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. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Chasing 50 points in my money league. Would you go Kane or DCL captain? Almost certain most people will have it on Salah.

    1. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Kane

    2. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      50 at this stage is probably too much to catch. You almost need a massive differential like Mahrez (or someone else your rivals don’t have). Just my view if you really want to go for it. Kane and Salah could well score the same and most people have both…

    3. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I managed 50-60 pts in the past 2 GW. (Captaincy Bale hattrick, others dun even have him)

      I would say differentials are key. Im captaining Salah since I dunno ML leaders can even buy him. Maybe they can but they have to sell Bruno. So will they?

  2. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    How’s this WC draft looking?

    Pickford
    Trent, Dallas, Coleman
    Salah, Son, Mahrez, Jota
    Kane, DCL, Bamford

    Button, Coufal, Mitchell, ESR
    Bank 0.0m

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Very nice.
      Do you plan on playing Pickford in 38 against City?

    2. Blue&White85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Very good team.

    3. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Prefer Ings or Antonio to Bamford price allowing

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I am on WC too

        Isn’t Salah or jota turn to be rested??

        1. Wigflex
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          You think they'll be rested with chasing top 4?

          1. Tango74
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Yes. He not likely to play all 4 , who to sacrifice ?

    4. Wigflex
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Very nice, similar to mine except I have Digne and Raphina, albeit might swap raph

  3. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Can anyone give me the link to the twitter profile that compiles the fan predictions of the Man City starting lineup?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Better to use legomane

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Thnx mate, but can't see any lineup on this account for the game vs Newcastle

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          https://mobile.twitter.com/Legomane_FPL/status/1391730181237219332

          Mahrez, Silva Dias stones seem likely

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers mate

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Most folks predict the team that will start CL final minus KDB

              1. CR7 is Home
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Then it should be similar to the lineups from CL semis vs PSG

  4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    I was 50 points ahead when this gw starts, was reduced to 30 poinst lead until eve villa match and now 60 points ahead. As a Utd fan disappointed result in utd pool match though. Anyway from 19k to 9.5k rank rise. 145(-4) this gw.

  5. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Hi, best option this week please? Will be a -4 to take me to 11 playing.

    A. Pickford, Keane & Bamford
    B. McCarthy, Digne & Bamford
    C. McCarthy, Keane & DCL

    I have Forster so getting McCarthy guarantees a playing keeper.

    1. Sid07
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      B

      1. Blue&White85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks.

  6. Tartanjock
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    FH team: 20 point lead in ML. Others no chips.
    Pickford (Forster)
    TAA Philips Stones (Coufal Mitchell)
    Salah Bale Gundogan Foden (Siggy)
    Kane DCL Ings
    Gtg?

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Gtg

    2. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Gundo? You sure?

      1. Tartanjock
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Brought in Mahrez for Gundo and Siggy to Bissouma..
        Pickford (Forster)
        TAA Philips Stones (Coufal Mitchell)
        Salah Bale Mahrez Foden (Bissouma)
        Kane DCL Ings

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Can you fit Mahrez in?! Might be the best city player this week!

      1. Tartanjock
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks guys, i'll have a look

  7. GE
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    What would you do? Thanks for tips!

    1. GE
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      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

      1. Tartanjock
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        If chasing 3, if not 2

  8. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    I've been out of the loop recently, so would like some input from the early birds

    With Bruno's final 3 gameweeks likely to be (blank, FUL, rest) are you keeping him for GW37 captaincy?
    A) Keep for 37
    B) Selling

    What are you doing this week?
    a) 0 hits
    b) 1 hit
    c) 2 hits
    d) 3+ hits

    1. Steve McCroskey
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A, b

    2. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A, B

    3. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A,B

  9. Sid07
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts
    1) Greenwood + nacho to Raphina + dcl (-4)
    2) Bruno + nacho to son + Bamford/antonio

  10. Steve McCroskey
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    If I'm chasing a 25 point lead in my ML I assume I should go for a differential captain this GW. We both have Salah so I expect he will captain him. Should I go:

    A. Kane
    B. Jota
    C. Bamford

    1. Cornholi0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Bamford. Personally I think Jota will be benched

    2. Tartanjock
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I'd go Kane

  11. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    I'm trailing 30pts in my ML, but my 2 rivals in front of me will field 7-8 players at most this GW. While my team is:

    Meslier,
    Trent, Dallas, Digne, Konsa
    Salah(c), Son, Lingard, Jota
    DCL, Watkins

    Patricio, Nacho, Greenwood, Castagne

    Do i go safe with Salah as captain or a bit differential with someone else to make ground?

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Think you just go with that this Gw

    2. Lignja
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Salah imo

    3. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers!

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      It's either Salah or DCL I think. Sheff U and West brom have by far the worst defences in the league.

    5. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Go Salah and reassess, still 2 weeks for punts

  12. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    How is this looking, Ihenacho, Saka, Lindelof to Antonio, Foden, Strujik -4

    Forster
    Strujik, Philips, Coleman
    Salah, Jota, Son, Foden
    Kane, Dcl, Antonio

  13. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Morning

    Team is fairly well set for this weekend, do you think it's worth a hit to bring in someone like Mahrez, Bamford, Ings or DCL and play them Instead of Siggy?

