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. kobewan
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 22 days ago

    for the last 3 GWs

    A. Coufal, Adams
    B. N. Phillips, Antonio

    1. Bad Kompany
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      B

      1. Cantonesque
          2 months, 22 days ago

          B

          1. kobewan
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            worth -4 hit, only have 9 players for GW36 these move could make it 11 players

            1. Cantonesque
                2 months, 22 days ago

                I think very likely yes. I would do that.

      2. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Start Konsa or Dawson?
        Similar odds to keep a cleansheet, who has more chance of attacking returns?

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Dawson has scored a bunch of headers

      3. Bad Kompany
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Chances of Forster starting this gw?

        1. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Praying that it is Forster after his recent heroics.Would not count on it though.

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Cheers! I’m hoping the pk save will earn him another start. Trying to decide whether or not Mendy to meslier is worth a hit

            1. bso
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Depends on how many hits you need? I only had 6 players (plus Forster) so will bring in 3. Am going without a goalie.
              I think Pickford is a great shout for 2 games. Meslier is ok.

      4. Kun Tozser
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Ings vs Antonio?

        1. C0YS
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Antonio

        2. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Antonio. Beast when fit

        3. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Ings

      5. MidTableFantasy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Captain Antonio?

      6. Ragabolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Risers: Son (9.6) Antonio (6.5) Coufal (4.8)

        Fallers: Vardy (10.2)

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers Ragabolly.

        2. Mac90
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Oh god. That was quick. Luckily Salah did not rise. I can make the exact transfers now.

          Castagne --> Coufal
          Bruno --> Salah

          Yes or no??? When will Salah rise???

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Will be after deadline

        3. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers Ragabolly!

        4. rainy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers

      7. C0YS
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Bamford or Antonio?

        Already have Meslier/Dallas & Coufal/Lingard.

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Bamford

        2. UNDERWORLD7
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Antonio

        3. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          I went Antonio.

        4. Cheeto__Bandito
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Bamf

      8. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Who to bring in on a FH

        A. Lingard
        B. Foden

        1. Bad Kompany
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          B easily

        2. bso
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Not Lingard...go for Mahrez

          1. Vazza
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Already bringing him in

        3. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          How do you know Foden's playing?

      9. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Who would you captain in GW36 and why :

        A) Salah
        B) Kane
        C) Son

        1. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Salah, on pens, golden boot race, fighting for top 4 finish, wba easier opposition than wolves

          1. tafrère
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Thanks !

        2. Cantonesque
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I'm on Salah from those 3 myself

            1. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers guys

          • House Frey Wedding Planner
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Was gonna post the same Q....

            Logic should say Kane but Salah looks in good form

        3. Vazza
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Who to bring in on a FH

          A. Antonio
          B. Bamford
          C. Ings

          1. Bad Kompany
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            I like Ings the best this gw if money isn’t a problem

            1. Vazza
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              You are giving me all the answers I want to hear.. love it

          2. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Ings

          3. Cantonesque
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Ings if you need a hail mary, tight call between A/B, I would probably go Antonio against weakened BHA defence if I jad a choice but have Bamford already and need transfers for elsewhere.

          4. Vazza
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Thoughts on this FH team gents

            Pickford
            Robbo TAA Digne
            Salah Son Mahrez Foden
            Kane DCL Ings

            Bench: Button, Dann, Mitchell, Dunne

            0.0 ITB.

            1. Vazza
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Anyone please?

            2. Must.Go.Faster.
                2 months, 22 days ago

                It’s probably perfect; hence, no thoughts

              • VeddyV
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Its about as good it gets Vazza. Enjoy the gameweek.

                1. VeddyV
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Ok maybe Robbo -> Dallas. That's about it.

              • RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Might downgrade Ings to upgrade the bench. In case of Pep roulette. Think Bam and Antonio are good shouts to help out.

              • 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Nearly same starter with my FH team. Do you reckon Ings instead of Antonio?

              • The Knights Template
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Ings out

              • Cheeto__Bandito
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 22 days ago

                no changes

            3. Mac90
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              A. Castagne, Bruno --> Coufal Salah (C) (asap tho. I have just enough funds!)
              B. Castagne, Zaha --> Stones Mahrez (C)
              C. Castagne, Zaha --> Dias Foden (C)

            4. Vazza
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Who to bring in on a FH

              A. DCL
              B. Richarlison

              1. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                A.

            5. bso
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Is Veltman likely to start next game?

            6. OleBall
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Best max 6.6 midfielder for remainder of the season?

              1. HammersXI
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Foden, Raphinha, ASM. Take ur picks

            7. tokara
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              What happen to Watkins?????

              Will he start next game?

