Scout Picks

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. GOONER
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I know its hard to guess the Pep Roulette. But do you think that Sterling will start?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No.

      Why would he?

      1. Feanor
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Maybe I should bench him then

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I’m 50/50 on him starting, so I sold him lol

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

      60-40

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        15-85%.

        1. GOONER
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          85% start or benched?

    4. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      The answer to your question is that no-one has a clue.

  2. suddenorgan
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    bit burned out after a poor FH...

    Pope (Martin)
    Doherty TAA Azpi (Ngakia, Lascelles)
    Bruno KDB Salah Martial Pulisic
    Greenwood Vardy (Nket)

    £1.9m, 1FT

    Azpi -> Tarkowski? Seems extremely dull but looks like a nailed on CS. Bench anyone for Nketiah?

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

      Pretty much the same as me, I did Alonso to Tark as I feared he may not start. Thinking of benching Pulisic to Nketiah

      1. suddenorgan
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        yeah I'm on the fence about that despite keeping Nketiah specifically for this game.. Pulisic has consistently looked dangerous, has something to play for, and Liverpool's defending was calamitous against Arsenal..

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

    Bench Pulisic or Nketiah?
    Captain Bruno, Martial or Salah?

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Captain Martial or Bruno

    2. GAMBIT
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nketiah

      Bruno if leading, Martial if chasing

  4. Lord Flashheart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    bench one:

    A foden (wat)
    B antonio (mun)

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

      A

  5. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    My bench is a pile of sh**

    Button Nketiah Lascelles Robinson

    Not worth a hit to get a playing defender is it?

    TAA Doherty AWB starting, hopefully no rotation

    1. suddenorgan
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      nothing wrong with Nket this week, all three should be fine, Doherty has rested now

  6. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Gtg? Good benc order or start Foden or Pieters? Instead of Saiss and Greeneood

    Pope
    Taa, Dohert, Saiss
    Salah, Kdb, Fernandes, Martial(c)
    Greenwood, Ings, Vardy

    1. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bench is

      Foden, Pieters, Holgate

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Play Foden and Pieters
      Bench Saiss

      1. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Foden and Bench Greenwood?

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

      I might start Pieters over Saiss but that’s more to spread the risk and hope Pieters gets a header. Other than that GTG

  7. shearer9
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Can anyone comment on whether Vinagre will play?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yes they can

      1. shearer9
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Bet you're fun at parties

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Made me laugh!

  8. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Crazy to bench Willian??

    Martínez
    TAA Digne Tarkowski
    Salah Martial(c) Bruno KDB
    Jesus Nketiah Greenwood

    Fabs Willian Lascelles Masina(Dont ask!)

  9. Vazza
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Start -

      A. Foden
      B. Greenwood

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        A, by a millimetre

      2. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        B... Home game.

    • Gunner Boy
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bench one please:

      A- Foden
      B- Greenwood
      C- Willian

      1. Vazza
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Lol. Look at my post above

        • HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I’d play in that order

        • pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Willian probs

          Pretty sure Foden starts

        • jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          C

      2. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        So consensus is to keep Vardy?

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

          I am

        2. Siggy in the Middle
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I'm not. I just feel like that Mourinho defence will shut him out

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            And ve’s got United next, and seldom scores more than 1

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I would

          Form over fixture generally - with him very particularly

        4. acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          i think i am keeping a bit reluctantly...

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Think Auba is more exciting/has higher ceiling than Vardy
            and Ings, but of course also the ability to frustrate

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

          I'm in.

          Could get 1 or 2 at Spurs with good service.

          They have all to play for.

      3. JJeyy
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Jota to Wood or keep 2 free transfer for GW38?

      4. DeadStar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Is anyone going to be kind enough to share early team leaks? I noticed Rockstar is now private.

      5. MTFCfan50
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Jimenez to Ings for -4, yes or no?

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

          No chance!!!

        2. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Not sure if serious

        3. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          That’s madness

          1. MTFCfan50
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Obviously joking. (Wasn’t joking..) thanks all

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

          Jimi likely to get 1 and Ings higher ceiling.

          For fun why not?

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

        Two boring questions?

        Buy;
        A. Pieters
        B. Long

        Play;
        1. Foden
        2. Greenwood

        1. Siggy in the Middle
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          A
          1

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          A1

        3. MTFCfan50
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          A1

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

          Thanks guys

      7. E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Got FH for 38 so what to do this week for a 1 week punt?

        Will probably cap whoever I bring in...
        A) Willian -> Salah
        B) Nketiah -> ings
        C) Vardy -> Kane

        Martinez
        TAA Doherty Magure
        KDB Dilva Mahrez Fernandes
        Vardy Greenwood Nketiah

        Martin Willian Saiss Robinson
        1FT 5.7ITB

      8. aubawuba
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        What are the chances of the Lord, Williams(UTD) and Aurier actually starting/playing? Do I need to replace one of them in case none of them plays?

