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Gameweek 37 Scout Picks – Title chasers make the cut

We are backing the attacks of Manchester City and Chelsea in Gameweek 37.

The defending champions host Leicester in a key clash for their hopes of winning a second successive Premier League title under Pep Guardiola.

Meanwhile, Chelsea host a Watford defence that has been quite obliging in the calendar year of 2019.

In order to get our 11-man side we reviewed our Scout Squad submissions from Paul, Neale, Az and Peter to come up with the final selection.

This week we line up in a 3-4-3 formation and at £82.9m, we are £0.6m inside our budget.

Goalkeeper

Bernd Leno‘s (£4.9m) inclusion in the Scout Picks was an easy one this week. The Arsenal goalkeeper was selected as the best option in his position by all four of our pundits ahead of Brighton’s visit to the Emirates Stadium. That’s because the Seagulls have been especially shy in front of goal recently, their strike against Newcastle last time out the first in over 12 hours of football in all competitions. Over the last four away matches, Brighton are also bottom of the league for goal attempts, shots in the box, efforts on target and big chances.

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.7m) is our chosen representative from the Liverpool defence for Gameweek 37. His inclusion actually stems more from his attacking capabilities given his role in set pieces for the Reds. It has been well-documented how Newcastle have struggled to deal with dead ball situations this season, and have conceded more headed chances than any other Premier League team in 2018/19. Meanwhile, with Miguel Almirón out injured and Ayoze Pérez a fitness doubt, a clean sheet looks likely for Alexander-Arnold too.

Lucas Digne (£5.4m) and the Everton defence have quietly been racking up the defensive returns in recent weeks with seven clean sheets in their last nine Premier League matches. The last time they were breached at home was back in Double Gameweek 25, with Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United all blanking at Goodison Park since. Burnley come to Merseyside tonight with their season wrapped up and little left on the line, while Digne himself still has a role in set pieces and has created 10 chances in the last four home matches – the joint second-best of any defender in that time.

Likewise, there appears to be a chance of returns at both ends of the pitch for Luke Shaw (£5.0m) in Gameweek 37. Manchester United might not be in the best form right now, but this weekend sees them travel to a Huddersfield side that is averaging just 0.5 goals per home game this season. Meanwhile, Shaw himself has produced more big chances than any other defender over the last four matches. Furthermore, the Terriers have conceded the most chances from their right of any team over the last six matches.

Midfielders

Three of our Scout Squad pundits selected Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) in their top two midfielder slots for Gameweek 37. That’s understandable considering his importance to Manchester City as they chase another Premier League title under Pep Guardiola. In the last four home matches, no player has more shots on target than Sterling, who has been offering a hugely impressive 72% accuracy in that time too.

Eden Hazard (£10.9m) could be set to put on a memorable display in what might prove to be his final Premier League match for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Watford have conceded more big chances than any other top-flight side since the turn of the year and have averaged 2.8 goals against in their matches away at top-six clubs this season. Hazard looks capable of capitalising on that with four goals and two assists in his last four at home, making for three double-figure hauls in that time.

We believe that Son Heung-min (£8.8m) will come back into the Spurs side to face Bournemouth in Gameweek 37 after missing the Champions League semi-final first leg through suspension. As much the midweek trip to Ajax will be important to Mauricio Pochettino, he will need his best players out to record a positive result at the Vitality Stadium to secure a place in the top four. With Fernando Llorente occupying the centre-forward role on Tuesday night, chances are, Son will come in for him to attack a Bournemouth side without a clean sheet at home since Gameweek 24. Furthermore, the South Korean has four goals in two Premier League meetings with the Cherries.

Diogo Jota (£6.3m) was by far the most popular budget midfielder among the Scout Squad for Gameweek 37. Neale, Az and Peter all included him in their submissions ahead of Wolves’ home clash with Fulham. The Cottagers may have kept three clean sheets in a row but are still shipping a fair number of shots. They remain in the bottom five for shots allowed in the box and big chances conceded over the last four away matches. Meanwhile, Jota has four attacking returns in his last four at Molineux.

