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. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Keep going and yes differential is key. Good luck.

      1. 272MK
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks bro

    2. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 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
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 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
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

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

      Cheers guys. Veltman to digne is really tempting!

  3. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Who scores more:
    1. Son
    2. Bale

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

      1

    2. Bobby_Baggio
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Son

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

      1

    4. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Bale

    5. Sam (Team Sam)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Bale this week

    6. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

  4. Bobby_Baggio
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah decent

  5. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

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

      Does struijk definitely start?

    2. Sam (Team Sam)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Don't think so.

      Ward at Palace?

  6. Catona75
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Bottomed.

    Play

    A) Keane
    B) Phillips

    Already play Pickford, TAA and Stones

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B

      1. Catona75
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks

  7. Fernando Torres
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

    Thoughts?

    1. Sloane426
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      D

    2. Sam (Team Sam)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Bale

    3. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      B

  8. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 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

  9. tommo123
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

  10. Sam (Team Sam)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 16 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]
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. rowdog24
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Stunning

  11. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 16 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)

  12. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Did you use Pickford and sensible in the same sentence?

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

      Sensible. I prefer antonio

    3. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

  13. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 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

  14. tommo-uk-
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 16 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]
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      -12 is too much

      1. tommo-uk-
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        -8 too much?

  15. as33
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Son or Salah for cap?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Salah 🙂

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Son if you want to rise.

  16. Fernando Torres
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

    Otherwise I'd play Konsa

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

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

  17. DaddyPig
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Pass

    3. DaddyPig
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 16 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
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Mahrez

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          agree Mahrez

  18. #Swish41
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 16 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.

  19. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I’d keep Watkins, -4 is plenty

  20. Agamenmon
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Wild card draft

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

    Coufal Phillips st max

  21. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Mah
      Rez

    2. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Btw team is:

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

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

  22. 03farmboy
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

    Foden or Mahrez

    1. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      …but probably Mahrez

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

      Depends on rank

    2. #Swish41
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 16 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
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      132 this GW and I am over the moon 🙂

  24. Hazardous1983
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

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

  25. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 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
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        was leaning to DCL - Cheers

  26. CR7 is Home
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 days ago

    Is Wilson likely out for the season?

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

      Certainly not likely

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Yep his season is over!

    3. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Thnx guyz

  27. djskope
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Bamford over Antonio and a better keeper

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

          sorry - i meant Son and DCL out GW38

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

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

          1. djskope
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 16 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

  28. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 16 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
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Looks good I guess.

  29. Blue Moon Rising
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 16 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

  30. kysersosa
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 16 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-
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Rudiger has a blank