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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. trafalgarlaw
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Go 352 with
    Pope
    TAA Doherty Pieters
    Salah Martial Bruno KDB Mahrez
    Greenwood Vardy

    Or 451 with play Saiss and bench Greenwood ? Very need advice. Cheers mate

    1. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      352

      1. trafalgarlaw
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Okay thx mate, 352 feel better. Play Pieters over Saiss ?

  2. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Question of the day I see and I am also joining in the debate...Puli to Dilva for -4?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Not this week, cup.

  3. Steve McCroskey
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    How to use my FT this week:

    A. Holgate > Pieters
    B. Salah > Martial
    C. TAA and Pulisic > Tarkowski and Martial (-4)

    1. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      C

  4. Ciarant20
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    What sounds better? No chips left 1FT

    1. Burnley Defender for TAA next 2GWs
    2. Pulisic or Greenwood this week then Antonio GW38

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Pulisic.

  5. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Just done this:

    Vardy Greenwood ➡ Wood Rashford (c) -4

    Gulp

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Shouldn't that be Vardy and Green to Rashford ? 😉

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        lol

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pope
    TAA / Saiss / Justin
    Salah / KDB / Mahrez / Fernandes / Martial
    Vardy / Greenwood

    Button // DCL / Femenia / Lascelles

    A) Lascelles > Pieters (bench Justin)
    B) Justin > Pieters (won't play him anyway.)
    C) A with DCL > Wood (-4)
    D) B with DCL > Wood (-4)

    Bench Greenwood?
    Captain?

  7. The Prophet
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Lads,

    Season defining decision here, please help. Who to play:

    A - Greenwood
    B - Pulisic

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Small beer choice, go Mason.

    2. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

  8. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Final puzzle.

    Need a differential, so Auba or Kane for Vardy? (Only for gw 37)

    Already have 6 players from city and united so the fa cup is concerning

    1. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Kane

  9. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Sterling➡️Mo ft (no city then)

    Jimenez ➡️ Woods ft

    Or
    Cresswell ➡️which Burnley defender?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Last one with def

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

      C Tark/Pieters

  10. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Hi guys, planning to use TC chip this week who should I choose?
    A) Fernandes
    B) Salah
    C) Rashford

    Foster/Button
    VVD/Lascelles/Digne/Saiss/Simpson
    Salah /Kdb/Fernandes/Guendouzi/Pulisic
    Greenwood /Rashford/Jesus

  11. SmackMyBilicUp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bottemed.

    Would you do a -4 of Vardy to Jesus?

    Only City asset is De Bruyne.

    1. Rafe63
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      nah vardy could score just as easily as jesus this weekend. not worth a knock

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No

  12. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Do you think that DSilva will start in the FaCup game?

    1. AnyoneButLiverpool
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      yea

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yep, then Norwich.

    3. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      It's the king of coin tosses, you can only guess.

    4. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      .i gave up gusseng Peptics.

    5. Sir Edo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No, played 90min three days ago.

    6. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      thanks all

    7. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      He starts bot league games and sits in the FA cup, depending on result.

  13. PL Ball
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    DDG (Button)
    AA | Saiss | Doherty | (Egan, Cathcart)
    Mahrez | Pulisic | KDB | Fernandes | (Saka)
    Rashford | Kane | Nketiah

    2FT. 0.3 ITB. BB left.

    A) Pulisic ==> D. Silva
    B) Pulisic + Kane + Nketiah ==> D. Silva, Woods, Ings (-4)
    C) Pulisic + AA + DDG ==> Martial, Pieters, Pope (-4)
    D) Other?

  14. Rafe63
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Am i crazy to want capt Doherty over Martial or Fernandes? Palace have some kid their instead of PVA and have failed to score in 5 of their last 6...

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yes, but you still might win.

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Yes.

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Go for it

    4. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Palace were really VAR ed out vs united.. could easily score a goal..

