Scout Picks

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. King Kun Ta
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    BBteam

    Foster Schmeichel
    Robbo Cash White* Cancelo Alonso
    Salah KDB Mount Gordon Saka
    Dennis Jesus Nketiah

    A White -> Matip (for free)
    B Jesus -> Richa & White -> Dias (-4)
    C other suggestion because of minutes played

    Ta amigos!

    Ta lads!

    1. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

    2. Giovanni Giorgio
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A. Nice team

    3. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

    4. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A, Jesus a great pick. Great team, GL!

    5. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A is an easy move

    6. King Kun Ta
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Thanks and GL to you all!

  2. Dog and Fox
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Bench one: pukki, kulu, gordon

    Got Kane as spurs «cover», so maybe kulu?

    Thanks, and GL

    1. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Pukki

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Hey mate, are you captaining King Kev today?

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yep! Had a slight doubt after Madrid game but moved the armband back to KDB yesterday after Pep confirmed it was a tactical sub

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Who are you going for?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Couldn't afford KDB so I'm on Jesus with Mahrez vc.

            Feels like i should play it safe with Salah but may as well go for it.

            I like the fixtures too.

            TV game tomorrow afternoon as well.

            1. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Feels like the right week to go for City. Expecting a good comeback v Newcastle, and Wolves look a bit lost now

              1. MrZ
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Will you do nketiah to jesus for for -4?

                1. The Mentaculus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Hmm I guess so...no particular reason to give up on Nketiah, but if that's the spot you want to upgrade, I can see Jesus outscoring him by 4 yeah

            2. The Mentaculus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Good luck mate!

    2. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sorry we hijacked your thread a bit Dog & Fox. I would add that Kulusevski could have a lot of fun up against Tavares so I would strongly recommend playing him

  3. mdm
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Play one:

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

    Thanks

  4. JAYPEE
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Should I do White and Raphinha to Laporte and Gordon for a -8
    Or just Raphinha to Gordon for a -4

  5. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Just in case Salah shouldn’t show up in both matches, VC Cancelo, Richa or Kane?

    1. Giovanni Giorgio
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cancelo

  6. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is it worth a -4 to remove Ben white on BB? Only got 4.9m so limited options (Everton Leicester)

    1. Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Holgate?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers. Feels wrong a -4 for Everton defender tho!

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Agree. Close call,

    2. Giovanni Giorgio
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Maybe for Mykolenko?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        That’s who I’m considering, thanks

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Went for him, feels more exciting although most say Mina

      2. King Kun Ta
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Isn't Ben White okay again?

      1. King Kun Ta
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Have a feeling holding will keep huis spot at least the first game

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah, maybe.

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Vague response from arteta about seeing how he is today. Hopefully get some clues before deadline

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah, he said he's okay but needs to train again. So some doubt about starting.

          Arsenal have given up on clean sheets anyhow.

  7. Mozumbus
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Has Keane lost his place?
      Who will be the best replacement under 4.8 not White, BB

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Not many options, maybe Tavares

      2. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Davies or Palace defender

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Spurs tend to leak goals though. So their defence is better for attacking returns. But no Doherty of course.

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 11 days ago

            This is why I like Sessegnon, seems most likely to get an attacking return

      3. Giovanni Giorgio
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Tavares

      4. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Looking at either Tavares or Sessegnon myself, Tavares better fixtures but have Ramsdale and not sure I want to double. Sess feels more fun but spurs probably worse defensively

    • Bangkok Baller
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Ramsey injury has cost me with BB!

      Need to take a -8 this week to get in Gordon and Tavares.

      Worth an extra 4 to get Mahrez instead and lose Kane for Jesus?

      Thanks

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Nah, just do Gordon

    • corderz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Play one

      A) Ramsey
      B) Weghorst

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Ramsey likely injured.

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Think I’d take a -4

        1. corderz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Not another one haha
          Who's worth a - 4 for Weghorst out then?

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            It’s your team, just giving you my opinion. I’d get Gordon for Ramsey

            1. corderz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Thanks. Food for thought.......

      3. mdm
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Ramsey is out, so Weg

    • Tango74
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Have enough funds for BB 1FT

      Son to KDB or

      Foster to Pickford

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Foster to Pickford, but I’d be happy with foster. Anyone else you can upgrade?

        1. Tango74
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Only 1.1 ITB

          Nketiah, pukki KDH

    • Bubbles1985
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Current BB36 squad:

      Schmike
      TAA Cancelo(vc) James Matip Cash
      Salah(c) Sterling Mount Saka
      Dennis

      Foster Pukki Mateta KDH

      Leaves me with 1.2m itb and 1ft

      How's this for -8 ??

      Sterling, Dennis, Mateta - Out

      Kulu, Rich, Jesus - In

      Cheers

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Not sure Dennis is a sell this week for a -4

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Me neither tbh.

          Few options for -4.
          Mateta has to go.

          A - Mahrez and Rich
          B - Coutinho and Jesus
          C - Foden and Jesus
          D - Son and Nketiah

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Presume you can’t do KDB and nketiah

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Maybe C out of those, like the city attackers to the end of season

              1. Bubbles1985
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Just makes me nervous with rotation

            2. Bubbles1985
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Nope. Mahrez and Watkins

      2. Giovanni Giorgio
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Wouldn't do it. FH'ing next week?

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          No pal, this is my last chip.

          1. Giovanni Giorgio
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Then I would just probably save FT. Or do Sterling-->KDB but maybe you're just short for that?

            1. Bubbles1985
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              0.2m short, unfortunately

            2. Bubbles1985
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              The other single move i planned was Mateta to Nketiah

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                This makes sense. Albeit it is Watford at home.

