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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. Weasel51
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Mahrez to Martial or keep 2FT for next week?

    Thanks

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

      Do it

    2. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Keep, he got his rest and both good fixtures. I want Martial too

    3. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Id do it

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

      Will Likely get more minutes And WH safe now unlike Watford so could be worth it

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

      Yes, good move.

  2. Fantabulous KdB
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Is Aurier back in training?

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

      Also very keen on knowing this

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

    Salah captainers, not worried Liverpool have nothing to play for against a team that do?

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

      You shouldn't captain Salah. He is not in form and neither are Liverpool. I like Chelsea to get something out of this.

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

      Not, at all

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

      This. Liverpool will want to win tho. It's the day they receive the cup no? And they have extra days rest.

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

      The game will have an edge with their rivalry.

  4. Deulo10
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Repost

    Aurier + Giroud --》Tarkowski/Pieters + Ings (-4)

    or just Giroud --》Ings (FT)?

    If Aurier doesn't play I don't have any other defenders to come in

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

      Norwich will score so just Giroud- Ings

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

    Unlikely we'll get Burnley line up before deadline right?

  6. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

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

    Play TAA yes or no

    Can't roll my ft fh 38

  7. Shatner's Bassoon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Trying to choose a Sheff U defender to come in for Alonso this week... any reports that any of them will be benched after their dismal display at Leicester??

    I'd like to get Stevens but tad worried he'll be canned.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Baldock

    2. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      I quite like Egan

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

    Sod it. Wood captain!

    Haul incoming!!! Going with gut!

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

      Burnley could sneak into Europe and Norwich are done!

      1. Reyson
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I see a 0-0

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

      I went to bring him in. Not bold enough to captain over martial. I guess I just fear Norwich will put in one final performance before going down. Are Burnley realistically chasing Europe? I guess maybe you are right if they can win both their games, Spurs and Sheffield have tougher games. Would think it will be wolves, Spurs and Arsenal get the Europa spots.

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

        Could be inspiration!

  9. jg7u
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Best one week move with 3.5 ITB before free hit?

    Pope
    Doherty - Justin - TAA
    Sterling - Foden - KDB - Bruno - Martial
    Rashford - Jimenez
    (Button - Nketiah - Lascelles - Simpson)

    A) Lascelles > Any defender in the game and bench Justin
    B) Nketiah > Ings/Wood and bench Foden

  10. CostaCoffee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Any one week punts worth a hit here?

    De Gea
    Digne Doherty Justin (James Simpson)
    Pulisic Sterling KdB Martial Fernandes
    Vardy Ings (Connolly)

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

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

    Is it madness to be taking a -4 to do Willian and KDB to Salah and Dilva?

  12. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    (C)alvert lewin?.

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

      The worst decision in the history of FPL

      Why do you still own him?

    2. Benjustjamin
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No

    3. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No lol

  13. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    1ft 0.1m itb, how to spend it? Next week fh. Also is this bench order good?

    Pope
    Taa, Saiss, Doherty
    Salah, Kdb, Fernandes, Martial
    Greenwood, Ings, Vardy

    Martin, Foden, Holgate, Lascales

    Vardy to Jesus yes/no
    (C) Martial/Ings

    1. Martial Matas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Team looks good. Keep Vardy. Get a good defensive sub just in case. (c) martial

  14. Reyson
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Capt dsilva?

    Or rash is differential enough

  15. Champions united
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    1.Aurier to tark
    2.Willain to trossard
    3.Play antonio
    4.green >wood

    Play TAA yes or no

    Can't roll my ft fh 38

  16. Bobby_Baggio
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    1FT but would like to save and have 2FT. Martial may hurt me but cant really see how to get him in. Starting Kiko is my only option. If it was a normal GW next week and not the last i would of done Lascelles > Burnley def. Thoughts?

    Patricio
    Doherty - TAA - Kiko
    Mane - KDB - Mahrez - Bruno
    Vardy - Jimi - Greenwood

    (3.9m) - Saka - Holgate - Lascelles

  17. primal33
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Bench one:
    A. Vardy
    B. Greenwood
    C. Foden

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

      C

  18. TSILIKAFENEIAKOS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Plan was to do Giroud to Wood but I am being priced out.

    A. Laporte + Giroud > Wood + DEF for 2 GWs
    B. Puli to McNeil
    C. Giroud to J Rod
    D. Vardy to Wood and bench Giroud
    E. Nothing. Play Puli, bench Giroud and keep 2 FTs for next GW.

