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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. Ruinenlust
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Any chance Coutinho will be dropped for Buendia?

    1. ebb2sparky
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Always a chance I suppose. Even if he starts both how many points are you expecting?

  2. OptimusBlack
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    GTG ? Any other thoughts ?
    Finally finish my team cost -8
    Foster
    Alonso Robbo Cancelo
    Salah Son © Saka Maddy Díaz
    Richa Toney

  3. MC Hammer
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 9 days ago

    Robbo + Pukki -> Laporte + Richarlison?

    I am really tempted, what do you think?

    1. jaywills
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Yes

    2. Allison Wonderland
        3 months, 9 days ago

        For free yes

    3. jamesjoseph2770
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      A. Kane, Coutinho, Schar
      B. Nketiah, KDB, Cancelo (-8)

      1. DennisTheMenace
          3 months, 9 days ago

          B

      2. AK_FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Which option?

        A) Kane, Maddison, Ederson
        B) Richarlison, Mahrez, Schmeicel (-4)

        1. BigAsGiroud_
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          A

        2. jaywills
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          A

        3. Allison Wonderland
            3 months, 9 days ago

            A

        4. jaywills
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Pukki to Nketiah? Would you do it?
          I'm chasing in my ML. He has Nketiah...
          Cheers

          1. D.Glynn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            If you're chasing you need to go different to him

        5. BigAsGiroud_
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Start Gabriel or KDH?

          1. jaywills
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Kdh

          2. DavidBW
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Gabriel all day

          3. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Gabriel

        6. fijuhmon
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

          Bench boost active, free hit next week.

          A) Weghorst to Pukki for free
          B) White and Broja to Holgate and Nketiah for a -4
          C) Coutinho, White and Broja to Gordon, Laporte and Nketiah for -8

          1. Aussie Rules
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Not C

          2. DennisTheMenace
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Weghorst and Broja —> Pukki and Nketiah (-4)

              1. fijuhmon
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                3 Arsenal already.

          3. Abaddon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Kane, werner, ramsey, doherty to Ricky, nketiah, kdb (tc), laporte worth a -8??

          4. Aussie Rules
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Have Ramsey on BB. Is there a mid worth taking a hit for under 7 million? Already have Saka

            1. gellinmagellan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I sold Ramsey for Gordon because I'm playing BB

            2. Allison Wonderland
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Gordon

              • ebb2sparky
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Maddison perhaps. Might not start both this week but has another double next week and then a decent fixture in GW38. Otherwise Kulusevski?

            3. gellinmagellan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 9 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? (Benching headache next week...)

            4. JakesNorval
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Who to play, Amartey or Matip?

                1. jaywills
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Amartya unless you have Schmeichel

                2. The Mentaculus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  Easy one - Matip

                3. Allison Wonderland
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Matip

                  • JakesNorval
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Cheers

                  • DavidBW
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 9 days ago

                    Last time I'm going to ask

                    Havertz > Mahrez FT?

                    Will have 11 DGWers I'm happy with

                    1. jaywills
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Yes. Go for it.

                    2. Allison Wonderland
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Yes

                      • The Mentaculus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 9 days ago

                        Yeah I think so

                    3. AnfieldLad
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 9 days ago

                      Ramsdale
                      Robbo Cancelo Laporte Alonso
                      Salah Saka Mount Kulu
                      Kane Richarlison
                      (Foster Gordon Nkeitah Ayling)
                      -4
                      Bench Boost active.

                      G2g? Anything worth anything hit ?

                      1. The Movement
                          3 months, 9 days ago

                          GTG other than Ayling but you already done a -4 so…

                        • Allison Wonderland
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            Gtg

                        • The Movement
                            3 months, 9 days ago

                            I really can’t decide what to do, so would like as many of you as possible to give me their opinions please.

                            Currently I have:

                            Mount / James / Joao Pedro

                            I can keep this and not use any transfer, or Would you swap for the following:

                            A) Mount to Saka
                            B) James to Dias
                            C) Joao Pedro to Nketiah
                            D) Lease as it is

                            Many Thanksm

                            1. The Mentaculus
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              C

                            2. jaywills
                              • 6 Years
                              3 months, 9 days ago

                              C

                            3. The Movement
                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                I forgot to mention if I do C I will Then need to also do A or B, which one would you choose? I have 2FT

                                1. Allison Wonderland
                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                    A and C

                                  • The Mentaculus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                    A

                                2. AC/DC AFC
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  A and C

                              • Borran
                                • 8 Years
                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                I'm on FH. Bring in
                                A) Laporte
                                or
                                B) Dias

                                I already have Cancelo.

                                1. jaywills
                                  • 6 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  Doesn't actually matter haha

                                2. The Ilfordian
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  I’m on Dias, partly due to comments on Laporte and partly because he scored so many for me earlier in the season

                                3. The Movement
                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                    B

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

                                    I have Laporte but would go Dias, on nothing more than a feeling

                                4. SensibleSoccerChamp
                                  • 5 Years
                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                  Why no love for Mane?
                                  I can get

                                  Kane + havertz -> mane + Jesus

                                  Yay or nay?

