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.

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. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Gendouzi and Vardy to Pulisic and Ings for a hit?

    1. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

    2. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

  2. Lucas8406
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Best five out of these for this gw?
    A) Salah
    B) Pulisic
    C) Foden
    D) Sterling
    E) KDB
    F) Martial
    G) Fernandes

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      ABCFG

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

      Bcdeg

  3. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bilva,Dilva and Foden guaranteed to start?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No player is guaranteed to start, Foden most nailed of those 3 I’d say

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        cheers

  4. Sharpify
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Team this week. Plan on no transfers, then 2 free next week with triple capt.

    Pope
    Saiss Baldock Holgate (Fernandes, Lewis)
    Willian Salah Martial Fernandes KDB
    Ings Jimenez (Connolly, Reina)

    Captain Fernandes as my ML rival doesn't have him (yet!).

    OR

    Get extra Chelsea or Man City coverage?

    Go!

  5. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Chasing 45 points in ML. He will most likely captain Sterling

    Who would you captain from this lot? (He does not have any of these in his team).

    A. Salah
    B. Foden
    C. Rashy

    1. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A

    3. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I would captain Sterling

  6. Pique and De Bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Hey all, thoughts on my F/H team please. Gone full differential from my mini league leader (as far as i know).

    De Gea
    AWB / Azpilicueta / Digne
    Sterling / Son / Pulisic(c) / Silva(vc) / Martial
    Jesus / Giroud

    Pickford / Ings / Alderweireld / Fredericks

    Picked a strong ish bench in case of rotation but can be thinned down if needs be and got 1m itb so can pretty much change anything. Any thoughts/comments appreciated.

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

    Given Arteta's presser, do you think he will rotate a few players? This will make Salah more appealing

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

    If you own STERLING
    you captain STERLING
    if you don't own STERLING
    you captain WILLIAN/PULISIC

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      If giroud starts I’ll cap him

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

      i own sterling and (C) Willian. There is no right or wrong

  9. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bottomed...

    On FH

    Best combination:

    A) Sterling and Greenwood
    B) Dilva and Rashford

    If A, bench 1. Greenwood or 2. Foden (also have Jesus)

    Cheers!

  10. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Which FH combo sounds better for you?

    A) Alonso, Antonio, Ings
    B) AWB, Salah, Giroud

  11. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Think I'm going to do Mahrez to DSilva and bench boost as think Silva will play this gw and 38 so easy to bench in 37 and then bench greenwood in 38. What do you reckon of BB this week?

    Pope McCarthy
    TAA Gomez Saiss Boly Egan
    Dilva Salah KDB Foden Bruno
    Greenwood Rashford Ings

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      All away defence doesn't look cool tbh

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

        Wait until next week and keep Mahrez?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Like that option mate ... Defense would have better fixtures on paper

          Cue in 100 points on bench this GW 😀

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

            Cheers mate! Makes sense

  12. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    These FPL decisions every few days are exhausting!

    1. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Just 3 deadlines left, glad this randomness will soon be over!

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Wouldn't it be great if it was like this all the time.

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I'd much rather it this way than all the waiting about for weeks in between deadlines

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think that too, except right now when I'm stressing about what transfers to do 😀

  13. It'd be Rudi not to...
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Really stuck. BB and TC Left. 1 FT, 0.2 ITB.

    Pope (Button)
    Doherty, Saiss, TAA, (Holgate, Lascelles)
    Salah, Bruno, Foden, KdB, (Saka)
    Vardy, Greenwood, Rashford

    Was thinking about FH tonight, as worried about no Chelsea and then TC on 38+ for a City player.

    Chasing my ML about 70 points down. He has FH only left.

  14. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who to captain out of this lot? Keep changing my mind

    A) Mane (ars)
    B) Giroud (NOR)
    C) Bruno (cry)
    D) Foden (BOU)

  15. King Kun Ta
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bench Mahrez (KDB & Jesus) or Greenwood (Bruno & AWB)? Ta!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mahrez

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        thanks for the feedback....my idea as well

  16. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Honest throughts on
    DCL KdB and Mahrez to Jesus Foden Pullisic -4?

    Woukd bench greenwood.

    Salah Bruno Martial
    Vardy Greenwood

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      imho good...i think -4 is covetable with the favorable fixtures

  17. HD7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    TAA Doherty or Digne?
    Only for GW36

  18. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Transfers done, team locked. Captainy on Pulisic by virtue of the fact he should get more minutes than Raheem against a worse opponent. Good luck all!

