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

    How many of City's last 3 games will be a clean sheet for them? newcastle away, brighton away, everton at home.

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

      1

      But the big question is who will play those 3 games? Pep roulette...

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      id say 1

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

    Best GK for the last 3 GWs?

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

      was just about to ask this myself as I have Mendy & Forster.

      Was thinking either Pickford or take a punt of Dubravka

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

        going dubravka next week as i don't think the extra -4 pays off

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

      Ederson?

    3. Stand By Mee
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Martinez

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

      Take a look at Meslier’s / Leeds record against last 3 opponents. In the previous fixtures they played them they were all clean sheets

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

    Digne & Phillips (Nacho > Antonio next week)
    or
    Antonio & Phillips (Maguire > someone next week)

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

    Who to C ?
    A- Kane
    B- Salah

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

      b

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

      Saka ripped through west brom, what would Salah do?

    3. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B

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

      Cheers

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

    Choose one for -4:
    a) Maguire/Greenwood --> Dallas/Son
    b) Greenwood/Nacho --> Raphinha/Ings (already have JWP)
    c) Maguire/Nacho --> Dallas/Antonio

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

      C (Greenwood have Fulham the next GW)

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

        I meant has* 😀

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

        Cheers. Do you prefer Bamford or Antonio? 🙂

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

          Currently on Antonio, but changing my mind every 5 minutes 😀

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

    why is everyone selling Nacho??

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

      blank, Chelsea, Spurs

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      He doesn't play this week.

  7. lugalooch
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    taking a -8 to field 10 players? Currently only have 7

    Chambers, Greenwood, Ihenacho >

    A) Stones, Raphina, Bamford/Antonio
    B) Dallas, Foden, Bamford/Antonio

    Thanks

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

      C) Dallas, Raphinha, Bamford/Antonio

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

    Bench one:

    A) Dallas
    B) Coufal
    C) Phillips

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B

  9. Who are all Lukakus
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Transfer priorities? ABCD, correct?
    A. Bruno to Son
    B. Mendy to Meslier
    C. Nacho to Bamford
    D. Shaw to Dallas

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

      A

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

    159, i think my highest ever score, but now i have to take a -8 or -12 hit!!!!

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Awesome score, well done! I was happy to crack the ton in the end, soured by the result this morning though 🙁

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

        thanks mate, its put me right back in contention when i thought the season was over... cracking the ton is still a solid effort though, always the target for a DGW isnt it

        yeah not the best result... we shouldve capitalised on the early pressure!!

    2. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Great score. Well done!

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

      It was worth it in the end, I thought I turned a trick FHing to avoid any hits and go back to a great squad this week, but only hit 123, super disappointing

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

        123 is a juicy score

    4. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Nice, did you go for Benteke?

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

    Nacho > DCL
    or
    Maguire > Digne

    ????

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

      Nacho > DCL

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

      I’m doing former

      I’d be tempted for both

  12. JayLegend
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Kane + Foden

    Or

    Son + Antonio?

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Son & Antionio

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

      Latter

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

    NO CHIP 79.72% 112.02
    BENCH BOOST 11.16% 128.44
    FREE HIT 4.89% 128.28
    TRIPLE CAPTAIN 2.26% 129.00
    WILDCARD 1.97% 124.00

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

      Top 10k

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

      Overall:
      NO CHIP 88.01% 83.41
      BENCH BOOST. 5.86% 111.06
      TRIPLE CAPTAIN 4.08% 114.41
      WILDCARD. 1.19% 107.03
      FREE HIT. 0.86% 113.31

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

      Awesome, killed them....

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

      Credit: Ragabolly (the true Egyptian King)

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

    0.1 away from doing Maguire/Nacho to Dallas/Ings. So annoying!

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

      Blessing in disguise 😉

  15. Mind över Mata
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Own Lingard. Nacho ->

    A) Bamford
    B) Antonio

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      A

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

      A

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

    Feels wrong getting rid of Greenwood (when he has Fulham in gw37) but it's the only way to get Son in 🙁

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Bring him back for a different mid after the blank?

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

        Would have to be for Salah, or I do another -4. Alternatively I get someone else who could try and cover Son's points.

