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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. KUNingas
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Am I mad to play Sa (che, MCI) this week? Hoping one lucky CS + tons of saves...
    Need to use one FT, FH37

    A) Sa > Pickford
    B) Kulu > Nketiah (benching Kulu)

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

      Would do Sa to Pickford or Kasper personally

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

        Wolves just look so bad. Whereas Evertone have everything to play for

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

          So Pickford then? Not Kasper?

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

            I think either are good options. What does your gut say!

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

      Kasper

  2. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 13 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Ideas on this lot?

    Ram Sa
    TAA Cancelo Robbo Cash Amartey
    Salah Son Saka Kuku Coutinho
    Nketiah Weg Broja

    1 ft, 1.1 in bank, no chips

    a) Cash to City def
    b) Weg to Rich
    c) Robbo to Pool/City def
    d) sell Coutinho
    e) something else

    Cheers in advance.

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

      B

    2. House Frey Wedding Planner
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

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

      B

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

      Dont think u can do B due to funds.

      That said i wld do C if i want to upgrade weg to jesus.

      D for Mahrez else i would just roll the FT

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I got a loan.
        Like that C idea.

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 13 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Cheers all.

    6. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

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

      C or B I'd reckon. Comes down to who you want more between City Def and Rich

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

      Perhaps roll so Weghorst and Broja can be improved for 1 decent option and fodder next week.

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

    FH team... Any thoughts?

    Ramsdale
    Cancelo, Matip, Alonso
    Salah, Son, Saka, Mount,
    Pukki, Richarlison, Jesus (C)

    4m GK, Gordon, Holding, Tsimikas

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

      Or what I’d do - but good luck! Seems a fun team.

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

        *not what I’d do.

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

      Maybe swap Ramsdale to Pickford or Kasper? Otherwise, can you get to TAA? Looks great tho
      Bold C on Jesus!

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

        Think I'll go Salah C. Safer!

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

        Thanks

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

        This, change the keeper

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

    A. Play Kulu bench Gordon Weghorst
    B. Play Gordon bench Kulu Weghorst
    C. Play Richarlison bench Kulu Gordon (-4)

    Schmeichel
    TAA Alonso Cancelo Dias
    Salah Maddison Mount X1 X2
    Kane Nketiah X3

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

      I’d play Gordon. Looked great last match and so much to play for. Kulu good option but super tough fixtures

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

        Cheers

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

      Tough one, but I might go for Gordon, B

  5. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Laporte owners what y’all doing?

    I think we gonna get pepped, we die by the bullet once the lineup is out

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

      & if bb is active, that’s like getting shot twice in the arse by Pep

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

      should atleast start one game though

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

        We hope

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

      Confidently holding for the run in

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

      U think he's gonna be rested?

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

        Yes because Pep is a bald fraud

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

    Gtg?

    Schmeichel
    Cancelo- alonso- taa - robbo
    Salah - kdb - mount - kulu
    Richarlison - pukki
    Foster - Davies- dennis- elanga

    BB active, all doubles bar elanga.

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

      Elanga to Gordon

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

        This

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

          Had considered it, but not convinced its worth -4. Maybe it is!

          I am fh next week, so can get Gordon in for that regardless.

  7. Dollyems15
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Using bb this week and away to make 3 transfers, transfer out Sanchez, Romero and werner. Would you replace with Ederson, Zinchenko and Richarlison or Pickford, Cancelo and Richarlison? Also should I replace Kusulevski or Barnes with someone from man City?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 13 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        The 2nd as Zinch may only start 1.

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

        PCR

        No

      3. Dollyems15
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Cheers, yeh Cancelo hopefully start both

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

        Just about bedtime here.

        Final final (almost) Final FH team.

        Mendy
        TAA, Cancelo, Mina
        Salah(c), Jota, KDB, Mahrez, Saka
        Iheanacho, Nketiah

        No bench no money left.

        I think this could be a good one.

        Good luck everybody!

        1. Claudio555
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I think so too!

      5. The Archbishop of Canterbur…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Why is there very little love for Mane on here? Am I missing something?

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

          lack of cash and some are already on triple up

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

          Most flocked back to Salah eventually. I'm on Mané over Salah

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

        Who would you get rid of first for the upcoming three gameweeks? Both big gametime concerns.

        A. Havertz
        B. Barnes

        1. NorCal Villan
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Barnes

          • The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            B

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

          Better option out of these for GW36 & 38 only?

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

            1

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

          Ronaldo -> Jesus (-4)

          Y or N?

        4. Nightf0x
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Bb36, schmikl foster taa can alonso taylor laporte salah son mads mount gordon richar toney nketiah, Make it -8 or no?

          A) taylor to chambers/holgate
          B) madds to saka
          C) mount to foden
          D) none, g2g

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

            GTG no more hits

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

          A Schmeichel & Cash
          or
          B Ramsdale & Matip

          For 36 only.
          FH 37
          if A will need Cash out for 38. If B gives an extra FT for 38.
          Thanks

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

            B

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

            B

          3. Cantonascollar7
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            B

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

            Cheers all, appreciated.

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

          Saka or Maddy ?

