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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. yanky
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    someone gimme the best defender 4.7 or under not named Ben White

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

      I’m going with sess

  2. Casualspotted
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Too crazy to go with triple City defence? I will FH in 37.

      1. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I wouldn't

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

        If one is ederson

        1. Casualspotted
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Ederson, Cancelo and Dias

        2. European Bob
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          No do it

          1. Casualspotted
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Moves would be Dubravka, Tarkowski and Guimares to Ederson, Dias and Martinelli

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

                Yes

        3. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          only reason i am keeping mount and james is for the goalfest v watford gw38, but do you think they will start?

        4. Wılly
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Pukki or Nketiah?

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

            Nketiah

          2. Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Nketiah

          3. European Bob
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Edward

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

            Later

        5. Pomp and Circumstance
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          re-post--are these good moves? (have 2 FT and on BB)

          Jota --> KDB
          Kane --> Jesus

          White is one of DFs--would you transfer him out for someone else? would have up to 4.9

        6. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          If you weee chasing a 40 pt Lead in your ML would you do a -8 this week if using BB chip for the following move?

          White > Holgate.

          Cheers

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

            Godfrey nearly back so could be subbing out 1 appearance for 1 appearance

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

              What about Mykolenko?

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

                I much prefer that

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

                  Thanks for comments. Will be last minute transfer I feel.

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

            tough to say because dont know status of white. If i felt he wasnt playing the leeds game then yes do the transfer

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

              Waiting game but Arteta presser did say he’s in contention right.

        7. Cheeto__Bandito
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Wow Arsenal conceded 0.6 xga against Chelsea and 0.7 against West Ham both tough away games, they are really stepping up in crunch time since that Palace shock.

          Reckon they might beat spurs 2-1.

          1. Oz
            • 13 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            we live in hope

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

          Dias or Laporte and Gordon in for Havertz or Kulu?

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

            Dias

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

              Also keep kulu

              1. GoonerGirl
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Yeah was leaning towards Dias and keeping Kulu. Helped me confirm. Cheers.

        9. Tsssst
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Chasing slightly...

          Ronaldo to Vardy

          1. Cheeto__Bandito
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            no Nketiah and spread funds?

        10. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          A) Gordon+ son
          vs
          B) 2 of mount/saka/maddison

          I’m on FH and already have nkitteah

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

            Saka Maddison for the differential, son Gordon if wanting more template

        11. putana
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          need help with this please. Need to start one

          A)gordon

          B)nketiah (-4)

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

            i would be taking a hit to bring in nketiah instead of starting gordon

          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            a

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

            Gordon so you don’t need a hit.

            Any advice for me above?

          4. AD2110
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            B

        12. NorCal Villan
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Have 70 point lead in ML and playing BB (my last chip) this week. Person chasing me is out of chips and will almost certainly have to take one or two hits this week (if he doesn’t then he will be fielding a much weaker squad).

            Asking you which of these three options for me that you prefer.

            (A) Mateta, Idah, Schar>Nketiah, Watkins, Holgate (gives me 15 DGW)

            (B) White, Idah, Schar>Matip, Nketiah, Cash/Alonso (gives me 14 DGW) **if you choose this one, Cash or Alonso?**

            (C) Mateta, Idah, Schar>Nketiah, Pukki, Matip/Cash/Alonso (gives me 15 DGW) **if you choose this one, Matip, Cash,or Alonso?**

            1. The Movement
                2 months, 1 day ago

                B and Alonso

                1. NorCal Villan
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Thank you! That was fast

                  • NorCal Villan
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      I already have Silva- would you still go with Alonso?

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

                  Ramsdale,
                  Taa, Cancelo, alonso, cash,
                  Kdb, coutinho, saka, raph, Gordon
                  Kane,

                  Dubravka, livra, weghorst, asm

                  Thinking hitting a -8 and bench boosting: dubravka, livra, asm > ederson, sess, nektiah

                  Thoughts?

                  1. The Movement
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Go for it

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

                      Like the moves

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

                        Ederson & sess or matip & Schmeichel?

                  2. The Movement
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Which 2 guys

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

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

                        B, c

                      2. Werner Bros
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        C and tough to call the other one

                        1. NorCal Villan
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            B & C

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

                        Mount > Foden on a free?

