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The Complete Guide to our FPL Gameweek 37 tips and advice

The penultimate Gameweek of the season brings us another Friday evening deadline in FPL – 19:00 UK Time – and with it the chance to consolidate a lead or find that last-minute differential in a valiant attempt to push for glory.

The tactic for many in recent weeks has been to back whoever Huddersfield are playing. After double-digit returns for Gerard Deulofeu, Lucas Moura, and Jamie Vardy it was no surprise that Liverpool duo Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah continued the trend in Gameweek 36.

This week Huddersfield take on top-six side Manchester United. For those considering United assets, Neale uncovered a persuasive nugget in his members-only analysis of the key underlying stats:

35 goals conceded by Huddersfield Town in 11 matches against the “big six” this season. Cardiff City have shipped 33 goals in their own 11 meetings with the top half-dozen clubs so far. Both teams face Manchester United in the final two Gameweeks of the season and have yet to gain a single point between them in a combined 22 matches against this elite group.

At the time of writing Pogba is the fourth-most-bought player ahead of the deadline. Curiously, he’s also the fourth-most sold. It’s a classic form vs fixtures dilemma. Zoumas Bloomers neatly summarises the conundrum in this week’s FPL Question Time.

Pogba has excellent fixtures, gets a lot of penalties, and is nailed on. The main issue has been his lack of attacking intent in some games this season, and it’s hard to know which Pogba will turn up.

Excluding spot-kicks, Pogba has 0.88 expected goals over the last ten Gameweeks. Not exactly a confidence-boosting number. However, can we really ignore penalties?

Huddersfield and Cardiff have conceded 15 spot-kicks between them this season… and no team has been awarded more spot-kicks than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troops.

So perhaps the fact Pogba hasn’t scored from open play since Gameweek 26 shouldn’t be a huge concern. In our FPL Digest Neale presents both sides of the argument to help you make your mind up. Interestingly Pogba is not one of the players included in the Scout Picks.

Buying Pogba depends partly on who you are selling. Az observed on the ScoutcastSon to Pogba could be a really clever move, or it could be the most idiotic move ever.

Spurs are going through a difficult patch with injuries and fatigue affecting their performances. A hot topic from Gregor asked what managers are planning to do with their Spurs assets. Gregor himself plans to keep Son but is considering selling Eriksen. Ben McNair agrees:

I see the logic in selling Eriksen. He looks tired and there are doubts about how many minutes he will play against Bournemouth on Saturday ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg in Amsterdam.

A player at the opposite end of the form v fixtures debate to Paul Pogba is Jamie Vardy. The Leicester man is in red hot form but has an awful-looking fixture in Manchester City away. For Holly Shand, however, it’s an easy decision to keep him:

Vardy loves playing top-six opposition… Manchester City are definitely the sort of team he thrives against with the space that will be available behind the high line that their defence plays.

Manchester City provide our two stand-out captain picks this week in Raheem Sterling and Sergio Agüero. Neale quipped in this week’s captaincy video that it’s really a coin toss between them – Agüero has Fantasy returns in every single match he has started at the Etihad Stadium this season, however in the 10 home matches that both Sterling and Aguero have started this season, the Englishman has outscored his colleague on six occasions.

David’s Captain Sensible article goes into its usual detail for those struggling to separate the pair. A possible differential captain highlighted by David is Eden Hazard. To quote from David’s article:

The case for Hazard is strengthened somewhat when we look at what Watford’s defence has been up to in the last four away matches. No team has conceded more big chances than them in such fixtures, the 15 they have shipped keeping them level with the likes of Huddersfield and West Ham. In fact, the Hornets have allowed more big chances than any other Premier League side in 2019.

Compelling stuff. Reduced minutes in last night’s Europa League tie means the Belgian should be fresh for Chelsea’s home match against Watford. Jafalad is one FPL manager who is tempted by Hazard’s differential appeal.

Elsewhere on FFS, top-100 manager Grey Head brought us his regular take on The Great and The Good, which this week includes a look at how these elite managers used their chips this season. Meltens looks ahead to Gameweek 6 in Fantasy Allsvenskan, while Hutch_James predicts good things for Manchester United and Liverpool in the Wisdom of the Crowd. Manchester City and Arsenal are preferred in the DS stats, fixtures and clean sheet odds brought to us by G-Whizz.

