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. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Can't see why Pulisic is more popular than Willian when the stats say otherwise.

    1. El Muñeco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      yeah prefer Willian but going both on FH. Captain Willian over Pulisic

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

    Who would you bench out of Greenwood or Aubameyang

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

      Auba. It s proven that he is awful vs big 6

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Greenwood could be benched anyway.

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

        Nahh.

  3. primal33
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Salah + Martial to Sterling + Pulisic for -4

    Yay or nay?

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No

      1. primal33
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Martial to Pulisic for free?

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

          Hell no

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

      for this week yay, otherwise no.

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      no

    4. timmmuh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No

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

      No

    6. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

  4. El Muñeco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Jesus or Rashford on a Free Hit?

    Feels like one that could bite me.

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

      I like Rashford for that one

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

      jesus

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Zouma or Reece James if both start?

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

      James for me

  6. timmmuh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Pope
    TAA-Lascelles-Saiss
    Sterling(c)-Bruno-Pulisic-DeBruyne-Foden
    Rashford-Greenwood

    Jimi-Aurier-Jack Robinson

    3.3ITB, 0 FT

    Do I add Azpi or Alonso as a 1 week punt for a hit (-4) to move out Aurier (would move into Lascelles spot)? Wait for team news?

    1. El Muñeco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Don't think Lascelles will play. Maybe Digne so it can stick with him for last three GWs...

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

        I could swap Azpi/Alonso to Digne for next week ... something to think about though. I just saw that Lascelles is likely out (as is Aurier) so I have to do something for a hit here.

  7. Uchiha
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Hi guys... Still in a dilemma.
      Which 3 defenders to play?

      TAA
      Taylor (Burnley one)
      Jonny
      Holgate (fit now)
      Kiko

      Please help...my slender lead depends on it

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

      Is Jimi to Jesus worth a -4?

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

        No.

      2. timmmuh
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        No

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

        I say yes but only because I thought it was worth the risk with my rank. Putting the captain band on Jesus too.

      4. Uchiha
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I have Jimi currently so I won't expressly advice. Ask yourself do you see Jesus outscoring Jimenez by at least 4 points (your hit amount) this week? If yes go for it.. if not sure then hold..Also Jimenez is as nailed as it gets... Jesus on the other hand.. Well you know the Pep drill.

        • potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Not sure it will pay off for a hit.
          Having said that jimi is no where near fpl standard right now. He is playing waaay deep and not their target man right now.
          If it wasn't for that peno he would have been 4 games without return.

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

        Rate my free hit team:

        Pope
        Doherty Azpi Digne
        Sterling (c) KDB Bruno Pulisic Antonio
        Ings Jesus

        Reina Greenwood Stephens Cresswell

      6. Eldon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Sterling and Giroud

        or

        KDB and Ings

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          SG

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

          S and I?

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

        When and where can we find early team news for tonight?

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

        Thoughts on these moves (1FT, 0.5m) - KDB, DCL and Jiminez > Foden, Ings and Jesus (-8)
        Would give me:

        Pope
        Doherty TAA AWB
        Sterling Foden Fernandes Pulisic Martial
        Jesus Ings

        Too much? Ings or Giroud (if starting)? Lost for other ideas.

      9. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Think I’m going to do KDB,Rashford,Vardy > Dilva,Jesus,Ings -4

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

        Anyone transferring out Salah this week? For who?

        1. andy85wsm
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I've only looked at ways I might be able to bring him back 😮

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

          Would only do it for sterling knowing he’s nailed to start

        3. timmmuh
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Did it 2 weeks ago for Sterling - who I captained last week. Working out well so far, but I am nervous as heck and may get Salah back in for DeBruyne next week or for 38.

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

          Sold for Sterling.

        5. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Maybe Sterling but not sure it worth it

        6. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I have him. Briefly thought about it.
          Surely you can’t drop him against that Arsenal defence.

      11. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Holgate likely to start?

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

          Should do.

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          He will if he’s fit. Ancelotti hinted that he would be looked at in training.

