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. gedda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    On a FH, what 3 city players would you go with?

    I am between:

    A KdB, Jesus, Dilva

    B KdB, Dilva, Jesus

    Also considering Foden & Mendy, but Pep roulette...

    /g

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      A and B are the same pal. For what its worth the best 3 are KDB sterling and Dilva

    2. Manani
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      a and B is the same lol

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

        YOU GUYS SEE WHY THIS IS SO HARD??

        Sorry, b is Sterling over Jesus

    3. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Neither are in alphabetical order. It's driving my OCD mad.

      I go with C.

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

        And it got top of the page as well, nightmare.

        Cheers!

    4. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Sterling Foden Jesus

    5. Mr. Clueless
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      sterling/Silva/Jesus

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

      Seems like youve already made your mind up

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

        The voices in my head clearly have.

      2. Scooby75
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Sterling, David & Jesus is my pick

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

          Having a hard time dropping KdB but I think you may be right.

    7. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I'm on David Silva, B Silva and Ederson

      ... rather than Foden so i can fit Antonio in my midfield along with Bruno and Pulisic.

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

        Too defensive for me, I think it will be a rout and I want to capitalize on attacking returns since it is only for the one week...

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Only attacking returns if they're on the pitch though.

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

    if Rocky tweets Tammy is starting is anyone getting him??

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

      Yes I am on FH if he starts if not pull and william

    2. Netters2018
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yep

    3. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Possibly

    4. Krafty Werks
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Will prob go Ings instead of Giroud if Tammy starts tbh.

    5. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      he won´t tweet that because Giroud starts.

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

        What's this geezers twitter name?

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          FPL Rockstar

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

            Thank you, sir.

            1. bench boost for every gamew…
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              usually tweets 5-10 minutes before deadline. Accurate.

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

                That's going to be a mad rush if the line up isn't as expected haha.

                1. bench boost for every gamew…
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  could be, usually it works out. But no guarantee that something crashes and thing goes awry.

                  Line up will be close to this, alonso starts, 3 at the back, azpi on right wb, barkley and kova in cm, mount, pulisic and giroud front three.

                  1. bench boost for every gamew…
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    azpi on rw depends on Christensen fit or not

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

                      No willian?

                      1. bench boost for every gamew…
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 17 days ago

                        willian is a typical wide winger and do not take runs in behind the striker and if i´m right about Alonso and azpi playing lw and rw the more willing runners behind defenses like Mount and pulisic suits this system better. just a tactical note, need not be if my premise of 3-4-3 is not used.

  3. Mr. Clueless
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Bottomed:

    Woudl you FH if you where 20 behind in ML

    Pope
    Aurier*(-4)/AWB/Doherty
    Sterling/KDB/Bruno/Dsilva
    Vardy/Jimi/Greenwood

    Subs: Lacelles*/Holgate*/Guendozi

    FH Team:

    Pope
    AWB/Azpi/Sais
    Sterling/Pulisic/DSilva/Salah
    Vardy/Giroud/Ings

    Subs: Holgate/Guendozi/3.9

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      jesus for vardy

      awb vs zaha is yellow card

      alonso if confirmed start over azpi

      your bench is awful either way, might help to navigate with FH as some will prob be back til next game

  4. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Sideways.

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

        This

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

      More of a move to be made on free hit

  5. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Had Egan on the bench for the last 3 weeks telling myself surely he can't do it again and he did would have been top of my ML if I had the bottle to play him! So which 3 to play
    TAA Lundstarm Aurier Egan Saiss

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Eagan is the highest scoring defender post covid

    2. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Same lol. Would play TAA Egan and Saiss. Aurier might not start

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

      Start TAA, Saiss & Aurier
      Aurier either plays or is out i think and then Egan comes in.

      Im playing TAA, Doherty & Aurier also with Stevens first Def on bench but i also have Henderson in goal.

  6. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 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. BremerHB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Would be a bit wary of double Chelsea defence and Everton being on the beach. Otherwise looks good!

  7. Hazardous1983
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    So hard for cptain

  8. HD7
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    One place for: Willian, Martial, Antonio, Salah?

    Dea Gea
    Alonso Azpi TAA
    Pulisic Sterling Bruno DSilva -
    Jesus Ings

  9. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Aurier and Lascelles to Holgate and James -4 and BB?

    McCarthy
    TAA James Holgate
    Salah Sterling(vc) Bruno Martial Pulisic(c)
    Ings Greenwood

    Fabianski Jiminez Boly Fernandez

  10. Cto
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Pope
    Digne Doherty Alonso
    Sterling (c) Foden Martial Pulisic
    Rashford Jesus

    Bruno, Lanptey, Taylor

    Gtg?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      No you only have 9 outfield players

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

      Definitely wouldn't be benching Bruno.

