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

    Auba captain anyone?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If I had him I would cpt him. Considering even TC on him for last week.

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

        Trying to decide if it's worth bringing him in for Vardy if I give him the armband

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

      big yes for me although don't have him

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

      o/

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

      Got him in but I just don't trust him with the captaincy .... playing cup match too, so no - I'm on Salah

  2. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 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

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      C

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

      A or C but B could come back

      ... I think you have to pick your own TC.

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

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

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

  4. Lucas8406
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Which one?
    A) Lascelles to K Long or Egan, don’t have to play Kiko against Man City
    B) Jimenez to Ings

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

      A

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

  5. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Play Ben Mendy or Kevin Long? What a choice.

    1. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Long, Watford might score they are fighting for their lives

    2. FC nelo
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Doubt Mendy will get a cameo if that helps. Probably Long tbh..
      I am playing Mendy and benching Alonso though.

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        The cameo is what I'm worried about. Both have a good chance of 6 points if they play, but Long weirdly might have more attacking threat.

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Already wanting Mendy to play 90 in the cup and get that double Burnley defence in

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

    Martial over Bruno for the armband?

    Pope
    TAA, Doherty, Tark
    KDB, Bruno, Martial, Pulisic
    Greenwood, Ings

    Button, DCL, Aurier, Taylor

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

    A. Pulisic to Salah
    B. Pulisic to Dilva & Nketiah to Jimenez (-4)

    A. Martial Fernandes Sterling Antonio Salah
    Ings Rashford (Nketiah)

    B.Martial Fernandes Sterling Dilva (Antonio)
    Ings Rashford Jimenez

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

      A

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      As you said before to me, do B. Haha.

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

        🙂

  8. EMERGING STAR
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Need some big differentials by transferring out Martinelli and Holgate

    1. Ritchie , Gayle
    2. Rico, Wood
    3. 4.6 Def , Maupay

  9. Sid07
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Azpi to Burnley def for next two gw??

    1. Bruno Commando
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yes

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

    Whom to bench, Martinez or Alisson?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Alisson

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

      I like Martinez

  11. Bruno Commando
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    What will you do? Chasing ML leader's 6-point lead, and he has Doherty..

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

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

      I say C.

      Wolves have a decent and tough fixture so that could even out

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Ah forgot to mention I'm going FH next week. So this is a 1-week punt!

  12. Ray In Bruges.
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Vardy or Jesus this GW? (Have KDB)

  13. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    who is more nailed on to play 90mins for Burnley?
    A) Pieters
    B) Bardsley

  14. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Bottomed out

    For the armband:

    Safe) Bruno
    Solid) Rashford
    Speculative) KdB
    Sassy) Ings

    p.s. thanks Chucky.

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

      Safe or solid for me

      1. Bruno Commando
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        this

  15. BrutalLogiC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    bookies think Brighton/Sheffield more likely for CS than Burnley - surprising? not much in it

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

      Ye the Burnley cs odds are very different to what you’d assume based on this forums expectations of a Burnley clean sheet

      Although I actually think Burnley to keep a clean sheet is a good bet at the odds

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

        yeah very different and yeah agree does feel like a good bet, I have Pope but not sold on the double up and prefer Wolves

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

      I'd say Sheffield United will keep it tight but can struggle to score.

      Norwich v Burnley could prove to be surprisingly open 2.2!

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

        agreed, can see Sheffield/Everton being very tight/dull

  16. Burgz
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Start 1:
      Greenwood
      Foden
      Pieters

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

        Mason

      2. Fiqz Fariss
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Foden

    • Timon
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      1. TAA to Tarkowski & Nketiah to Wood, Bench one of Foden or Willian
      2. Or Willian to Saka & Nketiah to Wood, Bench Saka

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

      start one? i favour Greenwood, but slightly worried about rest

      1)Greenwood
      2)Pulisic

    • Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Wood in for Greenwood for -4?

      1. Timon
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Yes

    • MOZIL
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Chances of sterling starting this week?

      1. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        80%

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

        15%

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

          Somewhere between 80 and 15%

    • Jet5605
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Play Greenwood or Nketiah?

    • Sturridge Wars
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Best option out of these 3?

      A) Boly
      B) Saiss
      C) Coady

      1. Fiqz Fariss
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A

    • CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Holgate to

      (A) Stevens
      (B) Williams

      1. Fiqz Fariss
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        A

      2. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Hit or no?

    • Lignja
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A.Greenwood
      B.Foden (rival that chase me have him)

      1. Saiss /double with Doherty
      2. Pieters /double with Pope

      1. Fiqz Fariss
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        B, 2

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

        A
        ?

    • GrandGaming
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Which 2 to start?
        1. David Silva
        2. Pulisic
        3. Nketiah

        1. Fiqz Fariss
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          1 & 2

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

          1 &2

      • OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Who to get plzzz 😀
        A- Egan
        B- Dunk

        1. Fiqz Fariss
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A

        2. Bruno Commando
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A

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

          same decision for me I think, prefer over Burnley but not sure which

      • Fiqz Fariss
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Pope
        Walker, Egan, Saiss
        Salah (C), Martial, Fernandes, Pulisic, Sterling
        Ings, Vardy

        (Button) (Lamptey, Tanganga, Connoly)
        1FT 0.0ITB

        What should i do? FH GW38.
        1) Walker > Tarkowski
        2) Vardy > Wood/Rodriguez
        3) Pulisic > Antonio

      • JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 11 days ago

        The most debated question is Foden or Greenwood and I can see why... its a headache

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

          Greenwood easy at home.

          Foden is still finding his feet.

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

            But against Watford :S

      • bigdip
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        who is more nailed on to play 90mins for Burnley?
        A) Pieters
        B) Bardsley
        c) Long

        1. Fiqz Fariss
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          B

          1. bigdip
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            thanks

        2. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          A

      • Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Bench order:

        TAA (CHE h) / Willian (LIV a) / Digne (SHU a)

        agreed?