To view all our discussions please visit our Hot Topics page, and if you’ve got some analysis, scout reports or features brewing, be sure to visit our community section to submit your article.

If you’re a member and are yet to get to grips with the custom statistics tables, you can view this movie for an explanation of how they work. Also, remember to tag them so that people can find the tables with ease.

COMMUNITY TOURNAMENTS

Two community finals take place in Gameweek 37: The Fantasy Football Scout Cup and TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing competition.

In the FFS Cup final, site moderator Rotation’s Alter Ego will take on LOKOMOTIV after both managers successfully navigated their semi-finals. Closely matched inside the top 2,000 overall, it promises to be a tightly contested affair. Neale outlined the differentials in his cup final preview – a victory for Arsenal would be good news for LOKOMOTIV, while Jota continuing his fine form would help Rotation’s Alter Ego.

Losing semi-finalists Skogen89 and Ibra-gum will contest the third-place play-off.

The safety score for Gameweek 36 in TorresMagic’s Last Man Standing was 104, this saw 18 managers eliminated. Congratulations to the four managers who made it through to the final: Alan Robertson, Peter Guss, Sekhar Anand, and Daniel Hall.

Alan Robertson was the highest-scoring manager with 118 points and also the only manager to make the final who didn’t play his Triple Captain chip in Gameweek 36. Uniquely among the finalists, Alan doesn’t own either Sterling or Agüero. Although he has two free transfers to use should he wish to get one, or both, in.

Another manager who didn’t own either City player in Gameweek 36 is world number one Adam Levy. Adam still heads both our main FFS League and our FFS Members League, and has been world number one for eight Gameweeks in a row. He increased the gap at the top to 68 points in Gameweek 36.

Like a long-distance runner breaking away from the field, Adam is now chasing world records. He needs 119 points over the last two Gameweeks to beat the current high-water mark set by FFS member Jon Reeson (aka Westfield Irons) in the 2009/10 season. Impressively, Jon recorded his mammoth points total when the only chip available was a single Wildcard.

Adam has two free transfers available and it would appear he has used one of them to transfer in Sterling for Salah.

Mark remains top of the FFS Mods & Cons and moves back into the top 1,000 at 696th position after Triple Captaining Salah for his third century of the season. Rotation’s Alter Ego still occupies second spot after Triple Captaining Mané, also for his third century. Mark has an 18-point lead going into the final two Gameweeks.

Andy Sullivan holds onto first place in RedLightning’s Top 10k Any Season mini-league despite slipping a few places to 55th overall. Grey Head has regained second place from Luke Aiello after Triple Captaining Mané for his second century of the season. Grey Head briefly moved top of the league during Gameweek 36 and now only trails Andy by 5 points.

Vimal Krishnan has regained the lead in RedLightning’s January to May League, having last led in Gameweek 32. Previous leader, JOZ V, drops to seventh. This is Vimal’s eighth FPL season, his best finish of 7,632 came in 2016/17. He’s had 13 green arrows in 15 Gameweeks, rising from 95k in Gameweek 21 to his current position of 3,796.

Ted Maw (aka Rotation’s Alter Ego) leads RedLightning’s The Last Ten Gameweeks mini-league. His excellent end of season run comprises 8 green arrows in the past 9 Gameweeks, he’s risen from 46k in Gameweek 27 to 1,280 in the overall standings.

These mini-league leaders have now played all their chips.

If you are running a community tournament and would like the latest scores included in future Community Round-Ups, please email us a summary of the current leaders and a link to your league, spreadsheet or head-to-head competition at geoff@fantasyfootballscout.co.uk.

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  1. DR0GBA
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What would you do if you had this team?

    Ryan (Boruc)
    TAA, Robbo, Luiz, Jonny (Cathcart)
    Hazard, Sterling, Mane, Son (Fraser)
    Vardy, Jimenez (Llorente)

    1FT, 0.2m ITB

    1. SPorting
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Delete my team and try again next season.

      1. SPorting
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Or Fraser -> Babel

    2. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Probably just carry on my life as normal

    3. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Grab a beer.

