FPL Blank Gameweek 36 – The Complete Guide

Following the Double/Triple Gameweek, we now have a Blank Gameweek in 36. The four teams that will blank in Gameweek 36 are shown in the table below:

Man United


Like we do every Gameweek, we will be providing you will the following helpful articles to help you with your Gameweek planning:

  • The FPL Way XV – Scout Picks
  • Differential Picks
  • Scout Picks
  • Captaincy Pick

The deadline for Blank Gameweek 36 is at 18:30 GMT on Friday 14th May.

Here are the 8 Fixtures for BGW36

The FPL Way XV – Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For BGW36?

Here is our Scout Picks for the Blank Gameweek 36 with a team budget of only 100 million. This week’s teams value comes out at 99.8 million.

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The FPL Way Value Picks – Which budget players should we consider for BGW36?

Here are recommend budget/value picks for BGW36. Whether you need to free some funds for your team or even add some potential differentials, then this is the thread for you. This weeks budget team comes out at only 81.1 million.

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The FPL Way Differential Picks – Fancy a differential for Blank Gameweek 36?

In this article, we discuss 5 differentials you should consider to end your season with. Planning ahead is essential, maybe one of these players could be the one you are looking for?

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Who is the best Captain for BGW36?

We’ve explored the best options for captaincy for Blank Gameweek 36. Check out the article below, it certainly could help you come to your final decision!

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As always, we wish you the best of luck with BGW36, and we hope you found these articles useful to help you achieve those green arrows!

If you need help with your team, feel free to drop a comment below, we love to help!

Who’s The Best Captain For Blank Gameweek 36?

Who’s The Best Captain for Blank Gameweek 36?

This article was written by @FPL_D5l (Daniel Lison)

I’m going to be exploring the best options for captaincy for Gameweek 36 (BGW36).

📌 TGW35 Captaincy Results

📌 Results of the Poll

📌 Premium Options & Team Comparisons

📌 My Conclusion

📌 Who’s Winning The Arm Band

DGW35 Captaincy Results:

As it stands with all five players left to play, all my Captaincy picks has returned. Which is very nice to have a little brag about.

Start off with my Captain Mason Greenwood, still one more game to play from his Triple Gameweek, he provided us with a nice 18pts & 4 BPS (Bonus Points), Bruno Fernandes got 10pts with a goal & 3 BPS. He didn’t play against Leicester as he was rested for the Liverpool game for Thursday night. Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal & 1 BPS, Iheanacho 1 goal but dropped points after receiving a yellow card, & Mo Salah providing only an assist with one more game left to play, he’s given his owners 6pts so far. Here is how last weeks captains are doing as of the time of writing:

1️⃣ Bruno Fernandes: 10pts

2️⃣ Mo Salah: 6pts

3️⃣ Mason Greenwood: 18pts

4️⃣ Iheanacho: 7pts

5️⃣ Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 9pts

Results of the Poll:

Who will be your captain? I have picked out 3 worthy candidates for the Armband, in the lead, we have the Egyptian King Mo Salah (48%). With tight voting for 2nd place is Harry Kane (22%) & Dominic Calvert-Lewin in 3rd (20%). We have a Blank Gameweek, the teams who will not be playing are Manchester United, Leicester City, Chelsea & Arsenal.

Premium Options & Team Comparisons:

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m)

VS Sheffield United (H)

Underlying attacking stats in the last 4 matches (games where he was out injured/rested are not included):

Underlying stats for the last 4 matches (comparing the 2 teams against each other):

First up in line is the young talented Englishman Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as we said in last week’s article, we fancied him to get returns against the Hammers, & he didn’t disappoint. He scored the only goal of the game as Everton moved to within five points of West Ham with the victory.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has now returned 19 points in the last three Gameweeks. The next match is a home game against the relegated Sheffield United, who lost 2-0 to Crystal Palace.

In the previous fixture where Everton travelled to the Blades; they won 1-0. Sheffield United is 3rd worst for xG conceded (7.89 & 4th worst for big chances conceded (10), Calvert-Lewin is joint 1st for Headed Attempts (5) in his last 3 matches. Sheffield United have conceded 10 headed attempts in this period, the 5th most in the league.

In the last 4 matches, Calvert-Lewin has far more big chances total (5), with Sigurdsson (1) & Richarlison (0).