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Lord/Williams probably bench appearance, Aurier might start.

          1. aubawuba
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Ty

      9. Mattious8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        14 point lead in league.
        FH and Triple C left

        Current team:

        Pope
        TAA, Doh, Tark, Lasc, Rob
        KDB, Ster, Mart, Fern, Will
        Vardy, Wood,Green

        A) Do FH---wouldn't change much, but get Kane and Egan out Vardy and Lasc
        B) Save FH for last week and triple Fernandes or Martial (which one?)

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

          B

          1. Mattious8
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Thanks. I want to do Martial, in best form right now, safer to do Fern?

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

              Probably, yeah. Though Martial could be fun!

        2. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Free hit into Man City squad, clear out Chelsea and TC on Sterling home to Norwich.

      10. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Wood has 1 goal since the restart

        Is he really the answer?

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

          Played Wolves, Sheffield United & Liverpool within those, and reduced minutes for all but the last match.

          Norwich a different kettle of fish.

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          He didn’t play though

        3. Mattious8
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Maybe not the answer, but a solid choice this week against a team who is awful, has pens, can win aerial battles, which Nor suck against.

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

          No

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

          It's about future, not past.

      11. Oggle22
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Henderson
        TAA Saiss Egan
        Salah KDB Martial Bruno Pulisic
        Greenwood Ings

        Martin Aurier Lundstarm Connolly

        18 points behind ML rival he has Sterling no salah but hell bring him in for Willian as part of a -4 do I get Sterling or pint on Dilva for this week

        Cheers

      12. Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Vardy, Auba or Kane for remaining games?

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Auba

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

        Swap out Sterling to Salah or Pulisic to Mahrez/DSilva. FHing in GW 38

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

          Depends how you think Chelsea will play

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

        Which scores highest?

        A) Start Holgate (shu) with Justin (tot) likely to come in off the bench
        B) Sell Holgate for -4 to bring in a playing defender, probably from Burnley

        I suspect it’s A but I’m chasing so not ruling anything out...

        1. Kno
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          fairly certain holgate is ruled out for the season mate

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

            Thanks, hadn’t seen an update. So just stick with Justin? Not worth a -4 to bring in another defender?

      15. TheOneAndOnly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Can anyone make a case for one of Bardsley/Pieters over the other one?

        1. Bun Rab L3D2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Bards better CBI, Pieters slightly more creative. Use comparison tool.

        2. Siggy in the Middle
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Latter had higher xA

        3. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Bardsley knocked out Rooney.....

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

          Cheers lads, Rooney point might clinch it. Was using comparison, Pieters back to left back with Taylor out so hard to know

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

          Isn't Pieters been played out of position, in midfield.

          Injuries may have rejigged the formation.

        6. Epicfai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Pieters is not oop while Charlie Taylor is out and if he does comes back are his minutes safe?

      16. Kun Tozser
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Best Willian replacement for one week?

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Your team? Money itb?

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

            Pope Hendo
            TAA AWB Stephens Boly Saïss
            Salah Dilva Bruno Martial Willian
            Vardy Ings Jiménez

            On BB
            1.3 ITB

        2. Bun Rab L3D2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Trossard. Newcastle decimated.

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

            They’re not that bad to be fair though, Trossard blanks in last 2 and not massively nailed

      17. Blue Gaffer
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        McGinn & Alonso to Pieters & Dilva -4 yes or no?

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

          Yes

        2. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          WHY sell Alonso for -4 pts ?

      18. CBS
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Jesus to Ings this gameweek.

          Yes or no?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            No

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Captain Salah or Fernandes?

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Fernandes if defending / consolidating

            Salah if attacking / trying to chase

          2. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Salah for me

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

              Don’t think Chelsea will
              Be defensive?

              1. Pipermaru
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                They weren't against such an attacking juggernauts like AVL, SHU, CRY, WHU recently...Liverpool should be fine 😉

          3. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Mo

            Bruno has been over performing for a while. Delete that non pen he got and his recent returns are mortal. Mo is due and overdue.

            You really asking?

        • shearer9
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Can't believe I'm asking this, but Long or Bardsley?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Coin toss

          2. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Go long

        • Drogba Legend
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Save FT or use it on Aurier/Gomez? In 1st in my ML by 12 points.

          Martinez
          Aurier** - TAA - AWB
          Bruno (C) - Salah - Sterling - KDB - Foden
          Jimmy - Greenwood

          Patricio - Gomez - Nketiah - Lascelles

          A) Save FT
          B) TRansfer out Gomez/Aurier/las > 5.7 defender
          C) Start Pat over Martinez this GW?