  15. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 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

  16. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone else going with triple Burnley defence? 😀

    1. Rafe63
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      no cuz its burnley... and burnley could do burnley things

  17. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pope.
    TAA, Saiss, AWB.
    Pulisic, Sterling (c), KDB, Mahrez, Fernandes (vc).
    Vardy, Greenwood.
    Martinez, Azpi, Pieters, Nketiah.
    1ft, 2.3m ITB. Bench Boost to play and may just play it this GW.

    Option 1- Save the FT for 38. 2ft's + 2.3m ITB for 38.
    Option 2- Nketiah -> Wood (Leaving 0.5m ITB and just 1ft).
    This would mean less flexibility in GW 38.

  18. ...al
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I like these late deadlines. Time to put the fpl cap on and decide on a capitaine,

    Who all ya'll goin for?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Rashford

    2. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Pieters...

    3. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      RVP

    4. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Rash

    5. ...al
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Rash caps have Martial/Bruno? Thought I'd see more mf cappers

  19. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Thoughts here?

    DDG
    TAA Digne Boly
    Salah Mahrez Foden Pulisic
    Jimenez Rashford Greenwood

    Martinez Willian Alonso Fernandez

    A) DDG, Willian to 4.0, Fernandes -4
    B) Willian to David Silva

    If i do A i will do Pulisic to DSilva for 38.

    1. Killitzer
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B if no hit

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        B would be for free yes, thanks.

  20. DIMITRIS
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Is Jesus for C mental ???

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I wouldn't, but it's not crazy

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

        Cheers

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Safer options imo

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

        I know, but he's tempting

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Better not

  21. Killitzer
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Have I missed something? Why are so many talking about benching Greenwood for a home game and playing Foden away to Watford? Greenwood’s stats other than the last two have been excellent though Foden have been very good too

  22. Henning
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Good to go?

    0ft 1.5 m i bank
    Pope
    TAA Boly Stevens
    KDB Fernandes D.Silva Martial Son
    Jesus Ings

    Leno Greenwood Azpilicueta Fernandez

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Gtg. Who's your captain?

      1. Henning
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Think its gonna be Fernandes.

  23. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Advice on Laporte?

    I'm back to my regular team after FH last week. 1 FT.

    Pope
    AWB, Laporte, Egan
    Mahrez, KdB, Fernandes, Martial c
    Ings vc, Jimenez, Vardy
    Subs: Henderson, van Dijk, Lundstram, Henderson

    1. Stef rocks
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I think he will play in FA cup and stones and ota will be back for Watford.
      Pep since to rotate his pair of CB last several games

  24. Stef rocks
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Absolute bench headache - please help, bench one:
    A) Mahrez
    B) Foden
    C) Ings
    D) Pulisic
    E) Vardy

    1. Legohair
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Foden

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      D

    3. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Foden

    4. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B

    5. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B all day

  25. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    1ft- 3.1itb - What would you do with this lot?

    Henderson
    TAA, Doh, Egan
    KDB, Son, Bruno, Martial (C), Antonio
    Jesus, Greenwood
    (Nketiah, Justin, Lund)

  26. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    This is my current lineup:
    Pope
    TAA - AWB - Doherty
    KDB - Fernandes - Pulisic - Saka
    Jesus - Rashford - Ings
    (Button, Digne, Foden, Lascelles)

    Should I start Digne or Foden or is it G2G as it is?

  27. Legohair
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Best option here?

    A. Aurier to Boly
    B. Aurier to Tarkowski
    C. Holgate to Bardsley

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A

  28. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Who to captain?

    A). Bruno
    B) Rashford
    C) Martial

    I'm currently thinking B)

    1. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Flip a coin

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Rash

    3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I'm on Martial.

  29. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    repost sorry

    GW37+ team G2G?

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

    McCarthy, VVD, Aurier, Pulisic

    1.2ITB

    anything worth a hit?

  30. Wirbelwind
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Play
    A) Greenwood
    B) Foden

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      A