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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. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Help with this

    Bench one
    A Martinelli
    B Pukki

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

      A

    2. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No idea if Mart starts - if you think he does, then I’d play him. If not, Pukki

    3. Usmanov
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A. Don't think he'll start

  2. tabby98
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team?

    Schmeichel, Foster
    TAA, Cancelo, Laporte, Alonso, Cash
    Salah, Foden, Mount, Coutinho, Gordon
    Watkins, Richarlison, Nketiah

    1. GunnersQ
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Solid WC team

      • Connor's Calling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A lot of mid level players that could disappoint on a 1/2 week view, but who also all have potential for big scores - so could work out. Are you leading or chasing?

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Decent
        Seems like it's lacking some heavy hitters unless you want to perma-cap Salah, but maybe you have lower TV e.g. I could do Foden + Watkins to KDB + Pukki on that team

        1. Connor's Calling
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 13 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I’d do that

    2. Mooster©️
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Ronaldo to Kane for free, or keep?

      1. Connor's Calling
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Kane and (C)- I’d prob do that

        1. Mooster©️
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Home to Brentford, and Ronaldo is in better shape than Kane?

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

        I've been on the fence about this and still am!

        Stats/form wise all say Ronaldo - 8 goals vs. 1 goal in last 6 appearances for the two with CR7 taking 2x the shots in the box

        But Brentford have been really solid, they've now held Spurs, West Ham to nil and Chelsea to one in their last 4. And Man Utd have been looking poor, lowest in the league in non-penalty xG over the last 4 games. Ronaldo has been finishing what he's getting amazingly, but the likes of Bruno are not creating much for him.

        Leicester I see a lot of excitement about rotation due to ECL but then the back-line on the predicted line-ups: Justin - Amartey - Soyuncu - Thomas is actually still decent.

        It's definitely not a clear cut one. In theory I think Spurs improve (surely can't have yet another game with zero SoT) and Leicester are better matched up to play well against + Kane has a good record.

        But then maybe you can keep Ronaldo in his last home game, knowing that he has 100% FPL goal involvement (none of this Kane vs. Son debate) and pretty good on bonus and roll for next GW to have 2 FTs which could be useful for a DGW (e.g. maybe allows you to get KDB in instead with a cheaper forward).

        Ownership another factor: if playing more safe in a ML, 39% of teams have Kane (and plenty with Son and Kulu) while just 5% have Ronaldo.

        I'm going to decide before the deadline!

    3. Connor's Calling
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Foster
      TAA Robertson Cancelo Alonso
      Salah KDB Mount Saka
      Dennis Nkethia

      Schmeichal | Pukki | DewsburyHall | Forfana

      Plan = WC this week, BB 36, FH 37

      Forfana clearly a risk but no $$ to upgrade.

      Any changes to fix things? Does Mount stay on WC?

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

        Not sure Mount starts twice. Just curious: is Foster over Schmeichal the consensus move this week?

    4. Mooster©️
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Mount is a bit boring on WC, isn’t he? Rotation risk?

      1. Mooster©️
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Reply fail

      2. jia you
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I've sold him for Coutinho this week in the hope Villa improve with decent fixtures (and an extra one) for the remainder

    5. theoldgit
      • 13 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Finally come up with this WC team. BB GW36. FH GW37.

      Foster.
      Robbo, Cancelo, .Alonso, Cash.
      Salah, KDB, Foden, Coutinho, Saka
      Nketiah

      Bench.Schmeichel, Matip, Pukki. Richarlison

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

      Last call -

      Schmeichel
      Trent Robbo Cancelo Cash
      Salah Saka Foden Kulu
      Kane Nketiah

      Foster - Pukki White Gordon

      G2G? Cheers for the help this week lads

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

        G2G captain?

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

      G2G?

      Ramsdale
      TAA Robbo Cancelo James Cash
      Salah Saka Kulu Cout
      (K)ane

      Sanchez Martinelli Broja Gelhardt

    8. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Play broja or white

    9. Dryriser
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Captain sterling, Salah or Kane?

      • FantasyHero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Havertz gonna be rested. Where is this rumor coming from?

      • jia you
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Locked & Loaded, Brought in double Villa attack v Norwich as a hit and hope!
        GL for the GW all!

        Schmeichel
        Trent Rob Cancelo Alonso James
        KdB Coutinho Kulu
        Kane Watkins
        (Foster Odegaard Pukki KDH)
        0.6

        Might punt captain this week on Watkins/Coutinho over KdB/Kane.

