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. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Who you guys are captaining? i'm not so sure on Pulisic because of his last week blank.

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Salah

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

      Fernandes currently

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Pulisic

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Sterling

    5. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      bruno, but tempted by salah

    6. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I've recently had horrid history with Fernandes, not captaining him when he hauls and captaining when he doesn't. Had him last GW so this time, fingers crossed, I keep the faith.

      I just wonder of Norwich, now down, will play with a little more composure and make it difficult for Chelsea, who in turn might conserve some energy if the points are secure for the FA Cup on Sunday.

    7. DontPiqueTooSoon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Sterling

    8. Cruz88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Willian or Sterling

    9. polishmike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Between Salah and Bruno. Probably Salah

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

    A - Mahrez & Lund to Foden & Alonso. (Play McCarthy, (bench Hendo & Egan)

    Or

    B - Vardy & Mahrez to Jesus & Pusilic/Silva (Play Sheff Utd defence)

    What do you reckon?

  3. Lucas8406
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Best option for this gw?
    A) Vardy
    B) Jesus

    1. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Probably B

    3. Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B but could be benched.

  4. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Please pick one:
    A. AWB Ings
    B. Alonso/Azpi Greenwood

    For next 2 GW's

    1. Almathkourq8
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks

      • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        A

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Thanks

    2. Ruinenlust
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      KDB or Mane out for Sterling??

      1. DontPiqueTooSoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Mane

    3. Almathkourq8
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Who would u choose 2 out of these

        Dsilva/Pulisic/Willian/Foden/Sterling

        1. DontPiqueTooSoon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Sterling & Pulisic

      • Deulofeu
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Why is Pulisic favoured over Willian?

        1. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          think I'm bringing in Willian. I didn't see the match but others said he looked tired and played the full 90 whereas Pulisic came off early (around 65')

          1. Deulofeu
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            True. Although he seems to have outscored Pulisic in recent weeks.

            1. mixology
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              honestly in a situation like this, I'd try to get in both. 1 week punt basically= total lottery. Have both and you won't be kicking yourself when the other one scores

        2. Crump
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I think because Willian is more of a rotation risk, otherwise I think Willian is preferred

      • woodles
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Can someone please help me with this

        A) Mahrez & Vardy to Pula & Jesus (Play KDB)
        B) Mahrez & KDB to Sterling & Pula (Play Vards)

      • the vanisher
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Who scores more this week only:

        A. Giroud -Foden
        B. Rashford - Willian

        1. JJeyy
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Rashford foden?

      • FPLHaggis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        KDB & Mahrez > Willian & Sterling with 2FTs to give this?

        Pope
        TAA AWB Alonso/Boly
        Sterling Salah Bruno Willian Foden
        Ings Jimenez/Greenwood

      • JJeyy
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        On free hit:

        Jesus and Fernandes

        Or

        Ings and Dsilva

        1. SAY MY NAME
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          j and f

      • RED_ARMY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Who to cap:
        a) Sterling
        b) Jesus

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          A

      • S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I think Kdb will get 20-30mins run out to keep those beatiful legs fresh for cup game. Enough time to do damage

      • Big_Bear
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        70 points needed in my ML from last 3 GW, any hope thats possible?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          You mean 21 points per week, or 70 per week?

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Bench Jimmy or Greenwood?

        1. King Barry
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I’m benching Jimmy but doesn’t sit easy with me!

      • n14mul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Vardy 》jesus is done

        Someone tell me KDB 》Pulisic for a -4 is a crazy idea, the thought of no chelsea worries me!

        1. Hadebayor Mum
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I think a rest is coming for KDB. Would you want him back though?

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            not sure, maybe on a fh in 38

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Absolutely crazy.

          1. n14mul
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Question is going no chelsea is also crazy?? And if so which h out of the two is insane

      • Hadebayor Mum
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Repost, would really appreciate some input.

        Who do I bench???

        Foden, KDB, Pulisic, Martial, Fernandes, Vardy, Greenwood, Jesus???

        No idea. Might C Foden for a differential.

        1. Tcheco
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Vardy & pray that Sheffiled's keep a clean sheet

          1. Hadebayor Mum
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks, I had Vardy benched but worried about Greenwood and KDB minutes

      • Maddamotha
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Why are people so much more confident in Sterling starting than KDB?

        Sterling minutes last 3 : 58, 29, 90
        KDB : 31, 90, 63

        Very similair minutes.

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          KDB will start sterling maybe

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          They're dying to buy Sterling.

        3. Ruinenlust
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          KDB has started the last 2 games. He’s not going to start against Bournemouth and then also start against Arsenal. That would be 4 starts in 10 days.

          1. Maddamotha
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            If you say so.

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        DIGNE IN VAN DIJK OUT FOR -4 WORTH ?

        1. Make Arrows Green Again
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Oh Lord no

        2. Hadebayor Mum
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 17 days ago

          NO IMO

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          No

      • KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Free Hit ----> copy FFS's GW 36 Team ----> Ready for takeoff!

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          That SHOULD do! GL.

        2. abaalan
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Haha guess im not the only one :D:D:D

      • Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        (C)
        Bruno
        Foden

        1. Hadebayor Mum
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I’m going Foden

        2. ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Bruno for me

      • Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I think I know the answer to this one just need some persuading...

        Last couple of spots on my free hit.

        A: Dilva and AWB
        B: Martial and Cancelo

        McCarthy
        Digne Alonso XXXX
        Sterling Fernandes Puli Willian XXXX
        Rashford Jesus

        1. Deulofeu
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          A

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          B

        3. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          lol

      • Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Start Allison or McCarthy?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Allison

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Pope
        TAA Saiss Azpi
        Salah KDB Pulisi(c) Bruno
        Jimi Rash Greenw

        Martin Taylor Saka Robinson

        2.4m itb, 1 FT

        Any changes you'd make or should I just roll it? Was thinking about Salah/KDB to Sterling. Any help welcome.

      • MiLK2018
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Which pair to go this GW? thx

        A) Jesus + Greenwood
        B) Vardy + Foden

      • grennans2
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Bench 1:

          A) Mahrez
          B) Greenwood

          1. Herman Toothrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            I literally logged in to ask this myself!

          2. Kuzser
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            a

        • jimmyabs1987
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Who is getting more points Foden or Dilva?

          1. Tony Martial
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 17 days ago

            F

        • Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 17 days ago

          do we think Ings starts?

          1. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Yes

        • lilmessipran
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Is Vardy to Jesus/Ings worth a -4 for next 2 gws? If yes, which one?

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Jesus

          2. Tcheco
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Jesus(C)

        • Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Start 2:

          Vardy
          Greenwood
          Mahrez