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+?

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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. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    If confirmed that Giroud starts...

    Giroud or Ings on FH? Other striker would be Jesus

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

      Has to be Giroud this week

    2. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Giroud

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

      Giroud if on FH

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

      I am going Giroud just because everyone else has Ings.

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

    Non-FH, things looking OK? Anything for a hit?

    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?

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

      Rash to Giroud?

      1. L S P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        i'm tempted by this move too for -4 but then i'd need to take another -4 to get both Giroud/Pulisic out before 37.

        Would you still do it?

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

    Who would you captain out of these 2 - KDB or Fernandes?

  4. sneif4
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    FH team. Pretty standard, but any last minute changes needed?

    Pope
    AWB Azpi Digne
    KDB Sterling Pulisic Bruno Antonio
    Jesus Greenwood

    1. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I’d be worried about KDB and Greenwood minutes, Greenwood looked tired. Ings and Foden/Dilva?

      1. sneif4
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        That's a good point, thanks. I haven't seen many games recently so it's good to know

  5. 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 Free hit

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

  6. RedJive79
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 8 days ago

    GTG??

    Pope
    TAA / Doherty / Holgate
    KDB / Bruno / Martial / Foden / Sterling (c)
    Greenwood / Vardy

    McCarthy / Jimi / Lamptey / Lascelles

  7. Pique and De Bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Hey all, thoughts on my F/H team please. Gone full differential from my mini league leader (as far as i know).

    Kepa
    AWB / Azpilicueta / Digne
    Sterling / Son / Pulisic(c) / Silva(vc) / Martial
    Jesus / Rashford

    Pickford / Ings / Alderweireld / Fredericks

    Picked a strong ish bench in case of rotation but can be thinned down if needs be and got 1m itb so can pretty much change anything. Any thoughts/comments appreciated.

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

    Pages flying!!!! 🙂

  9. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    TC Sterling or too risky?

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

      I'm doing it

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

        not sure i have the balls

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

      Do it!

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

    Pages flying at the speed of light...

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

      To show u how it all began

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

    I meant to say so who's on penalties for man united now then because rashford took one and then Bruno took one does that mean they alternate which means rashford is next?

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

    I was all for FH38 but I’ve got triple Wolves against Burnley and no Chelsea. The fixtures for Chelsea city united are just too hard to ignore

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

      Triple wolves, 2 defenders I assume? Doesn't sound like a bad thing to me.

      That being said, I'm on FH

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

    Quick RMT of my TC team appreciated guys...

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

    (DCL Kiko Lascelles)

    G2g?

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

      Nice.
      You not a little worried about Sterling being benched?

  14. milanista10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    A) Mahrez & Maguire to Pulisic & Alonso/Azpi
    B) KDB & Mahrez to Sterling & Pulisic
    C) Mahrez, Maguire, & Jimenez to Pulisic, Jesus, & Boly (-4)

    Which one would you go for lads?

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

    what's the consensus on aurier? id like to think he would take some time off, but then again some people stay strong and carry on.

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

      think he doesn't play.
      Defo needs a rest at the very least despite what happened to his brother.

    2. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I think if it's expected some people stay strong and carry on. If it's out of the blue, I think the shock and suddeness tends to come into play.

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

    Bottomed last page 🙂

    Hi Guys- need some help pls

  17. villain27
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    FH advice welcome!

    McCarthy (Stekelenburg)
    Azpi/AWB/Doherty (fredericks/Kilman)
    Sterling/martial/pulisic/antonio(foden)
    Jesus/Ings/giroud or Abraham

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

      Have to play Foden over Antonio

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

    WILLIAN WILL OUTSCORE STERLING THIS WEEK. HERE FIRST

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

      Sterling_> Willian done for a hit. Thanks mate.

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

        Brave!

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

      Very likely as Sterling will get 0 or 1 point.

  19. Pickle juice
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    which 3 defenders on FH team (money no object)

    I am Currently on :

    Digne
    Alonso/Azi
    ?????

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

      Double up chelsea

    2. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      AWB or pick a City defender and hope they start

      1. Pickle juice
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        no love for TAA/Robbo or Southampton defenders bert/bendarek

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

    Super stuck here....

    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*

  21. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Fancy captaining one of my City players, leaning towards Foden on possibility of more minutes?

    1. KDB
    2. Foden
    3. Jesus

    Thank you

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

    Is there truly no love for Schmeichel on FH?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Likely 3 of Leicester's first choice back four are missing. (Pereria, Soy, Chillwell)

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

        Just realised that. Pope it is.

  23. Sj3451
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    FH team here, am contemplating:

    Giroud/Ings>Rashford
    Salah>Bruno
    Dilva>Foden
    Digne>Doherty/Toby
    Take out Ings play 5 in midfield

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

  24. EmreCan Hustle
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    I don't normally captain players from early KO, but Pulisic definitely worth giving the armband to?

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

      Yes i think so

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers. Last time I captained someone in the early KO vs Norwich, he got injured in the fist half. Benteke 🙁

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

    Aurier ->

    1) Azpi
    2) Alonso
    3) Someone else? (money no issue)

    (current def: TAA/Doherty/Aurier*/Lascelles*/Ngakia*

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

    Sterling or dsilva on fh? Have Jesus and Foden.

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      this gaffer had jesus/dilva/foden

    2. Pickle juice
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I have sterling jesus and Foden...................

      would you consider dsilva if he didn't haul against Newcastle last time out......
      As great a player he is ....he has dropped in fantasy stats the last season or 2

  27. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Quick flash poll

    Captain:

    Pulisic
    Bruno

    1. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Pulisic

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

      P

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

      P

  28. teddypicker
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    A) Pulisic and Jesus
    or
    B) Foden and Giroud?

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

      A

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

      A

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

    Sterling or Jesus C? My fear is sterling gets 20 mins and a 2 pointer but think Jesus gets 60 mins minimum right?

    1. L S P
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      i think you are correct so Jesus.

      1. Pickle juice
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        but jesus could get rested as much as sterling......

        I was considering dsilva for sterling but the answer is know one knows what pep gona do...........

        dsilva and Foden more nailed for starts but maybe not points

  30. PlayPercentage
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Willian or Pulisic?
    I could do with an early lineup for the Chelsea match.

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

      What if they both start?

      1. Pickle juice
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        puli