Scout Picks

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.

1,326 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Hey, just want to make sure and get a second opinion on this please:

    A) Eriksen + Duffy >>> Bilva + Shaw
    B) Eriksen + Duffy + Gray >>> Sterling + fodder + fodder (-4)
    C) Eriksen + Son >>> Sterling + 6.2m mid

    Currently on 2FT, 0.0ITB
    Lloris (Foster)
    TAA / Laporte / Bednarek (Duffy / Dunk)
    Eriksen / Son / Mane / Pogba / Jota
    Aguero / Jimenez (Gray)

    Thanks!

    1. Dsmythy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      C for me

    2. storr84
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      C

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Thanks, both. Interesting as A had got a bit more traction last time I suggested these options. Think it's OK to ditch Son?

  2. Visionaries
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    A Son > Pogba
    B Foster > Fabi
    C Son & Mane > Sterling & Martial -4

    1. YEAH PITCH!
        1 month, 23 days ago

        None

      • Dsmythy
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah none.

        1. Visionaries
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          So you think it's better to have Foster then Fabianski.
          Yeah ok

    2. efcdave1982
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      How and where do I get Shaw off from my bench here?

      Lloris

      TAA Robertson Jonny

      Bilva Sterling Pogba Jota Mane

      Aguero Rashford

      Bench:
      Shaw Wilson Valery

      1. YEAH PITCH!
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Jonny poss. But even that is debatable.

          1. efcdave1982
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            My thoughts exactly. Shaw is obviously a shoe-in for 38, but I just can't bring myself to pick him over Jonny with them having Fulham at home

        • Dsmythy
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          This is the one situation where losing the Jonny is your best bet.

      2. Ha.
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Llorente or DCL?

        1. YEAH PITCH!
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Dcl

          • Dsmythy
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            DCL

        2. Nightf0x
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Which?

          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

        3. bring_on _the_fantasy
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          TC Kun this week at home to Leicester or next week away to Brighton?

          1. TheSteel
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Home

          2. John Nerdelbaum
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Home

          3. Dsmythy
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Kun is crap away from home.

        4. Shark Team
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          My friends I need your help...
          I want to outscore my rival on my ML(I'm in front with a 22pts lead)
          I have both Aguero and Sterling while he has Aguero and Salah
          The question is...
          Should I captain Sterling while he will probably captain Kun so I can double my Sterling income and also own Kun in case of a haul?

        5. dee_top
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Bench 1:
          A) Firmino v New away
          B) Boly v Ful home
          C) Laporte v Lei home
          D) Son v Bou away

        6. Tshelby
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Play:

          A) Long
          B) Deulofeu

        7. Kompany You Keep
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Replacement for Vertonghen - Shaw or Digne?

          1. HamezMace
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Shaw

        8. TheSteel
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I still have Trippier (DGW punt). Should i cut ties and sell for Shaw?

          1. OldBenKenobi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I’m keeping him as a differential and hope he starts

        9. No Kane No Gain
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Anything worth a hit?

          Leno

          Robertson TAA Doherty

          Son Pogba C Sterling Mane Jota

          Aguero Jimenez

          Boruc, Wilson, Bednarek, Kiko Femenia

          Thanks 😀

        10. YEAH PITCH!
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Anyone need help on last min decisions?

            1. HamezMace
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Judging by this website, yes.

              1. YEAH PITCH!
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Yep, you definitely need help

                  1. HamezMace
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 23 days ago

                    Ouch, right in the feelings

                    1. YEAH PITCH!
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Lol

                • the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 23 days ago

                  Who would you pick to see the last 2 GW's out with?

                  a. Wilson
                  b. Long
                  c. Mitro

                  Trying to get Hazard into my team (2 FTs)

                  1. YEAH PITCH!
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      A and B

                      1. the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        Cheers lad

                    • Jose is Legend
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Yeah A and B

                  2. primal33
                      1 month, 23 days ago

                      Bilva, Siggy or Jota if I'm chasing a 50pt gap?

                      1. YEAH PITCH!
                          1 month, 23 days ago

                          Jota most explosive. Gives you more chance of a jump.

                      2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 23 days ago

                        See lower down the page - much appreciated!

                        1. YEAH PITCH!
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Stick with team

                        2. Tsparkes10
                            1 month, 23 days ago

                            Kolasinic and Lucas M? Do I keep or possibly bring in:

                            A) Bilva, Kelly
                            2) JWP, Laporte

                            1. Tsparkes10
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                For - 4. Have 1ft 0.3 itb

                                1. YEAH PITCH!
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    2 if chasing

                              • CRO KLOPP
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 23 days ago

                                Need to fund Eriksen to Hazard 0.7 short
                                2 ft
                                A) Lloris to Guaita ( Foster other keeper
                                B) Gray to Long

                                1. YEAH PITCH!
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    B

                                    1. CRO KLOPP
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Cheers

                                2. No Kane No Gain
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 23 days ago

                                  Captain Pogba, Aguero or Sterling

                                  1. Jose is Legend
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    If leading ML I would go with Sterling. If chasing Pogba

                                  2. YEAH PITCH!
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Aguero

                                  3. Jose is Legend
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    For a hit for Eriksen and Firminho?

                                    a) Hazard (C) and Rashford
                                    b) Aguero (C) and Milo

                                    Rival same front 7 , 13 points ahead with BB

                                  4. AJK
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    Mane to Hazard for a hit ?

                                    1. YEAH PITCH!
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        No

                                  5. Lord Flashheart
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 7 Years
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    A vardy to rashford for free
                                    B son to pogba for free
                                    C save
                                    ?

