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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2,797 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Hi fellas. FH team below, any suggestions? 0.4 itb

    de Gea
    Azpi Saiss Boly
    Salah Sterling(c) Foden Pulisic Bruno
    Ings Jesus

    Button Greenwood Egan Keane

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Looks good

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Not keen on wolves double up but could work

      1. Eastman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Don't double up on Wolves on a fh

  2. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Which one you'd prefer on FH?

    A) Giroud
    B) Ings

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

    2. ebb2sparky
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

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

      Giroud if we get news that he starts.

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

      B

    5. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A if he is starting - both will score similar so don't dwell too much on it

  3. Uchiha
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Guys pls help.. Which 3 to play

    TAA
    Taylor (Burnley)
    Jonny
    Holgate
    Kiko.
    Thanks all

  4. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Best move? 🙂 Will FH38+.

    A. KDB >> Sterling(C)
    B. Vardy >> Jesus
    C. Jimmy >> Giroud/Ings
    D. Any 2 of the above for -4!

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

      A

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B, C

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Seems too close to call 🙂

    4. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Any experts about? 😆

    5. Jon Snow
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A for me but I know nothing

    6. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

    7. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B and C I captain Sterling but I don't risk to sell Kdb

  5. FPL-Albion
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Help!! Leading ML by 30 but gap is closing

    McCarthy (Martinez)
    TAA, AWB, Doherty (Lascelles, Robinson)
    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Fernandes (Saint Maxim)
    Ings, Greenwood, Jimenez

    2 FT and 0.7 ITB

    not really sure what to do
    a) Mahrez to D Silva
    b) Mahrez and Jimenez to D Silva and Vardy
    c) any others? maybe get in Chelsea players or Martial?

  6. Wılly
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 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

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      good - a bit different with Salah

    2. Netters2018
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Nrly the same as my FH!

      Only difference is TAA, Patricio vs DDG, Doherty...

      I was tempted by DDG myself rather than Patricio

  7. Beatle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Using Free Hit. Pick one:

    - AWB
    - Coleman

    Thanks

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      AWB

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      AWB - prefer Digne over coleman anyways

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

    Odds KDB starting

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      49%

    2. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      44%

  9. Better Call Raul
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Anything here worth a hit?

    2.3itb
    Ederson
    TAA-Doherty-Dawson
    KdB-Fernandes-Martial-Pulisic(c)
    Auba-Greenwood-Jesus

    Button-Lascelles-Doug.Luiz-3.9

  10. pranavs9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Planning to get either Dilva or Sterling.
    Dilva is rested and will be motivated to end his career on a high
    Sterling is of course in form but may not get many minutes
    Community pls help in selection dilemma

    1. screamer73
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      In the same boat and leaning towards Silva. No logic just gut feeling.

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        i have the same gut

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

    Captain: Jesus, Salah or Bruno?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Jesus

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Son of God

  12. primal33
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Currently have this tea but it feels wrong without a Chelsea attacker. Any suggestions?

    Pope (Button)
    Doherty TAA Masina (Lascelles Robinson)
    Salah KdB Foden Bruno Martial
    Vardy Greenwood (Ings)

    Should I start Ings over Greenwood? Vardy to whichever Chelsea striker starts?

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

    Would you want to change anyone in this midfield?

    KDB, Salah, Bruno, Martial, Willian

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

      Of on FH i’d get KDB out

  14. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Best GW 38 city trio?

    Sterling, DSilva and Jesus?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Wish it was the City game tonight. Just want to know what the damn starting lineup is and be put out of our misery

      1. Bobby_Baggio
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        I'm sure some will be crying on here if not all when it does come out

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

      Yeh probably

    3. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Foden instead of Silva imo

    4. Godfrey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I have Jesus, DSilva and Foden. Really expect Sterling on the bench for the Arsenal game

    5. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sterling, KdB, D.Silva

  15. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on the following FH team...

    Pope
    Azpilicueta, AWB, Digne
    Pulisic, Salah, Sterling, Foden, Fernandes
    Giroud, Jesus

    (Greenwood, Saiss, Tarkowski, Martinez)

  16. Sj3451
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Hi all FH team here, any advice?

    Pope,
    AWB, Digne, Azpi
    Salah, Sterling, Dilva, Willian
    Giroud, Ings, Jesus

  17. Alli
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Save and cross fingers?

    Pope
    TAA - Doherty - Digne
    Mané - KDB - Fernandes(c) - Foden
    Rashford(vc) - Ings - Greenwood

    Martin - Mahrez - Saiss - Lascelles

  18. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    DCL > Giroud or Ings -4 worth it? Dont own any Chelsea players

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      you think to get Giroud as one week punt ?

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Would definitely be a 1 week punt, would sell for Ings next week

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          So ings better .. And use FT for other player

  19. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any word on Holgate or Aurier?

    Only TAA playing ...

  20. adamtheyido
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    How early does does the leaked teamsheet usually come out?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      2 mins

      1. adamtheyido
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Wow, really?
        Better get my 2nd choices sorted then!

  21. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    So so confuse... with 1FT and 1m itb.

    DDG
    Taa • Doherty • Holgate ----------- Kiko Lamptey
    Mahrez • KDB • Bruno • Pulisic --- Guendouzi
    Jimmy • Rashford • Vardy

    A: Vardy >> Jesus but good chance kdb/mahrez dont play
    B: Vardy + Mahrez >> Jesus + Foden (-4)
    C: Vardy + Guendouzi >> Ings + Foden (-4) and bench mahrez

  22. timmmuh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Lascelles/Aurier likely out this week. Need a defender and have 7.6 to spend if I move out Lascelles:

    Current Def are TAA-Saiss-Jack Robinson-Lascelles-Aurier

    Which defender should I get for the run-in (will be taking a 4pt hit)?

    A)Alonso - if in the team but bad fixtures 37/38
    B)Azpi - same as above
    C) Doherty - double up on Wolves
    D) Digne - great fixtures
    E) Egan - good fixtures in 37/38 after Leicester away this week
    F) Tarkowski - double up on Burnley (Pope in goal) touch match this week
    G) VanDijk/Robbo - been leaky; fixtures not great for defense

    Already have 3 City/ManU players so their defenders are out.

  23. ZTF
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Start

    A) Jimenez
    B) C.Taylor

  24. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Willian or Puli?

  25. Totalfootball
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Will Sterling start ?

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Pep knows.

  26. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Salah or Sterling for this GW? on FH...

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sterling

  27. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Was there a Pep press conference? I've not seen any quotes (for what they're worth!)

    1. Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      There was, but it was dominated by FFP questions

  28. LordEllison
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 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.

  29. Sj3451
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Pick 2:
    Willian
    Giroud
    Pulisic

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      g p

  30. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Pope or Lloris?