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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. sandman58
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is Havertz to Foden worth it for free?

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

      If you think Foden plays more, yes. But I'm not too sure of his minutes, so opting for an extra City defender

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

      Tough one really but I’ll probably do it if I get Son.

  2. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Schmeichel, Foster
    TAA, Cancelo, Alonso, James, Matip
    Salah, Saka, Son, Kulu, Gordon
    Pukki, Watkins, Dennis

    1.4m ITB, 1 FT, BB GW36, FH GW37

    I've got an FT to use or burn before FH

    A) James (or Matip) to Laporte (or Dias)
    B) Son to KDB
    C) Pukki to Nketiah
    D) Other what ?

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

      B

      Great team, BTW

  3. James231
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Kane, Rodriguez & Mount out for Nketiah, Richarlison and KDB worth a 4 point hit?

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

      Yes

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

      I’d say so

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

      Yes

  4. 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

    Appreciate your thoughts!

    1. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      1

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

      1

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

      1

  5. chilli con kone
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which pair for this week only?

    A. Richardson and Gordon
    B. Nket and Matip

    Bench fodder adjusted accordingly

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

      A for me, not sure Matip starts.

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

      A

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

    I’m bench boosting this week so my choice is either:

    (A) KDB & Gelhardt or
    (B) Mahrez & Richarlison -4

    Which brings in most points? FH next week so that doesn’t matter.

    1. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

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

      B

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

    Is Justin nailed at Leicester?

    1. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No

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

      No

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

    who will score more points ..

    A. Mahrez + Nketiah
    B. Laporte + Kai
    C. Kai + Iheanacho

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

      B

    2. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

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

      A

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

      A

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

    Good to go lads?

    Ramsdale
    Robbo Taa Cancelo Laporte Dias
    Saka Salah Kulu Ødegaard
    Kane

    Foster Mendy Gelhardt Wood

    Cheers!

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

      Yes

  10. jb1985
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Think I am finally settled on the below team (FH). Any major risks?

    Kasper
    TAA, Alonso, Cancelo, Mario
    Salah, Saka, KDB (c), Kulu, Mahrez
    Richie

    Subs: Foster, Nketiah, Tamara's, Gelhardt

    1. chilli con kone
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Better double city defence than Mahrez imo

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

      Who's Mario?

      1. NorCal Villan
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Glad it isn’t just me

        • jb1985
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Sorry Matip

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

      Is Laporte nailed for 2 starts?

      1. chilli con kone
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Should be if injury no issue

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

        No or you wouldn't ask.

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

      Which trio do you prefer?

      A: Laporte, Kulesevski, Nketiah
      B: Mina, Gordon, Mahrez

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

        A

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

        A

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

      Who’s best out of these ?
      A. Mahrez
      B. Jesus
      C. Foden

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

        B
        A
        C

        But it all depends on what happens.

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

        ABC

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

        A

    6. The Parrot
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Kane + Gordon v Son + Kulu

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

          B

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

          This week A

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

        Morning.
        Im 58 ahead in ML and on a FH. Guessing he's gonna use his too.

        Would you Salah or Kdb capt?

        1. NorCal Villan
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Salah

          • Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Who do you think will score more points?

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

          Gordon or Gray? Money no object

          1. We Will Klopp you
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Gordon

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

            Gordon

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

          Is rich expected to play?

          1. We Will Klopp you
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yes, has a knock that he picked up v Liverpool, which he's been struggling with but he is expected to play.

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

            Yes

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

          Need some help.

          Pope* Dub
          TAA James Alonso Cash Schar*
          Salah Saka Kulu Havertz Gordon
          Kane Pukki Broja*

          1 FT 0.2 ITB. What should I do here? Plan on playing BB

          Broja > Nketiah seems straightforward but leaves me with no City and also Schar. Not ideal for BB I guess

          Broja + Pope + Schar > Nketiah + Schmeichel + Tavares for -8 worth it? Is there a 4.3 defender who I should bring in for Schar for -4?

          Other option is:
          Kane + Havertz + Schar > Jesus/Richa + Son/KDB + Mina for -8 (leaves me with Broja and Pope SGW)

          Quite confused and could use some help!

        5. We Will Klopp you
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Free hit 37, still got bench boost, 2 free transfers. 0.2m itb

          Ramsdale (Sanchez)
          VVD Taa Cancelo (Schar Johnson)
          Salah Mount Havertz Kulu saka
          Kane nketiah (cucho)

          In a bit of dilemma, tried to prepare for a bench boost over the past gws but due to unforseen injuries and other moves I've had to make my bench is virtually none existent. Should I just use my bench boost gw38 or try to sort something for this gw?

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

          Chances Justin start both games for Leicester?

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

            50%

        7. And7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          On FFS members site the "Six Game Projections - Player Projections" does not work? What is the situation with that?

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

            Less than 6 games left.

        8. bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Which two defensive double-ups would you prefer to have for DGW36, and GW38

          A) Chelsea D double up (Alonso and James)
          B) City D double up (Cancelo and Laporte (or Dias)
          C) Pool D double up (TAA, and Matip)

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

            I would personally mix B) and (C but ManC at a push

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

            B

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

          Who to go for? Söyüncü or Justin?

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

            Not sure I’d go there. I think they’ll only play 1 game each. Justin more upside

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

            Soy

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

          On FH -
          A TAA + Nketiah
          B Matip + Jesus

          Only have Cancelo in team from MC.

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

            A for me, even discounting any contribution from Nketiah

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

            B

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

            B imo

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

            B

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

            B

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

          No FT (£0.3m ITB), FH GW37. Anything worth -4?

          Schmeichel
          Cancelo, James, Robertson
          KDB, Son, Saka, Maddison, Gordon
          Kane, Richarlison

          Foster, Mateta, Amartey, Schar

        12. HEY JUDE
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Play
          a. Nketiah
          or
          b. Coutinho

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

            B

        13. CRAZY TRAIN
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Team locked in. G2g?

          Ramsdale
          TAA Matip Alonso Cancello
          Salah* Son Saka Gordon
          Kane Rich
          (Cash Ramsey fodder)

        14. The Red Devil
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A week of thinking & I still can't decide between son & laporte Or kdb & a cheaper defender (5.1 or below) like ake Or Mykolenko

        15. Fergymac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Why are people going Laporte over Dias. Am I missing something?

        16. estheblessed
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Final FH draft...I think I'm happy with it. Would love Son but just can't afford him.

          Thoughts?

          Ederson
          VVD, TAA, Laporte, Alonso
          KDB, Salah, Kulu, Saka
          Nketiah, Richarlison

          Foster, Gordon, Gelhardt, Williams.