Scout Picks

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. Mini Mahouse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Kane or Vardy?
    Chasing by 13 points rival has vardy

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Kane

    2. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Kane

    3. Halftime Lemon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Times running out, got to go Kane

    4. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Kane.

  2. Jamesy0909
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Pulisic to DSilva worth it??

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

      Yes

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yep.

    3. Oggle22
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Think I'm gunna go for the bsame transfer may even captain?

  3. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Guesses at the price for Mane and Vardy next season? As they are about even in total points for the season I’d imagine their prices might converge.

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No chance. Vardy getting on now. Mane be 11.5 to 12. Vardy around the 9m again.

      1. Boywiththesoupdragontattoo
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Think you’re probably right about Mane, personally I could see Vardy at 9.5/10. I’d happily snap him up at 9.0.

  4. The SK
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Start Foden or Nketiah?

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Foden

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Foden.

  5. Mac90
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Salah or Martial will score more?

    1. Halftime Lemon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'd back Salah

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Salah (C) locked in

  6. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Mccarthy. Holgate, Pulisic, Holgate

    Is it stupid to take a -4 hit for Holgate>Kevin Long?

    1. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Currently on bb

    2. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      You have two Holgate's
      Could you do it next week?

  7. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    any Aurier news?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Don’t think so

  8. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Just realised Eden Hazard has only scored '1' goal for Madrid this season

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Boom thats all he needed XD

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Wow, an Alexis Sanchez of a move. Fat cat wages, then just chills.

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Sanchez is the weird one, was the best player in the PL only 3 years ago. Dunno what happened to him. Maybe if he had gone to Man City that summer he would still be pretty good, who knows.

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          He’s been good when he played this season. 3 goals 8 assists in Serie A in about 650 minutes. Of course the playing time due to inuries is the problem.

  9. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Sterling cappers will he start?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I sure hope so

    2. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I think he starts but gets hooked between 55-70

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

      No

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

      Bit of a strange question, no? Clearly cappers think he will start or get enough minutes.

  10. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Pope.
    TAA, Saiss, AWB.
    Pulisic, Sterling (c), KDB, Mahrez, Fernandes (vc).
    Vardy, Greenwood.
    Martinez, Azpi, Pieters, Nketiah.
    1ft, 2.3m ITB. Bench Boost to play and may just play it this GW.

    Option 1- Save the FT for 38.
    Eyeing up Auba v Watford or a City reshuffle or even Salah in.
    BB this week just to get it out of the way with Nketiah very likely to start v Villa after his ban.

    Option 2- Nketiah -> Wood (Leaving 0.5m ITB and just 1ft for 38).
    This would a lot less flexibility in GW 38.

    Rank just inside 2k. Hoping to make Top 1k before season's end.

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

    Planning for GW 38 and need to release funds - so, which option looks better?
    TAA to Tarkowski now and Foden to Dilva at GW38?
    TAA to Pieters now and Foden+KDB to Sterling+Dilva(-4) at GW 38?
    My current squad:
    Pope(Martinez)
    TAA, Boly, Egan (Holgate*, Lascelles*)
    Mane, KDB, Mahrez, Foden, Bruno
    Rashford, Jimenez (Greenwood)

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

      David Silva is a differential this week.

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I own him and expect him to be rested tbh

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          This

        2. Oggle22
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Who will be rested?

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

      Both could work imo. Depends if you really fancy Sterling.

  12. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Vardy, Greenwood, Nketiah*

    Nketiah to(-4):
    1) Ings(bou, SHU)
    2) Jiminez(CRY, che)
    3) One of Bournemouth boys(SOU, eve)?

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ings.

  13. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Just posting an example of a gw 38+ free hit team:
    Pope
    Robbo Gomez Pieters
    Salah(C) Bruno Antonio Mahrez Dilva
    Kane Jesus

  14. Mattious8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Leading league by 14 points.
    Have triple C, free hit and one transfer for this week if I don't free hit .

    Current team:

    Pope
    TAA, Doh, Tark, Lasc, Rob
    KDB, Ster, Mart, Fern, Will
    Vardy, Green,DCL

    A) DCL to Wood (Triple Fern)
    B) Lasc to Egan (Triple Fern)
    C) Ster to Salah (triple C)
    D) Do two of the above for a -4
    E) Free hit

    1. vandebeek
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

  15. jorgenoj
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Giroud to
    A) Ings
    B) Wood

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

      I'd be on Ings.

    2. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Ings.

  16. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Simple question. Which 4.6m or less defender for one week only (before FH)?

    A. O’Connell (EVE)
    B. Pieters (Nor)

    Already have Pope.

