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FPL Gameweek 36 Scout Picks: City triple-up and no Son

We have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 36 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

Leicester City are out of Europe but with 72 hours separating Thursday’s loss in Rome with Sunday’s visit of Everton, Brendan Rodgers may still run wild with the changes. Kasper Schmeichel (£4.9m) looks secure of starts whoever lines up in front of him and he’ll facing two sides with the worst away records in the division in 2021/22 at the King Power Stadium; and, as it happens, the two lowest scorers on the road. The Foxes have kept two clean sheets and conceded only twice in their last four home games.

DEFENDERS

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Jurgen Klopp’s post-Gameweek 35 comments about rotation and Andrew Robertson (£7.3m) have steered us away from the Scot and towards Scout Picks staple Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.4m), who continues to outperform his fellow full-back – and every other single defender – for expected goal involvement despite Robertson picking up more FPL points of late. Alexander-Arnold was benched last weekend at Newcastle, so surely looks good for two starts in Gameweek 35.

Our City defensive double-up meanwhile could prove to be a bit of a gamble, with Pep Guardiola not offering up any team news beyond a certain Belgian in the broadcast section of his pre-match presser. Joao Cancelo (£7.2m) and Aymeric Laporte (£6.0m) have both started over 93% of the league matches that they have been available for this season, while City have banked clean sheets in 20 of their 34 league matches. They’re also the clear bookies’ favourites for shut-outs across Double Gameweek 36, with Cancelo racking up 25 points across the two reverse fixtures against Newcastle and Wolves. Laporte’s slight clutching of his groin in the closing stages of Wednesday’s loss may have spooked a few prospective owners but we’re keeping faith with the Spaniard in the absence of any news, with Ruben Dias (£6.1m) only just out of price range.

Yes, we might only get one start out of Marcos Alonso (£5.7m) – but how often do we preach about overlooking single Gameweek players and avoiding quantity over quality? Alonso is posting some ridiculous numbers of late, having had an improbable 14 shots and created as many chances in his last five appearances. Even if he just faces a completely out-of-sorts Wolves, that may be enough: they are 19th for expected goals at either end of the pitch over their last four matches.

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2,061 Comments Post a Comment
  1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A) Mateta > Pukki
    B) Weghorst + Coady > Richarlison + Holgate (-4)

    Not sure if there's a better defender that's 4.3 or under?

    1. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      fonfana,collins?

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tavares?

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Clyne

  2. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any man city training photos out there from today? havent seen any

  3. Mr. Mystic
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Mateta to Nketieh or
    Watkins to Richarlison?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A for sure

  4. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is White likely to play?

    1. leo_messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I think will start 1 game only,against spurs

  5. Drogba Legend
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    BB active. 20k OR. Thoughts on options below?

    Foster
    James - Cancelo - Laporte - Robbo
    Salah - Son - Maddison - Havertz - Saka
    Pukki

    Sa - Weg - Broja - Digne

    A) Weg + Broja > 2 DGW forwards to give me 15 DGW players
    B) Havertz + Broja > Foden and Nketiah
    C) Sa + Havertz + Weg + Broja > Schmeicel + Foden + Nketiah + J. Pedro (-8)
    D) Different combo of the four above
    E) Something else

    Cheers and good luck

  6. yanky
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Ben White > 4.8 defender worth a hit? I’m on bench boost and white may not start vs leeds? Davies/Royal/Tomiyasu/Holgate???

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Try and leave it last minute for any training photos/videos but probably take the hit if no more info

      1. yanky
        • 12 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        for who though?

  7. Mr Ozil
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    G2G ? On FH

    Mendy
    Alonso Laporte TAA Cancelo
    KDB Salah Sala Mount
    Nketiah Richarlison

    Subs: Foster Gordon Tavares 4.5

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not sure on the Chelsea picks

  8. Tonyawesome69
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Looking at Mount and Kane out. Which option would you go for?

