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. JayKay1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Me!

    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

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Decent team. Bale could let you down badly though.

      1. JayKay1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Could, but is a cup game (one off), so tried to get a decent balance of cover / risk / reward without Kane (as on a purely sentimental basis, I had to pick Aguerooooo)... ;o)

  2. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Better transfer here?

    A) Castagne+ Nacho+ Bruno> Dallas+ DCL+ Mahrez (-4), bench Vydra
    B) Castagne + Nacho> Coufal + DCL, play Vydra
    C) Castagne + Nacho> Dallas + Bamford, play Vydra
    D) Castagne + Nacho> Digne + Bamford, play Vydra

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Between B and D for
      Me

  3. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    DCL is gonna blank and Digne is gonna concede aren't they?

    Can feel it the second I bring them in

    Burned by them too many times before so I'm hesitant

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Don't think so. Sheffield are terrible.

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

      Digne brought in 14 for me this week. DCL is in decent form. Relax

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Of course it could happen but they are v solid picks!

  4. Silecro
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Im 30pts behind my ML leader, should i captain:

    A) Salah
    B) DCL
    C) Trent

    Rival currently has none of them

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Salah

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

      Unlikely he'll but Salah or Trent.

    3. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Pens golden boot greedy west Brom.

    4. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Salah

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

      Salah of those.

      The others aren't too great.

      I think Mahrez could be the best captain this week though. I hope I'm brave enough to follow through with that...

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I’m brave enough to do it 😉

    6. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A

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

    A. Saka to Gundogan
    B. Ihenacho to Antonio

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B 100%

  6. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Bring in Digne or Dallas for Castagne?

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Dallas

    2. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Dallas

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

    Have Salah, Kane and DCL

    Who should I captain. Top of my mini league.

  8. FCSB
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    1. Mendy Rudiger Fernandes Iheanacho >> Ederson Dallas Son Bamford (-12) (gets 11)
    2. Holding Fernandes Iheanacho >> Dallas Son Bamford (-8) (gets 10)
    3. Mendy Holding Fernandes >> Ederson Dallas Son (-8) (gets 10)
    4. Holding Fernandes >> Dallas Son (-4) (gets 9)

    Best option?

    Thanks guys

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      2 or 4. I think 2 prob worth the extra -4

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

        Thanks... playing keeper not worth a -4 too?

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

          Rather play an attacker

        2. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          I don’t think so.

          I also have Mendy and Forster and looking at a -8 to get 10 out

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

            which keeper you going for?

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              No that’s what I’m saying, I think I’m ignoring the keeper and doing a -8 to get 10 outfield starters

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

                gotcha
                think i might do the same hoping forster starts then move mendy to dubvraka for the final 2

                1. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  It’s just much harder to win back a hit for a keeper generally unless it involves penalty save heroics!

  9. Cali
    4 months, 7 days ago

    What’s the better option here?

    A) Bruno, Nacho -> Son, DCL (-4)
    B) Nacho, Rudiger -> Antonio/Bamford, Struijk/Alioski (-4)

    Martinez
    TAA, Digne, Coufal, Shaw*, Rudiger*
    Salah, Bruno*, Jota, Zaha, ESR*
    Kane, Watkins, Nacho*

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A

  10. 272MK
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Chances Salah gets rested? I know hes onto the Golden Boot but maybe someone can enlighten me base on past exps?

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Unlikely, he may get a 60 min sub off or on kind of thing in 2 game. Worst case scenario

    2. lugs
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      i have no idea, but any one of the front 3 could drop out for Mane so that is making me jittery about capping him

  11. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Evening all.

    Looking to consolidate a v good run the last few weeks. Have no chips left so don’t want to make any mistakes!

    However, feels like a -8 to have 10 starters this week vs 7 without should pay back quite quickly.

    Which option looks best?
    Iheanacho, Bruno, Rudiger >

    A) Bamford, Son, Dallas (-8)
    B) Bamford, Mahrez, Dallas
    C) Ings, Son, Alioski
    D) Ings, Mahrez/ Raphinha, Dallas

    1FT 0itb
    Forster*
    TAA, Coleman, Masuaku*
    Salah, Jota, Lingard
    Kane, DCL
    (Mendy) (Bruno, Greenwood, Shaw, Rudiger, Iheanacho)

    Cheers!

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A.

      I'm contemplating something similar (see post below)

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Cheers mate. It’s the most popular option.

        Just have a sneaking suspicion Ings will do v well but the other options with him aren’t as appealing

  12. House Frey Wedding Planner
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Help needed! Only have 8 players for gw36 plus Dias who I suspect wont play.
    What's the best option:

    A - Bruno, Castagne, Nacho >>> Son, Dallas, Bamford/Antonio (-8)

    B - Mount, Castagne, Nacho, Rudiger >>> Son, Dallas, Bamford/Antonio, Mitchell (-12). Have exact funds for this before price rises.