    4. Amey
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Save the FT
        Or get Pogba

      • Jᴀʀᴠish
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Post it on FFS

    5. FC Bazalona
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Last spot in starting 11 ???
      A. Boly
      B. Jwp

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        A

      2. SPorting
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        JWP

    6. Catastrophe
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      0.3 ITB, 1 FT. 

      Fabianski
      Azpi, Robertson, Boly
      Sterling, Son, Jota, Salah, Mane
      Jimenez, Wilson

      (Ryan, Llorente, Kolasinac, Bednarek)

      A) Azpi -> Laporte
      B) Kolasinac -> Shaw (drop Boly/Azpi/Wilson)
      C) Son -> Pogba
      D) Something Else
      E) Save FT

      Cheers

      1. Rust Cohle
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        E

    7. AccountAnt80
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      For those with TC chip - when are you using it? & on who?

      1. Torres76
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Last week. For the Liverpool game

        1. AccountAnt80
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Genius!

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Only an accountant could still have a chip at this stage of the season!

      3. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Save it for next season 🙂

      4. Vlad Tepes
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Saved it for this GW, it is Aguero or Sterling for me.

    8. Manani
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hazard or Sterling?

      got Aguero

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sterling for me

      2. Rust Cohle
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Sterling

    9. Rust Cohle
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Start 1: Fraser or Mitro

      1. Catastrophe
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Fraser

        1. Rust Cohle
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Cheers

    10. AVFCChris1984
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Pick one

      A) Shaw
      B) Digne
      C) Laporte
      D) TAA
      E) PVA
      F) other under 6.2m

      1. Rust Cohle
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        E

    11. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 17 days ago

        G2G?

        Lloris
        TAA Doherty Shaw
        Sterling Mane Son Pogba Jota
        Aguero(C) Jimenez

        Foster Wilson Valery Bednarek

        1. Amey
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Good team, mate.
            Got pogba this gw ??

            1. Would Ed Woodward
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Yeah just now did Dunk, Eriksen > Shaw, Pogba with 2 FT, I think I can risk it with Wilson as first sub, he's in great form anyway.

                1. Amey
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    Yeah
                    I haveSon to sell for pogba with Bournemouth so not sure.
                    He'll play & haul now (pogba) 😀

            2. Amey
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Team is:

                Lloris
                Robbo Taa Doherty
                Hazard © Raz Pogba Jota
                Aguero Jimenez Zaha

                Foster Deulofeu Yoshida Valery

                Used FT already.
                Do Son to Pogba (-4) or keep it as it is ??
                Thank you!!

                1. SPorting
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 17 days ago

                  You already have Pogba

                2. Would Ed Woodward
                    1 month, 17 days ago

                    You mean Pogba to Son?? You have Pog listed in your team.

                    1. Amey
                        1 month, 17 days ago

                        Sorry
                        Son in tge team

                    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 17 days ago

                      Hey amey, good luck. I think i would hold son this week. All week i planned on pogba in and ended up without him. Too much united uncertainty for me.

                      1. Amey
                          1 month, 17 days ago

                          Pogba can explode 🙁
                          Pathetic that we don't have any information on him

                          Keep Son then.
                          Thank you & GL to you bro 🙂

                          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Really frustrated at ole. I wanted to go big on united but I’m not playing roulette with another manager! At least it will keep lots off them.

                            Thanks, see you on the other side.

                            1. Amey
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Yep
                                Very frustrating.

                        • Amey
                            1 month, 17 days ago

                            Son in for pogba the team
                            .......

                            1. Would Ed Woodward
                                1 month, 17 days ago

                                Think you're good to go mate.

                                1. Amey
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Thank you !!

                                    1. Would Ed Woodward
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Do I need to do anything above?

                                        1. Amey
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            Nothing for hit mate.

                                  • HollywoodXI
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Keep as is.

                                    1. Amey
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Cheers bro.
                                        You are my lucky charm from last gw
                                        Will listen to you again !!

                                  • MikeS
                                    • 4 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    1. Deulofeu to Pogba or
                                    2. Gray to Rashford???

