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. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Thoughts on this team? To be honest have no idea what to do. Ideally I would take Dallas for Shaw and Antonio/Bamford for Iheanacho but I don't have enough money. 1FT. Certainly I need to buy a defender to field 11 players, but no matter what I try I can't fit Dallas in.

    Marty
    TAA - Digne - B.Johnson (3.9m)
    Salah - Son - Jota - Zaha
    DCL - Welbeck - Nacho*

    Forster - Shaw - Rudiger - Bruno

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Does Johnson Nacho to Dallas Vydra work?

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Or downgrade Zaha (Raph?)

  2. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Need to transfer one of these in. Who's the best bet to start and in terms of point potential:

    A) Struijk
    B) Mitchell
    C) Scott Dann

    Cheers!

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      A

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Cooper is back
        PVA might get a game
        Hasn't been a regular

        All risks. But if I had to choose I would go with A.

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Ings or Antonio or Bamford for the Nacho man?

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Close. I transferred in Antonio last night.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Can you explain a little why you chose him?

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I always thought of it as a double for United. And knew they won't play their complete first team against Leicester. The third game was United vs Pool which could have gone either ways.

          So I viewed it this way:

          Salah vs Southampton
          Bruno vs Villa

          Southampton has been more obliging, hence.

          If it wasn't for a silly mistake by Douglas Luiz and a dubious goal against Pool last night, the story would have been much different.

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Hmm, still undecided.

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Sorry. Reply was for another post.

          Antonio because he can be explosive, has the fixtures and has looked good after coming back, Bamford has good fixtures too but still does not meet the eye test. Has also not played 90 for quite a few games now.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Ings for differential, Bamford for safety

  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I think I dodged a bullet in 35. No Greenwood. Had just one United. Did not captain Bruno. Came out with with 116 points and just a small red arrow of 4K.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      My points exactly. A nice red arrow.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Such small margins. No other changes to my team but just Bruno cap would have given me a green! I needed just 4 points.

    2. FPL_Hazards
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Same. 134 pts and OR 2k

      Pity i’m staring a -8 in the face tho

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Not facing that issue thankfully. Have 12 to choose from.

  5. marcos11
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Any worthwhile Mason Mount replacement for 7.0m?

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Raphinha?

      2. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Foden ?

        1. marcos11
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Reckon Foden is likely to start all three between now and the end of the season?

      3. FPL_Hazards
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Only have 2 defenders playing

        Taa
        Digne
        Rudiger - Castagne - Holding

        Would you take a -4 to do Castagne to Dallas?

        1. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Yes good move for rest of the 3 GWs?

          1. FPL_Hazards
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Yes, he’s so attacking

      4. Tartanjock
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Ings and Mahrez
        or
        Son and Wood

      5. PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Best defender for this GW only, upto 4.6m?

        1. FPL_Hazards
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Nat Philips

      6. Rog.
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Madness to go without Kane for the run in?

        A) Castagne, Vardy, Greenwood -> Dallas, Raphinia, Antonio

        B) Bruno, Vardy, Castagne -> Kane, Dallas, Raphinia

        If I do B my team will be very close to my ML leader and I need to make about 20 points.

        1. FPL_Hazards
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Very similar boat

          Problem is all rivals have Kane and Bruno.

          I think a hit to get Kane in this week and asses whether to get Bruno back for a hit next week, or gamble without

          1. Rog.
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Hmm, yeah I think I’m leaning towards the gamble as Leeds and West Ham have great fixtures for the run in

      7. Bobby_Baggio
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Morning all. Which moves do you prefer please?

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

        (Meslier) - Nacho - Shaw - Bruno

        A) Greenwood + Nacho > Foden + Ant/Bam(-4).
        B) Greenwood + Shaw > Mahrez + 4.7m Def (-4).
        C) Greenwood > Foden or any 7.3m Mid.

      8. maksud
          2 months, 15 days ago

          164 with Bruno(TC), finally some luck after an average season 😀

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Nailed it

          2. FPL_Hazards
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Nice!

        • Do I Not Like Orange
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Chasing a 13pt deficit, do I go with this team or do Fernandes > Bale for a hit? (rival has Son so bringing him for a hit seems pointless..)

          Martinez
          TAA Phillips Burn Konsa
          Gundo Salah Lingard
          Kane Antonio DCL

          1. FPL_Hazards
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Not for me. Son gets more minutes and nailed.

        • s11m
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Who would you pick in a midfield? 7.7 in bank.

            1. Chandler Bing
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Jota/Lingard/Foden/Raphina

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Jota or Raph

          • Chandler Bing
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Would you go Ings instead of DCL if chasing? #1 will have DCL for sure.