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Maguire
    Sterling D.Silva Bruno Martial Pulisi(c)
    Vardy Ings

    Krul Jimenez Aurier Fernandez 0FT 0.8ITB

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      GL mate!

      Looks good. I keep switching armband between the 2. Literally can’t decide

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      GL

  19. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    If a straight choice between Dilva and Foden who would you pick and why

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Foden the better option for me this week but Dilva will get the last game for sure as a send off

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Foden
      Younger

    3. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I went with Dilva probably because he's the more proven player.

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      D.Silva for the reasons you have said

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Foden as I think he has more chance of playing both 36 & 37 either side of FA Cup semi

      Then Foden > Dilva FT for Dilva Triple Captain in his testimonial in GW38 vs. Norwich

      That's the plan for now anyways

  20. Vlad Tepes
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Start Greenwood over Mahrez or Kdb?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No

  21. n14mul
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Here i go again.

    Vardy to jesus done.

    Kdb to pulisic for a -4 a mad move??

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Don't do it, I've found out the hard way that -4 isn't worth it.

      1. n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        dare i ask what your hard way was

        1. InterUranus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I took -8 this week just gone out of frustration. I'd be 25 points better off had I not made any transfers. Pulisic would in theory have to outscore KDB by at least 6 points for it to be worth it, which whilst possible, is it worth the risk?

  22. InterUranus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Martial Bruno Foden KDB Pulisic
    Ings Vardy Rashford

    Bench one

    1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Vardy

  23. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Really though, Pope or Lloris? On FH obviously.

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Don't trust Spurs, especially if Aurier isn't starting as well, their defence is primed for a whipping

    2. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Pope

  24. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Willian or Pulisic?

  25. Olaf Sabres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Martial - Pulisic for one week?

    1. n14mul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      nope...im looking forward to martial vs a palace defense on holiday

      1. Olaf Sabres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I'm just scared not to have him .. and captain him

        I have KDB, Salah, Foden, Martial, Fernandes,
        Greenwood and Ings (Vardy)

  26. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bottomed...a Wildcard FAIL last gw!!!

    Team:
    Schmeichel
    TAA Azpi Aurier
    Bruno KDB Willian Foden
    Vardy Ings Greenwood

    Martin Souchek Egan Digne

    What should I do this gw pls? 1 FT & 1mil ITB

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hold steady. Save the FT for next week and double up on Burnley.

  27. HD7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    FH36:

    -
    Azpi - Digne
    Sterling Pulisic Bruno Willian -
    Ings Jesus

    A) De Gea, TAA, Dilva/Foden
    A)Ederson, AWB, Martial

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I prefer DDG TAA DSilva

      1. HD7
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks bro

  28. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is this FH team GTG? Sad to miss out on Willian/Giroud/Antonio but can't have them all.
    DDG
    Alonso Azpi Digne
    Pulisic Sterling(C) D.Silva Bruno Martial
    Jesus Ings

  29. ajk1211
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Why the lack of Vardy love?

    Leicester in the hunt for Top 4 and will surely seek a reaction after Bournemouth? Vardy after Golden Boot and against SHU (granted a good side) as a Sheff W fan.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Two or three main issues really:

      (1) How many blocks can you take out of Leicesters Jenga tower before it all falls over (We now have taken out the Pereira, Chilwell, Maddison & Soyuncu blocks) - i.e. service for Vardy could be in short(er) supply

      (2) Newcastle red card aside Henderson has only conceded 6 goals in his last 11 games - they're just not generally leaking goals - i.e. even if service is provided, Vardy has to beat a brick wall of a keeper

      (3) Then up next is a Mourinho defence, and then Man Utd

      Taking all that into consideration - even if he had hattricked v Bournemouth - questions have to be asked about those last three

      But the guy is a statistical freak anyways & can score hattricks from negative XG's, hence why the deliberation

  30. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A. Mahrez to Silva
    B. Mahrez to Pulisic
    C. Vardy to Ings
    D. Any combo of Abc -4
    E. Mahrez, Connolly to Foden, Ings (bench Greenwood)-4

    Pope
    Taa, Dohert, Holgate
    Salah, Mahrez, Kdb, Bruno, Martial
    Greenwood, Vardy

    Martin, Saiss, Lascales, Connoly