As you know my favourite go-to attacking stat is the shots conversions. Richarlison is leading the two candidates for shots inside the box (9) & joint 1st with DCL with (5) shots on target. Despite the Brazilian’s impressive shooting rate, he hasn’t been very clinical, as he hasn’t scored a single goal in the last 4.

Sigurdsson has impressive chances created which is one more than Calvert-Lewin’s (6), & also nearing xGI (2.06 – 2.61). The Icelandic has 2 goals which also equals the Englishmen, but despite the equal goals, Calvert-Lewin clearly gets the biggest chances total, proving to be in the right places, as he is the target man.

Sigurdsson & Richarlison aren’t bad players for differential purposes, & they are playing a team who sit bottom of the table & nothing to play for. If your looking for a differential then maybe these two boys could be the go-to men.

To finalise this piece, Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a great choice to stick the armband on. As I said before, Everton play a poor defensive team this season, their league is over, & The Toffee’s will want to push hard for the European spot. The Englishmen looks to be back in form, 2 goals in two, he is the talisman & I can see some attacking returns.

Mohammed Salah (£12.7m)

VS West Brom (A)

Underlying attacking stats in the last 4 matches (games where he was out injured/rested are not included):

Underlying stats for the last 4 matches (comparing the 2 teams against each other):

The Egyptian king is also back on our captaincy picks, as predicted I did suggest that there could be attacking returns against Southampton. Salah returned an assist with Liverpool winning the game comfortably by two goals to nil. With 3 points in the bag that see’s them rise to sixth in the Premier League, six points behind Leicester in fourth, who have played a game more.

Mo Salah in the last 5 game weeks has returned a decent 31 points. The next matchup is against West Brom away.

The most standout for The Baggies is their goals conceded, they have conceded 9 goals in the last 4 matches which are the worst in the league. They have kept no clean sheets, & as a high xG (7.27) which is the 4th worst in the league, looking at these stats a clean sheet is very much likely, without doubt, a fixture defiantly worth thinking about.

Salah & Mane are the joint scorers in the last 4 with 2 goals apiece, we are starting to see a bit of form from the Senegalese. In the last 6 matches he has returned 34pts, which matches Salah with 34pts.

Mane would be a decent differential Captain, his attacking stats are improving & matching the Egyptian King, a little stat I found which is very interesting particular for Mane. With West Brom down the right flank, they have conceded (29) chances, which is third-worst in the league. Only Leeds & Newcastle have conceded more down the right-hand side.

Diogo Jota is always worth a mention, his shots inside the box (15) & shots on target (7) matches closely to Salah, Jota is having a goal drought, he hasn’t returned in the last 4. I don’t think he’s a silly candidate to put the armband on, but it’s difficult to know whether he’ll start this week, due to rotation with Firmino. I guess we’ll know more after tonight’s game where they face Man Utd.

Alexander Arnold has created 12 chances in the last 4 which is the highest in the team. One goal, that’s only one behind Salah & Mane and an assist which is joint with Salah. If we take a look at West Brom on the left side of the pitch, which they have conceded 21 goals, that’s the 9th worst in the league. This isn’t so bad, but the other candidates have a good chance to return with a clean sheet that is promising.

Looking at the candidates mentioned above, Salah is a great option for the band and if you are going differential, then Mane is a good shout. Both players have a good chance to return points, but there’s only one man who I think will outscore between the two, & that’s Mo Salah. Let’s not forget he is fighting for the golden boot & that momentum edge’s me for the armband (especially as he’s is only one behind the leader; Harry Kane).

Harry Kane (£11.8m)

VS Wolves (H)

Underlying attacking stats in the last 4 matches (games where he was out injured/rested are not included):

Underlying stats for the last 4 matches (comparing the 2 teams against each other):

I have to say it didn’t feel right not to mention the top goal scorer in the Premier League last week, but without a doubt, we will this week. Harry Kane hasn’t returned a goal or assist in the last 2 matches. His previous match was against Leeds where Spurs lost 3-1, & a deserved win it was for The Peacocks. Kane did find himself unlucky not to score after his goal was ruled for offside by a toenail.

Both teams are in the top 10 for best big chances conceded (6-6), & their goals conceded (6-6) which is the 7th worst in the last 4 matches. Clearly showing some unpredictable moments at the back.

