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. Lucky Russian
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Hello Chaps! Quick question:

      I have one free transfer, if I use my free hit this week, will I have 1 or 2 free transfers for the following game-week?

      Thanks in advance and good luck.

      1. Effe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        1

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

        Just 1 mate , the ft gets used up even if FH.

    • lindeg
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Mane to sterling -4

      Yay or nay?

      1. pitstop1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Nay, risk of a rest.

    • KLOPPTOMANIA
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      This week:

      A. DDG and TAA
      B. Pope and AWB

      1. Effe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        B

      2. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        gone for B myself

      3. KLOPPTOMANIA
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Thanks

      4. mash
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        B

      5. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 9 days ago

        A

    • jaywills
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A) Aurier, Mahrez, Jiminez -> Reece James, Pulsiic, Jesus (-4)
      B) Aurier, Jiminez -> Digne, Ings
      Sorry, A is a -4, B is a FT

      1. Effe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        B

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      KDB >> Sterling (C) for free genius or mental?

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Would you want kdb back?

      2. gedda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Everyone on here seems to fancy Sterling over KdB.

        Form is temporary, class is permanent. I am chasing so pulled the trigger on a FH, but he is straight back in for the next game.

        I would only worry about rotation

        1. joker14
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Don't think either will start. Though sterling is more likely to.

      3. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Why do you all think Sterling will start. Pep mentioned clearly that the Arsenal and Real matches are the most important ones.
        RAZ is a major player for him and will surely prioritize FACup match.

        Even when Kun was going for golden boot before, Pep never cared to bench him when needed.

        1. juho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I'm avoiding on FH

          1. pitstop1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Ditto

        2. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          That's why I'm not captaining - happy enough to own.

        3. Boo Ya Ka Sha
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Same. That's why I used the FH to bring in Sterling last week. Figured he'd get benched the following. 2nd place was cemented after the Brighton win.

        4. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Sterling had his rest v Newcastle. He will start Bournemouth, FA Cup, then get a rest against Watford IMO.

          1. pitstop1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Can’t see three starts in a week

      4. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        A) Mane + Jesus
        B) KdB + Kane

        On FH

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          A

      5. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Not worth a hit to transfer out a bench player is it? Worried 1 of my City assets could miss out all together.

        Lascelles Nketiah Robinson bench

        1. Pap Le Cissier
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I’m thinking the same thing and in a similar boat, will probably pull the trigger

          Eyeing up someone from Burnley or Southampton myself.

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Yeah KWP or Taylor for Lascelles I’m thinking, just worried it’s a waste of 4 points

      6. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Well, scout picks have helped me as well as another pep roulette analysis - Sterling is the captain.

        1. Scooby75
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Yep with all the uncertainty I’m putting the armband on Sterling and vicing Pulisic

          • TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            What was the other analysis?

        2. Mr Arsenal
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I can see Norwich nicking a result tonight.

          Krull man of the match.

          1. Gravless are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            There's more chance of them avoiding relegation

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            You’ll get burnt at the stake for such comments 🙂

            #Pukkix3

          3. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Doubt it

        3. AD2110
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Mahrez to (?):

          A) Pulisic (have Willian)
          B) D. Silva (have KDB)
          C) Foden (have KDD)

        4. Manani
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Dohetry or AWB?

          1. Silva’s Left Nut
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            AWB

        5. gaurava1216
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Hi guys.... need some help pls

          1. Silva’s Left Nut
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            What’s up

        6. Silva’s Left Nut
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Simple question: If Giroud starts, who will score more this week?

          A) Martial
          B) Giroud

          1. Five Season Wonder
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            martial

        7. fplking14
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Triple captain Pulisic if he starts?

          1. Five Season Wonder
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            he should start but how will you find out for sure?

            1. fplking14
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Fpl rockstar

        8. gomez123
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Foden captain anyone??

