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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. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Would you bring in Jesus ,Richarlison or Nketiah?

    1. Koolswan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Richarlison seems in great form and won't have rotation fears so him for sure.

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Which i though brought most points for my team if budget or injury wasn’t an issue.

    3. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Depends what you can do with the cash and if you will FH in 37 or not. Nketiah looks good for this week but if no FH I'd go with Rich

  2. No Salah
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Bottomed

    I have Robbo but no TAA

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

    1. Koolswan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not for a hit

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      No. Laporte not guaranteed 2 games either. Wouldn't do it for free

    3. Hana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not for a hit

    4. No Salah
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks all. Resounding no it is

  3. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Ederson
    Matip, Cancelo, alonso
    Salah, saka, havertz, mount, kulu
    Kane, nketiah

    Dubravka, Taylor, schar, broja

    0FT, 1.1m ITB FH37

    A) Havertz -> mahrez (-4)
    B). Havertz -> maddison (-4)
    C) GTG
    D). Something else

    1. Koolswan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Havertz to Jota
      If money in the bank then get Trent.

    2. Hana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Not sure Havertz to either os worth a hit. I’ve love mahrez if knew he’d play decent minutes in both games

    3. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      C) GTG nothing worth a hit.

    4. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Thanks all. Original plan was to hold the 2 Chelsea attackers but getting tempted elsewhere. I think you're probably right that there's too much uncertainty for other options to warrant a hit

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

    took a -4 for this, gtg?

    Kasper

    TAA Alonso Robbo

    Salah Mahrez Mount Saka Maddison

    Jesus Nketiah

    Carson Amartey Schar Weghorst

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes nice team

  5. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Triple City defense this week
    Triple Liverpool defense in final week

    All or nothing...

    1. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      GL Holmes. Triple City D looks good for this week

    2. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Nice

  6. AC/DC AFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    I'm on Jesus for captain.

    Should i swap to Salah or Kane?

    Or even Mahrez.

    Thanks

    1. Manani
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      would do Salah

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Salah unless chasing a bug defecit

    3. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Salahhhhhh

  7. Manani
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    best forward for 7.4m or less?
    on FH and got Nekitah at the moment

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Toney? Pukki? Dennis?

      Pretty bad set of forwards available. better to roll with a defender/midfielder instead.

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      pukki could drop a few goals before he disappears from the premier league forever.

      1. Diedhiou See That?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Until 2023

  8. Hana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Hi all,

    After some advice. I plan on bench boosting this GW then FH GW37, TC GW38.

    Have one free transfer:
    1) Son to De Bruyne
    2) Coutinho to Foden/Kulu
    3) Matip/Cash to Laporte
    4) Other

    Team:
    Schmichel, Foster
    Cancelo, Cash, Robertson, Matip, Alonso
    Salah, Son, Coutinho, Saka, Mount
    Dennis, Nketiah, Pukki

    1. Diedhiou See That?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      2

    2. Bleh
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      2 with Foden.

    3. Koolswan
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      I think this a great team.
      To make it better maybe Coutinho to Kulu

    4. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Agree with the others. 2 and maybe kulu for me. At least you know he's pretty nailed on for starts

  9. Al Pacho
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Son, Foden out
      Kulusevski, KDB in (-8)

      Worth the moves?

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        no- I dont think so

      2. Manani
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        no

      3. Hana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        No

      4. Diedhiou See That?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Nein

      5. Bleh
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Nope

      6. Al Pacho
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Ok thanks guys

      7. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Foster
        TAA Robbo Laporte Coleman
        Salah Kulu Odegaard Gordon Havertz
        Kane

        Ramsdale Toney Jonny Gelhart

        Thoughts?

        1. Koolswan
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Maybe get Saka and Mount instead of Odegaard and Havertz

          1. Dthinger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Already have those two and don’t think they’re worth hits, but those are good shouts. Thanks.

      8. C_G
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Mahrez or Jesus for armband? Chasing ML leader, 15 points behind

        1. Diedhiou See That?
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          M

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

        Who are captaining and are you leading or chasing?

        Make or break time for many.

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Richarlison

          Chasing green arrows

        2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Kane and leading

        3. aleksios
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Leading, Mo.

        4. Bleh
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Thinking one of the MCI lads. They’ll be taking their CL anger out in the league for sure.

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

            I bet

        5. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Changing back and forth myself. Atm it’s Kdb. Chasing

      10. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        I hope this week is a case of KAPTAIN GAIN rather than KAPTAIN PAIN with my one and only KAPTAIN KANE

        1. NorCal Villan
            3 months, 9 days ago

            That probably sounded much cooler in yer head 😎

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Maybe needed one more rhyme!

              1. NorCal Villan
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Or perhaps three fewer

          • Tor Total Football
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            G2G? Should I start Pukki over James?

            Foster
            Trent. Robbo, Cancelo, Laporte, James
            Salah (c), Son, Saka
            Richarlison. Nketiah

            Raya, Pukki, Mount, Dewsbury-Hall

            1. Diedhiou See That?
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Assume no BB left? Tricky decision on Mount

              1. Tor Total Football
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 9 days ago

                No unfortunately. Just a good team value which has left me with a headache. I'm thinking Mount and James only got 1 of the 2 games.

            2. Bleh
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Good team. I’d probably stick with the lineup you have.

              1. Tor Total Football
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Cheers

            3. Die Hard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Tight. Play Mount before Nketiah.

          • Bleh
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Does Kane, Broja, Mount, Doherty > Jesus, Richarlison, Mahrez, Matip look good for a -8?
            BB active.

