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

    Pulisic > ???

    a. Antonio
    b. DSilva

    Cheers

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

      Have KDB & Foden

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

      Neither, Pulisic is bagging a goal and assist against you lowly champions.

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

      because of the triple up I'd go Antonio. Could you bench Foden and bring in Dilva?

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

      B

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

    bottomed, sorry

    Bench order:

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

    agreed?

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

      yes

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

    Repost last page

    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

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

      1

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

      or Vardy>Rashford

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

    Who for the next 2?

    A) Auba
    B) Jesus
    C) Ings

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

      A

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

      A all day long

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

    For this gw only.
    Tark or Dunk?

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

      Tark no doubt

    2. asdf_1
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Tark

    3. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dunk if you have Pope

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

      Oddschecker has slightly higher chance of clean sheet to Brighton, for what that's worth

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

    Asking this whole day and will keep asking. Sorry but it is decision that will make or brake my season.

    Pulisic or Dilva for -4?

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

      *Pulisic to Dilva

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

        not for -4

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

          S I am back at the beginning, haha. Cheers anyways Mate

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

      Dilva

    3. yosim
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dilva may not play? i'd wait till next week

    4. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Dilva

  7. Drogba Legend
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Save FT or use it on Aurier/Gomez? In 1st in my ML by 12 points.

    Martinez
    Aurier** - TAA - AWB
    Bruno (C) - Salah - Sterling - KDB - Foden
    Jimmy - Greenwood

    Patricio - Gomez - Nketiah - Lascelles

    A) Save FT
    B) TRansfer out Gomez/Aurier > 5.6 defender
    C) Start Pat over Martinez this GW?

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

    Pope
    TAA / Saiss / Justin
    Salah / KDB / Mahrez / Fernandes / Martial
    Vardy / Greenwood

    Button // DCL / Femenia / Lascelles

    Defence looks relatively poor for next two.

    A) Lascelles > Pieters (bench Justin)
    B) Justin > Pieters (won't play him anyway.)
    C) A with DCL > Wood (-4)
    D) B with DCL > Wood (-4)
    E) DCL > Wood (bench Greenwood)

    Bench Greenwood? Captain?

  9. Mini Mahouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Captain:

    A) Bruno
    B) Mane
    C) KDB
    D) Kane

    Chasing 13 points, Mane and Kane are differentials against rival. He will captain Bruno - Wondering if I should follow because I have 5-6 differentials to catch him - Or go all out in differentials and captain someone else

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

      Just do Bruno then, you are covered with all that differentials

    2. asdf_1
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      A

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

      Cpt Bruno. 5-6 differentials more than enough to close that gap I feel..

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

    Pages are flying! 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

  11. asdf_1
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Awb and foden for pieters and martial (c) for -4???

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

      I would

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

      Yes

  12. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who's most nailed for the next 2 gws in Burnley defense?

    a) Bradley
    b) Pieters
    c) Long

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

      All 3 are nailed based on injuries.

      1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        what if taylor gets back on gw38?

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

    Who to bench?

    Pope
    Doherty, AWB, TAA
    Bruno, Martial©, Dilva, Foden
    Ings, Vardy, Jimi

    Button. Mahrez, Ritchie, Cahill.

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

      I think this is right..

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

        Thanks...

        Foden starts.

        I could play Mahrez but it may be limited minutes.

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

      i'd be tempted to play mahrez over foden even with limited minutes, and who knows, maybe pep plays foden in the cup and rests mahrez

  14. Rushford
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Digne
    Salah KDB Mahrez Bruno Martial
    Jiménez Greenwood

    1FT 2.4 Itb

    A) KDB-> Sterling
    B) Jiménez -> Ings
    C) Jiménez -> Jesus
    D) Digne -> city def
    E) Save FT

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

      KdB to David Silva

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

        Maybe Mahrez even? Do you think KDB will need another rest?

  15. Vazza
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Who will score the most points

    A. Long
    B. Pieters

    Reasons would be appreciated

    1. yosim
      3 months, 11 days ago

      much of a muchness

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

      Won't it be similiar, Pieters better form ppg.

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

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

    1)Greenwood
    2)Pulisic

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

      1

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

        cheers

  17. Greyling
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Lascelles to which Burnley defender? I have Pope as gk as well.

    1. seanie3
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Tark if you have funds, if not Pieters

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

      I went with tark, had just enough itb

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

    So who is with me? Dilva plays both league games for 90min and sits in the FA cup (depending on the result). Farewell party. Have a feeling...could be very wrong of course.

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

      That is the likely scenario.

      Winning 2.0 in the cup final on on 80 mins too.

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

        Exactly!

    2. Kaiser123
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'm very tempted with same move. I reckon they may even give him farewell penalties.

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

        Same here, can’t see why people are so scared, he is maybe the only real option for city last 2gw. Had him on fh last week and he has done the job great.

    3. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Yes I’d get him for 37 and 38

  19. binkx18
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Dunk or TAA on a FH?

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      TAA

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      TAA

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

    I had three goals for this season:
    1. Win mini league
    2. Finish in the top 100k
    3. Beat highest season score

    After the last two weeks, my ML lead has narrowed to 12 points, I dropped to 182k and I’ll need more than 100 points over the final two GWs to get the score I need.

    So it’s not looking great

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

      Like one famous shoe company says: “Impossible os nothing!”

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

        It was really looking good til GW 35

  21. Kaiser123
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Would you take hit for Puli to Dsilva now with a 40 point ML lead. I would get him anyway for GW38. Might need to fight fires after FA cup games.

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

      No

  22. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any Kane cappers?

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

      im thinking about it

  23. Bububuzz
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    If I want to sell Mane, who should I buy? Or leave him and roll over my FT? Or another transfer? City?

    1 FT, £1.3m ITB

    Dubravka
    Doherty, Coady, Stevens
    Mane, Martial, De Bruyne, Bruno
    Vardy, Jimenez, Greenwood
    Bench: Foster, Saka, Lascelles(!), Holgate(!)

    Thanks

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

    Lascelles to
    A. Egan
    B. Bardsley
    C. Pieters
    D. Dunk

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

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

    Hi guys bench Mahrez or Willian?

  26. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Bench 1:
    A) Saka
    B) Foden
    C) Greenwood

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

      GW

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

        Really? Why?

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

          Rest concerns

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

            You think Greenwood is more likely to get rested than Foden?

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

      I’ve benched foden

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

      Mané, KDB, Son

      one of them out for Martial?

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

        sorry, wrong place 😀

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

      bench saka

    5. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      So 1 for Foden, 1 for Greenwood, 1 for Saka, that's the downside of having 3 budget players on front 🙂

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

        I have the same problem. Set it up that way for Bench boost but then decided to wait til 38

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

    Pope (McCarthy)
    TAA Doherty Stevens (Bednarak, (Kiko>3.9))
    KDB (C) Martial Pulisic Fernandes (VC) (Dendoncker)
    Jesus Jimenez (Abraham>Ings)

    FH team - g2g?

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

      Wouldn't have guessed it was a free hit team.

  28. mysteryDave
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Help me out. Do I go for Burnley (Tark + Wood)
    or sell Vardy to go Arsenal (Auba + Nketiah?)

  29. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    What’s the general consensus on KDB starting this GW after the FA cup game?

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

      People seem confident. The guys on the Breakfast Club this morning think it's likely...

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thank you

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

      Just had his big rest.

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Thank you

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

    Walker, Vardy > Pieters, Auba (-4)
    FH GW38. yay or nay?

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

      Why?