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. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Tell me this is G2G...

    DDG
    TAA, Doherty, Saiss
    Salah, KDB, Foden(c), Fernandes, Pulisic
    Rashford, Giroud
    4.0 I Fernandez, Holgate, Gordon

    I might bottle it on the captaincy and Giroud will be Ings if team
    News says he doesn’t start?

    Any chance of a green arrow?

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

      I so wanna join the Foden pick as captain, please talk me into it

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I’m on a knife edge about it? Can’t decide if it’s a needless risk

        But he surely starts, won’t play in the cup so likely to get 90mins, has been good at home and Bournemouth don’t have a defence

        Watching the Chelsea vs Sheff Utd game has put me off Pulisic

        Fernandes and salah are perfectly reasonable boring options

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

          agree with you there, fernandes and salah probably the best safe options but foden feels like more fun

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Getting lots of points is the most fun though - that’s why I’m undecided!

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

    Best captain pick

    A. KDB
    B. Fernandes
    C. Ings

    1. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B easy

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

        KDB has bournemouth and have many double digit hauls at home. Ings playing brighton who concedes alot of chances in the box. Why is it so easy for you ?

        1. Teo_2197
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 7 days ago

          KDB is a big rotation risk.

        2. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          we honestly have no idea who will play for city, that is why

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

    Salah or Mane on free hit?

    1. Tree House
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Mo

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Not for me

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

        Mo if had to choose but not taking on FH

        1. BENOIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          This

  4. ‘Tis the Season
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Cap Dsilva or KDB

    1. Teror
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Dilva out of those two

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thx

  5. Tree House
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What time do we usually get leaked team news?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      30 seconds before deadline

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      4/5 minutes before KO

      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        On here or on fpl rockstars Twitter?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Twitter
          But people post almost ASAP

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

      5-10 mins pre deadline so for tonight 7.10 or so

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

    starting to look at both william + pulisic as transfers instead of trying to roll the dice with pep roulette. wouldn't be surprised if chelsea score as much as city

    1. Owenuk
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same, I am too scared to play the roulette, just thinking of swapping KDB for Foden and then everyone else is Chelsea and Man u, with and added Antonio

      Would look like this on FH

      Pope
      Az. Bertrand. Wan-Bin
      Pulisic Willian Foden Antonio Bruno
      Giroud Ings Rashford

      Mental?

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

        mate on FH I'd definitely have 3 city. I'm just on free transfers and the risk of rotation is butting me off wasting a transfer. but on Free Hit, I'd have 3 city no doubt

  7. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    If the world was going to end but you had to pick one:

    A) Rashford -- Jesus
    B) Robbo + Sarr -- Digne + Puli (-4)
    C) Salah + Sarr -- Sterling + Puli (-4)
    D) Sarr + Jimenez -- Saka + Jesus (-4)

  8. FalconMcSquare
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Hi all, first time posting here, been a lurker all season.
    Chasing an 18 point lead in my ML.

    Current team:
    Dubravka
    TAA, Laporte, Doh
    Martial, Mahrez, KDB, Bruno, Willian
    Greenwood, Vardy

    Martinez, DCL, Lascelles, Holgate
    1FT. 1.5m ITB

    Looking for a Free Hit to:
    Pope
    TAA, Azpi, Doh
    Sterling, Foden, Dilva, Bruno, Pulisic
    Ings, Giroud

    Martinez, Greenwood, Lascelles, Holgate
    6.0 ITB.

    Could also swap Sterling for Salah, and Giroud for Jesus if the hive mind thinks Raz will be rested for the Cup.

  9. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    No Chelsea cover, is DCL>Giroud worth a hit?

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

      No, dcl good fixture

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        My thinking as well, but you’re the first person to say it: DCL may actually score some points this GW

    2. rilo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I dont like hit now, but if You want to risk wait maybe You will get Chelsea team before deadline, so You might get info if we starts.

  10. rilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    If Alonso starts would You risk to take him over Azpil?

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

      Yes

    2. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      yup

    3. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes
      Hoping we will get team news

    4. rilo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks guys.

      I will wait for maybe some early team news to decide.

      Also thinking about Azpil and Alosno but no Digne 😀

    5. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yes and I will be tempted to captain him

  11. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Norwich to concede 4 goals to Chelsea
    Chelsea are hungry for champions spot

    City need to break a determined Bournemouth side

    I think pulisic is the better captain choice out of sterling but no doubt sterling will score for sure

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bmouth defending is abysmal & so is Norwich. Easily be 5 or 6 in both games

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

        You do have a point

  12. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Which 1 would you have on FH?

