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. Phlajo
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Captain Foden or Ings?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Foden

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

      Ings

    3. zizoo10
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      foden 100%

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

      Chasing a lead? Ings

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

        Chasing a 30 point lead, but rival has neither of them

  2. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Trailing by 28 points in 1 ML, leading by 6 in another. Thoughts please as need extend one lead and close a gap. Likely they will both captain Bruno. Neither have any chips left. I've got FH planning to use GW38+. 2FT 0.5 ITB

    Ederson (Martinez)

    TAA Boly Taylor (Egan Kiko)

    Salah KDB Pulisic Bruno Foden

    Rashford Jimi (Greenwood)

    Struggling to come up with transfers that can pay off big. Need some inspiration please.

    Salah to Sterling maybe but need to lose Foden or Ederson? Both have Mane so reluctant to lose my Liverpool cover.

    Rashford and Jimi to Ings and Jesus and Ederson out for a hit?

    1. mad_beer ✅
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Why not just Jimi to Ings?

      1. Van der Faart
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Fear of other City assets but I think this is the most sensible move.

  3. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Early kick off, support Chelsea.

    Moves armband to Sterling from Pulisic.

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

      Good

  4. zizoo10
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    start one

    A) DCL
    B) Jiminez

    1. Gooner97
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

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

      B

  5. bulbuf
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Will aurier play?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Up to him apparently

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        So start if you want him and have your bench in order

    2. Art Vandelay
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I wouldn't have thought so.

    3. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Doubtful but never know with him

  6. JollyGoodYellows
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Worth doing Jimenez + Mahrez > Foden + Jesus/Ings (-4)?

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

      Any help?

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

    PICK ONE PLEASE:

    A) Robbo + Sarr -- Digne + Puli (-4)
    B) Salah + Sarr -- Sterling + Puli (-4)

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

    No Chelsea tonight.. too risky?

    DDG
    TAA - Doherty - Aurier
    Salah - KDB - Bruno - Foden
    Vardy - Jimmy - Greenwood

    Just do Vardy -> Jesus and lock it in?

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

      Probably need one I'd say.

      Please help below, thanks.

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

      Im with ya

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

      I have a similar choice, and just Vardy to Jesus will be my pre-deadline move as it stands, hoping Chelsea get an early comfortable lead then sub off their big threats with one eye on the FA cup match at the weekend (maybe clutching at straws with that!)

  9. Gooner97
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Would you rather have Son or Ings this GW?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Tough but still Ingsy

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

    Pulsic or Willian for captain against Norwich I have KDB also but not sure. Still have TC too.

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

    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

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

      Anyone pls?

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

      c

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

      C

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

    I am chasing in a money league. Am I made considering KDB to Sterling for -4? Everyone I am chasing has KDB none have Sterling (unless they have brought him in).

    a) Hell yeah as mad as a box of frogs
    b) Nah you need to go for it with only 3 weeks left

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

      *mad

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

    3. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      How mad if neither KdB or Sterling get gw36 minutes?

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

        I think Sterling has more chance to start than KDB, but it could just as easily be the opposite or neither of them 🙂 going for Sterling would also stop my planned transfer for next week. So undecided haha

  13. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    FH decision:

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

    1) Trent, Willian, Dilva
    2) Boly/Aurier, Salah, Foden

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B imo

  14. The Head-Ake
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    WC Team with 1.1ITB. Thought and suggestions are welcomed

    1. The Head-Ake
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Pope
      Robbo - Saiss - Alderweireld
      Salah - DSilva - Bruno - Martial - Pulisi(c)
      Jesus - Ings

      Button - Greenwood - Egan - Garcia

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

    Play Pope or McCarthy?

    1. Fuddled FC
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I'm on McC at the moment

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

        It's a tricky one. A real 50/50.

        Anyone else have an opinion?

  16. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    martial or bruno or antonio in FH team ?

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

    On the photo for the article:

    "get yourself a man that looks at you the way Jesus looks at Sterling" seems like the right caption there.

  18. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Giroud or ings (assuming giroud starts)

    1. Captain Warlock
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Same dilemma currently on ings

    2. Art Vandelay
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Giroud on a free hit if you are chasing.

    3. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      This week, G

  19. Captain Warlock
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Last choice on free hit
    A) Giroud
    B) Ings
    I’m currently on Ings

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

      Ings ain't quite so hot at home.

      Neither is
      Giroud!

      toss a coin...

    2. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Ings imo

      1. Captain Warlock
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Ings on pens too

  20. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Mahrez + TAA > Sterling + Stevens -4

    Yay or nay?

  21. fridge
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Is there a reason Ings isn't in the scout picks?

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

      Jesus and Giroud better fixtures

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Could be rested but on golden boot race v Vardy

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      5 mids is all the rage.

      Norwich & Bournemouth.

  22. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    There sure is a great deal of panicking today eh?

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

      This is a huge week as there is so much uncertainty over city starting team, so many great captain options

      There will be huge variance this week. Great for those chasing, terrible for those defending

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Aye for sure. Ive got no idea what to do, so im probably going to just look ahead to the last two fixtures....

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

      Yep its ridiculous.

  23. HD7
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    FH36:

    -
    Azpi Digne -
    Sterling Pulisic Bruno Willian -
    Ings Jesus

    A) De Gea, TAA, Dilva/Foden
    B) Ederson, AWB, Martial

  24. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    On FH. Captain?

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

  25. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    If you had Dsilva and Sterling who would you captain? Surely Dsilva because he's more nailed?

  26. Slim25
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Anyone help, please?
    Current team
    Pope (3.9)
    Taa, Aurier, Holgate (Ritchie, Robinson)
    Mane, Bruno, Marital, Puli, Mahrez
    Vardy, Jiminez (Greenwood)

    What option would be best, cheers!;
    A: Free hit
    B: Take -4 hit, Mane & Ritchie > Sterling & Digne (keep free hit for 38)
    C: Take -4 hit, Mane & Vardy > Sterling & Jesus (Too much rotation risk?)

  27. Abra Dubravka
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Gtg? Correct bench?

    Pope,
    TAA, Doherty, Holgate (Taylor, 3.9)
    KDB(c), Mahrez, Bruno, Willian, Salah
    Jesus, Greenwood (Jimenez) ?

  28. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Any advice/suggestions please:
    Henderson
    TAA Doherty AWB
    KDB Mahrez Bruno Salah Foden
    Jimenez Greenwood
    Leno Egan Taylor Nketiah

    1ft 0.6 itb

    Thanks

  29. The Head-Ake
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Also:

    1) Foden, Sterling, Giroud, Pieters
    2) Martial, Dilva, Ings, Garcia

    Leaning towards 2) because of more chance of playing

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

    Ritchie and Jimenez to Azpi and Ings?

    Alisson
    VVD Doherty Ritchie
    KDB Mahrez Foden(c) Fernandes Martial
    Rashford Jimenez

    Martinez DCL Holgate Taylor

    2FT £0.7m