The Scout is naming five players who can make a major impact in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 6.
David Silva (MCI) £8.3m
The Manchester City playmaker looks revitalized in his eighth Premier League campaign, revelling in a new tactical system laid out by Pep Guardiola.
Deployed closer to the devastating pairing of Sergio Aguero (£11.6m) and Gabriel Jesus (£10.5m) in attack, Silva is seeing more of the ball.
He already has four assists, five fewer than across the entire 2016/17 campaign.
His minutes per touch (1.0 to 0.9) and passes received (1.5 to 1.2) have both improved this season.
He supplied five key passes in the 6-0 win over Watford, taking his tally to 17 for the season, a total only Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£8.5m) can match.
Mkhitaryan is also the only player to have bettered Silva’s four big chances created, with five.
Silva is averaging 3.4 chances created per match, up from 2.4 in 2016/17, and has also shown a goal threat, firing three shots from inside the penalty area at Vicarage Road.
Next he faces one of his most favoured opponents as Crystal Palace visit the Etihad Stadium with a record of five defeats and eight goals conceded.
In six Premier League appearances against Palace Silva has four goals and one assist, including a strike in last season’s home 5-0 victory.
Only AFC Bournemouth (31) and Swansea City (29) have allowed more shots on target than Palace’s 28.
Sead Kolasinac (ARS) £6.0m
Now settled in a wing-back role and with the fixtures turning in Arsenal’s favour, Kolasinac is an appealing prospect.
The Bosnian has made a promising start since signing from Schalke, where he built a reputation for his marauding runs down the left.
Last season, he produced three goals and five assists in only 25 Bundesliga appearances.
For Arsenal, he already has two assists after five Gameweeks, meaning he has been directly involved in 28.6% of Arsenal’s goals scored when on the pitch.
Arsene Wenger initially deployed his signing on the left of a back three, but the departure of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (£5.9m) has brought a change.
Kolasinac has been granted freedom to attack from advanced wing-back, and responded with an assist in the Gameweek 4 victory over AFC Bournemouth.
He followed that up with a goal in the UEFA Europa League win over Cologne.
Monday’s match is one of four for Arsenal that score two or less in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR) over the next five Gameweeks.
That gives Kolasinac the platform to sustain his recent points returns.
Owned by a modest 11.3% of managers, he can fulfil his potential as a leading premium defensive option
Lukasz Fabianski (SWA) £4.5m
With 29 points from his five matches, Fabianski leads the goalkeeper standings.
The Swansea City man has kept three clean sheets and saved 24 of 29 shots on target.
His save percentage of 82.8% is the highest of any goalkeeper facing 20 shots or more.
This has helped him to six save points, a tally matched only by Asmir Begovic (£4.5m).
Fabianski also top-scores in the Bonus Points System (BPS) for his position with 129 and picked up maximum bonus in Saturday’s draw at Tottenham Hotspur.
But despite these outstanding numbers, the Pole is owned by only 5.5% of FPL managers.
Swansea’s schedule remains kind up to Gameweek 16.
Eight of their next 11 matches score two or less in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR) and four of their next six Gameweeks provide home encounters.
Fabianski looks a fantastic option, with form, fixtures and a budget-friendly price tag all in his favour.
An assured provider of clean-sheet and save points, he can maintain his form to replicate the value offered by last season’s star goalkeeper, Tom Heaton (£5.0m).
James Tarkowski (BUR) £4.5m
Burnley’s towering centre-back has enjoyed a superb start to the season, promoting his FPL credentials.
His underlying statistics are very impressive.
Over the first five Gameweeks, he leads all defenders for clearances, blocks and interceptions (CBI) with 76.
Tarkowski is averaging a CBI every 5.9 minutes.
To put that into perspective, last season’s leading defender for that metric – AFC Bournemouth’s Steve Cook (£4.9m) – recorded a CBI every 7.3 minutes.
That suggests that Tarkowski could benefit from bonus points when the Clarets shut out opponents.
With Robbie Brady (£5.5m) supplying set-pieces, it seems only a matter of time before Tarkowski’s aerial threat comes to the fore in the opposition’s penalty area.
They conceded only five big chances – or gilt-edged opportunities – in matches at Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
Burnley’s home fixtures now look key to their appeal.
Six of their next seven matches at Turf Moor score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).
With a resilient Burnley boasting strong home fixtures, acquiring one of Dyche’s centre-backs looks a wise investment.