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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. Drogba Legend
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    BB active. 20k OR. Thoughts on options below?

    Foster
    James - Cancelo - Laporte - Robbo
    Salah - Son - Maddison - Havertz - Saka
    Pukki

    Sa - Weg - Broja - Digne

    A) Weg + Broja > 2 DGW forwards to give me 15 DGW players
    B) Havertz + Broja > Foden and Nketiah
    C) Sa + Havertz + Weg + Broja > Schmeicel + Foden + Nketiah + J. Pedro (-8)
    D) Different combo of the four above
    E) Something else

    Cheers and good luck!

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

      Nice rank mate, helping you out even though you are going to pass me this gw.

      A) looks the best to me, B) is also tempting, but Foden not sure to start at all

  2. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone (C)ancelo?

    1. Nightf0x
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Currently me

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

      Think about Him or Son

      1. Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Same and cant forget salah too

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      It’s tempting. Doherty’s haul in the last time Newcastle played a big team away from home comes to mind!

  3. Nightf0x
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    BB36 active, FH37/38

    Schmikl foster - taa can alonso laporte - salah son madds mount - mateta nketiah toney, which?

    A) taylor cout -4 to saka chambers/holgate (or) gordon james/rudi/vvd
    B) mateta cout -4 to richar gordon
    C) taylor cout mateta -8 to puki gordon rudi
    D) taylor cout madds -8 to rudi/james gordon saka
    E) taylor cout toney -8 to chambers/holgate saka richar
    F) cout madds mateta -8 to richar gordon saka

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

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

  5. gart888
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Would you rather Mount or Havertz this week?

  6. Taegugk Warrior
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Myko or tavares…?

  7. The Polymath
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Mount and Havertz to Son and Gordon?

    1. gart888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yup

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

      OK

    3. Il Capitano
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      ye

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

    I really am stumped. which 2 of these would you bench?

    1) Matip
    2) Nketia
    3) Gordon
    4) Kulu

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

      1 and 3

    2. NorCal Villan
        2 months, 1 day ago

        3, no question there. The others are tough, but gonna say 2

        1. noissimbus
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Same. Got to look at proven track records. 2 & 3 only have potential thus far.

      • Nightf0x
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        BB36 active, FH37/38

        Schmikl foster - taa can alonso laporte - salah son madds mount - mateta nketiah toney, which?

        A) taylor cout -4 to gordon james/rudi/vvd
        B) mateta cout -4 to richar gordon
        C) taylor cout mateta -8 to puki gordon rudi
        D) taylor cout toney -8 to chambers/holgate saka richar

      • The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        KDH --> Gordon for a -4 worth it?

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

          I think so

        2. NorCal Villan
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Seems as sideways as it gets, though you do get an extra DGW from Gordon

            1. Il Capitano
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Leicester double in 37 too

              1. NorCal Villan
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Doh! My bad. Given this info, I would say not worth the hit

            2. Il Capitano
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Not sure, I've done Ramsey > Gordon (-4) but only because of injury, this is for BB presumably?

          • Taegugk Warrior
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            A. Rich + Tavarez
            B. Nketiah + Myko

          • BigAsGiroud_
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            A)Jesus + Schmeichel
            Or
            B) Richarlison + Ederson

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              B

            2. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              A

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

            Madness to drop the likes of Reece James + Robbo on a FH?

            Concerned about possibility of only 1 start but may be kicking myself trying to overthink.

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

              James I think is more interesting as most seem to expect him to play vs. Wolves which should have high CS % and has been unlucky not to get attacking returns
              https://twitter.com/jumpthewave/status/1522659033525673986?s=21&t=V3stxugEiOCKMylT9HsAzA

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

                Cheers. I expected that; concerned with the Leeds game

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

                  Yeah, tough one. He won’t start 2 but maybe start vs Wolves and 20 minutes at the end vs Leeds could have more upside than Robbo just playing Spurs and resting vs. Villa… it is a really tough one. But yeah not madness to drop them on FH, I wouldn’t have Robbo on FH for sure.

            2. noissimbus
                2 months, 1 day ago

                It's usually overthinking & FOMO. Unless there's confirmation of them sitting out a game, they'd probably score well enough to justify keeping.

            3. yanky
              • 12 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              on Bench Boost
              0.2 in bank, White > 4.7 defender worth a -4 pt hit? I can’t think of anyone worth it but I doubt White starts vs leeds…thoughts?

