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. Charan77
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    With the deadline fast approaching....help!

    Would you FH this team:

    Pope
    TAA, AWB, Doherty
    Salah, KDB(c) , Dendoncker, Bruno (v)
    Vardy, Greenwood, Ings

    To:

    Pope
    AWB, Digne, Azp
    Salah, Sterling (c), Pulisic, Bruno (v)
    Vardy, Greenwood, Ings

    Thanks

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

      ya FH team def looks stronger.

      Jn 1st team won't captain kdb.

      1. Charan77
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

        So use the FH and captain Sterling?

    2. Captain Beefheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      100% nope

      1. Charan77
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

        Looking at my team would you use the FH this week at all?

        1. Captain Beefheart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Personally no, not sure if you have any free transfers left, but looks like you only need 2/3 main changes, Sterling, Pulsic, by downgrading TAA, think it's a waste of FH for 3 change, think I'd rather take -8 hit, good luck anyway

          1. Charan77
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            I used my ft to bring in Ings for jiminez.

            Have TC left.

            So save FH for gw 37 or gw 38?

    3. AngryNoob
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I think your second team's defence is spot on for this week, just my opinion 🙂

      I can't call the Man City game this week but I wish I had Sterling instead of KDB. Even if Sterling plays half an hour he will probably punish Bournie-Mouth anyways

      1. Charan77
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        What about this team on FH:

        Ederson
        Azp, Taylor, Doherty
        Martial (v), D Silva, William, Pulisic (c), Bruno
        Rashford, Jesus

        Martin, Ings, Cresswell, Jack Robinson

  2. Captain_Shirokov
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Bench:

    1) Jimenez
    2) Greenwood

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

      1

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

      1

    3. Avery78
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      2

    4. AngryNoob
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      1

  3. aguerreiro
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Need some help here guys please :

    2FT 1.5 m ITB , still have FH

    Patricio (Martinez)
    TAA Doherty Aurier (Holgate Lascelles)
    Mane(c) KDB(vc) Foden Martial Bruno
    Jimenez Greenwood (Nketiah)

    was thinking maybe Jimi -> Ings and Foden ->Willian ? or Aurier - > Azpi?
    Is it worth it to use the FH chip?

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

      Lack of Chelsea players could cost tonight.

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

    Anything worth a hit with this team? 0 ft 1.9 itb. Could do Saka to Foden but that would leave me with benching problems this gw.

    Patricio
    TAA Doherty Maguire
    Pulisic Fernandes Sterling Willian
    Jesus Rashford Ings

    Martinez Aurier Ritchie Saka

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

    A) Vardy + Ings

    B) Jesus + Greenwood

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

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

    FH team gtg?

    DDG
    Azpi, Digne, TAA
    Sterling (c), Foden, Salah, Pulisic, Bruno
    Jesus, Giroud

    Subs: Martinez, Greenwood, Saiss, O’Connel

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

      Looks awesome - punt on Alonso if we get news he's starting?

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

        Thinking that, yes, but likely to get news?

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

          Come back here around 19:10 BST

    2. slamdunk
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Exact starting 11 as mine,good luck

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

        Cheers, GL!

    3. G Banger
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      That's mine currently! (except I cant afford your bench)

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

        Probably don’t need the bench with 5 subs, GL!

  7. A Fat Spanish Waiter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A or B please (2FT):

    A) TAA & Jimmy -> Digne & Jesus
    B) TAA & Salah -> Digne & Sterling

    Would be for 36 and 37 only. FH in 38

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

      A

    2. Avery78
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

    3. Bruno BaNani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

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

    Rp
    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.

  9. CC22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    David Silva or Foden for the final 3 games?

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

      D.Silva

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks mate. Considering an aggressive -8 and bench boost this week of KDB, ASM & Vardy out for Jesus, Willian & either Silva or Foden. I was leaning towards Foden until I realised I could afford Silva.

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

      David

      1. CC22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Unanimous then. Think I’ll pull the trigger in that case!

  10. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Team locked in....still undecided on TC:

    Pulisic or Sterling?

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

      Sterling

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

    Chasing and on a FH this week :

    A : Bruno
    B : Antonio
    C : Son

  12. XABI 15
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Afternoon all, help much appreciated.

    Play 2 of:
    1. Greenwood
    2. kdb
    3. Mahrez

    Who would you captain:
    1. Willian
    2. Pulisic
    3. Jesus
    4. Kdb (if you play him)

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      1,2

      4

    2. Goonsquad245
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      12

      1

    3. Bruno BaNani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      12
      3

  13. wijohnson85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A) Jimi - > Ings

    B) Jimi + KDB (rested?) - > Silva and Ings -4pt

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      In a similar predicament. Thinking of playing it safe with A

      1. wijohnson85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Hate taking hits and KDB only played 64 last game so may well stick. Risk of Ings resting?

