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. Big Ronnie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Got a choice between two of Dilva, Foden, Willian & Pulisic. Think i'll go one Chelsea and one City. Reading comments seems split between the City lads but general consensus is Puli over Willian?

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

    Would you transfer out any of KDB/Salah/Bruno/Martial for Pulisic?
    Guessing ML chaser will do ASM>Pulisic. Have 1FT and was going 2 do either Vardy>Jesus or DCL>Ings.

  3. binkx18
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Would you save FH to final GW if 40 points ahead in ML for serious cash?

    Thinking if i'm still ahead by then i could mirror his team on final day.

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

      Definitely

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

    FH team

    Pope
    AWB Digne Azpi
    Sterling Bruno Antonio Pulisic (___ 9.8 left)
    Giroud Jesus Greenwood

    What would you do with 9.8ITB left?

    1. DAVESAVES
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Dilva/Foden/KDB

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

      Ive gone DSilva and bench greenwood

    3. Bookkeeper
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Son as your 5th mid, bench Greenwood

  5. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I can see the worth in this...

    Am I crazy

    Salah, KDB, Gayle, Jimenez, Mahrez

    to

    Sterling (c), Pulisic, D.Silva, Jesus, Ings

    -12

    1. jaywills
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      -12 - not worth it imo

    2. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Very crazy

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Nice I’ll be 12 points up before kick off 🙂

    4. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      You're 8k OR so maybe step away from the keyboard.

    5. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      nuts as nuts goes mate - dont be foolish

    6. FPLHaggis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I was once in 20k with a handful of weeks to go and took a -12 with the goal of pushing aggressively for 10k. Exploded my rank, finished 84k and the guys I sold all scored heavily in the last few weeks

    7. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Looks worth it mate, wouldnt capt Sterling tho. 1pt incoming.

  6. jaywills
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Hi guys, please help me out cannot decide!
    A) Aurier, Jiminez out - Digne, Ings in
    B) Mahrez, Jiminez out - Antonio, Jesus in,
    Cheers!

  7. Hits from the Bong
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Sterling Antonio or Pulisic? Such a hard decision

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

      To transfer in, or to captain? Sterling if you can, imo.

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

      To play or to ask round for tea?

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      To transfer in

  8. The Overthinker
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    A little help would be useful

    Who is the best defender for next 2 matches? Budget 6.8

    Thanks in advance

  9. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    What are you doing with KDB ?

    1. Scratch
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      keeping he's quite likely to start

    2. Gooner97
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Sterling on FH

    3. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Keeping

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

      Watching the Lion King then I'll give him a bath and put him to bed.

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Ha,ha,ha. Give him a kiss from me.

    5. Krafty Werks
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Gotta keep but have other more pressing issues anyway tbh!!

    6. JayJ
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Is it worth swapping him for Sterling this week?

  10. Scratch
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    What to do

    Jimenez -> Ings (bench Greenwood)
    Doherty -> Azpi / Alonso
    Roll transfer (play Greenwood, bench Jimenez)

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

      Ings

  11. FPL FAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Hendo
    Doherty, Saiss, TAA
    Tony Bruno Sterling Foden Mane
    Jimmy DCL

    Martin, Greenwood, Aurier, Kiko

    Chasing 10 pts in ML, rival has Willian, Azpi and KDB.
    Both of us have FH as the only one chip left,

    FH now or in GW38?

  12. Daghe Munegu
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    have only 2 playing defenders.

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

  13. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Jesus or Ings?

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Jesus

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    CHO & Tammy starting would be nice.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Tammy is furious about his new contract and salary demands. He looks distracted to me

      1. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Think he's a serious confidence player and at the moment he is seriously lacking

    2. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Nice for Norwich?

  15. Pauntley
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Best keeper on a free hit? Can’t have Man U/City/ Chelsea as have 3 outfield players.

    Am thinking McCarthy or Pope?

    Thanks

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Pope

    2. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      i went fabianski

    3. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Popinjo

  16. We ain't got no histor…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Guys for the noob question

    If I don’t use my FT in this gw, use FH in GW 37, will i have 2FT’s in GW 38??

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      No

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

      no

    3. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Nope, only one

    4. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Nope just the one

    5. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      No

  17. nadman89
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    guys sorry this might be a stupid question but when you play free hit , do you just press free hit or do you press confirm transfers and play free hit???

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Go to make a hit on the transfers page and the open to play FH will appear.

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

      Click make transfers like normal and theres a button to click your free hit

  18. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Captain Jesus or Foden

    1. jaywills
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Jesus

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Foden for me

  19. jaywills
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Digne or Reece James?!

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

      Wait and see if James starts, if you can.

    2. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      digne

  20. Jimbo-Jones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Vardy to Jesus?
    Or roll ft for 2 next week, before gw38 FH

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Cresswell
    Salah KDB Pulisic Foden Bruno
    Vardy Rash

    Lascelles Nketiah Robinson

  21. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Pope, Button
    Robbo, Saiss, Holgate, Lascelles, Kiko
    Sarr, Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Dendoncker
    Rashford, Jimenez, Ings

    -> Robbo + Sarr --- Digne + Pulisic (-4)

    YES OR NO?

  22. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    FH news we’re hoping to get:

    Who starts from Pulisic, Willian, Giroud and Alonso

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      They all will start imo

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

        Would be nice, Alonso maby most doubt?

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

      Most likely all of them.

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

        Have Azpi and purring in Alonso if somehow confirmed starting

  23. pol
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    bench Greenwood(cry) or DCL(AVL)?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Difficult one

    2. Siggy in the Middle
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      DCL easily

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

      I have the same problem. Could also get Ings for a hit. I’m thinking DCL, but nyt sure.

  24. JenkoJunko
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Id be much happier filling my team with 3 Chelsea players if Norwich still had a chance of staying up. Just saying.

  25. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Take the risk with Aurier or -4 to Alonso/Azpi?

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

      Any signs that Alonso will start?

  26. LJP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Is KDB to Pulisic worth -4
    if already have sterling and Jesus and no Chelsea

  27. nadman89
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    guys sorry this might be a stupid question but when you play free hit , do you just press free hit or do you press confirm transfers and play free hit....???

    1. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      confirm transfers and play free hit

  28. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    So many FH questions -- Drop Trent, get Salah? Antonio over Willian? Giroud/Tammy over Azpi?

    Pope
    Azpi, Digne, Trent
    Willian, Sterling(c), Dilva, Pulisic, Bruno
    Jesus, Ings
    (Martin; Greenwood, Saiss, Lamptey) --- still 0.8 to spend

  29. onceuponatyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Any truly viable defenders around £4m?

    1. Manani
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      which defender under 6.5m?
      already have Digne, Alonso/Azp

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

      Lamptey

    3. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Lamptey (BHA) 4.0m. Check him out.

  30. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Bruno or Martial On FH?

    1. Gooner97
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno

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

      Im on Martial