Scout Picks

Blank Gameweek 36 Scout Picks features double-ups from four clubs

Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Spurs have all provided two players for the Blank Gameweek 36 Scout Picks.

After David, Neale, Tom and Andy submitted their Scout Squad submissions, we deliberated over the best XI players for the latest round of fixtures.

We are in the 4-4-2 formation for Blank Gameweek 36, coming in at £82.2m, £0.8m inside our budget of £83.0m.

Goalkeeper

Salah and blanks again as Brighton defensive assets shine ahead of good run 3

Of those playing Blank Gameweek 36, only one team has a superior figure for expected goals conceded over their last six matches as Brighton. Their total of three clean sheets is the joint-most in that time, which bodes well for Robert Sánchez (£4.6m), who has produced 18 saves and 26 points since Gameweek 30.

Defenders

Who has the best and worst FPL fixtures for the Run-In?

No defender has played more key passes in their last six matches than Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m), who is also top of his positional classification for big chances created in the same period. Meanwhile, Liverpool have kept clean sheets in three of their last four away matches prior to their Thursday-night meeting with Manchester United.

Lucas Digne (£6.2m) faces the division’s lowest scorers Sheffield United in Blank Gameweek 36, who have failed to find the net in four of their last five, already giving a great building block for a handsome haul. Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold is the only defender to have created more big chances than Digne in his last six.

John Stones (£5.1m) returns from suspension in Blank Gameweek 36, hopefully, fresh and ready to help Manchester City to a 19th clean sheet of the campaign. Newcastle are their Friday-night opponents although they will surely feel the absence of their best centre-forward Callum Wilson. Meanwhile, Manchester City are the Premier League’s best team for xGC over their last six while Newcastle are the division’s worst over that time for giving up headed goal attempts.

On Saturday afternoon, Southampton face a relegated Fulham side that has failed to score in three of their last four. That makes Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m) a decent budget option worth considering.

Midfielders

No Premier League player has registered more shots in the box than Mohamed Salah over the last six matches. Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion have conceded at least two goals in five of their last six.

Son Heung-min (£9.5m) has found form at just the right time with a goal in each of his last three matches and adding an assist for 29 points during that time. We fancy him to continue that run against Wolves given the weaknesses they have shown on their right-hand side of late. During the last six matches, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have conceded 11 chances on their left, 14 through the middle and 21 down the right.

A full rest in Gameweek 34 and a 20-minute substitute’s appearance against Chelsea suggest Phil Foden (£6.0m) will be in the Manchester City team to face Newcastle on Friday night. He has three goals and five assists across his last five starts while the Magpies are without a clean sheet at home since Gameweek 16.

Forwards

Harry Kane (£11.8m) has nine attacking returns to his name since Gameweek 27 and faces a Wolves defence in Blank Gameweek 36 that is without a clean sheet in each of their last three. Meanwhile, Kane sits joint-second for big chances in the last six.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) was joint-top of the Premier League for big chances in his six matches previous to Thursday evening’s action. On Sunday evening, he faces a Sheffield United side that has conceded more goals than any other side since Gameweek 30 as well as the most chances through the middle of the pitch.

Patrick Bamford (£6.4m) is our chosen Leeds attacker ahead of a Saturday lunchtime trip to Turf Moor. The 10 goals Burnley have conceded over their last six matches is the joint-third-highest in the Premier League while no member of Marcelo Bielsa’s squad has been afforded more big chances during that time.

Substitutes

  • Jordan Pickford (£4.8m)
  • Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m)
  • Raphinha (£5.4m)
  • Matheus Pereira (£5.4m)

THE CAPTAIN

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

We choose the Scout Picks captain using a four-way vote between our Scout Squad pundits.

Because we use Fantasy Football Scout data so heavily in this process, the skipper we choose each Gameweek is known only to those with a valid Fantasy Football Scout subscription and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

Here is how we voted for Blank Gameweek 36:

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Each week, one of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks by pitting their chosen XI against ours.

The Community Member who beats our team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

JayKay1 takes on the Scout Picks in Blank Gameweek 36 going with a 3-4-3 line-up of Meslier; Alexander-Arnold, Coleman, Coufal; Salah, Bale (c), Raphinha, Son; Aguero (vc), Calvert-Lewin, Antonio.

AA33 is the current leader, defeating the Scout Picks by a 53-point margin in Gameweek 2.

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2,116 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sthelenslad92
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    If you had to pick one to have for the remainder season which would you go for?
    A) Bamford
    B) Antonio
    C) Woods

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Wood

  2. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Iheanacho > DCL worth a -4?

    Alternatively could play one of Gundo, Targett or Struijk and save the hit.

