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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. snowman
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start Saka or Antonio

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

      Antonio

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

    Rash capt good differential enough or dsilva?hahaha

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

      Rash enough

  3. aardvark22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Worried bench is light. Is it worth doing Lascelles to Pieters or just roll to have 2 FTs in 38+ ?

    DDG
    VVD, Doherty, Saiss
    KDB, Bruno, Martial, Antonio, Foden
    Jimi, Jesus

    DCL, Lascelles, Holgate
    1FT 2.9m in bank

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I would get Pieters and play him instead of VVD.... You can play VVD in GW 38.

      1. FPL Mentor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        What Chucky said

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

      Save

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

    Is it worth getting Salah in for KDB for a hit

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

      no

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No

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

      Never

  5. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    barnes to saka?

  6. MOZIL
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Does Alonso starts?

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

      Less than 50% chance

  7. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA, Doherty, Kiko
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Bruno
    Kane, Giroud, Greenwood

    Martin, Guendouzi, Lascelles, Simpson

    FH next week so this week only Differential:
    A) Giroud to Lacazette
    B) Giroud to Wood
    C) Kane to Auba
    D) KDB to Son
    E) Something else

    Will prob captain whoever I get in

  8. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A) Son > Sterling
    B) Nketiah > Wood (bench Antonio)
    C) Greenwood > Ings
    D) Son, Antonio > Dilva, Mane -4

    1. deathorglory
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Dilva chances of playing this week?

    2. FPL Mentor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

  9. Jdpz
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best midfielder under 5.6?

    1. Mr.K
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Westwood or Dendoncker I guess?

    2. nadman89
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      ceballos for me

      1. nadman89
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        or saka

  10. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Best defender for next GWS ?
    A- Dunk
    B- Egan

  11. Fergiesarmy
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start Giroud or Foden?

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

      Giroud

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

    Bench 1
    Egan
    Antonio
    Taa

  13. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    play who?

    a. VVD

    b. Egan

    Cheers

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

      B

  14. Fergiesarmy
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Gone for Son C

  15. Mr.K
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    After my last week's timing mess-up I'm unfortunately benchboosting this week, and thinking of:

    Foden & Kiko -> Pieters & Westwood

    Does this make sense?

    Team is:

    Pope - Martinez
    Dunk - Digne - TAA - Kiko - Boly
    Salah - KDB - Westwood - Pulisic - Fernandes
    Vardy - Rashford - Greenwood

    I have the Free Hit chip for the last GW.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Why would you get rid of Foden?

      1. Mr.K
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Having both KDB and Foden feels risky due to the FA Cup and Pep's rotation ideas...

  16. Tomas Brolin ate all Depays
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    On a free hit next week

    Think doubling up on Wolves Def is my best bet as they have the best clean sheet odds and attacking potential. Thoughts ?

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Of course.

    2. ...al
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yep. Get yourself a wolf pack

  17. nadman89
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    have aurier and ASM in my team .

    have sarr , kabasele , lascelles (inj) on my bench)

    a) aurier -> dunk / another burnely defender (have tark)

    b) asm -> mcneil / trossard or just play sarr?

  18. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    GW38. Which one to play?

    A) Saka (Watford Home)
    B) Greenwood (Leicester Away)

  19. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Who to start?
    A) Saka
    B) Bertrand

  20. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A. Aurier to Egan (no playing defenders if Aurier doesn't play
    B. Son to Mahrez

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

      A

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

    Bench 1
    Antonio
    Egan
    Taa

    Play mc or ederson

    1. The Vindaloovian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'm benching TAA despite what happens every time I do that

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ed

  22. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Dunk, Bardsley or Boly for this GW only? Boly would mean a triple up on Wolves defence. Will FH last GW.

  23. The Vindaloovian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Lots of money on the bench, but...

    GTG?

    ---------------Henderson----------------
    ---------Boly Doherty Egan---------
    -----KDB Bruno Martial (c) Foden-----
    ----------Ings Jimi Greenwood---------
    -------------------------------------------
    --- Ederson - TAA Willian Digne ---

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'd consider to play Trent and bench Foden instead.

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

        This

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

      Lose one of wol defenders for Trent

  24. Park the bus
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    bench Greenwood or Pulisic?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      ive benched Pulisic

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

      50/50 imo

    3. ...al
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Probably Pulisic but it may burn

      You probably have Trent so yea, Pulisic

  25. fgdu
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A) Jiminez and Boly
    B) Wood and Wan-Bissaka

  26. nicecat
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    I'm falling 39 points behind the ML leader, considering this Hail Mary move and saving a crazy FT chip for next GW.
    Jesus + TAA (owned by ML leader) >>> Auba(c)* + Mendy* (differentials *)
    Both are differentials

    Pope
    Doherty, WanB*, Mendy*
    KDB, Mahrez*, Bruno(vc)*, Antonio*
    Auba(c)*, Jimenez, Greenwood*
    /// Martinez*, Saka*, Aurier, Holgate*

    Would you go elsewhere?

  27. SAY MY NAME
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Salah(c)? chasing

    other options are KDB, Dilva, Martial, Bruno - rival will probably captain Martial or Bruno

    1. ...al
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Sounds like you gota go for it

      No risk, no reward

  28. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Ings for a hit or just start Pulisic?

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

      Puli

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      just start Puli

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

      Ings in

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

      Ings in

    5. ...al
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ings could smash. Depends who you have to drop for Ings. For a hit, just play Pulisic

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

    I've got £4m ITB, can buy any player for a 1 wk punt as I'm FH GW38. But I still can't figure out who!!! This has been the hardest week! #richpeoplesproblems?!

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

      Which players don't you have?

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

      I've got Pope; Azpi, Alonso, Saiss; Bruno, Martial, KDB, Mahrez; Ings, Vardy, Rashford. Subs: Saka, Aurier, Nico Williams. £3.8 ITB. FH in GW38. Can't figure what move to make for 1 wk! KDB to Sterling? Mane? Saka to Silva/Foden? Aurier to Doc? Ings to Wood? Vardy to Kane or Auba or Jesus?! It's a total mind mess! Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks!

      1. The Wizard of Ozil
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Vardy to Auba maybe

  30. puhd
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bench Vardy?

    Son KDB Sterling Pulisic Fernandes
    Greenwood Ings Vardy

    Thanks lads!

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

      Same boat... more keen on benching Greenwood but it's a tough one.