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. antoinehude
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    De Bruyne out for Sterling? Worth it?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yh

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

  2. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Straight choice between D.Silva and Foden. Decisions...

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Same but I have gone Foden as it gives me Ings to have off bench if one doesn’t start

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Plus Foden has been immense at home

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        True. It's just that 17 pointer throwing me for D.Silva. He seems to get assists in pairs with the odd goal. Was on Foden originally but after the Scoutcast swapped over. Bench is already stacked with extra cash so no concerns there.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Dilva

      He’ll get 38 anyway - might miss 37 of course.

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        On a FH

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Went for dilva, should start tonight, you’ll then know pretty much if he starts 37 depending on mins in fa cup, then ‘nailed’ for 38 ok his last game

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Start tomorrow sorry

  3. seanie3
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I have 2FT's is it crazy to do KDB & Salah to Sterling & Pulisic (will get KDB back GW 38 FH)

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    No love for Richarlison on FH? Is he is that bad choice?

  5. MiLK2018
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Which pair to go this GW? Thank you

    A) Jesus + Greenwood
    B) Vardy + Foden

  6. Infamy, Infamy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Was looking at the Blue Moon Forum at their predicted line-ups for the Brighton game to gauge accuracy:

    Seventeen members submitted their line-up on the forum and voted as follows:

    Jesus 15 - correct
    Sterling 15 - correct
    B. Silva 13 - correct
    Foden 12 - incorrect
    Mahrez 8 - correct
    KDB 7 - correct
    D. Silva 2 - incorrect

    Draw from that what you will, but less than half of City fans correctly predicted starts for Mahrez and KDB. Only one of seventeen predicted all five attacking starters correctly.

    For tomorrow's game, 5 have voted so far:

    Jesus, Foden, B. Silva 5 votes, Sterling, D. Silva 4, Mahrez, KDB - 0 votes.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      It don’t matter only the bald knows

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

      I have 11 line-ups from Bluemoon, this is the % of times a player appears in the predicted line-up for BOU:

      Ederson 100%
      Cancelo 100%
      Foden 100%
      Stones 90%
      Zinchenko 90%
      Gundogan 90%
      Jesus 80%
      Bilva 80%
      Fernandinho 70%
      Otamendi 60%
      Dilva 60%
      Mahrez 60%
      Garcia 30%
      Sterling 30%
      Doyle 30%
      Rodri 10%
      Laporte 10%
      Mendy 10%
      KDB 0%
      Walker 0%

      But as you say, it's all just random guesswork in the end

      1. kamdaraji
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Foden and Ederson nailed!

      2. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Dilva only 60% is surprising

  7. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Aurier to Zouma for -4?

  8. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Saiss Azpi
    Salah KDB Pulisi(c) Bruno
    Jimi Rash Greenw

    Martin Taylor Saka Robinson

    2.4m itb, 1 FT

    Any changes you'd make or should I just roll it? Was thinking about Salah/KDB to Sterling. Any help welcome...

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

    To play the free hit ....
    Do I :
    1.select all the transfers
    2. Confirm Trfs
    3 Then get an option to do a free hit
    4. Select free hit
    5. Then continue to do trfs up to deadline, if I wish to?

    Thanks

  10. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Think people are forgetting about the fact Bournemouth are in a relegation battle. Pep isn’t going to completely change the team like most are suggesting.

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      He can though and still respect the opposition and the competition. All possible players are plausible first teamers with the squad depth they have.

    2. mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      fair point

  11. jtaylor500
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Should I play Mahrez or Greenwood?

    I have sterling and D silva for city and martial and rash for man united in starting 11 already. Mahrez rotation my worry!

  12. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Right guys
    Captain?

    Sterling
    Or
    Pulsiic

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      That's the million pound question

  13. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    I’m starting Mason over Vardy

    Yay or nay?

    1. Joyce1998
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Nay for me

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      nay

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Nein

  14. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Anyone planning to buy Salah Mane against Chelsea?

  15. Thunder Warrior
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Start Deeney or Greenwood?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Green

  16. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Keep TAA on FH?

    If not, out for who? Currently got Azpi/Alonso + Digne

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Chasing? If yes then it could be a great opportunity to spend elsewhere.

      Please help below, thanks.

      1. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 7 days ago

        No leading my ML rival by 7 points, he has TAA

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          So keep.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Yes, keep.

  17. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Repost.
    If any of you have a minute to reply to this I'd appreciate your help. Thanks.

    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. Two no-shows and I'm in the doo doo.
    Would you take a hit to swap Aurier out, or just pray?

    1. ChipsnGravy
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I'm keeping Aurier, I reckon he'll play

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Why so confident? He's flagged 50%...

        1. ChipsnGravy
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          He's been given the option to lay or not.... his choice...... currently thinking he'll play out of respect for his brother

    2. Bring back Rafa
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      I'd take a hit. Even if 1 of your bench players does play your Aurier replacement should outscore them by 4 points till end of season.

      Even if Aurier plays, Spurs don't have a great fixture, so you'd be better off selling for someone with a better run of games. Southampton perhaps

  18. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Who would you rather play this week only?

    A. Vardy
    B Greenwood

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Both if you can somehow. If not Party

  19. ChipsnGravy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Martial or Antonio this week? Pick one

    And is Vardy to Jesus worth -4?

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Antonio, underlying numbers are top tier and he will be going all out vs. Watford.

      Martial poor away form

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      martial
      no

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Martial

  20. the vanisher
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Who scores more this week only:

    A. Giroud -Foden
    B. Rashford - Willian.

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Coin toss, I am going A

    2. jtaylor500
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A but only just

  21. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    A) KDB -> Willian/Pulisic
    B) Vardy -> Jesus

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      B

  22. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    FH 36+ bench?

    a. Doherty
    b. Tarkowski

    Which one would you rather have?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 7 days ago

      A

  23. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    kdb to sterling for -4 madness?

    Patricio
    Doherty TAA Aurier
    Mane KDB Bruno(c) willian
    Rash Greenwood Vardy

    Button Taylor Luiz Lascelle

  24. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    With Jorginho in the team, is Willian still on pens?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Rumors that Lampard was furious with Jorginho display. He is not publicly criticizing since we still want to be able to sell decently.

  25. gers23
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Probably should block my rival with Azpi and Ings,but wheres the fun in that?

    Jiminez and Traore to Giroud and Pulisic(c) Sound good?

    Rival also has Traore so probably being abit stupid

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Looks good to me

  26. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Sterling in the picks. Now I am scared

  27. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Will one of: aurier, holgate or lascelles play some mins this week?

    Dont fancy a hit

    1. jtaylor500
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      Holgate

  28. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Who would you lose out of these for Foden/Silva, if any?

    Sterling - Salah - Bruno - Martial - Pulisic

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 7 days ago

      None, not possible

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        ^this

      2. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Ta

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 7 days ago

          Reckon below?

  29. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    Heads spinning 🙂 Top of two very close mini-leagues, which of these would you do? Really tempted by A to get a good captain in but it’s hard losing KDB. Will FH38+.

    A. KDB >> Sterling(C)
    B. Vardy >> Jesus
    C. Jimmy >> Giroud
    D. 2 of the above for -4!

    Martinez
    TAA • Doherty • Holgate
    Salah • Martial • KDB • Bruno • Foden
    Vardy • Jimmy
    (3.9, Greenwood, Lascelles, Kiko)

    1. jtaylor500
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 7 days ago

      D!

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 7 days ago

        Which two? 🙂

  30. tibollom
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 7 days ago

    who to captain?

    Bruno
    mane
    kdb
    rash
    vardy