  19. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Chasing top 10k - 45 pts off.
    ML already won.
    BB 37 (team listed below)

    Quick poll: Who do I captain?

    A) Salah (C)
    B) Martial (C)

    Team:

    Martinez
    TAA Boly Long
    Salah KDB Fernandes Martial
    Jesus Jimenez Greenwood
    ___
    Dubravka Traore Digne Dunk

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

      I'm on Martial

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

        🙂

    2. Ronnies
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Martial

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      You are somewhat missing the point. I'm chasing 45 pts. Is my chances of getting into the top10k higher with a Salah haul or a Martial haul?

  20. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    City have scored 12 goals last 3 games and my team has got nothing
    Foden KDB gw34: 1A
    Foden KDB gw35: Blanks
    Foden Sterling Ederson on FH: Blanks all round

    Great

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

    Anything worth another transfer here? 0 ITB and 1FT. Used 1FT on Taylor to Tark. FH next week

    Ederson
    TAA Tark Egan
    Salah(C) KDB Foden Bruno
    Greeny Ings Rash

    Martinez Puli Boly Kiko

    1. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Upgrade Foden if FHing next week

    2. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Sorry i misread that if you already used FT gtg

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

        I have a second FT to use before FH just thinking if I should use it or let it go

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Play Boly over Egan surely?

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

            You reckon? Everton have looked dreadful and now Holgate and Mina are confirmed out too. Surely a chance for attacking returns there

  22. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    HELP PLEASE!

    DDG (Martin)
    VVD, Saiss, Holgate (Kiko, LASCELLES)
    Kdb, Willian, MANE, Bruno (c) (SAKA)
    Kane, Greenwood, Jesus

    Got 1FT and 0.1mn ITB. What should I do to close gap in ML? Below are differential buys

    A) Lascelles, Mane & Jesus --> Tarkowski, Dilva/Son & Auba
    B) DDG, Mane & Saka --> Pope, Dilva & Martial (ML teams have Martial but thinking of making him TC)

    Any other suggestions are welcome

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

      If you want to close don’t take a -8! You have some good differentials already but I don’t like Willian - I am benching pulisic this week anyway, I would move him on to someone with two great fixtures like McNeil, Armstrong or Trossard perhaps.
      Also Holgate is injured again I think so you may want a -4 to get playing defence. Look to Burnley or arsenal maybe.

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

    Bench one (leaning towards B)

    A) Mane
    B) Greenwood

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

      b

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

      Toss a coin...

      A just.

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      B

  24. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Ings or Jimenez for last games

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

      Ings has higher ceiling
      ...

      Jimi likely returns too.

      Ings.

  25. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Bench Mahrez or Foden as first sub?

  26. fplfansss
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    GTG?
    Pope
    Saiss, TAA, Digne, Baldock
    Salah, KDB, Bruno
    Ings, Greenwood, Vardy

    Subs: McCarthy, Pulisic, Cantwell, Lascelles

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

    Who drops to the bench this week? currently have Wood 1st bench

    1)Pulisic
    2)Greenwood
    3)Wood

    1. CostaCoffee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      1

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

        cheers

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

      Id drop Puli I think. Maybe Greenwood. Play Wood 100%

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

        cool, thank you

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

      I’ve done 1

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

        cheers, yeah i think i'm going with that one too, bound to be someone benched this week after the fa cup games so wouldn't be surprised if pulisic plays anyway 🙂

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

    Wood cappers and Puli benchers are gonna end in tears aren't they?

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

      Wood cappers could get something. It's risky but could reward. Wouldn't do it unless chasing someone though

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

      I captained giroud last week and that kind of worked so why not. Playing it safer despite bringing in wood for him this week with martial C

  29. konrad.sygula95
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Hi guys, which option should I choose ?
    A) Lascelles to Bardsley/Pieters
    B) Kdb to D Silva
    C) Jesus to Ings
    D) Save the transfer
    E) something else?

    Foster/Button
    VVD/Lascelles/Digne/Saiss/Simpson
    Salah /Kdb/Fernandes/Guendouzi/Pulisic
    Greenwood /Rashford/Jesus

    1ft 0.1itb still have TC chip at my disposal

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

      B

  30. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Martial or Salah to score more? Prediction pls

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

      Martial

      Guessing points is pure speculatation.