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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. Mr.K
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Alright, another idea. If you'd Bench Boost this week, would you rather:

    A) Kiko & Foden -> Pieters & Westwood
    B) Kiko & Digne -> Pieters & Tarkowski

    ?

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

      A unless you think Digne is a star

    2. Mr.K
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Could even do a:

      C) Kiko & Digne -> Egan & Tarkowski

  2. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    People sure that Dvila he starts next two ?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not 100% convinced he starts v Watford but nailed on for last game of the season

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      100% starts 38

      Whether he starts 37 depends on whether he starts the FA cup in my opinion

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not sure but worth gambling

    4. Genji3lade
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Personally very confident, Pep would of subbed him early last game if he planned to play the FA Cup.

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

      No. But he may start GW38.

    6. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      As sure as you can be.

      Makes football sense as well as a respectful farewell.

      It's more tactical than sentimental.

    7. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Depends on tonight.

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

        wrong account

    8. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Four days rest between 37 and 38, assuming he doesn't appear in FA cup.

  3. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Mahrez -> Martial (-4)
    Yes or no?
    Good luck all

    1. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Nope

    2. weaver93
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      IF Martial for the armband.. Y

  4. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Seeing egan in Scout picks is making me wonder which one to bench out of these?
    ML leader has TAA and vvd

    A) TAA
    B) AWB
    C) doherty
    D) egan

  5. Carcetti
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Worth to bring in McNeil for Willian? (-4)?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Nope

  6. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    any Salah captains?

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      i think so, need to chase down some points

    2. Sargasso C
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      nope. If you like 4 points then by all means captain him.

    3. Le _ Professeur
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I've got the armband on him for now

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

      yep

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      0/

    6. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Cheers

    7. Genji3lade
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yep, Sterling is too risky, United assets have FA Cup and could face reduced minutes

  7. ludaslol
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    G2g? Anything worth a hit?

    Patricio
    Doherty Tarkowski Maguire
    Sterling KDB Pulisic Martial (c) Bruno
    Ings Jesus

    Nkethia, Justin, Kiko

    1.0 itb

  8. Nespinha
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pick one for this GW only:

    Baldock
    Pieters
    Dunk

    1. Sargasso C
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Baldock

    2. Under The Kosc-ielney
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      pieters

  9. KINGS
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pope
    Digne TAA Saais
    KDB Dilva Martial Bruno Salah
    Jimi Greenwood

    GTG ?

  10. Wakanda
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Current lineup :

    Aurier , Mane , Pulisic
    Will you -8 to switch them to Salah , Antonio Egan?

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Not for - 8

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      No, just bring in a replacement for Aurier

    3. Wakanda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      who should be my priority

    4. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      no, this is bad transfers

      what makes you want salah when you have Mané and he outscored Salah vsArsenal and his home record is what it is? Aurier is very difficult i can see, but Tarkowski it is if anything and if you had to with Puli i´d gone somewhere else than Antonio. Aurier to Tark is my take. who si your 8th attacker?

      1. Wakanda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        tark is 5.4 and i have 0 itb

        1. bench boost for every gamew…
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          hm, then you can just go cheaper Burnley def and i think i might would have played Foden over Puli. In any way, i would not bring in Antonio to play over Foden for a hit (not even for free) you are in fact by making Antonio transfer setting yousrself up with another problem insted of just solving the issue between starting the ones you already got so you are adding to an already difficult task, that seems unnecessary.

      2. Wakanda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        foden

  11. More_Goals
    3 months, 11 days ago

    KDB (C) ... should be a good return if he starts

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Watford still have a lot to play for though

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

        They can't and won't stop Man City

      2. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Exactly why the game may open up if City get a goal or two. Could end up being a blood bath

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Hasn't helped them the last few matches has it?

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        as we´ve seen these games with City seems to hinge more on how City wants to perform or not. Everyone suggested that Bou would be a bloodbath, but it ended up in a game that occasionally happens with City and Pep, a little it b-stringed and not totally 100% and they still win, but gas pedal was off at 60 mins. It happened in the game just before fa cup could have been a coincidence, i think it was written all over it. Still, i think going triple city is worth it.

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Who is your vice captain?

      1. More_Goals
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Bruno

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Should be alright then

  12. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Need some advice please.
    For third defender spot I have Aurier, Kiko & Taylor. Not good. Taylor is out and Kiko plays City. Apparently Mourinho said if Aurier returns from France today then he's available for selection but no official news that he returned.

    I wanted two transfers for the last game week, so:

    A Save and pray
    B Aurier to Tarkowski

    Have the cash to do Taylor to Tarkowski but need it for next week.

    1. The Cisco Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Can you manage Taylor to Long? That allows you to maybe have a bench option if Aurier returns.

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Could do that. So you would use a transfer this week? You wouldn't just ride it to have two nest week?

