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Gameweek 37+ Scout Picks draw on Burnley and Manchester United

Burnley are one of the teams at the heart of the Gameweek 37+ Scout Picks.

They travel to an already-relegated Norwich side on Saturday afternoon, which warrants a double-up on their assets.

As ever, our best team for the Gameweek has been assembled by the editorial team of David, Neale, Paul and Geoff.

We line up in 3-5-2 once again, this time coming in at £81.9m, £3.1m inside the budget of £85.0m.

Goalkeeper

Nick Pope (£5.1m) is usually an auto-include for the Scout Picks anyway but when Burnley face Norwich, there’s nowhere else to look, in all honesty. The Clarets’ goalkeeper is still joint-top in the race for the Premier League’s Golden Glove with 14 clean sheets while the Canaries have found the net just once since the beginning of Project Restart.

Defenders

Matt Doherty (£6.5m) should come straight back into the Wolves starting line-up for Gameweek 37+ after the benching last time out. Not only has the right wing-back had a rest, but he also helped win a penalty after coming onto the pitch against Burnley. Monday evening brings Crystal Palace and their brittle defence to Molineux, offering potential at both ends of the field. Wolves have kept five clean sheets in their last six at home, Palace have blanked five times since Gameweek 31+ and the Eagles have also conceded a minimum of two goals in each of their last four outings.

John Egan (£4.7m) also has the potential for double-digit returns in Gameweek 37+ as Sheffield United prepare to host Everton. The Toffees have conceded 14 goals from set-plays this season, only Aston Villa (15) and Norwich (16) giving up more. That bodes well for Egan who has netted twice in the last four matches. Meanwhile, the Blades have clean sheets in both of their last two at Bramall Lane and Everton have scored just one away goal since Gameweek 28.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) gets back into the Scout Picks with a chance of returns at both ends of the pitch in Gameweek 37+. Manchester City are the only team with more clean sheets than the Red Devils since the Premier League restart while Wan-Bissaka himself is second among Manchester United players for crosses in that time.

Midfielders 

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Inside the Premier League’s top three for shots in the box and shots on target over the last four matches, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) has been rather unfortunate to blank over the previous two Gameweeks. Wednesday’s meeting with Chelsea is sure to see a return to points-scoring ways in light of how busy he’s been in the penalty area. Let’s not forget than Frank Lampard’s defensive unit has been anything but secure recently, conceding 33 goals on the road this season, an average of 1.8 per away game. Only three other clubs have performed worse in that area than Chelsea.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) is our chosen asset from the Manchester City roster, even though there is plenty of uncertainty about their Gameweek 37+ line-up. Admittedly, we don’t know who will play against Arsenal in the FA Cup, or whether or not they will get injured, but the Belgian looks a better bet than most. He was afforded a whole rest against Bournemouth and played less than 65 minutes in Gameweek 35+. Therefore, he should be in a good enough place fitness-wise to start both in the FA Cup and on Tuesday when Manchester City travel to Watford. The Hornets have conceded a minimum of three goals in three of their last five matches and were hit for eight the last time they faced Pep Guardiola’s men.

Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m) simply cannot stop delivering after his score against Crystal Palace broke the 100-point barrier after just 12 Premier League appearances for Manchester United. The Portuguese international has blanked just once since the Premier League returned and still averages 8.8 points per game as a Red Devil. Meanwhile, West Ham have conceded at least twice in four of their last five away games.

That also bodes well for Anthony Martial (£8.4m) who has been a consistent deliverer of double-figure hauls at Old Trafford since the Premier League returned to our television screens. In that time, he has registered five goals and three assists at home, for points per game average of 16. The Frenchman’s streak of hauls at Old Trafford even goes back beyond lockdown, Martial last blanking there as long ago as Gameweek 25.

Leandro Trossard (£5.8m) looks poised to capitalise on Newcastle’s worsening injury crisis in defence. Steve Bruce’s squad now features flags of varying degrees of severity against six defenders ahead of Gameweek 37+. As a result, each of the Magpies’ last four matches has seen them concede at least twice and, during that period, Trossard has struck the back of the net twice.

Forwards

How Ings and Calvert-Lewin looked in Everton's one-all draw with Southampton

Danny Ings (£7.5m) has five goals since the Premier League restart, more than any other forward. That makes including him in the Scout Picks an easy prospect considering Southampton travel to Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon. The Cherries have shown some spirit going forward recently, but still have plenty of defensive issues. They have conceded at least twice in four of their last five and must take on Ings without key personnel at the back.

Chris Wood (£6.1m) could be set for big things in Gameweek 37+ when he travels to face Norwich. The Canaries have conceded more goals at home than any other side this season (35), are the second-worst for conceding headers and set-play attempts since the Premier League restart and have given up the second-highest number of penalties across 2019/20 as well. That bodes well for Wood who ranks second in the whole division for big chances this year, has more headed attempts than any colleague and takes the Clarets’ spot-kicks too.

