FPL Gameweek 35 Scout Picks: Brighton triple-up, Mahrez gamble

Ahead of Saturday’s deadline, we have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 35.

As ever, we are limited by certain restrictions in our selection:

  • An £83.0m budget for our starting XI
  • An overall squad limit of £100.0m
  • No more than three players per team


Jason Steele (£4.0m) is our goalkeeper for Gameweek 35.

Only two teams have given up fewer big chances than Brighton and Hove Albion since the restart, with their defensive form at the Amex particularly strong, having kept clean sheets in six of their last eight home games, conceding only four goals.

As for Steele, he is averaging 5.9 points per match since taking over as Albion’s number one, earning maximum bonus on two occasions.


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Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) was by far and away the most popular defender among the Scout Squad panel in Gameweek 35. His recent switch into a midfield role has seen him produce attacking or defensive returns in each of his last six appearances, averaging 5.8 points per match. He goes into Gameweek 35 facing a Brentford side who have failed to score in two of their last three on the road, creating only two Opta-defined ‘big chances’.

Pervis Estupinan (£4.9m) has already earnt over 110,000 new owners since the last deadline, after stepping up in Double Gameweek 34, claiming 16 points across his two matches. Now, Brighton host an Everton side that have failed to score in two of their last three away fixtures. The Toffees will also be without first-choice right-back Seamus Coleman (£4.2m), potentially weakening them down Estupinan’s flank.

There was plenty of support for Luke Shaw (£5.1m) in the Scout Squad, but with a tighter budget due to our three-premium set-up, cut-price defender Victor Lindelof (£4.1m) is selected. Since his run in the first-team began in Gameweek 31, he’s earned clean sheets in two of his four starts as part of one of the division’s form defences.




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Each week, a member of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks.

The community member who beats our team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.

Boleyn Boy’s 81-54 victory in Gameweek 6 gave them the biggest win (27 points difference) of 2022/23 so far.

Our champion this week is Husky who has gone for the following: Steele; Alexander-Arnold, Estupinan, Dalot; Salah, Fernandes, Grealish, Rashford, Mitoma; Haaland (c), Isak

The Scout Picks are 17-16 up on the community this season.


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We’re running a Scout community team in FPL this season, with regulars like TopMarx, Geoff, Tom Freeman and more contributing to the weekly decisions.

And we’re not just looking one week ahead like we are with the Scout Picks but instead planning in advance for the weeks and months to come.

You can follow our team via the Premier Fantasy Tools Pro Planner, which you can learn more about here.