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. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy Holding and Veltman to Dcl Dallas and Coleman for a minus 8 to give me a full quota.
    Thoughts?

  2. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Mané a no go after he ignored Klopp right?

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      let's see, before the incident, he would have started next game with Jota benched

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Surely Klopp is used to his bit*h ass by now

    3. aborg
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yes it complicates matters for me as I was going to bring Mane in for the final run as i'm chasing in my ML. I still have Jota but no Salah and I can't afford him.

      What would you do?

  3. andymck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Martinez (Fabri)
    TAA Digne Dallas Mitchell (Maguire)
    Salah Jota Lingard (Bruno ESR)
    Kane Bamford Antonio

    GTG or is anything worth a hit? 0.0 ITB

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      G2g

  4. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    A) Fernandes/Nacho > Kane/Raphinha
    B) Fernandes/Nacho > Ings/Son
    C) Fernandes/Nacho > Ings/Bale

    All for -4 but should then have 11.

    What say you?

  5. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Think I'm going to bottle going Bale over Kane. I'm a coward

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Yolo
      I’d prioritize Kane but I’m looking to double up with bale

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Bale or Son?

    1. Il Capitano
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Son

      • OleBall
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Son safer

      • HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Son definitely safer and any haul hurts your rank
        As someone chasing this week, Bale’s home form against the lower teams can’t be ignored and very tempted by (c)

    2. Tmel
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      a) Greenwood & Nacho > Mahrez & Antonio
      b) Bruno & Nacho > Foden & Kane

      1. aborg
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Don't sell Greenwood, just bench for next GW...he is currently on fire.

        I would rather sell Bruno for either Mane or Salah

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Did Grealish throw any shapes when brought on tonight? Apparently won't start v Palace.

    4. Tmel
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Best 4.4 or under defender for the final 3 GWs?

      1. OleBall
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Phillips probs

        1. Tmel
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Should have added that I have triple LIV!

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Holding or Taylor

      3. Art Vandelay
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Diop?

      4. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Diop/Phillips

      5. amonito
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        1. Philips
        2. Mitchell

    5. Il Capitano
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Think I'll use my FT to move Bruno to Son giving me the below team for 36:

        Martinez
        TAA Digne Targett Mitchell
        Salah Jota Lingard Son
        Kane Bamford

        Fabri - Shaw* ESR* Nacho*

        Would you take a hit to move Nacho to a 7.6 max forward for -4 and bench Mitchell?

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yes - DCL being the perfect swap

        2. Traction Engine Foot
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I would get DCL

        3. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Though Id be tempted to bench targett instead

          1. Il Capitano
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Yeah, could be a shout, think Benteke might wipe the Villa CS

          2. Il Capitano
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Thanks both, looks like I'll have to get Son in before his rise so I'm not priced out of DCL.

          3. Pad Randa (The OG)
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            125 from no chips and Dallas and Son on bench (Watkins, Shaw and Kane all played). Not bad?

            1. OleBall
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Well done Rad the Panda

            2. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Excellent.

            3. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Kept pace

            4. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Small green

          4. Traction Engine Foot
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I had planned to ditch Jota for Son but surely he's a keep now? No other way to get Son though...

            1. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Why a keep?

              1. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                He was rested, Bobby played 90 and mane is a whiney little B

          5. OleBall
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Chances of Foden playing 60+ mins?

            1. Vinyl78LP
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Only 20 PL mins in the last two games, so hopefully plenty of game time tomorrow.

          6. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Iheanacho to

            A Antonio
            B DCL

            1. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Bamford.

            2. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              B

            3. Qubit
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              A

            4. antis0cial
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              B

            5. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              B

          7. wulfrunian
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Which one?
            a)Son+Coufal
            b)Mahrez+Dallas

            1. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              A

            2. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              B

            3. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              B

            4. wulfrunian
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              cheers all

          8. richarlison2348
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Best Maddison replacement under 7m?

              1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Lingard if you don't have him already.

                1. richarlison2348
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Sorry, should clarify. Have him and Jota already

                2. Luton_Fan
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Raphinha

                3. antis0cial
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Raph

                4. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  I'm thinking Raphinha or maybe punting on someone like Foden.

                5. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Don’t agree with Raph after this long a layoff

                  1. richarlison2348
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Would you go for foden then?

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        No... I guess Raph

                      2. dabber7
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Think there's a very good chance that Foden will play two of the next three and Newcastle are much weaker down their right flank.

                        1. richarlison2348
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Will he play that game particularly though?

                            1. dabber7
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              I'm guessing that Pep is going to play close to his CL final team in 36 and 38.

                  2. barton fc
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Bruno to son/bale or roll the transfer?

                    Martinez (sanchez)
                    Dawson Shaw dallas (White Shaw)
                    Salah jota lingard gundog (bruno)
                    Kane Bamford Watkins

                    1. HMC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Exactly my move. I’m chasing so really tempted by Bale (c)
                      Son haul hurts your rank more

                      1. Luton_Fan
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Same. Think i might go bale and son. Sold kane for dcl last gw

                    2. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Son

                  3. Corona is not good 4 U
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Is 158 game week points with bench boost okay?

                    1. Traction Engine Foot
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      You need 159

                    2. Luton_Fan
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Yep

                    3. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Sure is.

