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

    Silva or Foden for the next two? FHing in 38.

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

      F

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

      I’ll keep a keen eye on this. Same question. I keep going back and forth.

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

      i think they both start this week, but Silva most likely for semi final, therefore Foden most likely to start 37?

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

    Why is everone so certain sterling starts? 90 min runout saturday and cup semi coming up?!

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

      No idea

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

        He won't start imo as Pep has already stated cup takes priority

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

      Think I will go Dilva Foden Jesus

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

      See previous responses - essentially he has not played that many minutes in the last 3 games before his 90mins. I think he starts vs Bou & comes off around 60mins & then gets his rest vs Watford.

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

      No one is that certain anyone starts. But this is one of those weeks you have to take your chances

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Had a few rests before Saturday already

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

      He scored lots of points past few weeks even as a sub or as a starter

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Bit odd, especially when KDB has played a similar amount of minutes in the last 3 (KDB 31, 90, 63 vs. Sterling 58, 29, 90)

    8. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Forget minutes or returns last few games. These easy home games are the ones Raz normally misses and only comes on if they are not winning. Something tells me they will be winning and he won't be used.

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

    Best defender 5.7 or under? 3 city and united already

  4. AD2110
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Would you free hit this team? or Save for last GW

    DDG, Martin
    TAA, Doherty, Aurier, Lascelles, Lamptey
    Salah, KDB, Mahrez, Willian, Fernandes
    Vardy, Greenwood, DCL

    If not was thinking potentially just Mahrez to either Pulisic/D.Silva??

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Very similar team and I’m saving but doing that transfer. My head is telling me Pulisic right now

  5. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    On FH. Cpt?

    A) Sterling
    B) Dilva
    C) Jesus
    D) Pulisic
    E) Willian

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

      A

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Want to do so but really scared. Damn Pep. Cause even if he doesnt start he will still feature...

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

      A

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

      United

      Check Palace recent against top 6 or so - even let in 2 against Villa .

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Interesting shout, first today for utd on my posts. Tnx for answer mate.

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

    I'm on FH at the moment, I now have a front 8 of Sterling, KDB, Pulisic, Bruno & Martial, Ings, Jesus & Greenwood, but that means benching Greenwood, what do you think?

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

      exactly what i have done, benched Greenwood.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Same here. Green first sub.

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

      I would have done the same

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

      Good front 8 - well done on keeping double/treble United - bench Greenwood

    5. seanmcging
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks guys, I will be keeping an eye on the early team news for Chelsea to double up defence with Alonso & Azpi if they both start.

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

    Which combo would you choose on FH:

    A. Willian
    B. Bruno

    1. Greenwood
    2. Giroud

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

      B2

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

      B1

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

    I have only 1 FT and no FH (I wish I had) and I am not eager to get hits either as all of my front 7 is good enough not to justify a hit. So with 1 FT who would you get from:

    A) Sterling
    B) Jesus
    C) Pulisic
    D) Willian
    E) Antonio
    F) Ings

    and for whom:

    Salah KDB Bruno Martial Foden
    Vardy DCL Greenwood
    3.1 ITB

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

      A

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

    My bench - Kiko, Taylor, Nketiah. I'm playing Aurier but as he's likely not playing that leaves me ONE sub. I have three City plus Greenwood who might be rested.
    Would you take a hit to swap Aurier out, or just pray?

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

    None of Martial, Salah and Willian in the Scout picks.

    1 of them still worth having on FH?

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      All of them

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

        Who would you choose?

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Salah

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

      all great picks

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

        Thinking 1 of them instead of Antonio

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

      All good. With Antonio money maybe Willian?

  11. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Honest score predictions for the following games:

    Chelsea v Norwich
    Man City v Bournemouth

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

      3-0’s all round

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

      3-1
      4-0

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      3-0
      4-0

    4. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      3-0
      1-1

  12. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Will we hear from Pep Guardiola today???

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

      Already did, not a lot said re:Bournemouth.

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

        Ok thanks

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

    KdB + Mahrez -> Sterling + Antonio

    Or

    Mahrez + Saka -> Foden + Pulisic?

    Cheers

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

      B

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

        Cheers, reckon Foden plays 60 in both remaining home league games

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

    No attacking return at home for Danny Ings in 5 months 😮

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Wow... Jesus over him then? Lol

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

      COVID-19 distorts that a little!

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

    Mane or KDB out for Sterling???

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Probably KDB this week

  16. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Who scores more?

    1. Lampety, Sterling, Dendoncker
    2. Digne, Dilva, Antonio (-4)

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

    Someone captaining Foden or Dilva?

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

      foden likely for me

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

        Hm Foden really?

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

          he'll want to prove himself and put him in contention to start vs Arsneal (which I doubt he will). Taken off last start and was embarrassed. likely to play the full 90 as long as he doesn't fluff his chances. don't let me talk you into it though. only my own opinion

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

      is Dilva playing?

  18. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Captain:
    A) Bruno
    B) Salah
    C) Jesus
    D) Martial

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

      Jesus

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      C or D

  19. Jimjam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA, Saiss, Taylor
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Martial, Pulisic
    Jesus, Ings

    Behind in my ML. KDB --> Sterling worth a -4?

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

      I would

  20. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Who to get beside Jesus and Foden on FH? Kdb or Sterling?

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

      Sterling

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

      Dilva imo

  21. The Albatross
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Difficult Captaincy pick this week. Looking at the dream team forwards and mids since the restart, 24 of them played at home and 11 away.
    Focusing just on big hitters (i.e. most frequent Captain picks - KDB, Salah, Mane, Auba, Martial, Fernandes, Sterling & Vardy) 11 scored big at home and 4 away.
    Not sure that really helps but thought I'd share it.

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

    (C) Sterling or Jesus

  23. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Best non City or Chelsea keeper for FH?

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

      Pope or DDG

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

        Schmeichel?

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

      McCarthy

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Still Pope

  24. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Gonna move Foster - which keeper till the end of season? Several decent options...

    1. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Pope / Ederson

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Thought about Eder I just hate not having 3 City attack.

        Pope is quality but I have Taylor so do I double up. Same issue with Wolves/Saiss as I like Patricio also. Thanks for answering though.

  25. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Ings or Jesus for the next 2 GWs? I already have KDB and Mahrez..

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

    Who to bring in for Aurier for £5.7m?

  27. GE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    1) Aurier -> Azpi (Lascelles only cover for Aurier)
    2) Vardy -> Jesus
    3) Save FT

    1. MiLK2018
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      1, Lascelles is injured

  28. Strchld
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    If we assume that Dilva will start this week, benched in FA Cup, surely he will start GW37 against Watford?

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

      It's his last season - will Pep keep him for the last league game of his city career? If so he will start 38 and probably not 37.

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

        I think he could start both.

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

      why benched for semi?

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

    A)VVD + Sterling(C)
    OR
    B)Willian(C) + Ings (-4)

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

      A

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

    Would you FH this team?
    DDG
    Doherty - TAA - Saiss
    Mane - Bruno - KDB - Foden
    Vardy - Greenwood
    (3.9; Mahrez, Aurier, Lascelles)

    FH team would be:
    Pope
    Digne - Alonso - Doherty
    Sterling - Dilva - Pulisic - Willan - Fernandes
    Ings - Jesus
    (3.9; Greenwood, Saiss, Bednarek)

    Could also just do Mahrez > Dilva or Pulisic?