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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. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Which one?

    1.Willian/Vardy ➡️Salah/Wood -4? ( meaning I would have to play James Justin vs Spurs)
    or

    2. Lascelles ➡️Tark and then do that transfer the following week or Auba/Silva instead??

  2. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    As a non wood owner. I am really looking forward to kick off...

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Me too. Should be fun in here if he doesnt score within the hour

      1. JustSomeGuy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Imagine a red...

  3. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Worth a hit to get Wood and Tark for Vardy and Lascelles

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No way

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Would just get Pieters for Lascelles. Vardy can score this week.

  4. RebelFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Used my 2 frees before Tony price rise: AWB > Tark, Pulisic > Tony ... Still looking for a -4 punt and who to bench. FH 38.

    Pope, Martin
    Tark, Doc, Ritchie, Digne, Lascelles
    Sterling, Foden, Bruno, Tony, Antonio
    Jesus, Jota, Rashford

    Obvious is Jota to Wood, but I don’t love a Burnley triple up, and I really like Stuart Armstrong and Ings too.

    3.4m ITB

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Burnley hardly free scoring... Hard to understand the love for Wood!

  5. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Anyone else worried Greewood will be benched against West Ham? Looked very poor the last game.

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He defo won’t.

    2. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yeah but can always come on and score

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        True

    3. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Looks like he needs a break to be fair, form has dipped so maybe. But when you look at the alternatives it's tricky

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        My thoughts as well.

      2. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Form has dipped cause a 19 year old didn’t score for 2 games, come on lol.......

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Not about the goals. He looked way off in the last game.

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Played for 60. If Martial had got taken off at 60 and Greenwood played 90, he may have scored. Besides, he’s better than the other options United have.

        2. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Have you watched him play in the last two? He's looked well off the pace.

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      First choice so I reckon but the thing is he was subbed early last match.

      Why do that if he wasn't going to be involved in the FA Cup?

    5. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Oli says he's sharp and no chance of league or Cup burnout

  6. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Start one:
    A) Mendy
    B) Egan
    C) Saiss

    Or start two and bench Pulisic??

    I think whatever I do it backfires!

    Other two defs are Robbo and Trent, can't bring myself to bench either despite the fixture. Any advice appreciated.

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I would risk it with A and C and bench Puli.

      1. Kay317
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I guess they are likely to get clean sheets. Thanks.

  7. screamer73
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Bench one.

    A Vardy
    B Mahrez
    C Greenwood

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      C

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      C

    3. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      C.

  8. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Brentford bottle it

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

    So many Foden vs Greenwood posts recently.
    I, too have both of them.

    But I also have Bench Boost. I just want to brag a lil

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      That’s a beat not a brag

      People are posting because they want to bench both not play both

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

        That doesn't make sense. I mean why wouldn't people just prefer to play both if they could.

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

    1) TAA to Doherty for free? Already have Saiss, and ML leader has Doherty.
    Defence: Pope, AWB, Doh, Saiss, Egan

    2) Alternative is Lord to Tark. Already have Pope.
    Defence: Pope, AWB, Tark, TAA, Saiss

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I have Trent and playing as you never know when he's gonna haul. Feels wrong dropping him. If you're chasing keep Trent. If you need a shield switch to Doherty.

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

        Good point. Will probably go with Tark then! Thanks!

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

          By the way, I have a 6-point gap to close.

  11. AnyoneButLiverpool
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Guys, I need help please.

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Saiss
    DSilva Foden KDB Bruno
    Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

    Button Pulisic Kiko Simpson

    1 FT and 5m in the bank

    What should I do?

  12. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Best def up to 5.3 this GW only?

    (Have Pope Doherty TAA Garcia)

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Wan bissaka?

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        He’s 5.5

    2. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Tarkowski? Boly?

    3. GOONER
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Tarkowski

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        He’s 5.4 went up last night unfortunately

  13. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Would you play ASM or Willian?

