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+?

The Scout Picks has a captain for the 2019/20 campaign.

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. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    Vardy & Jim to Ings & Giroud -4, worth it or just done one of those moves, and if so which one?

    1. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Wait to see if you get Chelsea team news then do it. Prioritise getting Ings in if just doing one

  2. gomez123
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    On free Hit
    A) Salah and AWB
    B) Bruno and TAA

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      a

    2. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      B

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      I’d rather have Bruno & AWB.

    4. Lokako
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Both

  3. HD7
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 18 days ago

    FH36:

    Anything to change?

    De Gea
    Alonso Azpi TAA
    Pulisic Sterling Bruno DSilva Martial
    Jesus Ings

    1. Silva’s Left Nut
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      That looks great to me because we have almost the exact same team. Just gotta wait to see about Alonso. I’m curious who you’re captaining because I’m torn. Also curious what you think the chances are of Ings being benched. I might swap him out for giroud if I see giroud is starting before deadline.

      1. HD7
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        What is your team? 🙂
        Im torn between Sterling Pulisic and Bruno for Captain mate.

        Didnt know theres a chance Ings is benched.
        If true, then also gettingn Giroud:)

    2. Lucky Russian
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Similar for me but I'm going for:
        1. Salah instead of Sterling (Sterling rotation risk + Salah loves Arsenal),
        2. Obviously waiting for news on Alonso starting via leaked team news (if any) -
        3. Not decided on my keeper yet but not De Gea - would go Pope or Southampton.
        4. Tempted on punting Foden over Martial
        Wasnt going to FH but Aurier pushed me over.
        Good Luck

    3. Gooner97
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      On FH:

      Would you go without Salah/Mane?

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        I am going without.

      2. Ciarant20
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Salah no question loves arsenal

      3. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Currently on Salah(Safe Bet and kind of diferential) or Sterling (punt).

      4. QUEN
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Most are

    4. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Bench:

      1) Jimenez
      2) Greenwood

      Surely Greenwood?

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        For who?

      2. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Greenwood

    5. niaz1982
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Hi
      0FT £2.6ITB

      Current team
      TAA Doherty AWB
      Pulisic KDB Fernandes Antonio Foden
      Vardy Rashford

      Do I make any further changes, who best to captain out of Puli and KDB and do I TC it?

    6. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Ings (C) could be a shrewd move. Brighton conceding for fun and on the beach.

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        For sure, and you know he's pretty much assured of starting

        1. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Exactly, who you sticking the band on?

          1. mcsteely
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Maybe Ings, Maybe Jesus. Playing TC this week

            1. niaz1982
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 18 days ago

              I’m thinking TC but I’ve got KDB or Puli in mind. Not sure whether to get rid of Vardy for -4 and bring in Jesus or Ings and stick captaincy on them???

              1. mcsteely
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                4 months, 18 days ago

                KDB and Puli both good TC options. I'd worry on KDB in case he doesn't start.

                No guts no glory. Take the hit for Jesus

                1. niaz1982
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 18 days ago

                  Yeah going to get Jesus in and TC pulisic

      2. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Agree,seems to be being overlooked this gw

    7. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Would you FH -away- from this team ?

      Pope
      TAA / Saiss / Justin
      Salah / KDB / Mahrez / Fernandes / Martial
      Vardy / Greenwood

      Button // DCL / Kiko / Lascelles*

      Concerns on the City two, but Mahrez could become Pulisic/Willian/Foden & DCL Giroud/Ings. I'm not sure I trust the Justin at the bak given the recent disasterclass.

      1. Ciarant20
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Do you have any other chips

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Nope, just the FH.

          1. Ciarant20
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            Tough cause the last GW could be a worth a FH too.
            I’d do the transfers your thinking of, one weak link in your team isn’t too bad to have

    8. mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      KDB to Sterling for a hit?

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        I wouldn’t.

      2. mad_beer ✅
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Might be good this week and bad for next. I say stick with who you got from MCI.

      3. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Yes

      4. Freshy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Same question for me
        Bad time to expect an answer

        1. Freshy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Guess I didnt get that right

        2. mcsteely
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Indeed

          1. Freshy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 18 days ago

            If I was guaranteed he would sit the 90+ I would stick and have DCL first up. think hes due

    9. Daghe Munegu
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      I have only 2 playing defenders.

      Would you do Aurier to Azpi/Alonso for -4 or play Alonso ?

      1. Lokako
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Play azpi

      2. Tony Moon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        May as well take a hit as you're almost guaranteed a minimum loss of 2 points.

    10. Captain Beefheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      So many options flying round, toss a coin

    11. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      People who have Salah seem to be ignoring that he could be dropped after his very wasteful display last game. Klopp was fuming with him during the game.. I would get rid if I had him

      1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        He is going for the golden boot. He may get a rest, but not a long one.