    A) AWB

    B) TAA

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

      (B)east

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

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

      I went with Trent. Arse are arse.

    4. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Maybe both.

  13. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who to bench?

    A) Vardy (SHU)
    B) Greenwood (palace)

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

      B

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

      Greenwood might be benched anyway

      1. Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Very, very little chance of that

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      B

  14. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    No Ings in the scout picks with Brighton at home? Am I missing something?

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      slight risk of a rest?

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        ok makes sense

    2. Ruinenlust
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Ings home form is pretty poor

  15. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Why Scouts did you include Sterling in the picks. Now I am confused about what to do with him. hmmm.. bring him for Sala / not bring him / captain him ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      And he is the scout pick captain

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

        That is secret members only information! :O

  16. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Is Salah to Sterling worth it?

    Its that, take a hit or just do Vardy to Jesus?

    1. rilo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Just Vardy

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks

  17. akhilrajau
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Pope,Martinez
    TAA, Aurier,Wan-bissaka,Lascelles, J. Robinson
    Bruno, Martial,KDB,Son,Pulisic
    Ings, Vardy, Nketiah
    Bank: 0.5m, FT: 0
    What to do with this team. I think aurier, lascelles will miss the game. Based on that
    Ia it better bfor free hit?

  18. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Get Willian or Pulisic if they both start?

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

      honestly I'd get both in a situation like this

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

      Coin flip, Willian has had some big hauls whilst puli is a bit more consistent

  19. Sj3451
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    FH team. Contemplating Giroud>Rashford, Salah>Bruno, Dilva>Foden, Digne>Doherty/Toby. Dw about cash.

    Pope,
    AWB, Digne, Azpi
    Salah, Sterling, Dilva, Willian
    Giroud, Ings, Jesus

  20. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    A - Mahrez & Lund to Foden & Alonso.

    Or

    B - Vardy & Mahrez to Jesus & Pusilic

    Ta

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

    I am thinking Bruno-> D.Silva/Foden.

    Or should I just log out?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Log out

    2. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Do it, we want climb above u

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

      Step away from the keyboard

    4. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      log out

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Change the password too 😀

    6. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Smash your PC

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

    Any news on Aurier??

  23. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Triple captain time.....pick one:

    a) pulisic
    b) Sterling
    c) Bruno
    d) Giroud

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A or B - go big or go home

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        B I reckon.....:-)

    2. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      }You can make history by being first/only ever person to TC Giroud 🙂

      1. Jellyfish
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        lol - I put him in there for the comedy value

  24. FPLYuval
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I have no idea what i'm doing.

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      foreplay?

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      It’s lower than you think

  25. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Help me lads, who gets the advantage for my team, VVD or Jimmy? Really difficult to decide for me. Have Pope in goal too.

  26. Ready Manager One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    G2G? Any comments welcomed. Have 1 FT but willing to take hit

    Pope
    TAA Boly AWB
    KDB Foden Salah Pulisic Bruno
    Mason Jimi

    McCart, Vardy Stephens Lascelles

  27. hammersp2000
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Pep roulette is doing my head in.

    Already have Sterling & Jesus so need to pick between foden & silva.

    Any preference?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      D.silva

  28. MHG
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    HELP! please

    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

    1. joshphillips465
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Correct

      1. MHG
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Many Thanks

  29. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Looking for some help here please.

    Was going to be Aurier out, but thinking I need to roll the dice to chase the top 25k.

    Patricio
    Doherty, AWB, Holgate
    Foden, Salah, Pulisic, KDB, Fernandes
    Jesus, Vardy

    Button, Greenwood, Aurier, Lascelles

    A) KDB > Sterling
    B) Aurier > Tarkowski
    C) Vardy > Ings

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

    Dilva or Martial cap?

    Had it on Martial all week (ie last night) but fancy a preview of 38 with Dilva

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Martial hates scoring points away from home

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

        Oh

        Never checked that out. I’ll look into it. Ty.

        But there again City hadn’t hauled away till last week!

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          I think Dilva is clear choice out of those 2 if he starts.

          Everyone seems convinced he will start but I’m not so sure. I think Dilva will be in the cup team so may just get a 30 min run out vs Bournemouth