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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.

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2,719 Comments Post a Comment
  1. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Play

    A) Saiss
    B) Pieters/Bardsley

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Saiss. Ideally both Saiss and Pieters tho

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B

  2. Bucket_
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Mad to play Saiss over TAA, with Doherty as well?

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      TAA is due a huge haul, and they usually come at home. Dont be surprised to see a TAA assist this week

    2. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      TAA and Doherty imo

      1. Bucket_
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Cheers both, agreed I think!

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

    "Not only has the right wing-back had a rest, but he also helped win a penalty after coming onto the pitch against Burnley."

    Not sure if this was a good thing! 😀

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

    Should I captain sterling only person the leader in my ML doesn't have?
    Down 50 or should I captain martial and gain like 10 Still have the TC chip

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

      Sterling , and pray

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

    Play one:

    A) TAA (CHE h)
    B) Digne (EVE h)
    C) Greenwood (WHU h)

    Cheers lads

    1. TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      C

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

      Greenwood, has something to play for plus Digne plays Sheffield United 😉

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

        Oh yeah. My bad cheers

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

      last time i benched TAA he got 14 points.... but Greenie it is

    4. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'd go A)

  6. abaalan
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Any of these worth ti?
    A) TAA + Nketiah -> 5.8 def + Wood -4
    B) Kiko -> Pieters
    C) TAA + Soucek -> 6.4 def + McNeil -4
    D) TAA + Soucek -> 6.2 def + Trossard -4

  7. Sondre van Bank
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Currently 30pts ahead in ML and trying to hold on.
    My rival has Jesus and Antonio for the last GW.
    Would you
    a) Vardy and Pulisic ---> Auba and D. Silva
    b) Vardy and Pulisic ---> Jesus and Antonio

    My gut tells me option a gets more points, but the safest thing would be b, right?

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      B is a bit boring...

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

      i like B, can't you do Dilva for Antonio?

      1. Sondre van Bank
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Naah would have too many City players

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

          B, Antonio has Villa last game.

    3. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Block would be smart yea, probably not as much in it as you'd think when u ou take the - 4 into account, or is it for free?

      1. Sondre van Bank
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        For a hit yeah

  8. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Auba or Kane for gw 37 only ?

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

      Auba

  9. Emm7980
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Team is bit of a mess. Defending 40point lead in ML.

    Martinez
    TAA Doh aurier
    KDB Salah Bruno dilva foden
    Vardy Jiminez
    Button holgate lascalles giroud

    I need martial as a blocker, and am willing to take - 4.would captain him.

    A. Salah>martial
    B. KDB > martial
    C. Foden +TAA >martial +Bardsley (-4)
    C would mean I may, have to rely on either holgate or Aurier playing.

    Help appreciated.

  10. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Jimenez > Jesus. Yes or No?
    first to 3 wins.
    thanks

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

      No

    2. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      For 1 week? No

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

        till end of season

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

      Not this week

  11. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Play Armstrong vs Bou or Greenwood vs WHU

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

      Greenwood, something to play for

  12. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    I can only start 1 of these dudes, which one?

    1) Foden (I have KDB)

    2) Greenwood (I have Rashford & Fernandes)

    Thanks!

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

      Both!

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I'm on 2 and have all of those

    3. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      It's a tricky isn't it?

      I've got, no FTs:
      Patricio (Martin)
      TAA - Saiss - Tark (red Lascelles, red Taylor)
      KDB - Willian - Salah - Fernandes - Foden
      Vardy - Rashford - Greenwood

  13. timawflowers
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Is this crazy, 8pt hit
    Sterling, antonio and vardy out for Kane, salah and David silva?

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

      Very crazy

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Silva likely sits this week

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

        any reason other than him playing last league game?

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

          Playing fa cup semi probably today

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

      How about Salah+Son+? (Wood) instead ... think you'd have 8.7 for a fwd so lots of choices

  14. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Got a couple of questions about bench and captain.

    Martinez
    Tark Maguire Saiss
    Son Sterling KDB Bruno
    Ings Greenwood Jimi

    Play 1:
    A) Greenwood
    B) Pulisic

    Captain:
    1) Sterling
    2) Bruno

    31 point gap between me and 1st in cash league. 3 point gap between second and me.

