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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. JT11fc
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    All set, might still punt on captain

    Ederson
    James Alonso Robbo Cancelo
    Salah Saka Jota Mahrez Havertz
    Richy

    Foster Cash Broja J Rod

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Power defence, nice

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

        Cheers, went for upside over boring

    2. Koolswan
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Two chelsea defenders (despite good attacking returns) is risky as they may get rested in one game keeping in mind FA cup final.

  2. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Bottomed

    Captain:

    A: Kane
    B: Cancelo
    C: Richarlison
    D: Foden
    E: Saka

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A or B

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

      B

    4. Dan D
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A

        1. Koolswan
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          B

      • Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B

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

      on bench boost and have ben white. should i transfer him out for a -4 pt hit? I have 4.5 for him….

      sessegnon/bavies/royal/tomiyasu/holgate/amartey worth the hit??

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Probably

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

          which one??

    6. Pad Randa (The OG)
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Best mid for 7.7 or less? Have Mount already.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Saka

      2. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        How much is Maddison? Coutinho maybe

      3. Dan D
          2 months, 1 day ago

          1 Saka
          2 Kulu
          3 Maddison

      4. Dan D
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Who will score more ( have two free transfers)

          1) Foden and Matip /
          2) Luis Diaz and Migns(or any 5 point defender like ( holdate / digne Mikolenko ) /
          3) Mount and Matip

        • Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Current team:

          Schmeichel
          Cancelo - Cash - Matip
          Salah - Mount - Mane - Foden - KdH
          Vardy - King

          Foster, Mateta, White, BDavies

          1. Mane + Foden > KdB (and captain him) + Saka (-8)
          2. Mane + White > KdB + Holgate (-8)
          3. Mane + Foden + White > KdB + Diaz + Holgate and bench Cash (-12)
          4. Stick with what I've got

          1. Dan D
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Stick .
              King to Nketia ?

              1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Nah, just got King this week as a differential.

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            The picture on the article is my 2 options fighting it out for the (C)

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

            A) Havertz to Foden
            B) Havertz + JRod to Mahrez + Fodder (-4)
            C) Havertz + Robbo to Mahrez + James (-4)
            D) Havertz + JRod + Robbo to Mahrez + Richarlison + Amartey (-8)
            E) Elanga to Gordon (bench Robbo?)

            Thanks (FH37)! Just wish I knew if Robbo would start both

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              A

            2. Dan D
                2 months, 1 day ago

                A

            3. Pad Randa (The OG)
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Madness to captain Vardy?

              1. Dan D
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  yes

                • Dynamic Duos
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  No

                • Pad Randa (The OG)
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Well, that solved it 😀

                • Boberella
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Not the worst option

              2. Gunnerssss
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Richarlison will start?

                1. Dynamic Duos
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yes

                2. Dan D
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Richarlison was substituted 10 minutes from time in Sunday's 1-0 victory over Chelsea and Lampard explained the Brazilian – who scored the winning goal in that game – has been feeling some pain in his ankle since the Merseyside derby on 24 April.

                    The Blues boss believes the influential attacker “will be fine” for the Leicester match

                3. Dan D
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    transfer two to the team
                    1) Foden and Matip /
                    2) Luis Diaz and Migns(or any 5ish defender like ( holdate / digne Mikolenko ) /
                    3) Mount and Matip

                    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I'd go 1

                    2. Diedhiou See That?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      1

                  • Gunnerssss
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Anybody triple capt kdb or cancelo?

                    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      If I had KdB, I might have considered it. Alas, 0.1 short of doing Mane for him.

                      1. Gunnerssss
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        And ur capt is?

                  • TKC07
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    A) KDB, Kulu
                    B) Mahrez, Son

                    1. Pad Randa (The OG)
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      A

                    2. Dynamic Duos
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      B

                      1. Gunnerssss
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        U guys so sure mahrez start vs newcastle? Dont think so

                    3. Diedhiou See That?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      A

                    4. AC/DC AFC
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      B

                  • chaser123
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Surely there can’t have been enough owners who have sold him to justify a double drop for Schar this week?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      There could be...

                      BBers must be changing him

                  • Manani
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    James or Alonso? (or both)

                    1. Gunnerssss
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      One will do. For me i have rjames but i will choose alonso

                    2. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      alonso

                  • nerd_is_the_werd
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Anyone else got every player on a DGW (including those on the bench)?

                    1. Diedhiou See That?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yes -
                      Although whether they’ll all actually play twice….!

                      1. Diedhiou See That?
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        On bb too

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

                      Yep, 15 doublers here with BB.

                  • pakornk
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Really don't know what to do with my team help?

                    Ramsdale, Dubravka

                    TAA, Robertson, Laporte, Alonso, Bavies

                    Salah, Mount, Saka, Martinelli, Ramsay

                    Ronaldo, Wood, Broja

                    2FT, suggestions please?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      how much cash?

