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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

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2,719 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    FH would have been great this week.

    I would have tripled up on Wolves defence and double Burnley defence and Wood.

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

      Depends how you use it. Cup games could scupper a few GW37 lineups. Hopefully lInn neups will be known before deadline in GW38.

  2. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Trying to sustain lead in mini league.
    Boly or Dunk this GW? (already have Doherty)

  3. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Which one ? Already own Doherty

    A) Boly
    B) Burnley Defender

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

      B

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

    Guys, I need help please.

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Saiss
    DSilva Foden KDB Bruno
    Vardy Jimenez Greenwood

    Button Pulisic Kiko Simpson

    1 FT and 5m in the bank

    What should I do??

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

      Greenwood to Rash or save

  5. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Would just suck it up and play Femenia Have Holgate and Lascelles) or -4 for Burnley defender?

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty
    Martial Fernandes Sterling Salah Antonio
    Ings Rashford (Nketiah)

    1. Dr.Oftaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Burnley all day long

  6. Gearoid
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    What's the move here with 1FT? No playing bench options is too risky with Sterling and KDB rotation risk.

    Pope
    TAA Doh Lamptey
    Sterling Bruno KDB Martial
    Vardy Greenwood DCL

    Button Holgate Guendouzi Lascelles

    A. Holgate or Lascelles to Bardsley or Long
    B. DCL and Holgate to Wood and Egan -4
    C. Sterling and Holgate to Mane and Pieters -4
    D. Other

  7. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Play Pope or Patricio

    Currently playing Saiss

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

      Pope

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

      Pope

    3. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Pope. He actually makes saves

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Patricio!

  8. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    For next 2 GW
    A- Dunk
    B- Egan

  9. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    A) start Vardy
    B) Vardy -> Jiménez
    C) Vardy -> Wood

    Free hit next week

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

      A

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      C - one week punt. Might as well

  10. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Just did TAA to Tarkowski and DCL to Ings and it feels so good getting rid of DCL

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

      Not sure how good you’ll feel about betting rid of TAA though

      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Even better when Williams starts

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

          FH

      2. DARE TO BISCAN
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        No longer essential. I'd have swapped out, if I didn't have bigger fish to fry.

    2. Oringer7
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Had DCL since restart FHing next week, going with DCL for one last week this week

  11. Jdpz
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Which Scheffield and Burnley defender is the best to buy for this GW?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Stevens and Tarko

  12. gomez123
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Any news on Aurier??...do we know if he travelled back from France??

  13. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bench 2:

    Foden
    Greenwood
    Egan

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Could've just asked to play 1... greenwood for me

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I realised after i posted. Originally had 4 choices but narrowed down to 3 lol

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

      Play Foden

      Then Egan

  14. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Worth keeping Aurier this week since he's flagged? I have no other playing defenders...

    1. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      same dilemma although i have kabasele on the bench..

    2. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I read somewhere hes out for both weeks

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I see him as dead weight on my bench for the remainder of the season. Along with Lascelles.

  15. deathorglory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Play....

    (A) Antonio (MUN, a)

    (B) David Silva (WAT, h)

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B surely

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Silva is away?

  16. Slim25
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pope
    Taa, Aurier, Ritchie (Holgate, Robinson)
    Bruno, Martial, Mane, Mahrez (Puli)
    Jimi, Vardy, Greenwood

    What option would be best in setting up for Gwk 38; (1 free transfer)
    A - Mane & Vardy > KDB & Auba
    B - Mane & Aurier > KDB & Tark
    C - Taa & Vardy > Tark & Auba

    1. deathorglory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      B but Mane is a nice differential. If you are top of mini-leagues then obv do this but if chasing hold Mane IMO.

      1. Slim25
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        I'm top by 20 points so it's close

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

    Will Ings outscore Jimenez by more than 4 points over the next 2?

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

      Probably not

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

      Maybe

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

      No no no. Ings got SHU.

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

        Yeh I agree with this, just checking. Thanks guys

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

      Hopefully yes

  18. Owenuk
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Current team. I have a wld card left for GW 38 and 1ft 0.7 bank for this week

    Pope

    Lundstram Magire Saiss
    Bruno Salah KDB Antonio
    Jimii Rashford Ings

    bench: Pulisic Aurier Soyuncu

    Antonio has done me so well but it is either him to Martial or Jimi to someone else isn't it?

  19. Mattious8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Alright, last question. Fire away! 14 point lead.

    Triple C

    A) Fernandes
    B) Martial

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

      B

    2. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Martial

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

      Flip a coin

    4. Champions united
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I m going with B

    5. Dr.Oftaw
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      No triple silva week 38

      1. Mattious8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Using FH game week 38.

  20. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bench one
    A) TAA
    B) AWB
    C) Saiss
    D) Bardsley

    1. Champions united
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      d

  21. The Cisco Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    PSA:
    If you’re unsure of what to do with your FT this week, especially if you have 2 or plan a FH for 38, get your bench in order. It’s not sexy, but prioritize having healthy players not in the FA Cup waiting in the wings. Avoid sideways moves to players like Chris Wood—he’s a decent enough player if you need to replace DCL, but otherwise I think you focus your efforts elsewhere.

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

    Maguire to Tarkowski and Vardy to Rashford worth taking hit for? Got Martial and Bruno

    1. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      definitely not worth it.

    2. The Cisco Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Nope. Stick with what you’ve got. That -4 is someone else’s differential on you.

  23. Sailboats
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Would you do Pulisic > Dilva?

    1. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      yup

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

      Want to do it but it is so 50/50 move. Answers here dont help at all.

  24. EgyptianKing
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Pieters or Bardsley? Any preference?

  25. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    A) TAA > Doherty (already have Saiss)
    B) Lord > Tark (already have Pope)
    C) AWB + Mahrez > Doherty (already have Saiss) + Martial for -4

  26. nadman89
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    what are the best 3 defenders to have the last two weeks no two being from one team?

    a)tarkowski

    and who ?

  27. Pointless
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Is Serge Aurier back from France? I might use my FT to ditch him for Doc. I've also got Azpi + Alonso + Saiss.

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

      We dont know

    2. gomez123
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Im in the same boat??..any news spurs fans??.

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

        Not on his Twitter or insta accounts

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

    Sorry for reposting, got bottomed

    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?

  29. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Folks, who is the bigger goal threat?

    Dunk
    Tarkowski

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

      Dunk. But neither as much to make that their selling point over some other defenders.

    2. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      tark

  30. H-SF
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Worth getting Salah in for KDB for a hit?