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. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    At the start of GW34, I was 120pts behind ML leader.

    At the start of GW36 now, I'm 58pts behind.

    If my GW35 Bench Boost was good (Hames, Zaha, Bale could have at least got 30pts total, just an assist each game played) it wouldve been much better.

    Feels like 60pts is still catchable, but really need to focus on differentials and captain. Bale hattrick captaincy was key GW34

    Just wanted to share.

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Keep going and yes differential is key. Good luck.

      1. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Thanks bro

    2. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Really irks me.

      An assist from Hames Zaha Bale would have been very good.
      But 1 got off injured with 0pts.
      The other supposedly proven to be a flat track bully got 4pts.

    3. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      If no more chips available, 50 points is A lot to catch up in 3 GWs. But not impossible, good luck!

  2. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Hey,
    Thinking of these 3 moves for a -4
    Castagne to dallas
    Bruno to mahrez
    Nacho to kane

    Forster
    TAA dallas veltman
    Salah jota lingard mahrez
    Kane dcl vydra
    (Mendy shaw greenwood holding)

    Got 2.3itb. Anything else worth another hit?
    A) mendy to meslier
    B) veltman/holding digne
    C) vydra to Bamford

    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      You may not have a keeper but you have a lot of players not playing so concentrate on players not playing and you are happy to not have for last few games. I think your first 3 moves are solid so go with that.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      The moves look good to me. I'd wait til next week to get Bamford.

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Cheers guys. Veltman to digne is really tempting!

  3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Who scores more:
    1. Son
    2. Bale

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      1

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Son

    3. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      1

    4. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bale

    5. Sam (Team Sam)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bale this week

    6. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I went for Bale (c) -4 and do not know how to feel.

  4. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    These moves sound good for -4? Greenwood + Nacho > Foden + Antonio?

    Martinez
    Digne - Phillips - Alioski - Coufal
    Jota - Salah - Raph - Greenwood
    Kane - DCL

    (Meslier) - Nacho - Shaw - Bruno

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah decent

  5. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Holding -> Struijk worth a -4 to give me a GW36 player, or nah?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Does struijk definitely start?

    2. Sam (Team Sam)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Don't think so.

      Ward at Palace?

  6. Catona75
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bottomed.

      Play

      A) Keane
      B) Phillips

      Already play Pickford, TAA and Stones

      1. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        B

        1. Catona75
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Thanks

      2. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        A) Bale -4
        B) Son -4
        C) Mahrez -4
        D) Play Konsa

        Thoughts?

        1. Sloane426
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          D

        2. Sam (Team Sam)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Bale

        3. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          B

      3. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        What to do with this

        Sanchez (areola)
        Reguillon digne targett (shaw holding)
        Salah bruno lingard jota (greenwood)
        Kane ihenacho watkins

        0.7m in bank 1 ft 0 chips

      4. tommo123
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Martinez
        Digne TAA Dias Target
        JLingz Traore Siggy
        Kane Watkins *Nacho

        Johnstone *Fernandes *Greenwood *AWB

        1FT 0.5mil in the bank

        That mid feels so weak, I like uniteds last two fixture so hesitant to sell bench

        Never been so stuck for a GW, any help?

        1. Athletico Underachieving
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Good fixtures for the midfield except Traore. Nacho - Bamf/Antonio/Wood?

      5. Sam (Team Sam)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        How's this for a free hit?

        McCarthy

        TAA, Digne, Robertson

        Salah (C), Mahrez, Foden, Son, Bale

        Kane, DCL

        Bench: Forster, Ward, Mitchell, Brewster

        1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Not keen on triple Spurs. Maybe Kane with Son/Bale and have Ings/Antonio as 3rd striker?

        2. rowdog24
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Stunning

      6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Guys need your help

        Forster Mendy*
        Taa digne coady shaw * veltman*
        Salah siggy elghazi lingz bruno*
        Kane dcl nacho*

        Am 60 points ahead in ml , rival have son dallas

        A) veltman bruno son dallas -4?
        B) Bruno to son free and start coady
        C) nacho shaw to dallas Bamford -4.

        Suggestion needed guys.
        C)

      7. ZoumasBloomers
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Thinking Mendy and Nacho to Pickford and Antonio/Bamford for a -4. Sensible? Which striker would you go with?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Did you use Pickford and sensible in the same sentence?

        2. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Sensible. I prefer antonio

        3. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Haha just asked the same below. I’m thinking of exactly this, with Bamford

      8. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        behind ml by 2 points

        He owns bamford jwp phillips forster

        I own watkins lingard targett sanchez

        Whose teams better should i get bamford in to copy.him

        He will most likely bring son back this week for bruno also

      9. tommo-uk-
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        14 Points behind in Mini League.

        Currently have 7 players playing this GW.

        Worth taking a -12 to get to 11?

        Team would be:

        PICKFORD
        Philips, Digne, Coady, DALLAS
        Salah, Lingard, SON, Zaha
        Kane, DCL

        1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          -12 is too much

          1. tommo-uk-
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            -8 too much?

      10. as33
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Son or Salah for cap?

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Salah 🙂

        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Son if you want to rise.

