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

    Sell one:

    A) Pulisic
    B) Willian

    Buy one:

    1) Fernandes -4
    2) Martial -4
    3) David Silva

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

      B3

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

        Hit

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          1 or 2?

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

            Sorry - that was me going for a classic battleships reference

            B3 is good if you think DSilva starts in the league - I’m not certain

            Otherwise B1 or B2 is good. Bruno if you are defending Martial I’d you are chasing

            1. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Chasing big time. Thanks, might get Martial this week and DSilva for Pulisic for 38.

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B2

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

        Miss

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

          Did you just assume his gender?

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

    Who to bench
    Alonso or AAD
    Thx

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

      Who is AAD?

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

        Lol

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

        Aaaad?

      3. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Alexander Arnold Dijk ofcourse. How come you don’t know him

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

        Sorry, meant TAA

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Alonso

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

          Then bench Alonso

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

          Bench Alonso

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

      Alonso

  3. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    bench one:

    A foden
    B pulisic

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

      Probably A

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

      Tough choice, I reckon Foden starts so would bench Pulisic given the fixtures

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

    4. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

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

    Anything worth -4 here?

    Toyed with the idea of doing Foden to McNeil/Stanislas as a chasing punt...

    0FT 0.9ITB
    De Gea
    TAA Doherty Holgate* (Justin Lascelles)
    Bruno (c) Salah (vc) Sterling KdB Foden
    Jimi Greenwood (Nketiah)

    Thanks!

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

      Nice solution to the Foden Greenwood dilemma

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

        A solution of sorts! Looking forward to activating FH38...

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

      I would consider DDG to Martinez and Foden to Martial

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

        I considered that for -4 earlier but -8 (which it would be now) is too much right?

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

    Greenwood Foden decision this week will be huge

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

      Like we are back in the time and doing a Rico Kelly decision 🙂

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

        Ha! I’m starting both and feel distinctly underwhelmed about it!

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

      Haha 2 vs 2 classic

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

        Classic indeed 🙂

    3. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I hope they both blank, so easy for me 😀

  6. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone captaining Doherty?

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

      Some dude 2 pages back

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

        Juhuuu

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

          Juhuuuu 😉 🙂

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

      Think about that

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

      Just did Alonso > Doherty but giving the armband to Jimenez

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

        I threw it on Alonso last week. Ended up a good move

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

          Good shout, I reckon Wolves look great for a cleanie.

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

      Bubz?

  7. Blue Gaffer
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Captain Sterling, Fernandes or Aub?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling

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

      Auba ?

  8. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Ings or Wood?
    Needed for the last two.

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Ings

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Wood

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Ings

    4. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Wood over Ings for me

      Wood- (nor BHA)

      Ings- (bou SHU)

      - Ings facing 2 teams with something to fight for. (Relegation and europa league spot) Meanwhile

      - Wood facing 2 teams on the beach and has been involved in 13 goals in his last 21 pl starts

  9. V-2 Schneiderlin
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Start
    A. Nketiah or
    B. Foden?

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

      B

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

      B

    3. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      thanks !

  10. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    1. Start
    A) Jiminez
    B) Greenwood

    2. Captain
    A) Bruno
    B) Sterling

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      AA easy

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

        This

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

        This

      3. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        this

    2. Vazza
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Are you definitely starting foden then?

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Got a small 10 and 16pt lead. Will FH38+. I think my rival will go Ings or Wood. My other rival has Ings.

    A. Lascelles >> Pieters
    B. Vardy >> Ings / Wood (play Kiko)
    C. Vardy+Lascelles >> Tarko+Ings/Wood (-4)

    Martinez
    TAA • Doherty • Kiko
    Salah • Martial • Sterling • Bruno • Foden
    Vardy • Jimenez
    (3.9, Greenwood, Holgate*, Lascelles*)

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

      Ignore them. Too close of a call

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        So just do A then? If so Pieters or Long?

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

      A, start Pieters over Kiko

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Was my most likely move mate yeah. What about Long it is Pieters the Better pick?

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

          I would say Pieters, either at LB or further in front if Taylor recovers? Decent assist potential. Long could be a good differential too though

  12. Carcetti
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    None of my rivals have KDB and I'm chasing by 20.

    Shall I cap him instead of Martial who they all have?

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

      Yes imo

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

      Yes

  13. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Who will score more:

    Salah & AWB
    vs
    Martial & Doherty (-4)

    1. V-2 Schneiderlin
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      second one maybe ... just

      1. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Alright. What made you think so? This is stressing me out

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

      first

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

      Salah AWB for 37 and 38 score more.

  14. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    For my BB

    A) Burnley def
    B) Saiss

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

      Saiss

  15. Eric the King
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Is it silly to play Nketiah over Saiss?

  16. Inspector Norse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    GTG?

    Pope
    Boly - Doherty - TAA
    Martial (C) - Bruno (VC) - KDB - Sterling
    Auba - Jimi - Greenwood

    Bench: only Willian likely to feature

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

    Auba C ?

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

      Great option

  18. COLLIN QUANER
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Need some opinions. Have 1 FT.
    Initial plan was DCL > Wood.
    Now I'm worried about Aurier not starting.
    Would you do the DCL transfer and start Aurier, or play DCL and get a Burnley Defender?

  19. How I met your Mata
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    If you had to back one keeper to keep a clean sheet this week who would it be? (Not Ederson or De gea)

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

      Patricio

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

      Patricio

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

      Pope

    4. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Pope

  20. seanie3
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    for this week only (FH in GW38)

    a) Dunk
    b) Egan
    c) Pieters

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      C

  21. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Also, start Greeny Or Foden and why? Keep getting these 50:50s wrong 🙁

  22. What the Blazes?
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pope (button)
    TAA Doherty Stephens (Robinson Lascelles)
    Bruno Martial KDB Mahrez Trossard
    Vardy Jiminez (Greenwood)

    Anything worth a hit here?
    Start Mahrez or Greenwood?

    Ta

  23. reo19uk
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    who should I bench? Jota or Azpi?

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

      Azpi

  24. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Get Ings for a hit or just start Pulisic?

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Pulisic

  25. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    bench one:

    A antonio (mun)
    B Foden (wat)

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      That is tough

  26. Mini Mahouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    KDB -> Son for just this GW?

    Reckon KDB gets rested - But wary that he's in the scout pick ...

  27. spamking
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Start one
    A) Dilva
    B) Wood

    1. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

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

    Is Pieters acc nailed for the last 2?

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

    Would you take a hit to get DSilva and Trossard in for Pulisic and Foden?

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

      I would not and I am not

  30. Fishy
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Ings and kdb
    Or wood and salah