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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.

MIDFIELDERS

 

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2,061 Comments Post a Comment
  1. GK
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Will Maddison play both? Is it worth sticking with him?

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I'm not sure if he plays both, but I'd keep

    • waltzingmatildas
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      How is this BB team looking? Already on a -8! 0 itb
      Sanchez Foster
      TAA Robbi Cancelo Laporte James
      Salah Son Mount Saka Gordon
      Nketiah Mateta Broja

    • Tross007
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Best def under 5.4?

      Thinking Gabriel or Mykolenko...

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah, or cash?

      2. T88MYE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Probably cash

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

        Matip for me

    • SensibleSoccerChamp
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Kane + Havertz -> KDB + Richarlson -4 ?

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

        Or Jesus ?

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

        Yep.

      3. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Risky, but I like it

    • T88MYE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Morning all! Sorry it’s a long one! Need advice.

      No Everton and no City attack… chasing 40pts (opponent has KDB & Richie) will TC a differential & FH next week.

      Schmeichel
      (TC)ancelo Laporte TAA Alonso
      Son Salah Maddison Mount
      Watkins Nketiah

      Forster Cash Pukki Elanga. 1 FT 1.4m

      Few ideas I’m debating;
      1. Cash & Pukki (-4) -> Jesus and bench fodder. Start Jesus over ??
      2. Cash & Maddy/Mount (-4) -> Gordon & Jesus. Start both.
      3. Mount -> Marhez
      4. Elanga -> Gordon. Start over ??
      5. Anything else?

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Can you do 3 and 4

        1. T88MYE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yes.

          Mount & Elanga - Marhez & Gordon. Drop who, Alonso?

          1. T88MYE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Will be a -4 also.

            1. waltzingmatildas
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Sorry thought it was a bench boost.
              Can you do Maddison to Mahrez?

              1. T88MYE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 11 days ago

                .4 short. Cash out for fodder to free up funds (-4)

                Can get maddy for Foden. But not sure on mins and less explosive

    • GoonerByron
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Which of these…

      A - Keep Ronaldo for 1 GW

      B - Ronaldo -> Jesus (-4)

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

        Hmm probably B if you’re going to sell Ronaldo next week anyways. Brighton could frustrate United, keep them low scoring

        1. GoonerByron
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Would prob do Ronaldo -> Watkins next GW for the double though..

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

        B

    • fijuhmon
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      BB now and FH next week. What to do with my one ft? Only 0.5 itb, leading all my mini leagues and want to keep it that way.

      Ramsdale (Foster)
      TAA, Robbo, Cash, Cancelo (White)
      Salah, Son, Coutinho, Saka, Kulu
      Dennis (Weghorst, Broja)

      Thinking Broja and White to Nketiah and Holgate for a -4? Other ideas?

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

      Who are we all captaining this weekend?

      1. jb1985
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        KDB

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Salah

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

        Going Salah but really want to give it to Cancelo

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

          Cancelo is tempting me as well, but am on TC so mightn’t be brave enough to take give it to him ahead of Salah/KDB

          1. T88MYE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            I’m TC Cancelo (but chasing)

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

        KDB

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

        Cancelo

      6. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        KDB

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

        Mane

    • jb1985
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Which one scores more:

      A) Matip & Mahrez
      B) Dias & Mount

    • Disco Stu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Do we trust Havertz to play enough/score enough over the two or would you swap him out for Mahrez/Foden for a -4?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I have triple City & Pool already, so feel I have no real alternatives to switch him to. So I’m sticking.

        If I could swap for Mahrez, I’d 100% do it

    • rnrd
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Why am I falling in the Mahrez trap again?

    • andre_c
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Who would you sell for KDB?

      a) Maddison
      b) Mount

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

        A

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

        B

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

        B

    • Aye
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dias or Laporte?

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

        I’ve gone Dias…feel pretty nervous about it though

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

      On BB. Is White > Matip for hit worth it?

    • Going Home
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Mount or Diaz for GW36 and 38?

      1. balint84
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Diaz

    • Dannyb
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cap?
      A Jesus
      B KDB

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

        B

      2. balint84
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B

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

        B

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

      Schmeichel
      TAA Cancelo James Alonso
      Salah KDB Saka Kulu
      Richarlison Weghorst

      Dubravka Ramsey Schar Ferguson

      Current team (cost - 8)

      Is Weghorst > Nketiah worth another - 4?

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

      Ramsdale
      Taa-Cancelo-Laporte-Alonso
      Maddison-Salah-Coutinho-Saka-foden
      Kane

      Would you do the below move?

      A) Yeah boi
      b) nah

      Cout + Kane > Son + Rich (-8)

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

        B) Not for a -8

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

        B

      3. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thanks bith.
        I probably knew it was B. But just need that confirmation

    • balint84
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      On a BB
      White or Holgate?

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

        Holgate (can’t believe I am saying that)

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Start 1

      A Gordon
      B Nketiah

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

        B

        Wasn't Nketiah loaned out to Leeds too? Or was that Martinelli?

      2. MARVELLUS
        • 13 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B just. Better team.

    • Scrumper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Kane & Mount-> KDB & Richarlison (-4)
      Yey or Ney?

    • wijohnson85
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Pickford / Foster
      White/Cancelo/Rudiger/Robbo/TAA
      Ramsey/Salah/Saka/Son/Mount
      Pukki/Broja/Dennis

      On BB
      Thinking Broja+Ramsey -> Nketia+Gordon -4?

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

        Good moves.

    • Bobby
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Who gets more points this week - Zaha or maddison?

      1. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Zaha

    • Minion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Pickford
      TAA Cancelo Alonso (Williams Schar)
      Son Saka Coutinho Gordon Ramsey
      Kane Richarlison (Broja)

      Have used 1FT on Ronaldo to Richarlison leaving 5.7 ITB. No chips left.

      Can’t get to KDB or Salah so for -4 I’m torn:

      A. Ramsey to Foden
      B. Ramsey to Mahrez
      C. Broja to Jesus
      D. Broja to Watkins

      Moving Broja keeps Ramsey for his second double for what that’s worth. Think I’m set on a City attacker, just a shame I can’t reach KDB. I’m fine with no Salah as I’ve been on a good run of green arrows since ditching. Thoughts very welcome.

    • Nightf0x
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      chasing small gap in ML 8 pts, Capt whom:

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

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

        Depends how diff the rest of your team is to his. B) is safe, D) is a nice differential I reckon

      2. Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        If it’s just 8 I’d go Salah if you match up otherwise. I’ve pulled back 80 points in 2 weeks. 8 is nothing at all.

    • Bene_the_horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Is James to Robertson a good move or too sideways with both risk of rotation?

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

        Robbo most due a rest. I wouldn't

    • King Huth
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Who to play....

      A. Amartney
      B. Davies
      C. White
      D. 4.7 with -4

      Thanks!

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

        A

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

      What’s best out of these on BB

      A ederson and white
      B Pickford and Dias (-4)
      C ederson and Mykolenko (-4)

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

        If white is fit, A

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

          That’s the problem, being on BB makes it tricky

      2. Neo-Viper
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        though. C is the upgrade elsewhere is massive.

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

          Thanks

    • Neo-Viper
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Already have Cancelo. Please help me out here.

      KDB Mykolenko

      or

      Mahrez Laporte

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

        KDB for me

    • Redranger
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Which one sounds best for BB?

      A) White, Havertz & Rodriguez > Tomiyasu, Gordon & Jesus/Richarlison
      B) White, Havertz & Rodriguez > Tavares, Foden & Nketiah