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. Atwood
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone on FH going without Sterling? Fear he'll get rotated.

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

      I am more scared that he will haul. Willing to risk. It is Bou.

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

        if i was FH-ing i would get him

    2. Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He will have his minutes managed, but even 30min can be enough to cause enough damage

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

    Right...so finally decided to do not use FH this week and keep it for GW38+

    Now...need to survive next couple of weeks and barely leading in my two main ML after losing serious ground

    Patricio
    TAA - Saiss - Maguire (Holgate - Lascelles)
    Salah - Mane - KDB - Fernandes (Cantwell)
    Jimenez - Greenwood - DCL

    a) Mane & Cantwell to Foden & Puli (-4)
    B) TAA & Cantwell to Azpi & Foden (-4)
    C) just use FH
    D) other

    Cheers people

    1. fridge
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Mane & DCL > Puli & Jesus?

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

        could work....you think Jesus better shout for the next 2 than Foden/DSilva? Thanks

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

    DSilva + Pope
    or
    Antonio + Ederson

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

      First one

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

    I brought in Willian this week as am chasing in a ML (leader owns Pulisic) so tried to be clever but now bricking it thinking ive made the wrong call!

    1. Sharpify
        3 months, 17 days ago

        I've got Willian, and I reckon this is his last call for points, given their tough fixtures after this.

    2. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      TAA + KDB to Digne and Sterling for -4 or save?

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

        dont like those moves particularly

      2. Fer Fuch's Ake
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Save

        1. Brakos2k
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Ok thanks!

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

        Why TAA to Digne for -4? You need money, get it another way.

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

        Wouldn't drop TAA
        P.s. can't see an Everton CS

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

        Maybe TAA to Alonso and KdB to Sterling

    3. Weasel51
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Free hit this??

      Martinez
      TAA Doherty Saiss
      KDB Sterling Mahrez Bruno
      Greenwood Vardy DCL

      >>>>>

      Kepa
      Azpili Maguire Tarkowski
      KDB Sterling Antonio Pulisic Martial
      Jesus Ings

      Or just do Mahrez >> Pulisic?

      Thanks

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

        probably just get Puli and have some fun GW38+

    4. Sharpify
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Jimenez for Giroud?

        Only worry is that Giroud might be benched, and Chelsea last 2 fixtures are hard

      • Fer Fuch's Ake
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Best captain choise?
        A - Debruyne
        B- Giroud
        C- BFernandes
        D-Dilva

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

          D

      • snowman
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        azpi or walker for next 3 GW?

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

          Azpi

      • Pringle
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        What do you prefer?

        A. Ings + Holgate
        B. Jimenez + Alonso

      • Art Vandelay
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Despite the lineup uncertainty, the match ups for City and Chelsea make this look an excellent week for a FH.

        I am saving mine for GW38 for a cash cup final game but feel this should really be the week to use it. This is the first time I have sacrificed OR/MLs for a cup and I don't like it. 😆

        FH or no FH?

        1. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Have FH left but holding to 38. None of rivals had it and hoping for early team news to set it up well

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

        Best move here chaps? FHing in 38.

        A) Salah & Nketiah -> Dilva & Jesus
        B) Trent & Salah -> Azpil & Sterling
        C) Trent, Salah & Nketiah -> 5.6, Sterling & Ings (-4)
        D) Trent, Salah & Guendouzi -> 5.5, Sterling & Willian (-4)

        DDG
        Mendy, Alonso, Doherty, Trent
        Salah, Bruno, Martial, Pulisic(c)
        Jimenez, DCL

        Martin, Saiss, Nketiah, Guendouzi
        Bank 0.2m, 2FT

        1. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Dont like any of the ones that remove TAA so A for me

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

            ars/CHE are the 2 fixtures left though - fancy returns there? I know he's had a rest, but they have nothing to play for...

            1. Van der Faart
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Always a chance with TAA. 17 goal involvments this season

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

                Also, if doing A, would you start Trent ahead of any of these?

                DDG
                Alonso, Mendy, Doherty
                Bruno, Martial, Pulisic, Dilva
                Jesus, Jimenez, DCL

                1. Van der Faart
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Probably DCL

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

                    Quite tempted with C (Walker)

          2. Scooby75
              3 months, 17 days ago

              I’ve been stressing bout leaving TAA in my FH team so I’m glad I read this. Appreciated

        2. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          A) Jimi to Ings
          B) Rash to Jesus, Jimi to Ings, Ederson to any keeper (-4)
          C) Salah to Sterling, Ederson to any keeper (have KDB and Foden)

          TIA

          1. Scooby75
              3 months, 17 days ago

              C with McCarthy ?

              1. Van der Faart
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                In that case any thoughts on a -4 for Kiko to Azpi/Alonso if we get news he starts?

                1. Scooby75
                    3 months, 17 days ago

                    Yep I went Azpi. So yes depending on news.

            • fridge
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              To Salah or not to Salah...

              ?
              Digne. Azpi ?
              Sterling. Foden. Bruno. Pulisic. ?
              Jesus. Ings

              Fodder. Greenwood. Stephens. Lamptey

              A) DDG. TAA. Martial
              B) Pope. Saiss. Salah

              1. Van der Faart
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                A because TAA

            • Maestro1444
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 17 days ago

              A) Vardy -> Jesus
              B) Vardy -> Ings
              C) Do nothing

              Team:

              Pope

              TAA Wan-Bissaka Boly

              KDB Salah Pulisic Fernandes Mahrez

              Vardy Greenwood

            • Coys96
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 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 🙂

              1. Van der Faart
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                1

            • juho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 17 days ago

              Pick one please:

              A) TAA
              B) Digne

              Thanks

              1. Scooby75
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  TAA

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

                Start Giroud or Ings?

                1. Fer Fuch's Ake
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Would find a way to start both but Giroud over Ings

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

                ___________ to Sterling

                A) KdB
                B) Salah

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

                  KDB

              4. Pukki Blinders
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 17 days ago

                on FH... David Silva or Pulisic?

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

                  Pulisic I guess

              5. FPL FAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Guys, need help!

                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?

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

                Who scores more this gw:
                1. Martial +4
                2. Sterling -4

                1. Bad Kompany
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  1

                2. Fer Fuch's Ake
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  1

                3. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  1 for sure but why +4, you mean 0?

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

                    Yes haha

              7. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                We are getting team news 15 min earlier right?

                1. Wilf the Milf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Where from?

              8. Five Season Wonder
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                So my TC chip is either going to;

                A or B?????

                A. Sterling (Home to BOU)... use this GW36)...
                B. Bruno Fernandes (Away to West Ham)... save for next GW37...

                GW i am Free Hitting.

              9. BEEZUS
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                KdB to Sterling for this week? No hit.

              10. Philip Jones's Diary
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Anyone thinking KDB for captain?

                1. Van der Faart
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Yeah big time. Hes due again

              11. Wilf the Milf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Is there a reliable source for early lineups? I am eager to see who starts for Chelsea. Would be heartbroken if I captained either of Giroud/Willian and they don't start

              12. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                Digne or Cancelo punt

                1. Van der Faart
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  Neither

              13. mr messi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 17 days ago

                A Mane to Pulisic only move or -4 to do
                B Mane Mahrez to Pulisic Sterling
                C Mane Jimi to Pulisic Jesus/Ings

                1. Van der Faart
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 17 days ago

                  C with Ings