Tottenham have lost three of their six home Premier League games against Wolves. Wolves have won their last two away matches against Spurs & have won three in total.

Ok so the man that is in form is Heung-min Son, he’s been involved in four goals in the last three Premier League appearances under Ryan Mason (3 goals, 1 assist), scoring in each of his last three matches.

With no surprise Son has (12) chances created, that’s double the chances out of all his teammates in the last 4 matches.

Underlying Stats for the last 6 home matches:

Gareth Bale could be a decent differential for the captaincy too, if we look at Spurs last 6 home matches, the Welshman tops with 8 goals, to Son’s & Kane’s (4-4), also having high shot’s on target (11), that’s 4 more to Kane’s (7). I can see potential returns here.

Harry Kane in the last 5 matches has returned 31 points, his next opponents are at home against Wolves.

Kane hasn’t exactly found his form since his ankle injury, but if we take a look at his attacking potential you can see he’s getting the chances, he’s got a decent (7) big chances total, that’s the best out of the two player’s (3-2). With those chances he’s the top goalscorer with 5 goals, & has an impressive (27) goal attempts, which is double to the other candidates. To finish off with his shots conversion, Kane has (16) shot’s in the box & (8) shots on target, which is the highest in the table.

I’m going with the man who is due a goal, he’ll be wanting to clear up the golden boot, & that’s Harry Kane. I do think Son is arguably a decent Captain too, as he’s showing recent good form. Garth Bale’s home form in the last 6 is something to consider too.

Riyad Mahrez (£8m)

VS Newcastle (A)

Underlying attacking stats in the last 6 matches (games where he was out injured/rested are not included):

Underlying stats for the last 4 matches (comparing the 2 teams against each other):

My differential player of the week is the Algerian; Riyad Mahrez. Manchester City lost their previous game against Chelsea by two goals to 1, & the interesting part of it is Mahrez didn’t feature, which could potentially mean he’ll start the next game. He actually didn’t start in the last 2 games so he’s definitely due a start in the next fixture!

The next matchup is a trip to Newcastle, they haven’t won any of their last 3 games against Manchester City. An even more damaging record, The Magpies have won one of their last 26 Premier League matches against (City D4-L21).

Before we go into Pep’s roulette, we have to say a big congratulations to Manchester City on winning the Premier League.

Now a big thank you to @anna_woodberry who wrote a brilliant thread on “Manchester City’s XI for the final three matches”. I will now show her excellent & helpful work.

Here’s a table when splitting Pep’s XI since IB into UCL vs Pl & Cups, you’ll see he played a similar XI against both Dortmund & PSG:

The table below shows Manchester City minutes since the international break:

Looking at the table (apart from Ederson & Dias), there’s no other player who has started three games in a row. So to back up Mahrez for the captaincy, he is now due a start this week. Despite Man City winning the league on Tuesday night, I’m sure Pep wants to put out a decent team & keep the boys fresh for the Champions League final.

Mahrez in the last 6 matches is City’s top goalscorer with 3 goals, 13 shots inside the box which is three behind leading Sterling (13-16), & he tops for most shots on target (8).

Kevin De Bruyne is also worth a mention, but we aren’t too sure if he’s fit for this weeks game, with no surprise he tops for most chances created (18), & xGI (3.04).

The highest xG goes to Sterling & Aguero. Aguero had a game to forget after his dreadful penalty miss, still, he has 2 goals and an assist in the last 4, another differential for sure, but not so certain he will start as I am with Mahrez.

Sterling tops for shots inside the box with (16), but has a dreadful (5) shots on target. This tells us that he’s not as clinical as the other candidates.

I’ll leave you to ponder on my differential Captain; Riyad Mahrez, if he starts then he would be arguably a very good captain to choose to.

My Conclusion:

And there we have it folks! This week’s Captaincy pick isn’t such an easy one to choose from as there are so many decent candidates, definitely a good week for a differential.

My number 1 captaincy for BGW36 is Dominic Calvert-Lewin, a nice pick in my opinion as I don’t see him being such a big favourite for the armband, which could be good for your rank gains. We also have Salah & Kane in the top three order.

I just want to wish you all the best & thank you for reading.