    2. Athletico Underachieving
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      I’ve done Son - Bruno but then think I’ll do Greenwood in next week and (c)

  17. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    On FH with 0.0 itb, A, B or C?
    A. GTG
    B. Ederson -> Pickford/Martinez and strength bench
    C. Other ideas

    Ederson
    TAA, Robbo, Digne
    Salah, Son, Mahrez, Foden
    Kane, DCL, Antonio
    [Forster, Dawson, Mitchell, Burke]

    Cheers.

    1. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      If you want Liverpool double, why not just go Nat and use the funds? Looked even more likely for points over Robbo the past 2 weeks.

  18. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Hey guys, team right now is:

    Martinez
    Dallas - TAA - Ward - Dias
    Salah - Son - Lingard - Jota
    Nacho - Kane
    __________________________
    Fabri: Davis: Fernandes*: Shaw*

    2FT's, 0.8 ITB

    My planned moves for a hit are:

    Fernandes + Davis + Nacho >> Raphinha + DCL + Antonio

    Sound good enough? Need to go for top of my ML's now.

    Cheers gents.

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

    Pick one to bring in from each bracket:

    A) Foden
    B) Raphinha

    1) Antonio
    2) Bamford

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B1

    2. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      This GW only. A2

    3. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B2

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

      B1

  20. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Best punt this GW only?

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

      Probably Mahrez for me

    2. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Richarlison

    3. Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Mahrez(c)

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

    Vardy + Nacho to DCL + Ings -4 (factoring in remaining fixtures)
    or choose one and play El Ghazi
    Could of course go Bamford or Antonio (own Harrison Dallas and Lingard already)

    I am chasing so like the upside of the double move and El Ghazi likely to become Greenwood next week

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

      hey peeps, thoughts on the double forward move here vs playing el ghazi?

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

    Martínez -> Pickford

    Is it worth it? I already have Digne

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

      Never

    2. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      lol no

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

      Nah, atleast not this week

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

      Cheers all

    5. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Nope

  23. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Bruno or Greenwood out for Son?

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

      Greenwood. You might want to captain Bruno next gw

  24. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Glad to see that my decision of going for AWB over Maguire/Lindelol was the right one.
    AWB giving me those lovely 8 pts on BB which helped me cross 150 this GW

    1. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Well done. Brought in Shaw for a -4. At least have him for 37.

  25. HD7
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    pick 2 from Bamford Ings Wood and Antonio for the remaining games and why please?

    1. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      You can make a good case for anyone tbh. Raph back could improve Bamford. Wood has form, West Ham going for top 4. Ings is Ings. Gold if he stays fit.

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Think I will go with Bamford and Ingsy then. The last is fit right now?

        1. Mika-eel
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          No news of him not being fit, so that's good.

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

          good call and pope apparently being assessed which could help bamford

          i want ings. would you go dcl over bamford (own harrison and dallas already)

  26. HD7
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Any change Siggy gets rotated?
    Have Pickford Keane and him... so stuck without DCL

    1. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Wont be surprised. Disaster pick 3 weeks ago.

      1. HD7
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Tell me about it. Not a disaster like Vardy in my WC weeks ago though

  27. HD7
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Why not so much love for Ings?
    Is he injured?
    Think he could be good choice, even better than Bamford Antonio

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

      People just worried if he gets injured again. If he stays fit then he is absolute gold.

  28. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    148 all out, oh you beauty!!!

    1. Mika-eel
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Well done!

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

      Awesome. Well done 🙂

  29. Phil's Stamps
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Final decision on a FH:

    A) Antonio
    B) Foden

    I also have Mahrez in the 11 with Dallas first bench. Have to decide now because if Antonio rises I'll be priced out.

    1. nurav11
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Can't go wrong with either - think antonio poss more explosive but either decision fine (be aware foden is prone to a cameo more so than mahrez)

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

      A

    3. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks. Yeah, I want to go with Foden but Antonio seems the safer pick and is still so low-owned in the top 10k.

  30. zman575
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 16 days ago

    best 4.3 mil defender?

    diop
    holding
    allioski

    1. Phil's Stamps
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      probably Holding

      1. zman575
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 16 days ago

        even though he blanks this week? feel like allioski is v attacking but already have dallas. annoying i cant 0.4 from anywhere for coufal

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

      Is Phillips an option?