Substitutes

Rui Patrício (£5.3m) is a cheaper alternative to Doherty to help anyone buy into Wolves’ defence for the Crystal Palace game.

Willy Boly (£4.8m) is even kinder for the budget and offers more chance of an attacking return than the goalkeeper with his penalty-box presence for set-plays.

Enda Stevens (£5.2m) is an alternative route into the Sheffield United defence that hosts Everton this week.

Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) is an alternative option in the Burnley attack who has shown some consistency since the Premier League restart. During that time, he has attacking returns in four of his five starts, more than any other Claret.

The Captain

Who are the best captain options for FPL Gameweek 36+?

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This skipper is chosen using the conclusions of the latest Captain Sensible article and a four-way vote between David, Neale, Paul and Geoff.

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2,719 Comments Post a Comment
  1. InvertedWinger
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    No Sterling is interesting. I thought he was a definite to start Striker and get 60-70 mins

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      To risky still. It’s only because KDB got a full rest that he will be more certain. Point is nobody knows until after cup game. Could go to extra time etc.

  2. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Salah for Bruno for minus 4?

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      No

    3. Lamplighters
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I thought not

    4. Kroneek
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      nah

  3. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Willian
    B) Greenwood
    C) Jay Rod

    Others are:
    KDB Salah Sterling Bruno
    Ings

    Will BB GW38...
    Cheers

    1. Jones Town
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I dont have C but I think I'm playing B and benching A

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      B out of those.

    3. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A

    4. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Same dilemma between Greenwood and Willian and I’m playing Greenwood

    5. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers guys

  4. InvertedWinger
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Doherty did help win a penalty but more for us single Wolves defense owners than the team..

    1. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah that wording was weird.

    2. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      That sentence sense no makes.

    3. Jekori
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah i dunno how but maybe someone can DM David Munday. There is no correlation between causing a penalty and being a good sign for points in the future. Now it looks like David hasn't seen the match just saw Doherty got an assist and was involved in a penalty. Too bad it was a penalty to Burnley

  5. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Azpilicueta > Tarkowski?

    1. Kroneek
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

  6. Jones Town
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    I need a 4.5 or less defender for 1 week before free hit in 38. Burnley defender? Which one is best? Or someone else to look at?

    1. Kroneek
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I took Bardsley

    2. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I've got Pieters

  7. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 10 days ago

    Doherty won a penalty? I thought he conceded a penalty

    1. Fantastic11
        3 months, 10 days ago

        He did...he also got a lucky assist
        Tbh it was perfect as I had Doherty and not Saïss

    2. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      1st

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        No

    3. tricky80
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Go big or go home... Took a -8 to get Trossard, Tarkowski and Wood in. Wood on captain!

      Second is first loser in my eyes and I want to get first!

      1. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Go bigger ... another -16 for me - Azpi+Willian+KDB+Giroud+Vardy >> Egan+Salah+Son+Auba+Wood

      2. CONNERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        -12 here.

        Giroud, Willian, DCL & Lascelles to Ings, Jiminez, Saka & Egan.

        400k and behind in ML so nothing to lose.

        1. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Back down to 600k as at the restart after a couple of really bad weeks ... at least I have got my 2000 points for the season

    4. Pique and De Bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Rp
      Thoughts on this please, team, bench/order and cap choice look about right?

      Pope
      VVD / Tarkowski / Lamptey
      Salah(c) / Martial / Mahrez / Foden
      Auba(vc) / Rashford / Jesus

      Schmeichel / Saka / Aurier / Justin

    5. ididnt
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      utterly unable to decide on Martial or Bruno (c)

      1. Bielsa's Bucket
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        martial stats look better

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Bruno - safe, Martial - if chasing ML.

        1. Werner Bremen
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          I think Martial is safer though. Ole might rest him in the cup and play Ighalo. And Bruno will definitely start.

      3. Liber
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Martial for me, don't have him unfortunatelly.

      4. D.Glynn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I'm going Martial with the hope he's rested in FA

        1. Liber
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          He will be.

    6. JenkoJunko
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      *Repost, Someone indulge me, anyone* ha
      Advice needed!! Leading ML by 12. FH GW 38. It seems silly to waste a FT this GW if FH next. So my front 8 is...

      Salah KDB Foden Bruno Martial
      Nketiah Greenwood Jesus

      Either playing 3-5-2 or 3-4-3.... What the feck do i do with this lot?
      Options:
      Jimmy
      Dilva
      Ings
      Kane etc etc...

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      0FT. All set? Saka only viable bench player.