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Punt on gundo personally. You’d need DCL to score and get bonus to make it worth it

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      don't go gundo. foden better option imo

  3. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Fernandes >>

    1. Son
    2. Bale

    Iheanacho >>

    1. Bamford
    2. Antonio (have Lingard)

    Thanks

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      1.2

      Bamford minutes have to be a concern

      1. FCSB
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Why’s that?

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          League position to play for. Options on the bench with Rodrigo fit now. Wood seems nailed and in form, I’d have him over bamford

  4. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    I think that was the highest scoring gwk I can remember, any stats on all time avg pts?

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I’m just messing around with fun teams after deleting my team
      Early doors and scored 144. Highest ever was 165. Imagine free hit teams must be around the 160 mark

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Free hit teams wouldn’t have been that. It’s the bench boost teams. Seeing some huge scores in my mini leagues, crazy week

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Yeah true although Digne, Trent, Bruno (c) Greenwood etc all sending the average sky high

          1. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Yep, a Bruno blank would have mixed it up a bit for people brave enough to captain elsewhere

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I think it's easily the highest scoring GW in FPL history.

    3. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Surely decent players had Bruno (c) Greenwood, Digne, trent etc

  5. 420king
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Apologize for this boring question. Are price changes now or in 1 hour?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      2 hrs

    2. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      2am/230am usually

      1. 420king
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks both.

  6. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Pick 2 to bring in this week (max 1 from each position):

    A) Dallas
    B) Antonio
    C) Lingard
    D) Foden
    E) Mahrez
    F) Raphinha
    G) Bamford

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Dallas antonio

  7. olidooley
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Fernandes, Iheanacho, Veltman TO Mahrez, Antonio, Dallas (-4)?

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Mahrez a punt but you know that, why not

      1. olidooley
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Want to shift Bruno out and don’t see anyone else....Have Son, and have 3 Pool which blocks Mané

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Maybe bale but you’d think Mahrez gets minutes.

          Personally been burned by Pep enough to ignore City. Also the final day teams are always a lottery.

          Mason will probably play his best players so you’d think bale is nailed

  8. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Bruno out for me this. The obvious move is Son but if you're chasing points would you go Bale instead (home form amazing vs lower teams).
    the extra funds would allow for el ghazi to greenwood in 37

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Chasing then definitely bale

    2. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Im 2nd / 3rd in ML, leader probably 30 ahead but im still in the prizes... play safe with Son ??

      1. SouthCoastSaint
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        I think Bale is better choice than son. No Mourinho so you’d think he would go out with a bang.

        Wolves are on the beach

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        you'd think so

  9. F_Ivanovic
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Decent night tonight but absolutely horrendous week in comparison to my rivals... 106 all out i thought might be average, but everyone close to me in my ML has beat me.. someone has 171!! on a bench boost, another has 141 and the rest have around 120. I have probably the best team on paper going into next week though and don't need to take a hit (although it's tempting) so hopefully i can claw myself back into it.

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      All the “punts” paid off bar maybe Maguire and watkins. No need to panic yet good luck in your mini league!

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Yeh sadly I had Watkins and no Bruno or Greenwood. Thanks, yeh hopefully next week goes a little better!

        1. SouthCoastSaint
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          No Bruno was risky (don’t hate me) !

          Understandable if chasing

    2. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yep my monthly rival destroyed me with 179 bench boost

      1. SouthCoastSaint
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Crikey that’s some score

        1. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Aye, that’s me done from that and has TC left

    3. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I’m well happy, -8 and TC Greenwood got me 162 and a jump from 1.2m to inside top 750k. One shining light in a shocker of a season is 8 Greens in a row, 12 in last 16 weeks.

  10. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Why is Foden good option and Gundogan not?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Form, upside, postion.

      1. Lignja
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        thank you

  11. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Currently have 1FT & 8 players so resigned to taking at least 1 hit:

    1) Dallas & Kane (-4)
    2) Foden & Kane (-4)
    3) Mahrez & Antonio/Wood (-4)
    4) Diop, Son & Antonio/Wood (-8)
    5) Diop, Mahrez & Kane (-8)
    6) Dallas, Foden & Kane (-8)

  12. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Gtg or do I need to take another hit for a keeper?

    Already on -4

    Forster
    Targett TAA Dallas
    Salah(c) Lingard Son Harrison
    Kane(v) Ings DCL

    Mendy Holding Rudiger Neto .8 itb

    1. Prison Mike
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I would say gtg

    2. Il Capitano
      4 months, 16 days ago

      GTG

    3. gart888
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      You don't think Mendy to Meslier is 4 points well spent?

  13. Prison Mike
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Coleman nailed to start all 3 remaining games?

    Or is Godfrey safer?

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Godfrey probably safer, but Coleman attacking returns, i have the latter

  14. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Who is ur C for GW 36 ??

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Salah

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Killer Kane - should feast on the corpse of Wolves.

  15. Il Capitano
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Take a hit for DCL or just play Mitchell?

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Take the hit

      1. Il Capitano
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Ta

  16. OneDennisBergkamp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    is Phillips nailed for Liverpool now?

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yea

    2. Il Capitano
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yes

  17. Could Have Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Maguire & Zaha to:

    a) Dallas & Jota
    b) Raphina & Roberston

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      a

    2. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Dallas and Foden ?

