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

      He’s a miserable git

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

      Could be benched again imo

    3. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Left hanging

    4. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Jota (C) it is xD

  1. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    A. Mahrez
    B. Foden
    C. Bale
    D. Son

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      D

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

    Pereira -> Mahrez

    For a hit?

  3. Cech's Magic Hat
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Veltman to Coufal worth a - 4?

    Dont usually like hits for defenders but will only have 10 if veltman doesn't play

    1. krawiecus
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Yes, especially if Coufal useful also 37-38.

      • justaguy9
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Well its only a minus 2 if no cs. But appearance. Be brave

          1. Cech's Magic Hat
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Yep going for it. Cheers guys

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        mane refusing to shake klopp's hand

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Lovely for Jota.

        2. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Maybe Klopp has Covid.

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

          Mane likely to be benched again on the back of that?

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

          Pretty bad and klopp decision to bench him was justified with the front 3 all scoring

      • RogDog_jimmy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        better defender to bring in;

        1. Digne
        2. Dallas
        3. Other?

        Got enough for anyone except Robbo (have TAA already)

        1. Runaway
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          2

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

          Dallas

        3. krawiecus
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Depends whether you have other Leeds players and whether you'll have a transfer for 38. Dallas better for 36-38, Digne might just edge it for 36-37. Close, depends on team/plans

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

              i got good defender depth (rudiger, taa, coufal, holding - so could bench him 38)
              no other leeds - considering meslier.

              really it's this week i'm most interested in.

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

          Is it worth doing a -4 hit for Salah?

          Rest of my team:
          Martinez
          TAA, Shaw, Dallas, Veltman, Digne
          Bruno, Jota, Mount, Lingard, Son
          Kane, Iheanacho, Calvert-Lewin

          0.9 in the bank. Can't do Bruno -> Salah in a direct swap.
          Planning to do Mount -> Raphinha with the free hit.
          I am leading in my ML by around 30 points. Please suggest whether or not to take the hit this week.

          I might be 1 man short if Veltman is injured.

          1. krawiecus
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Yes, especially since you're defending your lead. Also sets you up for a nice Iheanacho to Bamford/Antonio transfer in 37 and defender or DCL in 38.

              1. DeeGee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Thanks for reaffirming.

          2. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Which two of these options would you want for the run in? Contemplating moving out Rashford, Nacho or Siggy this week

            A) City midfielder (Mahrez/Foden)
            B) DCL
            C) Antonio
            D) Spurs midfielder (Son/Bale)

            1. krawiecus
                2 months, 19 days ago

                DC for all 3 games. B for 36-37 ONLY if you can then take him out with a FT. A is a risky play, worth it if bench cover for every week but expect no more than 2 starts.

                1. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  fair play cheers, it's all about timing. Might have to do DCL + City midfielder first, just want Spurs midfielders too

            2. ‘Tis the Season
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Mane sold next season. Reached his peak and should be let go.

              1. DRIZ ✅
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Mane to Manutd?

                1. ‘Tis the Season
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Doubtful. Even United wouldnt take him after this season

              2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Back to Southampton

                Used to be great for FPL in the good old days, churning out hattricks & red cards for fun

                Good times

                1. ‘Tis the Season
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Not sure saints would have him back. Prob to China or the states

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

                Mane out sancho in

            3. Ian Davis
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Antonio or Ings?

              * have Lingard

              1. krawiecus
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Bamford. And for sure no Ings.

                • Flynny
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  I really want to go ings

                  Worried if he starts Saturday/ Tuesday tho....

                  What do u think ?

                  1. Ian Davis
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    If he’s fit I don’t really see why not, especially as Tuesday will be the game with the fans back

              2. Isco Disco
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                152!!! Get in! My highest score of this season.
                BB has done wonders for me this week. Moved from 145k to 86k.
                Top 10k push still alive

                1. DRIZ ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Nice one

                  1. Isco Disco
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Thanks! Feels good to have a good gw after a series of poor gws

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

                  Not really on that last part, but good week

                3. Rojo's Modern Life
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Hate to burst your bubble but you're not getting 10k. Sorry.