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

                          No

                        2. AD2110
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Ye

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

                          No

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

                          Foden probably plays only one game

                        5. Werner Bros
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Not for me, great fixtures for Mount and probably more nailed

                      4. AD2110
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Who would you rather have?

                        A) Mount + Martinelli
                        B) Saka + Kulu

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

                          B

                        2. ScottyMaz12
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          B

                        3. Werner Bros
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          B

                      5. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        1. Jesus and Son
                        2. Kane and Saka
                        3. Richarlison and KDB

                        I feel like one has higher ceiling but 2 is safest?

                        Any thoughts- need help!

                        1. Werner Bros
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          I agree with what you say about 1 and 2. Maybe 1 if chasing and 2 if playing it safe

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

                          3 if chasing

                        3. NorCal Villan
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            All 3 are solid. I am probably against 3 just because IMO Richarlison is just too much of a wildcard. Agree 2 is safest

                        4. Werner Bros
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          On BB (FH37) Who is the best Ramsey replacement up to 5.3?

                          A: Gordon (-4)
                          B: Other?
                          C: Stick with Ramsey?

                          Scmeichel Foster
                          TAA Cancelo Alonso Matip *White
                          Salah Saka Kulu *Ramsey Raph
                          Kane Nketiah Toney

                          0FT 0.6ITB

                          1. WhatWouldYourZlatanSay
                            • 6 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Same situation- I’ll leave until last minute but probably taking the hit for Gordon.

                            1. Werner Bros
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              I'm busy tomorrow so this feels last minute now. It does seem to be the best move - wish there was more news on White as well. Will probably stick with him rather than take the -8 and hope he plays the Leeds game

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

                            same situation, if I take ramsey out then it will be for gordon, but not sure if is worth the -4? I guess it could depend on whether Ramsey misses one or both games?

                            1. Werner Bros
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              It's hard to know but the games are quick succession and the second is against Liverpool so not sure how much of an option Ramsey is now really. I'm leaning towards transferring to Gordon, but yeah the hit is off-putting

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

                          Vardy expected mins over 36?

                          1. Tsssst
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Was tempted but forgot about Ian nacho.

                        6. ScottyMaz12
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Best option here folks for a free hit team?

                          a) Schmeichel, Cancelo, Laporte
                          b) Ederson, Dias, Alonso

                        7. Zaruto
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Jesus?

                          a) plays
                          b) plays and scores 3
                          c) bench

                          1. NorCal Villan
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Saves

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

                                And..,?

                          2. Better Call Raul
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Any advice appreciated here, struggling with this one:

                            Ramsdale
                            TAA Robbo Cancelo James
                            Salah Son Saka Coutinho KDH
                            Nketiah

                            Sanchez----Weghorst-Broja-Schar

                            A) Robbo + Weghorst -> Laporte + Richarlison (-4)
                            B) Robbo + Weghorst -> Mina + Jesus (-4)
                            C) Coutinho + KDH -> Kulu/Maddi + Gordon (-4)
                            D) Robbo + Coutinho -> Laporte + Diaz (-4)

                          3. Teahupo'o
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            BB36. Best move(s)?

                            Schmeichel Foster
                            TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte Alonso
                            Salah Son Saka Foden KDH
                            Watkins Nketiah Dennis

                            1FT .1ITB

                            A) Dennis Robbo to Richarlison Matip -4
                            B) Dennis Robbo KDH to Richarlison Matip Gordon -8
                            C) Save

                          4. Casualspotted
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Triple City defence and Cancelo C lets go !!!!!!!

                            • WibblesTeam
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Tavares or Holgate please?

                            • Ajax Hamsterdam
                              • 7 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              mount and james to barnes and vvd?? for free.

                            • snow pea in repose
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Official FPL has Richarlison yellow flagged, apologies if already posted

                            • Mr. Mystic
                              • 11 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Anyone fancy BB 37 or 36?!

                            • G00LI0
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Could Martinelli outperform Saka this week?

                              Cannot fit Saka and Richarlison combo in so considering it. Rondon is the other alternative.

                              Thoughts?

                            • The Movement
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Some help please guys? which one would you do if any got 2 FT

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