Forwards

Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) was unanimously considered the best forward option by our Scout Squad panel for this weekend. That’s because the Argentinian has attacking returns in every single home match he has started this season. Furthermore, he has better minutes per chance and minutes per chance created than Sterling over the last four home matches, bettering his colleague for expected goals (xG) too. Also, Aguero enjoys playing against Leicester, netting four times in this exact fixture last season.

Raúl Jiménez (£7.0m) was chosen as the second-best forward option for Gameweek 37, with Neale, Az and Peter his biggest fans. The Mexican has had a little bit of an issue with accuracy in recent weeks, with just two shots on target, but as we already saw, Fulham are still offering plenty of opportunities to their opponents when away from home. At the very least, Jiménez got back to scoring ways as he found the net at Watford in Gameweek 36.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.4m) completes the Scout Picks line-up ahead of that Friday night meeting with Burnley. Only one forward priced under £9.0m has had more shots in the box than the Everton man over the last four matches. That has seen Calvert-Lewin contribute attacking returns in each of his last three home appearances. Meanwhile, the Clarets are without a clean sheet on the road since Gameweek 23.

Substitutes

Scott Dann (£4.4m) makes his way into the Scout Picks for the first time this season. The Crystal Palace centre-back has been enjoying his return to first-team action and has actually recorded five efforts in the box during the last three matches, ranking him second among defenders. Opponents Cardiff have been particularly shy in front of goal of late and are susceptible to headed efforts.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.2m) has been arguably Chelsea’s most effective attacking player outside of Hazard in recent weeks and we think he stands a decent chance of getting returns against that poor Watford defence. He came off with cramp on Thursday night so he’s not assured of a start, hence why he’s only on our bench, but he has registered the same number of shots as Hazard in his last four at home.

Shane Long (£4.7m) has scored four goals in the last five matches as he continues to offer incredible value. This week, Southampton head to a West Ham side plagued by defensive problems this season. The budget asset is second for big chances among forwards in the last four matches so should continue enjoying opportunities to reward his owners.

Community Champion

Representing the community against the Scout Picks in Gameweek 37 is Greyhead. He has opted for a 3-4-3 of Rico; Kolasinac, Coleman, Shaw; B Silva, Hazard, Pogba, Sigurdsson; Rashford, Vardy, Lacazette

The community member who beats our picks by the biggest margin over the campaign will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Contributors and Moderators League for the following season.

It was a win for the Scout Picks over Johannes in Gameweek 36 by a 85-72 scoreline. fclackless‘s winning margin of 33 points (77-44) in Gameweek 10 is still the current target to beat.

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  1. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Anybody with Triple Captain chip left?

    Planned to always use it GW 38 for hopefully a strong finish but there are good options this week.

    Feel like I’ve been so hesitant to use it for fear of wasting it but only 2 gw’s left.

    1. Wetdream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Haz this week seems best option.Or maybe Sterling next week

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Yes, Haz this week.

      1. Kanchelskis
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        I mean yes best option, not yes I still have TC.

        1. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers all. That’s my plan. So hesitant to use it but times running out!

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      I'm sticking it on Kun this weekend. Will be the 3rd time in 4 years of that chip that he's had the honour (one flop, one massive success so far).

    4. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Sterling this week.

  2. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    One last push for the top 10k, we GTG?

    Fabianski
    Robbo TAA Doherty AWB
    Salah Sterling Hazard (c) Pogba Rashford* Jimenez

    Etheridge Deeney Brooks* Duffy

    Good luck!

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      GTG
      GL mate

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers CK - you too!

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Looks amazing.

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks - need your boys to turn over Hudds this week.

  3. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    lucas moura to

    A) Deulofeu
    B) Babel
    C) Fraser
    D) Milivijevic
    E) save

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 22 days ago

      I'm in same predicament with Moura and Kolas... Only have 0.3 itb and 1ft. Might just save and hope for best so have 2 FT for 38. I'd advise you do same 😀

      1. Srv210
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        currently I'm also on save...as i'm not confident on any of those options

    2. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Richarlison?

