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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. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    So any consensus on KDB vs Son for this week?

    1. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Stick to the plan and get KDB (c)?

    2. Gorky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Sticking with Son captain. Counter suits him

    3. estheblessed
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Judging by the fixtures it's gotta be KDB surely?

    4. dwain100
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Got both but would have chosen KDB

    5. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Has to be Son

  2. Gorky
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Foster Schmeichal
    Cancelo Laporte Alonso Cash Matip
    Salah Son (C) Gordon Saka Ramsey
    Richarlison Pukki Watkins

    Playing bench boost but then got news of Ramsey injured, and possible Richarlison.

    Plan initially was to save transfer and do two free next week
    Saka to Zaha
    Pukki to Weghorst
    For two extra doublers but now might spend -4 overall to go Ramsey to
    either Dewsbury-Hall or D. Gray

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      you do know Livp and City have DGW's right?

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He has 2 from both

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          ...but he is capt Son

      2. Gorky
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeh chasing in ML, was gonna go Son to KDB but tbf after last week I've decided to stick with Son

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Think to C Son Too what's ur Overall rank ?

          1. Gorky
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            600k, bad season for me ngl

            1. OptimusBlack
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Good luck

              1. Gorky
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Thanks. You too!
                Still mulling over Salah v Son

    2. Bruno Commando
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Richarlison should be fine I think

  3. orangepeel
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    TAA & Nketiah

    Or

    VvD & Richarlison

    Have Jesus in. Also Matip at the back.

    Chasing and losing my mind!

    1. dwain100
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      A if you chasing

  4. Pique and De Bruyne
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    This look GTG?

    Foster
    Robertson / James / Laporte / Tavares
    Salah / Son / KDB / Kulu
    Kane / Nketiah

    Bachmann / Bruno G / Schar / Cucho

    Got £1.3m itb and one f/t was thinking Foster to Schmeichel and then got f/h for next week, thoughts please.

  5. Erange
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Schemiel/ Foster

      TAA/ Robbo/ Cancelo/ Alonso/ B Johnson

      Salah/ Son/ Mount/ Saka/ Coutinho

      Pukki/ Dennis/ JPedro

      On a BB36. Need some advice, which one of the following options would you prefer?

      A. Ben Johnson —-> White
      B. Mount + Johnson —-> Dias + Gỏdon (-4)
      C. Mount + Pedro+ Johnson —-> Laporte+ KDH + Richardlison

    • CABAYE4
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Any latest on White and Ramsey’s fitness?

      Think I’m postponing the BB to 37 if they’re not fit.

      1. Demba Demba
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Arteta said White hasn't trained yet in his presser so I imagine hes out for at least the 1st game, could get the 2nd, doesn't look good for Ramsey for either fixture going by Gerrards comments

    • DavvaMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      How's about this?

      Havertz > Zaha

      Or stick with Havertz > Mahrez

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Mahrez

        1. dwain100
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Mahrez

    • estheblessed
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days 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

      1. The Movement
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Looks good, maybe VVD to Matip and Saka to Son, if ifs possible.

        • The White Pele
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          so good

        • Kantelele
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Another Chelsea or City defender seems to be better than VVD for this GW

            1. The Movement
                1 month, 25 days ago

                He has 3 city already

                1. Kantelele
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    So Pickford/Schmeichel instead of Ederson

            2. The Movement
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Which one please guys?

                A) James / Saka
                B) Dias / Mount
                C) James / Mount
                D) Dias / Saka

                1. estheblessed
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  D

                2. dwain100
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  D

              • Kantelele
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  who would you sell to have money to improve Bench Boost:
                  a) Robertson (I don't have another Live defender)
                  b) Son

                  1. The Movement
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      None, but Robbo may only play 1 game so probably him

                  2. Pointless
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Is Maddison a good transfer in for the double game week? Two good home games. Will he probably start both? I’m selling Sterling.

                    1. The Movement
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Sterling to Son / Saka over Madders

                      • AC/DC AFC
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Maddisson is a decent option.

