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FPL Gameweek 35 Scout Picks: Kane returns as one of three premium attackers

We have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 35 ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

The final selection is partly based on the Scout Squad consensus picks but midweek minutes, budget and updates from the pre-match press conferences are all factored in, too.

We line up in a 4-4-2 formation this week and, as ever, are limited to £83.5m for our first XI.

Our four substitutes, meanwhile, are always cherry-picked from the cheaper crop of players, not to serve as bench fodder or to make the budget up to £100m but rather to give some alternative, viable options who don’t cost as much as some of the names in our line-up.

GOALKEEPER

Notorious xG underachievers Brighton and Hove Albion have made a habit out of impressing neutrals while simultaneously flattering to deceive in the FPL world. And here we are again when we should know better, lured to the rocks by some impressing underlying numbers. Albion have delivered two clean sheets in five matches since the international break and turned in very solid showings against the two north London clubs and even Manchester City, who struggled to break the Seagulls down initially. One of the best teams in the division for expected goals on target conceded (xGOTC) since the resumption in play in Gameweek 31, Brighton will be facing a Wolves side who are bottom for xG in the same timeframe. With Bruno Lage’s side devoid of the creativity of Ruben Neves (£5.2m) and Daniel Podence (£5.5m), we back Robert Sanchez (£4.6m) this week.

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669 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ninjaa
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    A. Nkieitah
    B. Pukki
    C. Saka
    D. Dennis

    1 to bench ????

    1. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

      1. FPL Bargain
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        B

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Always bench the Scout Pick

    2. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

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

    Red arrow, far too many scout picks

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Only 4 here myself, haven't really checked against it properly for a while but I think for a lot of the season I did seem to do well when I had less scout picks rather than more

    2. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Just got 3

  3. Golazo1357
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who to captain this week? Chasing 13 points in my mini league for 1st place.

    Coutinho
    Kane
    Salah

    Biggest upside seems Coutinho, but the other are safer given ownership. Thoughts?

    1. storr84
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      What does your opponent have?

      If they don't have Kane, go with Kane.

      1. Golazo1357
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 10 days ago

        They also have Kane.

  4. Kodap
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Who do I captain? (Leading my ML by 85)

    1. Salah
    2. Son

    1. XX SMICER XX
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      1

    2. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      1

  5. Nespinha
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bb36 FH37, opinions on this WC?

    Schmeichel Forster
    Alonso Matip TAA Cancelo Laporte
    Mount Salah KDB Saka Gordon
    Pukki Nketiah Dennis

    0.7 for future casualties

  6. GreennRed
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Was there a 2.5 hour gap between deadline and kickoff in GW38 last year?

    1. RedLightning
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I expect the gap to be 1.5 hours as usual.
      I expect FPL to correct it when they add details of which GW38 matches will be broadcast on which TV stations.

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

    0.8m ITB 1FT BB36

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
    Salah Saka* Kulu Ramsey
    Kane (C) Pukki

    Foster - Raph Doherty* Cucho*

    Roll FT, Doherty + Cucho > Konsa? (max 4.9) + Nketiah next week for the BB36?

  8. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    1. Cap salah or son?
    Salah high eo plus will be most captained.

    2. Pick Coutinho or mount?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Son
      Mount

  9. XX SMICER XX
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Please fill in the blanks:
    A. Schmeichel, Young, Tarkowski, Richarlison (-4 across 2 weeks)
    B. Guaita, Young, Cancelo, Nketiah (-8 across 2 weeks)

    Ramsdale xxx
    TAA Laporte Alonso xxx xxx
    Salah Son Havertz Barnes Ramsey
    Watkins Weghorst xxx

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Not liking either really. Are you BB soon?

      B if you twisted my arm.

      1. XX SMICER XX
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yes, setting up for BB next week.

        1. XX SMICER XX
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I need to upgrade Dubravka, Holgate & Saint-Max for my GW36 BB

  10. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Was gonna capt Son and he's not even in the scout picks.
    .
    Not convinced by Salah Newcastle especially early kickoff. Gut feeling so to speak.

    Coutinho? Kane?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Kane

    2. Zaruto
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Kane

    3. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Son if you believe early kick off curse

    4. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Ignore scout picks and go Son anyway

  11. DycheDycheBaby
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Doherty, Lacazette --> Cash, Dennis for -4? Bench boost in GW36.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yep

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      yep

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers

    3. XX SMICER XX
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Money spare? If so you can do better than Dennis - I like Watkins / Richarlison

      1. DycheDycheBaby
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Too late now but wouldn't be worth it because I need to get a City defender in. But thanks.

  12. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    What to do with this lot? FH 36.

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo James
    Salah Martinelli Mount Kulu Cout
    Kane

    Sanchez Broja Gelhardt Kilman

    A Martinelli to Ramsay
    B Broja to Nketiah
    C Mount & Kilman to Saka & Cash -4
    D Something else?

    1. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      C

    2. XX SMICER XX
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      C only worth it if you intend to start both Saka & Cash

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah I do and bench Martinelli

    3. XX SMICER XX
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Just Kilman to Young maybe (is you can’t afford straight to Cash)?

    4. Diddi89
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Kane to watkins
      Martinelli to Kdb of it works

  13. FCSB
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    @HMC are you out there mate, help please

    Ramsdale
    TAA Alonso Schar
    Salah Son Saka Mount KDH
    Kane Nketiah

    Dubravka Broja Kilman Doherty

    1FT, 0.5itb

    1. Doherty Broja >> Laporte 4.5 (-4)
    2. Doherty >> Matip

    FH37 is the plan.