      11. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Worth doing Bruno to Son/Bale/Mahrez for -4?

        Otherwise I'd play Konsa

        1. Sulley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Worth it if you don’t want Bruno back next week

      12. DaddyPig
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Advice please.
        So I have 10.3 to spend on a striker. 20 points off top in a mini league.
        Then I see Aguero is 10.3. Do I?

        Thanks guys!!

        1. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Haha, tempting but not for me. Rumours City will play a strong team this week

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Pass

        3. DaddyPig
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thanks guys. I always feel more likely to do a transfer when the money hits perfectly.
          Foden though surely!

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Mahrez

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              agree Mahrez

      13. #Swish41
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Nacho & Mendy > Bamford & Pickford (-4) sensible right?

        Not sure Antoinio will play 3 in a week without getting injured, and Mendy blanks and is being rotated.

      14. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ihenacho and watkins and bruno to bamford antinio and son for -8?

        1. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I’d keep Watkins, -4 is plenty

      15. Agamenmon
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Wild card draft

        Pickford
        TAA, Digne, Dallas
        Salah Mahrez Son Raph
        Kane Calvert-Lewin Ings

        Coufal Phillips st max

      16. afsr
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Currently on 3k and trying to break into top 1K for the first time, so need some differentials. Have 5 players blanking so need to take a hit to field full 11.

        0.1 short of Greenwood, Nacho -> Bale, Antonio (-4). Don't want to sell Bruno, cause would need to buy him back at 0.5 more. Who should i get instead of Bale (or instead of Antonio)?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Mah
          Rez

        2. afsr
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Btw team is:

          Lloris
          Digne - Targett - TAA
          Bruno* - Salah - Jota - Lingard
          Iheanacho* - DCL - Bamford

          Martinez - Shaw* - Rudiger* - Greenwood*
          1FT, 2.4 ITB

      17. 03farmboy
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Who’s the best city player to have for rest of season?

        Foden or Mahrez

        1. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I’ll steer clear, it’s a coin toss

        2. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          …but probably Mahrez

      18. Silecro
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Why were everybody here saying on yesterday that 115 is a bad score this gw...have 117 and a green arrow in OR. That's all i wished for

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Depends on rank

        2. #Swish41
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Same, 119 and up 18k to 17k. Marginal gains. A few what ifs. Standard FPL

        3. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          132 this GW and I am over the moon 🙂

      19. Hazardous1983
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Nacho to bamford or antonio... rival has.bamford. but may get antnio

      20. the dom 1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Nacho > ??? to which striker for free?

        a. DCL

        b. Antonio

        Leading my ML by 46pts

        Cheers

        p.s. reasons would be nice too !

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Donkey

          Antonio may not play 3 in one week coming off a hamstring and a reaggravation

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            was leaning to DCL - Cheers

      21. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Is Wilson likely out for the season?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Certainly not likely

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Yep his season is over!

        3. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Thnx guyz

      22. djskope
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Ho-kayyyy. This is the business end - 3GW to go

        130 pts ahead in my cash mini-league, 50 behind in a league for pride.
        I guess I should just make sure the cash is safe?

        Played my wildcard for GW36
        Went for Raphinha + Antonio instead of Bamford + JWP this week
        Anything obviously daft here please?

        Pickford ¦ Areola
        TAA ¦ Dallas ¦ Digne ¦ Coufal ¦ Shaw
        Son ¦ Salah ¦ Raphinha ¦ Lingard ¦ Jota
        Kane ¦ Calvert-Lewin ¦ Antonio

        TV 108.4m 1.8 ITB

        Screenshot of draft: http://imgur.com/gallery/7EdzrRG

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Bamford over Antonio and a better keeper

          1. djskope
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            ty @Suspended - pls check screenshot. There's a method to my madness (all about rotation - the bad bench keeper means a spare Leeds slot for GW38)

            Will get Bamford (LEE) and probably Auba in double transfer for last GW38
            Son and Kane out GW38

            1. djskope
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              sorry - i meant Son and DCL out GW38

            2. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              I’m not sure Antonio plays, I’d doubt it in fact

              1. djskope
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                oooh - thank you @suspended - thats news to me.
                why do you think he wont play?
                He's fit, had a price rise last night and is still rising at 1.30% per hour

      23. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        FH team:

        Fabianski
        Digne Cancelo Dallas TAA
        Foden Son Salah(c)
        DCL Kane(v) Antonio

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Looks good I guess.

      24. Blue Moon Rising
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Currently fielding:

        Forster

        Philips Dallas

        Jota Salah

        Kane Vydra Lingard

        Players to sell: Maguire, Greenwood, Rudiger, Mendy, Fofana

        1 FT

        A) Mendy > Ederson/Pickford
        B) Maguire to Dias/Keane
        C) Greenwood to Son/Raphinia
        D) Kane to DCL

        Which should I priotise and how many hits?

        Currrently on A and B for -4

      25. kysersosa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        To get 11 out:

        A) Maguire to Dias/other who?
        B) Bruno to Son (1 week)/ other who?
        C) Holding to Rudigar/other who?
        C) Nacho to Antonio/other who?

        TIA

        1. tommo-uk-
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Rudiger has a blank