      1. Srv210
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        burnley and spurs both look tight to me

        1. Kung Fu Football
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Reverse fixtures : Burnley 1 Everton 5... Everton 2 Spurs 6, perhaps not going to be as tight as we first think? Burnley & Everton both on the beach and Spurs if they beat Bournemouth this week will be gtd top 4 so could well see an open final game with lots of goals there too?

    3. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Probably just save.

  4. DR0GBA
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Son + Vardy > Redmond + Aguero (-4)

    A) Yes
    B) No

    I really want to bring Aguero in and captain him since I think he'll do well and my rival has him

    1. Srv210
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      it can go both ways...but if you want kun(C) then do it

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Yep - Redmond could be amazing next week.

  5. Ray In Bruges.
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Fabianski / Patricio
    Robertson / TAA / Doherty / AWB / Bednarak
    Salah / Hazard / Son / Fraser / Stephens
    Vardy / Jimenez / Wilson

    2 FT, 1.6ITB, WC Intact

    Not sure how I ended up here, but I'm thinking Fraser + Patricio > Jota + Lloris and save the WC for the final GW. I'm 11 pts back in my ML and my rival has the following front line:

    Son / Salah / Sane / Doucoure
    Gray / Lacazette / Vardy

    Open to all suggestions, cheers.

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Jota and Leno?

  6. PAL
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Which 2 will finish in the top 4 - Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester United?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Spurs and Chelsea

    2. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Spurs Chelsea

    3. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Spurs arsenal slightly bias as an arsenal fan but geniuenely think Chelsea will drop points in one of the games

    4. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Spurs and Chelsea.

  7. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Ryan or Foster to start?

    1. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Reckon Ryan would be a better pick

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Foster more likely to make some saves.

    3. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Yep all a bit 50/50.
      Thanks

  8. Oggle22
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA Kolasinac Valery
    Salah Mane Sterling Son
    Jiminez Kun Llorente

    Salah & Llorente to Rash and Haz?
    TAA & Kolasinac rotation risk?

    1. Reckoner
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      TAA will play, Kolasinac might be benched , it bothers me too -_-

      1. Oggle22
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        So annoying I'm starting
        TAA Kolasinac Valery
        With Bednerak and Duffy on the bench may do Duffy to AWB?

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Same worry here with Moura and Kolas but just going to hope for best. Bednarek covers Kolas fine? Unless injured that I don't know about... Llorente cover?

      1. Oggle22
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        I've just done Salah and Llorente for Hazard and Rashford
        Ryan
        TAA Kolasinac Valery
        Mane Son Sterling Hazard
        Kun Jiminez Rashford

        Foster Bednerak Hojbjerg Duffy

        Next dilemma who to captain!

  9. aapoman
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Eriksen to Sigurdsson as my FT?

    Current team:
    Ryan
    Robertson Laporte Doherty
    Sterling Eriksen Son Jota
    Aguero Firmino Jimenez
    (Foster; Deulofeu Bednarek Masina)

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      No faith in Pogba?

      1. aapoman
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        He only scores from the spot. Not trustin ManU

  10. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Which one?

    A) wilson eriksen to pogba/martial rash
    B) wilson eriksen dunk -4 to pogba/martial rash awb/shaw/digne
    C) wilson eriksen dunk -4 to rash redmond robbo/laporte
    D) wilson eriksen to haz long
    E) wilson eriksen to laca redmond

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      E over the 2 weeks

  11. Psycho
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Anyone punting on Alexis Sanchez?

    1. Van der Faart
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Think United fans might just punt him out of the club

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Will he even start?

  12. CRO KLOPP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    GTG? Anything worth a hit? 0.7 itb
    Bench? Captain? 11 k atm

    Guaita
    Laporte TAA Doherty
    Sterling Hazard Mane Son Redmond
    Aguero(c) Jimenez
    (Foster Gray Yoshida Dunk)

    GL all

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Looks really good; Hazard or Kun is coin flip. Maybe Haz for death or glory last push.

  13. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Would you prefer Laporte + Antonio or Shaw + Bernardo?

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      First one.