  11. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Would you FH if you have this team

    DeGea
    TAA-Saiss-Holgate
    Salah-KDB-Bruno-Pulisic
    Vardy-Jim-GWood

    Martinez, Taylor, Saka, Aurier

  12. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I only have 2 playing defenders.

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

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

      Wait, so you have Alonso or either way you have to pay the -4?

      1. Daghe Munegu
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I have aurier . Debating if aurier to either Azpi or Alonso for -4

  13. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Sterling closing the gap on Pulisic for C

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Who you going for?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Already set on Sterling not getting any Chelsea.
        Gambling 3 City, 3 United, Salah, Vardy & Ings can bring it home 😉

  14. cescpistols111
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Any need to take a hit? 0FT, 0.1 ITB.

    Martinez
    Doherty AWB Garcia
    Mane KDB Martial (v) Pulisic (c)
    Rashford Jimenez Ings

    Stekelenburg Kabasele Davis Simpson

  15. Coast94
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    FH team. 0.2 ITB. All set?

    De Gea
    Digne, Taylor, Azpi
    Bruno, Salah, Antonio, Sterling (c), Pulisic
    Jesus, Ings

    Button, Greenwood, Kiko, Lamptey

  16. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Why Puli over Willian?

    1. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I went with Willian purely for the fact he is the set piece taker

      1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        You told Frank to drop Jorginho then

        1. Danstoke82
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Sure did

    2. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Eye test

  17. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Hi all;

    Chasing a 20 point lead in my cash ML, he will captain Sterling, so....;

    Salah > Sterling -8 too much?

    Current team;
    DDG
    TAA Doherty Kiko
    Salah KDB Willian Fernandes
    Ings Greenwood Jesus

    Subs: Button Holgate Lascelles Hayden

    £4.3ITB

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

      Why would you -8 to take a player your rival has that your chasing?

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Because if Sterling goes mental v Bournemouth then the chase is over.

    2. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      So no FTs? Does he have Salah? If you can do it for -4 it might be worth a shot.

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        No he doesn’t own Salah, that’s my trump card although he let me down majorly last weekend.

        I’m at -4 at the mo as I did Son + Vardy > Willian + Jesus (he owns Pulisic so had to go different)

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

          Well at least you got Jesus in to cover another City attacker. Gl

  18. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    7.1mio itb

    Would you take -4 hit to get Pulisic for my 4.1 mid and bench Jiminez?

    Team is
    Pope
    Doherty, digne, Maguire
    Bruno, Sterling(c), KDB, foden
    Jiminez, DCL, Greenwood

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

      Good team, wouldn’t be against that. Which striker to bench I can’t say though

    2. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I’d just bench DCL. He’s been garbage.

  19. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Any Aurier update, play anyway?

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He will either play and start or not be in the team.

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

      Mourinho said it is up to him.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Cheers

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

    Captain Foden or Jesus?

  21. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Dilva or Foden this GW?

    Willian or Pulisic?

    On FH

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I'd probably prefer Foden and Pulisic but it's a coin toss

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

        Agree

  22. ribena7
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Which pair on a FH?

    A) Salah and Foden
    B) KDB and Antonio

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

    Which combo you backing to score more?

    A. Vardy+Giroud
    B. Jesus+Jimenez/Greenwood
    C. Jesus+Giroud (-4)

    1. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      B

  24. Samurai Blue
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    No presser from Pep?

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

      not a single questioned asked about the match!! Do they not even care about FPL managers!?!?!

  25. 50mildownthedraintonymartia…
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    who would you start giroud or rashford?

  26. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    My current FH for gw36
    Should I try to squeeze in Salah? Antonio essential? Giroud over Azpi?

    Pope
    Azpi, Digne, Trent
    Willian, Sterling(c), Dilva, Pulisic, Bruno
    Jesus, Ings
    (Martin; Greenwood, Saiss, Lamptey)

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

      Looks good to me!

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

      cant decide between willian, martial and antonio for that 5th midfield slot!

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

    Who scores more (only for high IQ players)

    A)TAA vs ARS(A) and Tarkowski vs NOR(A) (gw37)

    B)R.James Vs NOR(H) and VVD vs CHE(H) (gw37)

    Thanks! If you understand me...

  28. THEKID_88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Start Wan B or Taylor?

  29. Mattious8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Got Triple C and FH to use.

    Would anyone use the triple or FH this week?

  30. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone got DFS’s number? No Chelsea for me tonight.