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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. GOONER
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    1) Sterling, Tarkowski (-4)

    2) TAA, Wood (no hit)

    Which option?

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      1

      1. swanseag55
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Iheanacho to Rodriguez if lineups are leaked or TAA > Tarkowski and Iheanacho > Ings or Wood for a hit. Leaning towards the later as can see Tarkowski scoring big.

    2. Siggy in the Middle
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      2

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      2

  2. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Start Foden or Greenwood?

    1. GOONER
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Foden

    2. Sir Edo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Currently Greenwood, but benching a City mid that will probably play vs Watford is crazy..

  3. Siggy in the Middle
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Bench Willian or Greenwood?

    1. GOONER
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Willian

  4. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Play 1
    egan
    digne
    Antonio

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Egan

      Antonio first sub

    2. Siggy in the Middle
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      1

    3. Ohh1454
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Upside always with attacker I’d go Antonio

  5. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Who to capt from below please?

    A) Bruno
    B) Mane
    C) Vardy
    D) KDB

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Captain

    Salah

    or

    Fernandes

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Bruno

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Is this question on every page? Turn back one

  7. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Which 3 would you pick to start GW37+?

    a. VVD
    b. Saiss
    c. Egan
    d. AWB

    At present I have VVD on the bench and feels a little wrong lol.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Abd

  8. thegame983
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Is taking Aurier out for a hit a good call? If he doesn't play I'll only have 2 playing defenders (holgate & Lascelles injured)

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yes worth considering and have similar issue. I’m thinking Burnley or Sheffield. Have Pope and Egan already so will be a double up

      1. thegame983
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, it will be one of those alright. Odds are Sheffield/ Burnley have a better chance of clean sheet than Spurs anyway.

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          I'm also now thinking Dunk, as Newcastle have a ton of injuries

  9. Ohh1454
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Gtg ?
    Ederson
    Taa Doherty Stevens
    Bruno(C) Kdb son Pulisic
    Rashford Greenwood Vardy
    Bench- Foden Azpi Lascelles

  10. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Who to captain from
    A: Bruno
    B: Martial
    C: Rashford
    D: Jimmy...no fa cup so no risk of injury etc
    E: KdB...should play in 37
    F: Mahrez...should play in 37 and good record vs Watford

    1. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      C

  11. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Play or Bennch Foden?

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I’d bench him if I could but starting out of necessity (Nketiah the alternative)

  12. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    This article has convinced me I need Salah. Sterling > Salah for -4 and (c)? Or keep sterling and (c) Bruno?

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Keep Sterling and Bruno.

      Chelsea won't be rolling over for Liverpool by any means, most likely giving certain key players a rest Vs. United.

      Liverpool not the team they were before restart.

  13. The_FF_King
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Bardsley nailed for Burnley?

  14. Pep bites Kun
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Bottomed - 1 kind punter responded

    Choose an option for the last 2 remaining gws:

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

    Thanks & good luck this week!

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      C

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Thank you

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      C

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Thank you too

  15. TNB
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Need to bench one:

      A. ANTONIO
      B. PULISIC
      C. RASHFORD
      D. VARDY

      1. JoeJitzu +42
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        A or B

      2. Willmissudimitrypayet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I have similar issue. I am on Antonio(benched) atm as Pulisic was pretty good vs City and I can see him getting some big chances vs Liverpool too.

      3. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Is Rash seriously on the list?

    • I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Tottenhaminsight.com says Aurier out for rest of season. Is this credible?

      https://tottenhaminsight.com/tottenham-hotspur-vs-leicester-city-preview-premier-league-2019-20/

      1. Siggy in the Middle
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        It would make sense. IDK about their credibility though

    • JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Would you take a hit?

      Lascelles & Nketiah to Tarkowski or Boly & Jimenez

      Martínez
      TAA Doherty Tarkowski/Boly (Holgate Femenia)
      Martial Fernandes Sterling Antonio (Pulisic)
      Ings Jimenez Rashford

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Play Egan or Stevens?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Stevens I guess

    • Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I'm getting Willy and Wood in this afternoon. Might make some FPL transfers too.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        🙂 1 hour before deadline - you need to knuckle down and concentrate +1

    • Willmissudimitrypayet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I need your help on this one guys:

      Start one of these:

      A) Pulisic
      B) Antonio
      C) Trent Alexander-Arnold

      1. SuperHam
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Puli for me

        1. Willmissudimitrypayet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Thanks. +1. That was my initial though too!

          1. Willmissudimitrypayet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            thaught

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        A

    • grooveymatt65
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Hi guys!

      What do you think i should do about this team?

      Martinez Martin

      TAA Doherty Bednarek Basham (benched) Simpson (benched)

      Salah De Bruyne D Silva Fernandes (c) Pulisic

      Ings Vardy Greenwood (benched)

      0.8 itb 1ft

      Do you think its worth taking hits?options

      1. TAA to Tarkowski for free
      2. Pulisic to Gendouzi and Vardy to Aubameyang for -4
      3. Pulisic to Martial and Ings to Wood for -4
      4. Save and do number 2 next week for free
      5. Save and do something different next week

      thanks guys!! :):)

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Don't like the hits for this week. 1 could pay off though

    • shearer9
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Jesus -> Jimenez? FHing in final week so got a FT to burn.

      1. Siggy in the Middle
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        No

      2. SuperHam
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I would use the FT elsewhere - Jesus has been in good form, and has every chance of starting in what is a nice fixture

        1. shearer9
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          hmm TAA -> Doherty? Otherwise I'll just use it on my bench, because I don't have a playing defender at the moment

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            or Tarkowski?

    • Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Bottomed..
      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 > 5.7 defender
      C) Start Pat over Martinez this GW?

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Do you want to play double Liv vs Che? I'm in the same boat with Aurier & an injured defender. No news on Aurier so far ...

        Lascelles -> Tarkowski is an alternative option for this week and next. I'd be interested in your opinion on this

    • SuperHam
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      A) Lascelles > Pieters
      B) Foden > Silva
      C) Vardy > Ings
      D) Vardy > Auba

      Can only do one of these for free, and have 3.2m ITB.
      It's just a one week punt as I have FH for next GW

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        A is the obvious +points move as Lascelles out for the season

    • H-SF
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Take a hit and go KDB -> Sterling and Giroud -> Wood or just get Wood?

      1. SuperHam
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Just get wood - taking hits on MCI players could be a waste given the level of uncertainty

    • Kaiser123
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Is it worth putting a blocker on rival with a 45 point lead. He has Ings, Greenwood, Sterling differentials to my Rash, Foden & Kane. He's probably going capt Kane( Doubt he'll risk Sterling) I'm thinking of Rash. We both have Martial, Bruno, Jimi and KDB.

      1. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I'd play safe and captain Bruno or Martial if I were you. You'd still be looking good with a 30 point lead going into the last GW

      2. Willmissudimitrypayet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        So he does have Kane too?

    • Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Any hits required here? 15 points ahead of rival who has Jimi and will likely Bruno (c)

      Patricio
      Boly / Azpi / Tarkowski
      Bruno (c) / Martial / KDB / Sterling / Willian
      Jesus / Greenwood

      Martinez / Nketiah / Masina / Holgate

    • Reeker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      32k overall. Captain Rashford or Salah?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Salah is going to be very fresh.

      2. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Rashford

    • Kaiser123
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Sorry i meant Ings

    • AdamJ91
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Vardy & Foden > Wood & D.Silva? (-4)

      Salah, KDB, Bruno, Antonio, ____
      Rashford, Greenwood, ____