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. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    How does this look for -8???

    KDB Aurier Nkeitah Son OUT

    Sterling Ings Pulisic Taylor IN..

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

    So so confuse... with 1FT and 1m itb.

    DDG
    Taa • Doherty • Holgate ----------- Kiko Lamptey
    Mahrez • KDB • Bruno • Pulisic --- Guendouzi
    Jimmy • Rashford • Vardy

    A: Mahrez >> Foden
    B: Vardy >> Jesus/Ings
    C: Vardy + Guendouzi >> Ings + Foden (-4) and bench mahrez
    D: Vardy + Mahrez >> Jesus + Foden (-4)
    E: Something else...should i look at another chelsea players

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

      B Jesus

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

    Which GK on FH?

    A) DDG

    B) Pope

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      50:50 between the two, Pope will get more saves but DDG likelier to keep a clean sheet. Toss a coin..

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

        Cheers

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

          I've gone Pope

  4. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Attack: Foden, Bruno, Willian, KdB
    Ings, Vardy, Rashford
    And Mahrez on the bench. Correct?

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

    Ings or Giroud?

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ingsy for me

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

      Ings feels like the smarter move.

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

        unless he's rested?

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

      Giroud

    4. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ings

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

      Ings... can only get better

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

        Very good 🙂

        Thinking he's probably a better pick for the run in whereas Giroud is a 1 week punt

  6. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    On FH, which combination:
    A) Alonso Martial
    B) AWB Antonio/Willian

  7. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Start TAA or Doherty?

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      TAA

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

      TAA

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

    Bottomed. 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

  9. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts on KDB>Sterling(C) for free? (Cash for Vardy>Aub gw37)

    Pat
    Doherty TAA Maguire
    Salah KDB Bruno Pulisic Foden
    Vardy Greenwood

    Martin, Aurier Holgate Nketiah

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

      with your team i probably would take the punt.

  10. akhilrajau
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Please suggest on this FH
    Ederson
    Azpi, Digne, AWB
    Pulisic, Martial, Fernandes, Sterling, Son
    Giroud, Jesus
    Bench: Martin Holgate, j.robinson, Connolly

    Any changes needed?
    Sterling to kdb or Giroud to ings ?

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

      I'd go Ings

      1. akhilrajau
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        M yea good i have him in my current team as well. What about my current status is it worth to go for free hit

        Pope,Martinez
        TAA, Aurier,Wan-bissaka,Lascelles, J. Robinson
        Bruno, Martial,KDB,Son,Pulisic
        Ings, Vardy, Nketiah
        Bank: 0.5m, FT: 0

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

    how many defenders starting for me you think?

    TAA • Saiss • Aurier* • Lascalles* • Robinson

    2 right??

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

    1) Antonio
    or
    2) Martial

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

      B

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

        Thanks - thats what I'm thinking - only the Scout Picks ands 4 goal haul are tempting me otherwise

  13. ‘Tis the Season
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Play Auba (LIV) or Greenwood (place)

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Greenwood

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

      Greenwood

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks mate

    3. Hungry Singh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Reckon Auba has more chance of starting than Greenwood....

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

    Your City attackers...

    Similar guessing to everyone else but there are numbers behind the madness & some logic too - which likely means nothing when trying to predict Pep.

    Might be worth a scroll through: https://twitter.com/FplNick/status/1282966901111439362

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

      Pep roulette is such a fools errand. I wonder what this guy’s track record is.

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Great work though.

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Doesn’t fill me with confidence for my Dilva punt (over Foden). Oh well. What’s done is done!

  15. Fuddled FC
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which keeper

    a) Pope v Wolves
    b) Mccarthy v BHA

    Currently on b but the scout picks have gone for Pope

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

      B

  16. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Switching armbands more than an armband switcher at a switching convention.

    Sterling, Dilva, Pulisic, Salah arghhhhhh

    Currently on Sterling but so many predicted lineups don’t have him. Just don’t see Pulisic hauling. Don’t know why

    1. Kannbury
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Would put on Salah if I had him!

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

    TAA and Jimmy to Jesus and Digne. Yes or no? 2ft. Would be for 36 and 37 only. FH in 38.

    Could also do Salah to Sterling, but I would have no way to get Jesus.

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Yes like these moves
      Did the same last week except Vardy over Jesus which I have since rectified

  18. Vazza
    3 months, 8 days ago

    So it boils down to this -

    Sterling or Fernandes for captaincy?

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

      Sterling probably better this week.

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

    Tarkowski in for TAA this or next gw?

  20. KINGS
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Why the scout pick always seems like one GW too late..

  21. 03farmboy
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    What teams keep a clean sheet this week?

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

      Bournemouth

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

        absolute scenes

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

      Norwich

  22. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pick one for GW36 + GW37, it's for a hit

    A) Salah + Sarr -- Sterling + Pulisic
    B) Robbo + Sarr -- Digne + Pulisic

  23. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    On BB

    2FT 1.7 ITB

    Henderson-McCarthy
    TAA-Doherty-Fernandez-Taylor-O'Connell
    Salah-Bruno-KDB-Pulisic-Foden
    Jimenez-Greenwood-Rashford

    Jimmy and Fernandez out for

    A) Ings and Digne
    or
    B) Jesus and Diop

  24. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bench Kdb or Mahrez?

  25. Johnny too hotty
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    as a sterling owner, who captained him last week and got lucky, I dont see the great appeal to captain him this week too. He played 90 minutes and is no way playing over 60 ish right?

    Im thinking Jesus is the captain choice this week as surely he starts over sterling and KDB. Maybe Jesus plays 90 mins too?

  26. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    On a Wildcard here.

    I have Tarkowski that I can chance to AWB.

    Because next GW I'm planning Giroud Willian Pulisic --> Salah Mane Gayle (-8pts hit)

    Just to keep me in the lead.

    But if I do get AWB I won't be able to get Martial in should anything happen, maybe he much more than expected before next GW.

    What to do? Keep Tarkowski?

  27. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Brought my captain options down to these two. Who would you go with?

    A) Sterling
    B) Pulisic

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling

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

      Pulisic just cause he should get more minutes against a worse opponent

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        I agree with this logic.

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

      City will score more goals probably. Sterling.

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

    best 5.1 defender?

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Stevens/Boly/Saiss

  29. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    If you don’t have Sterling or Pulisic, who will you captain? Seem like the two stand out options

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Salah

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Marital or Salah.

    3. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I have both and captaining neither. (Foden c)

  30. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Hi Guys- need some help pls 🙂

    A) Jesus and Antonio in for Jimi and Salah -4
    B) Jesus and Digne in for Jimi and TAA -4
    C) Save transfer to next week and roll with below team

    Pope
    TAA Boly Maguire
    KDB Sterling Bruno Pulisic Salah
    Greenwood Jimi

    Martin* Aurier* Lascelles* Nketia*

    1. Kannbury
      3 months, 8 days ago

      C, would stick!