  15. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Willian --> Salah (or others)
    Or
    Willian AWB --> (Doherty Martial) -4 hit. Already have 2 Wolves def

  16. faux_C
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Play Foden or Greenwood?

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

      (Have Fernandes, Martial and KDB)

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

      Both but Greenwood edges it I think

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

        Mmm I think you're right.

        Can't play both, the rest of my front line is:
        Fernandes, Salah, KDB, Martial
        Ings, Jimenez

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

          Same front 7 ill play Greenwood

    3. Half Blood Quince
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Depends on your captain for me. If captaining united i'd go for Foden. I have the same front 8 (Salah/Mane) and am currently playing Foden, Martial (c) for what its worth.

  17. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Someone talk me out of Woods Captain

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

      It's Woods ffs

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

        Scored twice last time v Norwich
        Scored last week
        They're relegated (Nor)

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        - s

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

      If chasing then worth a shout

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

      I thought about it.

    4. Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 11 days ago

      If you gave me a chance I would have talked you out of that horrific Wood pick as well.

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

    Martial(c) locked in.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Ditto

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

    Pick one to Captain this GW?

    1. Salah
    2. KDB
    3. Dilva
    4. Fernandes
    5. Rashford
    6. Jesus

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

      5

  20. Hits from the Bong
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Score predictions anyone?

    A. Salah
    B. Martial
    C. Ings

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

      7
      7
      8

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

      6
      2
      10

    3. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      12
      6
      9

    4. Hits from the Bong
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Many thanks Ings and Martial too close to call

  21. InvertedWinger
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Boly
    Salah Mahrez Martial Bruno Pulisic
    Jesus Jimenez

    0.2 itb, 1 FT
    FH next week, Any 1 week punt worth making?

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

    GTG?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Fernandez
    Salah KdB Bruno(vc) Pulisic
    Rash(C) Ings Greenwood

    3.9 Holgate Kiko Guendouzi

    2.2m itb, 0ft

  23. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pope (Martinez)
    TAA Doherty Mendy Lamptey (Digne)
    Bruno KDB Martial Pulisic (Willian)
    Vardy Ings (Greenwood)
    1FT 2.4m ITB

    A KDB to Salah
    B KDB to Mane
    C Mendy to Tark
    D Willian to Dilva
    E KDB/Willian to Salah/Dilva -4 ?

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

      C

  24. Inspector Norse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Vardy to?

    For GW37 only (free hit in GW38). Rashford not an option.

    Cheers

    1. Emm7980
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Jesus

  25. Rocky FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Martial or Salah for captaincy?
    Fresh Salah against chelsea? No takers?

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

      Salah

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      I’m going Mo for next 2

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

    1 week punt on a defender. Who would you go for? Tarkowski?

    Martinez
    Doherty VVD Alonso
    KDB Mahrez Foden Fernandes Martial
    Rashford Ings

    Alisson DCL Holgate Taylor

    1ft 0.5m

  27. Hktrader88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Pope

    TAA Alonso Doherty (3.9) (3.9)

    Sterling KdB Fernandes Martial Pulisic

    Vardy Greenwood DCL

    Potential moves..
    1. Alonso and DCL to Tarkowski and Rodriguez -4. Bench Pulisic.

    2. Alonso and DCL to Pieter's and Ings -4.
    Bench Pulisic

    3 Pulisic to Silva.
    Bench DCL, hope that Alonso plays.

    4. 3.9 to Pieter's. Bench Alonso and DCL.

  28. Siggy in the Middle
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Maybe I'm crazy but I'm so tempted by a -8 for Salah, Wood, and Bardsley/Pieters in place of Willian, Vardy, and Gomez. Would give me a team of:

    Pope

    TAA Burnley defender Doherty

    Martial (C) Bruno Salah KDB Mahrez

    Ings Wood

    Greenwood plus bench fodder

  29. Kudo Warrior
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    Best Burnly defender to own for this week?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Tark

  30. AB.
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 11 days ago

    FFS Confession: For years I thought that “OoP” on the the Player Watchlist meant ‘Oops’ - as in, ‘Oops this midfielder has been mis-classified as a defender’. It was only recently that I realised it means ‘Out of Position’.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Hahaha. I thought that too last year :p it happens.