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

                  141 points for me all out with no chips, like you finally broken into the top 100k tonight. After being rank 4m after 4 weeks it’s been a graft!

              3. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                130 all out and I sold Lowton, Pereira, Bamford and benched Dallas and Forster!

                Mental week, points all around!

                1. Isco Disco
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Good score without any chips

                2. DRIZ ✅
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Of course

              4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Mane 😆

              5. The Frenchie
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                A) Stones
                B) DCL -4

                1. krawiecus
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    C) ?

                    1. The Frenchie
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Kabak...

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

                  Thoughts on Castagne, Bruno, Ihenacho to Digne, Son, Bamford for-4?

                  Or is Antonio a better option than Bamford?

                  1. krawiecus
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      Do it. Would maybe consider a WHU defender (Cresswell /Coufal) if you don't have cover/FT for Digne in 38.

                      1. Gudjohnsen
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Have Coufal

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

                    A lot of love for Antonio but i am thinking that he might not be fit enough to start 3 games in 7 days.

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

                      Agree

                    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      He plays but probably gets injured again

                      1. Free Hat
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Probably this

                      2. Guba
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        This is my worry too

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

                      This is a very good point actually which I hadnt considered. Add to that his risk of injury. Its either Bramford or Antonio for the final 3 games and Im leaning towards Bamford now.

                    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      He has a 7 day rest going into Brighton - it’s the big ticket fixture for me

                      Brighton on the beach & missing Dunk/Veltman + a few others

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

                      Also my concern with going Ings

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

                    Ooooo
                    Does Mahrez play?

                  4. Flynny
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 19 days ago

                    Hi.....please can I have some views on what to do here? Jota likely benched at weekend ??

                    A......Bruno and nacho to son and bamford  - 4

                    B....Bruno and nacho to son and ings  - 4

                    C......Bruno jota and nacho to son, bale and bamford- 8

                    D.....Bruno jota and nacho to son, mahrez and bamford - 8

                    Forster
                    Taa Dawson konsa (shaw holding)
                    Salah jota lingard (Bruno greenwood )
                    Kane dcl (nacho)

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

                      I’m not sure he’s likely to be benched.. more likely Firmino

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

                        A

                    2. krawiecus
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        A

                        1. Flynny
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          Thanks

                    3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 19 days ago

                      DCL vs Shu (C)? Chasing

                      1. Coaly
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        No

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

                        Tempting

                        But does he get any service?

                      3. DRIZ ✅
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Probably end 0-0.

                      4. krawiecus
                          2 months, 19 days ago

                          If Liverpool's, Spurs', and Leeds' games get called off, then yes.

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

                          TAA for me if you're chasing.

                      5. Coaly
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 19 days ago

                        Which is best?

                        a) Holding to Dallas
                        b) Iheanacho to Bamford

                        Then is it worth a hit to do Mendy to McCarthy? Other keeper Forster

                        1. justaguy9
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            Why not meslier or pickford?

                            1. Coaly
                              • 8 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Don’t want to double with Dallas

                              Have Godfrey

                              Prefer Soton to Everton for next 2

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

                            No on hit

                            A better long term B better this week

                            1. Rojo's Modern Life
                              • 10 Years
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Long term 2 extra weeks

                          • Bis_78
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 19 days ago

                            B

                          • krawiecus
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              No on hit unless it's for both those transfers. B better, also because Holding has decent fixtures 37-38.

                          • justaguy9
                              2 months, 19 days ago

                              Get Pickford for a hit? No playing gk. I either gain or lose 2 pts the way i see it. Either he gets 2 or 6 pts vs sheffield

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

                                Never

                                And I only read the first five words

                                1. krawiecus
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    This

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

                                Risk of Salah price increases and could be priced out ... Bruno > Salah tonight?