        1. The Cisco Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          I would use one, yeah. With so many players on FA Cup duty, I want to make sure I have bench options if rotation or injuries hit. 2FT could be nice, but having 0’s and negative scores this week would be a pretty high cost.

  13. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Should have got Dunk over Tark considering the Newcastle injuries, damn

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Naahhh

  14. Le _ Professeur
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Aurier owners selling ?

    currently with Aurier* - Doherty - Azpi - Holgate** - Simpson**

    Take a hit Aurier > Tark ? or should I just hope Aurier starts :/ ?

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Sell holgare or Simpson for another cheapie

  15. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Should you transfer out???

    TAA & Pulisic for Pieters & Salah
    or
    TAA & Pulisic for Tarkowski & Mane

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      first one mate

  16. Thomas M.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Last minuten decision..

    A. Vardy -> Kane or Auba
    B. Vardy + Greenwood -> Rashford and Ings
    C. Hold

    Tight in MLs atm and they got FH for next gw

    1. 12steps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B for free?

  17. rozzo
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Hendo
    TAA Saiss Egan
    Salah KDB Martial Bruno Foden
    Jesus Jimenez

    Leno Lund Nketiah Lascelles

    1ft
    0.7 itb

    Anything need doing here or save? Cheers

    1. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Save. Good team

  18. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I have been thinking of captaining Salah all week.

    I have some doubts but the stats are good, I’m chasing a big points gap and I think my ML rival will captain Bruno.

    Salah, Bruno and Sterling are probably my three best options.

    Go for it and captain Salah?

    1. Judders
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      his stats have been good. They do look to have eased off but if chasing maybe go Salah.

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If I had him I think I would captain

    3. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      i think i'm doing the same, i have about 5 captain options this week but Salah probably has the most explosive potential

  19. Alli
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Lascelles > Egan or Bardsley?

    Pope - Martin
    TAA - Doherty - Digne - Saiss - Lascelles
    Mané - KDB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Foden
    Rashford - Ings - Greenwood

    1. Sargasso C
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Egan

  20. Judders
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Team for 37+ is;
    Patricio,
    Ritchie, Trent, Doherty,
    Mahrez, KDB, Bruno, Martial (c) Kane Vardy Greenwood

    Button, ASM, Kiko, Lascelles

    A) Save FT
    B) Vardy to Wood
    C) Vardy>Wood & KDB> Salah for -4

    Chasing my ML behind by 30 so trying to do something maverick. Thanks for any input

  21. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Guys,

    Please help!

    Ederson
    Doherty | TAA | Digne
    Martial | B.Fernandes | KDB | Willian | Pulisic
    Greenwood | Ings

    McCarthy | Vardy | Azpilicueta | Justin

    How to improve this side with 2FTs?

    A. KDB + Vardy => D.Silva + Kane/Auba
    B. Azpi/TAA + Vardy => Bardsley/Tarkovski + Kane/Auba

    1. 12steps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Ship one of the chelsea players to DSilva or mange Mahrez depending on funds? Id play Vardy for Greenwood

  22. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Differential to captain:
    A) Giroud to Lacazette
    B) Giroud to Wood
    C) Kane to Auba
    D) Something else

  23. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who would you TC?

    1. Salah
    2. Martial
    3. Fernandes
    4. Sterling

    1. We ain't got no histor…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      D

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Martial hatty incoming

    3. Judders
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Tony Martial. Home record has been great

    4. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Thanks

    5. weaver93
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Save for City player or Salah next week..

  24. BEEZUS
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Trying to preserve a 10 point lead, do I captain Salah or Bruno?

    1. Le _ Professeur
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Bruno safer option.

  25. KDB4PREZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Do we have any idea when FPL will return for next season?

  26. 12steps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    A: Ings, Auba or Jesus in for Vardy?
    B: Dsilva in for Willian or Foden?
    C: Any other moves or hold?

    Henderson (Leno)

    TAA, AWB, Egan, Saiss, Arons

    KDB, Bruno, Willian, Foden, Saka

    Rash, Vardy, Jimi

  27. We ain't got no histor…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Alright Gents
    Left with both FH and TC, which one shall i use this GW

    Current team, 1 FT

    Pope
    TAA Azpi AWB
    KDB Mahrez Bruno Mane
    Ings Greenwood Vardy

    Bench: Foden

    If TC then who?

    1. 12steps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Id say KDB

    2. yosim
      3 months, 11 days ago

      TC City next week so maybe FH this week

  28. yosim
    3 months, 11 days ago

    can't decide between Martial (c) or Salah (c) .... ML rival does not have Martial, i'm chasing by 20 points, I just don't trust Salah these days but then again he is due another haul? Gambler's fallacy I know :-/

    1. Sargasso C
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Martial easy

  29. Traction Engine Foot
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    What do we think Mahrez's chances of starting against Watford are?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      High imo

  30. Jdpz
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Traore or Dendocker or Ceballos or Saka for this GW?