      Pope
      TAA AWB Saiss
      Salah KDB Bruno(C) D.Silva
      Auba(V) Greenwood Jimi

      Martinez Saka Cathcart C.Taylor*

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Looks good

    8. Liber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Start Lund or Ritchie?

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Ritchie

    9. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      For this GW only.
      A) Digne or
      B) TAA
      To Tark

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A

      2. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A

      3. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Digne last on my bench ... buyer's remorse

    10. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Is the 5 subs rule being used next season?

      1. JustSomeGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Hope not, favours the bigger teams too much.

      2. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yes

    11. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A. Azpilicueta to Tarkowski

      B. Vardy to Aubameyang

      C. DCL to Ings or Wood and bench Foden

      1. Bielsa's Bucket
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Fone a myself

        1. Bielsa's Bucket
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          done*

          1. JustSomeGuy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            I have Vardy myself this week and have been thinking of moving him out, but this game is huge for Leicester so I'm edging towards keeping him.

      2. JBG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A

    12. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Any of you playing Free Hit chip this gameweek? How's your team looking?

    13. Mr_Barbs
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Which one:
      A) KDB > DIlva
      B) KDB > Martial
      C) Sterling > Dilva
      D) Sterling > Martial

      Other united/city assets will be Bruno, Rashford, Foden

    14. Kevinw82
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Play Antonio or Saka this week?

      1. Liber
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Antonio easy

      2. Lucy2019
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A

      3. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        A

    15. Bobby
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      I don't understand why wood is suddenly so popular. Burnley have scored about 5 goals all season

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Norwich - I have none

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 10 days ago

        People chasing
        Playing against nor who concede a lot at home
        Nailed
        2 games left and fancy a swing

      3. Bobby
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I thought dyche also said though that wood had played more than he had wanted last game. Seems a risky move

    16. Jones Town
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Sterling or Bruno captain??

      1. matiakez
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Bruno.

      2. Lucy2019
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Sterling will get max 45 mins against Watford IMO, if at all.

      3. Ady87
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Bruno.

    17. Ajaxeeding
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      A, B or C:
      A) Salah, William and Lacelles to Sterling, Mahrez and Bardsley (for -4).
      B) Salah, William and Lacelles to Sterling, D. Silva and Saiss (for -4).
      C) William and Lacelles to D. Silva and Saiss (for free).

      Any advice much appreciated!

      Current team with 0.8 ITB with 2 FTs
      Pope, Martin
      TAA, Aurier, Doherty Lacelles, Holgate
      Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Martial, Willian
      Vardy, DCL, Greenwood

    18. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Morning all, chasing ML by 30 pts but I have FH for 38 would you do either of these moves?

      A)Nketiah, Alonso to Wood, Pieters (-4)
      B) Vardy, Alonso to Wood, Tark (-4)
      C) Alonso to Tark

      1. Lucy2019
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        No

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          You think Alonso starts?

          1. Lucy2019
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 10 days ago

            Yes, but if he doesn't he will unlikely come on so who do you have sub?

    19. Tommy J
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Play Pulisic or Greenwood?

      1. Ady87
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        I’m on Greenwood currently...

        1. Tommy J
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Yes me too, but feels wrong

      2. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Tough one, I’d probably play greenwood but it’s close

        1. Tommy J
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 10 days ago

          Agreed, Greenwood didn’t look great last game and if he plays in FA cup....

    20. matiakez
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Stevens or Kevin Long? Rival has double Sheffield United defense..

    21. Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 10 days ago

      People really considering Burnley and Brighton strikers? Bloody hell, desperation.

    22. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Would you play BB this week for a -4, or do it next week for free but possibly with free clean sheets?

      1. Ady87
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Fewer*

      2. la boneza
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        i bit the bullet and did Taylor and Aurier to Tarkowski and Saiss -8.. BB activated.

      3. la boneza
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Pope Martinez
        TAA Doherty Digne Tark Saiss
        Salah KdB Bruno Martial Dilva
        Auba Greenwood Nketiah

        I'm sure it will end in tears per my season but it's fun..

    23. olidooley
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      Gtg?

      Pope
      TAA Pieters AWB
      Salah(c) KDB Bruno Mahrez
      Jesus Rashford Connolly

      Button Sarr Holgate Robinson

      1. Kuzser
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Yes

      2. Lucy2019
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 10 days ago

        Has to be doesn't it. KDB/Mahrez unlikely to get many minutes. You seem to have Connolly, assuming that was just a typo.

    24. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 10 days ago

      30 points behind ML leader, but no obvious changes so will appreciate your help guys?

      1ft, 0itb
      1) Transfers
      a. gtg and save FT to have 2 for GW38
      b. Vardy -> Ings/ Wood
      c. Taa->Tarkowski

      2) Play
      a. McCarthy
      b. Krul
      AND
      C. Willian
      D. Greenwood

      McCarthy
      TAA - Doherty - Baldock
      KdB - Fernandes - Martial-Mahrez
      Greenwood - Jimenez -Vardy

      Subs: Willian Lascelles Lund. Krul