    3. Garth Marenghi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      not sure zaha worth a transfer?

  18. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Pick one from each:

    a) Mahrez
    b) Son

    1) Antonio
    2) Wood

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      b2. Boring but effective.

    2. Could Have Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B1

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A1 if chasing

  19. cutch
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    On a WC:

    Martínez - Forster
    Dallas, Coufal, Digne - Saïss, Shaw*
    Son, Salah, Lingard, Ward-Prowse - Bruno*
    Antonio, DCL, Watkins

    1.5 ITB

    Where would you improve?

    A) Watkins -> Kane? The only way is selling Bruno for a budget MF (7.2 maximum) Maybe Jota?
    B) Watkins -> Wood?
    C) Get rid of Martínez and bring a new GK? Who?
    D) Other moves?

    Thoughts? Cheers in advance!

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I would take a punt on Mahrez for Bruno

  20. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Id say first to 5, but its the DZ, so first to 3 please:

    Iheanacho >>

    1. Bamford
    2. Antonio (have Lingard)

    Cheers

    1. cutch
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      2 just

    2. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      1

    3. Werner Bremen
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Wood is a great option too. From those Antonio

    4. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      1 since you have Jesee

    5. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Bamford has 2 G and 2 A over last 7. That's "meh" territory. I'd want more and Antonio should deliver the goods.

  21. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    A Play Pereira (LIV)

    B Get Wood for -4 and play him instead

  22. Clintymints
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    would you rather drop greenwood for raphina to enable nacho to dcl

    or

    drop watkins to vydra to enable nacho to dcl?

    need to shave some pennies and that seems best option

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Vydra/DCL. I'd want Greenwood against Fulham.

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Watkins out. Keep in mind there's other good Fs to choose from this week besides DCL!

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I'm keeping watkins for this week... grealish back against one of the worst teams in the league.

    4. Clintymints
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yea I kinda want Greenwood for Fulham, but it's -8 as is so it's risky, especially as watkins plays. I'm essentially swapping a player who plays for one who doesn't!

      It's a pro and con disaster to weigh up

  23. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    A. Strujic
    B. Mithcell

    1. cutch
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A

      1. Clintymints
        • 12 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        A

  24. Hits from the Bong
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    On a WC, and need to lose one player. Which one? Thanks

    A. Antonio
    B. Bale
    C. Jota
    D. Lingard

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      C

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I think Bale

    3. gart888
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Bale or Jota. Bale if considering cost, Jota if not.

      1. Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        I'm not considering cost, but I though Jota looked on fire tonight, and could be one of the best picks over remaining games

        1. gart888
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          I'm a Jota owner, but I'm pretty sure he gets benched one of the next 3 games.

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      C or D

  25. gart888
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Disaster looming for me this week, only 6 players likely to start. Best course of action with my two free transfers?

    Likely starting:
    Digne - TAA
    Salah - Jota - Lingard
    Kane

    Likely to not start:
    Mendy - Forster
    Castagne - Shaw - Holding
    Bruno - Greenwood
    Iheanacho - Davis

    Which of the following do you like?
    a) Mendy to Meslier
    b) Castagne to Dallas
    c) Castagne to Coufal
    d) Iheanacho/Davis to Bamford
    e) Iheanacho/Davis to Antonio
    f) Greenwood to Raphinha

    Obviously I'd like to do all of these, but I need to factor in how many points hit I'm willing to take too.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B, E

  26. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Dallas is essential now for these last 3 games right?

    1. gart888
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I'm considering Coufal instead of him. Similar fixtures and cheaper.

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Might be cheaper but Dallas has more goal threat and I'm worried he will get another double digital haul in one of the remaining games.

        1. gart888
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          For sure, but Coufal has 8 assists this season. He's a threat for an offensive return too.

    2. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Pretty much

  27. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Will there he any chance of a Man City team leak before the deadline?!

  28. Tribecca
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Who is more nailed on Phillips or Mitchell?

    1. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Phillips

  29. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Lloris*
    TAA / Phillips / Coufal / Coady*
    Son / Jota / Lingard / Gundo
    Kane / DCL

    Leno / Bruno / Shaw / Iheanacho*

    A) Coady > KWP
    B) Lloris + Iheanacho > Meslier + Antonio (-4)
    C) Lloris + Iheanacho > Meslier + Bamford (-4)

    Coady would make way in B or C for some bench security
    Open to suggestions other than KWP for 4.8 or under

  30. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    This has been worn out I'm sure but what to do with Mendy and Forster?

    Ride it out?

    Surely a hit to remove Forster isn't worth it?

    1. FCSB
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I’m considering Mendy to Ederson for -4

    2. tom_p77
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I'll probably stick with both.

      I think Mendy is likely to start both 37&38 with CL final coming up.