                                  6. El Lobito
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 23 days ago

                                    Captain:

                                    A. a rested Raheem v a leaky Leicester at home
                                    B. an on form Hazard in his likely last league home game at the Bridge

                                    1. TheSteel
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      A

                                    2. OldBenKenobi
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      B

                                      1. El Lobito
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        LOL thanks

                                  7. JuulKrapuul
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Eriksen + Foster --> Hazard + Speroni (- 4)

                                      Yea or Nay?

                                      1. ZimZalabim
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        yay

                                    • thunder_mike
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Gunn
                                      Valery Robbo Jonny
                                      Eriksen Son Sterling Jota Mane
                                      Kun Jimmy
                                      Foster Llorente Dunk Duffy

                                      Need to take a risk, chasing in my ML:
                                      Eriksen + Jimmy > Pog + Rash (-4)

                                    • Tsumo
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Anyone thoughts on bringing in Sane this weekend (for Erikson)?

                                      1. ZimZalabim
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        would rather get bernardo

                                        1. OldBenKenobi
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          This

                                    • ZimZalabim
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      start

                                      deulo

                                      or

                                      kola

                                      1. OldBenKenobi
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        I

                                        Would

                                        Start

                                        Deulo

                                        1. ZimZalabim
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          cheers

                                          ive got him in

                                          at the moment

                                          kola first sub

                                    • bitars
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      So one last final big decision of the season. I still have the TC coin to flip.
                                      Tripple captain Aguero/Sterling this week or who in this team and in what game would you pull the trigger on?

                                      Lloris

                                      VVD, Laporte, Doherty

                                      Mane, Son, Jota, Sterling

                                      Aguero, Lacazette, Jimenez

                                      Ryan, Valery, Cathart, Holland

                                      1. bring_on _the_fantasy
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Cant decide on that TC choice either 🙁

                                    • Codetto
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 23 days ago

                                      Lloris
                                      Robbo Bennett Valery
                                      Mane Salah-(vc) Son Jota
                                      Jimmy Aguero-(c) Wilson

                                      Foster Babel Dunk Masina

                                      A. Dunk -> AWB
                                      B. Save

                                      1. JuulKrapuul
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Would you play awb this week?

                                          B seems the answer

                                      2. TaiwanHC
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Keep or sell Lacazette?

                                        1. OldBenKenobi
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Keep

                                      3. CloudSky
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Would you prefer Laporte or TAA for the last two?

                                        1. ZimZalabim
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          laporte

                                        2. El Lobito
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Laporte. Newcastle will score.

                                        3. TheSteel
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          TAA fixtures

                                          1. ZimZalabim
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            laporte fixtures better

                                      4. Mayo for Sam
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Best move here with two fts?

                                        A Eriksen + Duffy > Pogba + Shaw
                                        B Eriksen + Wilson > BSilva + Rashford

                                      5. Shakshuka
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Arnie a reasonable punt or any other better options upto 7.1? Already have Jimmy.

                                        1. Tommyg
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 10 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Zaha

                                        2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                          • 3 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          I mean, no goal in 5 months, but he's got two decent games and WH look a bit brighter now.

                                        3. Shakshuka
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Zaha a good shout, cheers

                                      6. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Gunn
                                        Robbo TAA Doherty
                                        Mane Sterling Son Eriksen Jota
                                        Jimenez Kun
                                        (Ryan - Llorente - Valery - Cathcart) 0.5itb 1ft

                                        Best move?
                                        A) Stick and 2ft next week
                                        B) Eriksen to Bilva/Pog/Siggy
                                        C) Erik and Son to Haz and Siggy (-4)

                                      7. gunner79
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        Pick one. Son Pogba or Sigurdsson. cheers

                                        1. ZimZalabim
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          son

                                        2. donkey73
                                          • 6 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          pogs despite recent form. ridiculous opposition.

                                      8. KickIt
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 23 days ago

                                        GTG.....statement not a question 🙂

                                        Ryan
                                        Robertson - Doherty - Laporte
                                        Sterling - Hazard - Son - Mane - Jota
                                        Aguero - Jimenez
                                        Foster - Long - Valery - Yoshida

                                        Good luck all!!

                                        1. TheDragon
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Dream team

                                          1. KickIt
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            Thanks, having a great season so hoping for a good last 2 GW.

                                      9. Pidogr30
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Which on of 2 for a -4 guys?

                                          A)

                                          Ryan

                                          TAA , Laporte, Boly

                                          Son,Sterling,Mane,Jota

                                          Aguero,Jimenez,Rashford

                                          B)

                                          Ryan

                                          TAA, Laporte, boly, Shaw

                                          Son, Redmond, Sterling, Mane,Jota

                                          Aguero, Jimenez

                                        • Benditlike
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 23 days ago

                                          Who to start:

                                          A) Ryan
                                          B) Gunn

                                          1. Berbinho's Forehead
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 23 days ago

                                            It's been taken out of your hands. Play Gunn but expect Ryan to come in.

                                            1. Benditlike
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              Aha. Thanks 🙂

                                            2. HamezMace
                                              • 4 Years
                                              1 month, 23 days ago

                                              This. I have the same scenario.