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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
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Play

    Alonso (liv)
    Digne (shu)

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Dig

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

        Thanks

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

      Ouch. Digne I guess

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

      Digne is nice for that game

  2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Guys any updates on aurier for this gw?

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Only my opinion but I would say he plays.

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

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

      Only thing I’ve found. Says he’s out. But I’m not convinced of the credibility

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

    if u have Pulisic and no FT would sell him for D Svila for -4 pts ?

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

      Yes.

      Because Wolves at home ain't easy either.

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

      I’m in the same boat, but there’s no gaurantee Dilva plays.
      Plus pool can be done on the counter and Pulisic is their liveliest player. That’s why I’m leaving.
      I’ll move for a city Mid next week when we hopefully have early team news. I’d prefer Mahrez.

  4. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Any chance Burnley score more than 2 today?

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

      Little

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

      2-0

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

      2-1 or 2-0

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Good chance imo.

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

    Hmm, Bardsley actually has a few assist.

    Can any Burnley fans tell me who is the better pick from Bardsley, Long and Pieters?

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

      He had two, and one was last week from a Doherty handball.

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

        Which is best then?

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

          I compared them not much in it if for one week id go pieters but if u plan on two fixtures bardsley

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

      Not a Burnley fan but made the bardsley transfer earlier was all set on pieters as was playing in mid but now his place taking there and probably taking in defence next week if Taylor back so if one week punt its fine but if need for two fixtures

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

        Will FH38+ so it’s only 1 week for me

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

    Hi all!
    Best defender for just this week?
    Have TAA and Doherty already.
    VVD, Tarkovski or someone else?

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

      One of the Burnley lads. I just don’t know which (and can’t afford Tarko personally)

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

        Tarko worth a hit do you think?

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

          Doubt it

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

      I have punted Dunk for 37 and 38.

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

      Went Tarko myself, hoping for big things.

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

      Dunk may get attacking retirns vs NEW defence...

  7. grooveymatt65
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 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. Sir Edo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      3 or 5

  8. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Anyone starting Lundstram?

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

      Chris Wilder

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

      The forgotten man

    3. Carcetti
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You reckon he will start?

  9. melvinmbabazi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Wan Bissaka & Pulisic for Tarkowski & (C) Martial (-4)

    Yes or No?

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

      Yes

  10. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Tarkowski and Pieters seems to have similar stats for the games they have played this season (Pieters 14 absences).

    Pieters same point potential as Tarkowski?

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

      I’m also shopping for a Burnley defender (how exciting!) but can’t afford Tarko. What about Bardsley?

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

      Isn't Pieters more likely to assist and Tarkowski could score?

      But that is marginal and they are playing for clean sheet.

      Norwich could be off the hook and score a few, 2 or 3!

  11. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Best 5.8 or less defender for GW38? Will play BB chip and likely transfer out Holgate or Masina

    Tarkowski / Azpi / Boly / Holgate / Masina

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

    Play Foden or Willian this week?

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

    Gayle to Wood (-4)

    Worth it? Y/N

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

      (ON BB)

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

      Yes

  14. upforgrabs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Bench Foden or Greenwood?

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

      Same dilemma. Mixed responses.

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

      Greenwood

  15. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Better option?

    A. Aurier > Tark
    B. Taylor > pieters / bardsley

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

      A

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

      B

  16. shearer9
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which defender would you buy for 4.6 for this week only?

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

      Saiss

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

        he's 4.7

  17. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    In your opinion predicted minutes for these chaps this gameweek..... Cheers all!
    A- Dilva
    B- KDB
    C- Jesus
    D- Greenwood

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

      90
      61
      90
      20

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

        Just a guess those Greenwood minutes or anything Solskaer has suggested?

  18. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Why is everyone selling Sterling? Did I miss something?

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

    Who to play ?
    A- Patricio
    B- Martínez

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

      A

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

      A

  20. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Leading rival by 15 points. We both have Bruno and Martial. He has done Bruno (c) for the past four weeks and will likely keep the same. Should I risk Martial (c) to try and pull clear or stick with Bruno?

    1. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Stick

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

        Twist. Martial hat trick on its way

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

    managed to breach the gap and is now 4pts ahead in ML.
    Who should i captain?

    a. Martial
    b. Bruno
    c. Dilva
    d. Salah
    e.

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

      e. Tarko

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

      a

    3. D.Glynn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

  22. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 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) itb 0.2

    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.

  23. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I see lots of us have same dilema, still cant decide

    A.Greenwood
    B.Foden

    1. Saiss
    2. Pieters

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

      B2

  24. GOONER
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    With FPL rockstar out. Is there any other way to get early team news, specially in GW38+?

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

      Fpl scarface

  25. Cheeto__Bandito
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Jota to Wood or save ft?

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

      Save

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

    Play two

    A. Pulisic
    B. Nketiah
    C. Antonio
    D. Egan

  27. snowman
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Best defender option for Alonso? 6.8 max!

    1. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Doherty Id say

  28. BlzE_94
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    GTG? correct players on bench?

    Martinez
    Doherty Tarkowski Stevens
    KDB Son Fernandes Martial Foden
    Vardy Jimenez

    Bench: Henderson, Greenwood, Saiss, Targett

  29. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Leeds United - champions

  30. GOONER
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Why no love for Jay Rodriguez despite his recent form?

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

      Issues with his calf