                1. Bubbles1985
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  I know mate but do not want to have a cameo on BB

              2. Giovanni Giorgio
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                Yeah that seems more reasonable.

                1. Bubbles1985
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 11 days ago

                  Cheers

      3. Bubbles1985
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Or Sterling and Mateta to Mahrez and Watkins

      4. douglasargyll
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I would either keep Mateta and roll the ft or bring in Nketiah

        1. Bubbles1985
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Cheers.
          You think Sterling less rotation risk than Mahrez or Foden?

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      One quicky.

      Play Chicken Royal or Gordon?

      Got Kane, Son & Richalison.

      Cheers.

      1. mcsteely
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Gordon

    • gellinmagellan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      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

      A) Broja > Nketiah (seems straightforward but leaves me with no City and also Schar. Not ideal for BB I guess?)
      B) Broja + Pope + Schar > Nketiah + Schmeichel + Tavares for -8 (worth it?)
      C) Broja + Schar > Nketiah + ? (is there a 4.2 better defender?)
      D) Kane + Havertz + Schar > Jesus/Richa + Son/KDB + Mina for -8 (leaves me with Broja and Pope SGW)

      Quite confused and could use some help!

      1. Dazzler
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Kane and Broja > Jesus and Nacho?

        1. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Interesting. Nacho over Richa? Would give me enough to do Schar > Laporte too

    • mcsteely
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      How’s this bench boost looking?

      Foster
      Trent Robbo Cancelo Alonso
      Salah Son Saka Coutinho
      Watkins Nketiah

      Bench: Schmeichel Cash Pukki KDH

      1. No Professionals
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Good

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Shame it’s not KDB 😉 but looking otherwise. 8)

    • No Professionals
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Pope
      Robertson Cancelo James Cash
      Salah Havertz Saka Gordon
      Kane Watkins

      Sanchez Mateta Ramsey Schar
      1ft 0m (bb left but will use next week)

      A) pope and havertz to schmeichel and foden (-4)
      B) pope, havertz as Kane to schmeichel, De Bruyne and Richarlison (-8)
      C) same as B but son instead of KDB

      1. gellinmagellan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Wow we seem to be in a similar boat I guess, I am also confused and can't make up my mind. Good thing you're using BB next week so you can do with Ramsey in your team

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        C with Son.

    • Gon Freecss
        3 months, 11 days ago

        a) keep Son (have Kulu) - 8
        b)Son > kdb - 12

        1. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A. B Not worth -4.

      • Yozzer
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        FH team

        A Matip , Son
        B Mahrez , Trent

        1. gellinmagellan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Close, B edges it for me

      • Jose
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Stupid question but if i save this week and free hit next, do i have two free transfers for 38? Thanks

        1. pakornk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          1

        2. Henryyy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Nope

        3. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          1 unfortunately

          1. Jose
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Thanks all

      • pakornk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Do you guys think Foden and Jesus are nailed?

        1. moonbeams
          • 13 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Jesus yes, Foden no

        2. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Both get 120 minutes this gw

        3. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Foden more nailed but more likely due a rest. Jesus should be good this week but I wouldnt say nailed exactly

      • moonbeams
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Ramsdale

        TAA Alonso Rudiger White

        Saka Kulu Salah Coutinho Mount

        Kane

        Thinking of Kane & Cout > KDB & Rich for a -4

        The lack of City coverage and concerns over Chelsea mins makes me wonder whether to FH this week or I’m 37?
        Thoughts and advice appreciated

        1. chilli con kone
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          You have too few options for GW37 to use the FH in GW36 in my opinion. I'd take the hit. Can you do Kulu instead of Cout?

          1. moonbeams
            • 13 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Thanks - good point re: GW37

            I think Kulu has better week than Coutinho, plus I can bring him back on FH37 and he has City GW38

      • chilli con kone
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        For this week only

        A. Saka and Richarlison
        B. Luis Diaz and Nketiah

        1. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A

      • balint84
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        White or Holgate?

        1. chilli con kone
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Holgate

        2. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          As transfer targets? Neither

          To start is white fit? If so him.

      • jason_ni
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Starting elanga (own richarlison)
        Fh next week.

        Is Elanga to Gordon worth -4 for this dbl gw?
        A) Yes
        B) No

        1. The 12th Man
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Probably not due to the fact your FHing next week.

      • The 12th Man
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Option A or B?

        A) Dias,VVD,Jota,Jesus
        B) Cancelo,Matip,KDB,Nketiah

        1. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          B id say

      • Atimis
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Sterling Havertz to KDB (c) Kulu gives me below.
        Thoughts?
        Anything for a hit?

        Ederson
        TAA/Robo/Cancelo/Alonso
        Salah/KDB(c)/Mount/Saka/Kulu
        Pukki

        1. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Good moves. I shipped sterling and werner to get kdb/ richa.

          Now the big decision is do I go all in and cap kdb over mo!

          1. Atimis
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Gonna chase I recon

      • Kodap
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Morning guys, this good to go? Right captain pick if I’m leading?

        Schmeichal
        Cancelo (v) - Robbo - Taa - James
        Salah (c) - Son - Kulu - Saka - Cout
        Nketiah

        DDG - Telles - Mateta - Weg

      • Abra Dubravka
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        This week only:

        A) KDHall
        B) Gordon ?

        1. jason_ni
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          B

      • DF Team
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        On Free Hit:

        A) Sterling and Mahrez or
        B) Mane and Maddison

      • Bobby
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Taking out kane for son for a hit (to defend ml lead) is a bad option yes? Son has been killing me recently

      • Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        More nailed for both games in the dgw?

        A. Tavares
        B. White