Who’s Winning The Arm Band:

1️⃣ Dominic Calvert-Lewin

2️⃣ Mohammed Salah

3️⃣ Harry Kane

4️⃣ Riyad Mahrez

The FPL Way Value Picks for BGW36

Posted by: @FPLKarlll

Here are The FPL Way Value Picks for Blank Gameweek 36 which commences on Friday 14th May at 18:30.

This is our third edition of the Value Picks selection; where we pick a side of 15 players (all with a low budget). This is to help you with your transfers should you need to get a budget player into your squad. This week’s team comes out at only 81.1 million.

After last week’s Double Gameweek, we find ourselves yet again at the mercy of another Blank Gameweek. So don’t forget to have Chilwell, Ihenancho, Saka, and Fernandes playing left-back on the bench this week as we’ll be without our Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal, and United assets. However, luckily you’ve come across the infinite wisdom that is The FPL Way so hopefully, our value picks can aid you in making the right moves to bring on an almighty hail of green arrows in these closing weeks.

Everton (H) vs Sheffield Utd

Everton vs Sheffield presents a huge opportunity for Everton assets hence our decision to triple up with Pickford (4.8M), Holgate (4.8M), and Sigurdsson (6.9M). We’re feeling they will be able to secure clean sheet points in this fixture and with Sigurdsson on penalties these are pretty safe value picks to hold onto. The week following the Toffees, they will go up against Wolves so their defensive assets may be of high value the next two game weeks.

Leeds (A) vs Burnley

Patrick Bamford (6.3M) had the final say with a penalty at Elland road the last time these clubs face. After finding himself on the scoresheet this GW, this takes his league goal tally to 15 goals so far in the Premier League. With the season coming to an end, I’m sure the Leeds forward has a goal or two left in him. Coming in at a price point of 6.3M, the Leeds striker is a no-brainer in any squad

Liverpool (A) vs WBA

Diogo Jota (7.0M), unfortunately, missed Liverpool’s last game vs WBA due to injury and although he has found himself blanking since GW30 he’s maintaining 3.65 Shots per 90. The Portuguese man’s quick dribbling and excellent passing could be what Liverpool require to break-down WBA’s low block.

Crystal Palace (H) vs Aston Villa

Eze (5.8M) and Mitchell (3.8M) could be two players to look at with Eze providing owners with 25 points over the past 3 game weeks. In addition to this, Aston Villa hasn’t had a clean sheet since GW27 Eze’s involvement so we may see Palace attacking returns, especially since the Villa side appears to be leaking goals recently.

Burnley (H) vs Leeds

Chris Wood (6.4M)  has been on a man on a mission as of late blanking only once since GW27 with half of Wood’s 132 FPL points this entire season coming since GW27. Somethings clearly in the water of at turf moor and with Ihenancho not playing this week. Wood is the ideal value pick replacement.

James Tarkowski (5.3M) on the other hand has also seen his fair share of returns collecting 21 points the past 4 game weeks and picking up 3 bonus points after an immense performance against Fulham, Tarkowski may be due for another colossal performance to avenge their earlier loss to wolves this season.

Southampton (H) vs Fulham

James Ward Prowse (5.9) has gained 19 points over the last 4 Gameweeks and now have Danny Ings to add to the Saint’s firepower; it’s likely he has more in store. The English international will also be eager to earn his place on the flight to the Euros this summer and with his last 3 fixtures being against Fulham, West Ham, and Leeds he may just prove his point.

Manchester City (A) vs Newcastle

Gündogan (5.9M) has gone missing since GW28 but due to a lack of minutes played rather than through effort. With an all-English Champions League final and the Premier League secured, this could see Pep rotating starters. This allows them to play more freely which could see Gündogan pressing higher up the pitch where he was able to achieve 12 goals so far this season.

Tottenham (H) vs Wolves

Eric Dier (4.6M) has improved massively under the defensive coaching work of former manager Jose Mourinho. They face Wolves who are a side still lacking firepower so a clean sheet is possibly on the cards for the English international.

Bench Picks

Philips (4.1M)

Philips returned from injury and put up another aerial masterclass in Liverpool’s clean sheet victory against the Saints. He was accompanied by the young Rhys Williams facing a pacy Saints side with Che Adam’s and Walcott. Despite these hurdles, Philips still managed to bring those 6 points to his fantasy owners. The only reason he’s featured on our bench is due to the uncertainty of Liverpool’s CB partnership with Kabak not spotted in training ahead of the Northwest derby. Otherwise, he would be a nailed Value pick starter for sure.

