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+?

The Scout Picks has a captain for the 2019/20 campaign.

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

Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the captain we choose each Gameweek is usually known only to those who have signed up to Membership for the 2019/20 season and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

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2,797 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MARJE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    In a pickle. Which 2 to bench?

    A TAA
    B Azpi
    C Digne
    D Doherty
    E Tarkowski

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A and E imo

    2. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I'd go DE personally but arguments for all of them

    3. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      DE

    4. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      DE for me! Strong defense that is

    5. Tev
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      DE

    6. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      DE

  2. Mind över Mata
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Gents, best move here?

    A) Jimi -> Ings, Giroud
    B) Mahrez -> Willian (don't think Mahrez will start)

    Pope
    TAA, Walker, Saiss
    Fernandes, KDB. Pulisic, Salah, Mahrez
    Greenwood, Rashford

    Martinez; Jimi, Aurier*, Holgate*

  3. Johnny too hotty
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    as a sterling owner, who captained him last week and got lucky, I dont see the great appeal to captain him this week too. He played 90 minutes and is no way playing over 60 ish right?

    Im thinking Jesus is the captain choice this week as surely he starts over sterling and KDB. Maybe Jesus plays 90 mins too

    1. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I also captained sterling last week and will probably avoid. Between Bruno, Salah and Jesus for me. Bruno seems safest.

    2. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      My captain so fingers crossed

  4. Andrew
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Capt choice out of :-

    Willian
    KDB
    Bruno

    1. Choking Hazard
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Im going bruno

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Bruno easy

  5. 50mildownthedraintonymartia…
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Guys martial or rashford on a FH? 17 points behind leader, he has martial already, doesn't have rashford, has greenwood

    1. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Rashford then, could go either way really.

  6. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Bench Jimmy, Greenwood or Vardy?

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      GW

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Greenwood.

    3. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Jimmy

    4. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Jimmy

  7. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Pages are flying. Brace yourselves when Pulisic is benched tonight !

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      He won't be

  8. mearley14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I've seen a few people mention the name Rockstar for early team news.

    What platform is this released on? Has any info been leaked for this game week?

      1. mearley14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks

  9. Pellegrini Falcon
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Suddenly overtaken by ML rival, he has Martial, Antonio, Willian, Jesus, Vardy, while I have Salah, Mahrez, Foden, KDB, Greenwood. Any ideas on how I can make up the ~30 points gap? Have 2 FTs, thinking Mahrez to Sterling for one of them

    1. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Try Silva

  10. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    David Silva or Foden for the next two GWs?

    Starting to lean towards Foden. Think Dilva has a better chance of starting the FA Cup semi than him.

  11. GE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Azpi or Alonso?

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Alonso if he starts wait for early team news

    2. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Alonso if we get the leak

  12. GARRYSMEDLEY
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Is KDB to Sterling for a -4 worth the risk, considering Capt Sterling as well?

  13. Vjm6891
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Decided TC this week and FH GW38.

    Pulisic, KDB, Foden, Bruno or Rashford as TC?

  14. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Need help peeps,
    what transfer brings more value over the next two GWs??

    A) Rashford -- Jesus
    B) Robbo + Sarr -- Digne + Puli (-4)
    C) Salah + Sarr -- Sterling + Puli (-4)
    D) Sarr + Jimenez -- Saka + Jesus (-4)

  15. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which option is better?

    A) Jimi —> Jesus

    B) Mahrez —> Pulisic

    C) Jimi & Mahrez —> Jesus & Pulisic (-4)

  16. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    So Willian not in the scout team... bad captain choice?

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Definitely not, good captain choice

    2. Gregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Could be great given Norwich’s inability to defend set pieces.

    3. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Krul could save his penalty

    4. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Cheers lads, confidence boosted. Good luck this week!

  17. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which combo?

    A) Salah/Giroud
    B) Willian/Ings

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      For FH onlt

  18. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Willian C
    Jesus VC
    Why not....

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      same - good luck

  19. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH including Salah,
    if not Salah, who would you go for?

    DDG
    Doherty Digne Alonso/Azpi
    Salah Sterling Dilva Fernandes Pulisic
    Jesus Giroud

  20. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which 3 defenders are best to have this game week?

    1. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Digne AWB Azpi seems popular on here

  21. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Best 3rd defender to pair with one of Alonso/Azpi and TAA on FH?

    (can't be City or Chelsea)

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Digne?

  22. Saro0808
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    1) Vardy to Ings/Giroud
    2) Kdv & Vardy/Auba to Salah & Ings/Giroud (for -4)
    3) Hold.
    My Current Team
    Lloris
    Aurier Awb Holgate
    Kdb Sterling(c) Foden Martial
    Auba Rashford Vardy
    Bench : Reina Baldock Basham D.luiz
    Chips left - Bench boost and free hit
    bank - 0.3m
    ( aurier,basham and holgate seems won't play )

  23. Disco Stu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Willian or Antonio? Have Pulisic

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Antonio- better 3 games

      if FH willian

    2. Saro0808
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      antonio for sure.
      you already have a Chelsea cover.plus after this week you wont like to keep chelsea's assets,tough fixtures ahead

      1. Disco Stu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I'm on a FH so can't keep either

  24. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    A) Jesus and Antonio in for Jimi and Salah -4
    B) Jesus and Digne in for Jimi and TAA -4
    C) None and save FT

    If i do the above Jesus CPT

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      anyone pls? 🙂

      1. Nespinha
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I would go B, go heck mine upstairs I also need help!

    2. Vimes (No Arsenal Players)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Just Salah for Antonio I reckon

  25. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Repost, pages flying!

    Fancy captaining one of my City players, leaning towards Foden on possibility of more minutes?

    1. KDB
    2. Foden
    3. Jesus

    Thank you

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Jesus for me

      1. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Thank you

  26. LordEllison
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    1 FT and 0.8 ITB, was thinking either
    Vardy > jesus
    Or Jimenez > ings or should i just FH

    Martinez Martin
    TAA Doherty Aurier Kiko Lascelles
    Salah Martial KDB Fernandes Guendouzi
    Greenwood Vardy Jimenez

  27. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone else captaining Foden?

    1. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Me! (Maybe). Prefer Jesus numbers but Foden more likely to play 90.

  28. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    If on a FH, would you prefer AWB or TAA?

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I'm going AWB as I'm less convinced Palace will score

      1. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I have him in my regular non-FH squad, and United seem to have dropped off defensively in the last couple of weeks.

    2. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Assuming they both concede, who would you prefer?

      1. Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        At first thought I'd have said TAA. But looking at recent scores I'm not so sure. 1 attacking return in his last 7 starts, 1G+2A in his last 11 starts.

        Maybe the answer is neither and look elsewhere at a Digne/Doherty/Tarkowski instead.

  29. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Mane to Sterlo© for free?

  30. HD7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Digne, TAA or Doherty?
    Only for this GW