Scout Picks

Gameweek 36+ Scout Picks draws on Chelsea and Man City triple-ups

Chelsea and Manchester City are the key teams for Fantasy managers to draw on for Gameweek 36+.

We have included a triple-up from both clubs in our latest Scout Picks selection which, as is usual right now, lines up in a 3-5-2 formation.

This time, we come in well under our budget of £85.0m, with a side costing just £79.4 – good news for those Free Hitting this week.

Goalkeeper

Nick Pope (£5.0m) is the Scout Picks goalkeeper once again as his quest for a first-ever Golden Glove goes on. He still has the highest number of clean sheets this season (14), is joint-top for shutouts kept at home (eight) and, since the Premier League restart has made more saves than any other shot-stopper (23). Meanwhile, Pope faces a Wolves attack in Gameweek 36+ that may have scored three times against a hapless Everton side but still has two blanks in the last three outings.

Defenders

Cesar Azpilicueta (£6.1m) goes into the Scout Picks as a fixture-option rather than a form one, but it’s a home game against Norwich. The Chelsea defence has caused plenty of problems for itself recently but the Canaries have scored just once since the Premier League restart and no longer have an opportunity to stay in the division. Meanwhile, Azpilicueta has three assists since Gameweek 30+.

There is the potential for attacking returns at both ends of the pitch for Lucas Digne (£5.8m) in Gameweek 36+. The Everton left-back is joint-top for chances created among defenders over the last four matches, while Aston Villa have drawn a blank three times across the same period.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) is the first component of our Manchester United double-up ahead of their trip to Crystal Palace. The Red Devils may have been breached in the Gameweek 35+ meeting with Southampton, but they still have two clean sheets from a possible three on the road since the Premier League returned. Wan-Bissaka’s former employers remain incredibly goal-shy at home, scoring just 14 times there this season (worst in the league), while the right-back himself has two assists in his last five outings.

Midfielders

Raheem Sterling (£11.8m) has been in scintillating form since the return of the Premier League. The Manchester City man’s hat-trick against Brighton brings his attacking returns total over the last six Gameweeks to nine, recording 10 points per game in that time. We’re backing Sterling to start against Bournemouth who, despite their big win last time out, still sit in the bottom three for goals conceded since Gameweek 30+ (13).

Despite failing to live up to the Gameweek 35+ hype, Bruno Fernandes (£9.0m) keeps his place in the Scout Picks. He got a much-needed brief rest at the end of Manchester United’s draw with Southampton, so should be ready to start again on Thursday. Crucially, the Portuguese international has produced attacking returns in every away match since the Premier League restart, averaging 12.7 points across the three he has played in that time so far.

Christian Pulisic (£7.3m) looks the most likely Chelsea attacking midfielder to avoid Frank Lampard’s changes to the team following their 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United, which is why he gets the nod for Norwich’s trip to Stamford Bridge. Since the Premier League restart, the American has returned points in every single appearance apart from in Gameweek 35+.

Michail Antonio‘s (£7.0m) four-goal haul at Norwich was by no means a flash in the pan, the fulfilling of promising underlying numbers that earned him a place in last week’s Scout Picks selection. The West Ham midfielder gets back in again for Gameweek 36+ considering he ranks inside the Premier League’s top three for shots in the box, big chances and shots on target over the last four matches, producing a total of seven attacking returns in that time. Meanwhile, Watford are yet to keep a clean sheet away from home since Gameweek 22.

Phil Foden (£5.5m) is likely to be restored to the Manchester City line-up against Bournemouth, as he has started three of the four home matches since the Premier League return as was rested for the 5-0 win at Brighton. The young midfielder has been deadly at the Etihad Stadium too, producing five attacking returns there since Gameweek 30+ and unfortunate not to add to that in the recent win over Newcastle.

Forwards

A little over 60 minutes in each of Manchester City’s last two outings looks to be the precursor to another start for Gabriel Jesus (£9.8m) when Bournemouth come to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening. As is the case with Antonio, the Brazilian sits inside the Premier League’s top-three for shots in the box and big chances over the last four matches.

Chelsea’s poor showing without him against Sheffield United should see Olivier Giroud (£6.7m) come straight back into the team for Norwich’s visit to Stamford Bridge. Ahead of facing such an obliging defence, the Frenchman has three goals in four starts since the Premier League restart.

Substitutes

Dean Henderson (£5.2m) can certainly rack up the save points for his owners in Gameweek 36+. As he prepares to face Leicester at the King Power Stadium, he has made the second-highest number of stops since the Premier League returned, behind only Pope.

Willy Boly (£4.8m) deserves consideration for Gameweek 36+ with a trip to Burnley on Wednesday evening. The Wolves defence remains the best for conceding big chances over the last four, no time allowing fewer than them in that time.

