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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. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Pulisic to Dilva this week or next?

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

      This

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

        I Know City is City but don't you think that Chelsea have something to battle for?

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      This

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

      Just done it

    4. smash
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Debating this too

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

      The question above is for everybody? 🙂

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Look below and help, if you say yes I will also. Lets do it together 🙂

  2. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    GTG? Or risk with Puli to Dilva for -4?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Fernandez
    Salah KdB Bruno(vc) Pulisic
    Rash(C) Ings Greenwood

    3.9 Holgate Kiko Guendouzi

    0ft, 2.2m itb

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Why not risk it?!

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Want to very much. But it is 50/50, need little more convincing haha.

        1. JoeJitzu +42
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          I’m thinking -8 to get Dilva in!!!

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Nice, I also think he should play both league games. Farewell party and great player. Can’t see that he gets benched, he should at least start and about the minutes I dont know.

            1. JoeJitzu +42
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Yep, think most secure starter

  3. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Get Tarkowski or Boly (have Doherty)?

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

      Pieters

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

      Tark

      Palace have been actually pretty lively - United very lucky to get a cs. Clear relationship with drop off in defence. It's not looking like a RH side right now

    3. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Tark, mix it up.

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

    1) Sterling, Tarkowski (-4)

    2) TAA, Wood (no hit)

    Which option??

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

      2

  5. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Yeovil
    1Nelson
    4Collins
    6Wilkinson
    7Worthington
    26Lee
    3Dickinson
    11Hippolyte
    18Skendi
    9Murphy
    14Duffus
    Substitutes
    2Alcock
    12Cooper
    17Richards
    31Smith
    33Dagnall
    Barnet
    1Loach
    3Johnson
    5Almeida Santos
    6Dunne
    23Tutonda
    16Taylor
    8Adams
    20da Silva Vilhete
    27Mason-Clark
    15McCallum
    22Walker
    Substitutes
    9Pavey
    13Matrevics
    19McBurnie
    21Elito
    31Edwards
    33Vasiliou

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

      Go on Yeovil...

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Hulk this

  6. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    f@kin hell my frontline is Wood and Greenwood

    Wood be a fun ride 😉

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

      Shame ASHley Barnes is out

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

    Brentford and West Brom both appear not to want to play in the Premier League

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

      Leeds have been putting it off for years!!

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Bottled it..

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

        One way or another I think you’ll do it mate. You’re the best team in the division this year. Keep your chin up!

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

    Aurier is flagged. Any idea if he will start?

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

      Still in France

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

      I guess he decides on the day.

      Once the consequences of what has happened to his bro sink in I think it's less likely.

  9. Fletch365
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Anyone considering KDB C? Man City have had huge results against Watford in previous two

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

      Good luck...

  10. JoeSoap
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Who would you captain if 11 points clear in ML?

    A. Martial
    B. Bruno
    C. Salah
    D. KDB

    ML chaser has Bruno, Salah, KDB, Rashford, Ings, Jimmy so he will likely captain one of them.

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A

  11. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Captain one:
    A Bruno
    B Rashford

    Play one:
    1 Pulisic
    2 Foden

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A and 2

    2. Cech's Magic Hat
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A2

    3. JoeSoap
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A1 mainly because owning Foden has been frustrating

  12. RangerMouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Martinez (Martin)
    TAA Doherty Boly (Digne Cahill)
    Salah Martial Fernandes Foden (Cantwell)
    Jesus Ings Greenwood

    2.9 ITB, 0FT, FH Gw38, chasing rival with 18 point gap, any moves worth a - 4 here?

  13. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Play Patricio or Martinez?

    Already have Boly and rival will like choose Pat as his other option is Reina

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Pat

  14. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    34 behind in ML.

    Have FH for last gw.

    Should I take a hit??

    Sterling/Jimenez OUT

    Salah/Woods IN

    Iim enjoying the chase so I'm down with it...

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Don't sell Jimenez

    2. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      who u gonna cap if u make that move ?

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

        Prob Rashford

        Really want woods tho after all the hype.

        1. what's my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          can u do raz -> mo move wo losing jim?

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

            I can but then no Woods?

            1. what's my name
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              too much hype around woods imo look what happened in che nor game they got away with just one goal, wood may score one at best, you are chasing so try to risk it with a proven striker

    3. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      checked your team and see puli is your “weak” spot and not having martial may hurt so may be puli to citeh asset you rival don’t have and pray pep plays him

  15. smash
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Nketiah to Wood

    Or

    Pulsic to D Silva

    (-4 leaning towards Silva slightly)

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Dilva

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

      I went B though for free

    3. Bruno BaNani
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Save.

      1. smash
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Hmmm lots to think about, cheers for your input guys

  16. PompeyUpNorth!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Start
    A Pulisic or
    B Greenwood

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B

    2. Cech's Magic Hat
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      B

      1. PompeyUpNorth!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Thank you. I’ve changed my mind and gone Greenwood then

  17. Cech's Magic Hat
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Anyone on FH this week? Or is it obviously better to save for 38?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      FHitting GW38

    2. Atlan Arjan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Save for gw38

  18. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Bottomed

    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

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

    Pope Button
    Digne Doherty Aurier Bolly Robinson
    Salah Pulisic Son Fernandes Foden
    Rashford Jesus Greenwood

    Transfer suggestions for a 1 week punt?

  20. Fat Ozil
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 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?

  21. grooveymatt65
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 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. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Two

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

    Who should you consider transfer in??

    A. Pulisic >>> Salah I have to settle for Bardsley or Long for the last 2 GW
    B. Pulisic >>> Mane this allow me to have Tarkowski for the last 2 GW.

  23. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Here is why I am going Salah(c).

    He will be fresh compared to City and UTD assets, will start plus he is a beast at Anfield vs a dire CHE defence.

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Got my armband on him.

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

      Every week we say this about Salah and rightly so, no justification needed 😉

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

      Pool got nothing to play for at has looked poor. Chelsea desperate for a win. Will be a tight game.

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

      Agreed. My thinking on Salah as well. But who'll provide assists??

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

      Decent choice

      Quite a few on here reckon Martial misses the cup mind. Going Martial and just happy to own Mo who is differential in ML

  24. BIELSA
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Foden out for D. Silva?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Own both, not sure It's worth the transfer.

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

      Very risky

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

      next week

  25. Jdpz
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Top 5 defenders on this GW?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Burnley and Wolves defences.

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

      Burnley and SU

      Doherty could be excellent for an attacking return - dubious about cs. Palace are very weak on his side now.

  26. snowman
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Which 2 shall i start?

    1) Saka
    2) Pulisic
    3) Antonio

    1. Genji3lade
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      2 + 3

  27. BlzE_94
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Play Saiss or Stevens?? (Already playing doherty)

  28. Genji3lade
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Given high risk of Sterling not starting, thoughts on transferring him out for Dilva (c)?

    Surely he is the most nailed to start both remaining PL games?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Do you think Dilva starts FA Cup?

      1. Genji3lade
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I wouldn't of thought so given he played 90 last game. Appreciate there is still a slight risk

  29. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Best captain, chasing 30 points in major cash league

    A) Salah
    B) Bruno
    C) Jimmy
    D) KDB

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

      I'm chasing at the moment too. I feel like everyone will go Bruno, so need to be different.

      I'm on Salah at the moment. I can't see the point of going Bruno when chasing a large gap.

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

    Would you do a -4 of Vardy to Jesus?

    Only City asset is De Bruyne.