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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. TIME TO VARTY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy + Puli
    Or
    INGS + WOOD -4

    1. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Not sure that's worth a hit

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Agreed.

        Both Vardy & Pulisic can still get returns this week.

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I’d take a hit

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B 100

    4. PartyPooper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Not for a hit. Both Ings and Wood are quote consistent scorers. But no really big hauls - so chances of both outscoring Vardy and Puli by 5 or more. Not great!

    5. TIME TO VARTY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers all, can't make up my mind still lol.

  2. Powers106
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I've still got my TC = would you use it this week or save it for some big golden boot chase next week?

    a) Save it
    b) Play it on .......?

    1. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      who would your TC options be this GW?

    2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

    3. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      TC one of Salah Dilva next gw imo

    4. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Woood for a hattie this week

    5. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Depends who! Salah 38 might be good

  3. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Wood or Martial captain? Thanks

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Wood for the kicks.

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Wood

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Martial safer

  4. Fergymac
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Jesus or Ings for the last two?

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Ings. Assured gametime.

  5. Ian Davis
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Which 3 to play?:

    A) Egan
    B) Walker
    C) TAA
    D) Saïss

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      ACD

  6. Kudo Warrior
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Who are people replacing C. Taylor with from Burnly? Tark?

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      If funds yes. I went for Bardlsey

    2. TeddiPonza
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Tark if you have the cash. Otherwise Pieters is a good shout for 4,2

    3. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers lads.

    4. Orion
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I've gone with Pieters

    5. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I went with Tark but didn't have funds so dropped Aurier and still have C. Taylor

      1. Ibacchus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Same question for me. Is pieters likely to play both games? A bit more interesting as oop and cheaper

  7. JimJoshBoy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Which scores more?

    A)Pulisic + Foden
    B)DSilva + Tossard/Mcneil (-4)

    1. TIME TO VARTY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A

  8. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 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 Willian to Dilva
    D KDB/Willian to Salah/Dilva -4 ?
    E Save FT for 2FT GW38

  9. TeddiPonza
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Which pair scores higher this gw?

    A. Greenwood and Kane/Auba +4
    B. Rashford and Wood

    Thanks

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A

  10. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    1.Aurier to tark
    2.Willain to trossard
    3.Play antonio

    Can't roll my ft fh 38

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1

    2. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      2

  11. Salarrivederci
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Gtg? 0 FTs and 1.0 ITB

    Martinez
    Doherty-Bardsley-Pieters
    Sterling-KDB-Bruno-Martial-Pulisic
    Rashford-Ings

    (Kepa, Aurier, Connolly, Azpilicueta)

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Gtg

  12. Wag the Drog
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    1 week only
    A) Ings+Salah
    B) Son+Auba

    1. Smudger’s Dirty Dozen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      1

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      A

  13. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Whos the better captain option (only players my ML leader doesnt have im down 50pts)

    A. Greenwood
    B. Sterling

    1. Wag the Drog
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

    3. Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Not B as he is unlikely to start so A, reluctantly. I would C someone else.

    4. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Probably B is as good a punt as any

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    For the next 2:

    A) Auba
    B) Jesus
    C) Vardy

    1. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B

  15. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Bottomed

    Hits needed?
    Bardsley TAA Doherty
    Salah Kdb Bruno ASM
    Ings Mason Vardy
    4.0 Willian Aurier fodder

    1. PLerix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No, gtg

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Gtg

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers both!

    3. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Afraid of a few hauls my team doesn’t include.

  16. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    What are we thinking about Nketiahs chances of a start this gw? I’ll have to play him, so is it worth a FT to get another starting defender, maybe Lascelles -> Kevin Long?

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Almost certain given that they will go full strength in the FA Cup

    2. Najoman86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      May depend on Lacazette's minutes in FA cup. Think he'll feature in the league Vs Villa.