                    4. El Presidente
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Average

                    5. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      That’s ok. Coming on here bragging when you know it is is not OK however

                      1. Rupert The Horse
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        It’s nice to see people on here do well. I’d like to think I’d be welcomed when I have had a big one.

                        1. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          I don’t begrudge a good score, just the “is 245 ok this gameweek?” Posts.

                    6. DycheDycheBaby
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Pretty awful tbh. I got 205.

                  4. Iceball
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    23 points behind minileague leader and he still had FH. Im sure he will captain Salah. Would you
                    A) Get Salah but captain Kane
                    B) Get Mahrez, ignore Salah as a desperat move
                    C) Dont overthink it, just try to stay at top100k and see what happens. Of course get Salah and captain him

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      C

                    2. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      I would be going without Mo for these upcoming blowouts

                    3. Vinyl78LP
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      If you were 60 behind, roll the dice - 23?keep calm and stay close, we're not at GW38 just yet.

                  5. antis0cial
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    A) Bruno Nacho to Son Antonio (-4)
                    B) Greenwood Nacho to Lingard Antonio (-4)

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Bruno to Son.

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        This. Don’t look the gift horse in the mouth Antisocial

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Yeah, just stick your fist in.

                  6. Corona is not good 4 U
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Castagne, Fernandes and Vardy -> Dallas, Son and Kane for - 4?

                    Thank you!

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Sure

                  7. Kuzser
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Was set on using FH this week, but looked at my team and it doesn’t look that bad. So now I’m thinking about keeping FH for gw38.
                    What do you think guys?
                    1) FH now
                    2) Nacho-> Antonio/ Bamford
                    3) #2 and Bruno->Son/Bale for -4
                    4) Bruno ESR -> Foden Son/Bale for -4

                    Martinez
                    Taa Dawson Digne Stones
                    Salah Jota Lingard
                    Dcl Kane

                    Shaw, ESR, Bruno, Nacho

                    1. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      When else would you use it?

                    2. Luton_Fan
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Use now or gw37. Wouldnt use in 38

                  8. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    In the last 7 of LMS, only need to beat 3 teams to make final. 2 have FH but the others can not field full teams without hits. 3 of 4 have Lingard.

                    A) Nacho to DCL (looking like the safe transfer)
                    B) Lingz to Mahrez (risky as hell)
                    C) Veltman for Dallas (planned transfer next week)
                    D) Roll it (Veltman only sub)

                    1. antis0cial
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      A

                    2. krawiecus
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        A or C for me. In your plan, will you have time to transfer DCL out in 38 or otherwise cover him? I see that Gundogan and Digne will also be a liability. I'd be playing D if it was not for LMS, you need to make sure you put out 11 imo. C looks like the safe transfer to me, I think I'd go for that.

                        1. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Yeah a or c are the safe ones. I think I prefer rolling to C so I can lose Reggie for Dallas and keep money itb, but Veltman would be my only sub..

                      • Utopsis
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        A - DCL playing for his spot at the Euros (or am I clutching?) against a tepid SHU side

                    3. Flynny
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Who is the best striker to bring in please?

                      A....bamford

                      B...ings

                      Thanks

                      1. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        B the upside pick A safe

                      2. FPLShaqiri
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        B

                    4. Oooo Matron
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      This - 8 worth it? Ihenacho, Davis, Bruno & Maguire to DLC, Bamford, Foden & Digne

                      Current team:
                      Forster
                      TAA Dallas
                      Lingard Salah Son
                      Kane Davis

                      Subs: Mendy, Fofana, Holding, Greenwood, Bruno, Ihenacho,

                    5. Karan14
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Martinez
                      TAA Digne Coufal
                      Salah Bruno* Jota Lingard
                      DCL Watkins Nacho*

                      (Guaita Greenwood* Shaw* Rudi*)
                      1 FT & 1.8m

                      A) Bruno & Nacho ➡️ Kane & Foden/Raph -4
                      B) Bruno & Nacho ➡️ Son & Antonio -4
                      C) Rudiger & Nacho ➡️ Dallas & Antonio -4
                      D) Nacho ➡️ Antonio (10 starters)

                    6. 7_Dan_7
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Which option?

                        A) Bruno + Rudiger > Son + Dallas
                        B) Nacho + Shaw > Bamford + Coufal

                        Team:
                        Mendy, Forster
                        TAA, Rudiger, Shaw, Holding, Aina
                        Salah, Lingard, Bruno, Jota, Raph
                        Kane, Nacho, DCL

                      • Phil's Stamps
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        I set up a decent DGW 11 (no chip) but then my rival in my -albeit minuscule- H2H league plays his Bench Boost, I assume it's curtains.

                        But,

                        Him - 92 (36 on his BB)
                        Me - 142

                        Living the dream.

                      • FPLShaqiri
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Does Antonio start all 3, assuming he doesn't get injured?

                        1. Rupert The Horse
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          You’d have to think so.

                        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          probably, they are going for cl

                        3. The Count of Monte Cristo
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Definitely! If fit he has to play

                      • Ian Davis
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Jota a risky transfer or should he start vs WBA?

                        1. Prison Mike
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Could be mane starting and Jota benched I guess?