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. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Pick one

    A Antonio/Bamford and Robbo
    B Ings and Dallas

    Have TAA Lingard and Raphinha

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      B

  2. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Desperately need to recover this week after another shocker, all differentials and bench boost failing miserably. Henderson Lloris Castagne Coufal Lingard Vardy!

    Is this team G2G? Did Bruno + Vardy to Son + Kane last night to catch the Son price rise.

    Lloris
    TAA Coufal Ward
    Salah(VC) Son Lingard Jota Pereira
    Kane(C) DCL
    Henderson Nacho Castagne Shaw

    Will do Pereira to Greenwood next week for Fulham probably.

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Looks good to me. Like Periera. He’s been on fire.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Thanks mate.
        He's a great player, owned him twice this season, hopefully he plays for and gets a move to another prem club!

  3. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Any reason why all the FH RMTs suddenly have liverpool doubles defence? Are you that certain of a clean sheet? West Brom can play a bit

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Please Pereira, TAA essential though and Phillips a bargain

    2. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Its more the case of using up the funds so might as well chose someone like robbo over stones.

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Not interested in double liverpool midfield?

        1. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          i am but not sure how as salah.mahrez.foden are nailed. So it comes down

          A: Stones + Bale + Son
          B: Stones + Mane + Bamford
          C: Robbo + Son + Bamford

  4. SomeoneKnows
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Martinez (Forster)
    TAA, Coleman, Coufal (Shaw, Fofana)
    Salah, Jota, Lingard (Bruno, Greenwood)
    Kane, Wood (Iheanacho)

    With 1FT + 1.6 itb and only 9 playing players

    A) Bruno + Nacho > Son + DCL (-4)
    B) Greenwood + Nacho > Raphin + DCL (-4)
    C) Other suggestions

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

  5. Steve McCroskey
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    How nailed on is Nat Phillips in the Liverpool squad? Need to free up some cash thus week.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      As nailed as can be

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      He scored a quality goal so pretty nailed I imagine

    3. kobewan
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      they have no other Center half, Kabak is out.. Phillips, Rhys Williams and Fabinho are rotating for that spot..

  6. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Which combo should I get now and will both play this GW?

    A) DCL and Strujk

    B) Antonio and Dallas

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 21 days ago

      A

    2. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A then

    3. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Copper is fit again around Struijk likely drops out…

  7. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Mahrez / Ings captain anyone?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      No chance

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Mahrez

  8. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Best combo to bring in this week?

    A. Alioski + Antonio
    B. Vestegaard + Bamford
    C. Coufal + Wood

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      I like C from those options.

  9. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 21 days ago

    Jota or Siggy >> Raphinia?

    The cash does Iheanacho > DCL.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Or keep both and go Bruno > Raphinia or Son/Bale

    2. CaptainKazuru
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Jota could be a great differential pick going into this nice run of fixtures

        Also not sure what your team is, but getting rid of a non playing player (bruno) for a playing player (son) seems like a great move for me.

        Bruno > Son is the template, but bruno > mahrez / foden could be a great punt this week!

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks.
          My team is:-
          Lloris
          TAA,Coleman,Veltman
          Salah,Jota,Sigurdsson,Lingard
          Kane, Watkins,Iheanacho

          Henderson,Fernandes,Shaw,Holding 0.2m itb 1FT.

          Fernandes,Veltman,Iheanacho > Dallas,Mahrez,DCL -8 could be an option.

    3. Phlajo
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Bench one:
      A Coady
      B Mitchell
      C Vydra

      1. #Swish41
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Coady, wolves look awful these days

    4. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Morning dzzz, thoughts on the following conundrums on a FH

      1) Stones + Mane or
      2) Robbo + Son

      A) Son + Bale or
      B) Mane + Antonio/Paddy

      1. RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Some weird talk about Mané being out of favor.
        2 + B

        1. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          interesting.

          So why B then?

    5. as33
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 21 days ago

      Chasing my ML by 10p
      Martinez
      TAA, Digne, Lowton, Dallas(Shaw,)
      Lingard, Salah, Gundo(Rashi, Greenw)
      Watkins(Vardy, Nacho)
      Rashi>Son and Vardy>DCL for a hit?
      0.1m itb? and captain Son or Salah?

    6. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Anyone ever framed a gameweek score? 148 here with Dallas forst sub and Havertz on the pitch

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        145 here with Lingard 1 point on the field and ESR 19 staring at me as first reserve

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I was on BB and you still outscored me... 36 points on my bench mind you

      3. maksud
          2 months, 20 days ago

          164 with Bruno(TC)...Finally something good after an average season.

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        1 goal in the last 8 away games for SHU. Is an Everton CS worth throwing the house on?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I'd say so but am fully waiting for a jammy Mcgoldrick goal or something

        2. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          It’s a trap…but I’ll probably add Pickford to Godfrey (18 pts this week - what a hero!)

      5. timawflowers
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        which one please
        a - kane and raph
        b - bamford and son

        1. GE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          A

        2. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          b

      6. GE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        What would you do? Thanks for tips! 🙂

        1) Nacho and Castagne -> Bamford and Dallas
        2) Nacho and Castagne -> Antonio and Dallas
        3) Nacho, Castagne and Bruno -> 1) or 2) + Bale (-4)
        4) Other suggestions?