    Martinez
    TAA - Dallas - Digne
    Salah - Son - Jota - Lingard - Siggy
    Kane - Watkins

  14. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Howz this FH looking guyz? Too risky going with this bench with the triple city ?? (0.2itb)

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

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I would personally just go with Mahrez and Stones from City and get someone like Antonio, Bamford or Wood in place of Foden.

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Gone with Foden after seeing a few suggestions about Newcastle's weakness on their left flank.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Mane bale < Salah Son

      1. CR7 is Home
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Already has Salah

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Wow blind sorry, no excuse not to own son in that case, upgrade to Digne

          1. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Who would you downgrade between Salah, mane and Kane?

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Mane

              1. CR7 is Home
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 12 days ago

                Mane to Son (son/bale double up)??

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Yeah and Digne upgrade

                2. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 12 days ago

                  Can you stretch to Dias now too?

                  1. CR7 is Home
                    • 4 Years
                    4 months, 12 days ago

                    A) Yes I can do stones to Dias, if I don't upgrade my bench

                    B) Instead I can do this to have a stronger bench.
                    - Brewster to Vydra
                    - Burn to Dawson

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 12 days ago

                      Nah I’d just upgrade both defenders and perhaps the keeper

                      1. CR7 is Home
                        • 4 Years
                        4 months, 12 days ago

                        Pickford to ??

                      2. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        4 months, 12 days ago

                        I mean... anyone?

                        Fabianski, meslier, I’m rocking with Emi

                        Anyone...

  15. Agamenmon
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    About to wild card

    Pickford Forester
    TAA, Digne, Dallas, Coufal, Phillips
    Salah, Son, Mahrez, Raphinha, St Max
    Kane, Bamford, Calvin Lewin

    How does it look?
    What changes should I make?

    I have £2m in the bank could swap son for Fernandes after this gameweek?

  16. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Chances of Salah being benched? What do you guys reckon?

    1. Cornholi0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Think Jota will be benched this time. Salah is up for the Golden boot, and will be furious if Klopp bench him

    2. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Slim.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      More likely Firmino or the petulant mr mane

  17. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Digne Coufal
    Salah Bruno* Jota Lingard
    DCL Watkins Nacho*

    (Guaita Greenwood* Shaw* Rudi*)
    1 FT & 1.8m

    A) Bruno & Nacho ➡️ Kane & Foden/Raph -4
    B) Bruno & Nacho ➡️ Son & Antonio -4
    C) Rudiger & Nacho ➡️ Dallas & Antonio -4
    D) Nacho ➡️ Antonio (10 starters)

    Really confused this week. Thoughts?

    1. George James
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      B

  18. George James
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Best option?

    A) DCL + Son

    B) DCL + Mahrez

    C) Ings + Son

    D) Ings + Mahrez.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I would say A if you're defending a lead, D if you're chasing and need differentials.

      1. George James
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yes this is my issue. I’m second in my main ML and he’s 20 points ahead with DCL and Son.

        What would you do

  19. tom_p77
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Surely Mendy > Pickford is a 2 point net benefit this week for a hit?

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Think I’ll do this unless Hass says Forster is playing…

  20. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Trying to field XI but not sure how...

    A) Shaw + Fofana —> Coufal + Dallas
    B) Iheanacho + Shaw —> Bamford + Coufal
    C) Sell Bruno?

    Forster
    Digne — Phillips — Fofana* — Shaw*
    Salah — Jota — Lingard — JWP
    DCL - Kane

    Mendy*— Iheanacho* — Bruno* - Dunk** [1FT + 0.0m ITB]

  21. Cornholi0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Gundogan anyone?

    Often the key player when KDB is out, and he might find the net again!

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I’m actually a bit nervous benching him but it’s done

      1. Cornholi0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Benching him! How come?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Son Kane Salah Jota DCL Lingz and BamBam

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Oh and ...

      Are you threatening me?

  22. Bishopool
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Looking for differentials. Choose 2.

    a) Firmino
    b) Ings
    c) Richarlison
    d) Wood

    1. Moves like Dejagah
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I like Ings. Then Firmino my next best.

  23. Moves like Dejagah
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Any advice would be welcome. I have 1FT but would consider hits (£0.0m ITB). Only have 8 players featuring this week as it stands.

    Martinez (Lloris)

    Robertson, Ward, Dallas (Lindelof, Castagne)

    Son, Jota, Saka, Greenwood, Bruno

    Watkins, Iheanacho, Kane

  24. Me Spurs
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Best move guys?
    A: Greenwood vardy to bale dcl
    B: nacho vardy to ings dcl

  25. Ian Davis
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    A) Phillips/Jota/Ings

    B) Dallas/Jota/Bamford

    C) Dallas/Jota/Antonio

    D) TAA/Raphinha/Antonio

    E) TAA/Raphinha/Bam

  26. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Choose 2 from these 5:

    DCL (SHU)
    Antonio (bha)
    Bamford (bur)
    Wood (LEE)
    Ings (FUL)

    1. Moves like Dejagah
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Ings and DCL

  27. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Coufal or Godfrey?

  28. Catona75
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Final choice on FH, play

    A) Keane
    B) Phillips

    Already play TAA, Pickford and Stones

  29. BigKeith
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Zaha to Raphina or Foden?

    1. waldo666
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Raphinha

  30. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Who scores more:

    1.Son
    2.Bale