Kortney Hause (£4.4m) and the recently improved Aston Villa defence face an Everton attack devoid of goals right now. The central defender has the second-highest number of shots in the box of any of his team-mates over the last four matches.

Mason Greenwood (£4.9m) remains a decent option for Gameweek 36+ despite his blank last time out. Still offering great value, he could benefit from Crystal Palace’s poor defence as well as Fernandes.

The Captain

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

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This skipper is chosen using the conclusions of the latest Captain Sensible article and a four-way vote between David, Neale, Paul and Geoff.

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2,797 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Scout picks backing Sterling. I'd love to believe he'd get at least 60.

  2. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    A. Salah 90 minutes (ars) or...
    B. Sterling (BOU) 30-60 minutes
    Who to choose?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      If the minutes are correct, A

  3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who scores more this week?
    A) Kane, Greenwood
    B) Jesus, Foden -4

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B all day long

    2. woodles
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      100% B

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks guys. Transfers made.

  4. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pulisic Hat-trick incoming !!

    1. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Chelsea 1 - 2 Norwich, mate
      Playing without pressure, literally nothing to lose and Chelsea have the expectations of everyone on their shoulders.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I'd love that but hopefully 3-4 😉

        1. Zenith UK
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Of course you would 😀
          As long as Willian isn't involved ML2 chaser has him, have what you want in that game, aha!

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Jinxed it mate

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        No way jose !

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He’s my VC but I don’t see a mega haul tbh. Think too much expectation

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Who will haul then in your opinion ??
        KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial Bruno Vardy Alonso ??

        (Thinking about Mane AWB >> Alonso Martial (-4))

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I’d expect a MCI mid or Salah to haul more than Puli or Giroud but I may be wrong!

          I keep switching armband between Sterling and Pulisic

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Ha ha
            From this

            AWB ings
            Azpi Greenwood

            First option looks good right ?

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Yeh Ings over GW for this week I think

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Thanks bro

  5. Zenith UK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I feel sick... Just took a -12 for BB GW36

    ML1 - Chasing 41 points pre hit.
    ML2 - Leading 26 points pre hit.

    Wish me luck.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Hopefully you nail the BB
      GL mate

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers buddy, chaser has Soyuncu (red card) and a bench of Rico (good luck against City), Guendouzi (non-starter) and Mousset so praying he takes at least a -4 to fix/amend his team.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      That’s the problem with having BB. I have it left and it’s more of a hinderance now, wouldn’t take a -12 just for BB

      1. Zenith UK
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        It was a -8, then I swapped Button for McCarthy to make it -12, yes I did another -4 for a GK. All I need is a clean sheet for it to pay off (or a penalty save, hehe) - or both! 😀

      2. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Agree. Seems utter madness.

      3. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Yeah crazy imo

  6. Obi1Kenobi0
    3 months, 8 days ago

    A) Mahrez + Jimenez > Pulisic + Ings

    B) Trent + Connolly > Egan + Ings

    If I do A then Pulisic is likely a 1 week punt. If I go with B then I have decent bench cover if Mahrez gets dropped, or I could even put Mahrez first on the bench.

  7. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Giroud or Willian on fh?

    1. Pickle juice
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      same dilemma....................... giroud more nailed to start but will get 65 mins

      willian if starts surely will haul

      what to do ?

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      willian

  8. SH
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Best defenders for the next 3 weeks, excluding the Manchester teams?

    1. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Doherty, Digne, Tarkowski.

  9. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    If Willian starts, surely it's Willian over Antonio?

    1. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      yes

    2. Zenith UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      For me, because Norwich are now down they have nothing to lose and will relax when they play ball. Chelsea MUST win this game, EVERYONE thinks they're going to walk it, the pressure is huge. CL is on the line.

      Norwich to win for me.

      Whoever wins out of Watford and West Ham 100% stays up in my opinion, gonna be goals.

      1. Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I don't think it's that easy. They are still the worst side in the league. It was a lot of pressure on West Ham too, to secure the PL spot, seems like they did OK.

      2. michaelington
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Having no pressure isn't going to turn them into Brazil 1970. They're still dog turd and will lose this game.