Mitchell (3.8M)

If you’re struggling to find funds to make a big transfer then Mitchell is the go-to defender to free up some much-needed funds. Especially with his low cost and likeliness to start. His clean sheet record is definitely a gamble, however, if you’re freeing up money to get a big player whose output might cover Mitchell’s, then he would be ideal.

Fabio Silva (5.2M)

Silva has a goal and assist in his last two games and seems to be picking up steam ahead of his trip against Spurs. He is definitely worth watching to see if this newfound form may translate into the following season.

Illan Meslier (4.7M)

Whilst Meslier managed to keep a clean sheet again Burnley at Elland Road. Burnley has managed to find the net in their last 9 games with no signs of slowing down. However, with the reaming fixtures of Southampton and West Brom, buying Meslier to bench him for the last two GW’s could be ideal to go all out for the rest of the season.

Blank Gameweek 36 Differential Picks – Fantasy Premier League

Blank Gameweek 36 Differential Picks, done The FPL Way!

Written by: Aiden Smith (@FPLCasuals)

Happy Wednesday ladies & gents and welcome back to my weekly differentials article. Wow, what a crazy swing between Gameweeks. We’ve gone from a Triple & Double Gameweek to a Blank Gameweek which has proven very hard to navigate. If you are like me and decided to triple up on Manchester United along with having triple Chelsea alongside a sprinkle of some Leicester players, then you may be in a little bit of a sticky situation! For me taking a hit is definitely on the cards and I’m absolutely fine with that.

Similar to previous Gameweeks I will be identifying five differential picks for this week’s round of fixtures. It was fairly tricky this week due to the teams that were blanking and at the point of releasing this article, all of these players were under 10% ownership. You’ll notice some of these players have just come back from injury so again I’ll be using data from the last four games played, not Gameweeks.

Ferran Torres: £6.9 – 0.8%

Fixture: Newcastle

Here we go! The one, the only Ferran Torres! I’ve been waiting all season to include him in my differentials article. As you can tell I do enjoy watching Torres play and I have been looking for an excuse to bring him into my team, I have once this season and he scored so let’s hope it can happen again.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 0.73 xA: 0.53
  • 2 Goals & 0 Assist
  • 3 Starts
  • 17 Penalty area touches
  • 7 Goal attempts (6 in the box)
  • chances created
  • 80 Touches in the final third

Love these stats above! I’m so excited to bring him into my squad this Gameweek. City made the UCL final meaning that we know there is going to be rotation within the next few weeks and in my opinion, I really feel we could see minutes for Torres in the next few games. My reasoning for this is we can kind of predict the UCL starting 11 for City and I don’t see Torres starting. I cant see Pep risking the fitness of the likes of Mahrez, Foden & Silva as I can imagine they will get the nod.

In conclusion, I think Torres will be chomping at getting the minutes as he will want to gain some momentum for the Euros and play his way into the Spain squad. He could be your secret weapon moving forward until the end of the season!

Ben Godfrey: £5.0 – 0.8%

Fixture: Sheffield United

Godfrey has started all four of the last games. For anyone wondering if he is nailed on, he has played 90 minutes twenty-four times this season. He can play various positions across the backline and has appeared at CB & RB and has passed the eye test in both.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 0.21 xA: 0.21
  • 0 Goals & 1 Assist
  • 2 Clean Sheets
  • 13/15 Tackles completed (86%)
  • 4 Goal conceded
  • Loose Ball: Interceptions – 6 Recoveries – 16 Clearances – 2 Blocks – 7
  • 1 Chance Created

This might be my favourite differential. When you blend the fixtures and the talent from Godfrey, I do feel like a clean sheet + bonus points is on the cards.  Looking at the next two fixtures, Godfrey plays SHU & WOV; correct me if I’m wrong, however, both these teams seem to be sat on a sunny beach sipping cocktails. As you can see from the defensive stats Godfrey is right up there for tackle completion % and loose ball situations and this means that with a clean sheet his bonus points will be nice as well.