          1. Claudio555
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Saka

        7. House Frey Wedding Planner
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Havertz or Barnes?

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

            Hav

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

          Who do you prefer?

          A Couthinho
          B Dias -4 (City def)

          FH37

          Cheers

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

            I have gone with B.

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

          I’m down to this….
          A. Gordon
          B. Richarlison (-4)

          Schmeichel
          TAA Cancelo Alonso Dias
          Salah Mount Maddison A
          Kane Nketiah B

        10. PartyTime
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Cancelo(C)

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

            What could possibly go wrong?

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

              It's him Jesus or KDB, I can't decide, can't wait till I make the wrong decision...

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

            conceding in both games, thats about it.

        11. Cantonascollar7
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Morning all!

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

            ohayo

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

          Would you go Martinelli to Gordon for -4?
          Yes or no?

          On BB:
          Kasper Foster
          TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte Cash
          Salah Saka Kulu Maddison Martinelli
          Kane Nketiah Mateta

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

            BB is currently: Foster, Martinelli, Nketiah, Mateta

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

              Yes, do it, surely this is the week! Keep Martinelli too

          2. Cantonascollar7
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Don't think I would

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

              Fair enough. Thanks!

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

            No

        13. Cantonascollar7
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          On BB & 2ft

          Dub Sa
          Alonso James Robertson TAA Emerson-Royal
          Havertz Salah Gordon Saka Kulu
          Kane Broja Hwang

          Should I go Kane, Havertz & Sa to Jesus, KDB and Pickford for a -4?

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

            I like it! You probably want Son after this week though

            1. Cantonascollar7
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Thanks mate, I'm on FH next week so will bring him in then

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

                Ah nice one

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

            Yeah

        14. cescpistols111
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          BB36 looking ok? 0FT, 0.0 ITB. Punting on Toney & Mateta in the SGW.

          FH37 to load up on AVL assets.

          Ramsdale Foster
          Robertson Cancelo Rudiger Fofana Johnson
          Salah Foden Mount Maddison Gordon
          Kane Toney Mateta

        15. Erez Avni
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Foster
          TAA Cancelo James White*
          Salah Saka Kulu coutinho
          Kane watkins

          Dubravka Ramsey Broja Doherty

          A. Ramsey to Gordon
          B. White to Tavares
          C. dubravka & Doherty to Pickford & Tavares (-4)
          D. Ramsey & Broja to Nketiah & 4.5 enabler

        16. ScoutHelp
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Is Thiago Silva to Laporte, Dias or Matip for -4 worth it?

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

            No

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

              Thanks

        17. Wee Jinky
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Just to show how stupid this game is, Liverpool's predicted forward line up is Sala, Mane and Diaz, all represented in the game as midfielders, while Man City's predicted forward line up is Mahrez, Sterling and Grealish, all represented in the game as midfielders. When you consider Jota and Foden are also represented as midfielders it explains why this season there are very few star forwards to pick from, leading to very similar teams. It's time the game sorted this anomaly out and put these players as the forwards they are!

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

            It’s fine as it is. If you want these players you play 4-5-1, simple.

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

            then there wont be any midfielders to pick.

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

            Agreed, the likes of Salah Mane and Jota being classed as midfielders is ridiculous to me tbh.

          4. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 1 day ago

            But would you really want to be picking only 3 from that pool & 5 from Rodri, Henderson, Thiago, etc?

          5. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Well, they're midfielders, no matter how stupid you think.
            If somehow they play OOP as striker most of their games, they will be converted to forward next season. Just like bobby f & richy.

            1. Wee Jinky
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              The trouble is they remain midfielders season after season. Even after Salah wins the Golden Boot as top striker he remains a midfielder in the game!

        18. winchester
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Hi! 2ft and 0.2m itb. BB active. What moves could be done here?

          ramsdale*
          taa* cancelo* white* alonso*
          salah* saka* havertz* mount*
          kane* weghorst

          (dubravka broja targett ramsey*

          a) kane+havertz -> jesus+son
          b) kane+havertz+targett -> jesus+son+cash (-4)
          c) something else

        19. moonbeams
          • 13 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Would you guys transfer Kane & Coutinho out to Richarlison & KDB for a -4??

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 13 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Pretty tempting.

        20. I am Fred
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Schmeichel, Foster
          Cancelo, TAA, Matip, Laporte, Alonso
          Salah, Son, Saka, Gordon, Mount
          Nketiah, Pukki, Watkins

          On a BB. Already made my 1 FT. 1.3m itb. Worth taking a -4 to swap Mount for Foden/Mahrez, or leave as is? Any other changes needed?

          1. moonbeams
            • 13 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Foden’s 120 mins on Weds would worry me!
            Team looks

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

            I like Mount to Mahrez but it's a risk and for a hit.

            If the Chelsea fixtures were the other way around I'd hold.

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

              Mind, Wolves are poor now.

          3. King Kun Ta
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Foden’s 120 mins wednesday doesn’t put you off?

        21. Siva Mohan
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          who will score more points ..

          A. Mahrez + Nketiah
          B. Laporte + Kai

          1. King Kun Ta
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            A