                                  1. The Mentaculus
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                    I got some love for Sadio - more than Mo at the mo.
                                    Would probably go for that move

                                  2. The Movement
                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                      Go for it

                                    • SensibleSoccerChamp
                                      • 5 Years
                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                      Thanks lads

                                    • D.Glynn
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                      Great moves

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

                                    Anyone on Richarlison Captain? I’m tempted.

                                    1. Allison Wonderland
                                        3 months, 9 days ago

                                        No way

                                      • jaywills
                                        • 6 Years
                                        3 months, 9 days ago

                                        I wouldn't now he is flagged. Not worth jt

                                      • D.Glynn
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        3 months, 9 days ago

                                        Worried about flag?

                                    2. jaywills
                                      • 6 Years
                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                      Pukki to Nketiah? Would you do it?
                                      I'm chasing in my ML. He has Nketiah...
                                      A) Yes
                                      B) No
                                      Cheers

                                      1. sandy_FPL
                                          3 months, 9 days ago

                                          yes

                                        • BigAsGiroud_
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 9 days ago

                                          I would not. Nketiah’s celling is not higher than Pukki, and you’re chasing, you should pick different player than him.

                                        • abaalan
                                          • 6 Years
                                          3 months, 9 days ago

                                          Considering this move also.
                                          Think Norwich could do ok Vs tired West ham and Leicester. Nketiah also slight risk for minutes.
                                          Think I'll stick

                                      2. Allison Wonderland
                                          3 months, 9 days ago

                                          No chip this week, FH37

                                          A) Ramsdale -> Schmeichel
                                          B) Kane, Broja -> Richarlison, Jesus (-4, bench Raphinha)

                                          1. jaywills
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 9 days ago

                                            A

                                        • Mr. Clueless
                                          • 8 Years
                                          3 months, 9 days ago

                                          Bottomed:

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

                                          1) salah, kulusevski, Amartey

                                          Or

                                          2) Son, Jota, Tavares

                                          1. jaywills
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 9 days ago

                                            1

                                          2. The Movement
                                              3 months, 9 days ago

                                              A

                                            • gellinmagellan
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 4 Years
                                              3 months, 9 days ago

                                              A

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

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

                                            Playing BB and not happy with Schar obviously. What should I do?

                                            A) Kane + Schar > Jesus + Cancelo -8
                                            B) Pope + Schar > Schmeichel + Tavares -8

                                            Anything else?

                                            1. AC/DC AFC
                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                              • 6 Years
                                              3 months, 9 days ago

                                              Just Schar in a minus 4.

                                              1. gellinmagellan
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                                But who can I get in for 4.2?

                                          4. AC/DC AFC
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 6 Years
                                            3 months, 9 days ago

                                            Instead of Coutinho would you rather have:

                                            A) Bowen
                                            B) JWP
                                            C) Maddison
                                            D) Zaha

                                            For this week only?

                                            All with good fixtures.

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

                                              I’d punt on Maddison

                                            2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                                              • 10 Years
                                              3 months, 9 days ago

                                              Zaha (playing up front according to PV)

                                              1. AC/DC AFC
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 6 Years
                                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                                Home to Watford, could be tasty.

                                                Does that mean Mateta is benched?

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

                                            Which is the better option? FH37 BB36

                                            A) Mount, Tavares
                                            B) Gray, Cancelo

                                          6. AK_FC
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            3 months, 9 days ago

                                            A) Maddison + Ederson
                                            B) Mahrez + Schmiechel (-4)

                                          7. ran
                                              3 months, 9 days ago

                                              Schmeichel Foster

                                              James TAA Fofana Cancelo Cash
                                              Saka Son Salah Maddison Mount
                                              Watkins Dennis Nketiah

                                              1 FT; 0.8 itb

                                              Planning to play the free hit chip. Should I do a -4,

                                              Son > KDB
                                              Cash > Coleman/Tavares/or any 5m and below defender?

                                              1. ran
                                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                                  I meant BB chip~

                                              2. abaalan
                                                • 6 Years
                                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                                A) pukki to nketiah. -4
                                                B) havertz to odegaard. -4
                                                C) not worth it

                                                Fh37

                                              3. JAYPEE
                                                • 3 Years
                                                3 months, 9 days ago

                                                Is white going to play both games?

                                              4. Kantelele
                                                  3 months, 9 days ago

                                                  Rank : 62,8 k
                                                  Current team : 2ft (0,5 in the bank) BB active
                                                  Pickford-Foster
                                                  Cancelo-Robertson-James-Andersen-Taylor
                                                  Salah-Son-Mount-Saka-Barnes
                                                  Richarlison-Pukki-Cucho
                                                  What would you do :
                                                  a) Cucho,Robertson,Taylor ---> Nketiah,Alonso, Mina/Coleman/Justin/Soyuncu (-4)
                                                  b) Cucho,Son,Taylor ---> Vardy/Werner/Vardy,Gordon,Alonso ? (-4)
                                                  c) Other (what ?)

                                                  1. Kantelele
                                                      3 months, 9 days ago

                                                      Vardy/Werner/Jesus* in B option

                                                  2. Leeds-Utd
                                                    • 11 Years
                                                    3 months, 9 days ago

                                                    Jesus Captain or just stick with Salah?