FPL Gameweek 6 Tips: Best Players To Transfer In

We’re already at GW6 of the 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League season.

In order to achieve a good rank it’s important to jump on players as soon as they hit top form, to maximise points potential.

This week the ones to target are the top performers from the weekend as well as those with good fixtures in GW6. Here are some of the best players to consider bringing in.

Best Players for FPL GW6

The best players to bring in ahead of FPL GW6 are Jamie Vardy, Michail Antonio and Ismaila Sarr.

Player Team Position Price Pick % GW5 Score Total Points
Jamie Vardy Leicester Forward £10.4m 11% 8 29
Michail Antonio West Ham Forward £7.9m 33% 0 39
Allan Saint-Maximin Newcastle Forward £6.7m 11% 8 27
Said Benrahma West Ham Midfielder £6.4m 32% 10 39
Ismaila Sarr Watford Midfielder £6.1m 8% 15 30
Demarai Gray Everton Midfielder £5.7m 18% 2 28
Conor Gallagher Crystal Palace Midfielder £5.6m 6% 2 28
Tino Livramento Southampton Defender £4.1m 10% 5 15

Jamie Vardy

  • Price: £10.4
  • Picked by: 11%
  • Fixtures: Burnley (H), Crystal Palace (a), Man Utd (H)

One of the many players to score at the weekend was Jamie Vardy, netting his third of the season against Brighton. He’s averaging 0.61 non-penalty goals per 90 and only three players have scored more than him.

Also, he’s registered 6 shots on target and has been one of Leicester’s best player so far. He faces Burnley in GW6, which could persuade players to bring him in as Burnley are conceding 16 shots per game and are winless so far.

He may be an alternative premium that could go under the radar this season.

Michail Antonio

  • Price: £7.9m
  • Picked by: 32%
  • Fixtures: Leeds (a), Brentford (H), Everton (a)

Despite missing the weekend’s fixture through suspension Antonio is still one of the league’s joint top scorers with four goals. He’s averaging just over a goal per 90 and is taking 4.3 shots per 90, resulting in him having the fourth highest non-penalty xG (2.4).

Additionally, he has four assists and is averaging an attacking return every 44 minutes, the best rate in the league. As well as that he’s produced 5 goal-creating actions, working out at 1.26 per 90.

After his suspension he’ll be well rested for GW6 against Leeds, who concede 18.4 shots per game (second most) and have an xGA per game of 2.16. Not only are they leaky at the back they are also missing several defensive players through injury and suspension, which Antonio could capitalise on.

Allan Saint-Maximin

  • Price: £6.7m
  • Picked by: 10%
  • Fixtures: Watford (a), Wolves (a), Tottenham (H)

The Frenchman added to his returns of a goal and two assists by scoring against Leeds on Friday night, which has led to another price increase. His creativity makes him a joy to watch, having the 8th highest xA (1.3), 12 key passes (7th most) and 10 passes into the penalty area.

He also shows goal threat, hitting 5 shots on target, the same number as Romelu Lukaku and Heung-Min Son. Whilst Callum Wilson is injured he’ll be the talisman for Newcastle.

With all the good forward options, being listed as a forward doesn’t help players trying to bring him in, but for GW6 he’s a good punt.

Newcastle face Watford and have been involved in a lot of high scoring, open games this season. Their 5 matches have included 19 goals, and Saint-Maximin could profit against a Watford side still trying to find their feet in this division.

Said Benrahma

  • Price: £6.4m
  • Picked by: 31%
  • Fixtures: Leeds (a), Brentford (H), Everton (a)

Benrahma picked up another return against Manchester United, making that three goals and two assists this season. The Algerian is averaging 1.09 returns per 90 and is still highly owned at 31%.

This season he’s hit 5 shots on target as well as producing three goal-creating actions.

West Ham have scored 11 this season, so bringing in a West Ham asset ahead of their game against Leeds is ideal. Leeds have been open at the back so far and haven’t hit their stride yet.

Ismaila Sarr

  • Price: £6.1m
  • Picked by: 7%
  • Fixtures: Newcastle (H), Leeds (a), Liverpool (H)

Ismaila Sarr enjoyed a good afternoon in front of goal against Norwich, scoring twice and taking his tally to three this season. He’s been slightly quiet this season, but has impressive underlying stats.

For example he’s had 8 shots on target this season, only Mohamed Salah has more (10). Also he creates chances for others, providing 16 crosses and 15 carries into the penalty area.

He’s Watford’s most expensive player for a reason, ranking third and 17th on FPL’s threat and creativity indexes.

It should be noted that he could be the Hornets’ penalty taker too, adding further incentive to bring him in, but we’re yet to see them win a penalty yet.

Demarai Gray

  • Price: £5.7m
  • Picked by: 17%
  • Fixtures: Norwich (H), Man Utd (a), West Ham (H)

Few would’ve expected Demarai Gray to be so well-owned this season, but three goals in 5 matches has seen him earn two price rises. The Jamaica international is Everton’s joint top scorer and has a very enticing fixture in GW6.

If there’s one team to target this season, it’s Norwich. They’ve lost all 5 of their matches this season, conceding the most goals in the process (14).

They’ve also been allowing 17.2 shots per game, so a clean sheet in this meeting is unlikely. Gray has also successfully carried the ball into the penalty area 8 times and could cause the Canaries real problems.

Conor Gallagher

  • Price: £5.6m
  • Picked by: 6%
  • Fixtures: Brighton (H), Leicester (a), Arsenal (a)

Gallagher has made a bright start to his Palace career, scoring twice to be their joint top scorer this season. The Chelsea loanee has also been involved in 20 shot-creating actions, 5 per 90, and three goal-creating actions.

As Palace face their rivals Brighton in GW6, it should be noted that they have a good record against them recently. The Eagles haven’t lost in four meetings with the Seagulls and Gallagher managed to beat them last season with West Brom, in which he registered an assist.

The midfielder offers good value at just £5.6m, scoring 28 points so far (5 points per £m).

Tino Livramento

  • Price: £4.1m
  • Picked by: 10%
  • Fixtures: Wolves (H), Chelsea (a), Leeds (H)

The budget defender had an unexpectedly good GW5, scoring 5 points in a 0-0 away result at Manchester City. That means it’s back-to-back clean sheets for Southampton after facing a City side that had scored 11 in their three previous matches.

Livramento has played every match so far, which is all you want from a budget defender, but has also made 16 interceptions (fourth most) which could earn him some bonus points in future matches.

Along with that he’s also made 15 carries into the final third, highlighting his attacking potential as Luke Shaw is the only defender to have more.

The Saints play Wolves in GW6 who have failed to score in all but one of their matches this season, meaning another clean sheet isn’t too unlikely.