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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. Catilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Tavares or Holgate?

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

      Tavares for me

    2. dwain100
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tavares

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

    20pts ahead in my ML to get my money back and 20 pts needed to win more.
    They got BB and i got FH for next GW37.

    Should i cap
    A. Salah
    B. Cancelo

    1. Stick with maddison
    2. - 4 for Mahrez / luis Diaz

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

      A1

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

        Tks detective

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

      A1

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

        Tks

    3. Die Hard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A1 play safe

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

    GTG?

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

    Dubravka Mateta Veltman Greenwood

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

      Only thing is wld u swap white for another doubler. Else gtg

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

        Cheers. If I do it, it would have to be for -4 so will think about it.

  4. Ohh1454
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Matip in 4-4-2 or Nketiah 3-4-3 ?

    1. C0YS
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

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

      Nketiah cos its more fun that way.

      1. NorCal Villan
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Matip can be a lot of fun if used properly 😎

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

        Matip

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

        Matip

    3. Bleh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      G2G? Anything worth a hit? BB active.

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

      1. C0YS
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Dubravka to Schmeichel/Pickford

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

          Only have 4.6 available for that spot.

          1. Brewstercat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            White to Holgate, Dubravka to Kasper/Pickford?

      2. Die Hard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        GTG not worth a hit

    4. dmcnam12
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Dewsbury-hall to Gordon -4 on a bench boost? Y/N?

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

        Y can see Gordon getting some solid points - don’t quote me on it though!

      2. Cojones of Destiny
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        N

      3. Brewstercat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yes for me

      4. NorCal Villan
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Close enough to “too sideways” to justify -4

      5. C0YS
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Who would you rather bring in?

        A) Dias (already have Cancelo and Laporte)
        B) Matip (already have TAA & Salah)

        Leaning towards A due to City’s DGW CS probability…is triple City defense crazy?

        1. Lucky Z
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A

        2. TRE2
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A

        3. Bleh
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A but was at fault for all 3 of Madrid’s goals midweek. Don’t think they have anyone better at CB mind you.

      6. TRE2
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Ramsdale, Dubravka
        TAA, Cancelo, White* (Holgate, Doherty*)
        Salah, Saka, Maddison, Kulu, Coutinho
        Kane Watkins*, (Broja)

        Any suggestions here? On six red arrows and need to try and turn things round. 1 FT ,1 ITB. No chips.

        1. Die Hard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Doherty to Matip

          1. NorCal Villan
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Doherty has to go. Agree on the Matip suggestion

        2. Pilgrim62
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          What combination you prefer:

          Matip,Kulu,Jesus
          or
          Robertson,Maddy,Nketiah

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

            MKJ

            1. sunzip14
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              This

          2. Brewstercat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            1st one too. Robbo, maddison and Nketiah could all only start 1 game in the DGW

          3. Die Hard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            First one

        3. mdm
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Play one:

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

          Thanks.

          1. Cojones of Destiny
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            b

        4. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Best option out of these for GW36 & 38 only?

          A) KDB & Maddison
          B) KDB & Kulu
          B) Son & Maddison
          C) Son & Foden

          Can get KDB for DGW36 and then sell for Son (nor) in GW38 but that would mean starting Pukki (TOT) in GW38 as I won’t take a hit to sell him.

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

            B

          2. Brewstercat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            D for me (presume by C you meant D? You’ve got 2 Bs)

          3. dwain100
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            B

        5. izamedroos
            2 months, 1 day ago

            BB... Is it Worth -8,. Toney (SOU) to Nketiah (LEE, tot)??

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 13 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              It's a -4 no?

              1. izamedroos
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Already -4 now

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 13 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    That transfer is still -4

                    1. izamedroos
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        That transfer will be -8

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

                          You don't get the meaning.

                        2. TorresMagic™
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 13 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Still -4, not -8,-12 or -16.

                          If you were on 0, it's -4. The -4 you have don't is done.

                        3. SomewhatPleasing
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          It isn't. Look at each transfer in isolation.
                          So, do you think T>N is worth a - 4 to you?

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

                Morning dzz, thoughts here? with FH37

                A: Robbo + Nketiah with Kulu bench....or start Kulu ahead of Robbo?
                B: Laporte + Nketiah (-4)....with Kulu bench
                C: Kulu + Jesus (-4) with a 4.3m def bench

              3. sunzip14
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Chasing by 20 points...
                Kane + Zaha> KDB and Richarlison (-4) . Yay or Nay?

                1. dwain100
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yes

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

                  might as well go for it

                  1. sunzip14
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Realized Zaha to Saka would not be interesting, as rival already has Saka and our teams are almost identical. I think I will risk this move before other risky picks on FH next gw. Make or break time!