    A. GW36 Son and Jesus - GW37 Jesus to Rich
    B. GW36 KDB and Rich - GW37 KDB to Son

    2FT 0.2ITB - No chips left

    Schmeichel
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte James
    Salah Saka Kulu Mount
    Kane
    (Steele Brownhill Gelhardt Greenwood)

  9. Ziyech on the Bench
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Vardy an option on FH?

    Would require KDB to Foden

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I don't think he is fit enough to start 2 games in a short period

  10. Mr. Mystic
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Worth this for a hit?

    Mount to Saka
    Pukki to Richarlison?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes

    2. Leaf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No

  11. Milkman Bruno
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pin the TC on the donkey folks

    A) Salah
    B) Son
    C)ancelo

    I’m thinking Cancelo

    1. JT11fc
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Cancelo surely due a goal

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Chasing or protecting.

      C or A

      1. Milkman Bruno
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Protecting lol, when I have eventually have a season where I am protecting my rank, I’ll give you a shout 😆

        To be fair I’m wining at the ML that’s important to me.

    4. Jerse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Only 2 attacking returns since gw20 and they were assists. When right back, not so effective.

  12. Tsparkes10
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any obvious transfer? 1FT 1.1ITB. Will return the favour if you also ask a question 🙂

    Schmeical, Foster
    Roberts Cancelo Trent Soy Alonso
    KDB Salah Coutinho Saka Gordon
    Rich Nketiah Dennis

    Maybe Roberts, Coutinho to Matip, Maddison (-4)?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Just the Coutinho transfer

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Haven't seen your name in months, my friend - hope you're doing well.

      I think Cout --> Maddison for sure makes sense, but Roberts --> Matip would add value as I think Matip -4 > Roberts

  13. JT11fc
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which option for gw36 and 37?
    1. Mahrez Jota

    2. KDB Gordon

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2

  14. Bubbles1985
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any good for -8 ??

    Sterling, Dennis, Mateta - Out

    Kulu, Rich, Jesus - In

    1. Punter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yea that’s not bad mate

  15. Boss Hogg
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Captain:

    a. Salah
    b. Cancelo

    ???

    1. Punter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I’m going B good luck

  16. BaasB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Play two of:
    - Amartey
    - Dier
    - Mount
    - Maddison

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      M & M

    2. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mount + Mads

  17. amtosh
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Simple question:
    A. Salah + Kulusevski
    B. Diaz + Son

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A because I think Salah is the best captain.

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    4. JT11fc
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B could be massive, A safe

  18. Il Capitano
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Ramsdale
    TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
    Salah Saka Raphinha Kulu
    Kane Nketiah

    Foster - Pukki Gordon *

    Have 5m for a defender for BB36 (and to play in 37). Digne/Mings or Mina/Mykolenko?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Myko

  19. Boss Hogg
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Coutinho to Foden worth a hit?

  20. Boss Hogg
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Bench 1:

    a. Robbo
    b. James
    c. Rudiger

    ???

  21. TheKeitaSuccess
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts?

    Schmeichel
    Trent, Cancelo, Alonso, Cash
    Son, Salah, Diaz, Saka, Barnes
    Jesus

    Feel like it’s risky having no KDB, but hopefully Jesus and a solid 11 covers…

  22. WibblesTeam
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Tavares or Holgate for GW36 only?

  23. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Preferred option here folks??!…..

    A- TAA and Pukki
    Or
    B- VVD and Richarlison

    Cheers!!!

  24. P-P-A-P
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Seemed obvious a couple of days ago but play:
    A) Ramsey
    B) Amartey
    C) Transfer one for -4pts

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. NorCal Villan
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Without any other info, I say C.

    3. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Is Gordon worth -4 over KDH ?

    4. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Thinking of shipping White for my bench boost. Best defender up to 4.7? Is Fofana likely to play?

    5. iL PiStOlErO
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      GTG?

      Mendy
      TAA Cancelo T.Silva White
      Salah(TC) Saka Mahrez Maddison Gordon
      Kane

      Dubravka Mateta Veltman Greenwood

    6. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Chasing. Who do I captain?

      Ramsdale
      VVD - TAA - Holgate
      Coutinho - Saka - Son - Salah - Mount
      Richarlison - Dennis

      Sánchez - Royal - White - Mateta

    7. Oooo Matron
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Richarlison fit to play?

    8. Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Was going to BB but would need a -12 to get ewt half decent and only got a 14 point lead in my ml

      Schmeichel
      TAA White James Laporte
      Salah Saka Kulu Havertz Mout
      Kane

      Ramsdale Schar Cucho Richardson

      Kane and Havertz to Richarlison and KDB? For free? MLnrical has kdb