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. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    If Gru definitely starting, get Jesus or Giroud?

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Giroud

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

      I went with Giroud already if that helps... Have KDB and Sterling as well

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      who is Gru?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        already answered

      2. Werner Brothers
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Giroud

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

    After backing D Silva all week, I'm starting to think these thoughts are too romantic and not rational enough.

    Mahrez > Foden? Or KDB > Sterling?

    1. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Trust in D Silva

  3. G Banger
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Feeling I'm getting closer to my FH Team, thoughts?

    McCarthy
    Digne / Azpi / TAA
    Pulisic (C) / Sterling / Foden / Bruno / Salah
    Jesus / Ings

    (3.9 / 3.9 / 3.9 / Greenwood)

    1. joshphillips465
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Very similar to mine but I've got Pope and AWB instead of TAA.

      No idea who I'm going to captain, giving me a right headache

  4. LordEllison
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    1 FT and 0.8 ITB, was thinking either
    Vardy > jesus
    Or Jimenez > ings or
    should i just FH

    Martinez Martin
    TAA Doherty Aurier Kiko Lascelles
    Salah Martial KDB Fernandes Guendouzi
    Greenwood Vardy Jimenez

  5. slamdunk
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    FH team gtg?

    Pope
    Alonso Azpi Taa
    Salah Sterling Bruno pulisic Foden
    Ings Jesus

    Fodder greenwood Taylor lamtey

  6. Unbelievable Jeff!
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Huge benching headache.

    Bench:
    A) Ings
    B) Greenwood
    (3rd striker is Jesus)

    1. slamdunk
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

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

      B

    3. Joyce1998
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B

    4. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      B easy

  7. 1314
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    start Rashford or Ings, if already have Martial & Bruno ?

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

      ings

  8. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Exact team as Scout Picks on FH let's goooooooooo

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

    KDB or Mane out for Sterling????

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Neither

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

      i'm toying with mane + laporte -> sterling + digne

  10. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone still got Lord Lundstram in their squad??

    Just noticing Sheffield utd have a quick-ish turnaround between Leciester on Thursday & that juicy Everton home fixture on Monday...

    Lundy to give us one last haul before in GW37 he gets reclassed or loses his place forever??

    I reckon I'll play him in GW37, just for old times sake 🙂

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

    Cap Azpi or Pulisic?

    1. Joyce1998
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Easy puli

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

      of the 2, pulisic

  12. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Chasing 35 points. Both rivals wont have Sterling this GW. Should i C him as differential?

    1. Joyce1998
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Why not

  13. yanky
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    pick one to play and one to bench: Jimenez / Doherty

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

      play jimi

  14. Salah and Vinagre Chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Have (TC) and FH left. Saving FH for 38+. This week looks best for TC. The question is, who is most likely to start and haul?
    1. Pulisic
    2. Willian
    3. Sterling
    4. KDB
    5. Bruno
    6. Martial
    7. Ings
    8. Some cruel evil archvillain (*cough* Vardy *cough*) intent on making my life meaningless.

    1. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I expect 14+ points from Willian if he starts and the same for Sterling but Sterling is even more explosive so you never know he can go 20 PT haul again

    2. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I've gone Sterling. Citeh TC's have been good to me these past few seasons

    3. Saint Tim
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      sterling (if he starts)

  15. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who would you prefer for this week, Foden or Dilva?

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

      foden

  16. Jellyfish
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    G2g?

    DDG
    TAA Doherty Azpil
    Mane Foden Bruno Pulisic Sterling (tc)
    Giroud Rashford

  17. KingRichud
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Sterling and cresswell
    Foden and TAA

    Who gets more points

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

      sterling/cresswell

  18. Saint Tim
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Played my WC in GW34+, thought I had a good team but the last two GWs have been complete flops! Help please! Going to FH in GW38+. Currently on the below so what changes would you make for the next 2 GWs please?

    Pope
    Laporte, Doherty, Azpi
    KDB, Mane, Foden, Pulisic, Bruno
    Rashford, Jimenez
    Subs: Martin, Greenwood, TAA, Reid
    2 FTs and £0.0m ITB

    What about Mane + Laporte -> Sterling + Digne? Any other suggestions very welcome. Thanks!

    1. Cheers Geoff
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Mane could do well against a weak Arsenal and Everton have a very bad defence. Wouldn’t do this imo

  19. zizoo10
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    how many defenders starting for me you think?

    TAA • Saiss • Aurier* • Lascalles* • Robinson

    2 right?

  20. Ings_is_the_king
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Is it worth taking Mane out to Sterling for a -4?

    1. Cheers Geoff
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      No

      1. Ings_is_the_king
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Didn't think so. I might wait to last GW to TC Sterling if I know he will start!

  21. Cheers Geoff
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Walker-Peters a good differential this week? Played well against United and Brighton have been quite poor recently

  22. mearley14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Mendy + vardy

    For

    Tarkowski + jesus - 4?

  23. Evans
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Lads,

    Chasing mini league rival

    Do I take a hit and swap Mahrez + Aurier and bring in Silva and Digne for a hit ?

    1. Evans
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Thanks

  24. A-L
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Have a 34 point gap to make up! Ignoring price, would you prefer Foden, Antonio, Son or Willian this week?

    1. KingRichud
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Willian then foden

    2. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Tough call without seeing your team but as a pick - Willian

    3. A-L
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Cheers guys!

  25. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Have no Chelsea players

    Up front of Kane, Vardy, Greenwood

    Vardy to Giroud (C) worth a punt if chasing 68 points? Lol

    1. joshphillips465
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      The Chelsea players you want really are Pulisic or Willian, not so much Giroud who may not start/subbed for Abraham relatively early

  26. Saro0808
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Kdb & Vardy/auba to Salah & Giroud/Igns for -4( already have sterling and foden) can get kdb back on freehit gw 38.

  27. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    what is the protecting captain this week? thought fernandes but after 5 pointer can see alot of ppl not captaining actually

    1. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      It’s all over the map if you look at the captain poll. Puli is actually top, followed by Sterling.

    2. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Would still go with Bruno, or maybe Pulisic. I feel like Foden is the only sure starter against Bou.

    3. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Not sure there will be one much over 100% EO - possibly Bruno if there is

  28. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    What moves would you make to the team below this gw if you had 4.7 itb and 1ft? Used the FH last week. I have a 7-pt lead over my rival, and his differentials are Auba, Vardy, Bruno, AWB, Patricio, Foden, and Pulisic.

    DDG
    TAA, Doherty, Egan,
    KDB, Son (c), Martial, Antonio, Sarr
    Jesus, Greenwood

    Henderson | Justin, Lundstram, Nketiah

  29. binkx18
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Does garcia start?

  30. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Captain?
    1) Bruno
    2) Pulisic
    3) Jesus
    4) KDB
    5) Mahrez
    6) Rashy

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      2