                                1. justaguy9
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    If u want him then yes

                                    1. Magic Zico
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Defensive move in ML

                                  • DRIZ ✅
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Welcome back bruno GW1 2021/22

                                    1. Magic Zico
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      😆 aye

                                  • krawiecus
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Yes

                                  • AzzaroMax99
                                    • 4 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Preliminary ideas:

                                    Nacho+Rash+Maguire to Antonio+Son+Digne (-8)?

                                    That would give me this:

                                    Martinez
                                    Digne Taa Dallas
                                    Salah Son Pereira Jota
                                    Kane(C) Antonio Wood

                                    Steer* Aina Greenwood* Saiss

                                  • lugalooch
                                    • 7 Years
                                    2 months, 19 days ago

                                    Isit with taking a -8 to field 10 players?

                                    Chambers, Greenwood, Ihenacho >

                                    A) Stones, Raphina, Bamford/Antonio
                                    B) Dallas, Foden, Bamford/Antonio

                                    1. DRIZ ✅
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      Would hold

                                    2. krawiecus
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Just Dallas and Bamford in for -4? Raphinha is great but risk of bench + Greenwood will be good for 37-38 while Nacho/Chambers not that much

                                    3. Brunsvigeren
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 19 days ago

                                      2 FTs, 0.4 ITB, still ranked around 100k, chasing 35 points in ML

                                      Martinez (Sanchez)
                                      TAA - Coady - Struijk - Digne - Maguire
                                      Salah - Jota - Son - Lingard - Trossard
                                      Watkins - Nacho - Vardy

                                      Thinking of Vardy, Maguire, Watkins to Antonio, Kane, Webster?

                                      Any thoughts, ML Leader has Kane...

                                      1. krawiecus
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          If you're chasing, I wouldn't block by getting Kane just bc they have him. Unless you genuinely think he is great for 36-38. Also Watkins is a decent hold for this week. Rather get rid of Nacho if you go through with this plan. Or just Nacho to Bamford/Antonio if no Kane. And please not Webster. Dallas/KWP/Coufal better options imo.

                                          1. Brunsvigeren
                                            • 5 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            Yea, need to go Kaneless I guess, I need to attack!

                                            Hmm, difficult

                                            1. Brunsvigeren
                                              • 5 Years
                                              2 months, 19 days ago

                                              Nacho and Vardy to DCL and Antonio

                                              I can play

                                              Martinez
                                              TAA - Digne - Struijk
                                              Son - Lingard - Salah - Jota
                                              DCL - Antonio - Watkins

                                              Leaves me 2.2 itb and no hits made

                                              1. Brunsvigeren
                                                • 5 Years
                                                2 months, 19 days ago

                                                OR maybe Trossard -> Raphina

                                                1. Brunsvigeren
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  2 months, 19 days ago

                                                  I went Nacho - Vardy to Bamford and DCL on 2 Free transfers

                                      2. SouthCoastSaint
                                        • 9 Years
                                        2 months, 19 days ago

                                        Quite the week for the free hitters if anyone had it to play!

                                        Digne, Trent, Guaita, Greenwood, Rashford, benteke, Ings, smith rowe and of course FPL royalty Bruno!

                                      3. Zlatan F.C
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Bamford or Antonio?

                                          1. SouthCoastSaint
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            Bamford. Leeds playing with completely freedom is attractive

                                            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
                                              • 8 Years
                                              2 months, 19 days ago

                                              This, and Antonio would need to play 3 games in a week!

                                        • Nightcrawler
                                          • 2 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Martinez to become the first keepernto get to 200 points?

                                          Need 22 from the last 3

                                          1. SouthCoastSaint
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            Can he still beat Friedel?

                                        • Pointless
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 5 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Which out of Bamford or Antonio for Iheanacho this week please?

                                          1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                                            • 9 Years
                                            2 months, 19 days ago

                                            I went BamBam.

                                        • Ohh1454
                                          • 3 Years
                                          2 months, 19 days ago

                                          Captain Salah or Kane ?