                    2. gellinmagellan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      A) Jesus + Nketiah + Cancelo
                      B) Jesus + Richarilson + Laporte

                      1. The Movement
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          A

                        • AC/DC AFC
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          A

                        • dwain100
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          A

                        • gellinmagellan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Thanks all!

                      2. Oooo Matron
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        A or B?

                        A) KDB & Richarlison (-4)
                        B) Havertz & Kane

                        1. TB303
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          A

                        2. The Movement
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            A

                        3. Mr. Clueless
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          For the run in on wildcard. Bench boost next week.

                          1) salah, kulusevski, Amartey

                          Or

                          2) Son, Jota, Tavares

                        4. TB303
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Jesus or Richarlson?

                          1. dwain100
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Jesus

                        5. andre_c
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

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

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

                          Thanks

                          1. dwain100
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Yes

                        6. dwain100
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          A) Mahrez and Nketiah
                          B) Diaz and Jesus

                          1. The Senate
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            A

                        7. Kantelele
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Who is the best option? The price doesn't matter
                            a) Vardy
                            b) Jesus
                            c) Nketiah
                            d) Werner

                            1. dwain100
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              B, C, A, D

                          • AudereESTFacere
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Morning all

                            I'm currently 50 points behind ML leader, is this worth a -12? I'll BB this week and FH next, he has no chips left.

                            Ramsdale Foster
                            Robbo Cancelo White Schar Amartey
                            Salah Mount Kulu Saka Ramsey
                            Kane Werner Mateta

                            Werner, Salah, Ramsey & Schar > Richarlison, KDB, Gordon & Laporte

                            His team is:
                            dubravka sa
                            vvd young white schar taylor
                            salah kulu saka barnes mcneil
                            kane jesus wood

                            I expect he'll transfer wood to nket.

                            Thanks for any help

                            1. Sulley
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              What are your transfers?

                              1. AudereESTFacere
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                I have 1 ft and I'd be doing:

                                Werner Salah Ramsey Schar out for
                                Richarlison KDB Gordon Laporte

                                Which leaves me 0.8 itb

                              2. Sulley
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Scrap that question. Missed that row. Losing Salah for a hit is the obvious risk and you are going all or nothing. Alternative is to keep Salah and go for cheaper defender. Matip / Sessegnon

                                1. AudereESTFacere
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Cheers Sulley,

                                  I could do Werner, Ramsey and Schar out

                                  Bring in Richarlison and Gordon then have 5.6 for a Def

                                  Are any city defenders worth it for that considering I'll be benching?

                          • Tross007
                            • 10 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Best most nailed defender from Everton and Leicester for next 2 weeks?

                            1. Shattered Dreams
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              I’d take a gamble on Mina.

                          • AK_FC
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            What City attacker other than KDB?

                            1. dwain100
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Mahrez or Jesus

                            2. The Senate
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Mahrez or Bernardo

                            3. The Movement
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                B Silva

                            4. The Senate
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Weghorst to Pukki worth a hit for one GW only?

                            5. The_FF_King
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              Some advice please:

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

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

                              For -4

                            6. falafel
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              A: Mateta and Mount
                              B: Richarlison and Gray

                            7. gellinmagellan
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

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

                              1 FT 0.2 ITB. Plan on playing BB

                              Kane + Broja + Schar > Jesus + Nketiah + Cancelo for -8 good to go?

                            8. Josh.E
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                So, I am replacing Kane with Richarlison and Mount with Son am I gtg?

                              • tvz32
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Please help me choose one combo for this GW
                                A) Cancelo + Richarlison
                                B) Laporte + Jesus

                                1. AC/DC AFC
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  B

                              • Mozumbus
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Lost priced nailed defender options for DGW36 only, BB?
                                  Thanks

                                • KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  GTG or any changes please chaps?

                                  Schmeichel
                                  Trent | Robbo | Cancelo
                                  Salah | Son | Kulusevski | Gordon
                                  Kane (K) | Pukki | Nketiah

                                  Bachmann | Amartey | Ramsey | Schar

                                  0ITB

                                  Thanks

                                • ebb2sparky
                                  • 11 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  How many points would Coutinho owners be happy with this game week? I’m not convinced he’ll get more than 4 or 5. Any reason I should be more optimistic?