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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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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Four highest scoring players this week?

    Martial, Bruno, Sterling, KDB

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Wood

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Martial

    3. Lucy2019
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Last 2 won't even start so easily the first 2.

        1. BrutalLogiC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          KDB why not start?

          1. Lucy2019
              2 months, 2 days ago

              He will play close to 90 mins in the FA and he is not needed for Watford.

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

          Given City's squad, you could argue he's not needed for any game by that logic.

          1. Lucy2019
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Assuming that was directed towards me. Read what I typed, put BOTH pieces of information together and then digest what I actually typed. Good lad.

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

          Jardy to Jimi for a hit?

        4. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Which pair just for GW 37?

          A) VvD + Martial
          B) AWB + Jimenez

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            A

        5. Bobby_Baggio
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          1FT but would like to save and have 2FT. Martial may hurt me but cant really see how to get him in. Starting Kiko is my only option. If it was a normal GW next week and not the last i would of done Lascelles > Burnley def. Thoughts?

          Patricio
          Doherty - TAA - Kiko
          Mane - KDB - Mahrez - Bruno
          Vardy - Jimi - Greenwood

          (3.9m) - Saka - Holgate - Lascelles

        6. Jellyfish
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Pick one;

          A) DCL > Wood
          B)Azpi > Tark
          C) Puli > Trossard

          Thinking A?

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            A

          2. Taegugk Warrior
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            A

          3. Lucy2019
              2 months, 2 days ago

              The Burnley/Brighton thought process is hilarious but you do need to get rid of DCL as he is shite.

          4. Taegugk Warrior
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Bench one
            A. TAA vs CHE
            B. Egan vs EVE
            C. Saiss vs CRY
            D. Wan Bissaka vs WHU

            1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              taa

            2. Kroneek
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Probaby B

            3. Lucy2019
                2 months, 2 days ago

                B

              • Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                B

            4. Walcoff life
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Goal.com reporting that Aurier will miss Sunday's fixture. Not sure how trustworthy it is.

              "The 27-year-old Ivory Coast international will miss his side's Premier League home game against Leicester City on Sunday."

              https://www.goal.com/en/news/tottenham-star-aurier-returns-to-france-after-brothers-death/1h89jdzb4q93d1vqljw9buo56s

              1. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Thought that was confirmed by Spurs already saying he flew out.

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

              For the last two :

              A : Wood
              B : Callum Wilson

              1. Walcoff life
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                A

            6. Bruno Commando
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              FH 38+ so need to do 1 last FT. Best option?

              A) TAA -> Doherty [already have Saiss, probably have to go for Robertson for FH 38+ as I lose 0.4 from TAA sale]
              B) Lord -> Tark [already have Pope]
              C) Jesus -> Ings

              Current team:
              Pope
              AWB // TAA // Saiss // Egan
              KDB // Mahrez // Bruno
              Rashy // Jimi // Jesus

              Bench: Krul // Pulisic // Lord // Cantwell

              1. Boom Boom's Loveshack
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Mahrez to Martial (C)?

                1. Bruno Commando
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Already have 3 United players unfortunately..

            7. Boom Boom's Loveshack
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Chasing top 10k - 45 pts off.
              ML already won.
              BB 37 (team listed below)

              Who do I captain?

              A) Salah (C)
              B) Martial (C)

              Team:

              Martinez
              TAA Boly Long
              Salah KDB Fernandes Martial
              Jesus Jimenez Greenwood
              ___
              Dubravka Traore Digne Dunk

              1. Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Salah

              2. Keep Calm and Play On
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Martial

              3. Bruno Commando
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Martial

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

                I've switched from Martial to Salah ... be nice to have it on someone fresh and playing (Sterling last week 🙁 )

            8. Niho992
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Chasing imo. Is too risky to C Sterling?

            9. El Muñeco
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Play Pulisic (liv) or Saka (avl)?

              1. Van der Faart
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Saka

            10. DV8R
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Which team to double up defence on this week only?

              A) Wolves
              B) Burnley

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

                B

              2. Walcoff life
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                B

              3. Deulo10
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                B

              4. Mortal.Swinbat
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Easily A for me

            11. mr messi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Was planning on getting Dilva next week. Should I just get him on for Pulisic this week?

              1. Fergymac
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Exactly the same question. People think dilva will start the last 2?

