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. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Very happy with score and green arrow. Disappointed with shaw and Castagne 2 pointers though

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Go on you know you want to tell us.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Lol

  2. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    A or B?

      1. Bartowski
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Surprised to see you recommending Antonio over Bamford with that Leeds badge but so be it.

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Is there an option C?

      1. Bartowski
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I already have Calvert

  3. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Dissapointing Bench Boost.

    Hames. Bale. Shaw. Castagne. Watkins. Zaha

    1. Mighty Wings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      That hurts.

      Forster, Digne, Holding, Bamford here

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      6 man bench boost chip didn’t pay off

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Captain

    A. Salah
    B. Son
    C. Kane
    D. DCL
    E. Lingard
    F. Bamford
    G. TAA

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Easy. A

    2. Boberella
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      B

    3. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Kane

  5. Sterling Archer
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Painful gw, 89% negative change in rank!! Ppl gained over 40 points in ml!

    Glad a new gw starts 2moro!

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Unlucky mate. If you're set up well for GW 36 it could be a nice bounce back week.

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Damn son!

  6. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Time to say goodbye to Bruno - great parting gift this week fella, see you GW1 next season

    1. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Would hold for the Fulham game if you can.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Problem is I need funds for DCL and Dallas - I'm fully aware of the Fulham risk but I'll be praying Greenwood can limit the damage

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Play:

    A) Martinez (will play Konsa)
    B) Meslier (will play Dallas)

    1. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Emi

    2. BIG TONES
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Play Martinez and Dallas?

  8. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Watkins cost me.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Going benteke over watkins was a rare highlight for me. So unexpected well it tirned out

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Try FHing him in

      I suck at this game

  9. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Graeme Souness caught asleep in class 😆

  10. Ruinenlust
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    30’points on the bench. Sickening

    1. Marcin the Pole
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      35 here. Balls.

      1. Marcin the Pole
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Make that 36 with Targett's bonus. From 3 players too, laughable really.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      On BB I only got 6 !

    3. KUN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      39 here

  11. DycheDycheBaby
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Targett is getting a bonus point now??

    1. Il Capitano
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Lovely stuff!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Jota or Greenwood to Raphinha?

      1. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Jota

      2. JBG
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Greenwood. Jota will probably start next GW.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Salah benched?

      3. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Not to make the decision more difficult but...

        https://twitter.com/BerenCross/status/1392765253004537856

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Ahh thx mate ... Harrison it is then

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Obviously it's not concrete but it's worrying enough to hear him talking like that.

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Sure!

      4. james 101
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Depends if you have the team to carry Greenwood on the bench mate.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I can bench Greenwood and play Jota, probably wait another week for Raph

          1. james 101
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Greenwood us the only United player I’ve kept on my WC

            I dumped jota, though he’s been great to me

          2. james 101
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Raph has low returns recently no?

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Like watching him and great fixtures. Just been back from injury is the concern.

              1. james 101
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Only 3 games left. Enjoy them any way you can I reckon.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Klopp needs to lay off the Bolivian marching powder

    4. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Would you take a -8 to get DCL, Bamford and Foden in for Vardy, Iheanacho and Greenwood

      1. MightyGar
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Just do DCL and Bamford if you can afford it and can field 11

      2. Hitthewall
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Which options?

          1
          A) Bamford
          B) Antonio

          2
          A) Ayling
          B) Alioski

        • Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          One thing I need to know before planning transfers - do we expect Bruno and AWB to start vs Fulham in GW37?

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Yes

            1. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Txs - really torn wheher to keep Bruno or sell for Son. He will be the obvious captain pick in GW37 for sure

        • George James
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          If you were 20 points behind in ML and the only person above you owns Son and DCL would you bother bringing them in this week or go for differentials?

          1. SINGH
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            DCL is slapping a hat trick this week so bring him in

        • Silecro
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Rashford > Son for free? Have Greenwood

          1. The Mighty Hippo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Yes, good move.

          2. justaguy9
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Of course

            • Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I did

          3. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            141
            Get in!!

            1. james 101
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Nice work

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              4 pts more than I got. Congrats!

          4. RedWolf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Is it worth swapping Jota out for Mane?

            1. FFSbet.com
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I wouldnt,he refused to shake hands with Klopp at the end.
              Could be benched again

            2. james 101
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I wouldn’t

            3. justaguy9
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Not at all. U r paying 5m more for a player who may over or underperform than jota

            4. james 101
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              On a WC

              GW36:

              Meslier
              Coleman TAA Dallas
              Bale Salah Son Lingard
              Kane Wood DCL

              (Steer Greenwood Coufal Alioski)

              Any good?

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                I’d def be punting on Man City if I had wc

                1. james 101
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I just lack trust

                  Eg I’d like mahrez.

                  But bake is on great form and will start in my opinion. Mahrez may not

                  1. james 101
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    *bale

                  2. Pat Bonner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Can’t argue with that. Im
                    just now sure I’d trust Spurs enough to triple up on their attack. Maybe get news on city line up before deadline! I’d expect mahrez to play but never know with pep

                    1. james 101
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Yep. Smart

            5. Jon Snow
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              135 and closed my 50pt ML gap to 15pts, great week

            6. Bartowski
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              What's all this talk of a possible Salah benching?

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Can’t see it, they need to win last 3 games

                1. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  This ofc

              2. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Klopps has form.

              3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                rested for conference league

              4. BIG TONES
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                They are pushing hard for top four. Wouldn't make sense

              5. wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Link?

              6. DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Not sure really.

            7. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              I still can't decide if it's worth to sell Mendy for a hit or just play Forster.Forster probably won't start and Chelsea will probably concede vs Lei and Villa.I am between Meslier and Fabianski.Any thoughts?

              1. RogDog_jimmy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 1 day ago

                exact same conundrum. considering ederson too as i have the cash. i have no idea the right answer.

              2. Luton_Fan
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Dont think selling mendy or forster for a hit is worth it

              3. Eh, just one more thing ...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yeah exactly same boat. Think I’ll take the -4 getting him out and Mes in for remainder of the season

              4. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Not worth a hit at this stage of season. I’d argue it’s maybe not even worth using a ft on!

              5. Blue Moon Rising
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Pickford?

              6. wulfrunian
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                thanks all

            8. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Antonio or Bamford?

              1. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Antonio

                1. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Ta

              2. Netters2018
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Bamford

              3. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                This could go either way but Antonio v Brighton with no Dunk or Veltman is tempting.

            9. BIG TONES
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Rate my transfers I already did.

              Vardy, Nacho, Zaha > DCL, Antonio, Son (-8)

              1. justaguy9
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  I think a - 8 justified this gw

              2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                no love for ings?

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Not enough cash

                2. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Definitely worth a punt. The worry is can he start Saturday and Tuesday?

              3. Hitthewall
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Which options?

                  1.
                  A) Bamford
                  B) Antonio

                  2.
                  A) Ayling
                  B) Alioski

                  1. Runaway
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    AB

                    1. SINGH
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      12

                • Netters2018
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  What should i do here i have 1.5m itb and 1ft. Happy to take -4 for the right move.

                  Areola
                  Coufal, Targett, Taa, Dier
                  El ghazi Salah Jwp Lingard
                  Kane Dcl
                  Bench - Mendy Shaw Bruno Nach

                  A) el ghazi to foden
                  B) Nacho to Bamford
                  C) any suggestions welcome

                • Hazardous1983
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Which moves r better for -4

                  Shaw and bruno out for son and trent

                  Bruno and ihenacho out for son and bamford

                  1. justaguy9
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      First one