                3. Poison Apple
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Hit it

              4. Esalman
                • 12 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Playing BB, need to fill in some spot with dgw players:

                ? Foster
                TAA Cancelo Laporte Ait-Nouri ?
                Saka Havertz Son Salah Maddison
                Nketiah ? ?

                21.1 itb, not much. I am thinking about getting rid of Havertz or Saka to fund some. So far thinking I'll get Schmeichel, Holgate, Gordon Richarlison (triple EVE I know) and Watkins. Thoughts?

              5. DavvaMC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I know it's hard to predict but who to go for?

                A. Foden (leaves me with bench of, Pukki, Cash, Gelhardt)
                B. Mahrez (leaves me with bench of, Cash, Broja, Gelhardt)

                Thanks

                1. sunzip14
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  B

                2. dwain100
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  B

                3. Cojones of Destiny
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  b

              6. JoeJitzu +42
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                1ft 0.2itb; playing FH next week so don’t want to waste transfer…. talk to me Goose!

                Schmeichel
                TAA Cancelo Alonso
                Salah Mount Maddison Gordon Kulu
                Kane Nketiah

                Dubravka Robertson Amartey Weghorst

                1. KUNingas
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Robbo > Dias and bench Gordon/ Kulu

                  1. JoeJitzu +42
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Thx was thinking that and even punts -4 to do Weghorst to Richarlison

              7. Cojones of Destiny
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                priority to lose
                a. Jota
                b. Havertz

                1. sunzip14
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  B

              8. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Cout to Madison for -4?

                Just don't enjoy the fact that Cout keeps getting subbed off early on

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

                On FH. My front 8 as of now :

                Salah,Son,KDB,Foden,Gordon
                Nketiah,Richarlison,4.5m

                1) stick
                2) foden, Gordon > saka,Kulu?

                Cheers

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

                  Stick

                2. JoeJitzu +42
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Gorgeous…. Stick

                3. dwain100
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  2 only because Fodens time is questionable

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

                  Cheers! This has been my front 8 since Monday but the saka EO FOMO is hitting hard now.

                5. Die Hard
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Stick

              10. Unbelievable_jeff
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Morning all, what option is best this week?

                A) stick with Kane and Jota (captain Salah)

                B) -8 switch to KDB and Jesus (KDB captain)

                Thanks

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

                What would you do with this BB team? 1 ft 1.8 itb. I guess Salah is a must have?

                Schmeichel Ramsdal
                Cancelo Cash Alonso* Robbo* Justin*
                Son Gordon Saka Barnes* Havertz*
                Kane Pukki Watkins

                * Gametime worries

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

                Is Maddison likely to start this weekend? I’m thinking of getting him for Sterling.

              13. Slitherene
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                BB this lot??

                Foster ¦ Raya
                Dias Alonso Matip Cash
                Salah Son Bernardo
                Kane Pukki Nketiah
                ¦ Zaha Gordon Amartey

                1.5 ITB

                1. TorresMagic™
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 13 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Probably better than 37 or 38.

              14. Hotdogs for Tea
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Which two of these to start?
                a Matip
                b Dennis
                c Gordon
                d Nketiah

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

                  what a mess... -_-

                  Matip and Gordon

                2. dwain100
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  A if you leading D if you chasing

                3. Gandalf
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  A,D,C,B my order of preference

                4. NorCal Villan
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    A & D

                5. Silecro
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Is KDH>Gordon worth a - 4?

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

                    No. KDH is not a bad choice this dgw.

                  2. Gandalf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    No

                  3. NorCal Villan
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      No

                  4. dwain100
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    One week only :
                    A) TAA and Gordon
                    B) Matip and Diaz

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

                      B

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

                    OR is 38k n a bit. Leading most of the relevant MLs but still would like to push into Top 10k and on a BB this week followed by a FH next week.

                    Alisson - Foster
                    TAA - Cancelo - James - Laporte - Davies
                    Salah - KdB (C) - Mount - Saka - KDH
                    Watkins - Pukki - Nketiah

                    0.2 ITB and 0 FT.

                    a) Captain KdB too risky? According to me he outscores Salah.

                    b) Any moves for a hit? I'm contemplating one of:-
                    1) Watkins - Richarlison
                    2) KDH - Gordon

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

                    I will not do any overthinking to remove any Chelsea players in my team. Just keep and pray.

                  7. RogDog_jimmy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    More fun to play on a FH.

                    a/ Nketiah
                    b/ Tavares

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 13 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Does fun equal more points?

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

                        Lol yep. Normally.