Telegraph Fantasy Football: Week 6 selection tips

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It’s time to start targeting the league’s most vulnerable defences and bolster your own backline with defenders from a team with an inviting set of fixtures ahead

Welcome to the Telegraph Fantasy Football preview and tips for Gameweek 6. Our resident fantasy football expert, Andrew Ferguson at Fantasy Football Hub continues to bring us the very best in fantasy football knowledge, tips and tools to help you rise up the ranks. To get access to all their great resources including a Telegraph Fantasy Football transfer planner, fixture ticker, winning tips from experienced players and much more make sure you join Fantasy Football Hub for a free trial.

Gameweek 5 round-up

Gameweek 5 saw some ominous signs of the Chelsea defence roaring into action ahead of a superb run of fixtures starting from Gameweek 7 (Southampton (H), Brentford (A), Norwich (H), Newcastle (A) and Burnley (H)).

Thiago Silva (£4.3m) and Antonio Rudiger (£3.9m) both scored and kept a clean sheet against Spurs whilst Marcos Alonso (£3.6m) also joined the party with an assist. Elsewhere, other players of note included Watford’s Ismaila Sarr (£3.8m) and Aston Villa’s Matty Cash (£3.2m) who bagged 12 fantasy points apiece.

Gameweek 6 selection tips

Early signs point to Norwich, Leeds and Newcastle being the whipping boys this season, so let’s take a look at a few picks that could take advantage this weekend: 

1. Demarai Gray (Everton – £4.0m)

The midfielder has been playing as a left forward in recent weeks for his new club, scoring three goals in his last four matches. With Norwich conceding a league-worst 14 goals so far this season, Gray looks likely to be among the TFF points at Goodison Park.

2. Michail Antonio (West Ham – £4.8m)

Although he missed Gameweek 5 through suspension, the value-for-money Antonio has had the most shots in the box (15) and shots on target (8) of all forwards. Leeds have conceded the most shots on target (35) so far this season and are stricken with injuries and suspensions in defence which collectively lines this up as a great matchup for the Jamaican international to score some serious fantasy points.

3. Ismaila Sarr (Watford – £3.8m)

The Senegalese international has been in great form so far this season and faces a Newcastle team in Gameweek 6 that have conceded the most shots so far this season (93) and the most big chances created against them (17). He also faces Leeds (above) in Gameweek 7 so looks a good buy for the next couple of weeks at least.

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All stats taken from Fantasy Football Hub’s Member’s OPTA Stats tool.

Fantasy Football Hub will be back next week to look ahead to Gameweek 7. In the meantime, their Telegraph Fantasy Football Ultimate Guide will give you plenty of tips to give you an edge over your mini-league rivals.

Transfer insights

The best way to work your way up the Telegraph Fantasy Football leaderboard is to focus on the teams around your position and ensure you outperform them. Teams further up or further down are more likely to have different targets and transfer strategies to you. So, to help you gauge where your team is at, here is a quick breakdown of the average number of transfers made to date:

  • Top 100 – 19.62
  • Top 1,000 – 13.27
  • Top 10,000 – 8.18

Gameweek 6 match previews

Finally, here are some of the best insights for this weekend’s games.

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