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

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

      B

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A

    4. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B.

    5. james_
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      B

  17. SoShy
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Would you play this starting 11 or change any from the bench?

    Pope
    Tarkowski Boly Digne
    Martial (c) Bruno Kdb(vc) Dsilva
    Ings Greenwood Jesus

    Henderson Estevens Willian Alonso

    1. Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Would play Stevens ahead of Digne tbh

  18. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Don't know what to do with Mahrez.
    Will he start?

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

      Like not to stat from bench v Watford but should get some mins. 30, maybe.

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

        *Likely to start from bench...

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He's had his big rest. He can start the reaming too. Probably get 60 mins like he usually does.

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I'm leaving him in Nketiah first sub 😀

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

      I think most Man City premium assets play tonight and largely rotated out for Tuesday.

      Why play then Tuesday if you're Pep? What does it achieve for the club?

    5. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 4 days ago

      No pointtaking out this week As there is no way to predict how many mins he plays for rest of season. Best to roll and last minute change if he isn’t playing in gw38

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

    Where’s a good site to find out if Aurier practices today?

  20. dezille
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Pulisic > Foden or save?

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Do it.

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Save

  21. spamking
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Gtg?

      Pope (Button)

      TAA Egan Tark (Bednarek)

      Sterling KDB Dilva Martial Bruno

      Rashford Ings (Wood)

      Who gets the C?

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Why are you benching Wood v Norwich?

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Silva likely not starting this week

      2. Mattious8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Can't really go wrong with any Man U guy

      3. Kuzser
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Bench silva and play wood

        1. Mattious8
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          This

    • Kuzser
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      What are the best moves this week guys? Chasing ML leader who is 30 points ahead

      1ft, 0itb
      1) Transfers
      a. gtg and save FT to have 2 for GW38
      b. Vardy -> Ings/ Wood
      c. Taa->Tarkowski

      2) Play
      a. McCarthy
      b. Krul
      AND
      C. Willian
      D. Greenwood

      McCarthy
      TAA - Doherty - Baldock
      KdB - Fernandes - Martial(C) -Mahrez
      Greenwood - Jimenez -Vardy

      Subs: Willian Lascelles Lund. Krul

      1. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        1A.
        2A, D.

    • Straobalno
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Want to FH this week. Chaseing 40 points. Thinking Richie, Stanislas, Wood maybe Amstrong? What you think is best way to go?

      1. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        FH38.

    • FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      GW37 team:

      Martinez
      TAA Doherty Saiss
      Salah (c) KDB Martial (vc) Fernandes
      Kane Jesus Greenwood

      Foden Tanganga Kiko

      Is this GTG? Bench order right?

      Thoughts, cheers

    • Champions united
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Help
      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

      1. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        1 if no Pope. Play TAA.

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Do you think Rashford will start in the FA cup? Has played 90 mins in last 3 matches

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Can see something like

        James Ighalo Lingard
        Pereira Fred Mctominay
        Dalot Maguire Bailly AWB

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I really cant see him rotating THAT much, thats a full on B team. Would love that though

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I think both teams go full on B team

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

          Some of those, maybe half but not a completely different team.

          Top 4 and FA Cup is a good season for United considering.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I mean one or two might be different but by in large there will be massive changes top 4 is way more important

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

        Probably and Wednesday too.

        Different set of issues for United over City.

    • PaulParker
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Drunkenly did the wrong transfer, want to change it, is it
      a) same transfer, no worries
      b) 2 transfers, -4

      1. Halftime Lemon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Cost you 4 points sorry pal

        1. PaulParker
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Thought so, ah well, at least I got laid, haha

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

        Who did you get?

        1. Halftime Lemon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          In his team or bed?

    • Halftime Lemon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      For GW37 only:
      A. Azpi & KDB
      B. TAA & Trossard

      1. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        B.

    • 20LEGEND
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bench ?
      A. Saka
      B. Pulisic
      C. Greenwood

      1. Halftime Lemon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Saka for me

      2. Bun Rab L3D2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Saka.

    • The Wizard of Ozil
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Thoughts on using free hit this week instead of next?

      Current team
      Pope
      TAA - Doherty - Digne (Holegate,Lascelles)
      Antonio - Bruno - KDB - Martial (Guendouzi)
      Vardy - Ings - Rashford

      Free hit team would be

      Pope
      Doherty - Egan - Tarkowski (Lamptey,Williams)
      KDB - Bruno - Martial - Sterling (Dendoncker)
      Ings - Wood - Auba

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

        Makes sense if you free hit KdB and Sterling out.