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

    Leading my league for the first time ever.. got my 3x chip still ..

    Should I use it this week? Or next
    A-this week
    B-next

    And welcome any input on who to put the band on
    (Current main options)
    KDB, D(ilva), martial, Bruno, Auba, vardy

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

      3 chips in 2 gw?
      Might as well keep it for next season

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

        Triple captaIn

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

      B

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

    Is anyone planning to do KDB/Sterling/Mahrez/Foden > Dilva (c) for a hit in GW38?

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

      This week is the week.

      All back in frame for Norwich at home.

  3. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Hi guys.

    Gtg or should I play Tarkowski over Greenwood?
    Captain ok or should I go Ings?

    Pope
    TAA Boly Doherty
    Salah Bruno (c) Martial KDB
    Ings (vc) Jesus Greenwood

    Martínez Tarkowski Pulisic Stephens

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

      Play Tark over Boly

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

    Chris Wood owners unite !!

  5. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Is a Burnley defender worth a -4 this week?

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

      No - wipes out the value of a clean sheet

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

      Not for a hit

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Depends who the other part of the -4 was. For example I got Tarkowski in to pay for Salam’s return so I feel it’s an indirect upgrade on what I sold for this week Azpi / Sterling. Although I’m sure many would disagree.

    4. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Doing it to fund another move

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

    Just for this week

    A. Bardsley
    B. Pieters
    C. Long

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

      B

    2. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      same dilema

      which one is more likely to score a header?

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

        Centre backs apparently, Tark or Long

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

      I went C

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

      coin toss..
      who is likely to lose place when taylor is fit?

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

    Who to cap:
    a) Raheem
    b) Martial

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

      B

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

      B

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Ings or Bruno.

  8. D.Glynn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Best option for one week only.
    A) Digne to Tark
    B) Pulisic to Foden
    C) Pulisic to Redmond (ML rival owns).

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A

  9. ed24
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Worth removing DCL for a -4?

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

      I’d remove him for a -20

    2. milanista10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      To get whom? I still can’t get rid of him (prioritizing other moves) but he is on my bench this GW

    3. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He went weeks ago for -4. Well worth it. He has been a trap since the restart.

  10. El Lobito 10
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    GW 37+ captain?

    I'm on Aubameyang

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      A good shout. I’m on Bruno but toying with Ings.

  11. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    GW37+ team G2G?

    Pope
    Egan, Saiss, AWB
    KDB, Salah, Bruno (C), Foden
    Jimenez, Vardy, Greenwood

    McCarthy, VVD, Aurier, Pulisic

    1.2ITB

    Play VVD instead of Egan or Saiss?

    anything worth a hit?

  12. milanista10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Is there any updates on Aurier availability lads?

  13. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Foster - Pope & Deeney - Wood -4?

    Also have Aurier

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Not bad moves to be fair

  14. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 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/lasc> 5.7 defender
    C) Start Pat over Martinez this GW?

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

    Why not Jay Rodriguez instead of Wood?

    He has form

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

      Don't know

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

    Pope
    TAA / Saiss / Tark
    Salah / KDB / Bruno / Martial (c) / Pulisic
    Greenwood / Jesus

    Would you:

    A) Hold. GTG!
    B) Fodder > Wood -4 (bench Pulisic)
    C) Pulisic > Dilva -4

  17. Dr.Oftaw
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Man City always put at least 5 past us

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Just impossible to know who will be the ones playing

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

    Best option?

    A Keep Vardy
    B Vardy to Aubameyang-4
    C Vardy to Ings-4
    D Sterling to Salah (c) -4

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

    Play Greenwood bench Nketiah and Alonso, right call?

    1. Drogba Legend
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Most likely the right call.

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

  20. 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) itb 0.2

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

  21. AdamJ91
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Bottomed;

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

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

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

      And bench who?

  22. CBS
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Bardsley or Tarkowski?

      1. Champions united
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Tark

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

      Might seem an odd question, but roughly what date do you think FPL will restart for next season?

      Having an awful season and hoping to make amends next time round, ha.

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

        Up in the air

        Seen September 12 mentioned. Chance United City Wolves and Chelsea start later!!!

      2. El Lobito 10
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Around September 10-15

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

        Thanks. Mid-September ish then.

        I seem to remember it opened super-early this year compared to previous years.

    • Champions united
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Egan or antonio

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

        I am playing Egan

    • Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Dunk (NEW) or Pieters/Bardsley (nor) ?

      1. Drogba Legend
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        I’d go Burnley

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

        I got in Dunk

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

      Why no love for Dunk vs Newcastle? He is capale of goals in the box.

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

        *capable*

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

        Newcastle are looking very lively in attack.

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

          I cannot see them being very attacking with injuries galore.

    • fgdu
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      yo, can someone show me what a bench boost team would look like this week?

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

        McCarthy, Pulisic, Alonso, Dunk

        1. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          against liverpool are you sure?

    • HaffNanner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Benching TAA feels so wrong. Is it the right call?

      Henderson (McCarthy)
      Tarkowski Doherty AWB (TAA Aurier)
      Salah Fernandes KDB Foden (Barnes)
      Jimenez Ings Greenwood

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        No records left to play for Tark vs Norwich looks good

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

      Aurier//Vardy to Pieters/Auba or Jesus worth -2 (as don’t have A 3rd playing def and will loose 2 pts anyway)?

    • trafalgarlaw
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Double defense wolves or burnley ?

      Pope, Pieters or Doherty Saiss ?