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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. Jet5605
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Am I bonkers doing a -8 hit to maximise BB? Was planning to FH in GW37. Any other suggestions?

    A - Werner, Ramsey & Schar > Richarlison, Gordon & Laporte for -8 hit
    B - Other suggestion?

    Schmeichel
    Cancelo - James - TAA
    KDB - Son - Maddison - Mount - Ramsey
    Werner - Dennis

    Foster - Mateta - Mitchell - Schar

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

      B hold BB for gw37?

      FH38.

      1. Jet5605
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        I did FH on GW38 last year and it was a disaster as the lineups are impossible to predict with too many players on the beach

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

          Won't that logic apply to an existing squad.

          FH38 at least gives you a chance to play into those teams still performing at the very top and bottom.

          Avoid say Crystal Palace with PV given the younger guys a chance or play Eze etc?

        2. Jet5605
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah possibly. Could just do Werner > Richarlison this week

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

    With White and Mateta in my squad I've cancelled BB until next week.

    Would you start Andersen home to Watford over White?

    It's the Leeds game I'd want him for most of all.

  3. ran
      3 months, 11 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 BB chip. Should I do a -4,

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

    • Proietti
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Who would you start:
      a) Nketiah
      b) Dennis

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

        A

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

        Nketiah has 2 games to score.

        Palace should win but it could be say 3-1?

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

        Thank you

    • 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 Nketiah*

      Playing BB and not happy with Schar obviously, and can't take him out without getting rid of someone else

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

      Anything else?

    • Blens
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hi guys,
      May have missed it but any news on whether Richarlison plays?
      Thanks

    • Visionaries
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Thoughts on my FH team please

      Kasper
      Trent, Cancelo, Laporte, Alonso, Matip
      Salah, KDB, Saka, Kulu
      Richarlison

      1. Real Socially Distant
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Gtg. Same as my FH team apart from Kulu and Rich are Nketiah and Son

      2. DLLM
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Same as my team but son for kulu

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

        Foden or Havertz (both are £7.9m)?

        Thanks in advance.

      4. JakesNorval
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Gtg or anything obvious worth taking - for ? Chasing leader in ML who's 40 points ahead, Thx

          Rams
          James Laporte Matip
          Haverts Saka Kulus Salah(c) Maddison
          Jesus Kane

          Foster Amartey Schar

        • Jet5605
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Best Werner replacement

          A - Jesus
          B - Richarlison

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

            Got the same dilemma.
            I'm going B (hoping he's okay to play-he's flagged).
            Just concerned about rotation/time with Jesus - although I've always rated him

          2. Eisjh
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Richarlison as he also has a dgw in 37

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

            Which one of the following:

            a) Son & Foden

            or

            b) KDB & Maddison

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

              B I guess

          4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            How does this look:

            Schmeichel
            Dias Laporte Mane Mykolenko
            Salah Mane KDB Son Saka
            Richarlison

            Thanks!

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Mane in defense is Matip. Haha

            2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              Ignore. So many drafts. That whole team is wrong. Reposting.

          5. Marcin the Pole
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Robbo -> Cancelo worth a -4?

            Feel a little exposed with no City defence...

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

            A. KDB Mount
            B. Mahrez Son -4

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

              Not Easy but …A

          7. Blens
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Any updates on Richarlison guys?

          8. Zaruto
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            What? Who? Why?

            a) Cash
            b) Matip
            c) Gabriel
            Or
            e) Keep White

            1. Kane Lane
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 11 days ago

              C

          9. Conor1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Bench boost and I have already made a -4. Should I now take out Ramsey as he is potentially injured. Will have 6.1m but will be -8 points. Thanks.

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

              Yes

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

            I need help (desperation)
            Schmeichel
            Laporte Cancelo TAA James
            Mount Son Kulusevski Salah Saka
            Pukki
            Bench : Foster, Emerson Royal, Mateta, Gelhartd

            I am planning on TC Salah this weekend or if i`m brave enough TC Son. GW37 will be a FH - I have 2 free transfers this GW. Is there anything I can do to improve this team?

          11. The Polymath
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Best 4.6 defender for this DGW?

          12. Kane Lane
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Make or break season question.

            A) TC KDB Ramsey to Gordon - 4
            Play Gordon over Clyne single GW player

            B) Keep TC play it in GW37 for Rich play Clyne cap Salah

            C) TC KDB play Clyne take no hit have 10DGW players.

            My rival will likely FH or BB 12pts ahead.

            Thank you I hope its green arrows for all.

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

            Good to go?
            Captain Salah or KdB?
            0ft, 0.3itb

            Ramsdale
            TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
            Salah(c) Gordon Saka KdB Kulu
            Nketiah

            Sa Broja Saiss Geldhart

          14. Spearmint
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            So...

            If I roll my FT this week on a bench boost.

            FH next week.

            Will I have 2FT for GWK 38?

            If not then what do you think of either

            A - Robertson to Tavares
            B - Robertson to Holgate
            C - Mount to Gordon

            Would allow for Foden/Mount to Son for Norwich at home in the last gameweek.

          15. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Updated!