  14. Ibra
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 22 days ago

    My current team:

    Foster
    TAA - Doherty - Valery
    Sterling - Mane - Son - Eriksen - Pogba
    Aguero (C) - Jimenez

    Ryan - Wilson - Bednarek - Connolly

    1 ft and 0,0 itb. What should I do? Any tips? I'm thinking of Ryan -> Guaita but is there any better options?

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Not many keeping Erik on here. Redmond or Gylfi maybe?

  15. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Captain?
    1 Aguero or
    2 Sterling?

    Play
    A JWP
    B Valery

    GK?
    Y Gunn
    Z Foster

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      1
      A
      Y

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      1 A Y

  16. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Captain who???

    a. Hazard
    b. Stirling
    c. Salah
    d. Kun

    Cheers

    1. RomeluAndJuliet
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Kun

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Haz

  17. UKG
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    35 up on main rival who has now made 4 subs for -12.

    They have Sterling & Haz to my Salah and Mane.

    Should I for -4 cover this off a bit with Mane & Son > to one of Haz/Sterling

    Thanks

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Pool gunning for the tile so Mane & Salah will be hungry to score too

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Forget him, he is now 47 behind.

  18. rokonto
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Captain Ryan or Foster???

    1. RomeluAndJuliet
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Captain??

    2. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Ryan. Good differential

    3. Van der Faart
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Tc Ryan if you still have the chip

  19. HarryB29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Will Shane Long start?

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Surely undroppable.

  20. RomeluAndJuliet
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Erikson and Son to Jota and Hazard for a hit?

    1. GE
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Yup

    2. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Yes

  21. Roll The Dyche
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    VVD to Laporte or Walker?

    1. RomeluAndJuliet
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Laporte I reckon, but i would keep VVD

    2. Van der Faart
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Why would you take VVD out?

    3. Roll The Dyche
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Double LIV defence at the mo with Robbo.

    4. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Stick

  22. Sarriball Time
    5 months, 22 days ago

    I can take Christensen in place of Emerson but that will cost me -8 and after if Christensen keeps the clean sheet then it would be like 2 points because of a hit so what to do...?

    A). Keep Emerson
    B). Christensen > Emerson

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Worse than sideways

  23. Uncle Gamst
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Ryan > Alisson & Salah > Sterling

    1. Uncle Gamst
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      ?

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Nope

      1. Uncle Gamst
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks. Any reason?

        1. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 22 days ago

          Pool are gunning for the title

          1. Uncle Gamst
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 22 days ago

            cheers

  24. Gonna mesut up
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    40 points ahead in my mini-league with a pretty similar team to the one person who can catch me. Should I roll my ft to next week to keep options open or make a move here?

    Ryan
    Laporte, TAA, Van Dijk, Jonny
    Mane, Sterling(vc), Son, Jota
    Aguero(c), Jimenez

    Foster, Llorente, JWP, Valery

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Sit on it looks good

  25. GE
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Salah (have Mane) ->

    1) Hazard
    2) Sterling
    3) Keep Salah

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      3

    2. Gonna mesut up
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Depends if you need to chase and mini league standings. Salah the sensible choice. Haz if you need to make up a lot of ground. Sterling if you want to protect from a rank drop.

  26. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Wait for some Pogba news 2-3 minutes before deadline 😉

  27. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Anything to do here?

    1FT 0ITB
    Lloris (Foster)
    Robbo Laporte Doherty (Valery Duffy)
    Mane Sterling Son Redmond (Hojbjerg)
    Firmino Aguero Jimenez

    Keep Firmino or switch to Rashford?

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Stick

  28. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Keep Kolasinac and Lucas Moura?

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      Yes

  29. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Hazard captain over sterling?

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      If I had hazard I’d likely captain him over everyone so yes

  30. Mr_Barbs
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 22 days ago

    Gtg?

    Lloris
    TAA, Laporte, Doherty
    Mane, Sterling(vc), Son, Jota, Redmond
    Aguero(C), Jimenez

    Foster, Wilson, Valery, Yoshida

    1. Kanchelskis
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 22 days ago

      More than good enough