      3. SH@KTIMAAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Seriously
        This is your logic

  10. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    A. TAA, Digne, Dilva, Dendoncker
    B. VVD, Lamperty, KDB, Antonio (-4)
    C. TAA, Lamperty, KDB, Trossard
    D. TAA, Digne, Dilva, Antonio (-4)

  11. I AM THE FPL MONSTER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    % KDB starts vs Bournemouth?

    1. Pickle juice
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      1

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Half right, 2%

    2. King Barry
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      29.7% by my calculations

  12. Kuzser
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    What is the best move here guys?
    1.1 itb, 1ft

    1) Leno Sarr-> McCarthy Willian/Puli for-4
    2) Vardy Sarr-> Ings Willian/Puli for -4
    3) Mahrez -> Willian/Puli, bench Sarr
    4) Mahrez Sarr -> Dilva Willian/Puli for -4 (benching headache)
    5) Mahrez Vardy ->Sterling Ings for -4, bench Sarr

    Krul
    TAA - Doherty - Baldock
    KdB - Fernandes - Martial-Mahrez
    Greenwood - Jimenez -Vardy

    Subs: sarr Lascelles Lund. Leno

  13. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Moves done and feel sick but gotta stick with the punt and go for glory! G2G?

    0.1itb
    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Kiko
    Salah, Sterling (C), Dilva, Bruno, Pulisic (v)
    Vardy, Ings
    (Martin) (Greenwood, Lascelles, Simpson)

    Happy with the team but still torn on captain. Sterling, Dilva or Pulisic?!

    GL all!!

    1. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Think Puli just for the security of starts mate. Someone posted expected lineup in a previous article and Sterling was not starting

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Just unsure if Puli will haul though.... keep switching armband between Sterling and Puli!

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      GL bro

  14. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Doherty+Sarr to Egan+Pulisic

  15. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    INGS or GIROUD (just for this game week)

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Same problem here, leaning towards Giroud because it enables me to go without Willian and replace him with Antonio

  16. mattk lfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pope
    Doherty Trent Stevens
    KDB Sterling Fernandes Pulisic
    Rashford Ings Greenwood

    Reina Sarr Egan Lascelles

    2 FT and 1.1 itb. Genuinely have no idea who to even use a transfer on, any suggestions?

  17. Baggers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I have Aurier and Lascelles in my team but plan to Bench Boost in 37 with Free hit in 38. Would you take a minus 4 to do Aurier to Digne. Then next week Lascelles out ahead of the GWK 37? Or just hold? I can field 11 this week without these two but I may have to do a -4 anyway next week, just means defense this week of Pope, C.Taylor, Saiss & TAA

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Be good to have 2FT for next week, and hits for defenders are always a risk

      1. Baggers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I did Jimenez to Ings ahead of tonight so anything I do this week is a hit, plus I'll only have the 1 next week

    2. MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      i agree, the only valid reason i can think of is hes gonna rest for the watford game

      1. MOZIL
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        reply failed

  18. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I’m failing to understand why Sterling would start after playing 90 mins and FA cup around the corner? Nothing for City to play for in the league

    1. MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      i agree, the only valid reason i can think of is hes gonna rest for the watford game

    2. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I think it’s 50:50. Hard call.

    3. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Before Brighton game, he played 29 snd 58, so rested lately. And Jesus has played more minutes. But yeah, good question indeed...could Bilva take that position?

    4. QUEN
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      This.

  19. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Still unsure if Vardy to Jesus is worth the hit...

  20. woodles
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which is better??
    A) Mahrez & Vardy to Pula & Jesus (Play KDB)
    B) Mahrez & KDB to Sterling & Pula (Play Vards)

    Would love to captain Sterling if I knew he was starting

  21. Winston.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Any news about Aurier?

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Flagged.

    2. Olaf Sabres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I would think he's unlikely to play but I haven't heard

  22. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Willian or Antonio ?

    (already have puli and possibly giroud but could change to giroud to Ings)

  23. CBS
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Mahrez and jimines to Foden and Jesus
    Or
    Jimines and gomez to ings and digne

  24. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Hate to bench Greenwood but GTG?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Azpi
    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial Foden(C)
    Jesus(VC) Vardy

    (Greenwood Holgate Taylor)

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Same problem and same captain!

  25. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who do I bench???

    Foden, KDB, Pulisic, Martial, Fernandes, Vardy, Greenwood, Jesus???

    No idea. Might C Foden for a differential.

    1. Olaf Sabres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Vardy

  26. ChipsnGravy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Martial or Antonio for this GW?

  27. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    This is the most annoying gameweek in the history of FPL.

    1. Owenuk
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Agreed! No idea what to do,

  28. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    On FH:

    A. Willian
    B. Bruno

    1. Greenwood
    2. Giroud

  29. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which Man City defender is the best to go with for this game week?
    Or should I avoid

    1. ChipsnGravy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Instead or who?
      If you need one, I'd go Walker

      1. 03farmboy
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I’m free hit so trying to choose best defence

    2. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      avoid

  30. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which 1 on FH?

    A) TAA

    B) AWB

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      With all the free hits flying around TAA is a differential this week!