    1. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Willian

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      W

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Vardy to:

    A) Auba
    B) Jesus (only city are KDB and Foden, who I bench)
    C) Ings
    D) Keep Vardy

    Know Vardy goes for the Golden B and lei for CL, but still Think his fixtures are worse than those for Auba/Jesus/Ings.

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Ings for me

  15. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Is Pieters acc nailed for the rest of the season?

    1. FPL ElasticO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      yeah, but he is a yellow card magnet..... so look at other Burnley defenders.....

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        long? Bardesly?

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        He has had 1 YC all season you plum.

  16. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Should you bench Pulisic for Wood??

    1. GOONER
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yes

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Yes

  17. GOONER
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Salah to Sterling?

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Hell no, thankfully i have both

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      No

    3. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Nah

  18. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    G2G?

    Pope
    Doherty Egan Aurier*
    KDB Sterling Bruno Martial(C) Antonio
    Wood Jesus

    Reina McBurnie Targett Lascelles**

  19. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    OMG YES CHARLTON!

  20. DIMITRIS
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    My team for GW37, who to captain?
    Pickford
    Doherty | Boly | Stevens
    DSilva | Mane | Martial | Bruno
    Wood | Jesus | Rashford
    Bench: Foden, Lundstram, Simpson, Button

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Mane or Martial

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        thanks

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Martial or David Silva

      1. DIMITRIS
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Cheers

  21. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Boly or Dunk for this week only? (Already have Doherty)

    1. DIMITRIS
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Boly, go for possible Wolwes double CS

  22. timmmuh
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Foden to Dilva or sterling/DeBruyne to Salah for 38?

    Either choice for a -3 hit in 37?

    1. timmmuh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      -4

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Either could work... This week at least.

  23. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Martinez
    Sais taa long (taylor lascels)
    Kdb mane bruno raz (puli)
    Gren rash jimi

    Which? (Gw38+ puli to dsilva) (chasing ML 30 pts)

    A) grenwod mane -4 to ings/wood/wilson/king - martial/dsilva
    B) grenwod taa -4 to ings/wood/king/wilson pieters/bardsley/oconell
    C) taylor to bardsley/pieters
    D) mane to martial/dsilva/stanislas
    E) roll ft.

  24. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Chasing so views welcome- rival does not have Salah Aubameyang Vardy Bruno Ings ( but will get him I think). We both have Sterling KDB Martial

    A gtg
    B Vardy to Aubameyang or Ings -4
    C Sterling to Salah -4
    D B and C -8

    Pope
    TAA Maguire Doherty
    Sterling Martial (c) Foden Bruno KDB
    Vardy Wood

    Martinez Nketiah Aurier Fernández

  25. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Is it madness to be taking a -4 to do Willian and KDB to Salah and Dilva?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Not total madness but could backfire

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Sensible imo

    3. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Good moves

  26. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Steve Bruce: "We’re without seven, possibly eight. Five of them are centre-backs, which is just ridiculous. Fab Schar, Florian Lejeune, Isaac Hayden, Sean Longstaff, Paul Dummett, Ciaran Clark, Jamaal Lascelles, Allan Saint-Maximum, are all big doubts."

    https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1284479036375400455

    Ouch. Trossard anyone? Keeping my Liverpool assets for the last game as well!

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Have to get one of Salah/Mane next week!

    2. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Wait a sec, Lascelles is a doubt or out?

  27. Fergiesarmy
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Matrinez
    Taa aurier doherty
    Puli dilva salah martial
    Rash greenwood giroud
    Bench foden, Williams 3.9gk 39.def

    Someone please pick a transfer for me? I know defence is a problem but I am chasing so not a priority.

    Think in maybe
    Giroud to Jesus/Jimi
    Puli to Stanislas / son

    I honestly don't know. Any advice guys?
    4.8m in the bank so anything is on

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      For a hit swap Pulisic for Bruno and one of Rashford or Greenwood for Ings or Vardy.

  28. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Bench one...

    A) Foden
    B) Pulisic
    C) Greenwood

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B or A

  29. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Start Puli or Greenwood?

  30. jorgenoj
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Ings or Woody for this gw only?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Ings