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

    Are Spurs being a bit overlooked ? Newcastle leaky and if continue with Son up top with Kane could be good

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

      I'm getting Kane on FH 😉

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Look at Spurs away form all season

      Look at Newcastle’s defensive record at home

      Look who Chelsea, city and united are playing this week

      Don’t look at spurs

  15. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Any confidence in Wolves away at Burnley?

    I have Doherty, Saiss and Jiménez.

    Thinking of FH!

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

      I’m playing the double defence - stats wise they’ve got a great chance of a clean sheet

    2. Jonny HOW SON?
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I could see a big 0-0...
      or a 1-1

  16. Arctic monkeys
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How crazy is it to captain foden ? Chasing about 20 points in ML

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

      It’s not that crazy - just feels a bit odd

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

      Honestly think Foden is a smart choice, arguably the safe pick in terms of minutes as well

  17. Jon Snow
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Captain who?
    A) Pulisic (NOR)
    B) Foden (BOU)
    C) Martial (cry)
    D) Bruno (cry)

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

    Start
    Taylor
    Doherty
    ??

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

      D

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

        Thanks

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

      Doherty all day

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

        Thanks ..

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

      I’m starting Doherty

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

        Nice ...
        Thanks

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Doherty

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

        Thanks bro !

    5. DF
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Taylor for me mate. Reckon Burnley will keep em out

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

        Thanks man
        Yeah
        Burnley are so good at defending so ...

    6. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Doh

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

        Thanks mate.

    7. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I am starting Doherty

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

    Lads!! Do we expect KDB to start or no?

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

    Debate over for me. Sterling’s record vs BOU in all matches:

    https://www.transfermarkt.com/raheem-sterling/bilanzdetails/spieler/134425/gegner/989

    Has scored more vs BOU than any other Premier League team and they are arguably at their worst defensively now with Aké out also.

    May just be convincing myself but the upside is so much higher than Pulisic even if he only plays 40-60 mins

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

      If you own sterling 100% you have to captain him

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

        11 goals in 10 matches against them!

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

        Disagree

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

    Transfers done.
    KDB,Vardy >> Sterling,Ings for free.

    Gtg?
    McCarthy
    Doherty,TAA,Azpi
    Salah(c),Sterling,Fernandes,Pulisic(vc)
    Rashford,Ings,Greenwood

    Patricio,Saka,Taylor,Lascelles. 0.8m itb.

    Will be doing Pulisic > Dilva next week.

    1. gmando2011
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      like this - what was the justification behind the captains armband i have the same midfield...

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

        ML leaders in my league don’t have Salah.
        I’m torn though between him and Pulisic.

        1. gmando2011
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          who would your choice be from salah and sterling - if they didnt have either

  22. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Didn't think I'd be saying this but...

    last FH decision, Antonio or Salah?

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

      It's sacrilege,i know,but Antonio....

  23. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What would you do?

    A. Vardy -> Jesus
    B. Jimenez -> Ings

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

      A

    2. Bruno BaNani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B.
      Vardy going for the golden boot.

  24. mikel222
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    1) pope or Emerson
    2) Greenwood or Mahrez

  25. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Really struggling. Was set on BB this week but not sure now Lascelles and Holgate are doubts.

    McCarthy
    TAA VVD Saiss
    Salah KDB Martial Pulisic Bruno
    Ings Jiminez

    Henderson Greenwood Holgate Lascelles

    VVD & Lascelles - > Azpi & C. Taylor - 4?

    Any other suggestions?

  26. JenkoJunko
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Help me pleaseeee!
    2FT 1.0ITB
    Patricio Button
    TAA Doherty Lascelles Kiko Holgate
    KDB Salah Bruno Martial Mahrez
    Nketiah Greenwood Jimmy

    Is Lascelles / Mahrez / Jimmy to Stevens / Foden / Jesus worth a -4?
    Then hide behind a very big sofa tonight!!

  27. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    If you had to chose one for captain, Pulisic or Bruno? And why?

    1. Bruno BaNani
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Puli facing a relegated Norwich. Bruno looked tired against Southampton.

  28. Deeney-is-a-god
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Should I transfer out either mahrez or kdb? Will free hit in GW 38

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Definitely Mahrez

      1. Deeney-is-a-god
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

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

    On FH. Please help me pick 2 out of theese

    A : Lucas Digne
    B : Ben Davies
    C : Matt Doherty

  30. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sorry for repost .. But really need help
    If u have all those 3 defenders
    Mee Lascelles Holgate
    Would u sell one of them and get Digne ?
    Yaaaay
    Nope just play
    Holgate Doherty Maguire

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

      :/ :/ :/