  17. Najoman86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy & Greenwood > Rashford & Wood for -4pts - worth it?

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      No

      1. Najoman86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers Ramajama

  18. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    @MrAncelotti has confirmed Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph will miss the rest of the @premierleague season...

    #EFC

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Oh dear

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Glad I did Holgate to Bardsley even though this week was full of more exciting options.

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Yikes

  19. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Who to captain and who to vice captain?

    A) Bruno
    B) Rashford
    C) Salah
    D) Ings

    Think I’m going to go captain Bruno but really unsure who to VC particularly given the FA cup.

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Captain Wood, VC irrelevant as probably rested/injured. Salah of your bunch

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        You are captaining Wood?

        That’s bold very bold.

        Good luck!

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I’d go b from those options

    3. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Captain Salah

  20. Fergymac
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Who will score more this week.
    a) Ings and Pulisic
    B) Vardy and Dilva

  21. M.I.A.
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Bench one defender one attacker

    A) VVD
    B) Aurier
    C) Mane
    D) Greenwood

    1. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B
      &
      C

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      B
      D

  22. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Am I G2G for this GW?

    Pope
    TAA - Saiss - Egan
    Salah (c) - KDB - Dilva - Fernandes
    Jesus - Ings - Vardy

    Subs: Henderson, Fernandez, Holgate & Hayden.

    1. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      G2G,hope we finally get some luck with Salah

      1. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        He’s due a haul & Chelsea’s defence is woeful!

  23. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Anything worth a hit here,Foster > Pope?

    0.9 ITB will FH next GW

    Foster
    TAA - Doherty - Lamptey (Egan - Holgate*)
    Salah(C) - KDB - Bruno - Martial - Pulisic
    Jesus - Wood (Greenwood)

  24. wan
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Which option is the best:
    1) Greenwood>Wood (capt bruno & play pulisic)
    2) Greenwood+pulisic (-4) > Wood + Martial(c) [bench pulisic]

  25. Inspector Norse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy to:

    A) Kane
    B) Auba
    C) Ings
    D) Wood
    E) Jesus

    GW 37 only.

    Cheers

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      C

    2. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Tough tough call

      I think C

    3. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      D

  26. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Would you -4?

    Lascelles to Boly and Nketiah to Jimenez

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Boly
    Martial Fernandes Sterling Antonio (Pulisic)
    Ings Jimenez Rashford

    1. JoeJitzu +42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Subs are

      Femenia and Holgate

  27. Siggy in the Middle
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy and Willian to Nketiah and Salah (-4)

    Vardy and Willian to Wood and Mane (-4)

    Or Vardy, Gomez, and Willian to Wood, Salah, and Pieters (-8)?

  28. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    4pt behind rival (he has FH chip)

    A) Save FT
    B) Vardy > Ings
    C) Puli > Dsilva

    Patricio
    Doherty TAA Maguire
    Salah(C) Bruno(vc) Sterling Foden Puli
    Vardy Greenwood

    Martin, Nketiah Aurier Holgate

  29. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Considering switching the armband to Daddy Ings over Martial...

    1. Siggy in the Middle
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I would for the sake of safety. Unless you're chasing

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Don’t

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Expecting him to be injured soon. Very little upside

    3. Kudo Warrior
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      I am doing the same.

      Head tells me not to but the heart is whispering "Ings". Since the restart my head has lost me so many points vs my heart when it comes to Captains!

  30. grooveymatt65
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Hi guys!

    What do you think i should do about this team?

    Martinez Martin

    TAA Doherty Bednarek Basham (benched) Simpson (benched)

    Salah De Bruyne D Silva Fernandes (c) Pulisic

    Ings Vardy Greenwood (benched)

    0.8 itb 1ft

    Do you think its worth taking hits?options

    1. TAA to Tarkowski for free
    2. Pulisic to Gendouzi and Vardy to Aubameyang for -4
    3. Pulisic to Martial and Ings to Wood for -4
    4. Save and do number 2 next week for free
    5. Save and do something different next week

    thanks guys!! 🙂 🙂