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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+?

The Scout Picks has a captain for the 2019/20 campaign.

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

Because the use of Fantasy Football Scout data is used so heavily in this process, the captain we choose each Gameweek is usually known only to those who have signed up to Membership for the 2019/20 season and revealed to the public only when the deadline has passed.

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

    Martial seems like the best captain option. Hopefully he rests the FA cup game

    1. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Can’t see him being rested when Ole said FA Cup is a priority (unless I dreamt it but I’m sure he said that?)

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Damn, maybe should take a gamble on Doherty lol

        1. PompeyUpNorth!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Could be a good shout tbh

      2. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        However I can’t find it now so may have dreamt it. Therefore don’t make a decision based on that ok

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Ok 😀

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Doesn't Ighalo start cup games?

      1. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Ok a quick check says it could be anyone playing as striker! Martial inc.

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Doubt they will rest anyone but may manage Greenwood and martials minutes in the games with James and ighalo. Need to win both.

  2. kumadinya welah
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Who to play?
    1) J.Rod
    2) Foden

    Currently chasing in my ML. 1 of 4 rival have foden, and none has J.Rod.

    1. LLoris
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      2

    2. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      2

    3. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      1, more certain of a start

  3. Geezer
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Jesus to Wood for free? FH next week.

    A) yes
    B) no
    C) Dunno. Got my own issues

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B and C

      1. Geezer
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lol what?

      1. Geezer
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Was thinking making a «funny» option would give me more answers

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Was thinking about the transfer. Selling Inform Jesus for Wood is just absurd imo.

          1. Geezer
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Got a FT I don’t know what to do with. And I saw Wood in the scout picks over Jesus

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I see. Scoutpicks got a budget. I'd defo keep Jesus, slim chance he gets a rest ofc. But the last 2 games are watford and norwich.

    3. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B.

    4. PompeyUpNorth!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

    5. Aubaaaaa
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

    6. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B it is

    7. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      a

    8. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      C

  4. PompeyUpNorth!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Just woke up off nights so apologies if this has been discussed.
    Chances of Aurier playing? Anyone know if he’s back for training as there was a slim chance he might be? Thanks

    1. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      The Guardian podcast said it's up to him and that he flew home to France - I'd doubt it and I replaced him with Tark as I'm not sure it's a great week to start him if nothing had happened anyway.

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thank you. Appreciate that

        1. Powers106
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          No problem man, hope it works out whatever you decided to do.

  5. TAT
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    If playing BB, would you do it this GW, with the likelihood of rotation because of the cup, or GW 38, when there might be rotation because some teams have nothing to play for?

    1. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      That's why I'm looking to do it this week, even though I need a - 8 for a full bench!

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I need to take an 8-point hit as well, and that's IF Aurier plays!

  6. Fletch365
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    1FT - Rival has Sterling
    Would you make any changes? Little worried about Aurier, but ideally would want to roll transfer

    Pope (Martinez)
    Aurier TAA Digne (Lund Robinson)
    KDB Foden Salah Fernandes (C) (Barnes)
    Rash Greenwood Vardy

  7. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Vardy ➡ Auba for -4
    Yay or Nay?

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Nay imo. Brace coming against Jose imo

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      It's a 2 week move in essence. Will Auba score 4 more points than him before the end of the season. Given fixtures I'd say yes.

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No, Auba has a cup-semi this evening so a -4 could easily backfire on you

    5. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Nope

  8. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I have too many of the picks. #scared

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I have 8/11 which is a worry

  9. Martial Matas
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    (bottomed)
    Considering a -8 for 2 more Burnley defs to play my BB this week. Yay or nay?