            1. FPL_Hazards
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Definitely

            2. tokara
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Both are good options

              Dcl at most 1 goal

          • My neck my back my Saed Kol…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Is mahrez just too risky?

            1. Oggle22
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Thinking this myself didn't enter my thoughts as him and Zaha have been my biggest trolls this season but people are mentioning him more and more on here

              1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Don't count out Ferran Torres. I reckon Pep will push him these last few games.

            2. Ginola
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Chasing 25 pts in my ML and on a -8/-12. Should I go for DCL or Ings as differential captain or just go Salah?

              1. Ooh Ah Cantona
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Ings as a good on form differential. Fulham defence is just not what it was.

              2. Guru Mediation
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Hi all, please RMFHT

                Pickford
                Trent Digne Dallas
                Salah Mahrez Son Lingard
                Kane DCL Ings
                (Forster, Coufal, Mitchell, Burke)

                Coufal as a strong sub in case of Mahrez no show. I'm 11k so don't want to go too wild, hence conservative picks like Lingard in places

              3. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Play one please....

                a. Struijk v BUR
                b. Ward v AVL

                Cheers

                1. marcos11
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    a

                  • Guru Mediation
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    A

                  • Ooh Ah Cantona
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Ward Vs villa. It has 0-0 written all over it.

                      1. Kiwivillan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        As Villa fan I agree

                  • marcos11
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      Replace Mount with Jota or Foden?

                      1. Guru Mediation
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Jota

                      2. Ooh Ah Cantona
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Foden, more likely than Jota to play the next one.

                      3. Oggle22
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Chasing 68points
                        Zaha and Mahrez have been my season trolls but i found myself bring long Zaha in for his double burnt again! Mahrez didn't enter my thought now I see him mentioned more and more on here he's not played last 2 league games I'm sure? Does that mean he starts tonight? Want to go different from my rival but need players to play

                      4. Blue Moon Rising
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        When do the hit points get taken off from GW35??

                        1. Hazz
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Already have been.

                          Always does after the first update across the match days for the gameweek.

                      5. Sterling Archer
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        2 FT's.

                        Castange, Iheanacho to Phillips, DCL

                        will get Antonio in 37,

                        ditch DCL in 38 for Bamford

                        1. sminkypinky
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          delightful

                      6. Athletico Underachieving
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Chasing 39 points in my ML. Pretty sure rival with captain Salah.

                        A) Captain him as well
                        B) Kane
                        C) Son
                        D) DCL

                        1. sminkypinky
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Kane

                      7. Guru Mediation
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        On freehit would people keep Lingard? I'm 11k so don't want to go too wild

                        1. sminkypinky
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Yes unless getting Antonio

                      8. sminkypinky
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Morning.
                        Play
                        A) JWP
                        B) Vydra

                      9. Tower Bridge
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Some considerations to make.
                        Current team
                        Mendy Forster
                        TAA Shaw Digne Dallas Saiss
                        Bruno Son Salah Jota Ndidi
                        Nacho Vydra DCL
                        2.4M ITB
                        1. Currently have 9 players with probably no keeper. Nearest mini league rival has McCarthy/Forster.
                        2. Nacho has to go so could go straight to Bamford/Antonio
                        3. Lose Bruno for 1 week and gamble on KDB.
                        4. A -4 Bruno to Raphinha/gundog and Nacho to Kane.
                        Comments thoughts appreciated

                      10. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Don't love the situation I'm in for next GWs transfer.

                        - 0 ITB
                        - 6.5m Watkins (-79, Triple Negative Delta)
                        - 6.5m Antonio
                        - 6.4m Bamford (+97.3 Positive Delta)

                        It means I'll most likely have to make the transfer (Watkins OUT) after the deadline passes tonight.

                        Both Bamford & Antonio have the same two fixtures in 37/38.

                        Which to jump for? 😮

                      11. The 12th Man
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Captain Ings v Fulham or DCL v Sheff Utd?

                      12. S I L V E R F O X
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          do i WC or Free Hit?

                          Ruddy - Jasskelainen
                          Ivonanovic - Gibbs - Rafael - Fonte - Tomkins
                          Bale - Hazard - Santi Carzola - Pienaar - El Ahmadi
                          Podolski - Torres - Kone

                          1. S I L V E R F O X
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              2010-2011 season

                          2. claretdownunder
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Semedo and nacho to coufal and Antonio or
                            Bruno and nacho to raphina and Kane

                            Asking from down under so need a few quick answers as it’s close to my bedtime 🙂
                            Thanks