In conclusion, at Goodison Park this year, Everton have not exactly been solid at the back keeping only 2 clean sheets all season whereas Away from home they have been much more solid. Godfrey has kept 7 clean sheets on the road this year and my point is they will want to improve that home record before the end of the season.

Stuart Armstrong: £5.5 – 0.5%

Fixture: Fulham

Stuart Armstong has been popping up all season and I feel against a wounded Fulham side he could prove to pop up again with a goal contribution. Scoring four goals and providing four assists for his team this season, he has been a thorn in the side of teams and seems to always be a threat when on the pitch. However, we have to take into account that without Ings they have looked a little blunt going forward.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 0.31 xA: 0.14
  • 0 Goals & 0 Assist
  • 7 Penalty area touches
  • 7 Goal attempts (2 in the box)
  • 51 Mins per attempt
  • 1 chance created
  • 64 Touches in the final third

With this less than 1% ownership, this differential would be taking a risk. However, he plays FUL & LEE in his next two fixtures. He has started 3/4 games and has received 48 touches in the final third meaning he is getting into attacking positions. He ranks 4th amongst Southampton MID for xG only behind Redmond, JWP & Minamino.

In conclusion, yes you might be thinking I’m crazy, however, my job here is to go out and find some differentials with nice fixtures moving forward that I think are going to do well. I truly believe that we can see an attacking return. As mentioned they are playing a wounded Fulham side & a Leeds side we know can either be hammered or do the hammering.

Raphinha: £5.4 – 5%

Fixture: Burnley

I’m not going to sit here and do too much talking in regards to Raph as we all know exactly what he brings to the table; flair, silk & finesse. With him back from injury, I can see Leeds having a strong end to what has been a really exciting season for Leeds. I’m glad they’re staying in the PL and I’m excited to see what they bring next year. The question is will Raph be playing for them?

He ranks 8th for chances created (57) all season from every MID.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 0.88 xA: 1.13
  • 1 Goal & 2 Assist
  • 16 Penalty area touches
  • 11 Corners taken
  • 5 Goal attempts (3 in the box)
  • 10 chances created (2 big chance)
  • 30 Mins per chance created
  • 79 Touches in the final third

Look at those stats! This bloke is such an exciting player and brings nothing but joy to the football pitch and your FPL teams. From an FPL standpoint; he has been a joy to have in my team this year and he would have stayed if he didn’t get injured. Leeds are such a forward-thinking team and it really is like a Basketball match every time they play.

In conclusion, Raph plays BUR, SOU & WBA between now and the end. I know this is a BGW36 article, however, it’s always good to keep in mind that you shouldn’t be keeping players you can keep until the end of the season. Burnley’s defensive form has dropped now that they are pretty much nailed on to play in the PL next season and they’re another one of those “On the beach” teams to target.

Michail Antonio: £6.4 – 5.5%

Fixture: Brighton

If this guy could just stay fit he would be one of the best strikers in the league. Based on the season West Ham have had, I do really think if he could stay fit he’d be right up there with the most owned players this season. The combination play that West Ham can produce is up there and he is the perfect man to get in your squad for the run-in.

Last Four Games:

  • xG: 2.76 xA: 0.36
  • 2 Goals & 2 Assist
  • 26 Penalty area touches
  • 14 Goal attempts (12 in the box)
  • 4 Big chances (50% conv)
  • chances created (1 big chance)
  • 101 Touches in the final third

Disgusting stats from a next-level baller. Antonio ranks second amongst all strikers in the last four Gameweeks for xG, only behind Chris Wood! He has proven that when even 70% fit he is scoring goals. West Ham has BHA,  WBA & SOU between now and the end of the season and he is another player I am seriously considering. West Ham scores 1.6 goals per game on average and that ranks 6th in the PL all season and have 4.2 shots on target per match which ranks 10th. He ranks 3rd for penalty area touches & 4th for total goal attempts.

In conclusion, FPL managers are going to be really split between DCL, Bamford & Antonio in my opinion. The big man Antonio is the way to go looking at the stats above


Above is our differential picks for this Gameweek. Please keep in mind that this team isn’t essentially how we would go ahead with the Gameweek, it is more a bit of fun to point out some differential picks in certain positions that you could add to your team. We wanted to continue the theme as we have provided you with an FPL Way XV Scout Picks and the Value (budget) squad that we release each week.