              Pickford Sa
              TAA Cancelo James Cash White*
              Salah Mahrez Coutinho Saka Raphinha
              Jesus Mateta Pukki

            4. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Thoughts on Robbo + Havertz + JRod to Amartey + Mahrez + Richarlison (-8)? Would give:

              Foster
              TAA Cancelo Laporte Alonso
              Salah Mahrez Mount Saka
              Kane Richarlison
              Dubravka Amartey Elanga Dobbin

            5. Il Capitano
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Ramsdale
              TAA Robbo Cancelo Laporte
              Salah Saka Raphinha Kulu
              Kane Nketiah

              Foster - Pukki Gordon *

              Digne or Mykolenko in? BB this week, no FH for 37.

            6. Nightf0x
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              BB36 active, FH37/38, Schmikl foster - taa can alonso laporte - salah son madds mount - mateta nketiah toney, which?

              A) taylor cout -4 to gordon james/rudi/vvd
              B) mateta cout -4 to richar gordon
              C) taylor cout mateta -8 to puki gordon rudi
              D) taylor cout toney -8 to chambers/holgate saka richar

            7. gart888
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Nketiah or Richarlison this week?

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

                rich. i have both though

            8. seewhyaxe
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Morning dz

              Preferred choice? All for free.

              1- Mount to Gordon and Weghorst to Richarlison

              2- Mount to Foden and Weghorst to Nketiah

              3- Son to KDB and Weghorst to Nketiah

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

              Kane and Coutinho to Rich and KDB? (next week FH then KDB to Son in 38. 10.8k OR

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

                Y/N anyone, before the price changes?

              2. gart888
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                I'm looking at something similar. Ronaldo and Havertz to them.

                Also considering Nketiah, Son, and Jesus.

                What do you think of Nketiah vs Jesus vs. Richarlison this week?

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

                  Think I'd go Richarlison out of those.

              3. Dynamic Duos
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                N

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

                  Thanks. What's your reasons why?

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 1 day ago

                    Sorry Y, if your fh 37

              4. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Seems decent, though could backfire if Kane plays 90x2 vs. KDB early subs and if the Richarlison ankle injury is more serious than feared!

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

                  Good points. I see that Richarlison is now flagged so the ankle thing is real.

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

                    Seems like a knock, imagine should be fine. Would just be a DGW nightmare if he get tackled early on and hurt it though!

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

              anyone nailed in LEI back 4?

              1. Il Capitano
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 1 day ago

                nope

            11. drippingpitch
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Daka or Nacho?

                1. Il Capitano
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  With Vardy back in the mix I wouldn't go there myself

                  1. drippingpitch
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Vardy is out again...

                      1. drippingpitch
                          2 months, 1 day ago

                          Or is prem site incorrect?

                          1. Il Capitano
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Can't see any news about it and not flagged on FPL

                            1. drippingpitch
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                It's in my team news reel...wtf

                    • No Salah
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Please suggest, Mount to Foden for -4?

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

                        Not keen for -4, assuming both play 1 it seems a bit sideways

                    • Nightf0x
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Get richar for mateta
                      Or
                      Get vvd/rudi,/james for taylor
                      (My def. Taa can alonso laporte)

                    • TSN
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      A. Son + Kulu
                      B. KDB + Gordon

                      Which one?

                    • MountainBeach
                      • 10 Years
                      2 months, 1 day ago

                      Any update on White?

                    • Martin Ødegaard
                        2 months, 1 day ago

                        Who do you guys think will get more points: Kane or Jesus?
                        Thanks for the help!

                        1. Gunneryank
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Probably Kane.

                            1. Martin Ødegaard
                                2 months, 1 day ago

                                Thanks!

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

                            Funny how this game develops over the season, just being looking at budget striker options this week and remembered Adam Armstrong.

                            Recall being gutted in GW1 when my main dilemma, Pukki or Armstrong backfired when I went for Pukki and Armstrong scored within minutes of his debut vs Everton and Pukki blanked.

                            Here we are near the end and Armstrong has 2 goals all season and Pukki has 10! My gut was right, and Pukki it is this gameweek too!

                            After a disappointing fpl season but a late comeback is looming!

                          • tinear
                            • 2 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            Keep Mount/Maddison?

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

                              Mount

                            2. Nightf0x
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              Have both & keeping

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

                                Shipping one for KdB

                                1. Nightf0x
                                  • 6 Years
                                  2 months, 1 day ago

                                  Mads probably

                          • FPL failure
                            • 4 Years
                            2 months, 1 day ago

                            A) White -> Tavares
                            B) White + Coutinho -> Laporte + Gordon (-4)

                            1. Nightf0x
                              • 6 Years
                              2 months, 1 day ago

                              B