              1. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Yes. He was banned only for the last match

                1. tokara
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Cheers

              2. Must.Go.Faster.
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  No one knows. It remains a mystery to us all!!!

                • The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Punish him. Get him out.

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    B

              3. arndff_
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Who would you go for?

                A) Antonio
                B) Bamford

                1. bso
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Went for Antonio the beast.

                2. waldo666
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Bamford

                3. n14mul
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Both

                4. Cheeto__Bandito
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  both. Bamf this week

              4. Kun Tozser
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Is Siggy Mahrez worth a -4?

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  If Mahrez scores a hatrick it is.

              5. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Dias is nailed right? Or Coufal?

                1. OleBall
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Naa reckon Ake gets some game time

              6. 007 [RoboKlopp]
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                On FH, anyone keen on Spurs triple attack? Kane, Son and Bale?

                1. OleBall
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Not sure i trust Spurs enough for that

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  Nope

              7. Mac90
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                A). Salah Coufal.

                B). Mahrez Stones

                C). Foden Dias.

                Which one??

                By the way when will Salah rise again? Fpl.com states that he should have risen alongside Coufal

                1. The Knights Template
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  A

              8. bso
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Would go for Mahrez if only he was a sure starter...so frustrating the Pep roulette.

                1. VeddyV
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  I'm going Mahrez on a -4 . He's been critical in CL and Pep will want to keep his "rhythm" going.

              9. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Hit City

              10. Pukki Blinders
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 22 days ago

                Priced out of Antonio + Coufal moves ffs...

                Who to forgo?

                A. Wood instead of Antonio
                B. Alioski instead of Coufal

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  B

                2. Cantonesque
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    B. Vestergaard for a punt instead of Alioski?

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Not a bad shout

                  • The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    B

                3. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  My opponent next week hit 138 and had 47 on his bench. Too bad he BB a couple weeks ago for 0, 0, 1, 1

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    He is probably still vomiting as we speak.

                4. n14mul
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 22 days ago

                  After mane little sulk, what are the chances he starts vs wba??

                  1. The Knights Template
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    100% Sulks always work.

                  2. FPL Forward Thinker
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    I suspect it was sorted soon after final whistle. Klopp will use his man management style to sort it and start Mane on Sunday and I bet he gets the best out of him.
                    That’s klopps strength.
                    However, if Mane’s sulk continues behind closed doors and isn’t sorted then I don’t expect him to be in squad. I think 99.9% chance Mane starts v WBA.

                    1. n14mul
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Thabk you....on a wc with both him and salah....need yo be different

                  3. Cantonesque
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      I too would like to know the odds of Jota starting, really want to avoid a 1-pointer there. Hoping Klopp responds to that strop firmly.

                    • Bushwhacker
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Guaranteed ; off rotation

                  4. ZAWAd25
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 22 days ago

                    Forster + Ihenacho >> Meslier + Bamford (-4) worth it?

                    Only have 9 starters

                    1. The Knights Template
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Yes

                    2. Alisson WondHaaland
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      I reckon you might as well keep Forster and hope he starts. I doubt Meslier keeps a clean sheet against an in form Burnley attack tbh

                      1. Phil's Stamps
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        This. Forster saved a pen, so a chance Ralph may change his mind about bringing McCarthy back in.

                        1. FPL Forward Thinker
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Mendy and Tuchel say

                          1. FPL Forward Thinker
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 22 days ago

                            Iheanacho to Bamford & other GK to McCarthy

                            Then you’ll own both Southampton keepers

                            1. The Suspended One
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              That’s the dream isn’t it ... lol

                            2. ZAWAd25
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 22 days ago

                              This sounds good but I still have my BB, so I need two starting gks

                  5. Cantonesque
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      If your other keeper will play the last two I'd leave it and cross fingers. If that's your most pressing issue you are probably in good shape overall.

                    • Alisson WondHaaland
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      Currently on 8 starters, how many hits would it be worth taking for the below players (and which ones?)

                      A) Foden
                      B) Raphinha
                      C) Dallas
                      D) Coufal

                      1. FPL Forward Thinker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        Raphinha and Dallas -4 & play 10

                    • Phil's Stamps
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 22 days ago

                      If I bottle it with Bale on my Free Hit, do you think this is too much money left on the bench?

                      Ederson
                      TAA Robbo Digne
                      Salah Son Mahrez Foden
                      Kane DCL Antonio*

                      Forster Dallas Coufal Bissouma

                      *Could be Ings if I downgrade Ederson to McCarthy

                      1. FPL Forward Thinker
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 22 days ago

                        Looks good with Ederson and Dallas ready to step in should one if the city boys not play. I think they both play tonight

                        1. Phil's Stamps
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          2 months, 22 days ago

                          Cheers. In my squad, would you prefer Bale over Antonio or Foden?