Fantasy Football Premier League Preview: Who is set to score big in Gameweek 6?
The fifth weekend of this season’s Premier League was somewhat of a mixed bag. Most of our predicted players landed attacking returns, and Liverpool won at Anfield. But champions Manchester City drew 0-0 with Southampton at the Etihad. One week on, we scout the teams and players set to score big in Gameweek 6, in our ‘Fantasy Football Premier League Preview.’
Former champions Leicester City have started the Premier League in mixed form with two wins and three defeats so far. They ended up on the losing side last time out at Brighton too. But their opponents Burnley travel to the King Power stadium in poor form themselves.
The Clarets have registered a single point in the Premier League thus far, scoring just three goals. Over previous years their defence has been solid, but that’s not been the case this time around. Sean Dyche’s men have conceded nine goals already, including five in their two away trips.
The Foxes have only shipped twice in their two home outings, which is bad news for the blunt Burnley attack. And that’s why I’m predicting Brendan Rodgers’ men to run out victorious in Gameweek 6.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 24, 2021
Everton were joint-top of the Premier League until they lost 3-0 at the weekend against Aston Villa. But still sit in the top 6, welcoming bottom of the table Norwich City to Goodison Park in Gameweek 6.
The Canaries have made a dreadful start to their Premier League campaign. They have scored just two goals, conceding fourteen and are yet to pick up a point. They are also yet to register their first goal away from home, losing a combined 6-0 from two encounters.
In contrast, Rafa Benitez’s men have a 100% record at home this season, winning both games 3-1. I can only see a free-scoring Everton side at home against a toothless Norwich away attack ending one way. That’s a comfortable victory for the Toffees.
Last week’s big tips didn’t quite work out, so let’s try and land one in Gameweek 6 instead. That’s right, it’s time for our Premier League ‘powerhouses’.
Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes has yet to produce an attacking return in the Premier League so far. He has only scored 11 points with no goals or assists. But Barnes scored and assisted in the Foxes’ 2-2 draw with Napoli in the Europa League in Leicester’s last home fixture.
Gameweek 6 opponents Burnley provide him with a great opportunity to get his Premier League campaign underway. In 3 games against Sean Dyche’s men, Barnes has scored two goals and registered three assists. That includes two meetings at the King Power Stadium which saw him score a combined 24 points.
Barnes can replicate that form this weekend against a Burnley side yet to keep a clean sheet. That’s why he’s on the list of potential Premier League ‘powerhouses’ for Gameweek 6.
Wonderful finish from Harvey Barnes!
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 16, 2021
Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr has started the season in good form, with three goals in five games. He has a team-high thirteen shots so far in the Premier League, registering nine on target. Sarr has also attempted twenty-two crosses in the Hornets’ outings, another stat he tops among teammates.
The Senegalese has scored 60% of Watford’s goals in the Premier League this season. He got two in the 3-1 victory at Norwich last time out, helping himself to fifteen points, and is often a catalyst for Watford’s attacking returns.
He faces a Newcastle side that are yet to keep a clean sheet this term, shipping thirteen goals in the process. The Magpies have let in six goals away from home in two outings, and Sarr can add to that tally. That’s why he can be the Gameweek 6 ‘powerhouse’ this coming Premier League weekend.
Gameweek 5’s rogue picks delivered for us, with Raphina scoring against Newcastle and Leandro Trossard producing an assist against Leicester. Will we have success again this week? It’s time for the potential ‘surprise packages’ of Gameweek 6.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney bagged himself twelve points last week, so some of you might be wondering how he’s in the surprise section. That’s because of his opponents, Liverpool. The reds have been in scintillating form and are joint-top of the Premier League.
But Toney has the quality to trouble Liverpool’s rock-solid defence. He scored and assisted on his way to the twelve points picked up against Wolves. Perhaps he could count himself unlucky to have another goal chalked off too.
His twelve shots in the Premier League are joint-highest for Brentford along with Bryan Mbeumo. The striker has scored or assisted the Bees’ last three Premier League goals, and created a further two big chances. That’s why he’s got the potential to shock Jurgen Klopp’s men and be a surprise package in Gameweek 6.
I’m starting to like these kick abouts. Big shift from the boys today and fully deserved 3 points coming home with us. ⚽️🙌🏾 @BrentfordFC
— Ivan Toney (@ivantoney24) September 18, 2021
Another man you would normally be astounded to be tipped as a surprise package is Tottenham star-man Harry Kane. But he has had a very poor start to his Premier League season. The England captain has yet to score or assist a goal, and has scored just five points in the four games he’s played in. His opponents Arsenal have tightened up their defence recently too with two successive clean sheets. Sounds ominous for Kane.
However, this man loves a North London derby. In thirteen games against the Gunners, Kane has scored eleven goals. When derby-day comes around, you can almost guarantee he is going to deliver. That’s why I’m backing him to get his Premier League campaign going in Gameweek 6 at The Emirates.
Powerhouses identified. Surprise packages revealed. It’s now time to look at who I would choose for my starting eleven this coming weekend.
Since arriving in the summer for just £1.7m, Demarai Gray has been huge value for money so far. He has scored three Premier League goals already this season, making him joint-top scorer. Gray’s ten shots and six inside the penalty box rank him second for both among his teammates too.
The Toffees are in fine form at Goodison Park, winning both games and scoring six goals in the process. They welcome a Norwich side who have conceded fourteen goals already and sit rock-bottom of the Premier League. Their seventeen big chances conceded is another unwanted league high too.
It’s a game that feels like it is only going one way. That’s an Everton win. Gray’s form combined with the canaries’ wide-open backline makes the winger an attractive pick ahead of Gameweek 6.
Three points. ✅
— Everton (@Everton) September 13, 2021
The other man I would be choosing for my team is Leicester City frontman Jamie Vardy. He has scored three goals and chalked up an assist already this season, but has gone slightly under the radar. Only 11.4% of managers own the former England striker, but he can reward them this weekend against Burnley.
Vardy scored eight points last week against Brighton, and scored Leicester’s only goal at the King Power so far. He has been directly involved in 66% of the Foxes’ goals this season too, and has scored or assisted their last three.
He welcomes a Burnley side yet to keep a clean sheet, conceding nine goals. They have shipped five in two away games too, and all the signs point to a home win. That’s why Vardy is another player I would be selecting in my team for the coming Premier League weekend.
Jamie Vardy has now scored more Premier League goals (121) than Steven Gerrard scored in his entire Liverpool career (120) 🔥 pic.twitter.com/YkdsWEZ1en
— Goal (@goal) September 19, 2021
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