        (2FT, 1.5 itb)

        Pickford
        TAA
        Salah/Son/Jota/Lingard
        Kane/Davis

        Bench/not playing: Forster, Shaw, Castagne, Rudiger, Holding, Bruno, Nacho

      7. Ian Davis
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        A) Phillips/Jota/Ings

        B) Dallas/Jota/Bamford

        C) Dallas/Jota/Antonio

        D) TAA/Raphinha/Antonio

        E) TAA/Raphinha/Bamford

      8. Jinswick
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Best combo on a WC?

        A) Digne & Foden
        B) Stones & Jota

        Pickford, 3.9
        TAA, xxx, Dallas, Holding, Mitchell
        Salah, Son, Mahrez, xxx, ESR
        Kane, DCL, Bamford

        1. unitednations
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Neither. Coufal + Jota

      9. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        53pts ahead in cash league and have WC advantage. Do I go for what I think best 11 like sell Kane or keep as many blocker players that rival has?

        1. Cornholi0
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Don`t sell Kane if the chasers got him. They will propably captain him!?

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Yeah. Suppose I keep as don't want to C him. I do have Son and neither have him

        2. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I've missed your spicy comments, have you been busy this year?

          Kane is pricey, but I still think he has a haul or two left in the tank despite recent form

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Thanks mate. Was way off pace for ages but managed to play my chips well late and up to 25k so looking for strong finish

      10. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Which 2 Liverpool attackers on FH?

        1. Cornholi0
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Mane and Salah

          1. unitednations
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            I want these two on a FH but getting both means sacrificing Son.

            1. PogBruno
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Digne to Keane has got me Bale

              Pickford
              TAA Keane Stones
              Salah Mane (c) Bale Mahrez Foden
              Kane DCL
              - Mitchell Burn Brewster

              1. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Get. Coleman. Captain. Attacking. Came off early last night.

                1. PogBruno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Thought so too, but will he start after two games in a week time and short turnaround for the next game ?

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Of course there’s some rotation risk with every player T the moment but I would think there’s a good chance of him starting.
                    He was taken off after 74 mins. Probably to protect him. He’s probably our best player at the moment.
                    Keane ok but more players fighting for his position.

      11. Starskyb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 20 days ago

        A) meslier and Antonio/DCL
        Or
        B) Ederson and Bamford?

      12. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Hi guys, stuck on only 7 likely starters so looking at this for a -4 to get me up to 10...

        Maguire, Bruno, Iheanacho -> Dallas, Son, DCL

        Yay or Nay?

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Yes, good moves

        2. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Looks good to me!

      13. Steve McCroskey
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        A. Nacho, Rudi > Bamford, N Phillips
        B. Nacho, Shaw > Bamford, Coufal

        1. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Both definitely upgrades from now to end. I’d go A personally

      14. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Phillips or Struijk more likely to start this GW?

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Phillips

        2. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Phillips seems nailed. Copper is back fit and is captain, but Struijk has been immense so I wouldn’t drop him, but I’m not Bielsa!

      15. Garth Marenghi
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Any chance Salah gets benched versus west brom?

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I doubt it but the turn around is quite tight. But liverpool going for top 4 so can't see it personally

        2. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Not with top four and golden boot on the line, can’t see it really, but Klopp has surpassed us before…

      16. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Which do you prefer on FH:

        A) kane & robertson play 442
        B) mane & antonio/bamford 352

        1. Garth Marenghi
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          b

          1. #Swish41
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            B, but just caution as some think Mane will not start as he ignored Klopp after the game…

            1. Garth Marenghi
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Funny, I take it the opposite. More likely to me that means rotation. Mane Firmino jota next game? Salah comes on around 60? OR it could mean absolutely nothing. More than likely it's Mane Firmino Salah, I think.

      17. #Swish41
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Hi all, defending a lead with first prize a season ticket! Couple of questions if I may:

        Nacho > FT:

        1. Bamford
        2. Antonio

        Captain:

        A. Kane (Wolves just spanked at Burnley, race for Golden Boot)
        B. Salah (fighting for CL and golden boot)

        C. Mendy > Pickford -4
        D. Hope Forster plays

        Currently on 1, A, C…

        Forster*
        Dallas Godfrey Phillips Ward
        Salah(c) Jota Lingz Son
        Kane Watkins

        Mendy* Bruno* Nacho* Shaw*

        Cheers!

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          1bd

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          1
          A
          Not Pickford

        3. Garth Marenghi
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          2bd

        4. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Thanks all, I’ll see what Hass says about Forster in his press conference…

      18. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Think DDG will play GW 38 as it’s probably his last Utd game?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Fair shout

        2. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          The Europa League Final. He'll play that.

      19. FPL Kaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Who is more likley to start this week?

        A) Mitchell

        B) Strujk

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          B

        2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          A

        3. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          A, Cooper is fit again and club captain

      20. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        A) Salah(C) Coufal
        B) Mahrez(C) Stones/Coufal
        C) Foden(C) Dias/Coufal

        Til final gw. Which one pls give me reaaaasons