Looking back on
FPL Gameweek 36
By Shane from the Drafthound Team 17th May 2021
5 min read


Gameweek 36 in the FPL came to an end on Sunday night. There were 8 games played in the round. We saw 28 goals in those 8 fixtures, giving an average of 3.5 goals per match. The highest FPL score for gameweek 36 was 118 points and the average team total was 38. Now, let’s take a closer look at all the action from gameweek 36 and see who were the FPL’s big hits and misses.

Manchester City win seven-goal thriller

Ferran Torres stole the show for Manchester City on Friday night. The 21-year-old Spain international banged in a hat-trick for Pep Guardiola’s side as they won 4-3 at Newcastle United.

Torres earned 20 FPL points for his efforts, making him the highest-scoring player of the round. He was the most ‘transferred in’ City player with just under 40,000 FPL teams adding him to their lineups for gameweek 36.

Next best for Manchester City in this round was João Cancelo who got 11 points thanks to his goal and assist.

Veteran goalkeeper Scott Carson made his first City appearance of the season and capped it off with a fine penalty save. Carson got 7 FPL points for the round.

Emil Krafth and Joelinton were Newcastle United’s top FPL players. Both scored 6 points from this game.

Joe Willock was next for The Magpies on 5 points with Jonjo Shelvey getting 4.

Leeds hammer Burnley as Harrison shines

Jack Harrison scored one and set up two as Leeds won 4-0 at Burnley on Saturday afternoon. The midfielder, who costs £5.5 million and is selected by 3.9% of teams, got 16 FPL points for the round, making him the best Leeds player to have on your books.

Rodrigo scored two for the visitors giving him an FPL score of 12 points. The forward is selected by 2.0% of sides and is currently priced at £5.7 million.

The best of the rest for Leeds were Ezgjan Alioski (10 points), Mateusz Klich (8), and Illan Meslier (7).

Luke Ayling, Stuart Dallas, Pascal Struijk, Diego Llorente, and Raphinha got 6 points each.

As you may have guessed, not a single Burnley player scored higher than 2 points from this match.

Alisson flies highest to keep Liverpool’s top-four hopes alive

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker gave us one of the most incredible moments of the season on Sunday. The Brazil international stopper went forward for his side’s 95th-minute corner kick as Jϋrgen Klopp’s men struggled to find a winner at West Brom. With the game locked at 1-1, Alisson powered home a fantastic header to steal the points and keep Liverpool’s top-four dream alive.

Alisson got 10 FPL points after his heroics at The Hawthorns. He was the best goalkeeper of the round, along with Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale.

Liverpool’s other goalscorer Mohamed Salah also earned 10 points for gameweek 36. Salah’s strike took him to 22 league goals for the season, level with Spurs’ Harry Kane who had also scored earlier in the day.

Liverpool’s two assist providers, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mané, scored 6 and 5 respectively.

West Brom’s best FPL players were Hal Robson-Kanu with 6 points and Matheus Pereira who got 5. Robson-Kanu was making his first start of the season and he put The Baggies ahead with a well-taken goal.

And the rest...

Spurs’ Pierre-Emile Højbjerg got a goal and assist as his side beat Wolves 2-0 on Sunday. Højbjerg’s FPL score for the round was 14 points. Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane got 8 points apiece with Gareth Bale on 7.

Crystal Palace’s young left-back Tyrick Mitchell provided an assist for Christian Benteke’s opening goal against Aston Villa. He then popped up with a late winner himself in their 3-2 victory. At just £3.8 million, Mitchell has been very popular in recent weeks and is now selected by 12.1% of FPL teams. He has scored 20 points in the last two rounds, an average of 10 points per round.

That’s all for our review of Gameweek 36. Gameweek 37 takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The deadline for transfers and changes is Tuesday, May 18th at 16:30 GMT.

Yours truly,

the Drafthound Team

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