          1. Arctic monkeys
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Not enough guts

          2. bench boost for every gamew…
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            based on how he missed those chances last time he played, i would not be confident but "who he dares not, wins nothing" might hit the jackpot or crackpot.

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

          What are you doing with KDB ? Keep or swap ?

        10. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Capt
          A) Salah
          B) Sterling

          1. gaurava1216
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            B

          2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            B

        11. gaurava1216
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Very Stuck 🙂

          A) Jesus and Antonio in for Jimi and Salah -4
          B) Jesus and Digne in for Jimi and TAA -4
          C) Ings in Jimi out
          D) Save

          A/B would mean Cpt Jesus

        12. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Would you make any last minute changes to this Free Hit team?

          McCarthy
          Azpilli Digne AWB
          Fernandes Willian Sterling Pulisic(C) Foden
          Jesus Rashford

          Martin Ings Doherty Saiss

          1. Silva’s Left Nut
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Ings over rashford IMO

            1. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Hmm if I do that should I transfer Rashford out and switch Willian to Martial?

              1. Silva’s Left Nut
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Potentially, I have martial atm but I’m unsure about him

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

            I'm unsure about digne, Everton as they are playing as if their season is already finished and looks like the manager is experimenting. Could see villa winning.

        13. Five Season Wonder
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          as somebody who has their FH & TC chips still in tact AND absolutely nothing to lose, what's the general feel about chip strategy?

          Appreciate advice chaps x

          1. Pap Le Cissier
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I’m going with TC now (Jesus likely) and FH38. Thinking there could be some changes that last week so hoping to capitalise

            1. Five Season Wonder
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              That was my initial thoughts (save FH for final GW)... but seeing plenty of FH activated today...

        14. RedJive79
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          KDB to Pulisic for -4 and lose 0.4m? Crazy??

        15. FPL Kaka
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          So Pulisic captain it is then.....

          To stressful trying to decide who will start for City haha

        16. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          A Mahrez to Dilva
          B Mahrez to Pulisic
          C Vardy to Jesus
          D Save FT

          1. denial
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            B

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

            A/B as I dont think Mahrez will start

        17. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          1) KDB & Jimenez
          2) Salah & Gayle

          Forwards would be benched this week, but would be bench-boosted next week.

          Midfielders would stay for the season

        18. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Any signs that Alonso will start?

        19. mrodgers91
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Safest captain pick with a 110pts lead in ML?
          A) Bruno
          B) Marital
          C) KDB
          D) Foden

          1. Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Any of those with that lead

            1. mrodgers91
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Haha thanks, wish I was that confident

          2. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            A

        20. mash
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Pope
          TAA AWB Doherty
          Salah KDB Fernandes Martial FOden
          Vardy DCL

          1FT, 1.0 in the bank

          Chasing ML leader 30 points ahead of me, what do you think are the best moves to close the gap?
          My current differentials: Pope ,Salah, Fernandes, Foden, Vardy, DCL, Nketiah*
          His differentials: Ederson, Pulisic, Saka, Traore, Rashford, Jesus, Jimi

          A) Vardy to Jesus
          B) Salah to Pulisic
          C) Salah and DCL to Pulisic and Jesus (-4)
          D) Salah and DCL to Sterling and Ings (-4)
          E) Something else

          Currently will go with A but quite undecided!

        21. CroatianHammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Not sure Pep needs to manage minutes so carefully for the time being. Arsenal are as usual wrecked by injury and are basically required to field a full strength team as often as possible. To that end, and following from Arteta's comments, there's no reason to treat the league game as anything other than a must-win. Citeh, I feel, might want to send a message, to try and deflect from recent CAS/FFP stuff. Jesus could be benched, Sterling up front, KdB in behind... Foden to play the league, Dilva to play the Cup, some changes in the back line so that fringe players get some minutes and fitness. But it's Pep Roulette on a double zero wheel...

        22. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          When are we likely to hear early Chelsea team news?

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            7ish