            Thinking here is I can bring Kane back on a FH next week if need be. Tbh I prefer Son anyway!

            BB team would be:

            Ramsdale*, Dubravka
            TAA*, Cancelo*, Alonso*, White*, Matip*
            Salah*, Saka*, Maddison*, Kulu*, Mahrez*
            Pukki*, Jesus*, Richarlison*

            1. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Looks good yes.

            2. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Yes. Go for it.

            3. Bleh
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Thanks both, done.

          • aleksios
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            On -8.
            Would you do Dubravka to Schmeichel for another hit?

            1. Bleh
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Probably not. Those save points will count for something.

          • Oggle22
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Schmeichel
            White James Laporte TAA
            Salah Saka Havertz Kulu Mount
            Kane

            Ramsdale Schar Richardson Cucho

            Kane and Havertz to Richarlison and KDB? With 2ft?

            Cheers

            1. aleksios
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Would do yes.

            2. sunzip14
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Yes

            3. Bleh
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Looks good.

          • sunzip14
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Zaha ta only sgw player in my BB squad. Zaha to Saka a no brainer?

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

              U would want zaha next week

            2. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              FHing next week? If yes, then this move is ine. Otherwise I would prefer Zaha over next 2 GWs.

              1. Holmes
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                ine = fie

                1. Holmes
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  fie = fine

                2. sunzip14
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Yes FH next week

          • mdm
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Play one:

            A. Keane (lei, wat)
            B. Davies (liv, ARS)

            1. Bleh
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              A

          • KANTEnders
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Morning everyone.

            On FH, 0.4 ITB

            Schmeichel,3.9m
            TAA,Cancelo,Matip,amartey,3.9m
            Salah(c),son,KDB(vc),Foden,Gordon
            Nketiah,Richarlison,4.5m

            GTG? My worries are Foden’s mins,No saka & No Chelsea.

            Should I :
            1) foden,3.9m def & nketiah > saka,Laporte & fodder (4-5-1)
            2) KDB,3.9 def & nketiah > Saka,James & Jesus (4-4-2)
            3) stick to current team

            Cheers.

          • llmja
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            A.Havertz+Davies to Matip+Saka
            B.Havertz+Pukki to Kulu+Richalison
            C.Havertz+Son to KDB(C)+Saka

            Thank you

            1. Koolswan
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              A

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

              A

          • dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Who do you prefer

            A Watkins or
            B Richarlison -4

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

              A

          • Legohair
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Which one is best choice this week?
            A. Nketiah
            B. Alonso
            C. Maddison

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

              B

            2. Koolswan
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I have a feeling A and B will get rotation whereas Madison may get more game time now since Leicester is out of Europa

            3. Die Hard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              B) Alonso

          • Bavarian
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            G2G? BB'ing...

            Schmeichel-Foster
            TAA-Matip-Cancelo-Laporte-Alonso
            Salah (C)-Son-Mount-Saka-Gordon
            Jesus-Dennis-Pukki

            1. dansmusen
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Great Team that

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

                Cheers mate, thank you...

            2. C0YS
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Not a City fan, but supposedly Dias is a better option than Laporte due to lack of competition

            3. Die Hard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Nice team. Perhaps Nketiah as one of your budget forwards

          • DavvaMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Help please, I planned on brining in Mahrez, but not confident that he stars now, who to replace for Havertz? IM IB

            Dubravka

            Laporte / Cancelo / Robertson / TAA

            Havertz / Mount / Son / Salah / Saka

            Nketiah

            Jakupovic / Cash / Broja / Gelhardt

            Thanks

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              you can just bench him, play cash and hope for best

          • NZREDS
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Final decision on a FH after a gruelling period deciding - what’s the verdict lads, defense heavy or investing in mids/fwds

            kasper
            cancelo TAA laporte
            salah son KDB saka gordon
            nketiah richarlison

            or

            kasper
            cancelo TAA laporte matip alonso
            salah KDB son saka
            nketiah

            thoughts much appreciated as this is giving me a banging headache

            1. Die Hard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              B) The attacking team

              1. NZREDS
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Thanks, you’re the only person who commented so it’s locked in and all on you

                1. NZREDS
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Didn’t let me post the emoji at the end but was joking obv, thanks!

          • harrysponge
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            On BB (already did Kane, Mount and Cucho to KDB, Richarlison and Nketiah for -4)

            A) Ait Nouri to Holgate (-8)

            B) Ait Nouri to Fofana (-8)

            Thanks!

            1. C0YS
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              A seems the more nailed option (but still risky obviously)

              1. harrysponge
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Thanks!

          • Lucky Z
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Rich is flagged - ignoring?

          • Nightf0x
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Capt whom:

            A) son
            B) salah
            C) mount
            D) alonso
            E) cancelo

            1. Die Hard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Safe B) Salah or E) Cancelo

          • thomashl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Should I do Weghorst -> Nketiah (-4) to block #2 in my money league?

            Can’t get to Richa/Watkins unfortunately…

            Ederson
            Cancelo TAA James
            Son Salah Saka Kulu Mount
            Pukki Weghorst
            (Dubr - Coady Broja Schär) 0.1itb

            1. thomashl
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I lead by 73 points, but he’ll prob BB this week…

            2. TRE2
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I think that looks solid. Depends on your lead and the rest of his team.

              1. thomashl
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Thx mate. Leading by 73 points, he has something like this:

                Foster Schmeichel
                Robbo Cancelo Alonso Cash TAA
                Saka Mount Coutinho Maddison KdB
                Nketiah Richa Watkins

            3. Die Hard
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Yes