    Martinez
    TAA Doh Bardsley
    KDB Bruno Foden Salah
    Rash Ings Greenwood

    McCarthy Richarlison Cathcart* Taylor*

  10. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Any help plz 🙁
    Martinez
    Doherty Alonso Maguire
    Burno Sterling Burno Martial
    Wood Vardy Auba
    Martin ( Holgate - jamal- Saka)
    1 M its No FT
    any other Thoughts ?
    And Who is C ?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      G2g. Martial if chasing, Bruno if protecting

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers Mate

  11. Tiki-Taka
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Sterling or Martial (C)?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Tony

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling has higher risk higher reward. Martial is safer pick

    3. Champions united
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I m going
      Martial tc
      Dnt have sterling

  12. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Start Pulisic or Foden this week?

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      The latter

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Pulisic for me

    2. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Puli

  13. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    FH 38+ and need to do 1 last FT. Best option?

    A) TAA -> Doherty [already have Saiss, probably have to go for Robertson for FH 38+ as I lose 0.4 from TAA sale]
    B) Lord -> Tark [already have Pope]
    C) Jesus -> Ings

    Current team:
    Pope
    AWB // TAA // Saiss // Egan
    KDB // Mahrez // Bruno
    Rashy // Jimi // Jesus

    Bench: Krul // Pulisic // Lord // Cantwell

  14. Siggy in the Middle
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Is Willian to Salah worth turning a -4 into a -8?

    Blanked previously

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      You will need to cap Salah and hope he scores a hattie. I would want him vs Newcastle though. Their defence is going to be slaughtered.

  15. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Suggestions
    Bench any 2

    TAA
    Tark
    Saiss
    egan
    digne
    Antonio

    1. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Digne, Antonio.

  16. Timon
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Play Foden or Willian?

  17. Mattious8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    A) J. Rod
    B) Wood
    C) Egan

    Pick one.

  18. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on one of these options?

    A) Alonso/Foden > Pieters/Silva (-4)
    B) Alonso/Greenwood > Pieters/Ings (-4)
    C) Alonso > Pieters

    Ty

  19. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Can’t believe more people don’t have Wood

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Word

  20. barcaa7
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Alonso to Doherty (c) for -4 ?
    Y/N

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      What...?

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Risky. Your call

      2. barcaa7
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        iam going to FH Gw38
        my rival is leading by 80 points

  21. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Last spot Armstrong or Wan BissakA??

    1. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I think WHU has a chance to win or at least score 2

  22. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Captaining Doherty, crazy?

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I actually might do it, I’m behind by 27

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      He can do a double digit score. Wolves are bound to keep a CS

      1. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I know but Martial could Score a hatty I feel

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Dumb

  23. Mesh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Who to start?
    A. Pulisic
    B. Saka

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

  24. fuzzymike
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Is TTA burnt out?? A lot of people transferring out or benching.

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

      More that he's playing Chelsea.

      1. fuzzymike
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        It's not like Chelsea have been firing the goals in lately.

  25. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mahrez -> Martial (-4) and C
    Yes or no?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Not for me

  26. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    That top 4 spot could well go down to GD with United 3 back. They will go hell for leather for goals v Hammers if Leics beat Spurs. Might mean a draw is then enough in the decider

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      So Martial C then?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Think a United attacker is both safe and value

  27. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Ings or Wood this gw?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I

  28. flipmode_1
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    1FT 2.5ITB

    Any changes needed here? Thinking of saving FT to get Dilva in next week. Right bench choice?

    Thanks

    Pope
    TAA AWB Saiss Doherty
    Sterling Bruno(c) Willian Foden
    Ings Jesus

    Henderson, Greenwood, Mount, Lascelles

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I played Greenwood before Foden however it can go either ways

    2. flipmode_1
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah tough one

  29. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Whos the better captain option (only players my ML leader doesnt have im down 50pts)

    A. Greenwood
    B. Sterling
    C) KDB ( but he ownes him )

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

    2. Mattious8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      With all this info, go risky with Ster.

  30. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Choose an option for the last 2 remaining gws:

    A. Vardy -> Ings
    B. Vardy -> Jesus
    C. Pulisic -> DSilva

    Cheers & good luck to all!

    1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Keep Vardy for this week

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks. Wasn't expecting that. You fancy Vardy against Spurs backline