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 (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

  2. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Mané a no go after he ignored Klopp right?

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

    3. aborg
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 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
    5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

      G2g

  4. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 7 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
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Bale or Son?

    1. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Son

    2. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Son safer

    3. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 7 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)

  7. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 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

  8. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

  9. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Best 4.4 or under defender for the final 3 GWs?

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Phillips probs

      1. Tmel
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Should have added that I have triple LIV!

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Holding or Taylor

    3. Art Vandelay
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Diop?

    4. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Diop/Phillips

    5. amonito
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      1. Philips
      2. Mitchell

  10. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Yes - DCL being the perfect swap

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      I would get DCL

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Though Id be tempted to bench targett instead

      1. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 7 days ago

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

    4. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

  11. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. OleBall
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Well done Rad the Panda

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Excellent.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Kept pace

    4. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Small green

  12. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 7 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
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Why a keep?

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

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

  13. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Chances of Foden playing 60+ mins?

    1. Vinyl78LP
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

  14. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Iheanacho to

    A Antonio
    B DCL

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Bamford.

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 7 days ago

      B

    3. Qubit
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      A

    4. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      B

    5. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      B

  15. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      B

    3. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      B

    4. wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      cheers all

  16. richarlison2348
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Best Maddison replacement under 7m?

    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Lingard if you don't have him already.

      1. richarlison2348
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Sorry, should clarify. Have him and Jota already

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Raphinha

    3. antis0cial
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Raph

    4. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

    5. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Don’t agree with Raph after this long a layoff

      1. richarlison2348
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Would you go for foden then?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          No... I guess Raph

        2. dabber7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 7 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 months, 7 days ago

            Will he play that game particularly though?

            1. dabber7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              5 months, 7 days ago

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

  17. barton fc
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 7 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
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 7 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
        5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Son

  18. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 7 days ago

    Is 158 game week points with bench boost okay?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      You need 159

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Yep

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Sure is.

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Average

    5. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 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
        5 months, 7 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
          5 months, 7 days ago

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

    6. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Pretty awful tbh. I got 205.

  19. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

      C

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      I would be going without Mo for these upcoming blowouts

    3. Vinyl78LP
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

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

  20. antis0cial
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Bruno to Son.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah, just stick your fist in.

  21. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 7 days ago

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

    Thank you!

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Sure

  22. Kuzser
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

      When else would you use it?

    2. Luton_Fan
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 7 days ago

      Use now or gw37. Wouldnt use in 38

  23. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. krawiecus
        5 months, 7 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
          5 months, 7 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
        5 months, 7 days ago

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

    3. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 7 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
        5 months, 7 days ago

        B the upside pick A safe

      2. FPLShaqiri
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        B

    4. Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 7 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
      5 months, 7 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
        5 months, 7 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
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 7 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
        5 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          You’d have to think so.

        2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          probably, they are going for cl

        3. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Definitely! If fit he has to play

      • Ian Davis
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 7 days ago

        Jota a risky transfer or should he start vs WBA?

        1. Prison Mike
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 7 days ago

          Could be mane starting and Jota benched I guess?