      • trafalgarlaw
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        BB36

        Mount -> Saka or do it next week

        Foster
        Alonso TAA Cancelo Amartey
        Salah KDB Mount Gordon
        Kane Pukki

        Schmeichel KDH William Gelhardt

      • WibblesTeam
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Coutinho or Foden?

        1. West End Exile
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Foden

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Sell havertz or Werner?

        1. FPL_Crisis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          In the same boat, is there any room left for one more!

          I think Lukaku plays so does that mean Werner or Havertz less likely to start?

          I prefer not to take a hit so it’s probably Havertz to Coutinho or Werner to Watkins but also conscious of chip strategy which is bb36 fh37. Also don’t like Villa away to city in 38.

          Am considering Toney as well who has SOU LEE either side of fh and maybe can get something away to United?

          1. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 10 days ago

            That’s the dilemma man. Havertz > coutinho or Werner > Watkins. Gut says sell Werner and keep havertz. Could easily backfire though

            1. FPL_Crisis
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 10 days ago

              Confident Watkins outscores Toney in 36. LIV and bur away who are fighting. It’s tough. Good game in 35 offset by city in 38

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 10 days ago

                Watkins over Toney for me

      • King Kohli
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        When would you thr play the FH if you had this team, 36 or 37?

        Pope
        TAA Cancelo James Gabriel
        Salah Havertz Saka Mount Gordon
        Kane
        Sanchez Broja Schar 4.5

        Was initially leaning towards a FH 37 but with triple Chelsea who might all play 120 mins max, no KDB, no dgw gk and few other sub optimal picks, I think FH 36 is the play.

      • Hits from the Bong
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Good to go, or play Coady?

        Foster
        TAA Robertson Alonso
        Salah Son Saka Havertz
        Kane Pukki Mateta

        Dubravka Coady Gordon Schar

      • tabby98
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Is KDB essential on a Wildcard?

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          nope

        2. Zaruto
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Yes

      • andre_c
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ramsdale
        TAA - Robbo - Laporte - Coady
        Salah - Saka - Maddison - Mount
        Kane (C) - Pukki

        Foster - Gordon - Schar - Gelhardt

        1FT, $0ITB

        Team doesn't look that strong this week, but need to hold transfer for next week...
        How does this plan sound?

        GW35: Hold Transfer
        GW36: Kane, Maddison, Coady > 4.5, KDB, Cancelo
        GW37: Free hit

        Taking some punts with selling Kane and getting KDB as chasing in ML.

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

        Ramsdale (Foster)

        TAA Matip Cash Cancelo ( Targett)
        Salah Son Kulu Ramsey Saka
        Kane (Borja Mateta)

        How abt Son Kulu -> KDB Gordon (-4?) to also get prepared for BB36

      • The Polymath
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Werner, Sterling --> Kane, Saka for -8 and captain Kane.

        Worth it?

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          probably not.

      • tabby98
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Bench Two:
        A) Kulu
        B) Ramsey
        C) Dennis
        D) Nketiah

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          BD

      • Donny_Rover
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Bit torn right now, current line up as below and really want Watkins (would be a -4) but struggling to know who to bench if I did that.

        Ramsey (Foster)
        Cancelo Laporte Robbo TAA James
        Salah Foden Saka Mount
        Nketiah

        Werner Broja KDH

        Any one of Mount, Foden, James or Nketiah could be on the bench so could bring him in for Werner, would probably put Mount first sub in that case but might be one I live to regret. Worth doing?

        Also leads to question marks of who to bench for the DGW next week…

      • NATSTER
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Take -4 or just play this team in GW35?

        Sanchez / Ramsdale
        TAA - Robbo - Cancelo - Laporte
        Salah - Son - Saka - Odegaard - Gordon
        Kane
        Sub : Greenwood, Gelgardt, Amartey

        A : [-4] Sanchez + Odegaard > 3.9 GK + Coutinho
        B : [-4] Amartey + Odegaard > Alonso + Ramsey .. bench Gordon

        Not sure if it's worth a hit.

      • AWOL-Ekotto
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Who to start from these?
        A) Mateta
        B) James
        C) Ramsey
        D) White

        Leaning towards Mateta.

        1. Zaruto
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          B

      • Zaruto
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Give the goal to…?
        a) Pope
        b) Foster (W)

      • Jerryblock
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Guys, please RMT, I am wildcarding now to BB DGW36 + take advantage of DGW37 as well. Thanks

        Ramsdale / Schmeichel
        Cancelo / Matip / Alonso / Cash / Mykolenko
        Salah / Son / Coutinho / Saka / Ramsay
        Nketiah / Dennis / Richarlison