                                    1. BluesArmy Chief
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      2

                                  • royals forever
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Best Origi replacement out of

                                    Zaha
                                    Rashford
                                    A N other (if so who)

                                    Other strikers are Aguero and Lacazette

                                    Any ideas would be appreciated and welcomed

                                    1. BluesArmy Chief
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      I would go for Rashford

                                  • Tempestic
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Firmino to Rashford on a FT or hold? (also have Mane)

                                    1. SPorting
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Hold

                                    2. Zladan
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Yep

                                  • BluesArmy Chief
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    A) Siggy
                                    B) Pogba

                                    1. Zladan
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      B

                                  • MOZIL
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Matip or Lovren gonna start?

                                    1. Brehmeren
                                      • 9 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Yes

                                      1. MOZIL
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        whos gonna start? Matip or Lovren?

                                  • Colby
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Pogba + Lacazette out for

                                    Hazard and Zaha (no hits)?

                                    1. Manani
                                      • 7 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      feels weird to ditch Pogba this week, but Hazard can be very explosive i think

                                      1. Eddie`
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Last chances to audition before August transfer action.

                                      2. Colby
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        I’ve given up on Pogba. Too many half-hearted performances. Keane was right - can’t be trusted.

                                  • TyroneGAA
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 17 days ago

                                    Last thought and I want some good strong committed reassurance ..

                                    Deulofeu to siggy for a minus four and bench Wilson

                                    Hit me up it’s a really big decision !!!

                                    1. b82rz
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        No

                                      • Baked baines
                                        • 4 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        I know Wilson is playing better away from home but surly Wilson has to start against a tired Spurs!

                                        1. Twisted Saltergater
                                          • 9 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          absolutely

                                      • TyroneGAA
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        I’ll stay away from the minus 4... or will I??? 🙂

                                    2. Baked baines
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 17 days ago

                                      Ahead of all my mini league be an average of 30 points. Have 2 FT this GW but not sure what the likely transfer is.

                                      Lloris

                                      Robbo Laporte Doherty

                                      Mane Sterling Son Jota

                                      Aguero Wilson Jimi

                                      Foster AWB Deulofeu Duffy

                                      Possibly Lloris > De Gea, Kepa?!

                                    3. b82rz
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Start deulo or JWP?

                                        1. SPorting
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Gerry

                                      • Bubbles1985
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Bench order correct?

                                        Camarasa, Gray, Bednarek

                                      • sminkypinky
                                        • 7 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Decent team right?
                                        Ryan
                                        Laporte Robbo Doherty
                                        Haz (c) Son Bilva Jota Mane
                                        Kun Jimenez

                                        Wilson Valery ...

                                        1. SPorting
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Oh yes

                                          1. sminkypinky
                                            • 7 Years
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            Cheers Sporty spice!

                                      • Miguel Sanchez
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Brooks or Deeney higher on bench?

                                        1. SPorting
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Brooks

                                          1. MB10
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 8 Years
                                            1 month, 17 days ago

                                            Is Brooks not injured ?

                                      • Dakes.
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Oh boyyyyy

                                        1. SPorting
                                          • 7 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          B

                                      • KAPTAIN KANE
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Evening gorgeous people!
                                        Any ideas here?

                                        Boruc
                                        TAA | Doherty | Peltier
                                        Salah | Mane | Hazard | Son | Fraser
                                        Aguero | Jimenez

                                        Ryan | Bednarek | Dunk | Crouch

                                        1FT, 0ITB

                                        Thanks

                                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Thinking Ryan & Fraser to Guaita & Jota (-4) and playing Guaita over Boruc

                                      • mundian
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        1ft, 0.9 itb
                                        Which one:

                                        A. Son, Duffy, Deulofeu > Hazard, Shaw, 4 Mid. -8
                                        B. Duffy > Shaw

                                      • Eastman
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Just home from work. Any news on Rashford?

                                      • Lignja
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Ryan to Guita? Other keeper Gunn noone else that i want to change in team. 1ft 0.0itb

                                      • MB10
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Start Camarasa or AWB ?

                                      • Romford Pele - Don't w…
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Bench Shaw (hud) or Wilson (TOT)?

                                        1. MB10
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Tough one, i would play both but if you had to pick I would bench Wilson (just)

                                      • TOPCAT1960
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        TC on Sterling a no brainer ? if you have it ......

                                        1. Redalert
                                          • 8 Years
                                          1 month, 17 days ago

                                          Yep

                                      • Redalert
                                        • 8 Years
                                        1 month, 17 days ago

                                        Quick. Kun to vardy for -4