      12. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Do Ya think this is the week to do KDB to Sterling (-4)
        There was a post yesterday saying KDB likely to start

        TEAM - GW36+
        Martínez / (Pope)
        TAA / Doherty / Saiss / (Lascelles) / (Taylor)
        KDB / Salah / Martial / Fernandes[C] / Foden
        Greenwood / Jesus / (DCL)

        1. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Flipping keepers

      13. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        URGENT please

        RM Free Hit Team

        Ederson - (4.0)
        Kaba - Azpi - James - (Diop) - (Rico)
        KDB - Mane - Salah - Martial - Fernandes
        Greenwood - Jesus - (Connolly)

        1. LeicesterA
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Personally wouldn’t go double pool on a FH, and I’d be a little worried about KDB starting.

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

          Looks good just so you have a big couch to hide behind for the CHE/NOR match

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

          FH this week with only Chelsea defence. Also Watford defence should go (Kabasele?).
          Double Liverpool seems odd with the options available with City/Chelsea.

          Would have a look at it again.

      14. Thadsy12
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Mahrez, Jiminez and Aurier to Pulisic, Jesus and Saiss for - 4?

        I have Aurier and Lascelles and will need to start one of them, and can't afford Mahrez and Jimi to Pulisic and Jesus without that downgrade.

        Already have Doherty so could do someone else instead of Saiss, eg Taylor.

      15. Netters2018
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Just for this week on FH

        Rashford or Jesus?

        Have Bruno, Sterling and Foden already?

        1. LeicesterA
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Jesus for me.

        2. El Muñeco
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          See above, I currently have Rashford so inclined to stick. Jesus is likely to get hooked

      16. LeicesterA
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        FH GTG, folks? Too many eggs in single baskets or smart thinking?

        Ederson
        AWB - Alonso - Azpi (Rockstar pending)
        Bruno - Martial - Dilva - Pulisic (c) - Antonio
        Jesus - Ings

        Strong bench too. Could do Antonio and Ederson to Sterling and McCarthy, but that will really be all eggs in a four team basket...

        Please help! Really appreciate it.

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

          No KDB and no sterling on free hit?

          1. LeicesterA
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            I can do Sterling, easy enough. I’ve transferred out KDB. Don’t think he will start.

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

        Antonio or Martial on Free Hit?

      18. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Anyone know if FPL Rockstar is on duty tonight ahead of CHE v NOR?

      19. MrFrodo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I'm 50 points behind in my mini league and am try to play aggressive to make up some ground.
        So i'm thinking of doing KDB to Pulisic and Jiminez to Jesus for -4.
        Good move or stupid?

        1. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Go for it

          C a player he don't own

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

          depend on what your rival is doing but those moves could pay off considering the fixtures

        3. CRO KLOPP
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I would do that, GL

      20. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Any thoughts on my WC much appreciated

        Pope
        Saiss TAA Boly
        Sterling Pulisic Martial Bruno Salah
        Ings Jesus

        Button - Greenwood Taylor Lamptey

        Only X2 City but will sell Pulisic for a 3rd one after Puli play Norwich

        Cheers

      21. Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Who's the best captain pick from these?

        A) KDB
        B) Foden
        C) Salah

        1. GARRYSMEDLEY
            2 months, 9 days ago

            B

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

          Play 2

          A. Holgate
          B. Saiss
          C. VVD

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

            A

        3. CRO KLOPP
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Jesus or Ings for the rest of the season?

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

            Jesus

        4. ZakyJ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Pope
          TAA Robo Boly
          Bruno(C) Martial KDB Mahrez Salah
          Greenwood Ings

          (Button. Jimi Lampty Lascelles)

          GTG?

          Or get Jesus (C) in downgrading either Mahrez (Foden) or Robbo (Egan) for (-4)

        5. Geordie19
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          What you think?

          Mahrez to Puli/Willian (bench Jimi) or
          Jimi to Ings (bench Mahrez)

        6. Mr_Barbs
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          FH this team or save for 38? 1ft.

          Pope
          TAA, Egan, Saiss
          Sterling, KDB, Foden, Pulisic, Bruno
          Rashford, Greenwood

          Martinez, Vardy, Lascelles, Holgate