                      1. pakornk
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Only 0.3 itb

                        1. Holmes
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Ronaldo to Richarlison, Wood to cheapie, Ramsey to Son possible?

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

                            Like these moves. Ramsey has to go - maybe for Gordon...

                  • Dynamic Duos
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Bench one

                    Watkins
                    Coutinho
                    Nketiah

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Coutinho

                    2. Manani
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      who would you play:
                      Gordon or Holgate?

                      1. Manani
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        reply fail, but Coutinho for me

                    3. Game...Blouses
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Watkins

                    4. Diedhiou See That?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      C

                  • AMBELLINA PRISE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Havertz to Foden for -4

                    Yay or crazay?

                    1. Dynamic Duos
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yay

                    2. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      crazay

                    3. Diedhiou See That?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Nay

                  • Manani
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    who would you play:
                    Gordon or Holgate?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Gordon

                    2. AMBELLINA PRISE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Gordon for sho

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

                      I expect something from Gordon. I think he’ll pretty much match Richarlison.

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

                    Good morning San Diego!
                    Trailing ml leader by 14 points. He’s surely capping Mo and I’m thinking of going Mahrez. He still has BB and is likely using it this gw. I need to take a risk here, don’t I? Already went pretty risky and cut all spurs.

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

                      Here’s the team:
                      Ramsdale
                      TAA Robbo Cancelo Alonso
                      Mo Kdb Mahrez Saka Gordon
                      Nketiah

                    2. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      14pts isnt much tbh

                      I think Kevin or Saka would be better if looking for a differential captain.

                      1. Diedhiou See That?
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        This

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

                          You’re both probably right. Yesterday just got that all or nothing feeling which I can’t seem to shake.
                          Kdb is dependable but rarely explodes. I guess neither does Mahrez tbh. Maybe I should just go Salah in case he goes mental and trust the slight differentials.
                          Decisions decisions…
                          Thanks both!

                  • Pringle
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Why is Havertz out so popular. Two great fixtures and a lot to play for. Surely this move can backfire heavily? Or have I missed something like an injury or something?

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

                      Sure it can. Didn’t look too hungry last times out though. and rotation fears probably.

                    2. Diedhiou See That?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Poor form, Tuchel mentioned Lukaku could get start, risk of mass rotation vs Leeds 3 days pre FA Cup

                      FWIW I’ve held on to him and Mount, but not feeling super confident…

                  • Manani
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    thoughts on Ichenacho??

                    or just play safe with Nekitah? (already have Saka)

                    1. Diedhiou See That?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      N

                  • FPL ElasticO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Would you do these transfers for -8?

                    A. Mount / Kane / Broja >>> KDB / Richarlison / Nketiah
                    B. Mount / Kane / Kulu >>> KDB / Richarlison / Saka
                    C. Mount / Kane / James >>> KDB / Richarlison / Ruben Dias

                    1. Diedhiou See That?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      No

                    2. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      nope

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

                    Bb team g2g?

                    --Sa
                    --Cancelo--TAA--Robbo
                    --Salah--Kulu--Maddison--Gordon
                    --Nketiah--Weghorst--Toney

                    --Dubravka--Alonso--Laporte--Saka.

                    Thanks guys.

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

                      As good as it gets at this point of the season.

                  • Pringle
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    I am chasing and these moves will shake things up a bit. Thoughts?

                    Havertz + Laporte + Dennis —> Foden + Holgate + Richarlison (-4)

                    1. Diedhiou See That?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I would hold Havertz - no guarantee Foden plays more

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

                      Go for it

                  • Diedhiou See That?
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    What number of points would you consider to be a “good” bench boost score this week?

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

                      Above 30

                    2. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Will be satisfied with 15-20pts. Anything around 30 would be a bonus

                    3. Shark
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 23 hours ago

                      120+

                  • Optimus11
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Need some help guys current squad all have DGW and I’m playing BB but have 2 Free Hits and £1M itb

                    Who to transfer out and with whom to replace

                    Schmeichel
                    Foster

                    Cash
                    Robertson
                    Cancelo
                    Laporte
                    Davies

                    Mount
                    Havertz
                    Sterling
                    Dewsbury-Hall
                    Coutinho

                    Werner
                    Iheanacho
                    Pukki

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Werner to Richarlison is an easy move
                      Then Sterling to Mane/Kevin
                      Then Havertz to Saka/Mahrez

                      and you are set.

                      1. Optimus11
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Yeah thanks was thinking Sterling had to go

                    2. Diedhiou See That?
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Did you mean two FHs or two FTs?

                      Can’t play FHs in back to back weeks; so hoping you meant FTs

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

                    Should I stick to my original plan of Son to KDB (C)? Or keep Son and go Salah (C)?

                    1. Holmes
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Keep Son and go Salah

                    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Yeah keep Son 100%, no idea why the masses seem convinced KdB outscores him

                  • No Salah
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    I have Robbo but no TAA

                    Would you consider doing Robbo to Laporte for -4? Have cancelo already