            12. Pickle juice
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Please help

              A. Play aurier
              B. Play antonio
              C.bring in Wood for Dcl for FT and play him

              Thanks

              1. bombayblues
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                C

              2. Deulo10
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                c

            13. checkit_j
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 2 days ago

              One week transfer.

              1ft
              0itb

              McCarthy
              TAA Sais Egan
              Salah Kdb Bruno Puli
              Rash Jesus GreenW

              Foster Aurier Doluiz Lascelle

              Taa to Tarko?
              Lascelle to Pieters/bardsley /long?
              Bench puli or Taa?

            14. bombayblues
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              My team:

              Pope (McCarthy)
              Doherty. Saiss. TAA (Taylor. Baldock)
              Salah. KDB. Martial. Bruno (Hayden)
              Ings. Jesus. Greenwood

              1FT. 0 ITB
              1. Roll over FT (Looking to BB in 38 so will need to take out Hayden next week to field a team of 15)
              2. Taylor - Pieters and play him against NOR?
              3. Double Wolves defence or play Baldock ahead of Saiss?

              Trailing in ML by 36 points. Captain Salah, Bruno, Martial, or Jesus?

              Appreciate any help.

            15. jtaylor500
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Which combo scored more points next 2 gameweeks?

              A) Giroud & Son
              B) Rodriguez & Son
              C) Wood & Pulisic

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

                Perhaps C, but I'm not a fan of any of those combo's tbh.

            16. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Which one to bench? Chasing in ml
              A) TAA
              B) AWB
              C) doherty
              D) egan

            17. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Play 2?

              Wan Bissaka
              Greenwood
              Armstrong

            18. Ji-Sung Park
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Pick one:
              a) Sterling, Greenwood -> Martial(C), Wood(-4)
              b) Salah, Greenwood -> Martial(C), Wood(-4)
              c) Gomez -> Pieters
              d) Gomez -> Jonny Otto

              1. Ji-Sung Park
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Doing FH in GW38 btw

            19. Deulo10
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Aurier + Giroud --》Tarkowski/Pieters + Ings (-4)

              or just Giroud --》Ings (FT)?

              If Aurier doesn't play I don't have any other defenders to come in

            20. dezille
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              Do we think David Silva plays both 37 and 38?

              1. DAZZ
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 2 days ago

                Depends, no show in FA Cup then 100%

              2. Lucy2019
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  I do but if he starts in FA then no.

                • Tinkermania
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Very unlikely to start in FACEBOOK as he has become more 2nd string.

                  1. Tinkermania
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    *FA

                    1. dezille
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      I read he has started every FA cup game. thoughts?

                      Same question for Foden?

                • ATHEROMA123
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  have to ask Pep

              3. Fantastic11
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Currently exactly level with main rival!
                  Any thoughts on my team! Requires some surgery! 0.1itb 1 FT
                  De Gea Martin
                  Taylor Aurier doh Gomez kiko
                  Mahrez Foden son puli Bruno
                  Vardy rash Jesus
                  Thanks!!
                  Tempted by salah & Nketiah in for puli And Vardy (-4)

                • masyuris
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Start one:
                  A. Aurier (LEI)
                  B. Pulisic (liv)
                  C. Greenwood (WHU)

                  1. Mr. O'Connell
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    Greeny

                  2. Deulo10
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    C

                • Mac90
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Chasing ML leader. 11 pts behind. He has Martial

                  Willian --> Salah (or others)
                  Or
                  Willian AWB --> (Doherty Martial) -4 hit. Already have 2 Wolves def

                  Playing BB now. FH next week.

                • Keep Calm and Play On
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Vardy, Alonso to Auba, Tark (-4)?

                • josepe
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 2 days ago

                  Greenwood and vardy to Rashford and Wood for - 4. Could it pay off?

                  1. Keep Calm and Play On
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    I wouldn’t flip greenwood and rashford...could easily backfire

                  2. Lucy2019
                      2 months, 2 days ago

                      First one is pointless. Second one, you appear to be bringing in a Burnley striker.

                  3. DAZZ
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 2 days ago

                    BB Squad this week, best differential captain to chase a 50 point ML deficit.

                    McCarthy Henderson
                    TAA AWB Tarkowski Pieters Doherty
                    KDB Sterling DSilva McNeil Bruno
                    Greenwood Jiminez Ings

                    Jiminez, Sterling, Dilva, Doherty, Mcneil all low ownership in my ML

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

                    Who to bench
                    Alonso, AAD
                    Thx