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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2,797 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BEEZUS
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    A) TAA to Digne
    B) Rash to Jesus

    1. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      B

  2. WorldCup82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    HELP!

    Midfield:
    De Bruyne
    Mahrez
    Martial
    Pulisic
    Fernandes

    1 Free Transfer: What do you choose?
    A.) De Bruyne to Sterling
    B.) De Bruyne to Salah
    C.) Mahrez to Willian
    D.) Stay put

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Depend on who you Like to captain

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

      C

    3. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      For me B, and I am very tempted to put the armband on Salah. I am chasing down nearly 60 points though so have to take the punt.

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

      I have exactly the same midfield and I can’t decide either. I’m torn between Mahrez>dilva or Vardy > Jesus

      1. WorldCup82
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I already have Jesus.. I'm up 18 or so in my mini.... ughhh

  3. Better luck next year
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 9 days ago

    FH team locked in. What do you think? (Will
    monitor early Chelsea team sheet and possibly make a couple of changes)

    McCarthy
    TAA Digne Doherty
    Sterling KDB Bruno Willian Puli (C)
    Giroud Jesus

    Button Greenwood Diop B. Williams

    1. Conor1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Definitely would be good to know in advance if possible re Chelsea rotation but it is a serious line up on paper

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

    FH36:

    Dea Gea
    Alonso Digne TAA
    Sterling Willian Bruno DSilva Pulisic
    Jesus Ings

    1) Anything to change?
    2) Captain: Sterling Bruno or Pulisic?
    3) If Giroud starts, should I do Ings, Willian to Giroud, Antonio/Martial/Salah?

    Thanks

  5. ytg15
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Best move?

      Hendo Pope
      TAA Doherty AWB Aurier Taylor
      KDB Bruno Pulisic Foden Sarr
      Rash Jimi DCL

      1FT, 2.3 ITB

      1. Rash + Sarr - > Greenwood + Sterling (C) -4
      2. Sarr - > Dsilva
      3. Other?

      1. Conor1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        1. Looks like a great couple of moves, hopefully Sterling starts.

        1. ytg15
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Agreed mate, I need to get some $$ out of the front. Meant to do it last week, missed out. Thanks

      2. abaalan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Kane on FH anyone? Newcastle have terrible defensive stats....

        Not convinced by the 2nd fwd slot (Giroud, Ings etc)

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

        Any going Willian (C) over Puli? 😀

        1. Scooby75
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Considering - I have both so might be enough

        2. greggles
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          77 points behind in ML. Any thoughts here on my FH team would be greatly appreciated. Gone for differentials on my rivals.

          Pope
          AWB / Azpilicueta / Digne
          Willian / Salah / Sterling / Martial / Foden
          Jesus / Giroud

          Subs: Martinez / Greenwood / Diop / 3.9

          1. Wilf the Milf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I am also exactly 77 points behind haha

            Got Sterling-Willian-Giroud with a -8 so now I am 85 points away

            I am captaining Giroud against a poor Norwich side... Just too afraid he might not start (Although he should)

            1. Mr. Chimes
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Wait for news before deadline

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

          Rate my free hit team

          Ederson
          Azpi - Ota - TAA
          Mane - Salah - Martial - Bernandes - Pulisic
          Jesus - Greenwood

          1. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Actually pretty mega. City def being overlooked I feel. One will haul you know it.

            Half the mids could blank or get 1 pt

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

            Sterling instead of Mane

            1. Differentiator
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Nah. Mane guaranteed minutes, and that Farcenal defense is the worst

          3. TONY123
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Meh, 5/10 - seems like you used FH to fill up on Pool vs Arsenal

        4. Wilf the Milf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 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..

        5. Guy Demel
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          RMFHT please lads

          McCarthy
          Azpi - Digne - Alonso
          Salah - Dilva - Foden - Pulisic(c) - Antonio(vc)
          Jesus - Kane

          1. TONY123
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Not a fan of McCarthy, Pope the better choice. Also what has Kane done to deserve a spot? Rest looks good but United could punish you big time.

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

            No Sterling

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

            I like the Kane pick

          4. Scooby75
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Ive gone McCarthy on FH but I agree you need a Sterling!

          5. binkx18
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Mahrez to Puli for a hit?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              no

          6. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            on FH....

            A. Pulisic
            B. Willian

            1. Sterling
            2. KDB

            1. TONY123
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              A1

          7. Better luck next year
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            FH team almost locked in. What do you think?

