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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. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    KDB to Salad for -4 yay or nay?

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

      Yay

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

      Nay

    3. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Nope

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    5. Bishopool
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      If chasing, it might pay off. Depends how much risktaker you are 🙂

    6. TIME TO VARTY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Flip a coin

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

    General thoughts on Rashford captain? Surprisingly low in the poll. Seems to be hitting form and stats back him up.

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

      He has a cup game before though.

      1. YEAH PITCH!
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        So does Fernandes

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

        So does all the other captain options this week

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

          Salah(c)

        2. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          United and Chelsea may rest players because they're very much still fighting for CL football. Arsenal and Man City aren't so will likely play their best teams.

        3. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yes but...
          - Pep
          - City have nothing to play for in EPL
          - ManU much lower chance of rotating key players

    2. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Between him or Martial for me looks like he’s hitting his stride nos

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

      So many options this week and extra risk for anyone playing heavy mins in fa cup

    4. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He's got the armband for my team!

  3. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Good to go?

    Pope
    Saiss Van Dijk Alonso
    KDB Pulisic Bruno Martial C David Silva
    Vardy Rashford

    Patricio Aurier Lascelles Nketiah

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yup, looks nice. Pool Chels going to be big for many of us with players from both sides.

  4. Oringer7
    3 months, 4 days ago

    20 points clear in ML, using FH for the last GW. No FTs left is it worth taking a hit to make an additional change? .1 itb

    DDG (button)
    Tark / Boly / Doherty / (Aurier, Robinson)
    KDB / Bruno / Foden / Pulisic / (Willian)
    Vardy / Rashford (C) / DCL

  5. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    KdB or Sterling C ???

    1. Genji3lade
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Neither, both will start in FA cup so are too high risk.

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

        Does that mean Bruno Martial and Rashford are risks then?

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Tbf United are in battle for CL

      2. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        KdB will start surely.

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

      Sterling

    3. Le _ Professeur
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      KDB safer I think and higher chances of starting.

    4. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Kdb is safer sterling more explosive

      If u need to make up ground and have nothing to lose then sterling otherwise Kdb

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

    Ederson
    TAA-Doherty-Maguire
    Willian-Martial - KDB - Bruno
    Wood - Ings - Jesus

    1 FT and 1.1 in the bank and don't know what to do with it? Will FH for last gameweek

  7. sthelenslad92
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start Saka or Foden? Normally I'd say Foden but I don't know what City section will be like with FA fixture

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

    Which two city mids would you pick this week? Surely KDB is the most likely to start after he was given a full game's rest. Dilva beside him then? Or am I missing something?

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

      those two, but who knows what Pep will do, or any potential injuries in the cup game

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Foden & Dilva

    3. Genji3lade
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      In order of most likely to start: Foden, Dilva, Jesus, Mahrez, KDB, Sterling.

      Obviously just my opinion

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

    bottomed:

    Salah(c)? chasing

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

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I think Martial is the best pick overall but if chasing Salah is great for this week. He's due a haul against the woeful Kepa.

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

        thank you

  10. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Captain:
    A Bruno
    B Rashford

    Play one:
    1 Pulisic
    2 Foden

  11. southernpacific
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Fernandes price next year. Got to be 10m at least

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      10.5 or 11M I reckon

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

      Probably..Greenwood 7-8m. Rashford at PSG 😉

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

      105 points in 12 matches .... 38 matches next season .... I won't care what price he is

  12. BEEZUS
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Salah or Bruno captain?

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

      Salah diff
      Bruno safe

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

      think i'm going Salah because i'm chasing, plus he will be well rested and playing against a possibly post fa cup tired Chelsea team, but in any other week i'd probably choose Bruno/Martial

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

      Bruno. Salah needs to improve on the Arsenal game. If there's a guarantee that he brings his shooting boots he'd be a better pick.

  13. Bishopool
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    WHO would you play?
    Please choose one, two others will be benched..

    a) Saka
    b) Foden
    c) Digne

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

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

      C

    3. C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

    4. Bishopool
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      ffs 😀

  14. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    TAA > Tarkowski
    Nketiah > Wood (free)

    Yay or nay?

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      For free sure. If you've onyl got 1FT get Wood in

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yay

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

      i think yes

    4. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thanks

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

    Bench Vardy?

    Son KDB Sterling Pulisic Fernandes
    Greenwood Ings Vardy

    Thanks!

    1. MattysFantasyFooty
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Don’t bench vardy

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

      Bench Greenwood.

    3. Bishopool
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Some rules are..

      If you have high class strikes, you dont bench him! Otherwise just replace him with other with transfer 🙂

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

    Pope
    Pieters Doherty AWB
    KDB Sterling Bruno Martial
    Vardy Ings Wood

    Who gets the armband?

    Chasing so between leaning towards:

    A.Martial
    B. Bruno (rival has him)
    C. Sterling
    D. Ings

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

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

      I have it on Bruno, but I think sterling might do great

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

    Play mc or ederson
    And
    Bench 1
    Antonio
    Egan
    Taa

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

  18. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Saiss or Boly?

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

      Boly

      1. Mr. Mystic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks - Would start him over Dunk? I also have Doherty

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Start Boly over Dunk

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

    Spice up things and sell Vardy for Auba or Jesus for free?

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jez

    2. 12steps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thinking about this. Or Ings

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

        Auba or Jesus?

  20. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Play:
    A) Pope or B) Martinez
    C) Pieters or D) Lamptey

    Bench:
    E) Greenwood F) Pulisic G) Foden

    Captain:
    H) Rashford I) Salah

    Good luck all!

  21. tbhogal
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start Aurier or Foden?

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Foden

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

      Foden

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

    Any of these worth a - 4?
    A) Fernandes to Martial
    B) Vardy to Rashford
    C) Mane to Martial

    Current team:
    Pope
    Doherty TAA Wan-Bissaka
    Mane Mahrez KDB Fernandes (C)
    Jiminez Wood Vardy

    Subs: Foden, Aurier, Lascelles

    1. C_Manan
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Mahrez > Martial ??

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Probably this although I'd be tempted to hokey cokey back next week if Mahrez looks due to start vs Norwich!

  23. C_Manan
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Need some suggestions please

    Richarlison, AWB >> Bruno, Tierney for a -4
    Scary feeling not having Bruno for the next 2

    Captain Martial, Bruno or Dilva ?

  24. FPLYuval
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    rashford or salah captain? chasing in my ML, need to make up approx 20 points in two weeks. half of rivals own salah, only a couple have rash.

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Rash

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

      I mean... they might captain Salah who might go double figures. I think Rashford will do well but I think it'd be safer to captain Salah in your case.

  25. Three Eyed Raven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    For the last two gameweeks, would you rather have Mahrez or Ings?

    Currently own Mahrez (alongside KDB and Sterling) and swapping to Ings this week would require a hit. I don't think Ings -4 beats Mahrez over two weeks does it? Thoughts appreciated!

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ings

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Mahrez Defo.

  26. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Salah & AWB & Bruno (C)
    vs
    (C) Martial(-4) & Doherty & Bruno

    FH GW 38 so no worries there.

  27. Fozzyb34r
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    A) Lascelles to Tark/ Pieters (Bench Maguire)
    B) Same as above but bench TAA
    C) Save

  28. Sturridge Wars
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Wolves or Burnley defender?

    Who’s best chance of a clean sheet?

  29. Slim25
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

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

    What option would be best, cheers! (1 free transfer)
    A - Mane & Vardy > KDB & Auba
    B - Mahrez & Vardy > KDB & Ings

  30. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 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.