        1. Jam0sh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          3 matches left, not sure if he needs a rest before season over

    12. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Bottomed again:

      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. niaz1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Bottomed again?

    13. gers23
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      What's the panic about Ings?

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        what panic?

      2. fusen
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        A random saints fan on their forum giving the opinion he may be rested.

      3. A Fat Spanish Waiter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Haven’t seen a panic, other than he old and is due a rest

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          27 is not old

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          old?

      4. JBG
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Due a rest, so speculations about Long and Obafemi starting over him.

    14. dandalf
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Vardy out for Jesus is a no brainer, right?

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Ings and Giroud also good options up front. Depends which 3 from City you want for the run in as well

    15. fusen
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      DOH!

      I thought it was a 6PM fixture, so 5PM deadline and that fpl_rockstar had simply not posted any news.

      I went and transferred in Pulisic instead of Giroud :X

      Not unhappy now it has happened, so oh well 😛

    16. JohannaAdams10
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Can’t decide whether to stick Foden as captain Or

      Transfer Pulisic in for Salah and captain him

      What people think?

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 18 days ago

        I'm capping Puli, might be crazy but ...

    17. Manani
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      chance of Holgate starting?

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Same question

    18. JenkoJunko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Bottomed
      Some one? Anyone? Please?
      2FT 1.0ITB FH remaining
      Patricio Button
      TAA Doherty Lascelles Kiko Holgate
      KDB Salah Bruno Martial Mahrez
      Nketiah Greenwood Jimmy

      A. Lascelles / Mahrez / Jimmy to Stevens / Foden / Jesus -4
      B. Lascelles / Mahrez / Jimmy to Alonso / Foden / Jesus -4
      C. Feel free to create your own?!?!?!

      1. Pengen
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Just get Foden and Jesus

        1. JenkoJunko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 18 days ago

          Thanks. Just a tad worried about chelsea tonight.

    19. Pengen
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Is it mad to get Kane on FH? Maxed out on Chelsea and City.

      Other forward is Jesus. Could get Sterling for Dilva/Antonio if I downgrade Kane to Ings

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Wouldn’t touch Kane personally. Not as effective. Ings has great fixtures.

      2. QUEN
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        I have Kane on mine

      3. BremerHB
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Would go with the Sterling & Ings combo.

    20. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Who scores more over next 2?

      A) Jesus (BOU, wat)
      B) Vardy (SHU, tot) +4pts

      1. Silva’s Left Nut
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Jesus IMO

    21. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Is Jimenez to Jesus worth -4

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Not for me

    22. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      FH draft:

      Kepa
      Azpi - Digne - AWB
      Sterling - Dilva - Bruno - Willian - Antonio
      Jesus (C) - Ings

      3.9 - Rashford - 4.0 - 3.9

      Thoughts?

      1. Ciarant20
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        GTG

    23. Atwood
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Thoughts on this FH?

      Ederson
      Azpi - TAA - Digne
      Salah - Pulisic - Silva - Antonio - Bruno
      Jesus - Giroud

      Bench - Greenwood

      1. Manani
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        no Sterling?

    24. FPL_WILDCARD
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      I’ve had a sudden urge to hold onto Mane this week as still a differential, which combo is better?

      A) Willian, Ings and Trent
      B) Mane, Giroud and Robertson

      I was initially very set on A but having some last min urges for B...

    25. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      No Ings in the scout picks? WTF

      1. mad_beer ✅
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        That's what I said.

      2. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Why would they want someone on the bench?

      3. DMP
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Giroud instead. lol

    26. garriq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      The Struggle is real... Leading my league .. welcome any input on captain..

      Narrowed down to (said loosely), Bruno, KDB, Pulisic, WIllian..

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Pulisic out of those

      2. mad_beer ✅
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        I don't envy you. But I would choose one of the Chelsea lads.

      3. gers23
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Similar position. What's your lead? Bruno probably safest

      4. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Bruno.

      5. garriq
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 18 days ago

        Bruno is safest and the teams closest to me all have him... Pulisic they only have if they pulled him in this week.. risk reward, or safe and let others have to make a move to catch me. those are the key 2 that i have gone back and forth between

    27. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      DDG
      TAA Doherty Azpil
      Mane Foden Bruno Pulisic Sterling (tc)
      Ings Rashford

      (DCL Kiko Lascelles)

      G2g?

    28. Mr_Barbs
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      FH this team or save for week 38? 1ft.

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

      Martinez, Vardy, Lascelles, Holgate

    29. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 18 days ago

      Tempted by KDB Rash to Martial Jesus - anything against ???