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

    Lads, would you rather save FH and go with

    DDG
    TAA Doherty Taylor (Lascelles)
    Salah Pulisic Fernandes KDB Foden(c)
    Vardy Greenwood (Jimenez)

    Or play FH and field

    Pope
    Doherty Azpi AWB (Digne Tarkowski)
    Pulisic Fernandes Sterling(c) Silva Foden
    Giroud Rashford (Ings)

    Cheers!

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

      B

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

    How would you improve this FH team?
    TAA -> Digne?
    Jesus -> Giroud?

    Ederson
    TAA Azpi AWB
    Salah Bruno Willian Dilva Antonio
    Jesus Ings

  3. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Pick one to get for a hit for Saka

    David Silva
    Willian

    Current midfield

    KDB Pulisic Bruno Martial

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

      Willian.

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

      Dilva

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

      Dilva

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

      Silva

    5. Bobby_Baggio
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      DSilva although i do like willian this week

  4. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Which of these transfers worth -4??

    A. Salah & Vardy >>> Sterling & Ings
    B. Salah & Vardy >>> Sterling & Jesus also have KDB
    C. Salah & Vardy >>> Willian & Jesus also have Pulisic
    D. Take -8 for Salah/ Vardy & Ayew >>> Sterling/ Ings & Giroud

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

      B

    2. Samwise
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 8 days ago

      none

  5. Yoshioka
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bench two of these...

    (A) Egan (lei)
    (B) Antonio (WAT)
    (C) Vardy (SHU)
    (D) Greenwood (cry)

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

      A + D (not keen on that)

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

      A

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

        And D

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

      Cheers, lads. I'm currently on A+D but feel weird benching Greenwood even though he's so cheap and young and playing away.

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

    Pope Button
    TAA Doherty Aurier Bolly Robinson
    Salah Mahrez Son Fernandes Foden
    Rashford Vardy Greenwood

    Free hit or keep it for GW38?

  7. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Would you take a hit to transfer a defender if you had TAA Saiss Basham (flagged) Tangana Lascelles (flagged)

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

    Am i crazy who is on Foden as a captain?

    Option is.

    Foden C

    De Bruyne

    Salah

    Bruno

    Martial

    Vardy

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

      I'm on Foden as I'm chasing a leader who's quite far out in front, otherwise I'd go safer.

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

      I'd rather go Salah or Martial.

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

      I am. Just having a fun punt

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

    RIght think i am set. Thoughts? If Willian doesnt start i'll switch to Pulisic. If Alfonso starts i'll switch him for Azpi. If Giroud doesn't start then i'll switch for Ings. Fingers crossed for early team news!

    Pope
    Azpi - AWB - Digne
    Sterling - DSilva - Willian(C) - Antonio - Bruno
    Giroud - Jesus

    (Reina) - Greenwood - TAA - Taylor

  10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    It will be a long and painful GW if Pulisi(c) blanks tonight

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

      That s reason why i dont like to C player in first game

  11. DÏLKS
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Pope
    TAA - Doherty - Maguire
    KDB - Fernandes - Son - Pulisic
    Vardy - Greenwood - Jimenez

    £4.0 - Saka, Fernandez, Holgate

    £2.8 ITB, 1FT

    Too many options currently to have everyone. Leading in my ML by 32 points. Just do:

    Jimenez to Jesus?

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

      Jesus or Ings looks good

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

        Thanks Gazza - becomes very diffcult with Pep roulette. Sometimes better off just sticking.

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

    FH. Good to go?

    Pope
    Alonso Digne AWB
    Salah Sterling Foden Pulisic Bruno
    Giroud Jesus

    3.9 Greenwood Pieters Masina

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

      Also, Dilva or Foden for this week?

  13. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    On FH

    Ings or Rashford?

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

      ive gone rash

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

      Rash

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

    On FH:
    A) Willian (3-5-2)
    B) Giroud (3-4-3)

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

      A

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

      A

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

      B

  15. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    My team looks good for this week... except I have no Chelsea players and don't want to do KDB to Puli for a hit.

    Anyone considering free hit for this reason, or rather save it for 38?

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

      If your team looks good don’t free hit. Just pray Chelsea flop it tonight

  16. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Bench one

    A. Holgate
    B. Saiss
    C. Taylor

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

      C

  17. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    For free :

    Mahrez, Jimenez > Pulisic, Ings?

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

      I wouldt sell mahrez, just jimenez to ings

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

    Repost. 🙂

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

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

      Bruno

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

      Bruno

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Probably going Pulisic but I’m tempted by Salah as well.

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

      Answered previous page

    5. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I have both and I am captaining Jesus as he will start I think but Sterling might not

  19. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Ings or giroud on FH?

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

      G on FH

  20. rokonto
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Who's on penalties for Man United then because rashford took one last time

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

      Bruno took the last one

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

      Nope. Bruno took last one. Rash next.

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

      Bruno took the last one, not Rashford

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

    De Britney or Mane our for Sterling??

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

      De Britney. She sounds like just my type.

  22. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    2 FT’s and only one City player.
    Patricio
    Doherty, TAA,Azpilicueta
    Salah,KDB,Fernandes(vc),Pulisic(c)
    Vardy,Rashford,Greenwood

    McCarthy,Saka, Taylor,Lascelles
    How does this sound?
    KDB + Vardy >> Sterling + Ings
    Wk 37. Pulisic >> Dilva.

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

    bench one:
    a) jimenez
    b) doherty
    c) van dijk

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

      sorry I mean START one

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Doherty

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

    A. Willian + Rashford/Greenwood

    B. Giroud + Martial/Bruno

  25. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    On FH. AWB or Maguire?

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

      AWB

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

      AWB

    3. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      AWB

  26. James
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    1. Sterling & Giroud (-4)
    Or
    2. Foden & Jesus (-4)
    Or
    3. Foden & Jimenez/DCL

  27. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Non-FH, things looking OK?

    McCarthy
    TAA Doherty Aurier
    Salah (C) KDB Bruno Foden
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    Henderson; Soucek, Stephens, Lascelles

    Tough to decide between Salah (C) and Foden. Rivals likely going no-Salah on FH, which means I should cap Foden given I'm first?

  28. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    19 points behind my ML leader take a chance on Vardy to Jesus or play it safe and get Ings and hope Pulisic out scores his Willian?

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

      Get Jesus

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

    Jimmy and Fernandez out for

    A) Ings and Digne
    or
    B) Jesus and Diop

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

    Bench jimmy, vardy or Greenwood?