    C - Bruno, Rudiger, Castagne >>> Son, Dallas, Digne (-8)

    D - Castagne, Nacho >>> Dallas, Bamford/Antonio (-4). 10 players for gw 36.

    Cheers in advance

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A. Some of the players have potential to be explosive and gain those points back. They also good to have for the remaining games..

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A of those mate. Should/ hopefully will work out well

  13. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    A Play these 10 ( probably 9
    if Foster rotated out)
    B Any suggestions?

    Forster
    TAA Dallas Digne
    Salah Son Lingard Jota
    Kane Vydra

    Leno Greenwood Holding Fofana Iheanacho

    1. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Lose the Leicester boys

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

        Thanks. For a hit could go Iheanacho to DCL or Antonio

  14. Watk‘Ings
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 7 days ago

    19 points behind ML leader.

    FT = Iheanacho > DCL

    -4 to field a starting 11

    Fernandes to:
    a) Raphina
    b) Mahrez
    c) Bale
    d) Son for an extra -4 (0.1 short)

    1. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Which of those does your ML leader not have? (or likely to bring in?)

      I'd go b) Mahrez with KdB out

      1. Watk‘Ings
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        MLL has Raphina.

        My first thoughts were -4 Mahrez but there's a risk he doesn't play which means I'd only have 10 active players.

        So I'm leaning towards -4 Bale or Son -8 (which would allow me to bring in Stones for a team of 12)

  15. sk24
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Cavani, Rudiger > Antonio/Bamford, Digne
    For free

    A) Antonio
    B) Bamford

    1. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B for me, I like it for free

    2. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Bam

    3. sk24
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Ty

  16. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Would you NOT do any of these transfers (-8 in total, no playing keeper)

    a) Mendy -> Ederson
    b) Fofana -> Coleman,
    c) Iheanacho -> Bamford

    1. Pulp Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      This would give me 11 playing (since Veltman is now out)

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      looking at A myself if funds allow
      would swap fofana for keane
      otherwise looks good

  17. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Currently with 9 starting players

    Martinez
    TAA - Coleman - Coady
    Salah - Lingard - Jota
    Kane - Vydra

    Johnstone - Holding* - Shaw* - Bruno* - Greenwood* - Nacho*

    3.4 itb 1 FT

    I am thinking Nacho, Greenwood to Dcl and Raphinha?

    Makes sense?

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Nice moves

  18. MidTableFantasy
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    How long is Kabak out for?

  19. Crooky
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    A) Ricardo > stones
    B) Maddison > foden

    Something else...

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I would choose A if you think he starts. I am hoping he does.

  20. aborg
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Since Stones will either play the full 90 mins or nothing at all, would it be best to play him over Targett for this GW?

    1. Crooky
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I think there’s a good chance he doesn’t start some of the final fixtures so I wonder about Phillips instead

  21. OleBall
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 7 days ago

    61 ML lead catch-able when i have a very template team? Wanting to take a few punts to try break into the top 1k.

  22. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Who to bring in?

    A) DCL
    B) Bamford
    C) Antonio

    1. Lukakuna
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      B

    2. aborg
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I'm going for C just because I brought in Raphinha.

    3. Watk‘Ings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I'm going A

  23. Lukakuna
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    How's this Kaneless Free Hit? Yay or nay?

    Pickford
    Trent Dias Digne
    Salah Mane Son Mahrez
    DCL Bam Antonio

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

      swap mane to bale for the double up. too big a gamble paying for both
      would want Ings myself

      1. Lukakuna
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Don't trust Bale. Ings a good shout cheers

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

      Stones over Dias

  24. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Are we likely to get any news whether Forster keeps his place or just assume he's rotated?
    Will use a transfer on Mendy replacement once I work out who to get!!

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

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

    Thanks!

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Yes

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

      Popular moves

  26. Lignja
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Alioski or Ayling?

  27. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Is Raphinha safe to start the next game?

    1. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I own him, but if I didn't have him, I would not bring him in.

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

    Let me ask this, from these, who would be the first name on the FH team sheet?

    A) DCL
    B) Mahrez
    C) Dallas

    1. Jon Snow
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      A)

    2. Alcapaul
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 7 days ago

      On a FH, Mahrez.

  29. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    All set or do I need to take another hit for a keeper?

    Already on -4

    Forster
    Targett TAA Dallas
    Salah(c) Lingard Son Harrison
    Kane(v) Ings DCL

    Mendy Holding Rudiger Neto .8 itb

  30. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Ederson to play all 3 games with UCL final not longer after 38?
    Not expecting Forster to play so who is the best replacement for Mendy?
    If not Ederson would prefer under 5m

    1. Stupendous
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      I am worried about Ederson playing them all too.

      Maybe Steffen even gets a run out tomorrow.

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

        maybe the -4 doesn't pay off so hope Forster plays or cop the blank then go Dubravka for final two games vs SHU ful