            Will monitor early Chelsea team sheet and possibly make a couple of changes. Ings and Azpi for Giroud and Doherty if Giroud does not start.

            McCarthy
            TAA Digne Doherty
            Sterling KDB Bruno Willian Puli (C)
            Giroud Jesus

            Button Greenwood Diop B. Williams

            1. Scooby75
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Nearly Mirrored but I have Ings and Azpi and David Silva over KDB

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

              This week:

              A. Silva, DDG, Doherty
              B. Ings, Ederson, AWB

            3. Rodgers's CHARACTER
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Triple Captain who?
              Fernandes Or Pulisic

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

                Pulisic

            4. Ray In Bruges.
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Pulisic or Jesus TC?

              1. Guy Demel
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Antonio

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

                Pulisic

            5. Better luck next year
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 9 days ago

              FH team almost locked in. What do you think?

              Will monitor early Chelsea team sheet and possibly make a couple of changes. Ings and Azpi for Giroud and Doherty if Giroud does not start.

              McCarthy
              TAA Digne Doherty
              Sterling KDB Bruno Willian Puli (C)
              Giroud Jesus

              Button Greenwood Diop B. Williams.

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

              Arguments in favour of Sterling > Mane? I'm not seeing the risk/reward stack up

            7. Jones Town
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Fancy doing Rashford to Jesus but need another transfer to free up the funds. Who would you lose?

              A) Mane
              B) Mahrez
              C) TAA
              D) Don't bother

              Thanks! 🙂

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

                dont do that, Rash is close to exploding

                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Not great away from home....too wide...

              2. Scooby75
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Lose Mahrez [risk]

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

                Dilva or Foden on FH (have Sterling and Jesus)?

                1. Scooby75
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Dilva, that threesome seems the most template

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

                  Ings or Dilva / Foden ?

                  1. Scooby75
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Dilva

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

                    Bruno or Antonio?

                    on FH

                    1. Scooby75
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Bruno on pens

                        1. TONY123
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Not necessarily, he shares pen duties with Rashford and Martial I think, they take turns.

                          But my answer would also be Bruno.

                      • Siggy in the Middle
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Trying to decide the same thing. Already have two United

                    2. Differentiator
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      How's dis looking on FH

                      Ederson
                      Azpi - Zouma - VVD
                      Salah - Puli - Antonio - Bernandes - Martial
                      Kane - Jesus

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

                        Hedges your risk more compared to Salah and mane in your other team

                    3. Mr. Chimes
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Lascelles now flagged ffs

                    4. Siva Mohan
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      FH Team

                      Ederson
                      Azpi | Digne | Bertrand
                      Antonio | Pulisic | Sterling | Bruno | Richarlison
                      Jesus | Ings
                      Pope | Greenwood | AWB | xx

                      Good to go?

                      1. Scooby75
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Like it, strays from the template FH team with Richarlison and Bertrand

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

                        Salah over Pulisic on FH right?

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

                          I would try to fit both. Fancy Salah to score at least

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

                            Salah Sterling Foden Bruno Martial..

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

                              Looking at the same but Pulisic for Martial.

                            2. ㅤRising
                              • 2 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              I would chose Pulisic over Martial. Martial away not that great

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

                        Who’s your back three and keeper on FH

                        1. Scooby75
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            McCarthy
                            TAA, Digne, Azpi

                        2. Reggie Nainggolan
                          • 3 Years
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          Is KDB to Sterling logical just for one gw?

                          1. Scooby75
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              That’s what the majority of Free Hitters are doing

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

                              Its just 2 more weeks, many have FH GW38.

                              1. Scooby75
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  I just got excited and pressed FH defending my ML lead!!

                              2. km79
                                • 5 Years
                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                waste of 2 valuable FT imo. Treat each FT as 4 points. Are you certain KDB will not start, that sterling will and that during the portion of the game he plays that he will outscore KDB by 8 points? If yes then go for it. I am not so will stick with KDB. If on a FH then it is differnent

                                1. Reggie Nainggolan
                                  • 3 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  My thoughts exactly. I do think KDB will get rested cos of the semi final but I would still rather keep him for the remaining games. Unfortunately dont have FH available otherwise wouldve been perfect week to triple up on City and Chelsea

                            • mr messi
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 10 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              Would you bench Mahrez or Jimi?