

DEF: Michael Keane (EVE)


MID: Jack Grealish (MCI) MID: Mason Greenwood (MUN) - (VC)

MID: Demarai Gray (EVE)

MID: Conor Gallagher (CRY)


FWD: Danny Ings (AVL)

FWD: Harry Kane (TOT) - (C)


Substitutes:

GK: Nick Pope (BUR)

MID: Emile Smith-Rowe (ARS)

DEF: Ben White (ARS)

FWD: Patrick Bamford (LEE) - injured


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 6

Formation: 3-4-3


Starting 11


GK: Alisson (LIV)


DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

DEF: Ricardo Pereira (LEI)

DEF: Michael Keane (EVE)


MID: Mohamad Salah (LIV) - (C)

MID: Ismaila Sarr (WAT)

MID: Demarai Gray (EVE)

MID: Mason Greenwood (MUN)


FOR: Joshua King (WAT)

FOR: Ronaldo (MUN) - (VC)

FOR: Romelu Lukaku (CHE)


Substitutes


GK: Ben Foster (WAT)

MID: Conor Gallagher (CRY)

DEF: César Azpilicueta (CHE)

DEF: Luke Shaw (MUN)

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 6

Chelsea 1-0 Man City

Man United 3-1 Aston Villa

Everton 2-0 Norwich

Leeds 1-1 West Ham

Leicester 1-0 Burnley

Watford 3-1 Newcastle

Brentford 0-3 Liverpool

Southampton 1-1 Wolves

Arsenal 2-1 Spurs

Crystal Palace 2-2 Brighton


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 6


What are the potential stumbling blocks to a good Gameweek 6?:

1) New Season, Same Problems: We’ve not even hit half-a-dozen Gameweek’s and the same crippling issues have surfaced for FPL players to contend with. Random injuries and illness, Covid putting question marks over international players, and dreaded rotation. It’s been a constant rinse and repeat cycle for a few years now, so please ensure you have a good bench, or like me, you’ll have a 9-man team like last week.

2) Chelsea vs. Man City: A fixture made to limit your FPL points. Chelsea have actually won the last three encounters against City in all competitions and might fancy this.

3) Injuries at Leeds: Marcelo Biesla has confirmed that a number of big-hitters like Diego Llorente and Patrick Bamford aren’t available for their home game against West Ham, whilst Jack Harrison and Raphinha are doubts too. A positive net transfer of 458,665 FPL players put in Patrick Bamford, with this near 500k having to look for an immediate alternative – most likely Michail Antonio (WHU), who travels to play Leeds at Elland Road.

4) Wolves Poor Form: You’ll often hear FPL players say that you need to look at a combination of form and fixtures when deciding player transfers. Wolves have no form to boast, but do have the fixtures. Fixtures without the form, however, means nothing.


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Newcastle (Avoid): Magpies fans are supposedly fighting on social media, Steve Bruce has become a FIFA 22 meme, it is heavily rumoured that the club are looking at a change in Management, and the club’s only unifying factor right now is the form of Allan Saint-Maximin. Us Newcastle fans should be looking at an away day against newly-promoted Watford as a good opportunity to take some points off of a fellow relegation rival. Instead, the build up to the game has been shambolic, we still have Callum Wilson injured and I’ve got that gut feeling that we’re going to get rolled over by The Hornets.


Southampton (Draw Specialists): A run of 4 consecutive draws was capped last week by an energetic 0-0 draw away at Man City, a game in which The Saints should have got maximum points. A visit against a Wolves win with only 1 win to their name and 4 defeats does little to inspired me that another draw, to keep both teams happy, isn’t on the cards as Bruno Lage looks to stop the rot at Wolves.


Crystal Palace & Brighton (Watch): I’m actually really excited to watch the M23 derby on Monday. Brighton are nicking results, whilst there are signs of life at Palace under Patrick Vieira – this should have goals in it, so the likes of Gallagher (CRY), Maupay (BHA) and Trossard (BHA) may very well offer a good alternative to some FPL points this weekend.


Liverpool & Brentford (Cautious): Combined, both teams have only conceded 3 goals this season. Brentford are compact and Liverpool are in a rich vein of defensive form with big Virgil in the heart of Jurgen Klopp’s defensive line yet again. This is making me itch over putting the armband over Mohamed Salah, but I know I’ll not flinch and trust the process with the unwavering Egyptian King.


Chelsea & Man City (Avoid, For Now): Chelsea’s run of incredible fixtures kicks off after the Man City game, so if you have Lukaku and other options such as Mendy, Alonso, Rudiger etc, you should stick. I’m not sure anyone is the biggest fan of Pep Guardiola’s squad selections and with Ferran Torres starting in midweek League Cup action, serious alarm bells are ringing about City’s unrelenting squad rotation (it’s going nowhere).


Burnley (Avoid): This game’s potential is a slight on Burnley more than it is a positive for Leicester, but Burnley have been typically defensive and lack real penetration in front of goal this season. I can only see one winner in this one.


Everton (Watch): The perfect fixture in FPL right now is a home game against Norwich. The Canaries have lost all 5 games and are now doing their best parody of themselves as relegation, even this early on, seems inevitable.


Top FPL player targets this weekend:

I’m a Patrick Bamford owner, so have been on the lookout for a new Forward to go alongside Romelu Lukaku (CHE) and Dennis (WAT). Both priced at £7.9m, Michail Antonio (WHU) is the go-to pick and has a few Gameweek’s of promising fixtures. Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW) has more driving runs into the penalty area than any player in Europe and is in seriously good form, dragging my beloved Magpies through games – the Frenchman just has to move to a big club that will utilise him at a higher level (which he deserves).


3-goal Ismaila Sarr (WAT) has caught the eye after a good Gameweek 5 against Norwich, and will be up against slow Newcastle full backs at the weekend – more than 435,000 players have already put the Liverpool-destroyer in their teams and it is the right time to do it, though just beware of both teams negating one another.


In all honesty though, unless you have to move goalposts due to injured players, the best tactic is to hold what you have if you can. Every week seems to be another type of dumpster fire, so I’d no encourage any sideways transfers, especially with a lot of cup competitions and international fixtures throwing curveballs at players.


Gameweek 6 - FPL Captaincy Picks:

Essential: Mohamed Salah (LIV)

Alternative: Ronaldo (MUN)

Differential: Dennis (WAT)

Reasoning: Default picks are the order of the day, with Liverpool and Man United in prime fixtures in winnable games. Mohamed Salah has been undeniable this season with 50 points already, so there’s no chance I will deviate from this fixture, even though Brentford have some real flair and adaptability in games.



FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 6

Formation: 3-4-3


Starting 11


GK: Edouard Mendy (CHE)


DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

DEF: Raphael Varane (MUN)

DEF: Michael Keane (EVE)


MID: Mohamed Salah (LIV) – (C)

MID: Diogo Jota (LIV)

MID: Demarai Gray (EVE)

MID: Saïd Benrahma (WHU)


FOR: Ronaldo (MUN) – (VC)

FOR: Dennis (WAT)

FOR: Michail Antonio (WHU)


Substitutes


GK: Ben Foster (WAT)

MID: Conor Gallagher (CRY)

DEF: Tino Livramento (SOU)

DEF: Shane Duffy (BHA)


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