    Thanks

    1. jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Not hmc, but 2 for me

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      2 for me

  14. Aye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Captain?

    A. Son
    B. Salah
    C. Coutinho

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

      1. Aye
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Thanks mate

    2. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B

  15. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Mount and Havertz to Son (C) and Gordon? Thanks all.

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yep

  16. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Mount, foden or coutinho?

    1. XX SMICER XX
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Need context. 1 week punt? Play until end of season? Any chips in play?

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        For the rest of the season

        1. XX SMICER XX
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Coutinho for me.
          More fixtures.
          Other two will probably miss 1 of next 3 games

  17. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Schmeichel matip sterling
    Or
    Ederson reece foden

  18. dshv
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Captain?? ( 80pts lead in my main mini league 23k overall)

    1. Salah
    2. Son

    1. Aye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Son

    2. Boberella
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      You’ve already won your ML. Salah will have high EO in the top 10k, so I’d play safe on Salah and rely on other differentials for rank rise

      1. dshv
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        But actually spurs can score more against tired and rotated foxes than current newcastle form

        1. Boberella
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Their form isn’t great, but as I’ve said before, Spurs could easily troll and put 5 past Leicester, so go with your gut.

  19. Camakazi9486
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Maddison to Coutinho silly right? Feel like he won’t start. mateta to play if he doesn’t

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ya go for it

    • jason_ni
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Crazy question
      Start
      A)Werner
      B)Dennis

      Niggling feeling werner will be benched, but get some mins.

      1. Aye
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Werns

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I don't really like Coutinho as a pick. Been off scout and Twitter this week and I've seen a big surge in their popularity since checking today.

      Villa have not been great. Norwich is a good fixture sure, but if you intend to FH37, I wouldn't pick Coutinho over Foden for instance. You're essentially trading a good double for City for one game against Norwich. It just doesn't appeal that much to me.

      If Cout blanks against Norwich, you'll sit there annoyed at him taking up a mid slot with his double in 36 of bur LIV when that mid price slot could be going to LEI, MCY or LIV options.

      I would only pick Villa if you have no more chips left.

      1. jackruet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Villa is good against bottom teams.

        Foden mount are good pick but there is rotation risk or minutes risk

      2. Guru Mediation
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I know exactly what you mean, but I'm too superstitious. The last time people hyped Coutinho off the back of zero form and just based on fixtures he bagged massive points and I missed out. So my hands are tied

      3. Boss Hogg
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I’ve signed hummus but I do sort of agree with you.

        I’ve got no chips left and I might bring in Foden (for Havertz) next week.

        Coutinho makes sense for me I think, but his form isn’t great and there are better options if you still have a FH left.

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Hummus?!
          No idea why Coutinho corrected to hummus.
          I am so middle class.

          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            First World problems...

      4. Aye
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I tend to agree on some points although I fancy Coutinho to get a lot of points over the next 2 gameweeks!

        It's all about risk vs reward from now on. Gamble on an explosive player playing for a high scoring team or go for a pivotal player who will most likely play every game but team will score less goals

      5. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I completely agree with you there mate

      6. GreennRed
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        There would be very few considering Watkins or Coutinho if they hadn't a DGW soon. if they didn't even less would be saying that Villa play well against lower table opponents. Of the lower table opponents Watford and Norwich have nothing to lose and those fighting to stay up have even more to play for against Villa making them more difficult opponents.

    • lifes a pitch
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Nketiah or Dennis for the remaining few weeks?

      1. ZimZalabim
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        dennis

    • Sho-kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      WC activated, GTG?

      Schmeichel/Foster
      TAA/Cancelo/Cash/Dier/Veltman
      Saka/Gordon/KDB/Salah/Ramsey
      Kane/Nketiah/Dennis

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Very nice team

    • Mr Johnson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Pick one for this week

      A) Dennis
      B) B.Davies
      C) Weghorst

      1. XX SMICER XX
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        C

      2. Boss Hogg
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        C

      3. Il Capitano
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        C

      4. Boberella
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A.

    • XX SMICER XX
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Does Saint-Max drop in price tonight?

      1. Balls of Steel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yes, he could drop alright

    • Boss Hogg
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Play 1:

      a. Rudiger
      b. Pukki

      ???

      1. dshv
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Premium def.

    • FCSB
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Who to start:

      1. Broja (CRY)
      2. KDH (tot)

      Thanks

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Will either actually play?
        B

      2. ZimZalabim
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        1

    • jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      On WC to BB at GW36.
      Already got cash Coutunho..
      Would you get 3rd villa like watkins or try a punt on richarlison?

    • Wılly
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Bruno and Wood out for:

      A. Salah and Nketiah

      B. Salah and 4.5 striker

      Leaves 1m ITB to upgrade the team for GW36,
      Schmeichel
      TAA Laporte James Cancelo WHITE
      Salah SAKA MADDISON MOUNT KDH
      Kane BROJA 4.5

    • Ready Manager One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yay or Nay?

      Laca and Digne to Nketiah and Cash for -4.

      It was either Dennis or Nketiah, went with Nketiah cos he’s playing for a better team with mich to fight for whereas Watford’s fate seems sealed.

      TIA!

      1. Boss Hogg
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yay

      2. XX SMICER XX
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yay
        What’s the plan for the spare cash?

        1. Ready Manager One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          May upgrade a midfielder in the next gw. Currently have Salah, Saka, Kulu, Maddi, Ramsey. Could do Ramsey to Cout to play 451 or 352.