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

    Thoughts on Kane & Dewsbury-Hall ----> Mateta & KDB (-4) ???

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Chance of backfiring

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

    Already on -8.

    Worth another -4 to do Ramsey to Gordon or other max 5.2 mid on BB?

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

      yes

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

      Ramsey misses the good fixture, annoyingly. So probably

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

      I think I’d do it. Got to look at it in isolation

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

        Chances of Gordon getting attacking returns?

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

          Got to throw the dice and think over next 2gws he’ll get some returns

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

            Agree

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

      Yes, I would do it

    5. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'm gonna do that. Waiting until the kat minute just in case we get early team news but chances are I'll be doing Ramsey -> Gordon (-4)

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

    Which combo would you go for on BB? Have to replace White and Ramsey so going to have to take a hit.

    A. Mount, Kulu, Laporte for -4
    B. Mount, Maddison, Cash -4
    C. Kulu, Maddison, Dias for -8
    D. Luis Diaz, Kulu, Cash for -8

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

      A

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

    Richarlison or Jesus?

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

      Rich

    2. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Jesus

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

    Cancelo cappers unite

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

      😮

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

        Who you capping, Holmes?

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

    Nketiah to jesus -4
    Yay or nay & why?

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

      Nay. Nketiah more chance of minutes.

      1. Gordon Ramsey for DGW
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 hours ago

        Cheers

  7. Bod
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any chance we’ll get news on Ben White before the deadline?

    I really don’t want to use a transfer on him if I can avoid it, but bench boosting so also need to ensure a full 15

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

      Hoping we get some news but I think unlikely. I’m considering a -4 to Mykolenko

    2. GK
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Doubt we will hear anything before the deadline, but the fact he hasn’t been ruled out it probably enough hope to stick with him

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

        Just ship him out

      • Bod
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        My issue is if he isn’t out then I’m planning an 8pt hit, if he’s out then that’s potentially a 12, or I’ve hit and still not got a full 15 for my BB

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

        I'd swap for Mykolenko. Not pretty but I don't think he starts.

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

      Bottomed.

      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.

      1. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        B

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

        C, bench Ramsey

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

      Play one:

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

      Thank

    5. CR7 is Home
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bench one plz

      A) Maddison
      B) Mount
      C) Alonso
      D) Robbo

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

        B

      2. The Parrot
          2 months, 1 day ago

          B or D

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

          Maddison

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

        Sa > Ederson worth a -4?

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

          Yes

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

          I'd say so

      4. JY84
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Schmeichel
        Cancelo TAA Rudiger
        Salah Son Saka Mount Gordon
        Weg Watkins

        Foster White Broja Kilman

        Planning to use my BB this week.... Which is e better option?
        (A) Broja Kilman out for Nkieath & Holgate
        (B) Weghorst Kilman out for Nkieath & Matip (This option allows me to get Matip but must retain Broja since I do not hv enough funds)

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

          I'd prefer to hold Weghorst over Broja but think Matip is enough of an improvement over Holgate to go B

      5. The Parrot
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Starts one

          A) Kulu
          B) Gordon

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

            A!

          2. CR7 is Home
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            A easily

        • The Reptile
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I swapped out KDB last week for Sterling to Bolster my BB defence

          What to do with him? is Foden or Mahrez option?

          Foster - Schmeichel

          Young* - Taveres- Alonso -Robbo - Cancelo

          Salah - Mount- Kulu- Gordon - Sterling*

          Kane - Dennis - Nketiah

          1FT 0.3ITB BB active

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

          Gtg ?

          Ramsdale
          TAA VVD James
          Salah Son Raphinha Saka
          Pukki Watkins nkethia

          Sa Coady Ramsey Doherty

          A. No hits
          B. Sa>ederson -4 play over ramsdale
          C. Coady>dias/laporte -4 play over Pukki/watkins

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

            gtg

          2. The Movement
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Could do C if you think city keep a clean sheet in both

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

                Yeah the question is how many more points then Pukki/watkins Will they get

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

            Chasing ML …

            KDB or Mahrez?

            1. The Movement
                2 months, 1 day ago

                KDB

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

                KDB

              • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Mahrez higher ceiling and pens

            2. The Movement
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Hello guys. On a BB this week and have 2 FT. Which of these moves would you do if any?

                A) Mount to Saka
                B) James to Dias
                C) Joao Pedro to Nketiah

                Thanks

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

                  C

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

                  C

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

                  C.

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

                Dias or Laporte?

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

                  Laporte

                2. The Movement
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    I’m considering both. I feel Dias is the slightly safer option, he is the only left footed centre back available and also Laporte seemed very fatigued at the end of Madrid game

                    1. JJO
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      You got some things wrong 🙂

                  • Gazza2000
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Dias for me, Laporte played a lot of minutes without a rest and with Ake back I expect a rest in one of the games.

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

                  Decided to live a little and take the -8

                  White to Holgate and Broja to:
                  A. Nketiah
                  B. Pukki
                  C. Dennis

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

                    A

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

                    A

                4. The Parrot
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Chances of Son outscoring Kane this GW?

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

                      Likely

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

                      No one could possibly know that, but Son is in top form.

                      1. The Parrot
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          All I ask is speculation dear sir

                    3. paulfantham
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      KDH > Maddison / Kulu worth a -4?

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

                        No

                    4. Jabba12
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      a) KDB & Gordon
                      b) Mahrez & Luis Diaz?

                      1. The Movement
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          B

                      2. The_FF_King
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Please help:

                        A)
                        White, Mount, Adams
                        >
                        Dias, Gordon, Jesus

                        B)
                        White, Ramsey, Adams
                        >
                        Cash, Gordon, Nketiah

                        For -4

                        1. The Movement
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            A

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

                          Would you do:
                          Kane, Maddison, Coady > Dobbin, KDB, Cancelo -4

                          Also, would you lose Maddison or Mount for these transfers?

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

                          Bench boosting.

                          Kane, Mount, Mateta & Ait N -> KDB, Dias, Pukki & Dennis? (-12)

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

                            ouch

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

                            Try to rein it in a bit. Pukki & Dennis not really worth the hits, maybe keep Mateta

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

                            All BB points down the drain...

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

                          On BB, should I do White > Matip for a -4?

                          A) yes
                          B) no

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

                            Yes

                        5. manu4life99
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Which transfer looks the biggest improvement gw36 only (FH37)

                          A) Coutinho Pukki > Gordon Jesus
                          B) Coutinho Robbo > Jota Dias
                          C) Coutinho Kane > KDB Richarlison
                          D) Coutinho Robbo > Gordon TAA

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

                          A. Jesus and Dennis
                          or
                          B. Richarlison and Watkins?

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

                          Mahrez doubtful on Fanteam.

                          Was going to bring him in on FPL for Havertz. Don't know if I will now.

                          1. T88MYE
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            What’s the verdict on Jesus

                        8. Giovanni Giorgio
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Just seen the results of FP2. Mercedes turning the corner?