I do really hope you enjoyed reading and digesting this article. Good luck in the upcoming Gameweek and hopefully if you decide to go with a pick included in this article that it provides you with a nice green arrow. If you do decide to transfer in one of these players let us know in the comments below and tell us which one went with and how it went.


Who Are The Best FPL Players To Own For BGW36?

Posted by: @FantasySilva

Here are our FPL Way Picks for the Blank Gameweek 36 which commences on Friday 14th May at 18:30.

Each week we build a team who we feel will make a solid team for the Gameweek with a 100 million budget. This weeks team comes out at 99.8 million. You may have more funds in the bank so there are possible upgrades you could potentially do here.

Following the Triple Gameweek where we had Man Utd play three fixtures and with a lot of Double Gameweeks as well; this week we have a few teams who will blank. The four team with a Blank Gameweek are shown below:

Man United



We will be going through all the fixtures for our team selection and will provide you with the reason as to why we have selected them.

Newcastle vs Man City

For Man City, we have doubled up and have gone with Ederson Santana de Moraes (6.1m) and Phil Foden (6.0m). Ederson can be your set and forget keeper for the rest of the season and we can expect some clean sheets in their upcoming games. When Foden has played the full 90 minutes, he has accumulated 1 goal and 3 assists. The Pep roulette as we all know can be a very frustrating thing for managers, but should he start, he can certainly get some attacking returns.

Burnley vs Leeds

We have actually tripled up on Leeds assets with Stuart Dallas (5.2m), Raphinha (5.4m) and Patrick Bamford (6.3m). Leeds have the easiest fixtures for the rest of the season now (alongside Liverpool) and we can definitely see a lot of defensive and attacking returns within their last 3 games. With Dallas, not only is he a great defender, but he has scored 8 goals and assisted 3 times so far this season. For a defender with these stats and his price, we just simply couldn’t go without him. Raphinha assisted Bamford’s goal in the last fixture. With Raphinha now back from injury, we can see the partnership coming back into action with more attacking returns for the team.

Spurs vs Wolves

In this fixture, we have gone for two Spurs assets with Heung-Min Son (9.5m) and Harry Kane (11.8m). Son has scored 17 goals and 10 assists this season and Harry Kane has scored 21 goals and provided 13 assists. These two players work great together and we most certainly can expect a lot of attacking returns from the pair in their last 3 matches. Kane is currently the top scorer in the Premier League with 21 goals with Mo Salah chasing him at 20. That being said, Kane will want to secure the golden boot and will definitely strive to get on the score sheet.

West Brom vs Liverpool

We have doubled up with Liverpool players in our starting XI with Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.6m) and Mohamed Salah (12.7m). Liverpool has one of the easiest set of fixtures for the rest of the season so it is no surprise to see some of their players in our team. Yes, TAA is the most expensive defender in Fantasy Football but when he starts getting attacking returns on top of clean sheets, the price tag is certainly justified. In the last 6 games, TAA has one goal and one assist to his name and has accumulated 49 points with only one blank. In the last 5 matches, Salah has scored 3 goals and assisted once and we definitely expect him to keep up his great form until the end of the season.

Everton vs Sheffield Utd

For Everton, we have picked Seamus Coleman (4.9m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (7.6m). With Everton playing bottom of the league, we can expect a clean sheet and some attacking returns. Coleman is a great pick for his price tag and quite the differential really with only 2.8% ownership. DCL seems to be showing signs of the early form he had at the start of the season and has picked up 2 goals and an assist in his last 3 games. Both players are great picks for this week and next Gameweek as well where they will face Wolves at home.


Our Bench Picks

Fraser Forster (4.0m)

With Forster back in Southampton’s first team and for his price tag; he is a great keeper to have in your team.

Ademola Lookman (4.8m)

Fulham has some decent fixtures coming up and we all know he is fully capable of getting some attacking returns.

Nathaniel Phillips (4.1m)

With Liverpool having one of the easiest set of fixtures until the end of the season and for only 4.1m, Phillips is a great addition to your team. You could even potentially double him up with TAA to capitalise on the potential clean sheet points.

Tyrick Mitchell (3.8m)

Mitchell is the cheapest defender in Fantasy Premier League, with him currently in the starting team for Palace and some pretty favourable fixtures, again, he’s a great addition to the squad.


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